2017 Films: M
MACHINE 5 (Australia, )
Written by: Jonny Pasvolsky
A gambling addict is ordered, by his wife, to break up with the slot machine he is having an affair with in order to save their marriage.
Mariana's Sandwich (Mexico | 2014, 10 min)
Directed by: Carlos Cuarón
Ten year old Mariana is bullied at school, and her main tormentor is Isabel, only 3 years her senior. One day, Mariana gets up the courage to follow Isabel home, and discovers that Isabel is herself a victim, living in a family wrecked by a chain of domestic violence.
Marital Arts (USA | 2016, 13 min)
Directed by: Anthony Marinelli
Cast: Amanda Greer, Joseph Cassese
A short film about the art of marriage.
Masochism of the Margins (United States | 2016, 16 min)
Directed by: Cyrus Tabar
In 1984, experimental filmmakers looking for a venue to share their work founded Artist Television Access in the gritty Mission District of San Francisco. From the beginning filmmaker Craig Baldwin-- long-time bastion of underground and experimental film-- has put on a weekly show called Other Cinema, featuring marginalized films. Fast forward 31 years later to 2015, the city is rapidly changing and ATA faces eviction.
Memento mori (Canada | 2016, 1 hr 30 min)
Directed by: Niobe Thompson
Matthew's heart stopped beating on the tattoo parlour table. Now, his parents hold their dying boy. But in their hands they also hold the fates of others: the promise of new lives, and death postponed. With astonishing access and remarkable intimacy, Memento Mori carries us headlong into a world of hope lost, and hope returned. An elegy to the beauty of life in the shadow of death.
Mercitronc! (Thank-a-trunk!) (Canada | 2014, 3 min)
Directed by: Dominik Pagacz
Written by: Dominik Pagacz
Cast: Georges Molnar, Dominik Pagacz
Mi Entierro (Spain | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Kevin Castellano
During the 2nd Sino-japaneese war in the 1940s, a Flying Tigers Pilot falls in the middle of an atlantic Forest. While he tries to look for help he is guided by a misterious woman dressed in black to an unknown destiny.
Mia (Canada | 2016, 1 hr 30 min)
Directed by: Jeremy Guenette
Mia is the story of Alain, a private detective who after a forced absence of 10 years from his hometown, returns to Winnipeg on a case to find a missing young girl.
Milwaukee 53206 (United States | 2016, 52 min)
Directed by: Keith McQuirter
The zip code 53206 in Milwaukee has the highest rate of incarcerated African American men in the country. This film tells the stories of the people in this community who live with the effects of mass incarceration and the impact it has on the individual, family, and the community.
Minha Poesia (My Poetry) (Brazil | 2016, 24 min)
Directed by: Leide Jacob
Documentary film about love of life revealing the writing process of Leide Moreira, a poet only able to move her eyes. Leide’s daily activities are described with special attention given to the process of transcribing her poetry.
Mister Popular (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Charlie Mayforth
Not satisfied with simply stalking the coolest kid at school, outcast Ben devises a twisted plan to claim the position for himself.
Mostly Music: The Journey of the Chorus of Westerly (United States | 2016, 56 min)
Directed by: Caswell Cooke
The Chorus of Westerly is one of the most unique singing groups in the United States. It is the only Chorus where 8 year olds can sing alongside adults and perform the masterworks of classical music. This is the story of the founding of this singing family and how after 53 years the baton was passed by founding Music Director George Kent to Andrew Howell, a young man who grew up in the Chorus of Westerly under Kent, who now presides over this Chorus of nearly 200 all volunteer singers.
MUSCLE (United States | 2015, 14 min)
Directed by: Heidi Miami Marshall
A woman married to a terminally ill man must make the agonizing decision to live for him or live for herself.
My Cousin Is The Mayor Of New York (Italy | 2016, 53 min)
Directed by: Vincenzo Lerose
The Mayor of New York visits his Italian roots: that's a story of a small town where people (as his grandma did 100 years ago) always have had to leave.
My Erotic Body (United States | 2016, 56 min)
Directed by: Michele Beck
My Erotic Body explores a community where women take the very aspects of a dance form associated with misogyny – stripper shoes, skimpy clothes, sexually submissive postures - and turns them on their head, creating a space where the same clothes and gestures lead not to objectification, but instead lead the women to own their erotic bodies.
My O My (United States | 2017, 3 min)
Directed by: Billy Conahan
Billy Conahan's "Leaping With Intent To Fly" drops its first single and video with "MY O MY"!