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In-Person

A Lot of Nothing

Mo McRae  |   United States
Comedy, Social Commentary, Thriller

Fiercely committed performances drive this satirical hothouse thriller about a successful Black couple driven to take action after learning that their neighbor, a while policeman, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed youth.

In-Person

Aftersun

Charlotte Wells  |   United Kingdom
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs

Two decades after spending their last vacation together, Sophie tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t in this searing emotional drama.

In-Person

Alcarràs

Carla Simón  |   Spain, Italy
Catalan, Spanish  
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs

In this absorbing family drama, a close-knit clan is plunged into crisis when the land they have farmed for decades is sold to developers.

In-Person
Virtual

Alis

Clare Weiskopf & Nicolás Van Hemelryck  |   Colombia, Romania, Chile
Spanish  
Coming of Age, Social Commentary, Women Centered

When the residents of a Colombian youth shelter are asked to imagine a fellow adolescent, “Alis” emerges as an avatar for their own experiences in this innovative and moving portrait of youth and resilience.

In-Person

All Jacked Up and Full of Worms

Alex Phillips  |   United States
Comedy, Horror

After a disturbed recluse scores hallucinogenic earthworms, he embarks on a psychedelic journey of self-discovery with a sex worker and a hotel maintenance man as his companions.

In-Person

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Laura Poitras  |   United States
Political, Social Commentary, Women Centered

This compelling personal history chronicles Goldin’s tragedies and triumphs, as she uses her position as an artist and disrupter to affect cultural and political change.

In-Person
Virtual

Art and Pep

Mercedes Kane  |   United States
LGBTQ, Political, Social Commentary

A heartfelt tribute to activists Art Johnston and Pepe Peña, whose celebrated gay bar Sidetrack has fueled movements and created community on Chicago’s Halsted Street for decades.

In-Person
Virtual

Band

Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir  |   Iceland
English, Icelandic  
Comedy, Music, Women Centered

In this off-beat send-up of blind ambition that celebrates female friendship, Iceland’s Post Performance Blues Band give themselves one year to become avant-garde pop stars—or relinquish their dream forever.

In-Person

The Banshees of Inisherin

Martin McDonagh  |   United Kingdom, Ireland, United States
Comedy

Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

In-Person

The Beasts (As bestas)

Rodrigo Sorogoyen  |   Spain, France
French, Galician, Spanish  
Drama, Thriller

In this gripping, primal thriller, a French couple living in rural Spain becomes embroiled in an escalating conflict with the local community that reaches a point of no return.

In-Person
Virtual

Before, Now & Then (Nana)

Kamila Andini  |   Indonesia
Indonesian  
Historical, LGBTQ, Women Centered

Set in 1960s Indonesia, this layered, contemplative drama sees a lonely woman forge a life-saving friendship with her husband’s mistress.

In-Person
Collection of four film stills representing the Best of CineYouth 2022

Best of CineYouth 2022

Various  |   Canada, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, United Kingdom, United States

Best of Fest showcases 10 winning shorts from CineYouth 2022 and includes passionate documentaries, surreal comedies, and deeply personal stories by young filmmakers from around the globe.

In-Person

The Big Payback

Erika Alexander & Whitney Dow  |   United States
Political, Social Commentary, Women Centered

An inspiring look at rookie Alderman Robin Rue Simmons’ fight to redress the wrongs of “redlining” and the legacy of slavery through a groundbreaking reparations program in Evanston, Illinois.

In-Person

The Blue Caftan

Maryam Touzani  |   France, Morocco, Belgium, Denmark
Arabic  
Drama, Family Affairs, LGBTQ

After master tailor Halim reluctantly takes on a new apprentice, the two must conceal their mutual attraction in this elegant and sympathetic reflection on adoration, love, and longing.

In-Person

Broker

Hirokazu Kore-eda  |   South Korea
Korean  
Drama, Family Affairs, Social Commentary

Overwhelmed and unable to care for her new child, new mother So-young stumbles into an unlikely partnership with two baby traffickers to find the perfect (and well-paying) parents for her infant in this heartbreaking, human story of found family.

