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1.
Sounds Like Teen Spirit (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary about the junior version of the annual Eurovision song festival. (100 mins.)
 
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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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Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst (2006 Documentary)
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A Colourful Life is a Docu/Drama based on the colourful life of flamboyant design pioneer Florence Broadhurst.
 
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Marlene (1984 Documentary)
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Retrospective on the career of enigmatic screen diva Marlene Dietrich. (94 mins.)
 
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An Unreasonable Man (2006 Documentary)
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A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah. (122 mins.)
 
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Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 Documentary)
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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios... (77 mins.)
Director: Kent Jones
 
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Join Us (2007 Documentary)
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Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult... (100 mins.)
Director: Ondi Timoner
 
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Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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The Trouble with Merle (2002 Documentary)
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The director explores the birth origins of actress Merle Oberon, traveling to Tasmania and India in search of the truth, but her quest ultimately results in probably more questions than it answers. (55 mins.)
Director: Maree Delofski
 
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Behind the Burly Q (2010 Documentary)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Leslie Zemeckis
 
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Cocaine Cowboys 2 (2008 Documentary)
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Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life... (97 mins.)
Director: Billy Corben
 
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Cocaine Cowboys (2006 Documentary)
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In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago... (118 mins.)
Director: Billy Corben
 
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Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963 Documentary)
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Ken Murray shares three decades of personal home movies of dozens of Hollywood stars. Not only does he share his own, but home movies from several celebrity friends, as well. (50 mins.)
 
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Miracle Planet (2004 TV Series)
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(325 mins.)
 
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Trek Nation (2010 Documentary)
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The son of the creator of "Star Trek" explores his father's famous creation and how it has effected people. (88 mins.)
Director: Scott Colthorp
 
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Trantasia (2006 Documentary)
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Las Vegas promoters planning a review starring Jahna Steele invited transsexuals to participate in "The... (92 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Stanford
 
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Toots (2006 Documentary)
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The '40s and '50s were a classic period in New York City nightlife, when the saloonkeeper was king and regular folks could drink with celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason. In this documentary, Kristi Jacobson profiles her grandfather, the king of kings: Toots Shor of the eponymous restaurant and saloon, which was once the place to be seen in Manhattan. (84 mins.)
Director: Kristi Jacobson
 
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All Jokes Aside (2000 Documentary)
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"Laughumentary" about black comedians in Hollywood. (76 mins.)
Director: Harell Smith
 
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Phunny Business: A Black Comedy (2011 Documentary)
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For a decade, Chicago's ALL JOKES ASIDE was one of the preeminent comedy clubs in the country and gave... (81 mins.)
Director: John Davies
 
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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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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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Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (2006 Documentary)
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When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America's Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality-America is... (90 mins.)
 
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
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Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. (129 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
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Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. (129 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
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The Wrecking Crew! (2008 Documentary)
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A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby. (101 mins.)
Director: Denny Tedesco
 
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Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Justman
 
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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2009 Documentary)
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Phil Spector is a pioneer of American music, a legendary producer to John Lennon and Tina Turner, and... (102 mins.)
Director: Vikram Jayanti
 
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Phil Spector: He's a Rebel (1982 Documentary)
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Biography of famed record producer Phil Spector, noted for discovering and producing the records of such rock icons as The Righteous Brothers...