Documentary Films

1939 (50th anniversary feature; 1989) - Looking forward to the best memories
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1993; doc) - A truth more appalling than fiction
Amerika (1983; doc.) - Developing a non-narrative cinema
April 1, 1977: Star Trek - Leaked memo reveals studio's options
April 1, 1990. Casting Call - Someday these remakes will come
Atomic Cafe, The (1982; doc) - Life's a blast in the era of the atom
Behold Hawaii (1983; doc) - Encountering the island’s “old ways”
Being Different (1981) - A world in which distortion is reality
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989; doc) - Film generates both anger and tears
Country Music Nitely (1978, doc) - Celebrating production partners' debut
Damned in the U.S.A. (1992; doc) - Documentary preaches to the converted
Deadly Currents (1991; doc) - Adding substance to headline rhetoric
Discoverers, The (1992; doc) - Expanding on an Expo moment
Divine Madness (1980; doc) - Preserving that 70s outrageousness
Dream Is Alive, The (1985; doc) - Astronaut endorses IMAX experience
Female Misbehavior (1992; doc) - Cinémathèque hosts girls’ porn party
Fires of Kuwait (1992; doc) - Celebrating a fearless few's courage
Flyers (1982; doc) - Recreating a classic crash landing
Games of the XXI Olympiad, Montreal 1976 (1977; doc) - Official record not at all informative
Genocide (1982; doc) - Nazi Holocaust horrors were real
George Stevens: A Flimmaker’s Journey (1984; doc) - Less analysis than an act of filial piety
God Rides a Harley (1988; doc) - Christian Riders carry message forth
Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) - The chronicle of a long, bitter battle
Hearts and Minds (1974; doc) - What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!
Hearts of Darkness (1991; doc) - Abandoned project given new life
Heaven (1987; doc) - Facing the question of sex after death
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988; doc) - Results of delayed justice examined
Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story (1992; doc) - Result is outrage, not understanding
Koyaanisqatsi (1982) - The truth shall make you queasy
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1973; doc) - Concert doc a monaural mediocrity
Last Buffalo, The (1990; doc) - Creating a work of big screen poetry
Last Waltz, The (1978; doc.) - Thanks for all the musical memories
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990; doc) - Film's structure strikes the wrong note
Man Who Saw Tomorrow, The (1981; doc) - Dire predictions of war and peace
Millhouse: A White Comedy (1991; doc.) - A tradition of pillorying the president
On Company Business (1980; doc) - Taking stock of U.S. covert operations
Our Hitler (Der Gral; 1977; Germany) - About the man guilty of everything
Outer Space Connection, The (1975; doc) - On the line with ancient astronauts
Powaqqatsi (1988) - Industrialization cast in villain’s role
Ring of Fire (1991; doc.) - Bigger is not necessarily better
Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution, A (1988; doc.) - Honest portrait of national turmoil
Secret Policeman's Other Ball, The (1982; doc) - Doing good works, but not good work
Sex, Drugs & Democracy (1994; doc) - Dutch uncle’s good advice to Canada
Skyward (1985; doc) - Unforced environmental messaging
That’s Entertainment! (1974; doc.) - Recalling a time when movies sang
This Is Cinerama (1952) - Putting the “big” in big-screen movies
Titanica (1992; doc) - Deep-sea dive reveals sea changes
War Room, The (1993; doc) - The selling of the presidential product
Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time!, The (1982; doc) - Together again for a reunion concert
What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (1970; doc) - Narrator’s voice has a built-in pant
Winnie and Nelson Mandela (1986; doc) - Speaking out against racialist policies
Wisecracks (1992; doc) - Standing up to the comic patriarchy
Witness to Apartheid (1986; doc) - System kills hope, breeds violence