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  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: USA
The follow-up to the wildly popular virtual-reality game Job Simulator, Vacation Simulator returns participants to the world of Owlchemy Labs, where they can visit Vacation Island and experience “recreation,” optimal “relaxation,” and classic human pastimes like “sunburn.” Vacation Island offers all this and more, helping visitors rediscover the lost art of “time off.” |Read More
Experimental, Comedy, Science Fiction, Technology


  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Leif Huron
  • Country: USA
A minor tale in which a man's hubris is his inability to fully understand his condition.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Journeys Across Cultural Landscapes program. |Read More
Science Fiction


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Khyentse Norbu
  • Country: Bhutan
Raised in a sheltered village, young Lila yearns for a life devoted to Hindu worship, like that of her devadasi mother, but she begins to encounter worldly obstacles to her spiritual fulfillment. Guileless, Lila agrees to model for a lowly village boy who hopes to become a sculptor, unknowingly endangering both of their lives under the ever-present gaze of the villagers, especially the village landlord’s son. |Read More
Drama, Dance


  • Release Year: 1984
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Bette Gordon
  • Country: USA
In Bette Gordon's pioneering indie narrative about voyeurism from a female perspective, a young woman (Sandy McLeod) works as a ticket taker in a porn theater, and her curiosity leads her to shadow a male patron. This film features an unparalleled collaborative team of downtown artists from the early 1980s, including composer John Lurie, cinematographer Tom DeCillo, writer Kathy Acker, photographer Nan Goldin, and actor Spalding Gray. Variety was shot on location in New York City at the now bygone landmarks of the Variety Theatre, Fulton Fish Market, and Yankee Stadium, as well as an edgier incarnation of Times Square.
Preservation by Women's Film Preservation Fund of NYWIFT. Print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)


  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Amir Naderi
  • Country: USA
Acclaimed director Amir Naderi applies his inimitable cinematic style to Vegas, a timely and complex fable about our current economic crisis. The film takes place away from the glittering strip of mega casinos, but the greed of Sin City is just as pervasive on the desert outskirts, where an otherwise happy family is thrown into turmoil after learning of a forgotten fortune that may be buried beneath their home. |Read More
Drama, Thriller, Comedy


  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Vincenzo Marra and Paméla Leu
  • Country: Italy
Enzo, an 18-year old, lives with his family in a suburb of Naples and undergoes a series of tribulations when he must help out after his father dies. Through his determination, he is not only able to help solve his kin's problems; they also rediscover a new sense of dignity. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Roman Polanski
  • Country: France, Poland
Thomas (Matthieu Almaric) is staging an adaptation of an obscure 19th century Austrian novel. Frustrated by the actresses he has auditioned, Thomas nearly gives up, when mysterious Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) arrives in his theater knowing every line by heart. As the two begin a fevered, intense, and at times aggressive collaboration, the lines between passion and obsession— and theater and reality—blur in auteur Roman Polanski’s latest New York stage adaptation. |Read More
Drama, Relationships


  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Leah Wolchok
  • Country: USA
The New Yorker is the benchmark for the single-panel cartoon. This light-hearted and sometimes poignant look at the art and humor of the iconic drawings shows why they have inspired and even baffled us for decades. Very Semi-Serious is a window into the minds of cartooning legends and hopefuls, including editor Bob Mankoff, shedding light onto how their humor evolves. |Read More
Female Director(s), Comedy, Documentary, New York


  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Charles Busch
  • Country: USA
Actor/writer Charles Busch makes a disarmingly effortless transition from high camp to conventional comedy-drama with this sweet-natured coming-of-age tale about a boy obsessed with old Hollywood and his enigmatic Danish mentor. The two bond and teach each other lessons about self-acceptance over the course of one magical summer in Rockaway, New York. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Country: UK, USA, France
This creative nonfiction experience uses multi-narrative and volumetric capture to journey through the mind of Lisa as she remembers her lost love, Erik. Fragments of memories of their life together appear inside a void and, over time, become entangled with a haunting vision, culminating in the shocking moment of Erik's death. |Read More
Animation, Experimental, Drama


  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Gregg Hale, Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Eduardo Sanchez, and Timo Tjahjanto
  • Country: USA, Indonesia
Investigators break into a house, find a vast collection of VHS tapes and play them one by one. The videos include visions of the paranormal, flesh-eating zombies, a shockingly genuine scene of hell on earth and a slumber party gone horribly awry. This highly anticipated sequel to last year's horror breakout V/H/S features contributions from current genre filmmaking’s leading talents, including the creators of Hobo with a Shotgun, The Raid, You’re Next and The Blair Witch Project. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Directed By: Paz Fábrega
  • Country: Costa Rica
After meeting at a party, Luciana and Pedro spark up a spontaneous rendezvous when Luciana accompanies Pedro to a national forest on a work trip. Eschewing the fraudulent nature of traditional relationships, the pair explores the beauty in the nature that surrounds them as they indulge in the passions of their encounter and navigate the various meanings of commitment. |Read More
Female Director(s), Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), Latino Director(s)


  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 20 minutes
  • Directed By: Jose-Antonio Bonet
  • Country: Spain
In this black comedy about a man in a surreal restaurant somewhere up in the mountains, where Papandreu the chef makes him enjoy his best dishes. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 47 minutes
  • Directed By: Evan Rosenfeld
  • Country: USA
Vice World of Sports is a series of the most compelling stories of our time, exploring the most polarizing range of cultures, politics, places and people through one lens that connects them all: sport. From violent stadium riots with Serbian soccer ultras to the basketball courts of a South Dakota Indian reservation, the first season of Vice World of Sports gets onto the field and into the ring to reflect the world we live in through the games we play. Join us for a World Premiere of the first two episodes of this dynamic new series, followed by a Q&A with the director. |Read More
Sports, Documentary, Music


  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Country: USA
In the second season of Vida, Lyn (Melissa Barrera) and Emma (Mishel Prada) begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s legacy—a crumbling bar and apartment building in East L.A.—at a time when the local anti-gentrification uprising will stop at almost nothing to call out any and all cultural displacers. They navigate obstacles while contemplating the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them. |Read More
Comedy, Drama, LGBTQIA