Genre: Self Discovery

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LAST HAWAIIAN SUGAR

12-year-old Nua navigates the changing world using her connection to the land as Maui’s lone remaining ‘Big Sugar’ plantation shuts down and threatens her very way of life. A byproduct of migrant workers brought together decades ago, she struggles to reveal a deep secret to her mother on the final day of the mill’s operation.

AGAPE

A gay college student reveals to her queer best friend that she has developed faith in Jesus.

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THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD

Julie (Renate Reinsve), the protagonist in Joachim Trier’s breathtaking THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD – the final film in a trilogy that also includes REPRISE and OSLO, AUGUST 31ST – is not what you’d call a committed person. When we first meet her, she’s on the cusp of her 30th birthday, about to switch …

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TICK, TICK…BOOM!

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) makes his feature directorial debut with TICK, TICK…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of RENT. The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s …

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TEN MONTHS

Any sudden life change is enough to scare the strongest of people. In TEN MONTHS, Namkoong Sun’s debut film, an unexpected pregnancy is viewed with humor and heart through the lens of a strong, young woman with dreams of her own.   Mirae is a twenty-something game engineer. She has big plans and gets excited …

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THE ART OF INCARCERATION

Seen through the eyes of Indigenous prisoners at Victoria’s Fulham Correctional Centre, director Alex Siddons explores how art and culture can empower First Nations people to transcend their unjust cycles of imprisonment.THE ART OF INCARCERATION both analyses and humanizes the over representation of Indigenous Australians within the prison system, whilst seeking answers and striving toward …

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ONE SUMMER STORY

High school student Minami has a happy life with her mom and stepdad, enjoys swimming and her favorite anime Buffalo Koteko the Magical Plasterer. She’s never met her biological father, but hasn’t been too bothered about that. However, when she receives a mysterious handwritten talisman in the mail it sets off a chain of events …

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PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT

Emilie is a French-Taiwanese girl in her late 20s or early 30s who hates her call-center job. But as we get to know Emilie, we get a sense that maybe she likes the lack of responsibility that comes with low-entry jobs. She soon meets Camille, a high school teacher, who becomes her roommate. They have …

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MEMORIA

Shooting outside of Thailand – in faraway Colombia – for the first time in his career, Apichatpong Weerasethakul makes his English- and Spanish-language debut with Memoria, co-winner of the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. His latest masterpiece is mysterious and unique, even by the director’s standards, with an international cast of renowned …

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