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Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer's Story
rating:2.9

Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer's Story

2004Runtime:0 minutes
When her mother begins showing early signs of Alzheimer's disease, filmmaker Ann Hedreen sets out to better understand the condition, combining expert interviews with intimate home movies for a moving personal portrait.

Directed by:

  • Ann Hedreen
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    Western Towns
    rating:2.9

    Western Towns

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Actor Keith Carradine hosts this fascinating History Channel program examining the role that sound engineering played in the success of some of the most notorious Old West towns, such as Dodge City, Tombstone and Deadwood. According to historians and scholars, part of the reason we still talk about these towns is the fact that they were designed remarkably well -- even though they sprouted up in desolate areas that were once nearly uninhabitable.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Verklan
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    Savage Planet: Storms of the Century
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    Savage Planet: Storms of the Century

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    If you thought hurricanes were the worst Mother Nature had to offer, think again: Bigger, badder and far bloodier are extratropical cyclones -- several of which are documented in this hair-raising PBS presentation. Through on-site footage, survivor interviews and expert commentary, this documentary brings to life two of the 20th century's worst storms: the 1993 Gulf Coast disaster and the Great Storm of 1953, which ravaged Northern Europe.

    Directed by:

  • Emma Hawley
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    The Burning Season
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    The Burning Season

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    As the world's third-largest carbon emitter, Indonesia is stuck between a rock and a hard place as it struggles to feed its people without destroying its most precious resource -- its rainforests. This documentary shines a light on the dilemma. Narrated by Hugh Jackman, the film follows a trio of individuals at the heart of the struggle -- a palm oil farmer, an orangutan rescuer and a carbon trader -- through a single burning season.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Henkel
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    Walk Like a Man
    rating:2.9

    Walk Like a Man

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Former Australian rugby champion Ian Roberts narrates this absorbing documentary chronicling the journeys of two homosexual rugby teams in pursuit of the Bingham Cup, a top honor considered the "World Cup of gay rugby." Filmmakers Patricia Zagarella and Jim Morgison also focus on the trophy's namesake, gay rugby player Mark Bingham, who lost his life Sept. 11, 2001, after storming the cockpit of United Flight 93.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Zagarella
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    A Father ... a Son ... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    rating:2.9

    A Father ... a Son ... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Aiming her camera lens at Oscar winners Kirk and Michael Douglas, Academy Award-winning actress and filmmaker Lee Grant captures an extraordinary portrait of a father and son whose lives have intersected as frequently as they've diverged. Relying on candid interviews with the actors as well as conversations with their family and friends, Grant also incorporates film clips to illustrate examples of their parallel lives.

    Directed by:

  • Lee Grant
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    The Little Travelers: British Isles
    rating:2.9

    The Little Travelers: British Isles

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    See the magic of the British Isles through the eyes of two little girls in this volume of the award-winning travel series. Chantelle Hart and Nakia Hart visit England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, with stops at world-renowned attractions. The girls kiss the Blarney Stone, explore the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster, visit the castle that doubles as Hogwart's in the Harry Potter films, discover the world of Beatrix Potter and more.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Hart
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    Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio
    rating:2.9

    Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Illuminating a decades-long struggle, this documentary chronicles the war that musicians, producers and fans have waged -- since the dawn of rock 'n' roll -- with the vested interests behind U.S. commercial radio (with the government in a key role). David Crosby, Lesley Gore, Jann Wenner and Casey Kasem are among the performers, journalists and disc jockeys who talk about the artistic and political issues fueling the battle for the airwaves.

    Directed by:

  • Chris Gilson
  • Carolyn Travis
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    The Church on Dauphine Street
    rating:2.9

    The Church on Dauphine Street

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In the dismal wake of Hurricane Katrina, a band of distinct personalities form a kinship to rebuild a destroyed church in New Orleans and reunite the diverse congregation, including many deaf parishioners, who worshipped there before the disaster. The church's head priest, Father Joseph Benson, gets help from an ex-Marine proficient in sign language and an inspired team of volunteers, some of whom who lost their own homes to the storm.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hedreen
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    Dark Circle
    rating:2.9

    Dark Circle

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    Chris Beaver's poignant and insightful docudrama traces the link between the reemergence of nuclear power and the proliferation of nuclear weapons around the world. With revealing declassified footage and stark personal accounts, Dark Circle exposes the potential devastation nuclear power can cause. Critically acclaimed, this compelling, Emmy Award-winning film was a Grand Prize recipient at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Chris Beaver
  • Judy Irving
  • Ruth Landy
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    Last Flight Home
    rating:2.9

    Last Flight Home

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    This heartrending documentary examines Dr. Patrick Scannon's ceaseless quest for missing World War II airplanes in the island chain of Palau, where more than 200 United States aircraft were downed during the war in the Pacific. The film follows three emotionally charged searches, during which Scannon is assisted by families of the MIA and by interviews with surviving veterans, along with a team of altruistic volunteers.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Powers
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    Whole
    rating:2.9

    Whole

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Many of us dream of being more than we are -- but the subjects of this offbeat documentary actually want less. Following a mixed group of people who yearn to be amputees, filmmaker Melody Gilbert takes a hard look at a hard-to-believe subculture. Some folks live as "pretenders" and others have shed limbs on purpose. But the psychological disorder that drives their lives may end up destroying their relationships.

    Directed by:

  • Melody Gilbert
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    Rumi: Turning Ecstatic
    rating:2.9

    Rumi: Turning Ecstatic

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Tina Petrova explores her personal experiences with the great 13th-century mystic and poet Mevlana Jelalludin Rumi in this thoughtful examination of the hugely influential writer. The cinematic road trip from North America to the Middle East includes visits with noted Rumi translator Coleman Barks, author Andrew Harvey, Mojave Desert architect Nader Khalili and a look at the amazing whirling dervishes of Turkey.

    Directed by:

  • Tina Petrova
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    Young & Restless in China
    rating:2.9

    Young & Restless in China

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Helmed by Sue Williams, this eye-opening documentary follows a cross section of Chinese entrepreneurs, pacesetters and struggling Gen-Xers swept up in a bubbling cauldron of rapid social and economic transition. Profiling a handful of people -- including an activist attorney, a hotelier and a downtrodden rap artist -- the film charts their trajectories over the course of four years and looks at how the sweeping transformations are affecting them.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Williams
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    The Alchemical Dream: Rebirth of the Great Work
    rating:2.9

    The Alchemical Dream: Rebirth of the Great Work

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Mystical, ephemeral and nearly lost to time, alchemy was a "magical theory of nature" widely held in pre-Enlightenment Europe. Author Terence McKenna portrays John Dee, court magician to Queen Elizabeth I, in this history of the discipline. McKenna discusses the role of the science as he travels to key sites in alchemic lore throughout Eastern Europe, including Heidelberg, home to the world's only contemporary alchemy lab.

    Directed by:

  • Sheldon Rocklin
  • Morgan Harris
  • Maxine Rocklin
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    Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating
    rating:2.9

    Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Crazy Legs Conti -- a man who would (and did) eat his way out of an 8-foot box of popcorn to promote a movie -- is the subject of this documentary about the world of competitive eating. Following Conti on his journey from passionate fan to serious contestant on the competitive eating circuit, the film reveals a fascinating subculture dominated by capacious-stomached giants like Mo Ribs, Crawfish Nick and Cooke Jarvis.

    Directed by:

  • Danielle Franco
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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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