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Children of the Underground

Children of the Underground

Children of the Underground
IMDb: N/A
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The pulse-pounding true story of charismatic vigilante Faye Yager, who built a vast underground network that hid hundreds of mothers and children, saving them from the alleged abuse of husbands…

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DVDPost Malone: Runaway

Post Malone: Runaway

Post Malone: Runaway
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

In September 2019, Post Malone’s Runaway Tour marked a pivotal moment in the evolution of his career, where he stepped up and became this generation’s undisputed rock star. Filmed just…

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DVDWe Were Once Kids

We Were Once Kids

We Were Once Kids
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

26 years after indie cult classic Kids was released to an unsuspecting nation, this documentary explores the divergent paths of the original cast, delivering an unflinching look back at one…

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DVDMarvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love

Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love

Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

When Marvin Hamlisch passed away in August 2012 the worlds of music, theatre and cinema lost a talent the likes of which we may never see again. Seemingly destined for…

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HDEero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future
HD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center, Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at John…

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HDBroken Vows: Stories of Separation

Broken Vows: Stories of Separation

Broken Vows: Stories of Separation
HD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Broken Vows: Stories of Separation is an award winning documentary that was produced over a four year period. Initially starting as a team of one Sunnie McFadden-Curtis built a small…

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DVDAugust Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Unprecedented access to Wilson’s theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews and new dramatic readings bring to life his seminal 10-play cycle chronicling a century of African-American life. Wilson won two Pulitzer…

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DVDShadow Game

Shadow Game

Shadow Game
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Shadow Game is an experimentally filmed account of the far-reaching consequences of European asylum policy. Now fences have gone up all over Europe, seeking asylum has become almost impossible. The…

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DVDPhilip Roth: Unmasked

Philip Roth: Unmasked

Philip Roth: Unmasked
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Philip Roth, arguably America’s greatest living novelist, turns 80 on March 19. In 1959, his collection of short stories, Goodbye, Columbus, put him on the map, and 10 years later…

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DVDOliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

An exploration of the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that…

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DVDTom Daley: Illegal to Be Me

Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me

Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Tom Daley visits the most homophobic countries in the Commonwealth to explore how gay athletes are facing extreme persecution. What can the Commonwealth Games do to help?

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DVDNancy Wake: The White Mouse

Nancy Wake: The White Mouse

Nancy Wake: The White Mouse
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

The thrilling true story of a NZ-born heroine who became the Gestapo’s most wanted woman in WWII. This showcase documentary-drama follows Nancy Wake’s remarkable life.

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DVDLooking for Johnny

Looking for Johnny

Looking for Johnny
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Johnny Thunders was the legendary hard-living rock’n’roll guitarist who inspired glam-metal, punk and the music scene in general. ‘Looking For Johnny’ is a 90-minute film that documents Thunders’ career from…

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DVDBelly of the Beast

Belly of the Beast

Belly of the Beast
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal involuntary sterilizations in California’s women’s prison system, they take to the courtroom to wage a near-impossible…

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DVD77 Minutes

77 Minutes

77 Minutes
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

A documentary by Charlie Minn about the McDonalds Massacre from 1984, when a man walked into a McDonald’s restaurant in San Diego armed with guns and shot 40 men, women,…

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HDKeepers of the Light

Keepers of the Light

Keepers of the Light
HD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

A middle-aged woman living in Los Angeles, saddled with a stressful job, a long- term relationship rapidly unraveling, coping with a drug-addicted daughter facing criminal charges and the prospect of…

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DVDLords of Water

Lords of Water

Lords of Water
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

They call it ’blue gold.’ Around the world, demand for water is exploding. By 2050, at least one in four will live in a country suffering from water shortages –…

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DVDTheaters of War

Theaters of War

Theaters of War
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

If you’ve seen Top Gun or Transformers, you may have wondered: Does all of that military machinery on screen come with strings attached? Does the military actually get a crack…

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DVDStay on Board: The Leo Baker Story

Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story

Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Celebrated skateboarder Leo Baker shares the details of their rise to fame and the clash between their career and self-discovery as a trans person.

