Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
A brilliant documentary about the exceptionally difficult, intensely private, deeply troubled genius whose mysterious life and times are totally fascinating.
The Tillman Story
Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the right thing to do. In this unforgettable documentary, the fact that the military manipulated his tragic death into a propaganda tool is unfathomable and thoroughly investigated
An Inconvenient Truth
A passionate and inspirational documentary about Al Gore’s commitment to expose the myths and misconceptions that surround global warming. Gore is funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our “planetary emergency” out before it’s too late.
This ebullient documentary chronicles the true story of two Toronto school friends Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner who made a pact at age 14 to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the "demigods of Canadian metal," and they wnt on to sell millions of records. But, their career didn't flourish afterwards. Instead, they went straight to obscurity.
Bowling for Columbine
Michael Moore's Academy Award Winning no-holds-barred examination of America's obsession with guns and the culture that is at the core of the nation's rampant violence. It's both riotously funny and deadly serious and it's one of the most important documentaries ever made.
Capitalism: A Love Story
This timely documentary addresses what caused the financial crisis that stopped the world in 2008. Michael Moore evaluates and criticizes the government bailout of public and privately held businesses and institutions.
Capturing The Friedmans
A gripping, shattering documentary that is a riveting chronicle of the devastating demise of a suburban family. It's a crime thriller, a family drama and sometimes even a surrealistic comedy.
This absorbing documentary presents a balanced view of Al-Jazeera's presentation of the war in Iraq to their worldwide Arab audience, which sometimes differs from the images and positions of the U.S. news media.
This astonishing documentary tells the story of a 22-year-old Bronx woman who dumped her fatally-attracted boyfriend, a fast-living lawyer ten years her senior, after finding out he was secretly married and unable to divorce his wife. She then got engaged to another guy, which infuriated the lawyer. He decided if he couldn't have her nobody would, so he hired a bunch of thugs to throw lye in her face, disfiguring her for life. After he spends 30 years in prison, they reunite, and this film documents the whole story.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
In this true-crime thriller, Kurt Kuenne's childhood friend Andrew Bagby is murdered, so he sets out to make a documentary to show Andrew's infant son, Zachary, what his father was like. But there's a wrinkle to this story: Andrew's likely murderer is the boy's mother. What's more, she now has custody of the boy in Canada while awaiting extradition to the United States.
Disney's gorgeously photographed documentary narrated by James Earl Jones follows the path of the sun as it travels across the world, focusing on a trio of animals: polar bear, elephant, and humpback whale mothers and their children, but featuring many other glorious sequences, as well.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
A remarkable documentary than manages to weave the events of Enron's accounting scandal into a cohesive story. It's a searing examination revealing the psychology of greed and corporate corruption that facilitated the company's rise to power as well as its fall.
Every Little Step
This entertaining documentary presents the story of the real-life dancers who struggled through auditions for the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line and investigates the history of the show and the creative minds behind the original 1975 production and the incredible journey to its successful revival 30 years later.
With his characteristic humor and dogged commitment to uncovering the facts, Michael Moore considers the presidency of George W. Bush and where it has led us. He looks at how – and why - Bush and his inner circle avoided pursuing the Saudi connection and much more in this controversial documentary.
How much do you really know about the food you buy at your local supermarket? This powerful, disturbing, and important new documentary reveals some well hidden facts about the nation's food industry.
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
This 3D concert documentary was shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour. It features most of the cast of the popular television series plus a special guest appearance by Gwyneth Paltrow.
Good Hair Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles in this witty documentary with serious undertones. In it he talks to a number of well known African-Americans about their hair issues including Maya Angelou, Reverend Al Sharpton, Nia Long, Raven Symone and Ice-T.
In the Shadow of the Moon
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft travelled to the Moon, and 12 men walked on its surface. This awe-inspiring documentary brings together for the first, and possibly the last time, the surviving crew members who tell their stories about these trips to the Moon and back.
The first documentary to provide a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and which nearly resulted in a global financial collapse.
Joseph Campbell: Power Of Myth / Documentary
Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers in this acclaimed series exploring the meaning myths have in our daily lives. Each of the six episodes focuses on a character or theme found in mythologies of various cultures and religions.
Ken Burns Civil War
This magnificently produced re-telling of one of the most important chapters in American History has been beautifully accomplished usings stills, music, dramatic readings and interviews with historians.
Mad Hot Ballroom
This engaging documentary combines the charm of "Spellbound" with the kinetic energy of "Strictly Ballroom" in a way that will make you want to laugh, cry and do a little dancing yourself, maybe all at the same time.
