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

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr StoryBombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)
Dir. Alexandra Dean
A revelatory and entertaining portrait of enigmatic Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr, whose ravishing beauty consistently belied her brilliant mind, throughout a fascinating and varied career.
Tea With the DamesTea With the Dames (2018)
Dir. Roger Michell
Feat. Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright
British acting legends Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith discuss their remarkable lives at Plowright's country home in this illuminating, entertaining romp through 6 decades of film history.
UnrestUnrest (2017)
Dir. Jennifer Brea
A groundbreaking documentary about the mysterious condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Made a by Jennifer Brea, a woman who suffers from the condition herself and seeks to raise awareness of the stigma surrounding this debilitating disease, which many still believe is "all in the patient's…
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.
KobiKobi (2017)
Dir. Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader
A loving portrait of Swiss goldsmith Kobi Bosshard, widely regarded as the grandfather of contemporary NZ jewellery, made by his daughter, filmmaker Andrea Bosshard. Kobi is approaching 80 and maintains committed to his work, designing jewellery pieces of classic simplicity and elegance in his modest…
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.
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…