U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION
The Accidental Getaway Driver
109 min | English, Vietnamese with English subtitles
During a routine pickup, an elderly Vietnamese cab driver is taken hostage at gunpoint by three recently escaped Orange County convicts. Based on a true story.
Director: Sing J. Lee
Screenwriters: Sing J. Lee, Christopher Chen
Producers: Kimberly Steward, Basil Iwanyk, Andy Sorgie, Brendon Boyea, Joseph Hiếu
Cast: Hiệp Trần Nghĩa, Dustin Nguyen, Dali Benssalah, Phi Vũ, Gabrielle Chan
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
92 min | English
A decades-spanning exploration of a woman’s life in Mississippi and an ode to the generations of people, places, and ineffable moments that shape us.
Director/Screenwriter: Raven Jackson
Producers: Maria Altamirano, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak
Cast: Charleen McClure, Moses Ingram, Kaylee Nicole Johnson, Reginald Helms Jr., Sheila Atim, Chris Chalk
113 min | English
An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a young couple’s relationship to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement.
Director/Screenwriter: Chloe Domont
Producers: Leopold Hughes, Ben LeClair, Tim White, Trevor White, Allan Mandelbaum
Cast: Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Eddie Marsan
90 min | English, Cayuga
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 what is left of their family intact.
Director: Erica Tremblay
Screenwriters: Erica Tremblay, Miciana Alise
Producers: Erica Tremblay, Deidre Backs, Heather Rae, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Tommy Oliver
Cast: Lily Gladstone, Isabel Deroy-Olson, Ryan Begay, Shea Whigham, Audrey Wasilewski
120 min | English
An amateur bodybuilder struggles to find human connection as his relentless drive for recognition pushes him to the brink.
Director/Screenwriter: Elijah Bynum
Producers: Jennifer Fox, Dan Gilroy, Jeffrey Soros,Simon Horsman
Cast: Jonathan Majors, Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Mike O’Hearn, Harrison Page, Harriet Sansom Harris
87 min | English, Spanish with English subtitles
Over the course of a single hectic day in New York City, three people from Feña’s past are thrust back into his life. Having lost touch since transitioning from female to male, he navigates the new dynamics of old relationships while tackling the day-to-day challenges of living life in between.
Director/Screenwriter: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz
Producers: Alexander Stegmaier, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, Jennifer Kuczaj, Joel Michaely
Cast: Lío Mehiel, Cole Doman, MiMi Ryder, Alejandro Goic
The Persian Version
107 min | English, Persian with English subtitles
When a large Iranian-American family gathers for the patriarch’s heart transplant, a family secret is uncovered that catapults the estranged mother and daughter into an exploration of the past. Toggling between the United States and Iran over decades, mother and daughter discover they are more alike than they know.
Director/Screenwriter: Maryam Keshavarz
Producers: Maryam Keshavarz, Anne Carey, Ben Howe, Luca Borghese, Peter Block, Corey Nelson
Cast: Layla Mohammadi, Niousha Noor, Kamand Shafieisabet, Bella Warda, Bijan Daneshmand, Shervin Alenabi
92 min | English
Following Ben, Miko, and Alice as they navigate a range of interpersonal relationships and traverse the country in search of the ideal connection.
Director: Randall Park
Screenwriter: Adrian Tomine
Producers: Margot Hand, Randall Park, Hieu Ho, Jennifer Berman, Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff
Cast: Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Tavi Gevinson, Sonoya Mizuno
Sometimes I Think About Dying
91 min | English
Fran likes to think about dying. It brings sensation to her quiet life. When she makes the new guy at work laugh, it leads to more: a date, a slice of pie, a conversation, a spark. The only thing standing in their way is Fran herself.
Director: Rachel Lambert
Screenwriters: Kevin Armento, Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead
Producers: Alex Saks, Daisy Ridley, Dori Rath, Lauren Beveridge, Brett Beveridge
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Dave Merheje, Parvesh Cheena, Marcia DeBonis, Meg Stalter, Brittany O’Grady
The Starling Girl
113 min | English
Seventeen-year-old Jem Starling struggles with her place within her Christian fundamentalist community, but everything changes when her magnetic youth pastor Owen returns to their church.
Director/Screenwriter: Laurel Akira Parmet
Producers: Kevin Rowe, Kara Durrett
Cast: Eliza Scanlen, Lewis Pullman, Jimmi Simpson, Wrenn Schmidt, Austin Abrams, Jessamine Burgum
88 min | English
When the beloved founder of a run-down theater camp in upstate New York falls into a coma, the eccentric staff must band together with the founder’s crypto-bro son to keep the camp afloat.
