Documentary

Step
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Step

2017
Step
The senior year of a girls’ high school step team in inner-city Baltimore is documented, as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. The girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in their troubled city.
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Will Work for Views: The Lo-Fi Life of Weird Paul
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Will Work for Views: The Lo-Fi Life of Weird Paul
A film exploring the life of “Weird Paul.” After 30 years, 2000 videos, 800 songs, & 42 albums, he’s still not giving up on his dream.
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One Big Home
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One Big Home
On the tiny island of Martha's Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the islands unique character. Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenters journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up ...
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City of Ghosts
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City of Ghosts
With unprecedented access, this documentary follows the extraordinary journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a group of anonymous citizen journalists who banded together after their homeland was overtaken by ISIS—as they risk their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
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Play Your Gender
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Play Your Gender
Juno Award-winning musician Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why only 5% of music producers are women even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. What does it take for a woman to make it in music?
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The Defiant Ones
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The Defiant Ones
A four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre -- one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - -- and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture.
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Dries
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Dries

2017
Dries
For the first time fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life. For an entire year Reiner Holzemer documents the precise steps that Dries takes to conceive of four collections, the rich fabrics, embroidery and prints exclusive to his designs. As well as the emblematic fashion shows that bring ...
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American Valhalla
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American Valhalla
The friendship and musical collaboration between Iggy Pop and Josh Homme leads to an international tour.
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Faces, Places
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Faces, Places
A documentary by Agnès Varda and JR. Agnes Varda and JR have similarities: a passion and questioning of images in general and more precisely on the places and the devices to show them, to share them, to expose them. Agnes chose the cinema. JR chose to create galleries of outdoor photographs. When Agnes and JR met ...
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The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger
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The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger
The Ways of Seeing writer is celebrated by Tilda Swinton and her fellow admirers in an unorthodox four-part documentary that visits him at his Alpine home
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Mighty Ground
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Mighty Ground
A gifted singer, struggling with addiction on the streets of Skid Row, sets out on a journey to transform his life.
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Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq
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Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq
The Kalaallit people of Greenland have been intimately connected to the eternal ice for millennia. These massive glaciers stand as records of ancient eras of the planet – but recently they began disappearing. As the foundation of their traditions literally melts beneath their feet, members of the Kalaallit community work with artists to capture the images and stories of a ...
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Thank You for Coming
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Thank You for Coming
At age 29, documentary filmmaker Sara Lamm discovered that she was conceived via sperm donor. Using her skills as an investigator she decides to dig ever deeper to uncover where half of her DNA comes from.
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Out of State
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Out of State
Out of State is the unlikely story of native Hawaiians men discovering their native culture as prisoners in the desert of Arizona, 3,000 miles, and across the ocean, from their island home.
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Skid Row Marathon
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Skid Row Marathon
On LA’s Skid Row, a criminal court judge organizes a running club comprised of homeless, recovering and paroled men and women who seek to rediscover their sense of self-worth and dignity.
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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators
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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators
We all know Curious George. But what about his creators, Hans and Margret Rey? From fleeing Nazi Germany on handmade bicycles to encounters with exotic animals in Brazil, the Reys lived lives of adventure that are reflected in the pages on one of the most treasured children’s book series of all time.
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Saving Brinton
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Saving Brinton
In rural Iowa, a beloved history teacher uncovers the century-old showreels of one of America's first motion picture impresarios and sets out to premiere the films at a historic local opera house.
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Liyana
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Liyana

