Neither advocating for the death penalty nor against it, KILLING TIME is a devastating investigation into the futility of taking a life – both a murder and a state sanctioned execution. A genuine discussion starter, it is an honest look at the private, logistical and business-as-usual aspects of capital punishment in today's America.
An unforgettable story about a young Native American woman and her family and their determined pursuit of the American Dream, OFF THE REZ is an award-winning documentary that follows one of the country's top high school basketball prospects, 16-year-old Shoni Schimmel, who must leave the reservation in order to play in a competitive, nationally-recognized basketball league.
In the wonderful ART OF OBSERVING LIFE, renowned documentarian Marina Goldovskaya provides a master class in cinema verite and the filmmakers who transformed the Documentary. A fellow filmmaker and close friend, Goldovskaya poses straightforward questions and allows these legendary directors to talk freely about their work. It is at once an homage to documentary filmmaking, a rare personal look at its luminaries, and a precious gift for students and lovers of documentary film.
A provocative look at the complexities of Arab identity in post 9/11 America, AMERICAN ARAB interweaves filmmaker Usama Alshaibi’s own story, and that of his family, as well as other Arab Americans to thoughtfully explore the values, passions, hopes and perceptions of his community, from inside and out.
The much-anticipated follow up to Agnes Varda's The Beaches of Agnes, FROM HERE TO THERE is a five-part documentary series that chronicles the peerless and indefatigable director's travels around the world, meeting friends, artists and filmmakers, for an expansive view of the contemporary art scene.
A forbidden love story played out in a decade that would soon spawn the sexual revolution, SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME reconstructs a mesmerizing and erotic narrative from 60 hours of reel-to-reel audiotape discovered in a suitcase purchased on eBay. A fascinating, one-of-a-kind documentary, it addresses issues of morality, sexism, privacy vs. exhibitionism, and the impact of technology in yesterday's America as well as today's.
An enthralling journey through the history of Indian cinema, CELLULOID MAN is a portrait of P.K Nair, the legendary founder-director of the National Film Archive of India. Featuring extensive interviews and film clips, this is a gorgeous cinematic tribute to 'India's Henry Langlois' and to the importance of preservation.
A collaboration between two Chinese artists, Xu Ruotao and Huang Xiang, and acclaimed American filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, YUMEN is a documentary-fiction hybrid that tells the story of a ghost town, a once-thriving oil-rich community in China's western Gansu province, through a series of wandering characters and inventive vignettes. Produced with the support of the Sensory Ethnography Lab.
A lost masterpiece, now exquisitely restored, Dominique Benicheti's COUSIN JULES is a beautiful, immersive documentary portrait of a farmer living with his wife in the French countryside. One of the earliest documentaries to be shot in CinemaScope with stereo sound, it is a record of a time and a way of life that has long ago vanished.