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2022 FILMS (alphabetic)
SCREENINGS BEGIN OCTOBER 7TH
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0.2 Milligrams of Gold  Brazil / Belgium  Experimental Documentary
dir. Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
A comparison between the land management of the Amazon vs. the Belgian Ardennes leads a philosophical exploration of the origin of existence and the future of our planet.
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24 Filters  US  Music Video   
dir. Rachel Kleinman
A night of Karaoke might make things better.
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534 West Washington Street  US  Narrative
dir. Alec Huggins
After serving a stint in jail, Dillon invites his younger brother to his new apartment. The attempt to reconcile a relationship is turned upside down as the boys troubled past is brought to light.
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Ang Motel  US  Narrative
dir. Jon Matthews
A young woman shares her motel room with an elderly Filipina woman, when she is stranded in a sleepy beach town.
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Angakusajaujuq - The Shaman's Apprentice  Canada  Animation
dirs. Zacharias Kunuk
A young shaman must face her first test—a trip underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill.
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Aparecides  US / Chile  Narrative
dir. Yvan Iturriaga
A young Thai singer performs old Hollywood classics in an exclusive lounge in Santiago, Chile, while revolution rages in the streets.
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Black Slide  Israel  Animation   
dir. Uri LOTAN
Eviah, a timid boy on the brink of puberty, sneaks into the Black Slide, the most terrifying ride at the water park. It will teach him some lessons.
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Borderline  US  Narrative
dir. Maggie Budzyna
While on a road trip through desolate lands, Madison grapples with the complications of a night she can't remember.
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Concertina  Mexico / Canada  Experimental Narrative   
dir. Gabriel Gonzalez Acosta
An interlocking magical realism that jumps between parallel realities as two sets of brothers discuss their dreams of one another.
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Crusoe Of Tin City  Australia  Narrative
dir. Yannick Jamey
An old man and his dog spend their last days at the end of the world.
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Eco-Hack!  US  Documentary
dir. Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty
One man’s intervention to save turtles from ravens in the Mojave Desert.
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Eureka  USA  Narrative
dir. Miida Chu
A young indentured Chinese prostitute must overcome her toxic dependency on the brothel madam on the eve of the 1885 anti-Chinese riot in Eureka, California.
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Fieldtrip  UK / Iceland  Sci-Fi   
dir. Soren Bendt, Paul Arion
A science fiction dark comedy about a man’s collaboration with his space suit to navigate a crash though his own minefield.
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Frida  Germany / Italy  Narrative   
dir. Aleksandra Odić
With an encounter between a young nurse and her patient of the same age, Frida, is on the border of professional distance and the desire for closeness.
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GATHERING SPEED  Germany  Music Video for Oliver Earnest  
dir. Sarah Daisy Ellersdorfer
Is a young factory worker’s escape through daydream? Or is it an actual release into the unknown?
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How To Lose Weight and Look Great  US  Animated Documentary
dir. Nolan Wang
An autobiographical animation about being diagnosed with life-threatening brain cancer, while navigating awkward interactions with others.
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I LIED ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST  US  Documentary
dir. Blake Bogosian
Enter the world of artist David Fullarton and discover why pictures are better with words on them, why happiness is overrated, and why runners should ride bicycles.
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Intimacy Workshop  US  Comedy
dir. Eddie Prunoske
In a stark church basement, a group of dour men gather for a symposium on the elusive art of human connection.
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IQALUIT  US  Narrative
dir. Ted Schneider
It’s illegal to get an abortion in Mabel’s home state, and the connection she once had with Danny has fizzled, leaving her stranded in her own private Iqaluit.
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Mamma  Norway  Narrative
dir. Aslak Danbolt
On Christmas Eve, a mother searches for her drug-addicted daughter in a desolate city.
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Mammarranca  Italy  Narrative
dir. Francesco Piras
Two young Italian boys find a scratch-off lottery ticket, filling them with adventure.
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Night/Line  USA / Austria  Experimental Documentary
dir. Saoirse Grace
A transsexual woman makes a journey across Vienna while followed by aggressive, distorted voices bombarding her with transphobic rhetoric from public statements.
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Parallax  Japan  Animation
dir. Hayato Nove
A hand-drawn cell animation exploring the differences in parallel perceptions, with original music by the director.
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Pete the Pond  UK  Documentary
dir. Will Clothier
Pete the Pond faces a local council in his bid to return Britain's aquatic wildlife to its former glory.
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Police Story  USA  Documentary
dir. Bob Jones
The testimony of a teenager who was molested by a policeman.
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Sandstorm (Mulaqat)  Pakistan  Narrative
dir. Seemab Gul
Zara, a schoolgirl in Karachi (Pakistan), shares a sensual dance video with her virtual boyfriend, who then blackmails her.
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Successful Thawing of Mr. Moro (Lyckad Upptining av Herr Moro)
dir. Jerry Carlsson  Sweden  Narrative
Is Mr. Moro ready to thaw his ex-partner Adrian, who has been cryopreserved for the past 43 years?
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Sunday  US  Experimental Music Video for Auditorium
dir. Ben Barnes
In a dystopian near-future, a young man searches for precious memories of a lost time.
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Tangent 61  US  Animation
dir. Dan McHale
A dot becomes a line, which becomes... a triangle! What other eternal shapes may emerge as we travel through zones of color in this abstract animation?
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Telos or Bust  US  Documentary
dir. Brad Abrahams
Ascended masters, new religions, inner earth cities, crystals and lost continents. Immerse yourself in the confluence of strange myths and beliefs of the citizens of Mount Shasta, California.
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The Art of Avila Rose  US  Documentary
dir. Elsis Saravia, Isaiah Puletasi, Yulieth Aguilar, Michelle Gao, Sojo Titus, Naomi Garcia Pasmanick
Meet Isaac Vazquez Avila and Lauren Rose D'Amato, the artists and owners of Avila Rose Signs, a custom sign shop in San Francisco, CA.
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The Bridge  Canada  Narrative
dir. Rodrigue Hammal
Two strangers meet on a bridge in an unprecedented situation. The events go completely different from their expectations.
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The Brother Mike Tapes  US  Documentary Comedy
dir. Rodd Perry, Brother Mike Cohen
As a child, Michael Cohen secretly recorded his parents’ admonishments of his choices and animated their conversations decades later.
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The Many Benefits of Heartbreak  US  Experimental
dir. Luke Schroeder
A collaged animation, collecting memoirs, recordings, and music, following the death of the filmmaker’s mother in 2021.
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The Militiaman  Denmark / US  Documentary
dir. David Peter Hansen
In the hills of rural Pennsylvania, the leader of a local militia must prepare his men for the turbulent political landscape of 2020 while at war with his own conscience.
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There's a Bison on The Prairie  US  Animation
dir. Morgan Miller
A satirical animation that chronicles evolution and the development of the carnivore.
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Uqi  US  Comedy
dir. Shawheen Keyani
A cult leader gets caught in his own web at the worst possible time.