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Altina

A woman ahead of her time, Altina Schinasi was born in 1907 in New York City; the daughter of a tobacco tycoon and descendent of Sephardic Jews. Her genteel upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her art and her life.

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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice.

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Best and Most Beautiful Things

Legally blind and on the autism spectrum, 20-year-old Michelle defies labels as she chases big dreams with humor and bold curiosity. Searching for community, Michelle explores an uncensored world online and experiences a provocative sexual awakening.

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Buying Sex

Buying Sex is a timely examination of the ongoing and global debate about prostitution laws. Would decriminalizing prostitution free sex workers to take more control over their activities or give the buyers of sex (as well as illicit sex-trade business owners) power to exploit the sale of sexual services?

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Casting By

Tom Donahue combines archival material and interviews with Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Martin Scorsese and many more to tell the story of legendary casting director Marion Dougherty, and Hollywood's most unheralded profession.

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Committed

Committed is the powerful story of the film star/ leftist iconoclast Frances Farmer. In 1935 Farmer was an overnight Hollywood sensation; within ten years she was in a state mental hospital.

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Dance Goodbye, The

What is life like for a dancer when they can no longer dance? Inspired by Merrill Ashley's departure from the New York City Ballet as an acclaimed principal dancer, this documentary captures the poignancy of this life turning point.

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Girl Model

Girl Model follows two protagonists: an ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces, and one of her discoveries, a 13-year-old plucked from her home and dropped into Tokyo with promises of a profitable career.

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Gray Matters

The documentary Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture.

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Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

In this update of her 2011 documentary, filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels. Includes interviews with Lee's older sister, close friends and admirers, from Oprah Winfrey to Wally Lamb.

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I am FEMEN

A revealing look at FEMEN- the topless female activists who fight corrupt and patriarchal political systems in Kiev and all across Europe- as well as a portrait of the group's co-founder and creative backbone, the bewitching Oksana Shachko.

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I Can Be President

What would it be like to grow up and become president of the United States? In I Can Be President: A Kid's-Eye View, a diverse group of children candidly share their thoughts on the subject, affirming the importance of having dreams at any age.

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Invisible Scars

Johnna Janis reveals the life-long struggles she has faced as a result of the the sexual abuse she endured as a child and explores the tools and resources which are available to help CSA victims overcome the debilitating effects of their childhood experiences.

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King of Masks, The

In 1930s China, aging street performer Wang yearns for a male heir to whom he can pass on the secrets of his renowned act. When he buys an 8-year-old orphan named Doggie, his new heir reveals a desperate secret.

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Live Nude Girls Unite!

Julia Query, a stripper at a club called the Lusty Lady, put in long hours on stage and in the peep booth. But when faced with no sick leave, unfair demotions, safety concerns, and racial discrimination, Query and her co-workers decide to organize and unionize.

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Maidentrip

In the wake of a battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global media storm, 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out - camera in hand - on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

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Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish dance as a legitimate art form in America.

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One Cut, One Life

When seminal documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of first person non-fiction film, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film.

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Sex Trade, The

Part investigative report and part editorial, The Sex Trade is a behind-the-scenes analysis of a rapidly growing business featuring incisive comments from experts and enlightening interviews with current and former sex workers.

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Sex(ed)

Sex(ed) captures the humor, shock and vulnerability people face when learning about sex, through the lens of the often hilarious, only sometimes informative, sex-ed films from 1910 to the present day.

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She Must Be Seeing Things

A love affair between a lawyer and a filmmaker is tested when the lawyer, after reading the filmmaker's diary, disguises herself as a man and shadows her lover. The dynamics of sex and sexuality, career and commitment, fidelity and companionship are explored.

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Speed Sisters

The Speed Sisters are the Middle East's first all-woman race car driving team. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these women have sped their way into the heart of Palestine's gritty, male-dominated street car-racing scene.

