In the aftertermath of a sexual assault at the hands of a stranger, Renesha (Brittany S Hall, HBO’s Ballers) and her boyfriend Evan (Will Brill, The OA, Not Fade Away) spend the day driving around Austin in search of a clinic that will perform a rape kit examination. In many ways the ideal modern couple—infinitely patient, supportive of one another’s dreams, just dissimilar enough in just the right ways—their bond is torture-tested as they see their private lives refracted through the clumsy medical and legal institutions that surround, interpret, and adjudicate cases like Renesha’s. In her feature debut, Shatara Michelle Ford makes precise yet lyrical use of flashbacks and silence to draw a spacious portrait of an intimate crisis. -JK
Preceded by Amateur Night
USA | 2019 | 12 MIN
DIR: Gina Hackett
Sisters Ruby and Emma scramble to find fast cash so little Emma can perform in her ballet recital. Left with no alternatives, teenage Ruby decides to dance too…just not ballet.