In the age of runaway social media and "sexting," raunchy rap songs on pop radio and hardcore pornography at the click of a mouse—what's it like to be a woman? A girl? A teenage boy? A parent? Following a former porn star, a young woman undergoing a controversial surgery, and a 12-year-old girl who's growing up faster than her parents can handle, Sexy Baby is a startling look at America's increasingly sex-saturated culture. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
When DHL founder Larry Hillblom disappeared following a 1995 plane crash off his Micronesian island home, dozens of would-be heirs from the Philippines came out of the woodwork to lay claim to his mega fortune. Within the framework of the fantastic legal battle, Spraic's debut doc slowly uncovers the stranger-than-fiction life of this eccentric billionaire. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
The first in-depth look at the tragic history of this war-torn land and its relationship to today's headlines. The people responsible for this film, one of them a journalist who died in the effort, did their homework, put their lives on the line, and uncovered much of the complex truth about decades of betrayal. | Read MoreDocumentary
At home, many of them face poverty, gangs, drugs, and a lack of role models, but in their high school drama programs, a diverse group of Southern California teens finds a chance to create a better life. Following several students as they prepare for and compete in the 90th Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival, and featuring interviews with Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham, Richard Dreyfuss and executive producer Kevin Spacey, this galvanizing documentary reminds us of the positive impact of arts education on impressionable youth. | Read MoreDocumentary
Meet "Cowboy" Jack Clement - maverick Nashville record producer, entrepreneur, mentee of Sam Phillips, friend of Johnny Cash, failed filmmaker, and all around eccentric. This unorthodox tribute mixes footage from years of Clement's life with animation for a smashing piece of documentary filmmaking.
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In 2002, Mukhtaran Mai, a woman living in a remote Pakistani village, was publicly gang raped to atone for a crime her brother allegedly committed. Instead of killing herself, as she was expected to do, she raised an outcry that became an international cause. A powerful essay in courage. In Urdu and Sariki.
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In this documentary about the growing movement of female MCs, Toni Blackman and the Freestyle Union challenge the male dominated world of hip-hop, and in the process empower women to speak their minds during a series of freestyle workshops. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Examine the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe through the stories of four experts on arms trafficking. They recount their firsthand experiences with the black market and how the illegal flow of weapons facilitates loss of life and devastation. | Read MoreDocumentary
When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world’s first ‘viral’ pop-culture sensations. Exploring the blurred boundaries between privacy,art and exploitation, Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
is a darkly hilarious modern fable. | Read MoreDrama
In the Balkan town of Shutka, the Romani (Gypsy) population is thriving and everyone is considered a champion at something. Manic's self-assured documentary introduces us to a variety of Shutka's colorful champions, from the boxer and the lovemaker to the grave robber and the vampire hunter. | Read MoreComedy, Documentary, Music
The alarming disappearance of humor from Iran's political discourse is traced when an improv troupe of political satirists, the leader of which is a Persian counterpart of the medieval jester, learn that the government is about to close their theater. Preceded by Inside Out, a short about Iranian transsexuals. | Read MoreDocumentary
Over the past two decades, digital technology has created a groundbreaking evolution in cinema, challenging film as the standard format for motion pictures. Through interviews with masters like Danny Boyle, James Cameron, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Lars Von Trier, and many more, producer Keanu Reeves takes us on a tour of the past and future of the moviemaking process in this in-depth documentary. | Read MoreDocumentary
Both an astronomical and cosmological meditation and a documentary about John Dobson, the octogenarian astronomer and former Vedanta monk who tours the country with his telescope, showing astonished amateurs of all ages how they, too, can tune in to the music of the spheres using telescopes like his, crafted out of $25 worth of materials. | Read More
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. But, as Sing Your Song proves in a most stirring way, Belafonte has had a significant and lasting impact on the ongoing worldwide struggle for human rights. This powerful documentary reveals Belafonte's multifaceted contributions to the arts, the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the fight against Apartheid, ending starvation in Ethiopia, and much more.
Amid the swirl of controversy surrounding Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ comes this timely portrait of Sister Rose Thering, a nun who has made the battle against anti-Semitism her life's work. Rose challenged the doctrine blaming Jews for the death of Jesus, took a leading role in Vatican II, and carries on her fight today. | Read MoreDocumentary