Maiden

MAIDEN tells the heart pulsing and inspiring true story of the first all-female sailing team to race in the classic around-the-world event, known as the Whitbread. In 1989, 26 year-old skipper Tracy Edwards shocked the world as she and her crew battled misogyny, skepticism and outright disdain for their tenacity to secure a place in the male-dominated race. Edwards and her team proved themselves as “Maiden”

Making Montgomery Clift

Directed by Clift’s nephew Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon, MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT explores Monty’s life from the fresh and intimate perspective of his family, remaining lovers, and friends. Through their stories and voluminous audio recordings made by Monty and his family, the myth of a troubled young man struggling with his sexuality and post-car accident appearance in 1960s Hollywood is challenged—and a new Monty starts “Making Montgomery Clift”

Mike Wallace Is Here

This fascinating, unsentimental portrait of no-holds-barred newsman Mike Wallace deploys his patented relentless examination of his subjects on the man himself. The film not only rivetingly captures his life and work, but also places that work within a history of journalism that has led to the precarious tipping point that American media has currently reached. Filmmaker Avi Belkin constructs this multi-faceted, topical work entirely out “Mike Wallace Is Here”

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS is a deeply personal memoir about three interconnected stories: the director’s deaf son growing up, her deaf father growing old, and Beethoven during the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata. Oscar-nominated director Irene Taylor Brodsky’s weaves a delicately moving story about three people across three centuries discovering their true voices. Preceded by: CARLOTTA’S FACE “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements”

Museum Town

MUSEUM TOWN tells the unique story of the power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city. In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades before, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned relics of a massive shuttered factory. Threaded with interviews with celebrated artists including Nick Cave and David Byrne, and featuring narration by Meryl “Museum Town”

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael is among the most famous and pioneering film critics of the 20th century. Writing for The New Yorker and publishing a dozen best-selling books, she ruthlessly pursued what made a film work or not, and why. Her passion made her both admired and loathed by her audience. Director Rob Garver weaves archival interviews with Kael, includes commentary from Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Schrader, “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael”

Wig

Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few friends drunkenly wandered from the Pyramid Club in New York’s East Village to Tompkins Square Park and staged an impromptu drag show. This would soon become an annual drag bacchanal that lasted until 2001. In 2018 Wigstock roared back in all its glittery glory—celebrating drag, both classic (we won’t say old) and new. WIG lovingly “Wig”

Always in Season

Claudia Lacy wants answers. When her 17-year-old son, Lennon, was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, the authorities quickly ruled his death a suicide. In light of suspicious details surrounding his death, and certain that her son would not take his own life, Claudia is convinced Lennon was lynched. ALWAYS IN SEASON explores the lingering impact of more than a century “Always in Season”

American Factory

When a Chinese billionaire decides to open a Fuyao factory on the grounds of a shuttered GM plant in Dayton, Ohio, and combine local labor with transplanted staff from China, the ensuing culture clash reveals deep divisions in worldwide perspectives on work, authority, and quality of life. With patience and care, Academy award-nominated master filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar mine their remarkable access to “American Factory”

Gay Chorus Deep South

To confront a resurgence of faith-based, anti-LGBTQ laws brought about in the Trump era, Conductor Tim Seelig leads 300 singers of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on a bus tour of the deep South. The roadtrip forces Seelig and other Chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain, and prejudices on a journey toward reconciliation. In a time of great “Gay Chorus Deep South”