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Of Fathers and Sons

Of Fathers and Sons

Director: Talal Derki
Year: 2018

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Of Fathers and Sons shares the daily life of a radical Islamist family with unparalleled intimacy, capturing the chilling moment when childhood dies and jihadism is born.

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The Last Resort

The Last Resort

Director: Kareem Tabsch , Dennis Scholl
Year: 2019

The Last Resort resurrects Miami Beach of the 1970s, home to a vibrant population of Jewish retirees, through vivid photographs captured by a pair of young artists who dedicated themselves to documenting this unique and fleeting chapter in the city’s history.

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Chef Flynn

Chef Flynn

Director: Cameron Yates
Year: 2018

Ten-year-old Flynn McGarry transforms his living room into a supper club, using his classmates as line cooks and serving a tasting menu foraged from his neighbors’ backyards. Fame comes early and Flynn quickly outgrows his bedroom kitchen. Enjoying unwavering support from his mother, an artist who documents every step of his unique journey, Flynn sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.

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Mantra: Sounds Into Silence

Mantra: Sounds Into Silence

Director: Georgia Wyss
Year: 2018

An uplifting documentary exploring the growing music and social phenomenon of chanting Mantras.

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What Will People Say

What Will People Say

Director: Iram Haq
Year: 2018

Nisha is a normal Norwegian teenager by day and a perfect Pakistani daughter by night. But when her father catched her alone with her boyfriend and ships her off to Pakistan, Nisha's two worlds brutally collide. Based on the director’s own experiences and winner of Audience Awards at AFI Fest and Les Arcs European Film Festival.

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Touch Me Not

Touch Me Not

Director: Adina Pintilie
Year: 2019

On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows a group of people on an emotional journey to unlock intimacy in their lives. Observing as they work to overcome old patterns, defense mechanisms, and taboos, the film looks at how we can learn to love another without losing ourselves.

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What is Democracy?

What is Democracy?

Director: Astra Taylor
Year: 2018

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.

Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

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Studio 54

Studio 54

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Year: 2018

For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Rubell was the bon vivant who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the behind-the-scenes creative mastermind who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise. With unprecedented access to Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure-trove of rare footage, director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last EmperorScotty and the Secret History of Hollywood) constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows.

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Makala

Makala

Director: Emmanuel Gras
Year: 2018

Featuring stunning cinematography, Makala (Swahili for "charcoal") is a powerful testament to one man's commitment to his family, and his endurance in working to provide them with a brighter future.

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The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe

Director: Pierce Rafferty , Jayne Loader , Kevin Rafferty
Year: 1982

This darkly funny and eerily relevant 1982 cult classic about how to stop worrying and love the bomb is pieced together from government-produced educational and training films, newsreels and advertisements. Presented in a sparkling 4K digital restoration.

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