A testament to fortitude, and a genuinely entertaining film, Chris Smith's American Movie remains a peerless feature doc.
Christy Garland's Cheer Up is a smooth, fun, and easy-going portrait of a Finnish cheerleading team.
John Walker explores his family history as an Anglophone in Quebec My Country Mon Pays
Brett Story's The Prison in Twelve Landscapes eviscerates America’s prison industry: an immersive, absorbing, and damning film.
A nightmare version of Cheers, Hotel Coolgardie is set mostly in the bar with excursions to unattractive outlying terrain.
Michelle Derosier’s short film The Grandfather Drum is an animated fairytale about a drum revered for its healing powers.
The Interrupters by Steve James traces a group of former gang members who intercede through outreach, trying to find common ground.
Steve James' Hoop Dreams was declared a masterpiece early on, and decades later its prestige hasn’t diminished one bit.
Spirit Unforgettable fearlessly explores the murky waters of memory loss as with its portrait of Spirit of the West's John Mann.
Tiffany Hsiung's The Apology is one of the best films ever produced by the NFB as it gives voice to "comfort women" in search of closure.