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Documentary about Takeo Niikura (known as Takeo), a twenty-four-year-old musician who has Down syndrome. Takashi Tokida, who makes his directorial debut with this fil... more
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Dream tells the story of a few former students from Anacostia, an impoverished neighborhood in southeast Washington, D.C., who were part of the I Have a Dream Program at the height of the drug wars (1988-1994). Now 37 years old, they candidly share the overwhelming challenges each faced then—including poverty, abuse and addiction; the impact of the program on their lives; and who they are today. It is an intimate first-person account of growing up in communities in crises, the resiliency of the huma... more

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Vasso's life has become a nightmare. She has lost the ability to do the one thing she loves: paint. A severe form of multiple sclerosis stiffens her joints and makes it almost impossible for her to hold a brush. The Long Island native fights against cramps and pain to express herself. But she is haunted and paralyzed as well by a dark and violent past. It is only when a local art gallery owner becomes interested in her work that she finds hope. (39 minutes)

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The story of a family of African American jazz musicians, from their early days playing as a family band across the American South, through their years performing at famed venues like the Apollo Theater and Carnegie Hall, to their later years as solo artists in their 70s, 80s and 90s. As individual artists and as a group, the Hamptons overcame poverty and discrimination to practice their art, becoming remarkable performers in the process. The film's central character is the irrepressible Daw... more

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Aya, a 32-year-old musician lives without boundaries or doubts about her identity. Yaelle, however, is a 29-year old multimedia artist immigrated from France and comes from a conservative family background. The two women fall in love and start creating art-performances together. Their relationship is a love-story—until Yaelle decides to reveal her homosexuality to her parents, who are not ready to accept her identity. Yaelle cuts the relationship with her family, and the young couple decide... more

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This award-winning documentary is the diary of a young videographer and his father as they climb the highest mountain in the world, Everest. A visual poem of stunning beauty, "The Eye of the Son" is shockingly personal—a formative journey that will take a father and son to the edges of the world. Sometimes it takes the sky to find what joins us together.

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Moscow, July 2010. At the Bolshoi, Nacho Duato bows goodbye to the Spanish National Dance Company he has directed for the last twenty years. Moscou. Juillet 2010. Au theatre Bolshoi, Nacho Duato tire sa révérence à la Compagnie Nationale de Danse d'Espagne qu'il a dirigée durant vingt ans.

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An exploration of love relationships between men and women, through three generations of women from the same family: mother, grandmother and little daughter.

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“Seeds Of Aloha” tells the story of the extraordinary life lived by Hawaii’s Renaissance Man, George Kahumoku Jr. He is a multiple Grammy Award & Hoku Award winnin...more
 
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Peter Scott is a charismatic motivational speaker and life-skills guru. On stage in front of hundreds of people, he has boundless energy. In his private life, he struggle...more
 
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Zach Sobiech is a 17-year-old diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. With only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye. Zach Sobiech passed away o...more
 
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The film documents the lives and work of a group of mentally ill artists and writers whose psychic visions can make daily life unbearable for them, but also inspire remarkabl...more
 
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Only sometimes, like true love, music brings about a radical change in people. The three-hour composition for four piano's Canto Ostinato by Dutch composer Simeon ten Hol...more
 
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