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Red Dirt Rising
rating:3.6

Red Dirt Rising

2010Runtime:0 minutes
The birth of stock-car racing is captured through the story of pioneer Jimmie Lewallen (Brad Yoder), who began as a moonshine runner in 1930s North Carolina, took a break to serve in World War II and came home to witness the formation of NASCAR. From dirt tracks to international speedways, Lewallen and his buddies Bill Blair (Burgess Jenkins) and Fred Harb (Quentin Kerr) see their lives transformed by a sport they'd pursued purely out of passion.

Directed by:

  • Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo
    rating:3.3

    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In this addition to the Cirque du Soleil canon, the performers explore the vivid imagination of the Dead Clown (Mauro Mozzani). Picturing his own funeral, the clown fantasizes about a carnival-filled world he believes awaits him after death. Despite the omission of the masks and makeup that the troupe is known for, the dynamic collective creates another indelible production full of dazzling imagery and spellbinding acrobatics.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Barnabe
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Life and Death of Owen Hart
    rating:3.4

    The Life and Death of Owen Hart

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary profiles professional wrestler Owen Hart (younger brother of WWF star Bret Hart), whose life and career with the World Wrestling Federation were cut short via tragic means -- a fatal accident during a live pay-per-view stunt. While Owen was attempting to swing down from the rafters of a Kansas City arena, his safety harness failed, and he fell 75 feet to his death in front of masses of horrified fans.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Blake
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Little Fugitive
    rating:3.4

    The Little Fugitive

    1953Runtime:0 minutes
    Sibling relations get tested when Lennie Norton (Richard Brewster) must care for his younger brother, 7-year-old Joey (Richie Andrusco). Lennie and his friends soon tire of Joey always being around, so they pull a practical joke on Joey: They tell him he killed Lennie. Believing Lennie's pals, Joey heads for one of the world's largest playgrounds -- Coney Island, where the amusement park and its characters come to life through a child's eyes.

    Directed by:

  • Ray Ashley
  • Ruth Orkin
  • Morris Engel
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    Small Voices: The Stories of Cambodia's Children
    rating:3.6

    Small Voices: The Stories of Cambodia's Children

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A revealing look at the difficult challenges street children in Cambodia face every day, this documentary chronicles the stories of Charam, Leakhena, Meng Ly, Layseng and Hov Nhagn, five youngsters struggling to overcome their illiteracy and poverty. This emotional tale of heartbreak and hope profiles how one local shelter, the Cambodian Children's Fund, works hard to help a population the rest of the country ignores.

    Directed by:

  • Heather E. Connell
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Born Without
    rating:3.1

    Born Without

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Three feet tall and armless, Mexican actor and musician José Flores emerges as a far from pitiable figure in this documentary that instead paints a fascinating portrait of a capable and complex man who embraces life to the fullest. A talented and knowledgeable harmonica player, Flores supports his large (and growing) family by working as a street musician and actor -- all the while carrying on a complicated (and to some, controversial) love life.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Norvind
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
    rating:3.9

    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Revisiting a pivotal point in American history, this documentary chronicles Pentagon insider Daniel Ellsberg's daring endeavor to leak top-secret government papers that disclosed shocking truths about the Vietnam War and Nixon's presidency.

    Directed by:

  • Judith Ehrlich
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Second City: The First Family of Comedy
    rating:3.5

    The Second City: The First Family of Comedy

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A behind-the-scenes look at the Second City comedy club and troupe, this retrospective spans from the early days to the hit "SCTV" series and beyond. Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Martin Short, Alan Arkin and Mike Myers share their stories.

    Directed by:

  • Sharon Bartlett
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    The Trouble with Angels
    rating:3.8

    The Trouble with Angels

    1966Runtime:0 minutes
    Two teens turn a staid convent upside down with their youthful glee and zany antics. Although the pair gets in trouble for transgressions like invading the nuns' quarters and substituting soap for sugar in the kitchen, their charm wins everyone over.

    Directed by:

  • Ida Lupino
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    2 Days in New York
    rating:3.3

    2 Days in New York

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Marion and Mingus go from perfect domesticity to waking nightmare when her family comes from France to New York for the weekend. The visitors test the mixed couple's relationship with unsubtle racist remarks, odd sexual habits and bizarre behavior.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Delpy
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Something's Gotta Give
    rating:3.7

    Something's Gotta Give

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Sixty and still sexy, Harry (Jack Nicholson) is having the time of his life, wining, dining and bedding women half his age. When he agrees to go to the Hamptons with his girlfriend (Amanda Peet), plans go awry when her playwright mother, Erica (Diane Keaton), stops in unannounced. While the living arrangements are awkward at first, Harry soon discovers there's nothing wrong with -- and plenty good about -- acting your age.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Meyers
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Maid to Order
    rating:3.2

    Maid to Order

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Rich, arrogant Jessie Montgomery (Ally Sheedy) thinks she's above it all -- until she's arrested and her dad gives her the boot. Homeless, hungry and broke, Jessie meets her fairy godmother, who promises to make things right -- by landing Jessie a job as a maid. In a role reversal, Jessie goes to work for a wealthy, selfish couple, learning firsthand that respect and honor are earned, not bought.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Holden Jones
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Music & Musicals
    The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
    rating:4.1

    The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Featuring concert footage and interviews with stars and fans, the second of director Penelope Spheeris's documentaries about the Los Angeles music scene focuses on heavy metal, the raucous genre that has provoked controversy since the late 1960s. With her penetrating questions about sex, drugs, money and gender politics, Spheeris examines the lives of rock idols Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Stanley and Steven Tyler, as well as those of their devoted fans.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
    rating:3.5

    Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Toting his camera to the forests of Norway, the streets of Birmingham, Ala., and the dark side of Los Angeles's Sunset Strip, filmmaker Sam Dunn explores heavy metal culture from the inside, shedding light on extremes associated with the art form. Dunn explores the origins of metal subgenres such as power, glam, thrash, black and death. The authentic soundtrack includes music from Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Motorhead, Rush and Slipknot.

    Directed by:

  • Sam Dunn
  • Jessica Joy Wise
  • Scott McFadyen
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    No Doubt: Live in the Tragic Kingdom
    rating:3.4

    No Doubt: Live in the Tragic Kingdom

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Anaheim-based band No Doubt gets back to its roots with this lively 1997 concert filmed in their hometown. Showcasing the wildly popular rockers' extensive catalog, exuberant lead singer Gwen Stefani stays true to form, offering up a stylishly active performance. Hits from the group's highly successful debut release, "Tragic Kingdom," are largely featured, including "Just a Girl," "Don't Speak," "Spiderwebs," "Sunday Morning" and more.

    Directed by:

  • Sophie Muller
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
    rating:3.4

    Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The exuberant atmosphere of the Broadway blockbuster is captured in Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks, a new 85-minute film from the Emmy Award-winning director Susan Froemke and Maysles Films. The film candidly captures the excitement of translating the show into a complete experience for the recording's audience.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Froemke
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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