DocumentaryA uniquely emotional documentary feature film that will touch the heart of audiences around the world. Four female climbers face the sporting challenge of a lifetime as they attempt to compete in the first-ever Olympic climbing competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Wall: Climb for Gold follows four elite climbers: Janja Garnbret, Shauna Coxsey, Brooke Raboutou, and Miho Nonaka, over an extraordinary two years. They battle through Olympic qualifying events to earn their place at Tokyo, then face a grueling season of competition and training that sees everything put on hold when the Covid-19 pandemic forces the Games to be postponed. As the young women confront their own mental and physical demons en-route to Tokyo, the film reveals an astonishing and inspiring insight into what it takes to be an Olympian and ultimately what it means to be human.
DocumentaryAndré Leon Tally has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Kate Novack’s intimate portrait, The Gospel According to André takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. Novack’s film draws fascinating, heretofore unexplored connections, between the elegance of André’s beloved grandmother and the Black Church of his youth and his later iconic, barrier-breaking work at publications like Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue. Weaving together a wealth of archival footage from the most glamorous moments in fashion history with André’s poignant reflections on his life and career, The Gospel According to André is a cinematic monument to one of the most unique figures of 20th Century American culture.
DocumentaryExploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, The Price of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market darlings Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, to one-time art star Larry Poons, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless. Are we in the midst of an art crisis? Can the value of art really be measured in dollars and cents? How are these values assigned and who assigns them? Does the art market have a chilling effect on our great museums and the ability of the public to engage in the art of our time? Most importantly, what does this new consumerist approach to art mean for artists themselves?
DocumentaryBeyond Impossible exposes the corruption of the fake meat industry and how it ties in with the sinister plans of a global elite. Health expert Vinnie Tortorich breaks asks the intriguing question: what do Harvard University, internet Vegans and the World Economic Forum all have in common? A religious desire for the world to go Vegan.
Music DocumentariesIn 1990, commissioned by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, veteran music film director Robert Mugge and renowned music scholar Robert Palmer ventured deep into the heart of the North Mississippi Hill Country and Mississippi Delta to seek out the best rural blues acts currently working. Starting on Beale Street in Memphis, they headed south to the juke joints, lounges, front porches, and parlors of Holly Springs, Greenville, Clarksdale, Bentonia, and Lexington. Along the way, they visited celebrated landmarks and documented talented artists cut off from the mainstream of the recording industry. The resulting film expresses reverence for the rich musical history of the region, spotlighting local performers, soon to be world-renowned, thanks in large part to the film, and demonstrating how the blues continues to thrive in new generations of gifted musicians.
DocumentaryIt was the most expensive serial killer investigation in Canadian history. And ultimately, a killer was put behind bars. But the crimes of Robert "Willie" Pickton went on for years, and many questions are still unanswered. How was an unsophisticated pig farmer able to murder so many women without getting caught? And how did he get away with it for so long? This documentary provides answers, by delving deep into the life of Pickton and his closest associates during the years that women were going missing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Several former acquaintances and employees reveal on-camera that they kept key information from police for years that could have saved many lives, and put Pickton behind bars much sooner. Their revelations paint a chilling picture of life on the farm, where Pickton played white knight to the down and out, creating an ever-expanding circle of need and a conspiracy of silence. It raises the disturbing question of who knew what and when, and whether Pick
DocumentaryDoes God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? These questions and more are answered in this award-winning documentary, which brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture – and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American families – including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson – we discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member. Offering healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity, this landmark film “boldly takes on a loaded topic and examines it both intellectually and emotionally; the result may well leave you blinking away a few tears.” - Seattle Times.
DocumentaryIt's not where you go. It's what you leave behind…Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.
DocumentaryThe Secret. It has been passed throughout the ages, traveling through centuries… to reach you. This is the secret to everything – joy, health, money, relationships, love, happiness… everything you have ever wanted. In this astonishing film are ALL the resources you will need to understand and live The Secret. For the first time in history leading scientists, authors, and philosophers will reveal The Secret, a secret that utterly transformed the lives of those who lived it… Plato, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein. Now YOU will know The Secret, and it can change your life forever.
DocumentaryUnravelling the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, that is Russia. Since Russia was brought to its knees in the 1990s by crippling debt and the grip of the oligarchs following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Putin has made it his mission to return superpower status to Russia. Taking on the might of America and Europe he has succeeded in cementing a sphere of influence in the former Soviet Union, and extending his reach into the Middle East and Asia. While not partisan to Putin's wrongs, this insightful doc examines the logic and motivations of Putin’s vilified regime, and why he is so loved in his homeland.
DocumentaryJamie Johnson (twenty-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical empire) turns his camera on himself and ten of his friends, offering a remarkably personable documentary about one of the smallest and least-likely-to-agree-to-be-interviewed minorities on the planet: the children of the vastly rich.
Documentary"Wordplay" is a journey into the world of Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor at The New York Times. Known to millions as National Public Radio's "Puzzle Master", Shortz has spent his entire lifetime studying, creating, and editing puzzles, and has built a huge following along the way. Meet Shortz's diehard fans -- including President Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, filmmaker Ken Burns, the Indigo Girls, and Yankee's ace pitcher Mike Mussina -- and discover why over 50 million Americans do crosswords every week.
