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Below we feature the current iTunes Documentary Movies Chart. It is based on actual Documentary Movies downloads by iTunes users and updated hourly using data provided by Apple iTunes. Above, we provide the iTunes Movies Chart for each Movies genre.


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Banksy Does New York - Chris Moukarbel
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Chris Moukarbel
Genre: Documentary
Price: $4.99
Release Date: May 19, 2015

Acclaimed director, Chris Moukarbel (HBO’s Me at the Zoo, SEX//NOW), latest film is a feature documentary about the renowned street artist Banksy’s self-proclaimed and citywide celebrated month long October 2013 residency in New York City.Banksy is revered and reviled, considered both a vandal and a genius. Completely anonymous, he is nevertheless without question one of the world’s best known living artists; having left his unmistakable mark and social messages everywhere from Los Angeles street corners to the walls of the Tate. Over the course of a month-long residency in New York, Banksy and his team took to the streets – secretly creating a variety of public work ranging from elaborate conceptual stunts to traditional graffiti art. Constructed under the dark of night, each new piece was then announced daily on his #BANKSYNY Instagram account and chronicled on his pop-up website. Constantly evading a citywide search by the NYPD, Banksy’s work created a public response that was an equal mix of reverence and derision, with some of the more controversial statements sending waves of reaction throughout the city.” From a Central Park stand where priceless original works were anonymously sold for $60 to a mural on the entrance to the Hustler strip club, to a junkyard in Willets Point, Queens; New York City served as the canvas for this street art vigilante.BANKSY DOES NEW YORK is an exhilarating survey and detailed documentation of Banksy’s city-wide exhibit and at the same time a vibrant portrait of the city itself. As in his other film projects, Moukarbel has employed his distinctive method of weaving his own footage together with crowd-sourced footage shot by those countless individuals that experienced Banksy’s work on the front line. In this way, the film will both document Banksy’s elaborate stunt and also take an unprecedented look at what it means to make public art in the information age. In the end, this residency garnered international attention and raised Banksy’s profile to an iconic stature. From ABC to Al Jazeera, no other public art project ever has received the same level of mainstream attention from the press. The most striking feature of Banksy’s time in NYC was the amount of social media coverage. Each day the public would rush to the newest location - armed with camera phones. These video recordings blasted the Internet in a grass-roots media blitz like no other cultural project in New York City. The film was produced by Jack Turner (HBO’s Emmy winning Which Way Home, Me @ the Zoo and Cold in July).

Restrepo - Tim Hetherington
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Tim Hetherington
Genre: Documentary
Price: $9.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 27, 2010

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The movie focuses on 15 soldiers based at "Outpost Restrepo," named after a platoon medic killed early in the deployment. Filmed by author Sebastian Junger ("War") and award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, RESTREPO takes viewers on their own 90-minute deployment, without comment or agenda. This is war, full stop. A National Geographic Entertainment release.

© © 2010 National Geographic Entertainment
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman - Adam Carolla & Nate Adams
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Adam Carolla & Nate Adams
Genre: Documentary
Price: $14.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 22, 2015

The world knows Paul Newman as an Academy Award winning actor with a fifty-plus year career as one of the most prolific and revered actors in American Cinema. He was also well known for his philanthropy; Newman's Own has given more than four hundred and thirty million dollars to charities around the world. Yet few know the gasoline-fueled passion that became so important in this complex, multifaceted man's makeup. Newman’s deep seeded passion for racing was so intense it nearly sidelined his acting career. His racing career spanned thirty-five years; Newman won four national championships as a driver and eight championships as an owner. Not bad for a guy who didn't even start racing until he was forty-seven years old.

© © FilmBuff
Happy - Roko Belic
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Roko Belic
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 16, 2011

From Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic, HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

© © 2011 Wadi Rum Films, Inc.
Propeller: A Vans Skateboarding Video - Greg Hunt
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Greg Hunt
Genre: Sports
Price: $11.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 5, 2015

The first name in skateboarding footwear and apparel introduces its highly anticipated first-ever feature-length global skateboarding video, PROPELLER. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the biggest names in modern skateboarding alongside appearances from legends and true pioneers, PROPELLER presents a sweeping snapshot of modern skateboarding that only Vans can deliver.

