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16 Acres

The rebuilding of ground zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal project in recent American history. The struggle to develop these 16 acres has encompassed 11 years and over $20 billion.

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21 UP South Africa: Mandela's Children

"Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." The Jesuit maxim at the heart of the landmark UP Series has now been taken to South Africa, where a group of diverse children, first filmed in 1992 at the age of 7, are now 21.

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Abel's Island

Based on the beloved classic from William Steig, this Emmy-nominated film relates the story of Abel, a mouse who gets swept away in a flood and stranded for over a year on a deserted island. Also featuring The Story of the Dancing Frog.

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Aberdeen

A film by Hans Petter Moland. Stellan Skarsgard (Melancholia), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Charlotte Rampling (Swimming Pool) star in this moving drama about an alcoholic who is reunited with his estranged daughter.

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Absurdistan

Welcome to Absurdistan, a small village just on the outskirts of reality. The village is facing a water shortage, but the men are too lazy to fix the pipeline and the women are getting fed up. Led by Aya, the women make a vow: “No water, no sex."

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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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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.

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Albert Schweitzer: Called to Africa

Dr. Albert Schweitzer is remembered as one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century, a man who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work healing the sick in Africa. This docu-drama tells his remarkable story through the eyes of his wife Helene.

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Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder is the definitive portrait of one of the pre-eminent artists of the 20th century, and the inventor of an art form, the mobile. This acclaimed film shows Calder at work in his studio and never-before-seen archival films and photographs.

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Algorithms

In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Grandmasters. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary that transports us into the little known world of Blind Chess.

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Altruism Revolution, The

Bestselling author and Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is leading a movement founded on the belief that altruism is intrinsic in humans. The Altruism Revolution plunges deep into the human mind to explore this movement and find out what really drives us.

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America Betrayed

Narrated by Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss, this searing documentary about the collapse of America's national infrastructure is both a cautionary tale for those who trust their government, and a wake-up call to Washington and Americans everywhere.

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American Teacher

Chronicling the stories of five teachers, American Teacher reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers feel forced to leave the profession altogether.

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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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Almost Peaceful

Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors.

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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.

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Ashtanga NY

Ashtanga, NY was originally intended as a concert film celebrating the Ashtanga style of yoga. The 9/11 terrorist attacks took place in the midst of this celebration, and dramatically changed the meaning and purpose of this yoga gathering.

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Ballet Boys

Ballet Boys follows the struggles, set-backs and accomplishments of three friends and hopeful future dance stars- Lukas, Syvert, and Torgeir- as they sacrifice a normal high school experience for the sake of ambition and a love of dance.

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Beat Hotel, The

1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel becomes a haven for artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America, producing some of the most important works of the Beat generation.

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Bedrooms & Hallways

Director Rose Troche's (The L Word) sparkling romantic comedy that the Village Voice calls 'sophisticated, romantic and wildly funny, a gay-friendly Friends!' With Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy), Jennifer Ehle (The King's Speech), and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix).

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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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Best of Boys In Love, The

A wildly diverse collection of award-winning gay short films exploring love, growth, and pain in intimate relationships between men. The DVD features seven audience favorites from our two popular collections, Boys In Love and Boys In Love 2.

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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.

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Blood Sweat & Gears

This riveting, eye-opening documentary is the story of a unique American professional cycling team devoted not only to cleaning up the sport of cycling but to succeeding in the Tour de France.

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Boyfriends

Three gay couples converge on a beautiful English country house for a supposedly relaxing weekend. What ensues is "a biting, shrewd and scathingly funny dissection of gay relationships" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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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.

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Bridesmaid, The

Directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel by Ruth Rendell. It's love at first sight when Senta falls into the life of handsome young Philippe, but Philippe soon discovers that Senta's life is shrouded in mystery.

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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.

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Bulletproof Salesman

A self-confessed war profiteer, Fidelis Cloer always had an on eye on growth opportunities and found the perfect war when the US invaded Iraq. But as the war evolved, Fidelis quickly found himself engaged in a pathological arms race.

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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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Camden 28, The

An award-winning documentary that tells the story of the group of 28 activists, mostly conscientious objectors from the Catholic left, who broke into a draft board office in Camden, New Jersey in the summer of 1971.

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Carmo, Hit the Road

In this Sundance dazzler, Carmo agrees to help a lonesome, wheelchair-bound low-life transport a shipment of smuggled goods. An unlikely romance unfolds as the two are chased through a lush and jagged South American landscape.

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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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Casting By

Tom Donahue combines archival material and interviews with Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Martin Scorsese and many more to tell the story of legendary casting director Marion Dougherty, and Hollywood's most unheralded profession.

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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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Che Guevara: Where You'd Never Imagine Him

Using archival film and photo materials, Cuban director Manuel Pérez paints a personal portrait of Che Guevara, from his childhood in Argentina to the motorcycle trip through Latin America that changed his life forever.

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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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Cleopatra's Second Husband

Blackly comic, perversely erotic, and thoroughly unpredictable, this genre-bending story of sexual mindgames begins when Robert and Hallie decide to take a vacation. They hire Zack and Sophie to housesit, but upon their return the kinky couple refuse to leave.

