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AILEEN (2007)

Certification15 Our Rating

Two disturbing but insightful documentaries of Aileen Wuornos, infamous as America's first female serial killer. The first of Broomfield's films deals with Wuornos while on death row awaiting her execution and paints a sympathetic picture of an undeniably damaged human being. The second film looks into the torturous childhood that created the ‘Monster', and together the two documentaries raise some worrying questions about the validity of the American legal system and its close association with find out more...

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Jack Johnson's first break into the public music arena was when his composition 'Rodeo Clowns' was chosen to be G-ILove and Special Sauce's first single off their 1999 album 'Philadelphonic'. He had long been a huge figure in the surfing world, having been born and raised in Hawaii. He fast became a renowned surfer and scored a pro contract with Quiksilver before he had left high school. His implicit creativity led him to study and graduate with a degree in film at Santa Barbara. This then led t find out more...

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The brutal murder of Matthew Shepard divided America, broke hearts and changed the way that people view hate-crimes. Laramie, Wyoming was an unassuming town until it hit the front pages of newspapers across the country when a 21-year old student was found tied to a fence, beaten and left to die by two men…because they knew he was gay. After the attack, a theatre troupe headed to Laramie to work on a play based on the real-life reactions of the townspeople and those involved. The film is a re-e find out more...

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This honest and affecting documentary uses news reports, archival footage and talking heads to describe the politics of the gay rights movement surrounding the election and assassination of openly homosexual San Franciscan councillor Harvey Milk. The movie concentrates on the emergence of a gay political movement within the electoral system, the 1978 fight against Proposition 6, which would have banned gay and lesbian individuals from teaching in schools, and the scandalously low sentence given find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Long the bane of American filmmakers the Motion Picture Association of America, the body that rates film content, is the target of this spot-on investigative documentary. The big questions raised are: 1) WHO are the anonymous 'raters', the so-called arbitors of American morality, and 2) why is there a distinct difference between how studio films are censored and how indie flicks are? Through interviews with indie directors such as John Waters, Kimberly Pierce, Atom Egoyan and Kevin Smith, we get find out more...

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This a mockumentary about a young filmmaker's search for information about the Watermelon Woman, an undocumented 1930s black film actress forever cast as a 'black mammy'. Set in Pennsylvania, the tale follows director/video store clerk Cheryl through arguments with her co-producer, make out sessions with her new flame, as well as run-ins with staff at the Center for Lesbian Information and Technology (CLIT). A moving film about race and sexuality that gives a large nod to the lesbian filmmakers find out more...