“The Elephant Whisperers follows an indigenous couple as they fall in love with Raghu, an orphaned elephant given into their care, and tirelessly work to ensure his recovery & survival. The film highlights the beauty of the wild spaces in South India and the people and animals who share this space.”
“On a remote coast of the Russian Arctic in a wind-battered hut, a lonely man waits to witness an ancient gathering. But warming seas and rising temperatures bring an unexpected change, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed.”
“Each year, a father films his daughter on her birthday, asking her the same questions. In just 29 minutes, we watch her grow from a toddler to a young woman with all the beautiful and awkward stages in between. Each phase is fleetingly captured but leaves an indelible mark. Her answers to her father’s questions are just a backdrop for a deeper story of parental love and independence.”
How Do You Measure a Year? feels exactly like a YouTube video. It’s directed by Jay Rosenblatt, who made a polarizing short nominated last year (When We Were Bullies), and now along he comes with a short he’s been working on for almost sixteen years, tracking the growth of his daughter over the course of her young life. It’s very personal and entirely harmless, and at the same time feels like the sort of thing you’d see on the Trending page for a few days before it quietly disappears.
“She was once as famous as Jackie O — and then she tried to take down a President. Martha Mitchell was the unlikeliest of whistleblowers: a Republican wife who was discredited by Nixon to keep her quiet. Until now.”
“A U.S. Marine plots a terrorist attack on a small-town American mosque, but his plan takes an unexpected turn when he comes face to face with the people he sets out to kill.”
What Will Win: Haulout