Profiles of dynamic individuals both local and abroad. (Total Running Time: 88 MIN)

At Home Among Strangers | Director/Producer: Asya Gorbacheva, Hunter College
This intimate observational portrait of Sasha Smirnov, a gay asylum seeker, explores the steep price of freedom after coming out publicly in Russia. (USA, 24 MIN)

Zoom Acting | Director/Producer: Juwan Wyatt, Brooklyn College
After being crushed by the pandemic and shifting all shows online, actor Joseph Knight talks about his experience coordinating shows over Zoom. (USA, 2 MIN)

The Fabricator | Director/Producer: Frank Vitale, School of Visual Arts
A meditation on the life of craftsman Loren “Dink” Stalter, resplendent with images evocative of Hudson River School artists more than a century ago. (USA, 7 MIN)

Reach for the Skye | Director: Abdullah Malik, Producer: Isaac Rodriguez, Brooklyn College
Explore the mindset of independent professional wrestler Gabriel Skye as he explains Violence X Suffering Wrestling (VXS Wrestling), his indy wrestling league. (USA, 13 MIN)

In Search of the Blue Heart | Director/Producer: Amelia Deschamps, New York Film Academy
After 32 years working as a miner, Daniel Quezada seeks to make this his last extraction to retire and dedicate his life to the stone trade. (USA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 22 MIN)

Backyard Barber | Director/Producer: Mengyu Yan, School of Visual Arts
John Casey, a transgender Brooklyn barber, takes to cutting hair in backyards during the pandemic. One day, his oldest customer approaches John for a haircut and a new plan for their body. (USA, 10 MIN)

Everyone’s a Stranger | Director/Producer: John Nyberg, New York Film Academy
One woman’s experience having face blindness. (USA, 10 MIN)

Accessibility Alert for Cinépolis Chelsea Theaters 4 and 6:  

This film screens in Cinépolis 4 on November 10 at 4pm. Unfortunately, due to the venue’s last-minute mechanical issues beyond our control, there is no elevator or escalator access to this auditorium. The theater is accessible by stairs. If you would prefer not to climb 37 steps to attend this event, please consider purchasing a ticket for an online screening instead. 

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