2022 FEATURE FILMS
Dir. Ramin Bahrani; 2022; 89 min.
Director Ramin Bahrani tackles the bizarre life of body-armor inventor Richard Davis, who repeatedly shot himself on camera to promote his products’ efficacy.
Dir. Isaac Donato; 2021; 71 min.
Guiomar Monteiro is a 67 year-old who, for religious reasons, celebrates her seventh birthday every year surrounded by her ever-growing collection of dolls.
Dir. Jon-Sesrie Goff; 2022; 88 min.
From a unique corner of the American South, inheritance and generational wisdom shape this deeply personal portrait of collective history.
Dir. Paweł Łoziński; 2021; 100 min.
A filmmaker sets up a camera on his balcony and strikes up conversation with passersby in this warmhearted portrait of a community.
Dir. Francesco Montagner; 2021; 97 min.
An immersive and visually stunning portrait of three Bosnian brothers during the incarceration of their father, an Islamic preacher and shepherd, on terrorism charges.
Dir. Juan Pablo González; 2018; 60 min.
A quietly devastating portrait of grief as the community in a rural Mexican town continues life after the loss of a young horse wrangler. (Preceded by “Las Nubes”)
Dir. Felipe Cazals; 1976; 115 min.
Reimagining a real-life incident in the town of Canoa in 1968, students are wrongly accused of being communist agitators with horrific consequences.
Dir. HÀ Lệ Diễm; 2021; 90 min.
Ancient customs and modernity clash in the North Vietnamese mountains when a young girl resists societal pressures and forgoes marriage to pursue education.
Dir. Eva Stefani; 2021; 72 min.
Twelve years in the life of a fiercely independent sex worker in Athens turn a mirror on a country undergoing economic turmoil.
Dir. Eduardo Crespo; 2021; 65 min.
At an agriculture-based boarding school in Argentina, kids learn by doing—and are given the time and space they need to start finding their own path to adulthood.
Dir. Juan Pablo González; 2022; 99 min.
The strong-willed owner of a tequila factory in the Jalisco Highlands fights to save her business from encroaching foreign corporations.
Dir. Rikke Nørgaard; 2021; 56 min.
Two young people with a complicated love life reconstruct moments from their relationship to figure out whether they have a future together. (Preceded by “Nazarbazi”)
Dir. Srđan Kovačević; 2021; 106 min.
Ten years after a successful worker takeover, an employee-owned Croatian factory struggles to operate amidst an increasingly globalized capitalist economy.
Dir. Nastia Korkia; 2021; 77 min.
In the heart of Moscow, a former energy plant that once fueled the Kremlin undergoes a dramatic transformation into a massive art space—with a few bumps along the way.
Dir. Helmut Dosantos; 2022; 97 min.
The diverse communities of rural Mexico fight to preserve their cultural identity in the shadows of modernization.
Dir. Yé Yé; 2021; 113 min.
H6 takes us inside one of the largest hospitals in Shanghai through a series of interconnected stories of patients, families, and medical staff.
Dir. Reid Davenport; 2022; 77 min.
Prompted by a local circus, a filmmaker examines America’s Freak Show history and its connection to enduring disability stigmas.
Dir. Kevin Shaw; 2022; 86 min.
In Chicago, a beloved predominantly African-American school with a track record for excellence is threatened by plans that smack of gentrification—but it won’t go down without a fight.
Dir. Eliane Raheb; 2021; 128 min.
With his personal narrative in the crossfire, this dynamic tête-à-tête between Miguel and director Eliane offers provocative interrogations of war, exile, religion, identity, queerness, and love.
Dir. Isabel Castro; 2022; 88 min.
The daughters of undocumented parents, both Doris and Jacks are navigating the music industry to make a better life for themselves and their families.
Dir. Sergei Loznitsa; 2021; 246 min.
Wielding a stunning arsenal of archival footage, master filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa illustrates beat by beat how a mild-mannered reluctant politician led Lithuania out of the Soviet Union. Presented by the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
Dir. Ike Nnaebue; 2022; 92 min.
A poetic travelogue exploring what migration means to young people today in Africa as a filmmaker retraces the route he took as a young man in the hopes of reaching Europe.
Dir. Karim Kassem; 2021; 64 min.
In the wake of the Beirut port explosion, a city in a state of shock begins to process and pick up the pieces of this catastrophic collective trauma. (Preceded by “Kalsubai”)
Dir. Sierra Pettengill; 2022; 91 min.
An archival onslaught of a fictional town created by the U.S. military during the uprisings of the late 60s.
Dir. various; 76 min.
Meditative reflections on language, land and creative expression that summon the past into the present. Includes: Death (Dir. Nadia Hallgren), Golden Jubilee (Dir. Suneil Sanzgiri), Ikebana (Dir. Rita Ferrando), Kicking the Clouds (Dir. Sky Hopinka), and The Rightful (Dir. Ana Galizia).
Dir. various; 76 min.
New perspectives come into focus with this selection of films that confront expectations. Includes: In Flow of Words (Dir. Eliane Esther Bots), Last Days of August (Dirs. Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck & Robert Machoian), Nuisance Bear (Dirs. Jack Weisman & Gabriela Osio Vanden), Our Ark (Dirs. Deniz Tortum & Kathryn Hamilton), and You Can’t Stop Spirit (Dir. Vashni Korin).
Dir. various; 71 min.
Global transmissions of variegated form exploring liminal spaces, dissociative states, and corrosive systems of power. Includes: Abisal (Dir. Alejandro Alonso), Greetings from Myanmar (Dirs. Sunniva Sundby & Andreas J. Riiser), Liberation Radio (Dir. Esther Johnson), You’ve Never Been Completely Honest (Dir. Joey Izzo), and Zigipouse (Dir. Alan Sahin).
Dir. Rita Baghdadi; 2022; 78 min.
Members of an all-woman thrash metal band in Beirut chase their dreams while navigating the complexities of friendship and sexuality against a backdrop of political unrest and destruction.
Dirs. Miko Revereza & Carolina Fusilier; 2021; 70 min.
Speculative confabs and mythological undertones occupy the architectural afterlife of an abandoned resort in Capaluco, an island off the coast of Mexico. (Preceded by “Expo Film (this film is my memory)”)
Dir. Alex Pritz; 2022; 85 min.
The Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Surveillance Team defends its land against a network of Brazilian farmers intent on colonizing its protected territory.
Dir. Aliona Van der Horst; 2021; 93 min.
A daughter retraces her father’s footsteps as a WWII Soviet soldier, POW, and Gulag victim reconstructing the 14-year ordeal he concealed.
Dirs. Claudine Bories & Patrice Chagnard; 2021; 100 min.
A cow who once held top rank in her Alpine pastures adjusts to aging and displacement after a new pecking order is established.
Dir. Joe Hunting; 2021; 91 min.
A tender and charming portrait of the online VR community and the unexpected human connections made possible by the digital space.