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A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream — Available Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Documentary • 2017 • 106 minutes • Passion River

There is a dangerous idea that has threatened the American Dream from the very beginning. It is a strong current of biological determinism which views some groups, races and individuals as inherently superior to others and more deserving of fundamental rights. Despite the founders' assertion that 'all are created equal,' this idea was used to justify disenfranchising women, blacks and Native Americans …

Facing Fear — Available Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Directed by Jason Cohen • Documentary • 2015 • 23 minutes • Passion River

In this Academy Award®-nominated short documentary, worlds collide when a former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime attack meet by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. Together, they embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears, eventually leading to an improbable collaboration...and …

F11 and Be There — Available Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Documentary • 2020 • 80 minutes • First Run Features

F11 AND BE THERE is a commentary on American civil rights, race, social justice, and art, told through the many lenses of legendary photographer Burk Uzzle. With a career that spans 65+ years, Burk Uzzle has created some of the most iconic photographs in American history. He continues making renowned photography museum exhibitions today, age 82, with African Americans in Eastern North Carolina.

The Workers Cup — Available Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Directed by Adam Sobel • Documentary • With n/a • 2018 • 92 minutes • Passion River

"The Workers Cup" is set inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the World Cup is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. The film follows a team of laborers living a real-life version of fantasy football. By day they sweat to build the World Cup; by night they compete in a “workers welfare” football tournament, playing in the same stadiums that will one day host the world’s …

NEW RELEASES: Titles added in the last two weeks

— Added Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Directed by Hu Jie • Documentary • 2019 • 114 minutes • dGenerate Films

SPARK opens by the side of a road in Lanzhou City, northwestern China, as trucks rumble through a blasted hillside. An elderly man walks along the dusty road and pauses to point to a nearby spot—the former execution grounds. “They executed many,” the man says. “Then fewer and fewer.” Two of those executed were contributors to Spark, a short-lived magazine from Gansu Province whose young, … More

— Added Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Directed by Rita Andreetti • Documentary • 2019 • 78 minutes • dGenerate Films

In August 2014, the 11th Beijing Independant Film Festival was shut down after repeated threats from local authorities. The government wouldn't tolerate the screening of some 'sensitive' works, particularly a historical documentary called "Spark". The news shook filmmakers and public opinion alike and filmmaker Rita Andreetti couldn't help but begin on a search for the man whose work had pushed the … More

— Added Friday, June 26, 2020
Documentary • 1990 • 129 minutes • Icarus Films

Part 2 of 2 In 1988, nearly a decade after leaving the US for France, renegade filmmaker Robert Kramer returns. “Back,” he emphasizes. Not “home.” To try to understand the contemporary United States, he decides to travel the entire length of Route 1, from the Canadian border to Key West, filming all the way for five months. His companion on the trip is Doc—ostensibly Kramer’s friend, a … More

— Added Friday, June 26, 2020
Directed by Robert Kramer • Documentary • 1990 • 125 minutes • Icarus Films

Part 1 of 2 In 1988, nearly a decade after leaving the US for France, renegade filmmaker Robert Kramer returns. “Back,” he emphasizes. Not “home.” To try to understand the contemporary United States, he decides to travel the entire length of Route 1, from the Canadian border to Key West, filming all the way for five months. His companion on the trip is Doc—ostensibly Kramer’s friend, a … More

— Added Friday, June 26, 2020
Directed by Chris Metzler, Quinn Costello, Jeff Springer • Documentary • 2017 • 71 minutes • Grasshopper Film

Hard-headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn’t know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat — hordes of monstrous, 20-pound swamp rats. Known as “nutria,” these invasive South American rodents breed faster than the roving squads of hunters can control them. And with their orange teeth and voracious appetite, they are eating up the coastal … More

— Added Friday, June 26, 2020
Directed by Lance Daly • Drama • With Shane Curry, Kelly O'Neill • 2010 • 78 minutes • Oscilloscope Films

On the fringes of Dublin two kids, Kylie and Dylan, live in a suburban housing estate devoid of life, colour and the prospect of escape. Kylie lives with five other siblings and her overworked mother. Next door, Dylan lives in the shadow of an alcoholic father and the memory of an elder brother who ran away from home two years earlier. After a violent altercation with his father, Dylan runs away from … More

— Added Friday, June 26, 2020
Directed by Sadaf Foroughi • Drama • 2017 • 103 minutes • Grasshopper Film

Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl’s coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns — friendships, music, social status, academic performance — resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava’s mistrustful and overprotective mother … More

— Added Friday, June 19, 2020
Directed by Piero Messina • Drama • With Juliette Binoche, Lou de Laage, Domenico Diele, Antonio Folletto, Corinna Locastro • 2016 • 100 minutes • Oscilloscope Films

Stunningly shot and deeply resonant, L’ATTESA heralds the arrival of a talented new voice. With Sicily as his backdrop, Piero Messina (assistant director on Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY) navigates a range of emotions in telling the strange, irresistible story of the relationship between two women from different generations. Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche stars as Anna, who is meeting … More