DocumentaryStudio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism - a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolise an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.
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.
DocumentaryDirected by Adrian Sibley (director of BAFTA Craft Award winner The Show Must Go On) and narrated by Rupert Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding), this definitive documentary takes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most eminent and unique culinary establishments, as it embarks on its first major renovation in 25 years. At the heart of London's Theatreland, The Ivy's renowned décor and dining experience has earned it a global fame on a par with its star-studded clientele. Now, The Ivy's charismatic director, Fernando Peire and his outspoken Executive Chef, Gary Lee are undertaking an extraordinary transformation, while simultaneously welcoming camera crews into the restaurant for the first time in its history. As the renovation commences, The Ivy closes its doors for a face-lift designed to bring t
DocumentaryMaking a printable gun landed Cody Wilson on the U.S. government's watch list. Together with British programmer Amir Taaki, they founded a Bitcoin app that allows its users to "go dark" – because for this pair of crypto-anarchists, ensuring freedom of information and challenging economic structures they view as corrupt is mandatory. Adam Lough glimpses a rarified world, where these new radicals revel in questioning everything from gun control to encryption, even if it means incarceration. Yet the question remains: Are they freedom fighters or criminals? This captivating encounter examines how their distinct group came about and what their existence says about the economic, cultural, and technological landscape.
DocumentaryRonaldo: Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorized film of one of the most celebrated figures in soccer. For the first time ever, the world gets vividly candid and unparalleled, behind-closed-doors access to the footballer, father, family man and friend in this moving and fascinating documentary. Through in-depth conversations, state-of-the-art soccer footage and never-before-seen archival footage, the film gives an astonishing insight into the sporting and personal life of triple Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at the peak of his career. From the makers of Senna and Amy, Ronaldo takes audiences on an intimate and revealing journey of what it's like to live as an iconic athlete in the eye of the storm.
SportsIn the summer of 1995 Bobby Robson was diagnosed with cancer and given just months to live. Miraculously, less than a year later Robson was managing the legendary FC Barcelona - motto ‘More Than A Club’. But Bobby Robson was more than a manager. The miner’s son from Newcastle played for his country. When he transformed Ipswich into European winners it was clear his real talent lay in coaching. Fearless, his gift was to be at his best when the worst threatened. Via the Hand of God, Gazza’s tears, England’s greatest world cup abroad to titles in Europe’s top leagues and a Barcelona treble, Robson overcame the most extreme challenges before a career like no other came full circle when he returned to ‘save’ his beloved Newcastle. Many of today’s great managers owe their rise to Robson A daring coach he co
DocumentaryRevealing the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband, only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled as suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound). However doubts have circulated for over two decades as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artefacts fr
DocumentaryEleven men and women born between the wars. Seemingly they have nothing in common except their homosexuality and growing up in a less open, more intolerant society. Now in their 60s and 70s, they tell their personal stories, either shared or alone, revealing often pioneering lives through seven decades of experience. Sébastien Lifshitz, director of Presque Rien and Wild Side, offers us eleven personal portraits of gay and lesbian life from an older generation who often remain invisible and unheard in a youth-obsessed society. Winner of the César Award for Best Documentary, and nominated for the BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award, it’s an affectionate but frank account that is in turn touching and amusing, offering an invaluable reminder of an overlooked area of our community at a time when we consider our own
SportsJustin Fashanu rose to fame in 1980 after scoring the goal of the season against Liverpool, leading a generation of black footballers through the English league. Abandoned as a child and raised by a white foster family in the UK, he faced plenty of uphill battles. But despite bigotry and bullying from unruly football fans during the Thatcher era, Fashanu blazed his own trail by also becoming the first openly gay athlete on the pitch. He had the talent, swagger and charisma to become one of the most celebrated athletes Britain had ever seen. Through unprecedented access to coaches, teammates and family, filmmakers Adam Darke and Jon Carey unpack one of the most fascinating and ultimately tragic sports stories you’ll ever see. FORBIDDEN GAMES not only explores Fashanu’s battle with issues of race and sexuality in pro
DocumentaryCould Hawaii be a hot spot for UFO's? Could the majestic landscape and sacred grounds be a magnet for UFO's from other planets? Ancient Hawaiians referred to them as the dancing lights. Now local residents explain there encounters, documenting the most fascinating cases in the state of Hawaii. Extended-cut featuring astounding multiple eyewitness sightings and incredible UFO footage.
