Documentaries featuring John Waters

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Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story (2015 Documentary)
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Seed Money is the story of Chuck Holmes, a San Francisco pornographer turned philanthropist. Holmes... (71 mins.)
Director: Michael Stabile
 
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Intimate Portrait (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Ricki Lake (1999)
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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits." (60 mins.)
 
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Little Castles (1998 Documentary)
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Little Castles is one of the first in-depth, historical examinations of the concrete creation. And the... (29 mins.)
Director: Skizz Cyzyk
 
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Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
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A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood... (89 mins.)
 
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Behind the Music (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Blondie (1998)
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The career of the punk band Blondie is talked about with interviews from the band. It also shows the band gearing up for the No Exit tour, ther first tour and album in 17 years.
 
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Anthem (1997 Documentary)
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(124 mins.)
 
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American Cinema (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Star (1995)
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Director: Alain Klarer
 
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Last Dance (1994 Documentary)
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A drama-documentary on the development, rise to fame and the aftermath of Studio 54. (90 mins.)
 
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The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (1999 Documentary)
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This documentary by Barry Levinson and producers Berge and Rabin takes a look at what we, as Americans... (99 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
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Forever Hollywood (1999 Documentary)
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(57 mins.)
 
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E! True Hollywood Story (1996 TV Series)
Episode: Pia Zadora (2002)
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A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.
 
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The Cockettes (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s. (100 mins.)
 
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Independent View (2002 TV Series)
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All About Desire: The Passionate Cinema of Pedro Almodovar (2001 Documentary)
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A rare look at the the career of film director Pedro Almodóvar, especially his early works, with interviews with the director himself and his stars and admirers. (49 mins.)
 
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Save Our History (1998 TV Series)
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Baltimore's "The Senator" Theater; Ford Island, Hawaii; North Dakota Prairie Churches; Purdue Barn, Indiana; Stevens Creek Settlements...
 
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Memories of Oz (2001 Documentary)
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Interviews with filmmakers/fans Willard Carroll and John Waters, Stephen Cox, author of The Munchkins of Oz, Munchkin actors and others on the impact and influence of the 1939 MGM film version of The Wizard of Oz. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Indie Sex: Taboos (2001 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Sylvester: Mighty Real (2002 Documentary)
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A musical bio-profile of the openly gay music legend Sylvester. (11 mins.)
Director: Tim Smyth
 
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A History of Sex (2003 Documentary)
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Andres Serrano is a New York photographer most famous for his controversial 1987 work Piss Christ. This documentary follows him to Amsterdam where he shoots a collection based on all aspects of sex. (70 mins.)
Director: Michael Coulter
 
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Hollywood High (2003 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Bruce Sinofsky
 
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Totally Gay! (2003 Documentary)
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(45 mins.)
 
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Art in the Twenty-First Century (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Stories (2003)
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How do artists tell stories in their work? How does contemporary art reflect and reveal narrative traditions... (58 mins.)
 
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Abby Singer (2003)
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Chronicles the life of Curtis Clemins, who is torn between the love of his life and accomplishing his dream... (79 mins.)
Director: Ryan Williams
 
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Larry Clark, Great American Rebel (2003 Documentary)
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Director: Eric Dahan
 
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Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004 Documentary)
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Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive... (74 mins.)
 
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Class of '80 Debbie Harry (2004 Documentary)
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Blondie: Live by Request (2004 TV Movie)
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Music legends Blondie performs their hits. (120 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Jordan
 
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Thinking XXX (2004 Documentary)
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For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies... (59 mins.)
 
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Biography (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Traci Lords (2004)
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told. (60 mins.)
 
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Biography (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Melanie Griffith (2004)
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told. (60 mins.)
 
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Inside Deep Throat (2005 Documentary)
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An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat, covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact. (89 mins.)
 
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That Man: Peter Berlin (2005 Documentary)
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This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin. (81 mins.)
Director: Jim Tushinski
 
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I Love the 80's 3-D (2005 TV Series)
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I Love the Holidays (2005 Documentary)
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(90 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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John Waters Presents Movies That Will Corrupt You (2006 TV Series)
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Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006 Documentary)
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A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or 'by, for, and about') homosexuals in the United States...
 
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(buz'be bur'kle)n. A Study in Style (2006 Video)
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(19 mins.)
 
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Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006 Documentary)
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A mesmerizing collage of images and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker... (94 mins.)
Director: Mary Jordan
 
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Mommie Dearest: Joan Lives On (2006 Video)
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(15 mins.)
 
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I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (2006 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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The Wire: It's All Connected (2006 Documentary)
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(29 mins.)
Director: Souzan Alavi
 
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Conceiving the 'Seed of Chucky' (2005 Documentary)
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(19 mins.)
 
