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1. Paying the Price for Peace (2018)

117 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson pays the price for peace by calling attention to the US government's defiance of international law through endless illegal wars.

Director: Bo Boudart | Stars: Medea Benjamin, Leah Bolger, Blase Bonpane, Roy Bourgeois

2. Life After Life (2018)

73 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

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After decades behind bars, three men set out to prove success can lie on the other side of tragedy. Follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin ... See full summary »

Director: Tamara Perkins

3. American Creed (2018)

82 min | Documentary

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from remarkably different backgrounds, life experiences and points of view to ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Ball | Stars: Joan Blades, Terrence Davenport, Junot Diaz, Tegan Griffith

4. Leitis in Waiting (2018)

72 min | Documentary

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The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in the South Pacific Kingdom.

Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu | Star: Joey Joleen Mataele

5. An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy (2018)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Dianne Fukami

6. Futbolistas 4 Life (2018)

39 min | Short

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Director: Jun Stinson

7. Dolores (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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81 Metascore

In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.

Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Hillary Clinton, Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem

Votes: 214 | Gross: $0.56M

8. The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All (2017– )

Crime

8.0
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When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology ... See full summary »

Votes: 35

9. Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death (2017)

124 min | Documentary

7.5
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We don't know how. We don't know when. But death comes for us all. To be human is to wrestle with this truth and with the great unanswered question: How do we live with death in our eye? To... See full summary »

Director: Helen Whitney | Stars: Sharon Stone, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Crace, Caitlin Doughty

Votes: 21

10. Ottomaticake (2017)

61 min | Documentary

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Join the Otto Cake roller coaster ride and travel through the colorful world of Hawai'i Cheesecake baking wizard Otto, a sweet-souled punk rock, roller skating and drug-fighting impresario, shares his extraordinary secret recipe for joy.

Director: Gemma Cubero del Barrio | Star: Otto

11. Earth Focus: Vanishing Coral (2017 TV Movie)

26 min | Documentary

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VANISHING CORAL reveals the devastating effects of warming oceans and bleaching events within the "coral triangle" of southeast Asia, and powerfully illustrates what some dedicated ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Olsson | Stars: Abigail Alling, Christopher Dolphin, Phil Dustan, Nadja Low

12. Earth Wisdom: For a World in Crisis (2017)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Stephen Olsson | Stars: Tomas Alarcon, Phil Cousineau, Viktor Kaisiepo, Brian Keane

13. Money Monster (2016)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West

Votes: 81,565 | Gross: $41.01M

14. Arc of Justice (2016)

22 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Arc of Justice traces the remarkable story of New Communities, Inc. (NCI), an inspiration for hundreds of community land trusts that have been created across the USA and around the globe. ... See full summary »

Directors: Helen S. Cohen, Mark Lipman | Stars: Shirley Sherrod, Rep. John Lewis, Charles Sherrod, Mtamanika Youngblood

15. The Groove Is Not Trivial (2016)

60 min | Documentary

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Master Scottish musician Alasdair Fraser follows his fiddle into unexpected territory and finds himself helping people around the world engage with their own musical traditions, cultures and, ultimately, themselves.

Director: Tommie Dell Smith | Star: Alasdair Fraser

16. Good Girl (III) (2016)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy | Completed

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Frankie beats the odds and becomes a pet detective

Directors: Berry Minnott, Kyung Lee

17. Company Town (II) (2016)

78 min | Documentary

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The once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a 'Company Town,' a playground for tech moguls of the 'sharing economy' and social media. Billionaire venture capitalists virtually ... See full summary »

Directors: Deborah Kaufman, Alan Snitow

18. A Bitter Legacy (2016 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

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A documentary about almost secret Citizen Isolation Camps for dissident Japanese American men and some victims of collaborators during 1943 and 1944, punished for questioning authority or ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Katayanagi

19. Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents (2015)

87 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents. A story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the ... See full summary »

Director: Don Hardy Jr. | Stars: Jerry Casale, Les Claypool, Chris Combs, Nolan Cook

Votes: 286

20. Surviving Skokie (2015)

66 min | Documentary

8.1
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Surviving Skokie, an intensely personal documentary, explores the effects of a late 1970s threatened neo-Nazi march in Skokie, IL on its large Holocaust survivor population. Thousands of ... See full summary »

Directors: Eli Adler, Blair Gershkow

Votes: 8

21. After Winter, Spring (2015)

75 min | Documentary, Drama

7.0
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Seen through the eyes of family farmers in southwest France, AFTER WINTER, SPRING is an intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture.

