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The Smartest Man in the World

USA, (MIFF 2002, Eyeball to Eyeball 2: Errol Morris Returns)

Director: Errol Morris

Before the Guinness Book of Records scrapped the category of World's Highest IQ, Christopher Langan held the title. Langan spends his days contemplating models of the universe, abstract physics, plans for breeding a race of super intelligent humans... and brawling with Montana cowboys! A former fireman with a bad back and a trick knee, Langan has survived a brutal childhood and brushes with the law with an IQ 20 points higher than Einstein - "But I still work in a bar."

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GUERILLA: THE TAKING OF PATTY HEARST

USA, 2004
Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst USA ,/i>'Death to the Fascist insect that preys on the life of the people!' With that incendiary battle cry, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) declared war on … More »

GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS

Australia, 2008
“I've been called a minimalist composer for more than 30 years, and while I've never really agreed with the description, I've gotten used to it.” - Philip Glass ... In the year of his 70th birthd… More »

VERNON, FLORIDA

USA, 1981
Vernon, Florida is a film about some of the ordinary (which is to say extraordinary) people of a small town in Washington County, Florida. There is a man obsessed with shooting wild turkeys who takes… More »

THE THIN BLUE LINE

USA, 1988
... ... The Thin Blue Line is both the recreation of the brutal murder of a Dallas policeman in 1976, and a passionate argument for the case of a man wrongly accused of the murder. While making an un… More »

Hawking

UK, 1989
The Media Show goes on location with the making of the film version of A Brief History Of Time, Stephen Hawking's best-seller about the origins of the universe. Directed by Errol Morris (Thin Blue Li… More »

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