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, 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.
USA | 2023 | 80 min. | Sudeshna Sen
A South Asian-American 12-year-old who believes her recently passed grandfather may be coming back as Siddhartha.
USA | 2022 | 110 min. | Bill Pohlad
Casey Affleck plays musician Donnie Emerson, who finds fame and purpose decades after he thought his career was over.
Egghead & Twinkie
USA | 2023 | 87 min. | Sarah Kambe Holland
Recently out Asian American teen Twinkie and her nerdy best friend set off on a 2,000-mile road trip to meet her online crush.
USA | 2023 | 91 min. | Babak Jalali
An Afghan immigrant finds work in a San Francisco Chinese fortune cookie factory and desperately longs for connection and peace.
USA | 2023 | 93 min. | Justin Chon
An up-and-coming Indonesian rapper sees his relationship with his father and manager crack under the pressure of the industry.
USA | 2023 | 92 min. | Lisa Steen
A Brooklyn slacker breaks her hip and goes into physical therapy, where she makes unlikely friends with an elderly Polish immigrant.
The Mattachine Family
USA | 2023 | 99 min. | Andy Vallentine
In this lovely dramedy about modern fatherhood, a gay man grapples with wanting a child after having to return his foster son.
USA | 2022 | 106 min. | Andrea Pallaoro
A trans woman returns to her childhood home, coming to terms with the fractured family she left behind so many years ago.
USA | 2023 | 87 min. | Vuk Lungulov-Klotz
A trans man must navigate how he’s perceived by people from his past over one long, hectic summer day in New York City.
USA | 2023 | 106 min. | Celine Song
A beautiful and delicate romance about the depth of love, as two childhood best friends reunite years after an untimely separation.
USA | 2023 | 88 min. | Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
A mockumentary about a theater camp that must put together the best summer show possible after their founder falls into a coma.
USA | 2023 | 88 min. | Kit Zauhar
A couple rents a room in a shared apartment with a strange host, only for their relationship to fracture almost in real time.
Year of the Fox
USA | 2023 | 97 min. | Megan Griffiths
A 17-year-old adoptee navigates her parents’ recent divorce and the unwanted advances of an older man.