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  • Call Center Blues

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    From ex-gang members to military veterans, the call centers of Tijuana are filled with English-speaking deportees who have been forced to trade the American Dream for a new life wedged between home and displacement.

  • Abuelos

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    In this quiet and moving short, an abuelita living alone in Mexico has the reunion of a lifetime. Thanks to a government program, she’s able to visit her undocumented family in the US, meet her granddaughter, and finally be an abuelita again.

  • Martha: A Picture Story

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    In the 1970s, Martha Cooper ran through New York City with masked graffiti crews for her debut book, “Subway Art.” Now, 30 years later, the tiny, gray-haired photographer has become an unexpected icon of the street art movement.

  • Ema
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    Ema

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    In this darkly comic unlikely whodunit, Elsa dutifully takes care of her comatose son, who has been shot under mysterious circumstances. In a small town where rumors run rampant, the investigation dawdles and a mother is tested.

  • The Hollywood Complex

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    Following a group of families and their showbiz kids inside the notorious Oakwood child actor housing residence, The Hollywood Complex is a refreshingly honest take on the dreams—and delusions—of aspiring child stars.

  • Hotel by the River

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    An aging poet summons his two estranged sons to an isolated hotel, where they entangle with two strikingly beautiful women. Shot in gauzy black and white, Hong Sang-soo’s poetic film offers a powerful meditation on love, family, and death.

  • Grass

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    In this cinematic riddle of a film, Areum sits in a small café, typing on her laptop. Around her, customers enact various dramas from their lives. Is she writing what she hears or is she hearing what’s been written?

  • Horse Money

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    A mesmerizing odyssey into the real, imagined, and nightmarish memories of an elderly Cape Verdean immigrant living in Lisbon, set in both the numbing present day and the mid ‘70s, during Portugal's Carnation Revolution.

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

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    Based on their real-life affair, Hong Sangsoo’s drama stars Kim Minhee as an actress reeling from an affair with a married film director. Consumed by thoughts of him, Younghee escapes to Hamburg and returns to Korea ready to face the crowd.

  • 35 Shots of Rum

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    Widely hailed as one of the best films of 2009, Claire Denis' sublime drama is the moving story of a father and daughter whose close-knit, tender relationship is disrupted by a handsome young suitor. Featuring an evocative score by Tindersticks.

  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

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    Meet the regulars of a closing Las Vegas dive bar as they spend one more bittersweet and debaucherous night telling stories, downing well whisky, and drunk singing. Tomorrow this family of misfits will have lost a home, but for now they drink.

  • Western

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    In Eagle Pass, TX, where the US and Mexico meet along the Rio Grande, a cattleman and the mayor face the dawn of a new reality plagued by cartel violence and border closures. Amongst these struggles, a rich tapestry of life emerges along the border.

  • King Bibi

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    Benjamin Netanyahu knew how to manipulate the media long before Trump. The film explores Netanyahu’s rise to power, from popular TV guest to controversial world leader, reflected through four decades of public appearances that changed Israel forever.

  • Stray Dogs

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    A struggling father and his two children are barely surviving on the streets of Taipei until they meet a lonely grocery clerk. From acclaimed director Tsai Ming-liang, the visually powerful film is bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion.

  • Meats

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    What happens when a pregnant vegan suddenly craves meat? In this exploration of ethical meat-eating and parenthood, Lane hires a butcher to teach her how to be a responsible carnivore and ends up learning about a whole new side of herself.

  • Everyone Else

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    On the surface, Chris and Gitti appear blissfully in love while vacationing in Sardinia. But as the days wear on, their hidden fears and desires begin to reveal themselves. When they run into another couple, the tensions between them erupt.

  • The Wild Pear Tree

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    Sinan returns home from university hoping to publish his first novel, but his dreams become threatened by his own family. Inspired performances combine with sumptuous imagery in this evocative tale of creative struggle and familial responsibility.

  • Blessed Child

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    What’s it like growing up in a cult alongside your family? Through extraordinary personal footage, filmmaker Cara Jones takes us inside Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church as she grapples with leaving her parents behind with the cult.

  • Jauja

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    Starring Viggo Mortensen, the beautiful, surreal Western follows a captain and his 15-year-old daughter who arrive at a remote military outpost in Patagonia. When she runs away with a soldier, he must venture into enemy territory to find her.

  • Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

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    Once prosperous, the village of Congo Mirador is now rotting away. At the center are two women on opposing sides of Venezuelan politics. As national elections approach, can the village survive corruption, pollution, and economic decay?

  • The Arrow

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    Dan Aykroyd stars as Crawford Gordon, the president of Avro Canada who attempted to produce the Avro Arrow supersonic jet interceptor aircraft. This mini-series is noted as having the highest viewership ever for a CBC program.

  • Marwencol

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    Outside a small bar in Kingston, NY, Mark Hogancamp was beaten nearly to death, his memories wiped away. Seeking recovery, he builds Marwencol, a miniature World War II-era town.

  • Nostalgia for the Light

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    In Patricio Guzmán’s otherworldly odyssey to Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, earthly and celestial quests meld as women search for the remains of their loved ones in the sand while astronomers observe the translucent sky above.

  • What Now? Remind Me

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    Looking back on the life and work of Portuguese filmmaker Joaquim Pinto as he undergoes an experimental HIV treatment, the film is a beautiful portrait of a man looking beyond his own mortality at the world around him.

  • Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows

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    The untold story of feminist surrealist artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to her masterpiece, “An Exorcism.” Inspired by 1960s counterculture, Slinger embraced personal freedom and sexual liberation in her groundbreaking art.

  • Gonzalo Fonseca

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    Eschewing the tropes of the typical artist biopic, Michael Gregory’s documentary is an unprecedented look at the pioneering Uruguayan sculptor’s work and a fascinating portrait of a renaissance man who lived and worked on his own terms.

  • The Image You Missed

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    Drawing on over 30 years of never-before-seen imagery, the documentary weaves together the history of the Northern Irish Troubles, the story of a son's search for his father, and the tension between personal and political responsibility.

  • Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

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    Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, Everyday Sunshine charts the turbulent history of the incomparable all-Black ska-punk band Fishbone. The LA band challenged racial stereotypes and industry politics to become one of the most original bands in history.

  • Lost in France

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    The exhilarating documentary from Niall McCann explores the rise of the Glaswegian music scene. Featuring a stunning mix of live performances and interviews, the film reunites key personnel in an exploration of friendship and making music.

  • The Last Fisherman

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    A lone Vietnamese fisherman trying to survive in an apocalyptic future encounters an android he hoped would have remained in his dark past. Sci-fi and nature collide in this dystopian story set against the lush and expansive South China Sea.

  • Kimchi

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    A story about life, death, and kimchi. Ken, a Japanese man meeting his Korean girlfriend’s family for the first time, makes an unlikely connection with her grandfather when he asks to take his photo and gets him to smile by saying, “Kimchiiiiii.”

  • Gionatan with a G

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    A young boy caught in an abusive household uses his street smarts to take matters into his own hands. When his plan to enlist a local tough guy goes awry, he ends up in even more trouble. But will it bring him closer to his mother?

  • Alive Inside

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    Dementia affects millions of Americans, but there’s been a miraculous breakthrough. Through conversations with neurologist Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin, this emotionally powerful documentary demonstrates how music can awaken every soul.

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

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    Late one night, an array of men- a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor, a murder suspect and others- pack themselves into three cars and drive through the endless Anatolian country side, searching for a body.

  • Noemí Gold

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    Friends, parties, new romance. Some people dive headfirst into their 20s. For Noemí Goldberg, who has unreliable friends, overbearing relatives, and an unwanted pregnancy, her 20s feel more like choppy waters she must wade through.

  • Actress

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    She had a plum role on “The Wire,” but she gave it up to start a family. In this intimate portrait, actress Brandy Burre tries to juggle her ambitions with domestic life and determine what her most important role is: mother, wife, or actress?

  • All this Panic

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    Coming of age in Brooklyn is an exhilaratingly unique experience. Shot over three years, the film follows sisters Ginger and Dusty, and their friends, as they navigate high school, the city, and the mysterious course from childhood to adulthood.

  • Suburban Birds

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    Part mystery, part coming-of-age tale, the film explores memory and urbanization through two parallel stories, one about a young engineer and the other a boy. As the stories unfold, the connections between them proliferate and grow stranger.

