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Please take a look at our selections of movies available through the GSO office or through the Media Center in the Raynor Library lower level. We have movie nights monthly and encourage you to stop by and visit us. Here is a list of our favorites, email us at GSO at Marquette if you would like to borrow or add one to the list.

 

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Stars Original Title IMDB Webpage Format Languages
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An Inconvenient Truth  http://imdb.com/title/tt0497116  1.85 : 1  English 
"A Global Warning"

A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. 
 3/4
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Buena Vista Social Club  http://imdb.com/title/tt0186508  1.78 : 1  English, Spanish 
"Cubas Poesie Cubas Musik, Cubas Menschen, Cubas Poesie [The music of Cuba, the people of Cuba, the poetry of Cuba]"

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers. 
 3/4
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Bowling for Columbine  http://imdb.com/title/tt0310793  1.85 : 1  English 
"Is America a nation of gun nuts? Or just nuts?"

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. 
 3/4
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Bulletproof Salesman  http://imdb.com/title/tt1186201    English 
Fidelis Cloer is a self-confessed war profiteer who found The Perfect War when the US invaded Iraq. It wasn't about selling a dozen cars, or even a hundred, it was a thousand-car war where security would become the ultimate product. 
 2/4
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Canadian Bacon  http://imdb.com/title/tt0109370  1.85 : 1  English 
"It Gets Lonely at the Top, When There's No More Butt to Kick."

The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada. 
 3/4
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Capitalism: A Love Story  http://imdb.com/title/tt1232207  1.85 : 1  English, Russian, Spanish 
Capitalism: A Love Story examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default... 
 3/4
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Cocaine Cowboys  http://imdb.com/title/tt0380268    English 
"The incredible true story that inspired "Scarface" and "Miami Vice."

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago... 
 
An Unreasonable Man  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492499/     
 
 3/4
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Dark Days  http://imdb.com/title/tt0235327  1.66 : 1  English 
A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. 
 3/4
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room  http://imdb.com/title/tt1016268  1.85 : 1  English 
"It's just business."

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. 
 3/4
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Fahrenheit 9/11  http://imdb.com/title/tt0361596  1.85 : 1  English, Arabic 
"The temperature where freedom burns!"

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. 
 3/4
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Fast, Cheap & Out of Control  http://imdb.com/title/tt0119107    English 
What do an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer, a man fascinated by mole rats, and a cutting-edge robotics designer have in common... 
 3/4
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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara  http://imdb.com/title/tt0317910  1.85 : 1  English 
A film about the former US Secretary of Defense and the various difficult lessons he learned about the nature and conduct of modern war. 
 3/4
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Food, Inc.  http://imdb.com/title/tt1286537  1.78 : 1  English 
"You'll never look at dinner the same way again"

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. 
 3/4
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Forks Over Knives  http://imdb.com/title/tt1567233    English 
"Warning - This movie could save your life!"

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. 
 3/4
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Four Days in November  http://imdb.com/title/tt0059197    English 
 
 3/4
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Gates of Heaven  http://imdb.com/title/tt0077598    English 
A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there. 
 3/4
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General Idi Amin Dada  http://imdb.com/title/tt0071544  1.37 : 1  English, Swahili, French 
A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda. 
 3/4
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Gimme Shelter  http://imdb.com/title/tt0065780  1.33 : 1  English 
"The music that thrilled the world ... and the killing that stunned it!"

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. 
 3/4
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Grizzly Man  http://imdb.com/title/tt0427312  1.85 : 1  English 
"In nature, there are boundaries."

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. 
 3/4
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Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary  http://imdb.com/title/tt0116481    English 
"When you lose your mind, you lose the contest."

Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck... 
 3/4
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Harlan County U.S.A.  http://imdb.com/title/tt0074605    English 
A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike. 
 3/4
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Hoop Dreams  http://imdb.com/title/tt0110057  1.33 : 1  English 
A film following the lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. 
 3/4
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Hôtel Terminus  http://imdb.com/title/tt0095341  1.33 : 1  English, Spanish, French, German 
A documentary about Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief of Lyon, and about his life after the war.  
 3/4
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Inside Job  http://imdb.com/title/tt1645089  2.35 : 1  English 
"The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make"

Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. 
 3/4
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Invisible Empire: A New World Order Defined  http://imdb.com/title/tt1851974    English 
 
 3/4
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Iraq in Fragments  http://imdb.com/title/tt0492466  1.85 : 1  Kurdish, Arabic 
Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension. 
 3/4
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Jesus Camp  http://imdb.com/title/tt0486358  1.37 : 1  English 
"America is being born again"

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham. 
 3/4
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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters  http://imdb.com/title/tt0923752  1.85 : 1  English 
"Don't get chumpatized."

Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games. 
 3/4
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Man on Wire  http://imdb.com/title/tt1155592    English | French 
 
 3/4
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Manufactured Landscapes  http://imdb.com/title/tt0832903  1.85 : 1  English, Cantonese, Mandarin 
Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing. 
 3/4
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Marwencol  http://imdb.com/title/tt1391092    English 
 
 3/4
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Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders  http://imdb.com/title/tt0762117    English 
"The Movie You Can't Afford To Miss"

When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America's Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality-America is... 
 3/4
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My Winnipeg  http://imdb.com/title/tt1093842  1.33 : 1  English 
A personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin's hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
 3/4
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No End in Sight  http://imdb.com/title/tt0912593  1.85 : 1  English, Arabic 
"The American Occupation of Iraq - The Inside Story From the Ultimate Insiders"

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. 
 2/4
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No Impact Man: The Documentary  http://imdb.com/title/tt1280011    English 
"Saving the world, one family at a time."

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.  
 3/4
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One Day in September  http://imdb.com/title/tt0230591  1.85 : 1  English, German 
The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. 
 3/4
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Pirate Radio  http://imdb.com/title/tt1131729  2.35 : 1  English 
"1 Boat. 8 DJs. No Morals."

A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s. 
 3/4
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Roger & Me  http://imdb.com/title/tt0098213  1.66 : 1  English 
"The story of a rebel and his mike."

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. 
 3/4
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Sherman's March  http://imdb.com/title/tt0091943    English 
Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of... 
 3/4
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Sicko  http://imdb.com/title/tt0386032  1.85 : 1  English, French, Spanish, Russian 
"This might hurt a little."

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories. 
 
Slacker Uprising  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0850669/     
 
 3/4
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Spellbound  http://imdb.com/title/tt0334405  1.33 : 1  English, Spanish 
"EVERYONE WANTS THE LAST WORD"

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. 
 3/4
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Super Size Me  http://imdb.com/title/tt0390521  1.78 : 1  English 
"A film of epic portions."

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. 
 3/4
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Streetwise  http://imdb.com/title/tt0088196  1.37 : 1  English 
"The streets - your only chance for life."

Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle. 
 3/4
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Tapped  http://imdb.com/title/tt1344784    English 
Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.  
 3/4
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Tarnation  http://imdb.com/title/tt0390538  1.37 : 1  English 
"Your greatest creation is the life you lead"

Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life. 
 3/4
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The Big One  http://imdb.com/title/tt0124295  1.85 : 1  English 
"Protecting the earth from the scum of corporate America."

On his book tour, Michael Moore exposes more wrongdoing by greedy big businesses and callous politicians around America. 
 3/4
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The Bridge  http://imdb.com/title/tt0799954  1.85 : 1  English 
"Be afraid of what lies beneath..."

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary... 
 3/4
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The Corporation  http://imdb.com/title/tt0379225  1.85 : 1  English, Spanish 
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance. 
 2/4
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The Human Experience  http://imdb.com/title/tt1252298  1.85 : 1  Spanish, English, Ewe 
"The meaning of life is discovered in the experience."

The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I... 
 
The Secret  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0846789/     
 
 3/4
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The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl  http://imdb.com/title/tt0107472    German 
A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis. 
 2/4
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The Coca-Cola Case  http://imdb.com/title/tt1339641    English 
Two lawyers and labor rights' activists, Daniel Kovalik of the United Steel Workers of America and Terry... 
 3/4
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The Devil and Daniel Johnston  http://imdb.com/title/tt0436231  1.85 : 1  English 
Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.  
 3/4
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The Road to Guantanamo  http://imdb.com/title/tt0468094  1.85 : 1  English, Urdu 
Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge. 
 3/4
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The Times of Harvey Milk  http://imdb.com/title/tt0088275  1.37 : 1  English 
A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor. 
 3/4
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Touching the Void  http://imdb.com/title/tt0379557  1.85 : 1  English 
"The closer you are to death. The more you realize you are alive."

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. 
 
Triumph of the Will  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025913/     
 
 3/4
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Trouble the Water  http://imdb.com/title/tt1149405  1.85 : 1  English 
A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning.  
 3/4
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Up the Yangtze  http://imdb.com/title/tt1114277  1.85 : 1  English, Mandarin 
"The river that erased her past will write her future"

At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China. 
 3/4
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"When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts"  http://imdb.com/title/tt0783612    English 
"An American Tragedy"

An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina. 
 
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Why We Fight Now  http://imdb.com/title/tt1327207    English 
 
 3/4
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill  http://imdb.com/title/tt0424565  1.85 : 1  English 
"The true story of a bohemian St Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots"

A homeless musician finds meaning to his life when he starts a friendship with dozens of parrots. 
 
Until the Light Takes Us  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014809/     
 

 

 


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