"Italy | 60 | Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe De Liguoro | L’Inferno (1911) is the first feature length horror film ever released. An adaptation of Dante’s classic journey through hell, this masterpiece of silent film employs elaborate costumes, special effects, and set design to create an awe-inspiring and ethereal world. The original Montopolis score brings new life to this horror classic with a mix of psych rock, dark wave and terrifying sound effects performed live. Based in Austin, Texas, Montopolis is following up their critically acclaimed national tour of Man with a Movie Camera. - Cast: Montopolis is an indie chamber music group from Austin, Texas that performs the works of composer Justin Sherburn. Their genre-busting music uses inventive instrumentation to create ""stunning and transcendent"" (Austin Chronicle) concerts. Their programs are audience-engaging, multi-media events that combine live music with film and interactive storytelling. The Montopolis musicians include members of the Austin Symphony, Okkervil River, Tosca String Quartet, and the Polyphonic Spree. "
PG-13for some strong violence, disturbing images and thematic elements.
In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance, when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.
Miniature Garden | Japan | 7 | Kannosuke Enomoto Welcome to 8th Street | United States | 7.05 | Yoo Lee The Roaring of the Carabao | United States | 8 | Angeline Marie Michael Meitzler Regular Rabbit | Ireland | 8 | Eoin Duffy Well Wishes My Love Your Love | Sweden, Malaysia | 9 | Gabriel Gabriel Garble Nobody| United States | 4 | Mingyuan Li Rosemary A.D. (After Dad) | United States | 10 | Ethan Barrett The Old Young Crow | Japan, United States | 12 | Liam LoPinto Luce and the Rock | Belgium | 13 | Britt Raes Europe by bidon | France | 15 | Samuel Albaric, Thomas Trichet
United States | 98 | Bridget Murnane | The film, Bella, is about the life, influence and impact of California-based artist and activist Bella Lewitzky. Described as"...one of the greatest American dancers of our age," (Walter Terry). Bella Lewitzky was a talented, strong, out-spoken individual, who dedicated her creative life to protect the rights of every American. Designated one of America's irreplaceable dance treasures by the Dance Heritage Coalition and awarded the national medal of arts, Lewitzky’s life demonstrates how a “uniquely Californian” artist with vision and tenacity can change the lives of her fellow citizens.
Love her or hate her, almost everyone has a Barbie story. Even if they don’t have a story, there’s a story as to why they don’t have a story. In this film, we tell the story behind the first Black Barbie, because yes, she has a story too. It started with the filmmaker’s 83-year old aunt, Beulah Mae Mitchell and a seemingly simple question, “Why not make a Barbie that looks like me?”
Rfor crude sexual content, pervasive language and some violence.
Two unpopular queer high school students start a fight club to have sex before graduation.
United States | 73 | Jane M. Wagner | After coming out as a trans woman, world-record-holding gamer, Narcissa Wright loses her massive fanbase. To win them back, she attempts to set a new world record in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, while live-streaming every minute of her mythic quest. Drawing from an archive of more than 3,000 hours of Narcissa’s livestreams, intimate verite, and 8-bit animation, Break the Game is a moving exploration of gamer culture, the realities of online harassment, and the mental health implications of a life lived online.
"United States | 93 | Arthur Musah | A Ghanaian MIT alum follows four African students at his alma mater as they strive to become agents of change for their home countries Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Over an intimate, nearly decade-long journey, all must decide how much of America to absorb, how much of Africa to hold on to, and how to reconcile teenage ideals with the truths they discover about the world and themselves. "
The Vacation | United States | 10 | Jarreau Carrillo The Warmest Color is Blue | United States | 6 | Kevin Ralston They Grow Up So Fast | United States | 10 | John F. Beach Poof | United States | 10 | Margaret Miller Wake Up | United States | 3 | Josh Kasselman Wei-Lai | United States | 14 | Robin Wang The Bully | United Kingdom | 15 | Joe McStravick Mahogany Drive | United States | 13 | Jerah Milligan Confessions | United States | 11 | Stephanie Kaznocha Death & Ramen | United States | 14 | Tiger Ji
United States | 85 | Christine Caruso | The CORKY documentary tells the story of Corky, an orca at SeaWorld San Diego. Corky has been in captivity for 53 years, and she is the world’s longest-held captive orca. The film brings attention to how public sentiment about keeping orcas in captivity has changed and how public pressure led SeaWorld to end the breeding of their orcas. The film provides insight into the recent efforts for sea sanctuaries, some that are now in operation and others that are currently being planned, giving hope that Corky and other captive cetaceans can be returned to their natural ocean habitat.
