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American Outrage
rating:3.4

American Outrage

2007Runtime:0 minutes
This documentary follows the story of elderly Native American sisters Mary Dann and Carrie Dann as they fight the U.S. government's attempts to seize their horses, which graze on land granted to the Western Shoshone Nation in an 1863 treaty. Filmmakers Beth Gage and George Gage chronicle the spirit and fire of these grandmothers, who confront bureaucrats, gold mining companies and others as they push their case all the way to the Supreme Court.

Directed by:

  • Beth Gage
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    American Casino
    rating:3.4

    American Casino

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Leslie Cockburn directs this documentary that delves into the Wall Street collapse of 2008 and captures the devastating effects the white collar-created catastrophe have on the blue-collar citizens of America. By way of insightful interviews with an assortment of bankers, stock market insiders and the like, Cockburn captures the culture of greed, callousness and corruption that led to the United States' $8 trillion meltdown.

    Directed by:

  • Leslie Cockburn
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia
    rating:3.4

    The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentarian Jennifer Baichwal tells the true stories behind the faces of the Kentucky Appalachian inhabitants -- once labeled hillbillies -- who were originally captured through the camera lens of photographer Shelby Lee Adams 30 years earlier. Baichwal tracks the lives of two families who have each endured their share of heartache throughout their struggle to resist the influence of American popular culture.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Baichwal
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Shelter Dogs
    rating:3.4

    Shelter Dogs

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Each day, hundreds of thousands of stray and unwanted dogs are born around the world. How society should care for these homeless animals -- many of whom end up at animal shelters -- is a controversial topic with significant humanitarian and public health implications. Filmed over the course of three years, this award-winning documentary provides a fresh, provocative look at the complex, morally ambiguous world of animal sheltering.

    Directed by:

  • Cynthia Wade
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox
    rating:3.4

    Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Brilliant chemist, Holocaust survivor and mental hospital escapee, Dr. Emanuel Bronner invented his famous Magic Soap and founded the environmentally concerned company that's just as popular today as it was among the counterculture in the 1970s. This documentary captures the complexity of Bronner's relationship with his son Ralph, who spent years in orphanages and foster homes as his eccentric father sought to unite all mankind.

    Directed by:

  • Sara Lamm
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Our Brand Is Crisis
    rating:3.4

    Our Brand Is Crisis

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Following members of a political consulting firm to Bolivia, where they've been hired to help controversial candidate Gonzalo "Goni" Sanchez de Lozada reclaim the presidency, filmmaker Rachel Boynton reveals the manipulation and orchestration involved in big-time political campaigning. With only a few weeks before the election, consultants Jeremy Rosner, Stan Greenberg and James Carville work their magic, shaping Goni into the ideal candidate.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Boynton
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    In the Realms of the Unreal
    rating:3.4

    In the Realms of the Unreal

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Featuring the voices of Dakota Fanning and Larry Pine and the work of talented animators, this documentary tells the story of Henry Darger, a reclusive janitor by day with few -- if any -- friends, but by night a literary artist with a unique vision. Darger's resulting 15,000-page epic is a wonderland of imagination as it details the exploits of seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against men who enslave children.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Yu
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Right to Exit: Kevorkian
    rating:3.4

    Right to Exit: Kevorkian

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Determined to help people die with dignity, Dr. Jack Kevorkian refused to conceal or halt his participation in assisted suicides until the government stopped him with a 1999 murder conviction. This film chronicles his struggles. Through interviews with key players in the trial as well as a prison phone chat with Kevorkian himself, director Anna Terean provides an illuminating study of both the doctor and the politics of euthanasia.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Terean
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Phyllis and Harold
    rating:3.4

    Phyllis and Harold

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Most people know the story of how their parents met. But for better or worse, filmmaker Cindy Kleine digs even deeper to expose every aspect of her parents' 59-year marriage, revealing touching details and a few painful family secrets. Mixing on-camera interviews with archival photos and creative animation, Kleine's candid documentary looks at the evolution of a dissonant union -- and the harsh truth about love.

    Directed by:

  • Cindy Kleine
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    What the #$*! Do We Know!?
    rating:3.4

    What the #$*! Do We Know!?

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    When she's thrust from her mundane life into an unfamiliar world, Amanda must develop an all-new perception of her surroundings and the people she interacts with in this quirky film that explores neurological processes and quantum uncertainty.

    Directed by:

  • William Arntz
  • Betsy Chasse
  • Mark Vicente
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Abel Raises Cain
    rating:3.4

    Abel Raises Cain

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After launching a phony crusade to clothe animals using the slogan "A nude horse is a rude horse," Alan Abel ended up on the front pages of newspapers across America. He became a legendary professional prankster -- and the nightmare of reporters everywhere. In this touching and amusing documentary, Abel's daughter, Jenny, turns a critical lens on her father to reveal the truth behind his gleeful exploitation of the media's gullibility.

    Directed by:

  • Jeff Hockett
  • Jenny Abel
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Luckey
    rating:3.4

    Luckey

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Paralyzed sculptor-architect Tom Luckey employs his architect son, Spencer Luckey, to help him finish the design and installation of a multilevel children's play structure, which he started prior to his life-altering accident. In 2005, Luckey fell through a window at the top of a three-story building, and although he's paralyzed from the neck down, his fate does not derail the determination he has to finish his trademark masterwork.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Longsworth
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Trials of Ted Haggard
    rating:3.4

    The Trials of Ted Haggard

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In this telling documentary directed by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's daughter, Alexandra, former evangelical preacher Ted Haggard discusses his fall from grace in a highly publicized 2006 scandal involving crystal meth and a male prostitute. Among other things, the film reveals that Haggard remains committed to his wife and children despite a "personal struggle" with homosexuality he's long kept secret -- until now.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra Pelosi
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Patrick
    rating:3.4

    Patrick

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Liam Neeson narrates this absorbing docudrama about St. Patrick. Shot in the Emerald Isle and featuring commentary by best-selling author Frank McCourt, the film chronicles the 5th-century saint's life from his meager beginnings to his rise as a Catholic revolutionary who helped synthesize Christianity and Celtic tradition. The film also explores the facts behind the colorful religious icon's worldwide popularity.

    Directed by:

  • Pamela Mason Wagner
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Pictures from a Revolution
    rating:3.4

    Pictures from a Revolution

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    In this emotional documentary, acclaimed photojournalist Susan Meiselas revisits many of the locations in Nicaragua where she captured some of the most powerful images from that country's bloody civil war of the 1970s and '80s.

    Directed by:

  • Alfred Guzzetti
  • Susan Meiselas
  • Richard P. Rogers
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Pink Saris
    rating:3.4

    Pink Saris

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentarian Kim Longinotto relates the powerful story of Sampat Pal Devi, the tough-minded leader of the Gulabi Gang, a group devoted to obtaining equal rights for women in India and ending the violent discrimination that still plagues them. The Gulabi Gang, whose members wear bright pink saris, protest dowry deaths, the marrying off of very young girls, and India's strict caste system, even though their own violent methods raise questions.

    Directed by:

  • Kim Longinotto
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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