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1.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
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American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star. (90 mins.)
 
3.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
4.
New York: A Documentary Film (1999 TV Series)
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York... (600 mins.)
Director: Ric Burns
 
5.
Andrei Tarkovsky: A Poet in the Cinema (1984 Documentary)
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(65 mins.)
 
6.
L'amour existe (1960 Documentary)
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A social commentary on post-war France's urban developments. (21 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
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Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 Mini-Series)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War.... (312 mins.)
 
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Moskovskaya elegiya (1987 Documentary)
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A film in homage to Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. It concentrates on his absence from the Soviet Union and what he left behind... (88 mins.)
 
9.
Dont Look Back (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. (96 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
10.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
11.
The Charles Bukowski Tapes (1987 Documentary)
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Barbet Schroeder interviews Bukowski. (240 mins.)
 
12.
This Is Civilisation (2007 Mini-Series)
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Matthew Collings goes on an epic journey across the planet to explore the ways in which cultures of the past have shaped our civilization and the world we live in. (60 mins.)
Director: Neil Crombie
 
13.
The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010 Documentary)
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Takes us into the studio with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for the recording of their fourth album. (85 mins.)
Director: Thom Zimny
 
14.
George Orwell: A Life in Pictures (2003 Documentary)
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Dramatised biography of writer George Orwell. (95 mins.)
Director: Chris Durlacher
 
15.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008 Documentary)
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A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (120 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
16.
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. (92 mins.)
Director: Chris Paine
 
17.
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927 Documentary)
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This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night. (65 mins.)
 
18.
Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism (2005 Documentary)
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Join host Ben Wattenberg for the chronicle of a movement that rivaled the great religions in sweep and power, but ultimately failed to deliver the "Heaven on Earth" promised by its most ambitious advocates. (55 mins.)
 
19.
American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009 Documentary)
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Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best. (102 mins.)
 
20.
L'héritage de la chouette (1989 Mini-Series)
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A 13-part documentary mini-series (directed by Chris Marker) on the significance of ancient Greek culture in the creation of the modern Western Civilization.
 
21.
Imagine: John Lennon (1988 Documentary)
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A biography of the rock music star. (100 mins.)
Director: Andrew Solt
 
22.
Chicago 10 (2007 Documentary)
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Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (110 mins.)
Director: Brett Morgen
 
23.
The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist. (99 mins.)
 
24.
Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
25.
Sympathy for the Devil (1968 Documentary)
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Godard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver... (100 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
26.
The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin (1997 Documentary)
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Documentary on how composer Dmitri Shostakovich used his Fourth to Ninth Symphony as a silent protest against the crimes of Stalin. (77 mins.)
Director: Larry Weinstein
 
27.
What Happened to Kerouac? (1986 Documentary)
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(96 mins.)
 
28.
A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002 Documentary)
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A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma... (48 mins.)
Director: Jeroen Berkvens
 
29.
Berkeley in the Sixties (1990 Documentary)
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A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's. (117 mins.)
Director: Mark Kitchell
 
30.
The Last Waltz (1978 Documentary)
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A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
31.
Zemlya lyudey (1966 Documentary)
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Essay praising human life and work, the everlasting beauty and expression of human thought. (10 mins.)
 
32.
Festival Express (2003 Documentary)
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The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour. (90 mins.)
 
33.
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967 Documentary)
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Peter Whitehead's disjointed Swinging London documentary, subtitled "A Pop Concerto," comprises a number... (70 mins.)
Director: Peter Whitehead
 
34.
Let It Be (1970 Documentary)
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The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart. (81 mins.)
 
35.
Home (2006 Documentary)
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Young Irish immigrant, Alan Cooke contemplates the great metropolis New York City, and the very meaning of home itself... (70 mins.)
Director: Dawn Scibilia
 
36.
Les derniers révoltés d'Hollywood (2008 Documentary)
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Exploring the radical changes which hit Hollywood in the 1960s and 70s, with a new breed of director and actor, and the anti-hero very much replacing the all-American hero. (52 mins.)
 
37.
Bukowski (1973 Documentary)
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The poet Charles Bukowski is filmed going to San Francisco to give a poetry reading. (60 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford