October 13, 2016
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Overlooked & Underrated Docs & Features
Deep Web: Freedom and Repression in the Cyber World
Introducing the Deep Web and the trial of Ross William Ulbricht.
Gardeners of Eden: Saving Elephants in the Wild
A look at efforts to save elephants in the wild.
Closure: A Documentary About Adoption
Angela is seeking her birth mother.
The Ghosts in Our Machine: The Work of Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur
Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur covers non-human animal abuse.
The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano
A tour through Phillip Toledano's personal hell.
Hot Type: 150 Years of “The Nation”
Barbara Koppel's coverage of "The Nation" magazine.
The Red Pill: Cassie Jaye’s Fall Down the Rabbit Hole
An exploration of the Men's Rights Movement.
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
Greg Palast follows the money and the perpetrators.
Finding Vivian Maier
The life, times, and images of a celebrated street photographer.
Talent Has Hunger: Seven Students, Seven Years
Paul Katz teaches cello to a group of young students.
How to Dance in Ohio: ‘We like to socialize, but we don’t know how.’
Follows a group of 'higher functioning' adolescents struggling with autism spectrum diagnoses.
You See Me: Forgiveness Is Relative
Filmmaker Linda J. Brown seeks answers to painful family questions.
Enter the Faun: The Transformation of Gregg Mozgala
Tarmar Rogoff teaches Gregg Mozgala and transforms his life.
Shamans of the Global Village
An episodic documentary series about contemporary shamanism and their medicines.
In Search of the Great Song: Fifty voices. Twelve Countries. One Question
The second release of the documentary series In Search of the Great Song.
Seed: The Untold Story
Seeds in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Requiem for the American Dream: Noam Chomsky and Ten Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power
Chomsky articulates the strategies and tactics that have created the American oligarchy.
Colliding Dreams: Zionism and the Palestinians
A History of Zionism and a view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Senna: No Fear. No Limits. No Equal
Biography of Formula One racing legend Ayrton Senna.
When Two Worlds Collide: Environmental Strife in Peru
Indigenous peoples of Peru strive to stop destructive resource extraction in their homelands.
Pelican Dreams: The Life and Times of Gigi the Pelican
A cinematic exploration of pelicans in the wild and at rescue centers.
Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island
The very small Fogo Island is transformed into an international destination.
Catching The Sun: One Fix for Two Global Maladies
Director Shalini Kantayya’s plea for solar energy.
Spring and Arnaud: Art and Love
The stories of artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs.
The impacts of the military use of drones.
A Ballerina’s Tale: The Ascent of Misty Copeland
The triumphs of African American ballerina Misty Copeland.
Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages
An introduction to the worlds and history of comic books.
A romantic dramedy from filmmaker James Carney.
The Fear of 13
Nick Yarris tells his harrowing story.
Invitation to Dance
An introduction to America's struggle for full civil rights for the disabled.
A world-veiw by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson.
Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
Filmmaker James Crump tells the story of a group of New York artists in the American southwest.
The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West
The story of Tai Chi Master Cheng Man-Ching.
DREAM/KILLER: The Trials of Ryan Ferguson
A father's fight for justice.
In Pursuit of Silence
A meditation on sound and silence.
Indian Point: A Nuclear Energy Flash Point
An examination of the state of nuclear energy via the re-licensing of Indian Point
Unlocking the Cage: Respect for Nonhuman Animals
Attorney Steven Wise fights for nonhuman animal rights.
The Amazing Nina Simone
A biographical documentary about legendary singer Nina Simone.
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper
Life story of Gloria Vanderbilt
Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe
Uncovering malfeasance in the vaccine industry.
The Dying of the Light: The Extinction of Film Projection
Tracing the history of film projection.
Print the Legend: Life in the 3-D Printing Jungle
The birth of consumer-based 3-D printing.
The Latin Explosion: A New America
The changing face and culture of the United States of America.
México Pelágico: Young Eco Activists Saving Our Oceans
A group of young people become eco-activists working to improve creature life in the open sea around Mexico.
Matthew Barney: No Restraint
Introducing artist Matthew Barney.
Everything Is Copy: Nora Ephron Scripted and Unscripted
The life-story of Nora Ephron.
Mission Blue: Our Chance to Save Our Oceans
The life and environmental work of marine biologist Sylvia Earle.
How to Change the World: The Story of Greenpeace
A brief history of Greenpeace.
Sembène!: The Father of African Cinema
Biographical documentary of African filmmaker Ousmane Sembène.
Vessel: Promoting Access to Safe Abortions
The birth and growth of Women on Waves, an international organization that provides access to safe abortions.
SlingShot: Clean Water for the World
A profile of Dean Kamen and an introduction to his "SlingShot."
