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DocuWeeks 2012
New York Showtimes
August 3 - August 23
at IFC Center
Los Angeles Showtimes
August 10 - August 30
at Laemmle Noho 7

Beauty CULTure

Beauty CULTure

LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 4:25 pm
  • SAT 8/11 6:00 pm
  • SUN 8/12 6:10 pm
  • MON 8/13 4:25 pm
  • TUE 8/14 6:00 pm
  • WED 8/15 6:10 pm
  • THU 8/16 4:25 pm



Beauty CULTure explores how feminine beauty is defined and revered, and the consequences for female body image. Through an examination of the photography industry and iconic fashion images, the film investigates our age-old obsession with beauty, its biological origins, and the role of the media and technology in narrowing its definition with ubiquitous imagery. Fashion photographers, avant-garde artists, celebrated models, child pageant stars, body builders, teenagers, and intellectuals engage in a provocative dialogue about the "beauty contest" of modern life.

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Producers: Frank Evers, Shanah Blevins
Executive Producer: Frank Evers
Evergreen Pictures
31 min. USA/France
Website/Trailer

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The Anderson Monarchs
New York
August 17 - August 23


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
The Anderson Monarchs  More Info

The Anderson Monarchs is about a nationally competitive African-American girls soccer club competing, living, and thriving in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia. Nominated in 2008 by Sports Illustrated as "Sports Team" of the year, they were also hailed as "the future of American Soccer" in the London newspaper, The Guardian. The Anderson Monarchs, like their namesake Marian Anderson, are making history. Their remarkable story brings them to a place they only ever imagined in their dreams.

Director/Producer: Eugene Martin
Producers: Daniel M. Kalai, Daniel O'Meara, Ed Givnish
Philly Soccer Doc, LLC
76 min. USA
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 4:25 pm, 9:50 pm
  • SAT 8/18 1:15 pm, 7:55 pm
  • SUN 8/19 12:00 pm, 6:20 pm
  • MON 8/20 2:40 pm, 9:50 pm
  • TUE 8/21 4:25 pm, 9:55 pm
  • WED 8/22 1:15 pm, 7:55 pm
  • THU 8/23 12:00 pm, 6:20 pm
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  • FRI 8/24 3:10 pm, 9:10 pm
  • SAT 8/25 1:30 pm, 7:00 pm
  • SUN 8/26 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • MON 8/27 1:30 pm, 7:00 pm
  • TUE 8/28 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • WED 8/29 3:10 pm, 9:10 pm
  • THU 8/30 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm

Defiant Requiem
New York
August 3 - August 9


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
Defiant Requiem  More Info

A memorial concert reawakens the story of an artistic uprising in the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin, where a chorus of 150 inmates confronts the Nazis face-to-face...and sings to them what they dare not say.

Director/Producer/Writer: Doug Shultz
Producer: Peter Schnall
Executive Producers: Whitney Johnson, Peter Schnall
Partisan Pictures
86 min. USA/Czech Republic
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/3 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm
  • SAT 8/4 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • SUN 8/5 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • MON 8/6 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm
  • TUE 8/7 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • WED 8/8 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • THU 8/9 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 12:05 pm, 5:05 pm
  • SAT 8/18 1:50 pm, 7:25 pm
  • SUN 8/19 3:25 pm, 9:35 pm
  • MON 8/20 12:05 pm, 5:05 pm
  • TUE 8/21 1:50 pm, 7:25 pm
  • WED 8/22 3:25 pm, 9:35 pm
  • THU 8/23 12:05 pm, 5:10 pm

Digital Dharma: One Man's Mission to Save a Culture
New York
August 17 - August 23


Los Angeles
August 10 - August 16
Digital Dharma: One Man's Mission to Save a Culture  More Info

When ancient writings of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts vanish during the political turmoil of the 1950s and 1960s, the history of a whole society is in danger of disappearing. Digital Dharma chronicles the 50-year journey of E. Gene Smith, a Mormon from Utah, the unlikely leader of an effort to rescue, preserve, and share 20,000 volumes of ancient Tibetan text; an epic of one man's mission that became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people.

