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The defining moment of one’s life shouldn’t be swept under the rug—but for two brothers who survived a 1974 plane crash that killed their family near Aspen, Colorado, it was. After 40 years of silence, the pair embarks on a road trip to retrace their flight in this somber documentary.
In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teamed up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to study the weather—flying higher than anyone in history in the process. This thrilling adventure pits human grit and ingenuity against increasingly thin air.
Filmed in the aftermath of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, this documentary intimately chronicles the plight of grieving students and parents as they strive to come to grips with the unthinkable tragedy and search for ways to make sense of the senseless.
Maybe 100 bad days
Rooted in New Orleans, this modern-day silent film challenges the idea of Black cinema as a new wave or movement, proposing instead a continuous thread of achievement.
The inimitable Errol Morris sits down with self-described “apocalyptic nationalist” and political strategist Steve Bannon in a documentary that will be irresistible to political junkies and blood-boiling to anyone who has deliberately avoided the news over the past few years.
It takes a village to make a movie—but when that village is Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, rather than Hollywood, the creative process can go painfully, hilariously, unforgettably awry. A heartfelt tribute to underdogs everywhere, this acclaimed 1999 documentary remains a cult favorite today.
A bird loops with unmasked mirror apprehended by camera in flight.
A meditation on loss and the journey towards progress.
Scottish artist and musician Bill Drummond is on a 12-year world tour—but instead of performing in any traditional sense, he’s baking cakes and shining shoes in a documentary so quirky it almost reads as parody.
As rollicking, wisecracking outlaws who can’t ride far or fast enough to escape their own infamy, Paul Newman and Robert Redford generate the chemistry that made them Hollywood legends in George Roy Hill’s semirevisionist, seriocomic Western.
“Catch is a fragmented observation on hidden reflective surfaces, the corner of a dormant television screen, a window…”—Mike Reynolds, Berkeley Barb
David Nessl's dog had a dream and told him about it. He made a movie about that dream. This is that movie.
The first installment of a five-part project that contemplates a second American civil war via experimental and hybrid cinematic forms, incorporating call-in radio clips and 20 years of verité footage from the filmmaker’s archive.
A century-old tradition bonds the people of Nenana, Alaska, who bet on the arrival of spring during the Ice Classic: When the river ice melts, the winner can take up to $350,000. This heartwarming documentary considers the contest as an important source of not only community pride but autonomy.
Prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) scrupulously maintains her emotional distance from everyone and everything—including a failing marriage and a botched execution. But with plans to carry out another death sentence underway, her nerves are starting to fray in this devastating drama.
Amidst a devastating opioid epidemic, a free clinic operates a needle exchange in the shadows of Fresno, California.
In Chinese New Year tradition, finding a coin inside a dumpling means a blessed year ahead. A young woman loses the lucky coins she has been collecting since childhood on her journey to a new country. Her new life begins with a search to find them.
A humorous, digitally induced meditation on color, motion, and space from a few frames of a roadside fall panorama in upstate New York.
Common’s relationship to hip hop is explored: the passion, the community, the dance, the rhythm, the clothing, the lifestyle, the culture.
More than 44 million Americans collectively owe a whopping $1.5 trillion in federal student-loan debt. This new series tackles the crisis head on, working with struggling young people in L.A. to change their habits, gain financial confidence, and become the CEOs of their own lives.
Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, albeit useless, superpower.
An epidemic has swept through a small beach community, plaguing its residents with exhausting, endless nights of compulsive dancing. When Marcos stumbles upon a cure, he intends on hoarding it for his family. But he quickly realizes that keeping it hush hush will be easier said than done.
Luke endured a traumatic childhood with the help of his imaginary friend Daniel—who also helped get him into trouble. Now a struggling college student, Luke decides he needs his old buddy again—but it turns out that Daniel’s influence has gone from bad to worse in this thriller-horror hybrid.
A promising date hits an impasse when a young couple discovers an inconvenient truth.
Two strangers meet under mysterious circumstances and discover they share a mutual fetish.
A popular lesbian "commercial," 110 images of sensual touching montages in A, B, C, D rolls of "kinaesthetic" editing.
A reflection of Earl Sweatshirt’s life and perspective.
Filmmaker RaMell Ross joins five men in Alabama as they resurrect the homestead ritual of hog processing under the guidance of Johnny Blackmon.
After two tours in Fallujah during the Iraq War, U.S. Marine Roman Baca came home a different person. To deal with his depression, anxiety, and anger, he turned to an unlikely comfort—ballet.
A group of actors reflects on their most traumatic experiences. Then they take turns acting one another’s ordeals out.
A single piece of paper, a second stab at suture, a story three times over, a frame for every mile. A long-distance dedication for a faraway friend halfway up the mountain, with words by Charles Darwin.
Follow the daring few who are willing to risk everything for the perfect pint.
Longtime fest guest Bob Byington is back with this hilariously cynical, occasionally hopeful comedy about a substitute high-school teacher who finds herself briefly incarcerated after a fling with a student. Turns out the worst thing that ever happens to you can also be the best thing.
In 2007, the New York Times praised this gut-punching portrait of an outcast as “personal cinema at its most uncompromising and fierce.” The filmmaker himself, Ronald Bronstein, called it “an overripe tomato lobbed with spazmo inaccuracy at…the silver screen.” They were both right.
A foot-focused dance.
A poker game unfolds in a series of experimental video collages inspired by David Hockney’s “joiners.”
Four friends. Many bands. Expectations. Addiction. Loss.
The American Dream may be the most enduring tale we as a nation tell ourselves. But is the guarantee of upward mobility in exchange for hard work—regardless of color, class, or creed—just a myth? This frank documentary asks whether we’re lying to ourselves about the even level of the playing field.
A comically surreal vision of a family visiting a funeral home.
This highly personal and cathartic drama based on writer and co-star Shia LaBeouf’s own experiences as a child actor follows young Otis Lort as he attempts to mend his contentious relationship with an abusive, alcoholic father over the course of a decade.
As the workday grinds to a halt, street racers gather on the backroads of Bakersfield to find catharsis.
A dark comedy about a man who receives a mysterious proposition from his childhood crush.
A stop motion trip through Colorado.
In this experimental documentary, a group of undocumented young people purposely get detained by ICE in order to infiltrate a for-profit detention center where people are held for years without due process. Their goal: to reunite detainees with their families by gaming the system from within.
“Grenier’s great skill is that by means of shifts of focus, by subtly altering light level and shadow, by moving the camera axis, by playing upon grain, contrast, and surface texture, he can provoke constant mystery as to what exactly we’ve just seen, are seeing, will see next.”—Simon Field
A classic cat-and-mouse story with abstract characters representing government and spirituality. They will be judged for their actions.
A pugilist-in-training, Jess has big boxing aspirations, while her father worries and supports her in one-two alternations of his own.
A laundromat attendant is attacked by the store's leftover clothing.
Seven Minutes in Heaven is a game teenagers have been playing since the 1950s. The rules are simple: By spinning a bottle or drawing names, two people are picked at random to spend seven minutes in a closet doing whatever they want, so long as it’s consensual.
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