Documentary

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Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

Following Ai Weiwei’s detention by Chinese authorities, the outspoken artist and activist transformed the former penitentiary of Alcatraz into an artistic platform. The exhibition launched a companion piece in which visitors sent over 90,000 postcards to prisoners of conscience around the world. In deeply moving interviews, AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY follows these postcards across the globe.

3 day rental • NR • 76 min.


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Assassins

The audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the center of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination. ASSASSINS goes beyond the headlines to question every angle of this case, from human trafficking to geo-political espionage to the secretive dynamics of the North Korean dynasty.

3 day rental • NR • 104 min.


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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history.

3 day rental • NR • 90 min.


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Born To Be

BORN TO BE follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting (he/him) at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery where, first time ever in New York City, transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related care. This remarkable documentary offers an intimate look at how one doctor’s work impacts the lives of his patients.

5 day rental • NR • 92 min.


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Dogtown And Z-Boys

Meet the Z-Boys - a group of brash street kids from Venice, California's tough Dogtown neighborhood who revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive in-your-face style that shredded the competition and totally influenced today's extreme sports. Narrated by SEAN PENN and featuring old-school skating footage, a blistering soundtrack and riveting interviews with skateboarding icons TONY ALVA, JAY ADAMS and TONY HAWK, this award-winning documentary is a historic, no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes look at the birth of a cultural phenomenon, and the inspiration for the thrilling feature film LORDS OF DOGTOWN.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 89 min.


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Downstream To Kinshasa

DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA, the first Congolese film to be an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival (2020). It's an unflinching look at a group of disabled survivors of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who for two decades have been fighting for recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation. Tired of unsuccessful pleas, they finally decide to make their case in person to government representatives in Kinshasa, the capital city of the DRC, after an epic journey down the Congo River. 

3 day rental • NR • 90 mins. • Lingala and Swahili with subtitles


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The Eagle Huntress

A stunning documentary about a 13-year-old Kazakh girl who outshines over 70 grown men in an annual traditional eagle competition. She is not only the youngest contestant, but the first-ever female one in her 1,000-year-old tribe. Her success is grumbled over, until she proves her true mettle in the task of wintertime hunting, and again blows away the competition.

3 day rental • G • 87 min. • English and Kazakh with subtitles


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Ella Fitzgerald

This incredible film is streaming exclusively through the Rose--not available for viewing anywhere else! BBC archivists unearthed a veritable treasure trove of over 2 hours of previously unreleased Ella Fitzgerald concerts recorded by the BBC. Featuring two shows from 1965, and a performance live at Ronnie Scott’s from 1974; this is the timeless Ella Fitzgerald. Performances include the classics “Take The ‘A’ Train”, “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “Mack The Knife”, and “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”.

3 day rental • NR • 120 min.


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Every Little Step

For over three decades, there's been one singular sensation: A Chorus Line, the groundbreaking hit musical inspired by the emotional lives of dancers during the audition process. Now the story comes full circle as a new documentary offers a revealing, unprecedented look at the auditions for the Broadway revival of the perennial classic, including interview footage with Bob Avian, Michael Bennett, Charlotte d'Amboise, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie to name a few. The music, the moves and the real-life drama - they're all here in a documentary that brings you closer to the footlights than you ever thought possible.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 96 min.


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Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman

The rise, fall and resurrection of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement is chronicled in the new documentary Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman. This film offers an unprecedented look at the life and works of Gustav Stickley as told through interviews, archival materials, and a close examination of his most iconic works. It traces the development and evolution of Stickley's unique style, as well as the creation of his diverse businesses including the Craftsman Magazine, Craftsman Farms and his ground-breaking Manhattan store. It also details the eventual loss of his businesses - and, after several decades, the rebirth and recognition of the movement he inspired. **50% of the Rose’s proceeds will be donated to the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.**

3 day rental • NR • 68 min.


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Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something

The inspiring story of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (“Cat's in the Cradle”). Chapin sold over 16 million albums and was one of his generation’s most beloved artists and activists who spent his fame and fortune trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing. The film features Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pete Seeger, Sir Bob Geldof, Kenny Rogers, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Robert Lamm, Richie Havens, and Harry Belafonte intimately reflecting on Chapin’s larger-than-life impact on music and the world.

3 day rental • NR • 93 min.


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Iris

From legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.

3 day rental • PG13 • 83 min.


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Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

If it hadn't been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have become the 39th President of the United States. This fascinating documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter's relationships with Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and other notable musicians gave his political career a crucial boost.

3 day rental • NR • 98 min.


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Malni - Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore

A poetic film debut circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest. It follows two seekers as they wander through their surrounding nature, the spirit world, and something much deeper inside. This pair take separate paths contemplating their afterlife, rebirth, and death. Probing questions about humanity’s place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopinka’s film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after.

