Films


50/50 A Case Study
Ted Bogosian

Filmmakers Barry Levinson, Ted Bogosian, and Tom Fontana screen and discuss an excerpt of their “hybrid” film, 50/50, an experimental film that details one woman’s…

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500 Years
Pamela Yates

A sweeping examination of resistance movements in Guatemala, including the recent uprising, and a chronicle of the country’s first trial for war crimes committed against the Mayan people.

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51 Birch Street
Doug Block

The filmmaker’s personal story begins when his mother dies unexpectedly. Perplexed by his father’s decision to move to Florida to marry his former secretary, Doug…

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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…

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7915 KM
Nikolaus Geyrhalter

7915 KM offers a surprising look at the 2007 Dakar Rally, a mind-boggling off-road race spanning the 7,915 kilometers between Paris and Senegal. Rather than…

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8 Bit
Marcin Ramocki, Justin Strawhand

An international movement encompassing conceptual artists, gamers, and electronic musicians subverts the symbolic logic and power structures inherent in game design. These artists grew up…

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9to5: The Story of a Movement
Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

This film tells the stories of the millions of low-wage, virtually invisible women who populated the clerical pool, served coffee, and suffered sexual harassment before it was recognized as such. In the 1970s, they gathered their courage and rose up against their bosses, large corporations, and institutions.

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A.K.A. Don Bonus
Spencer Nakasako

For most American 18-year-olds, senior year in high school is a year filled with hope for the future. But for Sokly “Don Bonus” Ny, it…

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a/k/a Tommy Chong
Josh Gilbert

Remember the notorious Tommy Chong? The unrepentant and unapologetic stoner? The comedic icon of the 1970s? The outlaw? During the height of the “war on…

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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Steve James

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the only U.S. bank accused of mortgage fraud was the family-owned Abacus Federal Savings in Manhattan’s Chinatown. This stunning film chronicles the Sungs’ legal battle as they fight to defend their business and their family name.

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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.

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ABC Africa
Abbas Kiarostami
ABC Africa
Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami’s first film about life outside of his native homeland, shot exclusively on digital video. ABC Africa started with a commission from the United…

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Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa
Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Mike Attie

In Philadelphia, counselors at a women’s health fund field calls from women seeking to end their pregnancies but who cannot afford the procedure. This powerful short intercuts this work with archival footage of the passing of the Hyde Amendment, which successfully limited abortion access for the most financially vulnerable women.

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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.

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Acera or the Witches’ Dance
Jean Painlevé

Portrays the hermaphroditic acera, detailing its ritual mating habits.

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Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene
Loren Mendell

“I’m going to tell it to the young and tell it to the old. Tell it to the hot and tell it to the cold.…

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Adrian and Mariah (excerpt)
Ross McElwee

An almost random selection of moments and scenes from diary and home movie footage shot over the last 18 years, primarily of the filmmaker’s children,…

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