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NIA JUNE selected works
A poet and performer, NIA JUNE creates moving image works that incorporate spoken language and music to lovingly document the people around her.

Saint Frances
After receiving an abortion, a nanny finds friendship with the 6-year-old she's hired to watch.

D E E P presents: Congratulations Debby + Introducing: Bobby
D E E P is a compilation of experimental shorts, web videos, and art pieces unearthed from the darker side of the internet, lovingly curated by filmmaker Chris Osborn.

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
Dr. Anne Innis Dagg retraces her 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild.

A Quiet Place Part II
The Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they fight for survival in silence.

30/30 VISION: Three Decades of Strand Releasing
Over 30 filmmakers and friends of Strand Releasing have come together to honor the company’s indelible contribution to independent cinema over the past thirty years.

MICA Film and Animation Festival
The Parkway is pleased to host the Second Annual MICA Film & Animation Festival.

In the late 1960s, French new wave actress and "Breathless" star Jean Seberg becomes the target of the FBI due to her support of the civil rights movement and her romantic involvement with Hakim Jamal -- a Black Panther activist.

The Age of Shadows
Korean resistance fighters, known as the Heroic Corps, smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces.

Haoran Chang's Wen Xi: Tracing Fire
With our March Breaking Codes program we welcome Haoran Chang, a multidisciplinary artist who uses video installation, virtual reality, and digital print in exploring the social construction and digital mediation in contemporary society.

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Series presents Twice Upon A Time
Evil creatures attempt to make time stand still by taking the spring from the all-powerful Cosmic Clock.

A frustrated housewife, Francine Fishpaw (Divine), tries to maintain her sanity while taking care of her dysfunctional household.

The Diaspora Suite
Over the course of seven years, filmmaker Ephraim Asili has crafted a five part film series that studies the personal and global condition of the African diaspora.

Soleil Ô
An educated native of Mauritania tries to find work in Paris but encounters difficulty because of his race.

Not In My Neighbourhood
Intergenerational stories of the ways in which ordinary citizens respond to the policies, process, and institutions driving contemporary forms of spatial violence and gentrification in Cape Town, New York, and Sao Paulo.

In the 13th century, Niankoro is born to the shaman Soma, who fears his offspring's magical powers.

A vibrant, richly diverse backcountry Brazilian town finds its sun-dappled day-to-day disturbed when its inhabitants become the targets of a group of armed mercenaries.

Feedback Screenings
Come share what you want to experience at the Parkway

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

Mariah Garnett: Documentary Appropriation Fiction
Mariah Garnett blends documentary, narrative and experimental filmmaking practices to make work that accesses existing people and communities beyond her immediate experience.

A group of women climb a summer mountain situated in South Korea.

The Edge of Democracy
Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Though it places his own life in danger, a look-alike commoner (Lee Byung-Hun) secretly takes the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos.

Matwetwe (Wizard) is a coming of age adventure following Lefa and Papi, best friends and recent high school graduates, on the hustle of their young lives.

Black Business
Osvalde Lewat examines the repressive nature of the Cameroonian government

Brain Candy
A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

I Lost My Body
A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to.

Visiting Artists: Duke and Battersby
Cooper Battersby and Emily Vey Duke have been working collaboratively since June 1994. The pair create videos that explore addiction, spirituality, and identity.

Oscars Watch Party
Kickoff the new decade with a roaring 2020s party at the Parkway in celebration of Oscars season!

And Then We Danced
A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak.

Years of carrying out death row executions are taking a toll on Warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares for another one, Williams must confront the psychological and emotional demons that her job creates.

A secluded physician who can talk to animals goes on a journey with his furry companions to find a cure for the ailing Queen Victoria.

Invisible Life
Two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life, each mistakenly believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers' brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Chained for Life
A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur's English-language debut.

Midnight Family
In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance. As they try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

2020 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (Program 2)
See the 2020 documentary short film nominations before the Academy Awards, right here at the Parkway!

2020 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (Program 1)
See the 2020 documentary short film nominations before the Academy Awards, right here at the Parkway!

2 Weeks in Lagos
Capturing the excitement, vibrancy, and complexity of everyday life in Lagos, a dynamic city where anything is possible in 2 Weeks.

