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The Rape of Recy Taylor | NYFF 2017

This important documentary aims to correct a flagrant case of injustice and provide the context in which it took place.

Human Flow

Am I my brother’s keeper? How you answer this question might determine how you feel about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s ambitious film on the world’s refugee crisis.

Chavela

A vivid documentary portrait of the vain, pain-wracked, but magnetic Mexican singing star and lesbian icon Chavela Vargas.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

A filmmaker and activist reopen the cold case of trans and gay rights activist Marsha P. Johnson.

Dina

An empathetic but ultimately low-stakes look at the courtship and marriage of two neurologically challenged middle-aged individuals.

I Am Another You

An acclaimed filmmaker follows a young homeless man out on the streets, existing on the margins with him.

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Frederick Wiseman’s sweeping yet focused look at the New York Public Library lasts 197 minutes, but very little of that time feels wasted.

Motherland

The documentary offers a fascinating look at the birthing procedures in the busiest maternity ward in the world.

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart | TIFF 2017

Bound for PBS’s American Masters, the bio-documentary of writer Lorraine Hansberry is one of the best additions to the series and among the strongest documentaries at the festival,