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by Bill Ross and Turner Ross
45365 is a vérité exploration of the congruities of daily life in an American town. From the patrol car to the courtroom, the playground to the nursing home, it explores relationships and interactions with and between people and their community. The stories of a father and son, a young relationship, cops and criminals, officials and their electorate coalesce into a mosaic of faces, places, and events. 45365 is a portrait of a city and its people.
by Donna Dewey and Daniel Junge
An observational documentary about the on- and off-court struggles of Native American basketball players at Wyoming Indian High School.
by Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell
The compelling story of the fateful voyage of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur yachtsman who entered the most daring nautical challenge ever — the very first solo, non-stop, round-the-world boat race.
Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Diane Zander
Texas teenager Tara Neal wrestles through the last year that state guidelines allow her to compete with boys, amid conflict and pressures from family and community.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, True Stories
by Ramin Bahrani
An elderly man hires Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, to drive him to a mountaintop in North Carolina where he plans to commit suicide.
by Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker
A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47.
Independent Lens, True Stories
by Charles Dye
Follow teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season.
By Chris Browne, Billy Bryan, and Alex Browne
Tracing the history of professional bowling in America from its glory days in the 1950s and 1960s to its near extinction by the late 1990s, A League of Ordinary Gentlemen follows the fate of the newly modernized Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and four pro bowlers as they compete on tour.
by Dan Cronin, Dave Munro, Putnam, Martha Pinson, Tom Schroeder, Paul Sullivan, Josh Blum, and Xandra Castleton
Combining humor, insight, and brevity, six short films explore love, basketball, bicycles, and what it means to be a man.
by Dylan Williams
A humorous and poignant film about a group of middle-aged men who find unlikely success as members of Sweden's all-male synchronized swim team.