Documentary Feature

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Such films were originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made into a TV show or released for screening in cinemas. “Documentary” has been described as a “filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception” that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Beyond the Smoke

Randy Rock | United States | 01:37:22 | 2022 English Beyond the Smoke is a documentary taking a deep dive inside the lives of medical marijuana patients and the challenges they face daily. Topics discussed include laws and the gray areas within them, restrictions, stigma, stereotypes surrounding medical marijuana, and many more. Beyond the Smoke… Read more »

The Opening Act

Gary J Katz | United States | 01:30:00 | 2022 The Extraordinary Journey of James Lee Stanley.. Cast Timothy B Schmit John Densmore Steven Wright Henry Diltz Stephen Bishop Lawrence Juber James Lee Stanley Writers James Lee Stanley Gary J Katz Producer Gary J Katz

Many Passages of Time

Merajur Rahman Baruah | United States | 01:09:14 | 2022 English This documentary film, the third in a series, tells a personal story of Indian Muslim immigrants in America—a unique group whose identity as outsiders both at home and abroad has shaped the complex intersectional addition they make to America’s social fabric of ethnic diversity…. Read more »


Zeljko Mirkovic | Serbia | 00:54:00 | 2022 Serbian There’s no right time for love. There’s no right time for starting a family. You don’t wait for the right time. The right time won’t come. The right time depends on us. The right time is always there. Don’t be afraid. Set sail and you will… Read more »

America Boxed In

Casey G. Williams, Ian S. Williams | United States | 01:42:00 | 2022 English America Boxed In is a story that examines a world where globalization reigns supreme. It explores the consequences of the “heart of the global economy”—the freight container. By greatly lowering the cost of moving goods from anywhere, to anywhere, and the… Read more »


Germany | 01:18:06 | 2022 English Whales is a documentary work examining forgotten, closed, and unnoticed church buildings of Berlin’s post-war modernism. The artistic interplay between photography, music, moving image and architecture, and everyday life in the urban space develops new perspectives on these buildings and their surroundings. Cinematic walk-throughs of these architectures explore unexpected… Read more »

il Messaggero

Pete L Ferraro | United States | 01:03:34 | 2022 English “il Messaggero” is a documentary about an Italian immigrant’s mission in 1966. The story of this unique Italian-American experience was created for the 2021 Russo Brothers Film Forum and made possible through a grant awarded to only 8 filmmakers around the country and from… Read more »

Springtime Odyssey

Dale Jakubowski | United States | 01:04:38 | 2022 A documentary, exhibiting Nature in her most beautiful setting.


Ian Planchon | United States | 00:51:12 | 2022 English Freshwater is a documentary that dives into the cold waters of Lake Superior along Minnesota’s North Shore. It contains 10% of Earth’s freshwater, yet this massive force of nature remains largely unexplored. One group of people, however, is intimately aware of its power. From the… Read more »

Last of the Lakers

Terry Ayrault | United States | 01:05:46 | 2022 English A film that proves how–even after 40 years–teammates from a Catholic middle school team are shaped by their experiences, their memories and the time they spent together during their 1980 football season. Cast Keats Dolgin Writer Terry Ayrault Producer Hans Groper Music Composer Gary Nester