DocumentaryThis gripping documentary chronicles 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 and off, depicting a dynamic and complex public figure who could be both spiritual and ruthless, all while becoming a global superstar.
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.
DocumentaryWith unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a harrowing look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona’s Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley – Tim “Nailer” Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman embeds himself in the heart of darkness as Nailer, El Doctor, and the cartel each vie to bring their own brand of justice to a society where institutions have failed. CARTEL LAND is a chilling meditation on the breakdown of order and the blurry line between good and
DocumentaryFollowing Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, his investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic church, Academy® Award-winning director Alex Gibney (HBO’s Taxi to the Dark Side) turns his gaze to Scientology in Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright. Gibney profiles eight former members of the church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.
Documentary9.79* tells the fascinating story of the controversial 100 metre race at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where the scandalous tale of illegal substance abuse changed the world of athletics forever. Canadian Ben Johnson and the USA’s Carl Lewis had one of the greatest sporting rivalries of the 20th century, and their competition led to one of the most dramatic moments in Olympic history as Johnson took the gold medal but just hours later was stripped of his win after organisers announced he had tested positive for banned substances. For the first time, all eight 100m athletes and a number of other contemporaries reconstruct the race and the climate of the times - a fascinating period where steroid abuse became an open secret amongst athletes. With drug testing in its infancy and only performed at times of competition some athletes played roulette as they sought to maximise their performance without detection. Those who chose not to partake looked on in frustration as t
DocumentaryThis feature-length documentary examines the prime-ministerial career of Tony Blair and his business activities since leaving office - a role described as 'The Blair Rich Project'. Combining testimony from prominent observers, ambassadors and statesmen, with extensive archive footage, animation and illustrations from the award-winning political cartoonist Steve Bell, George Galloway sets out his argument that, despite good things that his government achieved, Tony Blair's actions since leaving office reveal that his overriding motivation may have always been a messianic pursuit of personal glory and financial reward. Featuring contributions from Stephen Fry, Rt. Hon. Clare Short, Peter Oborne, Lauren Booth, Seumas Milne, Rt. Hon. David Davis, Matthew Norman, Will Self, Francis Beckett, Craig Murray, Max Keiser, Richard Brooks, Noam Chomsky, Ken Livingstone and more.
DocumentaryThe third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind 'Senna' and 'Amy', and producer Paul Martin, 'Diego Maradona' is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona's personal archive with the full support of the man himself. On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine loved a fight against the odds and led Napoli to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price... Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch but, as time passed, darker days closed in. In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. This is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.
Action & AdventureGumball 3000 Coast to Coast is a high speed action packed adventure full of high jinx antics filmed during the 8 days of the 2009 Gumball Rally from Los Angeles to Miami. From 'sandal skating on the freeway' to wild penthouse parties this road trip offers viewers a unique passenger ride experience on the worlds most exclusive road trip. Featuring over 100 amazing supercars; including a gold-plated $1.8 million Bugatti Veyron, custom Rolls Royce Phantoms, the world's fastest production car, the SSC Aero, the latest Nissan GT-R, Maximillion's ultra rare Jaguar XJ220S and more Ferraris, McLaren SLR's, Aston Martins, Bentleys and Lamborghinis than you've ever seen before! So buckle up alongside NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman, MTV Dirty Sanchez's Matt Pritchard, the fire breathing Fuel Girls, Cypress Hill s DJ Muggs, rock band Avenged Sevenfold, skateboarding supreme Tony Hawk, supermodel Caprice, British indie band The Enemy and UAE Royal Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani as they drive, party and endure
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.
DocumentaryFrom Rich Froning and Annie Thorisdottir to Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey — if each new generation of champions sees further than the one before, it’s because they stand on the shoulders of giants. When Fraser declared he would retire from competition after the 2020 season, he opened the door to a new wave of challengers. In 2021, new and seasoned competitors marked the 15th year of the Games with 15 events designed to test the limits of human potential and their worthiness to be called the fittest. Amid the surprises, upsets, and staggering displays of incomparable athleticism, Toomey ticked on with consistency and calm like a clock in a thunderstorm, all while shattering records and securing her place as the most unbeatable athlete in CrossFit Games history. At the 2021 Games, we witnessed the return of some of the sport’s greats and the rise of the new initiates — those who will carry the mantle of the Fittest on Earth for the next generation.
