Islam: Empire of Faith
Googoosh: Iran's Daughter
An impressionist feature-length documentary film, Googoosh: Iran's Daughter, aims to locate the "silenced" legendary Iranian pop singer/actress in the midst o..
Harto the Borges
A fragmented biography, inconclusive, partial, of the brilliant Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, based on different testimonies: his links with Leonor de..
A documentary film about the taboos, stereotypes, and struggles of black actors in Brazilian television "soaps". Based on his own memories and on a sturdy bod..
From the Notebook of...
From the Notebook Of... was shot in Florence and takes as its point of departure Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks and Paul Valéry's essay on da Vinci's process...
A Boy Named Sue
A Boy Named Sue chronicles the transformation of a transsexual named Theo from a woman to a man over the course of six years. Following Theo's physiological a..
Oscar Niemeyer, an architect commited to his century
Who Owns the Past?
All Jokes Aside
Down from the Mountain
On May 24, 2000, the historic Ryman Auditorium was booked to offer Nashvillians an evening of sublime beauty. Label executives and soundtrack producers so lov..
Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq
An analysis of the effect of economic sanctions on Iraq.
The Name of This Film Is Dogme95
The Name of this Film is Dogme95 is an irreverent documentary exploring the origins of Dogme95, the most influential movement in world cinema for a generation..
The Fairy Faith
Escape to Life: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story
This documentary contains dramatized episodes about the lives of Erika and Klaus Mann, the brilliant children of German writer Thomas Mann.
Queens for a Night
Queens for a Night offers an uncensored peek into the inner sanctum of drag, showcasing the everyday activities and psyches of a variety of real-life female i..
William Gibson: No Maps for These Territories
On an overcast morning in 1999, William Gibson, father of cyberpunk and author of the cult-classic novel Neuromancer, stepped into a limousine and set off on ..
Mysterious Object at Noon
Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought an appetite for experimentation to Thai cinema with his debut feature, an uncategorizable work that refracts documentary i..
Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim
Warren Miller's Ride
Get ready to ride! Go around the world for the 51st time with the legendary Warren Miller and his high-energy crew for extreme skiing and snowboarding like yo..
Odyssey of the fortune-teller Daniele von Arb who, aged sixteen, joined the revolutionary underground and made the headlines as a top Swiss terrorist.
This Is What Democracy Looks Like
This film, shot by 100 amateur camera operators, tells the story of the enormous street protests in Seattle, Washington in November 1999, against the World Tr..
Live Nude Girls Unite!
Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and ra..
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Documentary on the Shackleton Antartic expedition. A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in and the crew of his vessel 'Th..
The Little Prince's Rap Against The Wicked Souls
By night Recife looks like an attractive city. Statistically, it is the fourth worst city in the world to live in. The film focuses on two young male inhabita..
Filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev follows two Czech Holocaust survivors, Jan Weiner and Arnost Lustig, as they revisit Terezin, a labor camp where Arnost was interned fo..
The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme
From neighborhood ciphers to the most notorious MC battles, "Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme" captures the electrifying energy of improvisational hip-hop--the rar..
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie foo..
This fascinating documentary is based around the Japanese wrestling organisation Gaea's rural training camp, and traces, in the main, the careers of four hope..
One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich
A documentary about the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The film was an episode of the French documentary film series Filmmakers of our time. The title of..