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A WALK HOME
DIRECTED BY: TSUYOSHI SHOJI
Synopsis: The scene is set for the year 1944, wartime Fukuoka, Japan. On his way home from a draft check, Kanji, who is hiding his gayness, agonizes over whether he should declare his feelings for his friend Sakunosuke, who is leaving for the front lines tomorrow.
DIRECTED BY: GAYATRI BAJPAI & NIRAV BHAKTA
Synopsis: Sujata Chopra attempts to find some joy in her broken marriage, until she learns about the passing of her childhood companion’s spouse on Facebook. Having been disconnected for over 30 years, Sujata finds the courage to reach out to send her condolences. They reconnect, sparking friction when Sujata’s controlling husband finds out.
DIRECTED BY: SOHAM CHAKRABORTY, HANXU CHEN, METON JOFFILY, JUSTIN POLLEY & JULIA TROUVÉ
Synopsis: In a far future, Sonia is about to be transferred from her space station to a newer one. While everything appears to be going well for her, her mind is elsewhere, disturbed by a past not far behind.
MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES
DIRECTED BY: IAN LEAUPEPE & SAMSON RAMBO
Synopsis: MJ is the ridicule of his high school peers, which makes him a target for relentless bullying. Chief among his tormentors is Selena. When MJ discovers a secret that threatens Selena’s standing within her devout Samoan family and popular school clique, the two teenagers form an unlikely bond.
DIRECTED BY: MATTHEW ALLEN
Synopsis: After befriending his new classmate John, Eric is forced to come to terms with both his sexuality and the tragic death of a friend. This is a coming-of-age film that examines what it is like to struggle with sexuality, depression, anxiety, and loss in high school.