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At ninety-one, Krishna Baldev Vaid (1927–2020), a pioneer of Hindi experimental writing living in New York, feels at a loss for words. Yet he is eager to access the “dance of language,” to which he has devoted his life. With shorts THE SCENT OF EARTH and TEN QUESTIONS FROM A CRITIC.
75 min | 2021 | India
Featuring Sadie Barnette, Amy Franceschini, Jim Goldberg, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Alicia McCarthy, Tucker Nichols, Nigel Poor, and Michael Swaine, this documentary reflects on a Bay Area art scene less concerned with money and power than with imagination, innovation, community, and care.
89 min | 2021 | United States
Fri Jul 30th
An intricately constructed meditation on migration, the environment, science, and identity, SON OF MONARCHS follows biologist Mendel as he shuttles between New York City and Michoacán, Mexico, revealing the inspiration for his research and the source of a haunting trauma.
98 min | 2020 | United States, Mexico