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  • Aalto

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    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 ...

  • Advocate

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    Since the early 1970s, attorney Lea Tsemel has made a career out of defending Palestinians in Israeli courts: feminists and fundamentalists, non-violent demonstrators and armed militants. As far as most Israelis are concerned, she defends the indefensible. As far as Palestinians are concerned, sh...

  • Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

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    This vibrant time capsule reveals the decadent world of ’70s haute couture and the dominant fashion illustrator of the era, Antonio Lopez, whose distinctive drawings graced the pages of Vogue and Elle. A Puerto Rican native raised in the Bronx, Antonio was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour...

  • Being Thunder

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    Sherenté, a Two Spirit Genderqueer teenager from Rhode Island's Narragansett tribe performs in dance competitions at annual regional powwows of New England tribes. There is no formal rule that prohibits Two Spirit Genderqueer people from competing in a category different from their birth gender. ...

  • Central Airport THF

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    Berlin's historic defunct Tempelhof Airport remains a place of arrivals and departures. Today its massive hangars are used as Germany's largest emergency shelter for asylum seekers, like 18-year-old Syrian refugee Ibrahim. As Ibrahim adjusts to his transitory daily life of social services intervi...

  • Comedy Confessions

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    There are over 58,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County, and on any given night, there are over 550,000 homeless people in America. Here are three of their stories...

    COMEDY CONFESSIONS follows the lives of three struggling comedians dedicated to pursuing their dreams of careers in stand-up ...

  • 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...

  • Hamada

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    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...

  • Honorable Men

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    From the highest office in the land to Ward 10 at Maasiyahu Prison, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s unexpected rise to power and dramatic fall from grace is explored in this riveting political documentary. Following the incredible events that elevated him to power and set the stage fo...

  • I Am Sun Mu

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    Operating under a pseudonym which means "no boundaries", North Korean defector Sun Mu doesn't just paint about his troubled life in the world’s most reclusive and repressive state – he paints images of hope. Sun Mu's work is imbued with nuance and heartbreak, political pop art that inverts the pr...

  • 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...

  • Karl Marx City

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    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Marilyn Ferdinand's AWFJ review: "As citizens in several parts of the world (among them, Italy, Sweden, and the United States) toy with the idea of authoritarianism as a way to bring order and stability to the frequent messiness o...

  • Mayor

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    MAYOR is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. Rich ...

  • Molecules

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    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...

  • Mother Lode

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    Jorge leaves his moto-taxi business in the suburbs of Lima and his family to seek fortune as a miner, reaching the highest and most dangerous Andean gold mine in Peru. Lost under a glacier in the mountains, La Rinconada is “the closest city to the sky”. It attracts thousands of seasonal workers l...

  • My Love, Don't Cross That River

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    A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country’s most successful documentary film of all time, MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. This Emmy-nominated documentary follows the “10...

  • Oeconomia

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    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...

  • One More Jump

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    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...

  • Over the Limit

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    Superstar rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. At the age of twenty, she is soon to retire but has one final goal: winning Olympic gold. As Margarita pushes her body to its breaking point, Irina Viner-Usmanova, her strict coach, assails her with caustic, wi...

  • Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

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    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Liz Braun's AWFJ review: "QUEEN OF HEARTS: AUDREY FLACK is a love letter to the artist and a mini-lesson in 20th Century gender politics and American art history. Lauded as a pioneer of photorealism, Flack was famous in the 1970s ...

  • Selfie

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    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....

  • Shtetlers

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    In the Soviet Union, shtetls were once home to the largest Jewish population in the world. Only a few survived the Holocaust, and those that did were all located in the territory of the modern Ukraine and Moldova. In those small and remote towns, hidden from the world outside of the Iron Curtain,...

  • Streetscapes [Dialogue]

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    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...

  • The Last Autumn

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    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...