SHIT & CHAMPAGNE

In SHIT & CHAMPAGNE, San Francisco-based drag performer D’Arcy Drollinger stars as Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White, a charismatic stripper who finds herself in danger after her fiancé and half-sister are both murdered. When the cops refuse to investigate, Champagne takes matters into her own perfectly manicured hands to find answers. In adapting her stage play of the same name to the big screen Dollinger “SHIT & CHAMPAGNE”

USA, 90 minutes, Directed by D'Arcy Drollinger
Cast: D’Arcy Drollinger, Matthew Martin, Steven LeMay, Seton Brown, and Alaska Thunderfuck

RED RIVER ROAD

A family of four isolating against a pandemic virus that spreads through the internet and robs you of your ability to perceive reality–often violently–begins to unravel when they suspect one or all of them might be infected. This unsettling psychological thriller allows audiences to share in the family’s disorienting experience. Performed and filmed on Cape Cod by a real family during lockdown, RED RIVER ROAD “RED RIVER ROAD”

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA is an autobiographical dark comedy about a gay boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother and their adventurous escape to America. Highly original and divided into two distinct parts, director Wes Hurley has mined his childhood to reveal a fascinating story. Full of unexpected twists, the film is an immigrant’s take on the American Dream and “POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA”

USA, 95 minutes, Directed by Wes Hurley
Cast: Marya Sea Kaminski, Tyler Bocock, Lea DeLaria, Dan Lauria, Hersh Powers

MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE

Thirteen-year-old Sammy is struggling to deal with the death of her mother. After acting out, she’s sent to a summer course, where a chance meeting with surly magician Margot (Rhea Perlman), eventually sparks an unlikely friendship. As the initially reluctant Sammy becomes Margot’s pupil, they help one another toward healing. Director Kate Tsang’s sensitive and whimsical debut feature delivers a touching coming-of-age story which is “MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE”

MA BELLE, MA BEAUTY

The realities of a polyamorous relationship anchors MA BELLE, MA BEAUTY, a France-set American indie. The European setting and jazzy feel of the film seem to underscore Marion Hill’s long association with New Orleans—and distinguish the film from what we’ve come to expect from many US independent films in look and feel. It’s a treat to see Hill’s characters, beguilingly played by an attractive group “MA BELLE, MA BEAUTY”

HOW IT ENDS

On the last day on earth, one woman (Zoe Lister-Jones) goes on a journey through the city of LA to make it to one last party before the world ends. Joined by her whimsical younger self, she struggles to make peace with past friends and foes before time runs out. Featuring an all-star cast including Helen Hunt, Olivia Wilde and Nick Kroll, HOW IT ENDS “HOW IT ENDS”

USA, 82 minutes, Directed by Daryl Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones
Cast: Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Olivia Wilde, Fred Armisen

CRYPTOZOO

In this ambitious, trippy animated feature for adults, cryptozookeepers struggle to capture a mythical creature, but begin to wonder if it is right to showcase these rare beasts in captivity or if they should be allowed to exist hidden and unknown. Filmmaker/animator Dash Shaw does stunning, imaginative work creating the fantastical captivating work of Cryptozoo, as terrific performers like Lake Bell and Michael Cera give “CRYPTOZOO”

THE CATCH

Set in a rural fishing community fighting to hold tight to its traditions as the world shifts around it, THE CATCH follows a troubled woman’s return to her estranged family in coastal Maine. With her lobsterman father fighting off an outside attempt to corporatize the local harbor, Beth and her ex-boyfriend make plans to hijack local drug runners and skip town. When the robbery at “THE CATCH”

IN THE HEIGHTS

Lights up on Washington Heights…the scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better “IN THE HEIGHTS”

BEING BEBE

Marshall Ngwa (a.k.a. renowned drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet) came to the United States from homophobic Cameroon with dreams of a better life, and became the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009. BEING BEBE follows Marshall’s remarkable immigrant journey from the earliest days of his amateur drag performance career in Minneapolis, circa 2006, to his emergence as one of the leading artists in “BEING BEBE”