Director: Judith Lit | Stars: Nanou Bouchat, Charlotte Brajot, Isabelle Brajot, Frédéric Coté

Votes: 28

22. Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy (2015)

81 min | Documentary

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A Thousand Years of Joy charts poet/activist Robert Bly's journey from Midwestern farm boy to global troubadour, bestselling author of Iron John and leader of the men's movement.

Director: Haydn Reiss | Stars: Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Peter Coyote, John Densmore

23. Ghost Town to Havana (2015)

86 min | Documentary, Sport

8.8
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A life rampant, street level story of mentorship and everyday heroism in tough circumstances. An inner city coach's son, estranged in his youth from his father, spends five years on ball ... See full summary »

Directors: Eugene Corr, Roberto Chile

Votes: 5

24. Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer (2015)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer chronicles the defiant, uncompromising, and highly influential ideas of postmodern choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. Over the course ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Walsh

Votes: 6

25. Healing a Soldier's Heart (2015)

74 min | Documentary, Biography, War

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HEALING A SOLDIER'S HEART follows the courageous journeys of four Vietnam veterans, all suffering from severe PTSD, who venture back to Vietnam to face the emotional demons that have been ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Olsson | Stars: Michael Broas, Bob Reiter, Ed Tick, Larry Turner

26. My Life Is a Dream (2015)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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Perky and portly Cousin Wonderlette never imagined she'd meet the man of her dreams so when her dreams turn into nightmares she's not so surprised. In this dark comedy, we follow sweet ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Benson | Stars: Hokulani Beale, Allan Gamboa, L. Ron Hubby, Ladybear

27. The Ear Goes to the Sound: The Work of Laetitia Sonami (2015 Video)

69 min | Documentary

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the ear goes to the sound: the work of Laetitia Sonami is a film portrait of the French born, Oakland based electronic sound artist Laetitia Sonami. Sonami, a student of the pioneering ... See full summary »

Director: R. Sitoy | Stars: John Bischoff, Melody Sumner Carnahan, Maggi Payne, Eliane Radigue

28. On Beauty (2014)

31 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.8
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ON BEAUTY follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry's standard of beauty.

Director: Joanna Rudnick | Stars: Rick Guidotti, Sarah Kanney, Nadia Merchant, Jayne Waithera

Votes: 6

29. Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui (2014)

G | 55 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.8
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An eccentric and visionary architect struggles for recognition and finds unexpected allies in the small town where he hopes to build his architectural fantasia.

Director: Kyung Lee | Star: Eugene Tsui

Votes: 6

30. Walking in Two Worlds (2014)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Set in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, this film tells the story of the biggest logging frenzy in American history. A massive collision of Washington bullying, big business and Native ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Boudart | Star: Peter Coyote

31. Stories from Tohoku (2014)

49 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

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'Stories from Tohoku' explores the lives of several survivors of the worst disaster to hit Japan since Hiroshima. Dealing with the fallout from the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear crisis, ... See full summary »

Directors: Dianne Fukami, Eli Olson

32. Worse Than Poop! (2014)

7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Who says carbon dioxide pollution can't be funny? In this delightful short, an 8-year-old climate scientist and the Green Ninja take on a fleet of pooping cars to save the world.

Director: Vanessa Warheit | Star: Elliott Ingle

33. Oakland Originals: Michael Christian (2014)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Did these towering sculptures emerge from the earth or did they touch down from somewhere far, far away? Either way, Michael Christians artwork seldom stays put for long. Designed to be ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jim McSilver | Star: Michael Christian

34. Metal Man: The Life of Victor Ries (2014)

37 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Victor Ries, a consummate metal artist/craftsman died last year at nearly 106. His story takes us through early life in Germany, fleeing Nazis for Palestine in 1933, emigrating to America ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Chayes | Stars: Bill Chayes, Ray Reinhardt

35. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times (2014)

Documentary

7.0
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Director: Samantha Grant | Stars: Sinclair Swan, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 6

36. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (2014)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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From PBS and American Masters - More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens -- her creations and achievements; her tragedies and losses. Known ... See full summary »

Director: Dyanna Taylor | Stars: Dyanna Taylor, Dorothea Lange, Clair Brown, Richard Conrad

Votes: 78

37. Public Sex, Private Lives (2013)

Unrated | 71 min | Documentary, Biography

5.5
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Public Sex, Private Lives is an intimate look at the professional and private lives of porn performers Lorelei Lee, Princess Donna, and Isis Love. Capturing moments of joy and struggle, ... See full summary »

Director: Simone Jude | Stars: Princess Donna, Lorelei Lee, Isis Love

Votes: 113

38. Abducted (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.6
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Jessica and Dave along with three other young couples are kidnapped in Griffith Park by unseen Abductors and must fight to escape certain death only to discover the world will never be the same.

Directors: Lucy Phillips, Glen Scantlebury | Stars: Trevor Morgan, Tessa Ferrer, Jelly Howie, Ross Thomas

Votes: 459

39. Rebels with a Cause (2013)

74 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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REBELS WITH A CAUSE provides the David and Goliath origin for one of America's most visited, and arguably it's most beautiful, urban national parks - Point Reyes National Seashore and ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Kelly | Star: Frances McDormand

Votes: 20

40. A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times (2013)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, News

6.7
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56 Metascore

Jayson Blair is the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time. He unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism.

Director: Samantha Grant | Stars: Jayson Blair, Macarena Hernández, Robert Rivard, Howard Kurtz

Votes: 54

41. Corey's asterisks (2013)

70 min | Documentary, Sport | Completed

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They are the Bad News Bears of women's college basketball. A diabetic coach with a jerry-curl mullet and a potty mouth transforms a group of underdogs, including a 6 foot 6 transexual, a ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah J. McDonald

42. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Seeking Asian Female (2013)

Documentary

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Star: Stanley Tucci

Votes: 11

43. Yes, We're Open (2012)

79 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A couple experiment with having an open relationship.

Director: Richard Wong | Stars: Lynn Chen, Parry Shen, Sheetal Sheth, Kerry McCrohan

Votes: 82

44. Seeking Asian Female (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.3
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Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman -- pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific... See full summary »

Director: Debbie Lum

Votes: 251

45. Strong! (2012)

PG | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.5
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A chronicle of top Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth's struggle to defend her champion status in the twilight of her career.

Director: Julie Wyman | Stars: J.S. Gilbert, Cheryl Haworth

Votes: 31

46. Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (2012)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Mr. Cao Goes to Washington is a fascinating character study of New Orleans Congressman Joseph Cao, an idealist confronted with the realities of racial and partisan politics in the South. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Leo Chiang | Star: Rosa Flores

Votes: 14

47. To Chris Marker, an Unsent Letter (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

3.7
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A collective cinematic love letter to the elusive French filmmaker Chris Marker, Emiko Omor's timely film captures the persona of a filmmaker who is at once both contradictorily present in ... See full summary »

Director: Emiko Omori | Stars: Margaret Collins, Marina Goldovskaya, Timothy Greenberg, Dirk Kuhlmann

Votes: 6

48. Trashman: The Art of Spain Rodriguez (2012)

15 min | Animation, Short

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Legendary underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez and his friends -- cartoonists Robert Crumb and Jay Kinney and cultural critic Susie Bright -- discuss Spain's art and his life as an outlaw biker, '60s figure and social satirist.

Director: Susan Stern | Stars: Susie Bright, Robert Crumb, Jay Kinney, Spain Rodriguez

49. Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Drumming (2012)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music | Completed

8.0
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Keeper of the Beat is a feature-length autobiographical documentary in which Barbara Borden, and acclaimed 67 year old drummer, composer, teach and peacemaker, tells her story in word and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Brown, Barbara Borden | Star: Barbara Borden

Votes: 16

50. A WATER BUFFALO NAMED BOB: Forgiveness and Healing in Vietnam (2012)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Family | Completed

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A SOLDIER'S HEART and the Long Road Home follows psychotherapist and author Dr. Edward Tick and the courageous journeys of five Viet Nam veterans suffering from PTSD, who agreed after 38 ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Olsson



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