In-Person

Burning Days (Kurak Günler)

Emin Alper  |   Turkey, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Croatia
Turkish  
Crime, Drama, Thriller

In this crackling, politically-minded thriller, by-the-book prosecutor Emre discovers he has been sent into a viper’s nest of corruption, scandal, and homophobia at his new posting in a drought-plagued rural community.

In-Person

Butcher’s Crossing

Gabe Polsky  |   United States
Thriller, Western

In this compelling neo-Western, a Harvard-educated young man teams up with an impassioned buffalo hunter (Nicolas Cage) for an epic quest that unravels in a downward spiral of ego, obsession, and greed.

In-Person

Call Jane

Phyllis Nagy  |   United States
Historical, Political, Women Centered

After a life-threatening heart condition forces a suburban Chicago housewife (Elizabeth Banks) to seek an abortion in 1968, she turns to an underground activist group for help—and joins their cause.

In-Person

Chile 1976

Manuela Martelli  |   Chile, Argentina, Qatar
Spanish  
Historical, Political, Thriller

In this taut, understated thriller, a woman of means treads dangerous ground when she agrees to care for an injured member of the political opposition during the Pinochet dictatorship.

In-Person

Close

Lukas Dhont  |   Belgium, France, Netherlands
French  
Coming of Age, Drama, LGBTQ

Following a perfect summer vacation, the intimate friendship of Leo and Remi, thirteen-year-old best friends, is tragically tested by the social pressures of the new school year.

In-Person

A Compassionate Spy

Steve James  |   United States, United Kingdom
Historical, Political, Social Commentary

The fascinating story of Manhattan Project scientist Theodore Hall, who passed crucial military secrets to Soviet intelligence in the hopes of saving the world.

In-Person

Corsage

Marie Kreutzer  |   Austria, France, Germany
English, French, German, Hungarian  
Drama, Historical, Women Centered

Vicky Krieps delivers a tour-de-force performance as Austria’s Empress Elisabeth in a bold and timely revisionist costume drama.

In-Person

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Ang Lee  |   Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, China
Mandarin  
Action, Historical, Romance

Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, this action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee features stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

In-Person

Decision to Leave (Heojil Kyolshim)

Park Chan-wook  |   South Korea
Chinese, Korean  
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

An ace detective falls for a magnetic murder suspect in this neo-noir masterpiece from South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook

In-Person

Devotion

J.D. Dillard  |   United States
Action, Drama, Historical

Devotion, an aerial war epic based on the bestselling book of the same name, tells the harrowing true story of Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors) and Tom Hudner (Glen Powell), two elite U.S. Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.

In-Person

Empire of Light

Sam Mendes  |   United Kingdom, United States
Film on Film, Historical, Social Commentary

Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema from Academy Award®-winning director Sam Mendes.

In-Person

EO

Jerzy Skolimowski  |   Poland, United Kingom, Italy
English, French, Italian, Polish  
Drama, Social Commentary

A series of vignettes tell the life story of Eo, a sentient circus donkey whose tumultuous life finds him bearing witness to the best and worst of humanity in this loving homage to Robert Bresson’s “Au Hasard Balthazar.”

In-Person

Fairy Folk

Karan Gour  |   India
English, Hindi  
Comedy, Romance, Sex and Sexuality

A shapeshifting creature upends the lives of a squabbling couple seeking to rekindle their romance in this utterly unique and delightfully off-kilter fable that explores notions of gender, love, and longing.

In-Person

Falcon Lake

Charlotte Le Bon  |   Canada, France
English, French  
Coming of Age, Mystery, Romance

A 14-year-old boy vacationing with his family in rural Quebec falls for a rebellious older girl in this tenderly-observed, haunting rumination on first love.

In-Person

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Rian Johnson  |   United States
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

In this follow-up to Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out,” Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects.

