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49 UP

In 1964 a group of seven year old children were interviewed for the documentary “Seven Up”. Director Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since, examining the progression of their lives. Now they are 49.

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4th & Goal

The Blind Side meets Hoop Dreams in this epic tale of six young football players in their quest to join the most elite club in professional sports: the NFL. Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips calls it "a must-see movie for every collegiate football player."

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56 UP

In 1964 a group of seven year old children were interviewed for the documentary “Seven Up”. Director Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since, examining the progression of their lives. Now they are 56.

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Accidental Courtesy

Musician Daryl Davis has played all over the world, but it's what he does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can "hate me without knowing me," Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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Albert Schweitzer: Called to Africa

Dr. Albert Schweitzer is remembered as one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century, a man who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work healing the sick in Africa. This docu-drama tells his remarkable story through the eyes of his wife Helene.

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Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder is the definitive portrait of one of the pre-eminent artists of the 20th century, and the inventor of an art form, the mobile. This acclaimed film shows Calder at work in his studio and never-before-seen archival films and photographs.


Altina

A woman ahead of her time, Altina Schinasi was born in 1907 in New York City; the daughter of a tobacco tycoon and descendent of Sephardic Jews. Her genteel upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her art and her life.

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Altruism Revolution, The

Bestselling author and Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is leading a movement founded on the belief that altruism is intrinsic in humans. The Altruism Revolution plunges deep into the human mind to explore this movement and find out what really drives us.

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An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

Reinhold Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature. Yet Niebuhr's impact was far greater, as presidents and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. often turned to his writings for guidance and inspiration.

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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice.

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Arguing the World

With the Cold War raging and competing political philosophies vying to exert influence in every corner of the globe, four brilliant men -- Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer and Irving Kristol -- tried to change the world with their ideas.

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Aristide and the Endless Revolution

In 2004, the democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was taken against his will from Haiti in an American helicopter. The 2004 coup d'etat was not the first American intervention into Haitian politics.

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Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer

One of New York's great Renaissance men, Isaiah Sheffer left an indelible mark on music, theater, television, and culture in the Big Apple. This affectionate documentary includes archival material, performances, and interviews.

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Art of Ballet, The

The Art of Ballet, a special edition box set, features four of our most popular dance films on four discs: Ballerina, The Dancer, Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet and Prima Ballerina.

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Art of Filmmaking, The

This collector's edition box set features five documentaries: Tales from the Script, Directors: Life Behind the Camera, Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary, Light Keeps Me Company and Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film.

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Ballerina

In the grand tradition of the Ballets Russes comes this portrait of five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinsky Theatre. From the backstage studio to stages around the world, Ballerina captures the sublime beauty of ballet in all its resplendent glory.

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Beat Hotel, The

1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel becomes a haven for artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America, producing some of the most important works of the Beat generation.

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Bert Stern: Original Mad Man

The definitive look at life and work of one of the greatest American photographers, whose images helped create modern advertising and whose iconic photos of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe minted him as a celebrity in his own right.

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Bhutto

A fascinating array of archival footage, never-before-heard audio and interviews brings to life this epic story of one of the most fascinating characters of our time — Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation.

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Bigger Splash, A

Filmmaker Jack Hazan follows artist David Hockney as he struggles to create what would prove to be some of his most enduring works: those featuring Hockney's model and lover, Peter Schlesinger.

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Birth of the Living Dead

In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars.

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Bolero, The / In Search of Cezanne

Two films by Allan Miller. The Academy Award winning The Bolero captures the essence of an orchestra as Zubin Mehta conducts Ravel's classic. In Search of Cezanne is an exploration of the life and legacy of 19th century French painter.

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Brick City

Brick City is a provocative and eye-opening documentary series that fans out around the city of Newark, New Jersey to capture the daily drama of a community striving to become a better, safer, stronger place to live.

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Brothers in Arms

In the early months of 1969, six men met on a swift boat on the Mekong Delta during some of the worst fighting in the Vietnam War. Their commander happened to be a young Yale graduate named John Kerry.

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Bulletproof Salesman

A self-confessed war profiteer, Fidelis Cloer always had an on eye on growth opportunities and found the perfect war when the US invaded Iraq. But as the war evolved, Fidelis quickly found himself engaged in a pathological arms race.

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Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

From cinema-vérité pioneers Albert Maysles and Joan Churchill to maverick moviemakers like Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the world’s best documentarians reflect upon the unique power of their genre in this eye-opening two-disc box set.