DocumentaryBased on the best-selling book of the same name by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, Alex Gibney incredibly reveals how top executives of America’s seventh-largest company walked away with one billion dollars leaving investors and employees with absolutely nothing. The film comes to a harrowing denouement as we hear Enron traders ringing hundreds of millions of dollars in profits out of the California energy crisis and as a result, we come to comprehend how the unimaginable excess of the Enron hierarchy had such a shocking and profound domino effect that may shape the face of our economy for years to come…
DocumentaryRich Froning Jr. entered the 2014 CrossFit Games competition with three consecutive victories, a feat that no other athlete had accomplished. After finding CrossFit in 2009, Froning began a history-making career, finishing second at the CrossFit Games in 2010 and dominating the competition for the next four years. His four titles, five trips to the podium, 16 event wins, 35 top-five event finishes and 45 top-10 event finishes are all records, and he’s revered in the community. Froning’s athletic prowess has been under the microscope for five years, but there’s much more to the man from Tennessee than snatches and pull-ups. In this in-depth documentary by Heber Cannon, take a look into the life and childhood of the fittest man in history, follow his quest to a fourth straight CrossFit Games championship, and see him as a son, a husband and a new father.
DocumentaryMarc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old Canadian makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Leclerc's approach is the essence of solo adventure. Nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. Veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (THE DAWN WALL) sets out to make a film about Leclerc but struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. Then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.
DocumentaryAs adolescence looms, six intelligent, bright, teenage brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society. Their only knowledge of the outside world is gleaned from the movies they watch obsessively, and recreate meticulously. Nicknamed ‘The Wolfpack’, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favourite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film. But when one of the brothers ventures outside, it sparks a fire in the Wolfpack to follow suit. Can they integrate into society and still maintain their close-knit brotherhood?
DocumentaryRestrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90- minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.
Music DocumentariesThe Grammy Award winning chronicling of the triumphs and tragedies of the band's 16 year history, BACK AND FORTH chronicles FOO FIGHTERS entire existence: from Dave Grohl's cassette demos to the band forming to play those songs to their ascent to becoming one of the biggest rock bands on the planet--and every Grammy win and sold out show along the way. FOO FIGHTERS BACK AND FORTH features Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear recalling every stage of the band's existence more candidly and intimately than ever before culminating in a behind the scenes look at the direct-to-analog tape sessions in Grohl's garage that produced the new album, WASTING LIGHT.
DocumentaryMichael Jackson’s THIS IS IT is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London’s O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through June 2009, this film was produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his planned final London shows.
Documentary"As soon as I knew we were about to get a record deal, I never slept" - Caleb Followill. Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon is a unique insight into one of the biggest bands on the planet. Now a global phenomenon, the film charts their humble beginnings in the deep South, struggling with the grasp of God and the pleasures of the Devil through alcohol, recreational drugs and most importantly, the rock n' roll that would make them superstars, to signing a record deal and selling out stadiums worldwide. Featuring interviews with the full band Caleb, Nathan, Jared, and Matthew Followill, plus exclusive footage of other family members and influential figures in the band's lives and career, this is the first time their tremendous journey has been documented. Talihina Sky is the definitive story of the Kings of Leon, told in their own words.
Music DocumentariesOver a quarter of a century since it began and a decade after it folded, this is the definitive film about Creation Records, one of the world's most successful and colourful independent labels. This is the story of the rock 'n' roll dream and its accompanying nightmares. Millions of sales on both sides of the Atlantic, near bankruptcy, pills, thrills, spats, prats, success, excess, pick me ups, breakdowns and of course some of THE defining music of the late 20th Century. This is the definitive and fully authorised story of the UK's most inspired and dissolute label, from the Jesus and the Mary Chain at the Living Room to Oasis at Knebworth.
