North By Current
North American Premiere

North By Current

Feature | United States | 85 MINUTES | English
Experimental, Women, Documentary, Drama, LGBTQIA, Art

An examination of the relationships between mothers and children, truths and myths, losses and gains. After the inconclusive death of his young niece, filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown determined to make a film about the family's wrongful persecution. But soon the scope of his project expands and he finds himself investigating the depths of generational addiction, Christian fervor, and trans embodiment. Like the relentless Michigan seasons, the meaning of family shifts, as Madsen, his sister, and his parents strive tirelessly to accept one other. 

Using home movie footage and present day interviews to chart their story, the filmmaker traces the fine line between the truths and fictions that exist in every family. Turning the camera towards himself, Madsen confronts his own relationship with masculinity and his interrogation of what it means to be a good brother. The result is a deeply personal tour de force; a thoughtful, provocative rumination on identity and familial responsibility. North By Current turns an unflinching eye toward a family in the process of repair. —Lucy Mukerjee

Cast & Credits
Directed by
A. Madsen Minax

Angelo Madsen Minax is a multi-disciplinary artist. HotDocs, Outfest, Anthology Film Archives, the British Film Institute, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago are among the places that have exhibited his projects.

Angelo Madsen Minax
Felix Endara
Additional Executive Producers
Chris White, Justine Nagan
Angelo Madsen Minax
Angelo Madsen Minax
Angelo Madsen Minax
Julien Baker
Executive Producer
Charlotte Cook
Executive Producer:
Justine Nagan

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Susan Norget
Susan Norget Film Promotion
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 917 833 3056
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Lily Spitz
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Zoé Durand
Journeyman Pictures
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