With Berkeley Sound Artists (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Runners High (2006)

86 min | Documentary

9.3
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When teenagers from one of the nation's toughest neighborhoods in Oakland, California sign up to train for a marathon, they begin the journey of a lifetime. Runners High is an intimate, ... See full summary »

Directors: Alex D. da Silva, Justine Jacob

Votes: 73

2. Evolution of Organic (2017)

77 min | Documentary, History, News

9.2
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Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers, and farmers' sons and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Kitchell

Votes: 6

3. Selling Rosario (2014)

17 min | Short, Drama, Music

9.2
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A family of migrant workers send their 12-year-old daughter and her outlaw cousin into the night on the promise of a stranger. Selling Rosario tells the story of a young girl growing up in ... See full summary »

Directors: Iana Simeonov, Michael Winokur | Stars: Arnoldo Bojorquez Jr., Shelley K. Booker, Kelsey Fleet, Jules Fleming

Votes: 20

4. A Lovely Day (2012)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

9.2
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"A Lovely Day" documents nine youths from Oakland, California immersed in a six month Hip Hop music therapy workshop. The film chronicles the youth as they set out to make music that not ... See full summary »

Director: Kerri Gawryn | Stars: Reginald Wilson Jr., Haniyah Muhammed, Damonte Wilson, Matthew Vintrell

Votes: 5

5. Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi (2008)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

9.1
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Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi follows exiled Chilean musician, Quique Cruz, from the Bay Area to Chile and back as he creates his masterwork.

Directors: Quique Cruz, Marilyn Mulford

Votes: 7

6. Trece años (2009)

7 min | Short, Drama

9.1
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A young man returns home to his family for the first time in 13 years experiencing a greater divide than distance.

Director: Topaz Adizes | Star: Guillermo Iván

Votes: 8

7. God Only Knows (2008)

17 min | Short, Drama

8.9
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In a dirty, decaying slum in the Philippines, single mother Maria is torn between her love for her 10-year-old son Santiago and providing a better life for him. In order to give Santiago a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark V. Reyes | Stars: Angel Aquino, Robert Felongco, Bon Vibar, Carme Sanchez

Votes: 10

8. From Baghdad to The Bay (2018)

68 min | Documentary

8.8
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The epic journey of Ghazwan Alsharif, an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the U.S. military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S. military and ostracized ... See full summary »

Director: Erin Palmquist | Stars: Ghazwan Alsharif, Noelle Linzy, Robert W. Nicholson, Tom Stewart

Votes: 8

9. A Moment in Time (2010)

56 min | Documentary

8.7
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A documentary about the experience of the Chinese in San Francisco's Chinatown told through the films they loved.

Director: Ruby Yang | Stars: Larry Chin, Philip Choy, Amy Chung, Irene Dea Collier

Votes: 19

10. Americana (I) (2008)

89 min | Documentary

8.7
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Director: Topaz Adizes

Votes: 9

11. Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse (2016)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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A struggling comedy duo discovers that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood.

Directors: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani | Stars: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani, Barry Bostwick, Kirsten Vangsness

Votes: 94

12. Riding My Way Back (2014)

26 min | Documentary, Short, War

8.6
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Riding My Way Back chronicles one soldier's journey back from the brink of suicide. Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returns from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury and Post ... See full summary »

Directors: Robin Fryday, Peter Rosenbaum

Votes: 14

13. Ready, Set, Bag! (2008)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

8.6
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8 State champions from across the U.S. working to win the National Best Bagger competition in Las Vegas.

Directors: Alex D. da Silva, Justine Jacob | Stars: Brian Bay, Roger Chen, Craig Good, Ryan Hamilton

Votes: 78

14. Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield (2013)

57 min | Documentary

8.5
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"You know, I like sweet blues... I want to be singing. I want to be sweet," said music legend Mike Bloomfield of his searing, lyrical guitar playing. His awesome instrumental prowess is on ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Sarles | Stars: Susan Beuhler, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield, Jack Casady

Votes: 8

15. Salud (2006)

93 min | Documentary

8.5
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A timely examination of human values and the health issues that affect us all, !Salud! looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls 'one of the world's... See full summary »

Director: Connie Field

Votes: 21

16. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,455

17. Symphony of the Soil (2012)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

8.4
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Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Koons | Stars: Ignacio Chapela, Dan Barber, Vandana Shiva, Daniel Hillel

Votes: 117

18. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love (2009 Video)

169 min | Music

8.4
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Presenting the best moments of speeches, performances and backstage scenes from the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies.

