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AYANEH

When two young women develop a budding relationship, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family. (Dari, English, Swiss German with subtitles). Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your “AYANEH”

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CODED BIAS

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in “CODED BIAS”

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MILKWATER

Seeking direction and purpose, Milo (Molly Bernard) rashly decides to become a surrogate and egg donor for an older gay man (Patrick Breen) she meets in a New York bar. However, as Milo becomes increasingly attached to him, she starts leveraging the pregnancy as a means of staying embedded in his life and the lines between surrogate, friend and partner get blurred. From first-time queer “MILKWATER”

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LOCKSHOP

A South Boston locksmith shop that has existed for a century is ending its run in a changing neighborhood. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time “LOCKSHOP”

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LA GLORIA

A queer, lovelorn teen struggling with depression finds an unexpected connection to her Abuela through the secret language of dreams. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “LA GLORIA”

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SPINNAKER

“Spinnaker” focuses on the story of the film’s namesake whale, who the CCS tracked from her birth to her death. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “SPINNAKER”

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IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE

Toby the dog was the last living legacy of Kevin, a long-lost lover who died of AIDS in the 90s. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE”

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IDENTIFYING FEATURES

Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he left home with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to know whether or not he’s alive—she embarks on an increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico “IDENTIFYING FEATURES”

94 minutes, Directed by Fernanda Valadez
Cast: Mercedes Hernandez, David Illescas, Juan Jésus Varela, Ana Laura Rodriguez
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I AM A TOWN

Artist Mischa Richter (whose photograph of Amy Winehouse graced the cover of her album Back to Black before making its way into London’s National Portrait Gallery) debuts his first documentary feature, a poetic meditation on his native Provincetown, Massachusetts—the free-spirited community his artist family has called home for nearly 100 years—through conversations with its resilient and at times eccentric inhabitants, from pilgrims and fishermen to drag queens “I AM A TOWN”

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SPECIAL EVENT/NEXT WAVE AWARD CONVERSATION WITH MYA TAYLOR

Independent Spirit Award winning actress, Mya Taylor (TANGERINE) will be honored with the Festival’s Next Wave Award in special conversation together with award-winning filmmaker, PJ Raval (CALL HER GANDA). The Next Wave Award recognizes artists who have exciting and distinctive voices, take artistic risks, and have a passionate commitment to independent film. Past honorees include Aubrey Plaza, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Jillian Bell.  STAGE MOTHER, “SPECIAL EVENT/NEXT WAVE AWARD CONVERSATION WITH MYA TAYLOR”

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HOT FLASH

A newscaster is due to go live on television in the middle of a hot flash. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes. DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July “HOT FLASH”

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STAGE MOTHER

When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Jacki Weaver) inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club’s flamboyant performers… until “STAGE MOTHER”

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FISH AND MEN

FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish in the modern seafood economy and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how our choices as consumers drives the global seafood trade. But, a new movement is underway – an opportunity to return sustainability to both fish and fishermen. Thriving on local communities, pioneering fishermen and celebrated chefs are leading “FISH AND MEN”

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DIRTY

Marco cuts class to spend the afternoon with his boyfriend. Things do not go as planned. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July “DIRTY”

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HOUSE OF CARDIN

Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. HOUSE OF CARDIN is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, chronicling the life and design of Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin granted directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes exclusive access to his archives and his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the “HOUSE OF CARDIN”

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BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

At 93, there’s no stopping when it comes to the legendary artist Betye Saar. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July 16th until 11:59pm “BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS”

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CAPOTE TAPES, THE

  His novel Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of NYC’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked his downfall.  Through never before heard audio archive and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, this intimate documentary reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer. “As a black gay man who grew up in Northern Florida, I “CAPOTE TAPES, THE”

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BLACK BEAR

At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The lives and sentiments of three artists (PIFF 2017 Next Wave Honoree Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, and Sarah Gadon) interlock and are pushed to provocative limits in this enthralling drama. Writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine lures us into a tense and intrepid tale of gender “BLACK BEAR”

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TWO OF US

Two retired women, Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier), have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually “TWO OF US”

/ Wellfleet Drive-In

I AM A TOWN

Artist Mischa Richter (whose photograph of Amy Winehouse graced the cover of her album Back to Black before making its way into London’s National Portrait Gallery) debuts his first documentary feature, a poetic meditation on his native Provincetown, Massachusetts—the free-spirited community his artist family has called home for nearly 100 years—through conversations with its resilient and at times eccentric inhabitants, from pilgrims and fishermen to drag queens “I AM A TOWN”

/ Wellfleet Drive-In

SAVE YOURSELVES!