In-Person

Godland (Vanskabte Land)

Hlynur Pálmason  |   Denmark, Iceland, France, Sweden
Danish, Icelandic  
Historical, Religion, Social Commentary

Journeying to Iceland to establish a parish in a remote part of the Danish colony, a priest is confronted by an unforgiving landscape and wary locals, who refuse to bend to his will.

In-Person

The Great Silence (Den Store Stilhed)

Katrine Brocks  |   Denmark
Danish, Norwegian  
Family Affairs, Religion, Women Centered

Just as Alma is preparing to take her vows to become a nun, her estranged brother turns up demanding his share of the family inheritance, setting into motion a haunting tale of love, deceit, and forgiveness.

In-Person

How to Blow Up a Pipeline

Daniel Goldhaber  |   United States
Political, Social Commentary, Thriller

Resonant and riveting, this eco-thriller sees a crew of young environmental activists plot to carry out a dangerous mission to sabotage an American oil pipeline.

In-Person

Huesera

Michelle Garza Cervera  |   Mexico, Peru
Spanish  
Family Affairs, Horror, Women Centered

Believing she has been cursed by a sinister entity, a pregnant woman must embrace dark magic to combat the malicious spirit in this chilling exploration of the anxieties of early motherhood.

In-Person
Virtual

A Human Position

Anders Emblem  |   Norway
Norwegian  
Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered

Searching for meaning in her life and work, a young journalist investigates the deportation of a local asylum seeker in this understated yet profound character-driven drama.

In-Person

If These Walls Could Sing

Mary McCartney  |   United Kingdom
Historical, Music

In this personal film of memory and discovery, director Mary McCartney gives exclusive access to the most famous and longest-running studio in the world, Abbey Road Studios.

In-Person
Virtual

Innocence

Guy Davidi  |   Denmark, Israel, Finland, Iceland
Hebrew  
Family Affairs, Political, Social Commentary

With an uneasy beauty and a blistering moral force, filmmaker Guy Davidi chronicles the militarization of Israeli society and its impact on the lives of young people.

In-Person

The Inspection

Elegance Bratton  |   United States
Drama, LGBTQ, Social Commentary

After a young, gay Black man joins the Marines, he battles prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, while also finding unexpected strength, camaraderie and a welcome sense of identity from his new community.

In-Person
Virtual

The Killing of a Journalist

Matt Sarnecki  |   Denmark, United States, Czech Republic
English, Slovak  
Crime, Political, Thriller

This exposé of crime and corruption delves into the brutal murder of a reporter, implicating a brazen oligarch connected to the highest echelons of Slovakia’s government.

In-Person

King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones

Harriet Marin Jones  |   France, United States
English, French  
Historical, Social Commentary

The thrilling life story of the legendary African American powerbroker, who built a multimillion-dollar empire running a racketeering syndicate on Chicago’s South Side in the 1930s and ’40s.

In-Person

The Kings of the World (Los reyes del mundo)

Laura Mora  |   Colombia, Norway, Luxembourg, Mexico, France
Spanish  
Coming of Age, Drama, Social Commentary

A kaleidoscopic road movie that follows five streetwise boys on a dangerous yet dreamlike journey across Colombia to reclaim a piece of land that they might finally call home.

In-Person

La Maternal

Pilar Palomero  |   Spain, France
Spanish  
Coming of Age, Family Affairs, Women Centered

A headstrong pregnant 14-year-old is sent to live at La Maternal, a support home for young mothers, where she must quickly learn how to be a parent.

In-Person

Leonor Will Never Die (Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago)

Martika Ramirez Escobar  |   Philippines
Filipino  
Action, Comedy, Film on Film

When an aging action screenwriter is knocked into a coma by a falling television, she becomes trapped in one of her unfinished scripts and must find a way to complete the story while still unconscious.

In-Person

Lord of the Ants (Il signore delle formiche)

Gianni Amelio  |   Italy
Italian  
Biopic, Historical, LGBTQ

In this stirring true-life tale set in 1968 Italy, poet and playwright Aldo Braibant must defend himself after he is accused of breaking an antiquated Fascist-era law criminalizing homosexuality.

