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July '64

by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison

In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.

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Knee Deep

by Michael Chandler

The true story of attempted murder in a small town in Maine.

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The Last Cowboy

by Jon Alpert

Filmed over two decades in the life of Vern Sager and his family, The Last Cowboy captures a family's struggle to preserve a vanishing way of life as cowboys and Indians in the Badlands of South Dakota.

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The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia

by Vardan Hovhannisyan and Inna Sahakyan

Two elderly masters of Armenian tightrope dancing search for an understudy to carry on a dying tradition.

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A League of Ordinary Gentlemen

By Chris Browne, Billy Bryan, and Alex Browne

Tracing the history of professional bowling in America from its glory days in the 1950s and 1960s to its near extinction by the late 1990s, A League of Ordinary Gentlemen follows the fate of the newly modernized Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and four pro bowlers as they compete on tour.

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Men Who Swim

by Dylan Williams

Men Who Swim is a humorous and poignant film about a group of middle-aged men who find unlikely success as members of Sweden's all-male synchronized swim team.

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Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula

by Lisette Marie Flanary

Follow the journey of legendary teacher Robert Cazimero and the only all-male hula school in Hawaii as they celebrate their 30th anniversary and prepare to compete at the world’s largest hula festival. Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula goes beyond deep-rooted stereotypes of "grass skirt girls" and reveals a story of Hawaiian pride — past and present.

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Okie Noodling

by Bradley Beesley

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of catching a 60-pound catfish with your bare hands ("noodling"), and that’s just what Oklahoma fishermen have been doing for hundreds of years.

True Stories

Red White Black & Blue

by Tom Putnam

In a secret battle that cost thousands of lives but was never revealed to the American public, the Japanese army invaded Alaska in June 1942. Sixty years later, two veterans embark on an intense and emotional journey, returning to their former battlefield.

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The Return

by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega

The Return weaves together stories of those affected after California voters passed Prop. 36, which amended the harsh 3 Strikes Law, the first time U.S. history citizens voted to shorten sentences of the incarcerated.


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