waking up in silence | Ukraine, Germany | 18 | Mila Zhluktenko & Daniel Asadi Faezi Fili | United States | 16 | Peter Filimaua O falecido | Switzerland | 19 | Philipp Veiga Amaro The Discoverer of the Discoverers | Norway | 25 | C.S. Nicholson In Wonderland | United States | 13 | Andrea Camacho McCracken
My Dad Gets a Smart Phone | United States | 6 | Sarah Wells The Residents| United States | 9 | Ginger Port Jack and Sam | United States | 20 | Jordan Matthew Horowitz Buurman Abdi | Netherlands | 29 | Douwe Dijkstra Good Boy | United States | 34.85 | Russell Chadwick
All in the Water | United States | 19 | Judy Larson Healy | United States | 14 | Maya Craig Bliss.jpg | United States | 9 | Emily Rose Apter & Elijah Stevens Gentle Hum of Spring | Canada | 10 | Simon Garez Kings of Gorst Creek | United States | 10 | Andrew Wright All Sounds Within | Germany | 26 | Salka Tiziana
Uncradled | United States | 13 | Kyle Beckwith Bark| United States | 10 | Deanna McDaniel Just the two of us (Toutes Les Deux) | France | 20 | Clara Lemaire Anspach The Third Bedroom | United States | 23 | Kathryn Van Buren The Family Circus | United States | 18 | Andrew Fitzgerald
Olive | United States | 13.466666666666667 | Lev Omelchenko Astor Place, The American Dream | United States | 20 | Giuseppe Malpasso Sucker | United States | 18 | Deni Cheng El Ojo Comienza En La Mano [The Eye Begins in the Hand] | United States | 15 | Yehuda Sharim Black is Beautiful | United States | 32 | Marco Ortega
Plus | Ukraine | 10 | Bohdan Romanko Cats Don't Sleep at Night | United States | 14 | Beibei Xu Champagne Paul's Room | France | 15.5 | Pierre Lefrançois Vérove Blue Has No Dimensions (Azul) | Portugal | 20 | Ágata de Pinho Cotton Fever | United States | 19 | Daniel Blake Schwartz Lucienne dans un monde sans solitude | France | 31 | Geordy Couturiau
Likeness | United States | 15 | David A. Flores Lucky Market | United States | 12 | Eric Wang Schwager Break | United States | 9 | Sam Henderson Tough Skin | United States | 3 | Elijah Brewer Picture Day | United States | 16 | Kelly Pike The Fourth | United States | 12 | Johnny Kirk Shadow Brother Sunday | United States | 15 | Alden Ehrenreich
Smash or Pass | United States | 5 | Cory Reeder For the Safety of Theo | United States | 9 | Christopher Macken Give It To Me | United States | 9 | Courtney Hope Therond Brief Exchanges | United States | 11 | Ashley Versher Rejoice in the Lamb | United States | 19 | Courtney Bush, Will Carington, and Jake Goicoechea Give | United States | 16 | Kenya Gillespie Suspicious Minds | United States, Ireland | 18.15 | Imelda O'Reilly
Reverb | United Kingdom | 10 | Liv Boren nothing, except everything. | United States | 13 | Wesley Wang Development | Australia | 9 | Rebecca Metcalf Infinity! | United States | 11 | Benjamin To Bellybutton | United States | 8 | Hilary Eden This Wild Abyss | United States | 22.5 | Thomas Mendolia In Tow | United States | 21 | Sharon Arteaga"
The Midwife | France | 28.95 | Anne-Sophie Bailly Breaking Fast with a Coca Cola | United States | 14 | Amy Omar Hemorrhage | United States | 4 | Ruth Hayes All Choked Up | United States | 4 | Allison Volk Into the Thicket | United States | 12 | Devany Greenwood Balikbayan | United States | 18 | Rebecca Rajadnya Walla Walla | United States | 21 | Hayley Durelle
"United States | 110 | Clyde Petersen | Since 1989, the slowest metal band on the planet has conjured some of music’s most striking tectonic changes. Not only did the band Earth create a glacially paced subgenre of metal and play a pivotal role in the popularization of grunge, but visionary leader Dylan Carlson also did it while battling small-town boredom, heroin addiction, and the tragic death of his roommate and best friend, Kurt Cobain. Despite the high volume of its beloved and beautiful drone metal, Earth has rarely had much to say for itself. For the first time, in a moving saga that respects the music as much as the ragtag cast of eccentrics and surreal Pacific Northwest majesty that shaped it, Clyde Petersen gets to the core of the could-have-been-tragic triumph of Earth, the slow band that changed everything it touched."