In-Person

The Lost King

Stephen Frears  |   United Kingdom
Biopic, Drama, Historical

Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan star in this inspiring true-story of a shy, middle-aged writer who sets out to unearth the long-buried truth about King Richard III’s life and death.

In-Person

Loudmouth

Josh Alexander  |   United States
Historical, Political, Social Commentary

An in-depth look at controversial Civil Rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton detailing the roots of his political engagement and his evolution into a media-savvy showman.

In-Person

Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues

Sacha Jenkins  |   United States
Historical, Music, Social Commentary

An intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented
through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations.

In-Person

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Antonio Lukich  |   Ukraine
German, Ukrainian  
Comedy, Crime, Family Affairs

Warmth, humor, and winning performances infuse this heartfelt comedy that follows twin brothers Kolya and Vasily in their search for common ground and a long lost father.

In-Person

The March on Rome (Marcia su Roma)

Mark Cousins  |   Italy
English, Italian  
Film on Film, Historical, Political

For his latest masterful inquiry into the power of the moving image, director Mark Cousins ventures into Italy’s film archives to expose the machinations and faulty foundations of fascism through his dissection of an infamous 1923 propaganda film.

In-Person

Mediterranean Fever

Maha Haj  |   Palestine, Germany, France, Cyprus, Qatar
Arabic  
Comedy, Family Affairs, Social Commentary

In this charming, absurdist tale of mid-life restlessness, an aspiring novelist suffering from writer’s block finds himself out of his depth after he is befriended by his new neighbor who dabbles in petty crime.

In-Person
Virtual

The Melt Goes On Forever: The Art and Times of David Hammons

Judd Tully & Harold Crooks  |   United States, Canada
English  
Historical, Political, Social Commentary

A striking portrait of artist David Hammons, who emerged out of L.A.’s Watts Rebellion and whose provocative work was rooted in a deep critique of U.S. society.

In-Person

Metronom

Alexandru Belc  |   Romania, France
Romanian  
Coming of Age, Historical, Political

In 1972 Bucharest, agathering of freedom-minded teenagers is interrupted when the secret police come knocking in this alternately tender and tense, politically inflected coming-of-age drama.

In-Person

Monica

Andrea Pallaoro  |   United States, Italy
Drama, Family Affairs, LGBTQ

Trace Lysette stars as a woman who moves back to her childhood home to care for her dying mother (Patricia Clarkson) after two decades of estrangement in this intimate study of forgiveness and acceptance.

In-Person

My Policeman

Michael Grandage  |   United Kingdom, United States
English  
Historical, LGBTQ, Romance

A tale of forbidden romance and changing social conventions that follows the relationships between three people—and their emotional journey spanning decades.

In-Person
Virtual

My Sailor, My Love

Klaus Härö  |   Finland, Ireland
Drama, Family Affairs, Romance

A retired sea captain’s strained relationship with his adult daughter is further tested when he embarks on a new romance with a widowed housekeeper.

In-Person

Nanny

Nikyatu Jusu  |   United States
English, French, Wolof  
Social Commentary, Thriller, Women Centered

In a stunning performance, Anna Diop plays a Senegalese nanny increasingly haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind.

In-Person

The Natural History of Destruction

Sergei Loznitsa  |   Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands
English, German  
Historical, Political

In this mesmerizing documentary crafted entirely from WWII archival footage, Ukrainian-raised filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (Donbass) mounts a harrowing critique of the killing of civilian populations during war-time.

In-Person

No Bears (Khers Nist)

Jafar Panahi  |   Iran
Azeri, Farsi, Turkish  
Drama, Film on Film, Political

Playing a fictionalized version of himself, director Jafar Panahi, barred from leaving Iran, remotely supervises a film shoot in this meta-textual reflection on freedom, oppression, and cinema itself.

In-Person
Virtual

No Ordinary Campaign

Christopher Burke  |   United States
English  
Family Affairs, Political

In this inspiring story of love, hope, and activism, former Obama political director Brian Wallach, who was diagnosed with ALS at age 37, fights alongside his wife to find solutions for the debilitating disease.