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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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Come Undone

After their award-winning collaboration in Wild Side, Stéphane Bouquet and Sébastien Lifshitz have created the sensual and meditative Come Undone, which explores a young boy's homosexual awakening and the turbulence of first love.

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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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Cow, The

In a small village in Iran, Hassan cherishes his cow more than anything in the world. The Cow won great acclaim at the Venice Film Festival after being smuggled out of Iran in 1971 and was twice voted the best Iranian film ever made by a survey of Iranian film critics.

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Crude

This riveting film from Joe Berlinger tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against U.S. oil giant Chevron.

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Dad on the Run

A Film by Dante Desarthe. 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.

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Dancing Across Borders

Dancing Across Borders is the intimate story of Sokvannara “Sy” Sar who, with the help of American dance patron Anne Bass, left his troupe in Cambodia to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York.

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Dancing Across Borders (Blu-ray)

Dancing Across Borders is the intimate and triumphant story of Sokvannara “Sy” Sar who, with the help of American dance patron Anne Bass, left his troupe in Cambodia to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York.

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Dangerous Living

Traveling to five different continents, this heart-wrenching documentary is the first to deeply explore the lives of gay and lesbian people in non-western cultures. From the producer of Before Stonewall and After Stonewall.

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Dark Diamond

In this thriller, Pier blames his extended diamond-dealer family for his father's tragic life - and death. To take revenge, he insinuates himself back into the family enterprise, with an elaborate caper in mind to destroy the business.

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Dear Uncle Adolf: The Germans and Their Fuhrer

A treasure of more than 100,000 personal letters written by the German people to Adolf Hitler was recently found, hidden in a secret Russian archive. They provide a reflection of the German spirit in the years from 1932 to 1945.

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Devil's Miner, The

Part of our Human Rights Watch collection, this award-winning documentary is an astonishing portrait of two brothers, 14-year-old Basilio and 12-year-old Bernardino, who work deep inside the silver mines of Cerro Rico, Bolivia.

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DIVE!

Inspired by a curiosity about society's habit of sending edible food straight to landfills, this award-winning documentary follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets.

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Divide in Concord

Octogenarian Jean Hill is deeply concerned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - the world's largest landfill. She spends her golden years attending meetings and calling residents. As she prepares for one last Town Meeting, Jean faces the strongest opposition yet.

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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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Dreaming Lhasa

Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to India to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. There she embarks on a journey into Tibet's fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery.

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Electric Shadows

From director Xiao Jiang, one of China's newest cinematic voices, comes a charming tale about the days when the cinema enchanted China's masses, and audiences breathed and dreamed as one.

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End of Time, The

With stunning cinematography and a knack for capturing astonishing moments, Peter Mettler's enthralling, mind-bending new documentary is a tour de force that challenges our conception of time - and perhaps the very fabric of our existence.

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Evergreen: The Road to Legalization

After a 40 year nationwide 'War on Drugs,' the state of Washington has become a key battleground in the fight to legalize marijuana. But many marijuana advocates are vehemently opposed to I-502, the law that will legalize cannabis.

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Every Three Seconds

Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Karslake (For the Bible Tells Me So) tells the unforgettable stories of five regular folks who have had a significant impact on two of the most challenging, yet solvable, issues of our time: hunger and extreme poverty.

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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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Farewell Party, The

The Farewell Party tackles an extremely sensitive issue in a humorous way. Yehezkel and Levana live contented lives inside a Jerusalem retirement home. When their friend Max falls prey to an irreversible illness, he asks Yehezkel to help end his suffering.

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Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey

Leaving her fiancé ashore, Alice (Arianne Labed) joins the crew of an old cargo ship and once on board, discovers that her first great love is the ship’s captain. Lulled by life aboard the ship, Alice must grapple with conflicting desires in an almost exclusively male world.

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Fighter

From director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That), a unique adventure unfolds as two friends - both survivors of Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia and now living in America - take a risky road trip into their past.

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Films of Michael Sporn Vol. 1, The

From the celebrated animation studios of Michael Sporn, the award-winning, true-life stories Whitewash and Champagne, with voices by Ruby Dee andT Linda Lavin.


Films of Michael Sporn Vol. 2, The

Two more films from the celebrated animation studios of Michael Sporn. Volume 2 features the voices of James Earl Jones and Danny Glover in the Lewis Carroll tale The Hunting of the Snark and the Creole folk tale The Talking Eggs.

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Firestorm

Using rare film footage and stirring interviews with historians, former bomber pilots and survivors of the destruction, this extraordinary film brings to light the devastating allied air campaign against Nazi Germany.

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Fish Out of Water

Inspired by the experience of coming out as a lesbian to her sorority sisters during her senior year, filmmaker Ky Dickens explores the Biblical passages used to condemn homosexuality in this informative yet entertaining documentary.

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Fixation

Fixation captures the excitement of fixed gear cycling, which has become hugely popular in recent years. In cities and towns across the nation, young and old are riding "fixies" for transportation, work, sport, and just pure enjoyment.

