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

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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…
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…
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…
Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird HamiltonTake Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)
Dir. Rory Kennedy
The remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a man to greatness - and the cost that comes with it.
No Ordinary SheilaNo Ordinary Sheila (2017)
Dir. Hugh MacDonald
The immensely inspiring life-story of one Sheila Natusch, nonagenarian natural historian, mountain climber, intrepid cyclist and publisher of dozens of groundbreaking books, including her magnum opus ANIMALS OF NEW ZEALAND. A loving portrait by her cousin, NZ film maker Hugh MacDonald (THIS IS NEW ZEALAND),…
Blue Planet II (TV Series)Blue Planet II (TV Series) (2017)
Technically advanced sequel to the 2001 BBC nature documentary series narrated and presented by Sir David Attenborough. Filming took place over a course of more than four years; involving 125 expeditions across 39 countries and produced more than 6,000 hours of underwater dive footage.
My Journey Through French CinemaMy Journey Through French Cinema (2016)
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures. Featured are Jacques Becker, Jean-Pierre Melville, Claude Sautet, Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, among others. A beautifully…