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Read GAYOT's review of The Last Man on the Moon, a thrilling documentary

Documentary Films: Reviews, Trailers and More

Documentaries are often the unsung heroes of movie-making. They dig deep, giving us real-life stories that make us think and even compel us to action. Here are some of GAYOT's top documentary selections.

Jonathan Gold's new documentary, City of Gold

City of Gold
Jonathan Gold shows viewers around Los Angeles by intimately exploring its diverse and sprawling dining scene as well as the people who keep it running.

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The Distortion of Sound features interviews with recording artists and producers on the subject of sound quality in today's music

The Distortion of Sound
Compressed music files like mp3s allow listeners to take their tunes anywhere; however, it comes at a significant cost to the song's sound quality. In "The Distortion of Sound," Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones and other industry insiders put out a PSA in hopes of saving the sonic richness of music.

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Get an inside look at the end of the Apollo program in The Last Man on the Moon

The Last Man on the Moon
We all know Neil Armstrong, but what of the other astronauts of the Apollo program? This documentary tells the story of Gene Cernan, the last man ever on the lunar surface.

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Who Killed the Electric Car?

Who Killed the Electric Car?
Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine takes an in-depth look into the demise of the electric car industry at the beginning of the last decade in this insightful and eyebrow-raising automotive whodunit.

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Kelly Slater in The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D
Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater searches for "The Ultimate Wave" in Tahiti in this documentary that delivers plenty of giant wave action in 3D.

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Michael Jackson in This Is It

Michael Jackson's This Is It
Originally intended to be a companion piece to Michael Jackson's  2009 comeback concerts, this documentary of the late pop star's final days is now a tribute to his life.

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