The Cracker Man

by Bruce Kuerten and John DiJulio

An offbeat drama of a life deferred: a woman struggles with duty, flirts with possibility, and ultimately survives catastrophic change.

Crossover

by Tina Mabry

In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.

FUTURESTATES

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Diary of a City Priest

by Eugene Martin

Diary of a City Priest is based on the journals of Father John McNamee, a spiritual guide, poet, and seer of many worlds past and present.

The Dig

by Bennett Cohen

As the world faces environmental collapse, a group of archaeologists venture into a toxic desert wasteland, determined to unearth a lost civilization. Can this ancient disaster help them avert their own ruin?

FUTURESTATES

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Digital Antiquities

by J.P. Chan

In 2036, all digital media is permanently stored in “the cloud.” Data recovery store employee Cat, and Kai — a young man with an old compact disc — discover a secret that will unite them forever.

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Doki-Doki

by Chris Eska

In suburban Tokyo, Yumi waits with the same strangers for the same train every day, until she decides to find out more about her fellow commuters.

Independent Lens

Dottie Gets Spanked

by Todd Haynes

In one of his early short films — and the only one made for TV — writer/director Todd Haynes tells the post-war suburban tale of a boy whose obsession with an I Love Lucy-esque television comedienne exacerbates his social status as a “feminino,” and his father’s disgust at his “sissified” ways.

Elliot King Is Third

by Rosemarie Troche

In 2024, gender is identified by microchip implant, and trans people like Elliot are classified “third.” But can he change his identity in an attempt to build a safer life?

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Exposure

by Mia Trachinger

In a world where people are employed as live body contagions to immunize urban populations, an unvaccinated man resists being inoculated.

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Fallout

by Ben Rekhi

Los Angeles has fallen victim to a nuclear attack from an unknown aggressor. In the aftermath of the bombing, a young man’s search for his girlfriend highlights the human toll of eternal war.

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