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Documentary
9500 Liberty
rating:3.2

9500 Liberty

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Under pressure from anti-immigration groups, officials in Virginia's Prince William County enact a controversial measure requiring police to step up their efforts to identify and detain suspected illegal aliens. Filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park detail the turmoil that the new law stirs in the community, as well as the efforts of local citizens to resist what they regard as an unconstitutional assault on individual rights.

Directed by:

  • Eric Byler
  • Annabel Park
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse
    rating:3.8

    Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    For over 20 years, ballerina Suzanne Farrell was the last muse and quintessential interpreter of choreographer George Balanchine. Through numerous interviews with Farrell, her mother, dance partner, Jacques d'Amboise and others, this documentary traces her development as a dancer and expores the dramatic story of her relationship with "Mr. B" and the years following his death.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Belle
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Rudolf Nureyev: A Documentary
    rating:3.3

    Rudolf Nureyev: A Documentary

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Rudolf Nureyev rose from a humble childhood in Siberia to become one of the world's most acclaimed ballet dancers. Filmmaker Patricia Foy's documentary explores his life, work and legacy. Rarely seen footage is interspersed with interviews with friends and fellow dance luminaries, including Merle Park, Roland Petit, Cliff Morgan, Margot Fonteyn and David Wall, to create a fascinating portrait of a dance legend.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Foy
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    American Experience: The Summer of Love
    rating:3.3

    American Experience: The Summer of Love

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people arrived at San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood to join in on the celebrated hippie experience. But all was not peace and love, and by 1968, the movement had developed some very bad vibes. Using archival footage and interviews with the people who experienced that historic season firsthand, "American Experience" takes a trip back to the Summer of Love.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Dolgin
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Television
    Bonekickers
    rating:3.1

    Bonekickers

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    The outspoken Dr. Gillian Magwilde (Julie Graham) and her bold team of archaeologists dig their way through history in each installment of the BBC drama, which takes viewers back to the Crusades, the slave trade, King Arthur's days and much more. The cast also includes Hugh Bonneville as Prof. Gregory Parton -- who wears a hat much like that other great bonekicker, Indiana Jones -- and Adrian Lester as gentle scholar Dr. Ben Ergha.

    Directed by:

  • James Strong
  • Sarah O'Gorman
  • Nick Hurran
  • Iain B. MacDonald
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Frontline: The Madoff Affair
    rating:3.8

    Frontline: The Madoff Affair

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Sentenced to 150 years in federal prison, Bernie Madoff perpetrated the largest financial fraud in history. Following a timeline dating back to the 1960s, Frontline takes you inside the web of deception that snagged investors for $65 billion.

    Directed by:

  • Martin Smith
  • Marcela Gaviria
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1
    rating:3.7

    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This beloved Emmy Award-winning series, which was canceled amid much furor after six seasons, stars Jane Seymour (dubbed "Hollywood's English Rose") as a female physician facing the challenges of frontier life. Fans and newbie viewers will enjoy this complete first season as Dr. Michaela Quinn (Seymour) arrives in Colorado Springs, falls in love with Sully (Joe Lando) and meets General Custer when he rides into town.

    Directed by:

  • Jeremy Kagan
  • Chuck Bowman
  • Victoria Hochberg
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Atlantic Records: The House that Ahmet Built
    rating:3.8

    Atlantic Records: The House that Ahmet Built

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    With a $10,000 loan from his dentist, Ahmet Ertegun co-founded Atlantic Records in 1947. By the 1950s Atlantic was the country's premier R&B label. Ertegun's wondrous rise is recounted in this lively episode from the PBS series "American Masters." It took director Susan Steinberg more than four years to capture Ertegun in candid conversations with music greats Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Ray Charles and many others.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Steinberg
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Independent
    The Piano
    rating:3.6

    The Piano

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Holly Hunter stars as Ada McGrath, a mute but strong-willed 19th-century Scottish expatriate who arrives in New Zealand with her daughter (Anna Paquin) and her beloved piano in tow. Although betrothed to a landowner (Sam Neill), she's pulled into an affair with a laborer (Harvey Keitel). Hunter and Paquin both won Oscars for their performances in this haunting drama from writer-director Jane Campion.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Ballad of Jack and Rose
    rating:3.1

    The Ballad of Jack and Rose

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Rebecca Miller elicits an astounding performance from husband Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays Jack, a father intent on raising his daughter (Camilla Belle) as an environmentally responsible adult. His complete devotion to the cause moves him to the remotest of islands, where he feels he'll be able to lead a more compassionate, "green" life. No matter how he tries, however, he can't seem to run from the demands of human interaction.

    Directed by:

  • Rebecca Miller
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Paris Is Burning
    rating:3.8

    Paris Is Burning

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Penetrating the tight-knit community of minority drag queens living in New York City, Jennie Livingston's acclaimed documentary offers an early glimpse at the art of "voguing," the underground dance style later popularized by Madonna in her hit song. The film also explores issues such as racism, homophobia and AIDS, while offering a detailed examination of the intricate Ball culture, in which queens are judged for their style and expression.

    Directed by:

  • Jennie Livingston
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Little Miss Sunshine
    rating:3.7

    Little Miss Sunshine

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Convinced their little Olive (Abigail Breslin) is beauty queen material, parents Richard (Greg Kinnear) and Sheryl (Toni Collette) load the rest of the family into a van and embark on a life-altering road trip to a California pageant. Richard pushes Olive to win while her silent brother (Paul Dano), depressed uncle (Steve Carell) and nursing-home reject grandpa (Alan Arkin, in an Oscar-winning role) add their own quirks to the mix.

    Directed by:

  • Jonathan Dayton
  • Valerie Faris
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Horror
    Blood & Chocolate
    rating:3.3

    Blood & Chocolate

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After moving from America to Bucharest, Romania, a teenage werewolf finds herself torn between loyalty and love when she falls for a human and incurs the ire of the pack leader -- who's planning to make her his mate.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie
    rating:3.1

    From Dusk Till Dawn: Full Tilt Boogie

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary feature will give you an insider's look behind the scenes of Robert Rodriguez's darkly comic supernatural thriller. On-set interviews and footage offer plenty of insight into both the hard work and the camaraderie that goes on when the official cameras &NFi;aren't&NFi_; filming. A must for indie fans and aspiring filmmakers. (Note: This disc does &NFi;not&NFi_; contain From Dusk Till Dawn; to see the film, please rent the movie disc.)

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Kelly
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
    rating:3.3

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs (Lisa Zane), tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for answers leads to a certain house on Elm Street -- where the nightmares become reality. Johnny Depp and rocker Alice Cooper appear in cameos.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Spellbinder
    rating:3.1

    Spellbinder

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When he saves young, homeless Miranda (Kelly Preston) from her abusive boyfriend, ruthless attorney Jeff Reed (Tim Daly) learns that until recently, the gorgeous girl was part of a coven of witches -- but he takes her under his wing (and into his bed) anyway. But soon, Jeff discovers that the coven has plans to make Miranda their next human sacrifice, and they don't intend to let a lawyer stand in their way.

    Directed by:

  • Janet Greek
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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