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

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In the Shadow of the StarsIn the Shadow of the Stars (1991)
This winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary film 1991 depicts the lives of various members of the chorus in the San Francisco Opera.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood RebelCorman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Dir. Alex Stapleton
A passionate portrait of prolific B-movie director and producer Roger Corman, exploring his extraordinary career in which he successfully rejected Hollywood in favour of creating his own studio and distribution company. A fascinating watch for fans of the movie biz, with other luminaries such as Martin…
Chicken PeopleChicken People (2016)
Dir. Nicole Lucas Haimes
An American alternative to our home-grown quirky chicken doco PECKING ORDER, this equally delightful real-life "Best in Show" follows three champion show-chicken breeders as they prepare for the prestigious 2015 Ohio National Poultry Show.
Man of AranMan of Aran (1934)
Dir. Robert Flaherty
Feat. Colman 'Tiger' King, Maggie Dirrane, Michael Dillane
Powerful study of the daily struggle for survival on the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland, without even the benefit of soil to plant vegetables in. The islanders take their main sustenance from the sea (there is a classic, swiftly-edited shark-hunt sequence), but such is the immense swell of…
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and BamiGrace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017)
Dir. Sophie Fiennes
A journey through the private and public worlds of pop icon Grace Jones. Experienced documentarian Sophie Fiennes cares little for polish, or for the rigmarole of going through facts easily gleaned online, and opts instead for a vérité approach, mixing candid and personal behind-the-scenes insights with…
Letters From BaghdadLetters From Baghdad (2016)
Feat. Tilda Swinton
The complex history of the Middle East and British colonial power is explored in this documentary centered around the remarkable life of British explorer, archeologist, spy and stateswoman Gertrude Bell. Featuring Tilda Swinton as the voice of Bell, the film uses the letters, diaries and official documents…
City of GhostsCity of Ghosts (2017)
Dir. Matthew Heineman
The director of CARTEL LAND lands on Syrian soil for another risk-taking venture that documents the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently", a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a…