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Aleph by Iva Radivojevic

Available films across the years

Recent Highlights

  • Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah casts his lens between the prostitutes and churches of Jamaica; creating a visual prayer of indelible portraits and an intimate polyphonic symphony.

  • Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

  • Us three, us brothers, us kings. Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.

  • Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South— trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race.

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

  • Five factions run the underground life of the prestigious Haldwell boarding school. At the head of the most powerful faction - THE SPADES - sits Selah Summers. By turns charming and callous, she chooses whom to keep close and whom to cut loose, walking the fine line between being feared and loved.

  • Jawline follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

  • Emily Dickinson's persona, popularized since her death, became that of a reclusive spinster—a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores her vivacious, irreverent side that was covered up for years—most notably her lifelong romantic relationship with another woman.

  • In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore’s first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges—who then absconded with all the footage. The 16mm film is recovered 20 years later, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges' vanishing footprints—and her own.

  • In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

  • In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As they try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, the Ochoas struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

  • When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand
    the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

Works in Progress

  • 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.

  • All Light, Everywhere explores the past, present, and future relationships between technology, vision, and power.

  • Just a Band is about four Nairobians who drop out of university to form an Afro-electric pop band, a counter-narrative to the lives expected of them. Borrowing from a cultural mishmash of Sun Ra, Kung Fu Movies, Hip Hop and other bits of detritus, the film is a coming-of-age story in the middle of Kenya's post-dictatorship art renaissance.

  • Two Anishinaabe men are inextricable bound together after covering up the savage murder of a schoolmate. After years of separation following wildly divergent paths, they must finally confront how their traumatic secret has irrevocably shaped their lives.

In Case You Missed It

  • An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.

  • The Florida Project revolves around a precocious 6-year-old and her ragtag group of close friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility, and a sense of adventure, while their parents and the adults around them struggle with hard times.

  • A film about the prison from the places we least expect to find it.

  • This interwoven narrative explores the aftermath of a police killing of a black man through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.

  • An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door-greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional nonfiction love story.

  • A blue-collar family man breaks the promise he’d made years ago to never fight again. Now forty, with a wife and four children who need him, Joe Carman risks everything — his marriage, his family, his financial security — to go back into the fighting cage and come to terms with his past.

  • Ritual, danger and the absolute beauty of fireworks — the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico.

  • Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, Angel embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister to avenge her mother’s death.