Director/Producer/Writer: Dafna Yachin
Writers: Timothy Gates, Arthur Fischman
Executive Producer: Dafna Yachin, Bill Harris (Consulting EP)
Lunchbox Communications
82 min. India/USA/Nepal/China
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 3:40 pm, 9:55 pm
  • SAT 8/18 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
  • SUN 8/19 1:50 pm, 7:40 pm
  • MON 8/20 3:40 pm, 9:55 pm
  • TUE 8/21 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
  • WED 8/22 1:50 pm, 7:40 pm
  • THU 8/23 3:40 pm, 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 12:00 pm, 7:50 pm
  • SAT 8/11 1:15 pm, 9:45 pm
  • SUN 8/12 12:00 pm, 4:25 pm
  • MON 8/13 12:00 pm, 7:50 pm
  • TUE 8/14 1:15 pm, 9:45 pm
  • WED 8/15 12:00 pm, 4:25 pm
  • THU 8/16 12:00 pm, 7:50 pm

Drought/Cuates de Australia
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
Drought/Cuates de Australia  More Info

Residents from the ejido (communal land) Los Cuates de Australia in Northeast Mexico perform every year a massive exodus to look for water during drought. In this exile, men, women, elders, and children wait for the first drops of water to return to their lands, metaphor of a small town that hides from death.

Director/Writer: Everardo González
Producer: Martha Orozco Ciénega
Docs/Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad (FOPROCINE) with the support of the Tribeca Film Institute and Jan Vrijman Fund.
84 min. Mexico


NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 12:05 pm, 5:10 pm
  • SAT 8/11 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • SUN 8/12 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • MON 8/13 12:05 pm, 5:10 pm
  • TUE 8/14 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • WED 8/15 3:30 pm, 9:45 pm
  • THU 8/16 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
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  • MON 8/20 3:25 pm, 9:40 pm
  • TUE 8/21 12:05 pm, 5:10 pm
  • WED 8/22 1:45 pm, 7:20 pm
  • THU 8/23 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm

Garden in the Sea (Jardín en el Mar)
New York
August 17 - August 23


Los Angeles
August 10 - August 16
Garden in the Sea (Jardín en el Mar)  More Info

Garden in the Sea is a documentary about art, landscape, and environment. Over a period of four years, the director followed Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias to the Mexican Sea of Cortez where she was commissioned to create an underwater sculpture that gradually would help enhance marine life. Expanding the form of a classic portrait, the film talks not only about the role of art but also about human passion, experiences, and longings and makes the stunning beauty of our world tangible inviting us to care for it.

Director/Writer: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Producer: Manuel Arango
Executive Producer: Rodolfo Ogarrio
Mexican Foundation for Environmental Education
69 min. Mexico
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 1:45 pm, 6:15 pm
  • SAT 8/18 2:50 pm, 9:50 pm
  • SUN 8/19 1:35 pm, 8:15 pm
  • MON 8/20 12:00 pm, 4:15 pm
  • TUE 8/21 1:45 pm, 6:15 pm
  • WED 8/22 2:50 pm, 9:55 pm
  • THU 8/23 1:35 pm, 8:15 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 1:45 pm, 6:05 pm
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  • SUN 8/12 3:00 pm, 9:50 pm
  • MON 8/13 1:45 pm, 6:05 pm
  • TUE 8/14 3:00 pm, 7:50 pm
  • WED 8/15 3:00 pm, 9:50 pm
  • THU 8/16 1:45 pm, 6:05 pm

HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE  More Info

HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE, narrated by Martin Sheen, is the story of Douglas White, an 89-year-old Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. During the making of this film, filmmakers uncovered new evidence of White's "actual innocence" and brought the case back to federal court. HOLY MAN offers a rare glimpse into the mysterious world of Lakota religion, their intimate connection to the land, and a provocative expose of the systemic injustice Native Americans face in the criminal justice system.