Stars: Bono, Roger Daltrey, The Edge, John Entwistle

Votes: 7

19. Aerial America (2010– )
Episode: Washington (2011)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary

8.3
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Before it gave the world Starbucks, Nirvana, and Microsoft, it gave America one of its largest natural disasters.

Star: Jim Conrad

Votes: 12

20. Aerial America (2010– )
Episode: Oregon (2011)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary

8.3
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Soar over the dramatic Pacific coastline, the dense evergreen forests, and the Mars-like Desert Ridge of Oregon.

Star: Jim Conrad

Votes: 19

21. Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement (2013)

61 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.3
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FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and mind forever. ... See full summary »

Director: Regan Brashear | Stars: Patricia Berne, Jamais Cascio, Fernanda Castelo, Hugh Herr

Votes: 32

22. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2009 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Jeff Beck, Eminem, Flea, Jimmy Page

Votes: 15

23. Beyond Measure (2015)

80 min | Documentary, News

8.2
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'Beyond Measure' follows a new vanguard of educators across the country who are pioneering a fresh vision for American schools. Pulling from expert research in education, child development,... See full summary »

Directors: Vicki Abeles, Vicki Abeles

Votes: 5

24. Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa (2014)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Albie Sachs is a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter during the lead up to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa.

Director: Abby Ginzberg | Stars: Arthur Chaskalson, Sol de Carvalho, Dennis Goldberg, Nadine Gordimer

Votes: 10

25. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live (2009 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.2
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Director: Bob Sarles | Stars: Jackson Browne, Clarence Clemons, David Crosby, John Fogerty

Votes: 8

26. Last Flight Home (2007)

68 min | Documentary

8.2
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The stark phrase 'Missing In Action' leaves the human spirit room for hope, doubt and question. While it seems that Dr. Scannon's work is in a far remote piece of the world, the real ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel T. O'Brien, Jennifer Powers

Votes: 11

27. Sentenced Home (2006)

PG | 73 min | Documentary

8.2
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Raised as Americans in inner city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian refugees each made a rash decision as a teenager that irrevocably shaped their destiny. Years later, facing ... See full summary »

Directors: David Grabias, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Loeun Lun, Kim Ho Ma, Many Uch

Votes: 33

28. In Service to the Dream (2001)

128 min | Documentary, Drama

8.2
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In 1966 a few eccentric Berkeley college students got together to recreate the last tournament of the Golden Age of Chivalry. Today their legacy lives on in an international organization ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Burns, Tina Cardinale | Stars: Terrence Adamski, Michael Anderson, Marcus Barber, Bonnie Black-Shockey

Votes: 17

29. Minding the Gap (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

8.1
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90 Metascore

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu | Stars: Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan

Votes: 6,361 | Gross: $0.01M

30. My Voice, My Life (2014)

91 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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A Hong Kong documentary directed by Oscar winner Ruby Yang, chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of under-privileged middle school students as they undergo six months of vigorous training to produce a musical on stage.

Director: Ruby Yang | Stars: Tabitha Chan, Wing Wing Chan, Jason Chow, Calvin Chu

Votes: 56

31. Immersion (2009)

14 min | Short, Drama

8.1
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Moises, a ten-year-old immigrant who speaks no English, struggles to fit in at his new school in the U.S.

Director: Richard Levien | Stars: Gerardo Acevedo, Nabor Acevedo, Antonio Acosta, Michelle Alvarez

Votes: 11

32. Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Apartheid and the Club of the West (2006)

89 min | Documentary

8.1
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80 Metascore

This story traces the complex and fascinating drama of the anti-apartheid movement in one of South Africa's most important allies, the United States. The US is a key battleground, with ... See full summary »

Director: Connie Field | Stars: Danisa Baloyi, Cecelie Counts, Les De Villiers, Ron Dellums

Votes: 23

33. Chasing Portraits (2018)

78 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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56 Metascore

One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II.

Director: Elizabeth Rynecki | Stars: Violetta Bachur, Shula Eliaz, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Tyler Knowlton

Votes: 13 | Gross: $0.00M

34. In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation (2014)

61 min | Documentary, History, News

8.0
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Making the invisible, visible. Palestinian women living under occupation in the West Bank. Changing the conversation using video cameras as a form of non-violent activism.

