Spring 2022 Releases

Spring 2022 Releases

FUTURA
FUTURA
Following in the footsteps of a long line of documentarians, a collective of three Italian filmmakers known for their politically acute cinema—Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden), Francesco Munzi (Black Souls), and Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro)—set out to interview a cross-section of their nation’s youth about their hopes, dreams, and fears for the future.
NORTH BY CURRENT
NORTH BY CURRENT
NORTH BY CURRENT is a visual rumination on the understated relationships between mothers and children, truths and myths, losses and gains. After the inconclusive death of his young niece, filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown, preparing to make a film about a broken criminal justice system. Instead, he pivots to excavate the depths of generational addiction, Christian fervor, and trans embodiment. 
LANDSCAPES OF RESISTANCE
LANDSCAPES OF RESISTANCE
97-year-old antifascist fighter Sonja was one of the first female partisans in Yugoslavia and a member of the resistance in Auschwitz. By listening to Sonja’s stories, we travel through the landscapes of her revolutionary past, as her memories start to intertwine with the filmmakers’ own confrontation with the rising fascism in Europe today.
1970
1970
1970. Striking workers in communist Poland demonstrate against price increases. In the dignitaries’ offices, tension and violent repression grow as the revolt intensifies. Using stop motion animation to bring the telephone recordings to life, Tomasz Wolski composes a highly precise and prodigious film that looks at labor and rebellion, but told from the perspective of the oppressors.
HORTON FOOTE: THE ROAD TO HOME
HORTON FOOTE: THE ROAD TO HOME
Chronicles the creative journey of acclaimed Texas writer Horton Foote - a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and winner of two Academy Awards for screenwriting - through his own eyes and voice at the end of his life. The filmmakers capture a personal and inside view of his life and work, and also the connection between his hometown and that successful body of work. 

GREY MATTER
GREY MATTER
Director Jan Louter follows neurosurgeons Clemens Dirven and Arnaud Vincent during the treatment of various patients with brain disorders, a very intensive process for both surgeon and patient during which – besides life and death – personality, the essence of the patient, is at stake. Grey Matter is a deeply human documentary dealing with the personal aspects of the medical process and what it means to hope.
FRIENDS AND STRANGERS
FRIENDS AND STRANGERS
Part absurdist comedy, part deep-seated satire of contemporary Australia as experienced by the young and affluent, Friends and Strangers follows twenty-somethings Ray and Alice as they navigate a series of increasingly awkward and comedic situations, from limp romantic encounters to bungled opportunities for professional growth.
LOS CONDUCTOS
LOS CONDUCTOS
Medellin, Colombia. Pinky is on the run. He has just freed himself from the grip of a religious sect. He finds a place to squat and a job in a t-shirt factory. Misled by his own faith, he questions everything. But as he tries to put back together the pieces of his broken life, violent memories return to haunt him, and ask for Revenge. Winner of the Best First Feature prize at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival.
HEALERS
HEALERS
By examining bodies and exploring the corners of the human psyche, Healers draws the contours of tomorrow's medicine, and weaves the portrait of a rapidly changing healthcare system. At the intersection of generations and practices, the film questions the vocation and profound meaning of caring for others. Marie-Eve Hildbrand focuses on the human dimension of medicine in a system undergoing great change. Between the healer and the patient, it’s sometimes the bond itself that heals.
BOREALIS
BOREALIS
Borealis is a unique cinematic documentary that travels deep into the heart of Canada’s iconic wilderness to explore how the plants and animals that live there communicate and survive the destructive forces of fire, insects, and human encroachment. An artful balance of science and spirit, Borealis calls on the voices of scientists, Indigenous people, and environmentalists to make clear the urgent need for greater understanding and alliances with the natural world.
PROFIT MOTIVE AND THE WHISPERING WIND (New 2k Restoration)
PROFIT MOTIVE AND THE WHISPERING WIND (New 2k Restoration)
Presented in a new 2K restoration, Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind is a visual meditation on the progressive history of the United States as seen through cemeteries, historic plaques and markers. Loosely inspired by Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States,’ visiting the resting places of such famed figures as Malcolm X, Susan B. Anthony and Crazy Horse, alongside sites of pivotal struggles, such as the 1770 Boston Massacre. 
FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN
FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN
An omnibus film by five American filmmakers and a collective of young Afghan media journalists, Far From Afghanistan forms a mosaic of cinematic approaches to take a critical look at the longest overseas war in U.S. history. Inspired by the 1967 collaborative undertaking, 'Loin du Vietnam', 'Far from Afghanistan' explores, through a mosaic of approaches, issues of shared responsibility, history and memory - all in a concerted effort to help accelerate political resistance to the war.
THE MAD SONGS OF FERNANDA HUSSEIN
THE MAD SONGS OF FERNANDA HUSSEIN
Shot over a period of six years on a minuscule budget and with a cast of nonprofessional actors, The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein revisits the experience of the Gulf War through a reverse lens, focusing on the war's reverberations in America. Weaving three fictional stories alongside documentary footage, interviews and a singular concert performance, creates a multi-layered text that examines the lasting ramifications of the war on three characters in New Mexico.