Director/Producer: Jennifer Jessum
Producer/Writer: Simon Joseph
Flying Limbs Inc., Productions
84 min. USA
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • SAT 8/11 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • SUN 8/12 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • MON 8/13 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • TUE 8/14 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • WED 8/15 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • THU 8/16 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 1:45 pm, 7:20 pm
  • SAT 8/18 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • SUN 8/19 12:05 pm, 5:05 pm
  • MON 8/20 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • TUE 8/21 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • WED 8/22 12:05 pm, 5:05 pm
  • THU 8/23 1:50 pm, 7:25 pm

La Source
New York
August 3 - August 9


Los Angeles
August 10 - August 16
La Source  More Info

Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash), in what The Washington Post calls an "artfully shot documentary," La Source tells the uplifting story of Josue Lajuenesse, a Haitian Princeton janitor who returns to his country after the devastating 2010 earthquake to revive his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village's survival; clean water.

Director//Producer/Writer: Patrick Shen
Producer/Writer: Brandon Vedder
Producer/Executive Producer: Jordan Wagner
Executive Producers: Christian Tureaud, David Salzberg, Regina Manian, Nancy Luyen
Transcendental Media/All Cut Up Films
71 min. USA/Haiti
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/3 2:35 pm, 7:20 pm
  • SAT 8/4 2:25 pm, 9:25 pm
  • SUN 8/5 12:05 pm, 4:35 pm
  • MON 8/6 2:35 pm, 7:15 pm
  • TUE 8/7 2:25 pm, 9:30 pm
  • WED 8/8 2:30 pm, 7:05 pm
  • THU 8/9 2:25 pm, 9:30 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 1:55 pm, 7:40 pm
  • SAT 8/11 12:05 pm, 5:20 pm
  • SUN 8/12 3:40 pm, 9:45 pm
  • MON 8/13 1:55 pm, 7:40 pm
  • TUE 8/14 12:05 pm, 5:20 pm
  • WED 8/15 3:40 pm, 9:45 pm
  • THU 8/16 1:55 pm, 7:40 pm

Love Free or Die
New York
August 3 - August 9


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
Love Free or Die  More Info

Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historical traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bulletproof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since. Love Free or Die follows Robinson from small-town churches in the New Hampshire North County to Washington's Lincoln Memorial to London's Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality—inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history.

Director: Macky Alston
Producer: Sandra Itkoff
Reveal Productions, Inc.
83 min. USA/UK
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/3 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • SAT 8/4 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SUN 8/5 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm
  • MON 8/6 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • TUE 8/7 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • WED 8/8 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm
  • THU 8/9 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/24 5:15 pm, 9:50 pm
  • SAT 8/25 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SUN 8/26 5:15 pm, 9:50 pm
  • MON 8/27 1:45 pm, 5:15 pm
  • TUE 8/28 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • WED 8/29 5:15 pm, 9:50 pm
  • THU 8/30 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

The Magic Life
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
The Magic Life  More Info

Three aspiring individuals try to turn their passion into a career. Can they pull off the biggest trick of their lives and become working magicians?

Director/Producer: Nelson Cheng
Park Row Productions
73 min. USA
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 3:55 pm, 9:55 pm
  • SAT 8/11 2:05 pm, 7:50 pm
  • SUN 8/12 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • MON 8/13 3:55 pm, 9:55 pm
  • TUE 8/14 2:05 pm, 7:50 pm
  • WED 8/15 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • THU 8/16 3:55 pm, 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • SAT 8/18 1:45 pm, 7:40 pm
  • SUN 8/19 3:50 pm, 9:50 pm
  • MON 8/20 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • TUE 8/21 1:45 pm, 7:40 pm
  • WED 8/22 3:50 pm, 9:50 pm
  • THU 8/23 1:45 pm, 7:40 pm

Of Two Minds
New York
August 17 - August 23


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
Of Two Minds  More Info

Take your best day...and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million. Of Two Minds, from the creative team behind Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A., Superheroes, and These Amazing Shadows, explores the extraordinary lives, struggles, and successes of a few of the over five million Americans living with bipolar disorder. Of Two Minds puts a human face on bipolar, providing an intimate, painful, and painfully funny look at those who live in its shadows...our parents and children, our friends and lovers...and ourselves.

