Films A-Z

1971

Before Snowden, Wikileaks, and Watergate, there was 1971, the year a few ordinary citizens took on the abusive powers of the FBI.

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.

A MATTER OF TASTE

An intimate look inside the world of an immensely talented and driven chef Paul Liebrandt, and what it takes to succeed in the toughest restaurant market in the world.

A WALK TO BEAUTIFUL

In this Emmy award-winning documentary, a difficult journey that begins in hopelessness and shame for thousands of women in Ethiopia ends in a productive new life.

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.

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.

BIBLE STORYLAND

Follow one man's obsessive, decade-long search to uncover the fate of a Bible themed amusement park designed to rival Disneyland - and meet his pig.

Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story

Interweaves a family and their team's inspiring journey to recapture an illusive team spirit from their extraordinary legacy.

BRONX OBAMA

What if one day you looked in the mirror and saw the most powerful man in the world?

BROOKLYN CASTLE

Follow the individual challenges and group victories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner-city school, which has won more national championships than any other in the country.

Brooklyn Is Burning

Brooklyn Is Burning tracks New York City’s diverse music and fluid social scene set against the backdrop of a gentrifying borough.

CAMP VICTORY, AFGHANISTAN

This film is an intimate, realistic account of the constant cultural and professional conflicts between the Afghans and the visiting armies.

Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest

With help from his colorful friends, Kim Cannon Arm sets out to break the world record and do what no one has ever done before: play his favorite arcade game Gyruss for 100 hours…nonstop.

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.

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.

DESERT RUNNERS

The film looks at a year in the 4 Deserts Ultra-marathon series, the most difficult endurance challenges as athletes race four of the most grueling deserts on earth.

ECOPOLIS CHINA

When one billion rural Chinese move to cities, our planet will change irreversibly. A Finnish professor and Chinese business magnate are going to save the world by reinventing the City as we know it.

ELLIOTT ERWITT, SILENCE SOUNDS GOOD

Silence Sounds Good is an intimate portrait of one of the greatest photographers of our time, and his commitment to craft.

EPICENTRO

From critically acclaimed and Academy Award nominated filmmaker Hubert Sauper comes his most recent Sundance Grand Prize Winning EPICENTRO, an immersive portrait of Cuba.

F(L)AG FOOTBALL

A documentary about coming out ... and scoring. F(l)ag Football profiles players that make up America's only official gay flag football league.

FATHER OF THE CYBORGS

FATHER OF THE CYBORGS follows famed neurosurgeon Phil Kennedy, creator of the first 'cyborg', and his relentless pursuit to push the boundaries of brain-computer interface. Tribeca Festival World Premiere.

FLINT

An illuminating look at a modern American tragedy. FLINT is a powerful investigation of breathtaking scope. Narrated by Alec Badlwin.

GABI: Between Ages 8 and 13

Follows the remarkable Gabi over the course of five formative years as she wrestles with society’s stereotypes about boys and girls.

HARE KRISHNA!

The is the story of the 70-year-old Indian Swami who arrived in New York with nothing in the turbulent '60s but his unflinching determination and good will. He ignited a worldwide movement that continues today.

HIGH TECH SOUL

This documentary film traces the creation of Techno music as it sprung to life in the inner city of Detroit. From the riots of 1967...more>>

HOMME LESS

From all outside appearances, fashion photography Mark seems to have the glamorous New York City life that many would envy, but late at night he goes to a place where the American Dream has turned into a nightmare.

INGREDIENTS: WHO’S YOUR FARMER?

Ingredients: Who's Your Farmer? INGREDIENTS explores a thriving local food movement as our world becomes a more flavorless, disconnected and dangerous place to eat. In HD.

INSERT COIN

A SXSW 2020 Official Selection, this is fascinating dive into gaming history. Director Josh Tsui gives the film a lot of visual energy.

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.

INSPIRED Season 2

INSPIRED shows how prominent artists are profoundly moved by a PLACE and how they in turn changed how we see those landscapes.

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.

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.

ISLAND OF BASEBALL

Island of Baseball tells the story of the golden age of Cuban baseball prior to the Cuban revolution and the U.S. Negro Leagues role in shaping Cuban baseball.

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.

KING CORN

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation

KUNG FU ELLIOT

The film tells the bizarre story of Elliot "White Lightning" Scott, who plans on becoming Canada's first kung fu action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight.

LAST MEAL

This documentary hybrid interrogates capital punishment through death row inmates’ final meal requests. Tribeca Festival 2021 Official Selection

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.

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.

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.

MADE IN AMERICA: CRIPS AND BLOODS

A compelling, character-driven documentary that chronicles the 4 decades-long cycle of destruction and despair that defines modern gang culture.

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.

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.

MEN AT LUNCH

The untold story of New York's greatest legend and one of the most iconic images of the 20th century - Lunch atop a Skyscraper - taken on the 69th floor of the Rockerfeller Building in the autumn of 1932.

Mighty Afrin

A film about a 12-year old orphan in Bangladesh and her perilous journey against the backdrop of climate disaster.

MIRAGE MEN

UFO's: Weapons of mass deception. How the US government created a myth that took over the world.

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.

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.

MONSTER IN THE MIND

Filmmaker Jean Carper undergoes high-tech testing after learning she carries the number one gene for Alzheimer's. With industry experts advising her, she examines the irrational fear, drug failures, misconceptions and hidden facts about Alzheimer's disease.

