When forced to choose between what she knows and what she knows is right, Christi learns a valuable lesson in friendship and acceptance from Eddie Lee, a little boy with Down Syndrome.
Bewildered by Kristin Holodak
In the United States of Corn, love withers on the vine and belief is replaced by addiction and obsession.
Bright River by David Ross Smith
When Minghe was five years old, something extraordinary changed his life forever. Now, he needs something even more extraordinary to change it back.
The City by Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke
This 1939 New Deal-era documentary draws a startling contrast between the grimness of urban life and the idyllic promise of new planned suburbs, including Greenbelt.
Corner Plot by Ian Cook and Andre Dahman
Amid the tangle of commuter traffic, shopping malls and office buildings that define life inside the Beltway rests a one-acre piece of farmland under the care of 89-year-old Charlie Koiner. With the help of his only daughter, Charlie continues to work his land, share his produce, and enjoy the farm life he's always known.
Cravings by Jane Sablow
In this animated film, a determined little girl goes on a journey to satisfy her surprising desire for fresh food.
CROSSING BORDERS by Arnd Wächter
At a time of tensions between the United States and the Muslim world, four American and four Moroccan students travel and live together to encounter the other and discover themselves in the process.
Docs In Progress
Docs in Progress returns for the third year to the Utopia Film Festival. This free interactive screening features documentary works-in-progress with the filmmaker ready to hear audience feedback about what is working and could be improved in the film. This year, we will be featuring Back to the Breadbasket: Food in the Valley, Emily Scott's documentary about the local food movement in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Dr. Freo - Specialist in Chill by Chris Pidgeon
Dr. Freo discovers a method for turning a contaminate into a prescription for personal transformation, awareness, and adventure...for those who can find him and have the intestinal fortitude to undergo the method.
Embraceable You by Doug Keith
Is New Hope, Pennsylvania a modern-day utopia where a drag queen, fire chief, punk rocker, tattoo artist, octogenarian, gay cop, long-haired hippie, Hispanic pediatrician, fitness instructor, and self-identified black sheep can all find common ground?
Finding My Magic Directed by David Reiss An Australian animated piece to help kids build self-esteem, assertiveness, and confidence to make good decisions and overcome bullying.
GATE/GAVA Animation Greenbelt Access TV and the Greenbelt Association for the Visual Arts are pleased to share the latest works by young animators.
The films include: Laura's Dream (by Tiahna Nugent), The Adventures of Cow and Pi (by Jan Knutson), Ares the Cat, Splash!, Dufa n Figdud, The Dancing Cheese and Picki the Llama (all by Eilean O'Brien), Onion (by Josh Headley), The Adventures of Phred and Phrank (by Sam Goldstein), Supr Toons! (by Graig Bracey), Survivor (by Bradley Brown), Deonte's Music and Life (by Deonte Merritt), The Rabbit and Dog Fight (by Diamond Douglas), and The Nature of Animals (by Kayla Latham).
A Ghastly Tale by Paul Awad
On a snowy winter night, Elizabeth and Henry's ward, Rebbecca, returns after a year's absence, but things are not as they seem.
The Glass House by Hamid Rahmanian A never-before-seen tour of the underclass of Iran as a group of young girls strive to pull themselves out of the margins of society by attending a one-of-kind rehabilitation center in Tehran.
Greenbelt: A Model Community by Karen Lavender
The Greenbelt Museum will premiere a new documentary about Greenbelt which will soon be featured as the orientation video for museum visitors. The 11 minute documentary will be followed by a screening of the classic New Deal documentary The City.
Green Towns USA: A New Deal by June Finfer Planned and built near major cities in the 1930s as alternatives to inner city slums, Greenbelt, Maryland, Greenhills, Ohio, and Greendale, Wisconsin were Depression-era experiments in federally-directed suburban planning. But when the federal government withdrew its support, each of these towns had to make it on its own
Homegrown Revolution by Jules Dervaes
A look into the concept of urban homesteading in Los Angeles.
Hope, Ghana by Zheng Wang
When a group of friends traveled from Seattle to Ghana in support of water and education solutions, their own lives were impacted in more ways than they could imagine.
Hope Then and Now by David Reiss
How has an artist progressed over time? A look at artist Hope Ricciardi who first moved from window designing to art 20 years ago and whose latest body of work is entitled “Nostalgia.”
I Have Something to Tell Youby Loch Phillipps
Girls in post-war Liberia get a chance to talk about their hopes and dreams
KEEPING THE KIBBUTZ by Tessa Moran and Ben Crosbie
Is the concept of communal living still relevant in the 21st century? Residents of one of the world's best known communal living experiments -- the Israeli kibbutz -- reflect on what some see as a dying movement.
Living on Your Feet: the Struggles of Cipriano Mera by Valenti Figueres Jorge Figueres
Natalie Merchant (formerly of 10,000 Maniacs) has less than three days to arrange and record a song written and performed by musicians who have experienced homelessness. Screening with Jeannot le Fou
MUSIC OF THE BRAIN by Fiona Cochrane
What is the role of music in developing the human brain? How does it affect our development, performance, health, and ability to heal?