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Religion & Spirituality

Beats of the Antonov

by hajooj kuka and Steven Markovitz

Premiere Date: August 3, 2015

Sudanese civilians facing government bombing campaigns celebrate their heritage through music, finding hope and a common identity. Winner, Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award, 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

The Overnighters

by Jesse Moss

Premiere Date: June 29, 2015

Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor risks everything to help them. Winner, Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking: Documentary, 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

New Muslim Cool

by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

Premiere Date: June 23, 2009

Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world. (90 minutes)

The Tailenders

by Adele Horne

Premiere Date: July 25, 2006

Global Recordings Network (GRN), founded in Los Angeles in 1939, has produced audio versions of Bible stories in over 5,500 languages. GRN aims to record in every language on earth. They distribute the recordings, along with ultra-low-tech hand-wind players, in isolated regions and among displaced migrant workers. GRN calls their target audience "the tailenders" because they are the last to be reached by worldwide evangelism.

In the Light of Reverence

by Christopher McLeod and Malinda Maynor

Premiere Date: August 14, 2001

In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. (75 minutes)

Time Indefinite

by Ross McElwee

Premiere Date: June 7, 1994

In Ross McElwee's 1986 cult hit, Sherman's March, an idealist searches for love, happiness — and a wife. Now he's turning 40, getting married, and heading out on yet another quest.

Cousin Bobby

by Jonathan Demme

Premiere Date: August 24, 1993

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) catches up with his long-lost cousin, Robert Castle, a fiery Harlem-based white Episcopalian priest.

Compassion In Exile

by Mickey Lemie

Premiere Date: July 6, 1993

The richly textured story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet — spiritual leader, Nobel Laureate — interweaves an inspiring portrayal with the urgent plight of his homeland under Chinese occupation.

Faith Even to the Fire

by Sylvia Morales and Jean Victor

Premiere Date: August 21, 1992

Three American nuns, inspired by the Civil Rights movement and encouraged by the internal reforms of Vatican II, accuse the Catholic Church of racism and sexism. A revealing portrait of a 2,000 year old organization struggling to reconcile authority and conscience, tradition and the need for change.

The Big Bang

by James Toback

Premiere Date: August 6, 1991

Whether the subject is sex, death, madness or God, The Big Bang never lets up in its weird and wonderful search for the meaning of it all.


by Thomas Anderson

Premiere Date: September 4, 1990

Ossian Maclise is not an average American teenager. Born in Massachusetts, he has been living in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery since the age of four. At seven, his monastic order recognized Ossian as a tulku — a reincarnation of a high Tibetan lama.


by Ed Burke and Ruth Shapiro

Premiere Date: September 4, 1990

Founded by a Jesuit priest from St. Louis, a grassroots theatre company takes its shows on the unpaved roads of Honduras to enlighten and inspire villagers in the impoverished countryside.

On Ice

by Grover Babcock and Andrew Takeuchi

Premiere Date: July 10, 1990

Cryonics — the freezing of human beings after death for future revival — is the focus of this off-beat film by two science buffs-turned-film-majors. With commentary from Timothy Leary, a theologian and skeptical scientists, On Ice is alternately deadpan and dead serious.

The Fighting Ministers

by Bill Jersey and Richard Wormser

Premiere Date: September 3, 1989

Moved by the growing desperation of thousands of laid-off steel workers, a group of ministers in Pittsburgh begins to confront the city's government and powerful corporations. Their passionate, controversial and unorthodox actions lead to profound soul-searching, Church rejection and imprisonment.