2019 African Film Festival Shorts
Reaching back into the past and forward into the unknown, these New York African Film Festival selects represent cinema of all genres throughout the African Diaspora and help to weave a story of the contemporary African experience.

2019 Sundance Film Festival Shorts
The 2019 Sundance Shorts program offers audiences a taste of what Sundance offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga.

Dramaan is the most popular man in Colobane, but when a woman from his past, now exorbitantly wealthy, returns to the town, things begin to change.

American Dharma
An interview-style documentary of former advisor to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon.

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Ornette: Made in America
Exploring the rhythms, images and myths of America seen through they eyes of an artist’s ever-expanding imagination and experience. Presented by True Vine Records.

Dark Waters
A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Black Christmas
A group of female students are stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break, until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.

Knives and Skin
A mystical teen noir that follows a young girl's disappearance in the rural Midwest and its effect on teens and parents.

The Swindlers
High stakes and fast talk are the game in this crime caper that brings together an all-star cast as unlikely allies from different sides of the law.

A group of unpaid laborers escape Dakar in search of a better life and disappear at sea, only to return as spirits and haunt their loved ones.

Fantastic Fungi
The magical world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth.

The Hottest August
Ordinary people in New York are asked to talk about their lives and their hopes for the future in a time marked by political division and climate change.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A journalist's life is enriched by friendship when he takes on an assignment profiling Fred Rogers.

Myth & Memory
16mm restorations from the Academy Film Archive, presented by Sight Unseen.

In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias’ Impact in Communities of Color
The untold story of how neurocognitive disorders are having a disproportionate and devastating impact on people of color.

Queer Genius
Exploring the remarkable lives of five contemporary queer artists with the MICA Film & Video Department.

Burning Cane
Amongst the cane fields of rural Louisiana, an aging mother struggles between her religious convictions and the love of her son.

The Report
Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

By the Grace of God
Three survivors of a Catholic priest's abuse set out to expose the church for covering up the abuse.

My First Film
A feature-length multimedia performance by filmmaker Zia Anger, reimagining the relationship between the audience, the filmmaker, the movie theater and cinema.

Paradise Hills
A group of young women must band together to escape from a seemingly idyllic island that holds a sinister secret.

College Behind Bars
Join award-winning filmmakers Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein for a preview and discussion of their upcoming docuseries, presented by Maryland Public Television.

Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
Get freaky on Friday the 13th with a screening of the fifth installment in the Jason Voorhees slasher franchise, presented by Mondo Baltimore.

Baltimore Filmmaker Town Hall
An open forum and networking event to connect the Baltimore filmmaking community, hosted at the SNF Parkway.

Greener Grass
A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one.

American Totem
Exploring Americans' emotional connection to firearms, and the power of this object to both create and destroy community.

Memoir of a Murderer
A former serial killer with Alzheimer's fights to protect his daughter from her psychotic boyfriend.

Gender in Coffee
A morning of free coffee, donuts, cinema, and conversation presented by Thread Coffee Roasters.

Marriage Story
Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Doctor Sleep
Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to reamin immortal.

The Laundromat
Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas star in diecto Steven Soderbergh’s sly expose of the Panama Papers leak.

Practice + Process: A Night with Terence Nance
A screening and conversation moderated by Angela Carroll about the process and inspiration behind the work of film artist Terence Nance.

Visiting Artist: Jesse McLean
Curated avant garde film program Sight Unseen kicks off their fall season with visiting video artist Jesse McLean.

The Addams Family
The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block.

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
The life and work of Molly Ivins, a political journalist from Texas, best-selling author, and Bill of Rights warrior.

Ex Machina
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.

No Data Plan
A personal travelogue that captures the boredom, precarity and fantasies of an undocumented immigrant crossing America by train.

Maker Conversations: Erin Draper
Join Made in Baltimore for a chat with Erin Draper, the fashion designer behind the clothing brand that prides itself in creating a "flattering drape for every shape."

Maker Conversations: Hon's Honey
Join Made in Baltimore for a chat with Mandy Memmel, the founder of Hon's Honey, a company offering locally sourced honey and personal products.

Maker Conversations: La Loupe Design
Join Made in Baltimore at the Parkway for a chat with Jorgelina Lopez and Marco Duenas, the creative duo behind the home decor brand La Loupe Design.

