The Magic of Chess

Filmed at the 2019 Elementary Chess Championships at the Nashville Opryland resort, a group of children share their uninhibited, philosophical insights about the benefits of chess. Presented by US Chess Producers: Jenny Schweitzer, Jennifer ShahadeDirector & DP: Jenny SchweitzerExecutive Producer:…

A Hundred Years of Coney Island

A look at Brooklyn’s Coney Island through a split-screen tour of its iconic landmarks: Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, the Cyclone roller coaster, and the beach. (Source: The New Yorker)

STAY CLOSE: One Man’s Unlikely Path to Olympic Glory

By Shuhan Fan and Luther Clement Ms. Fan and Mr. Clement are filmmakers. You might think that Keeth Smart, the stoic Olympic fencer portrayed in this film, would be morose as he recounts his parents’ passing or his own brush with death. Instead,…

Camperforce

For nearly a decade, Amazon has recruited thousands of RVers for a seasonal labor unit called CamperForce. This short doc looks at the near Depression that hit in 2008. (Source: Field of Vision) Adapted from the book Nomadland: Surviving America…

9/11 Widow Recalls Her Husband’s Last Call

Beverly Eckert remembers the last conversation she had her with her husband, Sean, who died in the 9/11 attacks. Sean Rooney worked in the south tower of the World Trade Center. He was killed in the attacks on Sept. 11,…

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