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”

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”

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

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”

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!”