15th Annual Touring Festival 2020:
The 15th annual Festival is on tour January through October of 2020. Tickets are on sale now.
LOCATIONS & TICKETS
The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP! is a celebration of creative sexual expression. You will see films at HUMP! that shock you. You will see films at HUMP! that make you laugh. And you will see films at HUMP! that turn you on. You will also be touched by the sincerity and vulnerability with which these films are lovingly made. HUMP!’s main mission is to change the way America sees—and makes and shares—porn.
A great cast full of interesting actors take stock characters and familiar conflicts into surprising territory.
Standing Up, Falling Down looks like a movie you’ve seen a dozen times before… or more specifically, three movies: There’s the one about the guy who comes back home after giving up on his dreams and finds everything still where he left it; there’s the one about the genial drunk whose gregariousness hides the sadness in his soul; and the one about the sad young man who learns valuable life lessons through his friendship with a senior citizen.
Matt Ratner’s first feature is all of those stories. Dramatically, Peter Hoare’s screenplay is a little on the basic side, leaning on stock characters and familiar conflicts. But the execution is sound and it kinda works. Go figure.
Daniel Radcliffe plays an unlikely action hero thrust into an online reality show where it’s kill or be killed.
Since setting down his wand for the last time, Daniel Radcliffe has been challenging himself with a series of surprising movie choices, tackling horror (Horns), thriller (Imperium), drama (Kill Your Darlings) and avant-garde indie (Swiss Army Man). In his hyper-violent new film, Guns Akimbo, Radcliffe reinvents himself as an action star, albeit an unlikely one. Guns Akimbo casts him very much against type, but the gamble pays off, with Radcliffe a likable lead in this high-octane assault on the senses that plays like a cross between Crank and The Truman Show. It is as bonkers as that sounds.
Q&A on Friday (2/28): 7:00pm show "with special honoree Chef Victoria Blamey of Gotham Bar & Grill, stars from the film Dominique Crenn, Sylvia Weinstock, Angela Raynor, Valerie James and panel moderator Sara Moulton."
SATURDAY (2/29) - 7PM screening:
The screening will be followed by a Panel discussion on Women's Leadership with: Natalie Grindstaff, Crafted Hospitality Executive Beverage Director, Lelaine Bigelow of the National Partnership for Women & Families, Yamila Ruiz, One Fair Wage's National High Road Director, an NYC legislator (TBC), moderated by The James Beard Foundation.
SUNDAY (3/1)- 3PM screening:
The screening will be followed by a Food Media Perspective discussion with Chef Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn, Dana Cowin, former Editor in Chief of Food & Wine Magazine and V. Spehar, Director of Women Leadership for the James Beard Foundation.
Three disabled men go on a road trip to lose their virginity at a special-needs bordello in this ingratiating remake of a Belgian film. The rare remake that’s actually a slight improvement on its predecessor, Richard Wong’s “Come as You Are” translates Geoffrey Enthoven’s 2011 Belgian “Hasta la Vista” to middle America. Other changes are less substantial, but this seriocomedy has a less formulaic feel than the original while remaining a crowd-pleasing buddy pic-caper with a soft-pedaled minority empowerment theme. Reception in real-world disabled communities may be somewhat muted by the casting of able-bodied actors in the lead roles. Nonetheless, it’s hard to entirely resist this loosely fact-inspired tale of three physically challenged men road-tripping to Montreal in order to lose their virginity at a “special needs” bordello.
Santino Fontana stars in Nathan Catucci's psychological thriller about an academic sleep study that goes very wrong.
If movies are to be believed, what happens after you fall asleep is so scary it's a wonder that anyone dares to nod off at all. Impossible Monsters is the latest thriller to exploit the terrors of nightmares, and it does so in uncommonly stylish fashion. While the film, directed and written by Nathan Catucci and receiving its world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival, ultimately fails to successfully navigate its overly twisty narrative, it marks an impressive debut effort.
New York's City College, where many of the exteriors were shot, provides the perfect gothic, academic atmosphere for the storyline revolving around ambitious psychology professor Dr. Rich Freeman (Santino Fontana, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). When Rich loses a prestigious award to an arch rival (Chris Henry Coffey), he eagerly acts on a suggestion by the school's dean (Laila Robins) to conduct a study on dreams, nightmares and the phenomenon known as sleep paralysis. Since the prize is a large grant being offered by a major pharmaceutical company, the stakes, both academic and financial, are extremely high.
A beautiful and poignant snapshot of a bygone age, littered with gorgeous odes to the method of storytelling Tarantino has perfected over the years. It’s Quentin’s movie about movies, made as only Tarantino can.
- Saturday 2/15 3:10pm - Q&A with Director and Producer
- Saturday 2/15 5:10pm - Q&A with Cast, Director and Producer.
- Saturday 2/15 7:10pm - Introduction from Cast, Director and Producer
- Sunday 2/16 3:10pm - Q&A with Director and Producer