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Post image for The Freedmen Fight for Tribal Citizenship in a New Documentary

OKLAHOMA CITY — “When you know what you really are and you haven’t been embraced or acknowledged, it’s horrible,” says Kenneth Payton, a descendant of the Cherokee Freedmen, in the documentary By Blood.

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Post image for The Quest to Stage a Concert of Female Singers in Iran

No Land’s Song, the latest documentary from Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi, follows a charismatic central character as she struggles to produce an all-women concert in Iran.

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Post image for Latest Saint Laurent Film Is a Portrait of the Times, Not the Artist

No fewer than two French biopics about Yves Saint Laurent have been released in the last two years, suggesting that a competitive rush to make the Saint Laurent film began immediately following his death in 2008.

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Post image for A Three-Year Cinematic Journey Across 25 Countries at the Jewish Museum

Tucked away in a corner of the permanent collection of the Jewish Museum is a little movie theater that transports you far away from the artifacts of Jewish history in the surrounding galleries.

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Post image for A Film Portrait of the “Doomsday Vault” that Guards Our Agricultural Biodiversity

On a Norwegian island 810 miles south of the North Pole is a safety net for an agricultural crisis.

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Post image for A Look at the Life of a “Geriatric Starlet”

“Dressing should be fun. Life is short and life is grey, so you can easily dress yourself up, make yourself happy, and then you make other people happy,” says nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel in a new documentary by Albert Maysles.

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Post image for The Myths of Kurt Cobain Resurface in a New Documentary

The death of Kurt Cobain in early April of 1994 shocked almost nobody who knew him and almost everybody who didn’t.

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Post image for With the Help of Prosthetics and Psychics, a Photographer Dramatizes His Possible Fates

After photographer Phil Toledano experienced both the sudden death of his mother and the slower, drawn out demise of his father, he became obsessed with his own potential futures.

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Post image for The Serious Business of ‘New Yorker’ Cartoons

“Cartoons either make the strange familiar or the familiar strange,” says New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff in Leah Wolchok’s documentary about the magazine’s enduring cartoon department, Very Semi-Serious.

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Post image for A Documentary Portrait of Peggy Guggenheim, Collector of Art and Artists

Peggy Guggenheim did enough living for 10 people.

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