Director: Davy Rothbart
Two decades of intimate home video reveal the story of Washington, DC's Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence lead to a journey of love, loss, and, eventually, acceptance.
THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY
Director: Ben Berman
What begins as a documentary following a magician's final tour becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.
Directors: Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert
Cultures clash when a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio. Winner: Directing Award, Sundance
Director: Roger Ross Williams
From the director of the Oscar-nominated Life, Animated comes this rich history of Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater, which over 85 years has demonstrated the pivotal role that the arts play in the African American experience.
COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD
Director: Mads Brügger
A filmmaker provocateur and private investigator team up to solve the suspicious 1961 death of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld and uncover a shocking, stranger-than-fiction conspiracy with global ramifications. Winner: Directing Award, Sundance
THE DOG DOC
Director: Cindy Meehl
Called a miracle-worker by some, dismissed as a quack by others, maverick holistic veterinarian Dr. Marty Goldstein and his dedicated team provide a mecca for pets and their owners looking for hope.
THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY
Director: Petra Costa
Brazil's recent political upheaval, which saw the ouster of its first female president and growing polarization, is explored with unprecedented access in this urgent cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis.
ERNIE & JOE
Director: Jenifer McShane
Two compassionate officers with the San Antonio Police Department's innovative mental health unit divert people away from jail and into proper treatment, one 911 call at a time.
Directors: Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts
A woman reflects on five years of footage she shot while living in Aleppo during the Syrian civil war and siege of the city. Winner: Best Documentary at Cannes Film Festival; Grand Jury Award and Audience Award, SXSW.
Co-presented with Facing History and Ourselves.
Directors: Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska
In this visually stunning film, a traditional Macedonian beekeeper finds her peaceful existence - and nature's delicate balance - upset by the arrival of new neighbors. Winner: Grand Jury Prize, Sundance
IT STARTED AS A JOKE
Directors: Julie Smith Clem & Ken Druckerman
A funny and surprisingly moving love letter to the world of stand-up comedy through the decade-long story of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and its founder, featuring Mike Birbiglia, Michael Ian Black, Jim Gaffigan, Kristen Schaal, Kumail Nanjiani, Janeane Garofalo, and Bobcat Goldthwait, among its who's who of standout comedians.
Director: Liza Mandelup
Enter the unusual world of live-streaming with Austyn, an optimistic 16 year old trying to escape the confines of his rural Tennessee hometown through online fame. Winner: Special Jury Award, Sundance
MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE
Director: Nick Broomfield
Leonard Cohen met single mother Marianne Ihlen on an idyllic Greek island during a time of free love, beginning a love story that endured long after he became a world-famous musician.
Director: Luke Lorentzen
In Mexico City, the Ochoa family struggles to make a living as ragtag private paramedics, facing cut-throat competition to respond to patients in need of urgent help. Winner: Special Jury Award, Sundance
MIKE WALLACE IS HERE
Director: Avi Belkin
An engrossing, in-depth look at 60 Minutes' hard-hitting reporter Mike Wallace, whose legendary career paralleled the evolution of broadcast journalism from its infancy to today's polarized media landscape.
MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS
Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky turns the camera on her own family to craft a moving, intergenerational exploration of living with deafness, as her teenage son grows up, and her parents confront growing older.
Director: Barbara Kopple
Refugee boys from war-torn Syria and Iraq newly resettled in Canada attend summer camp, a rite of passage where some thrive while others struggle.
ONE CHILD NATION
Directors: Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang
After becoming a mother herself, filmmaker Nanfu Wang uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment. Winner: Grand Jury Prize, Sundance
SEA OF SHADOWS
Director: Richard Ladkani
In the Sea of Cortez, environmental activists, marine biologists, and undercover investigators are on a mission to save the vaquita - the world's smallest whale - from extinction. Winner: Audience Award, Sundance
TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM
Director: Timothy-Greenfield Sanders
An artful and intimate meditation on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and her iconic body of work, which explores the complex intersection of race, history, and subjectivity in American writing.
WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS
Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color in Oakland on the front lines of social justice, and the two pioneering women who began this alternative self-empowerment organization.
WELCOME TO THE BEYOND
Director: Brent Huff
The surprising story of the world’s first male supermodel, who was secretly a member of a doomsday cult.
DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME
Director: A.J. Eaton
Produced by Cameron Crowe, this incredibly intimate portrait of David Crosby finds the legendary musician of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame reflecting on his life, loves, music, and regrets with unflinching honesty.
MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROMOTE THE CULTURAL AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION OF THE ART OF SCREENWRITING IN THE WORLD OF CINEMA.
To promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting and storytelling.
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