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The List
rating:3.1

The List

2012Runtime:0 minutes
A young aid worker creates a life-saving list to help innocent Iraqis who've been targeted as traitors by radical militias. Their only crime? Cooperating with the United States during Iraq's post-war reconstruction.

Directed by:

  • Beth Murphy
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    Born Without
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    Born Without

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Three feet tall and armless, Mexican actor and musician José Flores emerges as a far from pitiable figure in this documentary that instead paints a fascinating portrait of a capable and complex man who embraces life to the fullest. A talented and knowledgeable harmonica player, Flores supports his large (and growing) family by working as a street musician and actor -- all the while carrying on a complicated (and to some, controversial) love life.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Norvind
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    The Unforeseen
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    The Unforeseen

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Robert Redford and Terrence Malick executive produce director Laura Dunn's vivid examination of unchecked development at the expense of environmental sustainability, specifying the Barton Springs aquifer of Austin, Texas, as case in point. The documentary draws on archival footage and interviews with Redford, former Gov. Ann Richards, lobbyist Dick Brown and Austin land developer Gary Bradley to contemplate the true cost of the American Dream.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Dunn
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    Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown
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    Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    James Brown -- the hardest-working man in show business -- reveals his most intimate domestic secrets in this biographical documentary about his marriage to fourth wife, Tomi Rae Brown, their careers, creative collaboration and inspiration. In addition to featuring concert footage, interviews and rare archival material, the film reveals Tomi Rae's own musical accomplishments and the controversy over her husband's arrest in 2004 for domestic violence.

    Directed by:

  • Sheila Lussier
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    A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
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    A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Tribeca Film Festival selection, director Esther Robinson paints an affecting portrait of her uncle, Danny Williams -- a talented young artist and former lover of pop-culture icon Andy Warhol -- who inexplicably vanished at age 27. Highlights include footage from Williams' 16mm films and interviews with colorful Factory personalities such as Brigid Berlin, John Cale, Gerard Malanga, Paul Morrissey and Billy Name.

    Directed by:

  • Esther Robinson
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    Mother Teresa: The Legacy
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    Mother Teresa: The Legacy

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Mother Teresa is well-known and well-loved throughout the world for her work with the needy and less fortunate. This look at her final day on earth, her passing and her touching funeral, attended by thousands of people from around the world, is a testament to the spiritual way she led her life. Through Mother Teresa's own words in exclusive footage, discover the profound wisdom of the woman who captured the heart of everyone she touched.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Petrie
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    The Good Fight
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    The Good Fight

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    During the Spanish Civil War, thousands of Americans fought to end fascism, only to return home and be unfairly blacklisted as communist supporters. Narrated by Studs Terkel, this documentary tells the forgotten stories of these misunderstood heroes. Newsreel footage, archival photographs and interviews with surviving veterans shed new light on these brave civilian soldiers' amazing struggle for democracy.

    Directed by:

  • Noel Buckner
  • Mary Dore
  • Sam Sills
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    Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate
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    Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentarian Helen Whitney continues her examination of spiritual and emotional issues with this in-depth look at how forgiveness is practiced by society and by individuals, and how the reality of atoning can diverge from idealized concepts of it. Among the varied cases profiled are reconciliations achieved after personal betrayals such as adultery, and societal efforts to heal after events such as mass discrimination and genocide.

    Directed by:

  • Helen Whitney
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    The Powder and the Glory
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    The Powder and the Glory

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary celebrates the courageous stories of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, immigrant women who founded competing cosmetics empires in an age when business was dominated by men and makeup was considered vulgar. Though intense rivals, together Arden and Rubinstein literally changed the face of America -- and amassed impressive personal wealth and power along the way. Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman direct.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Carol Grossman
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    Too Hot Not to Handle
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    Too Hot Not to Handle

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A hundred years in the making, civilization's demand for fossil fuel has contributed to a global warming crisis, and this warning documentary reveals evidence of the damage in the United States. Heat waves, devastating storms, liquefying glaciers, the rise of sea level and circulation of disease are just some of the signs of impending disaster. This cautionary film examines the environmental dangers and the measures needed to reverse the trend.

    Directed by:

  • Maryann DeLeo
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    Women & Spirituality
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    Women & Spirituality

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    This renowned trilogy from activist filmmaker Donna Read examines the role that feminine-based spirituality has played throughout history, from goddess-based, pre-Christian faiths all the way up to present-day practices. The presentation also delves into the medieval witch hunts, the persecution of powerful women in Renaissance Europe and how modern women have come full circle in their current reclamation of ancient, female-centered spirituality.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Read
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    Black and Gold: The Story of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation
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    Black and Gold: The Story of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1994, New York's biggest and most influential street gang, the Latin Kings, disavowed crime to become the Latin King and Queen Nation, a political organization. This documentary reveals the 3,000-member gang's two-year quest for legitimacy. As the Nation championed prison and police reform, the NYPD and federal authorities clamped down, their efforts ending in a 1998 raid that was the FBI's largest coordinated action since Prohibition.

    Directed by:

  • Rick Rowley
  • Jacqueline Soohen
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    When Clouds Clear
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    When Clouds Clear

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Anne Slick and Danielle Bernstein's inspirational documentary details the battle over land between an international mining conglomerate and the residents of the small Ecuadorian community of Junin. Dissuaded by big-money offers and menacing threats, the people of Junin remain resilient in their efforts to protect the land their forebears settled from the threats of commercial development and extraction.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Slick
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    Making the Misfits
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    Making the Misfits

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The Misfits, starring the iconic Clark Gable and the enigmatic Marilyn Monroe, and directed by the acclaimed John Huston, was one of the most highly anticipated movies of 1961. Based on a short story by Arthur Miller (who was married to Monroe at the time of filming), it was a cinematic tour de force. But this documentary reveals that what took place &NFi;behind&NFi_; the scenes -- the back story -- proved to be an even more fascinating tale.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Levin
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    Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family
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    Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Shot over an eight-year span, filmmaker Susan Kaplan's absorbing documentary follows the domestic struggles of three consenting adults: bisexuals Sam Cagnina and Steven Margolin and their live-in straight partner, Samantha Singh. After building an unconventional life together, the threesome decides to conceive a child, which changes the emotional dynamics and sets the stage for -- ironically -- degeneration into traditional family dysfunction.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Kaplan
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    Rockin' at the Red Dog
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    Rockin' at the Red Dog

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    A small Western frontier town, Virginia City, Nev., is widely acknowledged by counterculture historians to be, if not the birthplace, then the conceiving ground of the psychedelic 1960s. And the Red Dog Saloon served as the centerpiece for the movement, showcasing artists such as the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane long before they were famous. In this documentary, filmmaker Mary Works captures the heyday of this revolutionary nightspot.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Works
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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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