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Accidental Courtesy

Musician Daryl Davis has played all over the world, but it's what he does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can "hate me without knowing me," Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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ACORN and the Firestorm

Fueled by a YouTube video made by two young conservatives who posed as pimp and prostitute in a sting, community organizing group ACORN's very existence is threatened.

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All Governments Lie

Independent journalists like Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald are changing the face of journalism. The cameras follow as they expose government and corporate deception – just as the ground-breaking journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago.

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Alone on the Island of the Blue Dolphins

Every year nearly half a million children read 'Island of The Blue Dolphins,' the story of a Native American girl left alone for 18 years on a remote California island in the 1800s. This new documentary explores her true story.

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American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs

Bernie Sanders inspired a generation - but who inspired him? Most people don't know that the contemporary political movement to address income inequality began over 100 years ago with Eugene Debs.

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An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

Reinhold Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature. Yet Niebuhr's impact was far greater, as presidents and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. often turned to his writings for guidance and inspiration.

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Among the Believers

Firebrand cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani government with the aim of imposing Shariah law. His primary weapon is his expanding network of Islamic seminaries for children as young as four.

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Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer

One of New York's great Renaissance men, Isaiah Sheffer left an indelible mark on music, theater, television, and culture in the Big Apple. This affectionate documentary includes archival material, performances, and interviews.

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As Good As You

In the midst of mourning the untimely death of her wife, Jo resolves to move forward with their plan to have a baby, and asks her brother-in-law to be her sperm donor. But unexpected dalliances with her two best friends change the equation.

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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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Boston

Narrated by Academy Award winner Matt Damon, this inspiring and emotional new documentary chronicles the story of the iconic Boston Marathon – from its humble origins with only 15 runners to the present day.

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Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women

When he created the Elite modeling agency in the 1970s, John Casablancas invented the concept of the "supermodel." If names like Naomi, Cindy, or Kate are part of popular culture today, it's mostly his doing.

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Central Park: The People's Place

Central Park: The People's Place explores the historic creation of New York's collective backyard as the first truly public park, its psychological and sociological significance, artistic design, and role as an urban oasis.

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Coach Jake

The most successful high school soccer coach in NYC history partly due to a pipeline of talented kids from Africa, Coach Jake first had to overcome an addiction. Both on the soccer field and off, this season may be his toughest yet.

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Company Town

Polluted by big business and failed by local, state and federal environmental protections...what do you do when the company you work for and live next to is making you sick? Company Town is a modern-day David vs. Goliath story.

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Concrete Love: The Architecture of the Böhm Family

Pritzker Prize laureate Gottfried Böhm is widely regarded as Germany’s preeminent architect. The son of a master builder of churches, he’s also the patriarch of a modern architecture dynasty to which his three sons belong.

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Extraordinary Ordinary People

At a time when the NEA has never been more threatened, this new documentary provides a music-fueled journey across America. Featuring a breathtaking array of musicians, dancers, quilters, woodcarvers, and more.

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Future of Work and Death, The

In this provocative documentary, worldwide experts in the fields of futurology, anthropology, neuroscience and philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on the two certainties of human life: work and death.

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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

At the dawn of the '80s, Gary Numan was one of the world's biggest-selling recording artists. But the Asperger's syndrome that helped forge his tunnel-like ambition also brought problems. Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan.

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Germans & Jews

Through personal stories Germans & Jews explores Germany's transformation as a society, from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges.

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Gray Matters: Architect & Designer Eileen Gray

Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture.

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Gray State, A

A Gray State combs through Iraq veteran and aspiring filmmaker David Crowley's exhaustive archive of photographs, home video, and behind-the-scenes footage to reveal what happens when a paranoid view of the government turns inward.

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Hans Richter: Everything Turns- Everything Revolves

Hans Richter: Everything Turns – Everything Revolves celebrates the life of the Dadaist, abstract painter and experimental filmmaker who was a major force in redefining art in the 20th century.

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Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children

Maurice Hilleman had a singular focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth in Montana, Hilleman came to prevent pandemic flu, invent the MMR vaccine, and develop the first-ever vaccine against human cancer.

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Indian Point

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant looms just 35 miles from Times Square. With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the aging facility, its continued operation has the support of the NRC, yet has stoked a great deal of controversy in the community.

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It Takes From Within

Inspired by arthouse films of the 1960s, writer/director Lee Eubanks creates a menacing world of dread, isolation, and unease in his feature film debut, a cryptic journey into the dark void between reality and nightmare.

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Life on the Line

This Emmy Award-winning series narrated by Lisa Ling follows the medical journey of individuals fighting for their life. From surviving Ebola in Africa to healing after a deadly terrorist attack on US soil, Life on the Line is an inspiring look at human resilience.