Directors: Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
Screenwriters: Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman, Ben Platt
Producers: Erik Feig, Samie Kim Falvey, Julia Hammer, Ryan Heller, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum
Cast: Molly Gordon, Ben Platt, Noah Galvin, Jimmy Tatro, Patti Harrison, Ayo Edebiri
A Thousand and One
116 min | English
Convinced it’s one last, necessary crime on the path to redemption, unapologetic and free-spirited Inez kidnaps 6-year-old Terry from the foster care system. Holding on to their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability in New York City.
Director/Screenwriter: A.V. Rockwell
Producers: Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Brad Weston
Cast: Teyana Taylor, Will Catlett, Josiah Cross, Aven Courtney, Aaron Kingsley Adetola
U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
AUM: The Cult At The End of the World
102 min | English, Japanese with English subtitles
On the morning of March 20, 1995, a deadly nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway sent the nation and its people into chaos. This exploration of Aum Shinrikyo, the cult responsible for the attack, involves the participation of those who lived through the horror as it unfolded.
Directors: Ben Braun, Chiaki Yanagimoto
Producers: Ben Braun, Chiaki Yanagimoto, Dan Braun, Josh Braun, Rick Brookwell
110 min | English, Mvskoke with English subtitles
When the Muscogee Nation suddenly begins censoring its free press, a rogue reporter fights to expose her government’s corruption in a historic battle that will have ramifications for all of Indian country.
Directors: Rebecca Landsberry-Baker, Joe Peeler
Producers: Conrad Beilharz, Garrett F. Baker, Tyler Graim
The Disappearance of Shere Hite
116 min | English
Shere Hite’s 1976 bestselling book, The Hite Report, liberated the female orgasm by revealing the most private experiences of thousands of anonymous survey respondents. Her findings rocked the American establishment and presaged current conversations about gender, sexuality, and bodily autonomy. So how did Shere Hite disappear?
Director: Nicole Newnham
Producers: Nicole Newnham, Molly O’Brien, R.J. Cutler, Elise Pearlstein, Kimberley Ferdinando, Trevor Smith
Going To Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
96 min | English
Intimate vérité, archival footage, and visually innovative treatments of poetry take us on a journey through the dreamscape of legendary poet Nikki Giovanni as she reflects on her life and legacy.
Directors/Screenwriters: Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson
Producers: Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson, Tommy Oliver
Going Varsity In Mariachi
105 min | English
In the competitive world of high school mariachi, the musicians from the South Texas borderlands reign supreme. Under the guidance of coach Abel Acuña, the teenage captains of Edinburg North High School’s acclaimed team must turn a shoestring budget and diverse crew of inexperienced musicians into state champions.
Directors: Alejandra Vasquez, Sam Osborn
Producers: James Lawler, Luis A. Miranda, Jr., Julia Pontecorvo
100 min | English, Persian with English subtitles
Spurred by a provocative family memory and a lifetime of separation from the country her mother left behind, a young filmmaker delves into her mother and grandmother’s complicated pasts and her own fractured Iranian identity.
Director: Sierra Urich
Producer: Keith Wilson
Little Richard: I Am Everything
98 min | English
This celebration of Little Richard reveals the Black queer origins of rock ’n’ roll, finally exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music. Through archival and performance footage, the revolutionary icon’s life unspools with all of its switchbacks and contradictions.
Director: Lisa Cortés
Producers: Lisa Cortés, Robert Friedman, Liz Yale Marsh, Caryn Capotosto
Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV
107 min | English, German, Korean with English subtitles
The quixotic journey of Nam June Paik, one of the most famous Asian artists of the 20th century, who revolutionized the use of technology as an artistic canvas and prophesied both the fascist tendencies and intercultural understanding that would arise from the interconnected metaverse of today’s world.
Director: Amanda Kim
Producers: Amy Hobby, Amanda Kim, David Koh, Mariko Munro, Jennifer Stockman, Jesse Wann
A Still Small Voice
96 min | English
An aspiring hospital chaplain begins a yearlong residency in spiritual care, only to discover that to successfully tend to her patients, she must look deep within herself.
