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Quest

Filmed over the course of ten years, Quest is a thoughtful and nuanced observation of the Rainey family—led by father Christopher (“Quest”) and mother Christine (“Ma”). From the start, first-time filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski captures tender images of this family’s love:...

Kedi

In the surprise box-office smash Kedi, director Ceyda Torun returns to her native Istanbul to capture her hometown from seven distinct feline perspectives, including mama cat Bengü, “jealous housewife” Psikopat, foodie Duman and hustler Sari. Following this coterie — a...

Chasing Coral

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and...

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Thomas Sung relates to George Bailey, Jimmy Stewart’s character in It’s a Wonderful Life. In the 1980s, he was a busy lawyer in New York City, but he saw a need. There was no bank serving the Chinese immigrant community....

Jane

Culled from hundreds of hours of recently discovered 16mm archival footage, filmmaker Brett Morgen crafts an enchanting portrait of legendary primatologist and activist Jane Goodall when her revolutionary work was still in its infancy. Shot by National Geographic during her...

Whose Streets?

An embedded account of protests in Ferguson, Missouri 2014, focusing the story on people who lived through them. Storyteller Sabaah Folayan, together with artist Damon Davis, turn our attention to the young local activists standing on the frontline. The filmmakers...

City of Ghosts

Director Matthew Heineman returns with another immersive documentary from the front lines of one of the most dangerous places on Earth. In City of Ghosts, Heineman focuses his camera on the heroic citizen-journalists of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS),...

Step

In Step, her joyous, pulsating portrait of the “Lethal Ladies” step dancing team of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, director Amanda Lipitz documents the team’s high-stakes senior year of high school in inner-city Baltimore. As each girl strives...

The Work

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, “The Work” follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at...

Faces Places

In Faces Places, 88-year-old nouvelle vague legend Agnès Varda teams up with 33-year- old French photographer and muralist JR to create an enchanting travelogue/road movie. Sharing a lifelong passion for images and the means by which they are created, displayed...