DocumentaryFrom Executive Producer Johnny Knoxville, this edgy and often hilarious look at a dying breed of American outcasts exposes the corruption, poverty, and West Virginia's environmentally and culturally devastating coal mining culture.
DocumentaryThe landmark documentary that sparked an international movement to "Free the West Memphis Three," Paradise Lost investigates the gruesome 1993 murder of three eight-year-old boys and the three teenagers accused of killing them as part of a Satanic ritual. From real-life courtroom drama and clandestine jailhouse interviews to behind-the-scenes strategy meetings and intimate moments with grief-stricken families, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were granted unprecedented access to all the players involved, capturing the events as they unfolded.
DocumentaryMike Shiley, an adventure traveler and filmmaker, decided to go to Iraq by himself to see what was really going on. Shiley, who previously spent a year in the Middle East, was upset with the way the media and the government focused on car bombs and press conferences. Shiley, with no media experience or political bent, struck a deal with his local ABC affiliate station in Portland, Oregon, to go to Iraq as a freelance journalist. He made a press pass at Kinko's, rented a used bulletproof vest, and cashed in frequent flyer miles to travel unarmed through Iraq for two months. After a 90-minute training, he joined a tank unit and helped patrol the Syrian border, where the unit engaged in a live fire operation. For his effort, he was awarded a civilian combat award by the Colonel of the 3rd ACR in Iraq (Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs). Shiley produced a very balanced 84-minute documentary film, called "Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories."
DocumentaryHollywood outcast, best-selling author and chronicler of the rich and famous, Dominick Dunne was one of the world's leading journalists and society commentators. This is his story. Vanity Fair Special Correspondent Dominick Dunne became known the world over for his vociferous championing of the rights of the victim in high-profile murder cases. His powerful commentaries made compelling reading in Vanity Fair for a quarter of a century. In this film, the 82-year-old Dunne covers his last murder trial for Vanity Fair -- the trial of music producer Phil Spector -- and reflects upon his past as a decorated WWII Veteran, his rise and spectacular collapse as a Hollywood producer, and his rebirth as the writer we know today. Dunne's mind offers a fascinating insight into the American psyche and its obsession with fame. Featuring Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, Tina Brown, Joan Didion, Griffin Dunne and New York Post gossip columnist Liz Smith as well as legendary Hollywood producer Robert
DocumentaryAs one of the world's preeminent photographers, Sally Mann creates artwork that challenges viewers' values and moral attitudes. Described by Time magazine as "America's greatest photographer," she first came to international prominence in 1992 with Immediate Family, a series of complex and enigmatic pictures of her own children. In WHAT REMAINS, director Steven Cantor follows the creation of Mann's same-named series - on the myriad aspects of death and decay. Never one to compromise, Mann reflects on her own personal feelings toward mortality as she continues to examine the boundaries of contemporary photography. At her family farm in Virginia, she is surrounded by her husband and now-grown children, and her willingness to reveal her artistic process as it unfolds allows the viewer to gain exclusive entrance to her world. Spanning five years, WHAT REMAINS contains unbridled access to the many stages of Mann's work, and is a rare glimpse of an eloquent and brilliant artist.
DocumentaryDirty Work follows three men who deal with our unpleasant business -- Darrell, a septic tank pumper, Russ, a bull semen collector, and Bernard, an embalmer. The film is about three men who discover their passion in undesirable professions, but it is also a meditation on how far removed our society has become from basic dimensions of what makes us human.
DocumentaryWhat the camera sees it films pitilessly, without sympathy, without taking sides," it begins. "This film only says farewell to the old Africa and gives the world a picture of its agony." As colonialism collapsed in 1960s Africa, Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi rushed to the Dark Continent to record the horrifying battle for control that followed. Here was a world now ruled by rebels and refugees, plunderers and poachers, mercenaries and murderers, a land suddenly aflame with brutality, racism and unspeakable slaughter. At the risk of their own lives, the filmmakers' cameras captured it all. The result is a daring and disturbing work that ranks among the greatest achievements in documentary cinema, an experience that remains as shocking - and shockingly relevant - as it was 40 years ago. This is AFRICA BLOOD AND GUTS!
DocumentaryWhen Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped on the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss. Cernan’s burning ambition carried him from a quiet Chicago suburb to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space, and ultimately, to the moon. Five years in the making, The Last Man on the Moon unveils a wealth of rare archive, and takes Cernan back to the launch pads of Cape Kennedy, to Arlington National Cemetery and to his Texas ranch, where he finds respite from a past that refuses to let him go. Sharing home movies, scrapbooks and intimate moments with his closest friends and family, he brings his spine-tingling experiences to the big screen more vividly than any moonwalker has done before.
DocumentaryIn 1908, an occult manuscript would mystify those interested in metaphysics and the unseen world. The Kybalion, penned by a mysterious author known as Three Initiates, presented seven principles of ancient Hermetic philosophy. These principles can be used in everyday life to empower and heighten your understanding of the universe and your relationship to it. Now, in 2022, The Kybalion is presented for the first time as a feature-length film. Directed by Emmy-nominee Ronni Thomas (AMC’s The Broken and the Bad) and hosted by occult historian Mitch Horowitz (“solid gold”—David Lynch), the film explores in detail each of the seven principles. Each principle is then paired with an expert working within the occult space. Psychics, mediums, alchemists, and parapsychologists give their own perspective on each principle and how it relates to their work and search—and what it reveals for all of us. Dramatic live-action sequences and animation symbolize the book’s principles. The film
DocumentaryThis is a remarkably revealing documentary about Robert Crumb, the creator of such underground comics as "Fritz the Cat." Director Terry Zwigoff, an old friend and colleague, links the hilariously rendered and rather peculiar obsessions of Crumb's graphic work to the artist's fantastically dysfunctional family.
