New American Cinema

Join us on our journey into storytelling in its most modern, dynamic, and engaging form: the moving image.

When we begin our programming selection process in the fall, the team looks in awe at the sheer volume of films by independent American filmmakers. Each of these films represents a uniquely American voice and the diversity of the American experience.

Are We Lost

USA | 2022 | 71 min | Jenny Gage, Tom Betterton

April 14 - 24, 2022

After her daughter’s death and a turn to substance abuse, Raine must confront her grief and repair the bond with her son.

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Hannah Ha Ha

USA | 2022 | 75 min | Jordan Tetewsky, Joshua Pikovsky

April 14 - 24, 2022

Kindhearted, small-town 20-something Hannah has her comfortable townie lifestyle challenged by her visiting brother.

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Know Your Place

USA | 2022 | 118 min | Zia Mohajerjasbi

April 14 - 24, 2022

Gentrification’s impact on Seattle’s East African community is explored as two teenage boys navigate the city on an errand.

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A Love Song

USA | 2022 | 81 min | Max Walker-Silverman

April 14 - 24, 2022

In the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, Faye has set up her trailer by a lake, waiting for a childhood sweetheart to arrive.

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Montana Story

USA | 2021 | 114 min | Scott McGehee, David Siegel

April 14 - 24, 2022

Two adult siblings return to the family ranch to care for their ailing father, only for deep family wounds to rise anew.

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Straighten Up and Fly Right

USA | 2022 | 88 min | Kristen Abate, Steven Tanenbaum

April 14 - 24, 2022

An empathetic drama about the friendship between a dog walker and her client, both of whom live with Ankylosing Spondylitis.

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Spin Me Round

USA | 2022 | 104 min | Jeff Baena

April 15 - 16, 2022

A group of restaurant managers are invited to a culinary immersion program in Italy, where absolutely nothing goes right.

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Dual

USA | 2022 | 95 min | Riley Stearns

April 16 - 17, 2022

Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who”) stars as a woman who must defeat the clone she had commissioned to take her place.

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I’ll Show You Mine

USA | 2022 | 102 min | Megan Griffiths

April 16 - 20, 2022

An author interviews her nephew, a pansexual model, over the course of an intense weekend.

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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

USA | 2021 | 89 min | Dean Fleischer-Camp

April 16 - 23, 2022

The adorable, one-eyed, one-inch-tall seashell gets the big-screen treatment as Marcel contends with his sudden internet fame.

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Resurrection

USA | 2022 | 103 min | Andrew Semans

April 18 - 23, 2022

An executive is menaced by her creepy ex. Hang on for jaw-dropping twists and Rebecca Hall’s stunning performance.

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Doula

USA | 2022 | 105 min | Cheryl Nichols

April 20 - 21, 2022

Chris Pine produces this delightfully dry and witty comedy about a pregnant couple who reluctantly hires a bizarre male doula.

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Linoleum

USA | 2022 | 101 min | Colin West

April 21 - 22, 2022

When a satellite crashes near his suburban home, the host of a failing children’s science show builds a rocket to outer space.

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Midday Black Midnight Blue

USA | 2022 | 88 min | Samantha Soule, Daniel Talbott

April 21 - 22, 2022

Filmed on Whidbey Island, this dark tale follows a man still grieving long after the death of the woman he loved.

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Watcher

USA | 2022 | 91 min | Chloe Okuno

April 21 - 23, 2022

Julie, a recently married American new to Bucharest, becomes obsessed with a shadowy figure she thinks is stalking her.

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I Love My Dad

USA | 2022 | 90 min. | James Morosini

April 22 - 23, 2022

Patton Oswalt plays an estranged father who creates a fake online profile and accidentally becomes his son’s internet girlfriend.

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Warm Blood

USA | 2022 | 86 min | Rick Charnoski

April 22 - 24, 2022

Red, a runaway in the 1980s, returns to the outskirts of her NorCal hometown to track down her wayward father.

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Cha Cha Real Smooth

USA | 2022 | 107 min | Cooper Raiff

April 23 - 24, 2022

A warmly funny and heartfelt dramedy about a bar mitzvah party host who makes friends with a mother and her autistic daughter.

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Call Jane | SIFF 2022 Closing Night Gala

USA | 2022 | 121 min | Phyllis Nagy

April 24, 2022

A suburban housewife in 1968 Chicago joins the Jane Collective when her pregnancy leads to a life-threatening condition.

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