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The Violent Heart

Set just outside Ft. Hood, Texas, a college-bound senior on the cusp of graduation has a budding relationship with a local mechanic named Daniel, who himself dreams of becoming a Marine. As they fall for one another, the details surrounding Daniel's tragic and violent past inevitably catch up with them.

The Quench

Tai, a Vietnamese-American teen, is placed in a rural town after a harrowing encounter with a foster father. His new foster parents provide a nurturing but reclusive lifestyle. The husband, Peter, a knifemaker by trade, introduces Tai to the craft, but as Tai is groomed into a more refined version of himself, being drawn out and shaped by Peter, he quickly discovers the true dangers of becoming the knifemaker’s protégé.

1990

A high school student transfers to a new school for his senior year, which sees him become best friends with classmate Kali. Though both harbor romantic feelings for one another, their timing never seems to be quite right.

Mixtape

A 12-year-old girl, raised by her aunt and who never knew her mother, finds a mixtape that once belonged to her mom but she accidentally destroys it. Since the music on the tape is the only link she has to her deceased parents, the girl sets out to track down each of the obscure songs listed on the tape’s case, finding out something about her parents and herself, along the way.
Location: US - New York