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Documentary

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

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Meeting GorbachevMeeting Gorbachev (2018)
Dir. Werner Herzog, André Singer
Werner Herzog directs this candid documentary based on three interviews with Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union. With fascinating ruminations on the often temporary nature of social and political reform, it's certainly a less energetic outing for Herzog, but no less engaging.
Robin Williams: Come Inside My MindRobin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)
Dir. Marina Zenovich
Documentary exploring the life and work of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died in 2014. An illuminating celebration of a brilliant mind and a kind heart.
Biggest Little Farm, TheBiggest Little Farm, The (2019)
Dir. John Chester
Inspirational and utterly picturesque documentary made by a farmer who ditched city life and moved onto 200 acres of barren farmland with his wife, transforming it into an ecologically sustainable rural utopia.
For SamaFor Sama (2019)
Dir. Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts
Groundbreaking document of Syrian War, produced, directed and narrated by a journalist and political rebel under the pseudonym Waad Al-Kateab. Chronicles her life across 5 turbulent years during the Battle of Aleppo, which started in 2011 when she was a marketing student at the University of Aleppo. The film…
Frida: Viva La VidaFrida: Viva La Vida (2019)
Dir. Giovanni Troilo
Feat. Asia Argento
Asia Argento narrates this documentary about the enigmatic, iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, exploring her letters and diaries to present both the revolutionary feminist and the tormented individual.
Ken Burns' Country MusicKen Burns' Country Music (2020)
Dir. Ken Burns
Formidable 8-part, 16 hour PBS series by the legendary documentarian Ken Burns, exploring the history of country music and it's cultural impact in America. Features Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Hank Williams Jr, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harrris, Dwight Yoakam and many more.
Martha: A Picture StoryMartha: A Picture Story (2019)
Dir. Selina Miles
Suburb documentary about photographer Martha Cooper, who saw the value and beauty in New York graffiti in the 1970's, and became an icon of the street art movement worldwide.