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20,000 Species of Bees

Dir.: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
| 129 minutes

An eight-year-old child struggles with the fact that people keep addressing her in confusing ways. During a summer in the Basque Country among the beehives, she explores her identity alongside the women of her family, as they reflect on their own lives and desires.

Blue Jean

Dir.: Georgia Oakley
| 97 minutes

England, 1988. Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government is about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a gym teacher, to live a double life. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new girl at school catalyzes a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.


Disco Boy

Dir.: Giacomo Abbruzzese
| 91 minutes

After a long journey, Aleksei arrives in Paris and decides to join the Foreign Legion. Meanwhile, on the Niger River Delta, Jomo fights oil multinationals threatening his village. Heading an armed group, Jomo kidnaps French citizens. A command of the Foreign Legion intervenes, led by Aleksei.

Earth Mama

Dir.: Savanah Leaf
| 97 minutes

Gia is a young mother fighting for her children. Her son and daughter are in foster care, and now her unborn child could also be taken away. She embraces her Bay Area community as she fights to reclaim her family in this singular debut feature from filmmaker Savanah Leaf.

Fancy Dance

Dir.: Erica Tremblay
| 90 minutes

Following her sister's disappearance, a Native American hustler kidnaps her niece from the child's white grandparents and sets out for the state powwow in hopes of keeping her family intact.


Dir.: Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping
| 99 minutes

FEMME follows Jules, who is targeted in a horrific homophobic attack, destroying his life and career. Some time after the event, he encounters Preston, one of his attackers, in a gay sauna. He wants revenge.

If Only I Could Hibernate

Dir.: Zoljargal Purevdash
| 98 minutes

Ulzii, a teenager from a poor neighborhood in Ulaanbaatar, is determined to win a physics competition and get a scholarship. His illiterate mother finds a job in the countryside, leaving him and his siblings alone in the middle of winter.

Mars Express

Dir.: Jérémie Périn
| 88 minutes

Aline Ruby, an obstinate private detective, and Carlos Rivera, an android replica of his deceased partner, throw themselves into a race against time across Mars. They must find Jon Chow, a simple cybernetics student, before he is caught and is killed.

Past Lives

Dir.: Celine Song
| 106 minutes

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are torn apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.

Safe Place

Dir.: Juraj Lerotić
| 102 minutes

A traumatic event creates a rift in a family’s everyday life. Their lives fundamentally change, as if they are waging a war invisible to everyone else. The source of the story is autobiographical, it is addressed in the film and highlighted by the fact that the author/director plays himself.

A Thousand and One

Dir.: A.V. Rockwell
| 117 minutes

After the unapologetic and fiercely loyal Inez kidnaps her son Terry from the foster care system, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.

Banel & Adama

Dir.: Ramata-Toulaye Sy
| 87 minutes

Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young married couple lives in a remote village in northern Senegal. For them, nothing else exists. Yet their perfect everlasting love is on a collision course with their community’s customs. Because in this world, there is no room for passion, let alone chaos.