Laurentie

The brutal first feature debut by radical filmmaker Mathieu Denis, Laurentie is the poetic name given to Quebec, and was the name for the idea of an independent Quebec in 1930s to ‘50s. The story of Louis, the 28 year old protagonist, spirals – slowly – towards a brutal climax, all shot in a formal…

Movements of a Nearby Mountain

Winner of the Grand Prix at the Cinéma du Réel. Movements of a Nearby Mountain commingles fact and fiction, myth and memory, in a meditation on man’s place in our globalist economy. At the foot of the Austrian Alps, a Nigerian mechanic works in a garage, repairing and exporting cars to his homeland. In the…

Roy’s World – Barry Gifford’s Chicago

Featuring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor, director Rob Christopher brilliantly brings to life Barry Gifford’s autobiographical collection Roy’s World, capturing his childhood in a vanished 1950s Chicago through a jazzy, impressionistic combination of beguiling archive footage, animation and spoken word. Poet, author, screenwriter and longtime Bay Area resident Barry Gifford has given the…

The Yellow Night

A teen movie about fearing the unknown, the dark and death, THE YELLOW NIGHT is a spiritual slasher and a jab at Brazil’s aimless middle-class youth. A group of seven teenagers travels to a beach house for the Brazilian equivalent of spring break. However, the party ends when night falls and lovely Karina disappears. The…

The White Devil

Directed by actor-writer Ignacio Rogers (Esteros and The Dose), The White Devil – El Diablo Blanco – is an entertaining, frightening first feature that takes the tropes of a camping trip gone horribly wrong to dizzying, paranoid new heights. Slightly and ever so subtly touching upon Argentina’s colonial past while eviscerating its sexy and convincing…

A Blast

Ten years after the economic collapse, no matter where she looks Maria’s world is crumbling. Unwilling to reconcile with a life of lost dignity and broken-down desire to live, Maria attacks. She attacks herself, her past, the people she loves, her country in a relentless battle. Set in the fervent years of the collapse of…

Agony

A young woman is murdered, her body dismembered, its parts dumped across Vienna. Two suspects emerge without a clear motive: a law student who sells concessions part-time at a movie theatre, and an image-obsessed rapper/boxer; each is trapped in his expectations, set against the abstraction of a violent postmodern news-scape. One of them goes berserk…

Damned Summer

Chico’s summer starts at home, under the cover of the lemon trees. But now, he belongs to Lisbon, where he just finished college and hopes to find a career. Chico’s part of a new generation, void of prospect and expectation. Intoxicated nights of affections and heartbreak propel him into psychedelic hedonism, where burning anguish and…

Daimi

12-year-old Daimi rattles around a decrepit house with her Christmastime companion, a magical piglet. A painful truth hides in the murky water of the bathtub, seamlessly blending reality with fantasy.

Cubby

A 26 year old kid from the Midwest moves to New York City to find hope and self-discipline through his friendship with a precocious 6 year old and the adult superhero Leather-Man who he conjures from a psychedelic cupcake.