A Note of Gratitude and Fall 2021 Passes

Thank you for supporting our all-virtual Spring 2021 season! We are proud to have continued our award-winning work spotlighting new creative nonfiction films through the tenth year of the series. It’s been our great pleasure to present films from storied festivals like Sundance and Berlin, while they are still traveling the festival circuit, as well as debut features and short film programs by filmmakers from off-the-beaten-path. Your enthusiasm and participation in a continued dialogue about the political stakes of documentary ethics, and aesthetics of the form, inspires and sustains the work we do.   Our venue partner,...

Taming the Garden

An enormous tree, rendered small in the colossal expanse of the seas: these are the images that open and close Taming the Garden. A similar image inspired filmmaker Salome Jashi to pursue this story, which was widely reported in Georgia. Georgia’s richest man, a former prime minister...

malni – towards the ...

This film follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier’s wanderings through each of their worlds as they wonder through and contemplate the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between. Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa, their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death...

A Radical Empathy: T...

A still from What Happens to a Dream Deferred? from A Radical Empathy: Three Films by Esery Mondesir Esery Mondesir’s three films, Una Sola Sangre, Pariah, my brother, I follow you show me the route to the springs, and What Happens to a Dream Deferred intimately center on Haitian...

Shared Resources

Continuing filmmaker Jordan Lord’s approach of accessibility shaping and embodying the form of their films, Shared Resources explores various forms of debt (financial, emotional, etc), the risks present in documentary filmmaking, and how that manifests within the lives of the...