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Top Ten Documentaries
1. Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman
An insightful look at the reclusive author and both her novels.
2. Somm
Journey into the mysterious Court of Master Sommeliers.
3. The Up Series
The acclaimed series chronicling a group of Brits from age seven in 1964.
4. Ballet Boys
Billy Elliot meets First Position in this portrait of three young dancers.
5. The New Rijksmuseum
The story of the ambitious renovation of one of the world's greatest museums.
6. Our Man in Tehran
The gripping true story behind the Oscar-winning film Argo.
7. I Dream of Wires
The rise, fall and rebirth of the modular synthesizer.
8. For the Bible Tells Me So
Homosexuality meets Biblical scripture in this eye-opening doc.
9. A Year in Champagne
A rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne.
10. Antarctic Edge: 70° South
A thrilling journey to one of the world's most perilous environments.

New and Notable

Unlocking the Cage
This riveting documentary from Chris Hegedus an DA Pennebaker (The War Room) follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise as he tries to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.

In The News

Welcome to Leith
Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, the residents look for ways to expel their neighbor.

Film Activism

A Will for the Woods
If you're inspired by this film about green burial and want to learn more about environmentally-sustainable burial practices, visit

History Lessons

Through a Lens Darkly
The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.

Short Films

True New York
In a city with 8 million people, there's bound to be a few good stories. True New York is a feature-length compilation anthology film featuring five award-winning short documentaries.

Coming Soon

The Penguin Counters

Coming to iTunes on June 27 and DVD on July 11