2012 - Documentary

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1.
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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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his wife and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the transformations the pair underwent for their Pandrogyne project. (65 mins.)
Director: Marie Losier
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
 
5.
Fightville (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that focuses on a group of young athletes in southern Louisiana as they work toward achieving their goals of becoming professional mixed martial arts fighters. (85 mins.)
 
6.
Whores' Glory (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico. (110 mins.)
Stars: Emma, Ning, Toh, Wat
 
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Ikland (2011 Documentary)
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The Ik were described as sadists who starved their own children and crapped in front of each others' homes for fun... (88 mins.)
 
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The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
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Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (106 mins.)
 
10.
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence. (106 mins.)
Director: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt
 
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Kumaré (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all. (84 mins.)
Director: Vikram Gandhi
 
12.
The Queen of Versailles (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. (100 mins.)
 
13.
Meet the Fokkens (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years. (80 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
Planet of Snail (2011 Documentary)
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Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth... (88 mins.)
Director: Seung-jun Yi
 
16.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. (91 mins.)
Director: Alison Klayman
 
17.
The Invisible War (2012 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. (93 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
18.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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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Ballplayer: Pelotero (2011 Documentary)
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Two top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their big league dreams. (77 mins.)
 
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Detropia (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. (90 mins.)
 
23.
Ornette: Made in America (1985 Documentary)
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Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette's evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth... (85 mins.)
Director: Shirley Clarke