© © 2015 Vans Inc
Master of the Universe - Marc Bauder
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Marc Bauder
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 8, 2014

Investment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries. In economic powerhouse Germany, a top banker gives a disturbing insider’s account of his emotions, motivations and predictions. Revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure. A system disconnecting bankers from the outside world, unable to reflect about their work.

© © 2013 bauderfilm
The September Issue - R.J. Cutler
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R.J. Cutler
Genre: Documentary
Price: $16.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 4, 2009

An intimate, funny and surprising behind-the-scenes look at VOGUE'S legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than- life editors, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival Winner tells the captivating story of how they create the must-have bible of fashion: THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE. Director R.J. Cutler delivers this riveting look into the world of fashion that is as fun, fabulous and fast-paced as the world it captures.

© © 2009 A&E Television Networks and Actual Reality Pictures. All rights reserved.
The Imposter - Bart Layton
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Bart Layton
Genre: Documentary
Price: $5.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: July 13, 2012

Unforgettable, chilling and emotional, The Imposter tells the gripping true story of a Texan boy who went missing in 1994 and was miraculously found three and a half years later thousands of miles away in southern Spain. Despite glaring inconsistencies in his physical appearance, the boy's family brought their long-lost "son" home to restart his life in Texas. Questions soon arise: how could the Barclay’s blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so dramatically? Truth soon proves stranger than fiction as the real story emerges. Universally critically acclaimed and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this is a jaw-dropping story about the lies we want to believe and the truths we choose to construct.

© © 2012 Imposter Pictures LTD
(Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies - Yael Melamede
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Yael Melamede
Genre: Documentary
Price: $10.99
Rental Price: $6.99
Release Date: May 8, 2015

It’s human nature to lie; we all do it! From scandalous headlines to little white lies, (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies explores the complex impact dishonesty has on our lives and everyday society. Interweaving groundbreaking experiments from celebrated behavioral economist Dan Ariely with personal stories from individuals affected by the unraveling of their lies, Ariely and a team of scientists uncover our propensity to be dishonest—sometimes even unknowingly. What’s revealed is a fascinating look at the forces behind our collective behavior and the many truths behind lies.

The Man Nobody Knew - Unknown
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Unknown
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 23, 2011

A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller, THE MAN NOBODY KNEW - IN SEARCH OF MY FATHER, CIA SPYMASTER WILLIAM COLBY, uncovers the secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions. From the beginning of his career as an OSS officer parachuting into Nazi-occupied Europe, William Colby rose through the ranks of "The Company," and soon was involved in covert operations in hot spots around the globe. He swayed elections against the Communists in Italy, oversaw the coup against President Diem in Saigon, and ran the controversial Phoenix Program in Vietnam, which sparked today's legacy of counter-insurgency. But after decades of obediently taking on the White House's toughest and dirtiest assignments, and rising to become Director of CIA, Colby defied the President. Braving intense controversy, he opened up to Congress some of the agency's darkest, most tightly held secrets and extra-legal operations. Now, his son asks a series of powerful and relevant questions about the father who was a ghost-like presence in the family home - and the intelligence officer who became a major force in American history, paving the way for today's provocative questions about security and secrecy vs. liberty and morality. The film forges a fascinating mix of rare archival footage, never-before-seen photos, and interviews with the "who's who" of American intelligence, including former National Security Advisers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense and Director of CIA James Schlesinger, as well Pulitzer Prize journalist Bob Woodward. Through it all, Carl Colby searches for an authentic portrait of the man who remained masked even to those who loved him most.

