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A Life for Ballet

The life of the legendary ballet reconstructionist, Pierre Lacotte and his wife and longtime dance partner Ghislaine Thesmar.

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A Life in Dirty Movies

A Life in Dirty Movies is a love story about legendary sexploitation director Joe Sarno and his wife and collaborator Peggy, as he struggles to get one last film on screen in an industry that's long d...

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Angry Inuk

The film interweaves the reality of Inuit life with the story of their challenge to both the anti-sealing industry and those nations that mine resources on Inuit lands while simultaneously destroying ...

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Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

A feature documentary-based time capsule concerning Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 and viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the dominant fashion illustrator of the time, and...

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Anytown, USA

Three candidates, two blind Politicians, one Race. Anytown, USA follows a tightly run race in the small town of Bogota, New Jersey and resonates as an all-too-familiar look at partisan politics in our...

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Architects of Denial

"Architects of Denial" digs into the persecution of Armenians and other Christians in the Middle East and sheds light on those politicians who refuse to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.

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Atheist America

"The Atheist Experience" is the only atheist TV show in the United States. Every Sunday afternoon, two atheists debate people on the phone for one hour - on camera.

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Beowulf

A one-man tour de force performance of the epic Beowulf, Benjamin Bagby delivers this gripping tale in Old English while accompanied on the ancient Anglo-Saxon harp.

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Between Land and Sea

A year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Bite Size

Bite Size follows four kids who struggle daily with obesity as they search for a healthier life-style despite social pressures, old habits, and even their own parents.

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Coby

In a small town in the Midwest, Suzanna, age 23, is transitioning into a man, Coby, while his family struggles to cope.

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Conduct! Every Move Counts

A documentary that explores the secret of conducting with a unique intensity that culminates in a great showdown at Frankfurt’s Opera.

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Cooking at the World's End

In 2003, nine young chefs joined their forces and their knowledge to transform the cuisine of their land: in Galicia, Grupo Nove was born. Culinary revolution already emerged in other Spanish regions ...

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East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

In Palestinian East Jerusalem, Singer-Songwriter David Broza records a new album with American, Palestinian and Israeli musicians in defiance of the Middle East's dark realities.

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Einstein's Universe

A documentary produced in 1979 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein.

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Famous Nathan

FAMOUS NATHAN is the insider documentary about Nathan’s Famous, the iconic Coney Island eatery founded in 1916, told through exclusive audio clips, family archives and extensive interviews with dedi...

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Finding Gaston

Meet chef Gaston Acurio and follow him in a journey to find out the stories, the inspirations and the dreams behind the man that has taken his cuisine outside the kitchen in a mission to change his co...

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK tells the story of the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer Frantz Fanon.

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Gun Runners

Two warriors from Northern Kenya trade in their AK-47s for running shoes and the Kenyan dream of marathon running.

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Her Name is Sabine

An intelligent, moving and beautiful documentary portrait of Sabine, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sister, the famous French actress Sandrine Bonnaire.

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Hitler's Children

A documentary looking into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler's command.

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Hockney

HOCKNEY is a documentary on one of the most significant artists of his generation, British painter David Hockney. At 78 years of age, the charismatic Hockney still works in his studio seven days a wee...

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I Am the Blues

From juke joints to church halls, up the mountain and down to the bayou, I AM THE BLUES travels the back roads with the last of the blues legends.

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Imber's Left Hand

An inspiring documentary chronicling the life and career of renowned painter Jon Imber, who faced great adversity after being diagnosed with ALS.

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In Country

With striking historical accuracy, rare archival footage and a deeply personal inspection on the effects of PTSD, In Country artfully activates the similarities between past wars and the military conf...

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Karl Marx City

25 years after the collapse of the GDR, filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past.

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Klitschko

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles, this film ...

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Let the Church Say Amen

The daily life surrounding World Missions for Christ Church is chronicled as the community struggles with rampant drug abuse, unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and violence.

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Line 41

LINE 41 documents a Holocaust and Lodz Ghetto survivor's return back to today's Lodz (Poland)

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Mad Tiger

Two best friends have spent the last fifteen years touring the country in their performance art punk band. When one of them decides to quit, they both face deeper challenges than expected.

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Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

An art-world provocateur and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that up-ended the art establishment.

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My Love, Don't Cross that River

A couple who have lived together for 76 years faces the last moment of their marriage.

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Narcissister Organ Player

Narcissister Organ Player is a hybrid personal documentary/performance film that is a vibrant portrait of a family, a radical artistic practice, and an exploration of how ancestral data is stored in o...

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Notes on Blindness

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him.

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Nuclear Nightmares

Only When I Dance

This stunning documentary follows two teenage ballet dancers aspiring to leave their violent favela homes in Brazil to join a revolutionary dance company in the US

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Papirosen

An intimate family portrait fashioned from over 200 hours of footage shot over a decade.

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Revolution: New Art for a New World

Artists like Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich--pioneers flourished in response to the challenge of building a new art for a new world, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years and...

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Shadowman

In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton was the Shadowman, a specter in the night who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan and, along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Bas...

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The Barefoot Artist

Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change.

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The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story

A documentary about the Grammy winning music producer Arif Mardin.

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The Iran Job

When American pro basketball player Kevin Sheppard begins playing in Iran, his world turns upside down. During the nation's controversial green revolution, and against the country’s laws, he befrien...

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The Other Side

U.S.-based Italian filmmaker follows up his documentary trilogy from Texas with this docu-hybrid film following three characters on the margins of Louisiana’s drug and paramilitary communities.

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The Paris Opera

Go behind the scenes of the Paris Opera, where backstage dramas, crises, and triumphs play out each night before the curtain rises.

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The Real American: Joe McCarthy

An unflinching look at the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in US history.

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The Rising Sun

A documentary about the Roc Kidz Crew, a group of young dancers who began earning their living with break dance in the streets of European cities and have since become one of the most well-known dance...

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The Settlers

An intimate look at life inside the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

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The Seventh Fire

Terrence Malick presents this haunting and visually arresting nonfiction film about the Native American gang crisis.

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The Two Horses of Genghis Khan

A woman sets out to repair her grandmother's violin that has an ancient song carved in it.

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The War Show

A Syrian radio DJ shares her experiences in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring.

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Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

The story of the iconic renegade cult music and art collective known as The Residents who have achieved levels of fame most groups can only dream of, yet no one knows who they are.

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