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    Flight

    Flight

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    Released 2012
    After his amazing safe landing of a damaged passenger plane, an airline pilot is praised for the feat, but has private questions about what happened. Further, the government's inquiry into the causes soon puts the new hero's reputation at risk. moreless
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    Running the Sahara

    Running the Sahara

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    Released 2009
    Running the Sahara is a feature documentary narrated and executive produced by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon and directed by Academy Award® winner James Moll. This powerful and inspirational film chronicles an attempt by three ultra marathoners to run across the entire length of Africa's Sahara Desert, tackling not only the elements, but also unimaginable physical and emotional obstacles. Their goal is to run across six African countries, anticipating two marathons per day, for eighty days . . . without a day off. Charlie Engle from the United States, Kevin Lin from Taiwan, and Ray Zahab from Canada, have run together in marathons before. But this time is different. This isn't a race. It's a grueling test of will and a chance to accomplish something that no known person has ever achieved. The films score was produced by Academy Award® winner Hans Zimmer, composed by Heitor Pereira, with songs from U2, Pearl Jam, and original songs performed by Wyclef Jean and the African Children's Choir. Running the Sahara inspired Matt Damon and the film's producers to create H20 Africa, a non-profit foundation to raise awareness and funding for clean water initiatives in Africa.moreless
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    Ghost Adventures

    Ghost Adventures

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    Released 2007
    The inspiration for the hit Travel Channel series "Ghost Adventures," this full-length documentary which aired on the Sci-FiChannelin 2007follows paranormal investigators Zak, Nick and Aaron as they bravely explore Nevada's notoriously haunted Old Washoe Club and Goldfield Hotel.moreless
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    The Greatest Places

    The Greatest Places

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    Released 1998
    The Greatest Places was a 1998 documentary film that was also available in IMAX. The trailer showed footage of some of the greatest and most beautiful places on the earth, such as the Namib Desert, the intense landscapes of Greenland, life in the Amazon forest, wilderness on the island of Madagascar, canyons and rivers inTibet, the Okavango Delta, and the famous Iguazu Falls which border Brazil and Argentina. Avery Brooks narrates the film to make everything even more interesting as he takes us on an educational journey to seven of the most interesting places on Earth within 40 minutes. If you ever wanted to travel the world but were held back, or if you have ever wondered what these mysterious places look like, The Greatest Places will take you there. Now you can find out for yourself what the greatest places on earth look like with this educationally satisfying and visually appealing IMAX documentary.moreless
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    Pelotero - A Film in Progress

    Pelotero - A Film in Progress

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    Released 2006
    In the Dominican Republic baseball is experiencing a golden age. From the streets to the stadiums, the youth of the Dominican Republic dream of one day emerging from the dugout onto a Big League field. From the time they can walk, kids practice with rolled up sock balls and broomsticks, waiting for the day they are old enough to sign. That day comes at the age 16 when players are given the chance to try out for professional teams. The best will sign, changing their lives forever as they try to advance through the system.Âmoreless
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    Jerusalem

    Jerusalem

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    Released 2008
    Reggae rock star Rocky Dawuni pays tribute to Jerusalem, a holy place cherished by many. Follow Rocky as he travels across the city, uncovering and sharing its spirit in this vibrant music video.moreless
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    Sacred Angkor

    Sacred Angkor

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    Released 2006
    National Geographic photographer Chris Rainier and filmmaker Ethan Boehme team up to bring Rainier's photographs and Boehme's cinematography of the sacred temples and Buddhist monks of Angkor Wat poetically to film. With music by Anoushka Shankar.moreless
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    Paranormal TV - Haunted Places

    Paranormal TV - Haunted Places

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    Released 2008
    Continues "Hauntings Across America" with new sites and stories.
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    Trout Grass

    Trout Grass

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    Released 2005
    Fishing. It is a passion spun of wild places, tools and techniques, and the stories that bind them. Trout Grass is the story of that passion. This unique film documents the transformation of bamboo from a hardy species of grass into a meticulously crafted split-cane fly rod. Shot on loction in the lush forests of Southern China and the majestic rivers of Montana, Trout Grass captures the allure of craftsmanship and rivers as well as the notion that fishing is about much more than catching fish.moreless
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    Kiss My Snake

