• Blood Cells

    Adam has lived a rootless existence since his family’s farm was destroyed by the Foot & Mouth epidemic of 2001. His life imploded and he abandoned his family after a single devastating incident. He has spent the years since on the nomadic fringes of British society, cycling through transitory jobs and transitory relationships, adrift from his family and past. When his younger brother Aiden reaches out to him to announce the birth of his first child—Adam is about to become an uncle—there is an ultimatum attached: come home now, or never come home again. Adam embarks on a journey home that is at once tortured and exhilarating, a panoramic tour through the broken and beautiful margins of Britain. As eruptions from his secret past begin to emerge, Adam struggles to break free from an exile that must now end before it swallows him for good.
  • Sweet Lorraine

    Sweet Lorraine stars Tatum O'Neal who plays a New Jersey house-wife intent upon getting her husband into the mayor's office, even if it means digging into her seedy, albeit sultry, past. The film confronts social issues and makes satirical commentary on the gender divide, using dark humor and boxing to deliver its message.
  • Theresa is A Mother

    Theresa McDermott has chased her “ideal” life as an urban-dwelling, punk(ish) singer-songwriter to the very end of its possible existence. She is broke, options have run out and she happens to have a few kids she is raising on her own since their dad split a year ago. Facing eviction and nowhere to go, Theresa packs up her children and what is left of her life and moves back to the small rural town, childhood home and parents she deliberately ran from a decade ago. Her parents’ mutual misery and depressingly gloomy lives were a “downer” she felt had no place in her fun city life. Yet from the moment Theresa drives back up her old driveway, it is clear that there have been some major changes. Her parents, armed with a plethora of hobbies, a hot tub and a new philosophy, are not exactly the old folks she left behind. Theresa needs a job, her parents need their space and a painful family history needs some closure. Old wounds, unattainable dreams, and some “other things” are exposed as a fractured family works to become whole and a woman with a few kids learns to become a mother.
  • It's Not Over

    It’s Not Over tells the inspiring story of three courageous millennials who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Award winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks takes viewers on a journey to India, South Africa and the United States to experience the epidemic first hand. The result is a deeply personal and uplifting story that is rarely represented in popular culture. In America, Jenks meets Paige, a college freshman who has been living with HIV her entire life. After years of battling stigma she has come full circle, becoming a young advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and using her experience to challenge assumptions and prejudice. Andrew first meets Paige at a dance marathon at her college in Indiana before taking off with Paige and her two roommates for an impromptu road-trip. In India, Jenks meets Sarang is openly gay playwright in a country where homosexuality is outlawed. Come along for the ride as Sarang’s new play, addressing gay marriage, makes its way from rehearsal to public debut. While in India, Andrew also meets Sarang’s boyfriend, witnesses the personal stories of HIV+ orphans, and experiences the staggering poverty of the infamous Falkland Road. In South Africa, Jenks meets Lucky, a teacher and mentor working to keep young South Africans out of the type of trouble that he ran into at an early age. Lucky acts as a tour guide around Khayelitsha, the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa, with some of the highest rates of HIV in the country. As Andrew follows him to work and around his hometown, Lucky emanates an exuberance and zeal for life that is an inspiring celebration of the efforts of a single, committed individual. Globally, an estimated 5.4 million adolescents and young people are living with HIV, and approximately 2,100 adolescents and young people account for nearly 39 percent of all new HIV infections. Stories like those of Paige, Sarang, and Lucky remind us that the fight is not over. We really can make a difference and we have the tools to end this epidemic. It’s Not Over was made possible by the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund and is being released with support from UNAIDS.
  • Tibetan Warrior

    The true story of one man's fight for freedom. For more than 60 years Tibetans have been fighting Chinese oppression. But their non-violent struggle appears to be in vain. Now, as a new form of peaceful protest, Tibetans are setting themselves on fire. Loten Namling – an exiled Tibetan and musician living in Switzerland – is deeply disturbed by such self-destructive action. So he sets off from Europe to India, on a one-man mission to meet top politicians, experts and young radicals. He himself becomes increasingly radical and is on the verge of violent protest. Finally he ends up at The Office of the Dalai Lama in India to seek the advice of the exiled Tibetan leader.
  • Mentor

    Mentor, Ohio, is largely white, largely upper middle class, and listed as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live in the United States.” Its attraction for immigrants and others proves to be a deadly illusion. The Vidovics swap the perils of war in Bosnia for trying to fit in to this culture of conformity. Their daughter Sladjana endures constant bullying from 8th grade on. Kids make fun of her name, her Croatian accent, her clothes, and her perceived queerness. She suffers nightly death threats and daily physical abuse. The Vidovics seek help from the school—principals, counselors, nurses, security guards, and the police all systematically fail to stop the bullying or create a safer environment. No abuser is held accountable. Sladjana hangs herself at 16. Another victim of this bullying, Eric Mohat does not tell his parents of his daily physical abuse, being called “fag” and “queer” at school. Eric is finally taunted into killing himself at 17. The Vidovics and Mohats both sue the school district, which pursues a policy of denial, destroys evidence, and willfully refuses to address bullying at all. At its heart, the documentary poses a harrowing question: What tragedies will some endure to maintain the status quo, and what risks must we take to reclaim the future of a community in conflict?"
  • Victori: The Truth Just Can’t Be One Thing

    25 year old risk management Ed Victori leaves his job in finance to start managing the art career of his father, Victor Victori. A career portrait painter who has made his living in American malls, Korean born Victor is determined to share 'Multiplism,' a form of post-modern art he claims is wholly original. As Ed begins to prep his father's work for exposition he discovers that the insular culture of family is separate from the exclusive culture of the art world.
  • 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.
  • Rude Dude

    Steve Rude is “The Dude”--an eccentric personality as colorful as his comic book art. Filmmaker Ian Fischer (Magritte Moment) documents Rude's descent into the world of fine art in Rude Dude, where the artist trades the comic book shop for art gallery walls while dealing with his own personal demons.
  • 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.
  • Boobs

    BOOBS is a documentary about one girl’s journey through the beauty industry. British model Precious Muir has moved from London to New York to make it as a fashion model. Her career has not been what she had hoped, and she has decided that the best route to success is to undergo breast enhancement surgery. The film follows Precious as she undergoes the procedure (going from a B cup to a D cup), and the unexpected aftermath of this dramatic, life-altering decision.
  • A Bridge Apart

    A Bridge Apart is a story about the journey of the thousands of people from Central America and Mexico who leave their homes and families, suffer extraordinary brutality -or loss of life itself- in search of the American Dream. The program also examines ways that economic development can minimize this flow of migration.
  • 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.
  • Crime: The Animated Series

    Created by Sam Chou and Alix Lambert, CRIME: The Animated Series is an animated, documentary series revolving around Crime. It is a gritty, raw, disturbing animated documentary of real-life accounts, narrated by everyday people who know all too well the violent struggles of street life and crime. Make no mistake, these cartoon tales are as spine-tingling as any thriller. From bank robbers to cops to victims to observers, Crime: The Animated Series explores how crime affects us all.
  • 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.
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Catastrophe destroyed his family and their farm, momentous news from home compels an exiled young man to journey home across Britain
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