2019 Documentaries

The Five Dollar Movie

Directed by Stephen Wright
UK / 2018 / 60mins

Director Stephen Wright discovered Fiverr, an online marketplace where every seller offers a service for only $5. He became fascinated by the strange, sometimes ethically questionable services available for sale. So he made a film using only Fiverr services.


Facing the Dragon

Directed by Sedika Mojadidi
Afghanistan / 2018 / 80mins

Filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi follows two Afghan women, a member of Parliament and a journalist, as the international community withdraws from Afghanistan, threatening its fragile democracy.


Ordinary Gods

Directed by Pascui Rivas
USA / 2018 / 109 mins

Highlighting human resilience and the primacy of intimate relationships ORDINARY GODS examines what it takes to thrive not just in the world’s most beloved sport, but in life itself. Shot in eight different countries over the course of three years, first time feature director Pascui Rivas offers a compassionate observation of the lives of six young professional soccer players, as they struggle with injury, homesickness, and the pressure of being a young talent on the international stage. Starring Oliver Burke, Gastón Guruceaga, Emanuel Mammana, Alhassane Sylla, Corentin Tolisso, Roman Zobnin


Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Directed by Arwen Curry
USA / 2018 / 69mins

The remarkable life and legacy of science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away in 2018. Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, the film is a journey through the writer’s inimitable career and her worlds, both real and fantastic.  Featuring David Mitchell, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, and more.


WBCN and The American Revolution

Directed by Bill Lichtenstein
USA / 2019 / 125mins

The previously untold story of the early days of the legendary, underground, radical radio station, WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally from the late-1960s through the early-1970s.


Transformistas

Directed by Chad Hahne
Cuba, USA / 2019 / 79mins

The original group of Cuban drag queens stuff, pad and perform their way into our hearts. But behind the make-up and beneath the wigs, we meet the Cubans who have sacrificed everything for their art, defying the status quo and rewriting LGBT history in the process.




The FEMINIST – a Swedish Inspiration

Directed by Hampus Linder
Sweden / 2018 / 91mins

Swedish with English Subtitles

In her native Sweden, everybody has an opinion about feminist leader and politician Gudrun Schyman: superhero or villain. Everywhere she goes, she lights the fire of fellow feminists, blazing a trail forward.


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