Film Reviews

The Friend A deeply spiritual drama about the beauties and bounties of friendship. Love
The Sound of Silence A creative exploration of the interactions between humans and the sounds of the things around them. Silence
Aga Visually stunning portrait of the spiritual struggles of indigenous people to survive. Connections
The Nightingale A hellish interrogation of colonialism’s effects on physical and emotional landscapes. Justice
Give Me Liberty A frantic exploration of community forming amidst chaos. Connections
The Farewell A sweetly moving portrait of a family facing its matriarch’s impending death. Love
The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo) A tenderly effective examination of painful memories and radical redemption. Justice
Ode to Joy A comedy that encourages viewers to reflect on what makes them happy. Joy
Light of My Life An extraordinary and deeply spiritual drama about the power of stories and the parent-child bond. Love
The Operative An espionage story that gets us wondering who we trust and why. Questing
A Girl From Mogadishu Inspiring story of a true activist and exemplar of bearing witness. You
Astronaut Sweet story of an old man who never gives up on a dream. Yearning
Sea of Shadows A documentary that unreels like an action thriller to tell the story of attempts to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction. Reverence
Rosie Moving drama about a suddenly homeless family dealing with the challenges of this increasingly common situation. Compassion
The Chambermaid Slice-of-life film about a young maid at a luxury hotel coping with and rising above the messiness of her work life. You
Jirga A powerful story of a soldier seeking forgiveness and to make amends for a war crime in an Afghan village. Forgiveness
Sides of a Horn A powerful short film that explains the conflict between poachers and rangers over rhinos in Africa. Reverence
Phil Dramedy about a depressed middle-ager who tries to unravel the mysteries of life. X-The Mystery
Skin in the Game A sobering portrait of human trafficking for sex in suburban United States. Shadow
Papi Chulo A sensitive portrait of urban loneliness. Love
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