Director: Luke Lorentzen
Producers: Kellen Quinn, Luke Lorentzen
87 min | English
The history of New York’s Meatpacking District, told from the perspective of transgender sex workers who lived and worked there. Filmmaker Kristen Lovell, who walked “The Stroll” for a decade, reunites her community to recount the violence, policing, homelessness, and gentrification they overcame to build a movement for transgender rights.
Directors: Kristen Lovell, Zackary Drucker
Producer: Matt Wolf
90 min | English
Investigative journalist Rae de Leon travels nationwide to uncover and examine a shocking pattern: Young women tell the police they’ve been sexually assaulted, but instead of finding justice, they’re charged with the crime of making a false report, arrested, and even imprisoned by the system they believed would protect them.
Director: Nancy Schwartzman
Producers: Nancy Schwartzman, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Alice Henty, Rachel de Leon, Amanda Pike
WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION
France | Morocco | Qatar
91 min | French, Arabic, Berber with English subtitles
A young, pregnant woman finds emancipation as aliens land in Morocco.
Director/Screenwriter: Sofia Alaoui
Producers: Margaux Lorier, Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
Cast: Oumaïma Barid, Mehdi Dehbi, Fouad Oughaou
109 min | English
Lucy, a former child actor, seeks enlightenment at a retreat led by spiritual leader Elon while she navigates her close yet turbulent relationship with her stunt-performer daughter, Dylan.
Director/Screenwriter: Alice Englert
Producers: Molly Hallam, Desray Armstrong
Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Whishaw, Alice Englert,
Ana Scotney, Dasha Nekrasova, Marlon Williams
87 min | English
Eleven-year-old Ama and her mother, Grace, take solace in the gentle but isolated world they obsessively create. Ama’s growing up threatens the boundaries of their tenderness and forces Grace to reckon with a past she struggles to forget.
Director/Screenwriter: Adura Onashile
Producers: Rosie Crerar, Ciara Barry
Cast: Déborah Lukumuena, Danny Sapani, Le’Shantey Bonsu, Liana Turner
Mexico | Sweden
88 min | Spanish and Náhuatl with English subtitles
Luis, an 18-year-old boy with Indigenous roots, enters the Heroic Military College in hopes of ensuring a better future. There, he encounters a rigid and institutionally violent system designed to turn him into a perfect soldier.
Director/Screenwriter: David Zonana
Producers: Michel Franco, David Zonana, Eréndira Núñez Larios
Cast: Santiago Sandoval Carbajal, Fernando Cuautle, Mónica del Carmen, Esteban Caicedo, Carlos Gerardo García, Isabel Yudice
Puerto Rico | Spain
93 min | Spanish with English subtitles
As her cancer spreads, Noelia’s ultimate decision is to return to her native Vieques, Puerto Rico, and claim her freedom to decide her own fate. She reunites with her friends and family, who are still dealing with the contamination of the U.S. Navy after 60 years of military practices.
Director/Screenwriter: Glorimar Marrero Sánchez
Producers: Glorimar Marrero Sánchez, Amaya Izquierdo, José Esteban Alenda
Cast: Isel Rodríguez, Modesto Lacén, Magali Carrasquillo, Maximiliano Rivas, Anamín Santiago, Idenisse Salamán
79 min | English, Spanish with English subtitles
With the help of her newly emigrated daughter, a religious grandmother learns how to use the internet. However, an accidental encounter with pornography poses a dilemma for her.
Director: Patricia Ortega
Screenwriters: Patricia Ortega, José Ortuño
Producer: Olmo Figueredo
Cast: Kiti Mánver
107 min | West African Pidgin with English subtitles
When the harmony in a village is threatened by outside elements, two sisters must fight to save their people and restore the glory of a mermaid goddess to the land.
Director/Screenwriter: C.J. “Fiery” Obasi
Producer: Oge Obasi
Cast: Evelyne Ily, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Kelechi Udegbe, Emeka Amakeze, Rita Edochie, Tough Bone
84 min | English
Georgie is a dreamy 12-year-old girl who lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Out of nowhere, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality.
Director/Screenwriter: Charlotte Regan
Producer: Theo Barrowclough
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Lola Campbell, Alin Uzun, Ambreen Razia, Olivia Brady, Aylin Tezel
117 min | English, Persian with English subtitles
Shayda, a brave Iranian mother, finds refuge in an Australian women’s shelter with her 6-year-old daughter. Over Persian New Year, they take solace in Nowruz rituals and new beginnings, but when her estranged husband re-enters their lives, Shayda’s path to freedom is jeopardized.