Jack (John Reynolds) and Su (Sunita Mani) are a hip Brooklyn couple who, like many of their friends, find themselves dependent on technology and unable to put down their phones. Fearing their mindless scrolling may impact their connection with each other, they seize the chance to head to an isolated cabin in the woods, vowing to unplug from the outside world for a week. Sheltered “SAVE YOURSELVES!”

Friday

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DIRTY

Marco cuts class to spend the afternoon with his boyfriend. Things do not go as planned. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July “DIRTY”

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IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE

Toby the dog was the last living legacy of Kevin, a long-lost lover who died of AIDS in the 90s. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE”

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IDENTIFYING FEATURES

Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he left home with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to know whether or not he’s alive—she embarks on an increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico “IDENTIFYING FEATURES”

94 minutes, Directed by Fernanda Valadez
Cast: Mercedes Hernandez, David Illescas, Juan Jésus Varela, Ana Laura Rodriguez
/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

I AM A TOWN

Artist Mischa Richter (whose photograph of Amy Winehouse graced the cover of her album Back to Black before making its way into London’s National Portrait Gallery) debuts his first documentary feature, a poetic meditation on his native Provincetown, Massachusetts—the free-spirited community his artist family has called home for nearly 100 years—through conversations with its resilient and at times eccentric inhabitants, from pilgrims and fishermen to drag queens “I AM A TOWN”

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CODED BIAS

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in “CODED BIAS”

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LA GLORIA

A queer, lovelorn teen struggling with depression finds an unexpected connection to her Abuela through the secret language of dreams. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “LA GLORIA”

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LOCKSHOP

A South Boston locksmith shop that has existed for a century is ending its run in a changing neighborhood. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time “LOCKSHOP”

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HOUSE OF CARDIN

Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. HOUSE OF CARDIN is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, chronicling the life and design of Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin granted directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes exclusive access to his archives and his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the “HOUSE OF CARDIN”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

BLACK BEAR

At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The lives and sentiments of three artists (PIFF 2017 Next Wave Honoree Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, and Sarah Gadon) interlock and are pushed to provocative limits in this enthralling drama. Writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine lures us into a tense and intrepid tale of gender “BLACK BEAR”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

At 93, there’s no stopping when it comes to the legendary artist Betye Saar. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July 16th until 11:59pm “BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS”

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SPINNAKER

“Spinnaker” focuses on the story of the film’s namesake whale, who the CCS tracked from her birth to her death. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “SPINNAKER”

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HOT FLASH

A newscaster is due to go live on television in the middle of a hot flash. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes. DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July “HOT FLASH”

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TWO OF US

Two retired women, Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier), have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually “TWO OF US”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Conversation

SPECIAL EVENT/NEXT WAVE AWARD CONVERSATION WITH MYA TAYLOR

Independent Spirit Award winning actress, Mya Taylor (TANGERINE) will be honored with the Festival’s Next Wave Award in special conversation together with award-winning filmmaker, PJ Raval (CALL HER GANDA). The Next Wave Award recognizes artists who have exciting and distinctive voices, take artistic risks, and have a passionate commitment to independent film. Past honorees include Aubrey Plaza, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Jillian Bell.  STAGE MOTHER, “SPECIAL EVENT/NEXT WAVE AWARD CONVERSATION WITH MYA TAYLOR”

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MILKWATER

Seeking direction and purpose, Milo (Molly Bernard) rashly decides to become a surrogate and egg donor for an older gay man (Patrick Breen) she meets in a New York bar. However, as Milo becomes increasingly attached to him, she starts leveraging the pregnancy as a means of staying embedded in his life and the lines between surrogate, friend and partner get blurred. From first-time queer “MILKWATER”

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FISH AND MEN

FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish in the modern seafood economy and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how our choices as consumers drives the global seafood trade. But, a new movement is underway – an opportunity to return sustainability to both fish and fishermen. Thriving on local communities, pioneering fishermen and celebrated chefs are leading “FISH AND MEN”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

CAPOTE TAPES, THE

  His novel Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of NYC’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked his downfall.  Through never before heard audio archive and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, this intimate documentary reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer. “As a black gay man who grew up in Northern Florida, I “CAPOTE TAPES, THE”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

STAGE MOTHER

When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Jacki Weaver) inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club’s flamboyant performers… until “STAGE MOTHER”

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AYANEH

When two young women develop a budding relationship, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family. (Dari, English, Swiss German with subtitles). Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your “AYANEH”

