The best in documentary drama.
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TINY- An absolutely beautiful documentary about embracing a smaller space, getting rid of the excess, & truly loving your life in a tiny home. Family-friendly & available on Netflix.
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TINY: A Story About Living Small (2013). " What is home? And how do we find it? TINY follows one couple's attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream." #tinyhouse
Movie: "TINY: A Story About Living Small". Christopher Smith decided to build his own #tinyhouse in the spring of 2011.
TINY: A Story About Living Small (2013)
Serving Life (TV Movie 2011): Actor Forest Whitaker narrates the story of a group of inmate volunteers who staff their own hospice inside a maximum security prison in Louisiana where the average sentence is more than 90 years. Moved me to tears! Available on Netflix.
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Serving Life (TV Movie 2011)
Every year in India and China, millions of babies are killed, neglected or abandoned simply because they are girls. This documentary explores women's rights (and lack of them) in these countries.
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It's a Girl - Documentary film about "gendercide" and the problem of unwanted baby girls.
May the widespread practice of female infanticide around the world stop.
It's a Girl! (2012)
Documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art. Available on Netflix.
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Art History: The Art of The Steal. Documents the politics surrounding Albert Barnes's vast art collection, his personal desires for his property, and Philadelphia socialites and politicians. Fascinating and frustrating story.
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'the art of the steal' art deco poster, yet again unsure on whether this one is an actual art deco poster..
The Art of the Steal movie poster design by Neil Kellerhouse.
As the Michael Dance points out on the blog Movie Cultists: "Some of the best poster art coming out these days are for documentaries, because they can’t rely on movie stars’ faces and are forced to sell the concept of the film with one image." Here is a great example from The Art of the Steal
The Art of the Steal (2009)
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey: A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey. Available on Netflix.
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Follows the real life rock-n-roll fairy tale story of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band, Journey, thereby becoming the latest performer to go from the Internet to real life celebrity. Having already overcome a life full of painful obstacles and now saddled with the immense pressures of leading a world renowned band and replacing a legendary singer, the film follows Arnel on this personal journey.
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2012)
Chronicles the first-ever, senior citizen hip-hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets Basketball team, 12 women and man - all dance team newbies. Available on Netflix.
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Gotta Dance (2008) Dori Berinstein's inspiring documentary chronicles the adventures of the first-ever senior citizen hip-hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets basketball team, from auditions to center-court stardom. (after 30 minutes, boring.)
officially a dance movie addict
Gotta Dance (2008)
Explores the marriage of a young couple with Down syndrome, and the family who strives to support their needs. Available on Netflix.
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Movie to watch: Monica & David (2009, d. Alexandra Codina)
Monica & David is a really neat documentary about two adults with Down syndrome who get married. It's a great way to get to know people with Down syndrome and find out about what life is really like for them & their parents. And it's fun to watch!
Monica & David (2009)
He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian. With their modest means, the couple managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in the world. Available on Netflix.
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herb & dorothy :  how passionate are you to live on very little to surround yourself with art? an amazing walk through modern art before it was understood and hip—their story is replete with the actual artists and their connections with the vogels. [http://herbanddorothy.com/]
#7 Herb & Dorothy-This is a documentary about a postal worker and a librarian who despite modest means amassed one of the most significant and sizable collections of contemporary art. Really wonderful and inspiring.
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Synopsis: HERB AND DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, the Vogels quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked, they collected guided by two rules: the piece had to be afforda
Herb & Dorothy (2008)
Schooled: The Price of College Sports- One of the most fascinating pieces on how college sports in America became a billion dollar enterprise, all built on the backs of unpaid athletes. Available on Netflix.
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Schooled : the price of college sports - Examines the business of college football and basketball and the NCAA's treatment of its athletes. Based on the controversial article 'The Shame of College Sports' by historian and former football player Taylor Branch, it tells a story of how college sports became a billion dollar industry built on dedicated young athletes who are deprived of numerous rights.
Great movie: Vital information for sports athlete students
Schooled: The Price of College Sports (2013)
The Elephant in the Living Room- takes viewers on a journey inside the buying and keeping of exoctic animals as pets in American households and what that means for the animals & their owners. Available on Netflix.
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The Elephant in the Living Room (2010) The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets Tim Harrison, Terry Brumfield, Russ Clear...TS doc
Amazing documentary I saw at the Cleveland Film Festival years ago, it's finally out on DVD.
The Elephant in the Living Room (2010) Great documentary on the eventual fate of most of America's exotic pets
The Elephant in the Living Room (Documentary 2010) - This is a very powerful documentary about people owning wild animals and the consequences that come with it. This is a very moving yet heartbreaking film.
