best of 2014 docs

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1.
Mitt (2014 Documentary)
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Mitt Romney and his family are followed through their U.S. Presidential campaigns. (94 mins.)
Director: Greg Whiteley
 
2.
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
 
3.
Altman (2014 Documentary)
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A look at the life and work of American film-maker Robert Altman. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Mann
 
4.
Burt's Buzz (2013 Documentary)
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A look at the world of Burt Shavitz, the face and co-founder of Burt's Bees. (88 mins.)
Director: Jody Shapiro
 
5.
The Kill Team (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that unveils the moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one... (79 mins.)
Director: Dan Krauss
 
6.
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (2013 Documentary)
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Counselors provide support, guidance and hope to despondent servicemen dealing with emotional, physical and financial troubles. (40 mins.)
 
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Citizenfour (2014 Documentary)
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A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. (114 mins.)
Director: Laura Poitras
 
8.
Jodorowsky's Dune (2013 Documentary)
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The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Pavich
 
9.
Storyville (1999 TV Series)
Episode: The Dog (2013)
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A documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover's sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for Dog Day Afternoon.
 
10.
The Final Member (2012 Documentary)
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Thirty miles from the Arctic Circle, in the northern Icelandic town of Husavik, stands the Icelandic Phallological Museum... (75 mins.)
 
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The Overnighters (2014 Documentary)
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Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them. (102 mins.)
Director: Jesse Moss
 
12.
Milius (2013 Documentary)
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A look at the life of filmmaker,John Milius. (103 mins.)
 
13.
My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (2014 Documentary)
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Liv Corfixen documents her husband, filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, during the production and release of his movie Only God Forgives. (58 mins.)
Director: Liv Corfixen
 
14.
Finding Vivian Maier (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers. (83 mins.)
 
15.
Last Days in Vietnam (2014 Documentary)
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During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as... (98 mins.)
Director: Rory Kennedy
 
16.
Atari: Game Over (2014 Documentary)
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A crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s. (66 mins.)
Director: Zak Penn
 
17.
The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014 Documentary)
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The Battered Bastards of Baseball is one of baseball's last great, unheralded true stories. In 1973... (73 mins.)
 
18.
Korengal (2014 Documentary)
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Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. (84 mins.)