A collection of films reflecting on alienation and home, longing and belonging, the pleasures and pains of community, and the challenges of adaptation when familiar faces and places change or disappear. In the quiet apocalypse of Ulrich Köhler’s In My Room, the plangent portrait of survivalist life in Lisa Marie Malloy and J.P. Sniadecki’s A Shape of Things to Come, and other international standouts, Home and Away brings together stories of men and women responding to a world in constant flux.
An elderly hermit living in the Sonora Desert faces a sudden intrusion in the form of border patrol agents.
A documentary study of “prepper” pathology and the new American dream of outliving a doomed planet.
An unlikely encounter with an NYPD counter-terrorism expert leads an actress to flee to the upstate home of musician friend Eleanor Friedberger.
A contemplative, deadpan comic film from the Berlin school filmmaker about the pleasures and perils of independence.