Fall 2019 Baltimore Student Film Showcase
An evening dedicated to highlighting superb film and video work produced entirely by Baltimore-area students, ranging from middle school to college.

Maker Conversations: Bliss Woodworks
Join maker collective Made in Baltimore at the Parkway for a chat with Kate Christian, the craftswoman behind local woodworking company Bliss Woodworks.

Ms. Purple
A young woman who works as a karaoke hostess in Koreatown reconnects with her estranged brother in the final days of their father's life.

Particle Fever
Particle Fever follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, documenting the successes and setbacks in the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough.

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

The Matrix
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

An original, standalone origin story of the iconic villain. A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck—a man disregarded by society—and a broader cautionary tale.

A young man assumes a false identity as a genetically perfect space navigator until a murder investigation threatens to expose his subterfuge.

In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth. Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year.

The Attorney
A snobbish tax lawyer becomes an attorney of his old friend after seeing him being arrested by military regime.

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival is a three-day celebration of the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky, and boundary-pushing animation. The inaugural festival will premiere October 4-6, 2019, hosted by the SNF Parkway.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch
In the third Halloween feature—which really has little connection to the previous two—Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge seek to uncover a plot by the man behind Silver Shamrock masks.

Joanna Priestley Guest Retrospective
Introspective, satirical, whimsical and beautiful: Joanna Priestley’s prolific body of work speaks personal truths. She’s been called “queen of independent animation.” The artist presents her work in person.

FREE WORKSHOP: Intro to Animation
FREE animation workshop exploring hand-made animation techniques using iPads to capture frame-by-frame imagery with a variety of materials. No experience required. Ages 14+ (Advanced registration required for all, including pass holders.)

FREE WORKSHOP: Joanna Priestley: Masterclass
Visiting guest animator, Joanna Priestley, will talk about her creative process and experience as an award winning independent animator and show samples of her films. (Advanced registration required for all, including pass holders.)

FREE WORKSHOP: Animation For All Ages!
FREE animation workshop exploring hand-made animation techniques using iPads to capture frame-by-frame imagery with a variety of materials. No experience required. All Ages! (Advanced registration required for all, including pass holders.)

Son of the White Mare
A dazzling white mare goddess gives birth to 3 heroes who embark on an epic journey to combat seventy-seven dragons and save the universe. Not appropriate for children.

International Competition: Block 4
Cosmic degeneration; pimples; slug lovers; coping with loss; naked morning dancing; intense strangers; eating disorders; crowd behaviors; other people’s bedrooms. Not appropriate for children.

International Competition: Block 3
Large ears; bike zoetropes; existential crisis; patterns; pee on electric fences; lost love; little men in drawers; digital narcissism; an unhealthy relationship with mom. Not appropriate for children

International Competition: Block 2
Artificial intelligence; instructional film satire; table etiquette; menstruation; musical therapy; sound exploration; a ghost trying to pay his electric bill. Not appropriate for children.

International Competition: Block 1
A boy is a cat; adults are toddlers; smartphones fear losing control; visions of the future; psychedelic music videos; a morphing god of chaos; the love story of a girl and her boat. Ages 12+

Opening Night: Silent Animated Shorts with Live Music
An unforgettable opening night show: Six silent animated shorts accompanied by live, original music by local musicians. Followed by an exclusive after-party.

Baltimore Showcase
Magical kites; money; a funny head; hypnotherapy; lego robots; trippy space totems; a hip-hop western; a lost cat and more. All made in Baltimore.

Baltimore Showcase
Magical kites; money; a funny head; hypnotherapy; lego robots; trippy space totems; a hip-hop western; a lost cat and more. All made in Baltimore.

Art House Theater Day: Putney Swope
The most popular film by Robert Downey Sr. is this offbeat classic about the antics that ensue after Putney Swope, the token black man on the board of a Madison Avenue advertising agency, is inadvertently elected chairman.

Art House Theater Day: In Fabric
A haunting ghost story, set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store, following the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.

It Chapter Two
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Access to Power
A shorts program of the 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival, these films are about all the ways black femmes grapple with power, or the lack thereof in their lives.

