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The Truffle Hunters

The Truffle Hunters

Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years old, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation.

    Stray

    Stray

    This immersive look at the lives of stray dogs on the streets of Istanbul examines human society through their eyes and ears.

    M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

    M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

    Diary musings, excerpts from lectures, and striking images offer insight into the life and work of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher.

    Woman in Motion

    Woman in Motion

    Nichelle Nichols, best known as Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, launches a recruiting campaign aimed at changing the face of NASA.

    Try Harder!

    Try Harder!

    In a world where cool kids are nerds, the orchestra is world class and being Asian American is the norm, seniors at Lowell High School compete for the top prize: admission to the college of their dreams.

    Son of Monarchs (Hijo de Monarcas)

    Son of Monarchs (Hijo de Monarcas)

    A Mexican biologist's return from New York to his hometown near butterfly forests of Michoacán sparks a personal metamorphosis.

    Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

    Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

    A neurosurgeon falls in love, leaving her shining American career behind to start a new life.

      Father of the Cyborgs

      Father of the Cyborgs

      A neurologist known as "the father of cyborgs" confronts the ethical quandaries of self-experimentation and a future where human brains and technology combine.

      Sound of Metal

      Sound of Metal

      A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

        Ammonite

        Ammonite

        Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife.

        In Silico

        In Silico

        Will the Blue Brain Project—a highly publicized billion-euro effort to create a complete digital simulation of the human brain—revolutionize neuroscience or fall victim to hype, criticism, and its own ambitions?

        First Cow

        First Cow

        A skilled cook travels west to find his fortune in Oregon.

          Rams

          Rams

          A decades-long feud between two sheep farming brothers comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.

            Overclockers (Polot)

            Overclockers (Polot)

            When his father dies in an accident, a young man decides to fix his family's financial situation by building an innovative airship with his friends.

            Radium Girls

            Radium Girls

            When mysterious ailments strike a dial painter at American Radium, a dark truth emerges: She is not the first in the watch factory to fall ill. Her sister's legal fight against the corporation in 1928 launched workplace safety reforms and closer study of the dangers of radioactivity.

            Brave Blue World

            Brave Blue World

            From reuse to energy generation, new innovations across five continents are explored in this documentary about building a future for sustainable water.

            Kajillionaire

            Kajillionaire

            Con-artists Theresa and Robert have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. When they charm a stranger into joining their next scam, their world is turned upside down.

            My Octopus Teacher

            My Octopus Teacher

            A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest.

            Tenet

            Tenet

            A secret agent given a single word as his weapon must travel through time and bend the laws of nature to prevent the onset of World War III.

            From Controversy to Cure

            From Controversy to Cure

            An unlikely mix of controversy, science and engineering, politics, the space race, and urban renewal transform Cambridge, Mass.'s Kendall Square into the biotechnology capital of the world.

            Sing Me a Song

            Sing Me a Song

            Documentarian Thomas Balmès visits the serene young monk from his film Happiness again,10 years after TV, the internet, and smart phones arrive at his remote Bhutanese monastery.

            Adventures of a Mathematician

            Adventures of a Mathematician

            Polish immigrant and mathematician Stan Ulam helps create the hydrogen bomb and the first computer.

            Spaceship Earth

            Spaceship Earth

            In 1991, eight visionaries embark on a two-year experiment to quarantine themselves inside Biosphere 2—a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem.

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