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A fascinating and at times stunning series of animation's using the art work of five young people with autism. A is for Autism provides an easily graspable idea of what it is to be autistic and the thought process of those whose lives it dominates. find out more...

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at SXSW, this warts-and-all profile of hellraising Cream drummer Ginger Baker presents, though a combination of archival footage, frequently unflattering reminiscences from friends and fellow musicians, and interviews with the man himself.

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Having already swum the full lengths of the Danube, Mississippi and Yangzte, the extraordinary manic obsessive Slovene Martin Strel, makes a 70 day attempt to repeat the effort in the Amazon. If what you expect is a super-athlete that's not what you get, this overweight 50-year-old eats horseburgers, drink drives and wires batteries to his head! What he is though is a hero, a man dedicated to and succeeding in extraordinary non-rational tasks. Fascinating stuff - more Herzogian than Aguirre or find out more...

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'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run. This film explores one of the most infamous and mysterious characters of the 20th century.

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While the Americans were trying to reach the moon the economically and politically suffering British had found a new sort of hero, long distance yachters. The Sunday Times put up a prize for the person who could make the fastest non-stop solo circumnavigation of the globe, a feat thought beyond the endurance of man or machine and so it proved for all but one of the Kiplingesque adventurers who stepped into the breech. This remarkable documentary, from the team that brought us Touching The Voi find out more...


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Larry "Wild Man" Fischer was "discovered" on the streets of Hollywood by Frank Zappa, who was intrigued by Fischer's offer to write and perform original songs for passers-by for a mere ten cents each. After hearing a few dollars' worth, Zappa offered Fischer a recording contract, and in 1968 the album "An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" was released. Sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing, a tortured man constantly at war with his own demons. Though you could argue the film makers may be guilty of find out more...
DIG! (2007)

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A documentary following the contrasting fortunes of indie darlings The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, both hell-bent on staging a self-proclaimed revolution of the music industry in the mid 1990s. The friendship between respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor, escalated into bitter rivalry as the Dandy Warhols achieved major international success while the Brian Jonestown Massacre imploded in a haze of drugs, band in-fighting and unchecked egotism. find out more...

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Timothy Treadwell was quite a guy, a self appointed crusader and protector for the grizzly bears of Alaska, his commitment over thirteen summers was without doubt, though his motives and methods were perhaps more confused. What Herzog has created from Treadwell's copious footage is a stunning wildlife documentary in which the observer is as fascinating as his beloved subjects; in fact Treadwell is a perfect real life example of the damaged, obsessive characters in a number of Herzog's films, and find out more...

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While serving in Afghanistan Sergeant Nathan Harris is shot and paralysed by a Taliban sniper. It is once back in America that this story really begins as we follow the soldier attempting to deal with his wounds, his trauma and the unfamiliarity of civilian life. Hell and Back is an insightful and at times disturbing documentary from photojournalist, Danfung Dennis.

 

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The Trinity Assembly of God Church in Texas has created it's own alternative to the haunted house of dishevelled fair grounds. ‘The Hell House', a comparatively lavish production of horrors, but crucially, ones here on earth; abortions, AIDS, drugs, rape. Everything gets the faithful's naïve but graphic interpretation. Ratliff's documentary is an admirably unbiased look at an agonisingly myopic and intolerant world view, but his skill as an observer leaves you almost as sympathetic for the prota find out more...