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  • Bogalusa Charm

    Movie

    A look at how race and social class plays a role in the culture of a small town in rural Louisiana.

  • Autonomy

    Movie

    Brief history of the development of self-driving cars along with an even-handed look at the pros and cons of giving up human control of something that has been a significant part of people's lives for more than 100 years. The film suggests we are at a significant cultural and economic turning point.

  • The Guardians

    Movie

    An investigative documentary that examines the systemic abuse of elderly people in Las Vegas, Nevada revealing a cautionary tale where some of our society's most vulnerable citizens are robbed of their life savings, healthcare and freedom.

  • Wizard Mode

    Movie

    The life of Robert Gagno, an autistic pinball player.

  • Future Baby

    Movie

    This investigation takes us around the world to patients and researchers, to egg donors and surrogate mothers, to laboratories and clinics. The hopes and wishes of future parents mesh with research on how to optimize the human genome in the face of an ever accelerating rate of progress. How far d...

  • The Starfish Throwers

    Movie

    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

    Movie

    '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

    Movie

    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

    Movie

    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

    Movie

    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

    Movie

    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
    Movie

    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

    Movie

    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

    Movie

    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.