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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Based on the novel of the same name by Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a delicate, feeling portrait of contemporary New York as seen through the eyes of teenage James. James’ identity crisis concerns his sexuality and his dysfunctional family.

Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger

United States 2014

DIR Michael Cuesta

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

Kung Fu Jungle

Kung Fu Jungle

China 2014

DIR Teddy Chan

A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

Orpheus (Outtakes)

Orpheus (Outtakes)

United States 2012

DIR Mary Helena Clark

Using footage from Cocteau’s Orphée, Mary Helena Clark optically prints an interstitial space where the ghosts of cinema lurk beyond and within the frames.

By foot-candle light

By foot-candle light

United States 2011

DIR Mary Helena Clark

Scenes from the proscenium wings. A film imagined and recounted by foot-candle light. You close your eyes and, suddenly, it is dark.

Death Warrant

Death Warrant

Canada 1990

DIR Deran Sarafian

The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors.

Pan 3

Pan 3

United States 1974

DIR Hollis Frampton

A short avant-garde film by Hollis Frampton.

Empire

Empire

Soviet Union 1987

DIR Aleksandr Sokurov

Empire (1986 film) was inspired by Lucille Fletcher’s radio drama Sorry, Wrong Number. For the film, Sokurov, as often, selected a single motif from the work of inspiration – in this case it was the sickness of a woman.

Non-Stop

Non-Stop

United States 2014

DIR Jaume Collet-Serra

An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

I Am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth

This film examines the creation and exhibition of the propaganda film I Am Cuba, a Soviet/Cuban collaboration unknown in the West until the 1990s.

Free Fall

Free Fall

Hungary 2014

DIR György Pálfi

A woman falls out of the window of an apartment house. On her way back, she witnesses seven stories, one on each floor.

Run All Night

Run All Night

United States 2015

DIR Jaume Collet-Serra

An aging hitman is forced to take on his brutal former boss to protect his estranged son and his family.

Every Thing Will Be FIne

One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?

Waiting for August

Waiting for August

Belgium 2014

DIR Teodora Mihai

Fifteen year old Georgiana is left to raise her 6 siblings in Bacau (Romania), since mother has to work abroad to get by. Torn between adolescence and heavy responsibilities, the teenage girl struggles to keep everyone afloat.

Sworn Virgin

Sworn Virgin

Italy 2015

DIR Laura Bispuri

Hana is growing up in an archaic alpine landscape in Albania where the old codes and traditional gender roles prevail. She escapes the fate of a wife and servant when, in accordance with the Kanun, the traditional Albanian law, she pledges herself to life-long virginity.

Siberian Education

A drama based on a memoir about growing up as a member of the Urka community in the small republic of Transnistria.

Lights Fantastic

Lights Fantastic

United States 1942

DIR Friz Freleng

A tour of the bright lights of New York City, where the various advertising signs come to life.

Dunston Checks In

Dunston Checks In

United States 1996

DIR Ken Kwapis

Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston.

Marriage of the Blessed

Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he’s unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they challenge both the authority of family and state to lead their own lives.