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One of IndieWire’s “Best Movies of 2020”

MAYOR is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. MAYOR offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation.

“Superbly acted.” Los Angeles Times

The lights and cameras are all in position, and the show goes live. Tonight’s guest is Maryam, a young woman condemned for murdering her husband. With her in the studio is Mona, the daughter of the dead man. Maryam is supposed to beg Mona for forgiveness. If Mona grants it, Maryam will live, and the show's sponsors will pay Mona a reward. If she denies it, Maryam will die.

“A sweeping historical epic.” WFMT

The year is 1826. Beethoven faces the final stanza of his career. Deaf and defiant, he recalls memories of his youth including his early tutelage under Bonn court organist Christian Gottlob Neefe. Years later after an encounter with Mozart, the young “Louis” begins studying with Joseph Haydn in Vienna, but unfulfilled love leaves a lasting mark that haunts him for the rest of his life.

 


 

“Could not be more relevant.” Morning Sentinel

Filmed and scripted around true events, AMERICAN THIEF straddles documentary and fiction as its protagonists become pawns in a plot to derail the 2016 election. Paul, a disgruntled vlogger, and Toncruz, a teenage hacker, are contacted by an Unidentified User on the deep web who claims to hold the truth. Meanwhile, an AI programmer stuggles to contain the monster she’s unleashed.

“Thoroughly engaging.” Hammer to Nail

At 88 years old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor, and teacher, Audrey’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first women included in Janson’s History of Art, Flack continues to create and inspire with her indomitable spirit.

“Cult status is assured.” Variety

New York, an alternate present: the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets. Queens delivery man Ray Tincelli is skeptical of new technology, and the buy-in to start cabling is steep, but when he scores a shady permit, he believes his fortunes may have finally changed. What he doesn't expect is to be pulled into a conspiracy.