Best of Fest 2023

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1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture

The word “homosexual” did not appear in the Bible until 1946. Scholars, linguists, theologians and others have concluded it was a mistranslation, one that has had deadly consequences for the LGBTQ community. Sight unseen, this revelatory film has already been fiercely attacked by Christian conservatives. Read More

Running Time: 92


In this lyrical sophomore feature from acclaimed director Carla Simón ( Summer 1993 , PSIFF 2018), the Solé family is informed that they have until the end of summer to vacate the Catalonian peach farm they have occupied for generations, which threatens the very fabric of their once inseparable bonds. This screening is free to... Read More

Running Time: 120

Argentina, 1985

Despite living under constant threat and intimidation, prosecutor Luis Moreno Campo and his young, relentless legal team strive to bring members of the de facto dictatorship government – the junta – to justice. This gripping legal drama offers a front-row seat to the epic human rights trial that captivated the world. This... Read More

Running Time: 140


In this stirring drama based on true events, an 18-year-old living in a foster home is encouraged to denounce a ring of pedophiles in the wake of a scandal. But when the investigation widens to involve high-ranking politicians, threats are made and everyone is placed under a microscope. This screening is free to AMPAS members... Read More

Running Time: 98

Born in Chicago

This joyous musical celebration of the Chicago blues hones in on the moment in the early 1960s when blues-besotted white teenagers Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield and Barry Goldberg learned at the feet of their idols, and helped ignite a blues explosion that changed the face of popular music. Read More

Running Time: 77

Butterfly in the Sky

Go behind the scenes of the revolutionary long-running public broadcast series Reading Rainbow and discover how a motley crew of educators, producers, celebrities and the show’s incomparable host LeVar Burton beat the odds to foster a generation’s love of reading through television. Read More

Running Time: 86


Born the illegitimate child of an African slave and a French aristocrat, Joseph Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) improbably rose through the ranks of 18th-century French society as a virtuoso violinist, composer and fencer. Full of opulence and romance, this electric and boisterous biopic is a fitting tribute to a true original. Read More

Running Time: 107

Chile '76

After a life of toeing the line as a bourgeois housewife in 1970s Chile, Carmen’s world is rocked when she’s asked to nurse a wounded rebel back to health, opening her up to certain danger in this tense and unforgettable thriller. Read More

Running Time: 95


From the director of Girl (PSIFF 2019), this intimate, quietly devastating study of the intense childhood friendship between two 13-year-old boys takes an unexpected turn as they buckle under the pressure to conform to peer group expectations of masculinity. This screening is free to AMPAS members who show their current AMPAS... Read More

Running Time: 105

The Damned Don’t Cry

Estranged from their extended family, a single mother and her teenage son subsist on the margins of Moroccan society. Destitute but determined, the pair hustles however they can to keep a roof over their heads. Read More

Running Time: 111

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