Alternate Cinema

The films in this section not only aim to alter how you look at the world, but also to open your mind and make you think. Innovation and experimentation are huge elements of these feature films as well as the impressive lineup of this year’s ALT Shorts.

2551.01

Austria | 2021 | 65 min | Norbert Pfaffenbichler

April 14 - 24, 2022

An experimental, punk-style interpretation of Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid set in a subterranean slapstick police-state dystopia.

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ALT Shorts

2022 | 74 min | Various

April 14 - 24, 2022

Thanks to a mix of old favorite filmmakers and new friends, ALT Shorts gives you a window into a surreal blend of man-made (and woman-made) abstractions, historical interpretations, and found-footage evocations.

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A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces

USA | 2021 | 87 min | Shengze Zhu

April 14 - 24, 2022

Filmed largely pre-pandemic, this poetic portrait of Wuhan, China, flows backward in time from scenes of the lockdown.

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