Director/Screenwriter: Noora Niasari
Producers: Vincent Sheehan, Noora Niasari
Cast: Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Osamah Sami, Leah Purcell, Jillian Nguyen, Mojean Aria, Selina Zahednia
Lithuania | Spain | Sweden
104 min | English, Lithuanian with English subtitles
Dancer Elena and sign language interpreter Dovydas meet and form a beautiful bond. As they dive into a new relationship, they must navigate how to build their own kind of intimacy.
Director/Screenwriter: Marija Kavtaradze
Producer: Marija Razgute
Cast: Greta Grinevičiūtė, Kęstutis Cicėnas
Chile | Mexico | Germany
101 min | Spanish with English subtitles
On the remote island of Chiloé in the late 19th century, an Indigenous girl named Rosa lives and works with her father on a farm. When the foreman brutally turns on Rosa’s father, she sets out for justice, seeking help from the king of a powerful organization of sorcerers.
Director: Christopher Murray
Screenwriters: Christopher Murray, Pablo Paredes
Producers: Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Rocío Jadue, Nicolás Celis
Cast: Valentina Véliz, Daniel Antivilo, Sebastian Hulk, Daniel Muñoz
When It Melts
113 min | Flemish, French with English subtitles
Many years after a sweltering summer that spun out of control, Eva returns to the village she grew up in, with an ice block in the back of her car. In the dead of winter, she confronts her past and faces up to her tormentors.
Director: Veerle Baetens
Screenwriters: Veerle Baetens, Maarten Loix
Producers: Bart Van Langendonck, Ellen Havenith, Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Cast: Charlotte De Bruyne, Rosa Marchant
WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
20 Days In Mariupol
89 min | English, Ukrainian with English subtitles
As the Russian invasion begins, a team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the war’s atrocities.
Director: Mstyslav Chernov
Producers: Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, Raney Aronson-Rath, Derl McCrudden
5 Seasons of Revolution
Germany | Syria | Netherlands | Norway
95 min | English, Arabic with English subtitles
An aspiring video journalist in her 20s finds herself already facing self-reckoning. Born in Damascus, Syria, Lina starts to report on the events around her until she is compelled to become a war reporter and, later, the unexpected narrator of her own destiny.
Producer: Diana El Jeiroudi
Against The Tide
92 min | Koli, Marathi, Hindi with English subtitles
Two friends, both Indigenous fishermen, are driven to desperation by a dying sea. Their friendship begins to fracture as they take very different paths to provide for their struggling families.
Director: Sarvnik Kaur
Producers: Koval Bhatia, Sarvnik Kaur
The Eternal Memory
84 min | Spanish with English subtitles
Augusto and Paulina have been together for 25 years. Eight years ago, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Both fear the day he no longer recognizes her.
Director: Maite Alberdi
Producers: Maite Alberdi, Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Rocío Jadue
Sweden | Denmark
85 min | Swedish, English, French, German, Arabic with English subtitles
From the first camera to 45 billion cameras worldwide today, the visual sociologist filmmakers widen their lens to expose both humanity’s unique obsession with the camera’s image and the social consequences that lay ahead.
Directors/Producers: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck
Ukraine | Germany
84 min | Ukrainian, Russian, English, Dutch with English subtitles
In summer 2014, sunflower fields and coal mines in eastern Ukraine turned into a 12 square kilometer crime scene. A multi-layered investigation into the downing of flight MH17, in which a butterfly-shaped shrapnel was found in the pilot’s body, implicated the state responsible for a war crime that remains unpunished.
Director: Roman Liubyi
Screenwriters: Roman Liubyi, Mila Zhluktenko
Producers: Andrii Kotliar, Volodymyr Tykhyy, David Armati Lechner, Isabelle Bertolone, Trini Götze
Is There Anybody Out There?
87 min | English
While navigating daily discrimination, a filmmaker who inhabits and loves her unusual body searches the world for another person like her, and explores what it takes to love oneself fiercely despite the pervasiveness of ableism.
Director: Ella Glendining
Producer: Janine Marmot
The Longest Goodbye
Israel | Canada
87 min | English
Social isolation affects millions of people, even Mars-bound astronauts. A savvy NASA psychologist is tasked with protecting these daring explorers.
