15 documentaries advance for best doc. 2012

15 documentaries advance for best doc. 2012
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Battle for Brooklyn (2011 Documentary)
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'Battle for Brooklyn' follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save... (93 mins.)
 
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Bill Cunningham New York (2010 Documentary)
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A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer. (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Press
 
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Buck (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people. (88 mins.)
Director: Cindy Meehl
 
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Hell and Back Again (2011 Documentary)
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What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically... (88 mins.)
Director: Danfung Dennis
 
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If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011 Documentary)
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A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.' (85 mins.)
 
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Jane's Journey (2010 Documentary)
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More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life... (107 mins.)
Director: Lorenz Knauer
 
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The Loving Story (2011 Documentary)
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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving... (77 mins.)
Director: Nancy Buirski
 
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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
 
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Pina (2011 Documentary)
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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations. (103 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
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Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
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Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011 Documentary)
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Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years. As a drill... (75 mins.)
 
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Sing Your Song (2011 Documentary)
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Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally. (103 mins.)
Director: Susanne Rostock
 
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Undefeated (2011 Documentary)
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Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field. (113 mins.)
 
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We Were Here (2011 Documentary)
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A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis. (90 mins.)