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Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall
May 22, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 85 minutes
Backed by a full band and a ready wit, actor Ben Platt opens up a very personal songbook onstage — numbers from his debut LP, "Sing to Me Instead.”
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Becoming
May 8, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 89 minutes
Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with "Becoming."
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A Secret Love
April 29, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 82 minutes
Amid shifting times, two women kept their decades-long love a secret. But coming out later in life comes with its own set of challenges.
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Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story
April 29, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 97 minutes
After 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown is sentenced to life in prison, questions about her past, physiology and the law itself call her guilt into question.
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Circus of Books
April 23, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 86 minutes
For decades, a nice Jewish couple ran Circus of Books, a porn shop and epicenter for gay LA. Their director daughter documents their life and times.
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Fittest in Dubai
April 17, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 60 minutes
Top athletes from around the globe test their fitness in a four-day competition at the first-ever CrossFit Sanctional event. Let the games begin.
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Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact
April 15, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 84 minutes
From public protests to viral movements, the aftermath of the R. Kelly docuseries is explored in this special featuring journalists and experts.
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The Ronda Rousey Story: Through My Father's Eyes
April 3, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 104 minutes
This documentary chronicles former Olympian and UFC champion Ronda Rousey's ascent to iconic status in the world of mixed martial arts.
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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
March 27, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 108 minutes
A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.
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Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
March 27, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 100 minutes
This documentary follows the rising tide of Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm as a teen before making waves in pro surfing and her personal life.
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Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts
March 27, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 91 minutes
Drag queen Trixie Mattel deals with the bittersweet reality of success in this documentary that explores her rise to fame and subsequent music career.
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A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story
March 20, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 92 minutes
Juan Manuel Fangio was the Formula One king, winning five world championships in the early 1950s — before protective gear or safety features were used.
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Q Ball
March 13, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 96 minutes
At San Quentin State Prison, hardened convicts take their shots at redemption while navigating personal struggles by bonding through basketball.
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The Animal People
March 13, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 96 minutes
Animal rights protesters trying to shut down a facility that conducts animal testing are labeled terrorists by big business and law enforcement.
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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
March 6, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 115 minutes
Unpack the mythology of Miles Davis and learn the true story of a jazz legend with never-before-seen footage and celebrity interviews.
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ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL' BAND FROM TEXAS
March 4, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 90 minutes
This documentary delves into the mystique behind the blues-rock trio and explores how the enigmatic band created their iconic look and sound.
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Lil Peep: Everybody’s Everything
March 4, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 115 minutes
This intimate portrait depicts the rise of artist Lil Peep, whose genre-bending music attracted a massive following and ultimately defined his life.
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Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark
February 17, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 59 minutes
This look behind the scenes shows how worldwide camera crews climbed, dived and froze to capture the documentary's groundbreaking night footage.
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Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story
February 17, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 105 minutes
This documentary profiles a defiant driver who challenged racial barriers in American auto racing, becoming the first black man to race in the Indy 500.
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Miss Americana
February 17, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 85 minutes
In this revealing documentary, Taylor Swift embraces her role as a songwriter and performer — and as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.
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Blood & Water
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The Big Flower Fight
Ten pairs of florists, sculptors and garden designers face off in a friendly floral fight to see who can build the biggest, boldest garden sculptures.
Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall
Backed by a full band and a ready wit, actor Ben Platt opens up a very personal songbook onstage — numbers from his debut LP, "Sing to Me Instead.”