Year of the Bull
Todd Lubin

Year of the Bull provides a powerful, even disturbing, inside look at high school football in America. Following Miami Northwestern High School’s Bulls through their…

Yellow Brick Road
Matthew Makar, Keith Rondinelli

Each year, the drama program of Long Island’s ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps Through Organized Recreation) sponsors an extravagant, one-night-only production of…

The Yes Men Fix the World
Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno

Join the Yes Men—Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno—as they battle the free market mentality with their politically charged hijinks. Their method: select a corporation they…

Yo La Tengo and the Films of Painlevé
Jean Painlevé

The compelling and evocative music of Yo La Tengo may be the perfect band to accompany the films of Jean Painlevé, the cinematic pioneer whose…

You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Scott Calonico

Diplomacy, arm-twisting, and gastronomy as lifted from LBJ’s daily diaries and recorded phone
conversations and animated by archival photographs.

You Don’t Know What I Got
Linda Duvoisin

Filmmaker Linda Duvoisin explores the thoughts, ideas, convictions and passions of five American women from varied pasts and occupations—a police officer, a recording artist, an…

You Gave Me a Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard
Kenny Dalsheimer

A colorful and vibrant portrait of iconic bluegrass singer Alice Gerrard and her contributions to cultural change, including paving the way for female participation in her craft and challenging segregation on an interracial tour across the Jim Crow South.

You See Me Laughin’
Mandy Stein

At one point in this documentary, record executive Andy Kauklin states that “blues and punk rock ain’t all that much different”—the musicians are “highly individualized…

You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
D A Pennebaker

Timothy Leary, the apostle of counter culture, marries beautiful Baroness-model Nena von Schlebrugge (Uma Thurman’s mother). Monte Rock III styles the bride’s hair and sings…

Young Bird Season
Nellie Kluz

Competitive pigeon racing in New England is featured in this short film that reveals the camaraderie and competition of the niche sport and its participants.…

Yucca Mtn Tally
Phoebe Brush

An artful reflection on a nuclear waste repository in the Nevada desert is filmed against a backdrop of boundless horizon and thoughts about deep time.

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession
Xan Cassavetes

“Think of Z Channel,” Jerry Harvey loved to say, “as the Museum of Modern Art, but with a sense of humor.” Harvey was only 32…

Zaatari Djinn
Catherine van Campen

This incandescent portrait documents four children in a refugee camp who are transformed by the light of imagination and possibility despite numerous hardships.

Zapruder Film

The most widely seen footage by an amateur filmmaker, these seconds record the assassination of President John F. Kennedy during a motorcade through Dallas, Texas…

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
Philippe Parreno, Douglas Gordon

Ninety minutes, seventeen cameras, one global icon—Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is as hard to categorize as its enigmatic subject. Part experimental film, part subversive…

Zuzana: Music Is Life
Peter Getzels, Harriet Gordon Getzels

The life story of eminent Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickowva transcends the personal in a deeply affecting look at the redemptive power of art throughout the Czech Republic’s turbulent 20th century.

Zyklon Portrait
Elida Schogt

Impressionistic sequences create an unsettling mood and give extraordinary force to this short film. A chilling description of the chemical Zyklon B is delivered by…

ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught)
Brit Hensel

In this cinematic and poetic short documentary, filmmaker Brit Hensel, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, looks at notions of tradition, nature, art, language, and…