Giving a Name

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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

POV

During his 60-year career as an activist, Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the movement. But his open sexuality forced him to remain in the background.

Getting Back to Abnormal

Getting Back to Abnormal

POV

A provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head.

Homegoings

Homegoings

POV

Take an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

POV

See Indonesian death-squad leaders dramatize their brutal deeds — as themselves and their victims.

120 min.

Koch

Koch

POV

View a portrait of blunt, funny, combative and egocentric three-term New York City mayor, Ed Koch.

90 min.

The Genius of Marian

The Genius of Marian

POV

Follow an emotionally complex story of one family’s struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer’s.

90 min.

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4/9/15 6:00 PM
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4/10/15 2:00 AM
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4/10/15 10:00 AM
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Alan Berliner uses his name and the name of his sister to delve deeper into how names are given. He asks his sister why she named her kids Jade and Starr, and what those names mean to her. He also reveals the results of many studies about names and the way they affect the way a person is perceived by others.

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