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Carmen and Geoffrey

This intimate documentary, which features candid interviews and glorious dance performances, demonstrates the talent and uninterrupted creativity of Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, two living legends in the world of American dance.

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Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women

When he created the Elite modeling agency in the 1970s, John Casablancas invented the concept of the "supermodel." If names like Naomi, Cindy, or Kate are part of popular culture today, it's mostly his doing.

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Casting By

Tom Donahue combines archival material and interviews with Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Martin Scorsese and many more to tell the story of legendary casting director Marion Dougherty, and Hollywood's most unheralded profession.

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Champagne Safari, The

The true story of Charles Bedaux, wealthy businessman, glamorous playboy, daring adventurer, who hobnobbed with the rich, powerful and famous all over the globe - including Nazi Germany.

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Che Guevara: Where You'd Never Imagine Him

Using archival film and photo materials, Cuban director Manuel Pérez paints a personal portrait of Che Guevara, from his childhood in Argentina to the motorcycle trip through Latin America that changed his life forever.

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Chely Wright: Wish Me Away

This film tells the story of the first Nashville music star to come out as gay. Chronicling the aftermath in Nashville and within the LGBT community, the film reveals both the devastation of homophobia and the power of living an authentic life.

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Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters

Enter the foreboding world of Chet Zar, an influential figure in the Dark Art Movement, where apocalyptic industrial landscapes are inhabited by monstrosities. Sometimes gruesome, periodically funny, but always thought-provoking, Zar's art is as enigmatic as it is frightening.

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Circo

Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico and set to the music of Calexico, Circo follows the Ponce family’s hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together as the fate of this century-old family tradition hangs in the balance.

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Cocalero

Born out of the U.S. war on drugs, an Aymara Indian named Evo Morales – backed by a troop of coca leaf farmers – travels through the Andes and Amazon leading a historic bid to become Bolivia’s first Indigenous president.

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Concrete Love: The Architecture of the Böhm Family

Pritzker Prize laureate Gottfried Böhm is widely regarded as Germany’s preeminent architect. The son of a master builder of churches, he’s also the patriarch of a modern architecture dynasty to which his three sons belong.

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Culinary Masterpieces

This collector's edition box set features four acclaimed culinary documentaries: Kings of Pastry, Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven, Guy Martin: Portrait of a Grand Chef, and A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt.

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Dance Goodbye, The

What is life like for a dancer when they can no longer dance? Inspired by Merrill Ashley's departure from the New York City Ballet as an acclaimed principal dancer, this new documentary captures the poignancy of this life turning point.

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Dancer, The

A Film by Donya Feuer. Watch the gifted Katja Bjorner as she endures years of intensive training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and then becomes an international ballet star.

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Dancing Across Borders

Dancing Across Borders is the intimate story of Sokvannara “Sy” Sar who, with the help of American dance patron Anne Bass, left his troupe in Cambodia to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York.

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Dancing Across Borders (Blu-ray)

Dancing Across Borders is the intimate and triumphant story of Sokvannara “Sy” Sar who, with the help of American dance patron Anne Bass, left his troupe in Cambodia to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York.

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Dancing Across Borders (Khmer language DVD)

Dancing Across Borders is the intimate story of Sokvannara “Sy” Sar who, with the help of American dance patron Anne Bass, left his troupe in Cambodia to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York.

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Dancing Dreams

In 2008, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected 40 teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece Contact Zone. For 10 months, the dancers discover Bausch’s genius and their own bodies.

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David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

Filmed over three years, this documentary is an unprecedented record of a major artist at work. It captures David Hockney’s return from California to paint his native Yorkshire, outside, through the seasons and in all weathers.

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Dear Talula

Mixing verité footage, with home videos and family photographs, Dear Talula is a portrait of a woman whose grace and courage allow her to transform her breast cancer diagnosis into a journey of self discovery.

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Dear Uncle Adolf: The Germans and Their Fuhrer

A treasure of more than 100,000 personal letters written by the German people to Adolf Hitler was recently found, hidden in a secret Russian archive. They provide a reflection of the German spirit in the years from 1932 to 1945.

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Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli

Two of the world’s most influential designers, Lella and Massimo Vignelli’s work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say they are known by everyone, even by those who don’t know their names.

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Directors: Life Behind the Camera

Directors: Life Behind the Camera features thirty-three legendary directors who reveal intimate and in-depth knowledge about the art of filmmaking and their own careers. Featuring Scorsese, Altman, Lucas and many more!

