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The Watermelon Woman - 20th Anniversary High Definition Restoration
Cheryl Dunye plays a version of herself in this witty, nimble landmark of New Queer Cinema. This beautiful high definition, digital restoration was created from the original film negatives for the landmark film's 20th anniversary. A video store clerk and…
When Two Worlds Collide - A Battle for Indigenous Amazonian Land
In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan…
Unlocking the Cage - Expanding Legal Rights to Animals
Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for…
We Monsters
A husband and wife struggle with their consciences after they try to conceal a terrible crime committed by their teenage daughter, in this riveting suspense drama from German director Sebastian Ko. We would do anything to protect our children --…
When Justice isn't Just - Unarmed Police Incidents
In 2015 what is commonly questioned, "Justice," and how it's applied. Our 40 minute documentary short tells the stories surrounding the perception of justice and unarmed incidents. The dynamic documentary features legal experts, local activists, and law enforcement officers delving…
Germans and Jews
Today, Europe's fastest growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of moral leader in Europe as it embraces hundreds of thousands of refugees. None of these…
The Altruism Revolution - Intrinsic Human Kindness vs. Self-Interest
For generations, we have believed that man is driven by ruthless self-interest. But over the past decade, this idea has been increasingly challenged. New research from fields as diverse as political science, psychology, sociology and experimental economics is forcing us…
True New York - Five Short Documentaries About New York
In a city with 8 million people, there's bound to be a few good stories. TRUE NEW YORK is a feature-length compilation anthology film featuring five award-winning short documentaries and the amazing characters who call the city home. TRUE NEW…
Meet the Guilbys
Claire and Maurice have to take the whole family to Claire's father's funeral. This tightly knit family is not only composed of Claire's vegetarian son, Alex, who's secretly fond of Maurice's daughter, Lucie, the teenage rebel, but also Claire's brother,…
Nuclear Nation II - Fukushima 3 Years Later
In 2012, Atsushi Funahashi presented Nuclear Nation, his film about the consequences of the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Daiichi. 1400 people from nearby Futaba were evacuated to a school building in a Tokyo suburb. Funahashi documented people's desperation…
The Ruins of Lifta - Where the Holocaust and Nakba Meet
Lifta is the only Arab village abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that has not been completely destroyed or repopulated by Jews. Its ruins are now threatened by an Israeli development plan that would convert it into an upscale Jewish…
The Dying of Light - The History of Motion Picture Presentation
Largely unchanged for more than a century, the projection of photochemical film faces an uncertain future in the digital age. The practice of handing and projecting film is in danger of being lost; and the role of film projectionist is…
Maiko - Dancing Child
Maiko's destiny was decided before she was born. Her name Maiko means dancing child. Her mother, the driving force behind her career, sold their house and car to send 14 year old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing schools in…
Penguin Counters
Armed with low tech gear and high minded notions that penguin populations hold the key to human survival, Ron Naveen lays bare his 30 year love affair with the world's most pristine scientific laboratory: Antarctica. Famed as a place that…
Speed Sisters - The First All-Woman Race Car Driving Team in the Middle East
The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty,…
Concrete Love - The Böhm Architects
Love, death and architecture could easily be the mantra of the Bohm family. Highly regarded as Germany's preeminent architect, Gottfried Bohm is the patriarch of a modern architecture dynasty that also includes his three sons: Stephan, Peter and Paul. After…
The Fear of 13 - A Crime Drama
After 23 years on Death Row a convicted murderer petitions the court asking to be executed. But as he tells his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems. THE FEAR OF 13 is a stylistically…
Dark Diamond - Diamant Noir
In this thriller, Pier blames his extended diamond-dealer family for his father's tragic life - and death. To take revenge, he insinuates himself back into the family enterprise, with an elaborate caper in mind to destroy the business.
Marinoni - Champion Cyclist to Master Bike Craftsman
Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to…
Hot Type - 150 Years Of The Nation Magazine
The Nation, America's oldest weekly magazine, founded in 1865 and now in its 150th year, has long been considered one of America's definitive journalistic voices. Hot Type, the new film by Barbara Kopple, a two-time Academy Award winner for Best…