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Docurama-rama! List 1
List creator: GreenCineStaff
Created on: November 28, 2005 - 11:35 AM PST
Description: Docurama offers the best in critically acclaimed, cutting edge docs. Their catalog features a host of Oscar-nominated docs & critically acclaimed films and series. Docurama List #2

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The Weather Underground (2003)
  "amazing piece of work brings together the past and the present in surprising, beautiful, sad and disturbing ways, forcing viewers to question many of their past assumptions," says talltale.
The Awful Truth: Season 1 (Disc 1 of 2) (1999)
Not Rated
  "offers powerful commentary on the hurdles our nation still has to overcome, and it does so with a sense of humor." - DVD Verdict
The Awful Truth: Season 2 (Disc 1 of 2) (2000)
Not Rated
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back (1967)
  This " hardcore cinema verité... joins the ranks of other great documentaries given a new breath of life in the DVD format." - DVD Savant
Lost in La Mancha (2002)
  "burns across the screen like a fever dream... you may wish you'd had your jaw wired shut, since having it drop wide open so often could exhaust you. Mr. Gilliam is such a bizarre, magnetic and ultimately sympathetic figure that you'll find yourself wishing for a happy ending." - Elvis Mitchell, NY Times
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)
Not Rated
  "What the filmmakers discover in this sequel is an ongoing travesty of the American judicial system, with suppressed and mishandled evidence that's since come to light." - Austin Chronicle
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)
  "lively, ultimately sad portrait that asks a very good question - how can someone who looks as bad as Jeremy be a porn star? - and offers some reasonable answers." - SF Chronicle
The Smashing Machine: The Life and Times of Extreme Fighter Mark Kerr (2003)
  "plays like a neo-realist version of professional wrestling, with all the escapism and fantasy stripped away to reveal a bleak, Darwinian reality" - Onion AV Club
WTC: The First 24 Hours (2002)
Not Rated
  "should be seen by anyone who wishes to remember the emotional fabric of that time...quite effective" - New York Press
Absolutely Positive (1991)
Not Rated
  "an example of the power of simplicity. It's a collection of human stories, full of joy and pain, humor and sadness, tragedy and triumph... recommended viewing." - DVD Verdict
Always a Bridesmaid (2000)
Not Rated
  " Company is likely to come looking for the misery that propels the absorbing reality show that is Nina Davenport's documentary." - NY Times
BaadAsssss Cinema (2003)
Not Rated
  "perceptive and wide-ranging" - Sam Adams, Philadelphia City Paper
Best Boy (1979)
  See our interview with filmmaker Ira Wohl about his Oscar-winning documentary.
Best Man (1997)
Not Rated
  The touching sequel to the above.
Blue Vinyl (2002)
Not Rated
  related interview
The Brandon Teena Story (1998)
Not Rated
  " Without stooping to sensationalism, the film retraces Teena's struggles with his sexual identity and the horror of his final weeks through his own letters and alternately tender and raw commentary from his family, his friends, law officials, and even his killers." - Boston Phoenix
Brother's Keeper (1992)
  related interview
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)
Not Rated
  " A fascinating sociological document, Crisis provides an unforgettable profile in courage in the process." - Onion AV Club
Dancemaker (1998)
Not Rated
  " not only one of the finest documentaries ever made on dance, it's one of the most superlative documentaries of the nineties." - PlanetOut
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
Not Rated
  "An absorbing and revealing feature length documentary for nostalgics and converts, told from the filmmakers' perspective." - Channel4
Harvest of Shame (1961)
  "broadcast in 53 uninterrupted minutes on CBS (imagine!), stands as an exemplary work of advocacy journalism, its outrage undulled by its relatively modest presentation." - Sam Adams
Fastpitch (2000)
Not Rated
  "marvelously entertaining" - TV Guide
Stories from the War on Homosexuality: Coming Out Under Fire (1994)
  For those who believe that the debate over homosexuals in the military sprang full-blown out of the '92 presidential campaign, Arthur Dong's documentary "Coming Out Under Fire" provides some much-needed historical context." - Washington Post
Stories from the War on Homosexuality: Family Fundamentals (2002)
  "gripping... offers no solutions, but instead intelligently probes the fallout of raw emotion." - Village Voice
Stories from the War on Homosexuality: Licensed to Kill (1997)
  1997 Sundance Award winner.
The American Nightmare (2000)
  "a very intelligent and thought provoking documentary. Through fascinating interviews with some of the greatest horror directors of the period (Romero, Craven, Carpenter, etc.) it asks important questions about what frightens us." - BBC

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