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Music Is The Weapon:
The Life of Fela Kuti

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Development: Focus Features


Human activist, sexual revolutionary, and political maverick. One of the most controversial musicians of the 20th century, Fela Kuti was the king of Afro-beat, a fusion of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, and Yoruba chants and rhythms. Taking on Nigeria’s rapidly changing and often corrupt country in the ‘70’s, Fela’s legacy as a charismatic visionary continues to inspire the contemporary hip-hop world, and generations of artists who believe in the power of music as a weapon.
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Songs of the Gorilla Nation

Based on the Book by: Dawn Prince-Hughes

Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher


Songs of the Gorilla Nation follows the true story of Dawn Prince-Hughes, from growing up and living with undiagnosed autism to her self-discovery as a young woman that began with a connection to a gorilla in the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo. This connection began a lifelong quest of understanding as a deep creative thinker, and ultimately as a primatologist, to show that apes fulfill all of the criteria that currently define personhood.

As the gorillas revealed for Dawn how to relate to humans thru the “opaque glass” of Asperger’s Syndrome, her exquisitely perceptive voice and thoughtprovoking story inspires us to find our own looking glass to see that autism is a way of sensing the world — the whole world — of creating and knowing.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Queen of Katwe

The Lunchbox

Cutie And The Boxer

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

You Don't Know Jack

The Namesake

Amelia

The Darjeeling Limited

Vanity Fair

First Ladies of Wrestling

Iron Jawed Angels

Normal

11'9"01 September 11

Hysterical Blindness

Disappearing Acts

Jesus's Son

Cradle Will Rock

Reno Finds Her Mom

Chinese Box

Kama Sutra

The Perez Family

Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint

Mississippi Masala

My New Gun

Longtime Companion

The Kill Off


 

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