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Divide in Concord

Octogenarian Jean Hill is deeply concerned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - the world's largest landfill. She spends her golden years attending meetings and calling residents. As she prepares for one last Town Meeting, Jean faces the strongest opposition yet.

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Dragonslayer

Killer Films presents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, California. Featuring skateboarding, the usual drugs, and stray glimpses of unusual beauty.

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Dream Deceivers

Two young men shoot themselves in a churchyard. Ray Belknap dies; James Vance - severely disfigured - survives. Their parents take heavy-metal icons Judas Priest to court, claiming the band "mesmerized" their sons.

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Duch: Master of the Forges of Hell

Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge was responsible for the death of nearly 2 million people. Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, directed both the M13 and S21 centers where tens of thousands of people were tortured and executed.

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Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Insightfully narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is an intimate portrait of two of America's most important designers, the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames.

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Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read

In a triumphant career that lasted forty years, Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world.

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Facing Death: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross devoted her life to death and dying and achieved world fame in the process. This remarkably intimate film was made when Kübler-Ross awaited her own death- on the verge of the transition she researched so passionately.

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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation culled from seven decades worth of art from the renegade children's book author and illustrator.

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Female Misbehavior

A collection of five films exploring the outer limits of female sexuality and behavior. Each features a woman who has challenged the status quo, provoking shock and outrage in some and gaining respect from others.

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Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder

Featuring Allen Ginsberg, Dennis Hopper, Bob Dylan and more, this incisive and entertaining portrait of American poet and City Lights Bookstore founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti explores his vital role as catalyst for numerous literary careers, and for the Beat movement itself.

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Fidel

A unique look at one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time through exclusive interviews with Castro himself, Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, Nelson Mandela, and many more.

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Finished Life, A

A Finished Life follows the “Goodbye & No Regrets Tour” of Gregg Gour, a 48-year-old gay man with AIDS, who, when given six months to live, embarks on an emotional and surprisingly upbeat trip across America.

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Fish Out of Water

Inspired by the experience of coming out as a lesbian to her sorority sisters during her senior year, filmmaker Ky Dickens explores the Biblical passages used to condemn homosexuality in this informative yet entertaining documentary.

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Garbo: The Spy

"Ingenious and engrossing" (Roger Ebert), this documentary thriller tells the tale of self-made counterspy Juan Pujol García, the only person to have been decorated by both the Allies and the Axis for service during World War II.

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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

At the dawn of the '80s, Gary Numan was one of the world's biggest-selling recording artists. But the Asperger's syndrome that helped forge his tunnel-like ambition also brought problems. Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan.

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Give Up Tomorrow

This award-winning film is an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry and sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man.

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Googoosh: Iran's Daughter

This documentary tells the story of Iranian pop phenomenon Googoosh, and also of the political and cultural context which pushed her to the heights of success in the 60’s and 70’s, only to silence her for two decades after Iran’s Islamic revolution of 1979.

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Gospel According to Philip K. Dick, The

Combining interviews with animation, a pulsating techno soundtrack, and rare audio recordings of Philip K. Dick himself, this fascinating documentary is the ultimate trip into the mind behind Blade Runner and Total Recall.

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Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

A fascinating look at the creative process, this unique documentary explores what happens when the artist Gottfried Helnwein takes on the role of Production Designer for a never-before-seen opera written by Israel‘s most famous playwright.

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Guy Martin: Portrait of a Grand Chef

Guy Martin, chef of the legendary restaurant Le Grand Véfour, is considered one of the best chefs in the world. This film reveals his cooking philosophy, which ranges from traditional to savagely creative, and brings to life the sources of his inspiration.

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Half the Road

Directed by pro cyclist Kathryn Bertine, Half the Road explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female athletes face in male dominated sports.

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Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

In this update of her 2011 documentary, filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels. Includes interviews with Lee’s older sister, close friends and admirers, from Oprah Winfrey to Wally Lamb.

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Heinrich Himmler: Anatomy of a Mass Murderer

Born into a bourgeois family, Heinrich Himmler became the driving force behind the indescribable crimes of the Nazi regime. Using rare archival materials, this film biography shows how – and why – Himmler became a “monster of history.”

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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.

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Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children

Maurice Hilleman had a singular focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth in Montana, Hilleman came to prevent pandemic flu, invent the MMR vaccine, and develop the first-ever vaccine against human cancer.

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Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children - Bluray

Maurice Hilleman had a singular focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth in Montana, Hilleman came to prevent pandemic flu, invent the MMR vaccine, and develop the first-ever vaccine against human cancer.

