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Top Ten Documentaries
1. 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.
2. Welcome to Leith
Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb.
3. 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.
4. That Way Madness Lies
What do you do when your sibling descends into a mental black hole, falling for a Nigerian email scam and eventually winding up involuntary committed?
5. 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.
6. To Be of Service
From Oscar nominated Josh Aronson, a look at veterans suffering from PTSD who are paired with a service dog to help them regain their lives.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Cuban Food Stories
Filmmaker Asori Soto returns to Cuba to search for the flavors of his childhood, visiting cities and remote regions to rediscover the culinary roots of Cuba.
10. 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.

New and Notable

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.

Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy
A unique and inspiring portrait of the master acting teacher - the sole remaining founder of Juilliard’s legendary Drama Division.

In The News

The First Angry Man
Ever wonder how the ambitions of postwar America collapsed into a permanent tax revolt and the election of Trump? Look no further than Howard Jarvis, who sold Californians on Proposition 13.

The Corporate Coup d'État
A devastating look at how corporations and billionaires have taken control of the political process, and in doing so have brought economic hardship and ruin to vast swaths of the country.

Film Activism

Invisible Hands
A searing exposé of child labor within the supply chains of the world's biggest companies, revealing a harrowing account of children as young as 6 years old making the products we use every day.

History Lessons

Tattoo Uprising
From antiquity to the present, Tattoo Uprising reveals the artistic and historical roots of today's tattoo explosion, exploring Biblical references, early Christian practices and the voyages of Captain James Cook.

Before Stonewall
Newly restored, Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of survival, love, persecution and resistance experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900's.

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.