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  • 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 ...

  • Hands of God

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    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
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    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...

  • 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...

  • Coby
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    Coby

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    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
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    That Click

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    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...

  • Shake the Dust

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    Despite its genesis in the Bronx, hip-hop has become a universal language spoken across all cultures. This inspirational documentary pays tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement, chronicling three different breakdance crews from the slums of Uganda, Yemen and Cambodia, where hip-hop ...

  • Karl Marx City

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    Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (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. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an...

  • White Riot

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    Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration with the National Front, a far-right political party, gaining strength. Outraged by this xenophobic agenda and a racist speech from Eric Clapton, music photographer Red Saunders teams up with like-minded creati...

  • Hawaiian Rainbow

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    In the 1970s, Hawaii began a period of renewed interest in native history, language, crafts, music, dance and spirituality that became known as the Second Hawaiian Renaissance. As a result of this resurgence came enormous social, cultural and political activity and excitement, which continues to ...

  • Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture

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    Renowned documentary filmmaker Robert Mugge examines the art of the hula, exploring Hawaiian song and dance culture going back to 500 AD when the Polynesians first arrived. These traditions have been passed along from generation to generation by kahuna (priests and sages) and kumu hula (master te...

  • Gospel According to Al Green

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    In the early and mid 1970s, the release of songs like “Let’s Stay Together,” “Love and Happiness,” “Tired of Being Alone,” and “Take Me to The River” made Al Green one of the most successful soul and pop singers in the world. However, as the decade progressed, Green suffered an existential crisis...

  • Meteors

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    They come at night. Everyone steps out of their homes. They light torches and remember those who have walked these streets before them. In the next few hours, the city is on lockdown and an eclipse appears. At night, meteors start to fall. Blending documentary filmmaking and political commentary,...

  • Black Wax: Gil Scott-Heron

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    Renowned documentarian Robert Mugge showcases the art, the life, and the personality of the great African American poet-singer-songwriter-author Gil Scott-Heron, the man Melody Maker once called “the most dangerous musician alive” and many have dubbed the forefather of rap music. Perhaps the firs...

  • George Crumb: Voice of the Whale

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    In 1976, Robert Mugge made his first film about American music, GEORGE CRUMB: VOICE OF THE WHALE, a strikingly original work about the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Notable for its innovative use of color, this documentary portrait includes a full-length performance by the Penn Contemporary Pl...

  • Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise

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    Decades ahead of his time, composer, keyboard player, bandleader, singer, poet, and philosopher Sun Ra coupled sci-fi images of outer space with those of ancient Egypt, acoustic instruments with electronic ones, and modern American musical genres (jazz, soul, gospel, blues, swing) with traditiona...

  • The Space In Between: Marina Abramović and Brazil

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    In search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, boundary-pushing performance artist Marina Abramovic travels through Brazil experiencing sacred rituals and exploring limits between art, immateriality and consciousness. How far will she go to create her work of art?

    Premiering at SXSW, TH...

  • Last of the Mississippi Jukes

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    Renowned music documentarian Robert Mugge explores the fading traditions of juke joints where the blues was born a century ago and where regional musicians still practice their craft and entertain their fans. The film focuses, in particular, on two well-known Mississippi venues: Jimmy King’s lege...

  • Saxophone Colossus Featuring Sonny Rollins

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    Renowned music documentarian Robert Mugge presents an in-depth portrait of tenor saxophone master Sonny Rollins, among the greatest artists in jazz history. Named after one of Rollins' best-known albums, this 1986 film presents an ensemble performance in upstate New York and the world premiere of...

  • Bending Steel

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    Chris Schoeck, a 43-year-old Queens native, is training to become a professional oldetime strongman. The story follows Chris’ journey from his early days training in a small basement storage unit to his very first performance on the big stage at New York’s historic Coney Island. Alongside his tra...

  • Hollywood on Trial

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    In October 1947 nineteen Hollywood personalities were subpoenaed by the House Committee on Un-American Activities to testify about their knowledge or possible involvement in the American Communist Party. The first ten to be called refused to cooperate, claiming their first amendment rights, were ...

  • New Orleans Music in Exile

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    Like their neighbors, members of the legendary New Orleans music community were devastated by Hurricane Katrina and its tragic aftermath. Renowned music documentarian Robert Mugge creates an emotional portrait of horror, heartbreak, and hope as the musicians who lived through the disaster pick up...

  • Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music

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    Acclaimed “King of the Music Documentary” Robert Mugge takes his audience on a rollicking ride through Louisiana’s musical backwater bayous. Regional experts guide this trip from historic concert halls to po’boy joints, blues dives, zydeco clubs, gospel churches and intimate family gatherings, a ...

  • The Kingdom of Zydeco

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    Renowned music documentarian Robert Mugge dives into the black Creole music scene of Southwest Louisiana and documents the attempts, in the mid-1990s, to name a new “king of zydeco.” The original self-proclaimed “king” was the great Clifton Chenier who did more than anyone to develop zydeco’s mus...