New Releases

RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT

For over 30 years, a civil rights-era radical & public personality Marion Stokes recorded television news twenty-four hours a day. Before “fake news” Marion was fighting to protect the spin.

STAGE: THE CULINARY INTERNSHIP

STAGE follows a group of aspiring chefs during a nine-month apprenticeship at one of the best restaurants in the world: Mugaritz, nestled in the hills outside San Sebastian. Can they handle the heat of its intense creative environment?

LEAVE THE BUS…

While trying to make a film about an international art fair in Hong Kong, a hapless American expat documents his own existential crisis in this deeply personal and wryly comedic postmodern art documentary.

MARSHAWN LYNCH: A HISTORY

This film explores the silence Marshawn Lynch, NFL star, deploys as a form of resistance. Culling more than 700 video clips, it is a powerful political parable about American media-sports complex and its complicity with racial oppression.

MISS SHARON JONES!

Filmmaker Barbara Kopple follows global rhythm and blues star Sharon Jones as she tries to hold her band together while battling pancreatic cancer.

INSPIRED (8 x 60′)

INSPIRED shows how prominent artists are profoundly moved by a PLACE and how they in turn changed how we see those landscapes. Featuring Yves Saint Laurent, Keith Haring, Georgia O’Keeffe and more.

MARCEL DUCHAMP: THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE

MARCEL DUCHAMP: The Art of the Possible explores the life, philosophy and impact of one of the most influential early 20th century modernists.

TOO BEAUTIFUL: Our Right to Fight

Too weak. Too old. Too beautiful. Naysayers only fuel Namibia Flores Rodriguez’s need to fight. But in Cuba, boxing is banned for women.

NEW HOMELAND

Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, in collaboration with NowThis, NEW HOMELAND offers a unique and intimate perspective into the experience of building a new home after fleeing the traumas of war.

CALL HER GANDA

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME

In the 1970's, Ruben Blades' socially charged lyrics brought Salsa music to an international audience. Blades has won 17 Grammys, acted in Hollywood, earned a law degree from Harvard and even run for President of his native Panama.

AMERICAN DREAM

Academy Award Winner for Best Feature Documentary, the film captures working men and women making tough choices about survival during a time of economic crisis in the American Midwest. Directed by Barbara Kopple.

SATAN AND ADAM

Filmed over 23-years, Satan & Adam is about how two men developed an unlikely bond while confronting racism in an era of racial tension.

NETIZENS

Three women whose lives were torn apart by online harassment devote themselves to fighting back against the internet’s Wild West of unpoliced misogyny, cyberstalking, and nonconsensual pornography.

INSTANT DREAMS

From New York City to Tokyo, INSTANT DREAMS goes on a hallucinatory trip to discover Polaroid's colorful, pioneering past through its miraculous analogue resurgence in the Instagram age.

93QUEEN

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Brooklyn, 93QUEEN follows a group of Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.

INTENT TO DESTROY

In our era of fabricated news stories and rampant denial of open secrets in Hollywood coming to the fore, INTENT TO DESTROY reveals how suppression of actual events are used to create nations and destroy a people.

NIGHTCRAWLERS

In 2011, Stephen McCoy began shooting a documentary film about homeless people and addicts, people he labeled “Nightcrawlers”. Using his camcorder, he never stopped filming. 5 years after, he, too, becomes homeless and addicted to heroin.

THE 5 BROWNS

“The 5 Browns” captures the emotional journey of the Juilliard trained, sibling piano prodigies — and their remarkable story of determination, healing and bravery as they come to terms with a history of sexual abuse.

LOVE AND BANANAS

A team of elephant rescuers, led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, embark on a daring 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to rescue a 70-year old a Asian elephant and bring her to freedom.

WEED THE PEOPLE

Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties.

CHASING FLAVOR: COFFEE, COMPETITION, CHEMISTRY

In his quest to explore the boundaries of coffee, Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood and his wife Lesley decides to compete for the World Barista Championship.

BECOMING WHO I WAS

After a boy discovers he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his godfather takes him on an epic journey to discover his past in a story of profound faith and unconditional love.

LITTLE POTATO

An autobiographical short about a boy growing up gay in the Soviet Union, his mail- order-bride mom, and their adventurous escape to America.

CHASING TRANE

The life and work of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, including commentary from Denzel Washington, Carlos Santana, Common, Cornell West, Bill Clinton and others.

HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE

From filmmaking to physics, controlling mortality has long been a creative and scientific pursuit. Fixated on the possibility of conquering time, two men find inspiration by bringing facets of H.G. Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine to life.

KANGAROO: A LOVE-HATE STORY

A film that reveals an unlikely truth about Australia's love-hate relationship with its beloved icon, uncovering disturbing scenes behind the largest mass destruction of wildlife in the world.

MAINELAND

Filmed over three years, MAINELAND follows two teenagers who are part of this enormous wave of “parachute students” from China’s wealthy elite seeking Western-style education and the promise of a Hollywood-style experience.

MONOGAMISH

Recovering from divorce, filmmaker and son-of-an-Italian-Prince takes to the road to talk relatives, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, therapists & ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy.

PLAYING HARD

In one of the world’s biggest video game studios, a growing team works on the creation of blockbuster video game “For Honor."

TRUMPED

The film follows the rise of Donald Trump from the very start to the drama of election night, featuring a trove of never-before-seen footage.

JACKSON

Abortion remains legal in the United States but anti-abortion efforts have succeeded in making it virtually inaccessible in some places and in the Deep South, often unthinkable. A Showtime Documentary.

SUMMER IN THE FOREST

Four people who have intellectual disabilities create L'Arche, a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris.

BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY

Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of.

UNDER THE GUN

This eye-opening film potently combines statistics, expert commentary and personal stories to provide the definitive account of gun epidemic gripping the United States.

SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy in a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.

SHINGAL: FEMINICIDE IN THE AGE OF ISIS

Driven from their ancestral lands by ISIS after a campaign of genocide, the Yezidis attempt to ransom their kidnapped daughters from the terror group’s slave camps while dreaming one day of returning home.

UNDERFIRE

Tony Vaccaro, a WWII infantryman, carried his $47 camera to create one of the most comprehensive and intimate records of the war. An HBO Film.