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Neutral Ground

A film by CJ Hunt

2021

In 2015, director CJ Hunt began filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four Confederate monuments. But when the proposed removal was halted by death threats, Hunt sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America. The result is THE NEUTRAL GROUND, Hunt's smart, and bitterly funny look at America’s troubled romance with "The Lost Cause." While the film is an exploration of race in America - it is also an exploration of Hunt's own racial identity as African American.

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Neutral Ground

A film by CJ Hunt

2021

In 2015, director CJ Hunt began filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four Confederate monuments. But when the proposed removal was halted by death threats, Hunt sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America. The result is THE NEUTRAL GROUND, Hunt's smart, and bitterly funny look at America’s troubled romance with "The Lost Cause." While the film is an exploration of race in America - it is also an exploration of Hunt's own racial identity as African American.

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A Cop Movie

A film by Alonso Ruizpalacios

2021

A bold experiment in documentary and narrative storytelling sheds light on one of Mexico's most controversial institutions, the police force and the causes of the impunity crisis plaguing the justice system.

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A Cop Movie

A film by Alonso Ruizpalacios

2021

A bold experiment in documentary and narrative storytelling sheds light on one of Mexico's most controversial institutions, the police force and the causes of the impunity crisis plaguing the justice system.

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Primera

A film by Vee Bravo

2021

Over the course of a one year, Primera tells the story of the social uprising that evolved into a nation-wide movement, beginning with the student takeover of Santiago’s metro system and ending with the historic plebiscite that paved the way for the writing of a new constitution. The film offers an immersive look at the year-long process through the experiences of everyday Chileans who were affected by the violent police repression at the start of the social uprising.

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Primera

A film by Vee Bravo

2021

Over the course of a one year, Primera tells the story of the social uprising that evolved into a nation-wide movement, beginning with the student takeover of Santiago’s metro system and ending with the historic plebiscite that paved the way for the writing of a new constitution. The film offers an immersive look at the year-long process through the experiences of everyday Chileans who were affected by the violent police repression at the start of the social uprising.

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Storm Lake

A film by Jerry Risius

2021

Dark clouds hang over the cornfields of Storm Lake, Iowa, which has seen its fair share of change in the 40 years since Big Agriculture came to town. Farmers blow their life savings on new equipment they hope will keep their livelihoods intact. Migrant workers flock here—welcome and not—for their slice of the American Dream. The people of Storm Lake confront a changing community as global forces threaten their precarious existence. Enter: 63-year-old Pulitzer-prize winner Art Cullen and his family-run newspaper, The Storm Lake Times. Day-in and day-out, the Cullens deliver local news and biting editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers. Come hell or pandemic, they’ll fight to preserve this town they call home. There’s simply too much at stake.

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Storm Lake

A film by Jerry Risius

2021

Dark clouds hang over the cornfields of Storm Lake, Iowa, which has seen its fair share of change in the 40 years since Big Agriculture came to town. Farmers blow their life savings on new equipment they hope will keep their livelihoods intact. Migrant workers flock here—welcome and not—for their slice of the American Dream. The people of Storm Lake confront a changing community as global forces threaten their precarious existence. Enter: 63-year-old Pulitzer-prize winner Art Cullen and his family-run newspaper, The Storm Lake Times. Day-in and day-out, the Cullens deliver local news and biting editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers. Come hell or pandemic, they’ll fight to preserve this town they call home. There’s simply too much at stake.

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PHILLY D.A.

A film by Yoni Brook, Ted Passon, and Nicole Salazar

2021

A groundbreaking 8-part documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.

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PHILLY D.A.

A film by Yoni Brook, Ted Passon, and Nicole Salazar

2021

A groundbreaking 8-part documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.

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Ailey

A film by Jamila Wignot

2021

Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. AILEY traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty.

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Ailey

A film by Jamila Wignot

2021

Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. AILEY traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty.

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Users

A film by Natalia Almada

2021

As technology advances, USERS invites us to question how the machines we use every day may end up changing us forever.
Both intimate in scope and epic in scale, and featuring a score performed by the Kronos Quartet, Award- winning director Natalia Almada invites us on a cinematic journey to reassess our relationship with technology and its impact on our planet.

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Users

A film by Natalia Almada

2021

As technology advances, USERS invites us to question how the machines we use every day may end up changing us forever.
Both intimate in scope and epic in scale, and featuring a score performed by the Kronos Quartet, Award- winning director Natalia Almada invites us on a cinematic journey to reassess our relationship with technology and its impact on our planet.

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Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

A film by Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz

2021

CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS brings to life the creative process that culminated in choreographer-dancer-director Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS crisis. In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the emerging Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company felt as they were embattled by the AIDS epidemic. 

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

A film by Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz

2021

CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS brings to life the creative process that culminated in choreographer-dancer-director Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS crisis. In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the emerging Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company felt as they were embattled by the AIDS epidemic. 

Fruits of Labor

A film by Emily Cohen Ibañez

2021

Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager, dreams of graduating high school when ICE raids in her community threaten to separate her family and force her to become her family's breadwinner.

Fruits of Labor

A film by Emily Cohen Ibañez

2021

Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager, dreams of graduating high school when ICE raids in her community threaten to separate her family and force her to become her family's breadwinner.

The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show

A film by Yoruba Richen

2020

THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW tells that almost-forgotten story and how this historic week set the stage for the confluence of late-night and politics that we see today. In early 1968, as riots rocked American cities and the Vietnam War tragically escalated, the legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte took over Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” for one whole week. 

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The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show

A film by Yoruba Richen

2020

THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW tells that almost-forgotten story and how this historic week set the stage for the confluence of late-night and politics that we see today. In early 1968, as riots rocked American cities and the Vietnam War tragically escalated, the legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte took over Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” for one whole week. 

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The Fight

A film by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres

2020

At this defining moment in American history, THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.

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The Fight

A film by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres

2020

At this defining moment in American history, THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.

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Down a Dark Stairwell

A film by Ursula Liang

2020

When a Chinese-American police officer kills an unarmed Black man in a darkened stairwell of a New York City housing project, it sets off a firestorm of emotion and calls for accountability. When he becomes the first NYPD officer convicted of an on duty shooting in over a decade, the fight for justice becomes complicated.

 

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Down a Dark Stairwell

A film by Ursula Liang

2020

When a Chinese-American police officer kills an unarmed Black man in a darkened stairwell of a New York City housing project, it sets off a firestorm of emotion and calls for accountability. When he becomes the first NYPD officer convicted of an on duty shooting in over a decade, the fight for justice becomes complicated.

 

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