6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia | Director: Mark Cousins. United Kingdom, Italy. | Mark Cousins (A Story of Children and Film) delivers a meditation on one of England’s most emblematic authors and one of Italy’s most beautiful locations in 6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia. Cast: Jarvis Cocker, Mark Cousins, Gill Moreton.
The Boy and the World | Director: Ale Abreu. Brazil. | In search of his father, a young boy leaves his village and discovers a fantastic world dominated by animal-machines and strange beings. An extraordinary animation with stunning visuals that portray the issues of the modern world through the eyes of a child.
The Chambermaid | Director: Ingo Haeb. Germany. | A chambermaid discovers the number for an S&M call girl and finds her life changed when she decides to call the number. Cast: Vicky Krieps.
The Dead Lands | Director: Toa Fraser. New Zealand. | The young son of a murdered tribal chieftain seeks vengeance on his family’s killers by learning the ancient Maori martial arts from a legendary warrior. Cast: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, Raukura Turei, Rena Owen.
Do I Sound Gay? | Director: David Thorpe. USA. | Director David Thorpe and several guests discuss the history and the culture of the “gay voice.” Cast: Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Dan Savage, David Sedaris, George Takei, David Thorpe.
Fresh Dressed | Director: Sacha Jenkins. USA. | Fresh Dressed is a fascinating, fun-to-watch chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion’s catwalks and Middle America shopping malls. Cast: Damon Dash, Daymond John, Karl Kani, Nas, Pharrell Williams.
Goodbye to Language 3D | Director: Jean-Luc Godard. Switzerland, France. | Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Goodbye to Language 3D is a sensorially immersive experience employing 3D technology to mind-expanding effect. Cast: Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdeli, Richard Chevallier.
L’il Quinquin | Director: Bruno Dumont. France. | A murder mystery that opens with the discovery of human body parts stuffed inside a cow on the outskirts of a small channel town in northern France. Cast: Alane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore, Philippe Peuvion.
The Royal Road | Director: Jenni Olson. USA. | A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity, the pursuit of unavailable women. Cast: Jenni Olson, Tony Kushner.
The Tribe | Director: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky. Ukraine. | A deaf mute teenager struggles to fit into the boarding school system. Cast: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Alexander Dsiadevich.