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

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Oliver Sacks: His Own LifeOliver Sacks: His Own Life (2019)
Dir. Ric Burns
A documentary exploring the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who…
Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through CinemaWomen Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018)
Dir. Mark Cousins
Mark Cousin's follows up his ground-breaking THE STORY OF FILM series with this equally-lauded celebration of women in film, with thousands of clips and no less than 183 female film directors represented from every period in film history, and spanning five continents. Presented in forty thematic…
I Am GretaI Am Greta (2020)
Dir. Nathan Grossman
A portrait of teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, which starts with her one-person school strike outside Swedish parliament, and chronicles her rise to fame as the spokesperson for the crusade to push governments worldwide to adopt policies to protect the planet. The film culminates with her 2019…
MaidenMaiden (2018)
Dir. Alex Holmes
Documentary about the all-female crew of the Maiden, who won the 1989-1990 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race against all odds, upsetting the male-centric sports industry with their dramatic victory. Skippered by 24 year-old Tracy Edwards, whose ascent from being a cook with male-led crews to leading her…
Recorder: The Marion Stokes ProjectRecorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019)
Dir. Matt Wolf
Extraordinary documentary about the TV producer and historian Marion Stokes and her vast collection of home recorded American news clips, which form a unique cultural archive spanning three decades and 70,000 VHS and Betamax tapes. As a socialist and an African American, Stokes' collection, which had to…
StuffedStuffed (2019)
Dir. Erin Derham
A documentary about the fascinating and mysterious world of taxidermy, featuring passionate artists and experts and providing a fully rounded encounter with this oft-misunderstood art form.
Laurel CanyonLaurel Canyon (2020)
Two part documentary series exploring the music and culture of Laurel Canyon and the wider LA rock scene of the 60's and 70's. Features incredible vintage clips of this revolutionary era, including Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, The Mamas & The Papas, Carole King, Crosby, Stills,…