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September 5-15, 2019

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Marcel Ophuls
Master documentarian Marcel Ophüls (The Sorrow and the Pity) turns his gaze back on his own extraordinary life with this memoir, both rigorous a… 
CastElliott Erwitt, Jeanne Moreau, Costa-Gavras,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$PG

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Frederick Wiseman
Direct cinema pioneer Frederick Wiseman takes an in-depth look at the preeminent American university during a fall semester that saw a vigorous … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Leanne Pooley
Director Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins) employs rarely seen footage, extensive archival interviews and stunning 3D technology to recreate the ep… 
CastChad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
DOC$G

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Jody Shapiro
Director Jody Shapiro (How to Start Your Own Country) ventures into the backwoods of Maine to find the reclusive Burt Shavitz, founder and (bear… 
CastBurt Shavitz
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Madeleine Sackler
In the Republic of Belarus, Europe’s last remaining unreconstructed Communist dictatorship, the Belarus Free Theatre risks censorship, imprisonm… 
CastLavr Biarzhanin, Pavel Gorodnitski, Oleg Sid…
LanguageEnglish, Russian   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Sarah McCarthy
Documentarian Sarah McCarthy (The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical) returns to the Festival with this extraordinary portrait of a Wisconsin family’s s… 
CastMasha Kulabokhova, Claudio Diaz, Cheryl Diaz…
LanguageEnglish, Russian   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$14A

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Allison Berg, François Kerau…
An astonishing documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reass… 
CastJohn Wojtowicz, Liz Eden, George Heath, Tere…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Pan Nalin
A spectacular exploration of varied paths of devotion that converge at one of the world’s most extraordinary religious events — the Kumbh Mela —… 
CastKishan Tiwari, Hatha Yogi Baba, Baby Bajrang…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
DOC$PG

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Barry Avrich
Barry Avrich’s account of the life of this most unlikely revolutionary of the 1960s counterculture is energetic, iconoclastic and well researche… 
CastXaviera Hollander, Alan Dershowitz, Bob Gucc…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny who… 
CastVivian Maier, John Maloof
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Alanis Obomsawin
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and activist Alanis Obomsawin (Kahnesatake: 270 Years of Resistance) chronicles the Attawapiskat First Natio… 
CastShannen Koostachin
LanguageEnglish, Cree   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Ventura Pons
Spanish director Ventura Pons returns to documentary filmmaking with this study of world-renowned museum expert Ignasi Millet. HIV-positive yet … 
CastIgnasi Millet
LanguageCatalan   CountrySpain
DOC$14A

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Frank Pavich
This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (El To… 
CastAlejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. G…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Claude Lanzmann
The 220-minute film looks at Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto, the concentration camp… 
CastBenjamin Murmelstein, Claude Lanzmann
LanguageGerman | French   CountryFrance | Austria
DOC$14A

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Emiliano Altuna
This engrossing documentary introduces us to Mexican millionaire mayor Mauricio Fernandez, a larger-than-life and frequently controversial polit… 
CastMauricio Fernandez
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$14A

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Chris Jordan
Renowned photo-based artist Chris Jordan’s feature debut focuses on the albatrosses who inhabit the remote Midway Atoll island, nesting amidst m… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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David Turner, Lara Zizic
During an escalating refugee crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson took to the airwaves to raise millions… 
CastPat Robertson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Jehane Noujaim
What does it mean to risk your life for your ideals? How far will five revolutionaries go in defending their beliefs in the fight for their nati… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Aida Elkashef
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
DOC$14A

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Mark Cousins
Director Mark Cousins follows his epic documentary The Story of Film with this globe-spanning rumination on children in the cinema, surveying su… 
CastMark Cousins
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$14A

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Raymond Teller
Renowned illusionists and professional debunkers Penn & Teller unite for this documentary investigation into the mysterious methods of Dutch Mas… 
CastPenn Jillette, Tim Jenison, Martin Mull, Phi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Errol Morris
Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early … 
CastErrol Morris, Donald Rumsfeld, Kenn Medeiros
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Alan Zweig
Insightful and often hilarious, the latest from documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Bo… 
CastHowie Mandel, Shelley Berman, Norm Crosby, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A