CODA

Teenager Ruby, the only hearing member of her family, acts as their bridge to the hearing world while helping out at the family-run Gloucester, MA fishing business. After a new choirmaster at her school spots the shy Ruby’s vocal talent, she’s torn between her perceived duty to her close knit family and the possibility of chasing her own dream, one she fears they won’t understand. “CODA”

WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR

A lonely teen struggling to find connection looks to the mysterious promise of the World’s Fair Challenge, the internet’s scariest horror game. Once initiated into this uncertain new world, Casey uploads evidence of her altered sense of self and experience to share with the online community, finding a captivated audience in one mysterious fellow player. Director Jane Schoenbrun, well-versed in internet culture and mythology, creates “WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR”

TOVE

Zaida Bergroth’s lush biopic of Finnish artist Tove Jansson, creator of the beloved Moomins children’s characters, focuses on how her worldwide successes were accompanied by personal and artistic struggles. Anchored by Alma Pöysti’s spirited, charm-filled performance as the free-spirited bisexual artist, Tove vividly brings to the screen a woman who defied bourgeois norms to live a life of artistic and sexual freedom. “Tove has great “TOVE”

SWAN SONG

Retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger (Udo Kier) has given up on life from the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home. But when Pat gets word that a former client’s dying wish was for Pat to style her final hairdo, he sets out on an epic journey across Sandusky to confront the ghosts of his past—and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job. With “SWAN SONG”

SUMMER OF 85

The latest film by French auteur François Ozon plays like his response to Call Me By Your Name—his own account of two souls who find one another for a single season, and how that shaped a young man’s sexual identity going forward. But, of course, with signature Ozon twists. To capture the period details, Ozon shot the film on 16mm and paid great attention to “SUMMER OF 85”

SUBLET

Michael, a travel columnist for The New York Times, arrives in Tel Aviv to write an article on the city. Having recently suffered a personal tragedy with his husband, he just wants to do his research and go home. But when he sublets an apartment from Tomer, a young film student, he finds himself drawn into the life of the city. The two men form “SUBLET”

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

MOGUL MOWGLI

Riz Ahmed (2021 Oscar Best Actor nominee for Sound of Metal) shines in this semi-autobiographical story of an aspiring rapper that he co-wrote with director Bassam Tariq. Ahmed stars as Zed, a British-Pakastani rapper based in New York City. On the verge of a European tour, Zed returns to see his family in West London. While there, Zed is challenged by long standing tensions with “MOGUL MOWGLI”