The documentary 'Gimme Shelter' is about an ill-fated concert organised by a legendary rock band. What is the name of the band?
Gimme Shelter is a 1970 documentary directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert.
Which documentary tells the story of the search for musician Sixto Rodriguez decades after disappeared into obscurity?
Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul details the efforts of two fans to find out whether the rumoured death of American musician Sixto Rodriguez was true and, if not, to discover what had become of him.
What is the name of the documentary where Morgan Spurlock examines the effect of a McDonald's diet on his health?
In Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock goes on a diet of eating McDonald’s three times a day, every day for a month to examine its health implications.
Which film is the highest grossing documentary of all time?
Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore is the highest grossing documentary of all time, generating $222 million at the global box office.
Three are documentaries, one is a ‘mockumentary’. Spot the odd one out:
This Is Spinal Tap is a 1984 cult-classic mockumentary about the rise and fall of the fictional British hard rock band, Spinal Tap.
Capturing the Friedmans, a documentary about child abuse in Long Island, initially set out with a different purpose. What was the original intention of the film?
Director Andrew Jarecki had initially set out to make a short documentary about children’s party clowns in New York.
Which documentary chronicles the 1974 Heavyweight Boxing Championship bout in Zaire between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali?
When We Were Kings chronicles the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman held in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1974.
Which documentary chronicles Philip Petit's high-wire routine performed between the Twin Towers?
Man on Wire chronicles Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center.
What is the 2010 documentary ‘Inside Job’ about?
Inside Job by Charles Ferguson investigates the late-2000s financial crisis.
Comprising of 11 episodes and 5 years in the making, which series narrated by David Attenborough was the most expensive nature documentary ever commissioned by the BBC?
Planet Earth was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, with a budget of £16 million.
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