Wednesday

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Signature Move

Zaynab is a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma, a confident and vivacious Mexican-American woman. What could get in the way of true love? Just her mom’s endless search for the right pre-arranged marriage for Zaynab. Oh, and Alma’s pro-wrestling family. A sexy comedy, SIGNATURE MOVE celebrates the differences that make us interesting when opposites attract. “Signature Move”

2017, USA, 82 minutes, Directed by Jennifer Reeder
Cast: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis
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Mr. Roosevelt

After a death in her family, struggling LA-based comedian Emily Martin (writer/director Noël Wells, Netflix’s “Master of None”) returns home to Austin, Texas. There she finds herself in the awkward position of staying with her ex and his new girlfriend until the funeral, where she’s forced to confront the life and relationships she left behind as well as the life she’s now living. MR. ROOSEVELT “Mr. Roosevelt”

2017, USA, 90 minutes, Directed by Noël Wells
Cast: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hyland, Doug Benson, Armen Weitzman, Sergio Cilli
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Spettacolo

A small town in Tuscany may be the best example of the power of theater. Almost wiped out during World War II, the town started an annual tradition of putting on a play, with everyone playing themselves. Each year the subject came from current issues — the war, the women’s movement, the struggles of the town’s independent farmers — every major event has been debated “Spettacolo”

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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive. In turn, he crafts a “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography”

Thursday

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Strange Weather

STRANGE WEATHER follows the uncompromising Darcy (Holly Hunter), as she embarks on a road trip through the Deep South with her best friend (Carrie Coon), a lesbian in an interracial relationship, to uncover the truth about the death of her son. Hunter gives a powerhouse performance reminding us of her supreme talent. This lyrical, emotionally rich drama is a compelling story about how to be “Strange Weather”

2016, USA, 91 minutes, Directed by Katherine Dieckmann
Cast: Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon
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Brigsby Bear

Winner of the 2017 John Schlesinger Award, Presented to a First Time Feature Filmmaker (Narrative). Sponsored by 90+ Cellars.

2016, USA, 100 minutes, Directed by Dave McCary
Cast: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Michaela Watkins
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Rat Film

A symbol of science, fear and mazes – the rat may be more intertwined with people than any other animal, as scary as that sounds to us humans. The aptly named RAT FILM focuses on the people and the rats in Baltimore, MD, from hunting grounds on the streets to pets in homes. The documentary is getting at a fascinating, larger picture – the intricate “Rat Film”

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The Ornithologist

A solitary — and hunky — ornithologist is kayaking, looking for birds in Northern Portugal, when he gets swept away by rapids. His truly surreal journey is just starting as he wakes up in a dark forest, runs into some strange Chinese pilgrims and then an even stranger forest cult and a lone man among them. Humor balances the bizarre as the film takes a “The Ornithologist”

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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer. Jennifer Kroot’s documentary about the creator of Tales of the City moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin”

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Lane 1974

In the remote hippie communes of California in 1974, 13-year-old Lane drifts from place to place with her single mom Hallelujah. Finding food is hard, and making friends is even harder at this delicate point of childhood. The notions of freedom around her aren’t quite enough and Lane sets off on her own to find stability. Director SJ Chiro also grew up on a commune “Lane 1974”

2017, USA, 80 minutes, Directed by SJ Chiro
Cast: Sophia Mitri Schloss, Katherine Moennig, Sara Coates
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Lemon

Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac can not get a break. He tries hard but his blind girlfriend is dumping him, his family hates him and his career has stalled. This can’t be his life. So he decides to take a chance and date a new girl. What could go awkwardly wrong? Director Janicza Bravo put her “Lemon”

2017, USA, 83 minutes, Directed by Janicza Bravo
Cast: Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Shiri Appleby, Fred Melamed, Rhea Perlman, David Paymer, Gillian Jacobs, Jon Daly, Martin Starr
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Seventeen

The days of summer are calling as high school is ending and the dreams of sun and breeze and freedom are inspiring the already anxious teenagers in a tiny town in Austria. We follow 17 year-old Paula who secretly loves Charlotte. Being gay isn’t the problem, it’s that Charlotte has a boyfriend. So Paula tries hanging out with a boy too, while dealing with come-ons “Seventeen”

