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The Corporation

The Corporation

If Academy Awards were given for films most likely to start arguments at dinner tables, this hot-button polemic would have won the 2005 Oscar hands down. It begins with the revelation that, according to a Supreme Court ruling, a corporation must be considered a person...

8.84

Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine

Filmmaker, author, and political activist Michael Moore trains his satirical eye on America's obsession with guns and violence in his third feature-length documentary, which gets its title from a pair of loosely related incidents. On April 20, 1999, shortly before they...

7.80

When The Levees Broke

When the Levees Broke (2006)

Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke is a television milestone that ranks with Edward R. Murrow's Harvest of Shame as an unflinching document of a national disgrace. Over the course of four hour-long acts (plus, for this DVD, a newly filmed fifth act), Lee chronicles the...

7.92

Wordplay

Wordplay

Crosswords are a commonplace tradition to newspaper and magazine readers everywhere, but many are unaware of the dedication surrounding this popular pastime. Wordplay offers viewers intimate insight into both their creation and livid fan base. New York Times crossword...

6.00

American Movie

American Movie (1999)

You're behind on your child support, your phone's being turned off, and you owe money to the IRS -- what do you do? Make a movie! At least that's what beleaguered Wisconsin filmmaker Mark Borchardt decided to do in the Sundance smash American Movie. Documentary...

7.29

Naqoyqatsi

Naqoyqatsi (2002)

First-time filmmaker Godfrey Reggio's experimental documentary from 1983--shot mostly in the desert Southwest and New York City on a tiny budget with no script, then attracting the support of Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas and enlisting the indispensable musical...

6.60

What is INDIE?

What is INDIE?

At a time when independent artists in the music industry have more power and control over their careers than ever before, What is INDIE? tries to determine just what it really means to be indie. The film features interviews with indie music experts including Panos...

5.33

Inside the U.S. Secret Service

Inside the U.S. Secret Service

Learn more about the U.S. Secret Service that you ever thought possible as National Geographic cameras venture into uncharted territory to bring viewers the most comprehensive view of the secretive government agency ever. From the remarkable measures taken to protect...

6.18

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick launches an incendiary, full-frontal assault on the Motion Picture Association of America’s Classification and Ratings Administration (a.k.a. the MPAA's CARA). This is the entity that assigns ratings to movies -- the familiar G, PG, PG-13,...

8.66

The Story of the Weeping Camel

The Story of the Weeping Camel

A nomadic family in Mongolia's Gobi desert faces a problem when a white camel colt is born in a difficult delivery and the mother rejects it. Repeated efforts by the extended family to get the mother to nurse the colt fail. The colt stands alone and cries for its...

8.06

God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us

Three young men leave behind a land in chaos to find new lives in a thoroughly different culture in this documentary. As the African nation of Sudan fell into political disarray near the dawn of the 21st century, with unspeakable violence following in its wake,...

7.00