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Attica

On Sept. 9, 1971, over 1,200 inmates at the Attica correctional facility in Attica, NY, seized the yard at the maximum-security prison, took more than three dozen guards and civilian employees hostage, and demanded more humane treatment and better conditions. For five days, the world watched as TV news cameras covered the story from both outside and inside the prison, as journalists and a team of negotiators converged at the scene. But when law enforcement was ordered by New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller to retake Attica, the resulting massacre by state police left 29 inmates and 10 hostages dead — the deadliest violence Americans had inflicted on each other in a single day since the Civil War. Before the smoke from the tear gas cleared, police tortured inmates behind the walls. No charges were ever brought against authorities for the killings of inmates and guards. It was the largest prison rebellion in U.S. history.

Now, on the 50th anniversary of the Attica uprising, Emmy-winning director STANLEY NELSON and producer and co-director TRACI A. CURRY examine one of the most shocking incidents in the nation’s history in the extraordinary, in-depth documentary ATTICA. Through original interviews with former inmates, family members of the hostages, and those who witnessed it first-hand, Nelson (Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple) and Curry (producer of Nelson’s Boss: The Black Experience in Business and ESPN 30 for 30: Vick and a longtime MSNBC producer) bring us back to a moment that resonated for decades, utilizing hundreds of hours of footage and never-before-seen archival tapes from inside the prison. ATTICA captures the personalities, politics, emotions, and tragedy that stands as a wake-up call — then and now — about the need for prison reform and the responsibilities of justice.

Miles Davis: The Birth of Cool

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star—it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

D’Ocre et de Suie (Smoke and Ocher)

19,000 years ago… Guilty of a hunting accident which could have cost the life of a child, Py’ro is banned from her tribe and finds shelter in a cave, close to the camp.

Borom Taxi

Mountakha is a Senegalese migrant and a newcomer to Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Dakar he used to work as a truck driver and he tries to get the same job in this new city too. In the meantime, while working as a street vendor, he wonders if his destiny might be tied to acting. Some of his new friends have a special bond with cinema.

Husek

The way in which the territory is inhabited by the indigenous cultures of the Gran Chaco generates community movements close to the forest and the river – sources of life. The government is planning a new territorial order with popular houses and the displacement of wichí families to the new urban periphery. Ana is the architect in charge of the project. Valentino is the chief of his community and with his grandson Leonel they will try to mediate what they consider to be a cultural outrage.

Ajenos a la Paz (Strangers to Peace)

Three former child soldiers face retribution, anxiety, and danger as they attempt to rebuild their lives after leaving the FARC guerrilla army and the bloody Colombian conflict. ‘Strangers to Peace’ intimately captures the personal stories of Dayana, the market vendor navigating her new identity as a trans woman; Ricardo, the young father secretly clinging to his communist ideology; and Alexandra, the indigenous child soldier, who was forced to leave her family behind in the Amazon. Their stories are told through the lens of filmmaker Laura Angel, who herself was a victim of FARC violence.

Every Other Week

Despite entering the session with an agenda, therapy doesn’t go as planned for Kevin when his counsellor announces their time together has run its course.

Egúngún (Masquerade)

In search of healing, a young woman returns home to Nigeria, the country of her birth.

Madhu

After years of being apart, Satakshi and Madhu – who went to school together – reunite on a night of festivities during the ‘Durga Pujo’ in Kolkata. As the night progresses, we find out that both of them have feelings for each other that they aren’t able to express. Their secrets are preserved in a notebook entry by Madhu from her school days, and a postcard that Satakshi sends Madhu six years from this night.

Ñaños

In the heart of Corona, Queens, two Ecuadorian siblings are placed at odds with each other when one reveals a sudden urge to leave their home.

Attica

Miles Davis: The Birth of Cool

D’Ocre et de Suie (Smoke and Ocher)

Borom Taxi

Husek

Ajenos a la Paz (Strangers to Peace)

Every Other Week

Egúngún (Masquerade)

Ñaños

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