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A Tuba to Cuba
A Tuba to Cuba (2019)

The leader of New Orleans' famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band seeks to fulfill his late father's dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. A TUBA TO CUBA celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music and challenges us to resolve to build bridges, not walls.

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Ask Dr. Ruth
Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

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At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

The case of Dr. Larry Nassar, who served as the osteopathic physician for the U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team for two decades; and who sexually abused numerous female athletes. Featuring interviews with dozens of survivors, this documentary highlights their heartbreaking stories while shining a harsh light on a system that prioritized winning over everything.

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2019)

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom, and the life and art of his hidden creator Chris Sievey. Frank Sidebottom, remembered fondly as the man with the papier-mâché head, was the court jester of the Manchester music and comedy scene for over 25 years, but only a privileged few knew the man inside.

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Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)

In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld's plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth.

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David Crosby: Remember My Name
David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.

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Echo In the Canyon
Echo In the Canyon (2019)

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.

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Emanuel
Emanuel (2019)

National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in the church, nine African Americans lay dead--leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror.

Special InterestDocumentary

Fantastic Fungi
Fantastic Fungi (2019)

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet.

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Fyre
Fyre (2019)

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival. Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises.

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