© © 2011 First Run Features
Jiro Dreams of Sushi - David Gelb
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David Gelb
Genre: Documentary
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: March 9, 2012

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

© © 2011 Sushi Movie, LLC.
Scientologists at War - Joseph Martin
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Joseph Martin
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 21, 2013

Meet Scientology's highest-level defector, Marty Rathbun. As the former Inspector General of Ethics in the organisation, Rathbun worked closely with its leader, David Miscavige, and celebrity follower Tom Cruise. Now he lives in small town America, a man under siege. "The squirrel himself, how you doing Mr Squirrel?" A woman in a blue poncho cackles at the top of her voice, her wild eyed-face jammed into the camera lens. She's one of the Squirrel Busters who have for months besieged Marty Rathbun's house. They're sent to harass and torment members who leave and then make public their Scientology experiences. It's an incredible turnaround for Marty who had been David Miscavige's number two in the Church and was a master of these 'dirty tricks': "I didn't think twice about silencing critics or punishing someone". The Church may contest Marty's status now, but in 1993 Miscavige describes taking on the head of the IRS, side by side with Marty, as they prevailed in Scientology's greatest victory to date, becoming tax exempt in the US and dodging a billion dollar tax bill. Not only that - but Marty was the man charged with finding a poster boy for Scientology and attracting none other than Tom Cruise. "I helped them on his divorce with Nicole and then I was auditing him and helping him get Penelope audited". But his close relationship with Cruise was also his downfall, "Miscavige had to start undermining me in front of Cruise". Out of favour, Marty eventually escaped, going on the run to start up his own independent Scientology movement. Now his blog presents the greatest direct threat to Scientology. In return, they've turned Marty's daily life into a bitter battle. Marty's story offers an unparalleled insight into the inner workings of Scientology's upper echelons and the full array of the weapons it resorts to when it feels a need to protect its own interests. Truly fascinating - and more than a little frightening. Orwell would have loved it!

© © 2013 Roast Beef Productions
K2: Siren of the Himalayas - Dave Ohlson
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Dave Ohlson
Genre: Documentary
Price: $5.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: August 22, 2014

This breathtaking film follows an historic attempt to summit the world's most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark K2 expedition in 1909. World-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering. The documentary also examines the history and geography of the Karakoram mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map. The second highest peak on Earth at 8,611 meters, K2 is also one of the most dangerous mountains to climb - for every four people who have reached the summit of K2, one person has died trying.

© © 2012 Ursus Films, 2R Productions, Roped In Productions
Citizenfour - Laura Poitras
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Laura Poitras
Genre: Documentary
Price: $14.99
Release Date: October 24, 2014

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving unprecedented access to Edward Snowden as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.

© © 2014 Praxis Films
The Rise and Fall of the Clash - Danny Garcia
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Danny Garcia
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: April 8, 2014

The only up-close and personal film about the juggernaut band The Clash and their meteoric trajectory through rock ‘n roll history, The Rise and Fall of The Clash features previously unseen footage of the band at work and at play, as well as interviews with the individual band members and with those who knew them well. This is not a film that pulls any punches, but neither does it overlook the life-changing effect that The Clash brought to so many. The Rise and Fall of The Clash paints the fascinating inside story of rivalries, treachery, betrayal and the internal band dynamics and managerial interference that ultimately led “the biggest band in the world” to self-destruct.

© © 2014 Icon TV Music Under Exclusive License to Shout! Factory LLC
Blackfish - Gabriela Cowperthwaite
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Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Genre: Documentary
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: July 19, 2013

Killer whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants, yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who — unlike any orca in the wild — has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. Blackfish expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.

© © 2013 Our Turn Productions, LLC
I Am Big Bird - Dave LaMattina & Chad N. Walker
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Dave LaMattina & Chad N. Walker
Genre: Independent
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $6.99
Release Date: May 6, 2015

For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch - and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, I Am Big Bird features extraordinary footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces his journey from bullied child to childhood icon. And as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.