In-Person

Noise (Ruido)

Natalia Beristáin  |   Mexico, Argentina
Spanish  
Mystery, Social Commentary, Women Centered

Months after her daughter’s disappearance, a grieving mother sets out on a search for answers and joins an underground network of people risking their lives to search for lost loved ones.

In-Person

The Novelist’s Film (So-seol-ga-ui yeong-hwa)

Hong Sangsoo  |   South Korea
Korean  
Drama, Film on Film

A famous writer is inspired to make a film after a chance encounter with a director who tried and failed to adapt one of her novels in this wistful meditation on the creative process.

In-Person

One Fine Morning (Un Beau Matin)

Mia Hansen-Løve  |   France
French  
Romance, Sex and Sexuality, Women Centered

From Cannes winner Mia Hansen-Løve comes this engrossing story of a young widow whose friendship with a married friend soon blossoms into a passionate love affair.

In-Person

The One-Armed Executioner

Bobby A. Suarez  |   Philippines
Action

Interpol agent Ramon Ortega becomes a ruthless killing machine driven by vengeance after he and his new bride are brutally attacked in their own home.

In-Person

Pacifiction (Tourment sur les îles)

Albert Serra  |   France, Spain, Germany, Portugal
French  
Historical, Mystery, Political

De Roller, France’s top man in post-colonial Tahiti, grows paranoid as rumors of military tests begin circulating throughout the island in this mesmerizing, elliptical vision of declining colonial enterprise and imperialist corruption.

In-Person
Virtual

Paloma

Marcelo Gomes  |   Brazil, Portugal
Portuguese  
LGBTQ, Religion, Social Commentary

A lyrical and intimate portrait of a transgender woman in rural Brazil confronting prejudices as she pursues her dream of a traditional church wedding.

In-Person

The Passengers of the Night (Les passagers de la nuit)

Mikhaël Hers  |   France
French  
Family Affairs, Social Commentary, Women Centered

In this sublime 1980s Paris-set drama, newly single mother Élizabeth (Charlotte Gainsbourg) takes a job at a late-night call-in radio show, a decision that redefines her place in the world and reshapes her destiny

In-Person

Piaffe

Ann Oren  |   Germany
English, German  
Drama, Sex and Sexuality, Women Centered

An introverted Foley artist working on a commercial is invigorated when her body begins to transform in unexpected, intoxicating ways.

In-Person

A Piece of Sky (Drii Winter)

Michael Koch  |   Switzerland, Germany
Swiss-German  
Drama, Environmental, Family Affairs

In a remote Alpine village, Marco and Anna find their relationship tested as his behavior grows increasingly erratic in this moving meditation on the nature of enduring love.

In-Person

Plan 75

Chie Hayakawa  |   Japan, France, Philippines, Qatar
Japanese  
Drama, Political, Science Fiction

In a dystopian near-future, the fates of three lonely souls become intertwined as they are drawn into the sphere of Plan 75, a government program that gently coerces senior citizens to be euthanized.

In-Person

Pray For Our Sinners

Sinéad O'Shea  |   Ireland
Political, Religion, Women Centered

Filmmaker Sinead O’Shea returns to her Irish hometown to scrutinize the Church’s pervasive history of abuse and neglect—and shine a light on the unsung heroes who fought back.

In-Person

R.M.N.

Cristian Mungiu  |   Romania, France, Belgium
Romanian  
Religion, Social Commentary, Thriller

A rural Transylvanian village is pushed to its breaking point by anger and xenophobia in this edge-of-your-seat small town thriller.

In-Person

Raymond & Ray

Rodrigo García  |   United States
Comedy, Drama, Family Affairs

Half-brothers Raymond and Ray have lived in the shadow of a terrible father. Somehow, they still each have a sense of humor, and his funeral is a chance for them to reinvent themselves.

In-Person

The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile

Kathlyn Horan  |   United States
Music, Women Centered

Trailblazing country legend Tanya Tucker makes one of the greatest artistic comebacks in music history, forging an unexpected friendship with the acclaimed singer-songwriter she inspired.

