101 SECONDS

101 SECONDS dir. Skye Fitzgerald 2018, USA, 83:00 mins, Nonfiction On December 11th, 2012, over the course of 101 seconds, a shooter entered Clackamas Town Center Mall in Oregon and opened fire with an STAG-15 assault-style rifle. He killed two people and injured one before taking his own life. Three days later, Sandy Hook Elementary […]

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THE PAIN OF OTHERS

THE PAIN OF OTHERS dir. Penny Lane 2018, USA, 71:00 mins, Nonfiction The Pain of Others is a YouTube compilation film about Morgellons, a mysterious illness whose sufferers say they have parasites under the skin, long colored fibers emerging from lesions, and a host of other bizarre symptoms which sound borrowed from a horror film. The […]

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RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE

RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE dir. Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer, Quinn Costello 2017, USA, 71:00 mins, Nonfiction Hard-headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn’t know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat – hordes of monstrous 20-pound swamp rats. Known as “nutria”, these invasive South American rodents […]

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IN REALITY

IN REALITY dir. Ann Lupo 2018, USA, 95:32 mins, Fiction & Nonfiction Part documentary, part magical realism narrative, in reality, is an autobiographical rollercoaster ride through the mind of you woman filling in and out of love. Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she’s found it, she […]

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INVENTING TOMORROW

INVENTING TOMORROW dir. Laura Nix 2018, USA, 105 mins, Nonfiction “inspirational and invigorating, and the young scientists they follow have a passion and enthusiasm that’s a tonic to the soul.” – Kenneth Turan, The LA Times Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats […]

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INGRID

INGRID dir. Morissa Maltz 2018, USA, 52 mins, Nonfiction “A lyrical, poetic ode to its subject, 74-year-old artist Ingrid Gipson, Ingrid transcends mere portraiture and involves the viewer in an act of cinematic intimacy that is as metaphysically profound as it is visually beautiful. ”     Hammer to Nail Ingrid tells the story of a prominent Dallas fashion designer in […]

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FOR THE BIRDS

FOR THE BIRDS dir. Richard Miron 2018, USA, 92:00 mins, Nonfiction “Deeply humanistic… it’s a film not to be missed.” Captivating… a gripping tale, and the film’s greatest achievement may be how it methodically changes our perception of its protagonist. — Noah Gittell, Washington City Paper A woman’s love for her pet ducks, chickens, geese, and […]

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ANOTE’S ARK

ANOTE’S ARK dir. Matthieu Ritz 2018, Canada, 77:00 mins, Nonfiction What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must […]

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Exit Through The Gift Shop

Website: http://www.banksyfilm.com/   “An exhilarating hall-of-mirrors look at what happens when global art fame turns anonymous, artists become objects, fans turn into artists, and the whole what’s-sincere-and-what’s-a-sham spectacle is more fun than art was ever supposed to be.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly [From the Sundance Film Festival] Billed as “the world’s first street art […]

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Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO Official Website: http://www.beetlequeen.com/ “a striking micromasterpiece…utterly, wonderfully unique” – The Austin Chronicle Synopsis: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo explores the mystery of the development of Japan’s love affair with bugs. Sold live in vending machines and department stores, plastic replicas included as prizes in the equivalent of a McDonald’s Happy Meal, from […]

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