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Top Ten Family Films
1. Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman
An insightful look at the reclusive author and both her novels.
2. The Butterfly
An onery butterfly collector is befriended by an 8-year-old girl.
3. Linnea in Monet's Garden
The tale of a little girl's love affair with Claude Monet's paintings.
4. The Up Series
The acclaimed series chronicling a group of Brits from age seven in 1964.
5. Ballet Boys
Billy Elliot meets First Position in this portrait of three young dancers.
6. The Dancer
A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become a dancer.
7. PS Dance!
Step inside the halls of five NYC public schools and celebrate dance!
8. Please Vote for Me
A third-grade class in central China holds their first open elections.
9. Know How
Written and acted by foster care youth, ripped from the stories of their lives.
10. Jane's Journey
An inspiring portrait of world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall.

New and Notable

Alone on the Island of The Blue Dolphins
Every year nearly half a million children read 'Island of The Blue Dolphins,' the story of a Native American girl left alone for 18 years on a remote California island in the 1800s. This documentary explores her true story.

Family Docs

Off and Running
With Jewish lesbian moms, Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But her curiosity about her African-American roots thrusts her into an exploration of identity that threatens to distance her from her family.

Dance Class

Through the eyes of nine young girls from around the world, TutuMUCH is the behind-the-scenes story of what it takes to become a dancer, giving us a rare look at a summer that no one will ever forget.

From Across The Ocean

Louise By The Shore
On the last day of summer in a small seaside resort town, an older woman named Louise realizes that the last train has departed without her. With no one to keep her company, she must rely on her past to help her survive the present.

Animated Delights

Abel's Island
Based on the beloved classic from Shrek author William Steig, this Emmy-nominated film tells the story of Abel, a mouse who gets swept away in a flood and stranded for over a year on a deserted island.