Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them. . . . Read more at IMDB or buy it now at Amazon.
A humorous and deeply moving look at father-daughter relationships, modern-day parenting, marriage and the looming empty nest. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Henry, the son of Stephen Stills (of Crosby, Stills and Nash), relates to the world through a near encyclopedic knowledge of dinosaurs. Fourteen-year-old Lexy, on the cusp of adolescence, has a new interest in boys. Wyatt, precociously verbal and terrorized by bullies, has a passion for orchids. Adam taught himself to play blues harmonica before he was two, and has currently taken up the cello. In addition to their interests and activities, all of these kids also have some form of autism.
A documentary about four girls who transform their lives at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way. Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors, from typical urban kids to “ladies and gentlemen,” on their way to try to compete in the final citywide competition. Providing unique insight into the incredible cultural diversity that is New York City, this film profiles several kids from three schools (out of 60) at this dynamic age, when becoming that “cool” teenager vies for position with familiar innocence, while they learn the merengue, rumba, tango, the foxtrot and swing. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Separated at the end of the Vietnam war, an “Americanized” woman and her Vietnamese mother are reunited after 22 years. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
This documentary follows 8 teens and pre-teens as they work their way toward the finals of the Scripps Howard national spelling bee championship in Washington D.C. All work quite hard and practice daily, first having to win their regional championship before they can move on. Interviews include the parents and teachers who are working with them. The competitors not only work hard to get to the finals but face tremendous pressure as the original group of over 250 competitors is whittled down and the words they must spell get ever more difficult.
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Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers followed a group of seven local children between 1995 and 1998. They all have a totally different background. These seven children tell their own story about growing up in Jerusalem. Through this portrait of their generation, we see how deep rooted and almost insoluble the problems of the Middle East have become.