"Biography" Movies

The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir (2015)

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The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir: A documentary that explores Bob Weirs life, through Grateful Dead, Ratdog, and his childhood.

The Emperor of Time (2016)

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The story of the first motion pictures ever photographed as told by the son of Eadweard Muybridge.

The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere (2016)

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The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere: Haru Urara, a Japanese racehorse, became a national icon after enduring a losing streak of epic proportions.

Gramsci 44 (2015)

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Gramsci 44: Between 1926 and 1927, the Italian intellectual and Communist political figure Antonio Gramsci spent 44 days imprisoned on the island of Ustica, off the northern coast of Sicily. Together ...

Papa Machete (2015)

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Papa Machete: Papa Machete is an intimate account of 'Professor' Alfred Avril, one of the world's only known masters of the esoteric martial art of Haitian machete fencing, known in Creole as 'Tire ...

Miss Hokusai (2015)

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Miss Hokusai: The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig (2015)

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Glory Daze The Life and Times of Michael Alig: A review of the wild New York City nightlife of the 90s. The cast of characters who made up the infamous Club Kids speak candidly about that era, culminating with Alig's release from incarceration.

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)

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6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain: An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival...."

Interlude in Prague (2017)

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Interlude in Prague: The incredible tale of Mozart's Prague years.

Barry Seal: Only in America (2017)

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The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)

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The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

Auf Treu und Glauben (2016)

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Confirmation: Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her.

The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

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The Man with the Iron Heart:1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid...

Spielberg (2017)

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Spielberg: Through exclusive interviews with actors, family, and the filmmaker himself, this unprecedented documentary pulls back the curtain on the remarkable career of Steven Spielberg. Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Liam Neeson, and many more. Don't miss the premiere Saturday, October 7.

Loving (2016)

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Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.

All Eyez on Me (2017)

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Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

I Am Michael (2015)

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Based on the fascinating true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who becomes a Christian pastor after identifying as a heterosexual.

David Gilmour: Wider Horizons (2015)

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Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour discusses his childhood, family life, early career and process for the creation of his fourth solo album Rattle That Lock.

Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree's Story (2015)

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Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree's Story: Addicted to breaking records, this former world champion puts his mind and body on the line one last time. 20 years after his last world record he is in the American desert looking for purpose and salvation on a speed machine he built in his Scottish kitchen.

Dare to Be Wild (2015)

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Irishwoman Mary Reynold's journey from rank outsider to winner of a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Be Here Now (2015)

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Be Here Now: As though life is imitating art, actor and sex-symbol, Andy Whitfield, had just become a star as the lead in the hit television series,'Spartacus,' when he is faced with his biggest personal challenge - life-threatening cancer. 'Be Here Now' is a feature documentary that follows him on his dramatic journey to cure himself. Confirmed in matching affirmative tattoos, he and his charismatic wife and their two children, commit to taking Andy's healing into their own hands and living life fully, not in the shadows of the disease. Each step tests their limits and strength of character, while revealing their tenderness, humor and determination.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015)

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Women and girls in computing science discuss the lack of diversity and gender equality in the industry and strategies to change this.

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

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Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Selected (2015)

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Selected: A revealing look into the lives of students who put it all on the line to be selected, proving that a free education is never without a cost. 'Selected' is a documentary about the challenges of public urban education. Through unprecedented access in a Chicago public school, 'Selected' explores leadership, triumphs and losses in one of the most culturally and economically diverse schools in the country. 'Selected' investigates the impact of being educated in a true melting pot environment and the effect it has on education, acceptance, tolerance and a worldview. It illustrates what is possible when great leadership, diverse cultures and extraordinary minds come together. These interwoven stories highlight the benefits, and unintended consequences, of select schools and society's constant struggle with urban education.