  • The Drummer and The Keeper

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    They don’t have much in common, but that’s their strength. A rock and roll drummer with bipolar disorder and a teen with Asperger’s strike up the unlikeliest of friendships in this tender dramedy that portrays mental illness with heart.

  • Manakamana

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    Filmed entirely from inside a cable car, this unique documentary experience follows a range of passengers going to the ancient Hindu Manakamana Temple, 4,271 feet above Nepal. Join their peaceful yet exhilarating journey.

  • The Turin Horse

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    Like a Nietzschean parable, this stark and beautifully haunting film illustrates the heaviness of human existence through the imagined fate of the infamous horse and its owner that sparked Friedrich Nietzsche’s mental breakdown.

  • Rat Film

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    “There’s never been a rat problem in Baltimore, it’s always been a people problem.” In his dazzling directorial debut, Theo Anthony uses the rat as a passageway into the dark, complicated history of Baltimore.

  • Leviathan

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    A groundbreaking, mesmerizing look at the harrowing lives of commercial fishermen, the film is shot by filmmakers and crewmembers alike to capture every angle—from dizzying underwater shots to sweeping aerial views—and immerse viewers in the action.

  • The Man Who Saw Too Much

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    Through the work of cult photographer Metinides and today's tabloid photographers, we discover a different Mexico City and confront our horror and fascination with morbidity, rubbernecking through the Metinides Gaze.

  • Holy Hell

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    After graduating from college, young idealist Will Allen joined a spiritual community filled with like minded people looking for some answers to the basic questions of life, led by a charismatic but secretive guru.

  • Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

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    While she awaits her death sentence, notorious female serial killer Aileen Wuornos explores her tortured childhood and her subsequent years on the road as a hitch-hiking sex worker which culminated in the murders that inspired the film MONSTER.

  • Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World

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    Corrupt governments hate them. The future of journalism needs them. Bellingcat’s independent collective of citizen journalists uses groundbreaking investigation tactics to uncover earthshaking truths about everything from war zones to drug cartels.

  • An American Crime

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    Gertrude (Catherine Keener) is a divorced mother of several children who agrees to take care of two girls. But, she violently imprisons one (Elliot Page) in the basement, turning her into the outlet for all of her anger. Based on a true story.

  • The Law in These Parts

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    Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, The Law in These Parts is a revelatory investigation into the judicial and moral complexities of Israel’s military legal system for governing Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

  • The Good Postman

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    A small and stubborn Bulgarian village has been resisting foreign invaders for centuries. Now, its electorate is deciding on the future of Europe, inspiring postman Ivan to run for mayor in order to bring his village to life by welcoming refugees.

  • Miners Shot Down

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    In 2012, South African platinum miners went on strike for better wages, and were massacred for it. The film shows the POV of three miners, who tried to fight for their rights in an increasingly false democracy and ended up fighting for their lives.

  • Last Men In Aleppo

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    2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature and winner of the Grand Jury documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival - follows the efforts of the White Helmets, ordinary citizens who rush into Syrian battlefields hoping to save lives.

  • Salvador Allende

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    A chronicle of the life and death of one of the 20th century's most inspiring, and controversial, leaders, whose overthrow by an American-backed military destroyed not only his dream of Chilean socialism, but all those he inspired.

  • The Embassy

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    An unexpected response to Pinochet's 1973 coup d'etat in Chile, as seen in footage apparently found in an embassy, where political activists had taken refuge during the coup. But the events—and their setting—are not what they first appear to be.

  • American Dream

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    Winner of the 1991 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, American Dream captures working men and women of Austen, Minnesota making tough choices about survival during a time of economic crisis in the American Midwest.

  • A Diary Between Friends

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    Through interviews with the passengers, tells the story of those Americans who were stranded in various airports throughout Canada on September 11, 2001 - and the kindness of the Canadian citizens who went out of their way to help them.

  • Our New President

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    The story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda. Horrifying and hilarious, this is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, revealing a fake news empire and its information warfare tactics.

  • Black and Cuba

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    A group of street-smart students, who are outcasts at an elite Ivy League university, band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. They film their journey through the streets of Havana and Santiago.

  • About Elly

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    With the return of their close friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea.

  • Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

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    Academy Award nominated filmmaker explores life in 1960s Mississippi and the momentous impact of "Booker" Wright, a black man who voiced opinions on race relations on network TV, and the subsequent ensuing fallout.