Featured Films

All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles.


BEAUTY AND THE DOGS (AALA KAF IFRIT)

Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania | Tunisia/France | 2017 | 100 min

Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef at a student party and leaves with him. The carefree evening turns into a nightmare when Mariam is violated by a group of cops...

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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Directed by Alexandra Dean | USA | 2017 | 90 min

"Icon. Immigrant. Inventor." Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (Ziegfeld Girl, Samson and Delilah) was known as the world's most beautiful woman. However, mid-20th century social norms and her striking looks made it difficult for Lamarr to be acknowledged as the ingenious inventor she was...

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BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

Directed by Robin Campillo | France | 2017 | 143 min

In Paris in the early 1990s, the organization ACT UP fights for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions...

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CLASH (ESHTEBAK)

Directed by Mohamed Diab | Egypt | 2016 | 97 min

Taking place during the turmoil following the ousting of Egyptian president Morsi in 2013, Clash is set entirely inside a police truck...

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THE DEPARTURE

Directed by Lana Wilson | USA | 2017 | 87 min

Ittetsu Nemoto, a punk-turned-Buddhist-priest, has made a career in Japan out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live...

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THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA

Directed by Jeremy Frindel | USA | 2018 | 90 min

The Doctor From India tells the story of Dr. Vasant Lad, the first person to bring Ayurveda, an ancient holistic healthcare system, from India to the West in the late 1970s...

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FOR AHKEEM

Directed by Jeremy S. Levine & Landon Van Soest | USA | 2017 | 90 min

This intimate film follows Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl living in North St. Louis. She fights for her future as she is placed in an alternative high school and navigates the marginalized neighborhoods, biased criminal justice policies, and economic devastation…

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HUMAN FLOW

Directed by Ai Weiwei | China/Germany/USA | 2017 | 140 min

Artist, activist, and director Ai Weiwei captures the worldwide refugee crisis in this breathtakingly epic journey. In this global point of view, Weiwei visits 23 different countries to follow refugees’ quest for things every human needs: safety, shelter, peace, and the opportunity to be who we are.

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LIFE AND NOTHING MORE - [[Opening Night Event]]

Directed by Antonio Méndez Esparza | Spain/USA | 2017 | 114 min

Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African American in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life than parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility...

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MALI BLUES

Directed by Lutz Gregor | Germany | 2016 | 90 min

This vibrant concert film follows four Malian musicians who use their music to stand up to religious extremism...

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PENDULAR

Directed by Júlia Murat | Brazil/Argentina/France | 2017 | 108 min

In their empty loft, a couple tapes the floor to demarcate two identically sized areas: one side is her dance studio and the other is his sculpture workshop. Before long, he begins to use her space for his large sculptures, which she in turn uses for her choreography…

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RISK

Directed by Laura Poitras | USA | 2016 | 86 min

Laura Poitras, the Academy Award winning director of Citizenfour (2014), returns with her most personal and intimate film yet. Filmed over six years, Risk is a complex character study of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange...

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SCARRED HEARTS (INIMI CICATRIZATE)

Directed by Radu Jude | Romania | 2016 | 141 min

Inspired by Romanian author Max Blecher’s novel of the same name, Emmanuel, a 20-year-old suffering from bone tuberculosis is admitted to a seaside sanatorium in 1937…

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SPOOR (POKOT)

Directed by Agnieszka Holland | Poland | 2017 | 128 min

Based on Olga Tokarczuk’s best selling novel, Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead, Spoor follows Duszejko, an eccentric and aging animal rights activist living on the Czech-Polish border. After multiple killings are discovered in her town, Duszejko notices that each murder has something in common…

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