DIR: FLAVIO ALVES
The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.
DIR: MILCHO MANCHEVSKI
A charismatic, mercurial and troubled former Marine returns from Iraq and inadvertently becomes the center of a documentary film while she tries to integrate herself back into society and regain custody of her young daughter.
DIR: SARAH BARAB
Incarcerated youth learn mindfulness meditation from former felons to help them navigate the struggles of life behind bars, and the even greater challenges that await them on the outside.
For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along.
DIR: DOUG KARR
At age six, child prodigy painter Declan Truss was propelled into the art world as a rare marvel, but by seventeen, the tightrope of notoriety is catching up with him. Set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s vibrant art and music scene, Art Machine is a dark comedy about the tenuous relationship between art and commerce, the fine line between creative genius and clinical mania, and the damaging effects of fame
DIR: JUSTIN REICHMAN
A seductive lesbian ensnares a young investment banker into marriage. Formerly a prostitute, she knows all to well the weaknesses of his colleagues and sets about sweeping them clean of their corrupt fortune to begin a new life with her true love.
DIR: LIRON UNREICH
Mirrors is the debut of Marc Dennis and Liron Unriech’s collaborative project. Mirrors, a six-channel video installation based on interviews of six Holocaust survivors conducted by Dennis and filmed by Unreich. For this project the artists assembled a varied list of six living survivors to portray and traveled to their homes to interview the subjects in an effort to commemorate the survivors and create an intimate pairing of collective memory and emotion through storytelling.
DIR: IMAN ZAWAHRY
DIR: ROY WOL
A NYC busker goes through an open portal in the subway stations.
“Sperminator” follows a remarkable man living a relatively secret life in Brooklyn, New York. While many who meet Ari Nagel know him as an outgoing math teacher at CUNY, he also lives another life as the Sperminator, a man who has helped conceive over 25 women around the world. Because of his abnormally high sperm count, Ari is now the father of 30 children.
Currently in development, The Invisible Sun is an Autonomous Pictures original documentary about a child soldier survivor from Cambodia who reminisces the horrors of life and war, questioning his existence and the choices he’s made
DIR: KRISTIN PARKER
DIR: TIMOTHY DOTAN