November 3, 2023


Ravish Kumar is an award-winning journalist hosting one of India’s leading prime-time news shows. His courage and objectivity have remained unswayed by government changes. As we witness the financial, organizational and emotional risks journalists navigate, the challenges Kumar faces resonate far beyond India. The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Vinay […]

October 17, 2023


Ukrainian journalist Mstyslav Chernov arrives at the strategically key city of Mariupol, Ukraine just as Russian forces begin assaulting the city on the first day of their full-scale invasion. Sending dispatches to AP, Chernov and his team bear witness as the beautiful city is ravaged with death, bombings, and disintegration, one devastating day at a […]

October 17, 2023


NYC PREMIERE The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma has a hard-hitting news outlet, Mvskoke Media, but reporter Angel Ellis has watched with concern as free press within her community becomes increasingly fragile. When she strives to expose corruption in her government, she runs headlong into censorship and threats, in a battle that has wide-ranging implications. – Jaie […]

October 12, 2023


WORLD PREMIERE This portrait of photographer James Hamilton, one of the great chroniclers of the cultural history of America, goes well beyond his creative and technical process. Through the stories behind his work at Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Observer, and The Village Voice about his iconic portraits and assignments —from Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli, Lou […]

October 12, 2023


US PREMIERE A disturbing look at surveillance technology—its prevalence, abuse, and the stifling effect on those whose lives are monitored by the Chinese government. The title nods to a claim made by Chinese officials in the early days of the pandemic that most of their population trust the government, even as the film spotlights the efforts […]

October 12, 2023


WORLD PREMIERE  In his provocative 2021 book, The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto, New York Times opinion columnist Charles M. Blow calls for a “reverse Great Migration” of African Americans from the North back to the South to upend today’s political power structures while reclaiming the land and culture they left behind. South […]

October 12, 2023


WORLD PREMIERE Norman Mailer, a towering figure in American literature, had a life that was certainly stranger than fiction. From his formative years in Brooklyn, through his career as a preeminent cultural voice, we follow Mailer’s life through 6 marriages, 9 children, 11 bestselling books and 2 Pulitzer Prizes as he solidifies his place in the […]

October 18, 2022


NYC PREMIERE: After The First Wave, which documented New York’s under-resourced health care workers during the height of the pandemic, Matthew Heineman returns with a film on another crisis of policy, politics, and morality—the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. With unprecedented access inside Camp Sohrab, where the US military intended to train the Afghan […]

October 13, 2022


WORLD PREMIERE Blake Zeff is an investigative journalist who gets to the root of the student debt crisis. Following the stories of those most affected, Zeff ultimately zeroes in on the unexpected heart of the problem and exposes the rotten core of the country’s policymaking. Confronting powerful enablers and challenging lies, Loan Wolves is a […]

October 13, 2022


NYC PREMIERE Using trap-motion cameras, wildlife photographer Carlton Ward charts the habitat of the elusive – and vanishing – Florida panther. Filmmaker Eric Bendick follows Ward and cohorts as they pursue the perfect photograph that they believe will change the tide of public indifference to government-sanctioned destruction of the Everglades’ delicately balanced ecosystem and the […]