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Dying to Tell
May 19, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 88 minutes
Seeking answers after a life-changing incident in 2012, filmmaker Hernán Zin interviews other war reporters about the personal toll of their work.
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ReMastered: The Lion's Share
May 19, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 84 minutes
After discovering the family of Solomon Linda, the writer of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a reporter tries to help them fight for fair compensation.
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Weed the People
May 15, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 94 minutes
Buoyed by hopeful experiences with medical marijuana, physicians and parents of children with cancer call for more research of its healing potential.
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Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
May 13, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 88 minutes
New Zealand film archivist Heperi Mita traces the cinematic legacy of his mother and trailblazing Maori filmmaker Merata Mita.
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Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story
May 11, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 87 minutes
Participants recall the first integrated Little League game played in the racially segregated South during the summer of 1955 in Orlando, Florida.
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Bathtubs Over Broadway
May 10, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 87 minutes
A comedy writer for David Letterman unearths a hidden world of hilariously bizarre musicals, which turns into a toe-tapping obsession.
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The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution
May 8, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 71 minutes
Seven female chefs describe what it’s like breaking into the restaurant industry's notorious boys' club.
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Last Breath
May 8, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 85 minutes
A commercial diver becomes trapped on the ocean floor with dwindling oxygen and little hope of a timely rescue, so he tries to save himself.
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All In My Family
May 4, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 40 minutes
After starting a family of his very own in America, a gay filmmaker documents his loving, traditional Chinese family's process of acceptance.
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Knock Down The House
May 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 87 minutes
Go behind the scenes as four determined women -- including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.
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American Experience: The Island Murder
May 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 52 minutes
In 1931, a young Navy wife tore apart Hawaii on racial lines after claiming she was raped by a gang of nonwhite islanders.
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John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
May 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 89 minutes
Featuring interviews and never-before-seen footage, this film tells the story behind John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s seminal 1971 album, “Imagine.”
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ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads
April 27, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 48 minutes
Cloaked in mystery, bluesman Robert Johnson left his mark on American music. Now family, critics and famous fans look for the real man behind the music.
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The Last Resort
April 22, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 70 minutes
In the waning days of the 70s, two young photographers document the Jewish retirees who dominated the sunny shores of South Beach.
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The Mayo Clinic
April 22, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 115 minutes
A look at how a world-renowned medical institution prioritizes patients' needs and has adapted to healthcare's evolving demands for over 150 years.
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Brené Brown: The Call to Courage
April 22, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 76 minutes
With humor and empathy, Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.
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Grass Is Greener
April 22, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 97 minutes
It lit up jazz and hip-hop -- and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America's complicated relationship with weed.
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HOMECOMING: A film by Beyoncé
April 18, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 137 minutes
This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.
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The Creative Brain
April 17, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 52 minutes
Neuroscientist David Eagleman taps into the creative process of various innovators while exploring brain-bending, risk-taking ways to spark creativity.
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Generation Iron 3
April 16, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 95 minutes
Bodybuilders come together from around the world to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition and try to achieve their goals of physical perfection.
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