Access to Love
A shorts program of the 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival, these films question “love” and how much it costs the black femme to access it.

Home Grown Talent
From emerging auteurs to first timers filmmakers, this block is full of Baltimore based talent. A shorts program of the 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival.

Access to Guidance
A shorts program of the 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival, these films are about access to parental guidance or the lack thereof.

Access to Genre
A shorts program of the 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival, glimpsing into what could happen when black femme filmmakers are given access to Genre.

Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival
The BFS Film Fest centers Black Femme filmmakers and re-envisions the Black Femme as a global protagonist, empowering their stories through film.

Vision Portraits
An in-depth exploration of the creative paths of blind and visually impaired artists including a photographer, dancer, writer, and filmmaker.

Before You Know It
A long-kept family secret thrusts codependent, thirty-something sisters Rachel and Jackie Gurner into a literal soap opera. A journey that proves that you really can come of age, at any age.

Defining Femme
Who gets to call themselves feminine, and who has had to fight for the title? One of two flagship shorts programs of the 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival.

Defining Black
What are all the ways we define Blackness, who gets to claim that title, and why? One of two flagship shorts programs of the 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival.

Maestrina De Favela
A ten year documentation on the life of Elem Silva, a young black woman who started her own Samba Reggae band as a child.

After losing her ailing mother, Tiffany follows the lead of her older sister and makes fast money as a cam girl under her alias; Jezebel.

As Pastoras - Samba Chorus Singers
Shining a light on As Pastoras, the samba chorus singers of the Samba school of Portela, as they secure the legacy and future of samba music.

A teenager on the cusp of college is sent to live with her estranged grandmother on the other side of the country after her father’s death.

R.A.W. Tuba & Gay Chorus Deep South
Join us for this double bill of the short R.A.W. Tuba and feature Gay Chorus Deep South to benefit the Baltimore School for the Arts, featuring a Q&A with filmmakers from each film.

Maker Conversations: Wild Kombucha
Made in Baltimore's Keisha Ransome sits down with the owners of Wild Kombucha to have a candid conversation about "making" in Baltimore.

Castaway on the Moon
A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.

The Nightingale
In 1825, a young Irish woman and an Aboriginal tracker—each marked by trauma from violence-filled pasts—chase a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge.

Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his screen debut in this stirring brawlfest about the first Westerner ever to win the Kumite.

2019 College Homecoming Showcase
A selection of college-produced film and video work and welcome back celebration for Baltimore-area film students.

In August of 2016 over 1,000 people gathered at Ramblewood Campground in Darlington, Maryland for the 2nd iteration of Fields Festival - a three day DIY event of music, art, dance, theater, and comedy.

Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend: SAGE
In honor of Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend, join the Parkway for a screening of SAGE, documenting the work and activism of Ceasefire founder Erricka Bridgeford.

The Queen
A look behind the scenes at a 1967 national drag queen contest in New York City, recording the rehearsals leading up to the contest, the conversations in the dressing room, and the jealousies that emerge before and after the competition.

Maker Conversations: Taste This Cake
Made in Baltimore presents a conversation with Jamillah Muhammad, owner of local sweets company Taste This Cake.

The last female wild beekeeper in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance — special event opening night!

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Them That Follow
Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the story of a pastor's daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.

The Mountain
The story of a young man who, after losing his mother, goes to work with a doctor specializing in lobotomies and therapies.

Animations on the Big Screen
Animations on the Big Screen is a two-hour program played each day of Artscape of animated short films curated by local filmmaker Corrie Francis Parks.

Film at Artscape 2019: Comedy Shorts
Whether fueled by chuckles found in the absurd, or the painful truths hidden in dark humor, these shorts are sometimes funny haha and sometimes funny oh no!

Film at Artscape 2019: Animated Shorts
A rich collection of animated shorts produced using a broad range of techniques from the painstakingly handmade to the meticulously digital. These films bring visual pleasures and splendors unique to their respective mediums.

Film at Artscape 2019: Documentary Shorts
An eclectic array of short-form non-fiction films encompassing a variety of vérité.

The Wandering Soap Opera
Film critic and author, David Sterritt hosts the late Raúl Ruiz's wildly inventive, episodic work of political satire. Shot in 1990, the film presents “Chilean reality” as a grand pastiche of soap-opera tropes.

