Films


While You Were Gone
Frida Kempff

A young man reflects upon his volatile past while driving through the rain to a hospital, where an anxious and suspenseful night awaits him. Rain-dappled…

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Whirlybird
Matt Yoka

A young journalist couple changes the breaking-news landscape as they take to the Los Angeles skies in their helicopter, capturing some of the city’s most pivotal moments as they unfold on the streets below, including the 1992 riots and the O.J. Simpson pursuit. Featuring extensive footage from their archive, Whirlybird reflects on their extraordinary success and the personal consequences of living with the pressing impulse to get to the story first.

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White Chimney
Jani Peltonen

This enigmatic short weaves together past and present to explore what happened to a young Finnish actress at a hotel party in 1939.

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White Earth
J. Christian Jensen

Against the backdrop of an ethereal North Dakota winter, three children and their immigrant mother describe scenes of isolation and exertion—the impact of the oil boom on their everyday lives.

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White Light/Black Rain
Steven Okazaki

Seventy-five percent of Japan’s population was born after 1945 and when questioned on the streets of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, many have no idea of the…

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WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger
Joe Berlinger

This true-crime doc examines the sensationalized trial of notorious a South Boston gangster and brings new allegations of law-enforcement corruption to light.

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Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Christin Choy, Renee Tajima

When Vincent Chin was beaten to death in a working-class Detroit bar, the Asian-American community was outraged. When the two unemployed autoworkers who murdered Chin…

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Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour
Kerthy Fix

Go behind the scenes, onstage, and inside the minds of Le Tigre, the pioneering feminist electro- punk band, on their final tour.

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Who’s GonnaTake the Weight?
Alonzo Rico Speight

This fascinating youth documentary reflects on the struggle of Black South African and African-American youth in their quest for liberation and democratic rights. Shot on…

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Whose Streets?
Sabaah Folayan

This unflinching story of the Ferguson uprising is told by the activists who were there, chronicling the birth of a new generation of resisters in America.

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Why Can’t We Be a Family Again?
Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel

How much can a child endure from a mother who repeatedly promises to stop abusing drugs and put her life back together? Why Can’t We…

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Why We Fight
Eugene Jarecki

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s latest documentary, Why We Fight, is a powerful essay on American foreign policy in the age of the military-industrial complex. Borrowing the…

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Wide Awake
Alan Berliner

Alan Berliner’s brilliantly edited exploration of insomnia, the science of sleep, and the challenges of balancing art and family is an idiosyncratic blend of the…

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Widow of the Revolution: The Anna Larina Story
Rosemarie Reed

Born into a life of privilege, Anna Larina was both a daughter and a widow of Soviet founding fathers. Anna Larina’s story encompasses the tragic…

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The Wild Child
Francois Truffaut

Based on the true account of Jean Marc-Gaspard Itard, a doctor at The National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris, The Wild Child…

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A Will for the Woods
Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale, Brian Wilson

This film explores the green burial movement by focusing on one man’s quest for a final resting place that will do no harm to the earth.

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William Faulkner Funeral Procession

Filmed on July 7, 1962, this brief black-and-white film quietly documents the funeral of one of America’s most powerful writers, William Faulkner. Shot by a…

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William Faulkner’s Mississippi
Don Horan

A stirring film that invokes the uncommon world of William Faulkner through his personal writings and striking black and white footage of Mississippi in the…

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