2016 Speakeasy 4: Is the documentary field more diverse than Hollywood? Directors address questions of representation and opportunity. Leo Chiang, Out Run Sabrina Schmidt Gordon,…

The 100 Years Show
Alison Klayman

The 99-year old artist Carmen Herrera and her geometric, primary-colored paintings are portrayed with cinematic vigor.

112 Weddings
Doug Block

Part-time wedding videographer Doug Block tracks down couples he’s filmed over the years, contrasting past with present to see how love and life have unfolded after vows.

12 O’Clock Boys
Lotfy Nathan

A struggling adolescent seeks acceptance from a group of extreme dirt bikers, an illegal gang
seen to be terrorizing the streets of Baltimore.

20,000 Days on Earth
Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

Equal parts documentary and daydream, Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth’s innovative film features the inimitable Nick Cave in a series of revelatory and imaginative vignettes.

Marc Silver

In 2012, Jordan Davis, an African American teenager, was shot and killed while sitting in a car with three friends at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. This powerful film examines the ensuing trial.

51 Birch Street
Doug Block

Within a few months of his mother’s unexpected death, Doug Block is stunned to learn that his father, Mike, plans to move to Florida to…

Abandoned Goods
Pia Borg, Edward Lawrenson

A meditation on artwork and experiences connected to the Adamson Collection, some 5,500 paintings, sculptures, and drawings made by patients in Netherne, a psychiatric hospital, between 1946 and 1981.

The Above
Kirsten Johnson

A U.S. military surveillance blimp floats above Kabul, Afghanistan; a camera films the blimp and the people beneath it. This short calls into question what it means to see and be seen.

After Tiller
Martha Shane, Lana Wilson

After the murder of their friend and colleague Dr. George Tiller, only four physicians continue to
perform late-term abortions, risking their lives for women’s right to choose.

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
Nancy Buirski

In 1956, at the height of her fame, ballerina Tanaquil le Clercq was stricken with polio. A mesmerizing film of love, loss, and surprising grace.

AKA Doc Pomus
Peter Miller, Will Hechter

This biopic celebrates blues legend Doc Pomus, AKA Jerome Felder, a man who didn’t just
write “Lonely Avenue” but lived it.

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory
Michael Rossato-Bennett

When a social worker discovers that music can unlock the memories of patients whose minds are clouded by dementia, he embarks on a mission to transform lives one iPod at a time.

All These Sleepless Nights
Michal Marczak

Over the course of a summer, two Polish university students revel in and reel from the boundless possibilities of youth.

Rex L. Miller

The story of Althea Gibson, the unlikely “Jackie Robinson of tennis,” a tough, competitive athlete who blazed trails and crossed color lines.

America Is Hard to See
Emile de Antonio

An examination of Senator Eugene McCarthy’s dramatic and unsuccessful 1969 presidential campaign, constructed from thousands of feet of newsreel.

American Promise
Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster

This personal film follows the directors’ son and his best friend from their first day of
kindergarten through high school graduation, and how their lives diverge.

Ana Ana
Corinne van Egeraat, Petr Lom

Four young women in Egypt tell their stories in an unforgettable cinematic collaboration that merges the personal and the political.