For many years no one was interested in the art of the Impressionists. Artists like Monet, Degas, and Renoir were vilified, attacked, and left penniless as a result. Then, something remarkable happened. A new breed of collectors emerged and, before long, they were battling to acquire any work by these new, radical artists that they could find. Amongst them was the visionary Danish businessman Wilhelm Hansen. It was an extraordinary moment in art history; full of drama, intrigue and subterfuge. Some collectors we may recognise and some we may not, but Hansen amassed a remarkable collection housed at his summer home, Ordrupgaard, on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Exhibition on Screen tells his fascinating story and, with exclusive access to a sell-out exhibition at London’s Royal Academy, brings the extraordinary collection to the big-screen in glorious high-definition. From Hansen’s beautiful house and gardens at Ordrupgaard to the streets of bohemian Paris, this film takes you on a journey to discover some of the best examples of 19th-century French art ever collected.
kāua - we (you & i) | United States | 2 | Rachel Makana'aloha O Kauikeolani Nakawatase Island | United States | 3 | Jack Cronin Konni | Iceland | 10 | Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir, Lee Lynch How to Make an ASMR Dumpling | United States | 3 | Yixuan Pan Damp Moss | United States | 4 | Christopher Thompson Vision of Paradise | Brazil, United Kingdom, United States | 16 | Leonardo Pirondi it follows it passes on | Taiwan | 5 | Erica Sheu Lotus-Eyed Girl | Sri Lanka, United States | 6 | Rajee Samarasinghe A Field Guide to Coastal Fortifications | United States, Serbia | 24 | Tijana Petrović Living Lessons in the Museum of Order | United States | 21 | Malic Amalya Exquisite Corpse Trilogy | United States, Korea | 17 | Seokyoung Yang
Backyard Aviator | United States | 3 | David Over I am not afraid! | Germany, Norway | 7 | Marita Mayer First Love | United States | 5 | Chad Smith + Kevin Hasenkopf Luce and the Rock | Belgium | 13 | Britt Raes Konni | Iceland | 10 | Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir, Lee Lynch From The Top | United Kingdom | 8 | Rich Farris Career Day | United States | 10 | Jason Robinson, Chris Hooper
United States | 79 | Noah Zoltan Sofian; David Norman Lewis | After being kicked out of his group home onto the grim summer streets, Fantasy A, real-life autistic rapper, sets off on an odyssey to achieve fame and find a good mattress in this ensemble comedy filmed entirely on location in Seattle. When regional hip-hop star Lil Rude Puss announces her big Seattle comeback after years away from the city, Fantasy A and friends see it as their opportunity to make it big. But how big is it even possible to get?
Each morning Donya (Anaita Wali Zada) leaves her tight-knit community of Afghan immigrants in Fremont, California. She crosses the Bay to work at a family-run fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. Donya drifts through her routine, struggling to connect with the culture and people of her new, unfamiliar surroundings while processing complicated feelings about her past as a translator for the U.S. government in Afghanistan. Unable to sleep, she finagles her way into a regular slot with a therapist (Gregg Turkington) who grasps for prospective role models. When an unexpected promotion at work thrusts Donya into the position to write her own story, she communicates her loneliness and longing through a concise medium: the fortunes inside each cookie. Donya’s koans travel, making a humble social impact and expanding her world far beyond Fremont and her turbulent past, including an encounter with a quiet auto mechanic (Jeremy Allen White) who could stand to see his own world expanded. Tenderly sculpted and lyrically shot in black-and-white, Babak Jalali’s FREMONT is a wry, deadpan vision of the universal longing for home.
United States | 103 | Denny Tedesco | "Immediate Family" is the true story of a group of close friends who became the studio band to the biggest stars of the 1970s and beyond. This documentary chronicles the next wave of studio players to follow in the footsteps of 60s session icons, The Wrecking Crew. Directed by Denny Tedesco who made the original "The Wrecking Crew" documentary, "Immediate Family" follows the next wave of musicians who would create the Singer-Songwriter sound backing everyone from James Taylor, Carole King, Don Henley and Linda Ronstadt, to Crosby & Nash, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, and Keith Richards. This small team of players would go on to change the course of musical history, creating the sound of the 70’s and all that came after.
