A live documentary performance that combines the collective sharing of one’s personal life — now habitual on social media — with the 20th century tradition of a family slideshow to unearth the poetry found within the everyday.
It’s August in New York City and the otherwise warm and inviting cityscape is permeated by an undercurrent of unease. Climate change, unemployment, race and class tensions, and loss of community — Brett Story’s simple questions of the New Yorkers she encounters around the different boroughs reveal that these issues are on everyone’s lips, and the languid summer moments feel like the quiet before a great storm.
There is a crisis in Mexico. While headlines that sensationalize drug cartels and glorify bosses like El Chapo hint at the problem, Julien Elie’s epic Dark Suns reveals the terrifying extent of the violence and its consequences.
Daily life at the Los Reyes skate park in Santiago, Chile, is unremarkable, but as this wonderfully original film unfolds, we become aware that human affairs — of street cleaners, small-time drug dealers, and skateboarders — are incidental to the real story here. The stars of this film are its two canine subjects — Football and Chola.
In his debut feature, director Ian Soroka creates an evocative portrait of the southern Slovenian landscape that facilitated what is considered to be Europe’s most effective resistance movement during World War II.