2011 Program -
The Documentary Tradition
Always one of the most popular series in the festival, these nonfiction films offer an unblinking cinematic eye on important
issues, subjects and people.
American: The Bill Hicks Story
I just have one of those faces. People come up to me and say, "What's wrong?" Nothing. "Well, it takes more energy to frown than it does to smile." Yeah, you know it takes more energy to point that out than it does to leave me alone?
Before there was Jackass…before there was Tom Green…there was Ralph Zavadil, Niagara Falls cable access daredevil, Cap’n Video.
A stirring documentary on the people of the central Indian city of Bhopal and their lives still affected by the horrific gas leakage in 1984 - the worst industrial accident ever and one that killed and sickened hundreds of thousands of people.
Complexo: Parallel Universe
A startling documentary set in the incredibly poor and often violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro. One gets to see what it is like to live in this different reality, a universe on the margin of the conventional civilized world, an inside out vision.
Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone
Iconic film star Laurence Fishburne narrates this uncompromising look into the tumultuous personal and professional lives of the pioneering African American rock band, Fishbone.
This disturbing documentary from the acclaimed director of Man on a Wire shows what happens when a group of social scientists decides to perform an experiment on an unsuspecting baby chimpanzee and raise him in a glitzy Upper West Side home just li
Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja
This wildly entertaining documentary looks at the wild days of pot smuggling in 1970s South Florida. Directed by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman, the filmmakers behind the popular "Cocaine Cowboys" series and ESPN’s "The U".