Tube journey anxiety.
A man takes a date to an Indian restaurant. To his horror, she goes off-menu in Hindi.
“I wonder if it’s possible to swallow a hook so deep it becomes a part of you.”
Visceral representation of blushing.
“Black kids deserve joy unspeakable and yet, here we are.”
2 strangers jump off a building and discover it’s never too late to fall in love.
“Doesn’t everyone you love deserve the entirety of you?”
Barry Keoghan: A teenage boy struggles to be heard as he watches his mother willingly die.
“I got tired of people stealing my culture so I locked my hair so you can’t get inside of it.”
Video game technology, ancestors, and invasion.
Filmmaker Phinehas Hodges tells the story of Kate and Ben, a young couple who plays a game to come clean on embarrassing secrets. It starts innocently enough. Kate tells him she used to throw away her high school boyfriend’s embarrassing clothes. When he’d ask her about it, she would pretend not to know, then help…
Based on the short story by Donald Barthelme — originally published in the New Yorker Magazine in 1978 — filmmaker Kasra Farahani tells the story of an anonymous bodyguard, tasked to protect the dictator of an unknown country. Read by literary giant Salman Rushdie, the omniscient narrator explores the nuances of power and conspiracy, and…
“She wrote me a prescription for three green pills I swallow every day with breakfast. On the days I forget, I am less a person and more a flock of hummingbirds.”
A young boy is bullied for having a cancer-stricken father. Then he hits a breaking point.
“Black girl loses her face. White girl finds it outside the mosh pit. Slips it on over her straight blonde hair.”
“Is it even my body if I am made in his image? Is it even a bath if God wants a baptism?