American Culture

4 Our Sons

Set to the irrepressible visual rhythms of NYC, the film "4 Our Sons" follows the plight of newly born--and even unborn--young Black men in America....

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45365

45365 takes us on an unforgettable journey into the heartland of the USA. Through beautiful imagery and an open invitation into the participants'...

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5 Sides of a Coin

Exploding the myth that Hip-Hop is merely 'rap music,' "5 Sides of a Coin" is an overview of the worldwide phenomenon of Hip-Hop.

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After Circus

A unique look at larger-than-life characters in Sarasota, Florida, at the end of their careers as Circus performers.

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The Aggressives

The Aggressives is a dynamic film shot in vibrant NYC on digital video, featuring intimate interviews with six lesbians who define themselves...

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al imam

Despite controversy and threats, Muslim singer/songwriter turned spiritual leader Ani Zonneveld takes a stand for justice through activism.

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Almost Elvis

Filmed in every corner of America and over two years in the making, Almost Elvis is the ultimate documentary on the world of Elvis impersonators;...

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Almost Normal

Brad Jenkins is gay, just turned 40 and is still single. ...He's depressed. Reminiscing, Brad confides to his best friend since high school,...

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American Pimp

Driven by their fascination with the cultural enigma of the black urban pimp from such vintage Blaxploitation movies as THE MACK, the Hughes...

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Art & Copy

ART & COPY introduces the cultural visionaries who revolutionized advertising during the industry's golden age by creating slogans to live by...

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Balseros

In the summer of 1994, a team of public television reporters filmed and interviewed seven Cubans a few days before their risky venture of setting...

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Bass Man

Takahiro Omori came to the U.S. from Japan in 1992 with the goal of becoming a professional bass fisherman. Bass Man finds Takahiro during the...

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Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story

MVP Al Rosen, The Hebrew Hammer of the 50's, is truly one of a kind in the history of baseball.

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Ben Harper: Pleasure + Pain

"Pleasure & Pain" is an intriguing and in-depth look at the life that is lived by contemporary roots rock icon Ben Harper. This documentary offers...

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Better Living Through Circuitry

The most important film to document youth culture since WOODSTOCK. A cross-section of the electronic subculture is represented as ravers, Djs,...

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Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration moves past the headlines and takes an in-depth look at the emotional, economic and cultural conflicts...

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Bingo!

Filmmaker John Jeffcoat takes a humorous look at all that is Bingo, from welfare recipients to drag queens and the Catholic church. Shot in Europe...

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Black Picket Fence

Black Picket Fence is director Sergio Goes' poignant portrait of the bleak realities of life in the public housing projects of Brooklyn's East...

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Born Again

Born Again is a documentary by and about one woman’s 30-year search to come to terms with her true sexual identity while growing up in an ultra-religious...

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Breakfast at Ina's

Ina Pinkney is a Chicago legend of the tastiest kind. Known around town as the “Breakfast Queen”, she has been feeding Chicagoans for the...

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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

A behind-the-scenes-of-Broadway look at the unique role of Jewish Americans in the creation of the modern American musical.

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Broken Mirrors

The ten-minute documentary "Broken Mirrors" tells the story of the filmmaker's lost identity, a Jewish heritage that had been suppressed for...

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Bury the Hatchet

BURY THE HATCHET features three Mardi Gras Indian Chiefs in a dynamic and intimate portrait of the unique, endangered and often hidden New Orleans...

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Call It Democracy

Call It Democracy is a fresh perspective on voting rights, election reform and the unresolved electronic voting controversies threatening to...

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Catching Out

Over a period of five years, filmmaker Sarah George chronicled the lives of several modern-day train hoppers, a vanishing culture to which she...

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Chasing Sarasota

Live the full experience as a Ultimate Frisbee team, Portland Rhino goes for broke trying to create a legacy and, on the way, creates something...

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Circumcise Me: The Comedy of Yisrael Campbell

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Creature

A boldly compassionate look at gender ambiguity. In 1994, Director Parris Patton drove a two-man crew to the corner of Santa Monica and La Brea...

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Damned to Heaven

Damned to Heaven documents the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a polygamist religious sect on the Utah/Arizona border headed by Warren...

