• In 1964—just before Zambian Independence & in the midst of the Space Race—an eccentric freedom fighter turned schoolteacher, Mukuka Nkoloso, takes his students to a remote area to build a homemade rocket and set up an unofficial space program. He announces that he will send 17-year-old spacegirl Matha Mwamba to the moon with a missionary and two cats. Nkoloso has led many “impossible” projects before, but has he gone too far left-field this time?

  • Through lyrical portraits evoking the texture of memories, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt viscerally and sensorially explores the life of Mack, a Black woman in Tennessee, from her youth to her older years. The film is an intimate examination of family, place, grief, and the ineffable moments that shape a life.

  • Javier Chocobar was shot fighting the removal of his indigenous community from their ancestral land in Argentina. His death appeared in a video on YouTube. This documentary unravels the 500 years of “reason” that led to this shooting, both with a gun and a camera, and contextualizes it in the system of land tenure that emerged across Latin America.

  • Young, black community organizers with bonds thicker than blood strive for self-governance in 1970 New Orleans.

  • A Reggaeton backup dancer at the cusp of success, tries her best to raise her children alongside her mother, as they attempt to reconcile their differences.

  • A coming-of-age story of two teenage girls in a department store in 90s Athens unfolds through an unexpected game of power when they are caught shoplifting and taken into an interrogation room separated from the rest of the store by a single partition wall.

  • My First Film is a retelling of the filmmakers failed attempt at making her first feature film. My First Film explores the relationship between an artist’s body and body of work, and is based on a performance of the same name.

  • During the Syrian conflict in Damascus, a missile destroys the ceiling of Zeina’s house. She is 12 years old and for the first time, she is sleeping under the stars. She had previously been forbidden even to open a window. For the first time, she sees the outside world and makes friends with Amer, the boy next door. But Zeina feels guilty about her short-lived happiness when she sees her father, Mutaz, burst into tears at the sight of the destruction to his house and life. He hangs a bed more

  • A feature adaptation of the critically acclaimed graphic novel Off Season by James Sturm. Off Season charts one couple’s divisive separation through the fall of 2016—during Bernie’s loss to Hillary, Hillary’s loss to Trump, and the disorienting months that followed.

  • Silent is an elegant, at times unnerving, meditation on identity, loss, and redemption. The story centers around Isabella, whose unsettling reunion with Alex—a mysterious deaf man with whom she shares a veiled past—leads her on a dark, isolated path of self-discovery through a terrifying series of sensory experiments.

  • After losing her job, Ren reluctantly joins her Canadian-Italian family on a weeklong vacation in Florida where she confronts both the reality of being trans while on a beach centric trip, and the experience of being a stunted millennial on a family holiday.

  • A young girl’s first menstruation and ensuing puberty open her eyes to a world of hidden dangers. As her comfortable and familiar life disintegrates into a surreal nightmare, she must protect herself from the mounting threat of unwanted male attention.

  • Cecilia (45) and her two children travel to her father’s dairy farm in the south of Chile after a long time. Once there, she runs into her mother, Magdalena (33) who’s suicide marked the family until today. While agonizing animals sing about the future of this family, Cecilia starts a path of understanding her mother, as she begins listening to nature’s voice.

  • When Death, a size shifting Macaw parrot, comes to collect teenage Tuesday, who is nearing the end of her life, the pair form an unexpected bond. Their connection compels him to grant more time so she can say goodbye to her mother, Zora. As the world slowly crumbles under the mounting pressure of Death’s absence, Zora’s desperate passion to keep her child alive leads her to attempt to kill the Macaw — and, when he won’t die, to consume him. But he cannot be destroyed easily, and when Tuesday realizes more

  • Caught in a modern day dystopia, a novelist uses fiction to examine the very real brutality and absurdity of authoritarian rule.

  • A paranoid and isolated young card shark from inner-city Miami, Ev believes his mother was abducted by aliens, and now seeks answers from a suspicious new UFO cult in the neighborhood.

  • A documentary feature film about Taylor Mac’s Award-Winning 24-Decade History of Popular Music, a 24-hour durational work charting American history through songs popular from 1776-2016. The film will feature performance, intercut with verité and scripted sequences that lend context and humor and sass to the themes and ideas in Taylor’s groundbreaking work. Taylor’s sly, subjective history will be explored and visualized, providing a chorus of commentary on the wildly entertaining performances presented in the film. Rare and select archival footage may be used as well to help illustrate Taylor’s uniquely more

  • We Strangers follows a commercial cleaning woman whose life is turned upside down when she starts working for a rich family across town, and in doing so, she begins to shift her personality to fit in with her new employers.

  • A documentary for anyone who survived high school.

  • In this provocative medical drama set in near-future Baltimore, forty-year-old radio station manager Kelly Thorndike encounters his former high-school classmate, whose astonishing transformation spurs Kelly to confront his past and face his choices. Martin Lipkin, once the white Jewish bassist in Kelly’s teenage rock band, is now a wealthy African-American international entrepreneur, married to a gorgeous African-American woman with two adopted African-American daughters. Martin Lipkin underwent racial reassignment surgery (RRS) and now identifies as Martin Wilkinson. An enigmatic gender-reassignment surgeon in Bangkok has added RRS to his repertoire, perfecting the more