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December 04, 2008
  Dream of Life more for fansPDF files may take a moment to load

Patti Smith, Dream of Life is no ordinary rockumentary or biopic.

But because of this, it may have lost some of its general appeal in exchange for an adherence to an ideal. The film develops as a steam of consciousness, which makes it hard to follow. Scenes are connected tangentially, leaving the audience confused.

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October 30, 2008
  Doc examines a secret government world PDF files may take a moment to load

To many, the basic idea behind democracy is that every citizen participates in big decisions. The United States of America is commonly known as a superpower democratic nation. The U.S. was built on democratic principles, and at the same time, has one of the most extensive and restrictive government-regulated secret intelligence systems. In the 81-minute documentary film Secrecy, Peter Galison and Robb Moss explore the starting point for the U.S.

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September 25, 2008
  1,000 Journals pieces together a picture of the worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Sometimes it seems young children are all budding artists, composers and writers. Somewhere along the line, most lose their affinity for creativity. Growing up and maturing is almost synonymous with stagnating imaginations. Probably around the same time, most stop relating to people freely and get a bit jaded about the human condition. Over the past seven years, though, hundreds of strangers defied these norms and joined together in the ultimate display of unique thought and solidarity.

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January 11, 2007
  Movies that Matter drinks the Kool-aidPDF files may take a moment to load

On November 18, 1978, over 900 people died in Guyana in one of the largest mass suicides in history. The Jonestown massacre and the events leading up to it have long been a subject of confusion, prompting the publication of several speculative books on the subject. Nearly three decades later, there is now a definitive documentary account of the events that can lay to rest many of the questions surrounding the tragic event.

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