• 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?

  • It’s 1915 and the residents of a utopian commune in rural Pennsylvania are getting ready for Abigail’s wedding. The commune, started by Abigail’s crackpot visionary father, is an escape from the inhumanities of modern American life, but things here are not what they seem. As Abigail’s marriage looms, she reckons with her role as a daughter and a woman, torn between her freedom and her family, between self-interest and community. Unfolding over the fateful course of twenty-four hours, Albion is a quiet, subtle exploration of one woman’s self-discovery.

  • 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.

  • When Monica is called home to reconcile with her estranged family over an end of life crisis, she in a changed body and a changed self, with a parent too ill to process Monica’s new life. However, despite the challenges, the film asks whether a mother will always somehow, someway recognize her child.

  • 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

  • Like an airborne disease caught in the wind, Christopher Columbus settles upon the “new world” with a manifest detailing strange ideas of untold greed. He himself is also a mere vessel; within his veins flows the promise of immortality… a seductive concept both infectious and inevitable. Spanning 500 years of colonial destruction, Nosferasta: Shadow of the Wind follows Oba, a young West African sold by his own rulers to the Europeans in exchange for a single musket. In the first years of the 16th century, Oba is shipped to the 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.

  • One of the most influential Black women in technology is a figment of our collective imagination. Mavis Beacon was invented by the Co-Founder of Myspace to sell the world’s most popular typing software, but the real woman she was modeled after, Renée L’Espérance, disappeared in 1995. Seeking Mavis Beacon poses critical questions regarding anthropomorphization and the consumption of marginalized bodies in the tech industry, while reimagining the legacy of a missing woman.

  • 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.