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

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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.
Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with FireStieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire (2018)
Dir. Henrik Georgsson
Comprehensive documentary about Swedish author Stieg Larsson, who died at the age of 50, and posthumously became one of the world's most famous authors with his Millennium Trilogy novels - 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and its sequels. The film offers a compelling portrait of the man before the books,…
Memory: The Origins of AlienMemory: The Origins of Alien (2019)
Dir. Alexandre O. Philippe
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the theatrical release of ALIEN, this documentary reveals the untold origins of the cinematic masterpiece - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, parasitology, H.P. Lovecraft's weird fiction, the art of Francis Bacon, and the symbiotic genius of…
Apollo 11Apollo 11 (2019)
Dir. Todd Douglas Miller
A handsomely mounted, meticulously conceived documentary presenting the events of the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon, led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Striking for it's avoidance of traditional methods of documentary film-making, such as voice over narration…
Herbs - Songs of FreedomHerbs - Songs of Freedom (2019)
Dir. Tearepa Kahi
Passionate celebration of the iconic NZ band Herbs, from the director of POI E. More a social movement than a band, and at one time boasting up to 23 members of Maori, Pakeha and Pasifika descent, their story interweaves key moments in the social and political history of NZ with plenty of rousing music.
Mystify: Michael HutchenceMystify: Michael Hutchence (2019)
Dir. Richard Lowenstein
Intimate rise-and-fall portrait of the charismatic frontman of the mega-selling Australian rock band INXS, who died in 1997. With access to an extraordinary archive of home movie footage, Richard Lowenstein, director of many INXS music videos and the Hutchence-starring 1986 feature film, DOGS IN SPACE,…