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  • Collectively, their roster of hit songs is unmatched in the recording industry, numbering into the hundreds and spanning decades. They've been -- pun fully intended -- significantly instrumental in building the rise to stardom for a varied list of popular artists from The Beach Boys to Frank and...

  • Every school day thousands of young people who identify as either lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans-gender face harassment, bullying, and even violence for simply being who they are. Teach Your Children Well is a documentary short (39 min) narrated by Emmy Award winning actress and comedienne,...

  • Ashaa was born in Trinidad in the West Indies, the descendant of indentured laborers who were brought by British colonialism to work in the sugar cane fields of the Caribbean. All through her life, preserving something of her Indian identity in the alien fields, she is faced with the puzzle of...

  • Hawaii – A Voice for Sovereignty is a documentary film by photojournalist Catherine Bauknight that explores the culture of the Native Hawaiians and their connection to the land. At the forefront of the film are social, economic, and ecological issues that have developed in Hawaii since the...

  • At age 21, Sgt. Nick Mendes was blown up by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan, paralyzing him from the neck down. This unflinching but surprisingly funny documentary follows him for the next five years as he readjusts to life in California. At the start of the story he's in a V.A. hospital unable to...

  • On September 30, 1955, actor James Dean set out from Los Angeles in his Porsche Spyder 550 race car to attend the Sports Car Club of America's weekend road races in Salinas, California. He died four hours later on a dangerous, rural highway.

    Back in Hollywood, Dean left behind close...

  • Throughout the country, the debate on same sex marriage has become a passionate and polarizing issue. One group is fighting for the right to marry, while another is fighting to protect the very institution of marriage as they understand it. But what exactly are both of these sides fighting for?...

  • Most people know George Takei as the helmsman of the Starship Enterprise, but beyond the celebrity of this "Star Trek" icon is an activist utilizing his grace and humor to bridge galactic social and political divides.

  • Voices intimate, entertaining, and very powerful fill our ears and our lives daily.  A forgotten history, never before told on film, unfolds with alarming relevance. Spanning more than a century, filmmaker Michael James Kacey traces radio's origins and battles for control of the airwaves—battles...

  • Mild-mannered Liansu Wang reunites with his family in San Francisco after 12 years in a Chinese prison. Against his wife’s wishes, he decides to build a replica of the torture chair that left him crippled to seek justice for his sister’s murder and to tell his story to the English-speaking world...

  • Dale Evans: Queen of the West and the wife of Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys,
    offers us the chance to experience the inspirational journey of an American icon as we follow Dale's path from precocious childhood, to eloping at 14, motherhood at 15 and divorce for the first of three times,...

  • For nearly seventy years, Weeki Wachee Springs has been home to America's fist and only fully-choreographed mermaid show. Competing with Orlando's mega-parks, it remains as one of the last of Florida's historical roadside attractions thanks to the mermaids who work tirelessly to protect the park...

  • Poetry of Resilience is a feature-length documentary that explores the question: How strong is the human spirit? Serving as a provocative meditation on the creativity and dynamism of humanity the film traces the lives of 5 poets who survived some of the darkest hours of the 20th century: the...

  • This film will revisit a powerfully formative event in my life:  being bullied daily in one class during my sophomore year of high school.  With compassionate curiosity, it will explore the long-term impact and effect of that bullying on me and all those involved.

  • The true-crime documentary, The Feast of the Assumption: The Otero Family Murders, chronicles, in real-time, the beginning of the end of the 30-year old BTK Strangler mystery as it is told through the eyes of Charlie Otero, the oldest surviving son of the serial killer’s first victims. It is one...

  • Waveshaper Media, the makers of 2014's acclaimed modular synthesizer documentary "I Dream Of Wires," is excited to announce that production is now underway for a new, official bio-documentary about revered avant-garde music composer, and electronic music pioneer, Morton Subotnick. Through a...

  • If you build it, will they come? Morality of Dreams is a feature documentary that follows Dr. Luis Vasquez's dream to build the first environmentally sustainable hospital in Peru, a-state-of the-art, international volunteer-run hospital that will provide healthcare for all who need it. The catch...

  • A coming of age story about a young musical genius that has been anointed the savior and future of the Blues. Diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, this 17 year old prodigy is carrying the weight physically, and emotionally of his responsibility to preserve the music while providing for his family...

