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1.
Side by Side (2012 Documentary)
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The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. (99 mins.)
Director: Chris Kenneally
 
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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention. (88 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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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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Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990. (120 mins.)
Director: Alek Keshishian
 
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
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Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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Girl Model (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model. (78 mins.)
 
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$ellebrity (2012 Documentary)
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Celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur gives an all access pass to life behind the velvet rope and in front of the camera. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Mazur
 
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Life After Film School (2006 TV Series)
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Film Students interview Brad Falchuk, co-creator and executive producer of the FOX series Glee. (23 mins.)
 
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Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless (2010 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series on Taylor Swift's tour "Fearless". (131 mins.)
 
10.
Who Needs Sleep? (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work. (78 mins.)
Director: Haskell Wexler
 
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With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010 Documentary)
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The life and career of the comic book writer and editor. (80 mins.)
 
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Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (2008 Documentary)
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A 3-D concert film of the 2007 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tour. (74 mins.)
Director: Bruce Hendricks
 
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Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009 Documentary)
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A 3-D concert film of the 2008 Jonas Brothers "Burning Up" concert tour, as well as documentary footage on the lives of the three brothers. (76 mins.)
Director: Bruce Hendricks
 
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Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011 Documentary)
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A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour, featuring song performances and Glee fans' life stories and how the show influenced them. (84 mins.)
 
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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011 Documentary)
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Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour. (105 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
 
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This Is It (2009 Documentary)
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A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
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Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012 Documentary)
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The life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams World Tour. (93 mins.)
 
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Sound City (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. (107 mins.)
Director: David Grohl
 
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Kim Cattrall: Sexual Intelligence (2005 Documentary)
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This documentary explores the mysteries and origins of sexual desire. (82 mins.)
Director: Catherine Annau
 
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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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Bully (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. (98 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
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Happy (2011 Documentary)
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HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy... (76 mins.)
Director: Roko Belic
 
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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)
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A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
 
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American Teen (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques. (95 mins.)
 
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The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage. (104 mins.)
Director: Jon Schnepp
 
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs. (208 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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Video Games: The Movie (2014 Documentary)
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Video Games: The Movie, a feature length documentary, aims to educate & entertain audiences about how video games are made... (101 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Snead
 
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Under the Electric Sky (2014 Documentary)
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Beginning in 1997 with a few thousand revelers in Los Angeles, the Electric Daisy Carnival has become the largest dance music event in North America... (85 mins.)
 
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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007 Documentary)
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Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. (79 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
 
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An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. (96 mins.)
 
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Killer Stress: A National Geographic Special (2008 Documentary)
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National Geographic investigates the root causes and eventual effects of stress. (50 mins.)
Director: John Heminway
 
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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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Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White. (88 mins.)
Director: Neil Berkeley
 
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This Is Not a Film (2011 Documentary)
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It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. (75 mins.)
 
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Traces of a Dragon (2003 Documentary)
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A surprising look at the past of movie star Jackie Chan and the difficulties of Chinese families during the Culture Revolution. (94 mins.)
Director: Mabel Cheung
 
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The Houses October Built (2014)
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Five friends are stalked by a group of mysterious and disturbed individuals while on a road trip looking for the ultimate haunted house attraction. (91 mins.)
Director: Bobby Roe
 
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21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014 Documentary)
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It's been said that the first 21 years defines the career of an artist. Few directors have single-handedly... (78 mins.)
 
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Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001 Documentary)
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(87 mins.)
 
39.
The History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Rock 'n' Roll Explodes (1995)
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This volume of the series explores the roots of Rock 'n' Roll as a musical genre.
 
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Why We Fight (2005 Documentary)
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Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions. (98 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
41.
Bystander Revolution (2014 TV Series)
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Simple acts of kindness, courage, and inclusion anyone can use to take the power out of bullying.
 
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I Am (2010 Documentary)
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Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it. (78 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
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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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Batkid Begins (2015 Documentary)
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On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the 'why' of this flash phenomenon. (87 mins.)
Director: Dana Nachman
 
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A Lego Brickumentary (2014 Documentary)
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A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys. (93 mins.)
 
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Forks Over Knives (2011 Documentary)
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Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. (96 mins.)
Director: Lee Fulkerson
 
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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles. (98 mins.)
Director: Wendy Apple
 
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The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006 Documentary)
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THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made... (150 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
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The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012 Documentary)
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films. (136 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
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Quay (2015 Documentary)
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This short documentary film reveals the inner workings of the Brothers' studio. (8 mins.)
 
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Craigslist Joe (2012 Documentary)
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In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist. (90 mins.)
Director: Joseph Garner
 
52.
Butch Walker: Out of Focus (2013 Documentary)
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You may have heard of him, and you've definitely heard his work, but now find out about the real Butch Walker and his band the Black Widows as we take you on a personal journey inside one of the greatest minds in contemporary music. (80 mins.)
 
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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012 Documentary)
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When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field. (90 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
54.
Nitro Circus: The Movie (2012 Documentary)
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Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time. (92 mins.)
 
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Daft Punk Unchained (2015 Documentary)
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Documentary about the entire career of Daft Punk, from their start in early 90's with their first group called Darlin'... (85 mins.)
 
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Back in Time (2015 Documentary)
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Cast, crew, and fans explore the classic time-travel trilogy's resonance throughout our culture 30 years after Marty went Back in Time. (95 mins.)
Director: Jason Aron
 
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Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2015 Documentary)
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The story of the rocky road that Walt Disney took to get his interpretation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the silver screen. (40 mins.)
 
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Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master (2012 Documentary)
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George Lucas, a number of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) alumni, and a new generation of artists and... (43 mins.)
 
59.
Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years (2016 Documentary)
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Marvel celebrates the history of Captain America, both in the comics and on TV and film, and examines the character as a reflection of American culture throughout the years.
Director: Zak Knutson
 
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March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
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Life, Animated (2016 Documentary)
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A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood. (89 mins.)
 
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Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016 Documentary)
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An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett. (90 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
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American Experience (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Walt Disney - Part 1 (2015)
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A look at Walt Disney's career from early films to Disneyland to ideas for a new community (EPCOT) that was not realized before his death. A great insight into his motivations and values. (60 mins.)
 
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American Movie (1999 Documentary)
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Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before. (107 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
66.
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Documentary)
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture. (151 mins.)
 
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Star Wars: Music by John Williams (1980 Documentary)
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(59 mins.)
 
68.
Tickled (2016 Documentary)
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Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction. (92 mins.)
 
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American Idol (2002 TV Series)
Episode: American Dream (2016)
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Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete... (42 mins.)
 
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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016 Documentary)
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A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966. (137 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
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Hillsong: Let Hope Rise (2016 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Australia-based band Hillsong and their rise to prominence as an international church. (103 mins.)