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1/3 (One Third)

1/3 (One Third)

Director: Young-man Kim
Year: 2006

Based upon Dante's Inferno, 1/3 is a timeless fable of redemption, a gritty, streetwise contemporary thriller, and a poetic meditation on urban alienation.

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A Small Good Thing

A Small Good Thing

Director: Pamela Tanner Boll
Year: 2016

Meet a group of people who share is a deep desire to have more meaning in their lives, a closer bond with their families and communities, and a connection to themselves and the natural world.

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American Mystic

American Mystic

Director: Alex Mar
Year: 2010

Alex Mar's lyrical first work is a bold and artful documentary that braids together the stories of three young Americans who have chosen to sacrifice comforts in order to embrace the fringes of alternative religion.

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Ballast

Ballast

Director: Lance Hammer
Year: 2008

The winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival's Dramatic Directing Award and Excellence in Cinematography Award, Ballast is a stunning and evocative story of personal catastrophe and communal redemption set in the Mississippi Delta. Writer-director Lance Hammer and his gifted cast of local, non-professional actors have created an unflinching, profoundly humane story of lost souls forced by circumstance to seek solace in the most unlikely of places.

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Barking Water

Barking Water

Director: Sterlin Harjo
Year: 2009

A uniquely delicate and moving road movie, Barking Water uses the ruggedly beautiful backdrop of rural Oklahoma to tell the story of a proud Native American attempting to reconnect with his estranged family.

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Los Bastardos

Los Bastardos

Director: Amat Escalante
Year: 2008

Award winning film about two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day they stand on the corner at the home improvement store seeking employment. Today, the job they are given is well paid compared to their poor usual wages. Today, one of them carries a shotgun inside his backpack.

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Bear Nation

Bear Nation

Director: Malcolm Ingram
Year: 2011

In BEAR NATION, filmmaker Malcolm Ingram (Small Town Gay Bar), takes you on a fascinating journey inside a fast growing segment of the gay community where what was once a perceived negative is now redefining the definition of what it looks like to be gay.

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David Holzman's Diary

David Holzman's Diary

Director: Jim McBride
Year: 1967

This landmark 1967 faux-documentary finds recently dumped David Holzman (L. M. Kit Carson) unloading comic-neurotic monologues straight to the camera. Filmed like cinema verite, it’s a well-disguised fiction about the deceptions of cinematic illusionism and the lies we tell ourselves in order to live. New York Times Critics Pick.

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Ganja & Hess

Ganja & Hess

Director: Bill Gunn
Year: 1973

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film Ganja & Hess is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity.

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How to be a Man

How to be a Man

Director: (various)
Year: 1951

Since the 1940’s, classroom films have aimed at tutoring young adolescents on subjects such as sexual development, the importance of fitting in, and juvenile delinquency, all in tidy, ten-minute sermons disguised as dramas. This collection illustrates social norms from post-WWII America. (see also, HOW TO BE A WOMAN)

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