documentary films

Several girls from Girls State cluster together for a selfie

Girls State, Missouri program gets a documentary look

Girls State follows many of the high school girls who attended a week long program for girls in leadership roles in the state of Missouri. This was an interesting year to document the program, because for the first time in […]

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Mary Tyler Moore

Being Mary Tyler Moore, an influencer before the term was a thing

Being Mary Tyler Moore, a documentary from director James Adolphus, is less about Mary Tyler Moore as a person and more about her influence on culture and feminism.

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Brooke Shields in Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, the icon’s own story

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, from director Lana Wilson, takes a look at Brooke Shields life and career from her point of view now as a woman in her 50s who has survived as a famous icon for her entire life.

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Nina Menkes in a theater seat watching the screen in Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power, let it blow your mind

From writer and director Nina Menkes, Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power explains how the politics of shot design on our screens affects sexual assault and employment discrimination against women. The documentary uses over 175 film clips to make its point.

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Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over

If you’re a certain age (like me), you can sing along with every Dionne Warwick song because you know all the lyrics by heart. In Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over, the lady herself leads a retrospective look back at

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a descendant of Cudjo Lewis

Descendant: meet descendants of the survivors from the last slave ship

Descendant is a sweeping tale of American history and of the descendants of enslaved Africans brought to the U.S. long after slave ships were outlawed. It’s a story of ancestry, survival, and American racism.

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Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele in Spring Awakening: Those You've Known

Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known

Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known is an HBO Max documentary about a single performance of the Tony winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening. The original cast came together after 15 years with a week of rehearsal to stage the play one

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Julia Child in Julia the documentary

Julia, the Julia Child documentary

Julia the documentary is a look at Julia Child’s entire life from directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West. It uses a wealth of archival footage of her cooking and giving interviews. People who knew her and worked with her speak,

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Evan Rachel Wood in Phoenix Rising

Review: Phoenix Rising, Evan Rachel Wood’s story

Phoenix Rising uses two feature length episodes to document the story of Evan Rachel Wood and her abuser, rocker Marilyn Manson. It’s very frank, horrific, and hard to watch, but necessary. Amy Berg directed.

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