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

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Fahrenheit 11/9Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
Dir. Michael Moore
Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald J. Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.
Westwood: Punk, Icon, ActivistWestwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018)
Dir. Lorna Tucker
Unvarnished account of the grande dame of punk and "enfant terrible" of British fashion, Vivienne Westwood, told in her own words, and through touching interviews with her inner circle. The film explores her uphill struggle to success as well as her artistry, activism and cultural significance
The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam NeillThe Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill (2018)
Feat. Sam Neill
250 years after Captain James Cook began his epic exploration of the Pacific, Sam Neill journeys in the wake, uncovering stories that resonate from those times on both sides of the beach. Visiting the islands and lands where Cook went and meeting the descendants of the people Cook met, Sam hears their…
McKellen: Playing the PartMcKellen: Playing the Part (2017)
Dir. Joe A. Stephenson
Celebration of the extraordinary life and work of Sir Ian McKellen, based around excerpts from a 14 hour interview, but also including never-seen-before archival material. McKellen generously presents us with a range of his personal identities, including world renowned thespian, leader of the gay rights…
RBGRBG (2018)
Dir. Julie Cohen, Betsy West
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the worthy subject of this documentary exploring her life and career, successfully fighting gender bias throughout the 60's and 70's and rising to become an unlikely pop culture icon.
She ShearsShe Shears (2018)
Dir. Jack Nicol
A documentary about the minority of women who belong to NZ's shearing industry, following 4 female shearers who are preparing for Golden Shears, the world's most prestigious shearing competition. Passionately celebrates the determination, ambition, exhaustion, heartbreak and joy that goes into this craft.
Working Class BoyWorking Class Boy (2018)
Dir. Mark Joffe
Documentary about the iconic rock n roll icon Jimmy Barnes, focusing on his early life in Glasgow before moving to Australia and joining Cold Chisel. Based on Barnes' 2016 memoir of the same name, this is an unflinching story of a traumatic childhood characterised by violence and dysfunction, told in his own…