Man on Wire
In this stranger than fiction documentary, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit steps out on a wire suspended 1,350 feet above ground between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in the summer of 1974. He dances on the wire with no safety net for almost an hour, crossing it eight times before he is arrested for what becomes known as "the artistic crime of the century."
A brilliant documentary about tough, highly competitive rugby players in wheelchairs, featuring fierce rivalry, gripping suspense, and larger-than-life personalities. Winner of the Documentary Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize for Editing at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
My Country, My Country
This timely documentary is the fascinating story of the heroism of a busy Sunni doctor in Baghdad, who's also a political candidate. It presents real insight into the elections and the general state of mind of the Iraqi people as well as their reactions to the American occupation from the Iraqi point of view. In Arabic, Kurdish, and English w/ subtitles
Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world, Disney's OCEANS boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath the sea exploring the harsh reality and the amazing creatures that live therein. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan and featuring spectacular never-before-seen images captured by the latest underwater technologies,
Only The Strong Survive
This documentary is a celebration of the under-appreciated R&B and soul superstars of the '60s and '70s featuring Isaac Hayes, Sam Moore, Jerry Butler and lots of others. Directed by Chris Hegedus, and D.A. Pennebaker.
No religion is safe from the sharp aim and caustic wit of Bill Maher in this comic look at organized religions around the world. This controversial documentary has been made even more-so by the direction of Larry Charles, who previously made both fans and enemies with "Borat" which he also directed.
Shut Up and Sing
This is an intimate look at the Dixie Chicks after their 2003 anti-Bush remark caused a firestorm of controversy. But the film achieves broader relevance by exploring how media, politics, and celebrities intertwine to send their lives on and off the stage spiraling out of control, and their attempt to reignite their careers.
The controversial but always entertaining filmmaker Michael Moore takes on the often-criticized American health care system, the HMOs, the pharmaceutical corporations and the U.S. medical profession in his latest documentary which includes a number of horror stories of denied claims, showing how our present system benefits the few at the expense of the many.
Sketches of Frank Gehry
Director Sydney Pollack and architect Frank Gehry turn the cameras on their longstanding friendship with this documentary, which aims to get to the heart of Gehry's creative process and give viewers a sense of the man and his breathtaking work.
Super Size Me
Why are Americans so fat? This tongue in-cheek documentary looks at the legal, financial and physical costs of America's hunger for fast food. It's fast-paced and entertaining as well as being informational and darkly comic.
The Fog of War
Winner of the 2003 Academy Award as best documentary, this is a particularly relevant portrait of Robert S. McNamara, who served as the Secretary of Defense during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.
The Last Waltz
This is Martin Scorsese's classic documentary of the final performance of the legendary Sixties rock group The Band filmed in 1976. With some of the greatest rock performers of their generation. The superb photography and stereo sound mix create what is considered to be of the best-looking and sounding rock films ever.
The Road to Guantanamo
This remarkably powerful docudrama tells the true story of three innocent British Muslim men who were held at Guantanamo Bay following their arrest in Afghanistan . It mixes interviews with the men, known as "The Tipton Three," with dramatic reenactments of the events that beset them. It's a perfect example of what can happen when you're in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This Film is Not Yet Rated
This is a fascinating and entertaining documentary that reveals the often-questioned tactics of the MPAA and their ratings sytem. It treats sex, nudity, violence, and profanity, provides insight into their arbitrary and secretive ratings process, and even names names.
A fascinating documentary about the brief life and times of rap superstar Tupac Shakur. It's a loving tribute to the late star and it may help you understand the sanctified, semicrazed man, and the complicated web of elements that ultimately destroyed him.
Waiting for Superman
A sobering documentary about the shocking number of students in the United States who attend schools where they have virtually no chance of learning, in failure factories likelier to produce drop-outs than college graduates. Despite decades of well-intended reforms and huge sums of money spent on the problem, our public schools haven't improved markedly since the 1970s. Why? There are some answers.
Who Killed The Electric Car?
This car was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. So what happened.....? This excellent documentary is a lively, informative film about an energy-efficient vehicle that debuted with a great deal of fanfare and died with much too little reaction.
Why We Fight
A documentary that asks and answers some pertinent questions about the economic necessities of war featuring among others: Republican Senator John McCain, author Gore Vidal, as well as a Vietnam veteran and ex-New York City cop who lost his son in the World Trade Center attacks. It reflects the sharp divide that exists among the Americans.
An entertaining and informative documentary about Will Shortz who creates and/or edits the NY Times Crossword puzzles and some celebrity crossword solvers, including: Bill Clinton, Mike Mussina, The Indigo Girls, Jon Stewart, and Ken Burns, as well as a look at the exciting American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, an annual competition that produces a national crossword puzzle champion.