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The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club
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The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Vivacious and brilliant, Florence "Pancho" Barnes was an aviation legend whose daring stunt flying set the bar for both male and female pilots. This documentary narrated by Tom Skerritt examines her influence on a generation of flyers.

Directed by:

  • Amanda Pope
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    Trudell
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    Trudell

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Heather Rae paints an unforgettable portrait of Native American poet and activist John Trudell, a man known as much for his spoken-word performances as he is for his politics. The documentary includes commentary from Robert Redford, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Shepard, Val Kilmer, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and Wilma Mankiller, the first woman principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.

    Directed by:

  • Heather Rae
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    Speaking in Tongues
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    Speaking in Tongues

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider follow four public-school children and document their experiences as they learn second languages in this compelling film that puts a human face on the often-fiery debate over bilingual education in America. Two children born outside the United States are placed in immersion programs to learn English, while two native English speakers enroll in classes taught in other languages.

    Directed by:

  • Marcia Jarmel
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    West of Memphis
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    West of Memphis

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    After the 1994 conviction of three troubled teens for the murders of three younger boys, questions began to arise about the prosecution of the case, with numerous legal experts and celebrities demanding that previously ignored evidence be examined.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Berg
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    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
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    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Revisiting a pivotal point in American history, this documentary chronicles Pentagon insider Daniel Ellsberg's daring endeavor to leak top-secret government papers that disclosed shocking truths about the Vietnam War and Nixon's presidency.

    Directed by:

  • Judith Ehrlich
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    The End of America
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    The End of America

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Naomi Wolf's sobering best-seller, this documentary examines post-9/11 American freedom. Filmmakers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern present evidence that our society's liberty has been systematically eroded under the Bush administration. Their examples parallel the loss of liberty experienced in other countries as their governments tumbled into fascism, and draw chilling connections between what's already happened and what is yet to come.

    Directed by:

  • Annie Sundberg
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    National Geographic: Volcano: Nature's Inferno
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    National Geographic: Volcano: Nature's Inferno

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    An erupting volcano is perhaps the most devastating force in all of nature. This film from the celebrated National Geographic television series takes a look at these natural wonders, particularly two legendary structures -- Mount Unzen in Japan and Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. Volcanologists are consulted as they predict eruptions and attempt to save lives.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Willumsen
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    The Future of Food
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    The Future of Food

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Before compiling your next grocery list, you might want to watch filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia's eye-opening documentary, which sheds light on a shadowy relationship between agriculture, big business and government. By examining the effects of biotechnology on the nation's smallest farmers, the film reveals the unappetizing truth about genetically modified foods: You could unknowingly be serving them for dinner.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Koons
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    Bag It
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    Bag It

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    With a humorous tone, Suzan Beraza's documentary follows average guy Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a personal quest to figure out where plastic bags come from, why they're so ubiquitous and where they end up after they're thrown away.

    Directed by:

  • Suzan Beraza
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    Split Estate
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    Split Estate

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    The struggle between preserving public health and public treasures and satisfying the economy's never-ending hunger for new energy sources is played out in the scenic landscape of Garfield County, Colo. Narrated by Ali MacGraw, the film details the oil and natural gas industry's legacy of environmental damage and pollution in Colorado and elsewhere, as well as residents' battle to protect their health and their clean water supplies.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Anderson
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    Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight
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    Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    His name might not be very familiar, but the works of graphic artist Milton Glaser -- whose prolific output includes the "I Love NY" ad campaign, as well as album covers for Townes Van Zandt and Nina Simone -- are recognizable to many. Revisiting the famed paintings, drawings, logos, prints, posters and other works by Glaser, filmmaker Wendy Keys creates a rich and engaging mosaic of a key figure in American iconography.

    Directed by:

  • Wendy Keys
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    Egypt's Golden Empire
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    Egypt's Golden Empire

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This program tracks the development of Egypt's New Kingdom, a majestic era marked by the rise of powerful rulers, the birth of a sophisticated civilization, and advances in art, culture and politics that would influence the world for years to come.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Bradley
  • James Hawes
  • Ciara Byrne
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    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire
    rating:3.9

    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    As Europeans worked to extend their reach across the globe, the people of Japan were decidedly isolationist. This documentary spotlights 16th- and 17th-century Japan as seen through the eyes of the samurai, the artist, the foreigner and many others.

    Directed by:

  • Lyn Goldfarb
  • Deborah Ann DeSnoo
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    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
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    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    It's Francis Ford Coppola vs. natural catastrophe, crazy actors, the Philippine government and crushing self-doubt in this unbelievable account of the making of the 1979 classic Apocalypse Now. Behind-the-scenes location footage is combined with candid 1990 interviews of cast and crew members; the result is a fascinating portrait of a director plunged into the very obsession he sought to portray on film.

    Directed by:

  • Fax Bahr
  • George Hickenlooper
  • Eleanor Coppola
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    Emmanuel's Gift
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    Emmanuel's Gift

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Oprah Winfrey narrates this inspirational look at living with a disability in Ghana -- where the physically handicapped are outcast -- as seen through the eyes of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who was born with a deformed right leg. While most of the nation's 2 million citizens deemed "disabled" suffer discrimination, abandonment and ridicule, Emmanuel has dedicated his life to traveling the country via bicycle to open people's minds and to transform lives.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Lax
  • Nancy Stern
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Frontline: Wikisecrets: Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks
    rating:3.9

    Frontline: Wikisecrets: Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Intelligence analyst Bradley Manning set off a firestorm of controversy when he released millions of classified documents to the WikiLeaks Web site in 2010. "Frontline" investigates this enigmatic figure's motives and the fallout of his actions.

    Directed by:

  • Marcela Gaviria
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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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