Director: Ido Mizrahy
Screenwriters: Ido Mizrahy, Nir Sa’ar
Producers: Ido Mizrahy, Nir Sa’ar, Paul Cadieux
115 min | English, Xhosa with English subtitles
Set in past, present, and future South Africa — an invitation into a poetic, memory-driven exploration of love, intimacy, race, and belonging by the filmmaker, who grew up during apartheid but didn’t know it was happening until it was over.
Director/Screenwriter: Milisuthando Bongela
Producer: Marion Isaacs
98 min | Polish, English, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Slovenian with English subtitles
Young pianists take part in the legendary International Chopin Piano Competition. A unique chance of a lifetime, portrayed from backstage and set to Chopin’s music.
Director/Screenwriter: Jakub Piątek
Producer: Maciej Kubicki
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
Estonia | France | Iceland
89 min | Estonian, Seto, Võro with English subtitles
In the darkness of a smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences, washing off the shame trapped in their bodies and regaining their strength through a sense of communion.
Director/Screenwriter: Anna Hints
Producer: Marianne Ostrat
Greenland | Denmark | Canada
113 min | English, Kalaallisut, Inuktitut with English subtitles
Renowned Inuit lawyer Aaju Peter has long fought for the rights of her people. When her son suddenly dies, Aaju embarks on a journey to reclaim her language and culture after a lifetime of whitewashing and forced assimilation. But can she both change the world and mend her own wounds?
Director: Lin Alluna
Screenwriter: Aaju Peter
Producers: Emile Hertling Péronard, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Stacey Aglok MacDonald, Bob Moore
64 min | Moore, Italian with English subtitles
A Burkinabé boy flees his village and migrates to Italy. When disillusioned by heartbreak and haunted by memories of home, he travels through time in hope of regaining all he has lost.
Director/Screenwriter: Walé Oyéjidé
Producers: Walé Oyéjidé, Giulia Alagna, Heather Barnes
Cast: Alain Tiendrebeogo, Mousty Mbaye, Noel Minougou, Aissata Deme, Afissatou Coulibaly
90 min | English
Two mysterious brothers abduct a mogul during his quest for immortality. Meanwhile, a seductive woman helps them launch a journey of self-discovery.
Director/Screenwriter: Eddie Alcazar
Producers: Eddie Alcazar, Steven Soderbergh, Javier Lovato, Raphael Gindre, Johnny Starke
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Moises Arias, Jason Genao, Karrueche Tran, Bella Thorne, Scott Bakula
98 min | English, Dari, Cantonese with English subtitles
Donya works for a Chinese fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. Formerly a translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, she struggles to put her life back in order. In a moment of sudden revelation, she decides to send out a special message in a cookie.
Director: Babak Jalali
Screenwriters: Carolina Cavalli, Babak Jalali
Producers: Marjaneh Moghimi, Sudnya Shroff, Rachael Fung, George Rush, Chris Martin, Laura Wagner
Cast: Anaita Wali Zada, Jeremy Allen White, Gregg Turkington
80 min | English, Italian, Korean with English subtitles
Playing with the forms and tropes of various cinema genres, the filmmaker sets off on a quest to find a legendary lost video collection of 55,000 movies in Sicily.
Directors/Screenwriters: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Producers: Deborah Smith, Dale Smith, Francesco Galavotti, Rebecca Tabasky, David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
85 min | English
The cultural roots of coal continue to permeate the rituals of daily life in Appalachia even as its economic power wanes. The journey of a coal miner’s daughter exploring the region’s dreams and myths, untangling the pain and beauty, as her community sits on the brink of massive change.
Director: Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Producers: Shane Boris, Diane Becker, Peggy Drexler, Elaine McMillion Sheldon
113 min | English
Four Black transgender sex workers explore the dichotomy between the Black community and themselves while confronting issues long avoided.
Director: D. Smith
Producers: D. Smith, Harris Doran, Bill Butler
To Live And Die And Live
104 min | English
Muhammad returns home to Detroit to bury his stepfather and is thrust into settling his accounts, but Muhammad’s struggles with depression and addiction may finish him before he finishes the task.
Director/Screenwriter: Qasim Basir
Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Qasim Basir, Amin Joseph, Dana Offenbach, Samantha Basir
Cast: Amin Joseph, Skye P. Marshall, Omari Hardwick, Cory Hardrict, Dana Gourrier, Maryam Basir
The Tuba Thieves
92 min | American Sign Language and English with English subtitles
From 2011 to 2013, tubas were stolen from Los Angeles high schools. This is not a story about thieves or missing tubas. Instead, it asks what it means to listen.