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DVDFaya Dayi

Faya Dayi

Faya Dayi
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash…

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DVDTo Which We Belong

To Which We Belong

To Which We Belong
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

TO WHICH WE BELONG is a documentary that highlights farmers and ranchers leaving behind conventional practices that are no longer profitable or sustainable. With quiet courage, they are improving the…

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DVDAnatomy of a String Quartet

Anatomy of a String Quartet

Anatomy of a String Quartet
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Guided by four musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Anatomy of String Quartet takes audiences on an intimate journey through the rehearsal and performance of an iconic piece of string…

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I Just Killed My Dad

I Just Killed My Dad

I Just Killed My Dad
IMDb: N/A
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Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did it is a complex question with profound implications. Explore Anthony’s psyche prior to the events of June…

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DVDHere to be Heard: The Story of The Slits

Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits

Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

The hitherto overlooked story of one of British music’s most influential and game-changing bands.

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DVDGabby Giffords Won’t Back Down

Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down

Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

The extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords: her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective…

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DVDExposing Muybridge

Exposing Muybridge

Exposing Muybridge
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

The story of trailblazing 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who changed the world with his camera. Artful, resilient, selfish, naive, eccentric, deceitful–Muybridge is a complicated, imperfect man and his story drips…

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DVDDavid Lean: A Self Portrait

David Lean: A Self Portrait

David Lean: A Self Portrait
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

An intimate look at the career of David Lean, this 1971 documentary by Thomas Craven features an extensive interview with the director, who discusses his work and his approach to…

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DVDCane Fire

Cane Fire

Cane Fire
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Cane Fire examines the past and present of the Hawaiian island of Kauai, interweaving four generations of family history, numerous Hollywood productions, and troves of found footage to create a…

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DVDArdal O’Hanlon: Tomb Raider

Ardal O’Hanlon: Tomb Raider

Ardal O’Hanlon: Tomb Raider
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Ardal O’Hanlon explores a 1930s quest to find the first Irish men and women using archaeology, answering his deepest questions about what it means to be Irish.

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DVDScariest Monsters in America

Scariest Monsters in America

Scariest Monsters in America
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

In each U.S. state, stories of monsters living amongst us have been used to scare children and warn sinners away from misbehavior. But which of these bogeymen brings the biggest…

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All or Nothing: Arsenal

All or Nothing: Arsenal

All or Nothing: Arsenal
TMDb: 10
50 min

Mikel Arteta leads North London-based football club Arsenal through the 2021-22 season.

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Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99

Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99

Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99
TMDb: 5.667
142 min

Woodstock 1969 promised peace and music, but its ’99 revival delivered days of rage, riots and real harm. Why did it go so horribly wrong?

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Lady Tamara

Lady Tamara

Lady Tamara
TMDb: 2
N/A

The glamorous life of socialite Tamara Falcó takes center stage in this reality series as she balances work, play and her famous family.

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DVDLost in America

Lost in America

Lost in America
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

A documentary about the epidemic of homeless youth in America.

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The Hillside Strangler: Devil in Disguise

The Hillside Strangler: Devil in Disguise

The Hillside Strangler: Devil in Disguise
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A new, in-depth peek inside the minds of notorious serial killing cousins Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono who allegedly impersonated off-duty police officers to lure unsuspecting victims to their deaths…

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DVDKesha: Rainbow – The Film

Kesha: Rainbow – The Film

Kesha: Rainbow – The Film
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

In this moving short film, pop superstar Kesha shares the vision behind her 2017 album, Rainbow. An intimate portrait of her songwriting process and personal struggles—depression, insomnia, and an eating…

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DVDValldaura: A Quarantine Cabin

Valldaura: A Quarantine Cabin

Valldaura: A Quarantine Cabin
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

A group of young architects, confined to a forest in Barcelona during the COVID crisis, explore the problems generated by the ambition of wanting to be completely self-sufficient.

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DVDPortrait of Kaye

Portrait of Kaye

Portrait of Kaye
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

Restricted by her lifelong agoraphobia, Kaye has spent most of her life within the four walls of her parents’ house. Finding relief from her fears in the faces and lives…

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The Final Straw

The Final Straw

The Final Straw
IMDb: N/A
42 min

The stakes are high as four teams of colorful contestants face off to combat tremendous tipping towers.

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DVDNorman Mailer in Provincetown

Norman Mailer in Provincetown

Norman Mailer in Provincetown
DVD
IMDb: 4.2
90 min

An absolutely fascinating documentary on an equally fascinating man. Writer. Whatever. What really got me going, in film’s beginning, were readings from his early novels. I have never read one…

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