Films


The Act of Killing

Boastful Indonesian thugs with a genocidal history recreate their past deeds in this landmark film championed by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris.

After Tiller

Humanizing without lionizing, this film features intimate access to some of our nation's most controversial figures – the four doctors in the United States who perform late-term abortions.

The Ascent of Man (shorts)

The evolutionary model is featured in this stunning, four-film collection.

Blackfish

Through eye-popping footage and thorough journalism, we learn about the sordid underbelly of keeping orcas in captivity.

Boys & Their Toys (shorts)

Whether hunting, crushing cars, roping cows, flying helicopters, or probing internal organs, men are plain obsessive.

The Captain and His Pirate

Caught in a larger game, an eloquent pirate leader and a troubled ship captain become a surprisingly close odd couple.  

Computer Chess

In 1980, before geek was chic, a clutch of brainiac programmers converge in order to change the world.

Crash Reel

Brotherly love and family loyalty provide the grace notes in the rise and fall of one of the greatest snowboarders in the world.

Cutie and the Boxer

Ushio and Noriko are aging bohemian artists whose dedication, creativity and fierce tenacity make for a unique and enduring love story.

David Holzman's Diary

A groundbreaking parody of cinema-vérité which presciently foresaw the Youtube personal monologues of today.

Dirty Wars

From dusty huts to seedy motels to the halls of Congress, dogged investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill tracks down the murders of an Afghan family.

The Expedition to the End of the World

Mix together artists and scientists on a wooden schooner sailing to remote Greenland and the results are alternately absurd and sublime.

The Fall

An extraordinary piece of personal and political filmmaking, shot by a Brit in and around New York in the late ‘60s, The Fall eyes America with a psychedelic kaleidoscope.

The Garden of Eden

Zionist pioneers, disenfranchised Arabs, and many others frequent a swimming hole in Israel, providing a unique portal into a complex country.

The Gatekeepers

This Oscar-nominated film provides a startling inside look at Israel’s super-secretive Shin Bet intelligence service.

I Am Breathing

This jaw-dropping, humanistic work is about Neil Platt, a Scottish architect who’s been granted a vision of his own demise.  

The Institute

As a mysterious alternate-reality game spills onto the streets of San Francisco; its participants struggle to discern the real world from the construct.

The Last Station

Cut off from the rest of the world, retirees in Chile spice up their daily life any way they can, including the launch of a nostalgic radio station.

Leviathan

This True Vision Award honoree is operatic, immersive filmmaking that conveys, with full sensory overload, life on a commercial fishing boat.

Lost & Found (shorts)

Five golden shorts take us from Finland to Eritrea and beyond in hot pursuit of the elusive. 

The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

Gurchiani puts out a casting call, and locates mostly young people endeavoring to find their place in a post-Soviet world.

Manhunt

A thriller that reexamines the hunt for Bin Laden and casts the women who worked as CIA information specialists as its unsung heroes.  

The Moo Man

A British farmer and his 12-year-old cow, Ida, will steal your heart as you watch their tender relationship redefine the phrase ‘man’s best friend.’

No

Oscar-nominated film that recreates the 1988 Chilean referendum on ending Pinochet’s rule.  Stars Gael Garcia Bernal. 

Northern Light

A work of cinematic art that finds its inspiration in the white-on-white vistas of northern Michigan and the neon explosion of snowmobile racing.  

Pandora's Promise

An elegant argument in favor of nuclear energy and a gauntlet thrown for environmentalists to reexamine their core beliefs.

Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

The true story of the world’s most famous art agitators.  

Secret Screening Blue

Dramatically reconstructs a shocking narrative and attempts to solve the mystery at its core.

Secret Screening Gold

A sweet, sentimental portrait of a group of aging, yet still spry, artists

Secret Screening Green

Sex sells, but who’s buying?

Secret Screening Orange

A cadre of separatists square off against an unsympathetic city.

Secret Screening Red

A group of artists rebel against an oppressive regime.

Secret Screening Silver

One man’s journey towards self-improvement takes him back to the turn of the 20th century.

Sleepless Nights

A triumph of political art, journalism and confrontational cinema, set in the aftermath of the Lebanese Civil War.  

Stories We Tell

Actress and director Sarah Polley dredges up family secrets in this exceptionally playful and inventive film.  

Sweetgrass

An elegy to a dying tradition, this film follows 3,000 sheep through the rugged but gorgeous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains. From True Vision recipient Lucien Castaing-Taylor.

These Birds Walk

A gorgeous, intimate and tender portrait of life in a Pakistani orphanage.

Twenty Feet From Stardom

Lifts the curtains on the world of backup singers and reveals the wonderful voices you’ve been hearing your whole life, but never noticed.  

Village at the End of the World

59 residents eke out a living in a tiny village on the northwest shore of Greenland.  But at least they have Facebook.  

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

This year’s True Life Fund film tells the story of Tim Hetherington (Restrepo), a combat photographer extraordinaire, who bore witness to the personal stories too often lost in the fog of war.

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

A mystery unfolds on the US/Mexico border when a body turns up identified only by a tattoo that says “Dayani Cristal.”  

Winter, Go Away!

With hand-held immediacy, this film captures the political tumult of modern Russia - the consolidation of power by Vladimir Putin, the youthful energy of the dissenters and the frustrations of those caught in between.  

 
 
 
 
   
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