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Columbus Documentary Week

A celebrated hallmark series only at Gateway Film Center. Once a year, GFC president and head programmer Chris Hamel selects the best, boldest and brightest documentaries from around the world and plays them all in one place, for one week only.

As one of the finest collections of docs anywhere, Columbus Documentary Week is often a bellwether for the Academy Awards, regularly screening all best documentary nominees before they are announced. 

MOVIES IN THIS SERIES
Columbus Documentary Week Passes

documentary | NR

Once a year Columbus Documentary Week collects the BEST, BRIGHTEST & BOLDEST documentaries from around the world in ...

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  • April 26th
Devil and Father Amorth, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 08min

Father Gabriele Amortha performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian ...

Opening at GFC:

04/26/2018

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Wasted! The Story of Food Waste with Panel

documentary | NR | 2hr

Party: Thursday, April 26 at 7:00PM

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  • April 26th
Our New President

documentary | NR | 1hr 27min

The story of Donald Trump’s election told entirely through Russian propaganda. By turns horrifying and hilarious, ...

Opening at GFC:

04/26/2018

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  • April 26th
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  • May 1st
All the Queens Horses

documentary | NR | 1hr 10min

In 2012, Crundwell was arrested as the largest municipal fraud perpetrator in the nation’s history, embezzling ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

A documentary murder mystery about the filmmaker’s family, set in lower ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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  • April 27th
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Chasing Great

documentary | NR | 1hr 45min

Richie McCaw has lived his dream with characteristic precision and calculated determination. He’s 34 and perhaps ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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  • April 27th
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Heart of Nuba, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 38min

Welcome to the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where American Doctor Tom Catena selflessly and courageously serves ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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  • April 27th
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Paris Opera, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 50min

A behind-the-scenes look at the Paris Opera, under the direction of Stephane ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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  • April 27th
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

documentary | NR | 1hr 28min

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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Coby

documentary | NR | 1hr 38min

In the village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 21 year old Coby leads a normal life, surrounded by his family and partner. In a ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey

documentary | NR | 1hr 39min

The documentary, “Midnight Return” explores the enduring and emotional power of film as seen through the ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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  • April 27th
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

documentary | NR | 1hr 25min

Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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  • April 27th
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Big Sonia

documentary | NR | 1hr 33min

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother, businesswoman, ...

Opening at GFC:

04/27/2018

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Test and the Art of Thinking, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 21min

For decades, the SAT & ACT have loomed colossal as a teenage rite of passage for those aspiring to college in the ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

documentary | NR | 1hr 38min

After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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Jane (2017)

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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Quest (2017)

documentary | NR | 1hr 44min

A husband and wife live in an impoverished neighborhood in north Philadelphia while they raise their daughter and run a ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine

documentary | NR | 1hr 38min

BREAKING POINT: The War for Democracy in Ukraine looks at people transformed by a democratic revolution, who give up ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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Maineland

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

Stella and Harry are affluent, cosmopolitan teenagers who are part of the enormous wave of “parachute ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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Rikers (2016)

documentary | NR | 1hr 10min

RIKERS provides powerful personal testimonies about the culture of violence and corruption that has plagued the ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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  • April 28th
What We Started

documentary | NR | 1hr 34min

Aims to establish itself as the defining film of the electronic music genre. Through an artfully crafted narrative and ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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One October

documentary | NR | 1hr 10min

A portrait of New York City and its people in October 2008. The film celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit and ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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Happy (2016)

documentary | NR | 1hr 18min

Based on the life of Visual Artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman and his HAPPY campaign, this is the story ...

Opening at GFC:

04/28/2018

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  • April 28th
Love and Bananas with Director

documentary | NR | 2hr

Party: Sunday, April 29 at 7:00PM

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  • April 29th
Kangaroo (2017)

documentary | NR | 1hr 38min

A film that reveals the unsettling truth about Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved ...

Opening at GFC:

04/29/2018

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  • April 29th
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Rape of Recy Taylor, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 31min

Mrs. Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with ...

Opening at GFC:

04/29/2018

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  • April 29th
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On Her Shoulders

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the ...

Opening at GFC:

04/29/2018

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  • April 29th
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This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

documentary | NR | 1hr 10min

Are there limits to your love for your family? One family’s acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined ...

Opening at GFC:

04/29/2018

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  • April 29th
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Blood is at the Doorstep with Director

documentary | NR | 2hr

Party: Monday, April 30 at 7:00PM

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  • April 30th
Love and Bananas

documentary | NR | 1hr 17min

Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert, embark ...

Opening at GFC:

04/30/2018

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Blood is at the Doorstep, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 38min

After Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, ...

Opening at GFC:

04/30/2018

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  • May 1st
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D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage (1980)

documentary | NR | 1hr 30min

Documentary chronicaling the rise and fall of the punk movement with rare interview footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy ...

Opening at GFC:

04/30/2018

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  • April 27th
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Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Films 2018

documentary | NR | 3hr 19min

See an encore screening of all five Academy Award-nominated documentary shorts from the 2018 awards, including winner ...

Opening at GFC:

05/01/2018

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  • May 1st
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Ramen Heads

documentary | NR | 1hr 33min

In ‘Ramen Heads,’ Osamu Tomita, Japan’s reigning king of ramen, takes us deep into his world, ...

Opening at GFC:

05/02/2018

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  • April 27th
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China Hustle, The

documentary | NR | 1hr 38min

An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the ...

Opening at GFC:

05/03/2018

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  • April 30th
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One October and Skype with Director

documentary | NR | 1hr 10min

A portrait of New York City and its people in October 2008. The film celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit and ...

special event

  • May 5th