A couple, having an affair, become paranoid through a series of haunting experiences in the old brownstone they are staying at. They begin to realize life may just be an endless loop of love and violence.
USA 67 min NAR
*filmmaker will be in attendance
A down-on-his-luck drifter, stranded without money in the place of his rural Missouri upbringing, hooks up with an old flame, and finds himself caring for his brother's infant child.
USA 86 min NAR
An aging fisherman develops an intimate relationship with a lobster as he struggles to find closure with his lost wife.
USA 13 min NAR
Keith Marwick (Steven Annan) is a man struggling to maintain custody of his young son Darren (Kieran Boyle), a piece of him, his lifeline to the outside world. Simultaneously the film tracks Keith's battle to remain in control of his own life, in his relationships with his ex-wife Rachel (Krista Boshinski) and his struggle to maintain control over his disability. What is clear is that Keith is a man battling systems larger than himself, his nervous system, the system of his thoughts, the court system. His body moves without his consent, his mind and mouth follow.
USA 30 min NAR
1st of May, 2021 "The Economic Fall" has brought hunger, war and despair to what is left of society. A solitary man in search of work and food, rummages his torn down city, encountering other survivors of the crash.
SPAIN 19 min NAR
Kelly, a female entrepreneur, gives personal advice and insight into business and beauty. She finds motivation in her personal experiences and in her role model Mary Kay.
USA 4 min NAR
An elderly couple finds excitement in breaking and entering.
USA 9 min NAR
Her parents have been quarreling ever since she was a little child. When one day her father falls ill, his mistress comes to the house, asking the name of the hospital to which he was taken.Her mother refuses to tell, but she, defiant towards her mother who took her troubles out on her instead of getting a divorce, runs after the lover . But when she confronts the mistress, the mistress who has caused so much pain, her expression betrays her feelings. Seeing this, the mistress invites she to her house, saying that she would like to talk some more. Just by looking at the apartment she can tell her father stayed there often.
JAPAN 38 min NAR
Amy and Emily have been friends since childhood but have spent the last ten years apart. They reunite in their hometown where Amy has remained living with her father. Emily has decided to move home, after failing as an actor in New York City, with her sweet but neurotic boyfriend, Charlie. Will the two friends be able to maintain their friendship when secrets start to come out? This story subtly explores the dynamic between same gender relationships when the element of sexual identity is introduced while remaining focused on the bigger picture, which is a story about friendship and the personal history that enriches our lives.
USA 73 min NAR
*filmmaker will be in attendance
At 20, Ninah is a hardened wife of 7 years and a mother of 3 who's stuck in an abusive relationship. News of her gravely ill father makes her disobey her husband so she can go speak her peace to the man who put her in bondage. After her father dies, Ninah doesn't return home but stays to run a restaurant. To her siblings' horror, Ninah reconnects with her childhood boyfriend. When news reaches her husband that Ninah's pregnant, he comes to recover the dowry he paid or take back his wife. Unable to come up with the money, Ninah is dragged through the public squares on the way home. Knowing that she's headed to a life of unending abuse, Ninah devises ways to escape.
CAMEROON/USA 95 min NAR
A film that explores the lives of train-hoppers in the bleak, beautiful rural south and the volatile relationships of a group led by a deceivingly charming man.
USA 16 min NAR