Arriving in San Francisco at the age of two, just after the death of her mother in a car accident in 1973, Alysia Abbott is raised by her father Steve Abbott, a poet and activist who comes out as gay. As a teenager, she gradually discovers a world of artists and writers, but also the effects of the AIDS crisis when people around her contract the virus to which her father also falls victim.
In Attendance: Andrew Durham, Director.
An artist (Oscar-nominee Michele Williams) on the verge of a career-changing exhibition navigates family, friends and colleagues in the lead-up to her show and finds that the chaos of life becomes the inspiration for more great art in Kelly Reichardt’s vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art and craft.
After losing last year’s championship, equipped with heart, hustle, and hope, the “Boston Renegades” (a women’s tackle football team with players ranging in age from 19-49) are on the path to redemption. These unpaid athletes from a vast spectrum of backgrounds dedicate both their time and their bodies to pursue their passion, all while maintaining full-time careers.
Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelenos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers, an exasperated fast-food worker, a limo driver—they all weave in and out of each other’s stories. Through poetry they express life, love, heartache, family, home, and fear. One of them just wants to find someplace that still serves good cheeseburgers.
What happens with love when a woman in the middle of her life gets 3 months left to live? In Norway’s official entry for the 2021 Oscars, 43-year-old Anja lives with 59-year-old Tomas in a large family of biological children and stepchildren. For years, the couple have grown independent of each other. When Anja gets a terminal brain cancer diagnosis the day before Christmas, their life breaks down and exposes neglected love.
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