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X-Rated - A Short Historical Analysis of Adult Videos
A look at a plethora of pornographic films ranging from the 1970s to the 2010s and a commentary about their lasting impacts on the adult industry and the world. Combining scintillating film clips of the 32 greatest adult movies ever…
The Source Family - A Radical Experiment in 1970s Utopian Living
The Source Family was a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood's Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of…
Her Aim is True - Rock Photographer Jini Dellaccio
Before Leibovitz, there was Jini... Her Aim Is True brings together musicians and rock photographers in an inspiring and unforgettable journey revealing unlikely rock 'n' roll photographer, Jini Dellaccio who visualized punk before it had a name and embodied indie…
Jim: The James Foley Story - An American Journalist Killed by ISIS
On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James "Jim" Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent shockwaves and introduced much of the world to ISIS. Jim: The James…
Peace Officer - The Militarized State of American Police
A feature documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill…
Fursonas - The Story of Furry Fandom
Approaching a community filled with so many rumors and misconceptions is no easy task. Fursonas director Dominic Rodriguez is not without his own biases, but instead of attempting to deny this fact, he faces it head on, unafraid to be…
Pregnant in America - The Controversial Story of Life’s Greatest Miracle
The true story of Steve and Mandy Buonaugurio, a young, adventurous, expectant couple, who decide to take a daring and potentially dangerous approach to having their first child--outside the modern American medical system. What they learn about hospitals, doctors, insurance…
Black Widows
After Darcy is date raped, she and her friends Nora and Olivia band together to inflict a seemingly harmless revenge prank on the rapist. But the prank goes awry when he accidentally dies and they unwittingly set into motion a…
Murder of Couriers - A Bike Messenger Documentary
Murder of Couriers documents the lives of a group of bike messengers over a nearly three-year span. This film was made by couriers, about couriers, for a wide general audience and offers the chance to experience a lifestyle that not…
Chicklit
ChickLit is a comedy drama about four guys trying to save their local pub from closing down. They group write a chick lit, or more specifically a 'mummy porn' novel in the style of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and it…
Parables of War - Healing the Wounds of War with Dance
Dance, documentary, and drama. All converge in Parables of War in a meditation exploring the timeless question: can civilization bind the wounds of war? Using MacArthur "Genius" choreographer Liz Lerman's, theatrical performance piece Healing Wars as a point of departure,…
Los Wild Ones - The Musicians of Wild Records
This film follows the lives of Irishman Reb Kennedy -- "the most infuriating, difficult man you can't help but love" -- and the artists on his LA indie label, Wild Records. Wild is composed of young Hispanic musicians who write…
3 Billion and Counting - Malaria and the Ban of DDT
Dr. Rutledge and his team take an in depth look into a disease that has killed more people than any disease ever known -- Malaria. They interview African, Indian, and US Governments, charitable organizations, scientists, politicians, doctors, clinics, victims, and…
My Father's Vietnam - The Psychological Burdens of War
A personal documentary about a public subject, My Father's Vietnam personifies the connections made and unmade by the Vietnam War. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and 8mm footage of the era, My Father's Vietnam is the story of three soldiers, only one…
Assaulted - Civil Rights Under Fire
Newtown school shooting. Aurora theater shooting. Tucson supermarket shooting. Are visceral reactions to tragedies trumping the words of our forefathers? Should we allow fear and the growing concern over public safety to limit our civil liberties? Dead Patriot Films presents…