NANNY

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SPOTLIGHT ON NIKYATU JUSU MIND THE GAP | US CINEMA US 2022, 97 min, Director: Nikyatu Jusu Nikyatu Jusu’s evocative debut feature is an immersive encounter with the duality of the immigrant experience. Anna Diop plays Aisha, a recent…

HI DE HO SHOW

CREATE | US CINEMA 90 min, Director: John Goddard The Hi De Ho Show is back! In this only-at-MVFF tradition, host and maestro John Goddard curates and comments on music clips from his personal collection. This year it’s all women, all the…

THE GOOD NURSE

CLOSING NIGHT US CINEMA US 2022, 121 min, director: Tobias Lindholm Based on a true story, Tobias Lindholm’s multi-faceted feature is a dazzling shapeshifter that successfully operates on a variety of levels: as a psychological thriller,…

FOUR SAMOSAS

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LAUGH | US CINEMA US 2022, 80 min, Director: Ravi Kapoor Set in suburban L.A.’s “Little India,” Ravi Kapoor’s quirky heartfelt indie caper comedy follows Vinesh, aka Vinny (Venk Potula), a wannabe hip-hop artist who works in a sari…

FAULTLINE

US CINEMA US 2022, 154 min, Director: Rob Nilsson This latest feature from celebrated Bay Area filmmaker Rob Nilsson is the third installment in his breathtaking Nomad Trilogy (after Arid Cut, MVFF42, and Center Divide, MVFF44). The film kicks…

CAUSEWAY

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MIND THE GAP | US CINEMA   Lila Neugebauer’s moving portrait of healing and friendship follows Lynsey (Oscar®-winner Jennifer Lawrence), a soldier recovering from a serious injury at home in New Orleans but anxious to redeploy to Afghanistan.…

CALL JANE

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TRAILBLAZERS | US CINEMA US 2022, 121 min, Director: Phyllis Nagy When Joy (Elizabeth Banks), a contented suburban housewife, has need for an abortion, she finds herself trapped by a medical establishment indifferent to her survival — until…

ARMAGEDDON TIME

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TRIBUTE TO JAMES GRAY  US CINEMA US 2022, 115 min, Director: James Gray Acclaimed writer-director James Gray fashions his own family memories into a wistful, exquisitely performed character study, taking on race, class, and the American…