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1. Welcome to Warren (2004)
R | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Crime
Most prison documentaries focus on the inmates. This sobering program features guards and prisoners alike, giving the viewer two interpretations of life at Ohio's Warren Correctional ... See full summary »
Director: Brent E. Huffman
2. Personal Belongings (1996)
Unrated | 63 min | Documentary
An eight-year chronicle of the filmmaker's father.
Director: Steven Bognar | Stars: Andree Bognar, Bela Bognar, Steven Bognar
3. A Lion in the House (2006)
Not Rated | 225 min | Documentary
Five families struggle with the ups and downs of cancer treatment over the course of six years.
Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Justin Ashcraft, Adam Ashcraft, Dale Ashcraft, Debbie Ashcraft
4. Sparkle (II) (2012)
18 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Sheri Sparkle Williams has been a star dancer with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) for nearly 40 years, a track record virtually unheard of in the professional dance community.... See full summary »
Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
5. The Act of Killing (2012)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik
Votes: 39,097 | Gross: $0.49M
6. Independent Lens (1999– )
Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.
Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker
7. Dave Chappelle: 8:46 (2020 TV Special)
TV-MA | 27 min | Short, Comedy
Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's death and racial injustice in a stand-up special filmed in Ohio.
Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Star: Dave Chappelle
8. Run to Me Run from Me (2009)
Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama, Horror
Jake, Midwest High School's star long distance runner, is overtaken by anorexia and sexual fantasy.
Director: Ben Garchar | Stars: Kellen York, Stephanie Brait, Bryant Bentley, Abby Cox
Independent Lens (1999– )
9 to 5: The Story of a Movement
Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
10. P.O.V. (1988– )
POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest, and ... See full summary »
Stars: Stacey Abrams, Rashida Tlaib, Lucy McBath, Veronica Escobar
11. Raspberry (2010)
19 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Stephanie Brait plays Moira, is a young artist, still living at home, finishing college and deciding her priorities for the future. Through a video dream-journal, she recalls ... See full summary »
Director: Jonathan Barajas | Stars: Stephanie Brait, Raine DeDominici, Nathan Robbins, Genna Scott
12. Out of My Head (2018)
77 min | Documentary
Explores the history and mystery of Migraine, and its remarkable place in the human condition. Migraine is a devastating but fascinating neurological condition with a compelling story to tell.
Director: Susanna Styron | Stars: Paul Auster, Susan Beaird, David Borsook, Melissa Bulyko
13. Untitled Dave Chappelle Documentary (2021)
Dave Chappelle launches his outdoor and social-distanced live comedy shows in rural to provide a small Ohio community he calls home with an economic and comic relief to encourage them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Star: Dave Chappelle
14. Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (2020 TV Special)
TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy
In 2019 comedy great Dave Chappelle received the 22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The event was held in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Toasting Chappelle were a who's who of the entertainment industry.
Director: Chris Robinson | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Mohammed Amer, Aziz Ansari, Erykah Badu
15. Somewhere Never Traveled (2009)
6 min | Short, Drama, Romance
The boundaries of cinema and reality in one tracking shot.
Director: Ben Garchar | Stars: Alexander Michael Goodman, Taylor Cloyes, Gino Pasi, Jonathan Barajas
16. American Factory (2019)
TV-14 | 110 min | Documentary
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Junming 'Jimmy' Wang, Robert Allen, Sherrod Brown, Dave Burrows
17. 9to5: The Story of A Movement (2020)
89 min | Documentary, History
A campaign against the abuse of female workers by their male bosses, which starts in early 1970s Cleveland, leads to a popular fiction film with Fonda, Parton and Tomlin.
Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Rosalinda Aguirre, Verna Barksdale, Laurie Brown, Ellen Cassedy
18. Balloonfest (2017)
TV-PG | 6 min | Short
The city of Cleveland was abuzz on September 27, 1986. Over 1.5 million balloons were about to be released at once, breaking the world record. What could go wrong?
Director: Nathan Truesdell | Stars: Mary Allen, Big Chuck, Lil Jon
19. Speaking Is Difficult (2016)
12 min | Documentary, Short
This film always begins in the present day. A scene of tragedy unfolds, accompanied by fear, chaos, and disbelief. As it rewinds into the past, retracing our memories, it tells a cumulative history that is both unbearable and inevitable.
Director: AJ Schnack
20. Big Birding Day (2010)
13 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
A glimpse into the world of competitive birdwatching, as three friends attempt to see as many species as possible in 24 hours.
Director: David Boone Wilson | Stars: Dave Mackay, Marty Riback, Chris Hitt, Armando Mejia
21. Flag Wars (2003)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
"Flag Wars" is a cinema verite documentary that follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood. Filmed over a four years in ... See full summary »
Directors: Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras | Stars: Nina Masseria, Floyd Goode, Josephine Goode, Shango Baba Olugbala
22. Sisters in Cinema (2003)
57 min | Documentary
Director: Yvonne Welbon | Stars: Stephanie Allain, Madeline Anderson, Maya Angelou, Neema Barnette
23. A Place at the Table (2012)
PG | 84 min | Documentary
A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton
Votes: 1,203 | Gross: $0.23M
24. The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary
To the residents of Moraine, Ohio, General Motors was more than just a car company, it was the lifeblood of a community. In the wake of GM's 2008 announcement that it was closing the plant,... See full summary »
Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Popeye Hurst, Kim Clay, Kate Geiger, Kathe Day
25. The Dream Catcher (1999)
99 min | Drama
An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. ... See full summary »
Director: Ed Radtke | Stars: Maurice Compte, Paddy Connor, Jeanne Heaton, Patrick Shining Elk
26. Remote Area Medical (2013)
TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary
A documentary on the annual three-day "pop-up" medical clinic organized by the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Bristol, Tennessee's NASCAR speedway.
