Black Gold, February 23
In a radical new twist on the Holocaust documentary, a visit to the picturesque Danube town of Mauthausen reveals what happens when a concentration camp becomes a tourist attraction.
Investigating the effects of the petroleum industry in Azerbaijan, this audacious and witty film makes visible the hidden costs of a gallon of gas.
Introduced by Harry Kreisler. The story of 28 people indicted for their civil disobedience in protest against the Vietnam War. "For aging rads, it's something of a gift; for the under-30 conscientious, it could be an inspiration."-Village Voice
Introduced by Eric Stover. Laura Poitras's insightful portrait of Iraq during the months before the 2005 elections has been widely hailed as the best film yet made about the U.S. occupation. "Indispensable, heartbreaking, and ferociously wise."-Village Voice
Introduced by Rachel Shigekane. Fifteen villagers from the jungles of Burma go up against oil giants UNOCAL and TOTAL in an inspiring David and Goliath story. With short Dos hermanos.
Introduced by George Scharffenberger. "No mere Western-guilt-inducing harangue, this highly informative documentary . . . is a model of patient storytelling [with] calmly accumulated details of the cruelly exploitative global coffee trade."-Village Voice. With short Punam.