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,…MORE ›
The 99-year old artist Carmen Herrera and her geometric, primary-colored paintings are portrayed with cinematic vigor.MORE ›
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.MORE ›
A struggling adolescent seeks acceptance from a group of extreme dirt bikers, an illegal gang
seen to be terrorizing the streets of Baltimore.
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.MORE ›
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.MORE ›
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…MORE ›
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.MORE ›
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.MORE ›
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.
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.MORE ›
This biopic celebrates blues legend Doc Pomus, AKA Jerome Felder, a man who didn’t just
write “Lonely Avenue” but lived it.
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.MORE ›
Over the course of a summer, two Polish university students revel in and reel from the boundless possibilities of youth.MORE ›
The story of Althea Gibson, the unlikely “Jackie Robinson of tennis,” a tough, competitive athlete who blazed trails and crossed color lines.MORE ›
An examination of Senator Eugene McCarthy’s dramatic and unsuccessful 1969 presidential campaign, constructed from thousands of feet of newsreel.MORE ›
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.