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  • Kent State: The Day the War Came Home

    Directed by Chris Triffo • Documentary • 2000 • 48 minutes

    The definitive story of the Kent State shootings is told here for the first time. The haunting photograph of Mary Vecchio poised in anguish over the body of a slain student. The fervor of the wounded student activist still consumed by th...

  • Lourdes

    Directed by Thierry Demaizière & Alban Teurlai • Documentary • 2021 • 92 minutes

    Lourdes is a beautiful mountainous village in the foothills of the French Pyrenees that went from a sleepy scenic town to a sacred wonder in 1858, when a 14-year-old peasant girl claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary...

  • Chinese Portrait

    Directed by WANG Xiao Shuai • Documentary • With Liu Xiaodong • 2018 • 79 minutes

    From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle; So Long, My Son) comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film con...

  • The Virgin, the Copts and Me

    Directed by Namir Abel Messeeh • Documentary • 2011 • 85 minutes

    A non-believer born in Egypt and raised in France by his Copt parents, filmmaker Namir Abdel Messeeh has a complicated relationship with his ethnoreligious heritage. THE VIRGIN, THE COPTS AND ME is playful and warm personal account...

  • Winter Soldier

    Directed by Winterfilm Collective • Documentary • With John Kerry • 1972 • 96 minutes

    In February 1971, one month after the revelations of the My Lai massacre, a public inquiry into war crimes committed by American forces in Vietnam was held at a Howard Johnson motel in Detroit. The Vietnam Vete...

  • The Song of Styrene (Le chant du styrène)

    Directed by Alain Resnais • Documentary • 1957 • 13 minutes

    Recently restored and digitized in 2K!

    THE SONG OF STYRENE is the perfect example of how to turn a commissioned industrial film into a lyrical, satirical film masterpiece. When the young Alain Resnais was asked by the Péchiney plastics...

  • The Modern Jungle

    Directed by Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak • Documentary • 2017 • 71 minutes

    The Modern Jungle is a portrait of globalization filtered through Carmen and Juan, two Zoque people, and how modernity has affected their identity and relation to the indigenous culture. This film documents their strugg...

  • Linefork

    Directed by Jeff Silva & Vic Rawlings • Documentary • With Vic Rawlings, Jeff Silva • 2016 • 96 minutes

    From the Sensory Ethnography Lab, Linefork is an immersive, meditative documentary that explores the daily rituals of Lee Sexton, a revered banjo legend, and his charming wife Opal. Lee is a l...

  • Step Up To The Plate

    Directed by Paul Lacoste • Documentary • With Michel Bras, Sébastien Bras • 2012 • 87 minutes

    French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned 3-Michelin-Star restaurant to his son Sébastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years...

  • El Mar La Mar

    Directed by Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki • Documentary • 2017 • 94 minutes

    An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, EL MAR LA MAR weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items...

  • Algren

    Directed by Michael Caplan • Documentary • 2021 • 85 minutes

    The new feature documentary ALGREN is a journey through the gritty world, brilliant mind, and noble heart of Nelson Algren. Exploding onto the national scene in 1950 after winning the first-ever National Book Award for The Man with the...

  • Close Relations (Rodnye)

    Directed by Vitaly Mansky • Documentary • 2016 • 114 minutes

    Following Ukraine’s revolution in 2013, filmmaker Vitaly Mansky decides to travel throughout the region and visit his family. He talks on camera with family members in Ukraine, Crimea and Donetsk, hoping to gain a better understanding ...

  • On the Bowery

    Directed by Lionel Rogosin • Documentary • With Ray Salyer, Gorman Hendricks, Frank Matthews
    • 1956 • 65 minutes

    On the Bowery chronicles three days in the drinking life of Ray Salyer, a part-time railroad worker adrift on New York’s skid row. When the film first opened in 1956, it exploded ...

  • On the Way to School

    Directed by Pascal Plisson • Documentary • 2013 • 77 minutes

    They live in all four corners of the planet and share a thirst for knowledge. Almost instinctively, they know that their wellbeing (indeed, their survival) depend on knowledge and education. From the dangerous savannahs of Kenya to the...

  • Becoming Traviata

    Directed by Philippe Béziat • Documentary • With Jean-François Sivadier, Natalie Dessay • 2012 • 112 minutes

    An exhilarating account of the creative process and a rousing, uniquely accessible rendition of Verdi's glorious opera. Director Beziat, known for his innovative documentaries on classica...

  • The Mystery of Picasso

    Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot • Documentary • With Pablo Picasso,
    Henri-Georges Clouzot • 1956 • 78 minutes

    Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist of the twentieth century, is making a painting, just as French director Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Wages of Fear and Diabolique) is making...

  • Les Enfants Terribles

    Directed by Ahmet Necdet Çupur • Documentary • 2021 • 93 minutes

    Twenty years ago, Ahmet Necdet Çupur left his village in south-eastern Turkey, against his parents wishes. Now, he is back. But this time as a filmmaker documenting his siblings’ struggles against the same oppressive family culture...

  • Monobloc

    Directed by Hauke Wendler • Documentary • 2022 • 90 minutes

    Universally recognized yet frequently discarded, the monobloc plastic chair has been the world’s best-selling piece of furniture since its invention in the 1970s, with over a billion units in circulation worldwide.

    Hauke Wendler’s feat...

  • You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South

    Directed by Lucy Massie Phenix and Veronica Selver • Documentary • With Myles Horton, May Justice, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bernice Robinson • 1985 • 85 minutes

    Lucy Massie Phenix's You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South is about individuals who have dared to change the world for the be...

  • No Maps on My Taps

    Directed by George Nierenberg • Documentary • With Lionel Hampton, Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, Howard "Sandman" Sims • 1979 • 59 minutes

    The golden age of tap dancing spanned the first half of the twentieth century, but by the 1950s, the form fell to the likes of rock 'n' roll and modern dance. I...

  • The Calm After The Storm

    Directed by Mercedes Gaviria Jaramillo • Documentary • 2021 • 72 minutes

    After studying abroad, Mercedes returns to Colombia to work on the next film by her father, the famous Víctor Gaviria (The Rose Seller). Fluctuating between admiration and reproach, Mercedes constructs a private diary that ...

  • Ornette: Made in America

    Directed by Shirley Clarke • Documentary • With Ornette Coleman, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer • 1985 • 85 minutes

    Returning in 1983 to his home in Fort Worth, Texas, documentary footage and dramatic scenes recall legendar...

  • Say Amen, Somebody

    Directed by George Nierenberg • Documentary • With Thomas A. Dorsey, Willie Mae Ford Smith, Delois Barrett Campbell, Billie Barrett GreenBey, Rodessa Barrett Porter, Edgar O'Neal, Edward O'Neal • 1982 • 100 minutes

    One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is ...

  • An American in Sophiatown: The Making of Come Back, Africa

    Directed by Lloyd Ross • Documentary • 2007 • 52 minutes

    An American in Sophiatown puts Come Back, Africa into the context of the time it was made ( 1957-1958) - recreating the sense of danger, the intrigues which were necessary to make the film under the nose of the apartheid regime. We come to...