(Tania Anderson, English/Finnish, 2022, 95 min.)
From call to homecoming, this documentary follows four missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assigned to Finland. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Tania Anderson captures the emotional, physical, and spiritual journey of missionary service.
(Céline Sciamma, French, 2021, 73 min.)
In this French fantasy drama, Nelly has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. When she meets a girl at a treehouse, the two form a close bond. But who, exactly, is the young stranger?
(Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor, US Silent, 1923, 64 min.)
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Safety Last!, starring comedic great Harold Lloyd, includes some of the most famous scenes from Hollywood’s silent era.
(Sylvie Ohayon, French, 2022, 101 min.)
Esther is nearing the end of her career as Head Seamstress for the prestigious fashion house Dior. When her handbag is stolen in the Paris Métro, Esther sees potential in her thief’s dexterity and soon puts her to work learning the craft of haute couture.
(Bille August, Danish/Swedish, 2016, 157 min.)
When his wife dies, Lasse takes his 12-year-old son, Pelle, from their home in Sweden to Denmark in search of a better life in this Palme d’Or- and Oscar-winning epic based on the acclaimed Danish novel.
(Viktor Kosakovskiy, no dialogue, 2020, 93 min.)
Shot in black and white and with no dialogue, this stunningly filmed and profoundly moving documentary places the viewer at ground level to follow the daily life of a sow named Gunda, her piglets, two cows, and a one-legged chicken.
(Hun Jang, Korean, 2017, 137 min.)
In this action drama based on real events, a widowed taxi driver who takes a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising soon finds himself regretting his decision when he is caught in the violence around him.
(Reiner Holzemer, English/French, 2019, 90 min.)
A rare look inside the creative process of a design house as told by the media-shy founder of the acclaimed Maison Margiela. Featuring interviews by industry greats, this documentary gives unprecedented access to the mind of one of fashion’s most mysterious creators.
(Chris Weitz, English/Spanish, 2011, 98 min.)
A single father, without legal status, struggles in Los Angeles to avoid deportation while providing his son with a better life.
(Benedikt Erlingsson, Icelandic, 2018, 101 min.)
Halla, a 55-year-old quietly independent woman, leads a double life as an environmental activist waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As she begins planning her biggest operation yet, an unexpected letter changes everything.
(Sarah Moldoror, Portuguese/Lingala, 1972, 97 min.)
Set in 1961 at the onset of the Angolan War of Indepence from Portugual, Sambizanga follows an Angolan militant who risks being tortured to death if he does not give up the names of fellow dissidents. This first feature produced by a Lusophone African country employs non-professional political activists as actors.
(Anthony Fabian, English/French, 2022, 115 min.)
In 1957, a cleaning lady uses her war-widow’s pension to travel to Paris to buy a haute couture Dior dress.
(Carlos César Arbeláez, Spanish, 2010, 90 min.)
In the mountains of Colombia, nine-year-old Manuel loves soccer, school, and playing with friends. That existence is challenged by a violent reality that he barely understands and that causes those around him to abandon their homes and migrate from the area.
(Ruijun Li, Mandarin, 2022, 131 min.)
A humble man and a sickly woman forge a loving bond in their arranged marriage as they work the land and try to build a home for themselves in rural China in this meditative and beautifully filmed drama that was targeted by China’s censors shortly after its release.
(Dovile Sarutyte, Lithuanian, 2021, 100 min.)
A woman chooses to reject professional services and organize her father’s funeral herself. As she navigates challenges while trying to orchestrate the funeral, she finds herself reflecting on childhood memories.
(Mounia Meddour, Arabic/French, 2018, 108 min.)
In 1997 Algiers, while Islamic fundamentalists seek to impose a repressive regime, a young student and aspiring fashion designer, Nedjma, plans a fashion show as an act of creative rebellion.
(Phillip Noyce, English/Walmajarri, 2002, 94 min.)
Based on the true story of three Aborigial children in 1931 Australia who walk 1,500 miles along a fence to return to their mother after being removed from her care by the government.
(Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik, Polish, 2017, 128 min.)
In this Polish murder mystery, an elderly woman believes nature is taking revenge on members of a hunting club.
(Ava DuVernay, English, 2014, 128 min.)
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march in 1965 from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
(Beniamino Barrese, Italian, 2019, 94 min.)
An iconic fashion model of the 1960s strives to escape the world of images and disappear for good, but her son’s determination to make a final film about her sparks an unexpected collaboration and confrontation with the camera’s gaze.
(Aki Kaurismäki, French, 2011, 93 min.)
When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner befriends the child and welcomes him into his home.
(David Gross, Japanese/German/English, 2020, 95 min.)
In this culinary road movie, filmmaker and food activist David Gross discovers the fascinating Japanese concept of Mottainai, meets local chefs, scientists and farmers in search of a “Zero Waste Kitchen Revolution.”
(Eran Riklis, Arabic/Hebrew, 2014, 104 min.)
A young Palestinian-Israeli named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.
(Kate Novack, English, 2017, 93 min.)
An intimate portrait of one of the great fashion journalists of our time, André Leon Talley, from his roots in a segregated American South to his ascension to the highest realms of fashion as editor-at-large for Vogue.
(Alain Ughetto, French/Italian/German, 2022, 70 min.)
In this animated family chronicle, director Alain Ughetto retells the history of his family that emigrated from a small town in Italy across the border into France.
(Benh Zeitlin, English, 2012, 93 min.)
Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, Hushpuppy must contend with rising waters and prehistoric creatures as she searches for her lost mother.