    Kiss My Snake

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    Released 2010
    A Thai-American travels to the village of Ban Kok Sa-Nga in Isan, Thailand where the world's most dangerous serpent, the King Cobra, has become both a pet and a business partner. The entire village, from elders to children, work as one and perform relentlessly at their temple to attract tourists and herb buyers. The main attraction is the boxing matches, man versus snake, one on one!moreless
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    The Historic Pubs of Dublin

    The Historic Pubs of Dublin

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    Released 2008
    Historic Pubs of Dublin is a 2008 PBS travel documentary that brings attention to some of Dublin's most storied drinking establishments. Ireland has long been famous for its production of fine beers and whiskeys, so if there is one thing it has in spades, it would be pubs. The capital's oldest (where age in tallied in centuries) are known for both their classical atmospheres and for the quality of their pints. Led by late Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, the film takes a tour around the city, soaking in the sights and sounds of a proud drinking tradition. In addition to the pubs, attention is paid to other significant sites in Dublin, including Jameson Distillery, Guinness Brewery, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Grafton Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral, city parks, and more. With a keen eye for detail, McCourt illuminates the informative and entertaining histories of these sites and how they tell the story of Ireland itself.moreless
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    Greece: Secrets of the Past

    Greece: Secrets of the Past

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    Released 2006
    Greece: Secrets of the Past is an odyssey that takes us back in time to experience the culture, politics and splendor that molded ancient Greece and the rest of the world around it. The state-of-the-art documentary is produced with the same technology that brought us the IMAX film Everest, and showcases sweeping images of ancient Greek structures, sculptures and people. The film is a quest to uncover the little known secrets of the ancient democracy's Golden Age that came to shape our world centuries later. Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding narrates the film, explaining how the culture's laws, science, art and lifestyle are still relevant and influential to us more than 2000 years later. The movie is directed by Greg MacGillivray, and made its premiere on big screens and in IMAX theaters around the world. It features gorgeous cinematography, including landscape and aerial views of Greece's classic sights in present time.moreless
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    The American Hobo

    The American Hobo

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    Released 2003
    The American Hobo is a 2003 documentary that explores the image of the wandering worker, the long figure hopping trains that has been a recurring image in American imagination and experience. Director Bobb Hopkins examines the history of the hobo, a term that first appeared in the early 19th century and referred to migratory workers who moved around the country. During the Depression era, the image of the down-and-out hobos catching a free train ride or huddling around a fire was omnipresent in films, news reels and art. Beyond the background, the film also speaks to famous personalities about their own hobo experiences. Merle Haggard, legend of Country Music, recounts his own adventures on the open road. Long before he won the Pulitzer Prize, author James A. Michener ("Tales of the South Pacific") spent some lean years working his way on back roads. Some folks chose the hobo life as a way to embrace a free-spirited, independent existence. Actor Ernest Borgnine hosts this historical and first-person look at the hobo life.moreless
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    The Champagne Safari

    The Champagne Safari

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    Released 1995
    The Champagne Safari is a 1995 documentary film about millionaire Charles E. Bedaux. Bedaux held an expedition in 1934 which he named after himself, the Bedaux Expedition. He and his caravan of more than 100 people set out to travel from Edmonton, Alberta to Telegraph Creek, British Columbia. The excursion was over 1,500 miles and a good part of it had no roads or trails. Bedaux brought Hollywood film director Floyd Crosby and a large movie crew along with him with the hope he would later make a movie about the adventure. The expedition was never finished due to rough terrain and weather, but they did spend 4 months traveling the mountains. They ended the expedition at Hudson's Hope where they held an extravagant party to celebrate their success with the trails they did complete. Bedaux's footage of the adventure was lost, but years later it was found in a Paris basement. This documentary, directed by George Ungar, was made using the found footage.moreless
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    Mystery of the Nile: IMAX

    Mystery of the Nile: IMAX

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    Released 2005
    Mystery of the Nile: IMAX is a visually stunning motion picture that documents the first successful attempt in history to make the journey down the Blue Nile from source to sea. The journey from the source in Ethiopia to the Mediterranean Sea takes filmmaker Jordi Llompart on the most dangerous adventure ever faced by an IMAX crew. Expedition leaders Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown set a grueling, punishing schedule, spending 114 days navigating the entire length of the Blue Nile and the Nile, the most dangerous rivers in the world. The Blue Nile is over 1,400 kilometers long and features treacherous rapids and daunting waterfalls such as Tis Issat Falls, which measure over 45 meters high. The crew must battle these harsh and dangerous conditions before they can attempt to finish the journey down the Nile proper, a journey totaling 3,260 kilometers. Facing down all manner of trouble along their journey, including crocodiles and suspicious militia along route, the crew of the Mystery of the Nile capture stunning images, resulting in a spectacular film.moreless
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    Tim Janis' Coastal America

