LA Film Festival - Documentary Competition

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1. Behind the Curve (2018)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary

6.5
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Meet real Flat Earthers, a small but growing contingent of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy to suppress the truth that the Earth is flat.

Director: Daniel J. Clark | Stars: Mark K. Sargent, Jeran Campanella, Dave Chappelle, Robbie Davidson

Votes: 5,773

2. Facing the Dragon (2018)

80 min | Documentary

6.8
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As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan and the Taliban regains their hold, the country's rules of law take a hit and threats of violence increase against Shakila, a journalist, and... See full summary »

Director: Sedika Mojadidi

Votes: 5

3. False Confessions (2018)

91 min | Documentary

8.3
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Would you confess to a crime you did not commit? Each year innumerable American suspects do, and experts say that trained interrogators can get anybody to confess to anything. Defense ... See full summary »

Director: Katrine Philp | Stars: Jane Fisher-Byrialsen, Jason Flom, Saul Kassin, Renay Lynch

Votes: 66

4. Hillbilly (II) (2018)

87 min | Documentary

8.7
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67 Metascore

"hillbilly" is a documentary film that examines the iconic hillbilly image in media and culture. The film explores more than a hundred years of media representation of mountain and rural ... See full summary »

Directors: Sally Rubin, Ashley York | Stars: Michael Apted, Ronny Cox, Sam Gleaves, Crystal Good

Votes: 53

5. Mamacita (2018)

75 min | Documentary

8.0
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José Pablo promised his extravagant grandmother, Mamacita, to make a film about her life, without knowing that this would lead to revelation of secrets, lies and deceptions affecting 5 generations of a high-society Mexican family.

Director: José Pablo Estrada Torrescano | Stars: José Pablo Estrada Torrescano, Ma. del Carmen Torrescano

Votes: 41

6. Moroni for President (2018)

76 min | Documentary

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Moroni Benally is running for the presidency of the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American nation in the U.S. Young, gay, Mormon, and highly educated, he sets out to confront the ... See full summary »

Directors: Saila Huusko, Jasper Rischen | Stars: Moroni Benally, Zachariah George, Alray Nelson

7. Same God (2018)

95 min | Documentary

8.9
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In 2015, a black, female professor at a prominent Christian college wore a hijab and said that Christians and Muslims worship the Same God. The firestorm that followed exposed the rifts ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Midgett

Votes: 8

8. The Silence of Others (2018)

96 min | Documentary

8.1
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73 Metascore

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo | Stars: María Martín, José María Galante, Carlos Slepoy, Ana Messuti

Votes: 648 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Stammering Ballad (2018)

100 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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A young Chinese folk singer left his hometown to the big city, only to return to his musical traditions. On this journey, his humor, anger and powerful folk songs all comes from the rural ... See full summary »

Director: Nan Zhang

Votes: 5

10. Wrestling Ghosts (2018)

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Wrestling Ghosts follows the epic inner journey of a young mother, who, over two heart-breaking and inspiring years, battles the traumas from her past in order to create a new present and future for her and her family.

Director: Ana Sofia Joanes




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