This intimate portrait film follows master falconer Rodney Stotts on his mission to build a bird sanctuary and provide access to nature for his stressed community. The Falconer weaves Rodney's present-day mission with the story of his past, both of which are deeply rooted in issues of social and environmental injustice, and consistently orient the viewer to his worldview: nature heals. The Falconer captures beauty and hope in a forgotten corner of our nation's capital, as Rodney takes the time to break through to those too often dismissed as "hard to reach". This is a story of second chances: for injured birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for a group of teenagers who have dropped out of high school, and for Rodney himself.
*The Falconer is recommended for high school age and above as some content could be upsetting for younger viewers.
When Annemarie, a young Dallas millennial, looks in the mirror
she hates her own reflection because she sees Down syndrome. She is desperate for a normal
life. For her, full independence from her parents and the hope of starting her own family are
just out of reach.
She sets out on a journey of self-discovery. She speaks with a celebrated illusionist, an
empathic doctor and an atypical pastor, as she considers what it means to be limited, flawed
and broken – a script at the root of her pain. Along the way, Annemarie not only confronts her
own illusions, but also listens to the struggles of several parents of children with Down
syndrome, including her own. For a subculture that passionately wants to be seen as normal,
the question becomes––what gives a person value?
The Reunited States
Over the past several years, political divisions have cut through every aspect of American society; through our communities, our workplaces, our friendships, even through our own families. There is, however, a growing movement of people who recognize this polarization as the single greatest threat to our democracy, and they’re working tirelessly to build bridges across the divide. The Reunited States is a feature documentary that profiles people who have dedicated their lives to promoting depolarization and communication across the political divide
The Subject follows a successful white documentary filmmaker as he deals with the fallout from his last film, which caught the murder of a Black teen on tape. While he shoots a new doc series for a major network, someone films his every move, threatening his idyllic life.
Take Out Girl
Tera Wong delivers Chinese food for her mother’s struggling restaurant located in the “Low Bottoms,” an infamous Los Angeles project. And everyone around her, including her unpredictable brother (Saren), are financially trapped in this crime and violence-ridden neighborhood. That is until, Tera takes a job from the local drug Kingpin, moving his “product” inside her takeout food boxes. With the cash rolling in, Tera intends to move the family restaurant to the suburbs and go clean. But after a series of tragic events, the dream that Tera built on a foundation of lies, may crumble.
Two women, one Muslim and one Jewish, dare to believe they can join hands to stop hate. They ask women across the U.S. to overcome a history of distrust and go from strangers to sisters, and unite against the rising tide of hate in America.
A Minnesota woman searches for the place and people her grandmother left behind. The quest takes her to the Burren: a beautiful, windswept region of County Clare, Ireland. There she finds a clan - and its medieval legacy - that were scattered and lost during some of the most difficult