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  • Eva + Candela

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    90 mins 14+ Columbia
    Language: Spanish Subtitles: English
    Genre: Drama
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    Synopsis

    A portrait of two strong, independent women: a female director and the star of her first film, drawn together by a powerful attraction and their shared desire to take on the movie world.

    The passion between them creates a seductive and fascinating intimacy. But over time, their relationship evolves, swinging from infatuation to sensuality, which turns to tenderness, and then routine. They never wanted to be a conventional couple, and yet that’s just what they’ve  become.

    Can Eva and Candela withstand the inevitable effects of time to overcome the metamorphosis of their relationship?

    Director: Ruth Caudeli
    Cast: Alejandra Lara, Silvia Varón, Roberto Cano
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    91 mins 14+ USA
    Language: English Subtitles: English
    Genre: Drama
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    Synopsis

    Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle) and her brother, Reverend Rick (John Gallagher Jr.)—himself an example of how those in the program can be “cured”—the center is built upon repenting for “same sex attraction.” In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane (Sasha Lane), and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam (Forrest Goodluck). Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family as they fight to survive.

    A FilmRise Release, in association with Beachside Films and Parkville Pictures.

    Director: Desiree Akhavan
    Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, Jennifer Ehle
  • Hearts Beat Loud

    107 mins 14+ USA
    Language: English Subtitles: English
    Genre: Comedy Romance
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    Synopsis

    In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

    Director: Brett Haley
    Cast: Kiersey Clemons, Blythe Danner
  • Carol

    118 mins 14+ USA
    Language: English Subtitles: English
    Genre: Drama Romance
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    Synopsis

    CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.

    Director: Todd Haynes
    Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
  • Wild Nights with Emily

    84 mins 14+ USA
    Language: English Subtitles: English
    Genre: Comedy History
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    Synopsis

    So you think you know Emily Dickinson? Well, Wild Nights with Emily is here to tell you that you don't. Not even a little bit.

    History has painted Emily Dickinson as a sad, reclusive spinster, too sensitive for the world. But Madeleine Olenek (Co-Dependant Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, The Foxy Merkins), with her signature brand of comedy, sets fire to that old canvas and shows us the real Emily, played to perfection by Molly Shannon. Detailing the author's struggle to have her poetry published and her lifelong romantic relationship with her brother's wife, Susan (Susan Ziegler,) this is absurd comedy with a real agenda.

    Playing out like an extended episode of Drunk History, Wild Nights with Emily unveils a vivacious and talented woman who is full of life but living in a time that doesn't allow her to be seen for all that she is.

    Director: Madeleine Olnek
    Cast: Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz
  • Under the Udala Trees

    336 mins USA
    Language: English
    Genre: QIPOC Fiction
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    Synopsis

    Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and its war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.

    Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does. Born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. But when their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself-and there is a cost to living inside a lie.

    Okparanta's Under the Udala Trees uses one woman's lifetime to examine the ways in which Nigerians continue to struggle toward selfhood. Even as their nation contends with and recovers from the effects of war and division, Nigerian lives are also wrecked and lost from taboo and prejudice. This story offers a glimmer of hope — a future where a woman might just be able to shape her life around truth and love.

    Director: Chinelo Okparanta
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