Silenced: How Far Would You Go to Tell the Truth?
Three federal government whistleblowers' lives are shattered by governmental authorities.
PlantPure Nation: Eat Right Now
A new movement to improve Americans' dietary habits.
Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame
A profile of master bicycle builder Giuseppe Marinoni.
Nelson Algren: The End is Nothing, the Road is All
The life and times of Nelson Algren.
Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters
A bio-doc of artist Chet Zar.
Mavis! Stories of the Storied Singer
A biographical documentary about the indomitable Mavis Staples.
Fear No Fruit: The Life and Times of Frieda Caplan
A young woman becomes a wholesale produce distribution queen.
The Pearl Button: A Masterpiece of Documentary Filmmaking
Indigenous peoples, water, death, life, and transcendence in Chile.
The Primary Instinct: The Life and Times of Stephen Tobolowsky
The world according to Stephen Tobolowsky
Who Is Dayani Cristal?: The Lives and Deaths of Migrants
Filmmakers Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal examine migrant tragedies along the U.S.-Mexican border.
The Green Prince: A Bond Beyond War
Sworn enemies become partners and after ten years transcend their worlds.
Where to Invade Next: Michael Moore Conquers the World
Michael Moore invades about a dozen countries and returns with their most valuable resources.
3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets: ‘Stand Your Ground’ on Trial Again
The killing of an unarmed Black teenager by an armed Caucasian in the State of Florida.
Dogs on the Inside: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance
Massachusetts prisoners help find rescue dogs forever homes.
Bolshoi Babylon: Trouble at a Global Icon
An acid attack on the Bolshoi's artistic director opens the window on deep-seeded power struggles.
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy
Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht spend time with legendary filmmaker Ricky Leacock.
Making Rounds: Listening to the Patient
Filmmaker Meyer follows two acclaimed cardiologists at Mount Sinai Heart.
A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists
Interviews with New Yorker cartoonists.
Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls
Examination of pervasive denigration of women in India.
Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian
Neil Diamond tours North America tracing the evolution of images of Native Americans as depicted in film.
Greenwich Village: Music that Defined a Generation
The life and times of 1950s and 60 Greenwich Village.
1971: A Small Act, a Giant Impact
A small group of American citizens reveal large-scale FBI malfeasance.
The Widowmaker: A Medical Scandal
A life-saving scan was squelched by medical authorities for decades.
Showrunners: The Art of Running A TV Show
Interviews with some of Hollywood's most accomplished showrunners.
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
How Peggy Guggenheim Conquered the Art World
Neurons to Nirvana: The Benefits of Psychedelic Substances
A survey of psychedelic substances and their potential benefits.
A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone
A brilliant profile of artist/activist Edythe (Edy) Boone.
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a-Comin
Bob Smeaton's cinematic biography of Jimi Hendrix.
Bottled Life: Nestle’s Business with Water
Nestle's dominance in the bottled water market and its massive adverse impacts.
Above And Beyond: The Untold True Story
The birth of the Israeli Air Force.
This Ain’t No Mouse Music
The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records
Meet the Patels
Ravi Patel looks for a woman to marry.
Becoming Bulletproof: The Melding of Two Worlds
A Hollywood western movie is produced with a cast of disabled actors.
The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid
The role F.W. de Klerk played in ending South African government's apartheid policies.
Beyond the Call: Vigilante Altruism
Three men go to dangerous far corners of the world to help desperate people.
Women Behind the Camera: Special Edition 2-Disc Set
The emergence of women cinematographers and Directors of Photography.
Paper Tigers: Educating Traumatized Youth
James Redford documents dramatic improvements in the education of traumatized youth.
Racing To Zero: Eliminating Waste in San Francisco
San Francisco proclaims no waste by 2020.
The Brainwashing of My Dad: A History of Right-Wing Media
How the right-wing media grew became a dominating force.
Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman
Mary McDonagh Murphy’s follow-up to her “Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'”.
Welcome to Leith: Something Wicked This Way Comes
A white supremacist attempts to dominate a very small town.
Re-emerging: The Jews Of Nigeria
The rise of Judaism in Nigeria
Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A
'Lifers' speak about their crimes, punishment, and search for justice.
Our Man in Tehran: The True Story of Argo
The rescued hostages and their rescuers tell the story.
Left Behind Without A Choice
Hurricane Katrina Animal Rescue
Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All
An in-depth view of Frank Sinatra's life and character.
Film Adventurer Karel Zeman: Celebrating Imagination and Film Magic
The life and times of imaginative, groundbreaking Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman.
That Sugar Film
Damon Gameau takes a page from Morgan Spurlock’s book.
Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary
The lives and epic relationship of Timothy Leary and Ram Dass.