DocumentaryPainters Painting is the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, from 1940-1970. Director Emile de Antonio (Point of Order and Millhouse) interviews artists in their studios about their art from the period of Abstract Expressionism, through Hard Edge and Color Field painting to Pop Art. Among the featured painters are Robert Rauschenberg, William de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hoffman, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell, and Kenneth Noland.
DocumentaryAfter rallying several times, Dotty returns to the hospital for good. In an extremely moving moment, Jenks prays over her listless figure in the hospital bed and Dotty weakly raises her hands in prayer, telling him, "Thank you." Throughout Jenks' stay, he sees these and other inhabitants of Harbor Place through their ups and downs, getting to know them as individuals, not stereotypes. As their friend and confidant, he comes to realize that the friendship and interaction he can offer as a younger person are as valuable to the residents as their goodwill and life lessons are to him. Concludes Jenks, "We're all gonna grow old at some point. Does this mean we're going to be neglected too? Despite their old age and declining health, people like Bill and Tammy still have love and wisdom to give to society. I really didn't know what to expect when I arrived at Harbor Place, but I found it to be a world of incredible passion, a world with friends that I will never forget." What started as a si
DocumentaryNamed "one of the 25 most dangerous films of all time”, "Sick" is the internationally acclaimed film about comedian and performance artist Bob Flanagan whose experiences with S&M helped him manage his painful disease Cystic Fibrosis. A deeply moving, often hilarious profile of one of the most unique artists of this century, "Sick" follows Flanagan's strikingly original art and life over several decades as he explores the limits of pain, sexuality, love, and death.
DocumentaryManufactured Landscapes is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of "manufactured landscapes"—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country's massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky's photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste. In the spirit of such environmentally enlightening hits as An Inconvenient Truth and Rivers and Tides, Manufactured Landscapes powerfully shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it, without simp
DocumentaryWhaledreamers - the title alone evokes hypnotic visions of these most magnificent and ancient creatures. This visually stunning film offers an incredible glimpse into a rarely seen and scarcely understood tribal culture whose entire story of creation revolves around whales and has endured for centuries. The film passionately explores the connection between the subtle elegance of these "mothers of the sea" and ancient civilizations around the world whose culture and very existence is based on whales. Intertwining incredible underwater footage with ancient legend, Whaledreamers examines the complex past and the possibly dire future of human civilization. Told with moving optimism and spiritual strength, it is a clarion call encouraging humanity's reconnection to the profound beauty of the natural world and is an appeal to embrace all living beings thereby creating the unity and peace which the Earth itself can bring.
DocumentaryAcclaimed filmmaker Rory Kennedy takes a disturbing look at the abuses that occurred at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Using the personal narratives of perpetrators, witnesses and victims, the film probes the effects of the abuses at the facility that earned infamy in the fall of 2003 when the shocking photos--including detainees posed in simulated sex acts--were leaked to the press. The result is a sobering look at how extreme factors can give rise to abusive behavior, as well as how the chain of command and even U.S. policy may have contributed to these events.
DocumentaryFrom blue-collar beginnings to Capitol Hill… an inspirational true story of a grieving father’s quest for justice and his transformation into a formidable child-protection crusader. Based on the true life kidnapping and murder of Jessica Lunsford.
DocumentaryJIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.
DocumentaryDr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies like an enemy of the state. In this virtuosic documentary, award-winning editor and director Sam Pollard (Editor, 4 LITTLE GIRLS, MO' BETTER BLUES; Director/Producer, EYES ON THE PRIZE, SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME) lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King's activism throughout the '50s and '60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. In crafting a rich archival tapestry, featuring some revelatory restored footage of King, Pollard urges us to remember that true American progress is always hard-won.
DocumentaryRipped from the headlines! Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was captured again on January 8th, 2016. 'Shorty', Mexico’s most notorious and wanted drug lord, has his life and crimes profiled in DRUG LORD: THE LEGEND OF SHORTY. From the producer of SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN and MAN ON WIRE, follow two documentary filmmakers on their manhunt to find a latter-day Robin Hood to some, and Public Enemy No. 1 to others.
DocumentaryWant to make millions in a $400 billion global industry? Find out why no one is winning the war on drugs in this provocative investigation, featuring Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, David Simon (creator of "The Wire"), and 50 Cent.
Music DocumentariesAcademy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese and the world's greatest rock n' roll band, The Rolling Stones, unite to bring audiences the year's most extraordinary film event, "Shine a Light." With special appearances by Christina Aguilera, Jack White and Buddy Guy, and four Rolling Stones performances not seen in theaters, Shine a Light is a must-own for rock n' roll fans across generations.
