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A Sexplanation

Director: Alexander Liu
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To right the wrongs of his all-American sex education, 36-year-old Alex Liu goes on a sex-positive quest to uncover naked truths and hard facts—no matter how awkward it may get....

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Any Given Day

Director: Margaret Byrne
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While investigating the treatment of detainees, filmmaker Margaret Byrne befriends Angela, Dimitar and Daniel, participants in a mental health court probation program. Their friendship gives each of them the courage...

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Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra

Director: Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin
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Marking Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary, this explosive documentary tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers — Stephen, David and Russell Page — took a newly born dance...

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Negra

Director: Medhin Tewolde Serrano
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Through the personal journey of it’s director, this documentary explores what it means to inhabit Mexico as a black woman. It tells the story of five afro-descendant women from southern...

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Quaranteened

Director: Rodrigo Dorfman
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Little Women meets the COVID generation. Filmmaker, Rodrigo Dorfman, turns his lens inward in this intimate family coming of age story set against the backdrop of the first five months...

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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Director: Catherine Bainbridge
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Sponsored by the Lumbee Film Festival, this Emmy-nominated doc memorializes the Indigenous influence on popular music history. Rumble reveals how Native American musicians like Link Wray (who wrote the pioneering...

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Sound for the Future

Director: Matt Hulse
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THE HIPPIES were a bizarre English punk band formed in '79 by the Hulse children, Toby (12), Matt (11) and Polly (8). Their cassette album 'A Sound for the Future'...

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Stay Prayed Up

Directors: D.L. Anderson, Matt Durning
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The only thing mightier than Lena Mae Perry’s electrifying voice is her faith. She’s spent the last 50 years sharing and sharpening both as the steadfast bandleader of The Branchettes,...

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The Neutral Ground

Director: CJ Hunt
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New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s centuries-long relationship with the Lost Cause is encapsulated in this feature-length documentary. This film follows writer and comedian CJ Hunt as he documents...

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The Oxy Kingpins

Directors: Brendan FitzGerald, Nick August-Perna
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The capule is pried open in this untold look on how a network of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and retailers worked together to orchestrate and perpetuate the opioid crisis that has...

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