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11 Flowers

A moving coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution by one of China's foremost Sixth Generation directors, 11 Flowers is the story of 11-year-old Wang who lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou province.

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49 Up

In 1964 a group of seven year old children were interviewed for the documentary Seven Up. Director Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since, examining the progression of their lives. Now they are 49.

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56 Up

The original concept was to interview children from diverse backgrounds from all over England about their lives and their future dreams. Every seven years, director Michael Apted has returned to talk to them about their progress. Now they are 56.

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After Kony: Staging Hope

After Kony: Staging Hope follows a team of actors, playwrights, and activists who use theater to help Ugandan teens share their story of resilience through a childhood filled with terror caused by Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army.


Altina

A woman ahead of her time, Altina Schinasi was born in 1907 in New York City; the daughter of a tobacco tycoon and descendent of Sephardic Jews. Her genteel upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her art and her life.

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Ballet Boys

Filmed over four years, Ballet Boys follows the victories, trials, and set-backs of three friends and rising Dutch dance stars who sacrifice a normal high school experience including parties and dating for the sake of ambition and a love of dance.

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Best and Most Beautiful Things

Legally blind and on the autism spectrum, 20-year-old Michelle defies labels as she chases big dreams with humor and bold curiosity. Searching for community, Michelle explores an uncensored world online and experiences a provocative sexual awakening.

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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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Concrete Love

The first and only documentary about one of Germany's preeminent architects, Gottfried Böhm, Concrete Love paints an intimate portrait of the complexity and inseparability of life, love, art and architecture.

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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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Every Three Seconds

Every three seconds someone in the world dies from factors related to extreme poverty - 30,000 people a day and 10.5 million a year. The sheer magnitude can be overwhelming, causing people to ask "What can one person do to make a difference?"

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Farewell Party, The

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help.

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German Doctor, The

Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family who welcomes him into their home and entrusts their daughter to his care, not knowing that they are harboring Josef Mengele, one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals.

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Girl Model

Girl Model follows two protagonists: an ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces, and one of her discoveries, a 13-year-old plucked from her home and dropped into Tokyo with promises of a profitable career.

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here is a double portraitof the lives and work of Russia's most celebrated international artists, now American citizens, as they come to terms with their global lives and the new Russia.

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Invisible Scars

Johnna Janis reveals the life-long struggles she has faced as a result of the the sexual abuse she endured as a child and explores the tools and resources which are available to help CSA victims overcome the debilitating effects of their childhood experiences.

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James Castle: Portrait of an Artist

Born deaf in 1899 in rural Idaho, James Castle mined the local landscape and his own deeply private world to produce an astonishing body of drawings, collages, and constructions that eventually gained worldwide recognition.

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JFK: The Private President

With reminiscences by Robert Kennedy Jr., Harry Belafonte, Ted Sorensen and Sergei Khrushchev, and rare footage from the private Kennedy archives, JFK: The Private President is an intimate view of life inside 'Camelot' with the legendary First Family.

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King of Masks, The

In 1930s China, aging street performer Wang yearns for a male heir to whom he can pass on the secrets of his renowned act. When he buys an 8-year-old orphan named Doggie, his new heir reveals a desperate secret.

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Know How

Written and acted by young people in New York's foster care system, Know How presents stories from their own lives. Five characters' worlds intersect as they confront loss, adulthood, and bureaucracy in this tale about transience and perseverance.

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Last Cab to Darwin

Rex is a cab driver who has never left the town of Broken Hill. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive to Darwin to die on his own terms. But along the way he discovers that before you can end your life you've got to live it.

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Magical Girl

Desperate to fulfill his terminally ill daughter's last wish, a grief-stricken man plunges into a vortex of blackmail, deception and double-cross, in this deliriously stylized noir thriller from dynamic young Spanish director Carlos Vermut.

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Maidentrip

In the wake of a battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global media storm, 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out - camera in hand - on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

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Mother's Courage, A: Talking Back to Autism

Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, travels to the United States and Europe to learn more about this mysterious condition and finds hope that her son may be able to express himself on a level she never thought possible.

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Nuclear Nation II

Nuclear Nation II follows a new group of people exiled from Futaba, the region occupied by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and questions the real cost of nuclear energy and unbridled capitalism.

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One Cut, One Life

When seminal documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of first person non-fiction film, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film.

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Population Boom

In Population Boom, acclaimed director Werner Boote traverses the globe to examine the myths and facts about overpopulation. Speaking with everyone from demographic researchers to environmental activists, Boote comes to a surprising conclusion.

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Praying With Lior

Winner of multiple awards and acclaimed by audiences around the world, this moving and entertaining documentary asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a "spiritual genius."

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Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball

Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball is the story of an 11-year Major League pitcher, who after winning two world championships, embarked on a USO tour through Vietnam that would change his life. After visiting field hospitals, Ron devoted the rest of his life to medicine.

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Secundaria

Secundaria quietly follows one high school class on its journey through Cuba's world-famous National Ballet School. The teens love to dance, but for many of them, dance is also their sole escape from a life of poverty.