/ Wellfleet Drive-In

NIGHT OF THE LEPUS starring Janet Leigh

“John Waters Presents…” is one of our favorite festival traditions. It didn’t seem possible that it could get any better, but it has—by being a Drive-In double feature hosted by John Waters! Thrill to giant mutant rabbits as they terrorize a small Arizona town in NIGHT OF THE LEPUS (starring Janet Leigh), then stay for KITTEN WITH A WHIP, where wild teen Jody (Ann-Margret) hides “NIGHT OF THE LEPUS starring Janet Leigh”

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KITTEN WITH A WHIP

“John Waters Presents…” is one of our favorite festival traditions. It didn’t seem possible that it could get any better, but it has—by being a Drive-In double feature hosted by John Waters! Thrill to giant mutant rabbits as they terrorize a small Arizona town in NIGHT OF THE LEPUS, then stay for KITTEN WITH A WHIP, where wild teen Jody (Ann-Margret) hides out from the “KITTEN WITH A WHIP”

Saturday

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LA GLORIA

A queer, lovelorn teen struggling with depression finds an unexpected connection to her Abuela through the secret language of dreams. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “LA GLORIA”

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TWO OF US

Two retired women, Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier), have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually “TWO OF US”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Conversation

SPECIAL EVENT/NEXT WAVE AWARD CONVERSATION WITH MYA TAYLOR

Independent Spirit Award winning actress, Mya Taylor (TANGERINE) will be honored with the Festival’s Next Wave Award in special conversation together with award-winning filmmaker, PJ Raval (CALL HER GANDA). The Next Wave Award recognizes artists who have exciting and distinctive voices, take artistic risks, and have a passionate commitment to independent film. Past honorees include Aubrey Plaza, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Jillian Bell.  STAGE MOTHER, “SPECIAL EVENT/NEXT WAVE AWARD CONVERSATION WITH MYA TAYLOR”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

AYANEH

When two young women develop a budding relationship, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family. (Dari, English, Swiss German with subtitles). Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your “AYANEH”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

MILKWATER

Seeking direction and purpose, Milo (Molly Bernard) rashly decides to become a surrogate and egg donor for an older gay man (Patrick Breen) she meets in a New York bar. However, as Milo becomes increasingly attached to him, she starts leveraging the pregnancy as a means of staying embedded in his life and the lines between surrogate, friend and partner get blurred. From first-time queer “MILKWATER”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

LOCKSHOP

A South Boston locksmith shop that has existed for a century is ending its run in a changing neighborhood. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time “LOCKSHOP”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

I AM A TOWN

Artist Mischa Richter (whose photograph of Amy Winehouse graced the cover of her album Back to Black before making its way into London’s National Portrait Gallery) debuts his first documentary feature, a poetic meditation on his native Provincetown, Massachusetts—the free-spirited community his artist family has called home for nearly 100 years—through conversations with its resilient and at times eccentric inhabitants, from pilgrims and fishermen to drag queens “I AM A TOWN”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE

Toby the dog was the last living legacy of Kevin, a long-lost lover who died of AIDS in the 90s. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

At 93, there’s no stopping when it comes to the legendary artist Betye Saar. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July 16th until 11:59pm “BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

IDENTIFYING FEATURES

Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he left home with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to know whether or not he’s alive—she embarks on an increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico “IDENTIFYING FEATURES”

94 minutes, Directed by Fernanda Valadez
Cast: Mercedes Hernandez, David Illescas, Juan Jésus Varela, Ana Laura Rodriguez
/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

CAPOTE TAPES, THE

  His novel Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of NYC’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked his downfall.  Through never before heard audio archive and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, this intimate documentary reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer. “As a black gay man who grew up in Northern Florida, I “CAPOTE TAPES, THE”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

SPINNAKER

“Spinnaker” focuses on the story of the film’s namesake whale, who the CCS tracked from her birth to her death. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “SPINNAKER”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

HOUSE OF CARDIN

Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. HOUSE OF CARDIN is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, chronicling the life and design of Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin granted directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes exclusive access to his archives and his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the “HOUSE OF CARDIN”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

HOT FLASH

A newscaster is due to go live on television in the middle of a hot flash. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes. DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July “HOT FLASH”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

BLACK BEAR

At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The lives and sentiments of three artists (PIFF 2017 Next Wave Honoree Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, and Sarah Gadon) interlock and are pushed to provocative limits in this enthralling drama. Writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine lures us into a tense and intrepid tale of gender “BLACK BEAR”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

FISH AND MEN

FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish in the modern seafood economy and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how our choices as consumers drives the global seafood trade. But, a new movement is underway – an opportunity to return sustainability to both fish and fishermen. Thriving on local communities, pioneering fishermen and celebrated chefs are leading “FISH AND MEN”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

DIRTY

Marco cuts class to spend the afternoon with his boyfriend. Things do not go as planned. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July “DIRTY”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

