First show: February 15

The annual popular program provides both the delight of discovery and renewed wonder at the ways in which the documentary cinema can explore the world through fresh points of view and unbridled curiosity.  If past years are any measure, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended!

Total Run Time: 137 mins., not including a 10 minute intermission.


2019 Nominees:

A Night at the Garden

USA/7 MINS/2018
Director: Marshall Curry

In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from history. ‘A Night at the Garden’ transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in America.

Black Sheep

UK/27 MINS/2018
Director: Ed Perkins

After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius’ family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.

End Game

USA/40 MINS/2018
Director: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? ‘End Game’ probes these questions and more as it follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death.


USA/34 MINS/2018
Director: Skye Fitzgerald

Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night.

Period. End of Sentence

USA/26 MINS/2018
Director: Rayka Zehtabchi

In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. ‘Period. End of Sentance’ tells their story.


NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.


Additional Shows TBA


2019 OSCAR®NOMINATED SHORT DOCS: Upcoming Showtimes