DocumentaryFrom a handful of local promoters in the early 60s, growing to a financial surge equivalent to the Super Bowl, as cigarette and beer peddlers, hotel owners and music promoters competed for the cash of thousands of college students, Spring break became a magnet for corporate America. Then when MTV burst onto the scene, this youth migration became part of the wider culture. Spring Broke charts the rise and fall of Daytona, the Spring break capital of the world.
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
DocumentaryThey say she was beautiful. A dream. But for all her good looks, she was also a killer. Spitfire is an epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an aeroplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered, and refined in the white heat of combat - going on to become the most famous fighter plane ever made. Credited with changing the course of world history, this is the story of the Spitfire - told in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans. With stunning aerial footage from the world's top aviation photographer, the film also contains rare, digitally re-mastered, archive footage from the tumultuous days of the 1940's when her power in the skies was unrivalled. Spitfire also explores how this extraordinary plane thrives today and how it has become an internat
DocumentaryMeet 85 year-old Jiro Ono, widely praised as the world's greatest sushi chef. His tiny restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, is tucked away in a Tokyo subway station and only seats ten, yet bears 3 Michelin stars and has a month-long reservation waiting list. Jiro runs this culinary gem with a will of iron, deft fingers and his eldest son Yoshikazu. Their fascinating relationship lies at the heart of this wasabi-infused tale, as the apprentice struggles with the sometimes overbearing aura of the master. David Gelb's feature film debut nimbly explores every facet of Jiro's daily life, from his total commitment to the craft to his role as patriarch, making our mouths water along the way.
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
DocumentaryIn the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It’s a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Özturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snowstorms, and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when the summit is in sight, heartbroken, and totally defeated, Anker, Chin, and Özturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession.
DocumentaryTIME TRIAL gives us an exhilarating and terrifying place in the race, providing an immersive experience as close to actually competing as you will ever see on film. David Millar, shrouded in darkness, declares an intention to rise again. A sensory ride through the thrill and hardship of professional cycling. We are hurtled off a hillside, details blurring like watercolours. The euphoria and the fatigue, the highs and the lows. It's as if it were ourselves struggling through the bumpy roads of France. David bluntly and fearlessly narrates his last season in the saddle, intimate and immediate, along with the intricate relationships of cyclist, road crew, fellow competitors, manic fans, and the media circus surrounding it all.
DocumentaryThe Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary, Inside Job directed by Charles Ferguson, is 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.
DocumentaryIn 1976 Niki Lauda survived one of the most famous crashes in Formula One history. Using previously unseen footage, Lauda: The Untold Story explains what happened on that fateful, and near fatal day at the Nurburgring, then follows Lauda’s courageous journey to recovery culminating in a miraculous comeback in Monza just weeks later. The film also investigates the impact that his crash had not just on his own life but on the sport as a whole, looking at the safety developments from the 1900s to the present day. Featuring exclusive access to Mercedes HQ and interviews with Lauda, his family, and motor-sport legends past and present including Sir Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard, Marc Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Jochen Mass. Lauda: The Untold Story is a must-see for all motor-sport fans.
DocumentarySince igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.
