Best Sound

This testament to the transformative power of cinema depicts a mute sound designer as he gathers hard-earned materials for his transcendent art. (Plays with Gimme Truth!)

Butter Lamp

A modern photographer helps Tibetan nomads get with the times. (Plays in Kith & Kin)

Emergency Calls

In the vast immensity of nighttime, a vast, vulnerable population dial their despair. (Plays with Killing Time)


A dazzling, straight-shooting feminist declaration from pop icon Beyoncé and Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (Plays with Actress)

Foundry Night Shift

The last gap of industrialism, as seen at a fiery furnace where Steinway piano frames are made. (Plays with Demonstration)

Gates of Life

Steals stolen moments at a Helsinki railroad station (Plays in Kith & Kin)

Good Morning Resistance

An epic Odyssey by a father intending to get his three kids to school on time. (Plays in Kith & Kin)

The Green Serpent

An old proverb states: "Vodka is our enemy, so we'll utterly consume it!" While the demon water sends most Russian men early to their graves, some continue to chase its salutary effects, as seen in the stylish short. (Plays in Kingdom, If I Can)

Hacked Circuit

An otherworldly, single-shot portal into the mechanisms undergirding Hollywood, with a cameo by Gene Hackman. (Plays with The Joycean Society)

The House is Black

This landmark film about life in a leper column has been credited for touching off the Iranian New Wave. (Plays with The Apple)

I Think This is the Closest To How the Footage Looked

A stunning look at what remains after a mother leaves her family behind. (Plays in Kith & Kin)

The Last Days of Peter Bergmann

Takes us on an engrossing forensic journey into the disappearance of a loner, as seen through a series of spycams. (Plays in Vanishing Point)

The Lion's Mouth Opens

A down-to-earth sci-fi about a woman at a crossroads. (Plays in Kith & Kin)

The Lost Village

Behold the icon! A village awaits an annually recurring appearance, which has defined a region. (Plays with Miraculous Tales)

Morning Star

The found evidence of a courageous life on the high seas. We witness a French woman leave all that she knows in search of adventure on her beloved sailboat, the Stella Matutina. (Plays in Vanishing Point)

Mountain in Shadow

Distant skiers on a snowy mountain show man’s place in the overwhelming, awesome landscape. (Plays in Kingdom, If I Can)

Rings of Life

An older sister sets off on a poetic exploration of love and loss. (Plays in Vanishing Point)

Sirs & Misters

An uneasy symbiosis between two very different groups prevails in as local porters work with Hasidic Jews making pilgrimage to a town near  Kiev, where the founder of their sect is buried. Before the singing-and-dancing exaltation can commence, some more basic arrangements must be negotiated. (Plays in Kingdom, If I Can)

Tim and Susan Have Matching Handguns

Demonstrates once and for all that marital bliss is a set of warm revolvers. (Plays in Kith & Kin)


Close by the glitzy Strip is an underbelly filled with aspiring crooners, repo men and cat-loving aqueduct denizens. (Plays with A Thousand Suns)