DocumentaryThis is the shocking behind-the-scenes story of one of the world's foremost rappers. Dwayne "Lil' Wayne" Carter Jr. is captured on camera at his very best and very worst, revealing some incredible truths about the personal life of this cutting edge artist. In one of the most revealing and well made documentaries in recent years, The Carter is an extraordinary, eye-opening and fascinating look at a rock-star lifestyle, where you can follow Lil Wayne on his journey to the brink of self-destruction and back again.
DocumentaryWith exclusive access to personal archive, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary. Charting his exceptional career as an actor and extraordinary life away from the stage and screen; the film will fully explore the complexities of the man by telling the story uniquely from Marlon’s perspective. There are no interviewers, no talking heads, just Marlon guiding us in this creative odyssey into the mind and motivation of an enigma.
DocumentaryFrom billions to bankrupt, WeWork: Or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn chronicles the rise and fall of start-up darling WeWork, a real estate company whose eccentric CEO used an entrepreneurial culture, Kabbalah, and free beer to trick millions of people and the world’s billionaires into believing shared office space could, literally, change the world. This character-driven feature documentary, featuring exclusive interviews with WeWork insiders, former members, and the best and brightest of the venture capital world, captures the untold story behind the global headlines, delving deep into just how “We” got here.
DocumentaryLisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut "Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel" with PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT. A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.
DocumentaryFrom time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in... Nothing Like A Dame is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They've watched each other's careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life's ups and downs together. Nothing Like A Dame invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television and film. Directed by Roger Michell (My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill), it also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable film is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame...
Documentary"McEnroe" is an intimate portrait of one of the most explosive and compelling sporting icons of all time. John was an era-defining talent, Number One in the world in four consecutive years, but also a man prone to self-destruction. It’s this internal conflict that drove John to the very top, and very nearly broke him too. "McEnroe" features completely unseen film archive from some of the biggest matches in tennis history -- including the US Open and Wimbledon - as well as home video footage from John himself. Contributions from John’s children and his wife Patty Smyth provide a level of intimacy that takes the film beyond a mere sports biopic and into the realms of something deeply personal and confessional. Featuring icons such as Billie Jean King, Bjorn Borg and Keith Richards, the film brings to life a golden age of tennis and the 80’s excess of John’s hometown: New York City. Beyond John’s tennis legacy (his combined 155 titles still rank as the highest in the Men’s Ope
DocumentaryWhat makes a film score unforgettable? Featuring Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Leonard Maltin, and the late James Horner and Garry Marshall, SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most international music genre: the film score. A film composer is a musical scientist of sorts, and the influence they have to complement a film and garner powerful reactions from global audiences can be a daunting task to take on. The documentary contains interviews with dozens of film composers who discuss their craft and the magic of film music while exploring the making of the most iconic and beloved scores in history: “James Bond”, “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Titanic,” “The Social Network,” “Mad Max:
DocumentaryThere is a hidden society at the end of the world. One thousand men and women live together under unbelievably close quarters, risking their lives and sanity in search of cutting-edge science. Now, for the first time, an outsider has been admitted. In his first film adventure since Rescue Dawn and Grizzly Man, Werner Herzog travels into the cast expanses of Antarctica – a land of fire and ice nearly twice the size of Australia. Using what are, at times, life endangering filming techniques, Herzog discovers a previously unseen world, above and below the icecap, that is teeming with awe-inspiring and seemingly alien life. Delivering scenes reminiscent of the BBC’s Planet Earth series, the Oscar® nominated Encounters at the End of the World is a truly epic exploration of our planet’s last great frontier.
DocumentaryFrom Oscar®-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso), ENNIO: THE MAESTRO celebrates the life and legacy of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who passed away on 6 July 2020. Through interviews with directors, screenwriters, musicians, songwriters, critics and collaborators, Tornatore’s documentary retraces the life and works of the cinema’s most popular and prolific 20th century composer - who wrote over 500 scores for film & television and sold over 70 million records - from his cinema debut with Sergio Leone, to winning an Academy Award for The Hateful Eight in 2016.
