Underground Film Journal

Streaming: Drama

These dramas are challenging, emotional and powerful.

Blur Circle
A single mother who continues to obsess over her son who vanished several years ago meets a man dealing with his own tragedy that gives her a new outlook on life.
Director: Chris Hansen

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A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness
A man goes on a singular journey through three distinct landscapes: In a commune on an Estonian island, across the forests of Northern Finland, and as a member of a black metal band in Norway.
Director: Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

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Born In Flames
In the not too distant future, after a female activist dies in police custody, two rival women radio show hosts battle it out over the airwaves to make sure justice is served.
Director: Lizzie Borden

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Profane
A young Muslim sex worker has a crisis of spiritual identity after connecting with a devout cab driver.
Director: Usama Alshaibi

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The Connection
Two documentary filmmakers attempt to make a movie about heroin addicts waiting for their dealer to show up. Based on the play by Jack Gelber.
Director: Shirley Clarke

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The Brig
The prisoners locked in a Marine Corps jail in 1957 Japan are subjected to intense abuse and punishment from the guards.
Director: Jonas Mekas

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Where We Started
A man and a woman in their thirties, who are both married to other people, meet randomly at a Texas roadside motel and consider embarking on an affair together after both reveal how dissatisfied they’ve become with their lives.
Director: Christopher J. Hansen

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Sparks
In this ambitious period film, a young superhero joins a covert team of masked vigilantes to bring justice to a crime-ridden city only to be framed for a murder for which he must go to extreme lengths to clear his name.
Director: Christopher Folino

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The Exhibitionists
An immoral filmmaker taunts his friends at a New Years Eve party in order to get them to confess their deepest, darkest secrets on camera and to get down and dirty with a faded pop star.
Director: Michael Melamedoff

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Endings
A young girl who knows she is dying from leukemia spends her last day on Earth with a woman living with breast cancer and a junkie who is considering committing suicide.
Director: Chris Hansen

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