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

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”

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

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

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”

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

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

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


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”

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