In the Fall of 1910 Claire and Dora Williamson, two wealthy British sisters traveling the Pacific Northwest, came upon an advertisement in a Seattle newspaper - "Dr. Linda B. Hazzard╩╗s Fasting Cure" promised great health and well-being and the perfect...
Director:
Betsy Nagler & Nara Garber
As families across America endure the repeated deployment of loved ones to Iraq and Afghanistan, many attempt to fill the void with "Flat Daddies" and "Heroes on a Stick," life-sized cardboard cutouts of their husbands, wives, sons, and daughters...
A Man Ain't Nothin' But a Man explores the American folk hero, John Henry and his enduring presence in our culture over the last 130 years. The film will trace the journey of this legend, from its beginning - at...
Director:
Macky Alston
Odds are that if you go to prison and are lucky enough to get out, you'll be going back sometime soon. Julio Medina, however, beat the odds. A drug-dealing gang leader when he entered prison, Julio left 12 years later...
Director:
Sam Lee
"The Perfect Life" began in 1992, the year Sam Lee moved from England to teach Second grade in Harlem. Ten years later, and now a filmmaker, Sam went back to look for the kids who had once inspired her and...
Director:
Garrett Scott & Ian Olds
Occupation: Dreamland is an unflinchingly candid portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraq city of Falluja during the winter of 2004. A collective study of the soldiers unfolds as they patrol an environment of low-intensity...
East New York, Brooklyn - the city's most notorious gangland has more than its fair share of the bad and the ugly. On this urban frontier, the good guys are The Federation of Black Cowboys.  Seven days a week these...
Director:
Andrea Meller
156 Rivington' focuses its attention on a building in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This particular building, also known as ABC No Rio, has, for more than 20 years, been home to an eclectic group of artists, punks, activists,...
Slumming It: Myth and Culture on the Bowery traces the rich, 200-year history of New York City's Bowery, examining the myriad ways in which the street and its denizens were instrumental in New York's evolution as an archetypal modern-day metropolis....
Director:
George Ratliff
Hell Houses are a distinctly American phenomenon which began in 1990 just outside of Dallas, at the Trinity Assembly of God Church. The original Hell House was conceived as a modern-day fire-and-brimstone sermon. Today, this religious ceremony of sorts is...
Director:
Bryan Gunnar Cole
Boomtown chronicles the daily challenges faced by members of Washington State's Suquamish Tribe when they take the annual plunge into "fireworks season"--a five-week selling period that culminates on the night of the 4th of July. Here, thrill seekers and pyromaniacs...
Director:
Macky Alston
In these times, what's a young preacher to preach? After experiencing life at its most devastating, how can anyone believe in God, or anything for that matter?  And what is it about human nature that leads one person to find...
Director:
Hannah Weyer
Escuela (School) is a documentary that follows Liliana Luis over the course of her freshman year in high school. Liliana is a Mexican-American teenager, rushing straight into the turbulence of puberty as she straddles her Mexican heritage and 21st century...
Worst Possible Illusion is an intimate look at the creative life and work of one of the art world's most heralded young photographers. Its subject, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. Worst Possible Illusion takes the viewer on a magical, globe-hopping journey designed...