Film Guide 2021


UNITY MOSQUE

2021 Shorts Program | documentary short | 7 min New York Premiere Based in Toronto, the Unity Mosque is one of the world’s first Queer-affirming and gender-equal mosques in the world. Despite facing threats and obstacles, it forges on to play a lifesaving role i …

Directed by Nicole Teeny

USERS

2021 World Cinema Documentary | documentary feature | 81 min East Coast Premiere In her latest visionary work, which earned her the Best Documentary Director Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker and MacArthur “Genius” grantee Natalia Almada takes us on a philo …

Directed by Natalia Almada

WAVELENGTHS

2021 Shorts Program | documentary short | 11 min Exhale, a hotline for women seeking help processing their abortion experiences, remains in service during the COVID-19 lockdown, with volunteers lending an ear all across the Bay Area.

Directed by Jessie Zinn

WE WON’T FORGET

2021 Shorts Program | narrative short | 14 min A woman’s frustrations boil to the surface while hosting a party for her friends.

Directed by Edgar Morais, Lucas Elliot Eberl

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD

2021 World Cinema Narrative | narrative feature | 127 min Julie (Renate Reinsve) is restlessly cycling through career paths, relationships and the taxing realities of existence. As she goes hurtling into her 30s, she’s left wondering: when will life real …

Directed by Joachim Trier