17 Blocks
Using two decades of intimate home video, 17 Blocks tells the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
Apocalypse Now Redux
Coppola adds 50 mins and re-edits his classic Vietnam war movie, based on The Heart Of Darkness.
Charlie Says
Three women whose death sentences for the Manson murder case were commuted to life are taught by a graduate student, who witnesses their transformation.

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Flesh Out
Verida is due to marry in three months. According to a Mauritanian tradition, she has to put on a lot of weight to appeal to her husband. The weight gain process gets harder as it progresses, and Verida begins to ask herself if this is what she really wants.
Halston
From Iowa to Studio 54, this investigation into the rags-to-riches story of America's first superstar designer uncovers the cautionary tale of an artist who sold his name to Wall Street.

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In Fabric
Two stories about a cursed dress and its victims.
Lil' Buck: Real Swan
Dancer Lil’ Buck grew up jookin and bucking on the streets of Memphis. After a breathtaking video of him dancing to Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Swan” accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma went viral, everything changed.

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Maiden
The incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound
Explores the impact of movie sound through insight from cinema’s biggest directors and their go-to sonic collaborators.
One Child Nation
After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Beginning in the 1970s, Marion Stokes recorded an incredible 70,000 VHS tapes of unfiltered daily television. At the time, her compulsion raised eyebrows, but revisited through the lens of today’s media landscape, Stokes’ unusual life’s work becomes an extraordinary archive of television — and American — history.
This Is Spinal Tap
The ultimate spoof rockumentary follows heavy metal band Spinal Tap on a comeback tour across America.

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XY Chelsea
Following the shock commutation of her sentence, whistleblower and trans woman Chelsea Manning prepares to leave an all-male military prison in Kansas and transition to living life for the first time as a free woman.
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