A Brief History Of Princess X / Datamine / On The Origin Of Fear / Your Mother And I / Four Faces Of The Moon / The White Helmets
A Brief History of Princess X - Commissioned to create a bust of Napoleon’s great-grand-niece Marie Bonaparte, the sculptor Brâncusi instead delivered a bronze phallus. Thus begins a lively historical tour covering the early days of modernism, the emergence of psychoanalysis, and the nascent study of female sexuality.
DataMine - DataMine is an astonishingly detailed stop-motion animation set in a world of industrial decay whose plugged-in masses fail to notice the sinister agent who watches and controls them.
On the Origin of Fear - Overdubbing the roles of both torturer and victim in one of Indonesia’s most contentious movies, a performer in a sound booth becomes the one-man embodiment of a whole era’s worst cruelties and sufferings.
Your Mother and I - Julia Sarah Stone and the one and only Don McKellar are in top form as a skeptical daughter and her impressively loquacious father, in Anna Maguire’s funny and poignant adaptation of a Dave Eggers story.
Four Faces of the Moon - This intricate stop-motion animation interlaces Canada’s colonial past with writer-director Amanda Strong’s personal family history — and illuminates Cree, Métis, and Anishinaabe reclamation of culture, language, and Nationhood.
The White Helmets - A small group of volunteer heroes, the White Helmets defy death, dodging bombs and sniper fire, to rescue Syrians from the bombs that fall incessantly on their towns and cities. However, after three years and with no end in sight, even the heroes may need to be saved.