Dan Chen

T.M. Landry College Prep, an unconventional K–12 school in rural Louisiana that touts a record of sending its students to elite universities, blew up in…

Acera or the Witches’ Dance
Jean Painlevé

Portrays the hermaphroditic acera, detailing its ritual mating habits.

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.…

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,…

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.

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…

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.…

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…

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…

After Sherman
Jon-Sesrie Goff

One root of the word gospel means “good telling,” and in After Sherman, the good telling takes the form of a personal essay by multidisciplinary…

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.

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.

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq
Nancy Buirski

Tanaquil Le Clercq inspired choreographers unlike any ballerina before her, but in 1956, at the height of her fame, she was stricken with polio. A mesmerizing film of love, loss, and surprising grace.

Paula Eiselt, Tonya Lewis Lee

Maternal health care in the United States is in crisis: American women are more likely to die during childbirth today than they were 25 years…

Agent of Happiness
Arun Bhattarai, Dorottya Zurbó

Amber is one of the many agents working for the Bhutanese government to measure people’s happiness levels among the remote Himalayan mountains. But will he find his own along the way?

The Agronomist
Jonathan Demme

The Agronomist is inspired by the pioneering work of Haitian journalist and human rights activist Jean Dominique. Filmmaker Jonathan Demme shot many hours of footage…

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Once a month the members of Águilas de Desierto, or the Eagles of the Desert, battle the scorching Arizona heat to search for migrants who…

Ahead of Time
Bob Richman

Cinematographer Bob Richman, in his directing debut, celebrates Ruth Gruber, an intrepid scholar and journalist, now almost a hundred, who documented and participated in some of the pivotal events of the 20th century.