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  • Burnt Toast

    On a remote mountaintop in Vermont, a charismatic hippie makes his living selling novelty toasters. “Burnt Toast,” directed by Timothy Racca Morrish, is a documentary portrait of an unconventional online business run by a fun-loving, pot-smoking, guitar-playing, oddball. In lively anecdotes, Gale...

  • Beautiful!

    Quarantining lovers are forced to face a new reality. “Beautiful!”, made by and starring Liv Layhee and Caydon LiRocchi, is an intimate snapshot of a young couple dealing with the possibility of pregnancy. Shot on VHS, the film captures the real-life couple (and filmmaking team) through an emotio...

  • Little Brother

    On the edge of adolescence, a little brother visits his sister in the big city for the first time. This documentary snapshot directed by Dominique van Olm (who also stars) is a beautifully intimate account of their weekend in Toronto. The low-key course of events makes an effective case for the p...

  • Community Patrol

    A Detroit minister rallies a community group to shut down a local drug house. “Community Patrol,” by director Andrew James, is both an observational portrait of a couple days in the life, and an inspiring case study of community action. Minister Malik Shabazz is sick of the drug abuse, violence, ...

  • Ice Fishing In a Climate Crisis That Precedes a Global Pandemic

    A Michigan man prepares for an annual ice fishing trip with a group of old friends. Pete Johnston directs and narrates “Ice Fishing In a Climate Crisis That Precedes a Global Pandemic,” a lighthearted personal documentary that details a tradition going back to 2013 where a group of men gather in ...

  • Emergency Action Plan

    Instructional videos on how to survive an active shooter attack send a paranoid man into a self-fulfilling spiral. Dylan Redford directs “Emergency Action Plan,” a layered satire and personal essay film which explores emergency readiness drills ranging from Redford’s childhood to the present day....

  • Living My Best Life in Hudson Yards

    The story of a fool in a smart city– a glimpse into our glorious future where no scrap of data goes un-personalized. | Directed by Danny Garfield.

  • Across, Beyond, and Over

    A hybrid documentary about two trans men, who used to date in middle school, reconnecting 10 years later to develop a narrative film about their past. Directed by Brit Fryer and Noah Schamus.

  • Patty Are You Bringing Weed in from Jamaica?

    In 1968, a young flight attendant bought 900 lbs of marijuana in Jamaica and tried to smuggle it out. Directed by Matthew Salton.

  • introducing... juan wauters

    An intimate portrait and concert experience profiling Juan Wauters, the NYC mainstay underground musician from Uruguay. “Introducing… Juan Wauters,” directed by Sean Patrick O’Brien, matches the scrappy, lo-fi spirit of its subject as he expresses his thoughts on life and music, and prepares for ...

  • Vonnie

    A widowed mother tries to make it on her own in Eugene, Oregon. “Vonnie,” the highly personal story of Tynan DeLong and his mother and their family history, is utterly devastating, and a drastic pivot from DeLong’s previous work - goofy comedy vids which we’ve featured with great regularity start...

  • Rukus

    A hybrid of documentary and fiction, "Rukus" is a queer coming of age story set in the liminal spaces of furry conventions, southern punk houses, and virtual worlds. A layered feature-length investigation - 8 years in the making - into identity and underground subcultures, funneled through a myst...

  • Tav Falco - Make Me Know You’re Mine

    The free-spirited, Arkansas-born entertainer, Tav Falco, has been touring the world for over three decades. In this low-key documentary snapshot by directors JP Olsen and Kristen Nutile, we follow as the 71-year old Falco prepares for a new North American tour. Directed by JP Olsen, Kristen Nutile.

  • Betty Feeds The Animals

    Betty loves animals, she loves them so much that every day she puts 30 bowls of food outside of her home to feed them. James P. Gannon directs “Betty Feeds The Animals,” a cozy portrait about an eccentric older lady “caring for something that no ones cares for.” The Super 8mm documentary profile ...

  • Home Movie

    An experiment in romanticizing the everyday. “Home Movie,” directed by Simi Abe, is an exploration of framing, context, and mindset, a film that imbues a cinematic quality to a non-cinematic space (or a space that was previously viewed as non-cinematic). It’s a lovely snapshot narrated poetically...

  • We Like it Here

    A documentary about a hypothetical hurricane unexpectedly turns into a documentary about a real one. Filmed over the course of 7 years, “We Like it Here” is a firsthand account of Hurricane Sandy and the years-long aftermath. Director & Editor: Kyle Richard McCarthy.

  • Neighborhood

    The lives of three strangers — a pigeon keeper, a webcam model, and a man haunted by ghosts — are captured in this documentary short. Director, Editor: Ben Garchar.

  • Ned Abdul Needs More Retail Space

    Another in an unintentional series of 1st person narrated docs. Here we have maybe the most patient and hyper-specific of the bunch, including references to real people we don't know, an interesting technique - to assume the film will be only viewed by friends and family, ones 'in the know' alrea...

  • How to Live with Regret

    The new satirical video tutorial from filmmaker John Wilson explores the world of regrets, both big and small. A bad haircut or a broken phone may not seem like a huge deal but it may cause "cascading effects that lead to long-term regret." With his signature halting voice-over, Wilson weaves in ...

  • Ms Diva Trucker

    A long-haul trucker builds community and a new life on YouTube as @MsDivaTrucker43. Dana Reilly directs “Ms Diva Trucker,” a documentary portrait about the life of a female truck driver. Understated but expressive, the film captures a woman defined more by her independence than from her unusual l...

  • Deborah Harry Does Not Like Interviews

    An archival biography film about the early career of Deborah Harry told entirely through press interviews where she endures superficial, tedious, and demeaning questions from journalists. Meghan Fredrich directs and edits “Deborah Harry Does Not Like Interviews,” a video essay collage of sorts, w...

  • Teaching in Quarantine

    In a series of observational moments, a violist, barre instructor, and chemistry teacher grapple with the realities of working in quarantine. Lydia Cornett directs “Teaching in Quarantine,” a fly-on-the-wall doc portrait of virtual teaching post Covid-19. Requiring a good deal of adaptation, tech...

  • Narmin's Birthday

    The documentary “Narmin’s Birthday” tells the story of 15-year-old Narmin and her 84-year-old grandmother Ismat, who share a bedroom in their family’s tiny Sheepshead Bay apartment. Though their nights are spent no more than four feet away from each other on parallel beds, the cultural identities...

  • The Train Eater

    A vérité portrait of Timothy Little, known as the Train Eater, a performer who has adopted the NYC subways as his preferred venue in speaking out against police brutality and Trump’s America. Beautifully captured and stunningly performed, the film is a poignant time capsule of dark days in our co...