Family Studies

112 Weddings

112 Weddings

Director: Doug Block
Year: 2014

For the past two decades, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Doug Block (51 Birch Street, The Kids Grow Up) has helped support himself by shooting weddings. Hired for his intimate documentary style, he found himself emotionally bonding with his wedding...

112 Weddings

52 Tuesdays

52 Tuesdays

Director: Sophie Hyde
Year: 2013

A teenage girl's coming of age told as her mother begins his gender transition.

52 Tuesdays

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.

A Small Good Thing

Behind the Orange Curtain

Behind the Orange Curtain

Year: 2018

Not your TV version of Orange County. Born out of the deaths of two Orange County teens, this close-to-the-bone documentary explores how young people of relative affluence in this part of the country are dying after getting hooked on prescription...

Behind the Orange Curtain

Brown Bread

Brown Bread

Director: Sarah Gross
Year: 2015

It all started with a vision. In the 1970s Margot and Peter made their first steps away from a normal family and began to adopt, integrating children of poverty and children of privilege, black and white under one roof.

Brown Bread

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....

Chef Flynn

Custody

Custody

Director: Xavier Legrand
Year: 2018

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the center in this tense family drama that will keep audiences guessing and leave them with their hearts in their throats.

Custody

Defining Hope

Defining Hope

Director: Carolyn Jones
Year: 2017

DEFINING HOPE is a documentary that weaves the stories of patients with life-threatening illness, and the nurses who guide them as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how...

Defining Hope

Farewell Herr Schwarz

Farewell Herr Schwarz

Director: Yael Reuveny
Year: 2013

Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival, director Yael Reuvenya's film is a cinematic journey about the Holocaust from a third generation perspective. Siblings Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz were separated by the wa...

Farewell Herr Schwarz

Fatima

Fatima

Director: Philippe Faucon
Year: 2015

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors and her two teenage children alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary.

Fatima

For Grace

For Grace

Director: Mark Helenowski, Kevin Pang
Year: 2015

Curtis Duffy, a renowned chef, builds a restaurant and shows the exacting standards required for luxury dining.

For Grace

Griefwalker

Griefwalker

Director: Tim Wilson
Year: 2008

GRIEFWALKER is an extraordinary portrait of Harvard-trained theologian Stephen Jenkinson, who teaches that death empowers us to live and that we must know grief well in order to appreciate our own lives.

Griefwalker

Holes In My Shoes

Holes In My Shoes

Director: David Wachs
Year: 2006

The profoundly moving story of native New Yorker, Jack Beers. He cuts down trees and rips telephone books into pieces at 94, but it is his long and diverse list of lifetime achievements that makes his tale so touching.

Holes In My Shoes

Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Director: Abbas Fahdel
Year: 2015

An extraordinary personal look at the people of Iraq prior to and immediately after the US invasion of 2003.

Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Human

Human

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Year: 2016

Using testimonies and aerial images, filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand confronts the realities and diversity of human conditions.

Human

The Internet's Own Boy

The Internet's Own Boy

Director: Brian Knappenberger
Year: 2014

Aaron Swartz was a programming prodigy who helped shape the digital landscape we all use today.The Internet's Own Boy is a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant tech millionaire who renounced the values of Silicon Valley startup culture and use...

The Internet's Own Boy

Invitation to Dance

Invitation to Dance

Director: Christian von Tippelskirch, Simi Linton
Year: 2014

Invitation to Dance is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. The film traces Simi Linton's personal growth as a disabled woman, and the larger historically significant developments around her over the past 40 years.

Invitation to Dance

Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version

Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version

Year: 2016

New presentation-length edition Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. Simi Linton's story forms the narrative backbone of the documentary. The film traces both her...

Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version

Just Gender

Just Gender

Director: George Zuber
Year: 2013

Through the stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies, JUST GENDER explores the confusion, the isolation, and the fear felt by many transgender persons. It also reveals their growing awareness and acceptance, and...

Just Gender

Just Gender for High School

Just Gender for High School

Director: George Zuber
Year: 2014

Excerpts from the feature-length documentary of the same name, combined with specially created classroom instructional materials and a teachers' training manual.

Just Gender for High School

Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet

Director: Sam Blair, Joseph Martin
Year: 2016

An anti-Semitic far-right politician's astonishing transformation after finding out he is Jewish.

Keep Quiet

Meet the Fokkens

Meet the Fokkens

Director: Gabrielle Provaas, Rob Schröder
Year: 2012

Meet Louise and Martine Fokkens: 69-year-old identical twins who have worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam's red light district for over 50 years.

Meet the Fokkens

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

Director: ONE9
Year: 2014

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmar...

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

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...

Of Fathers and Sons

Regina

Regina

Director: Diana GroĆ³
Year: 2013

Diana Groó’s documentary tells the story of Regina Jonas (1902-1944) a strong woman, who made history by becoming the first properly ordained woman rabbi in the world.

Regina

Rockaway: Before and After

Rockaway: Before and After

Director: Jennifer Callahan

A pair of one-hour features on a single disc, Rockaway: Before and After takes a look at the history, community, architecture, planning and cultural impact of a unique, working-class beach resort on the Rockaway peninsula.   

Rockaway: Before and After

The Sentence

The Sentence

Director: Rudy Valdez
Year: 2018

Drawing from hundreds of hours of footage, filmmaker Rudy Valdez shows the aftermath of his sister Cindy’s 15-year sentence for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend—something known, in legal...

The Sentence

Web Junkie

Web Junkie

Director: Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
Year: 2014

Internet addiction is now a global issue, and china is the first country to classify it as a clinical disorder. Web Junkie takes audiences inside a Beijing treatment center and explores the cases of three teenagers who suffer from this 21st century...

Web Junkie

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...

What Will People Say

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Director: Marc Silver
Year: 2013

The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the...

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

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