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Top Fifteen Documentaries
1. Free Puppies!
Millions of rescue dogs from the South are transported to new homes thanks to the tireless efforts of dog rescuers. Here's a true story about some intrepid women who are working to save them.
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. 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.
7. Quest
Epic in scope yet filmed with v�rit� 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. Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman
A look at the rise, fall and resurrection of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement.
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. The Book Keepers
A husband keeps his late wife's dream alive by embarking on a book tour for her memoir about cancer, friendship, and cultivating an open heart.
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

A Vermont dairy farmer chases his dreams of dog mushing in Alaska.

Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island
The fight to expose what really happened during the Three Mile Island meltdown.

A Towering Task
In 1961 JFK gave young Americans the opportunity to serve their country in a new way by forming the Peace Corps. This new film takes viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen.

Discover the strangely beautiful places where things go to die and meet the people who collect, restore, and recycle the world's scrap.

In The News

The Quiet Epidemic
After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl and a scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease. The film follows their search for answers.

Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting
The movement to eradicate the words, images, and gestures that many find harmful, demeaning, and offensive.

Performing Arts

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain
Among the most acclaimed choreographers in American history, Paul Taylor reinvented the roles of music and movement in dance. Here is an in-depth look into his creative process.

Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera
From dime novel masterpiece into grand opera, the film brings America's cowboy culture into the realm of Puccini and Verdi.

History Lessons

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.

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
A "deep, rich and moving" (Chicago Tribune) portrait of one of America’s greatest poets, author of Howl and other groundbreaking poems.

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.