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A Life for Ballet

A Life for Ballet

The life of the legendary ballet reconstructionist, Pierre Lacotte and his wife and longtime dance partner Ghislaine Thesmar.

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A Life in Dirty Movies

A Life in Dirty Movies

A Life in Dirty Movies is a love story about legendary sexploitation director Joe Sarno and his wife and collaborator Peggy, as he struggles to get one last film on screen in an industry that's long d...

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Advanced Style

Advanced Style

Dive into the personal lives of New York City's most fashionable seniors.

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Advocate

Advocate

ADVOCATE deconstructs controversial activist and Jewish-Israeli attorney Lea Tsemel, who has made a career out of defending Palestinians.

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An American Satan

An American Satan

Founded in 1966 in California by Anton Szandor LaVey, the Church of Satan has often been surrounded by mysteries, scandals and moral panics. An immersive journey into one the most fascinating phenomen...

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An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell

An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed an oeuvre of work that has garnered international acclaim.

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Angry Inuk

Angry Inuk

The film interweaves the reality of Inuit life with the story of their challenge to both the anti-sealing industry and those nations that mine resources on Inuit lands while simultaneously destroying ...

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Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

A feature documentary-based time capsule concerning Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 and viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the dominant fashion illustrator of the time, and...

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Architects of Denial

Architects of Denial

"Architects of Denial" digs into the persecution of Armenians and other Christians in the Middle East and sheds light on those politicians who refuse to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.

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Atheist America

Atheist America

"The Atheist Experience" is the only atheist TV show in the United States. Every Sunday afternoon, two atheists debate people on the phone for one hour - on camera.

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Beautiful Darling

Beautiful Darling

A documentary about Candy Darling, the transgender pioneer, actress and Andy Warhol Superstar.

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Bending Steel

Bending Steel

Bending Steel examines the mental and physical battle of inspiring old-world strongman Chris Shoeck.

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Beowulf

Beowulf

A one-man tour de force performance of the epic Beowulf, Benjamin Bagby delivers this gripping tale in Old English while accompanied on the ancient Anglo-Saxon harp.

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Between Land and Sea

Between Land and Sea

A year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Bosch: The Garden of Dreams

Bosch: The Garden of Dreams

BOSCH: THE GARDEN OF DREAMS is a study of Hieronymus Bosch’s renowned painting The Garden of Earthly Delights.

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Botero

Botero

Botero is a poetic documentary of one of the world's most prolific living artists,

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Cassandro, the Exotico!

Cassandro, the Exotico!

After 26 years and dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, gender-bending lucha libre star, Cassandro, is far from retiring. .

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City of the Sun

City of the Sun

The lives, dreams, and destinies of extraordinary characters unfold in this impressionist dreamscape amid the ruins of a semi-abandoned mining town.

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Coby

Coby

In a small town in the Midwest, Suzanna, age 23, is transitioning into a man, Coby, while his family struggles to cope.

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Conduct! Every Move Counts

Conduct! Every Move Counts

A documentary that explores the secret of conducting with a unique intensity that culminates in a great showdown at Frankfurt’s Opera.

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Cooking at the World's End

Cooking at the World's End

In 2003, nine young chefs joined their forces and their knowledge to transform the cuisine of their land: in Galicia, Grupo Nove was born. Culinary revolution already emerged in other Spanish regions ...

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Deep Blues

Deep Blues

Music critic Robert Palmer narrates the insightful story of Delta blues and North Mississippi hill country blues.

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Dogs on the Inside

Dogs on the Inside

Dogs On The Inside looks into the transformative relationships between prisoner inmates and abused dogs during an 8 week training program.

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East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

In Palestinian East Jerusalem, Singer-Songwriter David Broza records a new album with American, Palestinian and Israeli musicians in defiance of the Middle East's dark realities.

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Einstein's Universe

Einstein's Universe

A documentary produced in 1979 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein.

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Famous Nathan

Famous Nathan

FAMOUS NATHAN is the insider documentary about Nathan’s Famous, the iconic Coney Island eatery founded in 1916, told through exclusive audio clips, family archives and extensive interviews with dedi...

