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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A Candle in a Candy Store

Phil Audibert, Ross Hunter | United States | 2016 | 55 m A documentary celebrating 100 years of community service by what may be the oldest rural volunteer fire company in the state of Virginia

Exit: Music

James Murdoch | Canada | 2016 | 1:22:00 Before the arrival of Adolf Hitler in 1933, Germany was the centre of the musical world. Within five years thousands of musicians had fled the country as the Nazi regime tightened its race laws and attempted to fashion its own cultural image. EXIT: MUSIC examines how anti-Semitism manifested… Read more »

Triple Divide [redacted]

Joshua B. Pribanic, Melissa A. Troutman | United States | 2016 | 59 m Facebook | Twitter A ‘bombshell’ documentary about the impact of fracking with exclusive interviews from oil and gas industry leaders, independent experts and impacted residents. TRIPLE DIVIDE covers five years (2011 – 2016) of cradle-to-grave investigations by investigative news nonprofit Public Herald… Read more »

Flowers and Roots, James Ragan, An Ambassador of the Arts

Dodo Banyak | Slovakia | 2016 | 56 m American poet, playwright, and screenwriter James Ragan, author of 9 books of award-winning poetry and translated in 12 languages, recounts his Slovak roots and early days of witness to communist totalitarianism, including his professional relationship with Czech President Vaclav Havel, who upon their meeting acknowledged Ragan’s… Read more »

Sisyphus Rides

Lisa Lightbourn-Lay, Tim Alberts | Canada | 2016 | 1 h 19 m 33 s Facebook | Twitter Sisyphus Rides follows adventurer Vince Vetro across Nicaragua on a cycling expedition designed to grow his microfinance NGO, The Lending Journey. What follows is the slow unraveling of his organization, and a soulful examination of what constitutes real success… Read more »

Time For Fun Together The Delusion of Harry Partch

Prof. J.U. Lensing and Tobias Beieseke | Germany | 2016 | 86 m Time of Fun together is a documentary about a production by the well known artist and composer Heiner Goebbels in the context of the Ruhrtriennale 2013, where he restaged the main work of exceptional artist Harry Partch, „Delusion of the Fury“, together… Read more »

April Zero One

Marie Cavaillès | France | 2016 | 54 m Kiev, April 2015. One year after the Eurorevolution started then set up on Maidan, the main square of the Ukrainian capital. From explorations to intertwined portraits, we meet the youth of a country always rebuilding, seeking independence.

Return to Foreign Homeland

Viola Löffler | Germany | 2015 | 60:00 My grandmother is only 26 years old, when she packs her necessaries in a backpack, gives tranquilizers to her 3-year old son, throws a white sheet over herself and escapes over the snowy fields of the Wojwodina. She knows the risk she is taking: in the same night… Read more »

Grumpy Old Skaters {Inte Helt 100}

Klas Hjertberg | Sweden | 2015 | 57 m Facebook 2 dudes have known each other for 35 years. Their lives and friendship has circulated around skateboarding. At the age of 50 while still searching for new spots to sk8 old stuff from the past surfaces and threatens their friendship. Will it survive?

The Legend of Fu Tang

George L Johnson3 | United States | 2016 | 1 h 37 m Facebook This is an uncommon, somewhat experimental attempt to capture the myriad nuances of a magical, musical personality– one who refuses to allow major chronic illness issues rule their young, talented and inspiring life! Cast Felecia Campbell