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...

家庭会议 The Choice...

**U.S. PREMIERE** The Choice is an audacious debut feature—bold in its assuredness while subtly subverting the very rules that the participants lay out for themselves. The film opens and ends with the same, hour-long take of a family discussing their fifth aunt’s intensive...

So Late So Soon

Artists Jackie and Don Seiden have been married for five decades and in that time, they have each created distinctive art practices while living in their colorful house in Chicago. So Late So Soon intimately follows Jackie and Don as they contend with the effects of deterioration on...

Downstream to Kinsha...

**SPECIAL SNEAK PREVIEW** Interspersed with moving stage performances and persistent assertion of space and dignity,  Dieudo Hamadi’s Downstream to Kinshasa follows and honors a group of disabled survivors of the 2000 Six Day War as they seek reparations and recognition of...

The American Sector

From libraries to museums (such as the JFK Library here) to amusement parks, Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez’s The American Sector takes viewers to various places in the United States where pieces of the Berlin Wall are displayed, maintained, and interacted with by the public, and in...