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Shoah


Shoah

Claude Lanzmann's nine-hour-plus opus over a decade in the making is a monumental investigation of the unthinkable: the Nazis ' killing of more than six million Jews.




Harlan County USA


Harlan County USA

The Academy Award-winning Harlan County USA by Barbara Kopple relentlessly documents a grueling strike by coal miners in a small town in Kentucky. Kopple and her crew captured the sometimes violent struggles of the miners with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs with unprecedented access.




The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On


The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On

Kenzo Okuzaki, a survivor of Japan's New Guinea WWII war, painstakingly monitors the former military officers responsible for the mysterious deaths of several of his fellow soldiers in this landmark film.




Hoop Dreams


Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams, an Oscar winning film and one of the decade's most widely discussed and well-received films, chronicles the common process of growing up, coming of age, love and conflict between fathers and sons, sisters, best friends and spouses. Hoop Dreams tells the remarkable true story of two poor American dreamers, giving them the opportunity to go to a suburban prep school and play for a legendary basketball coach in high school. Such two young men will soon discover how quickly their basketball glory dreams can become overshadowed by the constant stresses of education, family life, politics, and competition in athletics. But in the end, both boys struggle to stay focused on their vision, regardless of how hard disaster hits or how dire their situation is.




Stop Making Sense


Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense is the remarkable concert film directed by Jonathan Demme, which captures the tremendous energy and joyful heights of Talking Heads ' live performance.




Close-Up


Close-Up

This fiction documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event — the arrest of a young man on charges of fraudulently impersonating the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf as the basis for a stunning, multi-layer investigation of films, identity, artistic creation, and the existence of the real people of the case themselves.




Baraka


Baraka

Shot in stunning 70 mm in 24 countries on six continents, Baraka is a world tour that explores the sights and sounds of the human condition. These are the wonders of a wordless world, seen through man and nature's own prisms of symmetry, savagery, harmony, and chaos.




Sans Soleil


Sans Soleil

A journey through the thoughts, images and memories of a young woman's journeys to Japan, Iceland and San Francisco. Unique director Chris Marker brings this story to life with stunning scenery and beautiful landscapes.




Icarus


Icarus

Bryan Fogel, a filmmaker, is setting his own journey on a quest to learn about medicines in sports that improve performance.





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