Emma Dante’s The Macaluso SistersBy Laura Valenza
The Macaluso Sisters follows five orphaned sisters who rent doves as they deal with the grief and ramifications of the youngest sisters death during a childhood adventure at the beach. The film follows the sisterssome of whom are played by multiple actressesover the course of their lives. The Macaluso Sisters was a 2020 Venice International Film Festival Official Selection, and was released in American theaters this August.
Angelo Madsen Minax’s North By CurrentBy Anna Cahn
Focusing on Minaxs return to his Michigan hometown to tell the story of his infant nieces death, the film documents not only the grief of his nieces passing, but also his childhood and familys response to his transness and the possibility of a queer self-acutalized existence.