With/in: Volume 1

The directive was simple: Using an iPhone and whatever’s easily at your disposal, shoot a short film dealing with quarantine life in 2020. It’s not as if there wasn’t a surplus of storytelling angles, themes and emotions available, considering how much everyone’s lives changed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The results in the ambitious yet humbly executed With/In run the gamut tonally and narratively, with all of the shorts thriving on a uniform sense of raw, indie-centric looseness. Through that DIY authenticity, the universality of 2020’s sporadic peaks and constant valleys is laid bare, whether it’s topical subjects like Black Lives Matter, playful examinations of technological dependencies and obsessive at-home hobbies or the complexities of love and romance in isolation.

DirectorSanaa Lathan, Rosie Perez, Morgan Spector, Maya Singer, Bart Freundlich
CastJulianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Sanaa Lathan, Lucy Punch, Rosie Perez, Justina Machado, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Spector, Maya Singer, Talia Balsam
SubtitlesTraditional Chinese, English
Runtime79 mins
Theatrical Release13 Jun 2021
Available1 Jun 2022
TerritoriesWorldwide excluding the United States and Canada