2017
Liyana
A talented group of orphaned children in Swaziland create a fictional heroine and send her on a dangerous quest.
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Chauka, Please Tell Me The Time
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Chauka, Please Tell Me The Time
Chauka? An exotic punctual bird decorating a proud nation's flag or a terrifying solitary prison? Is it part of the identity of a tropical paradise or just an embarrassment for a civilized country in 21th century? Someone is curious to find it out.
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Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All
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Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All
"Hare Krishna!" is a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada, the 70-year-old Indian Swami who arrives in America without support or money and ignites a worldwide spiritual phenomenon, now known as the Hare Krishna Movement.
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Stockholm My Love
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Stockholm My Love
Neneh Cherry's Alva is a character whose life mirrors some broad facts of her own.
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Counterpunch
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Counterpunch
As boxing's popularity wanes, three fighters at different stages of their career make sacrifices to pursue their dreams of becoming champions.
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Score: A Film Music Documentary
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Score: A Film Music Documentary
Music is an integral part of most films, adding emotion and nuance while often remaining invisible to audiences. Matt Schrader shines a spotlight on the overlooked craft of film composing, gathering many of the art form’s most influential practitioners, from Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman to Quincy Jones and Randy Newman, to uncover their creative process. Tracing key developments in ...
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Hearing Is Believing
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Hearing Is Believing
In a world filled with Noise, there is another Sound worth Hearing, and her name is Rachel Flowers. "Hearing is Believing" introduces the world to the life and music of the multi-talented 23-year old musician and composer, Rachel Flowers.
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Tough Guys
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Tough Guys
A feature length documentary that delves into the hearts and minds of legitimate Tough Guys. Focusing on individuals at the top of their fields, from a retired Master Sniper... to a 75-year-old 10th Degree Karate Master, the film examines what ultimately constitutes their humanity.
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Nothingwood
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Nothingwood
About a hundred kilometers away from Kabul, Salim Shaheen, the most popular and prolific actor-director-producer in Afghanistan, comes to show some of his 110 films and to shoot the 111th in the process.
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Jo Cox: Death of an MP
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Jo Cox: Death of an MP
On 16 June 2016 the murder of Jo Cox - in the heat of EU referendum campaigning - shocked the nation. Jo Cox: Death Of An MP tells the story of this horrific attack and events surrounding it through the testimony of those closest to it, including Jo Cox's family, eye witnesses and those who knew the murderer, Thomas Mair.
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Mr. Gay Syria
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Mr. Gay Syria
In focusing his attention on the competitors of Mr Gay Syria, director Ayse Toprak shatters the one-dimensional meaning of “refugee”. Using the pageant as a means of escape from political persecution, the organiser Mahmoud — already given asylum in Berlin — hopes to offer the winner a chance to travel as well as bring international attention to the life-threatening situations ...
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Misdirection: The Real Magic
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Misdirection: The Real Magic
A documentary film that follows two young men on a 3-year odyssey, through small triumphs and big set-backs, as they train to become professional magicians – the unconventional career they hope will lift them past poverty and old mistakes - and make them rich and famous!
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The Putin Interviews
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The Putin Interviews
Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Oliver Stone interviews Russia's President Vladimir Putin about divisive issues related to US/Russia relations.
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Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution
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Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution
A documentary on Queercore, the cultural and social movement that began as an offshoot of punk and was distinguished by its discontent with society's disapproval of the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender communities.
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The Putin Interviews
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The Putin Interviews
A revealing series of interviews between renowned filmmaker Oliver Stone and Vladimir Putin in which the Russian President speaks candidly on the US Election, Trump, Syria, Snowden and more.
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Roller Dreams
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Roller Dreams
It’s 1984 and Venice Beach, CA, is at the epicenter of a pop culture explosion. Young people of color seeking refuge from the turmoil of inner city life flock to the eclectic ocean community to create a brand new phenomenon: roller dancing! The talent and vibrant personality of this multicultural roller ‘family’ draws massive crowds and influence Hollywood. But just ...
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A Modern Man
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A Modern Man
You could be forgiven for mistaking Charlie Siem for James Bond. Whether he's driving an orange Porsche to his cliff-top Monaco mansion, ordering martinis or looking suave in a designer suit, he is a man on a mission. It isn't to hunt down SPECTRE, but to find perfection in everything he does. Whether it's performing on stage, recording albums, or ...
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Are You Really My Friend?
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Are You Really My Friend?
In 2011, photographer Tanja Hollander decided to visit each one of her Facebook "friends" (all 626 of them) in their homes and make formal portraits of each of them. Armed with her cameras and iPhone, Tanja traveled throughout the U.S. and around the world for 5 years, meticulously documenting her experiences in real time and creating a historical narrative, both ...
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Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life
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Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life
This compelling Documentary moves beyond the spotlight and past the attention-grabbing headlines to give pop superstar Chris Brown a chance to tell his own story. New interviews with the international phenomenon reveal long-awaited answers about his passion for making music, his tumultuous and much publicized relationships, and the pitfalls of coming of age in the public eye. Also included is ...
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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
A look at the life and work of legendary photographer Elsa Dorfman, whose subjects have included such friends as Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, and Jonathan Richman.
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Correspondências
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Correspondências
Jorge de Sena was forced to leave his country. First he moved to Brazil, and later to the USA. He never returned to Portugal. During his 20-year-long exile, he kept an epistolary correspondence with Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. These letters are a testimony of the profound friendship between the two poets, letters of longing and of desire to “fill ...
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