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1.
Dark Days (2000 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. (82 mins.)
Director: Marc Singer
 
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Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
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Executions (1995 Documentary)
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"Executions" is a documentary showing real footage of the many different methods humanity has used through-out history for capital punishment... (56 mins.)
 
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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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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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Heckler (2007 Documentary)
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HECKLER is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed... (80 mins.)
Director: Michael Addis
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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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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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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2016: Obama's America (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" (87 mins.)
 
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The American Scream (2012 Documentary)
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An original documentary which follows three families in a small seaside town in Massachusetts as they... (91 mins.)
 
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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996 Documentary)
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. (150 mins.)
 
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West of Memphis (2012 Documentary)
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An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three. (147 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
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Twist of Faith (2004 Documentary)
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A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith. (87 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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Why Can't We Be a Family Again? (2002 Documentary)
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Two extraordinary brothers struggle to believe in their mother's love. (27 mins.)
 
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Autism Is a World (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on an autistic woman's inner world, her writing, and the friends she made while in college. (40 mins.)
 
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The Corporation (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance. (145 mins.)
 
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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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Wretches & Jabberers (2011 Documentary)
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In 'Wretches & Jabberers and Stories from the Road', two men with autism embark on a global quest to... (90 mins.)
 
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After Porn Ends (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Bryce Wagoner
 
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Britney: For the Record (2008 Documentary)
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Documentary about Britney Spears. (68 mins.)
Director: Phil Griffin
 
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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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The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club (2004 Documentary)
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In 1994, a South African photojournalist received the Pulitzer Prize for his picture of a starving girl stalked by a vulture. Weeks later, he carried out a terrible, desperate act--an act that embodied the anguish of an entire nation. (27 mins.)
Director: Dan Krauss
 
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Talhotblond: (2009 Documentary)
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This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Lies lead to murder in real life... (83 mins.)
 
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Chasing Madoff (2010 Documentary)
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A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors. (91 mins.)
Director: Jeff Prosserman
 
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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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Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
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Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream (2013 Documentary)
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A look at the life and music of singer Beyonce Knowles. (88 mins.)
 
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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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Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2011 Documentary)
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A live concert performance of Grammy-winning pop/soul sensation Adele Adkins at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Dugdale
 
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Little Man (2005 Documentary)
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Little man is the story of how a micro-preemie brought a family to its knees.  Throughout his struggle for life... (112 mins.)
Director: Nicole Conn
 
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Waste Land (2010 Documentary)
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On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives. (99 mins.)
Stars: Vik Muniz
 
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Devil's Playground (2002 Documentary)
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose. (77 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
 
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A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2008 Documentary)
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A humorous look at life for a loser in love. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Waitt
 
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Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011 Documentary)
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When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations. (90 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bate
 
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Freakonomics (2010 Documentary)
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A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics. (93 mins.)
 
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American Swing (2008 Documentary)
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Chronicles the rise and fall of 1970s New York City nightclub Plato's Retreat. (81 mins.)
 
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9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008 Documentary)
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9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry"... (113 mins.)
Director: Jens Hoffmann
 
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Captain Mike Across America (2007 Documentary)
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Footage from Michael Moore's 60-city tour of college campuses and other venues showcases what the filmmaker calls "the birth of a new political generation." (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Trouble the Water (2008 Documentary)
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A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning. (90 mins.)
 
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Deliver Us from Evil (2006 Documentary)
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Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children. (101 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
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Shut Up & Sing (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert. (93 mins.)
 
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Into Great Silence (2005 Documentary)
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An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France. (169 mins.)
Director: Philip Gröning
 
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Sister Rose's Passion (2004 Documentary)
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Celebrates Sister Rose Thering, for 67 years a Dominican nun. Her passion is anti-Semitism. Archival... (39 mins.)
Director: Oren Jacoby
 
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This Is What Love in Action Looks Like (2011 Documentary)
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In the summer of 2005 a 16yo Memphis, TN wrote on his MySpace blog about his parents sending him to... (74 mins.)
Director: Morgan Jon Fox
 
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Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006 Documentary)
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In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts. (96 mins.)
Director: AJ Schnack
 
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Salinger (2013 Documentary)
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An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye. (120 mins.)
Director: Shane Salerno
 
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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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The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006 Documentary)
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Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context. (150 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
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Britney Spears: I Am the Femme Fatale (2011 Documentary)
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Britney Spears sits down with MTV News' Sway to talk about her new album, Femme Fatale, lets viewers... (21 mins.)
Director: Joe DeMaio
 
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Britney Spears: In the Zone (2004 Documentary)
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A musical documentary featuring Britney Spears, Madonna, and other well known singers. (95 mins.)
 
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Teenage Paparazzo (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society. (94 mins.)
Director: Adrian Grenier
 
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Britney Spears: Unbreakable (2009 Documentary)
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Look into the glamorous and tumultuous life of pop sensation Britney Spears. From her incredible skyrocketing ascent into stardom to her personal troubles and downfalls, see the inside of the star's life with exclusive interviews. (52 mins.)
Director: Sonia Anderson
 
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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. (130 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney