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  • The Starfish Throwers

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    Powerful, direct and heartrending, The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Continents apart, a sixth grader, a top chef and retired school teacher fight wha...

  • Hotline

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    'Hotline' is a feature length documentary about the intense connections made between strangers over the telephone, and explores these anonymous conversations people are often too hesitant to have with the people closest to them. From crisis centers to psychics and sex workers, this documentary ea...

  • Sneakerheadz

    Movie

    An in-depth look into the exploding subculture of sneaker collecting and the widespread influence it has had on popular culture around the world.

  • The Sensitives

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    This film documents three families struggling with extreme sensitivities to everyday elements of our surroundings. Perfumes, pesticides, even cell phones can trigger debilitating symptoms in these sufferers of environmental illnesses.

  • The Ring Thing

    Movie

    When Sarah accidentally proposes to her girlfriend in Provincetown, she finds herself at odds with her partner's expectations of their future. The mixup sends both women on different journeys of marital exploration. Sarah, a documentary filmmaker, begins interviewing same-sex couples in an attemp...

  • Requiem for the American Dream

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    Renowned academic and author Noam Chomsky elucidates 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power that have led to unprecedented inequality and the hollowing out of the American middle class.

  • Political Animals

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    Political Animals is a powerful, award winning documentary about four California lawmakers -- all women -- who took the fight for equality from the streets into the halls of government to create lasting social justice and equality.

  • Being Evel

    Movie

    The real story behind the myth of American icon Robert 'Evel' Knievel and his legacy.

  • A Faster Horse

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    David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) tackles another venerable, beloved, and long-standing institution: the Mustang, crown jewel of the Ford fleet.

  • Through The Valley of Death

    Sidney Dawson Jr. discusses and reflects on the death of his younger brother, James Dawson, while in police custody in November 2000. He highlights family healing, inter-generational trauma and collective memory as his kids remember the life and death of their uncle. James’ organs were illegally ...

  • Prey
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    Prey

    Movie

    A film that follows one survivor and his lawyer as they pursue justice through a public trial in the hopes of forcing the dark and hidden story of clergy sexual abuse to light.

  • Fastball

    Movie

    With Kevin Costner narrating, lead a cast of baseball legends and scientists who explore the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever.

  • Magicians: Life in the Impossible

    Movie

    MAGICIANS follows four world-class magicians on stage and off, exploring how and why these characters so passionately dedicate their lives to the craft of illusion. Their journey takes us from the most humbling of road gigs to grand performances on the biggest of stages, from finding love to terr...

  • 20 Years of Madness

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    When the eccentric cast of a mid-90s Public Access show in Detroit reunite after 20 years to make a new episode, they are forced to take a hard look at their lives and reconcile their teenage dreams with the realities of adulthood.

  • 1 Billion Orgasms

    Movie

    A middle-aged engineer decides to prove his worth by inventing a device he dreams will make him responsible for one billion orgasms.

  • Tickling Giants

    Movie

    While the Egyptian revolution of 2011 is underway, surgeon turned comedian Bassem Youssef airs a television show that makes him popular to his countrymen but disliked by the government.

  • Stranger Fruit

    Movie

    What really happened on August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri? That afternoon, Officer Darren Wilson killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. 'Stranger Fruit' is the unraveling of what took place, told through the eyes of Mike Brown's family.

  • Peace Officer

    Movie

    Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of 'Dub' Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 year...

  • Mermaids

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    Mermaids is a feature documentary about the allure and transformative power of the universal myth; from the sirens of ancient lore to a new subculture of tail-donning women who beckon us into their sometimes humorous and at other times deeply poetic underwater worlds.

  • Legion of Brothers

    Movie

    Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, fewer than 100 US Troops were sent on a secret mission to overthrow the Taliban. What happens next is equal parts war-origin story and cautionary tale, illuminating the impact of 15 years of constant combat.

  • Pre-Crime

    Movie

    Science fiction turns into disturbing fact as forecasting softwares, algorithms and databases quickly become the new fortune-tellers for future crimes, driving us to ask: how much are we willing to abandon for the sake of security?

  • New Chefs on the Block

    Movie

    Two chefs in DC struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants. Against all odds, one becomes Bon Appetit Magazine's Best New Restaurant in America. The other is forced to redefine success. Starring Aaron Silverman of Rose's Luxury and Frank Linn of Frankly...Pizza. Featuring legendary che...

  • Letter From Masanjia

    Movie

    When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labor reform in China.

  • Committed

    Movie

    COMMITTED is a film about writer-performer Vic Cohen as seen through the eyes of actor-comedian Howie Mandel. For over 13 years, Mandel has had a camera on Vic, documenting his dogged determination to make it in show business while mentoring him along the way. COMMITTED is the struggle of one man...