DocumentaryMoment of Contact is an exploration of extraterrestrial encounters, this one centered on a series of events in 1996 when citizens of Varginha, Brazil, reported seeing one or more strange creatures and a UFO crash. A number of locals, including a group of girls ranging in age from 14-21, had a close encounter with a being described as about 4 feet tall, with brown oily skin, a large head and huge red eyes. The town of Varginha was cordoned off by military and emergency response teams and two creatures were captured. Local military policeman Marco Cherese died under mysterious circumstances after allegedly handling one of the creatures. Fox’s documentary features interviews with key eyewitnesses, experts and officials including nuclear physicist and professional ufologist Stanton Friedman, Brazilian Air Force General Jose Carlos Pereira, and Brazilian ufologist Ademar Jose Gevaerd.
DocumentaryIn Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the consumer with the consent of government’s regulatory agencies. Food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of farmers, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli the harmful bacteria that, in the USA, cause illness for an estimated 73,000 people annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation,Michael Pollan The Omnivore's Dilemma along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin,
DocumentaryThe astonishing true story of Scotland's most notorious imposter. It's 1993 and 16 year old Brandon is the new kid in school. Soon he’s top of the class, acing exams and even taking the lead in the school musical. He’s the model pupil, until he's unmasked…
DocumentaryWhen media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organise a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. An inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon).
DocumentaryThe Arbor is the powerful true story of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar (The Arbor, Rita, Sue and Bob Too) and her daughter Lorraine. Andrea wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford and was described as a genius straight from the slums. When she died, tragically at the age of 29 in 1990, Lorraine was just ten years old. The Arbor catches up with Lorraine in the present day, also at 29; ostracised from her mothers family and in prison undergoing rehab. Through compelling interviews we learn that Lorraine sees her mother as a destructive force throughout her childhood; an alcoholic who let her suffer abuse and whom Lorraine blames for all that is wrong in her life. Through interviews with other members of the Dunbar family, we see a contrasting view of Andrea, in particular from Lorraines younger sister Lisa, who idolises Andrea to this day. Re-introduced to her mothers plays and private letters whilst in prison, the film foll
DocumentaryBased on more than 25 hours of previously unheard interviews with Cobain, this is the definitive account of one of the most important musical artists of the Twentieth Century.
Cobain recounts his own life - from early childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame - offering a piercing insight into his life, music, and times. These interviews have never before been made public and reveal a highly personal, intimate, and moving portrait of an artist much discussed but never truly understood.
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.
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.
DocumentaryVal Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial actors, has been documenting his life and craft through film. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from home movies made with his brothers to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster films like Top Gun and Batman. This raw and wildly original documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled look at what it means to be an artist.
Music DocumentariesJustin Bieber shot to fame almost over night, to become one of the biggest pop sensations ever. With an army of over 6 million self dubbed Beliebers following his every move and a 5-times-platinum-selling album under his belt, the phenomenon that is Justin Beiber has gone from strength to strength. Now you can follow the incredible story in Beiber Fever. See the rise from the boy who posted amateur videos on YouTube, to the international megastar and teen heart-throb that we know today.
DocumentaryHailed as one of the most prolific and influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey has become a cult hero in the outdoor world. Eschewing fame, sponsors and family life so his only obligation would be the next summit, this rebel athlete conquered more unclimbed peaks than anyone in history during his 80-year career, staying myopically focused on the mountains until age 94. Spoken in hushed tones around campfires, Fred Beckey’s name has evoked simultaneous adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. He pioneered the freewheeling American “Dirtbag” lifestyle–defined as one who forgoes material comforts and defies societal norms in pursuit of a nomadic life of outdoor adventure–leaving a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. A scholar and author of essential climbing guides, an environmentalist ahead of his time, a polarizing figure and an inspiration to all who yearn to live life on their own terms, this iconic mountaineer has remained shrouded in my
DocumentaryFilmed from the perspective of a Palestinian farm labourer (Emad Burnat), 5 Broken Cameras was shot using six different video cameras – five of which were destroyed in the process of documenting Emad’s family life, as well as the Palestinian and International resistance to Israeli appropriation and occupation of land. Emad, who lives in Bil'in, just west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank, was thrust into global politics when his community peacefully resisted Israeli plans to erect a wall through their land to separate them from the ever growing Israeli settlements. Initially given the camera to chronicle the birth and childhood of his son Gibreel, the film captures Gibreel growing into a precocious preschooler against the backdrop of the many non-violent protests that have become an intrinsic part of life in Bil'in.
