PROVO

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HEART | MIND THE GAP | US US 2022, 87 min, Director: Emma Thatcher Writer-director-star Emma Thatcher makes an arresting feature debut with this idiosyncratic love story that’s also a bitingly funny ode to the oddities of the American Midwest,…

OUR FATHER, THE DEVIL (MON PÈRE, LE DIABLE)

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US CINEMA  |  MIND THE GAP US 2022, 108 min, Director: Ellie Foumbi A complex work of inescapable power, this provocative debut, which won the audience award for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, announces Cameroonian-American…

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 Senegalese…

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 US 2022, 92 min, Director: Lila Neugebauer Lila Neugebauer’s moving portrait of healing and friendship follows Lindsay (Oscar®-winner Jennifer Lawrence), a soldier recovering from a serious injury at home in New Orleans…

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…