• Being Ginger

    "Being Ginger" is a wonderful, illuminating look into the life of the film's maker, Scott P. Harris. At first the film seems to be a comedy about a red haired man trying to find love. But through revealing moments, whimsical animation, and real interviews, a universal story arises. We are all different. We all have aspects of our lives that set us apart from the crowd and greatly affect us. In Scott's case, it's his red hair. Through captivating storytelling, we journey with Scott as he lets the viewer into his thoughts, experiences, and internal processing of how his red hair has influence over his life and how it makes him feel about himself. Finding oneself through finding love and being able to accept it, can be experienced by all. So, while the film's title highlights red hair, it is about much, much more. Everyone should watch this film and reflect on what makes them 'ginger' in their own life. And, of course, give a ginger some love.
  • Desert Riders

    Camel racing, often called the Sport of Kings, is one of the most popular sports in the Middle East. Desert Riders is the story of some of the thousands of boys, as young as two years old, who have been trafficked to the Middle East to work as camel jockeys from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mauritania and Sudan. With stunning visuals, Desert Riders illuminates the beauty of the Middle East, while featuring the children and their experiences in a bold, revealing and compelling way.
  • We Don't Care About Music Anyway...

    From radical turntablism (Otomo Yoshihide) to laptop music innovation (Numb), via classical instrument hijacking (Sakamoto Hiromichi), Tokyo's avant-garde music scene is internationally known for its boldness. While introducing some of the greatest musicians of this scene, "We Don't Care About Music Anyway..." offers a kaleidoscopic view of Tokyo, confronting music and noise, sound and image, reality and representation, documentary and fiction. "We don't care about music anyway"... In other words, "we make it and that'sall". Beyond the music and beyond its performance, the future and mode of existence of a city, and society as a whole, are in motion.
  • Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy

    Mercurial skateboarder Brewce Martin has built a 'sovereign nation' in Appalachia free from society's rules, but his radical twist on the American dream is challenged by bill collectors, a rag-tag labor force and an unexpected stint in the regional jail.
  • Ultrasonic

    ULTRASONIC tells the tale of Simon York, an aspiring musician with a beautiful wife and baby on the way. Ruth, Simon's wife, is supportive of Simon's dream, but their recent financial problems prove to be a strain on them. Simon begins to hear things that Ruth believes is just a result of his stress. Ruth's brother Jonas, an eccentric young conspiracy theorist, is the only person that seems to take Simon seriously. Simon's ailment leads the two of them into an obsession that spirals out of control and leaves everyone wondering, is it real?
  • Bayou Blue

    From 1997 to 2006, serial killer Ronald Dominique, raped and killed twenty-three men in poverty stricken Southeastern Louisiana. Difficulties in apprehending Dominique ranged from the under funding of law enforcement to a lack of family advocacy for the victims, to the general distraction by other catastrophes, such as hurricane Katrina. Bayou Blue meditates on the decay of a community. It is a portrait of one American region’s descent into darkness.
  • Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story

    Born on Halloween, 1935, Dale Brown's fight for justice began the day his father walked out - two days before he was born.   With a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, John Wooden, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Brando, Dick Vitale, Dick Gregory and Don Yaeger, Man in the Glass:  The Dale Brown Story is the "fast-paced"* "must-own"** documentary film about how an overachiever from tiny Minot, North Dakota relentlessly fought, scratched and clawed his way to the top.  Hired by Louisiana State University in 1972 as head men's basketball coach, Dale's on-the-court success would quickly become overshadowed by his efforts off of the court.  His de-segregation of the basketball program would ultimately lead to the complete integration of the school; his battles with the NCAA, which began in 1981 continue today and his weekly letters to a self-conscious struggling teenager helped to create the superstar the world has come to know simply as "Shaq".  Man in the Glass:  The Dale Brown Story is the inspiring story of a truly unique man on a life-long quest to answer the question:  How much can one man really do?
  • A Working Title: Wunderkind

    A film about coming of age famous musical prodigy Alex Prior, who was born in London to a Russian mother and British father. Film crew followed Alex and his devoted parents for two years, starting when fourteen-year boy just entered St Petersburg Conservatory as a composer-conductor and ending with prestigious premier of ballet Mowgli inside Moscow Kremlin.
  • Inspired: The Voices Against Prop 8

    On November 4, 2008 the voters of California passed Proposition 8 revoking marriage rights for same sex couples. The next day in Los Angeles a movement was born.
  • The Last Phantoms

    The world famous Russian ballet is experiencing some tough times. A group of amateurs tries to revive the past with a performance at the Mariinsky Theatre. However, the audience is professional viewers. Are they ready to carry on a century long tradition of ballet or fail in front a super critical audience?
  • Makers Our Story

    "Makers Our Story" is a feature length documentary about the UK independent film industry directed and produced by independent filmmakers. It is an inspirational documentary featuring an array of talent from the UK filmmaking community with interviews from award-winning filmmakers and film industry experts. The documentary gives a rare insight into the work of the indie filmmakers who exist outside of the Hollywood studios and shows the passion and commitment of a generation of filmmakers who share their experiences working in a challenging industry.
  • Tailgate 32

    Tailgate32 is a 25,000-mile, cross-country football odyssey in a 42-foot RV. WGN Radio recently described it as "so incredibly cool...and insane!" Led by thrill-seeking brothers John and Mike Trupiano, Football Nation's Tailgate32 will visit all 32 NFL arenas in just 17 weeks this season, before powering on to the playoffs and Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
  • Pit No. 8

