Films


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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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

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 Nations…

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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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Advanced Circuitry: 20 Years of Festivals

Full Frame is one of the oldest and largest documentary-only festivals in the United States. Back when we started, there were far fewer nonfiction films and distribution streams than there are now, when there are so many of both. Using the festival as a frame, these esteemed documentary professionals look back at the business of utilizing the festival circuit to promote a film, and how it might work best in the future.

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The Afghan Alphabet
Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf tracks the children who do not attend school in the villages between Iran and Afghanistan with his digital camera and questions why they…

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Afloat
Erin Hudson

Aging is not a pretty process. Or is it? Erin Hudson’s rendition of geriatric water aerobics is not only beautiful, but also tender and respectful.…

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After Innocence
Jessica Sanders

The evening news often carries heartwarming reunions between convicted felons exonerated by DNA evidence and their long-lost loved ones. As the film’s title suggests, being…

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After Katrina: Rebuilding St. Bernard Parish
Adam Finberg

A sensitive elegy to a working-class community’s destroyed neighborhood and its passionate commitment to rebuild. Rather than sweeping statements of catastrophe, we are offered intimate…

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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.

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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.

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