Year of Release 2006 - 13

Jesus Camp

Jesus Camp

The feverish spectacle of a summer camp for evangelical Christian kids is the focus of Jesus Camp, a fascinating if sometimes alarming documentary. (Shortly after its release, the movie gained a new notoriety when Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of...

6.79

The U.S. vs. John Lennon

The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

In retrospect, it seems absurd that the United States government felt so threatened by the presence of John Lennon that they tried to have him deported. But that's what happened, as chronicled in directors David Leaf and John Scheinfeld's The U.S. vs. John Lennon. The...

8.07

Maxed Out

Maxed Out (2005)

Per its title, James D. Scurlock's virulently angry muckraking documentary Maxed Out examines the many problems associated with escalating U.S. consumer debt. Scurlock places his weightiest emphasis on the ends of the spectrum rooted in extreme evil (read: abuse) -...

7.16

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...

7.57

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

Deep Sea

Deep Sea (2006)

The beauty and mystery of life beneath the surface of the ocean is brought to the screen in this documentary, shot in 3-D and exhibited in the high-definition IMAX film format. Shot in the ocean depths off the coasts of Baja, the Caribbean, and North Carolina, Deep Sea...

7.84

An Evening with Kevin Smith

An Evening with Kevin Smith (2002)

To know the origin of Snoochie-Boochies, you must spend An Evening with Kevin Smith. The Jersey-bred auteur of low-budget comedy proves equally adept as an uncensored raconteur, regaling five college audiences - his most devoted demographic - in this two-disc...

6.42

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...

8.31

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...

8.39

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

American Hardcore

American Hardcore

The history of hardcore punk--the tougher, faster, and more politically minded stepchild of the '70s punk movement that arose in the '80s--is examined in exuberant detail in Paul Rachman's documentary American Hardcore. Rachman's cameras careen across the landscape of...

8.75