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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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Louise by the Shore

On the last day of summer in a small seaside resort town, an older woman named Louise realizes that the last train has departed without her. With no one to keep her company, she must rely on her past to help her survive the present.

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Ma' Rosa

Jaclyn Jose won the award for Best Actress at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for her powerful performance as Rosa in Ma' Rosa, the riveting film from Brillante Mendoza which explores the corruption of the Philippines in the Duterte era.

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Maiko: Dancing Child

Maiko Nishino is 32 and at the top of her career as a prima ballerina for the Norwegian National Ballet. When she decides to start a family, Maiko is forced to make decisions that might jeopardize everything she has worked for.

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Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame

Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, at age 75 Marinoni is attempting the world hour record for his age group.

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Matter of Time, A

Acclaimed musician Kathryn Calder is touring the world with one of Canada’s biggest indie rock bands, The New Pornographers, when she receives devastating news: her mother, Lynn, has ALS, and a short time left to live.

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Mountain

Zvia lives with her family on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. She goes for walks, trying to escape the endless house work. One night, she is exposed to an unsettling sexual scene and starts exploring this new realm of the mountain.

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Mr. Pig

This Sundance World Premiere follows an old-school pig farmer from California named Ambrose Eubanks (Danny Glover), who, on the brink of losing his family farm, sets off on a road trip with Howard, his beloved and very large pig.

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Naples 44

Benedict Cumberbatch gives life to the words of British soldier Norman Lewis, whose remarkable memoir of post-World War II Naples form the basis for this haunting evocation of a ravaged land, and later a city of infinite charm.

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Okinawa: The Afterburn

On April 1, 1945, American troops landed on Okinawa, beginning a battle that claimed the lives of 240,000. The legacy of the war translates into a deep aversion to military force, and the film explores the roots of this resistance and Okinawa's vision for the future.

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Penguin Counters, The

The Penguin Counters follows Ron Naveen and his ragtag team of field biologists to one of the harshest corners of the planet, where they track the impact of climate change and ocean health by counting penguin populations.

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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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Pulitzer at 100, The

This enlightening documentary celebrates the centenary of the Pulitzers – the revered national award for excellence in journalism and the arts. Featuring interviews with Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon, Nicholas Kristof and many more.

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Quest

Epic in scope yet filmed with vérité intimacy over nearly a decade, the Sundance documentary Quest is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.

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Razzia

In this searing drama, five Moroccans are pushed to the fringe by their extremist government. Spanning three decades, Razzia weaves an intricate tale of lost loves, forbidden desires, and fragile dreams in modern day Morocco.

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Ruins of Lifta, The

Lifta is the only Arab village abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that has not been destroyed or repopulated by Jews. Jewish filmmaker Menachem meets Yacoub, a Palestinian who now leads the struggle to save the ruins of his village.

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Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World

The vessel is Infinity, a 120 foot, hand-built sailboat, crewed by a band of miscreants. The journey, an 8,000 mile Pacific crossing, from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica. At the heart of this dramatic sailing adventure is a quest for awe and a sense of wonder.

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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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Speed Sisters

The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the gritty Palestinian street car-racing scene.

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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

This powerful film tells the story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig was one of the most famous writers of his time, but as a Jewish intellectual he struggled to find the right stance towards Nazi Germany.

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Stopover, The

On their way home from Afghanistan, a band of French soldiers stop at a resort in Cyprus for decompression. Marine and Aurore (Ariane Labed) confront rage, trauma, and army sexism as they struggle to readjust to "normal" life.

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Summer of All My Parents, The

14 year old Laura and her older sister Joséphine spend the summer holidays shuttling between their divorced parents. But when Joséphine winds up in the wrong crowd, Laura turns out to be more responsible than the grown-ups around her.

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Tomcat

Andreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life, together with their beloved cat Moses. An unexpected and inexplicable outburst of violence suddenly shakes up the relationship and calls everything into question.

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Too Cold To Swim

In D.W. Young's dramatic feature, a man crossing Maine at the end of a solo cross country bicycle trip strikes up an unlikely friendship with an ex-Marine and his oddball younger sister.

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Unlocking the Cage

This riveting documentary from Chris Hegedus an DA Pennebaker, the filmmakers of Dont Look Back and The War Room, follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise as he tries to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.

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Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past

This beautiful documentary offers an intimate and energetic portrait of bandleader, musician, historian, scholar and collector Vince Giordano, who has brought the joyful syncopation of the 1920s and '30s to life for nearly 40 years.

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Watermelon Woman, The

Re-released for its 20th anniversary in a pristine 2K HD restoration, The Watermelon Woman is the story of Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye), a twenty-something black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about an elusive 1930s black film actress.