With California Council for the Humanities (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Try Harder! (2021)

85 min | Documentary

7.2
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75 Metascore

Seniors at one the best public high schools in the country face the pressure of applying to elite colleges.

Director: Debbie Lum | Stars: Alvan Cai, Shealand Fairchild, Rachael Schmidt, Richard Shapiro

Votes: 334

2. We Were Here (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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94 Metascore

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.

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber | Stars: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer

Votes: 2,191

3. United Skates (2018)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

7.1
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81 Metascore

America's roller rinks are bastions of regional African-American culture, music and dance.

Directors: Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler | Stars: Salt-N-Pepa, Reggie Brown, Coolio, Vin Rock

Votes: 607

4. Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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A collection of profiles of people dead from AIDS who are remembered in the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Sara Lewinstein, David Mandell, Suzi Mandell, Sallie Perryman

Votes: 893

5. Black Mothers Love & Resist (2022)

102 min | Documentary

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Wanda Johnson and Angela Williams, mothers of young Black men victimized by police brutality, come together and build a network of community-led support, mutual aid, and healing.

Director: Debora Silva

6. The U.S.-Mexican War (1998– )

240 min | Biography, War

7.7
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It began as a border dispute, but soon escalated into a 16-month conflict that transformed a continent. This critically acclaimed documentary series explores the events surrounding the ... See full summary »

Star: Bruce DuBose

Votes: 24

7. Anna May Wong, Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend (2007)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Director: Elaine Mae Woo | Stars: Philip Ahn, Kevin Brownlow, Charles Chaplin, Conrad Doerr

Votes: 20

8. Ghost Town to Havana (2015)

86 min | Documentary, Sport

9.0
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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: 8

9. Redevelopment Blues: the Legacy of West Oakland

Documentary, Short | Post-production

"Redevelopment Blues: The Legacy of West Oakland" tells the story of West Oakland's 7th Street neighborhood, once a vibrant center of music, culture and activism, but now known for its ... See full summary »

Director: Erin FitzGerald | Stars: Marissa Aroy, Tom Bowden, Ronnie Stewart, Chester Hartman


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