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The Ring Thing

When Sarah accidentally proposes to her girlfriend in Provincetown, she finds herself at odds with her partner’s expectations of their future. The mix-up sends both women on different journeys of marital exploration. Sarah, a documentary filmmaker, begins interviewing same-sex couples in an attempt to overcome her fear of divorce. Her partner, Kristen, who’s ready to tie the knot, starts to pull away from Sarah by “The Ring Thing”

2017, USA, 113 minutes, Directed by William Sullivan
Cast: Nicole Pursell, Sarah Wharton, Matt Connolly, Cheryl Pickett
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Lady Macbeth

1885 England. Lady Katherine is trapped, figuratively in a high society marriage and literally in a sprawling estate. Her loveless husband plays mind games while his father torments her with harsh criticism and abuse. When a rough, ill-mannered worker arrives at the estate, she takes the opportunity to break free with a romance laced with intense vengeance. Florence Pugh explodes onto the film scene in “Lady Macbeth”

2016, UK, 89 minutes, Directed by William Oldroyd
Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie
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Chavela

Musical pioneer, hard-drinking rebel, and queer icon, Chavela Vargas captured the heart of Frida Kahlo and the imagination of Pedro Almodovar, who frequently used her vocals in his films. Her scandalous reputation saw her blacklisted from the largest performance venues in Mexico for much of her career until she rightfully, and triumphantly, took the world by storm in her 70s, enjoying sold out shows in “Chavela”

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Dear Mr. Shakespeare

An exploration of Shakespeare’s intentions when writing Othello delves into the play’s racial themes in historical and contemporary settings, while drawing wider parallels between immigration and blackness in the UK today. Precedes: LADY MACBETH 2016, United Kingdom, 89 minutes Directed by William Oldroyd

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Pop Aye

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant along the streets of Bangkok. Inspired by their reunion, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together – only to discover the truth about himself and others around him. Kirsten Tan’s elegant and profound debut is an enchanting work of discovery filmmaking. “Pop Aye”

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Columbus

In a Midwestern town known for its extraordinary modernist buildings, out-of-towner Jin is taking care of his father. After meeting local girl Casey at the library job that is beneath her, the two realize they have much in common stemming from their parents, their futures staring back at them with a heavy weight. So begins a beautiful, drifting journey of getting to know each other, “Columbus”

2016, USA, 104 minutes, Directed by Kogonada
Cast: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, Michelle Forbes
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After Louie

2007 Excellence in Acting honoree Alan Cumming gives a standout performance as Sam, a NYC-based artist and AIDS epidemic survivor. Still struggling with survivor’s guilt, he is bewildered by a younger generation of seemingly carefree and politically indifferent gay men. When he meets the seductive, young Braeden (Zachary Booth), their pants quickly come down and, eventually, so does Sam’s guard. As the pair become increasingly “After Louie”

2017, USA, 100 minutes, Directed by Vincent Gagliostro
Cast: Alan Cumming, Zacahary Booth, Justin Bond, Wilson Cruz, Joey Arias, Patrick Breen, David Drake
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Maudie

MAUDIE tells the true story of folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) and her unlikely romance with a hardened reclusive bachelor, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) in Nova Scotia. An intelligent woman hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, Maud yearns to be independent. She escapes her solitary existence through her art, and in her 30s she answers an advertisement for a housekeeper posted by Everett. Maud’s “Maudie”

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The Last Pig

THE LAST PIG is a deeply immersive contemplation on life and personal ethics as it follows a compassionate pig farmer grappling with his conscience. Bob Comis has come to a crossroads as we glimpse him through his final year of raising pigs for food. Against the stunning backdrop of upstate New York, THE LAST PIG offers an entirely new view of small-scale livestock farming, strikingly “The Last Pig”

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Tom of Finland

TOM OF FINLAND explores the life of artist Touko Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), revealing the creative genius behind the famous homoerotic illustrations. Shot across three countries, the film presents nearly 50 years of the life of Laaksonen, from his time in World War II until his death in 1991. More a story about the artist than the art, director Dome Karukoski and screenwriter Aleksi “Tom of Finland”

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Whose Streets?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marked a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold “Whose Streets?”

