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  • Our Times

    Movie

    Director Rakhshan Banietemad boldly examines the contributions and involvement of women in the 2001 Iranian elections. At first, following a group of young film actors and artists (including her daughter) who are rallying to support Mohammad Khatami for re-election, she goes on to meet some of ne...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    Movie

    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

    Movie

    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 ...

  • Sign Painters

    Movie

    With the advent of contemporary advertising came a new American craft: hand-painted signs. The sign painter wasn't an artist, but a one man ad agency adhering to the laws of type and design with the sole intention of creating a work that would endure on a wall long after a product had launched. S...

  • Yarn
    Movie

    Yarn

    Movie

    Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Exploring creativity along with space and environment, YARN follows circus performers, wool graffiti artists, and interactive designers as they reinvent our relationship with ...

  • Shadowman

    Movie

    Before Banksy, there was Hambleton... 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 Basquiat, sparked the street art movement. After drug addictio...

  • An American Satan

    Movie

    Founded in 1966 by former organist and lion tamer Anton Szandor LaVey, the Church of Satan has often been surrounded by mysteries, scandals and moral panics. AN AMERICAN SATAN is an immersive journey into one of the most fascinating phenomena of American religious pluralism, featuring the views a...

  • Mayor

    Movie

    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 ...

  • Hands of God

    Movie

    From Executive Producer Alfonso Cuarón, HANDS OF GOD tells the true story of the Iraqi National Boxing Team, and their amazing journey from desperation to the brink of a historic qualification for the Summer Olympic Games. The film follows Waheed, Jafaar and Saadi, three young men who, through gr...

  • Over the Limit
    Movie + 1 extra

    Over the Limit

    Movie + 1 extra

    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...

  • Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

    Movie + 1 extra

    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...

  • Coby
    Movie

    Coby

    Movie

    In a small town deep in the American Midwest, Suzanna begins a gender transition to become a boy, named Coby. Throughout this period of transformation Coby and his loved ones must confront their own preconceived notions of gender and sexuality while facing difficult decisions and prejudice. Combi...

  • That Click
    Movie + 1 extra

    That Click

    Movie + 1 extra

    A man at the cutting edge of fashion, photojournalism and portraiture, photographer to the stars Douglas Kirkland has, with his camera, portrayed over sixty years of pop culture. Famed for his legendary shoots with Hollywood favorites including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie and...