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Sex Trade, The

Part investigative report and part editorial, The Sex Trade is a behind-the-scenes analysis of a rapidly growing business featuring incisive comments from experts and enlightening interviews with current and former sex workers.

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Sex(ed)

Sex(ed) captures the humor, shock and vulnerability people face when learning about sex, through the lens of the often hilarious, only sometimes informative, sex-ed films from 1910 to the present day.

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Smiling Through the Apocalypse

Esquire magazine was a galvanizing force in American culture from the early 1960s through the early '70s. The chief architect of this print revolution was Harold Hayes, a brilliant editor who granted contributors unprecedented journalistic freedom.

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Speed Sisters

The Speed Sisters are the Middle East's first all-woman race car driving team. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these women have sped their way into the heart of Palestine's gritty, male-dominated street car-racing scene.

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Storm Makers, The

Featuring brutally candid testimony, The Storm Makers is a chilling expose of Cambodia's human trafficking underworld and an eye-opening look at the complex cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels this modern slave trade.

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Sukkah City

Sukkah City chronicles the architecture competition created by Joshua Foer and Roger Bennett that explored the creative potential of the ancient Jewish sukkah and created a temporary exhibition of 12 newly designed sukkahs in the heart of New York City.

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Talent Has Hunger

Filmed over 7 years, Talent Has Hunger is an inspiring film about the power of music to consume, enhance, and propel lives. It focuses on master cello teacher Paul Katz and the challenges of guiding gifted young people through the struggles of mastering the instrument.

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Through a Lens Darkly

The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost.

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Tricked

Tricked is a documentary that uncovers one of America's darkest secrets. Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the United States, as thousands of victims are trafficked across the country to satisfy America's $3-billion-a-year sex trafficking industry.

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Up Series, The

In 1964 a group of seven year old children were interviewed for the documentary "Seven Up". Director Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since. This seven disc box set includes all eight films in the series to date.

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Vandal

Vandal is the story of a wayward young man named Cherif who comes of age in the world of graffiti art after he discovers a local gang who roam the night in the shadow of a mysterious and legendary tagger.

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Yalom's Cure

Bestselling author, popular scholar and existentialist Irvin D. Yalom is one of the most influential living psychotherapists. Together with Dr. Yalom we travel through the many layers of the human mind while he shares his fundamental insights and wisdom.

  4th & Goal- Shot over six years, 4th & Goal tells the story of six standouts at a respected junior college football program.  Each of the young men are recruited for top Division 1 college scholarships.  As they fan out across the country to the nation’s best college football teams, each carries with him the belief that he will be one of the chosen few who will someday play for the NFL.

Aberdeen- Stellan Skarsgard, Lena Headey and Charlotte Rampling star in this moving drama about an alcoholic who is reunited with his estranged daughter.

And Baby Makes Two- A complex, emotional and courageous portrait of eight New York City women who, earlier in life, had taken every precaution to prevent pregnancy, and who now actively pursue it - without the help of a partner.

Backyard- The result of McElwee turning his camera on his family and their neighbors, the film is a humorous and poignant look at odd moments in a genteel Southern town.

Beyond Hatred- In this deeply moving, award-winning documentary, a French family reflects on the vicious murder of their 29-year-old gay son by neofascist skinheads and courageously tries to move beyond feelings of hatred and revenge.

Bhutto- A Sundance world premiere, Bhutto tells the epic story of one of the most fascinating characters of our time-- Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation.

Bliss- Adapted from internationally acclaimed author Zülfü Livaneli’s novel, Bliss is an unconventional road movie in which the executioner of an honour killing and his victim go on a journey of self-discovery.

Brenda Brave- From the imagination of Astrid Lindgren, the author of Pippi Longstocking, comes this heartwarming tale of a little girl who selflessly takes care of her grandmother after she injures her leg.

Bright Leaves- Using the Hollywood melodrama "Bright Leaf" as a jumping off point, filmmaker Ross McElwee reaches back to his roots in this witty rumination on American History, tobacco, and the myth of cinema.

Butterfly, The- Eight-year-old Elsa and her mother move in next to Julien, an ornery old entomologist with a lavish butterfly collection in his apartment.

Circo- Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, Circo follows the Ponce family's hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict.

Commune- Black Bear Ranch was the prototypical 1960s commune, with the motto “Free Land for Free People.” This acclaimed documentary offers a candid look into the joys and difficulties of communal living.

Dad on the Run- Fueled by klezmer and set in the Paris night world, Dad On The Run is an intelligent & hilarious screwball comedy involving Bar Mitzvahs, frozen fish and a misplaced foreskin.

Dear Talula- Mixing verité footage, with home videos and family photographs, Dear Talula is a portrait of a woman whose grace and courage allow her to transform her breast cancer diagnosis into a journey of self discovery.

Food Beware- Food Beware takes a look at a small village in France, where - in opposition to powerful economic interests - the town's mayor has declared that the school lunchroom will serve mostly local food, grown by organic methods. This moving testament to one community's answer is a case study of a growing revolution.

