Featured Staff Picks

  • Tom in America

    Movie

    For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along.

  • Around the World with Joseph Stiglitz

    Movie

    In this hard-hitting documentary about the perils and promises of globalization, Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz takes a tour of the world showing us how it can be made to work. Interviews with the president of Ecuador, African tribesmen, South American oil workers, angry farmers in India and ...

  • The Thingmaker

    Movie

    For Richard Griggs, art is survival. After narrowly escaping a horrific bicycle hit and run and after a three day comma, Richard had to relearn how to walk, talk and eat. Today, the process of creating art keeps his brain functioning and his body alive.

  • The Long Island Wolf

    Movie

    Johnny is a down on his luck Hustler with a bad habit of using a crowbar to solve his problems. After conning his way into a risky partnership with a Long Haired, Loud Mouth criminal, Johnny and the Loud Mouth sign up for a mysterious job for legendary Mob Boss- the Long Island Wolf. The unusual ...

  • The Birdwatcher

    Movie

    The Birdwatcher is the story of Saffron, a single mother of two, who after being diagnosed with cancer, embarks on a journey to re-connect with her estranged birth mother in the hopes of finding a home for her children when she is gone.

  • The Nostalgist

    Movie

    In the futuristic city of Vanille, with properly tuned ImmerSyst Eyes & Ears the world can look and sound like a paradise. But the life of a father and his young son threatens to disintegrate when the father's device begins to fail. Desperate to avoid facing his own traumatic reality, the man mus...

  • North Korea: Life inside the Secret State

    Movie

    North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un is the world’s youngest dictator, ruling the world’s most repressive state. Through unique undercover material, director and producer James Jones reveals cracks in the regime and investigates the impact the information revolution has had in North Korea. Jo...

  • Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision

    Movie

    Jakob longs for a new life for himself and his troubled family in Brazil.

  • Billion Star Hotel

    Movie

    Every day, we're faced with the following exercise: to give the world around us a certain cue. To smile, to take everything as a joke, to laugh out loud, or to allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by reality. To be painfully aware of the distance between us and our dreams, of the obstacles, and the ...

  • Sitka: A Piano Documentary

    Movie

    The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. has been presenting concerts alongside its paintings since 1941. Some of the world's leading pianists have played its Steinway Concert D 542016, but they started hearing something wrong with it: the soundboard. This half-hour documentary — named for the...

  • Howl
    Movie

    Howl

    Movie

    It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, society's reaction (the obscenity trial), and animatio...

  • The Anchorite

    Movie

    Stubborn guitarist Aaron Black has been suddenly and unceremoniously
    ejected from his band. With nothing left to lose, he takes his revenge by hijacking their
    van and their 35 day cross-country tour, deciding to perform all of their shows by
    himself. But when his manager insists he take on fre...

  • As Life Shifts

    Movie

    "As Life Shifts" is intended to focus on ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis and, ultimately, respiratory failure. There is no cure for ALS, and it is a terminal dise...

  • The Amateur: or (Revenge of the Quadricorn)

    Movie

    The Amateur: Or (Revenge of the Quadricorn) is a gritty, naturalistic musical drama exploring and paying homage to the chaotic journey of artistic pursuit in contemporary Los Angeles. Joey takes his music very seriously. The rest of his life, not so much. "The Amateur" tells the tale of a broke -...

  • Videoclube (Video Store)

    Movie

    On a spring night of 1999, two teens - a videostore clerk and a film buff - set out on a adventure: to deliver the obsolete VHS-tapes to the people who rented those movies the most.
    Based on a script selected by Nisi Masa’s European Short Pitch and shot on location in historical center of Oporto...

  • My 89 Generation

    Movie

    MY 89 GENERATION is a crowd-sourcing documentary film, that consists of footage recorded by the characters of the movie themselves: young people born after 1989. We asked them to send us their own films. Out of tens of hours of footage we have chosen our seven main characters, young people strivi...

  • Life off grid

    Movie

    Off-grid is not a state of mind. It is not about being out of touch, living in a remote place, or turning off your mobile phone. Off-grid simply means living without a connection to the electric and natural gas infrastructure. From 2011 to 2013 Jonathan Taggart (Director) and Phillip Vannini (Pro...

  • TIME
    Movie

    TIME

    Movie

    Devastated by a breakup, a frustrated boxer needs to focus on training for his upcoming fight while his cheating ex-girlfriend desperately wants to mend their relationship.

  • Cough
    Movie

    Cough

    Movie

    Food shortages during a pandemic force recently widowed George to stray far from home to survive. A simple purchase of rations derails when George stumbles upon a Shopkeeper's secret, placing them in mortal jeopardy.

  • Ebru
    Movie

    Ebru

    Movie

    Ebru- a young muslima, born and raised in Amsterdam- likes to party. She returns home with a broken shoe heel. The next day she visits the shoe repair to fix her shoe.

  • Chupacabra

    Movie

    On a road trip to spread their father's ashes, Rita and Nora uncover some painful truths about their childhood.

  • The Mystery Beneath

    Movie

    The Ocean Explorer was exploring in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, looking for sunken treasures when a very unusual image suddenly appeared on the sonar. A 197ft diameter cylindrical object was discovered at the depth of approximately 275 feet, something they had never seen before. In...

  • Chocolate Perfection

    Movie

    Michel Roux Jr sets out to discover the secret of chocolate not just why we're addicted to the sublime and complex foodstuff but its rich and varied history, from a sacred drink of Aztec Emperors to the aphrodisiac of choice at the court of Louis XIV in Versailles. For Michel Roux Jr the best cho...

  • Kick Out Your Boss

    Movie

    The film takes part in the current debate about work, economy and the crisis, showing on the basis of three examples in Serbia, Brazil and Austria how to do it different.