Bayou Maharajah: James Booker

Bayou Maharajah explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Brooker, who Dr. John described as “the best black, gay one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.”

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Lily Keber

USA / 2013, 96 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 1:15pm


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Brothers Hypnotic

For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, 'brotherhood' is literal: they are all sons of anti-establishment Chicago jazz musician, Phil Cohran. They grew up in the same house, in a family of 24 siblings, on a strict diet of jazz, funk, and Black Consciousness.

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Reuben Atlas

USA / 2013, 87 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 4:00pm

Saturday, December 7 / 1:30pm


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Cast The First Stone

In early 2012, 75 actors and one theater director, all inmates at Angola Prison and Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women, came together to put on the performance of their lives. The cast and crew, made up of murderers and robbers, thieves and prostitutes, and no doubt a few wrongly convicted, prepared two yeas to put on a public performance of the life of Jesus Christ in the largest prison production of a Passion Play ever.

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Jonathan Stack, Nicolas Cuellar

USA / 2013, 94 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 3:30pm


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Finding Hillywood

Set amongst the hills of Rwanda, Finding Hillywood chronicles one man's road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. »Read More

Leah Warshawski, Chris Towey

Rwanda / 2012, 60 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 11:00am

Thursday, December 5 / 2:45pm


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Fly By Light

A group of teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of Washington, DC to participate in an ambitious peace education program. For the first time in their lives Mark, Asha, Martha, and Corey play in mountain streams, sing under the stars, and confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past.

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Ellie Walton

USA / 2013, 100 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 11:00am

Sunday, December 8 / 11:00am


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Garifuna In Peril

A Garifuna language teacher, Ricardo, struggles to preserve his endangered Afro-Amerindian culture by building a language school back in his home village in Honduras, Central America.

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Ali Allie, Ruben Reyes

Honduras / 2013, 100 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 4:45pm

Friday, December 6 / 11:00am


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Haiti, The Earth - Haiti, La Terre

Two years after the earthquake, May France is working in the Port au Prince camps, where she records, powerless, the testimony of lone women left to their own devices: hunger, thirst, rape.

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Jean-Claude Riga

Haiti/Belgium / 2013, 82 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 2:00pm

Sunday, December 8 / 5:15pm


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Isolated

A group of feral surfers and modern day explorers embark on a journey to search for one of the world’s last undiscovered waves in the journalist dead zone island of New Guinea.

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Justin Le Pera

USA/Indonesia / 2013, 106 mins


Friday, December 6 / 1:00pm


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Roughcut

Bambie is an Overseas Filipino Worker. Now in her 40s, she has lived and worked as a hairdresser in Greece for the past four years. 'Roughcut' tells Bambie's story, while also zeroing in on immigration issues and the family she is forced to leave behind, playing mother, daughter and wife from afar.

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Eliana Abravanel

Greece / 2013, 59 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 8:00pm


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Sanctity of Sanctuary

Meigs County, Ohio, is the home of herbalist Paul Strauss. Paul has rehabilitated land, left bare by strip mines, and has helped to create the United Plant Savers Sanctuary to preserve endangered medicinal plants.

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Blis Hanousek DeVault

USA / 2013, 82 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 11:00am


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Side by Side

Side by Side explores with refreshing honesty the unique bond between a brother and a sister, Lauren and Harvey have been forced into an adult world due to tragic family circumstances.

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Arthur Landon

UK / 2013, 105 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 12:30pm

Sunday, December 8 / 2:15pm


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Silent Music

Every family has secrets, but very few ever get to the heart of what exactly they are. Silent Music is the story of one daughter’s attempt to do just that.

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Melissa Gomez

USA/Antigua/Barbuda / 2012, 70 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 3:00pm

Friday, December 6 / 5:00pm


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Tales From The Organ Trade

Tales from the Organ Trade is a gritty and unflinching descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons, the impoverished men and women who are willing to sacrifice a slice of their own bodies for a quick payday, and the desperate patients who face the agonizing choice of obeying the law or saving their lives.

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Ric Esther Bienstock

Canada / 2013, 82 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 6:30pm

Friday, December 6 / 11:00am


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The Black Moses

CLOSING NIGHT FILM and WORLD PREMIER

Was L.O Pindling, first black Prime Minister of The Bahamas, one of history's greatest national Liberators, or was he one of history's greatest national Drug Dealers?

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Travolta Cooper ATTENDING

Bahamas / 2013, 100 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 7:00pm


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The Last Safari

Renowned photo-journalist “Elizabeth L Gilbert“ sets out on an unforgettable journey through remote Africa, to reconnect with the tribes-people she documented a decade earlier.

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Matt Goldman ATTENDING

Kenya/USA / 2013, 79 mins


Friday, December 6 / 11:00am

Sunday, December 8 / 11:00am


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Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro

The Story Of Roman and Nyro documents the 12-year journey of legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his lifelong partner Curtis Shaw. 

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Heather Winters ATTENDING

USA / 2013, 71 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 1:00pm

Sunday, December 8 / 4:45pm


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William And The Windmill

William Kamkwamba, a young Malawian, builds a power-generating windmill from junk parts, to rescue his family from famine, transforming his life and catapulting him on-to the the world stage.

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Ben Nabors

USA / 2013, 88 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 11:00am

Sunday, December 8 / 4:15pm


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