Directors: Elan Bogarin and Jonathan Bogarin
With whimsy and love, two siblings conduct a creative archaeological excavation of their beloved late grandmother’s home and possessions in this magical-realist documentary.
ABOVE AND BEYOND: NASA'S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW
Director: Rory Kennedy
On the occasion of NASA's 60th anniversary, acclaimed director Rory Kennedy considers its breathtaking achievements: expanding our knowledge of not only space but of our own imperiled planet.
BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY
Director: Dava Whisenant
A comedy writer becomes obsessed with the wonderfully strange, funny, and secret world of Broadway-style musicals produced to celebrate corporations.
Director: Robert Greene
An old town on the Arizona-Mexico border collectively confronts the darkest episode in its history: the illegal, violent deportation of thousands of immigrant miners during a strike in 1917.
Director: Cameron Yates
Flynn McGarry began a supper club in his living room before he was even a teenager. This coming of age portrait follows the talented culinary wunderkind as he reckons with sudden fame and continues to develop his delectable craft.
CRIME + PUNISHMENT
Director: Stephen Maing
A diverse group of police officers courageously risk their lives and careers to become whistleblowers exposing corrupt New York Police Department practices that illegally target young minorities. Special Jury Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Kimberly Reed
The state of Montana exposes the insidious reach of corporate interests into politics and the power of grassroots opposition to this threat to free and fair elections.
DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS
Director: Dana Adam Shapiro
A look back at the colorful history and cultural impact of the iconic cheerleading squad, who changed the face of professional sports. Special Jury Award, 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Director: Lauren Greenfield
Lauren Greenfield explores society’s preoccupation with materialism through a review of her provocative photographic and film oeuvre.
Director: Laura Nix
A profile of the forward-thinking scientists of tomorrow: Inspiring teenagers from around the globe who bring their environmentally-themed projects to the world's largest science fair.
JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS
Director: Susan Lacy
An intimate portrait exploring the many facets of the Oscar-winning actress, from celebrity royalty to sex kitten, political activist to fitness tycoon.
Director: Eugene Jarecki
A musical road trip across America in Elvis Presley's 1963 Rolls Royce explores the rise and fall of America through the story of the life and death of the King of Rock and Roll. Featuring Alec Baldwin, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Ashton Kutcher, and Mike Myers.
MINDING THE GAP
Director: Bing Liu
Over a decade, three teenagers from volatile homes, bonded over their love of skateboarding, face the responsibilities and complexities that come with adulthood. Special Jury Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
A MURDER IN MANSFIELD
Director: Barbara Kopple
A sensitive exploration of the 1989 murder of Noreen Boyle by her husband, and the life-changing impact this crime had on their son.
OUR NEW PRESIDENT
Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin
American politics as seen exclusively through the distinct, and decidedly warped, lens of the Russian news media, at once both humorous and deeply disturbing. Special Jury Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
PICK OF THE LITTER
Directors: Don Hardy and Dana Nachman
Five adorable puppies are followed from birth through training to become potential guide dogs for the blind.
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING
Director: Nathaniel Kahn
An unprecedented look at the intersection of contemporary art and commerce - offering privileged access to private collectors, art star studios, and top auction houses and dealers - and its impact on society.
ROLL RED ROLL
Director: Nancy Schwartzman
A notorious case of rape by members of small town high school football team exposes a culture of unconscionable complicity and denial about sexual assault.
Director: Rudy Valdez
A deeply felt portrait exploring the personal impact of mandatory minimum sentencing laws on the filmmaker's own family, centered on his imprisoned sister and her three young daughters. Audience Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Sandi Tan
In 1992, as a teenager, Sandi Tan made Singapore's first indie film - only to have it vanish without a trace. Two decades later, it reappears, leading her to unravel the mystery of what happened. Directing Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
An insider's look back at the meteoric rise and crushing fall of the legendary NYC nightclub that epitomized 1970s hedonism, where beautiful people, sex, and drugs awaited those lucky enough to make it past the velvet ropes.
THIS IS HOME
Director: Alexandra Shiva
An empathetic look at the experiences of four Syrian refugee families newly-arrived in Baltimore, given just eight months to become self-sufficient, and unexpectedly having to contend with Trump's travel ban. Audience Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
Director: Tim Wardle
The stranger than fiction tale of identical triplets separated at birth, adopted by different families, and reunited by coincidence at the age of 19 - and the shocking secret behind their unusual history. Special Jury Award, 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND
Director: Marina Zenovich
A revealing portrait exploring the manic highs and painful lows of the singularly inventive, too-soon departed comic genius.
Director/Producer: Steven Cantor
Ballet Now provides a rarely seen, unfiltered glimpse into the world of ballet and what it takes to create a groundbreaking, one-of-kind dance extravaganza.
Director: Lisa D'Apolito
Rare private journals and intimate recordings reveal the personal side of the legendary Gilda Radner. Rocketing to stardom as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, the unforgettable comedian confronted the pleasures and perils of instant celebrity, but her biggest challenge was a battle with ovarian cancer.
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Director: Morgan Neville
A moving exploration of the enduring impact of beloved children’s television show host and longtime Nantucket resident Fred Rogers on generations of viewers through his pioneering program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Morgan Neville will receive the Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling award at the 2018 Screenwriters Tribute.
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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