    Tim Janis' Coastal America

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    Released 2005
    Tim Janis' Coastal America combines the musician's beautiful, soothing and thoughtful songs and images of breath-taking and majestic coastal scenes from different regions around the United States. Academy Award winning actor George Clooney lends some serious star power to the project as the silver-tongued narrator of this picturesque foray along the coasts of America. There are wide-ranging locations from the rocky shores of New England to the sandy dunes of the North Carolina coast, even all the way to the scenic, palm tree studded beaches of Hawaii. Initially broadcast on PBS, a true sense of America's beauty is realized with vivid descriptions and educational insights into the coastal regions that are captured on film. Soothing and esoteric, with imagery, scores and narration, a composite of the variance of the coastal regions is laid out beautifully. Tim Janis' Coastal America captures the epic beauty of America's coasts for all to see.moreless
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    Peace Kids: The China Trip

    Peace Kids: The China Trip

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    Released 2005
    Peace Kids: The China Trip is a documentary of the working of writer and philanthropist Patricia Montandon, founder of the organization Children as the Peacemakers and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Over the years, Children as the Peacemakers has visited 26 different countries over 37 different trips, meeting with many world leaders, including the late Indian Prime Minister Indria Gandhi, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, and former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Bruntland to discuss peace, presenting letters and other accounts from concerned children around the US and world. The China Trip follows a group of children as they go to China intending to present the Banner of Hope, a mile-long memorial of the many children killed in war that was first unfurled at the Kremlin in 1987. On their trip, Montandon and her group work together with Chinese children, eventually leading to the film's end at the Great Wall of China.moreless
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    The Discoverers: IMAX

    The Discoverers: IMAX

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    Released 1994
    The Discoverers: IMAX was originally released in 1993 by MacGillivray Freeman Films. It was directed by Jon Boorstin and based on the book by Daniel J. Boorstin. The film, which is narrated by Robert Eather, was marketed with the tagline "Feel the Courage. Live the Adventure." It takes a look back across the ages analyzing the act of discovery and what drives man to discover. The film opens with the story of Magellan and his voyage to find a passage to the Pacific. It then goes on to a number of other vignettes featuring reenactments of other historical discoveries from the 1600's to present day. It includes the work of great men of discovery from the past, like Sir Isaac Newton and Dr. Louis Herman. It then looks into the future and ponders what great discoveries are yet to come. The film's images are crisp and clean, including some breathtaking scenery and startling discoveries.moreless
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    Endless Summer Revisited

    Endless Summer Revisited

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    Released 2000
    The Endless Summer Revisited is a continuation of the legendary surf film, The Endless Summer and its less notable sequel, The Endless Summer II. It is comprised of material that was cut out of the original films, as well as interviews and new footage with many of the cast members. The first Endless Summer followed Robert August and Mike Hynson as they travelled around the world, surfing many breaks that had never before been photographed. The second film did much of the same with younger surfers Pat O'Connell and Robert Weaver. In the Endless Summer Revisited, director Dana Brown speaks with these men and others to discuss how their appearances in both films have changed their lives. At the same time, the film explores the dramatic impact that the first film had on the culture at large, as surfing quickly grew from a niche sport into one of the most popular in the world.moreless
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    Barefoot Adventure

    Barefoot Adventure

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    Released 1960
    Barefoot Adventure is a 1960 surfing flick that captures some of the greatest surfers in some of the most beautiful surfing spots in the world. For both the surfing pro and the curious spectator, Barefoot Adventure offers an exciting tour of the world of surfing. Surfing great Bruce Brown narrates the early days of surfing in the 1960s before Hawaii was as developed as it is today. Brown describes going to places like Waimea Bay and Kaui, buying a car for $45, and discovering surf spots that as of then had been undiscovered. Tourists to Hawaii at the time were mostly hiding in their hotels, and Brown could surf the big waves alone. He also describes surfing in Santa Cruz and Huntington Beach before the crowds had overwhelmed them. Brown jokes about the dangers of surfing barefoot and the hard life of surfers who have trouble making ends meet because they spend so much time surfing. Barefoot Adventure shows beautiful, panoramic settings with a fascinating historical narrative about the early days of surfing.moreless
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