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Broadway Musicals - A Jewish Legacy
This film that explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Featuring interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway stage, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish…
The Farm, Angola Prison USA - Inside One of America's Most Famous Prisons
There are three things Angola will do to a man. Number one: it will bring you to the crossroads of a turning point. Number two: it will harden you. Number three: it will kill you. So tells Eugene Tannehill, inmate…
My First Wedding
In MY FIRST WEDDING, Jewish-born Adrian and Catholic-born Leonora have finally reached their wedding day. Instead of gracefully embracing matrimony, Adrian spends the hours leading up to the ceremony trying to postpone it, not because he's got cold feet (or…
Speaking In Strings - Italian Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg 
This documentary profiles the controversial world-renown violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenburg. An enormously funny, fearless and irreverent individual, Nadja has played on every major stage and with every major orchestra in the world. Her unorthodox, passionate delivery, her swagger and unconventional attire…
The Happy Hooker - Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary
This film is about one of the world's most important sexual icons. Through interviews with Larry King, rare footage and commentary from America's foremost sexologists- the film explores Xaviera's rise and fall, her deportation from the United States and her…
Revolucion: Five Visions - The Cuban Revolution Seen by Photographers
This documentary reframes the Cuban revolution through the art of photography, focusing on the personal stories of five Cuban photographers whose lives and work span nearly five decades of revolution in Cuba. From Havana to Miami, photographers on both sides…
The Queen and I - Empress Farah Pahlavi - Former Queen of Iran
When Nahid Persson Sarvestani, an Iranian exile, set out to make a documentary about Empress Farah Pahlavi, the wife of the Shah of Iran, she expected to encounter her opposite. As a child, Persson Sarvestani had lived in dire poverty,…
Transit
TRANSIT explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives. Janet (Adlawan), a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggles to hide her…
The Memory Thief
This is the story of Lukas - an aimless, haunted young man in contemporary L.A. who buries thoughts of his own past in the humdrum routine of a tollbooth clerk. A chance encounter with a Holocaust survivor suddenly brings into…
Return to Virunga - The Battle to Save the Mountain Gorillas
This documentary follows the rangers as they return to Virunga after having been banished by rebels from the park for more than a year. What will the rangers, led by their intrepid new warden, find when they return home? What…
Rachel Is - A Personal Story about Family and Developmental Disabilities
In her feature directorial debut, Charlotte Glynn moves home to chronicle her sister Rachel's last year in school. Rachel is developmentally disabled, and the resulting film, Rachel is, moves past the safety of political correctness and into the most intimate…
North Korea - The Life of a North Korean Textile Worker
A very rare chance to witness life in the world's most reclusive nation. In this verite documentary the family of Hong Sun Hui, a female worker in a textile factory, takes us through an ordinary day in the country of…
Tony Curtis - Driven To Stardom
Trapeze, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success, The Boston Strangler, Some Like It Hot. Tony Curtis, the man who influenced Elvis Presley and James Dean, was one of the very first teen idols and one of the last real movie stars.…
You See Me Laughin - The Last Mississippi Bluesmen
You See Me Laughin' is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the Mississippi hill country bluesmen - farmers and laborers first, musicians second - men who, year after year, congregated on back porches and…
Minustah Steals Goats - Foreign Intervention in Haiti
Haitians have had enough of foreign organizations that promise a lot but deliver little -- including the UN. The peacekeeping force, known by the acronym MINUSTAH, has killed gang leaders in the poorest neighborhoods and achieved relative peace, but on…
Damned to Heaven - Escape from Polygamy
This film documents the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a polygamist religious sect on the Utah/Arizona border headed by Warren Jeffs. Jeffs was placed on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list in May of 2006 and captured the following August.…
Haack - The King of Techno
The enigmatic underground pioneer Bruce Haack, musician and inventor, has inspired the likes of Beck, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys, and Mouse on Mars, with these artists and more contributing to the recent Haack Tribute Album. His work continues…
Photographer - Photographs of the Lodz Ghetto During World War II
In 1987, about 400 color slides photographed between 1939 and 1943 in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, surfaced in mint condition in Vienna. They were taken by the ghetto's top Nazi administrator: Walter Genewein. In PHOTOGRAPHER, Polish director Dariusz Jablonski…
Stuff - The Aftermath of Death
When his father died, filmmaker Lawrence Johnson got all his stuff. Now, he must sort and distribute the garage-sized storage unit full of his father's belongings. What is both an obligation and an albatross becomes liberating as the filmmaker sheds…
Better Living Through Circuitry - Rave Club Culture
The most important film to document youth culture since WOODSTOCK. A cross-section of the electronic subculture is represented as ravers, Djs, and musicians speak for themselves about their music and ideals. Featuring Moby, Meatbeat Manifesto, DJ Spooky, DJ Keoki, The…