“Potent! A rather harrowing portrait of democracy under threat, even if ultimately there is hope.” –Variety
This political thriller by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and producer Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM . examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. From Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to the U.S. Supreme Court, which seemed to invite corruption through its Citizens United decision, this documentary uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.
Rfor language and some sexual material
“Poignantly funny, wrenchingly wise and meltingly beautiful … a not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking.” –Wall Street Journal
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school. Bo Burnham’s hilarious, poignant first feature, sure to be talked about during awards season, features a wondrous debut from its teen actress Elsie Fisher. (U.S., 2018, 94m)
Based on the NY Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another a variety of ways.
“A wise exploration of what it feels like to flee from a troubled world by ignoring its sorrows—until the world decides it's time for a wakeup call” –Indiewire
For three decades, the bureaucrat Doña Flor (played by Academy Award-nominated Adriana Barraza, BABEL, AMORES PERROS) has attended frustrated and indignant citizens to whom she is all but invisible, returning each evening to her cat and solitary apartment where she makes obsessive lists of the people she attended to during the day. Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s idea that bureaucracy is one of the worst forms of violence, Natalia Almada’s extraordinary film, nominated for a Mexican Academy Award, explores the interior life of Doña Flor and the nature of solitude. (Mexico, 2016, 98m)
“Critic’s Pick! …. believes in a love that neither nationality, sexual orientation nor religious belief can deter” –The New York Times
Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small café in downtown Jerusalem. Soon, the two are involved in business, the culinary arts, and more. (Israel-Germany, 2017, 113m)
54-year-old Teresa (Paulina Garcia, from GLORIA, LITTLE MEN and Narcos) has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan and embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her bag with all her belongings. A traveling salesman sets out to help her. What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation. Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato’s feature film won a major national award in Argentina. (Argentina-Chile, 2017, 78m, Strand Releaing)