Off Label - Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher
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Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher
Genre: Documentary
Price: $9.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: August 9, 2013

A probing exposé of an overmedicated, misdiagnosed, and drug-addled America, OFF LABEL takes us on an emotional journey through 8 uniquely personal experiences to shed light on an unknown and often camouflaged plague affecting our nation.

© © 2012 Phase I Production llc
Food, Inc. - Robert Kenner
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Robert Kenner
Genre: Documentary
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 3, 2009

"Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising – and often shocking – truths about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation."

Korengal - Sebastian Junger
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Sebastian Junger
Genre: Documentary
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 9, 2014

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. Korengal explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. As one soldier cheers when he kills an enemy fighter, another looks into the camera and asks if God will ever forgive him for all of the killing he has done. As one soldier grieves the loss of his friend in combat, another explains why he misses the war now that his deployment has ended, and admits he would go back to the front line in a heartbeat. Every bit as intense and affecting as Restrepo, Korengal goes a step further in bringing the war into people's living rooms back home.

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia - Julien Nitzberg
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Julien Nitzberg
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: May 5, 2010

From executive producers Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) comes a shocking and outlandish year-in-the-life documentary about the White Family of Boone County, West Virginia's most notorious and surly family. Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, murders and tap dancing. Nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains, the White family lives an existence more like something from the Wild West than modern-day suburbified America. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary Dancing Outlaw. The film follows the Whites over the course of one tumultuous year, as they deal with a stabbing, criminal sentencing, attempted murder, death and birth. Never dull, THE WILD AND WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA are "the Hatfields and McCoys all rolled into one..." (New York Magazine).

© © 2009 Dickhouse Productions.
Mirage Men - John Lundberg, Roland Denning, Kypros Kypianou & Mark Pilkington
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John Lundberg, Roland Denning, Kypros Kypianou & Mark Pilkington
Genre: Documentary
Price: $5.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: March 27, 2014

"MIRAGE MEN takes a fascinating excursion into a twilight zone of wild conspiracies, obsessive believers and psychological double agents..." "...engaging...good fun." - The Hollywood Reporter

How the US government created a myth that took over the world. ET visitors. . . crashed UFOs. . . back-engineered alien technology. . . the government cover-up of a secret that would change the world as we know it. . . These are the core elements of the modern UFO mythology, a story that has captivated farmers, princes and generals for generations, and shows no sign of loosening its grip on the popular imagination. But what if, instead of covering up the UFO story, elements in the US military had actively encouraged it as part of their Cold War counterintelligence arsenal - manufacturing the myth of the UFO as a powerful weapon of mass deception and the perfect cover for all manner of clandestine technologies and operations. Now, for the first time, some of those whose actions have directly shaped the UFO mythology, and some of their victims, tell their stories, revealing a surreal disturbing and sometimes tragic sequence of events that is part Manchurian Candidate and part Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Mirage Men draws viewers into a saucer-shaped hall of mirrors, a shadow-world where every lie contains elements of the truth, and the truth is far stranger than the UFO believers, or their detractors, would have you believe.

© © 2013 Perception Management Productions
Spanish Lake - Phillip Andrew Morton
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Phillip Andrew Morton
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 13, 2014

8 miles outside of Ferguson Missouri lies Spanish Lake, a post WW2 suburb. The town experiences rapid economic decline and population turnover due to racism and governmental policies which support the white exodus. The themes of the film parallel America's growing political divide, racial tension, and rise of anti-government sentiment. Spanish Lake is a bold and unflinching documentary on large scale migration known as 'white flight'.

© © 2014 Spanish Lake Film Production, LLC
Shake the Dust - Adam Sjöberg
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Adam Sjöberg
Genre: Documentary
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Expected Release Date: May 23, 2015

From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, Shake the Dust chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world and far beyond. Showcasing some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film, Shake the Dust is an inspiring tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement.

Fed Up (2014) - Stephanie Soechtig
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Stephanie Soechtig
Genre: Documentary
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 9, 2014

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (producer of the Oscar-winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.

