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‘My Imaginary Country’: watching Chile’s present overcome its past

Patricio Guzmán’s latest documentary will screen at the Brattle, in Cambridge, starting Friday.

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To Sidney, with love — Poitier, that is

An Apple TV+ documentary pays high-power tribute to the Hollywood star, who died in January.

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‘Stranger at the Gate’ tells story of ‘shared humanity’

Tufts alum Joshua Seftel returns to Boston to screen his documentary short — about a would-be mass murderer who later befriended the Muslim neighbors he sought to kill — at WBUR CitySpace Wednesday.

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‘Moonage Daydream’ celebrates David Bowie and his many ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Brett Morgen’s documentary takes an immersive look at its rock-star subject.

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‘I injected Bowie into my brain,’ says ‘Moonage Daydream’ director

Documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen talks about creating a musical odyssey into the myth that is David Bowie.

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW | ★★★

‘The Story of Film: A New Generation’ looks at 80 films from the past decade

At just under three hours, “New Generation” is a short subject compared to its older documentary sibling “The Story of Film: An Odyssey.”

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW | ★★★

‘Loving Highsmith’ celebrates the talented Patricia Highsmith

The novelist is the subject of a new documentary, and she may be the only one whose own life could itself be a movie.

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The documentary ‘My Old School’ is in a class of its own

Alan Cumming portrays an enigmatic new student who arrived at a Scottish high school in the 1990s — and left quite the impression.