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Bill Nye: Science Guy

Bill Nye is on a quest to change the world through science! Using advocacy, education, and his charming personality, Nye makes a strong argument for why science matters more than ever in a culture increasingly indifferent to evidence. He is leading by example, and speaking out against those who deny its value. With exclusive access, this behind-the-scenes portrait of “the Science guy” inspires both young “Bill Nye: Science Guy”

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Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

ANATOMY OF A MALE BALLET DANCER offers a unique behind-the-scenes portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes. Widely considered the greatest partner of his generation, every ballerina desires to dance with him. From his struggle to reach the top of the ballet world, to his complicated relationship with his father, the film takes us on Marcelo’s journey across international stages around the world. Currently celebrating “Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer”

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Beatriz At Dinner

Salma Hayek plays Beatriz, a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer living a life of quiet solitude. While at the home of a client, Beatriz’s car breaks down and she finds herself included in a business dinner—the guest of honor being legendary real-estate mogul Doug Strutt (John Lithgow). In the hands of screenwriter Mike White and director Miguel Arteta, what follows is a Trump-tweaking, “Beatriz At Dinner”

2017, USA, 83 minutes, Directed by Miguel Arteta
Cast: Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass
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Dolores

Every important activist movement has an unsung hero. Few activists have affected as many lives as Dolores Huerta. The equal co-founder of the first farm workers’ union in America alongside Cesar Chavez, the mother of 11 became a feminist, grassroots organizer, non-violent protester and civil rights icon. Her landmark battles have been unfairly diminished over time. With unprecedented access to both Dolores and her children, “Dolores”

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The Wound

In a remote part of South Africa, teenage boys go through a traditional Xhola rite of passage. Twenty-something factory worker Xolani is hired by a wealthy father to mentor his son through the ritual and into manhood. Xolani works hard as class struggle rears up, the rich teenager from the modern city clashing with the old world. But Xolani really uses this yearly event to “The Wound”

Friday

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Lost in Paris

Fiona is used to Canada’s frigid winters — barely batting an eye as she’s battered by the wind and snow (how her elegantly gangly body reacts is another matter). But when she’s summoned to visit Paris by her elderly aunt Martha, she jumps at the chance for adventure and, perhaps, love. Loaded up with her huge backpack, she lands in Paris only to find Martha “Lost in Paris”

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Bill Nye: Science Guy

Bill Nye is on a quest to change the world through science! Using advocacy, education, and his charming personality, Nye makes a strong argument for why science matters more than ever in a culture increasingly indifferent to evidence. He is leading by example, and speaking out against those who deny its value. With exclusive access, this behind-the-scenes portrait of “the Science guy” inspires both young “Bill Nye: Science Guy”

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Mr. Roosevelt

After a death in her family, struggling LA-based comedian Emily Martin (writer/director Noël Wells, Netflix’s “Master of None”) returns home to Austin, Texas. There she finds herself in the awkward position of staying with her ex and his new girlfriend until the funeral, where she’s forced to confront the life and relationships she left behind as well as the life she’s now living. MR. ROOSEVELT “Mr. Roosevelt”

2017, USA, 90 minutes, Directed by Noël Wells
Cast: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hyland, Doug Benson, Armen Weitzman, Sergio Cilli
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The Last Pig

THE LAST PIG is a deeply immersive contemplation on life and personal ethics as it follows a compassionate pig farmer grappling with his conscience. Bob Comis has come to a crossroads as we glimpse him through his final year of raising pigs for food. Against the stunning backdrop of upstate New York, THE LAST PIG offers an entirely new view of small-scale livestock farming, strikingly “The Last Pig”

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Landline

Set in 1995 Manhattan, LANDLINE follows three uncompromising women within a family navigating monogamy, honesty and familial bonds. When rebellious younger sister Ali (Abby Quinn) discovers that their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, newly engaged older sister Dana (Jenny Slate) uncovers her own wild side while trying to keep the news from their mother (Edie Falco). Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child, PIFF 2014) “Landline”

2017, USA, 96 minutes, Directed by Gillian Robespierre
Cast: Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Jay Duplass
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Columbus

In a Midwestern town known for its extraordinary modernist buildings, out-of-towner Jin is taking care of his father. After meeting local girl Casey at the library job that is beneath her, the two realize they have much in common stemming from their parents, their futures staring back at them with a heavy weight. So begins a beautiful, drifting journey of getting to know each other, “Columbus”

2016, USA, 104 minutes, Directed by Kogonada
Cast: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, Michelle Forbes
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Signature Move

