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1.
Listen to Me Marlon (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story. (103 mins.)
Director: Stevan Riley
 
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Dokument Fanny och Alexander (1986 Documentary)
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A chronicle of the making of Ingmar Bergman's Oscar winning film. (110 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
3.
Side by Side (2012 Documentary)
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The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. (99 mins.)
Director: Chris Kenneally
 
4.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief... (120 mins.)
Director: Xan Cassavetes
 
5.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time. (138 mins.)
 
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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001 Documentary)
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (142 mins.)
Director: Jan Harlan
 
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Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002 Documentary)
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A series of interviews with Woody Allen interlaced with clips from his films. (90 mins.)
 
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Liv & Ingmar (2012 Documentary)
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The 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. (89 mins.)
Director: Dheeraj Akolkar
 
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...Men filmen är min älskarinna (2010 Documentary)
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Guided by Liv Ullmann and with commentaries from a number of prominent filmmakers for whom Bergman is and remains an important influence... (66 mins.)
Director: Stig Björkman
 
10.
The Man You Loved to Hate (1979 Documentary)
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Erich von Stroheim was an director of silent movies, as well as an actor in both silents and talkies... (78 mins.)
 
11.
That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Documentary)
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A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through... (73 mins.)
Director: Mark Rance
 
12.
Full Tilt Boogie (1997 Documentary)
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A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn and the people who made it. (97 mins.)
Director: Sarah Kelly
 
13.
Deux de la Vague (2010 Documentary)
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Two in the Wave is the story of a friendship. Jean-Luc Godard was born in 1930; Francois Truffaut two years later... (91 mins.)
 
14.
What Is Cinema? (2013 Documentary)
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Amidst a constant stream of hundreds of film clips, dozens of filmmakers voice their opinions on the titular question while primarily looking beyond the Hollywood mainstream to independent, experimental, documentary and avant-garde films. (80 mins.)
Director: Chuck Workman
 
15.
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008 Documentary)
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Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States. (99 mins.)
Director: Marina Zenovich
 
16.
Milius (2013 Documentary)
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A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius. (103 mins.)
 
17.
Altman (2014 Documentary)
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A look at the life and work of American film-maker Robert Altman. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Mann
 
18.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014 Documentary)
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The history of the Academy Awards. (87 mins.)
 
19.
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014 Documentary)
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A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist. (91 mins.)
Director: Chuck Workman
 
20.
Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold (1994 Documentary)
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Caine discusses his life from childhood to stardom. Includes family photos, movie clips, and interviews with many who've worked with him. (61 mins.)
 
21.
Chelovek s kino-apparatom (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
22.
The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003 Documentary)
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This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien... (178 mins.)
 
23.
Life Itself (2014 Documentary)
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The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert. (120 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
24.
Ljuset håller mig sällskap (2000 Documentary)
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Carl-Gustaf Nykvist's documentary about his father, Sven Nykvist. The film is based on Sven's memoirs with Sven himself as narrator... (78 mins.)
 
25.
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995 Documentary)
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Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics. (225 mins.)
 
26.
A Letter to Elia (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on the late Elia Kazan. (60 mins.)
 
27.
Tales from the Script (2009 Documentary)
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Hanson