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Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution

Food Beware visits a small village in the mountains of France, where the town’s mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic, with much of it grown locally. Will this experiment in safe food work?

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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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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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Ghosted

A mysterious love story about a German artist trying to come to terms with the unsolved murder of her Taiwanese lover. From director Monika Treut (Seduction: The Cruel Woman, Female Misbehavior and Gendernauts).

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Give Up Tomorrow

This award-winning film is an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry and sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man.

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Girl and a Gun, A

A Girl and a Gun reveals how some women have embraced an object whose history is deeply bound to men and masculinity, presenting a nuanced yet empowering perspective on a deadly serious issue.

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Grand Role, The

Thinking he has been cast in a Yiddish version of The Merchant of Venice, struggling Parisian actor Maurice tells his beloved wife Perla. But when the part goes to an American star, Maurice must play the role of his life to be sure Perla doesn’t find out.

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Growing Cities

From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. Growing Cities goes coast to coast to tell the inspiring stories of intrepid urban farmers who are challenging the way this country feeds itself.

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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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Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

In this update of her 2011 documentary, filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels. Includes interviews with Lee’s older sister, close friends and admirers, from Oprah Winfrey to Wally Lamb.

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Heinrich Himmler: Anatomy of a Mass Murderer

Born into a bourgeois family, Heinrich Himmler became the driving force behind the indescribable crimes of the Nazi regime. Using rare archival materials, this film biography shows how – and why – Himmler became a “monster of history.”

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Herman's House

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in America - 40 years and counting in a 6-by-9-foot cell. This award-winning documentary reveals the remarkable expression his struggle finds in an unusual art project.

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Hole in a Fence, A

Chronicling the changing fortunes of Red Hook, Brooklyn, A Hole in a Fence explores the complicated issues of development, class and identity facing one of New York City’s most unique neighborhoods.

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Homo Sapiens 1900

Homo Sapiens 1900 is a stunning exploration of the history of eugenics, race hygiene and the quest to improve the human race featuring startling archival footage and long-hidden documents.

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Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation

Directed by Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation is a vivid look at America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine and a journey into the soul of American Journalism.

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Hussy

Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren gives a smoldering performance as Beaty, who works as a hostess and prostitute in a posh London nightclub in order to support her young son.

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I Can Be President

What would it be like to grow up and become president of the United States? In I Can Be President: A Kid's-Eye View, a diverse group of children candidly share their thoughts on the subject, affirming the importance of having dreams at any age.

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I'll Sing For You

In the sixties, the people of Mali awoke each morning to the sound of Boubacar "KarKar" Traoré's voice on the radio, singing of independence. But KarKar, like his native country, fell on hard times. Also featuring Ali Farka Toure.

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I'm Dangerous with Love

I’m Dangerous with Love is an underground adventure that traces one man’s risky journey into the world of shamanic ritual, and explores the subculture of ibogaine, a powerful hallucinogen used to cure drug addiction.

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In the Family

At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. Intensely personal and timely, this provocative film asks: How much do you sacrifice to survive?

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In the Garden of Sounds

Deprived of his sight at an early age, Wolfgang Fasser established a physical therapy retreat for disabled children where they use music and noise to communicate with others and gain control of their own bodies.

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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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Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War

16 brave and idealistic nurses, writers and journalists who volunteered to help fight the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War, share stories of courage and commitment.

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James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times

Narrated by George Plimpton, this documentary about the life and work of one of America's greatest humorists includes interviews with Edward Albee, John Updike, Alistair Cooke, Roy Blount Jr., Fran Lebowitz and others.

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Jihad for Love, A

In this revealing documentary, which was filmed in 12 countries and 9 languages, Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the many worlds of Islam, discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims.

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Kabbalah Me

In Kabbalah Me, director Steven Bram embarks on a personal journey into the esoteric spiritual phenomenon known as Kabbalah which ultimately leads to profound changes across all aspects of his life.

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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 adopts an 8-year-old orphan named Doggie, his new heir reveals a desperate secret.

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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, which eventually commits her to a hospital. A Dogme 95 film.

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L'iceberg

After Fiona, the manager of a fast-food restaurant, accidentally gets locked into a walk-in freezer, she develops an obsession with everything cold and icy. One day she drops everything and leaves home - in search of a real iceberg.

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La Sierra

This award-winning film is the story of three inhabitants of La Sierra, a barrio in Medellin, Colombia, the cocaine capital of the world. Here, lives are defined by drugs, guns and violence.

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La Vie Promise: Empire Collection

Isabelle Huppert stars as Sylvia, a prostitute who suddenly makes contact with her estranged teenage daughter. Desperate not to see her daughter repeat her own mistakes, Sylvia tries to re-discover her once promising past.

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Last Season, The

In Central Oregon's wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect as they come together each fall to hunt the elusive matsutake mushroom, a rare mushroom prized in Japanese cuisine.

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Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film

This festival favorite goes behind the scenes to reveal seven successful lesbian directors. Featuring Cheryl Dunye, Rose Troche, Jennie Livingston, Monika Treut, Maria Maggenti, Su Friedrich and Heather MacDonald.


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