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

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No Ordinary SheilaNo Ordinary Sheila (2017)
Dir. Hugh MacDonald
The immensely inspiring life-story of one Sheila Natusch, nonagenarian natural historian, mountain climber, intrepid cyclist and publisher of dozens of groundbreaking books, including her magnum opus ANIMALS OF NEW ZEALAND. A loving portrait by her cousin, NZ film maker Hugh MacDonald (THIS IS NEW ZEALAND),…
Blue Planet II (TV Series)Blue Planet II (TV Series) (2017)
Technically advanced sequel to the 2001 BBC nature documentary series narrated and presented by Sir David Attenborough. Filming took place over a course of more than four years; involving 125 expeditions across 39 countries and produced more than 6,000 hours of underwater dive footage.
My Journey Through French CinemaMy Journey Through French Cinema (2016)
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures. Featured are Jacques Becker, Jean-Pierre Melville, Claude Sautet, Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, among others. A beautifully…
Bright LightsBright Lights (2016)
Feat. Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds
A touchingly intimate portrait of an eccentric Hollywood royal family - actress Debbie Reynolds and her beloved children, Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher. Both women would pass away within days of each other soon after this film was completed.
Free Man, TheFree Man, The (2016)
Dir. Toa Fraser
Kiwi filmmaker Toa Fraser examines the life of world-champion freestyle skier Jossi Wells, who travels and trains with a troupe of extreme-sport eccentrics called The Flying Frenchies. Spectacular stunts are featured including base-jumping (from moving vehicles), human catapulting and perilous tight-rope…
Kate Plays ChristineKate Plays Christine (2016)
Dir. Robert Greene
Feat. Kate Lyn Sheil
A fascinating documentary following an actress who is preparing to play the role of newscaster Christine Chubbuck, who famously committed suicide on live television in 1974. Provides an unflinching investigation into the emotional challenges faced by actors as they "transform" into their characters, and…
MountainMountain (2017)
Dir. Jennifer Peedom
Feat. Willem Dafoe
A reflective but adrenaline-fueled documentary exploring our timeless enchantment with mountains, in the unique form of a collaboration between The Australian Chamber Orchestra and acclaimed director Jennifer Peedom (SHERPA), along with the world's best high altitude cinematographers.