My Octopus Teacher1 ·

By Lloyd Komesar

By Lloyd Komesar

Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, this dynamic and beautiful documentary tells the story of a filmmaker who forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, and learns deeply as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. WINNER2021 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature SCREENING INFORMATIONDate: Sunday, Read More...

4 Little Girls2

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS




4 Little Girls powerfully portrays the people and events leading up to the violent bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, that took the lives of four young Black girls.

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street3

By Matt Heywood

Go inside the hearts and minds of the Sesame Street creators, artists, and educators who established one of the most influential and enduring children's series in television history...

From the Wild Sea4

By Matt Heywood

A stunning and poetic documentary that portrays the heroic efforts of a network of marine wildlife rescue volunteers who work tirelessly to save sea animals from oil, plastic and escalating winter storms.

Alaskan Nets5

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION


New England





SYNOPSIS


Off the coast of Alaska lies a remote island that’s home to the Tsimshian Indians of Alaska’s last native reserve, Metlakatla. For more than a century, two sacred traditions have defined Metlakatla: fishing and basketball. In an improbable journey, two cousins lead their team and town in search of their first state championship in more than thirty years—the only thing that will bring life back to an island that has been rocked by tragedy.

Buck6

By Matt Heywood

A revealing examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer’ Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Grizzly Man7

By Matt Heywood

A heart rending docudrama that centers on amateur grizzly bear expert Timothy Treadwell who periodically journeyed to Alaska to study and live with the bears...

The Ants & The Grasshopper8

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION





Vermont











WINNER





Gaia Prize for Environmental Filmmaking











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How do you change someone’s mind about the most important thing in the world? Anita Chitaya has a gift – she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge – persuading Americans that climate change is real.

At the Ready9

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION

Vermont



SYNOPSIS

Ten miles from the Mexican border, students at Horizon High School in El Paso (many of whom are Latinx) train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents. As they discover that the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear, they grapple with their place in their communities at the intersection of identity, immigration, and personal politics.

Burning The Village10

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION


New England





SYNOPSIS


Burning The Village delicately weaves the stories of three families struggling after the births of their children. Delving beyond “baby blues,” the film illustrates the challenges sparked by new parenthood. Psychologists, authors, and educators highlight the lack of social and policy supports. Burning The Village raises awareness and offers guidance to those suffering, all in the hope of building stronger villages.