STAGE MOTHER

When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Jacki Weaver) inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club’s flamboyant performers… until “STAGE MOTHER”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

CODED BIAS

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in “CODED BIAS”

Sunday

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Conversation

SPECIAL EVENT/NEXT WAVE AWARD CONVERSATION WITH MYA TAYLOR

Independent Spirit Award winning actress, Mya Taylor (TANGERINE) will be honored with the Festival’s Next Wave Award in special conversation together with award-winning filmmaker, PJ Raval (CALL HER GANDA). The Next Wave Award recognizes artists who have exciting and distinctive voices, take artistic risks, and have a passionate commitment to independent film. Past honorees include Aubrey Plaza, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Jillian Bell.  STAGE MOTHER, “SPECIAL EVENT/NEXT WAVE AWARD CONVERSATION WITH MYA TAYLOR”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

SPINNAKER

“Spinnaker” focuses on the story of the film’s namesake whale, who the CCS tracked from her birth to her death. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “SPINNAKER”

/ Choose Any Date to Stream Film

STAGE MOTHER

When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Jacki Weaver) inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club’s flamboyant performers… until “STAGE MOTHER”

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I AM A TOWN

Artist Mischa Richter (whose photograph of Amy Winehouse graced the cover of her album Back to Black before making its way into London’s National Portrait Gallery) debuts his first documentary feature, a poetic meditation on his native Provincetown, Massachusetts—the free-spirited community his artist family has called home for nearly 100 years—through conversations with its resilient and at times eccentric inhabitants, from pilgrims and fishermen to drag queens “I AM A TOWN”

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MILKWATER

Seeking direction and purpose, Milo (Molly Bernard) rashly decides to become a surrogate and egg donor for an older gay man (Patrick Breen) she meets in a New York bar. However, as Milo becomes increasingly attached to him, she starts leveraging the pregnancy as a means of staying embedded in his life and the lines between surrogate, friend and partner get blurred. From first-time queer “MILKWATER”

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LOCKSHOP

A South Boston locksmith shop that has existed for a century is ending its run in a changing neighborhood. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time “LOCKSHOP”

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LA GLORIA

A queer, lovelorn teen struggling with depression finds an unexpected connection to her Abuela through the secret language of dreams. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “LA GLORIA”

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IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE

Toby the dog was the last living legacy of Kevin, a long-lost lover who died of AIDS in the 90s. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any “IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE”

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IDENTIFYING FEATURES

Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he left home with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to know whether or not he’s alive—she embarks on an increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico “IDENTIFYING FEATURES”

94 minutes, Directed by Fernanda Valadez
Cast: Mercedes Hernandez, David Illescas, Juan Jésus Varela, Ana Laura Rodriguez
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HOUSE OF CARDIN

Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. HOUSE OF CARDIN is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, chronicling the life and design of Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin granted directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes exclusive access to his archives and his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the “HOUSE OF CARDIN”

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HOT FLASH

A newscaster is due to go live on television in the middle of a hot flash. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes. DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July “HOT FLASH”

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FISH AND MEN

FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish in the modern seafood economy and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how our choices as consumers drives the global seafood trade. But, a new movement is underway – an opportunity to return sustainability to both fish and fishermen. Thriving on local communities, pioneering fishermen and celebrated chefs are leading “FISH AND MEN”

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DIRTY

Marco cuts class to spend the afternoon with his boyfriend. Things do not go as planned. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July “DIRTY”

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CODED BIAS

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in “CODED BIAS”

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CAPOTE TAPES, THE

  His novel Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of NYC’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked his downfall.  Through never before heard audio archive and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, this intimate documentary reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer. “As a black gay man who grew up in Northern Florida, I “CAPOTE TAPES, THE”

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BLACK BEAR

At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The lives and sentiments of three artists (PIFF 2017 Next Wave Honoree Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, and Sarah Gadon) interlock and are pushed to provocative limits in this enthralling drama. Writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine lures us into a tense and intrepid tale of gender “BLACK BEAR”

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BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

At 93, there’s no stopping when it comes to the legendary artist Betye Saar. Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your selected film at any time between 12:01am July 16th until 11:59pm “BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS”

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AYANEH

When two young women develop a budding relationship, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family. (Dari, English, Swiss German with subtitles). Tickets to the Shorts Program includes all short films, entire runtime is 98 minutes DIRTY, AYANEH, BETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, HOT FLASH, IT WAS THE DOG THAT SAVED MY LIFE, LOCKSHOP, LA GLORIA, SPINNAKER, You may begin streaming your “AYANEH”

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TWO OF US

Two retired women, Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier), have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually “TWO OF US”