DocumentaryFeaturing Tony Hawk and directed by Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys, Riding Giants), this is the personal story of how sheer talent, skill, passion and the belief that anything is possible transformed skateboarding from a fringe pastime to a thrilling action sport filled with extraordinary gravity defying feats as well as a global industry. The Bones Brigade is the team they formed that revolutionized not only their lives, but international pop culture as well.
Kids & FamilyThe Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.
DocumentaryUnbranded follows four men and sixteen mustangs on an epic 3,000-mile journey from Mexico to Canada through the American West to inspire adoptions for the 50,000 wild horses and burros in government captivity.
DocumentaryOn the morning of June 6, 1990, the village of Munnsville (pop. 499) was just another forgotten corner of rural America. But in the days and months that followed, this New York farming community would become the center of one of the most celebrated and bizarre murder trials in U.S. history. Brother's Keeper tells the story of the "Ward Boys," four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day's end, Delbert Ward "confessed" to suffocating his ailing brother as an act of mercy, but Munnsville believed Delbert had been framed. Was Delbert, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ, an innocent victim of police abuse? Was it a mercy killing--or was there another motive? From award-winning filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (Paradise Lost), Brother's Keeper
DocumentaryThe audacious murder of Kim Jong-un's brother in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the center of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination. ASSASSINS goes beyond the headlines to question every angle of this case, from human trafficking to geo-political espionage to the secretive dynamics of the North Korean dynasty.
HorrorFrom Rodney Ascher, the director of ROOM 237, comes a documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of 'Sleep Paralysis' through the eyes of eight very different people. These people (and a surprisingly large number of others) often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds, totally unable to move but aware of their surroundings while being subject to frequently disturbing sights and sounds. A strange element to these visions is that despite the fact that they know nothing of one another, (and had never heard of sleep paralysis before it happened to them), many see similar ghostly 'shadow men.' This is one of many reasons many people insist this is more than just a sleep disorder. THE NIGHTMARE digs deep into not only the particulars of these eight people's uncanny experiences (through elaborate, sometimes surreal dramatizations), but it also explores their search to understand what they've gone through and how it's changed their lives.
DocumentaryFrom Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney and producer Graydon Carter comes a probing look into the uncanny life of national treasure and gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. A fast moving, wildly entertaining documentary with an iconic soundtrack, the film addresses the major touchstones in Thompson’s life — his intense and ill fated relationship with the Hell’s Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen in 1970, the notorious story behind the landmark Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his deep involvement in Senator George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, and much more. Narrated by Johnny Depp.
DocumentaryJulia brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child's 12 year struggle to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose – and her fame – at 50, and took America along on the whole delicious journey.
DocumentaryThe Culture High tears into the very fibre of the modern day marijuana debate to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing pot laws.
DocumentaryIn 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. He was joined by “The Merry Band of Pranksters,” including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s
“On the Road.” Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained
virtually unseen. With MAGIC TRIP, Oscar®-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage to create a
documentary of this extraordinary piece of American history.
DocumentaryGrand Jury Prize winner at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, "Why We Fight" offers a revealing look at how America has readied itself for battle, and what compels us to so frequently wage war around the world. Produced in the midst of the second Iraq War, documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki's "Why We Fight" is an unflinching examination of the forces fueling the American military machine for over half a century and their global consequences. The film opens with President Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1961 farewell speech, in which he warned Americans of the growing power of the "military industrial complex." Expanding upon Eisenhower's warning, Jarecki relies on interviews with American soldiers, government officials, military insiders, defense industry personnel, congressman, scholars, ordinary Iraqis, and many others to provide personal, political and economic analysis of the last 50 years of U.S. military expansion, wars and interventions. What emerges is an eye-opening and often chilling
DocumentaryZeitgeist: The Movie (2007) is a treatment on Mythology and Belief in society today presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. Chapter 1 presents historical data relating to the astronomical/astrological origins of the Judeo-Christian theology. Chapter 2 presents a alternative view of the events of Sept. 11th 2001. Chapter 3 presents a shotgun tour through the subjects of Central Banking, War Pretexts, Banking Panics, the Military Industrial Complex, Media Culture and ultimately the mental neurosis and deadly addiction known as Power.
DocumentaryThe moviemaker's career comes into sharp focus in this compelling documentary narrated by Tom Cruise. Fascinating footage glimpses Kubrick in his early years, at work on film sets and at home, augmented by candid commentary from collaborators, colleagues and family.
DocumentaryNarrated by Edward Norton. This ground breaking action-packed documentary takes you back to the winter of 1975 in Hawaii —a dramatic moment in history when a group of young South African and Australian surfers sacrificed everything. They put it all on the line to create a sport, a culture, and an industry that is today worth billions of dollars and has captured the imagination of the world. A powerhouse film, the spell-binding action footage and fascinating subjects make 'Bustin' Down the Door' a surfing classic.
DocumentaryPrepare to go on a dizzying journey around the world – from the streets of Northern California to the mud huts of Africa; from the underground church in China to the Gypsies in Eastern Europe – you will be challenged and encouraged by the extraordinary things God is doing in our world today. Born out of filmmaker Darren Wilson's personal journey of two years and hundreds of hours of footage, Finger of God will show you a world you never knew existed. A world of hope and courage. A world where God's fingerprints are found in the unlikeliest of places.
