cinema dept.

Plastic Paradise: A Swingin' Trip Through America's Polynesian Obsession

The true story of how a group of punk rockers turned culture vultures unearthed America’s 20th century obsession with Polynesia and created their own version of paradise hipsters, hula girls, and mermaids welcome

Hecho a Mano: Creativity in Exile

Pianist Francisco “Paquito” Hechavarría, sculptor Tony López, and ceramicists Nelson and Ronald Currás came to the United states from Cuba with only their talent — but that was enough.

The  Emmy Award®-winning documentary about life’s unexpected turns and the joy of working with your hands.   


Enrique Martinez Celaya: Schneebett

Inspired by Beethoven's death bed, Schneebett is one of artist Enrique Martínez Celaya's most acclaimed works. So why was it mailed back to him in boxes?

Premiered during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011.

Starring Burt Reynolds

The first Southern movie star, back where it all began. 

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Ballet with Bullets

A documentary about the fastest game on earth and the men who, against all odds, keep it alive.


The Whistler

For four days in April, whistlers from all over the world descend on the quaint North Carolina town of Louisburg to whistle operettas, concertos, Beatles medleys, and everything in between at the International Whistlers Competition. This year, mild mannered graphic designer and world-class whistler Tim Eggert is gunning for the number one spot.

Errol Flynn's Ghost: Hollywood in Havana

Weaving together film history, cultural history, and the offscreen exploits of Hollywood’s most famous swashbuckler, this is the first documentary to explore the impact of American movies in mid-20th century Cuba.

This film is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947, but it took hundreds of black and Latino players another 25 years to make professional baseball truly open to all.

This film is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.