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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

We're always on the lookout for the next great food movie, and since Hollywood grows ever more wary of movies that take their time and concentrate on the process of making something, it only makes sense that the newest food movies are documentaries. read more...
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    • Realism ▶ Magical, Futuristic, Fantastic
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

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  • With: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono
  • Written by: n/a
  • Directed by: David Gelb
  • MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking
  • Language: Japanese, with English subtitles
  • Running Time: 81 minutes
  • Release Date: 06/14/2011
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

In 1994, climbers in Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc in Southern France discovered a cave filled with rich cave drawings. Experts quickly determined that the drawings dated back some 32,000 and were the oldest such drawings in the world today. The enormous importance of the find was immediately apparent and the cave was sealed off to everyone but experts. However, the acclaimed director Werner Herzog was given unprecedented access to film inside. Using 3D for the first time, Herzog's meticulous, curious eye lovingly records the drawings and also attempts to capture the myriad of thoughts and feelings they inspire. read more...
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

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  • With: Werner Herzog, Dominique Baffier, Jean Clottes, Jean-Michel Geneste, Carole Fritz, Gilles Tosello, Michel Philippe, Julien Monney, Nicholas Conard, Wulf Hein, Maria Malina, Maurice Maurin, Charles Fathy (voice)
  • Written by: Werner Herzog, based on an article by Judith Thurman
  • Directed by: Werner Herzog
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Language: English, German, with English subtitles
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Release Date: 09/10/2010
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Wadjda (2013)

Haifaa Al-Mansour is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia, and Wadjda is the first feature film directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia. Apparently, she was forced to do most of her work via monitors and walkie-talkies from the inside of a van, since men and women are not allowed to be seen working together. read more...
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    Wadjda (2013)

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    • With: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf
    • Written by: Haifaa Al-Mansour
    • Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour
    • MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, brief mild language and smoking
    • Language: Arabic, with English subtitles
    • Running Time: 98 minutes
    • Release Date: 09/12/2013
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    California Typewriter (2017)

    When the documentary California Typewriter was over, I went to my closet and dug out my grandfather's old manual typewriter, stuck in its box for the past several years. I was struck by a new appreciation for this beautiful old Underwood, and now it sits on my desk, ready for notes or stories, or what have you. I'm not sure anyone can ask much more from a documentary, to leave the film and be moved to immediately act upon what you've seen. I do wish the film had gone a little farther in its structure, been a little bit more playful, rather than a bunch of fairly typical interviews and "B" roll, but otherwise, I love it. read more...
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    California Typewriter (2017)

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    • With: Tom Hanks, Sam Shepard, John Mayer, David McCullough, Mason Williams, Jeremy Mayer, Ken Alexander, Martin Howard, Richard Polt, Anthony Rocco, Silvi Alcivar, Herbert Permillion, Darren Wershler
    • Written by: n/a
    • Directed by: Doug Nichol
    • MPAA Rating: NR
    • Running Time: 103 minutes
    • Release Date: 09/27/2017
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    Jingle Bell Rocks! (2013)

    The documentary Jingle Bell Rocks! chronicles the obsessive collecting of Christmas music, but not just the usual stuff by Bing Crosby or Elvis or Brenda Lee. We're talking very weird stuff, kicking off with Nat King Cole's "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot," Miles Davis' "Blue Xmas," and even more obscure stuff. The movie can seem off-putting if your'e a fan of the traditional stuff, but it may make you open your eyes to more alternative tunes and the impulses behind them. read more...
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      Jingle Bell Rocks! (2013)

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      • With: Reverend Run, Wayne Coyne, John Waters, Doctor Demento, Bob Dorough, The Mighty Sparrow, Mitchell Kezin
      • Written by: Mitchell Kezin
      • Directed by: Mitchell Kezin
      • MPAA Rating: NR
      • Running Time: 94 minutes
      • Release Date: 12/04/2014
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