Margarita, with a Straw  Margarita, with a Straw  PG
Shonali Bose/Nilesh Maniyar
India / 2014 / Color / 98mins

Laila is an exceptional student at Delhi University: she is an aspiring writer, she crafts lyrics and music for a college band, and she has cerebral palsy. However, there is one area where Laila lacks experience – romance. After she gathers enough courage to confess her love to the lead singer of her band but is rejected, she immediately drops out of school, not wanting to face the source of her embarrassment. But it is only when Laila meets Khanum, an assertive blind woman of Indian/Pakistani ethnicity, that she embarks on a journey of personal discovery to figure out her place in the world.

Regarding Susan Sontag  Regarding Susan Sontag  PG
Nancy D. Kates
US / 2014 / Color / 100mins

The film is an investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. The documentary explores Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words. The film is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today.

Stories of Our Lives  Stories of Our Lives  PG
Jim Chuchu
Kenya / 2015 / Black and White / 62mins

The country is Kenya. The theme is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex. The characters are high school students, farm workers, researchers. The stories are dramatizations of real-life events in the country where laws stigmatize and criminalize homosexuals.