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Galapagos

Galapagos

Follow the filmmakers from the Smithsonian Institute on a visual journey through the lush Pacific Ocean paradise that is home to some of the most precious flora and fauna on the planet. Scattered across the equator, this largely unexplored series of volcanic islands is host to a stunning array...

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The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Before there was sunscreen, high-tech wet suits, and corporate-sponsored surfing competitions, there was Bruce Brown, the original beach bum and the director of the greatest surf movie ever made, The Endless Summer. This 1966 documentary spurred a generation of surfers to devote their lives to...

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Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11

Directed by Michael Moore, whose aura of controversy only grew after his Oscar acceptance speech at the 2003 Academy Awards, Fahrenheit 9/11, like Moore's Bowling For Columbine and Roger & Me, promises to expose the corporate wrongdoings and big-money scandals perpetrated by America's...

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Cocaine Cowboys

Cocaine Cowboys

The sordid history of drug trafficking in Miami is sodden with seemingly endless quantities of dope, money, and corpses. Documentary filmmaker Billy Corben divides his absorbing account of crime and consequences into three distinct sections: outlining the basics of cocaine importation and...

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8.44

America: Freedom to Fascism

America - Freedom to Fascism

Former rock and roll promoter and manager - turned - political activist, Aaron Russo, sets out to discover the truth behind the Internal Revenue Service in an eye-opening documentary filmed to find out if there is any existing law that requires Americans to pay an income tax. What Russo claims...

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Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser

Thelonious Monk - Straight No Chaser (1988)

Expanding on footage of Monk's 1967 tour shot by Christian Blackwood, Charlotte Zwering (Gimme Shelter) has created the definitive filmic portrait of the master bop pianist-composer. This captivating DVD digs deeper into the life of the famously eccentric pianist-composer than the Ken Burns's...

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8.25

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Albert and David Maysles, pioneers in the cinéma vérité movement of documentary filmmaking, chose for their subjects of this film a mother and daughter with celebrity connections. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie (or, as they are called by the brothers, Big Edie and Little Edie)...

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Neil Young: Heart of Gold

Neil Young - Heart of Gold

In this exquisite concert film directed by Jonathan Demme, Neil Young expresses modest hopes for his two-night stint at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, the home of the original Grand Ole Opry. He states he wants to "play well, share the stage with my friends, and let the muse have us." He...

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8.50

Riding Giants

Riding Giants

The set piece of this hyperbolic ode to surfing is Laird Hamilton's 2000 trip to Tahiti, where a monster wave provided the opportunity for what the movie portentously calls the most significant ride in surfing history. If you're inclined to regard the sport as important and its practitioners...

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8.67

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Some unsung heroes of pop music get long-overdue recognition in Standing in the Shadows of Motown, a heartfelt documentary directed by Paul Justman. They called themselves the Funk Brothers, a talented group of a dozen or so musicians who were recruited by Berry Gordy from the jazz and blues...

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The Life of Birds

The Life of Birds

Another landmark series from the produces of Blue Planet: Seas of Life. This is the definitive series on the most colorful, popular and perfectly adapted creatures on Earth. The Life Of Birds traverses the globe, exploring 42 countries and examining over 300 species using infrared, slow motion...

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8.50

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music

Woodstock - 3 Days of Peace & Music

It was 1969 -- the Summer of Love -- and some 400,000 people gathered on a farm in upstate New York to get down and naked to the music of Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, David Crosby, and many, many others. This was more than just a music festival...

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    • Stealing a NationStealing a NationHidden from Parliament and the U.S. Congress, the deal was this: the Americans...
    • War By Other MeansWar By Other MeansJohn Pilger and David Munro examine the policy of First World banks agreeing...
    • Inside Burma: Land of FearInside Burma: Land of FearMore than a million people have been forced from their homes and according to the...
    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of evolution....