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Hitler Chronicles, The

This collector's edition box set features four riveting documentaries about Adolf Hitler and the rise and fall of the Third Reich: The Architecture of Doom, Dear Uncle Adolf, Hitler: A Career, and The Top Secret Trial of the Third Reich.

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Homemade Hillbilly Jam

This enjoyable documentary captures the rich and wonderful sounds of “hillbilly” music by following three families of modern-day hillbillies back to the roots of their music-making heritage.

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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

A portrait of one of the world’s premier architects, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? follows Norman Foster’s unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

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Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

This commemorative edition features over an hour of new bonus materials, including speeches, college talks, interviews, and excerpts with Studs Terkel.

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Howling with the Angels

When Hitler’s army marched into Prague in 1938, Jan Bodon, a young captain with a secret in the Czech Army was “asked” to join the Nazis. He promptly fled and joined the Czech Resistance Movement instead.

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I am FEMEN

An inside look at FEMEN- the topless female activists who fight corrupt and patriarchal political systems in Kiev and all across Europe- as well as a portrait of the group's creative backbone, the bewitching Oksana Shachko.

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I'll Sing For You

In the sixties, the people of Mali awoke each morning to the sound of Boubacar "KarKar" Traoré's voice on the radio, singing of independence. But KarKar, like his native country, fell on hard times. Also featuring Ali Farka Toure.

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I'm Dangerous with Love

I’m Dangerous with Love is an underground adventure that traces one man’s risky journey into the world of shamanic ritual, and explores the subculture of ibogaine, a powerful hallucinogen used to cure drug addiction.

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here is a double portrait in film of the lives and work of Russia's most celebrated international artists, now American citizens, as they come to terms with their global lives and the new Russia.

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In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

In Search of Blind Joe Death combines interviews, performances and animation in a tribute to John Fahey, the father of American Primitive Guitar.

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Invisible Scars

Johnna Janis reveals the life-long struggles she has faced as a result of the the sexual abuse she endured as a child and explores the tools and resources which are available to help CSA victims overcome the debilitating effects of their childhood experiences.

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Island President, The

President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, who brought democracy to the island nation after decades of despotic rule, now faces an even greater challenge: global warming. Just a 3-foot rise in sea level would submerge the whole country.

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James Castle: Portrait of an Artist

Born deaf in 1899 in rural Idaho, James Castle mined the local landscape and his own deeply private world to produce an astonishing body of drawings, collages, and constructions that eventually gained worldwide recognition.

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James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times

Narrated by George Plimpton, this documentary about the life and work of one of America's greatest humorists includes interviews with Edward Albee, John Updike, Alistair Cooke, Roy Blount Jr., Fran Lebowitz and others.

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Jane's Journey

Jane's Journey  is an inspiring portrait of the private person behind world-famous conservationist/primatologist Jane Goodall, whose 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary.

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JFK: The Private President

With reminiscences by Robert Kennedy Jr., Harry Belafonte, Ted Sorensen and Sergei Khrushchev, and rare footage from the private Kennedy archives, JFK: The Private President is an intimate view of the life of the legendary First Family.

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Kings of Pastry

When D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), France’s top pastry prize, there is edge-of-the-seat drama as the chefs deliver their fantastical desserts to the table.

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Last Flight of Petr Ginz, The

By 14 he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16 he had produced 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Jewish ghetto, and had walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz.

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Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film

This festival favorite goes behind the scenes to reveal seven successful lesbian directors. Featuring Cheryl Dunye, Rose Troche, Jennie Livingston, Monika Treut, Maria Maggenti, Su Friedrich and Heather MacDonald.

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Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven

An intimate portrait of Le Cirque founder Sirio Maccioni and his three sons to whom he will one day leave his formidable culinary legacy, Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven is the fascinating story of a family business caught in the world’s spotlight.

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Lenny Bruce Without Tears

The outrageous, groundbreaking comic whose iconoclastic material in a conservative era got him into tragic trouble is here profiled by a close friend who prefers to remember the laughs Lenny Bruce's memory evokes instead of the tears.

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Leon Blum: For All Mankind

This powerful documentary tells the story of Leon Blum – a Jew who served as prime minister of France, and who was also a prisoner of the Nazis at the Buchenwald concentration camp.

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Let's Get Frank

Sex. Lies. And lots of videotape. A hilarious and insightful look at modern politics, gay life and political hypocrisy, Let's Get Frank tells the story of one of America's most well loved and outspoken politicians, Rep. Barney Frank.


