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The Wavy Gravy Movie: Saint Misbehavin
rating:3.9

The Wavy Gravy Movie: Saint Misbehavin

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Explore the meaningful life of longtime clown and political activist Wavy Gravy with this documentary, which follows the popular figure for more than 10 years, revealing his true character, core convictions and biggest contributions to society.

Directed by:

  • Michelle Esrick
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    Better This World
    rating:3.9

    Better This World

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    At the 2008 Republican National Convention, friends David McKay and Bradley Crowder went from bandanna-wearing protesters to federal terrorism suspects. This searing documentary aims to separate the rhetoric from the facts in the polarizing case.

    Directed by:

  • Katie Galloway
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    Gogol Bordello: Non-Stop
    rating:3.9

    Gogol Bordello: Non-Stop

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Soak up the eclectic sounds of Gogol Bordello -- the New York City-based "gypsy punk" outfit headed by vibrant front man Eugene Hütz -- as filmmaker Margarita Jimeno takes you onstage and behind the scenes with the band from 2001-06. With musical influences running the gamut from klezmer to dub to the works of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, the band generates a serious buzz as fans flock to their notoriously raucous shows.

    Directed by:

  • Margarita Jimeno
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    Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
    rating:3.9

    Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary takes an in-depth look at the influential career of iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz, from her earliest artistic efforts to her storied tenure at Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair magazines and beyond. Intimately filmed by Annie's sister Barbara Leibovitz, the program features interviews with the artist as she works at home, along with telling insights from many of the celebrities she has photographed, such as Mick Jagger.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Leibovitz
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    Titanic: The Complete Story
    rating:3.9

    Titanic: The Complete Story

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Featuring newsreel footage and filmed testimonials of survivors and historians, this award-winning documentary examines one of history's unforgettable tragedies, the sinking of the &NFi;Titanic&NFi_; ocean liner, during which more than 1,500 lives were lost. The most complete chronicle of the &NFi;Titanic&NFi_; disaster ever created, this History Channel special details the origins of the vessel, the ship's doomed voyage and its aftermath.

    Directed by:

  • Edith Becker
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    Wake Up
    rating:3.9

    Wake Up

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    As unlikely as it may seem, Jonas Elrod woke up one day with the power to see and hear angels, demons and ghosts. Filmed over the course of three years, this documentary follows Jonas and his girlfriend as they try to understand why this happened. Through the course of their cross-country journey, the couple discovers surprising revelations about the world, the nature of mankind and much more.

    Directed by:

  • Jonas Elrod
  • Chloe Crespi
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    Mugabe and the White African
    rating:3.9

    Mugabe and the White African

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    An unprecedented look inside politically fractured Zimbabwe under dictator Robert Mugabe, this documentary follows Michael Campbell, one of the country's few remaining white farmers, as he bravely battles to protect his land from government seizure.

    Directed by:

  • Lucy Bailey
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    Pressure Cooker
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    Pressure Cooker

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Three Philadelphia high school students negotiate the challenges of the inner city and the demands of their tough-minded culinary arts teacher, Wilma Stephenson, to become contenders in a citywide cooking competition. Charming and surprisingly hilarious, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker's inspiring, Emmy-nominated documentary showcases the heights young minds can reach, regardless of their environment, when they're expected to succeed.

    Directed by:

  • Mark Becker
  • Jennifer Grausman
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    Riding Giants
    rating:3.9

    Riding Giants

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Those who can't get enough of point breaks and "shooting curls" will appreciate this comprehensive look at the history of surfing, from its origins as a tiny subculture to its widespread resurgence -- and surfers' ongoing obsession with the sport. Stacy Peralta (who also helmed the acclaimed skateboard documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys) directs this critically lauded opener to the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Stacy Peralta
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    Physics: The Elegant Universe and Beyond
    rating:3.9

    Physics: The Elegant Universe and Beyond

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Brian Greene, a Columbia University physics professor and best-selling author of &NFi;The Elegant Universe&NFi_;, hosts this fascinating exploration of string theory, beginning with an overview of general physics concepts. Greene then moves on to a straightforward and visually stimulating explanation of the more recent string theory that unites relativity and quantum mechanics. A profile of Einstein and an explanation of his theory of relativity are included.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Cort
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    I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me
    rating:3.9

    I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This insightful Home Box Office documentary profiles some American children afflicted with Tourette's syndrome -- a hereditary neurological disorder manifested by recurrent, involuntary vocal and motor tics. More than a dozen youngsters ranging from ages 6 to 13 discuss the stigma of Tourette's, what it's like to grow up with the condition, control measures and the challenges they face to be viewed as normal.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Goosenberg Kent
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    Heart of a Soul Surfer: The Bethany Hamilton Story
    rating:3.9

    Heart of a Soul Surfer: The Bethany Hamilton Story

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Offering an inspirational story of survival and faith, this documentary explores the infamous shark attack that left teenager Bethany Hamilton with one arm -- and a 16-inch bite out of her surfboard. Rather than be defeated by what happened to her, Hamilton used the incident as a platform to talk to others about the role she believes God has played in her life. She also picked up her surfboard again and hit the waves with a new sense of purpose.

    Directed by:

  • Becky Baumgartner
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    Love and Diane
    rating:3.9

    Love and Diane

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the real-life drama of a family torn apart, this heart-wrenching documentary reveals what happens when history seems doomed to repeat itself. Taken from their drug-abusing mother, Diane, when they were just children, Love and her siblings entered the foster-care system. But Love's subsequent choices as a young adult have now brought her to a desperate crossroads: She's 18 years old, HIV positive and the mother of an infant son.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Dworkin
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    Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior / President: American Experience
    rating:3.9

    Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior / President: American Experience

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Ulysses S. Grant was one of America's most paradoxical leaders. The greatest hero of the Civil War, Grant was a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to George Washington's former rank. Propelled into the White House by his battlefield success, Grant lacked the political skills to deal with reconstructing the South and managing the nation's rapidly expanding economy, and his life after the White House was filled with disaster.

    Directed by:

  • Adriana Bosch
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    The Lottery
    rating:3.9

    The Lottery

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In this penetrating look at public education in America, filmmaker Madeleine Sackler follows four children through the highs and lows of a life-changing lottery, where the prize is a spot in one of New York City's best charter schools. When presented with a chance to pull their youngsters out of a failing system, some parents dare to be cautiously optimistic, knowing full well there are hundreds of thousands of kids in the pool.

    Directed by:

  • Madeleine Sackler
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    Can We Make it to Mars?: Nova scienceNOW
    rating:3.9

    Can We Make it to Mars?: Nova scienceNOW

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Host Neil deGrasse Tyson escorts viewers on an examination of the questions surrounding humans' ability to survive a roundtrip journey of up to three years to Mars. Can astronauts survive that long without gravity? How will their food be kept palatable? Scientists and engineers discuss advances in radiation-defying, skin-tight space suits, exercises to keep bones healthy, the preservation of foodstuffs, and plasma-powered, super-fast spaceships.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Holt
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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
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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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