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  • Cassandro, the Exotico!

    Movie

    Famed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips, Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one the industry’s first openly gay wrestlers has resonated internationally for a quarter century. Marie Losier captures the moving, humorous, and always color...

  • The Notorious Mr. Bout

    Movie

    After an intense sting operation by the U.S. government in Thailand, the career of internationally known arms smuggler, Viktor Bout, came to a decisive end. What led up to this sensational arrest was the epic life of a man veiled by the obscurity of post-Soviet Russia; a war profiteer, aerial del...

  • Streetscapes [Dialogue]

    Movie

    There are streets, paths, motorways, alleys, boulevards, and promenades. And there are life paths, intersections, and dead ends. Two men sit on the shady, raised platform of a brick building somewhere in Montevideo. They are submerged in a conversational marathon that never ceases. The younger of...

  • One More Jump

    Movie

    When Abdallah – founder of the Gaza Parkour Team – was invited to Europe, a few years ago, he decided not to return to Gaza. His friend and teammate Jehad still lives in the Strip. Every day he trains the youngest members of the team: only sport can keep their hopes alive… he too dreams of leavin...

  • Molecules

    Movie

    Between February and April 2020, director Andrea Segre, a resident of Rome, became stuck in his father's hometown of Venice during the initial COVID pandemic lockdown. At the time, he was working on two theater and movie projects about the wounds of the city: tourism and high water. While filming...

  • Selfie

    Movie

    Alessandro and Pietro are 16 years-old and live in Naples, district of Traiano where, in the summer of 2014, Davide Bifolco, also 16, was shot by a policeman who mistook him for a fugitive. They are inseparable friends, Alessandro works as a waiter in a bar, Pietro dreams to become a hairdresser....

  • Walchensee Forever

    Movie

    Matters of identity, origin and self-fulfillment are explored in WALCHENSEE FOREVER, a cinematic voyage of discovery spanning four generations of women over a century. Uncovering hidden secrets and her role in the ancestral chain, filmmaker Janna Ji Wonders takes viewers from the family café at t...

  • Hamada

    Movie

    A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separate Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher from their homeland that they only know from their parents’ stories. They belong to the Sahrawis, one of the world’s most forgotten people, abandoned in a refugee camp in the middle of the desert ever...

  • Oeconomia

    Movie

    We live in a world where our economic system has made itself invisible and eludes understanding. In recent years, we often have had little more than a diffuse and unsatisfactory feeling that something is going wrong. But what? The episodically-structured feature-length documentary OECONOMIA expla...

  • Faith

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    An isolated monastery in the Italian hills. A kung fu master. A community of Christian monks with a touch of Asian disciplines. A single faith: to fight evil in the name of the Father... For twenty years, former martial arts champions the Warrior of Light have been preparing for a “higher” war am...

  • The Last Autumn

    Movie

    Centuries ago, humans first arrived with their livestock on the isolated Icelandic coast – a remote land pushed up against the inhospitable Arctic Ocean that has been home to generations of farmers. Úlfar and Oddny, an aging Icelandic couple, are among this legacy, completely in rhythm with the l...

  • Aalto

    Movie

    Journey into the life and work of the defining figure in Scandic design and one of the greatest modern architects, Alvar Aalto. Recounting the intimate yet tragic love story he shared with his architect wife, Aino, the film provides a cinematic tour of their creative process and iconic buildings ...

  • Joy Womack: The White Swan

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    After leaving her home in Texas at the early age of fifteen, Joy Womack made history as the first U.S.-born student to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s main training program, and the first American woman to sign a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet.

    Providing exclusive access to her grue...

  • Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?

    Movie

    A wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary about The Beatles' favorite American musician, WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKIN' ABOUT HIM)? is a vibrant and definitive portrait of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. Directed by Emmy and Grammy nomin...

  • Our Times

    Movie

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Loren King's AWFJ review: "Director Rakhshan Banietemad’s verite documentary starts out as a look at how Iran’s young people, especially girls that include the director’s daughter, organized in support of reformist candidate for p...

  • Far Western

    Movie

    Amid the ashes of post-WWII Japan, the bittersweet sounds of American traditional country music drifted through the radio airwaves. Although intended for the U.S. occupying forces, a vast "ghost audience" of young Japanese quickly warmed to the soothing, yet foreign, sounds.

    Since falling in lov...

  • Botero

    Movie

    Fernando Botero is one of the world’s most popular living artists. While his art is instantly recognizable, the story of how he became “the Maestro” is largely unknown. Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932, Fernando Botero experienced a violent and tumultuous political landscape in his youth, which...

  • The Square

    Movie

    Documenting the ongoing 2011 Egyptian Revolution, THE SQUARE details the incredible sacrifices made by a group of activists as they battle regimes and risk their lives in the wake of their country's overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship. A truly immersive experience, the film transports viewers int...

  • From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

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    In 1979, Ukrainian-American violinist Isaac Stern made an unprecedented tour of China, the first such tour by a Western musician in a country still reeling from the effects of the Cultural Revolution. On hand to document the historic event was filmmaker Murray Lerner, who gathered footage of Ster...

  • Dispatches from Cleveland

    Movie

    DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND is a five chapter documentary focused on ordinary Clevelanders who have been long shaken by police misconduct, social discrimination, and poverty. Depicting intersecting movements in Cleveland, the series examines how residents' love for their hometown pushes them to wor...

  • The New Deal for Artists

    Movie

    With the failure of President Hoover’s policies at the end of 1929, marked by the stock market crash on October 24, 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression, the decade that began with the dream of endless progress and prosperity came to an end with millions unemployed. American industrial workers w...

  • Women Composers
    Movie + 2 extras

    Women Composers

    Movie + 2 extras

    When pianist Kyra Steckeweh realized that her repertoire almost exclusively consisted of music composed by men, she began researching the work of past female composers. Searching archives, libraries and publishing houses, she discovered rarely-performed piano pieces by Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger a...

  • Yugodivas

    Movie

    An actress, a painter, and three musicians from Belgrade pursue their dreams while seeking a new beginning in New York City. The outbreak of the war in 1991 and the bomb raids on Belgrade in the spring of 1999 have changed their lives forever. Despite the vibrant lives and careers they enjoy, mem...

  • Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality

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    This new documentary takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through the life and work of the great Salvador Dalí and his longtime muse and collaborator, Gala. The film begins in 1929, a crucial year in Dalí’s life and career, as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and ends in 1989, the ...