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Top Ten Documentaries
1. The Professor
This documentary explores Tai Chi as both a martial art and spiritual practice and tells the story of one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching.
2. Welcome to Leith
Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb.
3. Quest
Epic in scope yet filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, this acclaimed doc is a vivid illumination of race and class in America.
4. The Future of Work and Death
Worldwide experts in futurology, neuro-science, anthropology and philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on our work...and our death.
5. The Up Series
In 1964 a group of seven year olds were interviewed for “Seven Up”. Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since.
6. TVTV: Video Revolutionaries
A deep dive into Top Value Television, a collective of video makers who in the early '70s used the brand-new portable video camera to document the world.
7. The Breast Archives
Real women reveal their breasts and uncover personal truths in this provocative documentary exploring embodiment and womanhood.
8. Through a Lens Darkly
Explores the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.
9. Cuban Food Stories
Filmmaker Asori Soto returns to Cuba to search for the flavors of his childhood, visiting cities and remote regions to rediscover the culinary roots of Cuba.
10. Strangers on the Earth
Join Dane Johansen as he walks the Camino de Santiago, cello on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims at churches along the way.

New and Notable

Invisible Hands
A searing exposé of child labor within the supply chains of the world's biggest companies, revealing a harrowing account of children as young as 6 years old making the products we use every day.

That Way Madness Lies
What do you do when your brother descends into a mental black hole, eventually winding up involuntary committed into the hospital made famous by 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'?

In The News

The UP Series
In 1964 a group of seven year olds were interviewed for "Seven Up". Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since. With "63 Up" set to open in theatres soon, now is a great time to watch the entire series.

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was a colossus of ideas and a man of deeds. As the nation sinks into hyper-partisanship, the first documentary about his life captures Moynihan as never before.

Film Activism

Anote's Ark
The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet, far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it must now confront imminent annihilation from sea-level rise.

History Lessons

Before Stonewall
Newly restored, Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of survival, love, persecution and resistance experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900's.

Short Films

True New York
In a city with 8 million people, there's bound to be a few good stories. True New York is a feature-length compilation anthology film featuring five award-winning short documentaries.

Coming Soon


Coming to VOD & DVD 10/22
When a man returns to his childhood villa following decades of absence, a little girl takes him on a wondrous journey back to the innocence of his early years in pre-war Romania.