Zaynab is a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma, a confident and vivacious Mexican-American woman. What could get in the way of true love? Just her mom’s endless search for the right pre-arranged marriage for Zaynab. Oh, and Alma’s pro-wrestling family. A sexy comedy, SIGNATURE MOVE celebrates the differences that make us interesting when opposites attract. “Signature Move”

2017, USA, 82 minutes, Directed by Jennifer Reeder
Cast: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis
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Bronx Gothic

Writer/performer Okwui Okpokwasili has won awards and acclaim in New York with her one-woman show, Bronx Gothic. Okwui – who’s worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor – personally takes the audience on a roller coaster through teenage years as an outsider in America, using dance, song, drama and comedy to fantastic effect. Director Andrew Rossi captures Okpokwasili’s life, thoughts and the “Bronx Gothic”

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Blind

Betrayed by her sleazy husband (played by Dylan McDermott) when he gets caught for insider trading, Suzanne (Demi Moore) must take a plea bargain and community service. After reaching great success as a novelist, Bill (Alec Baldwin) has it all taken away, losing both his wife and his eyesight in a car crash. But his life may find new meaning when Suzanne shows up to “Blind”

2016, USA, 106 minutes, Directed by Michael Mailer
Cast: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, Viva Bianca, James McCaffrey
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Power Struggle

Democracy prevails when a nuclear engineer turned whistle-blower, a 93-year old grandmother, and a scrappy new governor join forces with an array of activists to score a rare grassroots environmental victory in shuttering an aging nuclear reactor in Vermont. A timely, inspiring story of real democracy in action; about whether citizens’ voices will be heard against big moneyed interests, and what people are doing locally “Power Struggle”

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Mansfield 66/67

MANSFIELD 66/67 focuses on the fascinating later years of “blonde bombshell” and “Hollywood Babylon” covergirl Jayne Mansfield’s life and career, when she scandalously befriended San Francisco’s Church of Satan founder Anton LeVay. Less concerned with the facts of Mansfield’s life, directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes instead focus on the Mansfield image and mystique — securing interviews from a wide and, at times, wonderfully “Mansfield 66/67”

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Dolores

Every important activist movement has an unsung hero. Few activists have affected as many lives as Dolores Huerta. The equal co-founder of the first farm workers’ union in America alongside Cesar Chavez, the mother of 11 became a feminist, grassroots organizer, non-violent protester and civil rights icon. Her landmark battles have been unfairly diminished over time. With unprecedented access to both Dolores and her children, “Dolores”

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The Beguiled

THE BEGUILED is an atmospheric thriller that unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker and “The Beguiled”

2017, USA, 100 minutes, Directed by Sofia Coppola
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell, Emma Howard, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke
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God’s Own Country

A young sheep farmer in Yorkshire has his life turned upside down when a migrant worker from Romania arrives to assist with lambing season. Emotionally shut off and prone to long nights at the local pub, Johnny Saxby is barely holding on after his father suffers a debilitating stroke. When the hunky Gheorghe is hired to lend a hand, their sexual tension is palpable in “God’s Own Country”

2017, UK, 105 minutes, Directed by Francis Lee
Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones
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Spettacolo

A small town in Tuscany may be the best example of the power of theater. Almost wiped out during World War II, the town started an annual tradition of putting on a play, with everyone playing themselves. Each year the subject came from current issues — the war, the women’s movement, the struggles of the town’s independent farmers — every major event has been debated “Spettacolo”

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The Trip to Spain

In their third culinary road trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take on Spain. After their hilarious, and surprisingly touching, trips through their homeland England and then Italy, the format is established. Hired to travel a country and review a different restaurant each day, the two eat amazing-looking meals, trade deadpan quips and celebrity impressions, and explore historical writers and poets from the country. Not “The Trip to Spain”

2017, UK, 110 minutes, Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Steve Coogan Rob Brydon Marta Barrio Claire Keelan
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The Wound

In a remote part of South Africa, teenage boys go through a traditional Xhola rite of passage. Twenty-something factory worker Xolani is hired by a wealthy father to mentor his son through the ritual and into manhood. Xolani works hard as class struggle rears up, the rich teenager from the modern city clashing with the old world. But Xolani really uses this yearly event to “The Wound”

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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer. Jennifer Kroot’s documentary about the creator of Tales of the City moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin”

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The Ornithologist

A solitary — and hunky — ornithologist is kayaking, looking for birds in Northern Portugal, when he gets swept away by rapids. His truly surreal journey is just starting as he wakes up in a dark forest, runs into some strange Chinese pilgrims and then an even stranger forest cult and a lone man among them. Humor balances the bizarre as the film takes a “The Ornithologist”

