Documentary

The Real Buddy Holly Story (1985) Richard Spence, Sonny Curtis, Paul McCartney, Larry Holley, Documentary, Music

The Real Buddy Holly Story (1985)
The complete video biography of rock’n’roll legend Buddy Holly, produced and hosted by Paul McCartney. This entertaining and enlightening show is the most definitive biography of Buddy Holly ever assembled, featuring interviews with members of The Crickets and many of Buddy Holly’s family and friends who knew him best. Includes rare performances and Paul McCartney performs several of Buddy Holly’s songs.

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Kz (2006) Rex Bloomstein, Documentary

Kz (2006)
Even after 60 years, there is much to be explored and shared about the Holocaust. Scores of documentaries valiantly record survivors’ harrowing testimonies or uncover a surprising new angle through archival research. But it’s still possible to feel numb to the unspeakable images and stories from this diabolical chapter of human history.

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Robinson in Space (1997) Patrick Keiller, Paul Scofield, Documentary

Robinson in Space (1997)
Robinson is commissioned to investigate the unspecified “problem of England.” The narrator describes his seven excursions, with the unseen Robinson, around the country. They mainly concentrate on ports, power stations, prisons, and manufacturing plants, but they also bring in various literary connections, as well as a few conventional landscapes.

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Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (1998) Jennifer Baichwal, Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Cherifa, Documentary, Biography

Let It Come Down The Life of Paul Bowles (1998)
One of the most enigmatic artists of the 20th century, writer, composer and wanderer Paul Bowles (1910-1999) is profiled by a filmmaker who has been obsessed with his genius since age nineteen. Set against the dramatic landscape of North Africa, the mystery of Bowles (famed author of The Sheltering Sky) begins to unravel in Jennifer Baichwal’s poetic and moving Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles.

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Jamás leí a onetti (2010) Pablo Dotta, Documentary

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Jamás leí a Onetti (I have never read Onetti) is a documentary-homage to this great Uruguayan writer, which is enacted with testimonies, words, drawings and music, all part of the Onettian legacy. With the link between different kinds of writing as a starting point, the movie also asks about the means and the ends of all creative process.

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