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Pornstar Pets
rating:2.9

Pornstar Pets

2006Runtime:0 minutes
This surprisingly warm and witty documentary reveals the emotional lives of nearly two dozen top porn stars by exploring their relationships with their pets. From Ron Jeremy's turtle, Cherry, and Taylor Wayne's terrier, Buddy, to Teri Weigel's menagerie of snakes, birds and dogs, these human-animal connections shed light on the tender side of adult film personalities. Other featured stars include Air Force Amy, Dave Pounder and Kimberly Chambers.

Directed by:

  • Margie Schnibbe
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    Family Portrait in Black and White
    rating:2.9

    Family Portrait in Black and White

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Sixteen black orphans adopted by Olga Nenya struggle against racism in the Ukraine. Constantly on guard against overtly racist neighbors and skinheads, the kids look to their own inner strength and the help of Westerners to attain a brighter future. Tensions rise when a European couple offers to adopt one of the children, an offer that Olga resists as she attempts to bravely hold her family together.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Ivanova
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    From the East
    rating:2.9

    From the East

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Chantal Akerman offers this meditative film that captures the sights and sounds of a trek through East Germany, Poland, the Baltic states and Russia, filmed in the days just after the Berlin Wall came down. Eschewing narration in favor of minimalist images from everyday life, this graceful visual poem reveals the striking beauty of Eastern European lands as they began to emerge from decades behind the Iron Curtain.

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
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    Nico Icon
    rating:2.9

    Nico Icon

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Susanne Ofteringer explores the self-destructive world of pop culture, celebrity and drugs through the life of German-born model-artist Nico, who found fame in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita and later as a member of Andy Warhol's Factory.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Ofteringer
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    Cinévardaphoto
    rating:2.9

    Cinévardaphoto

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    How potent is the power of a picture? Filmmaker Agnès Varda asks this question and attempts to answer it in three separate vignettes. In the first, a female artist, Ydessa, collects photographs of teddy bears. But why? Next, the director examines her snapshots from the 1950s, taking a step back in time. The final short captures Cuba after the revolution, full of possibilities and on the brink of otherness.

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    2012: The Odyssey
    rating:2.9

    2012: The Odyssey

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Some believe that the Mayan calendar will end in December 2012 -- and the world with it. In a departure from ubiquitous doomsday predictions, this documentary explores the metaphysical reasons for modern humankind's fascination with apocalypse. Host and new age writer Sharron Rose travels the country, interviewing spiritualists such as José Arguelles, Gregg Braden and John Major Jenkins about the furor over the prediction and what it means.

    Directed by:

  • Sharron Rose
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    Roses in December
    rating:2.9

    Roses in December

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    In December 1980, El Salvador's government security force gunned down lay missionary Jean Donovan and three American nuns. Ana Carrigan and Bernard Stone's award-winning documentary explores Donovan's short but meaningful life. Her story, from her affluent upbringing to her passionate work and untimely death at age 27, is told against the backdrop of the United States' devastating political involvement in Central America.

    Directed by:

  • Ana Carrigan
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe
    rating:2.9

    Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke hosts this program in which highly respected scientific experts travel the globe seeking the truth behind mythical creatures, ancient legends and hair-raising rituals. They'll take you beyond the realms of the known world and into the mysterious, fantastic universe of ghosts, UFOs, zombies, unexplained disappearances and much, much more.

    Directed by:

  • Fiona Greig
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    Quest for Honor
    rating:2.9

    Quest for Honor

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Photographer, author and activist Mary Ann Bruni exposes the brutal epidemic of "honor killings" in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where more than 12,000 teenage girls accused of damaging their families' reputations have been murdered by relatives. Working with the Women's Media and Education Center, a local humanitarian organization, Bruni interviews men involved in the killings, many of whom demonstrate nothing but contempt for the victims.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Ann Bruni
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    James Ellroy: American Dog
    rating:2.9

    James Ellroy: American Dog

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Famed novelist James Ellroy, known as the "Demon Dog" of crime fiction, narrates this stylish documentary, which retraces his life from a tragedy-filled childhood, through a tumultuous adolescence and to eventual acclaim as a celebrated author. Haunted by the brutal murder of his mother when he was just 10 years old, Ellroy became fascinated with crime and the underbelly of society, exploring the darkest sides of humanity through his writing.

    Directed by:

  • Clara Kuperberg
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    9/12: From Chaos to Community
    rating:2.9

    9/12: From Chaos to Community

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This poignant documentary follows numerous New Yorkers, who, for 10 months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, offered support and comfort for recovery workers. Along the way, they crafted new relationships and a vivid sense of community. Using interviews and archival photographs, director Susanna Styron profiles the generous volunteers who set aside their egos and eccentricities and came to embody the American spirit of determination.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna Styron
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    Summercamp!
    rating:2.9

    Summercamp!

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Break out the s'mores for this engaging documentary chronicling several weeks in the lives of campers and counselors at Wisconsin's Swift Nature Camp, including youthful rites of passage such as campfire sing-alongs and the poignancy of first love. Anyone who's been to summer camp will recognize the dramas as they unfold, from dealing with fear and homesickness to forging new friendships with campers and counselors.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Price
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    5 Girls
    rating:2.8

    5 Girls

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Five teen girls, including a Vietnamese immigrant wanting to return home and an honors student in love with a drug dealer, open up their lives to filmmaker Maria Finitzo in this documentary that explores the trials and tribulations of adolescence. While the girls come from widely different economic backgrounds and situations, they all adapt to the challenges in their lives the same way -- by believing in themselves.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Finitzo
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
    rating:2.8

    Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Award-winning filmmaker Kim Longinotto goes behind the walls of England's Mulberry Bush School, an experimental boarding school and treatment facility that serves as a last-resort destination for emotionally traumatized children. The film examines the school's unique approach to rehabilitation -- restrain and console, never punish -- as it follows a year in the lives of four boys, their families and the teachers who strive to heal them.

    Directed by:

  • Kim Longinotto
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The Little Travelers: Bali
    rating:2.8

    The Little Travelers: Bali

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Come along for a magical adventure as American youngsters Chantelle Hart and Nakia Hart continue their journey, greeting new friends, learning a new culture and exploring the beauty of Bali, Indonesia, in this award-winning documentary. Enchanted by the island's lush landscape, vivid colors and theatrical customs, the sisters hunt for coconuts, play in the rice fields and even encounter a mischievous monkey along the way.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Hart
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Arctic Mission
    rating:2.8

    Arctic Mission

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Scientists explore the impact of climate change on the Arctic in this series of five films. A team of scientists and filmmakers board the sailboat SEDNA IV for a breathtaking data-gathering expedition through the Arctic. Not only does the series reveal the impact of climate change on the Arctic's sensitive ecosystems, wildlife and indigenous Inuits, it also explores the potential impact of global warming on the entire planet.

    Directed by:

  • Jean Lemire
  • Thierry Piantanida
  • Alain Belhumeur
  • Caroline Underwood
  • Carlos Ferrand
  • rating:2.8 2.8 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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