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Lucky

Everyone in town loves the 90-year-old atheist Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton). His daily routine is like clockwork, from morning rituals to visiting his local haunts in the desert town. Lucky smokes, drinks and hangs out. But when age starts to mess up the routine, the search for enlightenment is on. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch directs a beautiful character portrait that is also a “Lucky”

2017, USA, 88 minutes, Directed by John Carroll Lynch
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant
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Beach Rats

Harris Dickinson gives a breakout performance as Frankie, a bored teenager living in South Brooklyn, struggling to escape his stifling home life. By day he hangs out with his equally directionless friends on the Coney Island boardwalk — trying to score weed and pick up girls. By night he surfs online cruising sites from the safe and darkened confines of his basement bedroom, exploring the “Beach Rats”

2017, USA, 95 minutes, Directed by Eliza Hittman
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Frank Hakaj
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The Strange Ones

Two men are on the road: the good-looking Nick, firmly in charge, and his younger brother Sam, a troubled and alienated youth. They have left a troubled situation for sure, now looking for a safe place to stay. When they find a cabin in the woods that might finally bring stability and comfort to the men on the run, an undeniable eerie atmosphere still follows them. THE STRANGE ONES is a coming-of-age tale that removes clichés in favor of mystery, exploring the power of the human bond.

2017, USA, 81 minutes, Directed by Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff
Cast: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones

Saturday

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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer. Jennifer Kroot’s documentary about the creator of Tales of the City moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin”

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Chavela

Musical pioneer, hard-drinking rebel, and queer icon, Chavela Vargas captured the heart of Frida Kahlo and the imagination of Pedro Almodovar, who frequently used her vocals in his films. Her scandalous reputation saw her blacklisted from the largest performance venues in Mexico for much of her career until she rightfully, and triumphantly, took the world by storm in her 70s, enjoying sold out shows in “Chavela”

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32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide

After director Hope Litoff’s sister Ruth committed suicide in 2008, her belongings were kept locked away in a storage unit in New York City. Hope reopens the deep wounds of her loss as she meticulously sifts through her sister’s exquisite photography and her personal items in an attempt to make sense of Ruth’s tragic life and death. Through the experience of revealing her sister’s complicated “32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide”

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The Ring Thing

When Sarah accidentally proposes to her girlfriend in Provincetown, she finds herself at odds with her partner’s expectations of their future. The mix-up sends both women on different journeys of marital exploration. Sarah, a documentary filmmaker, begins interviewing same-sex couples in an attempt to overcome her fear of divorce. Her partner, Kristen, who’s ready to tie the knot, starts to pull away from Sarah by “The Ring Thing”

2017, USA, 113 minutes, Directed by William Sullivan
Cast: Nicole Pursell, Sarah Wharton, Matt Connolly, Cheryl Pickett
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Bill Nye: Science Guy

Bill Nye is on a quest to change the world through science! Using advocacy, education, and his charming personality, Nye makes a strong argument for why science matters more than ever in a culture increasingly indifferent to evidence. He is leading by example, and speaking out against those who deny its value. With exclusive access, this behind-the-scenes portrait of “the Science guy” inspires both young “Bill Nye: Science Guy”

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After Louie

2007 Excellence in Acting honoree Alan Cumming gives a standout performance as Sam, a NYC-based artist and AIDS epidemic survivor. Still struggling with survivor’s guilt, he is bewildered by a younger generation of seemingly carefree and politically indifferent gay men. When he meets the seductive, young Braeden (Zachary Booth), their pants quickly come down and, eventually, so does Sam’s guard. As the pair become increasingly “After Louie”

2017, USA, 100 minutes, Directed by Vincent Gagliostro
Cast: Alan Cumming, Zacahary Booth, Justin Bond, Wilson Cruz, Joey Arias, Patrick Breen, David Drake
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Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Elegant in its simplicity and animated in a whimsical style that at times evokes the work of Faith and Emily Hubley, WINDOW HORSES follows the story of Rosie Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), a young Canadian poet in search of her place in the world. Accepted into a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, Rosie bids adieu to her grandparents and begins an unwitting journey of “Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming”

2016, Canada, 85 minutes, Directed by Ann Marie Fleming
Cast: Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo
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Dolores

