Intense Drama: Difficult and Dark
Lorelei // Honey Head :: After the death of their mother, two impoverished sisters navigating a frazzled relationship reunite to decide what will become of their family property in rural NC. Here they are unexpectedly met with an equally harrowing fate.
Essex // Denver Hollingsworth :: It’s New Year’s Eve and Amy’s first night alone providing on-call support for Essex Enterprises, a home security firm. When a bad storm knocks the company’s servers offline, she calls Jake, a down-on-his-luck support technician. Jake shows her the real Essex: a high-tech piece of software capable of controlling hundreds of Smart Homes with the click of a button. Amy’s hooked on it – and Jake’s hooked on her.
Clear // Maya Washington :: An exoneree reconnects with her daughter after a 16-year prison sentence for a crime she didn’t commit. Coming together is easy but picking up the pieces is a whole other thing.
Cross My Heart // Sontenish Myers :: An American teenage girl visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves. This film explores the culture of silence amongst women, the kinds of secrets we keep and who they’re actually protecting.
Darkside // Erin Carter, Sam Coyle :: Emmie, a young kick ass rock singer, is consumed by the voices in her head telling her what she should be instead of what she wants to be. It’s not until she finally overcomes her self destructive patterns and gives over to the music that she sees herself for who she truly is.
Haircut // David Brundige :: A modern couple can’t connect over Lindsey’s new short hair.
L’appartement // Justine Gauthier :: For the first time since her divorce, a mother welcomes her two kids into her modest new flat. Her son’s liveliness and her daughter’s questions make for a weekend that wavers between tension and tenderness.
Second Assault // Jillian Corsie, Amy Rosner :: Exploring the trauma of reporting sexual violence, and the “second assault” that survivors often experience when they are not believed.