Event Type: Feature Film

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TRY HARDER!

At Lowell High School, the top-ranked public high school in San Francisco, the seniors are stressed out. As they prepare for the emotionally draining college application process, students are keenly aware of the intense competition for the few open spots in their dream colleges. They scrutinize how every element of their application, from their classes …

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USERS 2021

USERS

There’s a strange irony that comes with technological progression. In our pursuit of creating impactful, scaled solutions to our problems, humanity often creates even more questions in their place. Soon, technology will evolve so rapidly that it will drive and even dominate all aspects of society. What might remain of humanity in that moment, and …

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WATERMAN

Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. WATERMAN explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the …

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WE’VE ONLY GOT THIS WORLD

Rodney and Betty are earth science students in Vanuatu. Their teacher Mr. Robertson takes their class on field trips to isolated green spaces in the ever-growing town; to the municipal rubbish dump in an attempt to make the students understand the ecological disaster facing every corner of the globe. This inspires Rodney to take up …

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WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY

In Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s triptych of short films, coincidence and chance encounters interrupt the fragile reality of waking life. Alternately playful, comedic, and cynical, WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY plumbs the theatrical depths hidden beneath simple stories: an unexpected love triangle, an attempt to seduce and blackmail a professor, and a meeting between two old friends. …

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WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE

In Tacloban, the sky clears, and the worst of Typhoon Haiyan has passed. But for Miguel (Daniel Padilla) and his mother, Norma (Charo Santos-Concio), the real ordeal is what comes after. As radios crackle with unconfirmed rumors of another impending storm, Miguel and his girlfriend Andrea (Rans Rifol) search for passage aboard a Manila-bound ship, …

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WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED

WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED is the first feature-length documentary on the history of folk horror, exploring the phenomenon from its beginnings in a trilogy of films – Michael Reeves’ WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968), Piers Haggard’s BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW (1971) and Robin Hardy’s THE WICKER MAN (1973) – through its proliferation on British television in …

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WRITING WITH FIRE

In the midst of a crowded, patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with Khabar Lahariya – India’s only all-female news network – are taking it upon themselves to cover their country’s inequities with unflinching and intrepid determination. Armed only with their smartphones, these fearless journalists roam the state of Uttar Pradesh, exposing the country’s extremist Hindu …

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ZOKKI

A grandfather has, by his count, 230 confessions to share with his granddaughter. A loner wanders into a fishing town and finds himself getting mixed up with a violent sea crew. A nerdy high school student befriends a weird classmate who is obsessed with his sister … who does not actually exist. An unemployed father …

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