Films tagged "American Studies"
Above All Else
An intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion dollar project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Hoping to find a sense of normalcy, six female Holocaust survivors immigrate to America, get married and raise children.
Between the Shades
Fifty conversations exploring the many different shades of being “gay” in America.
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
Loved by his friends, hated by his enemies, Lee Atwater wrote the GOP playbook. Witness Atwater mentoring Karl Rove and helping Reagan and the Bush family win with controversial, racially charged tactics.
Carb-Loaded traces the origins of common beliefs about (un)healthy eating through guidance from worldwide experts who offer short and long term solutions and challenge the status quo.
Decade of Fire
Bronx-born Vivian Vazquez exposes the truth about how her neighborhood was destroyed by fires and neglect in the 1970s, and reveals how her maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild.
Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget.
Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie
In light of the recent resurgence of drive-in theaters, GOING ATTRACTIONS studies the factors that affected the drive-in’s dramatic rise, decline and rebirth, and examining how American culture and family have evolved in the last 60 years.
HOME FRONT gives a face and voice to wounded soldiers and their families, told intimately through the Feldbusch family of western Pennsylvania, and their wounded son, Jeremy.
Young adults who have intellectual disabilities challenge perceptions of intelligence while navigating high school, college and the workforce.
Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story
On May 30, 2017 an image of Griffin holding a mask that resembled the severed head of President Trump was released – the image went global and everything she had worked for in her life, vanished overnight.
Little Miss Westie
Little Miss Westie chronicles a year in the life of two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, a local beauty pageant, and transitioning in the Trump era.
An award-winning documentary film that tells the heart wrenching and heartwarming stories of the people, the culture and the future in the wake of hurricane Katrina.
Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey
The story of an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary times, whose life is forever changed by the social upheaval going on around him.
Ruthie and Connie
Set in working class Jewish Brooklyn — RUTHIE AND CONNIE follows two very funny, if rather traditional housewives. Like many young women in the 1950s, they got married. Then, like many young women in the 1970s, they got divorced.
Semper Fi: Always Faithful
Follow Jerry Ensminger’s mission to expose the Marine Corps, as his fight reveals a grave injustice at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune and a looming environmental crisis at military sites across the country.
This documentary reveals the down and dirty schemes behind the glitter of Wall Street. Follow the wild ups and downs of the American stock market through the eyes of stunned Sirius XM investors.
Too Hot for Burn
Watch the Detroit Fire Department at work, and see through their eyes the incredible fire load these firefighters face every day in one of the toughest cities in America.
When the last factory in a small Rust Belt town closes, an unlikely hero emerges. Against the advice of his wife (Shire), a career employee (Gerety) forms a friendship with his neighbor in order to revive the defunct factory.