Death by Design

by Peter Friedman

Death by Design presents the phenomenon of programmed cell death as a metaphor for life and loss.

The Devil Never Sleeps

by Lourdes Portillo

The Devil Never Sleeps is a “whodunit” documentary about family secrets. Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo travels to Mexico to learn the truth about her wealthy uncle’s death.

Global Voices

Dottie Gets Spanked

by Todd Haynes

In one of his early short films — and the only one made for TV — writer/director Todd Haynes tells the post-war suburban tale of a boy whose obsession with an I Love Lucy-esque television comedienne exacerbates his social status as a “feminino,” and his father’s disgust at his “sissified” ways.

Downpour Resurfacing

by Frances Nkara

Blending experimental images with an intimate interview with therapist Robert Hall, this short film chronicles how one man transformed a childhood of abuse into a life of confidence and strength.

Independent Lens

First Face: The Buck Starts Here

by Jim Wolpaw and Steven Gentile

George Washington visited the home of artist Gilbert Stuart to sit for what is considered one of the most famous portraits ever created — Washington’s stoic image on the one dollar bill.

First Surface

by Theodore Lyman

What if, at 12 years old, you could remember being an old man?

First World Order

by Philip Mallory Jones

Combining vérité video of arts and cultural practices, interviews, and computer-aided animation, First World Order lluminates the relationships between culturally and ethnically distinct and disparate Africans around the world.

Fresh Kill

by Shu Lea Cheang

A cyberpunk narrative set in a post-apocalyptic, not-too-distant future where cats glow in the dark, fish lip sushi is the rage, and an eco-terrorist crisis is imminent.

Frontierland / Frontierlandia

by Jesse Lerner a nd Rubén Ortiz Torres

A look at the convergence of Mexican and American cultures where least expected — in Vancouver’s Chinatown, and in the homes of European collectors of pre-Columbian art.

Frozen Angels

by Eric Black and Frauke Sandig

Using dreamlike cinematography and personal stories, Frozen Angels presents the future of human reproduction, available now in Los Angeles.

Independent Lens

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