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SOME KIND OF HEAVEN
Lance Oppenheim’s award-winning SOME KIND OF HEAVEN is produced by Oscar-winning director Darren Aronofsky and The New York Times. In The Villages, Florida, a self-described “Disneyworld for Retirees,” every day is supposed to be a good one for its 120,000+ senior residents. While most have bought into the community’s utopian vision of one’s golden years, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN follows a small group of residents living on the margins of the marketing fantasy, struggling to find their footing inside the dream. This thing is a trip, yo!
In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?
BLIZZARD OF SOULS
Latvia’s official entry for 2021’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar category, and based on the true story of young Artur, who enlisted in World War I’s mythic and horricif Eastern Front. Too young to fight, but old enough to die, he experiences the loss of his home and loved ones. The battlefield is his home now and he must find the strength to mature fast as half the population of Latvia is lost to war. After witnessing his mother being shot by the invading Germans, sixteen-year-old Artūrs, together with his father, decides to enlist in the national Latvian Riflemen battalions of the Imperial Russian army in hopes of getting revenge and finding glory. Eventually, Artūrs returns to his newly-proclaimed country to fight in the Latvian War of Independence, and once again, start over from nothing.
ACASA, MY HOME
In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, an abandoned water reservoir just outside the bustling metropolis, the Enache family lived in perfect harmony with nature for two decades, sleeping in a hut on the lakeshore, catching fish barehanded, and following the rhythm of the seasons. When this area is transformed into a public national park, they are forced to leave behind their unconventional life and move to the city, where fishing rods are replaced by smartphones and idle afternoons are now spent in classrooms. As the family struggles to conform to modern civilization and maintain their connection to each other and themselves, they each begin to question their place in the world and what their future might be. With their roots in the wilderness, the nine children and their parents struggle to find a way to keep their family united in the concrete jungle.
With an empathetic and cinematic eye, filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc offers viewers, in his feature debut, a compelling tale of an impoverished family living on the fringes of society in Romania, fighting for acceptance and their own version of freedom.
“LYRICAL AND PROVOCATIVE…Timeless and of-the-moment, vividly specific and universally resonant, this portrait of poverty, displacement and social engineering is sure to strike a chord with fest programmers and international art house audiences..”
—Sheri Linden, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
When the American Civil War breaks out, a family of French settlers must abandon their Missouri home to flee and go back to Paris. They’re escorted by a former mercenary whose troubled past soon catches up with him.
THE REASON I JUMP
An award-winning, immersive, gorgeously cinematic portrait of five nonspeaking autistic young people, based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida. THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps. The film distills these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.
”This is a wondrous work… that enlightens and informs but that is also ravishing to behold.” – Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
Steve Zahn stars as Troy, a troubled but well-intentioned father who has recently separated from his wife Sally (Jillian Bell). Aghast at Sally’s refusal to let their trans son Joe (Sasha Knight) live as his authentic self, Troy runs off with Joe into the Montana wilderness. Meanwhile police detective (Ann Dowd) pursues them, but her resolve about the case is tested the more she learns about Joe’s family. COWBOYS, a modern day Western from director Anna Kerrigan, is a tale of rescue, family betrayal and a father and son on the run.
THE WEASEL’S TALE
From Juan José Campanella, director of the Oscar winning The Secret in Their Eyes comes a comedic thriller starring a bumper crop of well-known older Argentine actors and won the Audience Award at the AFI Latin American Film Festival.
The film is the story of a group of four long-time friends, including a used-to-be-famous actress, her now disabled husband and an actor as well, and the sharp-tongued screenwriter and director of her greatest hits. Retired from the movie business, they form an unusual family in a decaying mansion in the countryside outside of Buenos Aires. Their coexistence is menaced by a young couple who, feigning to be lost, slowly insinuate themselves into their lives. It’s Sunset Boulevard meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with a Latin twist. Financial gain, seduction, betrayal, and memories run amok are the elements that create the recipe for this delightful game of cat…and weasel.
Retired civil engineer Duszejko lives a secluded life in a mountain village close to the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. She is charismatic and eccentric, a passionate astrologer and a strict vegetarian. One day her beloved dogs disappear. On a snowy winter’s night shortly afterwards she discovers the dead body of her neighbour and, next to it, deer tracks. More men die in a similarly mysterious way. All of them were pillars of the village community, and all were passionate hunters. Were these men killed by wild animals? Or has someone been provoked to pursue a bloody vendetta? At some point Duszejko herself comes under suspicion …