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9/11: INSIDE THE PRESIDENT’S WAR ROOM
Chronicling the hours immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of President George W. Bush, this documentary directed by Adam Wishart and narrated by Jeff Daniels features interviews with Bush, then-Vice President Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and more.
Directors Traci Curry and Stanley Nelson detail the events of the infamous 1971 Attica Prison Riot, where inmates took control of the facility in upstate New York in a conflict that began with the prisoners demanding reform.
A group of survivors who endured sexual abuse by Catholic priests face their previous traumas in director Robert Greene’s compelling film. Six men create fictional scenes based on their memories and experiences and use them to explore how the legal system failed them and instead enabled years of abuse.
ENEMIES OF THE STATE
Enemies of the State centers on Matt DeHart, a man targeted by the U.S. government for being in possession of confidential documents that
allege misconduct by the CIA. Sonia Kennebeck directed, while Errol Morris serves as executive producer.
Ferguson Rises follows residents of Ferguson, Missouri, the small town where Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson in 2014. Mobolaji Olambiwonnu directs.
Homeroom marks the final film of Peter Nicks’ “Oakland” trilogy and chronicles the lives of the Oakland High School class of 2020 in their final year as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd protests. Ryan Coogler and Davis Guggenheim executive produced.
Directed by Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, LFG (short for Let’s Fucking Go!) follows Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Christen Press, Sam Mewis and Julie Foudy in their lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation alleging pay discrimination.
As its title suggests, this film from Jesse Moss (an Emmy winner this year for Boys State) trains its lens on Pete Buttigieg — former mayor of South Bend, Indiana — as he makes history as the first openly gay candidate for the president of the United States.
Executive produced by Jason Blum and Ryan Murphy and directed by Kristine Stolakis, Pray Away focuses on survivors and former leaders of conversion therapy. The film premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA
(SONY PICTURES CLASSICS)
Legal activist and criminal defense lawyer Jeffrey Robinson presented a talk at New York City’s Town Hall on Juneteenth 2018 that looked at the way Americans reckon with (or, in many cases, don’t) the country’s
history of racism. Directors Sarah and Emily Kunstler expand Robinson’s presentation into an illuminating and informative documentary.