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

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You Don't NomiYou Don't Nomi (2019)
Dir. Jeffrey McHale
Initially derided by critics and audience alike, Paul Verhoeven’s notoriously trashy sexploitation SHOWGIRLS has developed a devoted fan following in the decades since it's 1995 release, proving itself an unforgettable piece of American popular culture. In this documentary about the phenomenon, due…
White RiotWhite Riot (2020)
Dir. Rubika Shah
A frighteningly still-relevant documentary about "Rock Against Racism", a movement that was formed in 1976, as a result of a far-right political uprising and famously controversial comments made by Eric Clapton. Blending fresh interviews with archive footage, the film recreates the hostile environment of…
Paul Robeson: Here I StandPaul Robeson: Here I Stand (1999)
Dir. St. Clair Bourne
Documentary exploring the life and career of Paul Robeson, the singer, actor and political activist whose distinctive bass baritone is heard on some of the most famous African American spirituals, along with many other styles of song. A two-hour deep dive covering his biography from birth to death, and…
Norman McLaren: The Collector's EditionNorman McLaren: The Collector's Edition (1948-1968)
Dir. Norman McLaren, Donald McWilliams
A collection of 14 films from Norman McLaren, the visionary Canadian filmmaker who pioneered innovative techniques to blend animation and experimental film, including drawn-on-film animation, visual music, graphical sound and pixilation. Tracklist: Neighbours, Begone Dull Care, Pas de Deux,…
Girl on the Bridge, TheGirl on the Bridge, The (2020)
Dir. Leanne Pooley
A brave and heart-wrenching documentary breaking the silence around New Zealand's mental health crisis, from the perspective of suicide survivor and mental health campaigner Jazz Thornton as she works to complete her award winning 2019 web series Jessica’s Tree. Leanne Pooley, director of…
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 who was famously portrayed by Robin Williams in AWAKENINGS (1990). He shares intimate details about his abandonment of his native Britain, his battles with drug addiction and homophobia, and a medical establishment that…
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…