August new releases
August 31, 2017
Savageland, a horror/thriller that lives where sympathy and suspicion pass in the night. When a small town near the Arizona-Mexico border is wiped out overnight, suspicion falls on the lone survivor: an undocumented immigrant. But a roll of photos he took that night tells a different story.
1 to Watch, 1 to Fund: Week of August 7, 2017
August 8, 2017
Perhaps now more than ever, it’s important that entertainment act as a bridge that connects us to cultures, ideas, and perspectives different than our own. Through the sharing of stories we’re allowed glimpses into the nuances and unique experiences in the lives of others. With the rise of ISIS and the latest issuing of a travel ban, the current political climate has directly impacted the everyday lives of many Muslim Americans. The two films we’re spotlighting this week illustrate the effect the current political climate has had on this community by creating an increasing sense of fear shared by their Muslim protagonists. Both thrillers demonstrate what it feels like to be targeted, hunted and attacked for who you are.
Filmmaker Spotlight: Meena Ramamurthy
August 1, 2017
If we were to list things that make us the happiest, seeing filmmakers build careers using our platform is pretty damn near the top of the list. And when those filmmakers are also making incredible work that truly addresses representation on and off screen? Color us even happier.