RAISING RENEE is the story of a family’s remarkable response to being broken apart and rearranged after nearly 50 years. The film explores deep themes of family dynamics, disability, race and class through the interplay of painting, cinema and life.
The film focuses on two women from meager means who immigrated to the US nearly a hundred years ago, reinvented themselves and ultimately created the cosmetics, health, and beauty industry we know today.
Examining war, teen pregnancy, foster care, child abuse and molestation, this vibrant film captures a working class family struggling for stability. Richly photographed over a year from one Halloween to the next, October Country hums with textured visual metaphors, offering subtle motifs that illuminate each character.
Featuring music legend Bobby McFerrin and best-selling author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, The Music Instinct provides a groundbreaking exploration of how and why the human organism – and the whole ebb and flow of the cosmos – is moved by the undeniable effect of music.
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison remains one of the greatest live albums ever made, and the man himself one of America’s greatest troubadours and advocates for prison reform. Forty years later, the album still resonates today with a rawness and authenticity that few recordings have ever achieved.
Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary is a voyage through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and treasures.
Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook is a dynamic, documentary-style road trip and cultural primer, with Michael Feinstein as the leader of an expedition through the glorious history of American popular song.
Eva Hesse will deepen the understanding of this extraordinary artist, not only in terms of her ground-breaking work, but also the life that provided the fertile soil for her achievements. With dozens of new interviews, high quality footage of Hessse’s artwork and a wealth of newly discovered archival imagry, the documentary will not only trace Eva’s path but engage in a lively investigation into the creative community of 1960’s New York and Germany.
2012. 1 x 90/60 min. Color: HD. English. Shot over four years, this film follows the Hypnotic Brass ensemble, an energetic, hip-hop jazz street band of eight brothers, as they struggle to manage their growing careers and the conflicts of young adulthood.
2012. 1 x 79/52. Color: HD. English. Brief Encounters offers insight into celebrated photographer Gregory Crewdson’s process of capturing unique, surreal, and incredibly elaborate portraits of small town American life. Though, Gregory Crewdson doesn’t just “take” photographs, he creates them, through elaborate days of design and set up.