- “Teeth,” directed and written by Mitchell Lichtenstein, a conceptually provocative yarn about a devoutly Christian high school girl (Jess Wexler) who finds she possesses a “physical advantage” over men when she becomes the victim of a sexual assault. John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman and Lenny von Dohlen also appear.
- “For the Bible Tells Me So,” directed by Daniel Karslake, which looks at five conservative Christian families as a way of analyzing how the religious right has tried to use the Bible to stigmatize gays and advance the separation between church and state.
- “The Island” (Russia), directed by Pavel Lounguine and written by Dmitri Sobolev, a drama bout an odd monk at a small Russian Orthodox monastery.
- “The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun” (Denmark), directed by Pernille Rose Gronkjaer, about how an 82-year-old male virgin and a Russian nun transform the former’s castle into an Orthodox Russian monastery.
Looking forward to reading the reviews when the festival comes.