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Storm Makers, The

Featuring brutally candid testimony, The Storm Makers is a chilling expose of Cambodia's human trafficking underworld and an eye-opening look at the complex cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels this modern slave trade.

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Tokyo Fiancee

In this entertaining romantic comedy, Amelie, a French tutor in Tokyo, finds herself in a passionate relationship with her only student, the charming Rinri. As the two explore the joys of their first real romance, many cultural barriers fall...but some still remain.

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Tricked

Tricked is a documentary that uncovers one of America's darkest secrets. Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the United States, as thousands of victims are trafficked across the country to satisfy America's $3-billion-a-year sex trafficking industry.

  Absurdistan- Welcome to Absurdistan, a small village in the high desert mountains, just on the outskirts of reality, where magical visions and bizarre events fuse together, but the sexes are divided.

And Baby Makes Two- A complex, emotional and courageous portrait of eight New York City women who, earlier in life, had taken every precaution to prevent pregnancy, and who now actively pursue it - without the help of a partner.

Behind the Burly Q- Burlesque and vaudeville were America's most popular form of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century - until cinema drove them from the mainstream. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age, Behind the Burly Q reveals the story of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance.

Bhutto- A Sundance world premiere, Bhutto tells the epic story of one of the most fascinating characters of our time-- Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation. 

Bliss- Adapted from internationally acclaimed author Zülfü Livaneli’s novel, Bliss is an unconventional road movie in which the executioner of an honour killing and his victim go on a journey of self-discovery.

Born in Flames- The movie that rocked the foundations of the early Indie film world, this provocative classic is a comic fantasy of female rebellion set ten years after the Second American Revolution.

Chely Wright: Wish Me Away- Chely Wright: Wish Me Away is the story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publicly.

Dear Talula- Mixing verité footage, with home videos and family photographs, Dear Talula is a portrait of a woman whose grace and courage allow her to transform her breast cancer diagnosis into a journey of self discovery.

Early Works of Cheryl Dunye- A collection of six short fiction films by Cheryl Dunye, one of the most provocative and humorous lesbian filmmakers of our time. Includes: Greetings from Africa, The Potluck and the Passion, An Untitled Portrait, Vanilla Sex, She Don't Fade, and Janine.

Female Misbehavior- A collection of five films from director Monika Treut which explore the outer limits of female sexuality and behavior. Each features a woman who has challenged the status quo, provoking shock and outrage in some and gaining respect from others.

Gendernauts- An illuminating and compassionate look at the world of transgender identity, as seen through portraits of some of San Francisco's leading gender mixers.

Ghosted- Monika Treut's mysterious love story about a Hamburg artist, Sophie, who is trying to come to terms with her Taiwanese lover Ai-Ling's murder.

Googoosh: Iran's Daughter- This documentary tells the story of Iranian pop phenomenon Googoosh, and also of the political and cultural context which pushed her to the heights of success in the 60’s and 70’s, only to silence her completely after Iran’s Islamic revolution of 1979.

Half the Road- Half the Road explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of the sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female riders face in a male dominated sport.

Into the Fire- In this enthralling documentary, 16 brave and idealistic nurses, writers and journalists who volunteered to help fight the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War, share stories of courage and commitment.

Inside the Koran- In this powerful and informative film, award-winning director Antony Thomas goes deep into the heart of the Muslim world, examining the personal lives of his subjects, each abiding by his or her own understanding of the Koran.  Their relationship with this holy Book reveals a complex, beautiful and often contradictory guide for humanity.

Jane's Journey- Jane's Journey is an inspiring portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon Jane Goodall, whose 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary.

Lavender Limelight- Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film goes behind the scenes to reveal America’s most successful lesbian directors.  These talented movie-makers enlighten and entertain as they explore their sexual identity, growing up gay, inspirations and techniques, Hollywood vs. Indie, and of course, love and sex, on screen and off. 

Leila- From Dariush Mehrjui, one of Iran's greatest directors, comes this beautiful and mesmerizing story of love, conflict and tradition.

