Filmmaker Paul Greengrass achieves a high level of authenticity in this thrilling truth-based narrative feature that documents a real life incidence of piracy, hijacking and kidnapping on the high seas.
Master filmmaker Fredrick Wiseman explores life on campus at the University of California Berkeley, revealing the current state of higher education in the United States.
Filmmaker Sarah Polley's autobiographical documentary chronicles her quest to find out whether rumors suggesting that the man she's known as father for all of her life isn't actually her biological father.
Master filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker follow Chicago's French Pastry School's Jacquy Pfeiffer and 15 other master sweetmakers as they prepare for and take the test to become Meillieurs Ouvriers de France (Best Craftsmen of France) for their extremely tasty and beautifully designed confections.
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In this documentary about women in sports, filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady focus on the lucrative branding of female athletes, and how it effects their professional profiles, psyches and financial status.
A recognizable roster of famous fashionistas and branded clothes horses praise the one and only Bergdorf's, declaring the 'palace on Fifth Avenue' to be the epitome of the American Dream.
A sports documentary about how the 1999 United States national women's soccer team beat China to win that year's World Cup, and their legacy to women in sports.
Zachary Heinzerling's charming documentry chronicles the lives and work of quirky New York artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara.
This delightfully nostalgic documentary spotlights the legendary Catskills comedy circuit where Sid Caesar, Joan Rivers, Jerry Lewis, Rodney Dangerfield, and other headliner comedians got started -- and honed their craft. Hilariously funny archival clips and tell-all on camera interviews bring the era of vacation stand ups back to life.
Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer gets top thugs in the Indonesian genocide to reenact their murderous deeds in a Hollywood-style film of their own creation.
Filmmaker Havana Marking profiles the notorious gang of diamond thieves known as the Pink Panthers, and tracks their capers and the detectives trying to catch them.
A profile of the lives and careers of boxing champions Vitaly Klitschko and Wladimir Klitschko, brothers from Ukraine.
Filmmaker Marc Simon follows convicted fraudster Marc Drier as he prepares to leave his posh East Side pad for the less comfortable environment of prison.
A profile of revered actress Charlotte Rampling, including clips from her major films.
Filmmaker Tamra Davis creates an intimate and moving biodoc about her former friend, Jean-Michel Basquiat, the gifted young graffiti artist whose career rapidly rose from New York street artist during the 1970s to art world celebrity from 1981 until the time of his death in 1988, at the age of 27.
A remarkable spy thriller of a documentary about Garbo, the double agent who helped the allies win World War II.
The film chronicles the creative community of expatriot American artists who lived and worked in Paris from 1957 to 1963.
Filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite investigates the death of SeaWorld whale trainer Dawn Branceau, who was killed by an orca named Tilikum in 2010.
A rousing, roof-raising documentary about the celebratory nature of funerals in Harlem, New York's African American community.
The film documents the protests staged by the citizens of a Rossport, a small coastal town in Ireland's County Mayo to prevent Shell Oil from laying a gas pipe that will disrupt local fishing and farming -- the community's economic base -- and entirely change their peaceful way of life.
Bill Hicks, the famed American comedian and musician who died of cancer in 1994 at age 32, lives on in this documentary that uses archival footage of his childhood and his funny and irreverent stand up routines, as well as animated family photos and interviews with friends and colleagues to chronicle the comedian's life and career.
A documentary about privacy and civil rights issues that arise when you click 'I agree' on most Internet sites and smartphone apps.
American narrative filmmaker Gil Kofman makes a documentary about his job as a movie director for hire, making the first thriller produced in China.
This documentary about the life, career and psyche of Marilyn Monroe is based, in part, on newly discovered writing by the iconic actress and sex symhol.