Our films include feature length narratives, documentaries and shorts.
The second feature from Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli. An investigation of leftist politics and femme identity in the context of an increasingly right wing world, So Pretty moves freely between fictional depictions and semi-documentary, adaptation and translation, looking towards the artistic and personal worlds its characters generate across time and culture as a space for new tensions and potentials.
This rigorous yet sensitive debut from Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli follows Em, a queer sex worker, as she moves between New York City and her native Pittsburgh, struggling to kick her heroin addiction and get on with her life. With intimate access to seemingly all aspects of her life—her friends, lovers, clients, and Em alone—we witness firsthand the difficulties of getting clean and are given a stark but touching image of what it means to be young and at odds with oneself today. Elegantly shot on a mixture of digital and Super 16mm film and suffused with an intricate and atmospheric score, Empathy deftly chronicles its subject’s attempts to regain (or preserve) a shred of autonomy and evokes both the tragedy and the comedy of dire personal struggles.
What is life without memory? As she approaches her 100th birthday, Carmen is losing hers. But while she can’t remember short-term, long-term memories are indelibly etched onto her psyche and she delights in rediscovering them through long forgotten Super 8mm footage shot by her and her husband throughout their lives together. But hidden among the old celluloid reels lie other secrets that, no matter how long you live, you may never want to share. This short documentary from 100 Year Films founder Bill Kirstein combines archive footage and Super 16mm footage to create an homage to life and memory with a frank and refreshing personal sensibility.
An exploration of the ways we perform and perceive gender in the world today. With a metaphorical play-on-words approach, Bird Watching uses real-life documentary interviews and carefully curated archive footage to examine how women are seen. The metaphor is both sincere and a provocation.
With a possible singularity on the horizon, two friends, bound by curiosity and companionship, embark on a dangerous journey towards its alluring core. Surreal and impulsive; their journey is tested by their changing priorities. When one challenges the other, we begin to realize that their reality may not be exactly what it seems. Pushing the limits of style and narrative, the film loops back and forth in memory, endeavoring to explore the spirit of the sublime and what it means to truly feel alive.
land sea air
Tensions flare between older and younger generations in a small rural town as it transforms into a bustling vacation community.
Currently in development.
A secret affair becomes public when a wealthy businessman leaves his fortune to his lover, rather than his surviving widow. With it she funds a writer and photographer who travel the world, leaving her home in Dartmoor, England, in search of myths and tales to inspire her work. Based on a true story, Cloud Forms explores what happens as the seams between reality and fiction collide to surprising and sublime effects.
Currently in development.