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BLUE VINYL (Judith Helfand, Daniel B Gold, 2001)
"Arguing that vinyl is the most potentially deadly consumer product on the planet, Blue Vinyl doesn't just draw our attention to the lurking danger. Rather, this enormously entertaining documentary t… Read more

BOATMAN (Gianfranco Rosi, 1993)
The boatman is Gopal. He rows the waters of the Ganges, the Sacred River of India, guiding his vessel through Benares, the city of Shiva, the city of the Dead. Creating the illusion of a moving point… Read more

born dead (Jacek Blawet, )
[Born Dead] is Jacek Blawut's powerful and intimate observation of Robert Jurczyga, a 23-year-old man incarcerated in remand centres since he was just 15. Close to his release date, Robert volunteers… Read more

BORN INTO BROTHELS (Ross Kaufman, Zana Briski, 2004)
Born Into Brothels USABritish photographer Zana Briski ventured into Calcutta's red-light district on assignment and wound up working there for two years, appalled by the plight of the children of se… Read more

BOUND FOR PLEASURE (David Blyth, 2001)
Now that New Zealand is synonymous with The Lord of the Rings, don't think that all Kiwi dark pleasures are confined to the subterranean lairs of Trolls. Director David Blyth has embarked on his own … Read more

BRAKHAGE (Jim Shedden, 1998)
Stan Brakhage is considered a living legend and one of the most important avant-garde filmmakers. Since 1952 Brakhage has created over 300 films, constantly and consistently redefining Ihe shape of f… Read more

BRAN NUE DAE (Tom Zubrycki, 1990)
Tom Zubrycki's new film (following Friends and Enemies, Kemira etc.) follows performances of Broome's Aboriginal musical Bran Nue Dae, from rehearsal and development to the rapturous reviews and its … Read more

BRANDO (Mimi Freedman, 2007)
"I'm in the Marlon Brando business." - Marlon Brando ... This thorough retrospective proceeds chronologically through this great American performer's life - from his early obsession with his mother, … Read more

BREASTS (Meema Spadola, 1996)
Gondolas, bazongas, marshmallow moun­tains, snack trays, baby bottles, puppies with pink noses, cha chas...Over 200 women, and one man, responded to filmmaker Meema Spadola's 'Breast Questionnair… Read more

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT (Beth B P Beth, Chantal Bernstein, 2000)
Breathe In. Breathe Out follows three Vietnam War veterans, accompanied by their grown-up children, as they journey back to the very jungles and villages where they were once stationed. Leading viewe… Read more

BRIGHT LEAVES (Ross McElwee, 2004)
Bright Leaves USA'Idiosyncratic, funny and genuine, Bright Leaves is a little gem.' -screen International Ross McElwee is best known for his 1986 documentary, Sherman's March, which inaugurated its o… Read more

BROTHER NUMBER ONE (Annie Goldson, 2011)
In 1978, New Zealander Kerry Hamill and two friends aboard the yacht Foxy Lady took shelter from a storm, accidentally straying into in Cambodian waters. ... One man was shot dead when the boat was b… Read more

BROTHER'S KEEPER (Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, 1991)
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BUCK (PG) (Cindy Meehl, 2011)
"Your horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see." - Buck Brannaman ... Fresh from a rapturous reception at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received the 2011 Audie… Read more

BUILDING HEAVEN, REMEMBERING EARTH: CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN ARCHITECT (Oliver Hockenhull, 1999)
Combining the poetic, political and critical in a new digital form, Oliver Hockenhull's study of the confines of architecture and the self has been described as 'unequivocally the best documentary pr… Read more

BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS (John Dullahan, 2004)
Bukowski: Born Into This USA'Here's a movie that requires you to tie one on after, if not during the screening. Bukowski: Born Into This presents just about everything you want to know about the lege… Read more

BUS 174 (José Padilha, 2002)
On June 12, 2000—Brazil's Valentine's Day—Sandro do Nascimento held up a bus in Rio de Janeiro's largest public park in broad daylight, taking the passengers hostage.Television crews arri… Read more

BUY A TICKET, TAKE THE RIDE: HUNTER S. THOMPSON ON FILM (Tom Thurman, 2006)
The closest most of us will get to the mad genius of the great gonzo journalist. In his Colorado home in February 2005, Hunter S. Thompson wrote a suicide note before shooting himself. He was 67. I… Read more

CALL ME KUCHU (Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright, 2012)
“If we keep hiding, they will say we are not here.” - David Kato ... In Uganda, a new bill threatens to introduce the death penalty for homosexuality, and jail terms for anyone who fails to turn … Read more

CANTO A LA VIDA (Lucia Salinas Briones, 1990)
In December 1989 Chile held its first democratic elections since the overthrow in 1973 of the "People's President", Salvador Allende. During the sixteen year dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet … Read more

CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS (Andrew Jarecki, 2002)
"Capturing The Friedmans ran away with this year's Sundance Grand Jury prize for best documentary and deservedly so. An engrossing, troubling and, in the end, profoundly ambiguous re-examination of a… Read more

CARMEN MIRANDA: BANANAS IS MY BUSINESS (Helena Solberg, 1995)
... ... Of all the Hollywood glamour girls to be res­urrected, the reappraisal of Carmen Miran­da has been a long time coming. Helena Solberg, known for her streetwise documen­taries abou… Read more

Casuistry: the art of killing a cat (Zev Asher, 2004)
[Casuistry: The Art of Killing a Cat], which premiered at last year's Toronto Film Festival, is an examination into one of Canada's most notorious, abhorrent animal cruelty cases. This challenging fi… Read more

CATFISH (Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, 2010)
“Documenting in tantalizing detail the twist-filled true story of a young man fooled by Facebook.” - Variety ... When New York photographer Nev Schulman receives a painting of one of his photos f… Read more

CATS OF MIRIKITANI, THE (Linda Hattendorf, 2006)
“The title may suggest a wildlife documentary, but The Cats of Mirikitani is entirely, vibrantly human.” - New York Times Eighty year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of World War II int… Read more

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