In "Maladies", an idiosyncratic drama from the internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor and filmmaker, Carter, Academy Award®-nominee James Franco stars as James, a former actor who along with his sister Patricia (Fallon Goodson) retreats to the home of his best friend, the artist Catherine (Catherine Keener). Here, James’s grasp on reality remains tenuous at best as he attempts to redefine himself creatively through his new passion, writing.
In 1980 -- back when the machines seemed clumsy and we seemed clever -- an eccentric group of computer chess programmers gather at a hotel to discuss the state of artificial intelligence, and for a tournament pitting man and machine against one another. Director: Andrew Bujalski
"Flutter" shares the life of John Bedford, 70's, who has been collecting butterflies his whole life. Extending beyond the exotic and gorgeous butterflies, this is the reflective and meditative portrait of a lonely man seeking companionship in the arms of nature. Immensely visual, the film plunges audiences into John’s previously inaccessible and fragile environment. But as the film reveals, our subject is as fragile as the habitat he loves and seeks to preserve.
In “Big Shot”, the 7th installment of the CHRISTEENE video collection, rabbits roam free across the sinister landscape of CHRISTEENE’s fuck fantasy. Director: PJ Raval
After a career spent mining his music from the shadows, the actions of one fan creates a chain reaction for the lead singer of a black metal band. Director: Kat Candler
In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.
A man wakes up with a weird feeling. His parents are selling his childhood home. A goodbye/love letter to Florida. Director: Bernardo Britto
Set during the summer of 1988 in suburban Ohio, Harold's family is crumbling. His angsty son wants nothing to do with him, his daughter detached from reality and his wife has fallen out of love with him. The only thing keeping the family bound is his unconditional love for them. Director: Brandon LaGanke
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. The music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming poverty and personal tragedy, he brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the Muscle Shoals Sound and The Swampers.
"Drop" is the story of a drowning victim's journey to understanding. The main character is led through a series of areas that all evoke some strong emotional connection. Throughout the story she is led by the element of water. In the end she is left with the understanding of the meaning behind her journey and hopefully the viewer is left feeling as though after life is no different than the life we live on earth, just another realm which is neither more nor less beautiful. Director: Zenzele Ojore