Director: Pamela Yates
The third film in a 35-year trilogy which contributed to the downfall of Guatemala’s dictator. This sweeping story of resistance focuses on the nation’s indigenous Mayan population, poised to reimagine their society. Co-presented with Facing History and Ourselves.
AFTER AUSCHWITZ: THE STORIES OF SIX WOMEN
Director: Jon Kean
Six courageous Holocaust survivors detail how they forged new lives after their liberation from Auschwitz-Birkenau.
BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY
Directors: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg
A famous television personality struggles to restore science to its rightful place in a world hostile to evidence and reason.
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
Director: Alexandra Dean
The story of the glamorous Austrian-born Hollywood actress, focused on her groundbreaking but under-acknowledged work as an inventor.
Directors: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
A portrait of iconoclastic singer Chavela Vargas, who was legendary throughout Latin America for her romantic songs, had a love affair with Frida Kahlo, and served as a muse to Pedro Almodóvar.
CITY OF GHOSTS
Director: Matthew Heineman
An immersive profile of a group of anonymous Syrian citizen journalists who risk their lives to stand up against ISIS and report the truth of the Syrian conflict to the outside world.
Directors: Dan Sickles, Antonio Santini
An unforgettable couple, both on the autism spectrum, navigate the complexities of sex and romance in this Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film.
Directors: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest
In this intimate coming-of-age story, a young African-American teenager is determined to make a better future for herself in her rough St. Louis neighborhood.
A GRAY STATE
Director: Erik Nelson
The tragic fate of an Iraq veteran who was making a controversial political film fuels conspiracy theories in this insightful film executive produced by Werner Herzog.
I AM EVIDENCE
Directors: Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir
Produced by Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU), this eye-opening documentary investigates the alarming backlog of untested evidence kits that have denied justice to sexual assault survivors.
LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY
Directors: Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell
A profile of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America, as witnessed by influential farmer, activist, and author Wendell Berry.
MONKEY BUSINESS: THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE’S CREATORS
Director: Ema Ryan Yamazaki
The story of Hans and Margret Rey, who fled Nazi-occupied Europe as refugees, carrying with them one of the most beloved children’s book characters of all time.
MORE ART UPSTAIRS
Director: Jody Hassett Sanchez
Who gets to decide what is good art? A competition touting the biggest cash prize in the art world demonstrates what happens when the cultural elite butts up against Midwest populism.
Director: Ramona S. Diaz
An immersion into the experiences of new mothers in the world’s busiest maternity hospital, located in one of its poorest and most populous countries.
Director: Jonathan Olshefski
A portrait of a North Philadelphia family and the creative sanctuary offered by their home music studio, intimately filmed over a decade.
THE REAGAN SHOW
Directors: Pacho Velez, Sierra Pettengill
1980s news footage and videos produced by the Reagan White House reveal the first made-for-TV president, one uniquely suited to face off against a charismatic Russian rival.
Director: Neasa Ní Chianáin | Co-Director: David Rane
Set in private boarding school in Ireland - a real-life Hogwarts - a married pair of teachers contemplate retirement after more than 40 years.
SERENADE FOR HAITI
Director: Owsley Brown
This portrait of a classical music school in Haiti - before and after the earthquake - is a poignant testament to resilience, hope, and the power of music.
Director: Oren Jacoby
Before Banksy, there was Richard Hambleton. A pioneer of street art in early 1980s New York City, he succumbed to personal demons - but now stands on the brink of a comeback.
Directors: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen
Once upon a time there was a tiny village in Tuscany whose residents found a remarkable way to confront their issues – they turned their lives into a play each summer.
Director: Amanda Lipitz
High-school seniors in the inaugural class of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women strive for success both academically and through their fierce step dancing team.
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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