Levitated Mass

Doug Pray's film is the story of a 340-ton boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The massive artwork is the latest 'land sculpture' by one of America's most exciting artists, Michael Heizer.

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Light Keeps Me Company

Lovingly directed by his son Carl-Gustaf, Light Keeps Me Company is an intimate look at the life of legendary Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist, including interviews with Ingmar Bergman, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Susan Sarandon, and more.

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Living Downstream

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, this award-winning documentary follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she works to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

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Living in Emergency

Set in war-torn Congo and Liberia, Living in Emergency interweaves the stories of four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under the most extreme conditions.

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Maidentrip

In the wake of a battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global media storm, 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out - camera in hand - on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

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Maiko: Dancing Child

Maiko Nishino is 32 and at the top of her career as a prima ballerina for the Norwegian National Ballet. When she decides to start a family, Maiko is forced to make decisions that might jeopardize everything she has worked for.

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Making Rounds

We spend a trillion dollars a year on high-tech tests, yet almost 20% of patients are misdiagnosed. Making Rounds reintroduces the oldest diagnostic method - listening to the patient - by following two leading cardiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Making the Boys
A film by Crayton Robey

This documentary explores the legacy of “The Boys in the Band” - the first ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. With Edward Albee, Mart Crowley, Dominick Dunne, Tony Kushner and more.

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Man Nobody Knew, The: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby

A probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions.

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Man Nobody Knew, The: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (Blu-ray)

A probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions.

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Man on a Mission

Richly funny and invigorating, Man on a Mission tags along with computer legend Richard Garriott on his years-long quest to follow in his father's footsteps, all the way to outer space.

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Man Who Bought Mustique, The

A Film by Joseph Bullman & Vikram Jayanti. A deliciously entertaining look at a Scottish lord who bought the tiny Caribbean island of Mustique in 1956 for a song and turned it into a playground for the rich and famous.

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Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame

Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, at age 75 Marinoni is attempting the world hour record for his age group.

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Master Qi and the Monkey King

This beautifully realized documentary chronicles the life and work of Qi Shu Fang, one of the preeminent masters of Chinese Opera living in the United States, and highlights the intricacies of Peking Opera, an art form that is hardly known in the West.

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Matter of Taste, A

A Matter of Taste follows talented young chef Paul Liebrandt for over a decade, revealing his creative process in the kitchen as well as the extreme dedication it takes to be a successful culinary artist in the cutthroat world of haute cuisine.

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Matter of Time, A

Acclaimed musician Kathryn Calder is touring the world with one of Canada’s biggest indie rock bands, The New Pornographers, when she receives devastating news: her mother, Lynn, has ALS, and a short time left to live.

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Men at Lunch

Part homage, part investigation, Men at Lunch tells the story of "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," the iconic photograph taken during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and the unprecedented race to the sky and the workers that built New York.

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Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in this intimate documentary which explores the impact Mercedes Sosa had on the musical and political heritage of Latin America...and the world.

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Meredith Monk - Inner Voice

This ravishing documentary celebrates the multigenerational career of composer, singer, director and choreographer Meredith Monk and illuminates the role that Buddhism has had in her artistic practice.

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Merton: A Film Biography

In his lifetime, Thomas Merton was hailed as a prophet and censured for his outspoken social criticism. An engaging profile of a man whose presence in the world touched millions of people and who still has profound impact and relevance today.

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Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Miss Hill reveals the little known story of Martha Hill, the visionary founding director of Juilliard's Dance Division, who fought against great odds to make contemporary and modern dance a legitimate art form in America.

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Model for Matisse, A

A warm and richly painted portrait of the little known relationship between Henri Matisse and Sister Jacques-Marie, the woman who inspired him to create what he proclaimed the masterpiece of his life's work: The Chapel of the Rosary in the French village of Vence.

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Moments with Fidel

Cuban director Rebeca Chávez uses archival film and audio material to create a collage of important moments in Fidel Castro’s political and personal life, including his re-definition of Cuba’s role after the collapse of the Communist Bloc.

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Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero

In El Salvador in the late Seventies, Monseñor Óscar Romero was the voice of the poor, the disenfranchised, and the Disappeared – all struggling under the corrupt Salvadoran government.

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Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America

From the moment David Brower first laid eyes on the beauty of the Yosemite Valley, he fought to preserve the American wilderness for future generations.

