About a Mountain
Based on the nonfiction book by John D’Agata, About a Mountain is an essay film that explores the human need to know the truth and what happens when the answers we desperately seek are not so clear. The film follows three interwoven stories, all involving characters who scramble for answers to personal, environmental, and philosophical challenges. Does the extensive scientific research done at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain ensure that nuclear waste can be safely stored there for one million years? When a bright and seemingly happy young man suddenly jumps off more►
Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah cast his lens between the prostitutes and churches of Jamaica, the result is a nuanced polyphonic symphony, heightened by a level of intimacy and complete immersion in spirit. A timely respite from the bad news and a response thereto — a film punctuated by prayers, scored with laughter and fortified with hope. Allah introduces us to a succession of vibrant, idiosyncratic souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies provide a penetrating glimpse into this misunderstood corner of the world and also more►
Chained for Life
Tensions flare on the set of a controversial new art film.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Hale County This Morning, This Evening uses the integrity of the non-fiction genre and the currency of stereotypical imagery to fill in the landscape between iconic representations of black men. Amid the lives of protagonists Daniel and Quincy, quotidian moments and the surrounding southern landscape are given importance, drawing poetic comparisons between the historic symbols and the Black banal. Images are woven together to replace narrative arc with visual movements. Here, a new way of looking at this community is encouraged while the resistance of traditional narrative and structure suspends more►
Monsters and Men
After capturing an illegal act of police violence on his cellphone, a Brooklyn street hustler sets off a series of events that alter the lives of a local police officer and a star high-school athlete.
Night Comes On
18-year-old Angel Lamere, is getting out of juvenile hall today with a plan. She is finally going to do something meaningful, something powerful. She is going to kill the man who murdered her mother. That man is her father. However in order to carry it out she must enlist the help of her 10-year-old sister whom she abandoned. The two sisters set off together in search of their father. Leaving behind the urban noise, the bus carries them into the countryside of childish pranks and scream-inducing dives into swimming holes. more►
From the deserts of California to the sugarcane fields of Florida, Phantom Cowboys follows boys in three industrial towns during two formative periods in their lives, juxtaposing the dreams of their youth with the reality of adulthood. Moving fluidly between different geographical and socioeconomic landscapes, this film offers an intimate portrait of the transition from adolescence to manhood for teenagers in vastly different parts of the country.