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July '64

by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison

In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.

Independent Lens

Jump Fence

by Alfred Hernandez

In this experimental narrative, a man attempts to recover his lost self in a suburban backyard that becomes a surreal metaphor for his alienation.

Knee Deep

by Michael Chandler

The true story of attempted murder in a small town in Maine.

Independent Lens

The Last Cowboy

by Jon Alpert

Filmed over two decades in the life of Vern Sager and his family, The Last Cowboy captures a family's struggle to preserve a vanishing way of life as cowboys and Indians in the Badlands of South Dakota.

Independent Lens

A League of Ordinary Gentlemen

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.

Independent Lens

Man Bites Shorts

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.

Independent Lens

Okie Noodling

by Bradley Beesley

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of catching a 60-pound catfish with your bare hands ("noodling"), and that’s just what Oklahoma fishermen have been doing for hundreds of years.

True Stories

Red White Black & Blue

by Tom Putnam

In a secret battle that cost thousands of lives but was never revealed to the American public, the Japanese army invaded Alaska in June 1942. Sixty years later, two veterans embark on an intense and emotional journey, returning to their former battlefield.

Independent Lens

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A Son's Sacrifice

by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed

When 27-year-old Imran Uddin struggles to take over his father’s halal slaughterhouse during the annual Qurbani holiday, he leads the local Muslim community in a ritual that tests his devotion to his family and his faith.

Global Voices, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

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Sumo East and West

by Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards

One of Japan’s most time-honored and insular traditions, sumo wrestling offers an earthshaking window into the cultural collision of East and West, as worldwide interest grows and increasing numbers of foreigners rise to the top professional ranks.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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