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Ashima (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Kenji Tsukamoto)
One of the world’s youngest elite rock climbers, Ashima Shiraish attempts to tackle a challenge with the help of her father and coach, throwing up interpersonal tensions along the way.
Confessions Of A Good Samaritan (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Penny Lane)
The filmmaker's decision to give one of her kidneys to a stranger turns into a personal quest to understand the nature of altruism.
Diversity Plaza (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Kesang Tseten)
Observational documentary about the community and culture of Himalayan immigrants in and around the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens.
Holding Back The Tide (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Emily Packer; Writer: Josh Margolis, Emily Packer; Stars: T.L. Thompson, Robin Laverne Wilson, Katharine Antonia Nedder, Hilary Asare, Marlena Ospina, Thomas Annunziata, Hannah Rego, Meghan Dolbey, Avery Nusbaum, Aasia Taylor-Patterson, Hannah Lennon)
The story of oysters in NYC.
Lucha: A Wrestling Story (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Marco Ricci)
An inside look at the Taft High School women's wrestling team on their journey to a championship.
Nathan-ism (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Elan Golod)
At the age of 19, Jewish soldier Nathan Hilu was assigned to guard Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. He went on to channel his memories into compellingly manic, childlike art, aka “Nathan-ism,” which this film brings to life through vivid animations.
Psychedelicized: The Electric Circus Story (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Larry Confino)
The Electric Circus nightclub was a drug-fueled, multicultural oasis of dance and creativity in 1960s NYC, this documentary considers its history.
Scooter LaForge: A Life Of Art (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Ethan H Minsker; Writer: Ethan H Minsker)
Profile of the New York-based artist who’s been praised as a combination of Warhol and Basquiat.

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