Dir: Lee Madsen, Script: Maria Lorenzo, US, Dramatic Feature, 91 mins
When a young punk rock band starts out in the underground music scene, all they have is each other. But when a childhood friend – with complicated connections to the group – leverages her P.R. skills to get them noticed, they suddenly find themselves on the verge of making it big. The only question is how far they’re willing to go in the pursuit of fame and fortune, and who they’re willing to leave behind to get there.
Dir: Marie-Pascale Laurencelle, Canada, Documentary Feature, 52 mins,
Actress Genevieve Rioux uses her own personal experience as a creator, as well as conversations with great women artists, to better understand the relationship between motherhood and artistry.
Dir & Script: Annie Sakellar, US, Dramatic Feature, 57 mins
New York City Premiere
Mixing documentary like realism with traditional narrative fiction, Matches visualizes small moments in the lives of five characters of varying ages. The unusual pairing of two characters on a road trip intersects with a family searching for unity and joy.