OSCARS SPOTLIGHT: DOCUMENTARIES
See all fifteen titles that made the Academy’s Doc-Feature shortlist
Whether they expose, enlighten, or simply entertain, we love seeing documentaries on the big screen. That’s why we’re delighted to team with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a special program that kicks off the new year: OSCARS SPOTLIGHT: DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SHORTLIST, an opportunity to see all the vital and compelling films on the Academy’s nominations shortlist.
Filmed over a three-year period when the city’s nickname had never seemed less apt, CHARM CITY tackles, head on, the difficult circumstances facing both police and citizens in Baltimore.
A portrait of young womanhood and crash course in growing up that teaches us that no failure is final, and that change is possible and needed, especially when love is in question.
CRIME + PUNISHMENT
CRIME + PUNISHMENT chronicles the efforts and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas.
DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.
THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS
Set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war, the film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence.
A stunning, intimate, and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock without a rope.
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
In HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING, director, photographer, and sociologist ReMell Ross offers an inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people.
MINDING THE GAP
MINDING THE GAP follows three young men bonding together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown.
OF FATHERS AND SONS
A look inside the home life of a radical Jihadist family, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic Caliphate.
ON HER SHOULDERS
The film follows Nadia Murad’s, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people.
The unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now.
In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore’s first indie. 20 years later, the 16mm cans are recovered in New Orleans, sending Sandi on a new personal odyssey.
THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
The film reveals the epic struggle of the victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco and probes the state-imposed amnesia toward the crimes of his regime.
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
Three 19-year-olds discover they're identical triplets, separated at birth. But soon, their joyful reunion reveals an even more incredible secret nobody could ever have foreseen.
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Through archival footage and interviews, this documentary chronicles Fred Rogers’ origins, as well as his show’s growth into a major cultural force that somehow managed to keep its humility.