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More Than the Rainbow

Chronicling the life and times of New York street photographer and former taxi driver Matt Weber, More Than the Rainbow is a poetic celebration of the world's greatest city and the individuals who walk its streets.

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Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary

Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, provoke and inspire.

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Mystery of Eva Peron, The

Actress, seductress, political powerhouse and cultural icon of Argentina and the world, the life and legend of María Eva Duarte de Perón, or Evita, as she came to be known, endures to this day.

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Nelson Algren: The End is Nothing, The Road is All

This in-depth portrait of notorious American author Nelson Algren uses interviews, rare archival footage, and the gritty voice of Algren himself to capture the elusive and unique literary figure whose fame was cemented with the success of The Man with the Golden Arm.

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On the Rumba River

In 1948, Antoine ‘Wendo’ Kolosoy's first album made him the superstar of Congolese Rumba. But as Congo suffered under the dictator Mobutu, he was reduced to beggarhood. In the late 1990s, older and wiser, Wendo made his comeback.

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One Bright Shining Moment

When presidential candidate George McGovern took on Richard Nixon in 1972, he didn’t win- but in his bold, grassroots campaign, we find the genesis of today's progressive movement.

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One Cut, One Life

When documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of first-person non-fiction film, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film - much to the chagrin of Jane, Ed's wife of 50 years.

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Other Man, The

In February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. What pushed him to reverse his beliefs and make the end of apartheid in South Africa possible?

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Our City Dreams

In this lyrical documentary, filmmaker Chiara Clemente shines a light on five women artists- Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Ghada Amer and Swoon- whose inspiration is fueled by living and working in New York City.

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Our Man in Tehran

In this gripping documentary that explores the real story behind the Oscar-winning film Argo, the account of the "Canadian Caper" is told by Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who helped six Americans make their escape from Tehran.

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Out Late

Out Late is an inspirational and moving documentary about five individuals who made the courageous and life-altering decision to come out as lesbian, gay, or transgender, after the age of 55.

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Oyler House, The: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat

In 1959, government employee Richard Oyler asked world-famous architect Richard Neutra to design his modest home. To Oyler's surprise, Neutra agreed and a friendship began that led to the construction of a modern masterpiece.

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Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open

Based on an exclusive series of interviews with Paul Bowles shortly before his death and anecdotes provided by friends including Gore Vidal, Bernardo Bertolucci and many others, this fascinating documentary reveals a daring and visionary life.

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Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider

Filmed in Morocco and featuring exclusive interviews with cultural icons such as Allen Ginsberg, Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider explores the life of the man who wrote the The Sheltering Sky, one of the most influential novels of the 20th century.

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Penguin Counters, The

The Penguin Counters follows Ron Naveen and his ragtag team of field biologists to one of the harshest corners of the planet, where they track the impact of climate change and ocean health by counting penguin populations.

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Peter Brook: The Tightrope

Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary theatre directors. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has an exercise called 'the Tightrope' that revitalizes the theatrical experience.

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Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, the arc of Phil Ochs' life paralleled that of the times, and the righteous indignation that drove his music also drove him to despair. With Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn and others.

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Pianomania

As Steinway & Sons’ chief technician and Master Tuner in Vienna, Stefan Knüpfer is dedicated to the unusual task of pairing world-class instruments with world-famous pianists. Featuring Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and more.

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Pleasures of Being Out of Step, The

Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of ‘alternative’ journalism in America. Featuring interviews with Hentoff, Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, and more.

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Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times

Power and Terror presents the incisive and controversial thinking of one of the most articulate, committed and hard-working political dissidents of our time, MIT linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky.

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Pressure Cooker

Wilma Stephenson teaches Culinary Arts at Frankford High School in Philadelphia. Infamously blunt, Mrs. Stephenson runs a “boot camp,” disciplining her students into capable chefs and responsible students.

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Prima Ballerina

A double portrait of two icons of contemporary Russian ballet: Svetlana Zakharova of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and Ulyana Lopatkina from the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg.

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Prodigal Sons

Returning home for her high school reunion, filmmaker Kimberly Reed hopes for reconciliation with her estranged adopted brother. But along the way she uncovers stunning revelations and twists of plot and gender no one could imagine.

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Professor, The: Tai Chi's Journey West

This documentary explores Tai Chi as both a martial art and spiritual practice and tells the story of the remarkable life of one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60s.

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Proteus

Twenty years in the making, Proteus weaves a tapestry of poetry and myth, biology and oceanography, scientific history and spiritual biography around the story of biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel.

