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Bomb City
The cultural aversion to a group of punks in a conservative Texas town leads to one of the most controversial hate crimes in American history. Based on the true story of Brian Deneke, BOMB CITY questions the morality of American…
The Survivor's Guide to Prison - Exploring the Current State of the US Prison System
You're more likely to go to prison in the USA than any other country in the world. THE SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON explores the current state of the US prison system, focusing on the experiences of two wrongly convicted men,…
California Typewriter - A Love Letter to a Dying Technology
Cultural historians, collectors, and various celebrity obsessives, including Tom Hanks and John Mayer, launch us into the bittersweet moment when a beloved-but-dying technology, the typewriter, faces extinction. Nominated for Best First Documentary, Best Documentary, and Best Director at the Critics'…
Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story - A Remarkable Story of Recovery and Transformation
Chef Eduardo Garcia went for a hike in Montana and was shocked with 2400 Volts of electricity when he touched a dead bear. He lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass, and nearly his life, but more important than what he…
Do Women Have a Higher Sex Drive? - A Candid Look at the Female Libido
This film explores the scientific, historical, biological and social aspects behind the female sex drive and female gaze. It examines the rise of sex toys, the success behind films like 50 Shades of Grey and asks women what they really…
The Sensitives - Living with Environmental Illnesses
For the increasing number of people who are suffering from environmental illnesses, the modern world is full of unseen threats. Pesticides, perfumes, cell phones--any of these can send these individuals into a debilitating downward spiral. Stunningly cinematic, THE SENSITIVES documents…
Let There Be Light - Building an Artificial Star
A group of scientists are approaching the final steps of a machine decades in the making: an artificial star that could provide millions of years of clean energy. Are scientists about to crack nuclear fusion, or chasing a delusion? Nominated…
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World - Exploring the Contemporary Art World
Bary Avrich's documentary lifts the curtain on the provocative contemporary art scene, a glamorous and cutthroat game of genius versus commerce. Go behind the scenes to discover how art is created, exhibited, and sold around the globe. Featuring insider accounts…
Pre-Crime - Investigating Predictive Crime Algorithms
Science fiction turns into disturbing fact as forecasting softwares, algorithms and databases quickly become the new fortune-tellers for future crimes, driving us to ask: how much are we willing to abandon for the sake of security? Official Selection at the…
Functional Fitness - Investigating the Crossfit Craze
This documentary takes a raw and introspective look into the world of FUNCTIONAL FITNESS, illustrating what this growing trend is all about. An inspiring film that explores how this fitness phenomenon has enhanced the lives of so many people.
The Gateway Bug - Feeding Humanity in an Uncertian Age
Over 2 billion people on earth eat insects for protein. THE GATEWAY BUG explores how changing daily eating habits can feed humanity in an uncertain age, one meal at a time. Winner at the American Conservation Film Festival . Official…
High Fantasy
A group of friends camping in the South African countryside wake up to discover they've all swapped bodies. Stranded in the wilderness, they'll have to navigate a personal-political labyrinth if their lives are ever to be the same again. Nominated…
Mermaids - Mermaid Enthusiasts Share Their Passion
This feature documentary dives into the allure and transformative power of the universal myth of mermaids; from the sirens of ancient lore to a new subculture of tail-donning women who beckon us into their sometimes humorous and at other times…
New Chefs on the Block - Two Chefs Struggle to Open Their First Restaurants
An intimate, multi-year portrait of two chefs and their staffs in Washington, DC who struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants. The film begins with each restaurant under construction and follows them through their first year of business. Against…