MR. CHIBBS: BASKETBALL IS EASY, LIFE IS HARD

Basketball is easy. Life is hard. 10 years after from a career as an NBA All-Star, Kenny Anderson, the former New York City high-school prodigy is in crisis mode. Facing his personal demons head-on, the charismatic Anderson must come to terms with his past in order to find a way forward.

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.

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.

NO WOMAN, NO CRY

Fashion icon Christy Turlington directs this gripping film that tells the personal stories of pregnant women and their caregivers in four countries.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA

Official Selection Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary Competition. Political corruption has real-world consequences, always.

ONE THOUSAND STORIES: The Making of a Mural

Photographer and street artist JR tries to capture all of San Francisco in a single mural.

OPERATION POPCORN

An improbable true-crime thriller of espionage, weapons deals, and entrapment.

OPPOSITE FIELD

A feel-good sports story about kids looking to make their mark on history.

PITCHING MAN: Satchel Paige Defying Time

Pitching Man celebrates the life of baseball’s most enduring legend: Satchel Paige.

PLANETARY

A cross-continental, cinematic journey that begins at one of the truly extraordinary events of our civilization - space travel.

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."

REFLECTION: A WALK WITH WATER

Reckoning with the reality of a changing climate, filmmaker Emmett Brennan walks the length of the Los Angeles aqueduct in search of a vision for humanity worth living for—what he discovers has everything to do with water.

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.

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.

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.

SEVEN SONGS FOR A LONG LIFE

Seven Songs for a Long Life tells the intimate story behind our changing relationship with death – with great songs!

SHADOWS OF PARADISE

"Shadows of Paradise" documents the metamorphosis of Transcendental Meditation following the passing of its founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, through the lens of iconic filmmaker David Lynch and dedicated disciple Bobby Roth.

SHAKEN & STIRRED (60’)

Shaken & Stirred shares the unique experience of the VINTAGE-RACERS that time-travel to the golden era of car racing.

Smelly Little Town

A small town grapples with whether to capitalize on the celebrity of its most famous native: Madonna.

SONNY ROLLINS: BEYOND THE NOTES

An exhilarating adventure on the parallel journeys of Sonny Rollin's music and his life.

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?

STRAY BULLET

A powerful chronicle of fall and redemption in a gang-infested town outside New York City after the accidental killing of a 12-year-old girl.

SURVIVING SINAGA

SURVIVING SINAGA explores the chilling story of how Britain's and possibly the world's worst rapist got caught.

TAPPED

This timely documentary looks into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought to free.

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.

THE CITY DARK

A documentary about light pollution and the loss of the night.

THE CONDUCTOR

The Conductor takes the audience into the heart of classical music, and into the soul of one of its top, most beguiling artists, the internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop. Tribeca Festival World Premiere.

The Conservation Game

What Blackfish did for killer whales, The Conservation Game will do for tigers... A thrilling 3-year investigation led by ex-cop Tim Harrison that blows the lid off the dark underbelly of the big cat trade and the role played by celebrity conservationists.

THE FALCONER

This soaring film follows ex-con and master falconer Rodney Stotts on his mission to build a bird sanctuary to provide access to nature for his community.

THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO

A search for the Chinese chef who created one of the world's most popular Chinese dishes.

THERE WAS ALWAYS SUN SHINING SOMEPLACE

Praised by the national press, this compelling film chronicles the rich history of the Negro Baseball Leagues that flourished before Jackie Robinson integrated the major leagues in 1947.

THEY CALL ME DR. MIAMI

The golden age of “sharing” and social media has taken us to places as a society we never imagined. One of those is the operating theater of plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer a.k.a. Dr. Miami.

THIS IS NOLLYWOOD

The larger Nollywood story is intercut with the struggle of director Bond Emeruwa to complete a feature-length action film in just 9 days on the outskirts...more>>

TITANIC – BAND OF COURAGE

The dramatic and inspiring story of the eight muscians who played on as the ship went down.

TO BE A MISS

A remarkable journey through the inner workings of Venezuela's beauty factory, exploring the hopes and dreams of young models as they strive to become the next Miss Venezuela. Currently available on Netflix worldwide.

TOMBOY

SXSW Official Selection. Shot over a three-year period, in an observational, yet cinematic style, TOMBOY follows four diverse woman drummers, fighting to be heard, in a field that has historically been dominated by men.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Unzipped: An Autopsy of American Inequality

From award-winning writer & director Colin K. Gray and executive produced by Lucy Liu, UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality is a searing exposé of the growing affordable housing crisis in America.

UPRISING

The authoritative, behind-the-scenes account of the Egyptian revolution.

US KIDS

This Sundance Film Festival Official Selection is a rousing story of this generation of youth leaders determined to take the reigns and fight for a better world.

WALKING WITH GIRAFFES

A dramatic journey into the fragile plight of the giraffe and humanity's greatest challenge: coexistence with the natural world.

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.

WHEN PATSY CLINE WAS CRAZY

Narrated by Rosanne Cash, the film examines the roots of Cline’s impact on American culture, how she bucked female conventions of '50s with her fashion, her divorce and the ambition to get opportunities equal to those of male peers.