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DON'T FOLLOW ME (I'm Lost)

An intimate “fly on the wall” documentary about iconoclastic rocker Bobby Bare Jr.

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Drop City

A story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful society.

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e-Dreams

A fascinating and troubling document of the rise and fall of e-commerce, "e-Dreams" showcases the incredible story of Kozmo.com, brainchild of...

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Favorite Son

Loner DAVID PAXTON returns to his hometown only to become obsessed with childhood friend JOAN and her troubled teenage son ROSS, seeing them...

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Fight to the Max

From Simeon Soffer (director of the Academy Award(c) nominated documentary THE WILDEST SHOW IN THE SOUTH) comes the new film FIGHT TO THE MAX,...

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Footlong

"Footlong" takes a humorous and educational look at wieners and the people who eat, sell, make and worship them.

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Frankie 13 VS the World

At 4 years old, Frankie 13 was the youngest child ever to read and write in the State of Pennsylvania. He was considered a genius.

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From Shtetl to Swing

Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe, kissed the shtetl goodbye and migrated to America. Turning...

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Gotham Fish Tales

"Gotham Fish Tales" is the story of recreational and commercial fishing within New York City. Engaging characters show a remarkably resilient...

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Grinders

Grinders is the director's inside journey into the unconventional, often bizarre, underground world of illegal poker clubs.

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Growing Up on Tour

"Growing Up on Tour" follows Peter Gabriel on the Growing Up tour of 2002. With his eldest daughter filming, his second daughter singing and...

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Haack: The King of Techno

The enigmatic underground pioneer Bruce Haack, musician and inventor, has inspired the likes of Beck, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys, and Mouse...

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The Happy Hooker: Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary

XAVIERA HOLLANDER, "THE HAPPY HOOKER": PORTRAIT OF A SEXUAL REVOLUTIONARY is about one of the world's most important sexual icons. Through interviews...

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Happy: a small film with a big smile

Based on the life of Visual Artist Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman and his HAPPY campaign, this is the story of one man's transformational journey...

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Hell House

At first glance a souped-up Halloween haunted house, Hell Houses are modern-day fire-and-brimstone sermons replete with hundreds of actors, truck...

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How to Prepare for Prison

The high-stakes, dramatic stories of families as they prepare for possible prison.

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I Am What I Play

A feature-length documentary about the heyday of rock radio.

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Isn't This a Time!

WASN'T THAT A TIME (1981) took a winsome look at the seemingly last reunion of the legendary folk group The Weavers. Nearly two decades later,...

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Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

He's been called an idiot, a monkey, and a comic genius. Find out who the man behind the clown really is.

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Just to Get a Rep

More than thirty years ago, the youth of New York’s neglected neighborhoods started a revolution by spray-painting their names on subway trains....

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Kakehashi: A Portrait of Chef Nobuo Fukuda

'Kakehashi' simply means 'bridge,' and Chef Nobuo's father hoped that his son would some day create bridges of his own. Now Nobuo does just that....

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Keep Moving Forward

A documentary featuring a Vietnam veteran who finds peace from his PTSD through Disney.

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The Last Blintz

An iconic Manhattan eatery is about to close its doors forever. Is "progress" worth the loss of our cherished landmarks & sense of community?...

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The Last Western

Welcome to Pioneertown, California – a dusty outpost perched on the edge of the Mojave Desert in the shadow of Los Angeles. Built in 1946 by...

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Leaving the Fold

LEAVING THE FOLD is a documentary film, which tells the story of five young people born and raised within the ultra-Orthodox Jewish world who......

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Liberation

In 1979, the Shah of Iran was overthrown by the country's Islamic Revolution. Forced into exile, he settled in an isolated mansion in Cuernevaca,...

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Liquid Vinyl

Crowds were moved to ecstasy as the first superstar DJs emerged out of the gay, underground New York City club scene in the '80s. The cult......

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Lucky Ducks

One mother's search to find out why privileged children are the most unhappy leads her on a quest for understanding with her fifteen-year-old...

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Make Me a Match

"Have I got a nice Jewish girl/boy for you!" has been a familiar rallying cry among the Jewish people for over 5000 years. How these matches...

