Rock Bottom Riser screens virtually nationwide from 4/30 to 5/5.

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.

Hawaii’s swirling, roiling flow of volcanic lava provides the anchor for this energetic, visually and sonically bold cinematic essay by experimental filmmaker Fern Silva. Filled with astounding telescopic imagery and engaging digressions into philosophically related phenomena, Rock Bottom Riser breaks temporal and generic boundaries, touching upon everything from astronomy to geology to ethnography, from the origins of the universe to colonialism’s remapping of our planet. Silva erupts all notions of what one might expect from “nature documentary” filmmaking, and shows viewers familiar worlds made alien. A Cinema Guild Release.

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.