The Last Pig is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. For over a decade, Bob Comis has provided a humane—even idyllic—life for the pigs he farms. But as he cares for the pigs, he develops a respect that begins to haunt him; weekly trips to the slaughterhouse become agonizing. With 250 pigs on the farm, Comis suddenly finds himself trapped in a life he can no longer live. Through this immersive and intimate journey, The Last Pig raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion, and the sanctity of life. Comis’ soul-bearing narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs, the struggle to reinvent his life, and the ghosts that will haunt him forever.
MIFF Midlife Achievement Award Honoree Lili Taylor stars—with no supporting cast!—in Modern Houses as Max Lin, architecture’s brightest star, who has locked herself away for the last 72 hours, racing to finish the model of what will be her greatest design. She steps back for the final look. It’s perfect beyond the shadow of a doubt…or a whisper…which she starts to hear….