Directors/Writers: Doug Blush, Lisa Klein
Producers: Kristin Chambers, Lisa Klein
Executive Producers: Christine O'Malley, John Loll, Jane Bierke-Loll
MadPix, Inc.
89 min. USA
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
  • SAT 8/18 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • SUN 8/19 3:35 pm, 9:50 pm
  • MON 8/20 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
  • TUE 8/21 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • WED 8/22 3:35 pm, 9:50 pm
  • THU 8/23 12:05 pm, 5:25 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/24 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SAT 8/25 5:10 pm, 9:45 pm
  • SUN 8/26 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • MON 8/27 3:25 pm, 9:50 pm
  • TUE 8/28 5:10 pm, 9:45 pm
  • WED 8/29 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • THU 8/30 5:10 pm, 9:45 pm

Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story
New York
August 3 - August 9


Los Angeles
August 10 - August 16
Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story  More Info

The PS22 Chorus from Staten Island became a YouTube sensation when their teacher started posting videos of them singing on his blog. At their annual Holiday Concert they received a surprise visitor. Anne Hathaway was there to invite them to be the featured performance at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! Once in a Lullaby follows these lovable fifth-graders from the streets and hallways in Staten Island to the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, where creative differences, lost voices, and homesickness threaten their performance.

Director/Producer: Jonathan Kalafer
Producers: Steve Kalafer, Bao Nguyen
New Jersey Pictures
86 min. USA
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/3 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SAT 8/4 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm
  • SUN 8/5 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • MON 8/6 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • TUE 8/7 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm
  • WED 8/8 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • THU 8/9 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 3:35 pm, 9:50 pm
  • SAT 8/11 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SUN 8/12 12:05 pm, 5:20 pm
  • MON 8/13 3:35 pm, 9:50 pm
  • TUE 8/14 1:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • WED 8/15 12:05 pm, 5:20 pm
  • THU 8/16 3:35 pm, 9:50 pm

Out of the Clear Blue Sky
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
Out of the Clear Blue Sky  More Info

On September 11, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald became famous for the worst of all possible reasons. 658 of their employees were missing, presumed dead, in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Though Cantor suffered almost twice the casualties of the FDNY, their story was soon pushed aside as the media ambushed Cantor CEO Howard Lutnick, who went from face-of-the-tragedy to pariah within weeks. A true stranger-than-fiction account, unfolding over months and years, the film captures being caught in the crosshairs of history.

Director/Producer/Writer: Danielle Gardner
Producers: Genevieve Baker, Lydia Snape
Asphalt Films, Inc.
108 min. USA/UK
Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • SAT 8/11 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • SUN 8/12 3:20 pm, 9:55 pm
  • MON 8/13 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • TUE 8/14 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • WED 8/15 3:20 pm, 9:55 pm
  • THU 8/16 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 1:30 pm, 7:20 pm
  • SAT 8/18 3:15 pm, 9:45 pm
  • SUN 8/19 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • MON 8/20 1:30 pm, 7:20 pm
  • TUE 8/21 3:15 pm, 9:45 pm
  • WED 8/22 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • THU 8/23 3:15 pm, 9:45 pm

RICKY on LEACOCK
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
RICKY on LEACOCK  More Info

The work (on and off screen) of legendary filmmaker, Richard Leacock, protégé to Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North, Louisiana Story) not only influenced generations of filmmakers during his long career but also changed, technically and aesthetically, "how" movies are made. RICKY on LEACOCK is a cinematic journey that Jane Weiner began as a young filmmaker during which, over 38 years, she filmed various encounters with his friends and contemporaries including D.A. Pennebaker, Robert Drew, Ed Pincus, Jonas Mekas, Dušan Makavejev, and others.