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X-Rated (2004 Mini-Series)
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A history of movies which have been certified with adult ratings by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) from 1951 when the 'X' Certificate was invented, right up until the present day of '18' and 'R18'. (60 mins.)
 
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X-Rated (2004 Mini-Series)
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A history of movies which have been certified with adult ratings by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) from 1951 when the 'X' Certificate was invented, right up until the present day of '18' and 'R18'. (60 mins.)
 
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Tracks (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Spécial Freaks (2005)
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(52 mins.)
 
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Sex: The Revolution (2008 Mini-Series)
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Frankly examines a colorful and controversial chapter of modern American history, when individuals and...
 
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Starz Inside: In the Gutter (2008 Documentary)
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Starz Inside takes a look at the best gross-out and boundary-pushing films in cinema history. (60 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
 
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Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero (2008 Documentary)
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"Dead On" examines George's fantastic body of film work as it stands to date, and investigates a number of aspects of George's work, working style, and involvement with the independent and Hollywood film communities.
Director: Rusty Nails
 
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Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on art-scene commentator Paul Hasegawa-Overacker's relationship with enigmatic photographer Cindy Sherman. (88 mins.)
 
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SqueezeBox! (2008 Documentary)
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Like the weekly pansexual party it pays tribute to, SqueezeBox! immortalizes the no-holds-barred, anything-goes attitude that its denizens embodied... (91 mins.)
 
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Jessica the Hippo (2007 Documentary)
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Director: Fred Casella
 
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Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007 Documentary)
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Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks. (82 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
 
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Obscene (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the life and work of American publisher Barney Rosset, who struggled to bring controversial works like "Tropic of Cancer" and "Naked Lunch" to publication. (97 mins.)
 
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HBO First Look (1992 TV Series)
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews. (13 mins.)
 
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Queens of Disco (2007 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Jeff Simpson
 
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Here's Looking at You, Boy (2007 Documentary)
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Documentary on the history of gay and lesbian film. (90 mins.)
Director: André Schäfer
 
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Treasures Untold: The Making of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' (2006 Documentary)
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Find out how the spectacular music inspired the animation, and learn more about the development of the characters-such as how Ursula ended up being a big octopus-and how the memorable song "Part of Your World" almost got cut from the film. (45 mins.)
 
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The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels (2008 Documentary)
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THE WILD WORLD OF TED V. MIKELS, a new documentary by Kevin Sean Michaels (no blood relation to Ted... (68 mins.)
 
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Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen (2008 Documentary)
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Why do movie audiences find men in skirts and women in pants anything but a drag? Discover the playful history of the most daring cross-sexual performances in Hollywood history, from Some Like it Hot to Big Momma's House. (60 mins.)
Director: Kevin Burns
 
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It Came from Kuchar (2009 Documentary)
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The definitive documentary about the zany, underground filmmaking twins, George and Mike Kuchar. (86 mins.)
 
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The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice! (2010 Documentary)
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Morgan Spurlock examines the cultural phenomenon of "The Simpsons". (42 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010 Documentary)
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William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues... (87 mins.)
Director: Yony Leyser
 
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Beautiful Darling (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Candy Darling, The Life and Times of the Andy Warhol Superstar. (85 mins.)
Director: James Rasin
 
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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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Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010 Documentary)
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Gory, Gory, Hallelujah! Take an outrageous ride through the wild world of exploitation films with this often-hilarious documentary, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS, THE GODFATHER OF GORE! (106 mins.)
 
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These Amazing Shadows (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. (88 mins.)
 
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The Advocate for Fagdom (2011 Documentary)
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The Advocate for Fagdom unites the puzzle pieces one by one. Testimonies are combined with rare archive images... (91 mins.)
 
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Mansome (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man? (82 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film (2012 Documentary)
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Various photographers and employees of Polaroid recount their experiences with the company's instant film in its final year of production. (93 mins.)
Director: Grant Hamilton
 
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Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open (2012 Documentary)
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'Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open' tells the story of writer and composer Paul Bowles and his wife Jane... (93 mins.)
Director: Daniel Young
 
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The Rep (2012 Documentary)
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Follows the first year of business for Alex, Charlie, and Nigel as they try to make their theatre, The Toronto Underground Cinema... (99 mins.)
Director: Morgan White
 
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Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
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A Life in Dirty Movies (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary shot at the end of pornographer Joe Sarnos's life, which reveals his attempt to make one last film, as well as his relationship with his wife, Peggy. (100 mins.)
Director: Wiktor Ericsson
 
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The Last Impresario (2013 Documentary)
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The most famous person you have never heard of (92 mins.)
Director: Gracie Otto