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ON AND OFF THE RAILS - The British Transport Films Collection

ON AND OFF THE RAILS - The British Transport Films Collection

Director: (various)
Year: 1951

In conjunction with the British Film Institute, Kino releases these digitally remastered films for the first time in North America. Originally produced by the British Transport Commission, these are a must not just for the transport enthusiast, but also for the documentary aficionado.

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This Ain't No Mouse Music

This Ain't No Mouse Music

Director: Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon
Year: 2013

Filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling join Chris Strachwitz for a hip-shaking stomp from New Orleans to Texas, Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.

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Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

Director: Richard Dindo
Year: 1994

Over 40 years ago, on October 9, 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian army, aided by the CIA. Guevara's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile 11-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this moving portrait.

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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Director: Kevin Rafferty
Year: 2008

An incredible true story that unfolds like "a ripping good yarn... with an uproarious, impossible Hollywood ending" (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com), HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29 is filmmaker Kevin Rafferty's (The Atomic Cafe) acclaimed documentary depicting one of the most legendary games in the history of sports.

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King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

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Year: 1970

King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis is the landmark 3-hr documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

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The Good Fight

The Good Fight

Director: Noel Buckner, Mary Dore, Sam Sills
Year: 1984

Narrated by Studs Terkel, The Good Fight explores a significant gap in our history through its use of newsreels, photographs, interviews with Lincoln veterans and Depression-era music.

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Who Shall Live And Who Shall Die?

Who Shall Live And Who Shall Die?

Director: Laurence Jarvik
Year: 1981

Laurence Jarvik's controversial documentary exposing America's calculated indifference to the plight of the European Jews during the Holocaust.

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A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die

Director: Lynn Salt, David Mueller
Year: 2011

A Good Day to Die chronicles the American Indian Movement (AIM) by recounting the life story of Dennis Banks, co-founder and leader of AIM. By investigating the issues and major flash points connected with Banks' story, the film charts the rise and fall of a movement that fought for the civil rights of American Indians.

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Before The Nickelodeon

Before The Nickelodeon

Director: Edwin S. Porter, Charles Musser
Year: 1982

Noted film historian Charles Musser co-wrote and directed this definitive tribute to Edwin S. Porter, the mechanic and cameraman for Thomas Edison, now recognized as a major contributor to the evolution of film structure. From the time of The Great Train Robbery in 1903 until Griffith started at Biograph (1908), Porter held center stage in early US cinema. Narrated by Blanche Sweet, the documentary features eighteen complete films including Life of an American Fireman, Jack and the Beanstalk and more. U.S. 1982. B/W & Color. 60 min.

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D.W. Griffith: Father of Film

D.W. Griffith: Father of Film

Director: David Gill, Kevin Brownlow
Year: 1993

Acclaimed three-part documentary tells the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith: the man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no more use for him.

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