Snow and the Bear
Against the Tide
In this wide-ranging, genre-encompassing debut, mysterious apparitions above a remote Moroccan lake bring chaos to the world of a pregnant woman.
Rooth Tang chronicles the life and legacy of Rose Pak, San Francisco’s atypical kingmaker, who worked tirelessly to bring Chinese American issues to the forefront of political discourse in this profile of a Bay Area mover and shaker.
A former translator for the US military, Donya now lives among the Afghan diaspora who call the eponymous Bay Area suburb home and works at a San Francisco fortune cookie factory in Babak Jalali’s wry, character-driven drama.
I Have Electric Dreams follows teenage Eva as she grapples with the emotions and realities of her parents’ split and her own shifting priorities and desires.
Luis De Filippis’s story of a family vacation, notable for its subtle, undramatic depiction of trans life on-screen, perfectly encapsulates the tensions that can arise from close proximity and overdetermined fun when paired with family dynamics.
W. Kamau Bell’s latest work profiles the joys and struggles of children growing up mixed-race. With shorts Creating Things and Southern Afternoon.
Using archival and verité footage, along with deeply personal interviews, Milisuthando Bongela constructs this intimate essay about what it meant to grow up in South Africa’s Transkei during apartheid and her continuing process of coming to terms with the aftermath.
As the Arabian Sea’s fish population dwindles, two fishermen from Mumbai’s Koli community endeavor to change their fortunes. United by a shared ambition, their friendship is tested as they employ different methods to achieve their goal.
In this satirical take on workplace culture and urban alienation, Martínez deals with the death of a neighbor and his imminent forced retirement, finding hope and inspiration on the flip side of humiliation and despair.
Mark Cousins’s film dives into the oeuvre of the Master of Suspense, with actor Alistair McGowan as Alfred Hitchcock providing a lively lecture populated with clips from his entire career.
Filmmaker Mark Cousins is this year’s recipient of the Persistence of Vision Award, dedicated to Tom Luddy. Cousins will present his new film, The March on Rome.
Director Selcen Ergun expertly balances the tension between patriarchal tradition and modernity, crafting a mystery-drama about a dedicated nurse starting a new job in a remote Turkish village.
Twin brothers embark on a road trip to search for their Yugoslavian father, who is rumored to be in Luxembourg.
Formerly incarcerated director Adamu Chan documents a community within and outside of prison thriving with relationships built on trust and an indomitable zeal to fight for a brighter and better future. With shorts How We Get Free and Sol in the Garden.
Emanuele Crialese’s first film in eleven years is a portrait of two outsiders, an effusive, fun-loving mother (Penélope Cruz) and her daughter, trying to escape the confines of their environment in 1970s Rome.
A young gallery assistant is asked to deliver money to Salvador Dalí and his wife, Gala, and is swept into their world of art and parties filled with beautiful people and stimulating substances.
In this visually stunning work, which features a visceral, textured sound design and an almost entirely deaf cast, Alison O’Daniel invites the audience to listen to the world through the experiences of the deaf and hard of hearing.
A masterfully shot debut feature, Peafowl follows a professional waack dancer, Myung, as she confronts her relationship with her family and finds her own personal style of performance.
Vicenta is a gifted clairvoyant. While she can foretell others’ future, her own remains cloudy as she struggles to communicate with her ancestors to understand the journey ahead for her and her son, who is leaving Cuba for the United States.
A single mother in Oakland navigates the foster care system while making a living at a family portrait studio in this intimate coming-of-age story.