DocumentaryIf you were able to create an immortal version of yourself, would you? Until recently, that question was the stuff of science fiction, but now artificial intelligence and robotics experts suggest it could be possible. This cinematic documentary explores the latest in cloning and avatar technology as we enter the age of the metaverse. What is the essence of the human mind, and can it be replicated? Or even more unsettling, could we soon meet cloned versions of ourselves which are better, smarter, and immortal? Featuring Deepak Chopra, Nick Bostrom, Douglas Rushkoff, Hossein Rahnama and others.
DocumentaryDivide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes deftly fuses the personal, the political and the just plain surreal as it charts the rise and fall of Fox News Chairman, Roger Ailes. Variously called a bulldog, a kingmaker, and the Ernest Hemingway of campaign advisors, Ailes was a key media consultant to Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George H.W. Bush, powerfully shaping American political history over the last fifty years. After creating a ratings powerhouse, with more viewers than all its direct competitors combined, in 2016 Ailes was forced out of Fox amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment. He died in May 2017 at the age of 77. An inside look at the story of one of the most powerful and divisive figures in American media, as well as a clear-eyed look at how we got where we are today.
DocumentaryThe Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure; a symbol of San Francisco, the West, freedom - and something more, something spiritual, something words cannot describe.Director Eric Steel and his crew spent an entire year focusing on the Bridge. Running cameras for almost every daylight minute, they documented nearly two dozen suicides and a great many unrealized attempts. In addition, the director captured nearly 100 hours of incredibly frank, deeply personal, often heart-wrenching interviews with the families and friends of the departed, as well as with several of the attempters themselves.The Bridge is a visual and visceral journey into one of life's gravest taboos, offering glimpses into the darkest, and possibly most impenetrable corners of the human mind.
DocumentaryBible scholars continue to debate the timing of the Rapture, but why is such a mysterious event prophesied to happen in the first place? Is there a deeper understanding surrounding this occurrence that we've lost over the millennia that those living in the first-century clearly understood? Although most people today no longer believe that Jesus is coming back, newly discovered ancient anthropological evidence from the time of Christ finally reveals unprecedented findings that could prove the upcoming Rapture is not only real, but why this event must soon come to pass. Regardless of your end-times views, Before the Wrath will captivate believers and non-believers alike; revealing new depths of theological understanding regarding what Jesus revealed to the ancient Galileans about the end of the world in ways you could never have imagined. Narrated by Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead). Featuring interviews with Jack Hibbs, Amir Tsarfati, Jan Markell, J.D. Farag and more.
DocumentaryRoot Cause is a feature length documentary based on one man’s extraordinary true story – a 10 year long journey to find the root cause of his panic attacks, anxiety, chronic fatigue, nausea, dizziness, agitation and insomnia. Interviews with expert health professionals from all over the world provide incredible insights into how an infected root canal can effect other health functions of the body. Featuring leaders in their fields like Dr. Mercola, Dr. Dawn Ewing and Dr. Jerry Tennant; the wealth of knowledge from these experts is cutting edge. The narrative story that runs alongside the interviews is as action-packed as it is heart wrenching. It is an incredibly personal journey of a round-the-world search for answers that is at one moment tear jerking, and laugh out loud funny the next. Root Cause is set to change the way the world looks at holistic health.
DocumentaryCapturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, 'America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine' remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.
DocumentaryCatching Hell In The City Of Angels is a documentary about life in South Central Los Angeles. Focusing on both gang members and the Police the film creates an unflinching portrait of one of the world’s most notorious neighbourhoods.
DocumentaryThis prequel to the 2012 Academy Award® nominee Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory revisits the chilling mystery at the heart of HBO's award-winning special, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, profiling a trio of Arkansas teenagers convicted of murdering three 8-year-old boys. In this fascinating examination of the horrific crime and of the judicial system, directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky bring new insight to the highly controversial case.
DocumentaryThe World’s Most Hated Band,” notorious rappers Insane Clown Posse, find themselves as unwitting warriors for the First Amendment after they and their one million die-hard fans (called Juggalos) are labeled a gang by the FBI. With the help of the ACLU, the band fights to uncover the reasons behind the designation and get removed from the gang list as their fans begin losing their jobs, have their children put into protective custody, and face jail time — all because of their musical tastes.
DocumentaryQUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from the award-winning director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world. This spellbinding film explores the long-term causes that have led to one of our most urgent global food crises, illuminating the deep link between humans and bees. The story unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping, highlighting how that historic and sacred relationship has been lost. Inspiring and entertaining, QUEEN OF THE SUN uncovers the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
DocumentaryIn the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones departed the UK to take up residence in France as tax exiles. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became the venue for the recording of much of the band s masterpiece Exile On Main Street . Stones In Exile tells the story in the band s own words and through extensive archive footage of their time away from England and the creation of this extraordinary double album, which many regard as the Rolling Stones finest achievement.
DocumentaryIn the late 1960s, the United States space program neared its goal of landing a man on the Moon, but it was a journey that began years before. This is the story of Project Apollo – 12 years, 12 manned-missions, one impossible goal. With rare archival footage and audio, this remarkable documentary sheds new light on an incredible time in human history.