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The Man Who Shot Hollywood

From Garbo to Swanson the greatest photographs never seen...

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Mayor of the West Side

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Morgenthau

Three Men. Three Generations. One Fight.

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New Muslim Cool

NEW MUSLIM COOL takes viewers on Hamza's ride through the streets, projects and jail cells of urban America, following his spiritual journey...

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Only in America

ONLY IN AMERICA follows Joseph Lieberman's landmark political progress from the 2000 Gore/Lieberman presidential race to his recent announcement...

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Oswald's Ghost

A decade after JFK's assassination, America's political culture was changed almost beyond recognition. With OSWALD'S GHOST, acclaimed director...

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A Perfect Candidate

R.J Cutler (producer of THE WAR ROOM) and David Van Taylor (director of DREAM DECEIVERS) documented the dark side of the American political process...

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Portrait of Wally

The story of a Nazi-looted painting, Egon Schiele's “Portrait of Wally,” that was discovered on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in...

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Preacher with an Unknown God

"We burned fuel to get here today, children", says Reverend Billy, "we're all sinners, it's complicated..." Filmmaker Rob VanAlkemade follows...

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Rachel is

Charlotte Glynn moves home to chronicle her sister Rachel's last year in school. Rachel is developmentally disabled and Rachel Is documents the...

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Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock - West Coast Style

"The Pistols called collect and the West Coast paid the bill" - RAGE is the documentation of the evolution of one of the most explosive art forms...

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The Rat Slayer of Hillside New Jersey

The charge: murder. The setting: Hillside, NJ '94. The accused: Frank Balun. The weapon: a broomstick. The victim: a rat?!

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There Are Jews Here

The untold stories of four once thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on.

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Resilience

Resilience follows a Korean birth mother and her American son as they reunite and attempt to build a relationship after 30 years apart.

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Restoring Tomorrow

A universal story of hope as a treasured local temple near demise, is lifted up by a community’s determination to achieve the impossible.

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Reverence

A short doc exploring the phenomenon of custom and branded yarmulkes in Jewish-American communities.

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Robinson Crusader

Keith Robinson is in the fight of his life. It is a fight on two fronts. The first is a battle to protect the privacy of his remote Hawaiian...

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Rubber Tramps

"Rubber Tramps" takes a glimpse into the lives of a few brave people who have discarded today's standards of society to live life as they see...

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Rudyland

New York City, 2001. Rudy Giuliani's reign as mayor is almost over. Crime has plummeted, the streets are safe, but many feel the city has lost...

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Same Sex America

One year ago history was made when Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to sanction gay marriage. In SAME SEX AMERICA, filmmaker...

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Shades of Gray

"Shades of Gray" is a documentary that focuses on the lives of five ordinary people leading normal lives in Lawrence, Kansas who happen to be...

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Smile 'Til It Hurts

SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS: The Up With People Story explores the clean-cut, smile-drenched singing phenomenon Up With People.

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Some Nudity Required

Directed, produced, and scored by Odette Springer, the film marks Springer's career in the B-movie industry and explores the conflicts and complexities...

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Stuff

When my dad died, I got his STUFF.

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The Sturgeon Queens

The story of the famed Lower East Side smoked fish emporium Russ & Daughters and the Jewish immigrant family who has run it for 100 years and...

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Through Thick and Thin

"Through Thick and Thin" follows the extraordinary stories of seven binational gay and lesbian couples whose lives are dramatically affected...

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Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom

TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM is a personal and intimate journey into the life and career of one of Hollywood's last silver screen icons.

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Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride!

Butch, a macho 67 year-old auto wrecker hides from the law as a woman setting off a bizarre journey of self discovery.

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Valley of Tears

Hart Perry (Director of Photography - "Harlan County, USA"), has documented the lives of Mexican-American migrant farm workers in Raymondville,...

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Word Wars

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Wrestling Alligators

Alligator wrestler, hunter, warrior, poet, leader of an empire. James E. Billie is the father of Indian gaming. And you've never heard of him...

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You Never Know

There are two questions you can ask another human being: “What are you?” and “Who are you?” If you ask “What are you” – you destroy...

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