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The bewildering elements that sparked the powder keg of LA street gang violence are meticulously uncovered in the film, Lay Down Old Man. A two-film-in-one documentary about the history of the Bloods and the Crips, it provides a connecting a history of the rival gangs as told by two of its respective founding members. | Read MoreDocumentary
This stylized noir thriller from the U.K. burns with the unsentimental intensity of a Jim Thompson novel and seethes with the effortless cool of a Mike Hodges film. A bad man navigates a labyrinth of drug deals, double-crosses and hired hits that he hopes will lead to his salvation. A Sony Pictures Classics release. | Read More
Four modern-day professional bowlers' lives are interrupted when three retired Microsoft executives purchase their dying. Along the way, the film delves into the history and culture of professional bowling from the 60's and 70's to the beer gut and mullet-infested depths of the 80's and 90's that precipitated the Microsoft takeover in 2000. | Read More
In this intimate and moving portrait of groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank, Fox engages the artist in a dialogue about his life and work. Creative tensions develop between Frank's desire to focus on the present and Fox's impulse to revisit the past. | Read MoreDocumentary
British-Nigerian director Thomas Ikimi builds a thrilling psychological drama around an all-consuming central performance by Idris Elba (The Wire). Black ops operative Malcolm Gray is returning home after a botched mission in Eastern Europe. Holed up in a rundown Brooklyn motel room, he is torn between retribution and personal salvation as he mentally unravels. When the walls close in, his story may be all he can leave behind…. | Read MoreThriller
In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. In this quintessentially American documentary, filmmaking brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
A Soviet family searching for a modest paradise is swept into the immense Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, recalled through small episodes as Leonid's Story.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Long Story Short program. | Read MoreDocumentary
A generation of artists used creativity as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s. This dynamic and exhilarating documentary brings together more than 50 big-name musicians, writers, artists, and thinkers to trace a momentous social history from the cynical heyday of Reagan and Thatcher to today—and impart a message of hope. Featuring Chuck D, John Sayles, Eve Ensler, Tom Morello, Lewis Black, and many others. | Read MoreDocumentary
During the 1977 World Series, Sports Illustrated reporter Melissa Ludtke was denied access to the players’ locker room. After a very public fight, the door was opened, but the debate about female journalists in the male sanctum of the clubhouse remained. Through interviews with pioneering female sports writers, Let Them Wear Towels captures the raw behavior, humorous retaliation, angry lawsuits and remarkable resolve that went into the struggle for equal access for women reporters. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Sports, Documentary