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Obit.

Obit.

Director: Vanessa Gould
Year: 2017

At a time when the free press is under threat, OBIT. takes a rare look inside one of the United States’ foremost journalistic institutions, The New York Times. The steadfast writers of the paper's Obituaries section approach their work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair, each day depositing the details of a handful of extraordinary lives into the cultural memory. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling the recently deceased, OBIT. is ultimately a celebration of life that conveys the central role journalism plays in capturing and reporting vital pieces of our history.

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Dawson City: Frozen Time

Dawson City: Frozen Time

Director: Bill Morrison
Year: 2017

This meditation on cinema’s past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under the permafrost in a former Canadian Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America.

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Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

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Year: 2017

RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Director: Raoul Peck
Year: 2016

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO uses Baldwins words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American racism and the efforts to curtail it, from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Director: Catherine Bainbridge , Alfonso Maiorana
Year: 2017

This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music and the pioneering Native American musicians who helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

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Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray

Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray

Director: Kristi Zea
Year: 2017

A determined single mom, with nothing but guts and vision, breaks through notorious art world barriers to become one of the outstanding painters of our time.

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Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Director: Gay Dillingham
Year: 2015

Two conventional Harvard professors began probing the edges of consciousness in the '60s. Timothy Leary ended up in jail, while Richard Alpert became Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher.

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Dare to Drum

Dare to Drum

Director: John Bryant
Year: 2016

DARE TO DRUM tells the story of rock star composer Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police, teaming up with D’Drum, a Texas-based world percussion group, and Maestro Jaap van Zweden with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to create groundbreaking work, both on and off the screen.

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Love, Sweat & Tears

Love, Sweat & Tears

Director: Scott Jacobs
Year: 2017

Death, taxes, and menopause are unavoidable facts of life. Love, Sweat & Tears is a groundbreaking, inspiring, and humorous look at a long-taboo subject that will impact both women and men during their lifetimes.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Year: 2016

The first documentary about Maya Angelou celebrates her life and reveals new insight into the life of this legendary performer, writer, poet and activist. 

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