Major Arcana

Major Arcana is the story of Dink, a long-troubled itinerant carpenter who returns home to small town Vermont and attempts to build a log cabin by hand, hoping to prove to himself and those closest to him that he’s capable of leading a more virtuous life. 

Finding 52

Finding 52 follows director/producer Josh Zeman (Cropsey, The Station Agent, Mysterious Skin, Ceremony), Adrian Grenier (star of "Entourage" and producer of How to Make Money Selling Drugs and Teenage Paprazzo) and a team of world renowned scientists searching for the elusive '52 Hertz Whale'. Calling out at 52 Hz, a frequency unrecognized by other whales, this mysterious creature is believed to have lived its life in complete solitude, its calls forever unanswered by its own kind. In our ever-present fascination with these majestic beasts, the tale of '52' has prompted an intense reaction amongst our own species, pointing to a greater awareness of human loneliness than ever before.

Seaside

Daphne, a young go-getter in Portland, Oregon, leaves her mother’s home to move to the Oregon Coast and start a family with her boyfriend, Roger, when he inherits his childhood beach house. But when they run into Susanna, an awkward woman who works at the local arcade, Daphne learns that Roger hasn’t been completely honest about his past and Daphne might have to fight not just for her relationship but for her very survival.

The Holly

Former gang leader turned anti-violence activist Terrance Roberts is arrested for shooting a young gang member during a peace rally in Denver’s historic “Holly” neighborhood. While Roberts awaits trial, his absence reignites a deadly gang war as years of truces and community work unravels and other forces move in. Facing 102 years in prison, and fearing for his safety, Roberts seeks information that might exonerate him from what he believes was a set-up. When witnesses begin to come forward and emergency federal and local money pours in to fight what becomes one of the nation’s most violent gang wars, evidence of a conspiracy to take down Roberts surfaces—along with shocking revelations of a larger and more systemic corruption plaguing communities of color.

Stepping Up

Stepping Up follows three New York City high school seniors who have been trained to work as peer college counselors in the under-resourced public schools that they attend. Against the odds, they are determined to be the first in their families to go on to higher education. But they are not stopping there. As they navigate the complex college application process for themselves, they are also helping their peers do the same.

Donald Cried

After Peter LaTang’s last living relative passes away, he returns to a small New England town where he grew up. When the bus arrives, he can't find his wallet, so he calls his childhood friend Donald Treeback for some help. What was supposed to be just a ride turns into a long day’s journey through their awkward past.

Moko Jumbie

A Gothic Caribbean love story... Amidst the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad, a displaced girl seeking her roots is drawn to a young fisherman who shares her desire to look beyond. Their taboo attraction grows despite family disapproval, political turmoil and mysterious hauntings from ancestral spirits.

Nuns on the Bus

Sister Simone is a Catholic nun, a lawyer, an author, and a lobbyist.

The film follows Sister Simone, leader of the historic Nuns On The Bus tour, as she challenges both the Catholic Church and US Government to reclaim their core values. This treacherous and heartwarming journey challenges our notions of religion and politics, the role of government, women and power, our own faith, and our sense of ourselves as a nation.

Kiryas Joel

Fifty miles from Manhattan, a community of Hasidim are building their version of utopia, redefining Judaism in America, and challenging the boundaries between Church and State. This documentary will explore what life is really like inside this village, the appeal and power of ultra-orthodox strain of Judaism, and how its exponential growth is creating new tensions and struggles.  

Year By The Sea

On the eve of selling their family home, a baby boomer empty-nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocating husband to Kansas. Arriving in the quaint seaside town, she stumbles upon a free-spirited mentor and embarks on a quest for self-discovery. Supported by a local artist, her literary agent and a sexy fisherman, our heroine finds herself anew, an “unfinished woman” ripe with possibility.

Otto: My Life Is A Soundtrack

When international artist Peter Bjorn’s much anticipated show is panned by critics he disappears from the art world without a trace. He finds refuge in a remote Polish village, where he is enchanted and transformed by the haunting tones of pipe organ music and the sweet voice of a hiking nun. In the meantime his artwork mysteriously starts selling out in auctions and black markets, ironically making Peter B. sought out by collectors, and museums alike. When Peter B. reads online that he is thought to be dead he decides to go back and confront his past life.

Missing People

Missing People

Missing People is a nonfiction mystery about a enigmatic woman investigating her brother's long unsolved murder, while obsessively collecting and researching the violent work and life of an outsider artist from New Orleans.  As these parallel narratives intertwine, shocking events unfold.

I Believe in Unicorns

I Believe in Unicorns

Davina is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when his volatile side begins to emerge. I Believe in Unicorns takes us on a road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love. Directed by Leah Meyerhoff and edited by TEC Alum Rebecca Laks.