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Top Fifteen Documentaries
1. Gustav Stickley
A look at the rise, fall and resurrection of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement.
2. Shusenjo: Comfort Women and Japan's War on History
The Japanese Army enslaved tens of thousands of women in military brothels during WW2. Some conservatives are denying this shameful history.
3. 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.
4. For the Bible Tells Me So
This provocative Sundance doc brilliantly explores and reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture.
5. Welcome to Leith
Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb.
6. A Chef's Voyage
Follow celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team for a unique collaboration with three legendary French chefs in Paris and Provence.
7. 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.
8. Dateline-Saigon
The story of five young journalists whose courageous reporting from Vietnam faced fierce opposition.
9. City Dreamers
With stunning cinematography, Joseph Hillel uncovers four trailblazing female architects.
 
10. 56 UP
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. Now they are 56.
11. Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary
The most famous scientist of all time was also an outspoken social and political activist.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. The Corporate Coup d'État
A devastating look at how corporations and billionaires have taken control of the political process.
15. 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.

 
New and Notable

Sunken Roads
Sunken Roads tells a story of inter-generational friendship as a young filmmaker joins eight D-Day veterans on a commemorative pilgrimage to Omaha Beach for the 70th anniversary of the invasion.


How They Got Over
This "smile-inducing" (NY Times) documentary tells the story of how Black gospel quartet music helped usher in the rock and roll revolution and break down racial walls in 1950s America.


Somewhere With No Bridges
Twenty years after a beloved local fisherman goes missing off the shores of Martha's Vineyard, a distant cousin explores his story amidst the sweeping sea which has defined their lives.


Algren
A journey through the gritty world, brilliant mind, and noble heart of Nelson Algren, who defined post-war American urban fiction with his gritty, brilliant depiction of working class Chicago..

In The News

Bellingcat
Go inside the world of the citizen investigative journalism collective known as Bellingcat as they search for truth in our era of fake news and alternative facts.



For They Know Not What They Do
From the director of the landmark documentary For the Bible Tells Me So comes this urgent and powerful follow-up.

Film Activism

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
Human rights become personal when Ai Weiwei, China's most famous artist, transforms Alcatraz Island prison into an astonishing expression of socially-engaged art.



Dark Circle
A Grand Prize Winner at Sundance, this newly restored doc provides a clear-eyed look at the Atomic Age, from Hiroshima to Rocky Flats, while detailing the devastating toll of radioactive contamination.

History Lessons

Unmarked
Throughout the South, vast numbers of African-American gravesites and burial grounds have been lost or are disappearing. Unmarked explores these untold stories of our forgotten past.


Gustav Stickley
A look at the rise, fall and resurrection of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement.

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

Octav

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.