Every important activist movement has an unsung hero. Few activists have affected as many lives as Dolores Huerta. The equal co-founder of the first farm workers’ union in America alongside Cesar Chavez, the mother of 11 became a feminist, grassroots organizer, non-violent protester and civil rights icon. Her landmark battles have been unfairly diminished over time. With unprecedented access to both Dolores and her children, “Dolores”

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Blind Sushi

A blind adventure writer and a sustainable sushi chef form a bond while searching for enlightenment in the murky depths off the New England coast. Precedes: THE LAST PIG 2017, USA, 54 minutes Directed by Allison Argo

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The Last Pig

THE LAST PIG is a deeply immersive contemplation on life and personal ethics as it follows a compassionate pig farmer grappling with his conscience. Bob Comis has come to a crossroads as we glimpse him through his final year of raising pigs for food. Against the stunning backdrop of upstate New York, THE LAST PIG offers an entirely new view of small-scale livestock farming, strikingly “The Last Pig”

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Maudie

MAUDIE tells the true story of folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) and her unlikely romance with a hardened reclusive bachelor, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) in Nova Scotia. An intelligent woman hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, Maud yearns to be independent. She escapes her solitary existence through her art, and in her 30s she answers an advertisement for a housekeeper posted by Everett. Maud’s “Maudie”

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Strange Weather

STRANGE WEATHER follows the uncompromising Darcy (Holly Hunter), as she embarks on a road trip through the Deep South with her best friend (Carrie Coon), a lesbian in an interracial relationship, to uncover the truth about the death of her son. Hunter gives a powerhouse performance reminding us of her supreme talent. This lyrical, emotionally rich drama is a compelling story about how to be “Strange Weather”

2016, USA, 91 minutes, Directed by Katherine Dieckmann
Cast: Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon
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Rat Film

A symbol of science, fear and mazes – the rat may be more intertwined with people than any other animal, as scary as that sounds to us humans. The aptly named RAT FILM focuses on the people and the rats in Baltimore, MD, from hunting grounds on the streets to pets in homes. The documentary is getting at a fascinating, larger picture – the intricate “Rat Film”

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Power Struggle

Democracy prevails when a nuclear engineer turned whistle-blower, a 93-year old grandmother, and a scrappy new governor join forces with an array of activists to score a rare grassroots environmental victory in shuttering an aging nuclear reactor in Vermont. A timely, inspiring story of real democracy in action; about whether citizens’ voices will be heard against big moneyed interests, and what people are doing locally “Power Struggle”

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The Strange Ones

Two men are on the road: the good-looking Nick, firmly in charge, and his younger brother Sam, a troubled and alienated youth. They have left a troubled situation for sure, now looking for a safe place to stay. When they find a cabin in the woods that might finally bring stability and comfort to the men on the run, an undeniable eerie atmosphere still follows them. THE STRANGE ONES is a coming-of-age tale that removes clichés in favor of mystery, exploring the power of the human bond.

2017, USA, 81 minutes, Directed by Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff
Cast: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones
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Lemon

Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac can not get a break. He tries hard but his blind girlfriend is dumping him, his family hates him and his career has stalled. This can’t be his life. So he decides to take a chance and date a new girl. What could go awkwardly wrong? Director Janicza Bravo put her “Lemon”

2017, USA, 83 minutes, Directed by Janicza Bravo
Cast: Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Shiri Appleby, Fred Melamed, Rhea Perlman, David Paymer, Gillian Jacobs, Jon Daly, Martin Starr
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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The quest to unravel the final days of transgender icon and self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson is at the heart of Academy Award® nominated director David France’s acclaimed new documentary. Found floating in the Hudson River under mysterious circumstances in 1992, the NYPD quickly ruled her death as a suicide — a claim that Marsha’s friends reject to this day. Much more than a “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”

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Mansfield 66/67

MANSFIELD 66/67 focuses on the fascinating later years of “blonde bombshell” and “Hollywood Babylon” covergirl Jayne Mansfield’s life and career, when she scandalously befriended San Francisco’s Church of Satan founder Anton LeVay. Less concerned with the facts of Mansfield’s life, directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes instead focus on the Mansfield image and mystique — securing interviews from a wide and, at times, wonderfully “Mansfield 66/67”