© © 2014 Atlas Films
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap - Ice-T
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Ice-T
Genre: Documentary
Price: $5.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 15, 2012

Visually luscious and drenched with the big beats of classic cuts and freestyle rhyming by some of the masters of the music, SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Hip-Hop. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is Ice-T, who takes us on a personal journey into the asphalt roots of the music that saved his life. This film is not about stardom, bling, or beef; it's about the craft and skill - what goes on inside the minds and erupts from the lips of rap legends. Ice-T travels from coast to coast, engaging intimately with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, Kanye West, Chuck D, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, and Ice Cube. The film features original rapping and some classic never heard before a cappellas from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a mighty soul tribute to the original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.

© © 2012 The Art of Rap Films LTD
Girl Rising - Jenny Lee, Richard E. Robbins, Gareth Smith & Chris Wilcha
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Jenny Lee, Richard E. Robbins, Gareth Smith & Chris Wilcha
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: March 7, 2013

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, the award-winning producers of The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, strategic partner, Intel Corporation, and distribution partners CNN Films and Gathr, comes Girl Rising - an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and other esteemed actresses contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman and Grammy Award winner Lorne Balfe. The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala Aminatta Forna and others tell the girls’ stories, each in its own style, and all with profound resonance. These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.

© © 2013 The Documentary Group LLC / Vulcan Productions
Particle Fever - Mark Levinson
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Mark Levinson
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: March 7, 2014

Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.

For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.

As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?

Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, from the inspiration and initiative of producer David Kaplan and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Godfather trilogy), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine. Hailed by The New York Times as "Mind-blowing."

© © 2013 PF Productions LLC
Open Secret - Steve Lickteig
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Steve Lickteig
Genre: Documentary
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: March 24, 2015

OPEN SECRET is a documentary that chronicles Steve Lickteig’s 20-year search for who his real birth parents were; why a whole town kept the truth from him; and how his family’s tumultuous history revolves around the hidden lives of two unconventional women. Steve grew up as the adoptee of Don and Mary Jane Lickteig, who ran a farm in Kansas and had eight other (natural) children. Lickteig always wondered who his real parents were and planned to search for them as an adult. When he was 18 years old, Steve received shocking news from his two best friends: he was not adopted from unknown parents but was actually the illegitimate son of his oldest sister, Joanie. Not only that, everyone in his life had always known the secret: his siblings, his schoolmates, townsfolk, even his girlfriends. Steve’s anger and confusion led to a long period of estrangement from his family. But his marriage led to a desire for reconciliation. He discovered that the secret to his story lay in the hidden lives of his adopted mother, Mary Jane; his biological mother, Joanie; and his long-lost father, a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. OPEN SECRET explores the cost of suppressing history across multiple generations. It follows the wrenching, funny, and liberating process of piecing together an authentic (and inevitably contradictory) family history.

© © 2014 Steve Lickteig
The Fog of War - Errol Morris
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Errol Morris
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 19, 2003

The Fog of War is a 20th century fable, a story of an American dreamer who rose from humble origins to the heights of political power. Robert S. McNamara was both witness to and participant in many of the crucial events of the 20th century: the crippling Depression of the 1930s; the industrialization of the war years; the development of a different kind of warfare based on air power and the creation of a new American meritocracy. He was also an idealist who saw his dreams and ideals challenged by the role he played in history.

© © 2003 Sony Pictures Classics Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No No: A Dockumentary - Jeffery J. Radice
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Jeffery J. Radice
Genre: Documentary
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 5, 2014

No No: A Dockumentary tells the story of Dock Ellis who, on June 12, 1970, pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 137 years of organized professional baseball, it’s the only no-hitter tossed while the pitcher was on LSD. Dock was often embroiled in controversy on and off the field. While professional baseball hadn’t fully embraced racial equality, he was an outspoken leader who lived the expression ‘Black is Beautiful!’ His fearlessness enabled him to become one of the most intimidating pitchers of the 70’s and a trailblazer for a new wave of civil rights. After retiring, Dock became as outspoken about his career-spanning substance abuse issues as he had been about intolerance. He spent decades utilizing his brash approach as a counselor, helping other addicts in their recoveries. Through intimate stories and a trove of archival footage, No No: A Dockumentary brings Dock’s vibrant life to light, burnishing the legend and revealing the man behind it.

