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  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    Abacus Federal Savings Bank holds the distinction of being the only financial institution prosecuted as a result of the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, though as this engrossing documentary by Steve James suggests, it may have been a sacrificial lamb. more...
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    Abdia do Nasciemento

    The subject of this 2011 Brazilian documentary was an early demonstrator for Afro-Brazilian civil rights, the founder of the enormously influential Black Experimental Theater (founded in the 40s), a professor at many prominent American universities (including Wesleyan and Yale), a senator, and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. more...
  • Abdias do Nascimento

    The subject of this 2011 Brazilian documentary was an early demonstrator for Afro-Brazilian civil rights, the founder of the enormously influential Black Experimental Theater (in the 40s), a professor at many prominent American universities (including Wesleyan and Yale), a senator, and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. more...
  • Abortion: Stories Women Tell
  • Abortion: Stories Women Tell (NR)

    Produced for HBO, this engrossing documentary by Tracy Droz Tragos comes down hard on the state of Missouri, where women who seek abortions have a choice of exactly one provider and are further constrained by a 72-hour waiting period. more...
  • The Act of Killing

    Anwar Congo seems like a gentle, soft-spoken old man, but in the mid-60s he murdered as many as a thousand people when the Indonesian military, capitalizing on a brief coup attempt against President Sukarno, decided to exterminate the Communist Party of Indonesia. more...
  • Actress
  • Actress

    Brandy Burre, best known for a recurring role on HBO's The Wire, retired from acting in 2006 to start a family in Beacon, New York, but by the time Robert Greene started shooting this cinema verite documentary, she'd made up her mind to attempt a comeback. more...
  • Addiction Incorporated (PG)

    If you've seen Michael Mann's The Insider (1999), you won't be surprised by much of this documentary about the civil action suit filed against the U.S. tobacco industry in the 1990s. more...
  • Advanced Style

    Lina Plioplyte directed this documentary about a group of elderly Manhattan socialites and their elaborate wardrobes. more...
  • Afghan Star

    After the people of Afghanistan voted to lift restrictions on public singing and dancing in 2004, the independent Tolo TV channel, inevitably perhaps, launched a native version of Britain's Got Talent and American Idol, called Afghan Star. more...
  • African Art Dispersed

    Two short documentaries on art of the African Diaspora: Rythmes et Images: Impressions du Premier Festival Mondial des Arts Negres (1966) and Art of Haiti: The Primitive Painters (1982). more...