Walking on Water
After the passing of his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize a project they conceived together. With uncensored access, this documentary explores the process and relationships of the world’s biggest installation artist.

The Spy Behind Home Plate
The story of Moe Berg, an enigmatic Jewish catcher during baseball's Golden Age who joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to spy for the U.S. on the Nazis' atomic bomb program. Director Aviva Kempner joins us for a Q&A on July 7th.

Do the Right Thing
Join the Parkway for a celebratory 4K restoration screening of Spike Lee's classic — exactly 30 years (to the day!) since its premiere.

Swing Kids
Up next in our FREE series presented by the Korean Cultural Center DC is the story of Ro Gi Soo, a tap dancing North Korean soldier who was held captive in the Geoje prison camp during the Korean War.

Our Time
Renowned director Carlos Reygadas casts himself and his wife Natalia López as a couple whose open relationship begins to crumble when the husband can’t control his jealousy, in this heartfelt exploration of marriage and intimacy.

Long Day's Journey Into Night
China's biggest arthouse hit of all time comes to the SNF Parkway on the longest day of the year for a limited number of shows. In it, a man returns to his hometown after a long absence and searches for a woman he has never been able to forget.

Baltimore Youth Film Showcase
A celebration of exciting new art from Baltimore-area youth at Artscape 2019!

John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.

Godzilla: King of Monsters
The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla.

This One's for the Ladies
This documentary explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary black America through intimate, eye opening and often hilarious accounts from women and men who find love and community in the underground world of exotic dancing.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.

Charlie Says
The Manson Family women recount the crimes and murders they committed in service of their cult leader in Mary Harron’s (American Psycho) provocative take on one of the most infamous crimes in the 20th century.

The Thieves
It's the score of their lives - if they can pull it off. Five thieves at the top of their game stake out a casino holding a $20M diamond. But between the vault, the cops, and each other, who will walk away with the score of all time?

Too Late to Die Young
Democracy comes back to Chile during the summer of 1990. In an isolated community, Sofía (16), Lucas (16), and Clara (10), face their first loves and fears, while preparing for New Year's Eve.

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

A Taxi Driver
In this powerful drama based on a true story, a down-on-his-luck taxi driver hired by a foreign journalist finds himself in a life-or-death struggle in the midst of the Gwanju Uprising.

When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

From Brooklyn to Baltimore: She's Gotta Have It Sneak Preview
An exclusive sneak preview of the new season of SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, featuring an intimate conversation between two of the creative women behind the groundbreaking series.

A timid dog groomer living in a poor suburb sells cocaine on the side and stays out of trouble, while trying to deal with his unstable, violent acquaintance who is a menace to the whole neighborhood.

Hail Satan?
A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Meeting Gorbachev
The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Beginning in the 1970s, Marion Stokes recorded an incredible 70,000 VHS tapes of unfiltered daily television. Revisited through the lens of today’s media landscape, Stokes’ life’s work becomes an extraordinary archive of television—and American—history.

The summer before she leaves for college, Ayanna meets handsome and mysterious outsider, Isaiah; and her entire world is turned upside down as she navigates the demanding terrain of young love against a changing Harlem landscape.

Mickey and the Bear
Faced with the responsibility to take care of her addict, veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck keeps her household afloat. When she has the opportunity to leave for good, she must choose between familial obligation and personal fulfillment.

Don't Be a Dick About It
A hilarious and beautiful portrait of two brothers growing up. The film follows the brothers around for one summer capturing the nuances of pissing each other off.

American Factory
In 2014, a Chinese billionaire opened a Fuyao factory in a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio. American Factory takes us inside the facility to observe what happens when workers from profoundly different cultures collide.

3 Faces
In Jafar Panahi's latest film, actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught when she comes across a young girl's video plea for help after her family prevents her from taking up studies at the Tehran drama conservatory.

Ash is Purest White
A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

A mother and father take their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends, but their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some visitors arrive uninvited.

Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day!
Celebrate Groundhog Day at the Parkway with Groundhog Day! As with every year's screening of Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day, Groundhog Day plays one day only, on Groundhog Day!