Shannon Hoon, Danny Clinch, Taryn Gould & Colleen Hennessy
DocumentaryShannon Hoon, lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, filmed himself religiously from 1990-1995 with a video camera, recording up until a few hours before his sudden death at the age of twenty-eight. His camera was a diary and his closest confidant. In the hundreds of hours of footage, Hoon meticulously documented his life—his family, his creative process, his television, his band’s rise to fame, and his struggle with addiction. He filmed his daughter’s birth, and archived the politics and culture of the 90s, an era right before the internet changed the world. Created solely with his own footage, voice, and music, this rare autobiography is a prescient exploration of experience and memory in the age of video. It is also Hoon’s last work, completed twenty-three years after his death.
DocumentaryTiles and Tribulations… There is a dedicated community of people for whom SCRABBLE is more than a domestic nicety – it is an obsession. They devote years of their lives to mental and physical preparation and travel the country – some full-time – competing in cutthroat tournaments. The dictionary is studied with religious devotion, each obscure word another weapon for the ultimate battle. For some, the game keeps them teetering on the safe side of sanity. For others, it has pushed them just over. Some scrape by on the meager winnings alone. In another corner of the SCRABBLE universe – New York City's Washington Square Park – you'll find a ragtag bunch oblivious to anything besides the games at hand – restaurateurs, grizzled veterans, the seemingly homeless – all obsessing about words with a Q but no U: QAT, QAID, QINTAR. This is NOT your grandmother's SCRABBLE.
DocumentaryIn the era of nuclear confrontation, John F. Kennedy attempted to prevent war six times during his short tenure as president. He didn't live to face a seventh. Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived takes up one of America's controversial "what if" scenarios, examining the question: Would the U.S. have escalated the war in Vietnam if Kennedy was not assassinated in 1963? With insight and erudition, the film traces JFK's presidency - a 1,000-day term plagued with tense political stand-offs - through rare and previously-unseen archival footage, offering nuanced accounts of the former president's political decisions and, by extension, his probable response to the escalating conflict in Vietnam. Featuring unprecedented access into the leadership style of one of the nation's most important leaders, Virtual JFK sheds new light on the man who helped avoid war in six crises and did not live to save America from the devastating war in Vietnam.
DocumentaryNarrated by Kenneth Branagh and Glenn Close, Anne Frank Remembered features vintage newsreels, photographs and even a rare home movie to look beyond the celebrated pages of Anne's diary. In surprising, often emotional interviews with Anne's family, friends and her heroic protector Miep Gies, Anne's life serves once more as an unforgettable symbol of--and tribute to--the many lives lost in the Holocaust.
DocumentaryChuck Leavell: The Tree Man is the cinematic documentary that explores the world's fascination with the greatest piano and keyboardist over the last 40 years. Follow Chuck's story as he divides his talent between music, forests and family. Go behind behind the stage to hear from the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers Band, the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Gov't Mule, John Mayer, Pink Floyd and others from an on tour point of view. Featuring Chuck Leavell, Former President Jimmy Carter, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Billy Bob Thornton, Chris Robinson , Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, Miranda Lambert, Keith Richards, David Gilmore and others.
DocumentaryTrue love for science fiction knows no borders, and now the people who brought us Trekkies return to travel the globe in hopes of finding the world's most dedicated Star Trek fan in this belated sequel to the 1997 cult documentary. Once again hosted by Star Trek: The Next Generation's Denise Crosby, Trekkies 2 features interviews with such dedicated fans as the English Trekkie who reconstructed his Leicestershire apartment to resemble the interior of the Starship Enterprise, numerous Filk (science fiction-oriented folk music) singers and Star Trek tribute bands, and also offers coverage of the first-ever Serbian Star Trek convention. Of course, a sequel wouldn't be a sequel without the return of a few fans from the original hit, and Trekkies 2 offers follow-up interviews with such memorable devotees as Gabriel Köerner and Whitewater juror Barbara Adams.
DocumentaryLittle Girl is the moving portrait of 7-year-old Sasha, who has always known that she is a girl. Sasha’s family has recently accepted her gender identity, embracing their daughter for who she truly is while working to confront outdated norms and find affirmation in a small community of rural France. Realized with delicacy and intimacy, Sébastien Lifshitz's documentary poetically explores the emotional challenges, everyday feats, and small moments in Sasha’s life.
