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Best and Most Beautiful Things

Precocious 20-year-old Michelle is legally blind and on the autism spectrum. Searching for connection, she explores love and empowerment outside the limits of "normal" through a sex-positive community. Her story of self-discovery celebrates outcasts everywhere.

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Bigger Splash, A

Filmmaker Jack Hazan follows artist David Hockney as he struggles to create what would prove to be some of his most enduring works: those featuring Hockney's model and lover, Peter Schlesinger.

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Birth of the Living Dead

In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars.

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Breasts: A Documentary

Twenty-two women – most topless, all candid – reveal how their breasts have shaped their lives, from puberty to sex to motherhood and beyond. Interspersed throughout are precious archival gems.

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Callers, The

Through its portrayal of several experienced auctioneers and a host of curious buyers, this new feature documentary reveals our complex relationship with stuff – with consuming, collecting, and hoarding.

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Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters

Enter the foreboding world of Chet Zar, an influential figure in the Dark Art Movement, where apocalyptic industrial landscapes are inhabited by monstrosities. Sometimes gruesome, periodically funny, but always thought-provoking, Zar's art is as enigmatic as it is frightening.

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Cool & Crazy

A Film by Knut Erik Jensen. Meet a group of men who find purpose, companionship and even fame as members of a male choir in Berlevag, Norway!

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Cool & Crazy on the Road
A film by Knut Erik Jensen

Cool & Crazy on the Road is the story of 30 singers from a small fishing village in Norway and their encounter with a nation in mourning as they travel to the United States for their first US tour, only 3 weeks after the tragedy of September 11th.

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Death by Design

Winner of 10 international awards, Death by Design is a guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors and interviews with cellular biologists. Includes the film The Life and Times of Life and Times.

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Dragonslayer

Killer Films presents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, California. Featuring skateboarding, the usual drugs, and stray glimpses of unusual beauty.

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Dream Deceivers

Two young men shoot themselves in a churchyard. Ray Belknap dies; James Vance - severely disfigured - survives. Their parents take heavy-metal icons Judas Priest to court, claiming the band "mesmerized" their sons.

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Fear of 13

Part confessional and part performance, this haunting psychological thriller is a daring experiment in storytelling. Nick, a death row inmate, petitions the court to be executed. As he goes on to tell his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems.

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Feed: A Comedy About Running for President

Using intercepted satellite feeds and footage of unsuspecting candidates shot during the 1992 presidential primaries,Feed presents the wild, wacky world of American politics. Watch Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, Jerry Brown snort nose inhalers, and more!

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Female Misbehavior

A collection of five films exploring the outer limits of female sexuality and behavior. Each features a woman who has challenged the status quo, provoking shock and outrage in some and gaining respect from others.

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Gendernauts

An illuminating and compassionate look at the world of transgender identity, as seen through portraits of some of San Francisco's leading gender mixers.

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Gospel According to Philip K. Dick, The

Combining interviews with animation, a pulsating techno soundtrack, and rare audio recordings of Philip K. Dick himself, this fascinating documentary is the ultimate trip into the mind behind Blade Runner and Total Recall.

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History Lessons

Lesbian history is presented in an extraordinary array of archival footage - from popular films to newsreels, sex ed pics, stag reels, old nudies and more - that is playfully manipulated to make it seem as though lesbians were everywhere.

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Homemade Hillbilly Jam

This enjoyable documentary captures the rich and wonderful sounds of “hillbilly” music by following three families of modern-day hillbillies back to the roots of their music-making heritage.

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Lenny Bruce Without Tears

The outrageous, groundbreaking comic whose iconoclastic material in a conservative era got him into tragic trouble is here profiled by a close friend who prefers to remember the laughs Lenny Bruce's memory evokes instead of the tears.

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Live Nude Girls UNITE!

Follow Julia Query, activist, comedian, lesbian and peepshow stripper at a San Francisco club called the Lusty Lady, on her raucous journey to organize the first union of strippers in the United States.

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Man Who Bought Mustique, The

A Film by Joseph Bullman & Vikram Jayanti. A deliciously entertaining look at a Scottish lord who bought the tiny Caribbean island of Mustique in 1956 for a song and turned it into a playground for the rich and famous.

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Modern Con Man Collection, The

In this 3 DVD set, America’s #1 Con Man Todd Robbins shows you how easy it is to scam, bet, and trick your way to a free drink, a few extra bucks at the poker table, and laughs at the expense of your co-workers.

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Old Jews Telling Jokes

The joke tellers featured aren’t professionals; they’re doctors, lawyers, a garment worker, a wine salesman. With klezmer music backing them up, these funny old alter kockers deliver, with great delight, the off-color jokes from a bygone era.

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One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God takes us into the strange world of ex-gay ministries and conversion therapies, revealing shocking techniques used to "straighten" out all those twisted souls.

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Private Dicks: Men Exposed

Men spend a lot of time thinking about their penises, and even thinking with their penises. But rarely do we hear men talking honestly about their penises – until now.

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Proteus

Twenty years in the making, Proteus weaves a tapestry of poetry and myth, biology and oceanography, scientific history and spiritual biography around the story of biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel.

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Ross McElwee Collection, The

This collector's edition box set features six Ross McElwee films on five discs, including four films never before released on DVD: Charleen, Backyard, Sherman's March, Bright Leaves, Time Indefinite, and Six O'Clock News.

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Shallow Waters

It is noon on Memorial Day at a beach in California. A fully dressed man walks up to his shoulders into the cold waters of San Francisco Bay, and waits. Police and crowds gather and wait until the man succumbs to hypothermia. What were they all waiting for?

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Sherman's March

Sherman's March: A Meditation on the Possibility of Romantic Love In the South During an Era of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation documents filmmaker Ross McElwee's quest for true romance along the original route of General Sherman's Civil War march.

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Soldiers of Paint

Soldiers of Paint follows a dramatic battle involving 5,000 people who re-stage the Invasion of Normandy, in Oklahoma. Instead of bullets they use paint and it's any man's game, which means the Germans could win!

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Tiger Next Door, The

Dennis Hill has been breeding and selling tigers from his backyard in Indiana for over 15 years. But now, after a surprise government inspection, he’s lost his license to keep exotic animals, and the state is threatening to shut him down.

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Venus Boyz

A film by Gabriel Baur. Club Casanova's legendary Drag King Night in New York is the point of departure for an odyssey to the transgender world. It's a world where women become men - some for a night, others for a lifetime.

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Who is Henry Jaglom?

Hailed by some as a genius, a feminist voice and a maverick of American cinema, dismissed by others as a voyeuristic, egomaniacal fraud and the "world's worst director," Henry Jaglom obsessively confuses and abuses the line between life and art.

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YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip

50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road, traveling with hope, humor - and all of their garbage - to find out what Americans can do to save the planet.