"The Elephant in the Living Room", a must-see documentary of the most controversial sub-cultures in the world: exotic animals being raised as house pets. Set against the backdrop of a heated national debate, director Michael Webber chronicles the extraordinary story of 2 men at the heart of the issue - Tim Harrison, an OH police officer; and Terry Brumfield, a big-hearted man who struggles to raise 2 African lions that he loves like his own family.
The Elephant in the Living Room I always wanted a big cat to share my house with me till I saw this movie.
The Elephant in the Living Room (2010)
Bill Cunningham New York- One of the most fascinating films I have seen on a New York street photographer and the people who dress fashionably on the streets of NYC, "just for Bill." Available on Netflix.
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Great film on NY Style!
Bill Cunningham- love this man. love his movie
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Bill Cunningham New York. Excellent film about The New York Times' Bill Cunningham. The elusive photographer who captures real New Yorkers his is On the Street fashion column. Seriously if you love fashion, watch it!!! :)
Directed by Richard Press. With Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Editta Sherman. A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.
#5 Bill Cunningham New York If you have any interest in fashion, street style in particular, you have to see this film.
Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
One of the most fascinating and heart-wrenching documentaries I have ever seen on killer whales that are kept in captivity and how these orca whales can react to not being in their ocean home. Available on Netflix.
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Gabriela Cowperthwaite's documentary "Blackfish," which looks at how killer whales are mistreated in captivity and at national water parks more than likely results in the Orcas lashing out at their trainers, is now playing at Sundance Cinemas here in Houston. #examinercom #Blackfish #moviereview #documentary #movies #killerwhales #Orcas #SeaWorld
BLACKFISH : absolutely amazing documentary about the orcas held captive in SeaWorld. Everyone, please see this film. You will never want to go to Sea World again, to watch the whales jump and splash.
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The Short Game is a FANTASTIC family-friendly documentary on 8 junior golfers that tee off for a world championship in North Carolina. It is a very moving story of truly determined kids, parents, & coaches and what it takes to be a potential future professional golfer! (Available for streaming on Netflix)
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Each year, the world’s best 7 year-old golfers descend on Pinehurst, North Carolina to compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. The Short Game follows eight of these very young athletes on their quest to become the sport’s next phenom.
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The Short Game (2013)
Nature: My Life as a Turkey- A fantastic family film about a naturalist who became a "mother" to 16 wild turkeys and cares for them for eighteen months. A perfect family film that your kids will love! (On Netflix)
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I loved this documentary. So interesting. Nature: My Life as a Turkey -- "When naturalist Joe Hutto became 'mother' to a clutch of 16 wild turkey eggs, he had no idea of the heartache and joy that were to become part of his daily existence for the next 18 months, as he raised the chicks and helped them leave the nest."
Watch Nature: My Life as a Turkey Online | Netflix
Indie Game: The Movie- This one is not for the kids, but offers an extremely captivating story of several independent game designers and how they hope to develop their own indie games into a successful business. Incredible story of resilience, determination, and the competitiveness of the gaming industry.
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The revival of 8bit games through indie developers
Indie Game: The Movie is about the humanity of four indie game developers, their desire to communicate that humanity to others through the medium of video games, and their fears that they are misunderstood.
Watch Indie Game: The Movie Online | Netflix
Jiro Dreams of Sushi- An AMAZING documentary about an 85-year-old sushi master who has become a legacy in Tokyo for creating the world's most perfect sushi and is training his son to take over his legacy when he retires. Inspiring story that would be great for a family documentary night!
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JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI. Really interesting movie for those that appreciate the art of food.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi, 2012. Japanese documentary film directed by David Gelb. The film follows Jiro Ono, an 85 year-old sushi master and owner of Michelin 3-Star restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro, on his continuing quest to perfect the art of sushi.
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Watch a trailer for JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, movie. It is a 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.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. http://www.amazon.com/Jiro-Dreams-Sushi-Ono/dp/B007UW9WOQ
Watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi Online | Netflix
First Position- Fantastic documentary following young dancers training for the Youth America Grand Prix. Some of the most inspiring kids we have ever seen. Great for a family documentary night!
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First Position- Amazing documentary on young ballet dancers. Showing it in all my Dance History classes right now.
First Position (Movie) For the young dancers at the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, lifelong dreams are at stake. With hundreds competing for a handful of elite scholarships and contracts,practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman's award-winning documentary
"Center Stage" but real. I am in!
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Watch First Position Online | Netflix
This film follows a group of talented young jazz musicians as they make their way through the Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition. Despite being wildly talented, these kids go head to head in a competition against the nation's best young jazz musicians. This is a fantastic documentary for kids and your whole family will be rooting for this group of underdogs as they compete for the title in this amazing story!
