No matter how much you think you know about the civil rights battle, it's jaw-dropping to see the waves of violence and the angry mobs hurling epithets at little children trying to go to school in Eyes on the Prize.
This season, docs have become the star attraction of theatrical releases. Soaring above the others are Inside Job -- and now, virtually a companion piece, Alex Gibney's Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
Documentary programming has gripped audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. But what may be most interesting in terms of documentary topics is how the genre has influenced non-documentaries.