DocumentaryThe most ambitious cinematic project ever undertaken about a world-class philosopher, Derrida (co-directed with Amy Ziering) is a complex, personal and theoretical portrait of the internationally renowned French philosopher, Jacques Derrida. Best known for generating a movement known as "deconstruction," Derrida's radical rethinking of the founding precepts of Western metaphysics has profoundly influenced the fields of literature, philosophy, ethics, architecture and law, inalterably transforming the intellectual landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries. Filmed over five years across several continents, Derrida is far from a talking heads movie or conventional biographical portrait. A complex and reflexive work that attempts both to capture its protagonist and be a cooperative venture with him, the film's bold, visual style, mesmerizing score by Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, and novel editorial approach create a rich, lively cinematic experience, which simultaneously provoke
DocumentaryWhile rappers may be the most visible musical exponents of hip-hop culture, it's the DJs (or "turntablists," as some prefer to be called) who generate the funky beats and cut-and-paste musical structures that have made hip-hop the dominant musical phenomena of the past 20 years. Scratch is a documentary that examines the role of the DJ in hip-hop music, from the pioneering work of old school hip-hop artists like Afrika Bambaata and Jazzy Jay to contemporary masters like noted trip-hop musician DJ Shadow and award-winning turntablist group Invisibl Skratch Piklz. The film also explores how DJs turned the turntable into a musical instrument, the increasingly elaborate techniques involved in "scratching" (manipulating vinyl discs, turntables, and tone arms to produce different sonic effects), and how different turntablists dig up the rare and elusive LPs from which they draw the samples that they craft into new songs. Scratch was directed by Doug Pray, who previously examined a different
DocumentaryHarvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when they were fired for conducting controversial psychedelic drug research. In the purple haze aftermath, Alpert journeyed to India and found his guru Maharaj Ji, who renamed him Ram Dass ("Servant of God"). Best known for his 1971 bestseller "Be Here Now," which was a spiritual touchstone of the era, Ram Dass became an inspiration to people across the globe. Filmmaker Mickey Lemle—who has known his subject for more than twenty-five years—intersperses vivid archival footage from hippiedom's glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, as he continues to remake his life since being—in his words—"stroked" in 1997.
IndependentYou know his songs, now discover John Denver's story. A Song's Best Friend: John Denver Remembered joins unseen live footage and interviews with his family and friends to illustrate the life and passions of the beloved singer-songwriter.
DocumentaryFrom legendary Primus bassist Les Claypool comes Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo, a spoof about jam bands told in the style of This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind. In the spring of 2005, a filmmaker set forth to make a documentary reflecting an element of contemporary music culture which had yet to be fully examined. The notion was to capture something raw and original. He searched for something unpretentious and genuine and he yearned to make a film that would stand out from other music documentaries. Who he found was Electric Apricot and what he achieved was enlightenment. Unexpectedly, while searching for enlightenment the duality of existence was unveiled. Claypool takes aim at the jam band culture and its wool-cap-and-Birkenstock New Age flower children. The result is what fans have come to expect from the musician known for his funky bass licks and eccentric sense of humor. Claypool also stars as Lapland "Lapdog" Miclovich, drummer for the film's fictional four-piece ba
Documentary'Aja’ was the first British Top 10 hit for Steely Dan and was also the first album by Becker and Fagen as a duo. Becker and Fagen, renowned for their relentless perfectionism in the recording studio, recall the history of an album that was year in the making, but rewarded by a prestigious Grammy Award and three major hit singles, “Peg”, “Deacon Blues” and “Josie”. Steely Dan's ‘Aja’ has proved to be one of the most outstanding jazz-rock albums in the history of popular music. This is a vivid portrait of a 70s record that is still as fresh and as memorable decades after its release, a true Classic Album.
DocumentaryJerome Gary, the director of Pumping Iron which brought fame to Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed and produced the documentary STRIPPERS. The film gives an insiders look at the profession of stripping and at the women who choose to enter it. The strippers appear as themselves, and the focus centers on the stories of a few women who compete in an international striptease contest held in Las Vegas. Janette Boyd, a seasoned Vegas dancer, works diligently to save money for the future of her young daughter and herself, only to be betrayed by a man who steals her entire investment. Kimberly Holcomb plays Danyal, a young woman who shares stories of her attraction to sadomasochism, and plans a stage act in which she will use fake blood. Accustomed to their hometown ‘regulars’ who don’t view the girls as merely sex objects, the atmosphere of the competiton comes as a hard blow. The film presents a poignant glimpse at the lives of these women and at the reasons they have chosen stripping as
DocumentaryThis episode of the CLASSIC ALBUMS series takes a track-by-track look at the making of the record with both Reed and his engineer Ken Scott poring over the original multi-tracks for the album. Additionally, there is archival footage of the Velvet Underground, an interview with the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and a discussion with bassist Herbie Flowers about the origins of the famous bassline for “Walk on the Wild Side. ”
DocumentaryThe true story of Troy Duffy, a brash, foul-mouthed bartender whose screenplay for an action film (Boondock Saints) scores him a generous contract to write and direct the film at Miramax Studios. Duffy's band, the Brood, is also in the midst of signing a contract with Madonna's Maverick Records. Duffy's fiery manner is instrumental to his success, but when the deals go sour, no one seems safe from his explosive temper.
DocumentaryIn the early 1990's a loose-knit group of like-minded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip-hop, and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group created a movement that transformed pop culture.
DocumentaryTHE MAN WHO WOULD BE POLKA KING is an irreverent look at the rise and fall of Grammy-nominated polka music superstar Jan Lewan, whose defection from Poland to the West in the 1970's led to fame, fortune and an international Polka Empire. For over 30 years, the flashy showman wowed polka fans the world over, headlining massive concerts and hobnobbing with powerful figures like Donald Trump, George HW Bush and even Pope John Paul II. But when the King was hit with a beauty pageant scandal and a subsequent personal tragedy, Lewan's empire collapsed...and the polka world was stunned to learn of the greatest polka-related financial crime in history.
DocumentaryThe Nazi's possessed technology that was 100 years ahead of the allies. Nazi insiders admitted 'we had help' and that the 3rd Reich's top mandate was to create 'the most powerful weapon'. Hitler's UFO's is the story of the Nazis and the Aliens from outer space.
