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    Butterfly

    This documentary, which first aired on public television in 2000, chronicles environmental activist Julia "Butterfly" Hill's 738 day tree-sit in the ancient redwood tree she named Luna. (79 mins.)
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    Cropsey

    Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances. (84 mins.)
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    Biggie and Tupac

    Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997. (108 mins.)
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    The Jew in the Lotus

    Tells how Roger Kamenetz, author of the best-selling 1994 book by the same title, found his way back to Judaism - the tradition of his birth. (58 mins.)
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    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker... (79 mins.)
    6.50
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    The Cruise

    Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses... (76 mins.)
    6.25
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    Winnebago Man

    Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video... (85 mins.)
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    Jupiter's Wife

    Michel Negroponte, a documentary filmmaker, meets Maggie one day in Central Park. Maggie claims to be... (87 mins.)
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    Hype!

    Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s (84 mins.)
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    The Gits

    The story of the promising, underground Seattle band, The Gits. Fronted by charismatic vocalist, Mia Zapata, and poised to explode onto the national music scene, a stranger came in and took it all away. A decade later, the legacy lives on. (82 mins.)
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    Shoah

    Claude Lanzmann directed this 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage...
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    Four Little Girls

    A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement. (102 mins.)
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    Hoop Dreams

    film following the lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (170 mins.)
    6.50
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    Dark Eyes

    A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. (94 mins.)
    5.00
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    We Live in Public

    A documentary focusing on the life of dot-com entrepreneur Josh Harris, and his exploits over the last decade.
    5.50
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    Enemies of the People

    The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained... (93 mins.)
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    Darwin's Nightmare

    A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
    4.50
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    Marwencol

    After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. (83 mins.)
    4.50
    2 votes
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    Fahrenheit 911

    Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
    3.33
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    Helvetica

    A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
    1.33
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