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You're Gonna Miss Me (2005 Documentary)
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Documentary about rock pioneer Roky Erickson, detailing his rise as a psychedelic hero, his lengthy institutionalization, his descent into poverty and filth, and his brother's struggle with their religious mother to improve Roky's care. (91 mins.)
Director: Keven McAlester
 
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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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Blank City (2010 Documentary)
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During the punk rock stage in the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking. (94 mins.)
Director: Celine Danhier
 
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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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Lake of Fire (2006 Documentary)
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A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate. (152 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
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Jesus Camp (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham. (84 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.)
 
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Vali (1967 Documentary)
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(65 mins.)
 
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The Tightrope Dancer (1990 Documentary)
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A documentary on artist and adventurer Vali Myers; the legendary flame-haired dancing Bohemian of post-war... (58 mins.)
Director: Ruth Cullen
 
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Google and the World Brain (2013 Documentary)
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The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google say they are building a library for mankind, but they also have other intentions. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Lewis
 
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Stories We Tell (2012 Documentary)
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A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. (108 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
 
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Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993 Documentary)
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Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin. (52 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
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Hype! (1996 Documentary)
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Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s (84 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
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Jandek on Corwood (2003 Documentary)
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"The longest-running, weirdest, loneliest enigma in popular music is a guy from Texas who calls himself Jandek." Jandek on Corwood is the 89-minute documentary that explores this man, his world and his music. (88 mins.)
Director: Chad Freidrichs
 
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Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany (2009 Documentary)
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BBC 4 documentary about 1970s German progressive music. (58 mins.)
Director: Ben Whalley
 
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1966 Documentary)
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National Film Board of Canada Donald Owen teamed with NFB producer Donald Brittain for an imaginative profile of Montreal poet Leonard Cohen. (45 mins.)
 
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Lonely Boy (1963 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling the career of teen singing star Paul Anka (the title is taken from one of his hit songs). (27 mins.)
 
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Music Is the Weapon (1982 Documentary)
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(54 mins.)
 
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Synth Britannia (2009 Documentary)
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Following a generation of post-punk musicians who went to form successful electronic bands in the 70s and 80s and had a profound impact on present day music. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Whalley
 
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Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that looks to distinguish what's fact, fiction, legend, and otherwise as a camera crew trails Michael Moore while he tours with his film Fahrenheit 9/11. (97 mins.)
 
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No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)