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  • Art & Soul

    1 season

    Narrated by filmmaker István Szabó, Sophy Romvari’s poignant work of personal film history REMEMBRANCE OF JÓZSEF ROMVÁRI pays tribute to her grandfather, the celebrated Hungarian production designer whose career encompassed nearly five decades and more than 140 films. The late Romvári’s artistry ...

  • At the Roots

    1 season

    In her subtly political experimental short SPLIT ENDS, I FEEL WONDERFUL, Akosua Adoma Owusu remixes 1970s found footage and audio (including the words of Angela Davis) into a kaleidoscopic consideration of the rhetoric surrounding the styling of African American women’s hair. It’s a playful yet p...

  • Mourning Rituals

    1 season

    Keisha Rae Witherspoon’s genre-defying short T begins as a pseudo-documentary about modes of grieving in Miami’s Black community—before atomizing into an ecstatic Afrofuturist astral blast. Its depiction of mourning as a kind of protest resonates with the spirit of Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s hypn...

  • Trouble Exposure

    1 season

    The act of photography takes on disturbing dimensions in a warped animation and a rare combination of neorealism and fantasy. In A FAMILY PORTRAIT, animator Joseph Pierce employs a swirl of surreally transmogrifying images to reveal the dark undercurrents coursing through a family as they pose fo...

  • Her Body, Her Story

    1 season

    Women’s bodily rhythms are explored in two intimate, formally inventive films that also question how, why, and by whom these stories are told. In her playfully experimental short CYCLES, Zeinabu irene Davis forges a bold new cinematic language rooted in Black feminism to depict a woman’s ritualis...

  • Pleasures of the Flesh

    1 season

    You are what you eat—literally—in this double helping of cannibal capers. Two desperate Arctic adventurers get, um, creative in order to survive in Ben Pearce’s deliciously macabre short A FEW MILES SOUTH, starring Toby Jones and Ivanno Jeremiah in a wordless duet of rapidly escalating weirdness....

  • You Say You Want a Revolution

    1 season

    In a cinema letter to Jean Vigo, film essayist Lynne Sachs ponders the delicate resonances of the short-lived but mightily influential French director’s sublime, dynamically inventive 1933 classic ZÉRO DE CONDUITE, in which a group of schoolboys wage an anarchist rebellion against their authorita...

  • Making New Waves

    1 season

    Actor and early French New Wave regular Nicole Berger is at the center of two romantic trysts in these foundational works by revolutionary film artists. First, Berger is one of two best friends who are pursued by the same scumbag womanizer in Jean-Luc Godard’s breezy short ALL THE BOYS ARE CALLED...

  • Commanders in Grief

    1 season

    A pair of presidential satires explore the light and dark sides of being a country’s most powerful figurehead—and what happens when it all goes terribly wrong. Graced with impeccable deadpan timing, Alejandro Saevich’s short MAMARTUILE zooms in on the president of Mexico as he faces a most unusua...

  • Bohemian Rhapsodies

    1 season

    Two inimitable directors put their distinctive stamps on a classic story of art, love, and the immortal allure of Paris. In her bracingly experimental feminist cult classic THRILLER, Sally Potter deconstructs Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera “La bohème” to ask: Why does the heroine always have to ...

  • Man’s Best Friend

    1 season

    A man’s love for his pet—whether it’s a dog or an alligator—is at the heart of these affectionately humanist tales of everyday resilience in the face of capitalism’s unfeeling machinery. Zachary Treitz brings an eye for offbeat Americana to his short WE’RE LEAVING, in which a longtime trailer-par...

  • Spy Games
    1 season

    Spy Games

    1 season

    Two witty spy capers fuse humor and suspense with delectable results. Shot in gorgeous saturated color amid some of the title city’s most iconic locales, Sally Potter’s THE LONDON STORY plays like a deadpan, postmodern deconstruction of the classic cloak-and-dagger thriller—complete with arrestin...

