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Ava DuVernay’s widely researched and potent film draws a connection between the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery and the subsequent methods used by the power structure to criminalize African Americans. With an astonishing depth of interviews—from Angela Davis to Newt Gingrich—and compelling archival footage, DuVernay creates a morally compelling and powerfully emotional indictment of false mythologies of Black lawlessness in America.

18 Black Girls/Boys Ages 1–18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity and Are Thus Spiritual Machines

Over two consecutive nights, artist and filmmaker Terence Nance (Headlands Artist in Residence, 2014) presents an interactive virtual self-portrait of our society that reflects our biases and norms back to us. Accompanied by his brother, multidisciplinary artist Norvis Junior, and by local musicians and dancers, Nance investigates the predispositions of our culture and media by taking audiences through a tour of the ways that various narratives of black youth—first girls, then boys, aged one through 18—are presented via simple internet search functions.

2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Sébastien Betbeder whose debut Nights with Theodore was the winner of the FIPRESCI prize at this spring's SFIFF, returns with this offbeat story.

A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Toy Story

In a special presentation moderated by the Film Society’s Noah Cowan, Pixar’s legendary innovators John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter will take audiences on a personal tour of the studio's early days and the explore the process and creative vision that led to the first ever fully computer-animated feature film. A screening of Toy Story will follow the presentation.

A Castle in Italy

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi continues to mine her own experience to portray the lives and crises of the bourgeoisie.

A Complicated Story

Made by a crew comprised predominantly of students from the School of Film & Television and executive produced by Johnnie To and Bill Kong.

A Time in Quchi

Told with wry humor and heartfelt twists, A Time in Quchi has drawn favorable comparisons to Hou Hsiao-hsien's classic film A Summer at Grandpa's.

Aberdeen

A classic ensemble tale full of tension and bursts of humor, Aberdeen centers on the bonds and divisions within the robust Cheng clan—a family torn between traditions and modernity—and is an allegory of the makeup of Hong Kong itself.

Member Screening: The Act of Killing

The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love.