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DO NOT RESIST

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 73 minutes
  • Directed By: Craig Atkinson
  • Country: USA
In Do Not Resist, director Craig Atkinson, through keen and thoughtful observances, presents a startling and powerful exploration into the rapid militarization of police forces in the United States. Filmed over two years, in 11 states, Do Not Resist reveals a rare and surprising look into the increasingly disturbing realities of American police culture. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s)
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HAPPY FILM

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Stefan Sagmeister, Ben Nabors, and Hillman Curtis
  • Country: USA
Designer Stefan Sagmeister takes us on a personal journey to find out what causes happiness. Experimenting with three different approaches—meditation, therapy, and drugs—Sagmeister embarks on an entertaining and introspective quest, accented with a whimsical panoply of graphics, charts, and proverbs. The Happy Film may not make you happier, but it will surely move you to reexamine your own pursuit of happiness. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s)
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ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Gabrielle Brady
  • Country: Germany, UK, Australia
Christmas Island, Australia, is home to one of the largest land migrations on earth—that of forty million crabs journeying from jungle to sea. But the jungle holds another secret: a high-security facility that indefinitely detains individuals seeking asylum. |Read More
Drama, Environmental, Female Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Female Screenwriter(s)
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KEEP QUIET

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Blair and Joseph Martin
  • Country: U.K., Hungary
Passionate in his anti-Semitic beliefs, Csanád Szegedi was the rising star of Hungary's far-right party until he discovers his family's secret—his maternal grandparents were Jewish. The revelation prompts an improbable but seemingly heartfelt conversion from anti-Semite to Orthodox Jew. This captivating and confrontational film explores the complex and contradictory character of Szegedi, prompting deep questions about Szegedi's supposed epiphany. |Read More
Documentary
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LOVETRUE

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Alma Har'el
  • Country: USA
Alma Har’el, director and cinematographer of the 2011 TFF Best Documentary Feature Bombay Beach, returns with LoveTrue, a genre-bending documentary, demystifying the fantasy of true love. From an Alaskan strip club, a Hawaiian island, and the streets of NYC—revelatory stories emerge about a deeper definition of love. Set to a hypnotizing score by Flying Lotus and executive-produced by Shia LaBeouf. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, New York
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MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Cecilia Aldarondo
  • Country: USA, Puerto Rico
Like many gay men in the 1980s, Miguel moved from Puerto Rico to New York City; he found a career in theater and a rewarding relationship. Yet, on his deathbed he grappled to reconcile his homosexuality with his Catholic upbringing. Now, decades after his death, his niece Cecilia locates Miguel’s estranged lover to understand the truth, and in the process opens up long-dormant family secrets. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Latino Director(s)
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NO MANS LAND

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: David Byars
  • Country: USA
“We are patriots,” utters one of the characters in David Byars' detailed, on-the-ground account of the standoff between protestors occupying Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities. That statement—believed to be true by the armed occupiers—underlines the film, which unspools in measured pace and slowly unpacks its loaded meaning. |Read More
Documentary, First Time Filmmaker

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