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After the Storm
Japan 2016 117 min.

Ryota—once a prize-winning novelist, now a compulsive gambler—is about to be cut out of his son’s life by his ex-wife. But when a typhoon traps his family together for a night, this gently bittersweet drama shows that he just may have a chance at redemption.

Carne Seca
USA 2016 11 min.

In rural Mexico, brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset to turn a profit on their father’s business—or face the consequences of his belligerence.

Fata Morgana
China 2016 20 min.

A Chinese couple must examine their relationship's fractures—and future—after they arrive in the United States to organize the funeral rites for their only child.

Food and Shelter
Spain 2015 90 min.

This sobering, coolly depicted glimpse of life on the edge earned Juan Miguel del Castillo a nomination for Best New Director at Spain’s prestigious Goya Awards; the prize for Best Actress went to Natalia de Molina for her pitch-perfect portrayal of a single mother trapped in poverty.

USA 2016 52 min.

Your average American, Gary uploads snippets of his life onto YouTube. When his family begins to spiral into debt, what they do on camera to wipe the slate clean is shocking. Director Dean Fleischer-Camp deftly edits Gary’s video footage to create a compelling narrative of modern consumerism.

Granny's Dancing on the Table
Sweden 2015 89 min.

Hanna Sköld combines animation and live action to tell the deeply disturbing, fairy tale–like story of young Eini, who lives with her controlling father in the woods—where her only means of escape is concocting a fantasy world in which she tries to make sense of her family’s dark history.

Green Horse Rustlers
Czech Republic 2016 105 min.

Pavel and Ka a are obsessed with illegally mining the semiprecious stone green moldovite in South Bohemia. With all the action of a vintage-era Western (police run-ins, mine collapses, brawls), this Czech drama gives viewers a glimpse into a singular subculture.

Growing Up Coy
USA 2016 82 min.

Meet the Mathises, a Colorado family whose four-year-old child self-identifies as a girl. When Coy is forced to use the boys’ bathroom at school, they’re spurred to take legal action. This documentary follows their struggle all the way to the Supreme Court.

Japan 2016 118 min.

Toshio and Akie live a happy, if predictable, family life—until Yasaka arrives, that is. The mysterious stranger from Toshio’s past has just been released from prison, and Toshio offers him work in his small factory. But before long, Yasaka’s own past comes to catastrophic light.

The Head Vanishes
Canada 2016 10 min.

Jacqueline isn’t quite in her right mind anymore, but she’s determined to take the train to the seaside, as she does every summer.

Romania 2016 89 min.

Romanian director Adrian Sitaru unearths such taboo subjects as abortion and incest in this tragicomedy. Retired doctor Victor Anghelescu lives happily with his four grown children—until a polite dinner conversation takes a dark turn toward chaos, leading us to question our own moral boundaries.

Incident Light
Argentina 2015 95 min.

With two daughters to care for, Luisa struggles to pull her life back together following the death of her husband and brother. Enter Ernesto, a wealthy suitor with unclear intentions but plenty of charm, in this beautifully shot black-and-white portrait of 1960s Argentina.

USA 2016 90 min.

Shot in Jackson, Mississippi, this gripping documentary delves into the conflict between religious freedom and reproductive rights in the Deep South. As the last-standing abortion clinic in the state is threatened with closure, leaders of the pro-life and pro-choice movements come to a head.

The Last Family
Poland 2016 124 min.

Exquisitely shot in two Soviet bloc–style apartment buildings and shot through with flashes of wicked humor, this unsettling biopic explores the art of Polish surrealist Zdzislaw Beksinski as well as his relationship with his anxiety-ridden son. The script was based on the painter’s own recordings.

Lily Lane
Hungary 2016 91 min.

Featuring creepy, often stunning camerawork and startling sound effects, this unsettling Hungarian drama meanders—much like a fairy tale—through a darkling world, as unstable, childlike Rebeka takes her young son Dani on journeys around Budapest telling stories.

DFF 39 Centerpiece: Lion
Australia 2016 118 min.

Separated from his family at age five, Saroo has survived on the streets of India, found love with his adoptive parents in Australia—and now, 25 years later, he’s setting out anew. Armed only with unwavering determination and Google Earth, he embarks on a quest for the ages: going home again.

Mom and Me
USA 2016 76 min.

The men of Oklahoma have been called the manliest in the country, but they owe all their strength to their mothers. Take a heartfelt journey with talk-radio personality Joe Cristiano as he investigates the relationships his callers have with their moms, whether they’re playing chess or shooting guns

Mother Tongue
Canada 2016 12 min.

This is a story about a man who risked his life to save his culture, his heritage and his language—only to discover that the sacrifices he has made are neither appreciated nor understood by the younger generation.

The Olive Tree
Spain 2016 100 min.

The complicated relationships among three generations of a family take center stage in this subtle, affecting drama from Spain. Alma believes that the decision her father and uncle made to sell an heirloom olive tree destroyed her grandfather’s spirit—so she sets out to bring the tree home.

One Week and a Day X
Israel 2016 98 min.

Over the course of a day, Eyal ditches work, steals cannabis from a hospice and otherwise seeks solace while his wife Vicky struggles to return to normal in this poignant comedy about a grieving couple emerging from the Jewish period of mourning for their deceased son.

United Kingdom 2015 99 min.

Scottish director Ben Sharrock offers a look, comedic and touching by turns, at two young lovers struggling to find privacy and consummate their relationship. But in sleepy Basque country, they’re beleaguered by the economic hardships Europe is facing.

Point Zero
Brazil 2015 84 min.

Bullied and withdrawn, 15-year-old Enio bears the brunt of his parents’ dissolving marriage. Torn between them and filled with his own confusing desires, Enio steals his father’s car and sets out to find love and understanding in a world seemingly devoid of both in this striking Brazilian drama.

The Polaroid Job
USA 2016 9 min.

Our family business was photographing you.

Rat Nest
USA 2016 10 min.

After leaving her lonely childhood behind, Charlie moves into her own apartment with her pet rat and stumbles upon a cast of quirky characters who become the unlikely members of her own rat’s nest.

Thunder Road
USA 2016 13 min.

Officer Arnaud loved his Mom.

Visitor's Day
Mexico 2016 75 min.

This inspiring documentary follows Juan Carlos, a teenager who has gone from the streets to IPODERAC—a unique boys’ home in Mexico that offers its residents structure for the first time in their lives as they receive therapy and form a strong brotherhood, all while learning to make goat cheese.

Whatever the Weather
Switzerland 2015 12 min.

Wally's life is increasingly turned upside down by her mother's alcohol addiction. Helplessness, excessive demands and desperation shape her childhood—a daily struggle for survival.

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