Family Issues

A supplement to Master Class: Behind the Camera with Rachel Reichman, this…

Directed by Mona Zandi Haghighi

Middle-age Shokoo finds out that her elderly ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by…

Directed by Tom Dolby

Claire (Lena Olin) lives a domestic life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson…

Directed by Ruthy Pribar

In her debut feature film, Israeli filmmaker Ruthy Pribar focuses on a pair of Russian immigrants in…

Directed by Marlén Viñayo

In “Cachada,” which screened at last year’s SXSW, five El Salvadoran women who have lived difficult lives…

Directed by Tara Aghdashloo

“Chiaroscuro” begins as an intimate portrait of one of Iran’s most influential artists, Aydin Aghdashloo,…

Directed by Wayne Wang

Directed by Wayne Wang (“Chan Is Missing,” “The Joy Luck Club”) and based on a New Yorker personal essay…

A trio of films that examine different aspects of the prison system in the U.S.

A program that explores the Black experience from a multiplicity of perspectives.

Glimpses of family life both fraught and inspiring from around the globe.

Stories of deportees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants from Latin America.

A sampler of films from students in the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the…

Nonfiction standouts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and new works by artists with ties to the…

This double bill of near-feature-length shorts explores the lives of two icons of music and movies who…

A global survey of the myriad challenges faced by women both past and present.

Directed by Ekwa Msangi

Forced to leave Angola and live in exile in New York City, Walter (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, “The Chi”)…

Directed by Michal Szczesniak

In this unsettling and hypnotic Polish thriller, a young scientist Anna Waterman (Julia Kijowska) is…

Directed by Itay Tal

In Itay Tal’s “God of the Piano,” Anat (Naama Preis, winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival award for Best…

Directed by Nir Bergman

Aharon has devoted his life to raising Uri, his autistic son. They have established a gentle routine,…

Directed by Rich Newey

Recently out of another stint in rehab, Natalie (Annika Marks) is hiding her persistent painkiller habit…

Directed by Carlos R. Betancourt & Oscar Ernesto Ortega

After risking his life crossing the Florida Straits on a raft, young Ernesto searches Miami for his…

Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

At the outset of “Madre,” Elena (Marta Nieto) receives a call from her 6-year-old son, who tells her that…

Directed by Yvan Attal

In this adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novella by cult American author John Fante — found in the…

Directed by Stéphanie Chuat & Véronique Reymond

Lisa (the wonderful Nina Hoss of “Phoenix” and “Barbara”), once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes.…

Directed by Yee-Lam Wong

Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong’s go-to one-stop shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn’t exempt…

An eclectic mix of crowd-pleasing shorts that includes animation, dark comedy, and horror.

Powerful films making strong statements comprise this collection of dramatic shorts.

A selection of some of the best narrative shorts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Short films that prove a picture is worth a thousand words.

Directed by Mehmet Bahadir Er & Maryna Er Gorbach

Turkish soldier Ismet (Cem Bender), who served at the border as a commander of the Coast Guard, has…

Directed by Charlotte Dauphin

“The Other” — the directorial debut of Charlotte Dauphin, producer of Mia Hansen Love’s “Bergman Island”…

Directed by Inon Shampanier

In this bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness, all Melanie (Stefania LaVie…

Directed by Rachel Reichman & Deborah Shaffer

At 88 years old, Audrey Flack — feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor, and teacher — holds a unique…

Directed by Niav Conty

“Small Time” takes an empathetic and at times darkly humorous look at life, faith, and childhood. Though…

Directed by Mariko Bobrik

In this story about love, misunderstanding, and food, Vietnamese cook Long struggles to fit into a…

Directed by Abel Ferrara

In his first dramatic feature since 2014’s “Pasolini,” Abel Ferrara (“Bad Lieutenant,” “King of New York…

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti

Pensioners Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) have hidden their deep and passionate…

Directed by Aaron Matthews

Called “the best American writer of his generation” and “our poet laureate of war,” Tim O’Brien is one of…