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Lane 1974

In the remote hippie communes of California in 1974, 13-year-old Lane drifts from place to place with her single mom Hallelujah. Finding food is hard, and making friends is even harder at this delicate point of childhood. The notions of freedom around her aren’t quite enough and Lane sets off on her own to find stability. Director SJ Chiro also grew up on a commune “Lane 1974”

2017, USA, 80 minutes, Directed by SJ Chiro
Cast: Sophia Mitri Schloss, Katherine Moennig, Sara Coates
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Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

ANATOMY OF A MALE BALLET DANCER offers a unique behind-the-scenes portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes. Widely considered the greatest partner of his generation, every ballerina desires to dance with him. From his struggle to reach the top of the ballet world, to his complicated relationship with his father, the film takes us on Marcelo’s journey across international stages around the world. Currently celebrating “Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer”

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Lost in Paris

Fiona is used to Canada’s frigid winters — barely batting an eye as she’s battered by the wind and snow (how her elegantly gangly body reacts is another matter). But when she’s summoned to visit Paris by her elderly aunt Martha, she jumps at the chance for adventure and, perhaps, love. Loaded up with her huge backpack, she lands in Paris only to find Martha “Lost in Paris”

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God’s Own Country

A young sheep farmer in Yorkshire has his life turned upside down when a migrant worker from Romania arrives to assist with lambing season. Emotionally shut off and prone to long nights at the local pub, Johnny Saxby is barely holding on after his father suffers a debilitating stroke. When the hunky Gheorghe is hired to lend a hand, their sexual tension is palpable in “God’s Own Country”

2017, UK, 105 minutes, Directed by Francis Lee
Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones
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Brigsby Bear

Winner of the 2017 John Schlesinger Award, Presented to a First Time Feature Filmmaker (Narrative). Sponsored by 90+ Cellars.

2016, USA, 100 minutes, Directed by Dave McCary
Cast: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Michaela Watkins
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Tom of Finland

TOM OF FINLAND explores the life of artist Touko Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), revealing the creative genius behind the famous homoerotic illustrations. Shot across three countries, the film presents nearly 50 years of the life of Laaksonen, from his time in World War II until his death in 1991. More a story about the artist than the art, director Dome Karukoski and screenwriter Aleksi “Tom of Finland”

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Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Elegant in its simplicity and animated in a whimsical style that at times evokes the work of Faith and Emily Hubley, WINDOW HORSES follows the story of Rosie Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), a young Canadian poet in search of her place in the world. Accepted into a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, Rosie bids adieu to her grandparents and begins an unwitting journey of “Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming”

2016, Canada, 85 minutes, Directed by Ann Marie Fleming
Cast: Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo
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Blind

Betrayed by her sleazy husband (played by Dylan McDermott) when he gets caught for insider trading, Suzanne (Demi Moore) must take a plea bargain and community service. After reaching great success as a novelist, Bill (Alec Baldwin) has it all taken away, losing both his wife and his eyesight in a car crash. But his life may find new meaning when Suzanne shows up to “Blind”

2016, USA, 106 minutes, Directed by Michael Mailer
Cast: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, Viva Bianca, James McCaffrey
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Power Struggle

Democracy prevails when a nuclear engineer turned whistle-blower, a 93-year old grandmother, and a scrappy new governor join forces with an array of activists to score a rare grassroots environmental victory in shuttering an aging nuclear reactor in Vermont. A timely, inspiring story of real democracy in action; about whether citizens’ voices will be heard against big moneyed interests, and what people are doing locally “Power Struggle”

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Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

ANATOMY OF A MALE BALLET DANCER offers a unique behind-the-scenes portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes. Widely considered the greatest partner of his generation, every ballerina desires to dance with him. From his struggle to reach the top of the ballet world, to his complicated relationship with his father, the film takes us on Marcelo’s journey across international stages around the world. Currently celebrating “Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer”

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Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of Isis

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger and his Emmy-winning filmmaking partner, Nick Quested, chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State, better known as ISIS. This documentary delves into the real stories and persons in the conflict, giving a human face on the ground to what are just headlines and news clips to the rest of “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of Isis”

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Landline

Set in 1995 Manhattan, LANDLINE follows three uncompromising women within a family navigating monogamy, honesty and familial bonds. When rebellious younger sister Ali (Abby Quinn) discovers that their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, newly engaged older sister Dana (Jenny Slate) uncovers her own wild side while trying to keep the news from their mother (Edie Falco). Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child, PIFF 2014) “Landline”

