Documentary

  • In the Company of Actors

    Movie

    2007 • UR • Documentary, International

    Lifting the curtain on life in the theatre.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This insightful documentary offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the spectacular amount of work that goes into putting on a play.

    Before they take the stage, they must perfect their ...

  • Contemporary Color

    Movie

    2016 • PG-13 • Documentary, Music & Musicals

    David Byrne’s dazzling celebration of synchronized dance.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This beautifully filmed, eclectic, kinetic event boasts original music from artists including Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, and Ad-Rock.

    Legendary musician and former...

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    Movie

    2000 • PG-13 • Documentary, Biography

    The rise and fall of televangelist queen Tammy Faye Bakker.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This more-dramatic-than-daytime-soaps doc is entertaining and eye opening, offering a new perspective on a uniquely American icon.

    RuPaul narrates this revealing and compas...

  • Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

    Movie

    1991 • R • Drama, Comedy, Documentary

    A series of satirical monologues on big city life.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Bogosian’s witty one-man show is a multifaceted, clever critique of society couched in an energetic, ferocious performance.

    Performance artist/comedian Eric Bogosian hilariously emb...

  • The September Issue

    Movie

    2009 • PG-13 • Documentary

    R.J. Cutler puts Vogue's September issue into high gear.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This doc offers a look at life inside Wintour's Vogue, before the Internet altered the print magazine business forever.

    An intimate behind-the-scenes look at Vogue's legendary editor-in-...

  • Amandla!
    Movie

    Amandla!

    Movie

    2002 • PG-13 • Documentary, Music & Musicals

    The stunning story of protest music in South Africa.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This triumphant look at the grassroots role of music in political resistance is filled with poignant songs that long stay with you.

    Lee Hirsch’s inspiring documentary comp...

  • Between a Frock & a Hard Place

    Movie

    2015 • NR • Documentary, International, LGBT

    Behind ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.’

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Narrated by Terence Stamp, this fascinating documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at a now-beloved movie’s controversial release.

    When Stephen Elliott’s glitzy...

  • Freeheld
    Movie

    Freeheld

    Movie

    2007 • NR • Documentary, LGBT, Award Winning

    A dying police officer fights for equal rights.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This inspiring documentary intermixes legal drama with personal moments to heartbreakingly humanize a political issue.

    Veteran New Jersey police officer Laurel Hester has serve...

  • American Jedi

    Movie

    From the Director of BRONIES: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony comes Laurent Malaquais' next documentary on extreme fandom, AMERICAN JEDI. In 2001, Jediism, the spiritual mythology of Star Wars, was recognized as an official religion in countries around the world. AMERICAN JE...

  • The Banksy Job

    Movie

    March 2004. The artist known as Banksy illegally erects a ten-foot statue in a small square off Shaftsbury Avenue in central London. Titled 'The Drinker', this sculpture is a replica of Rodin's 'The Thinker' - with a traffic cone placed on its head. The only clue as to who put it there is a stenc...

  • CSNY: Deja Vu

    Movie

    The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young "Freedom of Speech Tour" crisscrosses North America. Echoes of Vietnam-era anti-war sentiment abound as the band connects with today's audiences.

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown

    Movie

    Detroit, Michigan, 1959. Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from the city's thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. They called themselves the Funk Brothers, and they were the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. This is their story.

  • Stories We Tell

    Movie

    STORIES WE TELL is a "riveting" (LOS ANGELES TIMES) and "unmissable" (ROLLING STONE) genre-twisting film by Oscar-nominated director Sarah Polley. Her poignant investigation into the elusive truths and buried secrets of a family of storytellers paints a profound portrait of a complicated and deep...

  • Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

    Movie

    The documentary covers the events, history, evolution, pioneering breakthroughs, challenges, and visionaries who have made Industrial Light and Magic what it is today. Animation, graphics, still photos, archival footage, film clips and interviews with artists, technicians, visual effects producer...

  • Capitalism: A Love Story

    Movie

    Exactly one year and a day after the initial Wall Street bailout, Michael Moore (SICKO, FAHRENHEIT 9/11) looks at the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy during the transition between the incoming Obama Administration and the outgoing Bush Administration. In standard Moore fashion, he mo...

  • Good Hair
    Movie

    Good Hair

    Movie

    Chris Rock visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community in this expose of comic proportions that only he could pull off. A rau...

  • 91 Bullets

    Movie

    The world watched in horror as the NYPD was put on trial for the shooting of Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo. The chants of "no justice," "no peace" were heard around the world, but in the end was justice served? In this sequel to IF I DIE TONIGHT, the story continues and follows the next seven years...

  • Street Dogs of South Central

    Movie

    Street Dogz of South Central is a documentary narrated by Queen Latifah that follows Elsie, a black Labrador mix, and her struggle to raise her puppies on the streets if Los Angeles.

  • Street Dogs of South Central

    Street Dogz of South Central is a documentary narrated by Queen Latifah that follows Elsie, a black Labrador mix, and her struggle to raise her puppies on the streets if Los Angeles.