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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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    James Taylor: Live at the Beacon Theatre
    rating:3.3

    James Taylor: Live at the Beacon Theatre

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Grammy-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor performs his greatest hits and personal favorites in this concert, which was recorded live at New York City's Beacon Theatre in 1998. Featured are 25 songs, including "Your Smiling Face," "Shower the People," "How Sweet It Is," "Fire and Rain," You've Got a Friend," "Mexico" and "Handy Man." Also includes music videos and an interview with the endearing -- and enduring -- musician.

    Directed by:

  • Beth McCarthy
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys
    rating:3.2

    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Join Grandpa and his magical toys for this colorful, Wee Sing musical treat. Peter and his friends spend an adventurous day at Grandpa's, where Peter finds himself reduced to the size of a toy! Filled with upbeat music and cheerful images, the Wee Sing programs are sure to brighten up a dreary day. The program features live action and special effects, and invites children and adults to sing along with more than 20 well-known tunes.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Shadburne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Producers
    rating:3.2

    The Producers

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    A has-been Broadway producer and a neurotic accountant scheme to raise a ton of money for a production that's sure to be a flop -- a play titled "Springtime for Hitler," penned by a Nazi -- so they can then pocket the extra cash.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Stroman
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Peter Gabriel: Growing up on Tour: A Family Portrait
    rating:3.2

    Peter Gabriel: Growing up on Tour: A Family Portrait

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Witness the life that rock star Peter Gabriel leads -- alongside other musicians, as well as his wife and kids -- while on the road. This rockumentary unfolds through the eyes of Gabriel's daughter, Anna, who accompanies him on the unforgettable "Growing Up" tour. Songs include "Solsbury Hill," "Mercy Street," "Mr. Fuzz," "In Your Eyes," "Growing Up," "Baby Man," "Sledgehammer," "No Way Out," "Come Talk to Me," "Public Talking" and "Father Son."

    Directed by:

  • Anna Gabriel
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Sunday School Musical
    rating:3.2

    Sunday School Musical

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When financial woes threaten their church's future, a group of teens, led by one talented performer, enters a song and dance competition in hopes of winning a heavenly cash prize. Starring Candise Lakota as Savannah, this heartwarming and energetic Christian spin on the tremendously popular High School Musical franchise features 21 songs, including seven originals by composer Don Raymond. Rachel Goldenberg directs.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
    rating:3.2

    Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a scene from Dante's &NFi;Inferno&NFi_;, Giacomo Puccini's one-act opera springs to life with the vocal talents of Alessandro Corbelli, Massimo Giordano, Sally Matthews, Felicity Palmer and Marie McLaughlin, with music provided by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Corbelli sings the title role of Gianni Schicchi, a man who dishonestly acquires another family's inheritance so that his daughter can marry well.

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Arden
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Naked Brothers Band: Battle of the Bands
    rating:3.2

    The Naked Brothers Band: Battle of the Bands

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this special episode of the popular Nickelodeon series, Nat, Alex and the rest of the group enter into a charity-sponsored band competition and find themselves taking on Bobby Lowe and the L.A. Surfers, one of the coolest bands around. If that weren't bad enough, now Nat has learned that the love of his life, Rosalina (Allie DiMeco), is falling for dreamboat Bobby, a situation that Bobby plans to exploit to the fullest for the competition.

    Directed by:

  • Polly Draper
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Intangible Asset No. 82
    rating:3.2

    Intangible Asset No. 82

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After 16 failed attempts, Australian drummer Simon Barker returns to South Korea a final time, looking to meet and study with elusive shaman Kim Seok-Chul, a grandmaster musician officially honored by his country as its 82nd Intangible Asset. Filmmaker Emma Franz captures Barker's life-changing journey as he encounters a variety of colorful characters, overcomes cultural barriers and finally locates Seok-Chul just days before the master's death.

    Directed by:

  • Emma Franz
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Latin Music USA
    rating:3.2

    Latin Music USA

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this PBS documentary, host Jimmy Smits is your guide through the history and influence of Latino music in America, from the mambo clubs of the mid-20th century to the Latin pop explosion that kicked off the new millennium. The film relates the stories of salsa great Marc Anthony, Texas conjunto maestro Flaco Jiménez, pop songstress Linda Rondstadt and many others, while bringing light to the significance of this music in American culture.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Deane
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Once Upon a Mattress
    rating:3.2

    Once Upon a Mattress

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When she advertises for a princess to marry her romantically challenged son, Queen Aggravain never expects to get an applicant like Princess "Fred," a girl who swears she's shy -- and is clearly anything but.

    Directed by:

  • Kathleen Marshall
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Glenn Tilbrook: One for the Road
    rating:3.1

    Glenn Tilbrook: One for the Road

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Expecting a fancy tour bus and above-average accommodations, filmmaker Amy Pickard was surprised to find that former Squeeze front man Glenn Tilbrook was conducting his first solo tour in a crumbling motor home that also served as his hotel room. Capturing several months on the road with Tilbrook, this engaging documentary includes live acoustic performances of "Tempted," "Black Coffee in Bed," "Take Me, I'm Yours" and "Up the Junction."

    Directed by:

  • Amy Pickard
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Awake, My Soul
    rating:3.1

    Awake, My Soul

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Journey to the Deep South and take in the haunting sound of Sacred Harp singing -- an unusual form of a cappella that embraces "shape-note" singing -- in this absorbing documentary, which also traces the fascinating history of the genre. Seen nationwide on public television, the program represents the culmination of seven years of painstaking work by directors Matt and Erica Hinton. Country singer Jim Lauderdale narrates.

    Directed by:

  • Matt Hinton
  • Erica Hinton
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    I Love Hip Hop in Morocco
    rating:3.1

    I Love Hip Hop in Morocco

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentary filmmakers Joshua Asen and Jennifer Needleman journey to Morocco, where local hip-hop artists such as H-Kayne and Fnaire labor to stage a monumental traveling "I Love Hip Hop in Morocco" festival for their fans. Stymied by their conservative culture, the pioneering Moroccan organizers nevertheless pull off a multi-city event that blends an upbeat and courteous Moroccan sensibility with American hip-hop style.

    Directed by:

  • Joshua Asen
  • Jennifer Needleman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Stagedoor
    rating:3.1

    Stagedoor

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Summer camp is usually filled with activities and crafts, but for the kids of Stagedoor Manor, camp is all song and dance, literally. Spawning superstar alumni such as Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Jason Leigh and Felicity Huffman, Stagedoor Manor is a breeding ground for talent. Director Alexandra Shiva follows five dedicated campers through rigorous rehearsals to a theatrical performance that rivals professional productions.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra Shiva
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Grease 2
    rating:3.1

    Grease 2

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Stephanie Zinone, the leader of Rydell High's sexy and sassy Pink Ladies who catches the eye of Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield), the nerdy new kid on the block fresh from England. The only way Michael will ever be the object of Stephanie's affection is if he shapes up and become as cool as the T-Birds, the male counterpart to the Pink Ladies. Let the transformation begin!

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Birch
  • 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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