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CHOPS follows a group of talented young jazz musicians as they make their way through the Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition. Despite being wildly talented, these kids go head to head in a competition against the nation's best young jazz musicians. This is a fantastic documentary for kids and your whole family will be rooting for this group of underdogs as they compete for the title.
Watch Chops Online | Netflix
This documentary is family-friendly and so fun to watch. Weaving in the history of the actual board game along with a worldwide Monopoly Board Game competition, kids and adults will flip for this one. Fans of Wordplay, Word Wars, or Spellbound will especially love this documentary!
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Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (WATCHED: 2-15-13)
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story | Netflix
Told from the perspective of two 11 year-old girls, this documentary explores the politics of food in America. These sweet girls interview everyone from farmers to school officials to chefs to ordinary people to find out how food is grown & how the choices we make impact our bodies and other Americans. A great balance of illustrated segments with thoughtful commentary. This one lead to a great discussion on making better choices about where our food comes from. (on Netflix Instant Stream)
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What's on Your Plate? is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multiracial friends from New York City as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to food activists, farmers, and storekeepers, as they address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it's cultivated, and how many miles it travels from farm to fork.
What's On Your Plate? Amazon Instant Video ~ Catherine Gund, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DY13YVE/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_hmOEtb0VXSZA6
What's on Your Plate? | Netflix
Our whole family fell in love with this documentary about Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind the beloved Elmo. A feel good story of how Kevin never gave up on his dreams of working as a puppeteer even when his peers made fun of him. This has a wonderful message for children that if you work hard your dreams really can come true. Can't say enough about how great this one is (available for Instant Streaming on Netflix)
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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey is a fascinating story about the man behind Elmo. Kevin Clash has been the voice and puppeteering of most famous character from Sesame Street show and it's about his life. Well, the movie was really interesting and well done documentary. Too bad he was arrested for child molestation charges recently.
Being Elmo - documentary about puppeteer Kevin Clash. Very inspiring. I want to see this film. I'm sad Kevin Clash has had such a tough time.
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Watch Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Online | Netflix
Who knew that the art of paper folding was so dang interesting? Our entire family was sucked into this mesmerizing world where artists & scientists use origami to create delicate bodies of work as well as model mathematical theories. You will not only appreciate the artistry, but the history that goes behind this ancient art form. (Available on Instant Stream on Netflix)
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The brilliance of origami art
2008 "Filmmaker Vanessa Gould takes you on a provocative odyssey into the mesmerizing world of modern origami, where artists and scientists use the ancient art form to craft works of delicate beauty and to model cutting-edge mathematical theories."
Between the Folds | Netflix
Two totally different men. Both overweight. Both on heavy doses of prescription medication. Both heading towards early death. What if they pledged 60 days to only drinking juice made from fruits & vegetables? How would that transform their lives? How would that transform their hearts? Absolutely eye-opening about the power of real food. (Available on Instant Stream on Netflix)
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Documentary / 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.
a life changing documentary that influenced me to buy a juicer! can't wait to start ...fat, sick, and nearly dead #juicing
Watch Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead Online | Netflix
Wasteful Americans that we are, this documentary brings to light the unbelievably ridiculous amounts of food we throw away while millions go hungry. This movie chronicles those who live off of some of this perfectly good food and how grocers need to change their ways about what they consider trash. (Available for Instant Stream on Netflix)
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"Dive! Digging into the hidden recesses of the American food industry, this eye-opening documentary reveals the appalling amount of edible, nutritious goods that are thrown away -- wasted -- every day in a nation where millions of citizens still go hungry." very eye opening documentary
This seriously made me want to go raid some Trader Joe/ Whole Food dumpsters. Free organic food!? America! Don't throw it away!
DIVE! he United States throws out 96 Billion pounds of food a year. If you loaded all that food on a train, the boxcars would stretch from Los Angeles to New York and back. If you fed it to pigs, you could raise 120 million piglets into hogs. What kind of society wastes this much food? Documentary film-maker Jeremy Seifert asks Timony Jones that question in Dive!, an award-winning documentary about food waste and dumpster diving.
***** Dive!: Living Off America's Waste; 2010; NR; 52 minutes; Digging into the hidden recesses of the American food industry, this eye-opening documentary reveals the appalling amount of edible, nutritious goods that are thrown away -- wasted -- every day in a nation where millions of citizens still go hungry.
Dive! Living Off America's Waste [HD4482 .D58 2010] Inspired by a curiosity about society's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary Dive! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets, salvaging thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food.
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Who would have ever thought arm wrestling could be so darn fascinating? John Brzenk travels the globe to find anyone who can beat him as the undisputed arm wrestling king. When worthy competitors come into play, John has to decide whether to retire or take on these new challengers. (Available for Instant Stream on Netflix)