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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.)
 
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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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(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.)
 
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.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Zemlya lyudey (1966 Documentary)
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Essay praising human life and work, the everlasting beauty and expression of human thought. (10 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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