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 small sampling of the city’s hundreds of thousands of strays — through the streets as […]

ONE OF US

Oscar®-nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia), recipients of the Robert & Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence at this year’s DOC NYC Visionaries Tribute, “have made their most powerful and complex film” (The Hollywood Reporter). One of Us profiles three members of New York’s Hasidic Jewish community who wish to explore […]

RISK

Starting in 2011, filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) got unique access to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and his team. Assange was making headlines over the leaks of US State Department cables, but was also sought by Swedish authorities over charges of sexual assault. Poitras creates a complex portrait of Assange and his colleagues Jacob Appelbaum and […]

STEP

For her feature debut, a rousing film about young women striving for success, Tony Award-winning producer Amanda Lipitz received a Sundance Film Festival special jury award. Step focuses on three high-school seniors in the inaugural class of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, whose mandate is to send every student to college. Taking inspiration […]

STRONG ISLAND

Twenty-five years ago, William Ford, an unarmed young black man, was killed after an argument with a white mechanic escalated. William was painted as the aggressor while his killer was set free, unpunished. Director Yance Ford’s carefully composed and starkly personal film simmers with a quiet anger as it dissects the long-lasting impact of his […]