Monserrat and her bestie Francia, navigate life in Santiago after Monserrat loses her room in a shared apartment. This intimate and endearing work of docu-fiction follows the pair as their effortless charisma, deep sarcasm, and fierce dedication carries them through the difficult time.
Tracy just wants a moment of pleasure in her bathroom, but a flood of old memories emerge as a relentless distraction. The pipes burst and spew forth vile, murky water. To her horror, she begins oozing mysterious black goo.
Following her first period, a teenage girl undergoes a bizarre transformation that ushers in a unique chapter of her adolescence. This unprecedented stage unveils an entirely uncharted dimension of her sensory experience.
A finely observed portrait of celebrated Chicago chef Ethan Lim as he develops his restaurant, Hermosa, this short doc touches on issues of family, culinary culture, and displacement due to war. Born into a refugee camp and brought to the US at a young age as his family fled the Khmer Rouge’s violent coup in Cambodia, Lim crafts dishes that feature authentic Cambodian flavors, imagining how the country’s cuisine might have developed had it not been interrupted by civil war.
In this lively animated music documentary, a New York journalist named Jeff Harris (Jeff Goldblum) goes on a quest to uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of a young Brazilian jazz pianist, Tenorio Jr., in the 1970s. The film switches back and forth between Harris’ present-day investigations in Brazil and Argentina, where he tracks down and talks to music virtuosos like Gilberto Gil and João Gilberto, and beautifully envisioned memories of the Bossa Nova music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
From the directors of the Oscar-nominated animated feature Chico and Rita, They Shot the Piano Player is both an engaging political murder mystery and a snapshot of the creative freedom and musical innovation that took place during a turning point in Latin American history, just before the continent was engulfed by totalitarian regimes.
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