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Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 - A Portrait of an Artist Coping with Mental Illness
The 2018 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject is an extraordinary portrait of artist Mindy Alper, whose astonishing body of work - drawings and sculptures of powerful psychological clarity - reveals a lifetime of struggle with debilitating mental…
Last Men in Aleppo - The White Helmet Heroes Saving Lives in Syria
2018 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work - a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage - follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets; ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards…
Right Now, Wrong Then
A deliciously intricate comedy of manners that exposes the fissures in male-female relationships and in cinema itself. Quite by mistake, art-film director Chunsu arrives in Suwon a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, Chunsu…
Fireworks Wednesday - Chaharshanbe-soori
From the Academy Award winning director of A Separation and About Elly , Asghar Farhadi's FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY is a dramatic story of marital intrigue and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year. Rouhi, a young bride-to-be, is…
A River Below - The Ethics of Activism in the Modern Media Age
A captivating documentary about the ethics of activism in the modern media age, A RIVER BELOW examines the efforts of two conservationists in the Amazon - one, a marine biologist, the other, an animal activist and host of a popular…
Kaili Blues - Lu bian ye can
A stunning debut from Chinese director Bi Gan, KAILI BLUES is an audacious, mesmerizing work that announces the arrival of a major new filmmaker. In a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives.…
The Academy of Muses - La academia de las musas
A brilliant, beguiling film from the director of In the City of Sylvia , Jose Luis Guerin's THE ACADEMY OF MUSES fuses elements of documentary and fiction for a thrilling meditation on desire, love and gender in literature and today's…
Lost and Beautiful - Bella e perduta
Despite death threats from the Mafia and his country's general apathy, a humble shepherd, Tommaso, takes it upon himself to look after the abandoned Bourbon palace of Carditello, deep in the heart of the 'Land of Fires.' One day, Tommaso…
Mimosas
Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival , Oliver Laxe's stunning new film, MIMOSAS, is a breathtakingly-shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Somewhere in the…
Don't Blink: Robert Frank - A Revolutionary of Photography and Independent Film
Robert Frank revolutionised photography and independent film. He documented the Beats, Welsh coal miners, Peruvian Indians, The Stones, London bankers, and the Americans. This is the bumpy ride, revealed with unblinking honesty by the reclusive artist himself. Official Selection at…
Trend Beacons - The World of Trend Forecasting
This eye-opening documentary offers an in-depth look at the secretive world of trend forecasting -- at how a small group of individuals predict (or in some cases, engineer), the cultural and social trends of tomorrow. TREND BEACONS follows four of…
Kate Plays Christine - An Actress Prepares for the Role of a Lifetime
In July 1974, 29-year-old television host Christine Chubbuck went on air in Sarasota, Florida for her morning talk show "Suncoast Digest," looked into the camera and shot herself on live TV. The incident became a national news story and is…
Milwaukee 53206 - America's Mass Incarceration Crisis
The United States has the most prisoners of any nation in the world both in raw numbers and by percentage of the population. These numbers are further compounded within Milwaukee's mostly African-American 53206 zip code, where 62% of adult men…
Fort Buchanan
This film chronicles the tragicomic plight of frail, lonely Roger, stranded at a remote military post in the woods while his husband carries out a mission in Djibouti. Over four seasons, Roger seeks comfort and companionship from the army wives…
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - An Examination of the American Prison System
An essential documentary, Brett Story's incisive, investigative and wide-ranging THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is an examination of the prison and its place - social, economic and psychological - in American society. Filmmaker Brett Story excavates the often-unseen links and…
Behemoth - A Mediation on China's Coal and Iron Industries
Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang's extraordinary, visionary new film BEHEMOTH details, in one breathtaking sequence after another, the social and environmental devastation behind an economic…
Fengming - A Chinese Memoir
Winter in China. A town in the snow. Night is falling. Wrapped in her red coat, an elderly woman walks through a housing complex to her modest apartment. Inside, Fengming settles into her armchair and remembers. She begins to recount…
Casa de Lava
In only his second feature, Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa brilliantly reworked Jacques Tourneur's classic I Walked with a Zombie into a reflection on his country's colonial legacy. A nurse, Mariana , accompanies Leao to his home on the volcanic islands…
Portrait of a Garden - A Historic Dutch Garden and the People Who Tend It
In a picturesque garden on a grand country estate, two long-time friends, an 85 year-old pruning master and the gardener, tend to the espaliers. Surrounded by vegetable patches, citrus trees, the orchard and lush grapevines, they talk about food, the…
Oriented - Sexuality and Identity Across the Palestinian/Israeli Divide
An exceptional and inspirational documentary, ORIENTED follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv. Khader is a Tel Aviv "darling" from a prominent Muslim mafia family living with his Jewish boyfriend…