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Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway

by Kelly and Lou Gonda, with Albert Maysles

How did two women living in unimaginable squalor and total isolation become legendary icons? And how did their gothic story end up as, of all things, a Broadway musical?

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

by Tamra Davis

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend, the iconoclastic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in this examination of a brilliant life cut short.

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Joe Papp in Five Acts

by Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen

Joe Papp in Five Acts is the story of New York’s indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts who introduced interracial casting to the American stage and brought us free Shakespeare in the Park, Hair, and A Chorus Line.

La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul

by Ela Troyano

Legendary Afro-Cuban pop singer Lupe Yoli, the Queen of Latin Soul, was famous for her emotional — and controversial — performances before her tragic death in 1992.

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Livable Landscapes: By Chance or by Choice?

by Melissa Paly

Examining the connection between landscape and community in northern New England, Livable Landscapes: By Chance or By Choice? looks at how growth and sprawl affect quality of life and how a community works to preserve its unique character.

Loaded Gun: Life, and Death, and Dickinson

by Jim Wolpaw and Steve Gentile

Recruiting a stand-up comic, a rock band, feuding academics, and Hollywood actresses to his cause, an irreverent filmmaker searches for the secret something that gave Emily Dickinson her poetic power.

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by Jeff Malmberg

After a vicious attack leaves him brain damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in Marwencol, a 1/6th-scale World War II-era town that he creates in his backyard.

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Miller's Tale

by Rebecca Marshall

A personal narrative about the life and death of award-winning playwright and actor Jason Miller.

Mirror Dance

by Frances McElroy and Maria T. Rodriguez

One embraced the Cuban revolution, the other American democracy. Separated by time, place and politics, identical twins Margarita and Ramona de Saá continued to share a passion for dance. Mirror Dance explores the story of two women forever linked, struggling to overcome rifts not only between sisters, but also between nations.

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Monkey Dance

by Julie Mallozzi

Their parents escaped Cambodia's killing fields — now dance helps three teens survive the minefields of urban America.


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