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Film Selections

Bernstein's Wall

In-Person • usa • Dir. Douglas Tirola

Bernstein’s Wall traces conductor Leonard Bernstein on his lifelong journey to create social change and unite people through his work. Told in Bernstein’s own voice and featuring newly discovered footage, Douglas Tirola’s documentary presents the sweeping grandeur of Bernstein’s life while sharing his most private thoughts about America, politics, race, family, media, sex, and religion.

Flee

In-Person • denmark, france, sweden, norway • Dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.

Great Freedom / Grosse freiheit

In-Person • austria, germany • Dir. Sebastian Meise

In postwar Germany, Hans is repeatedly imprisoned for being homosexual. Due to the Paragraph 175, his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his longtime cell mate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts as revulsion grows into something called love.

North By Current

In-person & virtual • USA • Dir. Angelo Madsen Minax

A family death spurs a first-person study on the nature of grief, time, and origins. North by Current is a visual rumination on the understated relationships between mothers and children, truths and myths, losses and gains.

Potato Dreams of America

In-person & virtual • USA • Dir. Wes Hurley

An autobiographical dark comedy about a young boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the 90s. Full of unexpected twists, the film is an immigrant's take on the American Dream and the power of cinema, proving that life is often stranger than fiction.

Tahara

In-person & virtual • USA • Dir. Olivia Peace

Carrie Lowstein and Hannah Rosen have been inseparable for as long as they can remember. When their former Hebrew school classmate dies by suicide, the two girls go to her funeral as well as a session designed for them to understand grief through their faith. But, after an innocent kissing exercise turns Carrie's world inside out, the best friends find themselves distracted by the teenage complications of lust, social status, and wavering faith.

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