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DERRIDA (Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering Kofman, 2002)
"A philosophical experiment in portraiture, Derrida avoids becoming a deconstrurtion primer, instead positioning itself as a demonstration of the French thinker's theories. In a series of interviews,… Read more

DESCRIPTION OF A MEMORY (Dan Geva, 2006)
A journey to the recesses of photographed memory in Chris Marker's impressionistic film, Description of a Struggle, which won the Golden Bear at the 1961 Berlin Festival. ... In his 1960 film Marker … Read more

devil's miner, THE (Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson, 2004)
It's believed that eight million workers have perished in the mines of Cerro Rico, Bolivia, since it opened in the 16th century. Each day the miners sever their ties with God upon entering the mounta… Read more

DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND (Lucy Walker, 2002)
With the common view of the Amish community formed by films such as Peter Weir's Witness - bonnets, buggies and beards - the idea of drunken, speed dealing Amish biker hitmen comes as somewhat of a s… Read more

Diary of st petersburg - mozart.requiem (Alexander Sokurov, 2004)
Filmed in a single take, Alexander Sokurov's remarkable [Russian Ark] captured the imaginations of film-goers everywhere. This narrator of Russian culture and spirit takes us back to St Petersburg in… Read more

DIRTY WARS (Richard Rowley, 2012)
"Filed from the frontlines of the war on terror, documentarian Richard Rowley's astonishingly hard-hitting Dirty Wars renders the investigative work of journalist Jeremy Scahill in the form of a '70s… Read more

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (Frederick Wiseman, 2001)
"The world of reality television wouldn't exist without Frederick Wiseman's lingering examinations of fragments of society. And those who've grown up watching such programs should look at this film t… Read more

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (Frederick Wiseman, 2001)
"The world of reality television wouldn't exist without Frederick Wiseman's lingering examinations of fragments of society. And those who've grown up watching such programs should look at this film t… Read more

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2 (Frederick Wiseman, 2003)
For the past 35 years, Frederick Wiseman has meticulously documented a unique and penetrating view of American social relations and the institutions that try to mediate them. In Domestic Violence, al… Read more

DONALD CAMMELL: THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE (Kevin MacDonald, 1998)
Few filmmakers have generated as great a body of lurid gossip, myth and speculation as Donald Cammell. He was the creator and driving force behind Performance, one of fhe most startling and innovativ… Read more

DREAM DECEIVERS: THE STORY BEHIND JAMES VANCE VS JUDAS PRIEST (David Van Taylor, 1991)
... ... In December 1985 two Nevada teenagers car­ried out a suicide pact in the playground of a local church. Ray Belknap succeeded in blow­ing his brains out, but James Vance survived with … Read more

DREAM GIRLS (Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams, 1993)
The all-singing, all-dancing, Takarazuka Revue is one of Japan's foremost musical extravaganzas, with lascivious sets, classically romantic Broadway style shows and an all female cast. The stars of t… Read more

DUKE ELLINGTON: REMINISCING IN TEMPO (Robert S. Levi, 1992)
Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo is a portrait of a man who, for over fifty years, led a dance band around the world and created a lasting body of music. A chronicle of social change, the film ex… Read more

DUST (Hartmut Bitomsky, 2007)
"Wherever we go it has beaten us; wherever we turn, it follows us. We're surrounded by it, it gets inside us, we shed it... it nestles right into the despair of its own existence" - filmmaker Hartmut… Read more

DUTCH HARBOUR: WHERE THE SEA BREAKS ITS BACK (Braden King, Laura Moya, 1998)
An impossibly poetic, moving and memorable film capturing the story of an isolated Aleutian Island port in deeply grained black and white. Simple in structure yet wonderfully evocative, warm in spite… Read more

DUTCH HEROES (Martijn van Haalen, Paul Cohen, 2000)
Could you build a career out of your parents' painful and protracted divorce? Gees Krijner can. The young Dutch artist won the prestigious Prix de Rome art prize for a performance piece about the bre… Read more

EAST OF PARADISE (Lech Kowalski, 2005)
A historical tragedy meets a personal rebellion in Lech Kowalski's idiosyncratic third instalment of his Wild, Wild East documentary trilogy. East of Paradise opens with a harrowing description by Ma… Read more

EAST SIDE STORY (Dana Ranga, 1997)
Films showing workers singing in fields, teenagers dancing on the beach, or glam­orous working women are not widely associated with socialist European countries. This may change with Dana Ranga's… Read more

ECHOES OF HOME (Stefan Schwietert, 2007)
Who would imagine that Swiss avant-garde yodelling could bring so much joy? Well, it does. Enter the wondrous sonic world of three exceptional Swiss vocal artists whose universe of sound extends far… Read more

edgar g ulmer - the man off-screen (Michael Palm, 2004)
"Ulmer was nothing if not a self-inventor - by his own fantastic account, he created the first dolly and worked on every major film to come out of Weimar Germany, handily listing himself as an uncred… Read more

education of shelby Knox, the (Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt, 2005)
Lubbock, Texas, has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the US. It also has the highest rate of STDs in teenagers. The sex education policy in the schools of this southern, ultra-conservative to… Read more

EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS (Gereon Wetzel, 2010)
A mouthwatering taste of the preparation that went into one of the most imaginative menus in the world. ... Each year over two million people tried to book a table at El Bulli - only a select few eve… Read more

EL VELADOR (Natalia Almada, 2011)
"An exquisite study of a rapidly expanding cemetery at the center of Mexico's drug wars." - Variety ... In Mexico, the war on drugs has become a literal war, resulting in the bloodiest conflict since… Read more

ELENA (Petra Costa, 2012)
"Elena is one of the most moving, heartrending cinematic experiences I've ever had. Of unusual beauty, it's a film we keep turning to for a long time. It's a must see!" - Walter Salles ... Brazilian … Read more

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Werner Herzog, 2007)
“Should render contrite all who say there is nothing left for movies to show us that we haven't seen before.” - Variety ... One thousand men and women live together in unbelievably close quarters… Read more

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