    In the heart of Ukrainian coal-mining region everybody digs – retirees, unemployed miners and even the children. Years ago, the town's desperate residents decided to start mining illegally; they excavate everywhere: in abandoned mines, under the basements of demolished buildings, in the neighborhood woods and leisure parks, as well as in their own vegetable gardens. The story focuses on the Sikanov family, which has three children. Fifteen-year-old Yura, the grandson of once powerful Soviet plant director, puts his dreams on hold in an emotionally riveting struggle to provide for his sisters the only way possible: illegally, and perilously, mining the remaining scraps in a once-thriving Ukrainian coal town.
  • Clara Como El Agua

    Clara is the only light-skinned and clear-eyed girl in an all black neighborhood in Puerto Rico. The children tease her endlessly, telling her that her father is some “gringo” tourist whom her mother had an affair with. However, her grandmother tells her a different story: she claims Clara’s mother bathed in the bioluminescent bay while pregnant, giving Clara not only her olive skin tone but also her name, Clara, or, clear. Tired of the harassment and contradicting stories, Clara steals a boat and struggles to reach the bioluminescent bay, where she discovers the water will indeed change her life, but in a way she doesn't expect.
  • Out in the Silence

    Following the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement in the local newspaper, this gripping documentary illustrates the challenges of being an outsider in a conservative rural community and the change that is possible when courageous people break the silence and search for common ground. Out in the Silence will challenge you to rethink your values and help close the gaps that divide our communities.
  • Sync or Swim

    Dive into the world of elite synchronized swimming as dedicated young women compete for spots on the U.S. Synchronized Swimming team and train relentlessly in pursuit of an Olympic medal. Sync or Swim profiles hard-working athletes on a moving journey to fulfill their Olympic dreams. Day after day, these 9 swimmers hone their skills and perfect the split-second timing of their precisely choreographed routines in preparation to face their Olympic competitors. In the midst of their training, they must pull together to support a teammate who attempts to recover from an unthinkable tragedy. Juxtaposing scenes that are intense and emotional, uplifting and mesmerizing, humorous and heart breaking, Sync or Swim offers a candid, intimate look at this misunderstood sport that is so much more than sequins and smiles
  • River Ways

    River Ways explores the lives of regular working people affected by the issue of whether to remove four dams on the Snake River in Eastern Washington. Environmental groups and fishing interests criticize the dams for their negative impact on salmon populations, but agricultural communities dependent on the dams oppose efforts to remove them. Combining interviews with careful everyday observation, River Ways takes us into the world of wheat farmers, fishermen, salmon advocates and more. What emerges is a complex portrait of an issue that reaches to the heart of the ideological differences that characterize and divide the Pacific Northwest.
  • Kalinovski Square

    The truth reveals itself as subjective as filmmaker Yury Khashchavatski attempts to discover how an astounding 83% of the population of Belarus voted for the president who has stayed in power for fifteen years despite the blatant corruption of his administration and a complete failure to provide even the most basic public services. In March of 2006, Republic of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko told the people of his country, "You have no other choice, you will vote for me!" Khashchavatski and his crew had started filming in January of 2006, just three months before the elections. As the director speaks with people of the country's small but emerging democratic movement, history is held up to recent events as the falsehoods of official propaganda are exposed and a dictator's supreme arrogance is carefully deconstructed.
  • The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews in Denmark

    When Hitler threatened Denmark's Jews, the community arose overnight to save them. Danes from all levels of society stood up to the German might at a time when most of Europe turned a blind eye. Together they hid over 7,000 people and sailed them to safety in neutral Sweden. After the war, more than 95% of the Jewish population returned to Denmark, finding their homes and belongings untouched.
  • Ballou

    Filmmaker Michael Patrei follows the Ballou Marching Band and their leader Darell Watson as they make the journey to the National High Stepping Marching Band competition in Birmingham, IL and learn a thing or two about themselves in the process. Ballou Senior High School is located in South East Washington, D.C. An inner-city school from which only five percent of graduates go on to attend college, Ballou has a secret weapon in the form of bandleader Darrell Watson - a respected educator and highly valued member of the community. Along with his all-volunteer staff, Watson strives to provide his students with opportunities that might otherwise pass them by. In addition to giving them the tools needed to learn, he also teaches them important lessons that will help them succeed in life. Now, as the band makes their way towards the competition in Birmingham, AL, Watson's students discover just how far a little hard work can truly take them.
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April 17 2014
Feature Documentary Film "Desert Riders" Opening at New York's Quad Cinema
April 08 2014
Being Ginger Opening Theatrical Run at NYC's Historic Quad Cinema
February 05 2014
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New Films
April 22 2014
15-year-olds escape alcoholic parents and mine for coal in abandoned pits in Ukraine
April 08 2014
Ronald raped and killed 23 men in Louisiana over 9 years. The film explores a region's descent into darkness.
April 04 2014
The story of one redhead's attempt to regain his self-confidence by going on a quest to find a woman who has a thing for gingers
Films Coming Soon
May 06 2014
The coming of age of the famous musical prodigy, Alex Prior.
April 25 2014
Trafficked boys forced to race camels in the Middle East