Documentaries

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Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
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Alone in the Wilderness (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula... (57 mins.)
 
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The Man Who Wanted to Classify the World (2002 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
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No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009 Documentary)
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Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. (93 mins.)
 
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Bomb It (2007 Documentary)
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Tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City. (93 mins.)
Director: Jon Reiss
 
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Style Wars (1983 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing. (69 mins.)
Director: Tony Silver
 
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The Write Environment (2008 TV Series)
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Director: Chip Proser
 
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Race to Nowhere (2010 Documentary)
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RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities... (85 mins.)
 
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Waiting for 'Superman' (2010 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca... (111 mins.)
 
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Big Rig (2007 Documentary)
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A portrait of contemporary American life, as seen through the eyes of long-haul truck drivers. (96 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
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Infamy (2005 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary about graffiti culture as told through the experiences of six well-known graffiti writers and a graffiti buffer. (91 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
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Harlan County U.S.A. (1976 Documentary)
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A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike. (103 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
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Shadow Company (2006 Documentary)
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Thousands of private soldiers operate in Iraq alone... and many more around the world. These individuals... (86 mins.)
 
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Science of Horror (2008 Documentary)
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Horror films are pornographic and eroticise the abject. Yet, they relieve, they are humorous and challenge cultural taboos... (82 mins.)
 
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Typeface (2009 Documentary)
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Charting the intersection between rural America and contemporary graphic design. (59 mins.)
Director: Justine Nagan
 
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Ashes and Snow (2005 Documentary)
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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals. (63 mins.)
Director: Gregory Colbert