© © 2014 Baseball Iconoclasts LLC
Secrets of the Code - Jonathan Stack
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Jonathan Stack
Genre: Documentary
Price: $6.99
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Release Date: June 5, 2007

Actress Susan Sarandon narrates this visually-provocative documentary based upon New York Times best-selling author Dan Burstein's book "Secrets of the Code," which takes a look at the controversy surrounding the best-selling book and blockbuster film "The Da Vinci Code." Secrets of the Code is a sweeping exploration of some of the world's greatest mysteries. This feature-length documentary includes interviews and commentary by renowned scholars, theologians, scientists and historians, including Timothy Freke, Richard Leigh, Sean Martin and Elaine Pagels. Burstein's book - and now the film - explores the global obsession inspired by Dan Brown's phenomenally successful novel The Da Vinci Code, the fastest selling adult novel in the history of publishing. Secrets of the Code film takes a provocative look at the controversy surrounding Brown's novel examining the importance of religion in today's world, and is a sweeping tour of the mysteries surrounding the ancient signs and symbols, the true identity of Mary Magdalene, Leonardo da Vinci, the Gnostic Gospels, the meaning of the search for the Holy Grail in history, the facts concerning the so-called secret societies including the Freemasons, Priory of Sion, Opus Dei and more! First published in hardcover in 2004, "Secrets of the Code" book has been a bestseller worldwide, appearing in 28 foreign editions, with two million copies now in print and has outsold all the other guidebooks to The Da Vinci Code combined. The book has topped the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly and USA Today bestseller lists, and has also achieved top 10 bestseller status in 8 other countries. "Secrets of the Code" book is part of the "Secrets" series created by Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer. The series also includes Secrets of Angels & Demons, Secrets of the Widow's Son, and Secrets of Mary Magdalene (to be published by CDS Books in Fall 2006).

© © 2006 Alchemist Films, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
JFK: The Smoking Gun - Malcolm McDonald
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Malcolm McDonald
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
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Release Date: November 3, 2013

November 22nd, 1963. The murder of President John F. Kennedy is one of the world's most shocking tragedies and yet his killing has been surrounded in mystery and confusion - until now. On the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's death, JFK: THE SMOKING GUN presents a cold case forensic analysis of Kennedy's assassination and reveals what really happened on that fateful November day. This must-see documentary is the “most provocative and controversial declaration we’ll see”. – The New York Daily News

© © 2013 John Fitz Smoking Gun Productions (Muse) Inc, Cordell Jigsaw Productions Pty Ltd and Screen Australia
Inside Job - Charles Ferguson
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Charles Ferguson
Genre: Documentary
Price: $12.99
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Release Date: October 8, 2010

Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary Feature "INSIDE JOB" from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), comes Inside Job, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Inside Job was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore and China.

© © 2010 Sony Pictures Classics Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Endless Summer - Bruce Brown
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Bruce Brown
Genre: Documentary
Price: $7.99
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Release Date: June 15, 1966

They call it The Endless Summer, the ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe in search of the perfect wave. From the uncharted waters of West Africa, to the shark-filled seas of Australia, to the tropical paradise of Tahiti and beyond, two California surfers, Robert August and Mike Hynson, accomplish in a few months what most people never get to do in a lifetime - they live their dream. Director Bruce Brown created a film so powerful it has become a timeless masterpiece that continues to capture the imagination of every new generation. When it first played in theaters, audiences lined up to see it again and again, spellbound by its thrilling excitement and awesome photography. But in fact, what's most compelling about the film is the surfing itself and once you've seen it your search may never end.

© © 2010 Monterey Media. All Rights Reserved.
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