2021 Documentaries


directed  by Nick Brandestini. Switzerland /2020/1:31mins

On the barrier island of Sapelo, two brothers are growing up in the last remaining enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people. Cornelia Walker Bailey works to preserve what remains of this unique community established by her ancestors.

Screens Online and In-Person, March 30th at 9:00pm at Arlington Drafthouse. Tickets here, limited Seating.

The Soul of A Cyclist

directed by Nuno Tavares

Bicycles transport us in our discovery and in our reflection. Through a group of “classic” cyclists, we discover the values of friendship, ecology, valuing the old and minimalism to achieve a happier, simpler and more fulfilled life.

Screens Online and In-Person, April 4th at 6.30pm at Arlington Drafthouse. Tickets here, limited Seating.

Origin of the Species

directed by Abigail Child USA/2020/1:12mins 

An experimental feature documentary explores current realities of android development with a focus on human/machine relations, gender & the ethical implications of this research.

Screens Online Only


Leave the Door Open

directed by Umran Safter Turkey/2021/1:45mins / Premiere

 Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, sons of the Turkish ambassador to Washington DC in the 1930s and, later, founders of Atlantic Records hosted jazz jam sessions with legendary artists such as Duke Ellington, Lester Young, Teddy Williams, Johnny Hodges, Count Basie at the official embassy residence.

Screens Online and In-Person, April 4th at 4:00pm at Arlington Drafthouse. Tickets here, limited Seating.

The Bears on Pine Ridge

directed by Noel Bass
USA / 2021 / 40mins

A respected elder leads the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s only suicide prevention team, while working with a group of suicide survivor teenagers to create a performance group, called the BEAR Program.

Screens Online as Part of the Virtual Festival HERE

In-Person, April 6th at 6.30pm at Arlington Drafthouse.  followed by a discussion with First Nation members. Tickets here, limited Seating.

Alejandro Murguia recites an anti-getrification poem at a Anti-Eviction rally in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall.

Keeper of the Fire

directed by Raymond Telles, David L. Brown, Louis Dematteis
USA / 2021 / 31mins

The life and work of activist poet Alejandro Murguia who fights for social justice with his words and his deeds.

Screens Online and In-Person, March 31st at 6.30pm at Arts Club of Washington DC. Tickets here, limited Seating.

Funeral of a Nation

directed by Keith Nixon Jr.
USA / 2020 / 31mins

In memory of who we were, a tribute to who we will be, in honor of those before us, a call to those after us. A musical essay on African-American funerals.

Screens In-Person, April 1st (with drinks and hors d’oeuvres) at The Tabard Inn including a discussion with the director.

7:30 screening : Tickets Here, Limited Seating

8:30 screening: Tickets Here, Limited Seating


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