Filmscene

Filmmaker Spotlight

An ongoing, occasional series that celebrates the worthy work of local filmmakers and artists.

Previous Screenings

WE BURN LIKE THIS

2021 / United States / Alana Waksman

When 22 year-old Rae, a descendant of Holocaust survivors, is targeted by Neo-Nazis in Billings, Montana, her ancestors’ trauma becomes real. Inspired by true events, this coming-of-age drama shows the inherited effects of historical trauma and the strength of survival and healing.

JUSTUS

2021 / USA / Cedric B. Theus +

Featuring interviews with ex-prisoners and activists, the film interrogates the structures that have targeted Black citizens with overwhelming disparity.

EAST OF MIDDLE WEST

2021 / USA / Brian Lucke Anderson

A teenage runaway, a widowed father, and a con artist’s worlds collide after a tragic accident, causes them each to take matters into their own hands to redeem their dark pasts.