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Video: Lunch Time

A 16-year-old Iranian girl has been notified by the local morgue to identify her mother’s body. Over the course of the next 15 minutes, this painful task proves to be more difficult than we could have ever imagined in Alireza Ghasemi’s engrossing and humanist portrait “Lunch Time.”

April 12, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: Isabel Allende — Tales of Passion

With charm, humor and passion, Isabel Allende delivers a series of stories about women with passionate hearts who survive difficult lives.

March 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: The Watchmaker

Finding chaos and precision in all things – a philosophy of watchmaking.

January 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: The Moon’s Milk

Narrated by Tom Waits, the film chronicles the last expedition of Captain Millipede and his crew to harvest the milk seeping from the moon’s craters. (13 minutes)

January 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: Why we create music

“Music is the highest form of human communication.”

January 4, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: Balcony

In a neighbourhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent immigrant who is the victim of prejudice and shame.

December 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meg Pokrass: Summersaulting To Shore

My dark-haired lover explained marriage was like an animal. “There’s a smell when it dies,” he said. I let my marriage trickle out.

December 12, 2019 · 3 Comments

Video: Garage de soir (Garage at Night)

In this touching portrayal of lovable slackers, two brothers spend 12 months together in their family’s garage, learning from each other.

November 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Fence

Kosovar filmmaker Lendita Zeqiraj shows us a group of French women from different generations of the same family loudly confronting each other with their views on life, love, desire, race, men, and the patriarchy. The family gathering turns into chaos while the youngest one – the only boy – looks for an escape.

November 17, 2019 · 2 Comments

Meg Pokrass: Between Animals

I imagined climbing the Everest of his body, perching on the top of his belly like a sexy squid, dangling my breasts over the shelf of his face like fishing lines.

October 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Theo and Celeste

As Theo and Celeste play a game of ‘would you still be my friend if’ to test their new friendship, their hypothetical questions become reality, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and strongest yearnings.

August 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: La Madre Buena (The Good Mother)

A Mexican mother torn between her politics and pleasing her only son’s request – to have a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party.

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Bone Mother

In this beautiful and terrifying animated film from the National Film Board of Canada, an arrogant young man tries to cheat Baba Yaga of her due. [8 min.]

July 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meg Pokrass: Puppy Breath

I had his phone number, the guy from the A.A. meeting. I held it in my hands. I was terrible on the phone, but he would never call me. He said he couldn’t approach women. It was up to me.

June 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

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