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Thirteen-year-old William loves birds nests. So much so that he will go to any length to collect them, until on... more
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Filmed in a refugee home outside Berlin, this short tells the story of a girl who would do anything to help her mother be happy again.
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"The Adytum" is a coming-of-age story about a girl who learns to read under unlikely circumstances. Dialogue in a constructed language is interwoven with music to emphasize the character's awkward struggle to understand the language that disempowers her unique family. The film is a quiet reflection on the human experience of animal drives as power, and a monument to the human ability to translate suffering and moments of epiphany into spiritual transcendence.

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Contemporary Hungarian composer Magony works with Gypsy musicians because Gypsy musicians have played an essential role in music throughout Hungarian history. That’s why when Feri (Magony) composes a song based on a Hungarian folk song and creates its instrumentation, it is rather good to have a highly talented and experienced Gypsy musician who can tackle the task easily. True, he needs to learn a completely new sound vocabulary—that strange world of Gypsy music—but the musician can appl... more

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“Sister Rosetta Tharpe was anything but ordinary and plain; she was a big, good-looking woman and divine, not to mention sublime and splendid. She was a powerful force of nature–a guitar-playing, singing evangelist.” —Bob Dylan

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This year, three sisters, all vibrant young women, may have their perfectly healthy breasts removed in the hope of saving their lives. They’ve all been tested positive for BRCA2, a genetic malfunction, and an inherited gene disorder that means they are at a significantly higher-than-normal risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer before they turn 50. They are all going through the pain and heartache of having to make a decision to remove their breasts now whilst they are young an... more

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Shadow of the House is an intimate portrait of the Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell. Morell’s life is utterly ordinary on the surface but our understanding of Morell deepens as layer after layer of the man and his influences are revealed: his strange and compelling journey fleeing Castro in the early sixties and growing up in NY as a teenager; his life as an American family man; a Cuban refugee, more American than Cuban, but not an American citizen; a photographer who feels safer workin... more

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For Once In My Life is a documentary about a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness – and killer soundtrack – within each of them. The 28 members of the Spirit of Goodwill have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, as well as musical abilities that extend into ranges of pure genius. In a cinema vérité style, the film explores their struggles and triumphs and the healing power of music as the band members' unique talents are nurture... more

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This musical documentary film follows a stage troupe of first- through third-graders in Brookline, MA, as they prepare for a major stage production while wrestling with childhood social issues. When Louise, a deaf child, joins the hearing children in the production, they learn the values of acceptance, communication, and friendship.

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