Documentaries

13th
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

16 Acres
This alternately amusing and heartbreaking documentary coherently chronicles the endles process of rebuilding Ground Zero.

20 Feet From Stardom
Filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a long-overdue spotlight on the hit-making contributions of longtime backup singers like Darlene Love and Merry Clayton.

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
Filmmaker Marc Silver uses the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis to examine Florida's `Stand Your Ground' self-defense law.

The 43
An exploration into the disappearance of 43 students who were abducted from a Mexican college in 2014. Since their disappearance, the students have yet to be found and it has shaken a community.

Abstract: The Art of Design
Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.

Advanced Style
Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.

The Age of Stupid
Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer
A hitch-hiking prostitute, she killed seven of her clients and in 2002 was executed in Florida. The film raises a number of questions about official corruption, whether she is a serial killer at all, or if it was commerical means of selling Wuornos and her story.

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory
Social worker Dan Cohen, through his non-profit organisation Music and Memory, advocates for the use of music therapy with dementia patients.

All Things Must Pass
Colin Hanks examines the history of Tower Records, from its rise and fall to the legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon.

Amanda Knox
The story of the trial, conviction and acquittal of Amanda Knox for the murder of an exchange student in Italy.

Amazing Grace
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Amy
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Former American Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, travelling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy.

Art and Craft
For several decades, gifted and incredibly prolific forger Mark Landis compulsively created impeccable copies of works by a variety of major artists, donating them to institutions across the country and landing pieces on many of their walls.

The Art of Organized Noize
As pioneers of the Dirty South music movement, Organized Noize is responsible for Outkast, CeeLo, the Goodie Mob and the Dungeon Family. Their production shaped the landscape of hip-hop with their own distinctive sound, created in the confines of a dungeon.

Assassins
The audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jon Un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the centre of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination.

Athlete A
A disturbing and illuminating account of the Olympic women's-gymnastics sexual-abuse scandal examines how the culture of winning at all cost encouraged a cover-up of crimes.

Audrie & Daisy
In two towns on different sides of America, two teenage girls pass out while intoxicated at high school parties and, while unconscious, both are sexually assaulted by boys they call friends. In the aftermath, the girls each endure online harassment, both attempt suicide, and tragically, one dies.

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
A profile of celebrated portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman, whose friends and subjects include Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan.

Back in Time
Cast, crew, and fans explore the “Back to the Future” time-travel trilogy's resonance throughout our culture 30 years after Marty McFly went back in time.

Bathtubs Over Broadway
When he started as a comedy writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Young had few interests and not many friends outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a few vintage record albums that would change his life forever.

The Battered Bastards of Baseball
In 1973, baseball lover and actor Bing Russell, father of Kurt Russell, starts an independent, single-A team composed of players that no one else wanted.

Beautiful Losers
Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard document the lives and careers of young artists and designers who - though unfamiliar with the workings of the traditional art world - have had an impact on it.

Before Stonewall
This documentary investigates national cultural perceptions of homosexuality before the Stonewall Riot, looking back on previous decades, particularly in regard to conflicts with police and censorship.

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.

Best of Enemies
In 1968, ideological opposites William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal hold a series of riveting, nationally televised debates that usher in a new era of public discourse and pundit TV.

Betty White: First Lady of Television
This documentary on actress and television producer Betty White traces her decades-long career as a woman breaking new ground in entertainment.

Biggie & Tupac
Nick Broomfield examines the lives and murders of rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur and the rivalry between East Coast and West Coast music that culminated in their deaths.

Bill Cunningham New York
Bill Cunningham has been a contributor to the renowned newspaper for many decades. He's also an incurable and eccentric chronicler of fashion, tirelessly snapping photos of and writing about interestingly attired celebrities and ordinary New Yorkers he spots on the street.

Billie
In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Before her mysterious death in 1978, Lipnack Kuehl had taped over 200 hours of interviews. The tapes have never been heard. Now they form the basis of an atmospheric, multi-layered documentary that captures the many complex facets of a proud black woman, violent drug addict, loyal friend, vindictive lover and unforgettable singer of ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Saddest Tale’ and the haunting ‘Strange Fruit’.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture.

Blackfish
The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, underscores problems within the sea-park industry, man's relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals.

Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley
Using incredible colour archive film capturing ordinary moments of people on the streets, Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley shows the remarkable resilience as well as the terrible suffering that people endured, shining a light on the role of the front-line workers and volunteers at the heart of it all.

Bobby Kennedy for President
This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Bobby Sands: 66 Days
In 1981, an imprisoned Irish Republican Army soldier went on a hunger strike that galvanised his movement and made him a controversial global icon.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology.

Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World
An inside look at David Bowie, one of the most creative and influential rock artists of all time. Featuring exclusive contributions from those who worked with David Bowie and archive interviews with the man himself.

Britain's Most Historic Towns
In this unique take on British history, Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain's rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns.

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