2020


GHOST TROPIC (narrative)
GHOST TROPIC (narrative)

2020  Cinema Studies  Narrative Films  Urban Studies 

Khadija (Saadia Bentaďeb) is a fifty-eight-year-old Maghrebi cleaning woman living in Brussels in the wake of the 2016 bombings that shook the city. After work one night, she falls asleep on the last subway train, wakes up at the end of the line and has no choice but to make her way home—all the way across the city—on foot.

LIMBO
LIMBO

2020  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language  Indigenous Studies  Short Films  Sensory Ethnography Lab 

An oneiric journey through Alex's life as a former guerrilla leads to a reckoning with the devil inside of him. His only cure is ayahuasca,  sacred plant used by the indigenous community where he comes from. As both a perpetrator and victim, Alex exemplifies the complexity of the Colombian conflict and the difficulties of simply moving on.  

THE DAWN CHORUS
THE DAWN CHORUS

2020  Environmental Studies  Anthropology  Religion & Spirituality 

A cinematic meditation of the dawn of May 3, 2020–International Dawn Chorus Day–as observed from around the world during the Covid-19 lockdown.

YOURSELF AND YOURS
YOURSELF AND YOURS

2020  Asian Studies  Asian-American Studies  Cinema Studies 

When painter Youngsoo (Kim Joohyuk) learns that his girlfriend, Minjung (Lee Yooyoung), was recently seen having drinks with another man, he can’t help but question her about it. It doesn’t go well and they part on bad terms. The next day, Youngsoo tries to find her, but can’t. As he wanders and frets, Minjung has a series of encounters with other men. But to them it seems she’s not herself.

LIBERTÉ
LIBERTÉ

2020  Cinema Studies 

Just before the French Revolution, in a forest outside Berlin, a band of libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI rendezvous with the legendary German seducer and freethinker, the Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger), to convince him to join in their mission: the rejection of authority and all moral boundaries. What begins as an evening of strategizing on the proliferation of libertinage, descends into a Sadean night of pansexual one-upmanship.

WE THE OWNERS
WE THE OWNERS

2020  Business  Labor Studies  Economics 

What does it mean to be an owner? In We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream, employee owners from New Belgium Brewing, Namasté Solar and DPR Construction answer this important question.


TO KID OR NOT TO KID
TO KID OR NOT TO KID

2020  American Studies  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women  Women's Studies  Health 

Filmmaker Maxine Trump turns the camera on herself and her close circle of family and friends as she confronts the idea of not having kids, and explores the cultural pressures and harsh criticism childfree women regularly experience.

SUNLESS SHADOWS
SUNLESS SHADOWS

2020  Criminal & Law  Cinema Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Women's Studies  Children & Young Adult 

A picture of life in an Iranian juvenile detention center, where a group of adolescent girls serve their sentence for murdering a male member of their family. Alone with the camera, they reveal their thoughts, feelings and doubts. Mehrdad Oskouei's follow-up to Starless Dreams



I WAS AT HOME, BUT...
I WAS AT HOME, BUT...

2020  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women  Narrative Films 

Astrid, a forty-something mother of two, struggles to regain her balance in the wake of her husband’s death. Her adolescent son Phillip disappeared for a week and now that he has returned, he faces disciplinary action at school and his toe requires amputation. As new questions confront Astrid from every angle, even simple activities like buying a bicycle or engaging with a work of art, are fraught with unexpected challenges.

RED CHEF REVIVAL
RED CHEF REVIVAL

2020  Indigenous Studies  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Cinema Studies 

Red Chef Revival is a unique and intimate documentary that follows three trailblazing chefs on a cross country journey to redefine and reclaim Indigenous cuisine. Using food as their access point, these chefs discover a new path to reconciliation, while working with ingredients you won't find in any cookbooks, like bison heart, beaver tail, moose nose, seal and cougar. 

UN FILM DRAMATIQUE
UN FILM DRAMATIQUE

2020  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Europe  Performing Arts  Education 

Un Film Dramatique is a lively portrait of the first class to attend the newly constructed Dora Maar middle school, filmed over the course of four years. The group of 21 middle schoolers discuss the drama of their daily lives and experiment with cameras and equipment. They are the film’s subjects, and also its makers.

THE FOURTH KINGDOM: the kingdom of plastics
THE FOURTH KINGDOM: the kingdom of plastics

American Studies  Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Chicano Studies  Cinema Studies  Environmental Studies  Immigration  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  New York City  Urban Studies  2020 

The Fourth Kingdom: The Kingdom of Plastics is a compassionate through-the-seasons study of a non-profit recycling and redemption center in New York.

THE EARLY WORKS OF ANA VAZ: 2007-2016
THE EARLY WORKS OF ANA VAZ: 2007-2016

Anthropology  Environmental Studies  Directed by Women  Latin-American Studies  Short Films  2020 

This collection of eight early films by Brazilian artist and filmmaker Ana Vaz proposes a critical reflection on the relationship between colonialism, modernity and the impending ecological disaster. At the core of the collection is a cycle of works that explore the colonial and post-colonial exchange between Europe and the Americas.

KÉKSZAKÁLLÚ (Bluebeard)
KÉKSZAKÁLLÚ (Bluebeard)

2020 

Filmmaker Gastón Solnicki creates a beguiling portrait of several young women at the threshold of adulthood, feeling their way through various crises born of the insular comforts of upper-middle-class life. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and an official selection of the New York Film Festival.

AWAKE ZION
AWAKE ZION

Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  African-American Studies  Latin-American Studies  African Studies  New York City  Music  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women  2020 

Re-released for 2020. Ever wonder why Jews and Rastafarians both use the Star of David and make references to Zion? This exuberant documentary explores the surprising connections between reggae culture and Judaism.