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All These Creatures
Australia 2018 13 min.

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.

USA 2018 76 min.

Jocular and wrenching by turns, this poignant documentary centers on the plight of a young circus performer in Mexico and his brothers as they put their dreams for life on hold to care for their grandmother, América—who at 93 has more life of her own in her than even advanced dementia can contain.

Iran 2018 106 min.

Amir’s adult sister is determined to to break away from their parents, who are desperate to keep her home. His friend’s ex-wife is threatening to leave with their son. And somehow, Amir has become embroiled in both conflicts. But he faces his own problems in this slice-of-life drama from Iran.

Aurora Borealis
Hungary 2017 105 min.

In this thought-provoking drama from Hungary, Mária hovers between life and death when her daughter Olga discovers that her mother has a secret—a secret that takes them all the way back to the war. And we discover that—for families and nations alike—the future depends on our reckoning with the past.

DFF41 Spotlight: Ben is Back
USA 2018 103 min.

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges star with Courtney B. Vance in this emotionally complex, character-driven drama about a day in the life of a family surprised on Christmas Eve by the return from rehab of their 19-year-old son, an addict whose past—if it is past—continues to haunt them all.

Boy Erased
USA 2018 114 min.

Teenager Jared is the loving, dutiful son of a Baptist preacher (Russell Crowe) and an equally devout wife (Nicole Kidman)—until, that is, he’s outed and forced into a gay-conversion program in Joel Edgerton’s emotional adaptation of Garrard Conley’s namesake memoir.

Turkey 2018 117 min.

From the chrysalis of a wacky road comedy emerges a butterfly of a family drama—beautifully fragile and strange—as three siblings return to the dusty Turkish village of their youth to reunite with a father they haven’t seen in decades. (These days their family nest contains some rare chickens.)

USA 2018 12 min.

When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day.

Australia 2018 20 min.

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.

Daughter of Mine
Italy 2018 97 min.

In this study of a familial rather than romantic love triangle set on the Italian island of Sardinia, 10-year-old Vittoria falls under the thrall of a charismatic but troubled young woman to whom she bears a striking resemblance—far more than she does to the mother who has so lovingly raised her.

Dead Pigs
China 2018 131 min.

Pork is the unifying force in modern China—at least according to this now-dark, now-off-the-wall comedy from writer/director Cathy Yan, in which five characters (including a rural pig farmer and a dubious American developer) collide in a contemporary Shanghai showdown.

Dios Nunca Muere
USA 2018 14 min.

Living in hidden America, Paula, a Mexican farmworker, struggles to raise two children on her own.

The Elephant in the Room
USA 2018 10 min.

A disappointed father struggles to accept his son.

Italy 2018 115 min.

Two brothers—one a flashy, drug-fueled marketing hot shot, the other a humble schoolteacher—come to terms with illness, death and one another amid the timeless splendor of Rome in director Valeria Golino’s moving and often funny family drama.

Expressway West
USA 2018 12 min.

Whisked away on an impromptu road trip, Mel and her little brother Brian struggle to understand their father's intentions.

I Am My Own Mother
USA 2018 23 min.

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.

Brazil 2018 97 min.

A mother’s love knows no bounds—and neither does her anxiety—in this heartfelt and humorous family drama about the oldest son of a close-knit but sometimes chaotic Brazilian family leaving the nest for opportunities overseas.

Manos De Una Mujer
USA 2018 11 min.

Manos De Una Mujer follows the struggles of a dauntless Hispanic single mother and their effect on her daughter.

My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes
Canada 2017 14 min.

An investigation into a late father’s life through artifacts, memories, and home movies.

Not Yet
Hungary 2018 11 min.

A boy searches for his mother in a dystopic reality.

Of Fathers and Sons
Germany 2017 99 min.

This remarkable documentary offers a chilling glimpse into the lives of a radical Islamist family at a universal turning point: adolescence. At their father’s bidding, brothers Osama, 13, and Ayman, 12, are being trained as Jihadi fighters. But how does that square with their dreams for the future?

One Day
Hungary 2018 99 min.

Anna spends her time working, ferrying her kids around, and suspecting her husband of having an affair. There’s also a broken sink pipe and that letter from the mortgage company… This unrelenting, blisteringly realistic drama from Hungary spans 36 hours in a day of her life.

Schoolyard Blues
Sweden 2017 17 min.

It’s John’s first day of school, but his big brother Mika has other plans.

Strawberry Milk
USA 2018 6 min.

Strawberry Milk covers the complexity of gender stereotypes puzzling the relationship between a single father and a young girl understanding her first period.

Tangles and Knots
Australia 2017 16 min.

When a mother helps her teenage daughter throw a party to impress her new, more popular friends, their intimate bond is threatened.

There Is No Place Like Home
Italy 2018 105 min.

In this stormy Italian drama, what begins as a polite family reunion on the island of Ischia quickly becomes tense and then explosive as rough seas trap the guests under a single roof for the duration of the storm.

The Wild Pear Tree
Turkey 2018 188 min.

Returning home after college, a young man seeks to reconnect with his family and friends in this extended meditation of the inevitability of compromise and the shifting perspectives of age, Turkey’s selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Oscars.

USA 2018 104 min.

With co-writer Zoe Kazan, acclaimed actor Paul Dano makes a whopping directorial debut with this gorgeous adaptation of a Richard Ford novel, set in midcentury Montana, about a teenaged boy coming of age amid the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan star.

A Worthy Man
Denmark 2018 20 min.

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.

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