CRIME + PUNISHMENT

In this Sundance Special Jury Award-winning film, Stephen Maing provides unparalleled access to the NYPD 12—a group of whistle-blowing cops—and one unforgettable former cop turned tenacious private investigator. Together they expose the ongoing, illegal practice of quota-driven policing targeting young minorities. Putting their careers and their safety at risk, these officers reveal how coercion and […]

FAHRENHEIT 11/9

“One of Moore’s best and most incisively funny films” (Rolling Stone) seeks to understand the rise of Donald Trump and the resistance against him. The filmmaker employs his trademark satire to span multiple topics including the Flint water crisis and a stinging critique of corruption among both Republicans and Democrats. He shines a light on […]

FREE SOLO

Alex Honnold is one of the most accomplished rock climbers ever. This riveting film follows him as he seeks to be the first climber to ascend free solo–without safety ropes–the 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite Park. He also has to navigate the concerns of loved ones over this life-risking pursuit. Winner of […]

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

In his lyrical directorial debut, winner of a Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at this year’s Sundance, acclaimed photographer RaMell Ross rewrites familiar representational tropes of race, region and class in this impressionistic portrait of two young African-American men in the American South over five years. The film’s unique storytelling, composed of intimate, associative […]

MINDING THE GAP

In this Special Jury Award winner from Sundance, Bing Liu films his friends Zack and Keire over a decade, capturing their skateboarding antics against the backdrop of their faded, blue-collar Illinois hometown. For all three, the community formed via skateboarding has offered refuge from volatile home lives. As they face the increasing responsibilities and complexity […]

ON HER SHOULDERS

23-year-old activist Nadia Murad has a horrifying personal story to tell. But her ability to relate it is a rare beacon of hope for her minority community of Yazidis. They were targeted by ISIS for systemic rapes and genocidal violence. As one of the few Yazidis who speaks to the Western press, Nadia carries their […]

POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD

Oscar-nominated for three documentaries, Wim Wenders (The Salt of the Earth, Pina, Buena Vista Social Club) trains his camera on the Argentine pontiff who has led the Catholic Church since 2013. His namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, is famous for his love of nature, his devotion to the poor and his efforts to make peace […]

QUINCY

For six decades, Quincy Jones has made lasting musical contributions across genres from jazz and soundtracks to pop and hip hop. This intimate portrait by the filmmaking duo of Rashida Jones (his multitalented daughter) and Alan Hicks (Keep On Keepin’ On) follows the now 85-year-old producer over three years on the road. He shares reflections […]

RBG

This vital portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg traces her history from trailblazing ACLU lawyer to becoming an outspoken, dissenting liberal voice on the conservative-leaning Supreme Court. The film also portrays a moving love story between Ruth and her husband, Martin Ginsburg. He was far ahead of his time in supporting his wife’s career. As the […]

REVERSING ROE

As reproductive rights grow more embattled, award-winning filmmakers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern (Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Devil Came on Horseback) trace the legacy of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. One surprising revelation is how much abortion rights were supported by Republicans in the 1960s. The film “reminds us […]