Documentary Feature Films

All Eyes and Ears

Director Vanessa Hope in attendance Q&A will follow the film A timely exploration into the complex links between the U.S. and China, Vanessa Hope’s documentary feature debut evokes the personal and the international with its accent on diplomacy, activism and individual experience. Interspersed with remarks from journalists and experts, All Eyes and Ears interweaves the stories of U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie Mei, and blind legal advocate Chen...

Bounce: How The Ball Taught The World To Play

Q&A will follow the film From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, BOUNCE explores the little­-known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today’s sports world to uncover the true r...

Frame By Frame

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When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing Afghanistan for the worl...

In Transit

In Transit  Documentary Feature | 2015 | 76 Minutes | USA Director: Albert Maysles, Lynn True, Nelson Walker III, David Usui (in attendance), Benjamin Wu Q&A will follow the film IN TRANSIT journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America. Captured in the tradition of Direct Cinema, the film unfolds as a series of interconnected vignettes, ranging from overheard conversations to moments of deep...

Jumbo Wild

Directed By: Nick Waggoner Jumbo Wild is the story of the battle between local grassroots activists and a charming but megalomaniacal Italian developer over turning the pristine Jumbo massif and crucial grizzly bear breeding habitat into a 4 season glacier-skiing megaresort. Characters are misfits, monkey wrenchers, an entire symphony orchestra on a glacier and generally quirky Canadians who have fought big money and the prevailing political machinery tooth and nail for a quarter century. Our an...

Lost Conquest

Directed By: Mike Scholtz Long before Columbus, Viking explorers claimed the state of Minnesota. And the nice folks who live there have the ancient artifacts to prove it. Lost Conquest is a deconstructionist documentary about why we believe the things we believe. With swords. ...

Miss Tibet: Beauty In Exile

Director Norah Shapiro in attendance Q&A will follow the film High in the Indian Himalayan epicenter of the exiled Tibetan world, a maverick impresario stages a most un-Tibetan spectacle: a western-style beauty pageant. When a Tibetan-American teenager travels to India to participate in this “pageant with a difference,” she is forced to confront the intersection between her cultural identity and her life in the western world. ...

Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club

Supper club restaurants were the hot dinning trend in the mid twentieth century. They provided a place for people to spend their evenings enjoying cocktails, home cooked, high quality food and entertainment. The supper club scene slowly faded from the rest of the country, but kept a strong hold in Wisconsin due to a culture that allowed it to thrive. Around for decades, supper clubs in Wisconsin have been able to hold their own style and traditions. While chain restaurants continue to expand and...

The Dinkytown Uprising

Director Al Milgrom is expected to attend Q&A will follow the film The year is 1970 and the disastrous Vietnam War keeps escalating. Protests are erupting all over U.S. campuses. But in Minneapolis, word that the national Red Barn Restaurant chain wants to erect a new fast-food franchise in old, venerable Dinkytown, the “war at home” takes a different turn. This stunning documentary chronicles the unprecedented 40-day, 40-night continuous Dinkytown “Occupation” to prevent constructio...