My Father, The Spy

Dir: Jaak Kilmi & Gints Grūbe

During a trip to the US, Ieva’s father - a KGB employee about to defect, offered her a blunt choice: take a taxi to the Soviet Embassy and denounce him as a traitor, or stay with him and never see her mother or her homeland of Latvia again.

The Letter

Dir: Maia Lekow & Christopher King

A gripping family drama that begins when 92-year-old matriarch Margaret is accused of witchcraft, revealing a volatile mix of traditions, Christianity and consumerism converging in rural Kenya.

Based on a bestselling book in which Naoki Higashida, a 13-year-old nonspeaking autistic boy, vividly explains his experience of the world, The Reason I Jump is a beautifully cinematic examination of what autism feels like.

Presenting new material and evidence never heard before, this is the definitive story of Suge Knight, the former CEO of legendary rap music label Death Row Records, and the murders of Biggie & Tupac.

In the sprawling green wilderness of an abandoned water reservoir just outside Bucharest, the Enache family - a Roma couple and their 9 kids - live totally off grid amongst nature, following the rhythm of the seasons. 

With a lucky run at the track and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. When Franco learns that Curve is failing, she turns to today’s queer activists to determine her path forward. 

The Viewing Booth

Dir: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz

In a lab-like space, a young American woman watches videos portraying life in the West Bank city of Hebron. As she talks through her reactions, we see the challenging of innate biases and the workings of empathy play out in real time.

The 8th

Dir: Aideen Kane & Lucy Kennedy & Maeve O'Boyle

The 8th amendment of the Irish constitution effectively banned abortion. This is the story of the fight to repeal that law, following pro-choice activists as they campaign to lead their country towards progressive reform.

Master filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (The Event, The Trial) crafts one of his most astonishing nonfiction achievements from the archival footage of the days of mourning for Joseph Stalin.