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Following Sean (2005 Documentary)
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Thirty years, three generations, and a lifetime later, award-winning filmmaker Ralph Arlyck returns to San Francisco in search of Sean, the boy who was the subject of his controversy-sparking 1969 documentary. (87 mins.)
Director: Ralph Arlyck
 
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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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Winnebago Man (2009 Documentary)
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Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video... (85 mins.)
Director: Ben Steinbauer
 
4.
Like Water (2011 Documentary)
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In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood... (76 mins.)
Director: Pablo Croce
 
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Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
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Bukowski: Born into This (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'. (130 mins.)
Director: John Dullaghan
 
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Capturing the Friedmans (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Jarecki
 
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Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century. (90 mins.)
 
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Marwencol (2010 Documentary)
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After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. (83 mins.)
Director: Jeff Malmberg
 
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Urbanized (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. (85 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
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Examined Life (2008 Documentary)
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Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets... (87 mins.)
Director: Astra Taylor
 
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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
 
14.
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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Sons of Perdition (2010 Documentary)
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America. (85 mins.)
 
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Off and Running (2009 Documentary)
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With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean-Brooklyn... (76 mins.)
Director: Nicole Opper
 
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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
 
18.
American Teacher (2011 Documentary)
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Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers... (81 mins.)
 
19.
I Think We're Alone Now (2008 Documentary)
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Two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, claim to be in love with the 80's pop singer Tiffany. (70 mins.)
Director: Sean Donnelly
 
20.
Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home (2010 Documentary)
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Los Angeles' Skid Row is home to one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. And we found... (77 mins.)
 
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The Day My God Died (2003 Documentary)
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Filmed in Nepal and India this documentary presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex slave trade... (70 mins.)
Director: Andrew Levine