They may be quick, but they'll leave a lasting impact.
“Full moon, all the crazies are out.” Four seedy stories transpire over the course of one late-night order at a 24-hour deli.
In a modern-day airport, the flow of passengers is broken by sudden irregularities.
An adolescent boy attempts to sort out his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unraveling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.
Ease the pain of past physical and mental distress.
This experimental documentary explores a sinister theory surrounding the death of baseball player Ray Chapman in 1920 and the subsequent rise of the Yankee dynasty.
A con fresh out of prison gets back in the game.
Inseparable best friends spend their last summer holiday of childhood amusing themselves around the house.
An impressionistic portrait of a young biracial woman named Rebecca as she struggles to find her identity in a world shaped by her black mother’s painful past.
An experimental musician needs to go through pain to compose her next piece.
Laure must replace a deceased swimmer on the relay swim team.
A how-not-to guide for the modern man. The Care & Keeping Of Your Woman is a satirical short, shot on Super 8mm film, that addresses sexual harassment and assault in the style of a 1950s dog-training video.
When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day.
After a long night of partying, famous rapper Rubin Starr calls a Carrier to take him home, only to find out his driver has different plans for the ride.
Fusing elements of Kafka and Kubrick, Caterpillarplasty is a prescient, grotesque sci-fi satire that lifts plastic surgery to another level.
On a rural cattle farm, two sisters worry about their mother’s cancer. An unexplained death in the herd gives them cause to start looking for answers.
Lost in the desert, a woman gets lured into a nightmarish world of cult violence in this deeply chilling take on Mesopotamian mythology, told through ferocious dance movements.
Mandy is a dog. Mandy won't come.
A coyote loses his wife and children in a wolf attack. Anguished, he tries to process the experience—but thoughts of evil take up more and more space in his brain.
Royal life's not always so magnificent. It can be tiring for a little one—so Maria trades in a tiara for a wilder kind of fun.
A sheriff recounts a case that tests his constitution.
An opera singer is depressed. His father is trying to commit suicide. Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.
Living in hidden America, Paula, a Mexican farmworker, struggles to raise two children on her own.
People start dying after the arrival of a mysterious stranger in a small Australian town.
A caterpillar falls down and dissolves. As its flesh melts, it starts metamorphosing in the shell.
In Japan, earthquake preparedness is a way of life—and a full-blown industry.
The story of the first image of Earth captured from space in 1968.
A woman is locked in her home with an egg, which she is both attracted to and scared of. She eats the egg. She repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.
A disappointed father struggles to accept his son.
Including more than 33,000 individual drawings of ink on paper, Everything Changes is an ever-changing doodle that meanders through 15 years of form and content.
Whisked away on an impromptu road trip, Mel and her little brother Brian struggle to understand their father's intentions.
Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xawiska, or the Indian pipe plant, used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.
A potentially psychosomatic white man, a woman stuck in a vortex of mansplaining, and a young black man caught in a racially charged standoff are set on a collision course as society falls apart around them in this absurdist dark comedy.
In a surface mine, two boys play a seemingly innocent game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.
Footage from a block party.
An observational meditation on how different people engage with the World Trade Center Memorial.
Meet George & Deena—two used-to-be, sort-of-maybe, former part-time somethings, who spend a long, strange night in the what-could-have-been-but-never-really-was.
An experimental documentary, based on a paragraph in Toni Morrison's novel Tar Baby, about the meditative, mystical life of soldier ants.
How do we best kill the mouse?
When Vietnam veteran Debbie began her transition, she lost her job, her home, and her life’s savings. Undaunted, she pursued her dream and is now living happily as a pink-haired activist.
The story of Guion Bluford, the first African American in space.
In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.
An older gentleman who should be retiring is compelled to reenter the workforce. How much will he have to sacrifice to live out his remaining golden years?
Actors from Craigslist audition for a film by reading spam e-mails from a teleprompter. Three are cast: the dancer, the chef, and the milkmaid. Is this poetry or malware?
When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change.
An adopted woman on the cusp of childbirth inserts herself back into the life of her biological mother and siblings, unsettling the entire family unit.
The sudden meeting of a man and a woman leads to a hypnotic game of pleasure and discomfort.
Characters wander through an erotic maze of love and desire.
Jim Bishop has dedicated his life to building a castle all by himself in the mountains of Colorado. Known for his tendency to speak his mind as well as his inspiring work ethic, Jim—and his castle—attract thousands of visitors every year.
A woman walks in the cold.
In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal's Hongu River valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land while practicing an ancient form of animism.
The street vendors’ offerings are not what they seem.
A lonely walk home is intertwined with an underwater fantasy.
A glimpse into the unique world of Tom Hicks, a veteran ski patrolman and luthier whose life is as unconventional as his craft.
Manos De Una Mujer follows the struggles of a dauntless Hispanic single mother and their effect on her daughter.
On a late night, a young teen goes into the kitchen for a glass of milk. Upon encountering his sleepless mother, he quickly realizes things are not as they seem.
Grace is five. She wants milk and cookies. Every day. Real bad.
A tribute to documentary filmmaking.
An investigation into a late father’s life through artifacts, memories, and home movies.
A boy searches for his mother in a dystopic reality.
In this animated film, people awaiting a mysterious newcomer can't help but try to guess who he might be.
Crocodile men, a mystic river, some kids who like fishing, and a war share the same Colombian land: Bojaya. In this place, villagers have strange beliefs and celebrate the Novenario death ritual.
Sixteen-year-old Charlotte ambles through a listless summer day followed by older guy Tommy. Tommy helps her escape her loneliness, but after he betrays her trust, Charlotte must decide what matters to her most.
Emilien is going through a rough period of mourning. Six months ago, his beloved died in an accident; now his well-ordered everyday life is being disrupted by visitations.
A fast-flying tale of greed, gold, and family that takes place in the small mountain town of Cripple Creek, Colorado.
An old robot has seen better days as better automation has taken his job opportunities. While the world seems to constantly reject him, he tries to find a place in society.
A gay love story set in a one-bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. Two people meet, they have sex, they fall in love. Will it last until the morning comes?
It’s John’s first day of school, but his big brother Mika has other plans.
Intimate glimpses of one very special day in the lives of high-school seniors from an industrial corner of the Florida Everglades.
Still Point whirls around a point of centeredness as four screens of home and homelessness, travel and weather, architecture, and sports signify the constant movement and haste of late 20th-century life.
Strawberry Milk covers the complexity of gender stereotypes puzzling the relationship between a single father and a young girl understanding her first period.
An animator dissects his own body, extracting memories and emotions that will nurture his work.
Alonso accompanies his sister Daniela, who is to become the seventh wife of a mysterious prophet.
A downtrodden Chinese immigrant needs to pay back a loan before the night is up.
When a mother helps her teenage daughter throw a party to impress her new, more popular friends, their intimate bond is threatened.
Pioneering lesbian-feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer constructs an autobiography before someone does it for her in this post-postmodern sequel to her award-winning documentary Nitrate Kisses. Hammer draws from general culture studies for critique with ironic, synthesized voices of authority.
A trio of archaeologists investigate a long-abandoned Earth for a mysterious signal.
An intergenerational collaboration across—and against—linear time dedicated to the director’s father, Winston "F.W." Laszlo.
A look at pioneering soap-bubble entertainer Tom Noddy.
A pilot crash-lands into his own home. His face has been replaced by a turbine and he’s fallen in love with a ceiling fan. To save their marriage, his wife must take drastic action.
An ugly cat struggles to co-exist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief.
The Ute Mountain Tribal Park consists of 125,000 acres of majestic canyon country and desert landscapes dotted with cliff dwellings, artifacts, and pictographs. A new generation of Utes must find a balance between the challenges of a rapidly changing world and the preservation of cultural identity.
A happy couple’s relationship unravels during a game of Mafia.
Isolated by overnight work in his bakery and ignored by his family, a middle-aged father fixates on a radio call-in show; his downward spiral is a desperate cry for help.