Films


Alive Inside
Michael Rossato-Bennett

When a social worker discovers that music can unlock the memories of patients whose minds are clouded by dementia, he embarks on a mission to transform lives one iPod at a time.

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All About My Father
Bjørn Eivind Aarskog

This Norwegian film uses understatement and riveting technique to carefully handle the subject of cross-dressing. A shocking revelation at the start of the film drives…

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All Inclusive
Corina Schwingruber Ilić

This surreal short takes us on board a massive cruise ship where guests partake in waterslides and ziplines, competitions and organized dances, moving through the attractions of this floating carnival in prescribed succession.

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All Skate, Everybody Skate
Nicole Triche

Tucked away in picturesque Topsail Island, N.C., Miss Doris’s roller skating rink pops with energy as she leads her customers in games and skates, as she’s done for over 50 years.

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All These Sleepless Nights
Michal Marczak

Over the course of a summer, two Polish university students revel in and reel from the boundless possibilities of youth.

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Almanac
John D. Scott

The metallic click of type being set mixes with voices talking about Midwestern things—the disappearing Iowa prairie, poet Paul Engle, and the lingering effects of…

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Alone Across Australia
Jon Muir, Ian Darling

Adventurer Jon Muir films himself as he attempts to walk across the continent of Australia without any support. An amazing filmic and physical accomplishment.  NRF

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Alone in Four Walls
Alexandra Westmeier

This film observes Russian teenage boys who have been sent to a locked reform school for a range of crimes, from the petty to the…

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Althea
Rex L. Miller

The story of Althea Gibson, the unlikely “Jackie Robinson of tennis,” a tough, competitive athlete who blazed trails and crossed color lines.

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Always in Season
Jacqueline Olive

In 2014, teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, N.C. The circumstances of his death echo the long horror of lynching in the American South and intersect with the stories of two other communities seeking justice and reconciliation.

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AMANDLA! a revolution in four part harmony
Lee Hirsch

The history of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa as told through the freedom songs that were integral in bringing about the abolishment of…

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The Amato Opera
Stephen Ives

This unforgettable film goes into the world of committed, enthusiastic love on two levels. The Amatos’s love of opera leads them to found and sustain…

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Amazing Grace

Resurrected footage from 1972 captures Aretha Franklin’s electrifying performance with the Southern California Community Choir for the live recording of the late singer’s Amazing Grace, one of the bestselling gospel records of all time.

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The Ambassador’s Wife
Theresa Traore Dahlberg

In this graceful observation, a restless French ambassador’s wife in Burkina Faso dreams of being an opera star, oblivious to her immense privilege.

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América
Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside

When their father is unexpectedly arrested, three brothers come together to care for their aging grandmother, América. This sensitive portrait delicately captures the frustrations and connections that evolve as they navigate her physical decline and their expectations of one another.

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America Is Hard to See
Emile de Antonio

An examination of Senator Eugene McCarthy’s dramatic and unsuccessful 1969 presidential campaign, constructed from thousands of feet of newsreel.

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America Lost and Found
Lance Bird, Tom Johnson

Revealing newsreel images and a contemplatively paced narration convey the psychological impact of the stock market crash of 1929.

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America to Me
Steve James

A year-long immersion into one of Chicago’s most progressive and diverse public schools, located in suburban Oak Park. Both intimate and epic, this limited series explores America’s charged state of race, culture and education today with unprecedented depth and scope.

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