• 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

  • 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

  • In a mountain town, where corn and poppies grow the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground to escape the threat of being stolen. Ana and her two best friends grow up together, affirming the bonds of their friendship and discovering what it means to be women in a rural town marked by violence. Their mothers train them to flee death, to escape those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. They create their own impenetrable universe, but one day one of the girls doesn’t make it to 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.

  • A film about synthetic diamonds.

  • Rojek is an intimate conversation with some of the most important members of the Islamic State (IS), who are currently being detained in Syria. As a backdrop, a country trying to stay vigilant as it struggles to recover from years of war.

  • Seeds is a portrait of a centennial African-American farm in Thomasville, Georgia. Using lyrical black and white imagery, this meditative film examines the decline of generational black farmers and the significance of owning land.

  • 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.

  • Filmmaker and performer Jeremy Xido grew up in Detroit as the only white kid in his neighborhood, raised by neighbors who took him in when his parents were struggling. Twenty years ago, he left home and hasn’t gone back, haunted by something he left behind. Until now. Jeremy returns to the city to perform a stage piece he’s presented all over the world and to find out what happened to his childhood best friend, Boo. As he attempts to mount the show, his search for Boo takes over, unexpectedly thrusting more

  • 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.

  • A mercurial young artist steps through the looking glass on a quest to reconcile trans-generational trauma within her family lineage. Blending bold animation with archival footage and intimate family interviews, the director invites us on an intrepid journey into the nature of the self and history’s grip on the present.

  • The first-year students of an elitist religious school attend an integration camp outside the city. The tranquility is soon dissolved when a violent hole is found in the perimeter fence. This event creates a chain of mysterious incidents that will reveal a system created by the tutors to inject a fundamentalist view in the teenager’s minds.

  • From director Sam Green: “In 2014 I made a film about the Guinness Book of World Records called The Measure of All Things. The film featured all sorts of records: the person with the longest name, the tallest man, the biggest cat, the longest period of time a person has gone without sleep. But one record struck me above all the others: the oldest person in the world. Whenever someone dies, they take with them all of the knowledge and experiences in their memory. The last Titanic survivor died in more

  • 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

  • Indigenous activist Annie Mae Aquash is one of the thousands who make up the staggering number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. An unprecedented investigation into her murder becomes a critical focus in examining the continuing fight for Indigenous sovereignty as well as effects of centuries of colonization on Indigenous women and girls.

  • 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.