Director/Producer/Writer: Jane Weiner
Co-Producers: Frédéric Gaffigne, Heidi Draper
Executive Producer: Diane Markrow
JDB Films, Inc./AS'Image
90 min. USA/France/Spain/Canada
Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • SAT 8/11 3:35 pm, 9:55 pm
  • SUN 8/12 1:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • MON 8/13 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • TUE 8/14 3:35 pm, 9:55 pm
  • WED 8/15 1:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • THU 8/16 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 3:35 pm, 9:50 AM
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  • SUN 8/19 2:05 pm, 7:45 pm
  • MON 8/20 3:35 pm, 9:50 AM
  • TUE 8/21 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • WED 8/22 2:05 pm, 7:45 pm
  • THU 8/23 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm

TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-Forged
New York
August 3 - August 9


Los Angeles
August 10 - August 16
TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-Forged  More Info

Scars are like tattoos—but with better stories. TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-Forged follows the journeys of extraordinary people who survive critical burns and rise above their injuries to discover a transformed worldview. A firefighter endures a 1500 degree inferno; a teenage athlete engulfed in flames triumphs against all odds; an oil worker survives an incredible refinery blast; a race-car driver's miraculous comeback from a fiery wreck; an honors student caught in a chemistry class explosion; and a mother burned at home dedicates her recovery to her children. All are given context and perspective by burn survivor and Dancing with the Stars Champion, J.R. Martinez. When you forge metal with fire, it becomes stronger. The same is true of the human spirit.

Director/Producer/Writer: Megan Smith-Harris
Writer/Executive Producer: Bill Harris
Pyewackitt Productions
88 min. USA
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/3 4:55 pm, 9:25 pm
  • SAT 8/4 12:05 pm, 7:05 pm
  • SUN 8/5 2:15 pm, 9:15 pm
  • MON 8/6 4:50 pm, 9:30 pm
  • TUE 8/7 12:05 pm, 7:05 pm
  • WED 8/8 4:35 pm, 9:25 pm
  • THU 8/9 12:05 pm, 7:05 pm
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  • FRI 8/10 12:05 pm, 5:20 pm
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We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría)
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría)  More Info

We Women Warriors follows three native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia's warfare who use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples' survival. Colombia has 102 aboriginal groups, one-third of which face extinction because of the conflict. Trapped in a protracted predicament financed by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope. We Women Warriors bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.

Director/Producer/Writer: Nicole Karsin
Writer: Gabriel Baudet
Todos Los Pueblos Productions
79 min. USA/Colombia
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 3:30 pm, 9:45 pm
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  • SUN 8/12 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • MON 8/13 3:30 pm, 9:45 pm
  • TUE 8/14 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • WED 8/15 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • THU 8/16 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
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  • FRI 8/24 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
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  • SUN 8/26 1:55 pm, 7:15 pm
  • MON 8/27 3:15 pm, 9:20 pm
  • TUE 8/28 1:55 pm, 7:15 pm
  • WED 8/29 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • THU 8/30 1:55 pm, 7:15 pm

Without A Net
New York
August 17 - August 23


Los Angeles
August 10 - August 16
Without A Net  More Info

Djeferson, Bárbara, Rayana, and Platini live in a drug controlled slum of Rio de Janeiro. Their families are struggling, their homes are physically unstable, and everyone they know has dropped out of school. When a big-top circus tent suddenly appears in a nearby parking lot, they decide to take a chance. They learn trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, and contortion, and then audition for the end-of-year show, rehearse, and prepare for the curtains to part on opening night. Along the way, Without A Net explores the connections between risk, desire, poverty, and circus and celebrates the perseverance and resilience of youth in the face of tremendous odds.

Director/Producer/Writer: Kelly J. Richardson
Producer: John Antonelli
Live Wired Productions
60 min. USA/Brazil
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 3:10 pm, 8:10 pm
  • SAT 8/18 12:00 pm, 6:20 pm
  • SUN 8/19 3:00 pm, 9:55 pm
  • MON 8/20 1:25 pm, 6:00 pm
  • TUE 8/21 3:10 pm, 8:10 pm
  • WED 8/22 12:00 pm, 6:20 pm
  • THU 8/23 3:00 pm, 9:50 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 3:10 pm, 9:55 pm
  • SAT 8/11 12:00 pm, 4:25 pm
  • SUN 8/12 1:45 pm, 8:00 pm
  • MON 8/13 3:10 pm, 9:55 pm
  • TUE 8/14 12:00 pm, 4:25 pm
  • WED 8/15 1:45 pm, 8:00 pm
  • THU 8/16 3:10 pm, 9:55 pm

Words of Witness
New York
August 17 - August 23


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
Words of Witness  More Info

Every time 22-year-old Heba Afify heads out to cover the historical events shaping her country's future, her mother is compelled to remind her, "I know you are a journalist, but you're still a girl!" Defying cultural norms and family expectations, Heba takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts, and Facebook posts. Her coming of age, political awakening, and the disillusionment that follows mirrors that of a nation seeking the freedom to shape its own destiny, dignity, and democracy.

