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Miss Representation
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute…
My Brooklyn - Demystifying Gentrification
My Brooklyn is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson's personal journey, as a Brooklyn "gentrifier," to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. The story begins when Anderson moves to Brooklyn in 1988, lured by…
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns most unsavory inhabitants.…
Sami Blood - Sameblod
This acclaimed film follows 14-year-old Sami girl Elle Marja ("Powerful newcomer Lene Cecilia Sparrok." - New York Times ), who, along with her sister, is torn from her indigenous reindeer-herding family and placed in a government-run boarding school in 1930s…
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…
We Need to Talk About Kevin
In this Golden Globe -nominated psychological thriller, Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton plays Eva, the mother to her deeply disturbed son Kevin (Ezra Miller). Eva contends with her clueless husband (John C. Reilly) and her son's malevolent ways as the narrative builds…
Whose Streets? - An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for…
Motherland - An Intimate Look at the World's Busiest Maternity Hospital
Taking us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital, the viewer is dropped like an unseen outsider into the hospital's stream of activity. At first, the people are strangers. As the film continues, it's absorbingly intimate, rendering the…
Bread and Butter
An upbeat comedy about looking for love, thinking of romance, and finding yourself. Amelia is a 30-year-old looking for her first boyfriend and--even with the help of her eccentric boss, her overbearing parents, and her best friend--her luck seems to…
Bad Hair - Pelo Malo
A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale. Junior is a beautiful boy, with big brown eyes, a delicate frame, and…
Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)
In this erotic drama, George, a beautiful teen girl, falls in love with Alex. To get his attention, she initiates a game with their friends, discovering, testing and pushing the limits of their sexuality. When the nature of their activities…
Anita - Speaking Truth to Power
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men…
The Illusionists - The Globalization of Beauty
The Illusionists examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from Harvard to the halls of the…
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Tomorrow - Grassroots Solutions to Human Extinction
Faced with a sense of powerlessness in the face of growing evidence of a coming mass human extinction, Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Bastards) and activist Cyril Dion travel to ten countries where grassroots pioneers are reinventing their economies and democracies. From…
A Suitable Girl - Matchmaking & Marriage in India
A SUITABLE GIRL follows three young Indian women struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Documenting the arranged marriage and matchmaking process in verite for over four years, the film examines the…
Lolo
A surprising and dark romantic comedy from acclaimed actress Julie Deply ( Before Sunset ), follows Violette (Delpy), a forty year-old workaholic in the fashion industry who goes on a spa retreat and falls for a local computer geek, Jean-Rene.…
Francine
After years of incarceration, a quiet, lonely woman, Francine (Academy Award winner Melissa Leo), is released to start a new life in a small, rural town. But despite opportunities for warmth and connection, her years of "rehabilitation" have left her…
The Hitch-Hiker
In this thrilling film noir from trailblazing director Ida Lupino, friends Ray (Edmond O'Brien) and Gilbert's (Frank Lovejoy) fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker (William Talman) they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the…
Tokyo Idols - A Fascinating Look at Sex & Gender in Japan
This festival favorite documentary gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity. This ever growing phenom is told through Rio, a bona fide "Tokyo Idol" who takes us on…
My Brilliant Career
Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free Sybylla Melbyn (Judy Davis) is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer.…