09_October 2011

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1.
Somewhere (2010)
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After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
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Beyond the Mat (1999 Documentary)
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A heartfelt documentary focusing on the lives of professional wrestlers and how their sport is not fake. (102 mins.)
 
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Brainstorm (1983)
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Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people... (106 mins.)
 
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Touching the Void (2003 Documentary)
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The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. (106 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
5.
Requiem for Detroit? (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about the decay and industrial collapse of America's fourth largest city. (76 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
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Life in a Day (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010. (95 mins.)
 
7.
Letter to Anna (2008 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Eric Bergkraut
 
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Play (2011)
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An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys... (118 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
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Land and Freedom (1995)
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David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
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Dersu Uzala (1975)
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter. (142 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosava
 
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The Nun (1966)
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In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun... (135 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
12.
Marvin's Room (1996)
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A leukemia patient attempts to end a twenty-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow. (98 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zaks
 
13.
You Only Live Twice (1967)
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Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked. (117 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
14.
American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007 Documentary)
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The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become... (120 mins.)
Director: Kevin Booth
 
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All Jacked Up (2008 Documentary)
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All Jacked Up peers into the real lives of four typical teenagers as they are urged to face up to the ongoing manipulation of their generation by big food manufacturers as their parents, schools, and government stand idly by. (110 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Mattox
 
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Terror from Within (2002 Documentary)
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An inside look at the 1995 Oklahoma bombing of a federal building. The documentary analyzes and exposes... (89 mins.)
Director: Jason Van Vleet
 
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Terrorstorm (2006 Documentary)
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Throughout history, criminal elements inside governments have carried out terror attacks against their own populations as a pretext to enslave them... (113 mins.)
Director: Alex Jones
 
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The Take (2004 Documentary)
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The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia. (87 mins.)
Director: Avi Lewis
 
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Control Room (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage. (84 mins.)
Director: Jehane Noujaim
 
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No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)
 
21.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
22.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. (110 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
23.
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002 Mini-Series)
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The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy. (360 mins.)
 
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The Loved Ones (2009)
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When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. (84 mins.)
Director: Sean Byrne
 
25.
The World According to Monsanto (2008 Documentary)
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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster... (108 mins.)
 
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Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
27.
The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007 Documentary)
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Everything you've ever been told about Global Warming is probably untrue. This film blows the whistle on the biggest swindle in modern history... (74 mins.)
Director: Martin Durkin
 
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The End of America (2008 Documentary)
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"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me...
 
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Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004 Documentary)
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This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination... (80 mins.)
 
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Le système Poutine (2007 Documentary)
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How did Putin gain such unbridled power and what is he willing to do to restore a Soviet-style Russia? This definitive 2007 film investigates the ominous political career of the ultra-authoritarian leader. (98 mins.)
 
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Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality (2003 Documentary)
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Flight from Death is the first film to investigate the psychological The effects of death anxiety are embedded within everything we do across Flight from Death is the culmination of many years of research and (90 mins.)
Director: Patrick Shen