Indigenous Resistance: Now and Then | United States | 15 | 'Wáats'asdiyei Joe Yates The Handsome Man | United States | 15 | Misty Shipman, Hope Shipman Who She Is | United States | 20 | Sophie Barksdale & Jordan Dresser Keepers of the Way | United States | 21 | Evan Cohen Inseparable: Ava | United States | 10 | Andrew Harrison-Brown
The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion from a small town to the city of San Fransisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement" realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?
United States | 73 | Bradley Berman | Jack Tuller’s career as a budding San Francisco musician was altered in 1994 when he was diagnosed with a terminal condition and given six months to live. Jack Has a Plan tells the story of the following 25 years as Jack dodges one bullet after the next. How is it possible to be terminal for two decades? But Jack somehow turns his predicament into a Left Coast art-performance project complete with experimental movies, diaries, and funky dance moves. Finally, Jack engineers a graceful exit from life’s stage. But not if his family and friends have anything to say about it. San Francisco Examiner: “As joyous, thrilling and funny as any film about death could be.”
"United States | 90 | Emily Sheskin | Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva is a 3x national boxing champion with her sights set on being the best in the sport. Her father, Pedro, navigates what it means to support his daughter’s dreams in an extremely dangerous sport. As Jesselyn is on the cusp of making the Olympic team, an unthinkable diagnosis redefines what it means to fight. JessZilla is a coming-of-age story about what it means to be a champion."
Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
Cruel Sea | Norway | 18 | Tobias Bye The Haunted Baby Carriage From Hell | United States | 9 | JT Seaton Rest | United States | 11 | Micah Stathis Prep | United States | 14 | Raymond Knudsen Nude | Canada | 14 | Olivier Labonté LeMoyne English Tutor | Korea | 10 | Jaho Koo Night Shift | United States | 28 | Karlee Boon
Saft | Germany | 5 | Mona Keil Spank Patrol | United States | 3 | Kevin Ralston Hangman | United States | 23 | Sam Upton Elevator To Stardom | United States | 8 | Danny Plotnick Sleep Study | United States | 10 | Natalie Metzger Pussy Love | Germany | 4 | Linda Krauss Unknown Heavens | United States | 19 | Erik M.G. Fox Dragon Fruit | Canada | 27 | J.Brown
The Light | United States | 7 | Kendahl Cruver Kaiju Girl | Japan | 24 | Takafumi Sakabe Popcorn | Spain | 13 | Mónica Dolado Lost in the Sky | Sweden | 12 | Simon Öster Daddy | United States | 20 | Johanna Steinhart Virga | Canada | 24 | Jean-François Leblanc
When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.
United States | 105 | Jarrett Bryant | Maxie is the story of two young adults, from opposite sides of the tracks, attempting to get clean on the streets of Eugene, OR, only to discover the dark realities of their current situation, and how everything can change in the course of a weekend.
"United States | 120 | Mikiech Nichols | In this dialogue-driven, “second coming of age” comedic drama, Felix has all but given up on his pursuit of becoming a filmmaker when he meets Stella, a down to Earth, chain-smoking cinephile, whose unexpected friendship inspires him to start writing again-- and falling for her. Never hesitating to take steps outside of reality through the use of movies within movies, found footage and action sequences, Mountainside is also a love letter to film itself ."
In snowbound Tokamachi, Japan, teenaged Akio Sakurai took refuge in his room, escaping to another world with a pair of headphones and a pile of Led Zeppelin records. Moving to Tokyo, Akio worked as a kimono salesman by day, but by night became "Mr. Jimmy," adopting the guitar chops and persona of Jimmy Page. For 35 years, Akio recreated vintage Zeppelin concerts note-for-note in small Tokyo clubs, until the “real” Jimmy Page stopped by one night, and Akio’s life changed forever. Inspired by Mr. Page’s ovaEon, Akio quits his “salary man” job, leaving behind his family to move to Los Angeles and join “Led Zepagain.” Soon cultures clash, and Akio’s idyllic vision of America meets with reality.
"United States | 88 | Alexei Shishkin | Can independent art and a DIY ethos thrive in a world that seems less hospitable by the day? PLAY BY EAR uses the Treefort Music Fest (Boise, ID) as a window into the lives of touring musicians at various stages of their careers to see the grit and grind that go into putting on a show, surviving on the road, and building a local art community. Featuring interviews with Treefort founders and artists including Blood Lemon, Prism B!tch, Pictoria Vark, John Roseboro, Magic Sword, and others."""