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Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy

Actor John Turturro takes audiences on a haunting, intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily, where one of the puppet theater's few remaining practitioners instructs him in the distinctively Sicilian art of puppetry.

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Restaurateur, The: Danny Meyer

This intimate film about Danny Meyer, one of America’s preeminent restaurant owners, follows the restaurateur and his team as they struggle to create Eleven Madison Park, a world-class restaurant in New York.

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Rising From Ashes

Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jonathan "Jock" Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six year journey to compete in the Olympic Games.

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Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball

Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball is the story of an 11-year Major League pitcher, who after winning two world championships, embarked on a USO tour through Vietnam that would change his life. After visiting field hospitals, Ron devoted the rest of his life to medicine.

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Roses in December

On December 2, 1980 lay missioner Jean Donovan and three American nuns were brutally murdered by members of El Salvador’s security force. The film chronicles Jean’s life, from her affluent childhood to her tragic death.

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Sacco and Vanzetti

Sacco and Vanzetti brings to life the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial.

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Search for Mengele, The

Josef Mengele was the most notorious SS doctor at Auschwitz. After the end of World War II, Mengele was one of the world’s most wanted war criminals – yet for the next forty years he escaped justice.

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Senator Obama Goes to Africa

Part personal odyssey and part chronicle of diplomacy in action, this documentary follows then-Senator Barack Obama as he takes an emotional journey to Kisumu, Kenya - land of his ancestry.

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Sergio Vieira de Mello: En Route to Baghdad

An award-winning documentary about Sergio Vieira de Mello, the diplomat who was one of the most tireless and effective advocates for peace and stability the world has ever known.

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Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom

Legendary actress Claire Bloom introduces us to Shakespeare through the roles that she played, including Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Lady Anne and Gertrude. Featuring excerpts, interviews & riveting solo readings.

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Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s

Exploring the revolution in journalism sparked by the turbulence of the 1960s, Smiling Through the Apocalypse is the story of maverick editor Harold T.P. Hayes, who made Esquire magazine a galvanizing force in American culture.

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Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music

An insightful portrait of musician Robert Mann, featuring rare rehearsal and dazzling performance excerpts from his 50 years with the Juilliard String Quartet.

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Split Decision

Talented boxer Jesus "El Matador" Chavez is deported to Mexico, where he faces two new battles: the fight to return to his life the U.S., and the struggle to find acceptance in the country of his birth.

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Split Decision - Spanish Version

Talented boxer Jesus "El Matador" Chavez is deported back to Mexico to face new battles: the fight to return to his life in the U.S. and to find acceptance in the land of his birth.

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Spring & Arnaud

Influential photographer Arnaud Maggs, turning 85, embarks on a series of self-portraits that wryly depict his life's work. Spring Hurlbut at 60 is creating haunting works that evoke mortality. Together more than 25 years, each grapples with the nature of an artist's creativity.

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Talent Has Hunger

Filmed over 7 years, Talent Has Hunger is an inspiring film about the power of music to consume, enhance, and propel lives. It focuses on master cello teacher Paul Katz and the challenges of guiding gifted young people through the struggles of mastering the instrument.

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Tales from the Script

Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), and other Hollywood screenwriters share insights and anecdotes in the most comprehensive documentary ever made about screenwriting.

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They Killed Sister Dorothy

This gripping documentary follows the real-life drama at the trials of the killers of Sister Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old nun from Dayton, Ohio who was shot six times at point blank range in the Amazon.

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Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain

A story that tears at the heart of America, this critically acclaimed documentary from the director of Bonhoeffer explores Thomas Jefferson and his personal and public dilemma about race and slavery.

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Three Stars

Focusing on ten world-class chefs, Three Stars depicts the everyday drama of life in gourmet restaurants, while also revealing what goes into the world's most important restaurant review book - the iconic red Michelin Guide.

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Tickle in the Heart, A

An international smash hit and the world's most popular film about klezmer music, A Tickle in the Heart captures the story of the Epstein Brothers - Max, Willie and Julius - klezmer legends on a joyous (and hilarious) international tour.

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To Dance Like a Man

In this child’s eye view on the hunger for professional success, triplets Angel, César and Marcos, age 11, all want the same thing – a role in a major ballet production at Havana’s celebrated Grand Theatre. Who will be chosen?

