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Introducing, Selma Blair (Year: 2021; Director: Rachel Fleit)
A portrait of the actress after she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and tries to try to slow the progression of her disease.
Kid Candidate (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jasmine Stodel; Stars: Hayden Pedigo)
Kid Candidate tells the story of Hayden Pedigo, an 24-year old experimental musician and his unlikely run for Amarillo city council after his Harmony Korine inspired spoof campaign video went viral.
Lily Topples The World (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jeremy Workman; Stars: Lily Hevesh)
A documentary about the world’s most acclaimed domino toppler and the only woman in her field.
Not Going Quietly (Year: 2020; Director: Nicholas Bruckman; Writer: Nicholas Bruckman, Amanda Roddy)
An intimate, inspiring look at activist and loving father Ady Barkan, diagnosed with ALS at age 32 and who, in spite of declining physical abilities, embarks on a nationwide campaign for healthcare reform.
The Oxy Kingpins (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Brendan FitzGerald)
The story of how a network of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and retailers worked together to orchestrate and perpetuate the opioid crisis.
The Return: Life After ISIS (Country: Spain, UK; Director: Alba Sotorra Clua; Stars: Shamima Begum, Hoda Muthana)
A documentary about teenagers who left their countries as teenagers to join ISIS and then tried to go back but met with resistance.
Subjects Of Desire (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Jennifer Holness; Writer: Jennifer Holness; Stars: Jully Black, Alexandra Germain, Seraiah Nicole)
A documentary which ultimately deconstructs what we understand about race and the power behind beauty.
United States Vs Reality Winner (Director: Sonia Kennebeck)
The story of a 25-year-old Reality Winner who disclosed a document about Russian election interference to the media and became the number one leak target of the Trump administration.

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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