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Finding Gaston

Finding Gaston

Meet chef Gaston Acurio and follow him in a journey to find out the stories, the inspirations and the dreams behind the man that has taken his cuisine outside the kitchen in a mission to change his co...

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK tells the story of the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer Frantz Fanon.

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Gun Runners

Gun Runners

Two warriors from Northern Kenya trade in their AK-47s for running shoes and the Kenyan dream of marathon running.

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Hands of God

Hands of God

HANDS OF GOD is a portrait of resilience following the Iraqi National Boxing Team's historic attempt to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Her Name is Sabine

Her Name is Sabine

An intelligent, moving and beautiful documentary portrait of Sabine, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sister, the famous French actress Sandrine Bonnaire.

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Hitler's Children

Hitler's Children

A documentary looking into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler's command.

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Hockney

Hockney

HOCKNEY is a documentary on one of the most significant artists of his generation, British painter David Hockney. At 78 years of age, the charismatic Hockney still works in his studio seven days a wee...

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Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives

Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives

HOLLY NEAR: SINGING FOR OUR LIVES tells the tale of a singer-songwriter who inspired generations during the height of the LGBTQ and Women's movement.

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Hollywood On Trial

Hollywood On Trial

I Am A Dancer

I Am A Dancer

Golden Globes-nominee, I AM A DANCER captures the discipline and dedication of world-renowned ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Now presented in HD.

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I Am the Blues

I Am the Blues

From juke joints to church halls, up the mountain and down to the bayou, I AM THE BLUES travels the back roads with the last of the blues legends.

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Imber's Left Hand

Imber's Left Hand

An inspiring documentary chronicling the life and career of renowned painter Jon Imber, who faced great adversity after being diagnosed with ALS.

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In Country

In Country

With striking historical accuracy, rare archival footage and a deeply personal inspection on the effects of PTSD, In Country artfully activates the similarities between past wars and the military conf...

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Joy Womack: The White Swan

Joy Womack: The White Swan

This documentary follows several years in the life of Joy Womack, the first American woman to sign a contract with Russia's Bolshoi Ballet.

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Just About Famous

Just About Famous

Just About Famous offers an intimate view into the life of celebrity impersonators as they gear up for the marquee tribute artist convention, The Sunburst.

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Karl Marx City

Karl Marx City

25 years after the collapse of the GDR, filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past.

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Klitschko

Klitschko

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles, this film ...

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Leaps of Faiths

Leaps of Faiths

Love tests faith. Faith tests love. Interfaith marriage - how does that work?

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Let the Church Say Amen

Let the Church Say Amen

The daily life surrounding World Missions for Christ Church is chronicled as the community struggles with rampant drug abuse, unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and violence.

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Line 41

Line 41

LINE 41 documents a Holocaust and Lodz Ghetto survivor's return back to today's Lodz (Poland)

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Mad Tiger

Mad Tiger

Two best friends have spent the last fifteen years touring the country in their performance art punk band. When one of them decides to quit, they both face deeper challenges than expected.

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Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

An art-world provocateur and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that up-ended the art establishment.

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Mayor

Mayor

A look at the life of Musa Hadid, the charismatic mayor of Palestinian city Ramallah, who aspires to lead the city into the future.

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Minkowski Saga

Minkowski Saga

Opera conductor Marc Minkowski uncovers his family's buried legacy amongst Warsaw's high society.

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My Love, Don't Cross that River

My Love, Don't Cross that River

A couple who have lived together for 76 years faces the last moment of their marriage.

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Narcissister Organ Player

Narcissister Organ Player

Narcissister is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary showcasing her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of racial identity and sexuality.

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Nazi Junkies

Nazi Junkies

Inspired by Norman Ohler’s revelatory book, Blitzed: Drugs In The Third Reich, NAZI JUNKIES reveals how both Hitler and Nazi Germany were heavily addicted to drugs

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Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him.

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Nuclear Nightmares

Nuclear Nightmares

A visually frightening documentary examining the world’s Cold War era nuclear weapon infrastructure.