Yeetcosystem | United States | 2 | Suzanne Skaar The Path | United States | 3 | Michelle Hagewood Hemorrhage | United States | 4 | Ruth Hayes Thoughts on Time & Lessons Learned | United States | 8 | Victor A. Martin Scribble: A Space Odyssey | United States | 13 | Bailey Ambrose Heller Stories We Could Have Told You | United States | 19 | Darcy Miller
The Deadline | United States | 11 | Melissa McCarthy Squatch Seeker | United States | 7 | David Over Out of Office | United States | 10 | Ev Jensen Rad Dad | United States | 13 | Zach Weintraub II Amendment | United States | 14 | Ciro Fusco 28 Grams | United States | 22 | D.J. Walker
Camille in Color | United States | 9 | David Wild Chihuly: Roll the Dice | United States | 27 | Peter West Jack and the Bugs | United States | 9 | Akash and Akshay Arora We're Burning Up! | Canada | 6.5 | Alden Doyle, John Stewart She Marches in Chinatown | United States | 33 | Della Chen
Savi the Cat | United States | 17 | Netsanet Tjirongo, Bryan Tucker Believe In Wonder | United States | 14 | Caleb Jacobson Beautiful Purpose | United States | 14 | Nick Weiss The Lost Angle | United States | 11 | Brandon Hendricks The Blake | United States | 15 | Courtney Sposato, Mark Sposato
My Two Homes | United States | 8 | Ella Torrance Wrap Me in a Sheet | United States | 17 | Molly Muse, Britt Harris Meaningful Meals | United States | 11 | Franco Duerme One Hundred | United States | 15 | Marcus Baker In This Neighborhood | United States | 9 | Lilly Lion Letting Loose the Hounds | United States | 26 | Asher McMurren, Paige Harwood, and Logan Leavett
Vilains | France, United Kingdom | 19 | Emmanuel Berthelot When The Man Comes Around | United States | 12 | Tommy Meisel Sanctuary | United States | 16 | John Haley, Julia Szromba Panic Attack | Ireland | 14 | Anthony Assad He Won't Belong | United States | 22 | Dominic Mercurio Promise of a Wild Love | Brazil | 23 | Davi Mello
"United States | 77 | Abby Hagan | If laughter is the best medicine, then pun competitions are just what the doctor ordered. Visiting the “pun scenes” in respective US cities, Abby Hagan’s PUNDERNEATH IT ALL follows multiple characters as they create their own pun slams and navigate the live comedy world. You’ll meet an endearing cast of characters, including Seattle’s premier pun slam hostess, Forest Ember, as she forges her own path in the community and builds her “pun empire” across the Pacific Northwest. Exploring such themes as linguistics, the ethics of controversial comedy, and inclusivity within this niche world, PUNDERNEATH IT ALL ultimately centers around the idea of laughter as a means to foster community. Buckle in for the most pun ride of your life—let the groans begin!"
United States | 93 | Irene Lusztig | Built by the US government to house the Hanford nuclear site workers who manufactured weapons-grade plutonium for the Manhattan Project, Richland, Washington is proud of its heritage as a nuclear company town and proud of the atomic bomb it helped create. RICHLAND offers a prismatic, placemaking portrait of a community staking its identity and future on its nuclear origin story, presenting a timely examination of the habits of thought that normalize the extraordinary violence of the past. Moving between archival past and observational present, and across encounters with nuclear workers, community members, archeologists, local tribes, and a Japanese granddaughter of atomic bomb survivors, the film blooms into an expansive and lyrical meditation on home, safety, whiteness, land, and deep time.
Georgie is a 12-year-old girl who lives on her own in London. She’s happy about it, in fact she’d rather have it that way. She steals bikes with her best mate Ali and sells them on to get by. At home, her flat is filled with magic – the resident spiders are constantly making snarky comments and she seems to be building a strange tower into the sky from her mum’s bedroom. When her estranged father turns up out of blue, she’s forced to confront what’s really going on.
"United States | 74 | Aaron Weiss, Robert Weiss | A documentary about an eccentric mortician grappling with his legacy while making life a little stranger than death in Galveston, Texas. In the coastal town of Galveston, Texas, Dale Carter lives as a mortician in his Victorian home with his protege and friend. Over the course of a decade, this observational documentary chronicles his daily life with friends, family and strangers alike, as he navigates the mortuary profession and his attempts to realize his dream of renovating a historic home in Beaumont, Texas. Song of the Cicada explores the philosophies and motives behind the macabre obsessions that define this eccentric mortician."
