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

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RiskRisk (2016)
Dir. Laura Poitras
The director of CITIZENFOUR focuses on another political dissident, Julian Assange, whom she followed for six years through controversies and turmoil, with many of those years spent in exile at the Equadorian embassy in London. The title reflects both the film-maker's increasing sense of jeopardy, and the…
Whitney: Can I Be MeWhitney: Can I Be Me (2017)
Dir. Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal
Acclaimed documentarian Nick Broomfield explores Whitney Houston's extraordinary life and tragic death.
Author: The JT LeRoy StoryAuthor: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
Dir. Jeff Feuerzeig
The seductively fascinating account of a major literary con, Jeremiah ‘Terminator’ LeRoy, who became a cult celebrity through his raw and confessional writings and image as a gender-bending prodigy. But the actual writer and public face were not one and the same, a situation that spun as much out of…
McLarenMcLaren (2017)
Dir. Roger Donaldson
After THE WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN, director Roger Donaldson tributes another Kiwi hero of motorsport, Bruce McLaren, for this elegant documentary portrait of a man of humble beginnings who had spectacular success in the elite world of Formula One motor racing in the 1960's, and died tragically at the age of…
Aunty & the Star PeopleAunty & the Star People (2014)
Dir. Gerard Smyth
The extraordinary story of an unassuming elderly women from Berhampore, Wellington who leads a double life as the famous "Jean Aunty", founder of a successful children's home in Tamil Nadu, South India.
Pecking OrderPecking Order (2017)
Dir. Slavko Martinov
Members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club prepare for the NZ National Championships in this hilarious, heartwarming slice of Kiwi life.
OJ: Made in America (TV Series)OJ: Made in America (TV Series) (2016)
Dir. Ezra Edelman
A hugely acclaimed, definitive exploration of the O.J. Simpson “Trial of the Century” from the producers of ESPN Films prodigious doco series "30 for 30". At over seven hours, it's a compulsive, in-depth analysis of what has come to be a defining cultural tale of modern America – a saga of race,…