Directors: Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman | Star: Stan Brock
27. The New Black (2013)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, News
The New Black is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.
Director: Yoruba Richen
28. The Oscars (2020 TV Special)
TV-14 | 170 min | Music
The 92nd Academy Awards for film achievements in 2019 are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Florence Pugh, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie
29. Blue Car (2002)
R | 96 min | Drama
A troubled young woman is encouraged by a teacher to enter a poetry contest.
Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: David Strathairn, Agnes Bruckner, Margaret Colin, Frances Fisher
Votes: 3,597 | Gross: $0.46M
30. Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)
Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Crime, Horror
One last job separates the leader of the Ravens gang from an early retirement. When he finds his girlfriend beaten to death by members of a rival gang, he seeks revenge, knowing that he may be dead by dawn. Will more blood bring her back?
Director: Jim Van Bebber | Stars: Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber, Megan Murphy, Ric Walker
31. Contemporary Color (2016)
PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Music
In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles,... See full summary »
Directors: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross | Stars: Simon Bennett, David Byrne, Christian Delmotte, Nelly Furtado
Votes: 186 | Gross: $0.02M
32. Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home (2007)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
Take your average urban family the Mcdonalds and ask them to keep every scrap of garbage they create for three months. Then take them on a journey to show them where it all goes and how it ... See full summary »
Director: Andrew Nisker | Stars: Glen McDonald, Michele McDonald, Ariel McDonald, Thomas McDonald
33. Gravel (2003)
16 min | Short, Drama
A single mom and her teenage daughter navigate their relationship on a trip to the Appalachian countryside to have lunch with an ex-con that mom has her eye on.
Director: Steven Bognar | Stars: Louise Smith, Iris Bieri, Latham Zearfoss, Bruce Cromer
34. Doc Talk (2006– )
Stars: Deena Dill, Lucy Walker, Gabriela Fresquez, Davis Guggenheim
35. Cusp (2021)
92 min | Documentary
In the lazy days of a Texas summer, three teenage girls navigate friendship, relationships, and toxic masculinity as they make the transition to the adult world.
Directors: Isabel Bethencourt, Parker Hill
36. True Nature (2010)
Not Rated | 92 min | Thriller
The Pascals daughter mysteriously disappears. She returns a year later with no memory of what happened. The family's perfect world unravels as she discovers the horrifying truth.
Director: Patrick Steele | Stars: Carolyn McCormick, Marianne Porter, Reg Land, David Darlow
37. American Factory: A Conversation with the Obamas (2019)
10 min | Documentary, Short
Barack and Michelle Obama talk with the directors of the documentary American Factory about the importance of storytelling and the impact of their film.
Stars: Steven Bognar, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Julia Reichert
38. Convention (2009)
95 min | Documentary
A group of documentary filmmakers chronicle the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Director: AJ Schnack | Stars: Katherine Archuleta, Chantal Unfug, Guillermo Vidal, John Hickenlooper
39. Lifecasters (2013 TV Movie)
Directors: Steven Bognar, Aron Gaudet, Adam McKay, Shira Piven, Gita Pullapilly, Julia Reichert | Star: Fred Melamed
40. Picture Day (2000)
7 min | Short, Documentary
Each of 601 children in a school get 12 frames of film, as we listen to a soundtrack of their thoughts about photography and losing loved ones.
Director: Steven Bognar
41. Emma and Elvis (1992)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Alice and Eddie, two misfit political activists challenge the problems of their time.
Director: Julia Reichert | Stars: Chuck Antilla, W. Cornell Barnard, Mark Blum, Steven Bognar
42. 92nd Oscars: Winner Portraits (2020 Video)
1 min | Short
In their own words: lessons from the journey to the 92nd Oscars.
Director: Justin Chandra | Stars: Elena Andreicheva, Vivian Baker, Steven Bognar, Andrew Buckland
43. Primaries (2016– )
Documentary series chronicling the 2015/2016 US Presidential Primary campaigns through the 2016 RNC and DNC. A historical year for politics and an epic series aiming to answer the question "How did we get here?"
44. Hot & Bothered (2017– )
Stars: Leah Byrd, Ian Ashwell, Austin DeVaughn, Emily Chodan
45. The Land (2015)
25 min | Documentary, Short, Family
A new documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard, set in a European adventure playground. Here, children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space ... See full summary »
Director: Erin Davis
46. Determined (2020)
52 min | Documentary
What will it take to cure your most dreaded disease? A pound of flesh? A genius mind? How about the ability to wrangle with family.
Director: Melissa Godoy | Star: Jeannette Robinson
47. Welcome to Censornati (1990)
11 min | Documentary, Short
Director: Steven Bognar
48. Can (II) (2012)
36-year-old Vietnamese-American, Can Truong was raised to be strong-minded. He was a model student aspiring to be a doctor one day and got into the University of Chicago. At the University ... See full summary »
Director: Pearl Ji-hyon Park | Stars: John Aldam, Matthew Blair, Phuong Chu, DJ Ida
49. She Lives to Ride (1995)
76 min | Documentary
Director: Alice Stone | Stars: Dot Robinson, Wren Ross
50. Once in a While (1995)
35 min | Drama, Short
Director: John Mays | Star: Darren Callahan