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2018 EDITION FILM LINEUP

documentary films by title (37)

.TV  Quick View
Dir: G. Anthony Svatek, United States, 22 min, 2017, Documentary
.TV is a found footage essay film: Voicemails left by an anonymous caller from the future guide us to the remote islands of Tuvalu, a place the glob... more »
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A MIRACLE A DAY  Quick View
Dir: Deborah Harse, United States, 76 min, 2017, Documentary
The documentary film, "A Miracle A Day", is a portrayal of All Bengal Women's Union Welfare Home For Girls in Kolkata, India. The home is a progress... more »
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BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN  Quick View
Dir: Theresa Kowall-Shipp, Canada, 65 min, 2017, Documentary
BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN is the story behind the front page story as Anastasia Lin uses her most powerful weapon, her beauty to stand up to an oppressive... more »
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BETWEEN THE SHADES  Quick View
Dir: Jill Salvino, United States, 81 min, 2017, Documentary
This feature length documentary that explores the many shades of being gay by what connects us all: love. The film looks at love though 360 degrees... more »
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CYCLE  Quick View
Dir: Heath Hofmeister , United States, 4 min, 2017, Documentary
A Friday night bike ride becomes a battle for the essence of liberty. One rider's view of a Critical Mass Ride in Manhattan on September 30, 2005. I... more »
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DECODING DARKMATTER  Quick View
Dir: Crystal Waterton, United States, 21 min, 2017, Documentary
Decoding DarkMatter is a short documentary film about two Asian transgender poetry performance artists: Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian.... more »
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ENDGAME - A FILM ABOUT ASSISTED DYING  Quick View
Dir: Andi Reiss, Switzerland, 85 min, 2017, Documentary
Endgame is a feature documentary exploring the legal, medical, moral and personal complexities of assisted dying, one of the most controversial deba... more »
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FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE  Quick View
Dir: Anuz Thapa, United States, 10 min, 2017, Documentary
The feature documentary focusses on the reluctance of the criminal justice system to charge anybody with 'hate crime'. Imam Maulama Akonjee and his... more »
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FLAGGED: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY  Quick View
Dir: Miles McKeller-Smith & Acobe Cheek, United States, 15 min, 2017, Documentary
After being thrown into the national spotlight, a young North Carolina educator learns what "Making America Great Again" means and how deep the love... more »
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FLINT MICHIGAN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2017  Quick View
Dir: Holly Hey, United States, 6 min, 2017, Documentary
A short documentary about Vanessa, a grandmother in Flint, Michigan who shares her stories about the daily struggles she faces while living through... more »
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FRAGMENTS 83  Quick View
Dir: Richard Millen, United States, 19 min, 2017, Documentary
Fragments 83 rediscovers—and re-purposes—Richard Millen’s 1983 experimental film If You Can’t Be with the One You Love, shot in Brooklyn and the Wes... more »
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HATTIE GOES CRUISING  Quick View
Dir: Konstantin Bock, United States, 18 min, 2015, Documentary
While rifling through his collection of dirty photos of horse-hung tricks, Hattie shares his vivid memories, insights, and practical advice for pick... more »
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LIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Suela Bako, Yllka Gjollesha, Albania, 53 min, 2017, Documentary
The “ LIGHT” film documentary deals with the life and work of well known Albanian photographer Gjon Mili, his beginnings as an immigrant in Americ... more »
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MAXIMÓN - DEVIL OR SAINT (Santo o Diablo)  Quick View
Dir: Robert Flanagan, Suzan Al-Doghachi, Guatemala, 66 min, 2014, Documentary
MAXIMÓN - Devil or Saint (66min.) is a documentary about the controversial Maya deity, also known as the drinking and smoking saint of Guatemala. Ma... more »
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NO ONE IS SAFE FROM SON OF SAM  Quick View
Dir: Heath Benfield, United States, 8 min, 2017, Documentary
Experience the fear and paranoia of New York City during the Summer of 1977. This short documentary explores the legacy of the Son of Sam case using... more »
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NOTHING CHANGES: ART FOR HANK'S SAKE  Quick View
Dir: Matthew Kaplowitz, United States, 80 min, 2016, Documentary
How far would you go to pursue your passion? At 87 years old, Hank Virgona commutes to his Union Square studio six days a week and makes art. Despit... more »
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OME: TALES FROM A VANISHING HOMELAND (OME: Historias De Una Selva En Desaparicon)  Quick View
Dir: Raul Paz Pastrana, United States, 29 min, 2013, Documentary
Filmed in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon in the Yasuni biosphere, "OME: Tales From a Vanishing Homeland" offers incredible access to the unique... more »
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OPEN LAND - MEETING JOHN ABERCROMBIE  Quick View
Dir: Arno Oehri, Liechtenstein, 90 min, 2016, Documentary
