Experimental

Experimental

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Experimental
  • Rumpelstiltskin

    A filmmaker compares his love life to the German fable. Ethan Fuirst directs and stars in “Rumpelstiltskin,” a self-reflective, docu-fictional piece that comedically considers a man’s romantic, eventually turned platonic, relationships. Through 16mm grain and before a spot-lit backdrop, Ethan, su...

  • A-Men

    A young Jewish woman sleeps with a series of Catholic men and forgets the Mourner's Kaddish. Ava Burka writes, directs, and stars in “A-Men,” a fourth-wall-breaking dramatic comedy that explores the sexual escapism of its defiant character. We meet Esther as she explains her recent forays with Ja...

  • WILK

    A woman and her ex-boyfriend reconnect at the vet after their dog gets sick, as a new boyfriend experiences jealousy. “WILK,” directed by Peg, is an experimental comedy with its own absurd cinematic language and esoteric scene-building. Joseph watches from the car as his girlfriend, Tallie, is co...

  • Ola Ola

    Two Nigerian cousins have a meditative evening and discuss the prospect of leaving New York. Adesola Thomas directs “Ola Ola,” a small-scale conversational piece that offers a tender specificity in the identities and relationship of its two characters. For Abisola, it starts as a quiet evening. W...

  • Goblin High

    Teenage goblins navigate the uncertain waters of life after high school. Isaac Roberts directs “Goblin High,” a whimsical coming-of-age piece observing the qualms of its bright green goblin characters. The film opens with a father goblin doodling in his journal at work as we hear his existential,...

  • School's Out

    Two students have to ace their next test, but will their grumpy teacher let them pass? Adam Mirajkar’s “School’s Out” is an absurd caricature of the tween sitcom and its tropes. We meet our two students, Sage and Merlin, both wearing juggalo-esque face paint as they linger in the halls of their d...

  • Australian Sweetheart

    In this experimental fashion film, a young woman enjoys a peaceful, secluded picnic before venturing into the bustling city. “Australian Sweetheart”, by Jane Inyang, is composed of a series of elegant images portraying a feeling and a style. We’re paying close attention to the clothes and the com...

  • One Shot

    An influencer prepares for a performance. Jane Inyang directs “One Shot,” a stylish experimental piece where a woman makes herself up for a ’show’ and then performs the ‘show.’ Self-described as a dystopian satire, the film reflects a somewhat troubling obsession of our modern times, and with its...

  • I am Never Having Kids

    A woman receives a phone call regarding her fertility results before a night out. Emma Pillsbury’s “I am Never Having Kids” is a melancholic silhouette that looks at young adulthood in respect to maternity and womanhood. Through a 4:3 frame and discrete points of view, we observe the young woman ...

  • Full Time

    A skater is offered a job by a mysterious businessman. Jon Ryan Sugimoto directs “Full Time,” a social satire on corporate America and modern work culture where a recent high-school graduate is given a lucrative opportunity: to stand in a square all day for the rest of his life. Still in their gr...

  • The Christmas Kid

    A man with a broken arm looks for the perfect Christmas gift. David Cardoza and Griffin Conner direct “The Christmas Kid,” a festive character-study of a Manhattan gent told through run-and-gun photos and an affable voice over. It’s the morning of Christmas Eve and Gordon arises from bed in his N...

  • Something That Means Nothing (October)

    The small apartment of a young woman making a film: laundry piles on the desk chair, tender karaoke in the living room, and a needy cat that makes life worth living. Nande Walters presents “Something That Means Nothing (October),” a vérité look at apartment living, moments alone, and in between. ...

  • Pair of Dice

    After abusing prescription medication to induce amnesia, a woman experiences childlike wonder, terror, beauty, and love. Directors Spencer Witmer and Brandi Lynn Divine present “Pair of Dice,” a MiniDV expedition through the ruins and chambers of Orlando and its surrounding area. The young woman,...

  • Goodbye Tallahassee, I Hope You Understand...

    A young woman reflects on her upcoming departure from a city that has kept her in a vortex for too long. Bretton A. Miller directs “Goodbye Tallahassee, I Hope You Understand...,” a somber and whimsical farewell to a peculiar Floridian landscape. We meet Anna in a moment of sentimental cynicism w...

  • half-light

    In 2027, the government enforces a revolutionary law that disables all tech devices at sundown in order to enhance civilians' well-being. Erin O’Connor directs ‘half-light,” a patient, future-fiction character study that observes a young woman amidst this tech-free world. We encounter the 20-year...

  • Total Transportation

    Wading through a sea of memories, a young real estate agent attempts to do her job. “Total Transportation,” directed by Boothe Carlson, is an experimental oddity where cryptic anecdotes disrupt a recorded apartment tour. As our tour begins, it becomes apparent that we’ll be seeing more into the a...

  • xx_luv.kitten_xx

    Hustling up quick cash and alienating her loved ones, a struggling Twitch streamer stops at nothing to make it to an influencer meetup at Buffalo Wild Wings. Bobby McCoy directs “xX_luv.kitten_Xx,” an uncomfortably current character study that captures a type of youthful desperation that amalgam...

  • Recovery

    When User's world sim is compromised, a customer service AI walks him through a perplexing account recovery process. “Recovery,” directed by Nick Lane, blurs reality and the digital world through a hyperactive first person POV. After a failed log-in attempt, our User turns to assistance from an e...

  • This Could Be Heaven

    In spaces designed to be merely tolerated, a group of people engage in a series of uncanny and disconnected interactions. “This Could Be Heaven,” directed by Hope Green, uses a surreal framework to turn the mundane into the miraculous via office buildings, supermarket parking lots, dollar store a...

  • “(ಥ﹏ಥ) ✧_My parents are cia PSY0PS_!!!* ಠ_ಠ”

    From the desktop screen of a 2004 computer, a child dissociates into conspiracy sites, malware, porn, and anon forums. ““(ಥ﹏ಥ) ✧_My parents are cia PSY0PS_!!!* ಠ_ಠ”,” directed by Haydon Mayer, takes us through deep corners of the world wide web and slowly away from reality. Greeting us in what se...

  • Blue Summer

    The screening event for a debut indie feature gets turbulent. Allie Viti and Zach Schiffman present “Blue Summer,” a purported document of the technical and natural disasters that occur during the screening of their first feature film. Amongst a sold-out audience of eager indie film watchers, eve...

  • Semen Retention For A Better Tomorrow

    A feminine being reflects on a dispiriting sexual experience. Alexandra Neuman directs “Semen Retention For A Better Tomorrow,” a claymation musical that displays a colorful landscape of flora and fauna while reckoning with the patriarchy and the climate crisis. After making love, the woman refle...

  • River One

    The first river returns to Earth on a holographic tour. Robert Sommerlad directs “River One,” the story of a post-natural future told through 2D animation and an ambient being’s narration. Announcing the grand return of a river, exhibited for the first time to a young generation, the film weaves ...

  • A Reason to be Larry

    A high-schooler named Larry tries to embrace the harsh reality that he may never be one of the “Great Larrys.” Oszkar Nosek directs “A Reason to be Larry,” a surreal character study of a young man trying to conceptualize his persona. Larry struggles to find confidence toward his own name, especia...