2017, USA, 96 minutes, Directed by Gillian Robespierre
Cast: Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Jay Duplass
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32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide

After director Hope Litoff’s sister Ruth committed suicide in 2008, her belongings were kept locked away in a storage unit in New York City. Hope reopens the deep wounds of her loss as she meticulously sifts through her sister’s exquisite photography and her personal items in an attempt to make sense of Ruth’s tragic life and death. Through the experience of revealing her sister’s complicated “32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide”

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Mr. Roosevelt

After a death in her family, struggling LA-based comedian Emily Martin (writer/director Noël Wells, Netflix’s “Master of None”) returns home to Austin, Texas. There she finds herself in the awkward position of staying with her ex and his new girlfriend until the funeral, where she’s forced to confront the life and relationships she left behind as well as the life she’s now living. MR. ROOSEVELT “Mr. Roosevelt”

2017, USA, 90 minutes, Directed by Noël Wells
Cast: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hyland, Doug Benson, Armen Weitzman, Sergio Cilli
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Pop Aye

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant along the streets of Bangkok. Inspired by their reunion, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together – only to discover the truth about himself and others around him. Kirsten Tan’s elegant and profound debut is an enchanting work of discovery filmmaking. “Pop Aye”

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The Trip to Spain

In their third culinary road trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take on Spain. After their hilarious, and surprisingly touching, trips through their homeland England and then Italy, the format is established. Hired to travel a country and review a different restaurant each day, the two eat amazing-looking meals, trade deadpan quips and celebrity impressions, and explore historical writers and poets from the country. Not “The Trip to Spain”

2017, UK, 110 minutes, Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Steve Coogan Rob Brydon Marta Barrio Claire Keelan
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Bronx Gothic

Writer/performer Okwui Okpokwasili has won awards and acclaim in New York with her one-woman show, Bronx Gothic. Okwui – who’s worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor – personally takes the audience on a roller coaster through teenage years as an outsider in America, using dance, song, drama and comedy to fantastic effect. Director Andrew Rossi captures Okpokwasili’s life, thoughts and the “Bronx Gothic”

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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The quest to unravel the final days of transgender icon and self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson is at the heart of Academy Award® nominated director David France’s acclaimed new documentary. Found floating in the Hudson River under mysterious circumstances in 1992, the NYPD quickly ruled her death as a suicide — a claim that Marsha’s friends reject to this day. Much more than a “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”

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John Waters Presents: Krisha

On paper, KRISHA shouldn’t work. Filmed in his mother’s house in Houston in nine days for under $100,000, writer-director Trey Edward Shults explores complex emotional territory utilizing a mix of professional and non-professional actors (including family members), often playing their unhappy selves. But Shults’ debut film is a bit of a miracle, evoking the work of Terrence Malick and John Cassavetes. As Krisha, a recovering “John Waters Presents: Krisha”

2015, USA, 82 minutes, Directed by Trey Edward Shults
Cast: Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Bill Wise, Chris Doubek, Olivia Grace Applegate
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Whose Streets?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marked a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold “Whose Streets?”

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Ingrid Goes West

2017 Next Wave honoree Aubrey Plaza gives a fearless performance as Ingrid, an unstable young woman with a checkered past of obsessive behavior. She secretly moves to Los Angeles to get close to Taylor Sloane — an Instagram “lifestyle guru.” After Ingrid adopts a Taylor-made identity for herself, her machinations to prove she’s BFF material for her Insta idol are underway — that is, until “Ingrid Goes West”

2017, USA, 97 minutes, Directed by Matt Spicer
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen
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Lucky

Everyone in town loves the 90-year-old atheist Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton). His daily routine is like clockwork, from morning rituals to visiting his local haunts in the desert town. Lucky smokes, drinks and hangs out. But when age starts to mess up the routine, the search for enlightenment is on. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch directs a beautiful character portrait that is also a “Lucky”

2017, USA, 88 minutes, Directed by John Carroll Lynch
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant
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Seventeen

The days of summer are calling as high school is ending and the dreams of sun and breeze and freedom are inspiring the already anxious teenagers in a tiny town in Austria. We follow 17 year-old Paula who secretly loves Charlotte. Being gay isn’t the problem, it’s that Charlotte has a boyfriend. So Paula tries hanging out with a boy too, while dealing with come-ons “Seventeen”