Pickford Theater: Block 2.4 – Women (3.25pm – 5.20pm)

The Dark Year

“The Dark Year” tells a story happens in a parallel world where the only way to generate electricity is through the true love between people. The young women Bella, unfortunately, lose her husband in an accident. She then begins her journey of finding a new love so that she could obtain warmth and lights in this coming winter…

Directed by Lingge Dong (UK)

USA premiere


Marion has just moved to the German side of the French-German border to follow her boyfriend – Lukas – who recently got a spot in a theater company. On the day of her 28th birthday, Lukas surprises Marion by proposing to her. Aged now 29 and 28, they have been together for three years and are the happy owners of a brand new house – all the ingredients are gathered to become adults and commit – or so they thought.

Directed by Ania Gauer and Julien Gauthier (France)

North America premiere


After the railroad forces her alcoholic husband to move North, Ruth DeLay­–a pregnant, destitute mother of four–desperately seeks an unregulated abortion in order for her family to survive the Great Depression. Based on a true story.

Directed by Shannon Jarrell-Ivey (USA)


A teenager cares for her younger sibling and multi-ethnic local orphans in the face of danger after her grandmother is killed surrendering to the Mexican Army toward the end of the Texas Revolution.

Directed by Molly Vernon (USA)

Los Angeles premiere

Breaking the Silence

Francesca, tormented by her past for nearly forty years, finally breaks the silence to tell the truth about her past.

Directed by Seayoon Jeong (USA)

California premiere