DocumentaryTold with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style and musical panache, Susanne Rostock's inspiring biographical documentary SING YOUR SONG surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement. Rostock reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands-on activist who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and the incarceration of youth.
Music DocumentariesEstonia's coveted position between Europe and Russia has lured wave after wave of occupiers. The nation's darkest chapter, though, dawned in 1939 with the arrival of the Soviets. It seemed this time that the Estonian nation might vanish completely; yet the Estonians waited, and fought, and sang, and ultimately, survived. "The Singing Revolution" narrates the remarkable story of this tiny nation's struggle for independence, illuminating how the Estonians kept their identity alive - even under the oppressive weight of the Iron Curtain - through a rich tradition of song. Here, people have joined voices for centuries, and their Laulupidu (immense song festival) offered glimmers of Estonian culture and connectedness in even the bleakest periods, proving to "The Singing People" that their national spirit still smoldered. When the Soviet nation finally began to crumble in the 1980s, the Estonians saw their opportunity: free speech became song, and song became a soaring anthem of independence.
DocumentaryThis is not your average documentary series. These biographies tell the stories of people with true pioneering spirit and guts. People who not only go against the grain, they make history. This series is for anyone who has a passion for life, curiosity for the uncommon and adventure in their blood.
DocumentaryWhen you flick through the pages of the history books, there are few women who really stand out amongst their male contemporaries. However, step far enough back in time, to the year 61AD to be precise, and you’ll find a Warrior Queen of Ancient Britain, who truly did take on the world. Boudicca or Boadicea, call her what you will, was a remarkable Celt who as leader of the Iceni Tribe, at the time of the Roman occupation of Britain, made a stand against oppression that has never been forgotten. Follow in the great lady’s footsteps to the historical landmarks of England’s East Anglia on a journey of discovery to find the woman behind the legend. See for yourself what life would have been like in an Iron Age Village and let Boudicca’s story transport you to one of history’s most definitive moments. Sort the fact from the fiction as you visit some of Britain’s most unspoiled countryside and listen well to the lessons of the past, still resonating across the well-worn paths tra
Music DocumentariesGo deep into the underworld of hip-hop groupies and video vixens where sex is the backstage pass and young ladies use their bodies as a way to promote themselves and further their own careers. Narrated by top talk radio personality Wendy Williams, KISS AND TAIL: THE HOLLYWOOD JUMP-OFF takes a provocative look at the seedy side of the music business where hip-hop groupies pay a high price to get a taste of the celebrity lifestyle. Hear the real, raw truth about the groupie lifestyle from the scene's biggest stars, including Ja Rule, Big Boi, Akon, Juelz Santana, Twista and more, and get the inside story from one of hip-hop's most notorious femmes, Karrine "Superhead" Steffens. Reenactments show how Karrine sexed her way through the hip-hop world, climbing her way up the ladder before crashing to the bottom. Now a bestselling author, she's still kissing and telling, but the huge stars she allegedly bedded are telling their side of the story.
DocumentaryA stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free solo climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream:scaling the face of the world’s most famous rock — the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park — without a rope. Renowned filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork.
Music DocumentariesFrom BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyze her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and virtuosity resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. But her massive success resulted in relentless and invasive media attention, which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle, saw her life tragically begin to unravel, resulting in her untimely death in July 2011 at the age of 27.
DocumentaryAcademy Award® Winner for Best Documentary Feature "INSIDE JOB" from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), comes Inside Job, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Inside Job was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore and China.
DocumentaryKiller whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants, yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who — unlike any orca in the wild — has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. Blackfish expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.
DocumentaryWinner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The movie focuses on 15 soldiers based at "Outpost Restrepo," named after a platoon medic killed early in the deployment. Filmed by author Sebastian Junger ("War") and award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, RESTREPO takes viewers on their own 90-minute deployment, without comment or agenda. This is war, full stop. A National Geographic Entertainment release.
DocumentaryFrom director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
DocumentaryRising 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru is the ultimate test in the high-stakes world of big-wall climbing. The "anti-Everest," Meru has long defeated the world’s best climbers, earning it the reputation as the most complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas. When alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk embark on an expedition to tackle the Shark’s Fin for the first time, they confront nature’s harshest elements and their own personal limitations in an attempt to achieve the impossible. A breathtaking real-life tale of survival, friendship and redemption featuring best-selling author Jon Krakauer (INTO THIN AIR) and a score by Oscar-nominated composer J. Ralph (CHASING ICE), MERU is “a meditation on life, death and everything in between.” (NEWSWEEK)
DocumentaryFrom Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
DocumentarySEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez’s sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.
DocumentaryThe story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brazil as a Saint.
DocumentaryAn intimate, funny and surprising behind-the-scenes look at VOGUE'S legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than- life editors, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival Winner tells the captivating story of how they create the must-have bible of fashion: THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE. Director R.J. Cutler delivers this riveting look into the world of fashion that is as fun, fabulous and fast-paced as the world it captures.
ThrillerIn late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
DocumentaryPhillippe Petit's incredible story was the inspiration for the new movie THE WALK. On August 7th 1974, a vivacious young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York World Trade Center's twin towers. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before finally being released. This documentary incorporates Petit's footage to show the numerous extraordinary challenges he faced in completing the artistic crime of the century.