A mother helps her schizophrenic daughter, Abby, through severe cancer treatment. Simplified cut-paper animation versions of the world implode into colorful blotches where teeth fall from the sky, and faces peel apart as Abby’s mental illness overwhelms her ability to comprehend what’s happening to her.
Longshoreman is a hand-drawn animation exploring hidden worlds which lie just beneath the surface of our streets and our skins. Featuring Brooklyn-based musician Aaron Hodges, the film took 250+ hours to hand-draw and edit.
In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest, to give birth to our savior in Las Vegas. Reinvented and told entirely through movement, the film deconstructs the role of this woman, who encounters a world full of bold, archetypal characters that are alternately terrifying and sublime. MA is a journey into the visceral and the surreal, interweaving ritual, performance, and the body as sculpture. Role reversal and gender bending leads us to imagine a new ending to this familiar journey, as this virgin mother must not only give birth to our savior, but in the end is challenged to save herself.
Pauline is the full-time mother and caregiver for her mentally and developmentally disabled adult son, Nathan. After years of isolation and anhedonia Pauline orchestrates a ruse to form a meaningful connection with the man next door.
Our language is unreliable. Is meaning adding up or emptying out? Through these possible scenes we simply need these actors to play their parts in order to mask the wilting of a fiction. They talk all at once. What do they say? Which lives do they speak of? To have been is not enough for them.
When gang leader Ole and his buddies Marco and Milan nicked Davie's school bag, Ole never in his wildest dreams imagined that a short time later he would appear on stage with Davie at a school karaoke contest dressed as a princess.
Presented by Spike Lee: Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, determined to outwit fate and role-play as God, build make-shift time machines to save CJ's brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.
Since 1993, the border between Armenia and Turkey has been closed. There are only 300 meters of the gorge keeping Simon and his relatives apart, but to pass that 300 meters he has to overcome almost 11,000 kilometers. This is a tragicomic story about the influence of politics on human destinies.
Set in the fast-paced environs of the usually bustling Mumbai local train system, "s i s a k" details a romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day train journeys between two men. A return to the unspoken, unsaid and universal expressions of love.
A day in the life of a small, dysfunctional community living under the constant smog and noise of an endless traffic jam. In the high heat, they squabble and bicker like children. It seems that it will always be this way, until a rare spectacle shows them how to rise above their situation.
Almost 20 years after his father was crushed by a falling satellite, Rafael, an undertaker, realizes that his whole life has been orbiting in the wrong direction. With the help of his own "Sancho Panza," Melito and Rafael will begin a trip that they could have never anticipated.
Thank You follows the travels of a plastic bag through the lens of long exposure and motion. With a mix of stop motion and traditionally drawn animation, the film depicts the beauty and intrigue of motion and the city surrounding it.
Woman stands in front of camera in underwear filled with eggs. After several seconds, she proceeds to break the eggs with her own fist at a regular pace until all of the eggs are broken, dripping down her legs ending in an unexpended release.