Directors: Judith Montell, Emmy Scharlatt

Votes: 6

35. Persistence of Vision (2012)

83 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A documentary about the animated film The Thief and the Cobbler (1993). Its production began in the 1960s and ended in the 1990s, but it wasn't finished by the director, Richard Williams.

Director: Kevin Schreck | Stars: Omar Ali-Shah, Art Babbitt, Howard Blake, Richard Burdett

Votes: 154

36. Touchdown (2012)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Short romantic comedy about a sports-obsessed husband who attempts to save his marriage after realizing that he could possibly lose his wife to another man.

Director: George Athanasiou | Stars: William Morse, Cindy Dolenc, Rocky Myers, Louanne Athanasiou

Votes: 16

37. The Storm That Swept Mexico (2011 TV Movie)

124 min | Documentary

8.0
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A history of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), its causes, and its aftermath.

Director: Ray Telles | Stars: Luis Valdez, Alex Saragoza, Barry Carr, Romana Falcón

Votes: 33

38. Bang! The Bert Berns Story (2016)

94 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.9
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79 Metascore

Music meets the Mob in this biography of '60s hitmaker and 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bert Berns.

Directors: Brett Berns, Bob Sarles | Stars: Brooks Arthur, Jeff Barry, Solomon Burke, Carmine DeNoia

Votes: 49 | Gross: $0.06M

39. Dogtown Redemption (2015)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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A surprising number of Americans make their living off America's vast rivers of trash. These are America's unseen. Dogtown Redemption tells the story of one river, and the humanity of its ... See full summary »

Directors: Amir Soltani, Chihiro Wimbush | Stars: Landon Goodwin, Hayok Kay, Jason Witt

Votes: 39

40. Past Their Prime (2012)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.9
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A look at the world of geriatric zoo animal care, through Colo--the oldest living gorilla in captivity--on her 55th birthday.

Director: Becca Friedman | Stars: Jack Hanna, Dana Hatcher, Dusty Lombardi, Audra Meinelt

Votes: 7

41. We Were Here (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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94 Metascore

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber | Stars: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer

Votes: 1,891

42. Devious, Inc. (2009)

90 min | Musical

7.9
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Ron Everett just wasn't cut out to be a shoe farmer. All his life, he's dreamed of bright lights, glamor, riches, success and fabulous hair. But alas, he is slated to inherit the family ... See full summary »

Director: xuxE | Stars: Jimmy Rider, Monique Jenkinson, Meg O'Connor, Stefanie Goldstein

Votes: 52

43. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.9
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 450

44. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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77 Metascore

Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Laurie Allen

Votes: 8,935 | Gross: $0.33M

45. Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? (2018)

80 min | Documentary

7.8
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An inquiry into the death of a Navy lieutenant who was in a crash of the controversial MH-53E helicopter model .

Director: Zachary Stauffer

Votes: 5

46. Real Artists (2017)

12 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job, but, when she discovers the truth of the modern 'creative' process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film.

Director: Cameo Wood | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Tiffany Hines, Connie Jo Sechrist, Ryon Lane

Votes: 240

47. She Started It (2016)

84 min | Documentary

7.8
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She Started It is an award-winning documentary that provides a rare look in the lives of five ambitious young women entrepreneurs (Thuy, Stacey, Sheena, Brienne and Agathe) who will stop at nothing to pursue their startup dreams.

Directors: Nora Poggi, Insiyah Saeed | Star: Christine Herron

Votes: 18

48. The Revolutionary Optimists (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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66 Metascore

Children are saving lives in the slums of Kolkata. Amlan Ganguly doesn't rescue slum children; he empowers them to become change agents, battling poverty and transforming their ... See full summary »

Directors: Maren Grainger-Monsen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Amlan Ganguly, Kajal Kahar, Priyanka Mandal, Sikha Patro

Votes: 38

49. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together (2009 Video)

176 min | Music

7.8
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Stars: Billie Joe Armstrong, Ginger Baker, Jeff Beck, Jackson Browne

Votes: 5

50. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin' (2009 Video)

170 min | Music

7.8
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Presenting of some of the best moments of speeches, performances and backstage moments of the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies.

Stars: Jeff Beck, Ruth Brown, Johnny Cash, John Densmore

Votes: 10


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