Director: Alison O’Daniel
Producers: Alison O’Daniel, Rachel Nederveld, Wendy Ettinger, Maida Lynn, Su Kim, Maya E. Rudolph
Young. Wild. Free.
105 min | English
High school senior Brandon is drowning in responsibilities when his world is turned upside down after being robbed at gunpoint by the girl of his dreams.
Director: Thembi L. Banks
Screenwriters: Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier
Producers: Charles D. King, James Lopez, Poppy Hanks, Tommy Oliver, Baron Davis, Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd
Cast: Algee Smith, Sanaa Lathan, Sierra Capri, Mike Epps
96 min | English
A single mother and a childless morgue technician are bound together by their relationship to a little girl they have reanimated from the dead.
Director: Laura Moss
Screenwriters: Laura Moss, Brendan J. O’Brien
Producers: Mali Elfman, David Grove Churchill Viste
Cast: Marin Ireland, Judy Reyes, A.J. Lister, Breeda Wool
In My Mother’s Skin
Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan
97 min | Tagalog with English subtitles
Stranded in the Philippines during World War II, a young girl finds that her duty to protect her dying mother is complicated by her misplaced trust in a beguiling, flesh-eating fairy.
Director/Screenwriter: Kenneth Dagatan
Producers: Bradley Liew, Bianca Balbuena, Huang Junxiang, Stefano Centini
Cast: Beauty Gonzalez, Felicity Kyle Napuli, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, James Mavie Estrella, Angeli Bayani
117 min | English
James and Em are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation when a fatal accident exposes the resort’s perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence, and surreal horrors.
Director/Screenwriter: Brandon Cronenberg
Producers: Karen Harnisch, Andrew Cividino, Christian Piovesan, Noah Segal, Rob Cotterill, Anita Juka
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman
100 min | English
Heather, an outcast teenage goalie in a small northern town, falls for newcomer Jonny, an alluring but tormented figure skater. As their relationship deepens, Heather’s growing desires clash with her darkest secret, forcing her to control the animal within.
Director: Jacqueline Castel
Screenwriter: Jae Matthews
Producers: Andrew Bronfman, Michael Solomon
Cast: Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Amandla Stenber, Stephen McHattie, Heidi von Palleske, Cory Lipman, Joe Apollonio
Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls
103 min | English
Onyx joins a group of fellow occultists to attend a dark ritual at the mansion of their idol, Bartok. Suspecting Bartok’s nefarious intentions, Onyx is suddenly immersed in a world of monsters, mystery, and mayhem.
Director/Screenwriter: Andrew Bowser
Producers: Clark Baker, Michael Mobley, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Andrew Bowser
Cast: Andrew Bowser, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jeffrey Combs, Ralph Ineson, Rivkah Reyes, T.C. Carson
103 min | English
Aspiring martial artist Ria Khan believes she must save her older sister, Lena, from her impending marriage. With the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.
Director/Screenwriter: Nida Manzoor
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Olivier Kaempfer, John Pocock
Cast: Priya Kansara, Ritu Arya, Nimra Bucha, Akshay Khanna, Seraphina Beh, Ella Bruccoleri
Run Rabbit Run
100 min | English
As a fertility doctor, Sarah has a firm understanding of the cycle of life. However, when she is forced to make sense of the increasingly strange behavior of her young daughter, Sarah must challenge her own beliefs and confront a ghost from her past.
Director: Daina Reid
Screenwriter: Hannah Kent
Producers: Sarah Shaw, Anna McLeish
Cast: Sarah Snook, Lily LaTorre, Damon Herriman, Greta Scacchi
Talk to Me
95 min | English
When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an ancient embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill. Until one of them goes too far and opens the door to the spirit world.
Directors: Danny Philippou, Michael Philippou
Screenwriters: Danny Philippou, Bill Hinzman
Producers: Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton
Cast: Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen,Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes
99 min | English, Spanish with English subtitles
Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, rises to international stardom after he creates the character Cassandro, the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.” In the process, he upends not just the macho wrestling world, but also his own life.
Director: Roger Ross Williams
Screenwriters: David Teague, Roger Ross Williams, Julián Herbert
Producers: Gerardo Gatica, Todd Black, David Bloomfield, Ted Hope, Julie Goldman
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Roberta Colindrez, Perla De La Rosa, Joaquín Cosío, Raúl Castillo
France | United States
120 min | English
College student Margot meets 33-year-old Robert at the movie theater where she works. After a casual flirtation at the concession stand, they carry on conversations through texts. As their perceptions of each other collide, events spiral out of control. Based on The New Yorker short story by Kristen Roupenian.
