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Maineland
Over 370,000 students from mainland China are enrolled in American high schools and universities – six times more than a decade ago – with $11.4 billion contributed to the American economy. Filmed over three years, MAINELAND follows two teenagers – fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry – who are part of this enormous wave of “parachute students” from China’s wealthy elite seeking Western-style education and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience.Through their stories, the film observes China’s place in the in the contemporary world order, its rise, and how that rise is impacted by the West
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MONO GENERATION
MONO GENERATION Director: Keil Troisi In 2005, Lena Dunham starred in a short video by Keil Troisi and A.W. Strouse. Endless problems plagued production—from the scatterbrained script, to the cast’s dorm-room partying, to Strouse’s seedy romance with Dunham. Eleven years later, Troisi and Strouse have reunited to spawn “Mono Generation.” This poetic short documentary reframes their original footage into a nostalgic commentary about celebrity, the War on Terror, and mononucleosis.
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Rabbit Hunt
Every weekend, seventeen year old Chris and his family hunt rabbits during sugarcane field burning and harvesting in the Florida Everglades.
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SAVING BRINTON
In rural Iowa, a beloved history teacher uncovers the century-old showreels of one of America's first motion picture impresarios and sets out to premiere the films at the world's oldest continuously operating movie theatre.
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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
The documentary, about Thelonious Monk, pianist and jazz great, combines the Blackwood's rare footage of Monk in studio on tour and behind the scenes with new interviews, archival photos and more to create a landmark aural and visual treat. Intro by Chris Vognar of the Dallas Morning News. Followed by music in the Dallas Film Commission Lobby by the Dave Zoller Trio. Dave is releasing a new CD of Thelonious Monk arrangements titled Evidence: Music of Thelonious Monk, and that it's Monk's 100th birthday Oct. 10.
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TWO OF FIVE MILLION
Directors: Socs & DZ Zavitsanos Two cousins from Deer Ez-Zor, Syria flee from ISIS and leave everything they have behind to seek opportunity and freedom. While one makes it out okay, the other is not so lucky...
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