Director/Producer: Mai Iskander
Executive Producers: Tiffany Schauer, Steve Cohen
Co-Executive Producer: Wynne Comer
Iskander Films
71 min. USA/Egypt
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
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The A-Word
New York
August 17 - August 23


The A-Word  More Info

In the fall of 2009, Lindsay Ellis, a 25-year-old graduate student, made the decision to terminate her first and only pregnancy, finding the decision much more difficult than she anticipated. In this film, she attempts to humanize the experience by exploring both her own and others' by asking, is there even such a thing as the "right" choice?

Director/Writer/Executive Producer: Lindsay Ellis
Producers: Kaveh Taherian, Clarinda Morales
University of Southern California
27 min. USA


NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 12:00 pm
  • SAT 8/18 4:15 pm
  • SUN 8/19 4:15 pm
  • MON 8/20 7:35 pm
  • TUE 8/21 12:00 pm
  • WED 8/22 4:15 pm
  • THU 8/23 4:15 pm

Beauty CULTure
Los Angeles
August 10 - August 16
Beauty CULTure  More Info

Beauty CULTure explores how feminine beauty is defined and revered, and the consequences for female body image. Through an examination of the photography industry and iconic fashion images, the film investigates our age-old obsession with beauty, its biological origins, and the role of the media and technology in narrowing its definition with ubiquitous imagery. Fashion photographers, avant-garde artists, celebrated models, child pageant stars, body builders, teenagers, and intellectuals engage in a provocative dialogue about the "beauty contest" of modern life.

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Producers: Frank Evers, Shanah Blevins
Executive Producer: Frank Evers
Evergreen Pictures
31 min. USA/France
Website/Trailer

LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 4:25 pm
  • SAT 8/11 6:00 pm
  • SUN 8/12 6:10 pm
  • MON 8/13 4:25 pm
  • TUE 8/14 6:00 pm
  • WED 8/15 6:10 pm
  • THU 8/16 4:25 pm

Cutting Loose
New York
August 3 - August 9


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Hairdressers poised, scissors at the ready, clients in place. Cutting begins. The salon looks familiar enough, chatter rising above the chopping and blow drying, but the hairdressers have something in common—they're all serving time in Scotland's jails. Cutting Loose provides a fascinating snapshot of prison life during the build up to the annual Scottish Prison Service hairdressing competition. As the competition approaches, we hear the dreams and aspirations of some of Scotland's most dangerous prisoners as they style the hair of fellow inmates on a daily basis.

Directors/Producers: Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall
SDI Productions
31 min. Scotland
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
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  • SAT 8/4 4:35 pm
  • SUN 8/5 6:45 pm
  • MON 8/6 12:05 pm
  • TUE 8/7 4:35 pm
  • WED 8/8 12:05 pm
  • THU 8/9 4:35 pm

Jimmy
New York
August 3 - August 9


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After more than 40 years of being held in a mental health institution Jimmy McIntosh fought for, and won, the vote for the disabled who were living in institutions. Now free, he fights for the disabled and disadvantaged on a daily basis.

Director: Martin Smith
Producer: Finlay Pretsell
Executive Producers: Noe Mendelle, Sonja Henrici
Writer: Jimmy
SDI Productions
14 min. Scotland
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
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  • SAT 8/4 4:35 pm
  • SUN 8/5 6:45 pm
  • MON 8/6 12:05 pm
  • TUE 8/7 4:35 pm
  • WED 8/8 12:05 pm
  • THU 8/9 4:35 pm

Kings Point
New York
August 3 - August 9


Los Angeles
August 10 - August 16
Kings Point  More Info

Director Sari Gilman tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort—men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses by their sides and their health intact, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss, and the prospect of dying alone. A bittersweet look at our national obsession with self-reliance, Kings Point explores the dynamic tension between living and aging—between our desire for independence and our need for community—and underscores our powerful ambivalence toward growing old.