Director: Susanna Fogel
Screenwriter: Michelle Ashford
Producers: Helen Estabrook, Jeremy Steckler
Cast: Emilia Jones, Nicholas Braun, Geraldine Viswanathan, Hope Davis, Fred Melamed, Isabella Rossellini
93 min | English
The fate of the planet’s last untouched wilderness, the deep ocean, is under threat as a secretive organization is about to allow massive extraction of seabed metals to address the world’s energy crisis. Narrated by Jason Momoa.
Director/Producer: Matthieu Rytz
The Deepest Breath
United Kingdom | Ireland
90 min | English
A champion freediver and expert safety diver seemed destined for one another despite the different paths they took to meet at the pinnacle of the freediving world. A look at the thrilling rewards — and inescapable risks — of chasing dreams through the depths of the ocean.
Director/Screenwriter: Laura McGann
Producers: John Battsek, Sarah Thomson, Jamie D’Alton, Anne McLoughlin
France | United Kingdom | Greece
95 min | English, Greek with English subtitles
Jacqueline, a young refugee, lands alone and penniless on a Greek island where she tries to survive, then to cope with her past. While gathering her strength, she begins a friendship with a rootless tour guide and together they find the resilience to forge ahead.
Director: Anthony Chen
Screenwriters: Susanne Farrell, Alexander Maksik
Producers: Peter Spears, Emilie Georges, Naima Abed, Anthony Chen, Cynthia Erivo, Solome Williams
Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat, Ibrahima Ba, Honor Swinton Byrne, Zainab Jah, Suzy Bemba
96 min | English
Set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter, young secretary Eileen becomes enchanted by the glamorous new counselor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret — throwing Eileen onto a sinister path. Based on Ottessa Moshfegh’s award-winning novel.
Director: William Oldroyd
Screenwriters: Luke Goebel, Ottessa Moshfegh
Producers: Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu, Peter Cron, Luke Goebel, Ottessa Moshfegh, William Oldroyd
Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham, Marin Ireland, Owen Teague
114 min | English, French with English subtitles
Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s vibrant cultural scene in the 1970s and ’80s, chronicling a father-daughter relationship as it evolves from an era of bohemian decadence to the heartbreaking AIDS crisis. Based on the best-selling memoir Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abbott.
Director/Screenwriter: Andrew Durham
Producers: Sofia Coppola, Andrew Durham, Megan Carlson, Siena Oberman, Greg Lauritano, Laure Sudreau
Cast: Scoot McNairy, Emilia Jones, Geena Davis, Cody Fern, Adam Lambert, Maria Bakalova
Food And Country
99 min | English
America’s policy of producing cheap food at all costs has long hobbled small independent farmers, ranchers, and chefs. Worried for their survival, trailblazing food writer Ruth Reichl reaches out across political and social divides to uncover the country’s broken food system and the innovators risking it all to transform it.
Director: Laura Gabbert
Producers: Laura Gabbert, Ruth Reichl, Paula P. Manzanedo, Caroline Libresco
115 min | English
Fashion revolutionary Bethann Hardison looks back on her journey as a pioneering Black model, modeling agent, and activist, shining a light on an untold chapter in the fight for racial diversity.
Directors: Bethann Hardison, Frédéric Tcheng
Producer: Lisa Cortés
It’s Only Life After All
118 min | English
Blending 40 years of home movies, film archives, and intimate present-day vérité, a poignant reflection from Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of iconic folk rock duo Indigo Girls. A timely look into the obstacles, activism, and life lessons of two queer friends who never expected to make it big.
Director: Alexandria Bombach
Producers: Kathlyn Horan, Jess Devaney, Anya Rous, Alexandria Bombach
90 min | English, Bahasa Indonesian with English subtitles
A father-son relationship is put to the test when an up-and-coming rapper at the crossroads of his career decides to let go of his manager, who is also his father. This decision forces them to confront the past and figure out what they want of each other.
Director: Justin Chon
Screenwriters: Justin Chon, Maegan Houang
Producers: Alan Pao, Justin Chon, David Matheny, Joseph Dang, Alex Chi, Yama Cibulka, Shaun Sanghani
Cast: Brian Imanuel, Yayu A.W. Unru, Kate Lyn Sheil, Henry Ian Cusick, Anthony Kiedis
Judy Blume Forever
94 min | English
The radical honesty of the books by young adult fiction pioneer Judy Blume changed the way millions of readers understood themselves, their sexuality, and what it meant to grow up, but also led to critical battles against book banning and censorship.
