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Non-fiction features and programs, often stranger than fiction, and just as dramatic or comical…

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Andrew Marr's The History of Modern Britain (TV Series)Andrew Marr's The History of Modern Britain (TV Series) (2007)
Political commentator Andrew Marr turns his astute focus on the key events that have shaped British society since the end of WWII, including the collapse of Empire, Britain's uneasy truce with former enemies and allies in Europe, and tensions in the 'special relationship' Britain has with the United States.…
Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain (TV Series)Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain (TV Series) (2009)
Following on from his "History of Modern Britain", Andrew Marr this time overviews the first half of the 20th Century, re-visiting the dramas of the Edwardian age, the giddy ride of the twenties and thirties and the nation-defining events of two devastating world wars. Six episodes: 'A New Dawn', 'Road to…
Nina Conti: Her Master's VoiceNina Conti: Her Master's Voice (2012)
Dir. Nina Conti
Feat. Nina Conti
A poignant documentary from master ventriloquist and comedienne Nina Conti, who takes the bereaved puppets of her mentor and former-lover Ken Campbell on a Stateside pilgrimage to 'Venthaven' the resting place for puppets of dead ventriloquists, getting to know her latex and wooden travelling partners along…
SickSick (1997)
Dir. Kirby Dick
Stunning, compassionate feature biography of the life of Bob Flanagan, whose 'super-masochism' and extreme performance art was born of his lifelong suffering from cystic fibrosis. As brave, unflinching and controversial as its subject, this is a compulsive, unforgettable documentary experience not for the…
All American HighAll American High (1985-2014)
Dir. Keva Rosenfeld
Excellent 'time-capsule' account of a year at an affluent American High School in Los Angeles, California in 1984. The film's key character is an exchange student from Finland, and she provides a perspective that offers the film its crucial balance and poignance, but recommended also for those looking…
Notes on BlindnessNotes on Blindness (2016)
Dir. Pete Middleton, James Spinney
An extraordinary audio cassette diary of the deterioration of academic John Hull's eyesight provides the source material for this detailed and beautiful account of the interior experience of the sight-impaired.
DancerDancer (2016)
Dir. Steven Cantor
Documentary portrait of ex-pat Ukrainian Sergei Polunin, an extraordinary talent at the Royal Ballet who, at the age of 21, has an existential crisis while ascending on a dream to become a ballet superstar.