Night, Mother – dir. John Patrick Lowrie

Original Film Title: Night, Mother

Director’s Name: John Patrick Lowrie

Writer’s Name: Ellen McLain

Producer’s Name: Sarah Parsons, Sheila Houlahan

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes

Film Description:

Set amidst the COVID-19 pandemic during a Zoom conversation between a mother and daughter, Jessie (Sheila Houlahan) tells her mother Thelma (Ellen McLain) that she will commit suicide within the hour. Exploring the concentric circles of isolation, grief, and suicide, this hybrid film based on Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play portrays a poignant and haunting picture of the current state of mental health care in America.


Original Film Title: ADIEU LACAN

Director’s Name: RICHARD C LEDES


Producer’s Name: RICHARD C LEDES

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes 41 seconds

Film Description:

“With realistic acumen and artistic expertise, Adieu Lacan portrays the struggles of a young woman, Seriema, who is trying to understand why her path to motherhood has reached an unbearable impasse. Following two miscarriages and the possible loss of her marriage, Seriema travels to Paris in 1972 to undergo psychoanalytic treatment with the maverick French analyst, Jacques Lacan. Her analysis is an attempt to help her to disentangle the enigma of her question: why has motherhood become a seeming impossibility? Inspired by the story of Betty Milan, a Brazilian psychoanalyst and writer, it follows closely her own actual psychoanalysis with Lacan. Based on two books, Goodbye Doctor and Lacan’s Parrot, in which Milan recounts her analytic work, Adieu Lacan offers an insightful and accurate account of an actual psychoanalytic cure.”

Kolonial – dir. Stefanie Batten Bland, Jean-Claude Dhien

Original Film Title: Kolonial

Director’s Name: Stefanie Batten Bland, Jean-Claude Dhien

Producer’s Name: Baryshnikov Arts Center

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Runtime: 20 minutes

Film Description:

Kolonial is the final product of several years of research by Batten Bland and installation artist Conrad Quesen. Inspired by the colonial exposition parks of Europe, North America, and the Caribbean during the 1810s–1940s, this dance cinema work examines how we create definitions to justify systems of exploitation and oppression. Kolonial interrogates suppressed identity through physical posturing and gesture in transparent COVID spaces of today.

On / Off – dir. Nicolas P. Villarreal

Original Film Title: On / Off

Director’s Name: Nicolas P. Villarreal

Writer’s Name: Nicolas P. Villarreal

Producer’s Name: Alessandro Squitti, Nicolas P. Villarreal

Country of Origin: Argentina

Country of Filming: Argentina

Runtime: 7 minutes

Film Description:

Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.

Princes Bridge & Swan Street Bridge – Melbourne Australia – dir. Lawrence Gerver

Original Film Title: Princes Bridge & Swan Street Bridge – Melbourne Australia

Director’s Name: Lawrence Gerver

Country of Origin: Australia

Country of Filming: Australia

Language: English

Runtime: 6 minutes 51 seconds

Film Description:

Melbourne’s grandest and oldest Bridge. Listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, Princes Bridge connects St Kilda Road to Swanston Street alongside Flinders Street Railway Station.

A bridge has crossed the river at this point since 1845, the present Princes bridge being the third bridge across the Yarra at that location, a need to handle increased shipping traffic on the Yarra River and the river was widened to cope with this.

The Swan Street Bridge provides a vital connection, linking Melbourne’s CBD with its world-renowned sporting and recreation precincts. The Swan Street Bridge Upgrade as a significant opportunity to improve the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and to enhance the urban design quality of the bridge.

The design provides for a highly functional river crossing, with streamlined circulation paths that operate under both daily and highly congested event conditions.

The three Su Scholars – dir. Shihyun Wang

Original Film Title: The three Su Scholars

Director’s Name: Shihyun Wang

Writer’s Name: Shihyun Wang

Producer’s Name: Shihyun Wang

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Country of Filming: Taiwan

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 6 minutes 20 seconds

Film Description:

The story of Su, Xun and his two sons, Su, Shi and Su, Che. How all three of them became most respected scholars of their time. And you get to see how we used Su, Shi’s poems to tell the stories of their lives.

… Lucid dreams – dir. Kostiantyn Mishchenko

Original Film Title: … Lucid dreams

Director’s Name: Kostiantyn Mishchenko

Writer’s Name: Kostiantyn Mishchenko

Producer’s Name: Kostiantyn Mishchenko

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: England

Runtime: 13 minutes 34 seconds

Film Description:

Lucid dreaming is an altered state of consciousness in which a person is aware that he is dreaming, and can control its content to some extent. This is a kind of borderline state between REM sleep and wakefulness.