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After Stonewall

After Stonewall, the sequel to Before Stonewall, chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. It captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS changed the direction of the movement.

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

Bill Cunningham New York

A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.


This groundbreaking coming-of-age story by five-time Oscar nominee Richard Linklater was shot over 12 years with the same cast. It follows the life of a ‘normal’ boy as he grows into a man before our eyes. Charting the exhilaration of childhood and the seismic shifts of a modern family, Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and a contemplation of the passage of time.

Death: A Personal Understanding – Death Rituals

Whether it is the passing of a loved one or the thought of facing our own mortality, death can be a frightening and often misunderstood experience. Death Rituals takes you on a journey towards understanding death as an integral part of life that each of us must face. Hosted by Dr. Robert Kasternbaum, Professor of Gerontology at Arizona State University, each program explores one aspect of the process of understanding death including cultural differences, the grieving process and society in denial. The Rituals of different cultures reflect their different attitudes toward death.

Design Canada: The History of Graphic Design in Canada

The first documentary chronicling the history of Canadian graphic design and how it shaped a nation and its people. What defines a national identity, is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are?

Hand in Hand Series 

Helvetica: Typography, Graphic Design and Global Visual Culture

An independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. HELVETICA looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. An exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, this film offers a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.

Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women

In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes — images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. 

Private Violence

This Emmy-nominated documentary explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners.

The Celluloid Closet

The acclaimed documentary based on Vito Russo’s groundbreaking book, The Celluloid Closet explores the hidden subtext of more than 100 Hollywood movies – from The Maltese Falcon to Spartacus and Rebel Without A Cause to Thelma and Louise and Philadelphia. A lively cinematic journey through evolving lesbian and gay stereotypes – and homosexual self-image – as seen through the first century of movie-making. With clips from over 100 movies, and revealing interviews with many of the artists who created them.

The Corporation

This documentary begins with an unusual detail that came from the 14th Amendment: Under constitutional law, corporations are seen as individuals. So, filmmaker Mark Achbar asks, what type of person would a corporation be? The evidence, according to such political activists as Noam Chomsky and filmmaker Michael Moore and company heads like carpet magnate Ray Anderson, points to a bad one, as the film aims to expose IBM’s Nazi ties and these large businesses’ exploitation of human rights.

The Girls in the Band: Female Jazz Musicians

The award-winning documentary film The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, history-making journeys from the late 30s to the present day. The many first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by these talented women provide a glimpse into decades of racism and sexism that have existed in America.

The Great White Hoax

The Great White Hoax offers a fascinating look at how conservative political leaders and strategists have been tapping into anxieties about cultural change to win the support of white Americans, especially white men, for decades. And it makes a powerful case for why Trumpism, and the politics of racial scapegoating, are destined to fail in the end.

The Invisible War

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

The Key of G: Disability, Caregiving and Interdependence

An award-winning documentary about disability, caregiving and interdependence. The Key of G tells the story of Gannet, a 22-year-old man with severe disabilities, as he prepares to move out of his mother’s home and into a San Francisco apartment with three musicians and artists as primary caregivers.

The Medicine Wheel

An emotional story of First Nations spirituality told in the first person by a Cree woman. Visually moving segments highlight the Sweat Lodge and Pipe Ceremonies as she explores the timelessness and the meaning of the Wheel that may be at the center of native spirituality. The viewer learns the significance of one’s own personal spiritual journey through life and the “teachings” within the Medicine Wheel. 

The R Word

People have called them “village idiots”, “imbeciles”, “fools”, “subhumans” and “retards”. They have been incarcerated in prisons and institutions, abused and even at times murdered. They have been feared and misunderstood for centuries. This program chronicles the incredible struggles of a culturally diverse group of Canadian people with intellectual disabilities and their families to be recognized and treated as fully human with the same rights as anyone else in society.

Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture

In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men’s violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority.

Your Inner Monkey

Based on a best-selling book by evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin, this scientific adventure story takes viewers from Ethiopia to the Arctic Circle on a hunt for the many ways that our animal ancestors shaped our anatomical destiny. Shubin has spent much of his life studying our ancient ancestors—-searching for the deep pedigree of Homo sapiens. Using both the fossil record and DNA evidence, he traces various parts of our body’s structure to creatures that lived long, long ago.


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