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The Jews: A People's History
rating:3.1

The Jews: A People's History

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Exploring 4,000 years in the history of the Jews -- from their ancient roots in the Middle East all the way to modern-day Judaism -- this exhaustivedocumentary weaves stories from the past and present to reveal a rich tapestry of Jewish identity. Seeking to represent the diversity of the Jewish people, director Nina Koshofer's ambitious film spotlights Jews both rich and poor, famed and obscure.

Directed by:

  • Nina Koshofer
  • Sabine Klauser
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    Charlotte Rampling: The Look
    rating:3.1

    Charlotte Rampling: The Look

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Actress Charlotte Rampling largely tells her own story in this unconventional self-portrait conceived by filmmaker Angelina Maccarone. Highlights include conversations between Rampling and her friends, along with clips from her most famous films.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Maccarone
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    Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti
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    Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Maya Deren's fascinating footage captures Haitian voodoo dances and rituals from 1947 to 1951. Edited 20 years after Deren's death, this documentary reveals Rada, Petra, and Congo possession rites, as well as Rara and Mardi Gras celebrations.

    Directed by:

  • Teiji Ito
  • Cherel Ito
  • Maya Deren
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    Around the World in 72 Days: The Audacious Adventures of Nellie Bly
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    Around the World in 72 Days: The Audacious Adventures of Nellie Bly

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Enterprising reporter Nellie Bly (the nom de plume of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman) etched her name in history's annals when she journeyed around the world via train and steamboat to best fictitious literary hero Phileas Fogg's 80-day odyssey. This episode of "The American Experience" chronicles the life and times of Bly, a pioneering newshound who took huge risks -- including committing herself to a mental hospital to uncover patient abuse.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Lesiak
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    Facing Arthur
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    Facing Arthur

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary chronicles the relationship between Holocaust survivor Arthur Lederman and 20-year-old Christoph, a German descendent of a Nazi soldier. Despite differences in their cultures and generations, they discover a common bond in music.

    Directed by:

  • Michael Rey
  • Stefan Knerrich
  • Amy Rubin
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    A Pug's Life: A Dogumentary
    rating:3.1

    A Pug's Life: A Dogumentary

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Award-winning filmmakers Marilyn and Chuck Braverman turn their lens on the small dog of ancient breed that's won the hearts of millions with its friendly personality, snub nose, googly eyes and wrinkly mug in this documentary that originally aired on PBS. Following pugs and their owners from New York to London, A Pug's Life reveals the coddled canines in all their glory -- from show pugs to working pugs to pugs that love to party!

    Directed by:

  • Marilyn Braverman
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    Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet
    rating:3.1

    Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Maria Anna Tappeiner's documentary reveals the creative process and philosophies of American artist Richard Serra, who, in interviews, discusses his major influences, his approach to sculpture, the controversies surrounding his works and more. His signature large-scale minimalist sculptures can be found in New York City's Federal Building, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain and London's Liverpool Street Station.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Anna Tappeiner
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    60 Spins Around the Sun
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    60 Spins Around the Sun

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Helmed by "Saturday Night Live" alumna Laura Kightlinger, this hourlong exposé chronicles -- warts and all -- the life of comedian turned activist Randy Credico, an up-and-coming funnyman whose candor tanked his career. But the end of his showbiz days didn't stop him: He switched gears and became a mouthpiece for various causes, including the fight against New York's draconian drug laws. Credico's peers and ex-girlfriends weigh in with insights.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Kightlinger
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    Brother Born Again
    rating:3.1

    Brother Born Again

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Seeking to renew her relationship with her born-again Christian brother, documentary filmmaker Julia Pimsleur traveled to a remote Alaskan island, where brother Marc has lived for 10 years with his spiritual family. The resulting film captures Pimsleur -- a bisexual Jewish New Yorker -- as she searches for an understanding of her sibling's chosen life path, and in the process, delves into the definition of family and explores family dynamics.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Pimsleur
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    Mysterious Life of Caves: Nova
    rating:3.1

    Mysterious Life of Caves: Nova

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Join noted scientists as they explore some of the world's most inaccessible caves in search of evidence to support a radical new theory of cave formation. Delve into the depths of Carlsbad Caverns and Lechuguilla in New Mexico and Cueva de Villa Luz in Mexico to discover how the presence of deadly chemicals and bacteria may give clues to unique geological processes on earth and even to the possibility of life on other planets.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Holt
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    The Blood of Yingzhou District
    rating:3.1

    The Blood of Yingzhou District

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Oscar-winning documentary short, Hong Kong filmmaker Ruby Yang chronicles the lives of young orphans living in the Yingzhou district of China's Anhui province, children whose parents have died from AIDS and now face a life of painful choices. The film centers on a silent boy named Gao Jun, who's been stigmatized, abandoned and kept away from other children for fear that he will infect them.

    Directed by:

  • Ruby Yang
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    Lioness
    rating:3.1

    Lioness

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Through first-person interviews, journal entries and archival footage, filmmakers Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers present the rarely told stories of the first female Army support soldiers sent into direct ground combat in Iraq. The film profiles five of these so-called "lionesses," who share their candid observations about serving their country under pioneering circumstances in decidedly uncertain times.

    Directed by:

  • McLagan / Sommers
  • Meg McLagan
  • Daria Sommers
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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
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    Something Within Me
    rating:3.1

    Something Within Me

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1985, the administrators of St. Augustine's, a poor Catholic school in the South Bronx where many children were failing miserably at basic academics, tried a new approach. They revamped the curriculum to stress the arts, particularly music. The kids lifted up their instruments and, eventually, their test scores, too. This infectious, inspiring musical documentary by Emma Joan Morris won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Emma Joan Morris
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    Manufacturing Dissent
    rating:3.1

    Manufacturing Dissent

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary dissects Michael Moore's unconventional approach to filmmaking. From his debut feature, Roger and Me, to Oscar winner Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore's films are scrutinized with an emphasis on errors and omissions.

    Directed by:

  • Rick Caine
  • Debbie Melnyk
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    Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst
    rating:3.1

    Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Gillian Armstrong's documentary unravels the many layers of designer Florence Broadhurst, who was found murdered in her studio in 1977. Best known for her wallpaper designs, the enigmatic Australian crafted multiple identities, including singer, socialite, fashion boutique owner, painter, wife and mother. Archival images, animation, reenactments and interviews help paint a vivid portrait of a remarkable -- and secretive -- woman.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
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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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