Opening Night follows the entertainment team that works behind the scenes during an NBA game: behind, in front of & around the court. The film will trace the anachronistic connections & intertwining of early cinema, vaudeville & American sports.
Aron Skoog, John Skoog / Filmögon, Plattform Produktion / Sweden
THE DAWN OF THE POST PLANTATION
A community of Congolese plantation workers want back what’s stolen from them: their art, their land. On an epic quest they unravel the hidden connections between Unilever, museums and plantations, and find ways to get back what’s theirs and restore their sacred lands.
Cedart Tamasala, Matthieu Kilapi Kasiama, Renzo Martens, Lizette Mbuku Kimpala / SCENERY, VPRO / Netherlands
THE INFINITE REHEARSAL
In the oldest theatre in Georgetown, Guyana, a group of actors work together to stage ‘The Infinite Rehearsal’. Scenes of adapting the novel to theatre meander between riverscapes of the Amazon rainforest, and the marshes of an English coastline.
Louis Henderson / Maribunta Pictures / United Kingdom, Guyana
WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE END TIMES
Filmed over four seasons, We Have Always Lived in the End Times is a portrait of a sprawling 150+ person community of radical farmers, philosophers, squatters, militants and activists based in a former autonomous zone in Northwestern France.
Ben Russell / CasK Films, VOLTE FILM / Germany, France