'Sorry / Not Sorry' looks at Louis C.K.
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1w ago
'Sorry / Not Sorry' examines the case of Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct - from years of rumors to the New York Times' exposure to his subsequent comeback as a Grammy-winning comedian. Filmmakers Caroline Suh and Cara Mones capture multiple perspectives including that of his accusers whose careers suffered for speaking truths.   ..read more
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'The Grab' is a journalistic thriller on global politics
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by thom_powers
3w ago
'The Grab' follows reporter Nathan Halverson as he investigates how wealthy countries seek to control land outside their borders for access to food and water. The film plays like a journalistic thriller when Halverson is leaked over 10,000 emails from a business central to this story.   ..read more
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'Copa 71' uncovers a hidden history of women in sports
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by thom_powers
1M ago
'Copa 71' tells the story of an international women's soccer tournament in 1971 that took place in Mexico and was erased from history. Filmmakers James Erskine and Rachel Ramsay interview players from six countries who took part, but never told their stories.   ..read more
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'The Luckiest Guy in the World' profiles Bill Walton
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by thom_powers
1M ago
The ESPN series 'The Luckiest Guy in the World' profiles basketball great Bill Walton who passed away last month. Filmmaker Steve James ('Hoop Dreams') examines the hurdles that Walton had to overcome - including injuries and a speech impediment - on his way to winning championships and acclaim as a TV commentator.   ..read more
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Collecting records and reviving dreams in 'Flipside'
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by thom_powers
1M ago
Filmmaker Chris Wilcha tells a personal story of reckoning with youthful dreams in middle age as he tries to save an old record store in 'Flipside.' The film weaves together the perspectives of many others including Ira Glass, Judd Apatow and Starlee Kine.   ..read more
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'Queen of the Deuce' profiles the grandmother who ran porn theaters
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by thom_powers
2M ago
'Queen of the Deuce' profiles Chelly Wilson, a Greek Jewish immigrant grandmother who ran multiple adult film theaters around New York City's 42nd Street. Filmmaker Valerie Kontakos evokes the 1970s era when adult film was on an upswing with Wilson at the center.   ..read more
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'A Time to Stir' looks at Columbia University in 1968
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by thom_powers
2M ago
'A Time to Stir' is a 10-part oral history film focusing on the Columbia University student strike of 1968. Filmmaker Paul Cronin interviewed hundreds of participants to bring multiple fresh perspectives that still resonate today. Hear the director interviewed on Pure Nonfiction ..read more
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Is 'The Contestant' the most bizarre documentary of the year?
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by thom_powers
2M ago
'The Contestant' explores the early days of reality TV in Japan when a man named Nasubi lived naked in isolation living off prizes from magazine sweepstakes for over a year while 30 million viewers tuned in to watch. Filmmaker Clair Titley interviews all the main players in the story and explores what happened to Nasubi after he became famous.   ..read more
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'Uncropped' profiles photographer James Hamilton
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by thom_powers
3M ago
'Uncropped' profiles the the photographer James Hamilton who has an eclectic career spanning street scenes, celebrity portraits, war coverage and more. Filmmaker D.W. Young crafts the documentary as a love letter to a bygone era of New York journalism.   ..read more
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'Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story' profiles a Chinatown hero
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by thom_powers
3M ago
'Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story' profiles the New York photographer who dedicated himself to covering the Asian American community for five decades. Filmmaker Jennifer Takaki chronicles the emergence of Asian American activism through the lens of Lee.   ..read more
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