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After America (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jake Yuzna; Writer: Jake Yuzna; Stars: Yvone Freese, Theresa McConnon, Daniel Nies, Ahmed Yusuf, Dan Fox, Eli Anthony, Robert Dante, Brooke Anthony, Trevor Keeth, Dilan Czech, Michael Hertenstein, Neal Reiter, Jianna Maarten, Adam Biel, Sarah Peterson)
In 2019 a group of criminal justice de-escalation workers in Minneapolis embarked on a collaborative film project that used radical theatre workshop techniques to explore their real-life struggles to escape the pressures of the American dream. The result, finished days before the murder of George Floyd, captures a city searching for what lies after America.
Bad Attitude: The Art Of Spain Rodriguez (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Susan Stern; Writer: Susan Stern; Stars: Susie Bright, Robert Crumb, Kim Deitch, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Yolanda López, Ed Piskor, Trina Robbins, Nora Rodriguez, Ken Weaver, Maxine Weaver, Robert Williams, Rene Yanez, Rio Yañez, Andi Zeisler, Susie Bright)
Legendary underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez is profiled in this intimate portrait by his wife, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Susan Stern.
A Black Rift Begins To Yawn (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Matthew Wade; Writer: Matthew Wade; Stars: Sara Lynch, Luke Massengill, Saratops McDonald, Sara Lynch, Luke Massengill, Saratops McDonald)
As two former classmates dig into their deceased professor’s set of cassette tapes, which possibly contain recordings of strange signals from beyond the stars, they begin to feel memories, the chronology of time, and their identities slip into obscurity.
End Of The Line: The Women Of Standing Rock (Country: US, Finland; Year: 2021; Director: Shannon Kring)
The story of the indigenous women who establish a peaceful camp in protest of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline construction that desecrated ancient burial and prayer sites and threatens their land, water, and very existence.
Mia Misses Her Revenge (Country: Romania; Year: 2020; Director: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu; Writer: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu; Stars: Ioana Bugarin, Stefania Cîrcu, Ana Maria Guran, Alexandru Ion, Carol Ionescu, Ecaterina Lupu, Silvana Mihai, Ioana Ilinca Neacsu, Adrian Nicolae, Monica Odagiu, Maria Popistasu, Madalina Stoica, Ioana Bugarin, Stefania Cîrcu, Ana Maria Guran)
After a violent breakup, Mia is struggling to get revenge on her ex. As her plan kicks off, she finds herself surrounded by a group of friends that give female togetherness a new definition.
No Trace (Nulle Trace) (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Simon Lavoie; Writer: Simon Lavoie; Stars: Nathalie Doummar, Monique Gosselin, Nathalie Doummar, Monique Gosselin)
In a near future, a callous smuggler hardened by life guides a pious young woman and her child across the border to safety, unaware that their destinies are inescapably linked in this inhospitable land.

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