15 Minutes or Less

15 Minutes or Less

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15 Minutes or Less
  • Windowbreaker

    Directed by Tze Chun • 2006 • United States

    A string of break-ins breeds distrust in a racially mixed neighborhood outside of Boston.

  • Wren Boys

    Directed by Harry Lighton • 2017 • United Kingdom
    Starring Lalor Roddy, Diarmuid Noyes, Fionn Walton

    The holidays take a surprising turn when an Irish priest accompanies his volatile nephew on a visit to his incarcerated boyfriend.

  • The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film

    Directed by Richard Lester • 1959 • United Kingdom

    This film, directed by Richard Lester, was shot over two Sundays in 1959 for a cost of about seventy pounds. Nominated for an Oscar for best live-action short, it features Lester, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Graham Stark, and Bruce Lacey.

  • He Who Dances on Wood

    Directed by Jessica Beshir • 2016 • United States
    Starring Fred Nelson

    In 2016, Jessica Beshir directed this short film about Fred Nelson, a man she met in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park who tap-dances every day on a worn piece of wood.

  • Les 3 boutons

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 2015 • France
    Starring Jasmine Thiré, Michel Jeannès, Jacky Patin

    A billowing pink dress launches a stouthearted teenage girl on a time- and space-collapsing odyssey from her humble goat farm to the big city and beyond in this playfully meandering feminist fantasia from...

  • Moonbird

    Directed by John Hubley • 1959 • United States

    John and Faith Hubley recorded a conversation between their young sons and set it to animated visuals to create this charming, Academy Award–winning adventure in which two boys set out on a late-night quest to capture a bird.

  • Crocus

    Directed by Suzan Pitt • 1971 • United States

    A woman’s nightly domestic rituals—from putting her baby to bed to making love—unspool in a playful parade of surreal, straight-from-the-id images.

  • Hair Wolf

    Directed by Mariama Diallo • 2018 • United States
    Starring Kara Young, Taliah Webster, Madeline Weinstein

    She’s white and she wants dreads . . . The staff of a Black hair salon in Brooklyn fend off a terrifying new monster: white women intent on literally sucking the lifeblood from Black culture.