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  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Dreams Rewired - Tilda Swinton's narration and a treasure trove of rare archival footage trace the origins of today's hyper-connected world.

  • E

  • Elsewhere - An epic journey through voices and sounds from elsewhere. Landscapes, outlooks on the world, outlooks on life: Desert, snow, valley, jungle, ice, rainforest. An homage to humanity at the beginning of the 21st Century.

  • F

  • The Film of Her - A Library of Congress clerk tries to save early cinematic treasures in Bill Morrison's doc-fiction hybrid. Music by Henryk Gorecki & Bill Frisell.

  • Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui - A powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist El Anatsui.

  • Forever - A poignant tour of the importance of art in the lives of visitors to the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary writers, composers, painters and other artists from around the world.

  • G

  • Gringo Trails - A global survey of the impacts on cultures, economies, and the environment of the most powerful globalizing force of our time: tourism.


  • Ice - An innovative independent thriller, shot in New York City, which centers on a revolutionary group plotting to attack a fascistic political regime.

  • The Invisible Frame - A filmic journey starring Tilda Swinton as she traces the former Berlin Wall via bicycle.

  • L

  • Le Joli Mai - Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's legendary portrait of Paris and Parisians at the close of the Algerian war.

  • M

  • The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear - A kaleidoscopic view of life for young adults in the contemporary Republic of Georgia.

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

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  • Northern Light - A beautiful and candid portrait of the American working class experience set against the backdrop of a town's snowmobile race.


  • Outerborough - A trolley traveling over the Brooklyn Bridge in 1899 helped create the footage underlying Bill Morrison's neo-travelogue. Music by Todd Reynolds.

  • R

  • Red Persimmons - A visually elegant paean to the cultivation and harvesting of the sweet red fruit, and the disappearance of a traditional way of life in rural Japan.

  • Release - Al Capone's release from prison is eagerly awaited by a crowd in Bill Morrison's split-screen panorama. Music by Vijay Iyer.

  • S

  • Silvestre Pantaleón - The story of an elderly man from the Nahuatl-speaking village of San Agustin Oapan, Mexico.

  • The Substance - Chock-full of rare footage and LSD-celebrity interviews, an informative and entertaining historical and scientific "trip."

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