Saturday, March 23, 2023 | 7pm EST
Canada| 110 min.

Estuaries is set in 2017, months after a car crashes through the front window of a Los Angeles art space, killing Bdalak, a rising nonbinary performance artist. Bdalak’s partner Eli, a queer Mizrahi musician with a past as an activist in Palestine/Israel, had planned to marry Bdalak for a green card, but now spends his time adrift, communing with others over his grief and struggling with his visa. He soon meets Myrna, an artist making work about immigration, who he hopes can help solve his precarious immigration status.

Please join us after the film for a live Q&A with the filmmaker.


Lior Shamriz

creates essayistic narrations that utilize cinema as performance and the cinematic language as a process of reflexive documentation. Their films were shown at festivals and venues such as Berlinale (2010,13,15), Locarno, Sarajevo, MoMA’s ND/NF, BAFICI, Frameline, MixNYC, Torino IFF, Tokyo Interdisciplinary Art Festival (2018,20), the Walker Art Center, and Lincoln Center New York. They’re the winner of multiple awards at Oberhausen (2013-14-15), were nominated for the Max Ophüls Prize, shortlisted for the German National Gallery Prize for Young Art Film, and received retrospectives and showcases at Steak Cinema Seoul, Ars independent Katowice, and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

110 min Canada

2023, Feature