Women Filmmakers

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

Act of God

Act of God

Director: Jennifer Baichwal
Year: 2009

Is being hit by lightning a random natural occurrence or a predestined event? Accidents, chance, fate and the elusive quest to make sense out of tragedy underpin director Jennifer Baichwal's (Manufactured Landscapes) captivating new work, an elegant...

Act of God

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.

American Mystic

As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes

Director: Leyla Bouzid
Year: 2015

As I Open My Eyes gives us a look at Tunisian youth on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution as they are pulled in all directions by conflicting forces: disenchantment, fear, creativity, rebellion against dictatorship, rejection of conservatism, and the...

As I Open My Eyes

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Director: Pamela B. Green
Year: 2019

Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to...

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Better Things

Better Things

Director: Maria Paz Cabardo
Year: 2012

Jeffrey Catherine Jones was a transgender painter, illustrator, and comics artist. Narrated and told through the experiences and perceptions of Jeffrey, the film is guided and shaped by a group of creators who were influenced by Jeffrey at various...

Better Things

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Director: Alexandra Dean
Year: 2017

Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy Lamarr speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy t...

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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

The Decent One

The Decent One

Director: Vanessa Lapa
Year: 2014

Newly discovered papers reveal the human side of one of history's most merciless killers: Nazi "Final Solution" architect Heinrich Himmler.

The Decent One

Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn

Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn

Director: Martin Östberg, Elin Magnusson, Sara Kaaman, Ester Martin Bergsmark, Nelli, Andreas, Åsa Sandzén, Pella Kågerman, Tora Mårtens, Wolfe Madam, Jennifer Rainsford, Universal Pussy, Joanna Rytel, Ingrid Ryberg
Year: 2009

Dirty Diaries is a collection of twelve short pornographic films created by a group of feminist filmmakers in Sweden. The series of shorts is intended as a feminist response to traditional pornography -- porn films made by women to explore and...

Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

Director: Petra Volpe

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote....

The Divine Order

Elles

Elles

Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Year: 2011

Academy Award- winner Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes for a magazine article. What begins as a routine assignment, though, quickly turns personal, as Anne is drawn into the...

Elles

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

Director: Marcie Begleiter
Year: 2016

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long...

Eva Hesse

Great Directors

Great Directors

Director: Angela Ismailos
Year: 2011

Ten of the greatest filmmakers in the world passionately discuss their craft in Angela Ismailos' hugely entertaining documentary GREAT DIRECTORS. Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Liliana Cavani, Todd Haynes,...

Great Directors

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation

Director: Laura Archibald
Year: 2013

Featuring poignant interviews with Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean, Peter Yarrow, Arlo Guthrie, Lucy and Carly Simon, Tom Chapin and Judy Collins, among dozens of other music luminaries, GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION...

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation

How To Dance In Ohio

How To Dance In Ohio

Director: Alexandra Shiva
Year: 2015

In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event - a spring formal dance. Orders will be shipped starting January 27, 2016

How To Dance In Ohio

In The Image

In The Image

Director: Emmy Scharlatt, Judith Montell
Year: 2014

Palestinian women volunteers are given video cameras and record the brutality and human rights violations by Israelis that are a part of their daily lives.

In The Image

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

¡Las Sandinistas!

¡Las Sandinistas!

Director: Jenny Murray
Year: 2018

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the extraordinary and untold story of a group of Nicaraguan women who led rebel Sandinista troops in battle, and went on to create groundbreaking social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution - and...

¡Las Sandinistas!

Manufactured Landscapes

Manufactured Landscapes

Director: Jennifer Baichwal
Year: 2006

Manufactured Landscapes

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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. 

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism

Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism

Director: Virginie Despentes
Year: 2011

MUTANTES is a documentary about pro-sex feminism, a movement that seeks to redefine how we understand pornography and its role in media. Through interviews with sex workers, porn actresses, and other members of the sex industry, the film demystifies...

Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism

The New Public

The New Public

Director: Jyllian Gunther
Year: 2013

In fall 2006, former DJ, point guard and teacher turned first-time principal, James O'Brien, opened a small public high school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where 1/3 of residents live below the poverty line and the graduation rate is 40%. Throug...

The New Public

No Dinosaurs in Heaven

No Dinosaurs in Heaven

Director: Greta Schiller
Year: 2010

Emmy Award-winning director (Before Stonewall, Paris Was a Woman) and science educator Greta Schiller uses her own experience -- with a graduate school biology professor who refused to teach evolution -- to expose the insidious effect that so-called...

No Dinosaurs in Heaven

On Meditation

On Meditation

Director: Rebecca Dreyfus
Year: 2015

ON MEDITATION explores the deeply personal practice of meditation through an exploration of extraordinary people and their practices including David Lynch, Giancarlo Esposito, Russell Simmons, Congressman Tim Ryan, Peter Matthiessen, Mark Epstein an...

On Meditation

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Director: Sophie Fiennes
Year: 2010

In 1993, artist Anselm Kiefer left Buchen, Germany for La Ribaute, a derelict silk factory near Barjac, a town in the south of France. Sophie Fiennes' film sheds insight into the years that Kiefer spent there, engaged in a fervent process of artisti...

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Payback

Payback

Director: Jennifer Baichwal
Year: 2012

Payback

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Director: Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, Helen Holmes, Mabel Normand, Grace Cunard, Dorothy Davenport Reid
Year: 2018

This important collection of new 2K and 4K restorations shines a light on the contributions of women filmmakers in shaping the language of early cinema. Includes work by Lois Weber, Alice Guy-Blaché, and Zora Neale...

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

A Previous Engagement

A Previous Engagement

Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Year: 2008

When Julia talks her husband into a family vacation in Malta she has a secret agenda: a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love. With one last day in Malta, Julia must choose between the husband she never really knew and the man she'...

A Previous Engagement

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