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CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (Werner Herzog, 2010)
Cinematic legend Werner Herzog presents an astonishing glimpse of our prehistoric forebears. ... Kudos to Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, MIFF 2008; Grizzly Man) for achieving the impossi… Read more

CERTAIN KIND OF DEATH, A (Blue Hadeagh, 2004)
A Certain Kind of Death USAWinner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, A Certain Kind of Death is a compelling and unblinking documentary that lays bare the mysterious process that … Read more

CHANGING OUR MINDS: THE STORY OF DR. EVELYN HOOKER (Richard Kurt Schmiechen, 1991)
... ... During the McCarthy era, Dr Evelyn Hook­er took on the moral majority and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to prove, through a pioneer clinical study, homo­sexuality was nei… Read more

CHARLIE: THE LIFE AND ART OF CHARLES CHAPLIN (Richard Schickel, 2003)
Full of fascinating and insightful interviews with some of the Hollywood elite including Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr., three of Chaplin's children, actors and colla… Read more

CHASING ICE (Jeff Orlowski, 2012)
“People can now see what's happening. Climate Change is not a political issue; it's a humanity issue. It affects everyone on the planet." - Producer Paula DuPre Pesmen ... Since An Inconvenient Tru… Read more

CHRISTO IN PARIS (David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Deborah Dickson, Susan Fromke, 1990)
The date was September 22, 1985, when environmental artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude completed what had been their ten-year obsession; "The Pont Neuf Wrapped." For fourteen days, 440,000 squ… Read more

CINEMA DALI (Xavi Figueras, 2004)
Cinema Dali France/SpainWith the total cooperation of the Salvador Dali Foundation, director Xavi Figueras' investigative documentary reorganises and returns to the screen the cream of over 40 hours … Read more

CINEMA OF OUR TIME - ABEL FERRARA: NOT GUILTY (Rafi Pitts, 2004)
Cinema of Our Time - Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty France'For five days, director Rafi Pitts was able to follow the inspired director of Driller Killer, The Bad Lieutenant and New Rose Hotel from close by… Read more

CINéMA-VéRITé: DEFINING THE MOMENT (Peter Wintonick, 1999)
A feature documentary about documentary, Cinema-Verite: Defining the Moment is a major retrospective of some of the century's finest non-fiction films. The influence of the cinema verite approach in … Read more

CINEMANIA (Angela Christlieb, Stephan Kijak, 2002)
Are you prepared to alter your diet to avoid the need for toilet breaks, thus fitting in more movie screenings each day? Do you take changes of clothes to the cinema to avoid coming home? Can you liv… Read more

CITIZEN HAVEL (Pavel Koutecky, Miroslav Janek, 2008)
“I would like to be a good president.” - Vaclav Havel ... The political life of the Czech Republic's first president - former dissident playwright Vaclav Havel - is laid bare in Citizen Havel, an… Read more

City of Cranes (Eva Weber, 2007)
A poetic ballet of cranes gives us a bird's eye view of London's ever-changing skyline. --- D Eva Weber P Samantha Zarzosa WS Odd Girl Out Productions TD DigiBeta/2007/14mins ... Read more

CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER (Alex Gibney, 2010)
Sex, power, high ideals and cut-throat enemies collide in this engaging untangling of a very American scandal. ... As New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted the crimes of America's… Read more

COCAINE COWBOYS (Billy Corben, 2006)
Remember Al Pacino's Tony Montana in Brian De Palma's Scarface? ... Miami, once a modest, coastal, melting-pot city, was transformed almost overnight into a glitzy metropolis when it became the main … Read more

COLLECTORS (Julian P. Hobbs, 2000)
Violence is the life-blood of American culture. Criminals attain mythological status; the crimes are replayed by the media forming a perverse mirror image of the dominant American myth of the self-ma… Read more

COLOR ADJUSTMENT: BLACKS IN PRIME TIME (Marlon T. Riggs, 1991)
... ... Provocative, engaging and scrupulously researched, Color Adjustment: Blacks In Prime Time is a film that examines the relation­ship between prime-time television and Ameri­ca's racial… Read more

COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT (Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, 1989)
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt is impressive as a singularly moving and sympathetic account of people whose lives have been profoundly altered, or cut short, by AIDS. ... The 75 minute docume… Read more

COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES, A (Chris Waitt, 2007)
"I'm lazy, I turn up late... personal hygiene was another issue that's come up." - filmmaker Chris Waitt ... When unemployed man-child Chris Waitt is dumped by Alice - the most recent in a long list … Read more

COMRADES IN ARMS (Stuart Marshall, 1989)
Men and women offer us an unknown view of World War II. The quality of the 'head shots' approaches the vivacity of Rosie the Riveter. Using in addition archival footage and enacted segments, we are p… Read more

COMRADES IN DREAMS (Uli Gaulke, 2006)
“An entertaining world tour of small-town movie houses and the dedicated cineastes who maintain them.” - Variety Bringing together cinema exhibitors from North Korea, America, India and Africa, … Read more

CON MAN CONFIDENTIAL (Alexander Adolph, 2006)
Peter sold tickets for seats on a moon landing. Marc sold holiday homes that he didn't own. Torsten impersonated a diplomat to organise a NATO security conference. Four pathological liars who lived … Read more

CONFESSIONS OF A SUBURBAN GIRL (Susan Seidelman, 1992)
The suburb was Huntingdon Valley, Philadelphia; the confessions are those of Susan Seidelman, director of Smithereens, Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan and She Devil; and the subject is teenage remi… Read more

CONTINENTAL (Malcolm Ingram, 2013)
"If there's ever a documentary that made me wish I had a time machine…" - Indiewire ... It was a setting styled for Roman nobility, established in a city surging with energy, which nurtured th… Read more

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOTHER (Dirk de Bruyn, 1990)
Conversations with My Mother is an intensely moving, even disturbing encounter between the filmmaker and his mother, as they relive the traumatic years of Dirk's childhood. The family emigrated to Au… Read more

COOKING HISTORY (Peter Kerekes, 2009)
6 wars, 10 recipes, 60,361,024 dead. ... If the cooks went on strike would there still be war? Pondering this question and looking at six of the greatest, bloodiest wars of Europe's past, Cooking His… Read more

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