DocumentaryRunning for his life. The unforgettable epic tale of an Indian boy from the slums with the gift of nearly superhuman athletic endurance. At 2, Budhia Singh is sold by his mother to a street hawker but then rescued by a larger-than-life sports coach who runs an orphanage for slum kids. When Budhia displays an uncommon talent for long-distance running, Biranchi nurtures his gift, heralding him as a folk hero for the impoverished masses. By age 4, Budhia has already completed a stunning 48 full marathons, but after the wonderkid collapses during his world record run, public opinion begins to turn on his guru and disciple, and soon the two are swept up in a maelstrom of controversy and political scandal.
Documentary"HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song's dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen's personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews."
DocumentaryA feature documentary spanning 80 years of revolution in culture, as told through the life of one extraordinary man. VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE is the revealing and inspirational story of how one man changed the world with a pair of scissors. A true rags to riches tale, the film traces Sassoon's path from a London orphanage to international success and celebrity. It follows Michael Gordon, founder of the haircare company Bumble and Bumble, as he sets out to document Vidal's life in a richly visual book. Sassoon's story comes alive as the design of the book unfolds.
DocumentaryExploring the 1990 mini-series, based on Stephen King’s iconic novel IT, this documentary tells a story heard by few and showcases a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and photos seen by even fewer.
DocumentaryWhen Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps, their terrible discoveries were recorded by army cameramen, revealing for the first time the horror of what had happened. Using British, Soviet, and American footage, the Ministry of Information's Sidney Bernstein collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock to make a film that would provide evidence of the Nazi's unspeakable crimes. Yet, despite initial support from the British and US governments, the film was shelved. In this compelling documentary by André Singer (executive producer, The Act of Killing), the full story of the filming of the camps, and the fate of Bernstein's project, can finally be told.
DocumentaryIn 2005, music producer Hal Wilner staged an all-star tribute concert in Australia in which a handful of major artists offered their interpretations of Cohen's songs, including Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, and many more. This documentary offers an intimate look at the songs, poetry and life of the influential troubadour, Leonard Cohen.
DocumentaryFunny, provocative, and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. In a dynamic collage of new and original footage, biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, the film highlights the evolution of Chomsky’s philosophy, his probing analysis of mass media, and his critique of the forces behind the daily news. MANUFACTURING CONSENT stands as the definitive work on Chomsky, favoring a documentary style that encourages viewers to question its own workings, as Chomsky himself encourages his listeners to extricate themselves from the media's “web of deceit” by undertaking a course of “intellectual self-defense.” Winner of 22 international awards and honors including the Gold Sesterce (Nyon), Gold Apple (Oakland), Gold Hugo (Chicago), Gold Conch (Bombay); three Audience Choice awards, and the “Most Loved By Public” rating at th
Music Documentaries'The Man from Mo'Wax' is the energetic and phenomenal journey, charting the life and career of DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle, his pioneering record label Mo'Wax and his phenomenal rise to fame with the genre defining UNKLE album, Psyence Fiction. The film gives audiences a remarkable 'behind the curtain' look at the music industry and a rare opportunity to experience never before seen personal archive and exclusive home videos from both James Lavelle & DJ Shadow (one of UNKLE's many collaborators). The film also stars Joshua Homme, Ian Brown, Thom Yorke, Badly Drawn Boy, Futura, Grandmaster Flash and 3D of Massive Attack.
DocumentaryThe Bill in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street and Evening Hours. Documenting uptown fixtures Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.