  • Things We Do For Love

    1 season

    Two men embark on perilous quests to be reunited with the women they love in these searing journeys through oft-unseen layers of Egyptian and Filipino society. Winner of the Short Film Palme d’Or at Cannes, director Sameh Alaa’s quietly wrenching I AM AFRAID TO FORGET YOUR FACE follows a young ma...

  • Reimagining Representation

    1 season

    LIME KILN CLUB FIELD DAY—the oldest surviving film to feature an all-Black cast—inspires two of contemporary cinema’s most innovative voices to explore the complex history of Black representation on-screen. Taking the uncompleted 1913 feature as a starting point, Garrett Bradley’s ecstatic short ...

  • Growing Up Gay

    1 season

    The mundane is rendered miraculous in these richly impressionistic evocations of the inner worlds of young boys grappling with questions of sexuality, identity, and religion. Director Terrance Daye drew inspiration from growing up Black and queer in a religious household to create his lyrical pri...

  • The Night Before Christmas

    1 season

    See the magic of Christmas Eve through a child’s eyes in these glowingly nostalgic visions of holiday enchantment. On the night before Christmas, toys come to life through the wonders of stop motion in Czech animation wizard Karel Zeman’s delightfully imaginative fantasia A CHRISTMAS DREAM. It’s ...

  • Psychic Connection

    1 season

    Grab a ouija board, light a candle, and settle in for two spine-tingling exercises in the occult arts. First, Chloë Sevigny directs Kate Lyn Sheil, Eleonore Hendricks, and Sheila Vand in her spellbinding feminist ghost story WHITE ECHO, in which a group of women tap into a frightening spiritual p...

  • The Present Past

    1 season

    A woman wanders a golf course looking for her late husband’s grave, searching desperately for a place lost to time in Vietnamese director Pham Ngoc Lan’s gorgeous black-and-white short BLESSED LAND. It makes for a haunting prelude to THE NAKED ISLAND, Kaneto Shindo’s hypnotic, documentary-like po...

  • The End of Innocence

    1 season

    The illusions of youth come to an abrupt end in two heartrending tales of innocence lost. Strikingly shot along the coast of Ghana, Anthony Nti’s award-winning short DA YIE takes viewers on an unsettling adventure involving two guileless children, a charming stranger, and a sinister plot. It’s pa...

  • Summer Wonderlands

    1 season

    Drift into the dreamy realm of childhood imagination with these ethereal visions of endless summer. David Gordon Green first came to critical attention with his debut GEORGE WASHINGTON, a senses-ravishing immersion into a crumbling southern town where a group of kids comes of age over the course ...

  • Under the SoCal Sun

    1 season

    The sunbaked desert landscapes and laid-back cool of Southern California permeate a playful avant-garde short and a postpunk road movie, both shot in evocatively lo-fi 16 mm. In her cosmic diary film WORDS, PLANETS, Spanish-born, Los Angeles-based experimentalist Laida Lertxundi riffs on the comp...

  • Under the Volcanoes

    1 season

    The elemental power of nature is on dramatic display in a breathtaking documentary and a neorealist landmark, both set amid the volcanic islands off the coast of Sicily. Directed by documentary poet Vittorio De Seta, ISLANDS OF FIRE captures the before, during, and after of a volcanic eruption on...

  • Mob Injustice

    1 season

    Vigilantes take it upon themselves to uphold public morality with devastating consequences in an unsettling one-take short and one of Mexico’s most important works of political cinema. Employing a single, unbroken shot in order to build almost unbearable tension, Sudarshan Suresh’s MIZARU unfolds...

  • Bureaucratic for the People

    1 season

    The System got you down? Commiserate with two hard-hitting looks at the soul-crushing frustrations of trying to succeed in the face of unfeeling bureaucracy and endless red tape. First, a man’s inability to renew his car’s registration spirals into an absurdist pileup of indignities in Georgi M. ...