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Holes In My Shoes

Holes In My Shoes

Director: David Wachs
Year: 2006

The profoundly moving story of native New Yorker, Jack Beers. He cuts down trees and rips telephone books into pieces at 94, but it is his long and diverse list of lifetime achievements that makes his tale so touching.

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Hofmann's Potion: The Pioneers of LSD

Hofmann's Potion: The Pioneers of LSD

Director: Connie Littlefield
Year: 2002

Featuring the pioneers of LSD, this documentary chronicles its discovery by Alfred Hofmann to its prohibition in 1973. Contains interviews with groundbreaking researchers including Hofmann, Ram Dass, and Timothy Leary, and a wealth of archival footage.

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American Mystic

American Mystic

Director: Alex Mar
Year: 2010

Alex Mar's lyrical first work is a bold and artful documentary that braids together the stories of three young Americans who have chosen to sacrifice comforts in order to embrace the fringes of alternative religion.

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Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Director: Gay Dillingham
Year: 2015

Two conventional Harvard professors began probing the edges of consciousness in the '60s. Timothy Leary ended up in jail, while Richard Alpert became Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher.

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Goodbye Gauley Mountain

Goodbye Gauley Mountain

Director: Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens
Year: 2014

Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle activate the metaphor "Earth as lover" and join the fight against mountain top removal (MTR) in Appalachia

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Invitation to Dance

Invitation to Dance

Director: Christian von Tippelskirch, Simi Linton
Year: 2014

Invitation to Dance is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. The film traces Simi Linton's personal growth as a disabled woman, and the larger historically significant developments around her over the past 40 years.

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Seeds Of Time

Seeds Of Time

Director: Sandy McLeod
Year: 2014

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers globally. But Fowler's journey, and our own, is just beginning: From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, Fowler's passionate and personal journey may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

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Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise/Sunset

Director: Vitali Manski
Year: 2009

The daily life of the Dalai Lama is brought home with remarkable intimacy in Sunrise/Sunset. Granted total access to His Holiness for 24 hours, this is a day in the life of the Dalai Lama from when he wakes up at 3AM until his bedtime at dusk.

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Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Director: Catherine Gund
Year: 2014

Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb's edict that anything too safe is not action, these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility.

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Web Junkie

Web Junkie

Director: Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
Year: 2014

Internet addiction is now a global issue, and china is the first country to classify it as a clinical disorder. Web Junkie takes audiences inside a Beijing treatment center and explores the cases of three teenagers who suffer from this 21st century disorder.

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