Friends and Strangers screens virtually nationwide from 4/29 to 5/4.

Access this year’s ND/NF virtually nationwide or in FLC theaters!

  • FLC Virtual Cinema: The public-facing rental platform for FLC members, students, seniors, and the general public.
  • MoMA Virtual Cinema: Free exclusively for MoMA members starting April 28th.

The callow fumbling of wayward young people seeking romantic and professional satisfaction remains an ever-present theme of international cinema, yet Australian director James Vaughan has found entirely new, poignant, and hilarious ways to reveal his characters’ charms and deficits, privileges and blind spots. The story pivots on the failed attempts of freelance videographer Ray (Fergus Wilson) to woo the disinterested Alice (Emma Diaz) during an impromptu camping trip, and the fallout back in Sydney. Vaughan’s ear for the casual cut-down and the solipsism of youth is matched by his refreshing affinity for structural surprise, climaxing in an extended, hilarious sequence at the home of a wealthy client of Ray’s that gently pushes the boundaries of comic realism.

Access the entire festival slate and SAVE with the Virtual All-Access Pass for just $275 ($348 value). 

All ND/NF screenings include recorded filmmaker Q&As! Virtual ticket holders will be able to access these conversations in the Virtual Cinema timed to when the film premieres. In-theater ticket holders will be sent access to a private YouTube playlist at the start of the festival.