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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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The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography). (93 mins.)
 
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Spellbound (2002 Documentary)
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Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
 
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Catfish (2010 Documentary)
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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. (87 mins.)
 
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Donkey in Lahore (2008 Documentary)
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An Australia puppeteer falls for a beautiful Muslim girl during his stay in Pakistan. (117 mins.)
 
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One Nation Under Dog (2012 Documentary)
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The passionate and complex relationship that Americans have with their dogs. From a Florida couple who... (69 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: The War on Weed (2011)
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Christof compares how US cities deal with weed. It's high times in LA, while NYC cracks down on low-level pot offenses.
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
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Christof Putzel reports from Juarez, Mexico, where US guns are fueling deadly drug wars.
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: American Jihadi (????)
Correspondent Christof Putzel traces the journey of a small town kid from Alabama to Somalia, where as part of the militant group Al-Shabaab he is now recruiting young Muslims from the west to wage jihad overseas.
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: The Oxycontin Express (2009)
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In the season premiere of Vanguard, correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida, the "Colombia of prescription drugs"...
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Under the Knife Abroad (2011)
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Americans increasingly seek medical care overseas, because they can't afford it at home. Adam Yamaguchi investigates medical tourism.
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
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Vanguard correspondent Mariana van Zeller investigates Brazil's controversial new plan to wipe out crime...
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
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Mariana van Zeller explores the personal stories of just some of the more than 2 million college students who are also illegal immigrants and facing uncertain futures as they prepare to graduate.
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Islamophobia (2011)
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In "Islamophobia," Vanguard correspondent Adam Yamaguchi examines the rising tide of Islamophobia on both sides of the Atlantic...
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: The 99 Percent (2011)
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Christof Putzel moves into Zuccotti Park to explore the Occupy Wall Street movement from the inside. Produced by Brent and Craig Renaud.
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Tiger Farms (2011)
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Adam Yamaguchi investigates China's lucrative black market for tigers and tiger parts, including conservation centers that some fear are little more than exotic animal factories.
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Marijuana Wars, Part 2 (2010)
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Adam Yamaguchi follows an elite task force on a mission to take down marijuana growers from Mexico, including low-level planters and high-level financiers.
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Marijuana Wars, Part 1 (2010)
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Adam Yamaguchi embeds with U.S. agents are working to dismantle Mexican drug trafficking organizations producing marijuana on American soil.
 
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One Day in September (1999 Documentary)
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The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. (94 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
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Vanguard (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Missionaries of Hate (2010)
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Correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Uganda, where many question whether the growing influence...
 
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Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century". (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
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The Central Park Five (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. (119 mins.)
 
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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988 Documentary)
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Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s. (93 mins.)
 
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Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country (2008 Documentary)
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Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks. (84 mins.)
 
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Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial. (93 mins.)
 
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When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
 
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Biggie and Tupac (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997. (108 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
 
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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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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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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.)
 
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Between Earth & Sky (2009 Documentary)
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Torn from home and country and set adrift in a foreign world, three young Iraqis struggle to find hope... (30 mins.)
 
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Untitled Wikileaks/HBO Project (???? Documentary)
Story of Julian Assange and the rise and fall of Wikileaks.
 
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Witness (2012 Mini-Series)
Episode: Juarez (2012)
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Witness follows photojournalist Eros Hoagland as he goes to Ciudad Juárez one of the most dangerous places in Mexico and the world... (240 mins.)
 
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Witness (2012 Mini-Series)
Episode: Libya (2012)
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Drug trafficking, poverty, gang violence, corruption and ethnic warfare have created some of the most dangerous hot spots on Earth... (240 mins.)
 
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Witness (2012 Mini-Series)
Episode: South Sudan (2012)
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Drug trafficking, poverty, gang violence, corruption and ethnic warfare have created some of the most dangerous hot spots on Earth... (240 mins.)
 
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Witness (2012 Mini-Series)
Episode: Rio (2012)
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Drug trafficking, poverty, gang violence, corruption and ethnic warfare have created some of the most dangerous hot spots on Earth... (240 mins.)
 
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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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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Brother's Keeper (1992 Documentary)
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This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert's... (104 mins.)
 
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Tongues Untied (1989 Documentary)
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Marlon Riggs, with assistance from other gay Black men, especially poet Essex Hemphill, celebrates Black men loving Black men as a revolutionary act... (55 mins.)
Director: Marlon Riggs
 
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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. (91 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
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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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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Sicko (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006 Documentary)
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Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch. (86 mins.)
Director: Stanley Nelson
 
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Roger & Me (1989 Documentary)
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Grass (1999 Documentary)
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The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century. (80 mins.)
Director: Ron Mann
 
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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003 Documentary)
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie. (119 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Bowser
 
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4 Little Girls (1997 Documentary)
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A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement. (102 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
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The Celluloid Closet (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film. (102 mins.)
 
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Tarnation (2003 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life. (88 mins.)
 
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. (110 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Murderball (2005 Documentary)
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Paraplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. (88 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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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink. (141 mins.)
 
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Lemmy (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister. (116 mins.)
 
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Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005 Documentary)
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An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion. (96 mins.)
 
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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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The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000 Documentary)
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A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker... (79 mins.)
 
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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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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008 Documentary)
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A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (120 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the influential musician Scott Walker. (95 mins.)
Director: Stephen Kijak
 
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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