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Top Fifteen Documentaries
1. Dateline-Saigon
The story of five young journalists whose courageous reporting from Vietnam faced fierce opposition.
2. The Corporate Coup d'État
A devastating look at how corporations and billionaires have taken control of the political process.
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. A Chef's Voyage
Follow celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team for a unique collaboration with three legendary French chefs in Paris and Provence.
7. 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.
8. Wine Crush (Vas-y Coupe!)
In this portrait of a family-owned vineyard in France, a motley team of laborers harvest grapes for an eccentric winemaker with a cult following.
9. City Dreamers
With stunning cinematography, Joseph Hillel uncovers four trailblazing female architects.
 
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. Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary
The most famous scientist of all time was also an outspoken social and political activist.
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. 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.
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

F11 and Be There
From Martin Luther King Jr. to Woodstock to America's small towns and back roads, Burk Uzzle's iconic photographs offer a breathtaking commentary on American civil rights, social justice, and art.

Dark Circle
A Grand Prize Winner at Sundance, this newly restored doc provides a clear-eyed look at the Atomic Age, from Hiroshima to Rocky Flats, while detailing the devastating toll of radioactive contamination.

Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams
Reminiscent of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Koshien is an intimate journey to the heart of the Japanese national character through the lens of their national high school baseball tournament.


Myth of a Colorblind France
A look at renowned Black artists who emigrated to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States, including Josephine Baker, James Baldwin and Richard Wright.

In The News

Bellingcat
Go inside the world of the citizen investigative journalism collective known as Bellingcat as they search for truth in our era of fake news and alternative facts.



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.

Film Activism

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
Human rights become personal when Ai Weiwei, China's most famous artist, transforms Alcatraz Island prison into an astonishing expression of socially-engaged art.



Invisible Hands
A searing exposé of how the world's largest companies use child labor within their supply chains, with children as young as 6 years-old making the products we use every day.

History Lessons

Shusenjo
Shusenjo: Comfort Women and Japan's War on History examines the Japanese Army's enslavement of tens of thousands of women in military brothels during WW2 - and how some conservatives are now denying this shameful history.


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.

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

Octav

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.