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Gates of Heaven Gates of Heaven

Ebert called Errol Morris’ first project “one of the top ten films of all time” and watched it more than 30 times in his life. I’ve been waiting a long time for this to finally come to streaming, and it’s finally here.

Midnight Movie:  Kedi Midnight Movie:  Kedi

This is a wonderful little film about 7 of the hundreds of thousands of street cats in Istanbul and the hoomans and communities around them.

Unearthed and Untold:  The Path to Pet Sematary Unearthed and Untold:  The Path to Pet Sematary

The Stephen King resurgence keeps rolling along with the news today that Pet Sematary is being remade. Here’s the origin of the novel and the story of the making of the original film.

Tower

Today is the 51st anniversary of the events in Texas depicted in this unusual but wonderful Netflix documentary that focuses on the people on the ground rather than the sniper with the rifle in the tower.

From the Ashes is Streaming for Free Online From the Ashes is Streaming for Free Online

If you missed the premiere on the National Geographic Channel last night, fear not.... from today til July 3 you can watch their documentary on the coal industry for free on at least one of the many streaming platforms you have access to.

In The Shadow Of The Moon In The Shadow Of The Moon

An astonishingly gorgeous film about the space program and the race to the moon featuring a vast amount of footage never before seen.

Looking For Richard Looking For Richard

Al Pacino’s directorial debut is an excellent effort at making Shakespeare easier to understand for modern audiences who often find his work inaccessible. This is a wonderful film to use as an introduction to Shakespeare for the unfamiliar, but longtime fans will certainly find plenty to enjoy as well.

Documentary: Mission Blue 

A FUCKING GORGEOUS Emmy-winning film about the life and work of oceanographer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle as well as a look at the state of the oceans of the world today and what that portends for all life on the planet. You owe it to yourself to watch this.

Janis: Little Girl Blue Janis: Little Girl Blue

Even if you’re not a fan, this is a great film. Electrifying archival footage, rare personal letters, and interviews highlight the life and career of singer-songwriter Janis Joplin, from her meteoric musical rise in the 1960s to her battle with alcohol and heroin addiction in Oscar nominee Amy Berg’s new documentary,…

Documentary:  Out Of The Clear Blue Sky Documentary:  Out Of The Clear Blue Sky

A fascinating look by filmmaker Danielle Gardner at the aftermath of 9/11 for the company where her brother worked, bond trading firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost all 658 of its employees who came to work that morning.

Documentary:  Bayou Blue Documentary:  Bayou Blue

A true crime doc about serial killer Ronald Dominique who raped and killed 23 men in Louisiana between 1997 and 2006, the community in which he hunted, and the lack of interest from the rest of the country in what happens there.

Documentary:  Before The Flood Documentary:  Before The Flood

The new climate change documentary from Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, and Martin Scorsese premiers tonight on National Geographic. But if you don’t want to wait, don’t have cable, or don’t want to sit through commercials then you have lots of alternatives already available for free.

Documentary:  Thank You For Playing Documentary:  Thank You For Playing

When Ryan and Amy Green are told that their one year old son Joel has terminal brain cancer, they set about processing their grief in a unique way.... by creating a video game.

Documentary:   Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World Documentary:   Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World

Now on Netflix!!! My new favourite Werner Herzog documentary is a look at many different aspects of how the internet has and will continue to change us, society and the world we inhabit.

The Cure In Orange The Cure In Orange

One of the last true concert films released in theatres was this amazing 1986 show by The Cure in Orange, France.

Documentary:  Navajo Math Circles Documentary:  Navajo Math Circles

PBS just wrapped up its Spotlight Education week, and this was my favourite of the programs they aired. A mix of varied personalities, cultures from around the planet, and concepts set against the backdrop of a gorgeous landscape make for an interesting story about an approach to learning math that’s relatively new in…

A Brave Heart:  The Lizzie Velasquez Story A Brave Heart:  The Lizzie Velasquez Story

A wonderful documentary that takes you inside the mind of a woman with a rare medical condition and her journey in life to make the world a better place.

Documentary: T-Rex

Exactly one week from now to the hour, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, who 4 years ago at age 17 became the first woman to win a gold medal for boxing, will step into the ring again in Rio. Brand new to Netflix... this is her story.

Documentary:  Zero Days Documentary:  Zero Days

Alex Gibney’s newest documentary takes a look at the US/Israeli attack on Iran via the Stuxnet virus and its ramifications now that cyberwarfare has taken its place on the global stage alongside nuclear, biological, and chemical weaponry.

Documentary:  Dreams Of A Life Documentary:  Dreams Of A Life

If you disappeared, would anyone notice you were gone?

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