Lesbian Nation- This entertaining collection of lesbian-friendly cinema features the short films Carmelita Tropicana; Jumping the Gun; Little Women in Transit; Playing the Part , and the documentary Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film.

Making Grace- Ann Krsul and Leslie Sullivan want to be mothers - together. Making Grace allows us to experience with Ann and Leslie the challenges and joys of motherhood, including those unique to lesbians.

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America- In the 1960s, prior to her fame and international acclaim, Mercedes Sosa defied expectations by drafting, together with four other young musicians, the "Manifesto del Nuevo Cancionero" ("The New Songbook Manifesto").

Motherland Afghanistan- Filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi and her father, Dr. Qudrat Mojadidi, are Afghans who have made a home in the United States. After the US-led invasion to oust the Taliban, Dr. Mojadidi, a specialist in women's health, decides to return to his war-ravaged homeland to help rebuild and modernize the hospitals and clinics which serve the women of Afghanistan.

Our City Dreams- Filmed over the course of two years, Our City Dreams is an invitation to visit the creative spaces of five women artists. These women, who span different decades and represent diverse cultures, have one thing in common beyond making art: the city to which they have journeyed and now call home - New York.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. - The ubiquitous pink ribbons of breast cancer philanthropy permeate our culture. In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, Pink Ribbons, Inc. reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause."

Roses in December- On December 2, 1980 lay missioner Jean Donovan and three American nuns were brutally murdered by members of El Salvador’s security force. The film chronicles Jean’s life, from her affluent childhood to her tragic death.

Secret Society- The story of Daisy, twenty years old and plump as a dumpling, and her adoring husband Ken. When Ken discovers that Daisy has joined a "secret society" of women sumo wrestlers, Daisy is forced to make a difficult decision.

Seduction: The Cruel Woman- Wanda, a dominatrix who runs an S&M gallery on the Hamburg waterfront, must choose between her lesbian lover and an American trainee. A Film by Elfi Mikesch & Monika Treut.

Sex & Justice- Narrated by Gloria Steinem, Sex & Justice presents the highlights of the dramatic confrontation between Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the United States Senate in 1991.

Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom- The legendary actress introduces us to Shakespeare through the roles that she played including Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Lady Anne and Gertrude.

Silent Waters- Silent Waters is set in 1979 in Pakistan, when General Zia-ul-Haq took control of the country and stoked the fires of Islamic nationalism.

SoleJourney- SoleJourney documents the protest efforts of Soulforce, a group committed to LGBT equality and justice.

Special Treatment- Isabelle Huppert stars as a high-class prostitute who serves up sexual fantasies for her clientele. When she crosses paths with a neurotic psychoanalyst facing a marriage crisis, the two quickly realize their professions share a thing or two in common as they navigate the overlapping worlds of psychotherapy and sex therapy.

Strangers in Good Company- The surprising hit about seven old women stranded at a deserted farmhouse, miles from civilization, who turn a crisis into a magical time of humor and spirit.

Unborn in the USA-A riveting look into the deep secrets and deep pockets of the pro-life movement. Exclusive interviews are interwoven with astonishing archival footage to document one of the most controversial social movements in American history.

Venus Boyz- Club Casanova, the legendary Drag King Night in New York, is the point of departure for an odyssey to the transgendered world. It's a world where women become men--some for a night, others for a lifetime.

Virgin Machine, The- In this film by Monika Treut, a young journalist, foiled in her attempts to find romantic love in her native Hamburg, moves to San Francisco and discovers the rich lesbian scene.

Watermelon Woman, The- A Film by Cheryl Dunye. An inventive romantic comedy about a young woman who meets the girl of her dreams, Guin Turner (Go Fish), while making a film about an obscure black actress from the 1930's.

Who is Henry Jaglom?- Hailed by some as a genius, a feminist voice and a maverick of American cinema, dismissed by others as a voyeuristic, egomaniacal fraud and the "world's worst director," Henry Jaglom obsessively confuses and abuses the line between life and art.