Up and Coming

Up and Coming

March 30, 1:30 PM – March 30, 4:30 PM

Brattle Theatre


Up-And-Coming filmmakers is an understatement because these filmmakers are here to stay. Come see what the youngest and brightest directors have brought to the big screen this year from all over the world and what they will be bringing for years to come.

This event is proud to be co-presented by: Boston Jewish Film Festival


Daniel, a gay right wing extremist, goes on a violent journey on the way to meet his lover. He goes from a political protest to a dark sex club and ends up in a fight at the local store. Finally, he will arrive in his lover's arms.

Directed by Etemar Kadusheviz 14 m


In the early 2000s, following her return from a long stay abroad, Amélie invites her friends Maude and Pascale to a cottage. In a disturbing and isolated forest, Amélie tries to reconnect with her friend Maude, while the rivalry between her and Pascale takes a dark turn.

Directed by Marie Davignon 19 m

The Curse

An eager young man goes to a Halloween party for a hookup, when a witch's curse convinces him that he wants something more.

Directed by Dave Berenato 8 m

Like Glass

Zion has recently discovered the world of drag queens and club kids - they get decked out in elaborate looks and go to NYC's most exciting nightlife venues to drink, dance, and celebrate life. This is paradise for these performers and personas, but when the morning comes, Zion lives an entirely different life - working temp office jobs, and living with their very heteronormative boyfriend, Luke. Luke views this avant-garde side of Zion's life as a reckless extracurricular activity.

Directed by Andrew K. Meyer 20 m


In the early sixties, a sexually conflicted teenager finds faith and acceptance after escaping the tortures of electrotherapeutic conversion therapy.

Directed by Benjamin Howard 10 m

Talent Night at Auschwitz: Bunk 5

A 14-year-old boy escapes from modern and historical traumas to a glittering, musical dreamworld.

Directed by Max Rifkind-Barron 16 m


Best friends Alex & Bryan have a bitter fight entirely via text message after one of them sleeps with the other one’s crush. But, just as things seem to settle, an unexpected development may lead to yet another rift.

Directed by Jay Russell 13 m