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For thirty-eight years, Vincent Cafarelli and Candy Kugel worked together on animated films. Then Vincent, after a day at work, went home, went to bed and never woke up. The Last Time is both a tribute to their collaboration and a recognition of sudden and massive loss. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, Animation, Relationships
The bewildering elements that sparked the powder keg of LA street gang violence are meticulously uncovered in the film, Lay Down Old Man. A two-film-in-one documentary about the history of the Bloods and the Crips, it provides a connecting a history of the rival gangs as told by two of its respective founding members. | Read MoreDocumentary
In this intimate and moving portrait of groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank, Fox engages the artist in a dialogue about his life and work. Creative tensions develop between Frank's desire to focus on the present and Fox's impulse to revisit the past. | Read MoreDocumentary
In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. In this quintessentially American documentary, filmmaking brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
A Soviet family searching for a modest paradise is swept into the immense Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, recalled through small episodes as Leonid's Story.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Long Story Short program. | Read MoreDocumentary
A generation of artists used creativity as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s. This dynamic and exhilarating documentary brings together more than 50 big-name musicians, writers, artists, and thinkers to trace a momentous social history from the cynical heyday of Reagan and Thatcher to today—and impart a message of hope. Featuring Chuck D, John Sayles, Eve Ensler, Tom Morello, Lewis Black, and many others. | Read MoreDocumentary
During the 1977 World Series, Sports Illustrated reporter Melissa Ludtke was denied access to the players’ locker room. After a very public fight, the door was opened, but the debate about female journalists in the male sanctum of the clubhouse remained. Through interviews with pioneering female sports writers, Let Them Wear Towels captures the raw behavior, humorous retaliation, angry lawsuits and remarkable resolve that went into the struggle for equal access for women reporters. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Sports, Documentary
Jason Osder makes an impressive feature film debut through his unbiased and thorough account of the incidents leading up to and during the 1985 standoff between the extremist African-American organization MOVE and Philadelphia authorities. The dramatic clash claimed eleven lives and literally and figuratively devastated an entire community. Let the Fire Burn is a real-life Wild West story absent the luxury of identifying its heroes by the color of their hats. | Read MoreDocumentary
He indelibly connected to the streets, buildings, throughfares, and lives that make up the vast narrative of the city he called home. In recognition of his impact on New York City, in April 2002 Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Rudin family unveiled Lew Rudin Way at Park Avenue and 52nd Street. This 60-minute documentary, narrated by Sidney Poitier, tells the story of the man fondly knonw as "Mr. New York" by presidents, masters of industry, and regular New Yorkers alike, and his lifetime of civic and personal leadership. | Read MoreDocumentary