3 day rental • NR • 82 min. • In Chinuk Wawa with subtitles


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Martha: A Picture Story

In the 1970’s, as the boroughs of New York City burned, Martha Cooper worked as a photographer for the New York Post, seeking images of creativity and play where others saw crime and poverty. As a result, she captured some of the first images of New York graffiti, at a time when the city had declared war on this new culture. 20 years later Martha discovers she has become a legend of the graffiti world – a culture that has now exploded into a global movement.

3 day rental • NR • 90 min.


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My Rembrandt

Rembrandt, the grandmaster of intimacy rocks the art world; 350 years after his death, many people, even entire nations are obsessed with his paintings. Aristocrats cherish, experts rule, art dealers investigate, collectors hunt, museums battle. The epic documentary MY REMBRANDT dives deep into the rarified universe of private owners of Rembrandt paintings (perhaps 37 worldwide) and the art world of Old Masters, exploring the motives of its elite.

3 day rental • NR • 95 min. • English, Dutch and French with subtitles


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My Darling Supermarket

Grocery store employees, today’s essential workers, get star treatment in MY DARLING SUPERMARKET (made prior to the pandemic). Set within a bright, colorful supermercado in São Paulo, Brazil, this charming, funny documentary glides through a seemingly endless array of vibrantly designed shelves and displays, but it’s the store’s employees who take center stage. A panoply of individuals with fears, hopes, and questions about their place in the universe are celebrated in a quirky portrait that juxtaposes their idiosyncrasies with the assumed mundanity of bringing food to our table. (Written by Film Forum)

3 day rental • NR • 80 min. • Portuguese with subtitles


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Nostalgia For The Light

The Atacama Desert sits 10,000 feet above sea and astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars there. It is also the driest place on earth and is known to keep human remains intact. those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, "disappeared" by the Chilean army after the military coup of September 1973. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones, while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations and astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies. Melding celestial and earthly quests, NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.

3 day rental • NR • 90 min. • Spanish with subtitles


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Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

A new documentary about the life and art of Audrey Flack. Octogenarian artist Audrey Flack has always been a trailblazer. In this intimate portrait of her life and work, she returns to her canvas for the first time in decades, revealing her longtime struggles as an artist and mother to find her rightful place in the art world.

3 day rental • NR • 75 min.


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Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

The story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell!

3 day rental • NR • 93 min.


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The Reason I Jump

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. Moments in the lives of each character are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does; the reason he jumps.

5 day rental • NR • 82 min.


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Riding Giants

Part sports history, part thrill ride, skateboarder Stacy Peralta's documentary pays homage to the brave, foolish surfers who dare ride the world's biggest waves. Peralta lays out the evolution of big-wave surfing from the '50s to today, touching upon changing trends and the constant search for ever larger waves. Then he shifts his focus to a handful of contemporary surfing superstars, among them Jeff Clark, pioneer of San Francisco's remote waves, and Laird Hamilton, known for tow-in riding.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 102 min.


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Searching for Sugar Man

This cult classic documentary captivated audiences when it was released in 2012. It follows the increasingly bizarre search for legendary musician Sixto Rodriguez, whose folk music brought him stardom halfway across the world, and who seemingly vanished without a trace...or did he? Roger Ebert says it best in his review of the film: "I hope you're able to see this film. You deserve to...It exists because we need for it to."

3 day rental • PG-13 • 86 min.


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Spawning Grounds

In one of America's first urban wildlife refuges, the plight of a little-known land locked salmon called the Lake Sammamish kokanee, or ‘Little Red Fish,’ is bringing together a unique and unlikely partnership between Tribal leaders, local and state agencies, private landowners and conservation groups. With their numbers dwindling, renewed scientific and cultural efforts attempt to ensure their survival as the region experiences unprecedented levels of new growth.

3 day rental • NR • 60 min.


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Stray

In STRAY, a trio of canine outcasts roam the streets of Istanbul. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.

3 day rental • NR • 72 min. • Turkish with subtitles


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When We Were Kings

In 1974, Leon Gast filmed an unprecedented sports spectacle: the Rumble in the Jungle, in which late-career underdog Muhammad Ali would contend with the younger powerhouse George Foreman for the boxing heavyweight championship title in Zaire. Gast wound up amassing a treasure trove of footage, observing the wildly charismatic athlete training for one of the toughest bouts of his career.

3 day rental • PG • 89 min.


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White Riot

Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far-right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Countering this was Rock Against Racism, a movement that swept across the UK and Europe and culminated in a 100,000+ person march and a legendary concert event. WHITE RIOT is a moment in time when music changed the world. When a generation challenged the status quo. It’s Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style.

3 day rental • NR • 84 min.


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Zappa

Billed as an intimate and expansive look into the innovative life of the iconic musician and artist Frank Zappa, this documentary was made with unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage including uncirculated and rarely seen footage. ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time.

3 day rental • NR • 129 min.