In-Person
Virtual

Return to Dust

Li Ruijun  |   China
Mandarin  
Drama, Romance, Social Commentary

A surprisingly tender bond develops between two social outcasts in this sweeping meditation on the joys and sorrows of life on the margins in rural China.

In-Person

Return to Seoul (Retour à Séoul)

Davy Chou  |   South Korea, France, Germany, Belgium, Quatar
English, French, Korean  
Coming of Age, Family Affairs, Social Commentary

After Freddie, 25, returns to her native South Korea for the first time, she finds herself on an unexpected journey, taking her life in new directions.

In-Person
Virtual

Rounding

Alex Thompson  |   United States
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In this deftly directed psychological thriller, a promising young doctor loses his grasp on reality after developing an unhealthy obsession with a patient whose symptoms seem suspect.

In-Person
Virtual

Runner

Marian Mathias  |   United States, France, Germany
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs

In this visually stunning story of first love, a young woman sets out to bury her father in his rural Illinois hometown and finds connection with a fellow lonely soul.

In-Person

Saint Omer

Alice Diop  |   France
French  
Crime, Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered

In this profound character study, a novelist observes the trial of a Senegalese woman accused of infanticide—a crime she admits to having committing yet maintains her innocence.

In-Person

Shin Ultraman

Shinji Higuchi  |   Japan
Japanese  
Action

Gleaming silver superhero Ultraman is called back into action to protect Japan from ever more monstrous otherworldly kaiju threats in this wildly entertaining reboot of the classic 1960s sci-fi franchise.

In-Person
Virtual
Collection of four film stills representing Shorts Program 1

Shorts 1: Dimensional (City and State)

Various  |   United States

These shorts reflect the makeup of Chicago in unique visual styles that together form a creative local landscape.

In-Person
Virtual
Collection of four animated film stills representing Shorts Program 2

Shorts 2: Expansions (Animation)

Various  |   Portugal, Switzerland, United States

This group of animated shorts stirs the imagination and offers heroic stories of rituals.

In-Person
Virtual
Collection of four scary film stills representing Shorts Program 3

Shorts 3: Things Aren’t What They Seem (After Dark)

Various  |   Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

This spine-tingling collection of shorts feels like a fever dream, taking viewers on a harrowing journey of crisis and mischief. Questioning everything becomes a means of survival.

In-Person
Virtual
Collection of four film stills representing Shorts Program 4

Shorts 4: Traditions (Documentary)

Various  |   Canada, India, United Kingdom, United States

These powerful non-fiction shorts highlight ambitious missions, modern artistry, and regional heritage.

In-Person
Virtual
Collection of four tense film stills representing Shorts Program 5

Shorts 5: Moments (Drama)

Various  |   Croatia, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, United States

These five shorts spanning five countries are bursting with precarious circumstances and unexpected happenings.

In-Person
Virtual
Collection of four comedic film stills representing Shorts Program 6

Shorts 6: Risible (Comedy)

Various  |   Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

These impressive comedic shorts pack a punch and make it hard to hold in your laughter.

In-Person
Virtual
Collection of four film stills representing Shorts Program 7

Shorts 7: Sudden Waves (Black Perspectives)

Various  |   Ghana, United States

This suite of films revels in themes of memory, grief, and joy.

In-Person
Virtual
Collection of four experimental film stills representing Shorts Program 8

Shorts 8: Whirlwinds (Experimental)

Various  |   Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, Iran, United States

Radical tools are at play in this daring collection of shorts that take viewers on an experience like no other.

In-Person
Virtual
Collection of four animated film stills representing Shorts Program 9

Shorts 9: Outside the Lines (Family Friendly Animation)

Various  |   Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

This group of fun, energetic, emotional, and beautifully made animated works will capture the imaginations of audiences of all ages.

In-Person

Sick

John Hyams  |   United States
Action, Horror, Thriller

In this homage to classic slasher films reimagined for the pandemic era, college friends Parker and Miri quarantine at a remote lake house, only to discover they are not entirely alone.

