All Documentaries

    A list of all films and interactive documentaries selected for IDFA throughout the years.

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    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    • Steve James
    • 2016
    • 90 min
    • Masters

    Not all bankers escaped prosecution in the U.S. mortgage crisis: a small Chinese-American family bank spent years fighting in the courts.

    Actress

    • Robert Greene
    • 2014
    • 87 min
    • Framing Reality

    An account of a relationship on the rocks as experienced by actress Brandy Burre of The Wire, this film employs stylistic elements from melodrama and cinema verité.

    Advanced Style

    • Lina Plioplyte
    • 2014
    • 72 min
    • Best of Fests

    A colorful and intimate portrait of seven New York ladies who make growing old fabulous with their snazzy style, glamour and zest.

    Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

    • Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
    • 2003
    • 89 min
    • The Visual Voice

    For the second time, Nick Broomfield focuses on the tragic fate of Aileen Wuornos, "America’s first female serial killer."

    Alive Inside

    • Michael Rossato-Bennett
    • 2014
    • 78 min
    • Best of Fests

    A compelling film that shows how music can revive the emotions and memories of elderly people suffering from dementia, transforming their lives.

    All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

    • Alfred Peabody
    • 2016
    • 92 min
    • Best of Fests

    Independent, investigative, adversarial journalists, including Glenn Greenwald, allow the camera to follow them, as they use government documents to expose deception.

    American Arab

    • Usama Alshaibi
    • 2013
    • 56 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    Just what is an American Arab? This is a personal film about identity, nationality and racism – and the right to be complicated.

    The American Epic Sessions

    • Bernard MacMahon
    • 2015
    • 146 min
    • Music Documentary

    Contemporary artists use recently restored, authentic 1920s recording equipment to record new versions of songs from that period – with exciting results.

    American Epic: The Big Bang

    • Bernard MacMahon
    • 2015
    • 53 min
    • Music Documentary

    This exciting documentary illustrates the birth of American popular music in the 1920s, focusing on the Carter Family and the Memphis Jug Band in particular.

    American Vagabond

    • Susanna Helke
    • 2013
    • 85 min
    • Masters

    James is 18 and gay, and his parents have rejected him. He moves to San Francisco, the "gayest city in the world," but ends up on the street.

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