Alive and Kicking
Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society
High school archery champion Lauren Pierce has just landed in a brutal juvenile correctional facility after hospitalizing a boy in self-defense. Alongside Rebecca, her ferocious fellow inmate, Lauren gathers enough evidence of the institution's corruption to close the prison for good. The pair make their escape through the wilderness, pursued by a warden desperate to make sure his secret stays buried.
Joey, an aimless young woman, searches for direction in rural Pennsylvania working odd jobs. A visit to an Army recruiting office appears to provide her a way out, but when she meets Rayna, a rough-and-tumble housewife neglected by her long-haul trucker husband, the promise of that path dissolves in ways neither woman could have imagined.
Before the West Coast
A federal court ruling in 1967 brought all-black St. Augustine High School into Louisiana's all-white Catholic high school sports association. Newly appointed Head Football Coach Otis Washington would face relentless adversity in the years that followed --- a playoff berth lost on a coin toss, discriminatory officiating, unfavorable rulings from the school board, and a championship game defeat --- while cultivating an innovative offensive style of play still used today.
Bezness As Usual
Dutch filmmaker Alex Pitstra is 25 years old when he receives a letter from his father in Tunisia, whom he hasn't seen since his early childhood: the career playboy wants to meet him. As he tentatively pursues a relationship with his estranged family, Alex faces not only cultural misunderstandings, but must also confront his mother's resentment and failed expectations.
The trials and tribulations of a female combat veteran and her battle with vigorous PTSD.
Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine
A harrowing examination of the Ukranian lives violently disrupted by Putin's annexation of Crimea in 2014. Their battle to wrest power from the autocrats and plutocrats who control their governments is a struggle that is being waged around the world, from the Mideast to America. The outcome affects not only the future of Ukraine, but the future of democracy throughout the world.
Burn Your Maps
An all-American family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise when their eccentric 8-year-old son, Wes, has an existential epiphany: he insists he is in fact a goat herder from the steppes of Mongolia. Though his parents are bemused at first by Wes' revelation, they quickly begin planning the trip of a lifetime.
The life and work of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, including commentary from Denzel Washington, Carlos Santana, Common, Cornell West, Bill Clinton and others.