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Non-fiction features and programs, often stranger than fiction, and just as dramatic or comical…

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Price of Everything, ThePrice of Everything, The (2018)
Dir. Nathaniel Kahn
Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, this documentary examines the role of art and artistic passion in todays money-driven, consumerised society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market darlings Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka…
QuestQuest (2017)
A piercing insight into working class black America during the Obama years, this is an inspiring, tragic and universally relatable documentary that follows a loving family over eight years as they run a communal recording studio in their basement of their home in a poor Philadelphian suburb.
King, TheKing, The (2017)
Dir. Eugene Jarecki
Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki travels in a 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud once owned by Elvis Presley and along his state-wide journey amasses a compelling thesis that correlates Elvis's singular career trajectory with that of the modern American Empire. Brilliantly edited from literally miles of footage and…
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018)
Dir. Stephen Loveridge
A uniquely textured portrait of innovative Sri Lankan-English pop star and activist Maya Arulpragasm, drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by her closest friends over the last 22 years - the result is a testament to artistic integrity that resonates beyond the appeal of her music. Inspired by her…
Special When LitSpecial When Lit (2009)
Dir. Brett Sullivan
A colourful, captivating and all-angles documentary tracing the history of the illustrious pinball machine, which was once a ubiquitous fixture at the arcade, the mall and the tavern, but whose supremacy was toppled by the advent of video game and home entertainment technologies. A worthy celebration of…
They Shall Not Grow OldThey Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
Dir. Peter Jackson
Ground-breaking documentary that employs state-of-the-art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage to tell the story of the World War I experience through the voices and images of the men who lived it. Dir. Peter Jackson brings a startling immediacy to the subject that has never quite…
Pick of the LitterPick of the Litter (2018)
Dir. Don Hardy, Dana Nachman
A compelling (even suspenseful) documentary about the surprisingly intensive process of training guide dogs for the blind. The film follows quintuplet puppies who enter a rigorous two-year process that will take them from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialised trainers - but only a chosen…