Documentary

PG

Co-Presented by KWAG

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

“For Gregory Crewdson, whose painstakingly constructed images seem to yearn for some impossible human connection, melancholy is  integral to his vision. Director Ben Shapiro accompanied Mr. Crewdson from 2005-9The photographs have a theatrical resonance that Mr. Shapiro sees no need to embellish.

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“Charismatic, imperious and quick-witted, Diana Vreeland ruled in the world of couture and cutting-edge culture for more than 50 years as the editor of Harper's Bazaar, then Vogue.

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CO-PRESENTED BY WORDS WORTH BOOKS

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PG

WPIRG & Cinema Politica Presents

This is more than a mere documentary of the history of political activism at the University of California at Berkeley; it’s an oral history of a struggle (the good and the bad and the downright foolish) that has never gone away, but has merely metamorphosed over time into different forms. It’s as relevant today as ever.

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The Manor

“Shawney Cohen calls himself a filmmaker, but he’s actually been a strip club manager for longer. When he was six years old his father bought “The Manor,” a strip club attached to a seedy 32-room motel in Guelph, Ontario. Years later, his father has seen his weight balloon to 400 pounds, while his mother struggles to survive at 85 pounds.

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Alone Up There

The stand-up comedian is a special breed, both an artist and an artisan. They work by painstakingly developing a persona, scripting and editing an act, and revising it on the spot to suit the energy of a given audience. If the audience does not grasp the countless hours crafting the routine, and the empathic micro-calculations, then the act was a success... well, as long as it was funny.

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Oscar Nominee! Best Original Song.

“Aesthetics and eco-advocacy are a perfect match in Chasing Ice, a documentary so stuffed with eye-soothing images one prays it can seduce a climate-change skeptic or two.

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“William Wilson wasn’t just any guy with a thirst for liquor; he founded Alcoholics Anonymous, which now counts about 2 million members. This is the inspiring story of the man behind the 12 steps. Wilson was born in 1895 and downed his first drink in his early 20s. For the often-depressed Wilson, imbibing seemed like a cure-all.

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20 Feet From Stardom

Filmmaker Morgan Neville pays homage to some of the greatest vocalists you've never heard of in this documentary.

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14A

Oscar Nominee! Best Documentary Feature

The Gatekeepers

“The Gatekeepers tells the story of Israel's internal security service, Shin Bet. Director Dror Moreh manages to get all six of the surviving former heads of the organization to discuss in detail the evolution of Shin Bet since the 1967 Six-Day War.

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