• 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

  • Standing Rock, 2016: the largest Native American occupation since Wounded Knee, thousands of activists, environmentalists, and militarized police descend on the Dakota Access Pipeline, in a standoff between Big Oil and a new generation of native warriors. Embedded in the movement, native activist and filmmaker Cody Lucich chronicles the sweeping struggle in stunning clarity, as the forces battle through summer to bitter winter, capturing the spirit and havoc of an uprising.

  • Aleph is a mysterious point (an opening) suspended in space and time that contains the entire universe. It’s hidden in a splintered labyrinth where ten characters play a game of magic. Their collected thoughts serve as pieces of a puzzle that connect the labyrinth and lead to Aleph.

  • All Light, Everywhere explores the past, present, and future relationships between technology, vision, and power. From arcane theories of sight to the emergence of virtual reality and police body camera programs, the film takes a kaleidoscopic investigation into how the reality of what we see is constructed through the tools that we use to see.

  • Seen exclusively in virtual reality, Blackout immerses you in the NYC Subway during a mysterious power outage. Granted a telepathic ability, you gain access to the inner thoughts of passengers simply by moving from person to person. Confronted with a train car packed with people from all walks of life in the city, Blackout is a platform for New Yorkers to openly share their stories.

  • In a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally willful and unforgiving neighbor, an aging bullfighter who’s seen his best days in the arena; it’s a collision that will change them both.

  • A zoo that rescues mythological creatures in psychedelic 1960’s San Francisco races the U.S. Military to find and save a Baku, a Japanese dream-eating cryptid, to prevent the military from using the Baku to eat the dreams of the counterculture and suppress the anti-Vietnam War movement. A hand-drawn, feature animated film.

  • Through intimate vérité, archival footage, and visually innovative treatments of her poetry, Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project pushes the boundaries of biographical documentary film to reveal the enduring influence of one of America’s greatest living artists and social commentators.

  • In 2013 the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic upheld legislation that stripped citizenship from individuals of Haitian heritage born in that country. Hispaniola is a feature documentary that will take audiences on a cinematic journey through the day-to-day lives of people directly impacted by these new laws. There is Elena Lorac, a young Dominican of Haitian descent whose fall into statelessness has rendered her invisible, forced to function below the radar and avoid confrontation when attacked because of her ancestry; Amelia Deschamps is a Dominican journalist who has spoken more

  • I’m No Longer Here | Ya No Estoy Aqui traces the journey of Ulises Samperio, a 17-year-old Mexican boy, who after an unfortunate misunderstanding with members of a local cartel, is forced to migrate to the U.S. and leave behind what defines him most: his gang and the dance parties he loves so much. Told across dual timelines, the film jumps between past and present: Monterrey, Mexico and Queens, New York, respectively. In Monterrey, the story begins by following Ulises and his gang, “Los Terkos,” who consider themselves “Cholombianos,” (cholo + more

  • An epic tragedy of corruption and betrayal, Impeachment is a behind-the-scenes look at the ousting of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff. With privileged access to the president and other key politicians, the film unravels like a political thriller in what is not only a defining moment for Brazil but also a fable of our times.

  • Mammoth follows a young girl as she travels the world meeting those behind the race to clone and “de-extinct” the woolly mammoth. Our precocious guide interrogates the scientists who are pursuing this project as well as those who are against it: priests, ethicists, and native peoples. She eventually teams up with a blind Yukagir poet deep in Siberia, whose ancestors hunted the mammoth, on a journey that reveals the truly terrifying implications of this new technology. Not only are we on the cusp of bringing this Pleistocene beast back to more

  • In 2015, Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television. After it aired, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. He looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home. Over the course of their multi-year saga in search of safety, the family grasps onto the only means they have to assert control over their situation: their three camera phones. Hassan and his wife Fatima are both filmmakers, and they are educating their daughters and encouraging more

  • A film about synthetic diamonds.

  • That feeling when you are just trying to achieve world domination but your AP Calc problem set is due in the morning.

  • Growing up in 1970’s Detroit, Jeremy spent most of his time at his best friend Boo’s house, climbing mulberry trees and practicing kung fu. For a while, when Jeremy’s folks were struggling, Boo’s grandma took him in; he became family. When the boys hit puberty, the historical legacies of slavery — segregation, racism, violence — busted down the door of their home, collided with their bodies, and propelled Boo and Jeremy in two different directions. Jeremy became a white man and Boo a black man. Boo ended up in prison, more

  • A film about climate change, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety.

  • A young man with a big dream (and a quirky best friend) searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

  • Romulo, a private investigator, has been hired to do a study of a retirement home where residents are thought to be victims of abuse. To this end, he trains an 83-year-old man to live as a Mole Agent inside the home. Once inside, the mole struggles to assume his detective role as he gradually becomes one more resident in it.

  • When her life was cut short in 1976, Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, a young First Nations Mi’kmaq from Canada, was one of the highest-ranking women in the American Indian Movement (AIM). In a celebration of her life, we will explore the fight for indigenous sovereignty that Annie Mae embodied and which brought together the community’s most charismatic leaders to join the polarizing movement. The film will also explore how government surveillance & a legacy of systemic racism led to the implosion of the movement and how the forces that Annie more