DocumentaryDirectors Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman examine the subtext of more than 100 Hollywood movies—including Spartacus, Rope and Thelma and Louise—and chart the cinematic journey of lesbian and gay stereotypes through the first century of the movies. Film clips are paired with director, producer and actor interviews featuring, among others, Gore Vidal, Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Sarandon and Whoopi Goldberg.
Music DocumentariesA documentary which paints a fascinating portrait of the ultimate cult artist, whilst introducing new audiences to a man who has inspired unprecedented critical aclaim and undying devotion. Featuring Scott Walker, Jarvis Cocker, David Bowie, Damon Albarn.
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."
DocumentaryA compelling new film about two men - the world's greatest living watchmakers - their extraordinary craft, touching relationship and unique personalities. It's about obsession, passion, personality and perseverance. It is about the passage of time, making every moment count, about life and, ultimately, about death, about our fleeting existence and the opportunities we have to leave an eternally lasting imprint on the world. Narrated by actor John Rhys-Davies, the highly anticipated film contains the last interview George Daniels gave, just months before his death in October 2011.
Music DocumentariesThe full-length feature directorial debut of artist and photographer Steven Sebring, Patti Smith: Dream of Life offers an intimate glimpse into the philosophy and artistry of legendary singer, artist and poet Patti Smith. Directed by acclaimed photographer Steven Sebring, featuring Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Sam Shepard, Flea, Jay Dee Daugherty.
DocumentaryIn 1978, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco city council, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. One year later, he and Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed by Milk’s fellow council member, former police officer Dan White. The Times of Harvey Milk recreates the tumultuous story of Milk’s grass-roots political organizing and election, through the shocking murders and their repercussions—from the eloquent candle-light memorial joined by tens of thousands of San Franciscans on the evening of the assassinations, to the angry mobs who stormed City Hall in the aftermath of the lenient sentence White received at his murder trial.
ComedyStand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year, Doug Benson brings you Super High Me, a hilarious and light-hearted look at the current situation with medical marijuana in California. Doug smokes, eats and vaporises marijuana for thirty consecutive days in order to get "Super High". But there is a catch - first he must go thirty days without any marijuana and undertake a number of tests in an effort to find out what marijuana does and how it really affects him. Along the way Doug performs his stand-up routine across the US and hangs out with fellow celebrities Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk and Dave Navarro creating a hilarious look at this controversial subject.
DocumentaryAs US soldiers occupied war-torn Afghanistan in 2002, a young Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar was arrested, along with his passengers, at a checkpoint for an alleged involvement in a Taliban rocket attack. Confined to a solitary cell at Bagram, Dilawar was chained and exposed to continuous beatings and torture from the US soldiers. Five days after his arrest, Dilawar died.
DocumentaryFilmmaker Doug Block had every reason to believe his parent's 54-year marriage was a good one. So he isn't prepared when, just a few months after his mother's unexpected death, his 83-year old father, Mike, phones to announce that he's moving to Florida to live with 'Kitty', his secretary from 40 years before. Always close to his mother and equally distant from his father, he's stunned and suspicious. When Mike and Kitty marry and sell the longtime family home, Doug returns to suburban Long Island with camera in hand for one last visit. And there, among the lifetime of memories being packed away forever, he discovers 3 large boxes filled with his mom's daily diaries going back well over 35 years. Realizing he has only a few short weeks before the movers come and his dad will be gone for good, the veteran documentarian sticks around, determined to investigate the mystery of his parents' marriage. Through increasingly candid conversations with family members and friends, and constantly s
DocumentaryA real-life drama about why, in the beautiful and quirky rural town of Hebden Bridge, filmmaker Jez Lewis' childhood friends are killing themselves. Beginning with a personal quest for understanding, the film moves into a year-long drama of human tragedy and redemption as principal character Cass comes to terms with his own mortality and attempts to lift himself out of his cycle of self-destruction. This core narrative carves an upward arc through an intimate study of a place often described as paradise, but which harbours an undertow of lethal hedonism and disillusionment. As people continue to kill themselves during the making of the film, a maelstrom of conflicting values throws up unexpected truths about the human condition.