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  • Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story

    Directed by Jacob Hamilton • Documentary • With Kenny Sailors, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant • 2022 • 79 minutes

    From EP Stephen Curry, the award-winning film Jump Shot celebrates the true story of Kenny Sailors, the forgotten basketball legend who introduced the jumpshot, became a 2-time collegia...

  • Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said

    Directed by Makoto Sato • Documentary • With lan Pappe, Elias Khoury, Azmi Bishara, Daniel Barenboim, Rashid Khalidi, Michel Warschawski, Noam Chomsky, Dan Rabinowitz • 2006 • 138 minutes

    Borrowing its title from the author's 2000 memoir, OUT OF PLACE traces the life and work of Edward Said (193...

  • James Baldwin: From Another Place

    Directed by Sedat Pakay • Documentary • With James Baldwin • 1973 • 12 minutes

    Set in Istanbul, the film opens with a surprisingly candid scene of Baldwin leisurely awakening in his bedroom. Sedat Pakay, a Turkish filmmaker who studied with Walker Evans, is known for his photographic portraits o...

  • Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    Directed by Terence Dixon • Documentary • With James Baldwin • 1970 • 27 minutes

    Shot in Paris, a city in which Baldwin lived for nine years after leaving New York — a decision he has described “as a matter of life and death.” The early sequences find Baldwin uncooperative, even hostile to the B...

  • Violette Leduc, In Pursuit of Love

    Directed by Esther Hoffenberg • Documentary • 2013 • 57 minutes

    After decades of working in relative obscurity, author and memoirist Violette Leduc exploded onto the French literary scene in 1964 with the publication of her taboo-breaking memoir The Bastard. Engaging frankly with her experience ...

  • Women of '69, Unboxed

    Directed by Peter Barton • Documentary • 2016 • 59 minutes

    ​Intimate, personalized portrait of women of the 1960s through the eyes of one colorful class that graduated in 1969 - same year as Hillary Clinton - and recently turned 65, starting to explore the New Old Age. At a time when these Boome...

  • The Woodmans

    Directed by C. Scott Willis • Documentary • With Betty Woodman, Francesca Woodman, Charles Woodman George Woodman • 2010 • 83 minutes

    The Woodmans are a family of well-known artists bonded in their belief of art-making as the highest form of expression. But for their daughter Francesca — one of ...

  • Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

    Directed by Kenneth Bowser • Documentary • With Joan Baez, Billy Bragg, Tom Hayden, Christopher Hitchens, Sean Penn, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow • 2010 • 97 minutes

    As our country continues to embroil itself in foreign wars, PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE is a timely and relevant tribute to an u...

  • The Two Lives of Eva

    Directed by Esther Hoffenberg • Documentary • 2006 • 85 minutes

    In this emotionally moving and revelatory documentary, Esther Hoffenberg investigates the early life of her mother, Eva (née Lamprecht), interviewing her friends, relatives and acquaintances, and scrutinizing her mother's tape-recor...

  • An Encounter with Simone Weil

    Directed by Julia Haslett • Documentary • With Soraya Broukhim • 2014 • 85 minutes

    "An Encounter with Simone Weil" tells the story of French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil – a woman Albert Camus described as "the only great spirit of our time." On her quest to understand Simone W...

  • American Socialist: Eugene Debs

    Directed by Yale Strom • Documentary • With Eugene Victor Debs, Amy Madigan, Richard Wolff, Dr. Frances Fox Piven, Dr. Nick Salvatore • 2018 • 97 minutes

    Bernie Sanders inspired a generation – but who inspired him? Yale Strom's new documentary traces the history of American populism by exploring...

  • Edward Said: The Last Interview

    Directed by Mike Dibb • Documentary • 2004 • 114 minutes

    Producer: D. D. Guttenplan; Interviewer: Charles Glass

    Edward Said, University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, was one of the most important literary critics of the late 20th century, and for many y...

  • Hal (a film about Hal Ashby)

    Directed by Amy Scott • Documentary • With Hal Ashby, Norman Jewison, Haskell Wexler • 2018 • 90 minutes

    Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s—HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE LAST DETAIL, SHAMPOO, COMING HOME, BEING THERE—he is often ove...

  • Art and Craft

    Directed by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker • Documentary • With Mark A. Landis • 2014 • 90 minutes

    Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods ...

  • 64 Day Hero: A Boxer's Tale

    Directed by Franco Rosso • Documentary • 1985 • 92 minutes

    In this compelling and thought-provoking documentary, sports writer and novelist Gordon Williams uses archive footage, as well as interviews with family members and friends, to investigate the troubled life of the mixed-race British boxi...

  • Symbiotic Earth

    Directed by John Feldman • Documentary • 2018 • 147 minutes

    SYMBIOTIC EARTH explores the life and ideas of Lynn Margulis, a brilliant and radical scientist, whose unconventional theories challenged the male-dominated scientific community and are today fundamentally changing how we look at our se...

  • Foucault Against Himself

    Directed by Francois Caillat • Documentary • With Michel Foucault • 2014 • 52 minutes

    From the history of madness, to sexuality and pleasure in classical antiquity, to the law and penal institutions, the breadth of Michel Foucault's thought was astonishing.

    One of the leading intellectuals of t...

  • Kate and Anna McGarrigle

    Directed by Caroline Leaf • Documentary • 1981 • 27 minutes

    Quebec-born singing sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle enjoy international acclaim--for their inimitable style, their talent as songwriters and especially for their unassuming, informal selves! With sister Jane as business manager, Kate a...

  • Antonio Negri

    Directed by Alexandra Weltz & Andreas Pichler • Documentary • 2004 • 52 minutes

    July 1st, 1997. An elderly man arrives in Italy on a flight from Paris. The special forces of the Carabinieri immediately arrest him. Antonio Negri had returned voluntarily to his home country after 15 years of exil...

  • Gorbachev. Heaven

    Directed by Vitaly Mansky • Documentary • 2021 • 100 minutes

    GORBACHEV. HEAVEN finds acclaimed director Vitaly Mansky (UNDER THE SUN) at home with a man who helped to shape the 20th-century: Mikhail Gorbachev. 

    The Soviet leader was acclaimed as the architect of Glasnost and Perestroika, polici...

  • Draw Me Saint-Exupery

    Directed by Andrès Jarach • Documentary • 2017 • 52 minutes

    On the 31st of July 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea. With this mystery, a myth was born.

    Who was the man whose book The Little Prince was translated into more than 250 languages and dialects? Draw ...

  • Markie in Milwaukee

    Directed by Matt Kliegman • Documentary • 2019 • 88 minutes

    A fundamentalist Baptist and one time licensed minister, Markie Wenzel made the decision at age 46 to come out as a transgender woman and start living as female. It was a decision that ended her 20-year marriage and estranged her from h...

  • Ada For Mayor

    Directed by Pau Faus • Documentary • With Ada Colau • 2016 • 86 minutes

    ADA FOR MAYOR follows Ada Colau for one year, from her time spent organizing the anti-eviction fight in Barcelona to the day she is sworn-in as its mayor. The intimate chronicle—featuring Colau’s own video diary—and privileg...

  • John Berger (three films)

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    Three very different documentaries feature British art critic and poet, John Berger (1926-2017). Working on an astonishing range of topics and art-forms, his groundbreaking insights on seeing shaped the public for decades.

    Realized as a portrait in works and collaborations, JOHN BERGER OR THE AR...