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Only When I Dance

Only When I Dance

This stunning documentary follows two teenage ballet dancers aspiring to leave their violent favela homes in Brazil to join a revolutionary dance company in the US

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Over The Limit

Over The Limit

OVER THE LIMIT a nail-biting documentary about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.

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Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

An intimate look at the life and creative process of feminist, rebel and visual artist Audrey Flack over her often-controversial 40-year career.

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Revolution: New Art for a New World

Revolution: New Art for a New World

Artists like Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich--pioneers flourished in response to the challenge of building a new art for a new world, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years and...

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Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality

Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality

An an eye-opening journey through the life and work of the great Salvador Dalí and his longtime muse and collaborator, Gala.

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Scared of Revolution

Scared of Revolution

A portrait of the performance poet Umar Bin Hassan and his personal struggle with the revolution he propagated himself with The Last Poets.

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Shadowman

Shadowman

In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton was the Shadowman, a specter in the night who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan and, along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Bas...

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Shake the Dust

Shake the Dust

Hip-Hop has become a universal language spoken across all cultures.

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Sign Painters

Sign Painters

With the advent of contemporary advertising came a new American craft: hand-painted signs.

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Strike a Pose

Strike a Pose

The surprising and moving story of Madonna's most famous troupe of dancers.

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That Click

That Click

From Marilyn Monroe to Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio, Douglas Kirkland has photographed the Hollywood elite for more than 60 years.

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That Pärt Feeling - The Universe of Arvo Pärt

That Pärt Feeling - The Universe of Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt is the most performed living composer in the world. Watch his unique creative process required to make these timeless works of art.

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The Barefoot Artist

The Barefoot Artist

Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change.

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The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story

The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story

A documentary about the Grammy-winning music producer Arif Mardin.

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The Ice King

The Ice King

John Curry transformed a dated sport to an art form and made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympian when homosexuality was not even legal.

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The Iran Job

The Iran Job

When American pro basketball player Kevin Sheppard begins playing in Iran, his world turns upside down. During the nation's controversial green revolution, and against the country’s laws, he befrien...

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The Miracle of the Little Prince

The Miracle of the Little Prince

The passionate translators of best-selling children’s book The Little Prince, fight for the preservation of their endangered languages.

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The Notorious Mr. Bout

The Notorious Mr. Bout

The Notorious Mr. Bout examines the life of international arms dealer Viktor Bout as he builds his empire under the shadows of the fall of Communism, as a series of governments willingly look the othe...

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The Other Side

The Other Side

U.S.-based Italian filmmaker follows up his documentary trilogy from Texas with this docu-hybrid film following three characters on the margins of Louisiana’s drug and paramilitary communities.

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The Paris Opera

The Paris Opera

Go behind the scenes for an all-access look at the Paris Opera, where backstage drama and triumphs play out each night before the curtain rises.

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The Real American: Joe McCarthy

The Real American: Joe McCarthy

An unflinching look at the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in US history.

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The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

A documentary that follows the Roc Kidz Crew, a European breakdancing team whose dancers decide to leave home to pursue their true calling.

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The Seventh Fire

The Seventh Fire

Terrence Malick presents this haunting and visually arresting nonfiction film about the Native American gang crisis.

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The War Show

The War Show

A Syrian radio DJ shares her experiences in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring.

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Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

The story of the iconic renegade cult music and art collective known as The Residents who have achieved levels of fame most groups can only dream of, yet no one knows who they are.

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Wall Writers

Wall Writers

Narrated by John Waters, Wall Writers is a documentary about graffiti in its innocence.

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White Riot

White Riot

A motley crew of mavericks band together with top punk bands to create Britain's biggest-ever civil rights movement, Rock Against Racism (RAR).

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Women Composers

Women Composers

An examination of the historical and personal circumstances under which three remarkable women created their works in the 1800s and early 1900s.

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Yarn

Yarn

Every stitch tells a tale. International artists and knitters take a simple skein of yarn to create their extraordinary ideas and stories.

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