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Daguerréotypes
rating:2.7

Daguerréotypes

1976Runtime:0 minutes
Experimental filmmaker Agnes Varda presents this vivid documentary portrait of her longtime neighborhood along Paris' Rue Daguerre, compiled from footage that she began shooting in 1974 while caring for her 2-year-old son.

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    Robsessed: Inside the Life of Robert Pattinson
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    Robsessed: Inside the Life of Robert Pattinson

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Fanatically loved by hordes of young people, teen heartthrob and paparazzi magnet Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) reveals his inner world to devotees in this documentary directed by Irene Antoniades.

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  • Irene Antoniades
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    On the Other Side of Life
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    On the Other Side of Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Two young brothers in a South African township depend both on their wits and each other to get by, walking the line between their elders' traditional way of living and the dangerous lure of the gangster life. When they both fall under suspicion in a murder case, the brothers are sent to prison and must learn an entirely new set of survival tactics. Back outside on bail, Lucky and Bongani find still another challenge to face together.

    Directed by:

  • Stefanie Brockhaus
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    And Baby Makes Two
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    And Baby Makes Two

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    It takes a lot of strength, courage and stamina to raise a child on one's own; this documentary by filmmakers Judy Katz and Oren Rudavsky follows eight New York City women who chose the path of single motherhood. Over two years, they deal with the stresses, challenges, panics and joys of parenting, including the societal pressures of flying solo, all without the help of a partner.

    Directed by:

  • Oren Rudavsky
  • Judy Katz
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    Building Bombs
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    Building Bombs

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    This Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles everyday life in Aiken, S.C. -- ground zero for America's hydrogen bomb-making facility, the Savannah River Plant. Through interviews with residents, politicians, activists and factory workers, the incisive film looks at the consequences of living in the shadow of nuclear weapons and the illegal dumping of radioactive waste. Actress Jane Alexander narrates.

    Directed by:

  • Mark Mori
  • Susan Robinson
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    On Hostile Ground
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    On Hostile Ground

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Jenny Raskin and Liz Mermin's documentary, produced by Catherine Gund, explores the issues faced by U.S. doctors who perform abortions amid a climate of violent protest. The film -- which aims to challenge the anti-abortion movement -- focuses on three dedicated providers who risk their lives on a daily basis. Interviews with families, colleagues and patients present a humanistic portrait of these strongly principled health care professionals.

    Directed by:

  • Liz Mermin
  • Jenny Raskin
  • Catherine Gund
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    Three Miles North of Molkom
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    Three Miles North of Molkom

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    This wildly entertaining documentary follows a gruff Australian rugby coach as he ventures into the offbeat New Age waters of Sweden's alternative-spirituality No Mind Festival, where he's surrounded by hippies, shamans and tantric sex enthusiasts.

    Directed by:

  • Robert Cannan
  • Corinna Villari-McFarlane
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    FTA
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    FTA

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    Francine Parker's documentary -- which disappeared from theaters after only one week -- chronicles the Pacific leg of the 1971 "Free the Army" tour, the anti-Vietnam War revue featuring a troupe of performers led by Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Consisting of satirical skits, antiwar humor, protest songs and interviews with members of the military, the FTA revue was designed to inspire U.S. soldiers to voice their dissent.

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  • Francine Parker
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    Liberty Bound
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    Liberty Bound

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This entertaining and provocative film documents the fear, ignorance, lies and hypocritical rhetoric characterizing the post-9/11 national scene and the controversial federal legislation that restricts civil liberties in the name of homeland security. Filmmaker Christine Rose embraces every controversy, using original and archival footage and interviews with leading activists, questioning if the land of the free is slowly becoming a police state.

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  • Christine Rose
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    Stock Shock
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    Stock Shock

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    An inside look at how greedy Wall Street insiders scammed average investors through calculated market manipulation, this documentary charts the needless decline of Sirius XM satellite radio through the sad stories of its stunned stockholders. Through interviews with journalists, business professionals and market managers, director Sandra Mohr exposes the twisted relationship between Wall Street and the government.

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  • Sandra Mohr
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    Nazrah: A Muslim Woman's Perspective
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    Nazrah: A Muslim Woman's Perspective

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Muslim women living in the U.S. Pacific Northwest freely share their views on Islam and a variety of complex social and political issues in filmmaker Farah Nousheen's award-winning documentary. The women engage in an open roundtable discussion of Islam; the difficulties they face in achieving equality within the Muslim community; stereotypes of Muslim women in the media; and the political climate at the time the movie was filmed.

    Directed by:

  • Farah Nousheen
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    Viva Nelson Mandela: A Hero for All Seasons
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    Viva Nelson Mandela: A Hero for All Seasons

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this inspiring documentary, filmmaker Catherine Meyburgh chronicles the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela, from his happy childhood to his political imprisonment to his triumphant election as president of South Africa. Commemorating the iconic leader's 90th birthday, Meyburgh's film features personal accounts from many of Mandela's friends, peers and confidantes, all gathered to pay tribute to the legendary civil rights activist.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Meyburgh
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    Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman
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    Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    From Europe to the Middle East and Africa, women worldwide are on the verge of breaking age-old barriers. Award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Fox illustrates the political background of the plight of women in the world and interviews women from a variety of countries about their experiences and role models. An unforgettable portrait of international womanhood, Fox's documentary dramatizes the state of equality and freedom in the new century.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Fox
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    John Paul II: The Millennial Pope
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    John Paul II: The Millennial Pope

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Karol Wojtyla, known all around the world as Pope John Paul II, has led the Catholic Church for more than two decades. This episode of the award-winning public television series "Frontline" examines the pope's pre-Vatican life, his views on faith and religion and his relationships with Jews and modern Catholics.

    Directed by:

  • Helen Whitney
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    The Time of Their Lives
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    The Time of Their Lives

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    While residing at a home for the elderly, political activist Hetty, age 102, prepares to participate in a peace march, novelist Alison, 87, works on her seventh book and former journalist Rose, 101, becomes the world's oldest newspaper columnist. In this engaging documentary, these fascinating women discuss their remarkable lives, impressive accomplishments and continuing efforts to make a difference.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Cammack
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    Saints and Sinners
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    Saints and Sinners

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This moving documentary tracks the struggles of a New York gay couple, Edward DeBonis and Vincent Maniscalco, who have but one goal: to get married and be recognized by the Catholic Church. As the two seek to acknowledge their seven-year relationship while facing opposition to their union from those they know as well as complete strangers, their ordeal puts a heart-wrenching face on a hotly debated issue.

    Directed by:

  • Abigail Honor
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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.

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  • 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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