For the Bible Tells Me So- This provocative, entertaining documentary brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon an often malicious misinterpretation of the Bible.

Hiroshima No Pika - Narrated by Susan Sarandon, Hiroshima No Pika is an animated film based on the award-winning children’s book by Japanese artist Toshi Maruki. With the Academy Award nominated Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima.

In a Town This Size -In A Town This Size introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse by a prominent pediatrician. The film illustrates that with determination, support and direct conversation about abuse, those harmed can choose their survival.

InRealLife- InRealLife asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of teenagers to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron's film asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net?

Kira's Reason- Enjoying life in their mid-thirties, Kira and her husband Mads have a large house and two wonderful children. Their world is perfectly secure and comfortable until Kira develops a psychiatric disorder. A Dogme Film.

Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven- .In this portrait of Le Cirque founder Sirio Maccioni and his three sons, director Andrew Rossi catches the family at a dramatic transition: the closing of the restaurant in 2004, its celebrated re-opening two years later followed by the nerve-wracking wait for restaurant critics to weigh in on their new incarnation.

Leila- From Dariush Mehrjui, one of Iran's greatest directors, comes this beautiful and mesmerizing story of love, conflict and tradition.

Little Girl- In a run-down park on the outskirts of Rome, a two year-old girl is discovered and taken in by a family of hard-luck circus performers. As the bond grows between the girl and her surrogate family, this naturalistic drama becomes a revealing and soulful portrait of courage and discrimination, and of loss and togetherness.

Making Grace- Ann Krsul and Leslie Sullivan want to be mothers - together. Making Grace allows us to experience with Ann and Leslie the challenges and joys of motherhood, including those unique to lesbians.

Man Nobody Knew, The- The Man Nobody Knew: In Search Of My Father, Cia Spymaster William Colby is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the costs of a nation's most cloaked actions.

Man on a Mission- Best known as the father of early computer RPGs, Richard Garriott always wanted to follow in his astronaut father’s footsteps.  But when eye problems made a career at NASA impossible, he turned to private space travel to make his dream come true.

Modern Life- Magnum photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon casts an affectionate and irreverent eye on a small community of farmers in France as they are confronted by the problems and challenges the contemporary world brings.

Motherland Afghanistan- Filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi and her father, Dr. Qudrat Mojadidi, are Afghans who have made a home in the United States. After the US-led invasion to oust the Taliban, Dr. Mojadidi, a specialist in women's health, decides to return to his war-ravaged homeland to help rebuild and modernize the hospitals and clinics which serve the women of Afghanistan.

Moving Midway- Godfrey Cheshire's film about his family's Southern plantation - and the colossal feat of moving it to escape urban sprawl - is a thoughtful and witty look at how the racial legacy from the past continues into the present.

Mugabe and the White African- Selected as one of the 15 feature documentaries on the 2010 short list for Oscar consideration, Mugabe and the White African is an intimate account of one family's astonishing bravery as they fight to protect their property, their livelihood and their country.

Nuclear Nation- This documentary sensitively but penetratingly chronicles the aftermath of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant reactor meltdown following the devastating impact of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America, A- Seldom has society come full circle in the cycle of a disease - from illness, to epidemic, to cure. Polio is the 20th century's most notable exception. This fascinating story is told here using thousands of photographs and films along with interviews with polio survivors, their families, nurses, doctors, and community leaders, bringing to life an America that was both brave and innocent.

Photographic Memory- Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman’s March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet.

Please Vote For Me- Chronicling a public school's first open elections in a third-grade class at an elementary school in central China, Please Vote for Me is a witty, engaging macro-lens view of human nature, China's one-child policy and the democratic electoral process.

Ross McElwee Collection, The- Six films on five discs including four films never before released on DVD!: Charleen, Backyard, Sherman's March, Bright Leaves, Time Indefinite, Six O'Clock News.

Spark Among the Ashes- In this emotional documentary, a 13-year-old Connecticut boy stands at the center of a complex human drama that attracts world-wide attention when he travels to Cracow to participate in the first bar mitzvah there since the War.

Tiny: A Story About Living Small- Through one couple's attempt to build a Tiny House with no building experience, this charming documentary raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the American Dream.

To the Limit- Pepe Danquart follows brothers Thomas and Alexander Huber to locations never before reached by film crew as they set out to break the record in speed climbing the 2,900 foot sheer cliff known as ‘The Nose’ of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

Waiting for Lightning- Waiting For Lightning is the inspirational story of Danny Way, a visionary skateboarder with a love of big air in half-pipes and on gigantic ramps who decides to attempt the impossible: jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard.

We Were So Beloved- Between 1933 and 1941 thousands of Jews fled Nazi Germany and Austria for America. Leaving behind brothers, sisters and parents, more than 20,000 of them came together in Washington Heights in New York City.

Wrong Side of the Bus- Sidney Bloch returns to Cape Town, South Africa for his medical school reunion. Sid has suffered from a troubled conscience for forty years and wants to resolve his guilt for colluding with Apartheid – but what will it take to free him from his past?