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To the Limit

Pepe Danquart follows brothers Thomas and Alexander Huber to locations never before reached by film crew as they set out to break the record in speed climbing the 2,900 foot sheer cliff known as ‘The Nose’ of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

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Top Hat & Tales: Harold Ross and the Making of The New Yorker

Narrated by Stanley Tucci, Top Hat and Tales chronicles the first 25 years of The New Yorker, from its creation by Harold Ross in 1925 to his death in 1951.

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Touch of Greatness, A

In an era when Dick, Jane, and discipline ruled America’s schools, Albert Cullum allowed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Shaw to reign in his fifth grade public school classroom.

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Trials of Henry Kissinger, The

A Film by Alex Gibney & Eugene Jarecki. The Trials of Henry Kissinger explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in U.S. history.

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Triumph of the Wall

As hilarious as it is meditative, Triumph of the Wall begins as a chronicle about the construction of a 1000-foot stone wall by a novice stonemason in rural Quebec. What is supposed to take eight weeks ends up as an eight year journey.

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Unlocking the Cage

This riveting documentary from Chris Hegedus an DA Pennebaker, the filmmakers of Dont Look Back and The War Room, follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise as he tries to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.

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Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story, An

In 1986 Michael Morton’s wife was brutally murdered and he was locked away for a quarter century. The Innocence Project and Michael’s pro bono attorney spent years fighting for the right to test DNA evidence found at the murder scene.

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UP Series Box Set, The

In 1964 a group of seven year old children were interviewed for the documentary “Seven Up”. Director Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since. This seven disc box set includes all eight films in the series to date.

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Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past

This beautiful documentary offers an intimate and energetic portrait of bandleader, musician, historian, scholar and collector Vince Giordano, who has brought the joyful syncopation of the 1920s and '30s to life for nearly 40 years.

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Vito

Until his death in 1990, Vito Russo was one of the most outspoken and inspiring activists in the LGBT community’s fight for equal rights. Vito paints a galvanizing portrait of this activist, using period footage and film clips to capture a vibrant era of gay culture.

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Wagner & Me

With the witty and charming English actor and raconteur Stephen Fry as our guide, this surprising film is a provocative yet enjoyable look at Richard Wagner‘s life – and his 'stained' legacy.

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Wagner's Jews

German composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic and his writings were embraced by the Nazis. But there is another, lesser-known side to this story. For years, many of Wagner's closest associates and supporters were Jews.

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Waiting for Lightning

Waiting For Lightning is the inspirational story of Danny Way, a visionary skateboarder with a love of big air in half-pipes and on gigantic ramps who decides to attempt the impossible: jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard.

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Waiting for Lightning (Blu-ray / DVD combo)

Waiting For Lightning is the inspirational story of Danny Way, a visionary skateboarder with a love of big air in half-pipes and on gigantic ramps who decides to attempt the impossible: jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard.

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War Photographer

This Academy Award nominated film follows James Nachtwey, a committed, shy man, who is considered one of the bravest and most important war photographers of our time.

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Weight: A Powerlifter in Brooklyn

You beat the weight or the weight beats you – it’s the test every powerlifter faces when approaching the bar. But the weight that’s been pressing down on coach and gym owner Paul Steinman is something far more challenging than sport.

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Who is Henry Jaglom?

Hailed by some as a genius, a feminist voice and a maverick of American cinema, dismissed by others as a voyeuristic, egomaniacal fraud and the "world's worst director," Henry Jaglom obsessively confuses and abuses the line between life and art.

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Will for the Woods, A

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet — a force for regeneration? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial.

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With God On Our Side

What makes George W. Bush tick? While much of the world is confounded by his righteous rhetoric and his boundless certainty, Bush's story makes perfect sense to one group: America's conservative evangelicals... also known as the Religious Right.

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Without the King

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, this acclaimed film tells an astonishing story of Africa’s last absolute monarchy, the Kingdom of Swaziland.

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Yalom's Cure

In this cinematic documentary we learn about bestselling author and noted scholar Irvin D. Yalom's groundbreaking work in the development of the field of psychotherapy, and listen as he reveals some of his most fundamental insights and wisdom.

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Yell for Cadel

Yell for Cadel goes behind the scenes at the Tour de France to reveal how a world class cyclist – Australian Cadel Evans, the winner of the World Championships – prepares for the world’s toughest bike race.

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You Don't Need Feet to Dance

This documentary reveals the extraordinary life of Sidiki Conde, who lost the use of his legs to polio at age fourteen. Today, he balances his career as a performing artist with the almost insurmountable obstacles of life in New York City.