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The Flat (2011 Documentary)
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As a documentarian cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents - both immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story. (97 mins.)
 
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The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013 Documentary)
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Alice Herz-Sommer, aged 109 and the world's oldest Holocaust survivor, tells the story of how music saved her life: both during her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp and in the years afterwards. (39 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Clarke
 
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Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
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A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (170 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
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Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011 Documentary)
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Filmmaker and Founder of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain, investigates the interconnections between the major issues of the 21st century and her own experience of these issues during a family crisis. (82 mins.)
Director: Tiffany Shlain
 
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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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Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012 Documentary)
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. (108 mins.)
 
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Fambul Tok (2011 Documentary)
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Fambul Tok tells the story of healing in post-conflict Sierra Leone through the intimate stories of perpetrators and victims. In HD. (83 mins.)
Director: Sara Terry
 
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Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2012 Documentary)
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Profiling the cross-demographic fanaticism for the ostensibly girl-orientated television series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. (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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Thunder Soul (2010 Documentary)
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Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s. (83 mins.)
Director: Mark Landsman
 
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The Art of the Steal (2013)
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Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist. (90 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Sobol
 
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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 Interrupters (2011 Documentary)
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A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence. (125 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
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The Punk Singer (2013 Documentary)
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A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. (81 mins.)
Director: Sini Anderson
 
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A Band Called Death (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded. (96 mins.)
 
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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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Life Itself (2014 Documentary)
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The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert. (120 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013 Documentary)
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The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon. (85 mins.)
 
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Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets (2014 Documentary)
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PULP find fame on the world stage in the 1990's with anthems including 'Common People' and 'Disco 2000'... (90 mins.)
Director: Florian Habicht
 
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Sins of My Father (2009 Documentary)
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This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Entel
 
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Orchestra of Exiles (2012 Documentary)
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Some stories get lost in the turmoil of their times. It is often only in retrospect that we can discover the true shapers of history... (85 mins.)
Director: Josh Aronson
 
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Blackfish (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (83 mins.)
 
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UnHung Hero (2013 Documentary)
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UnHung Hero charts a humiliated man's fact-finding journey as he consults porn stars, doctors and anthropologists to learn whether the size of one's manhood matters. (84 mins.)
Director: Brian Spitz
 
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Sound City (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. (107 mins.)
Director: David Grohl
 
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Tabloid (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary. (87 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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The Rape of Europa (2006 Documentary)
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The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage. (117 mins.)
 
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Steal a Pencil for Me (2007 Documentary)
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STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is a compelling documentary feature film by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon... (94 mins.)
Director: Michèle Ohayon
 
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No Place on Earth (2012 Documentary)
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A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave. (83 mins.)
Director: Janet Tobias
 
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Good Ol' Freda (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles. (86 mins.)
Director: Ryan White
 
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The Science of Sex Appeal (2009 Documentary)
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The elusive qualities of sex appeal are examined through the lens of science in this probing documentary... (88 mins.)
 
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Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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We Were Here (2011 Documentary)
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A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis. (90 mins.)
 
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Whores' Glory (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico. (110 mins.)
Stars: Emma, Ning, Toh, Wat
 
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I'm Carolyn Parker (2011 Documentary)
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I'm Carolyn Parker unfolds as an inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman. Carolyn Parker was the... (91 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
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The Beat Hotel (2012 Documentary)
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1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel became a haven for a new breed of artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America... (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Govenar
 
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The Sweetest Sound (2001 Documentary)
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In The Sweetest Sound, Alan Berliner (the filmmaker from New York) is tired of being mistaken for people who might share his name and decides to rid himself of the dreaded Same Name Syndrome (In HD). (60 mins.)
Director: Alan Berliner
 
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Wagner & Me (2010 Documentary)
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Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world's most controversial composer - Richard Wagner... (89 mins.)
Director: Patrick McGrady