Drama

Drama

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Drama
  • Music To Die To

    After the death of their mother, a young woman confronts her brother who doesn’t show up to the funeral. Edem Dotse directs “Music To Die To,” a drama on the complexities of grief and the search for healing. Amara attempts to track down Marlon, who is staying with a group of seekers in the woods ...

  • Persimmon Night

    A mail-order bride on the way to meet her new husband searches for a restroom in Chinatown, where an unassuming young man outside of a sandwich shop offers his nearby apartment. “Persimmon Night,” directed by Scarlett Li, highlights a brief encounter between two strangers that opens up a window i...

  • LP

    A Loss and Prevention officer faces a difficult moral decision in Alexander Etseyatse’s “LP.” An attempted theft leads to a tense back-room stand-off in this riveting drama, placing complex characters in an agonizing dilemma. While it stays grounded as a personal account, it also raises larger qu...

  • Dirty

    Marco cuts class to spend the afternoon with his boyfriend, Graham, in this tender portrait of young love and intimacy. Matthew Puccini’s “Dirty” is minimal but lush, a coming-of-age snapshot that tackles an uncomfortable first-time sexual experience with sensitivity and warmth. After ditching sc...

  • Sophie & Stephen

    Two AI assistants conspire to get their human counterparts to meet. In “Sophie & Stephen,” directed by Rob Perri, a love story between two people who have yet to meet, there are plenty of questions beyond the central connection: is this where we’re headed as a society? Is that a good thing? In a ...

  • Kate, Unhinged

    An L.A. actress invites her filmmaker friend to a Palm Springs getaway from quarantine, a supposedly restorative trip that turns frustrating. “Kate, Unhinged,” directed by Kailee McGee, is a meta deconstruction on acting and friendship which follows the maneuvering of a well-positioned creative t...

  • Tyler Works at the Gas Station

    Nick’s existential pondering is interrupted by the arrival of his girlfriend’s new intern and muse. Samuel Centore directs “Tyler Works at the Gas Station,” a stylish dry comedy about a family unit of cultured young creatives which places its sharply drawn characters in an appealing fashion magaz...

  • After Anyuta

    In this modern reimagining of Anton Chekhov's short story, "Anyuta" (1886), a young woman spends the day posing as a life model for a medical student and a neighboring artist. Clemy Clarke directs a script written by C.C. Kellogg and their film, “After Anyuta,” is an incisive portrait of the inte...

  • Gemini

    An intimate story of the lives of two queer-identifying women in Norway struggling to navigate the messiness of their twenties. “Gemini,” directed by Anna Fredrikke Bjerke, is a seven episode drama centered around two roommates, Rubi and Samira, and their revolving door of relationships, awkward ...

  • Métèque

    A young Moroccan woman faces deportation from the UK while coming to terms with her her sexual orientation. A richly-drawn drama, “Métèque,” directed by Lauren Blackwell, follows Samia through an emotional period of turmoil. It’s a beautifully rendered exploration of identity, displacement, and d...

  • 808

    In a near-future saturated by technology, Mars introduces Jay to a world outside their company’s confines. “808,” directed by Athina Wilson, is a gritty dystopian vision (shot on 16mm) reckoning with a world lacking in empathy and human touch. Mars is new to the job, a content moderator in a depr...

  • Handheld

    A forgotten handheld camera disrupts the bedtime routine of a single mother and her young son. Pisie Hochheim and Tony Oswald direct “Handheld,” a tender drama on family bonds and frays carried by wonderfully real performances from Jordan Gosnell and Emery Oswald. One night while searching for a ...

  • Unfold

    Two exes whirl through the memories of their relationship in a single glance. Daniel Antebi directs “Unfold,” an elliptical montage of a young couple reliving their recent past after running into each other on the streets of New York. An awkward exchange spins into a flashback of moods and feelin...

  • Dirt

    A woman tries to clean her apartment, but her unkempt lover won't let her. Sara Silva directs and stars in “Dirt,” an experimental portrait of a messy relationship built with layers of spontaneous energy and complex threads of dissatisfaction. The two women wake up on the couch to find a dirty ap...

  • K.I.N.G.

    A troubled teen ventures into an unfamiliar city seeking a bond with his estranged father. | Directed by Rashad Frett. Starring Jadiah Bailey, Janice Dias, and Yarc Lewinson.

  • Partners in Crime

    Two best friends rob a house to get fast cash for an abortion. | Writer and Director: Kerry LeVielle. Cast, Phoebe Amirault, Cassidy Stanley, Kristine Gallo.

  • Short Shorts

    An American Muslim teenager tries to maintain both her family and friends' approval. | Directed by Karina Adriana Dandashi.

  • Years

    A married couple invites a young artist to temporarily live with them as the husband partakes in a new fitness trend - wearing knight’s armor in daily life. “Years,” directed by Christian Cerezo, is a chamber piece that renders its observations on domestic life, artistic pursuit, parenthood, and ...

  • Thus Began Antoine's Down-Going

    Spending his days in a café in Paris watching people, Antoine falls for a woman he sees walking to the cinema. Paul Rigoux directs “Thus Began Antoine's Down-Going,” a poetic contemplation of love, art, and self; both an iconic depiction of a youthful French romance and a meta dissection of one. ...

  • Souvenirs

    A friend-for-hire balances his time with an eclectic clientele as he prepares for his most involved assignment to date: becoming a father. Andrew Theodore Balasia directs “Souvenirs,” a film that builds on a foundation of loneliness and disconnection to explore the realities (and unrealities) of ...

  • Moth Music

    Cast off by society, a former fast food worker seeks justice for himself and other men through the teachings of a self help leader. “Moth Music,” directed by Ciaran Davis-McGregor, operates within modes of repulsion, distortion, and self-hate, with wafts of pitch black humor and touches of absurd...

  • Hellmouth

    A L.A. couple takes a shortcut down a steep staircase while playing a question-and-answer exercise designed to rekindle intimacy. “Hellmouth,” directed by Gus Reed, is a dramatic vignette that’s vaguely unsettling, almost dream-like in tone, and shouldered by performances from Rhian Rees and Shan...

  • Perfect as Cats

    Inseparable sisters, Henriette and Anais, find their relationship being torn apart under mysterious circumstances. “Perfect as Cats,” directed by Kevin Vu, is an atmospheric drama that moves in dreamy ripples, crafted with stylish visuals, costuming and production design. At an austere boarding s...

  • The Dangerous Type

    A mechanic in a small midwestern town would do anything to leave her boring life but she can’t seem to break free. Tipper Newton directs and stars in “The Dangerous Type,” an entertaining throwback to 80’s (and before) tropes that renders its snappy banter and B-movie characterizations with style...