Kingdome | United States | 20 | Shawn Antoine II Frontline | United States | 26 | Nicole Southwell and Steep Motion Black People Don't Do That | United States | 9 | Kenny Hamlett Sending | United States | 22 | Carlos Mason Women on a Roll | Netherlands, Spain | 19 | Alma Tabernero
Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, the 1984 film was directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme and is considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time. Stop Making Sense stars core band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt. The live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads' most memorable songs.
PG-13for violence, some bloody images and strong language.
From writer/director Gareth Edwards (“Rogue One,” “Godzilla”) comes an epic sci-fi action thriller set amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence. Joshua (John David Washington, "Tenet"), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Gemma Chan, "Eternals"), is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war… and mankind itself. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines, into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory… only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child (newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles).
United States | 107 | H.P. Mendoza | After the sudden death of his wife, children’s book author Ben Grady (Grant Rosenmeyer) goes through an extreme mourning process, alienating himself from his sister Gloria (Lucy DeVito) and her husband Tom (Nican Robinson). When Ben stumbles upon the dark web, he discovers a mysterious self-help book written by an enigmatic guru named “Mealworm” (Oscar Nominee Paul Raci), who claims to have harnessed the power to fly. The book arrives...and so does Mealworm, forcing Ben to navigate his family life, accusations of foul play, and the bizarre rituals laid before him by his new mentor, in the hopes of healing and, just maybe, achieving human flight.
United States | 90 | Samantha Campbell | The Secret Song chronicles the final months of Doug Goodkin’s fabled 45-year career teaching music to children in San Francisco. Goodkin’s time-tested methods are thrown into disarray. The film shows the dynamism and adaptability that all teachers find and bring forth in the classroom, and how a sense of belonging helps us surmount hardships and adversity.
Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel.
United States | 80 | Alix Lambert | Joba and Quincy are a privileged and fiercely progressive Brooklyn couple - they buy the right things, donate to the proper foundations, march for every just cause. But when their friend returns from a country pilgrimage challenging their bleeding liberal hearts, Joba and Quincy accept a dangerous invitation that will force them to reckon with the truth behind their goodness. Thrust into a spiritual test of survival, the couple will revisit the very basic foundations of humanity, of society, and of sacrifice in this folk sci-fi twist on the story of Job.
"United States, Cuba | 79 | Melinda Raebyne | “I heard people chanting, coming down the street and I realized something was happening. They were shouting ‘Libertad! Libertad! Libertad! Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!’ I couldn’t believe that this was actually happening.” So Cuba finally confronts its divide: a country populated with pro-government citizens gripping the memory of the 62-year-old Revolution with white knuckles, and populated with citizens tired of living the day-to-day unfulfilled promises of an oppressive government that wholly relies on the ghost of a romanticized dictator. Though the Cuban government has shut down Internet access in light of these recent protests, a brave individual has found a way to offer testimony. They allow the world a rare window into daily Cuban life and the human rights violations taking place. Ellos Gritan Libertad is a wake-up call for the world, dispelling the grand illusions spun by the Cuban government with the voices of the Cuban people themselves. Voices that have been silenced for too long, that now cry ‘Patria y Vida!’ (Homeland and Life). This humanitarian film seeks to convey the experience of the Cuban people through their own personal stories and through the arts; from poetry to music."
United States | 102 | Denny Tedesco | "Immediate Family" is the true story of a group of close friends who became the studio band to the biggest stars of the 1970s and beyond. This documentary chronicles the next wave of studio players to follow in the footsteps of 60s session icons, The Wrecking Crew. Directed by Denny Tedesco who made the original "The Wrecking Crew" documentary, "Immediate Family" follows the next wave of musicians who would create the Singer-Songwriter sound backing everyone from James Taylor, Carole King, Don Henley and Linda Ronstadt, to Crosby & Nash, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, and Keith Richards. This small team of players would go on to change the course of musical history, creating the sound of the 70’s and all that came after.
United States | 95 | ᎤᎶᎩᎳ / Schon Duncan & Michael McDermit | The Cherokee language is deeply tied to Cherokee identity; yet generations of assimilation efforts by the U.S. government and anti-Indigenous stigmas have forced the Tri-Council of Cherokee tribes to declare a State of Emergency for the language in 2019. While there are 430,000 Cherokee citizens, fewer than an estimated 1,500 fluent speakers remain. Through intimate interviews, vérité footage of community gatherings, and extensive archival materials, the film follows various Cherokee community members as they continue the long fight to help save the language.