• 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

  • 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?

  • After Yang follows a father and daughter as they try to save the life of their robotic family member.

  • Y., an Israeli filmmaker in his mid-forties, arrives in a remote village at the far end of the desert to present one of his films. There he meets Yahalom, an officer for the Ministry of Culture, and finds himself fighting two losing battles: one against the death of freedom in his country, the other against the death of his mother.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kathryn’s ALS has left her paralyzed and her family’s relations in tatters, but she holds on to see her daughter’s wedding. Drawn from more than 900 hours of intimate footage shot from Kathryn’s point of view, this film probes the breakdown both of a family’s bonds and of a woman’s will to live.

  • 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.

  • The film, will reconstruct the implausible story of young speleologists in 1961 who set out to discover the deepest cavity in the southern part of Italy, a forgotten place in a forgotten land.

  • One filmmaker searches to uncover her family’s Iranian past. A deeply personal story excavating the formative memories of her grandmother, mother, and self, Joonam explores the evolving shape of girlhood and with it the tender and turbulent relationships between mother and daughter, Iran and America, and the immigrant experience as it ripples over time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • It’s 1992 and Milisuthando is enjoying her sheltered childhood in “The Republic of Transkei,” a semi-independent homeland “state” inside apartheid South Africa where even though apartheid is raging 100 km away, she has no idea of the impending racial calamity beyond her hometown. When Transkei is suddenly dissolved at the end of apartheid, 8-year-old Milisuthando becomes a member of the first generation of black kids to attend “Whites Only Model C” schools in South Africa. Through her probing, often naive journey with a cast of contrary characters, we revisit the more

  • 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