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This is a story of two Georgian sisters Maya and Manana, poor young women working in a bride saloon, from daw... more
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“Sister Rosetta Tharpe was anything but ordinary and plain; she was a big, good-looking woman and divine, not to mention sublime and splendid. She was a powerful force of nature–a guitar-playing, singing evangelist.” —Bob Dylan

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For Once In My Life is a documentary about a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness – and killer soundtrack – within each of them. The 28 members of the Spirit of Goodwill have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, as well as musical abilities that extend into ranges of pure genius. In a cinema vérité style, the film explores their struggles and triumphs and the healing power of music as the band members' unique talents are nurture... more

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A rare and wonderful record of a large family in a small country town adoring the Great Depression, a personal account of the war, and a beautiful, tragic love story.

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Com Que Voz follows the life journey of Alain Oulman: Renaissance man, composer, literary editor, theater director, and political figure. Oulman was born in Lisbon in 1928. He was raised in a Jewish-French family against the dramatic backdrop of World War Two. After a brief stint studying chemical engineering and music in Switzerland, Alain went to Paris and composed music for Yves Montand. His father disapproved of this endeavor. Then in the early 1950's, Alain traveled to New York Cit... more

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Amidst the beaches and by-lanes of Chennai, India, Indelible discovers the indomitable spirit of seven people and their families, bound together by an extra chromosome. Diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, Babli, Revathi, Arti, Manimeghalai, Archana, Sandhya and Ashwin invite us into their homes and hearts to witness everything that text books and Wikipedia left out: what are people with Down’s syndrome really like? How do their families cope? What of their dreams, beliefs and karma? The film begin... more

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Contemporary Hungarian composer Magony works with Gypsy musicians because Gypsy musicians have played an essential role in music throughout Hungarian history. That’s why when Feri (Magony) composes a song based on a Hungarian folk song and creates its instrumentation, it is rather good to have a highly talented and experienced Gypsy musician who can tackle the task easily. True, he needs to learn a completely new sound vocabulary—that strange world of Gypsy music—but the musician can appl... more

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"The Adytum" is a coming-of-age story about a girl who learns to read under unlikely circumstances. Dialogue in a constructed language is interwoven with music to emphasize the character's awkward struggle to understand the language that disempowers her unique family. The film is a quiet reflection on the human experience of animal drives as power, and a monument to the human ability to translate suffering and moments of epiphany into spiritual transcendence.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Standing alone in the middle of an empty baseball diamond, a man is caught up in the memories of a long sporting career. Images unfold of baseball game...more
 
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Shadow of the House is an intimate portrait of the Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell. Morell’s life is utterly ordinary on the surface but ou...more
 
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"Not a Statistic" is about the Hollis family's daily struggle with mitochondrial disease, their fight to find a cure, and their passion to make a difference.
 
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‘Sooraj’ is a short documentary film of about 20 minutes, in Hindi, with English subtitles. This is a touching story of a teenaged boy named Sooraj, who los...more
 
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Filmed in a refugee home outside Berlin, this short tells the story of a girl who would do anything to help her mother be happy again.
 
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Kaplan was at the top of his world. Never before ill, he was used to documenting the life ordeals of others. But when suddenl...more
 
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