In-Person
Virtual

Somewhere Over the Chemtrails (Kdyby radši hořelo)

Adam Koloman Rybanský  |   Czech Republic
Czech  
Comedy, Political

In this incisive social satire, a small Czech town is riled into xenophobic fervor after the locals are persuaded that a car crashing into an Easter celebration is an act of terrorism.

In-Person

Sr.

Chris Smith  |   United States
Family Affairs, Film on Film, Social Commentary

In this tender yet fittingly irreverent portrait of iconoclastic filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr.), documentarian Chris Smith, together with the subject’s movie-star son, conspire to tell the story of a fearless American director.

In-Person

The Substitute (El suplente)

Diego Lerman  |   Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Spain, France
Spanish  
Drama, Social Commentary

Learning that a local drug cartel threatens one of his promising young pupils, a Buenos Aires educator must decide how far he will go to protect the boy’s life in this tense and timely drama.

In-Person

Sweet As

Jub Clerc  |   Australia
Coming of Age, Drama, Women Centered

An indigenous teen joins a youth therapy trip into the Western Australian wilderness, discovering photography as a new lens through which to view her world and her dreams.

In-Person

Under the Fig Trees

Erige Sehiri  |   Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar
Arabic  
Coming of Age, Drama, Romance

A day in the Tunisian fig harvest: fruit pickers young and old gossip, squabble, flirt and reminisce, seeking connection and reflecting on love and life in this sun-dappled slice of life.

In-Person
Virtual

Vicenta B

Carlos Lechuga  |   Cuba, France, United States, Colombia, Norway
Spanish  
Drama, Religion, Women Centered

When Vicenta loses her gifts of seeing into the future and communicating with spirits, she must search for her faith among a community that has lost its own.

In-Person
Virtual

The Visitors (Návštěvníci)

Veronika Lišková  |   Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia
Czech, English, Norwegian  
Environmental, Political, Women Centered

A Czech anthropologist discovers her new home on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is threatened both by melting glaciers and a newly hardened stance against open border immigration policies.

In-Person

The Whale

Darren Aronofsky  |   United States
Drama, LGBTQ, Literary Adaptation

Brendan Fraser stars in this intimate drama about a reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

In-Person

White Noise

Noah Baumbach  |   United States
Comedy, Literary Adaptation, Social Commentary

A contemporary American family attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

In-Person

Winter Boy (Le lycéen)

Christophe Honoré  |   France
French  
Coming of Age, Drama, LGBTQ

When 17-year-old Lucas finds his blithe teenage world suddenly shattered, his worried mother sends him to Paris where he plunges into a sea of excitement, possibility, and anonymity with near reckless abandon.

In-Person

Women Talking

Sarah Polley  |   United States
Drama, Literary Adaptation, Women Centered

Based on the best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, Women Talking follows a group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a series of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men.

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The Wonder

Sebastián Lelio  |   United Kingdom, Ireland
Historical, Literary Adaptation, Mystery, Religion

The Irish Midlands, 1862. When a young girl stops eating yet miraculously remains alive and well, a skeptical nurse is called to investigate, challenging the faith of the community.

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The Woodcutter Story (Metsurin Tarina)

Mikko Myllylahti  |   Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany
Finnish  
Comedy, Drama

Although a series of surreal cataclysmic events throws his life into chaos, cheery Pepe remains steadfastly optimistic in this riotous, deadpan fable set in the endless Finnish winter.

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A Wounded Fawn

Travis Stevens  |   United States
Horror, Sex and Sexuality, Thriller

When murderous Bruce invites fellow art aficionado Meredith to his house, the evening spirals into a surreal, bloody fantasia inspired by the Greek myth of the Furies.

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The Year Between

Alex Heller  |   United States
Comedy, Coming of Age, Family Affairs

In her sharply comic feature debut, Chicago filmmaker Alex Heller plays an acerbic college student with bipolar disorder struggling to connect with her parents and make her way in the world.