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GIVE UP TOMORROW

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Collins
  • Country: USA, U.K.
In 1997, Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the murder of two sisters on a provincial island in the Philippines. Over the next 13 years, his case became the highest profile in the nation's history, and the focal point in a far-reaching exposé of gross miscarriage of justice. At once an engrossing murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a stunning indictment of national corruption, Give Up Tomorrow is an enraging true crime chronicle. |Read More
Crime, Documentary
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HAVANA MOTOR CLUB

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
  • Country: USA, Cuba
Reforms have offered opportunity in Cuba but the children of the Revolution are unsure of the best route forward. For a half-dozen drag racers, this means last-minute changes to their beloved American muscle cars, as they prepare for the first sanctioned race in Cuba since 1960. Punctuated by a lively Cuban soundtrack, Havana Motor Club offers a fascinating glimpse at the resilience and ingenuity of the competitive spirit.

Screenings of Havana Motor Club will be preceded by Origins - Danica Patrick: Star race car driver Danica Patrick retells the moment she discovered her super power as a 10 year-old racing go-carts. It was on a little track in rural Beloit, Wisconsin where she discovered that she would do anything to win, and found the internal drive and focus to accomplish greatness. |Read More
Sports, Documentary, NY Director(s)

HEINEKEN AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Give Up Tomorrow won this award: In 1997, Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the murder of two sisters on a provincial island in the Philippines. Over the next 13 years, his case became the highest profile in the nation's history, and the focal point in a far-reaching exposé of gross miscarriage of justice. At once an engrossing murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a stunning indictment of national corruption, Give Up Tomorrow is an enraging true crime chronicle. |Read More

HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Stephen Maing
  • Country: USA, China
As the Chinese government expands its efforts to police the Internet and block websites in the country, and television stations selectively report the news, the rising tide of censorship has aroused a wave of citizen reporters committed to investigating local news stories and crime scenes. This timely and probing documentary tracks rogue bloggers Zola and Tiger Temple as they risk political persecution to become China's uncensored eyes and ears. |Read More
Documentary
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IN MY FATHERS HOUSE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg
  • Country: USA
After moving into his childhood home on Chicago’s South Side, Grammy Award–winning rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith hesitantly sets out to reconnect with his estranged father, the man who abandoned him over twenty years ago. In My Father’s House is a stirring, multigenerational chronicle of Che's sincere but often-fraught journey to build a future for his own family by reconnecting with his traumatic past. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, NY Director(s)
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IN TRANSIT

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 76 minutes
  • Directed By: Albert Maysles, Nelson Walker, Lynn True, David Usui, and Ben Wu
  • Country: USA
The Empire Builder is America’s busiest long-distance train route, running from Chicago to Seattle. Throughout these corridors sit runaways, adventurers, and loners – a myriad of passengers waiting to see what their journey holds. A touching and honest observation, co-directed by the iconic Albert Maysles, In Transit breathes life into the long commute, and contemplates the unknowns that lie at our final destination. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s)
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INDIAN POINT

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Ivy Meeropol
  • Country: USA
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant looms just 35 miles from Times Square. With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the aging facility, its continued operation has generated controversy for the surrounding community. In the brewing fight for clean energy and the catastrophic possibilities of complacency, director Ivy Meeropol weaves a startling portrait of our uncertain nuclear future. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: David Gelb
  • Country: USA
An appetizing documentary in every sense, Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows 85-year-old master sushi chef Jiro Ono, paying lushly photographed homage to the process of preparing the artisan sushi that earned Ono's esteemed Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant three Michelin stars. From the complicated relationship between Jiro and his sons to the ins and outs of the tuna auction, this spirited film profiles all aspects of Jiro's craft in tantalizing style and detail.

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Documentary
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KILL TEAM

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: Dan Krauss
  • Country: USA
In 2010, the media branded a platoon of U.S. Army infantry soldiers “The Kill Team” following reports of its killing for sport in Afghanistan. Now, one of the accused must fight the government he defended on the battlefield, while grappling with his own role in the alleged murders. Dan Krauss’s absorbing documentary examines the stories of four men implicated in heinous war crimes in a stark reminder that, in war, innocence may be relative to the insanity around you. |Read More
Drama, Documentary

KORAN BY HEART

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: Greg Barker
  • Country: USA, U.K.
The world's preeminent Koran-recitation competition takes place each year in Cairo, drawing Muslim children from as far as Tajikistan and the Maldives to perform in front of a panel of prominent judges. Following these talented youngsters from their intense preparation regimes through the rigorous rounds of the tournament, Koran By Heart is both an inspirational competition film and an engaging survey of the unique experiences of Muslim children throughout the world. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

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