Amazingly authentic, the film Open Land offers an intimate portrait of it's protagonist, living jazz legend John Abercrombie. This wonderful encount... more »
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PER  Quick View
Dir: Néha Hirve, Sweden, 6 min, 2017, Documentary
A portrait of Per, who lives on the streets in Norwegian capital Oslo. The only time that per finds solace from his failures in life is when he's in... more »
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RECONSTRUCTING REALITY  Quick View
Dir: Alice Wong, Netherlands, 11 min, 2016, Documentary
I thought the truth about my father’s violent death would reveal itself if I investigated enough data on the event. But accessing more information a... more »
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REISOLATED (AISLADO)  Quick View
Dir: Jo Müller Zoltan M. Geller, Dominican Republic, 82 min, 2017, Documentary
Many Dominicans of Haitian descent are facing harsh times since the conservative wing is pushing for a law which would have serious consequences for... more »
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RISKI  Quick View
Dir: Otto Reuschel, Germany, 12 min, 2017, Documentary
Along with dozens of other young Moroccan boys between 8 and 18 years old, Mohammed lives on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the port of Meli... more »
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RUDY'S HOBBY SHOP  Quick View
Dir: Jason Guzman, United States, 5 min, 2017, Documentary
Marvin Cochran, owner of Rudy's Hobby & Art in Astoria Queens, let's us have a glimpse at the day-to-day in this once ice cream parlor, turned hobby... more »
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RULE OF NATURE  Quick View
Dir: Dieter Primig, Namibia, 25 min, 2017, Documentary
Adapt or die? Following a young woman female tribe member of the only few remaining indigenous bushmen of Namibia, we get a uniquely personal and dr... more »
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SACRIFICIAL VIRGINS  Quick View
Dir: Andi Reiss, England, 30 min, 2017, Documentary
SACRIFICIAL VIRGINS: Not for the Greater Good Is the next Thalidomide-style scandal about to break? How young girls are being seriously damage... more »
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SCENES FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE  Quick View
Dir: Gregg Biermann, United States, 14 min, 2017, Documentary
Scenes from the Anthropocene combines material shot at The Bronx Zoo and The Museum of Natural History, with 3D animated material. On the soundtrack... more »
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TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND FRACKING  Quick View
Dir: Pam Falkenberg, Jack Cochran, United States, 32 min, 2017, Documentary
An experimental documental essay, Teddy Roosevelt and Fracking explores the beauty and fragility of the North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana landscape... more »
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TEMPO RUBATO  Quick View
Dir: Noelia Santos, United States, 19 min, 2016, Documentary
‘Tempo Rubato' depicts the creative origins and rhythmic roots of a new jazz composition by the acclaimed New York-based Colombian percussionist and... more »
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TERRAZA 7  Quick View
Dir: Carlos Freire, United States, 12 min, 2017, Documentary
Terraza 7 is a bar located in Jackson Heights, New York. It opened its doors in 2002, always with the promise of bringing us a show case of differen... more »
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THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Jan Oxenberg, United States, 83 min, 1991, Documentary
Documentary on family issues of elders, aging, and death.... more »
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THE FOURTH KINGDOM  Quick View
Dir: Alex Lora, Adan Aliaga , Spain, 14 min, 2017, Documentary
The Fourth Kingdom is the kingdom of plastics, a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where the American Dream becomes possible inde... more »
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THE OTHER SIDE  Quick View
Dir: Griselda San Martin, Spain, 5 min, 2016, Documentary
Just like every other weekend at Friendship Park, dozens of people have come to meet and greet one another on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border f... more »
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THREE RED SWEATERS  Quick View
Dir: Martha Gregory, United States, 8 min, 2017, Documentary
A filmmaker explores memory and the way that we use technology to record our lives - sometimes at the expense of being present for them - through he... more »
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THY FATHER'S CHAIR  Quick View
Dir: Antonio Tibaldi, Alex Lora, United States, 74 min, 2015, Documentary
Under the threat of losing their home, two Orthodox Jewish twin brothers must open the doors to a cleaning company, which will push them to deal wit... more »
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TWO MARXISTS IN HOLLYWOOD  Quick View
Dir: Zoe Beloff, United States, 26 min, 2016, Documentary
A series of Interviews with Sergei Eisenstein and Bertolt Brecht about their experiences in Hollywood. The film was shot in contemporary locations i... more »
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WE WILL NOT BE SILENT  Quick View
Dir: Caryn Cline, United States, 3 min, 2017, Documentary
A 16mm camera roll documenting the Womxn's March in Seattle on January 21, 2017. ... more »
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ZOIS  Quick View
Dir: Bujar Alimani, United States, 60 min, 2016, Documentary
Escaping the electrical fence and dodging border guards' bullets was just the beginning of a long journey from Eastern Europe to the USA. ... more »
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