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9/11 Kids (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Elizabeth St Philip; Writer: Greg West, Steve Gamester, Elizabeth St. Philip)
In the midst of the most devastating attack in American history on US soil, President George W. Bush finds himself in a South Florida classroom with a group of elementary school children. Nearly 20 years later, filmmaker Elizabeth St Phillip follows these now-grown students and their journey into young adulthood.
Duty Free (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Sian-Pierre Regis)
After the director's mum is fired from her job at age 75, her son takes her on an adventure to reclaim her life.
Francesco (Country: US, Czech Republic; Year: 2020; Director: Evgeny Afineevsky)
Looks at the pressing challenges of the 21st century through the eyes of Pope Francis.
In Silico (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Noah Hutton; Writer: Noah Hutton)
A 10-year project following a visionary neuroscientist’s quest to build a computer simulation of a brain.
Lessons Of Love (Country: Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Malgorzata Goliszewska, Kasia Mateja)
After decades of an abusive marriage, Jola leaves and begins to start living life on her own terms. This is her story.
Medicine Man: The Stan Brock Story (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Paul Michael Angell; Stars: Stan Brock)
In this profile, Brock fights for Americans’ right to healthcare, as his nonprofit, Remote Area Medical, provides thousands of individuals with much-needed free medical and dental care through pop-up clinics.
No Ordinary Man (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt; Writer: Aisling Chin-Yee, Amos Mac; Stars: Billy Tipton, Billy Tipton)
The story American jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the sensationalistic story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. Now that history gets re-interrogated by trans artists as they try to reimagine Tipton’s life through acts of performance, reclaiming him as a trans icon.
Red Heaven (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Lauren DeFilippo, Katherine Gorringe; Stars: Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Sheyna Gifford, Christiane Heinicke, Carmel Johnston, Andrzej Stewart, Cyprien Verseux)
The story of six people living for a year on 'Mars' in a NASA experiment studying what happens to humans when they are isolated from Earth.
Truth To Power: Barbara Lee Speaks For Me (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Abby Ginzberg; Stars: Barbara Lee, Boots Riley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cory Booker, Alice Walker, Van Jones, John Lewis, Chinaka Hodge)
The Grammy-winning lead singer of System of a Down, Serj Tankian helps to awaken a political revolution on the other side of the world, inspiring Armenia's struggle for democracy through his music and message.
Two Gods (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Zeshawn Ali)
Documentary about a Muslim casket maker and the two youngsters he mentors.
Weed & Wine (Weed And Wine) (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen; Writer: David Feige, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg; Stars: Kevin Jodrey, Nocona Jodrey, Hélène Thibon, Aurélien Thibon-Macagno, Kevin Jodrey, Nocona Jodrey, Hélène Thibon, Aurélien Thibon-Macagno)
Parallels the joys and challenges facing two small farming families - one in France and another in the US - both equally passionate about their craft and their land.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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