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My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransport
rating:3.3

My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransport

1996Runtime:0 minutes
Narrated by screen legend Joanne Woodward, this affecting documentary chronicles the story behind the Kindertransport, a British refugee program that saved more than 10,000 Jewish children during World War II.

Directed by:

  • Melissa Hacker
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court
    rating:3.3

    The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Three years in the making, Pamela Yates's documentary follows prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and his team as they issue arrest warrants for perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. With the ICC still in its infancy, Moreno-Ocampo must gain support from the international community in order to prosecute warlords from countries such as Uganda, Sudan and Colombia.

    Directed by:

  • Pamela Yates
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
    rating:3.3

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Learn the history of Fallingwater -- the iconic Pennsylvania home custom-designed for the Kaufmann family by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 -- in this fascinating documentary film. Highlights include interviews with Fallingwater director Lynda Waggoner and architectural historian Richard Cleary, who explain Wright's concept of "organic architecture" and the qualities that make the structure so exceptional.

    Directed by:

  • Lynda Waggoner
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    It Came from Kuchar
    rating:3.3

    It Came from Kuchar

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Jennifer M. Kroot examines the works of filmmaking twins Mike Kuchar and George Kuchar and explores the undeniable influence they've had on independent directors such as Atom Egoyan, John Waters and Buck Henry. Known for creating eccentric, no-budget films like The Thief and the Stripper, Hold Me While I'm Naked and The Secret of Wendel Samson, these movie maverick siblings are true pioneers of underground cinema.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer M. Kroot
  • 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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    African Leaders: Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work
    rating:3.3

    African Leaders: Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    These absorbing documentaries profile two African leaders whose courage and defiance of colonial forces changed the lives of millions. Via archival footage and interviews with scholars and colleagues, both men take their rightful places in history. Renaissance man Frantz Fanon spearheaded the Algerian revolution against France, while Amílcar Cabral founded a political party to foster the independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde from Portugal.

    Directed by:

  • Cheikh Djemai
  • Ana Lucia Ramos Lisboa
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi
    rating:3.3

    Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi takes a remarkable journey across the heartland to uncover the religious, cultural and political beliefs of evangelical Christians, including Jerry Falwell, Ted Haggard and best-selling author Joel Osteen. Interviewing both leaders and rank-and-file believers and attending events such as a Christian wrestling match, Pelosi reveals a vibrant subculture whose convictions may surprise and possibly bewilder you.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra Pelosi
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    Facing the Habit
    rating:3.3

    Facing the Habit

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Junkie and former millionaire stockbroker Dave starts looking for more experimental treatments after 10 years of failing to kick his heroin habit. He journeys to Mexico to undergo treatment with Ibogaine, a controversial drug made from a mysterious West African root known as iboga. Filmmaker Magnolia Martin's searing portrait of addiction won Best Short Documentary at the 2007 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Magnolia Martin
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Shaolin Ulysses: Kung Fu Monks in America
    rating:3.3

    Shaolin Ulysses: Kung Fu Monks in America

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    If you get a kick out of kung fu, you'll love this exhilarating film that traces the journey of five kung fu monks in search of the American dream. Hailing from China's legendary Shaolin Temple, these Zen masters and kung fu stars have left their homeland to forge a new life and bring their special brand of martial arts to the west. Hear their personal stories (narrated by Beau Bridges) and watch in awe as they display some of their best moves.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Burr
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Order of Myths
    rating:3.3

    The Order of Myths

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Dating back to the 1700s, Mobile, Alabama's Mardi Gras celebration is the oldest in the country -- and it's still going strong today. With the annual event as its focus, this documentary explores the city, its mystical societies and race relations. Tens of thousands of enthusiastic revelers descend upon downtown Mobile each year to take part in a variety of colorful parades, balls and festivities. Margaret Brown's work was nominated for Best Documentary for the Independent Spirit Awards.

    Directed by:

  • Margaret Brown
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    By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
    rating:3.3

    By the People: The Election of Barack Obama

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmed during the historic 2008 presidential election campaign, this documentary goes behind the scenes to trace the journey of Barack Obama from his seat in the United States Senate to his inauguration as America's first biracial president. Filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams offer candid footage of Obama and his aides from inside the campaign and also examine the fervent grassroots movement that helped propel Obama to the White House.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Rice
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Lipstick & Dynamite
    rating:3.3

    Lipstick & Dynamite

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    In professional wrestling, the men almost always end up in the spotlight, even though the women are just as fierce and fearsome as the best of them. In this thrilling documentary, director Ruth Leitman trains her lens on the female fighters of the World Wrestling Entertainment, including a teenaged Ida May Martinez and the league's Grande Dame, The Fabulous Moolah. It's a no-hold-barred examination of a most fascinating world.

    Directed by:

  • Ruth Leitman
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    New York in the Fifties
    rating:3.3

    New York in the Fifties

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The 1950s were a powerful time in New York City, as the bohemian movement unfolded and changed the beat of the city. The cast of characters interviewed for this fascinating documentary (based on writer Dan Wakefield's memoirs) reads like a "Who's Who" of the decade: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Gay and Nan Talese, Calvin Trillin, Mark van Doren and more.

    Directed by:

  • Betsy Blankenbaker
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Into The Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War
    rating:3.3

    Into The Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Julia Newman interviews more than a dozen American women -- including nurses, notable authors and others -- who defied the U.S. government in 1936 to support the newly elected democratic government of Spain in its fight against a right-wing military faction led by Gen. Francisco Franco. The result is a thought-provoking study of the Spanish Civil War, a key battle in the European fight against fascism.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Newman
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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    All We Are Saying
    rating:3.3

    All We Are Saying

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Actress and filmmaker Rosanna Arquette takes a deep look into the art and business of contemporary music in this illuminating documentary featuring conversations with dozens of iconic artists who discuss their inspirations, balancing life and art, and the state of the music industry today. Musicians include Chrissie Hynde, Peter Gabriel, David Crosby, Iggy Pop, Yoko Ono, Annie Lennox, Sting, Joni Mitchell, Steven Tyler, Marilyn Manson and more.

    Directed by:

  • Rosanna Arquette
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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