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These Amazing Shadows (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. (88 mins.)
 
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The Corporation (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance. (145 mins.)
 
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Sicko (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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The Shock Doctrine (2009 Documentary)
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An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance. (79 mins.)
 
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And Everything Is Going Fine (2010 Documentary)
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A look at the art of Spalding Gray who drew from real life experience to create a compelling and deeply personal series of monologues. (89 mins.)
 
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Like Water (2011 Documentary)
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In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood... (76 mins.)
Director: Pablo Croce
 
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The Century of the Self (2002 Mini-Series)
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A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (235 mins.)
 
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Marwencol (2010 Documentary)
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After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. (83 mins.)
Director: Jeff Malmberg
 
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The Ascent of Money (2008 Documentary)
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Niall Ferguson takes us on a historical adventure through the ascent of money, applying fact and opinion throughout.
Director: Adrian Pennick
 
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1929: The Great Crash (2009 Documentary)
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Room 237 (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining. (102 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher
 
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Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012 Mini-Series)
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In this documentary, Stephen Hawking tries to explain what science can tell us about the meaning of life through physics... (60 mins.)
 
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Herb & Dorothy (2008 Documentary)
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Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector. (87 mins.)
Director: Megumi Sasaki
 
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A Small Act (2010 Documentary)
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A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received. (88 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Arnold
 
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Directing Hell (2011 Documentary)
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A Documentary about Nikos Nikolaides' work. Nikos Nikolaides was an acclaimed film director and author from Greece... (79 mins.)
 
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Stories We Tell (2012 Documentary)
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A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. (108 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
 
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
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A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. (95 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
 
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Darwin (2011 Documentary)
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Darwin is a documentary feature about an isolated community at the end of a weathered road in Death Valley... (86 mins.)
 
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Salinger (2013 Documentary)
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An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye. (120 mins.)
Director: Shane Salerno
 
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The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography). (93 mins.)
 
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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013 Documentary)
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A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation. (88 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
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Jodorowsky's Dune (2013 Documentary)
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The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Pavich
 
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Big Men (2013 Documentary)
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The film's central story follows a small group of American explorers at Dallas-based oil company Kosmos Energy... (99 mins.)
Director: Rachel Boynton
 
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Salesman (1969 Documentary)
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families. (85 mins.)
 
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Walden (1969 Documentary)
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A chronogical about life including self, family, friend, couple and idol in 6 reels (177 mins.)
Director: Jonas Mekas
 
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A Map for Saturday (2007 Documentary)
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On a trip around the world, every day feels like Saturday. A MAP FOR SATURDAY reveals a world of long-term... (90 mins.)
 
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Into Great Silence (2005 Documentary)
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An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France. (169 mins.)
Director: Philip Gröning
 
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Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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The Last Man on the Moon (2014 Documentary)
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When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Craig
 
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The Overnighters (2014 Documentary)
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Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them. (102 mins.)
Director: Jesse Moss
 
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Keep on Keepin' On (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition. (84 mins.)
Director: Alan Hicks
 
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Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003 TV Series)
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Drama-documentary series which describes some of the key technological achievements of the industrial age. (50 mins.)
 
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The Story of Science (2010 Mini-Series)
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Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.
 
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Born and Bred (2011 Documentary)
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Born and Bred is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the lives of a new generation of young boxers fighting for their place in the American boxing capital of Los Angeles. (94 mins.)
Director: Justin Frimmer
 
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Cartel Land (2015 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border. (100 mins.)
 
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The Wolfpack (2015 Documentary)
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Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes. (90 mins.)
Director: Crystal Moselle
 
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Killing Lincoln (2013 TV Movie)
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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. (92 mins.)
Director: Adrian Moat
 
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The Look of Silence (2014 Documentary)
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A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers. (103 mins.)
 
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Freedom Downtime (2001 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary about the Free Kevin movement and the hacker world. (121 mins.)
 
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A Faster Horse (2015 Documentary)
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David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) tackles another venerable, beloved, and long-standing institution: the Mustang, crown jewel of the Ford fleet. (90 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
 
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Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
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Tales from the Script (2009 Documentary)
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Hanson
 
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Bukowski: Born into This (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'. (130 mins.)
Director: John Dullaghan
 
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Breakfast with Hunter (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. (91 mins.)
Director: Wayne Ewing
 
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The Charles Bukowski Tapes (1987 Documentary)
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Barbet Schroeder interviews Bukowski. (240 mins.)
 
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The Arbor (2010 Documentary)
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Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. (94 mins.)
Director: Clio Barnard
 
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The Cruise (1998 Documentary)
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Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses... (76 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
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To Be and to Have (2002 Documentary)
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A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher. (104 mins.)
 
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Artifact (2012 Documentary)
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Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, this riveting and award-winning documentary gives... (103 mins.)
 
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Fata Morgana (1971 Documentary)
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Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen. (76 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Cameraperson (2016 Documentary)
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Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera. (102 mins.)
Director: Kirsten Johnson
 
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O.J.: Made in America (2016 Documentary)
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It is the defining cultural tale of modern America - a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. And two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarize, and develop new chapters. (467 mins.)
Director: Ezra Edelman
 
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Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009 Documentary)
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The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Hahn
 
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Frank and Ollie (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary about two famed Disney animators, Frank and Ollie. (89 mins.)
Director: Theodore Thomas
 
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The Wonderful World of Disney (1995 TV Series)
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Walt Disney was a great person and he created Disneyland and other things for people all over the world and they are so proud of his great work and Mickey Mouse and Mary popins (120 mins.)
 
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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan. (97 mins.)
Director: Erik Sharkey
 
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Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing (2015)
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The life of Vincent Van Gogh, as presented through the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam...
 
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Album 61 (2013 Documentary)
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Boris's father has designated his son to become a world champion, He's devoted his life to Boris's talent while obsessively documenting the process. Can any child, given fine Soviet education, become a genius? (70 mins.)
Director: Halil Efrat
 
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Going Cardboard: A Board Game Documentary (2012 Documentary)
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In 1978, the German press and board game makers created the Spiel des Jahres, or 'Game of the Year' award for excellence in board game design... (76 mins.)
Director: Lorien Green
 
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Magnus (2016 Documentary)
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From child prodigy to chess genius. (78 mins.)
Director: Benjamin Ree
 
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Step (2017 Documentary)
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STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. (83 mins.)
Director: Amanda Lipitz
 
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Us and the Game Industry (2014 Documentary)
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Experience recent designs for video games in the 21st Century. The developers, their peers and the world... (90 mins.)
Director: Stephanie Beth
 
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My Journey Through French Cinema (2016 Documentary)
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Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures. (190 mins.)
 
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In Transit (2015 Documentary)
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Journey into the hearts and minds of passengers aboard the Empire Builder, America's busiest long-distance train route. (76 mins.)