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  • Painted Landscapes of the Times

    Directed by Helene Klodawsky • Documentary • 1987 • 25 minutes

    Sue Coe continues to shock and inform the art establishment with her graphic depictions of the world around her. This energetic and moving film introduces Coe’s passionate art and explores her vision. Produced early in her career, it...

  • I Never Climbed the Provincia

    Directed by Ignacio Agüero • Documentary • 2019 • 92 minutes

    The film is about the relationship of a filmmaker with the corner of his house. A new building has changed the life of the neighborhood and has also interrupted the vision he had of the Provincia hill and the Andes mountain range. This...

  • 100 Children Waiting for a Train

    Directed by Ignacio Agüero • Documentary • 1988 • 55 minutes

    100 CHILDREN WAITING FOR A TRAIN poetically tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality - and a different world - through the cinema.

    Each Saturday, Alicia Vega transforms the chapel of Lo Hermida into...

  • John Berger or The Art of Looking

    Directed by Cordelia Dvorák • Documentary • 2016 • 55 minutes

    Art, politics and motorcycles: on the occasion of his 90th birthday, JOHN BERGER OR THE ART OF LOOKING is an intimate portrait of the writer and art-critic whose groundbreaking insights on seeing have shaped us for already five decade...

  • Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman

    Documentary • 2016 • 71 minutes

    "There are five kinds of families that buy us," says Mrs. B over dinner and drinks with fellow North Korean exiles living in China. "The first type, either the father or the mother is missing and the son can't get married. Then there are the very poor families, li...

  • Cafe

    Directed by Hatuey Viveros Lavielle • Documentary • 2014 • 80 minutes

    Jorge is preparing to graduate from law school-the first person from his mountain village in Mexico ever to do so. Chayo, his pregnant 16-year-old sister, faces the most difficult decision of her young life. Meanwhile their qu...

  • Bikes vs Cars

    Directed by Fredrik Gertten • Documentary • 2015 • 90 minutes

    Deep down, we all know we need to talk about it: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy chaos created by gas-consuming machines. Cars would seem to provide the...

  • Let Them Eat Dirt

    Directed by Rivkah Beth Medow, Brad Marshland • Documentary • 2019 • 57 minutes

    Allergies, obesity, asthma, diabetes, auto-immune and intestinal disorders are all on the rise, with the incidence of some diseases doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the ecosystem of microbe...

  • A Home Called Nebraska

    Directed by Beth Gage, George Gage • Documentary • 2020 • 69 minutes

    In 2020, with America's Refugee Resettlement Program hanging by a thread, A HOME CALLED NEBRASKA is the story of mid-western welcome, acceptance and unlikely friendships during a time of national anxiety and emboldened bigotry....

  • The Revisionaries

    Directed by Scott Thurman • Documentary • With Ron Wetherington, Kathy Miller, Cynthia Dunbar, Don McLeroy • 2012 • 83 minutes

    In Austin, Texas, fifteen people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children. Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Ed...

  • The Best of Both Worlds

    Directed by John de Graaf • Documentary • 2020 • 27 minutes

    Originally a Danish creation, cohousing struggled to gain popularity in its country of origin for years. That is, until a film was made that explained its merits and how people found it enhanced their lives. Now a new film by award-winn...

  • Jamilia

    Documentary • 2018 • 84 minutes

    This mesmerizing film, shot in Kyrgyzstan on richly saturated Super-8 footage, is a search for Jamilia, the title character in that country's famous novel by Chinghiz Aitmatov, about a young woman who rebels against the strict rules of her society.

    Over the cours...

  • I Cannot Tell You How I Feel

    Directed by Su Friedrich • Documentary • 2018 • 42 minutes

    Su Friedrich has taken up the camera again in her ongoing quest to film the battleground of family life. Her mother Lore—who played the lead in The Ties That Bind (1984), a film about her experiences growing up in Germany during the Seco...

  • Dark Eden

    Directed by Jasmin Herold and Michael Beamish • Documentary • 2018 • 80 minutes

    On a journey for an answer to the question, "How high is the price for a better life?", the directors explore Fort McMurray in the far north of Canada, home of the largest industrial project and the third largest oil...

  • No Fear No Favor

    Directed by Mirra Bank • Documentary • 2020 • 66 minutes

    Shot over two years in Zambia's Kafue National Park--one of the largest intact wilderness areas in the world--as well as in Kenya and Namibia, NO FEAR NO FAVOR illuminates the wrenching choices faced by impoverished Africans who live where...

  • Lobster War

    Directed by David Abel • Documentary • 2019 • 74 minutes

    LOBSTER WAR is an award-winning feature documentary about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as t...

  • Entangled

    Directed by David Abel • Documentary • 2021 • 75 minutes

    ENTANGLED chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how the National Marine Fisheries Service has struggled to balance the vying interests.

    The...

  • Like Any Other Kid

    Directed by Victoria Mills • Documentary • 2020 • 89 minutes

    Something incredible is happening behind the locked doors of the James Ranch in Morgan Hill, California, the Bridge City Center for Youth in Bridge City, Louisiana, and 162nd St. Sheltering Arms, in the Bronx, New York. Caring and comm...

  • Seats At The Table

    Directed by Chris Farina • Documentary • 2020 • 87 minutes

    SEATS AT THE TABLE portrays a remarkable college class which connects university students with prisoners of a maximum security juvenile facility as they discuss classic works of Russian Literature.

    University of Virginia Lecturer Andrew...

  • STOP

    Directed by Spencer Wolff • Documentary • With David Ourlicht,
    Michael Bloomberg,
    Ray Kelly
    • 2014 • 87 minutes

    The feature length documentary STOP follows three years in the life of David Ourlicht, one of the four named plaintiffs in Floyd vs. City of New York. By interweaving the story of ...

  • Big Joy

    Directed by Stephen Silha and Eric Slade • Documentary • With James Broughton • 2013 • 82 minutes

    Years before the Beats arrived in San Francisco, the city exploded with artistic expressions: painting, theatre, film, poetry. At its center was the groundbreaking filmmaker and poet James Broughto...

  • Anne Clark – I’ll Walk Out Into Tomorrow

    Directed by Claus Withopf • Documentary • 2017 • 81 minutes

    Anne Clark, English poet and spoken word-artist, has been celebrated worldwide on stage for more than 30 years. She set standards as an iconic eloquent, yet modest rebel and is a pioneer of electronic music. Shaped by the punk scene, An...

  • Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

    Directed by Sophie Fiennes • Documentary • With Klaus Dermutz , Anselm Kiefer • 2011 • 105 minutes

    In 1993, artist Anselm Kiefer left Buchen, Germany for La Ribaute, a derelict silk factory near Barjac, a town in the south of France. Like a strange, sprawling village, La Ribaute extends over 35...

  • East Punk Memories

    Directed by Lucile Chaufour • Documentary • 2012 • 79 minutes

    "You're just a street kid, you'll never be a Party Secretary!"

    "Maybe you don't even exist, you don't want this life anymore!"

    "Communist drug, no seduction needed!"

    When the Hungarian punk band QSS launched into their anthemic son...