Directors: Davina Pardo, Leah Wolchok
Producers: Davina Pardo, Leah Wolchok, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Marcella Steingart
Landscape With Invisible Hand
94 min | English
When Earth is taken over by aliens who control the economy, a pair of teenagers come up with a plan to save their families.
Director/Screenwriter: Cory Finley
Producers: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Asante Blackk, Kylie Rogers, Josh Hamilton, Michael Gandolfini, William Jackson Harper
A Little Prayer
91 min | English
In the South, a man tests the limits of patriarchal interference to protect his daughter-in-law when he discovers that his son is having an affair.
Director/Screenwriter: Angus MacLachlan
Producers: Lauren Vilchik, Angus MacLachlan, Max A. Butler
Cast: David Strathairn, Jane Levy, Celia Weston, Will Pullen, Anna Camp, Dascha Polanco
Murder In Big Horn
154 min | English
The deaths of a group of Native American women in rural Montana are the focus as Native families, journalists, and local law enforcement reveal a violent crisis set in motion almost 200 years ago.
Directors: Razelle Benally, Matthew Galkin
Producers: Razelle Benally, Ivan Macdonald, Ivy Macdonald
91 min | English, French with English subtitles
An intimate examination of attraction and emotional abuse between men and women.
Director: Ira Sachs
Screenwriters: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
Producers: Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, Adèle Exarchopoulos
99 min | English
A hidden grassroots organization doggedly fights to expand access to abortion pills across the United States keeping hope alive during a global pandemic and the fall of Roe v. Wade.
Director/Producer: Tracy Droz Tragos
The Pod Generation
Belgium | France | United Kingdom
101 min | English
In a not-so-distant future, amid a society madly in love with technology, tech giant Pegazus offers couples the opportunity to share their pregnancies via detachable artificial wombs or pods. And so begins Rachel and Alvy’s wild ride to parenthood in this brave new world.
Director/Screenwriter: Sophie Barthes
Producers: Geneviève Lemal, Yann Zenou, Nadia Kamlichi, Martin Metz
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rosalie Craig, Vinette Robinson, Jean-Marc Barr
Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields
138 min | English
A galvanizing look at actor, model, and icon Brooke Shields as she transforms from sexualized young girl to a woman discovering her power. Holding a mirror up to a society that objectifies women and girls, her story shows the perils and triumphs of gaining agency in a hostile world.
Director: Lana Wilson
Producers: Christine O’Malley, Jack Turner
122 min | Spanish with English subtitles
In a Mexican border town plagued by neglect, corruption, and violence, a frustrated teacher tries a radical new method to break through his students’ apathy and unlock their curiosity, their potential… and maybe even their genius. Based on a true story.
Director/Screenwriter: Christopher Zalla
Producers: Ben Odell, Eugenio Derbez, Joshua Davis
Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Daniel Haddad, Jenifer Trejo, Mia Fernanda Solis, Danilo Guardiola
Rotting In The Sun
109 min | English, Spanish with English subtitles
After filmmaker Sebastian Silva goes missing in Mexico City, social media celebrity Jordan Firstman begins searching for him, suspecting that the cleaning lady in Sebastian’s building may have something to do with his disappearance.
Director: Sebastian Silva
Screenwriters: Sebastian Silva, Pedro Peirano
Producer: Jacob Wasserman
Cast: Jordan Firstman, Catalina Saavedra, Sebastian Silva
105 min | English
Two twenty-somethings reeling from bad breakups deal with their nightmare exes and connect over the course of an eventful day in South London.
Director: Raine Allen-Miller
Screenwriters: Nathan Bryon, Tom Melia
Producers: Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo, Damian Jones
Cast: David Jonsson, Vivian Opara
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
95 min | English
The improbable tale of a short kid from a Canadian army base who became the darling of 1980s Hollywood — only to find the course of his life altered by a stunning diagnosis. What happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease?
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Producers: Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan King, Annetta Marion, Will Cohen
You Hurt My Feelings
93 min | English
A novelist’s longstanding marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband giving his honest reaction to her latest book.
Director/Screenwriter: Nicole Holofcener
Producers: Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman
Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, Michaela Watkins, Owen Teague, Arian Moayed