• 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.

  • Takeover

    A film by Emma Francis-Snyder 2021

    1970. A group of activists, the Young Lords, take over a decrepit hospital in the South Bronx launching a battle for their lives, their community, and healthcare for all.

  • 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.

  • Simple as Water


    Simple as Water is a soft-spoken meditation on love, displacement, and fracturing familial relations from Academy Award-winner Megan Mylan (Lost Boys of Sudan, Smile Pinki). From Turkey to Greece to Germany to the U.S., the bond of close relatives transcends borders for Syrian families impacted by the repercussions of perpetual war.

  • Gather


    Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

  • Manzanar Diverted

    A film by Ann Kaneko 2021

    From the majestic peaks of the snow-capped Sierras to the parched valley of Payahuunadü, “the land of flowing water,” Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust  poetically weaves together memories of intergenerational women. Native Americans, Japanese-American WWII incarcerees and environmentalists form an unexpected alliance to defend their land and water from Los Angeles.

  • When Claude Got Shot

    A film by Brad Lichtenstein 2021

    While visiting his hometown of Milwaukee, father of three and aspiring attorney, Claude Motley, is shot in the face by 15-year-old Nathan, during a carjacking gone wrong. Two nights later, Nathan attempts to rob Victoria, who fires her gun in self-defense, partially paralyzing Nathan from the waist down. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Brad Lichtenstein, When Claude Got Shot follows three strangers tragically bound together by a weekend of gun violence, and a five-year journey to navigate recovery and forgiveness.

  • Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to Harry Belafonte on the Tonight Show

    The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show Opens in a new tab

    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.

  • Two lawyers exiting the ACLU building

    The Fight Opens in a new tab

    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.

  • A yellow protest sign that says: "Jail Killer Cops! Justice for Akai Gurley"

    Down a Dark Stairwell Opens in a new tab

    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.

  • The words "How to Fix a Primary: Inside and Outsider Campaign" I super-imposed on a photo of Abdul El-Sayed and Bernie Sanders where Bernie is holding up Abdul's hand in victory

    How to Fix a Primary: Inside and Outsider Campaign Opens in a new tab

    A film by Brittany Huckabee 2020

    How to Fix a Primary follows a young doctor named Abdul El-Sayed as he takes on Michigan’s political establishment in a bid to become the first Muslim governor in U.S. history. In telling this story, the film calls into question what is meant by a “fix” — both in the sense of an unfairly rigged outcome and of a potential remedy.

  • A photograph of Agnes Gund speaking to a woman in a yellow scarf

    Aggie Opens in a new tab

    A film by Catherine Gund 2020

    Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life.