Director/Producer: Sari Gilman
Producers: Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
Co-Producer: Susannah Ludwig
Kings Point Documentary/Wider Film Projects
31 min. USA
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/3 12:05 pm
  • SAT 8/4 4:35 pm
  • SUN 8/5 6:45 pm
  • MON 8/6 12:05 pm
  • TUE 8/7 4:35 pm
  • WED 8/8 12:05 pm
  • THU 8/9 4:35 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 4:25 pm
  • SAT 8/11 6:00 pm
  • SUN 8/12 6:10 pm
  • MON 8/13 4:25 pm
  • TUE 8/14 6:00 pm
  • WED 8/15 6:10 pm
  • THU 8/16 4:25 pm

Open Heart
New York
August 17 - August 23


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Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life-or-death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood strep throat, they have only months left to live. Open Heart reveals the intertwined endeavors of Dr. Emmanuel, Rwanda's lone government cardiologist fighting to save the lives of his young patients, and Dr. Gino, the Salam Center's head surgeon, who is fighting to save his hospital, Africa's only link to life-saving free cardiac surgery for the millions who need it.

Director/Producer/Writer: Kief Davidson
Producer: Cori Stern
Executive Producers: Geralyn Dreyfous, Rick Rosenthal, Damon Lindelof, Heidi Lindelof, Sean Mewshaw, Desi Van Til, Eric Dobkin, Barbara Dobkin, Nancy Stephens, Cara Mertes
Sundance Institute, in association with Skoll Stories of Change
39 min. USA/Republic of Rwanda/Republic of the Sudan
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 12:00 pm
  • SAT 8/18 4:15 pm
  • SUN 8/19 4:15 pm
  • MON 8/20 7:35 pm
  • TUE 8/21 12:00 pm
  • WED 8/22 4:15 pm
  • THU 8/23 4:15 pm

The Perfect Fit
New York
August 3 - August 9


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Ballet shoes may be worn by delicate girls, but they're crafted by big burly men whose hands tell another story.

Director: Tali Yankelevich
Producer: Finlay Pretsell
Executive Producer: Noeme Mendelle
SDI Productions
10 min. Scotland
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/3 12:05 pm
  • SAT 8/4 4:35 pm
  • SUN 8/5 6:45 pm
  • MON 8/6 12:05 pm
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  • THU 8/9 4:35 pm

StoryCorps Animated Shorts
New York
August 3 - August 9


StoryCorps Animated Shorts  More Info

Facundo the Great Ramòn "Chunky" Sanchez recounts how the new kid at school became a hero when his name stumped their teachers.
Sundays at Rocco's Nicholas Petron remembers family dinners at his grandfather's place and how everything changed when the city made new plans for their neighborhood.
Eyes on the Stars Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African-American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars.

Directors: The Rauch Brothers
Producers: Lizzie Jacobs, Mike Rauch
Executive Producers: Donna Galeno, Dave Isay
StoryCorps
9 min. USA
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
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The Record Breaker
New York
August 17 - August 23


The Record Breaker  More Info

Ashrita Furman holds the official record for the most Guinness World Records by one individual, including marks for "Largest Hula Hoop," "Most Apples Sliced in Mid-Air with a Samurai Sword", and "Longest Distance Bicycling Underwater." A health food store owner and devotee of meditation, Furman travels the world creating new categories for record achievement. We meet Furman, a singularly driven character, and his merry band of compatriots (including Champ the dog) as he's about to attempt to climb Machu Picchu on stilts.

Director/Writer: Brian McGinn
Producer/Executive Producer: Mette Heide
Plus Pictures
25 min. Denmark/USA
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 12:00 pm
  • SAT 8/18 4:15 pm
  • SUN 8/19 4:15 pm
  • MON 8/20 7:35 pm
  • TUE 8/21 12:00 pm
  • WED 8/22 4:15 pm
  • THU 8/23 4:15 pm