  • Situated in the stunning and surreal Arctic landscape, the documentary GATEKEEPERS OF THE ARCTIC covers the compelling stories of people who share their passion for the Arctic and whose lives are directly affected by the escalating environmental changes occurring there.The film gives witness to...

  • Voices From Cuba explores the turbulent waves of migration from Fidel Castro's Cuba to the United States through the eyes of the people who lived it. Incredible personal stories interweave a tapestry spanning forty-five years – from roots of Castro's revolution, through the Cold War, and into...

  • Lost In The Festival the is untold backstage story of Glastonbury Festival in the UK.  In the 1990s, legendary festival founder, Michael Eavis admitted, his event did not have the sell-out success it enjoys today. This music documentary that tells how some risqué new age travellers created Lost...

  • In 2009, filmmaker and travel enthusiast Mariah Wilson set out on a volunteering voyage to two programs on opposite sides of the world: one focused on poaching and endangered animals in Uganda, the other on threatened coral reefs and oceans in Fiji. Not knowing what she might find, she decided...

  • This film studies the forces in play that created the bloodiest year for Sikhs since India gained its independence.  Bookending the film will be a re-visiting of the massacre of Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Per a 2013 Stanford study, 70% of Americans do not know what a Sikh is.The bulk of the...

  • In 1971, Chuck Holmes moved to San Francisco to sell real estate: the sexual revolution was in full swing and the city was known as the 'Smut Capital of the United States.' In a year, his real estate job was replaced by a few hardcore 'loops' and a mailing list; in ten years, the mailing list...

  • When she was 12 years old, just minutes after a family argument, filmmaker Mayumi Maruyama's father hung himself in the garage of his family's suburban American home. DEAR DAD is her effort to both understand and come to terms with her father's tragic death and to confront the cultural wall of...

  • "Lower 9" is the heart-wrenching story of the residents of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans – a community that has been displaced and largely forgotten about in the more than nine years since their homes and their lives were destroyed by the breech of the levees and the flood that ensued...

  • Last Note: A Dialogue Between Kaneto Shindo and Benicio Deltoro was created to present Kaneto Shindo to the American film world. Kaneto Shindo is the 2nd oldest living filmmaker in the world. The work is an interview conversation between Kaneto Shindo and Benicio Deltoro. This documentary will...

  • TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SRI LANKAN TSUNAMIThe December 2004 Asian tsunami was one of the most destructive natural disasters in living memory. Within an instant, it took the lives of over 230,000 people and devastated the lives of millions. Along the eastern and southern coastlines of the...

  • One woman drives a patient-powered journey to discover the truth behind a disease that affects thousands of people who are devastated by symptoms that are so bizarre and seemingly inexplicable, they are regularly written off as delusions by doctors and loved ones.

  • The Paper Trail: Into the Hornet's Nest chronicles modern American homesteader Lydia Doleman as she helps mobilize her community to block a massive timber sale in an attempt to defend the Little Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon.  Motivated by a government agency eager to log, Lydia and others...

  • This is a documentary that explores the worlds of identical twin brothers, now 75 years old. Joel-Peter Witkin is a world famous photographer and super star of contemporary art photography and his younger brother by 5 minutes, Jerome a major realist painter. Estranged since childhood yet their...

  • Family, dreamers, second chances, and the opening of the first whiskey distillery in Austin, TX since prohibition.

    Distilling Dreams is an intimate feature length documentary about the people behind Still Austin Whiskey Company: Father and son Chris & Cleveland, married couples Andrew...

  • Diamond, Silver & Gold is a new documentary that will explore the ways in which value is manufactured, manipulated and controlled. First, the film investigates Nobel Laureate Dr. Jack Szostak’s experiments to recreate the earth's earliest life forms. When he replicates genesis for the...

  • After serving Los Angeles for 68 years, in November 2005 one of nation's most prominent historic landmarks was demolished to make way for
    the construction of three schools. After 68 is a feature length documentary exploring the rise and fall of the Ambassador Hotel, the fifteen year legal...

  • Films are about stories. Good stories are further appreciated by placing them in a historical context. Bill Traylor lived a life span between 1854-1949. He made over 1200-1500 pieces of art that chronicle not only his own life but also the rapid cultural changes of his times.

    During the...