Sundance 2017: Documentary Premieres

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1. 500 Years (2017)

105 min | Documentary

7.7
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From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a President, 500 YEARS tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala's recent history through the actions and ... See full summary »

Director: Pamela Yates

Votes: 6

2. Cries from Syria (2017)

111 min | Documentary, Drama

6.3
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76 Metascore

CRIES FROM SYRIA focuses on child protesters, revolution icons, activists and their relatives, and high-ranking Army generals who defected to join the fight of the people. It tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Hadi Al Abdullah, Raed Al Saleh, Riad Al-Asaad, Bashar al-Assad

Votes: 149

3. Give Me Future (2017)

85 min | Documentary

8.2
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In the spring of 2016, global music sensation Major Lazer performed a free concert in Havana, Cuba for an unexpected audience of almost half a million people. A concert documentary evolves ... See full summary »

Director: Austin Peters

Votes: 6

4. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

100 min | Documentary

6.0
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66 Metascore

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Star: Al Gore

Votes: 58

5. Legion of Brothers (2017)

79 min | Documentary, War

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Afghanistan, immediately post-9/11: Small teams of Green Berets arrive on a series of secret missions to overthrow the Taliban. What happens next is equal parts war origin story and ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Barker

6. Long Strange Trip (2017)

238 min | Documentary

9.2
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The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Tom Constanten, Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux

Votes: 14

7. Oklahoma City (2017)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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74 Metascore

The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Barak Goodman

Votes: 128

8. Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (2017)

103 min | Documentary

8.5
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Out on America's vast working landscapes - the ranches of the Mountain west, the farmlands of the Great Plains, the waterways of the Mississippi Delta - a huge, largely hidden, and entirely... See full summary »

Directors: Susan Froemke, John Hoffman, Beth Aala | Stars: Tom Brokaw, Dusty Crary, Justin Knopf, Wayne Werner

Votes: 6

9. Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)

118 min | Documentary, Sport

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This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy

10. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2017)

Documentary

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A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson

11. This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017)

91 min | Documentary

6.5
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61 Metascore

Are there limits to your love for your family? One family's acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces they're transitioning from male to female and ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Adam Lazzarato, Corey Lazzarato, David Lazzarato, Gigi Lazzarato

Votes: 110

12. Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time (2017)

105 min | Documentary

6.4
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Unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realization that the controversial businessman will become the 45th President of the United States.

Directors: Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson, Banks Tarver | Stars: Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Donald J. Trump

Votes: 315