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The September Issue (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue. (90 mins.)
Director: R.J. Cutler
 
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Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008 Documentary)
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A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino. (96 mins.)
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
 
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Objectified (2009 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. (75 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
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Bill Cunningham New York (2010 Documentary)
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A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer. (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Press
 
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American Masters (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)
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A look at the life and work of the renown architect. (90 mins.)
 
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Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011 Documentary)
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The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers... (85 mins.)
 
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Kingdom of Plants 3D (2012 TV Series)
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3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful... (50 mins.)
 
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Kings of Pastry (2009 Documentary)
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The collar awarded to the winners of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France) is more... (87 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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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
 
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Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
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The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010 Documentary)
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This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail. (75 mins.)
 
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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010 Documentary)
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The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. (78 mins.)
 
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The Perfect Suit (2011 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Colin Lennox
 
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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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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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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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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
 
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The Moaning of Life (2013 TV Series)
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Karl is faced with the different aspects of life by travelling around the world and discovering how different people face life's challenges. (44 mins.)
 
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An Idiot Abroad (2010 TV Series)
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Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows... (43 mins.)
 
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Tim's Vermeer (2013 Documentary)
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Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. (80 mins.)
Director: Teller
 
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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013 Documentary)
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Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. (118 mins.)
Director: Mami Sunada
 
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A Cup of Coffee (2014 Short Film)
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What is the American Dream? In this film one man is in search of that dream, but faces many difficult task along the way... (20 mins.)
Director: Cody Broadway
 
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The True Cost (2015 Documentary)
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The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet. (92 mins.)
Director: Andrew Morgan
 
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Spinning Plates (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners. (93 mins.)
Director: Joseph Levy