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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.
Dope Is Death (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Mia Donovan; Writer: Mia Donovan, Sofi Langis; Stars: Mutulu Shakur, Mutulu Shakur)
With blight ravaging New York City in the 1970s, the Young Lords and Black Panthers fought for radical change in their communities, creating the first acupuncture detoxification programme in the US. This film considers its legacy.
El Father Plays Himself (El Father Como Si Mismo) (Country: Venezuela, UK, Italy, US; Year: 2020; Director: Mo Scarpelli; Stars: Jorge Thielen Hedderich, Jorge Thielen Armand, Jorge Thielen Hedderich, Jorge Thielen Armand)
Complex portrait of the director's life partner Jorge Thielen Armand as he directs a film about the unconventional life of his father, Jorge Roque Thielen.
The Last Out (Country: US, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico; Year: 2020; Director: Michael Gassert, Sami Khan)
Follows three Cuban baseball players with Major League dreams who face difficult choices and embark on radically different paths when those dreams don’t pan out.
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Barry Avrich; Writer: Barry Avrich, Melissa Hood; Stars: Patty Cohen, Domenico De Sole, José Carlos Bergantiños Díaz, Jack Flam, Ann Freedman, Michael Armand Hammer, Jay Hernandez, Maria Konnikova, Luke Nikas, Pei-Shen Qian, Michael Shnayerson, Patty Cohen, Domenico De Sole, José Carlos Bergantiños Díaz, Jack Flam)
How did one of the most respected art galleries in New York City become the centre of the largest art fraud in American history?
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.
Wuhan Wuhan (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Gong Cheng, Yung Chang)
Capturing life at the epicentre of the epidemic.
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