DocumentaryWhat is the first thing you think of when the guy behind you gets his legs blown off? What time is it when it hits 'bomb o' clock'? What do you do when the woman you fall for reveals herself as an assassin? A GOOD DAY TO DIE is a narrative feature, six years in the making, documenting the life story and extraordinary adventures of British conflict photographer, Jason P. Howe. Jason survived 12 years on the frontline of four wars, capturing images of humanity at war, its suffering, and cultures in disarray. This is not just a film about war. This is a story about a man who chose a life of perpetual peril in pursuit of the perfect image, and what it takes to get those images published for the world to see. An insight on how passion led to the downward spiral of disillusionment in this crazy tale of survival and change. J
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 ma
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…
DocumentaryFrom the director and team that brought you SOMM, the celebrated documentary behind the quest of four individuals studying to pass one of the most difficult tests you’ve NEVER heard of, comes the sequel –‘SOMM: Into the Bottle’. Viewers are taken beyond the exam and down the wine (bottle) rabbit hole. The world’s most famous winemakers and sommeliers unravel what makes wine the most compelling elixir, a beverage that is uniquely intertwined with the history of mankind. ‘SOMM: Into the Bottle’ brings viewers a rare and never before seen glimpse inside the private world of both famed and cult winemakers, such as Jean Louis Chave, Aubert de Villaine (Domaine Romanee-Conti), and Robert Mondavi. Viewers get to watch as some of the most storied bottles of wine are opened; in some cases less than a dozen are lef
DocumentaryThis year the world will spend over $100 billion on vitamins and supplements. Almost one billion of us take one regularly – or give one to our children. Every week, a new benefit is claimed. Some doctors point to research that shows they can be lifesavers. Many others claim that most vitamin products are useless, and some are downright dangerous. All of this provokes confusion. In a world where even the scientists disagree, how do we decide whether to take them, or not? How do we separate the sense from the nonsense? In Vitamania, the latest documentary made by Emmy Award-winning Australian filmmakers, Genepool Productions, Dr Derek Muller takes us on an epic journey, a world-spanning investigation of vitamin science and history. What he uncovers will confound opinions on all sides.
DocumentaryJoin novice gamer Steve Weibe on his quest to destroy the top score of gaming legend Billy Mitchell, the uncontested champion of the Donkey Kong world for over 20 years. In this battle of good versus evil, find out which of them can truly claim the title King of Kong!
DocumentarySex, Fashion & Disco is an intimate portrait of Antonio Lopez, the most influential fashion illustrator of the 1970s. Featuring interviews from Grace Coddington, Jessica Lange, Bill Cunningham and many more, we follow Antonio's rise to fame at a time when fashion designers and their entourages became the rock stars. Antonio was known for discovering new talent, among them Pat Cleveland, Grace Jones, Jerry Hall, Donna Jordan and Jane Forth. The film explores the intimate relationship between Antonio and Karl Lagerfeld, while unpacking Lagerfeld’s deep-seated rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent.
Music Feature FilmsONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble home town beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction.
DramaAt the turn of the 20th century, a young reporter named Napoleon Hill, embarked on a 25 year journey that would lead him to interview some of the most extraordinary people to ever live: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, and hundreds more. In 1937, the results of Hill’s quest were immortalized in Think and Grow Rich. Now, nearly 80 years later and more than 120 million copies sold, the footprint of this literary masterpiece has transformed the world we live in. Think and Grow Rich is the playbook used by countless millionaires and billionaires to achieve their success. Fast Forward to 2018 when the book is transformed into an epic movie. Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy features some of today's most renowned entrepreneurs, cultural icons and thought leaders, incl
DocumentaryThe Miles Davis Story is a remarkable, in-depth look at one of the most influential figures in jazz, from the Birth of the Cool to his collaborations with legendary pianist Gil Evans to his controversial 1970s albums and beyond.
DocumentaryTHE SQUARE ‘Oscar Nominated’ details the incredible sacrifices made by a group of Egyptian activists as they battle regimes and risk their lives during the revolution, giving us a personal view of the conflict from the ground since the country’s overthrow of a 30 year dictatorship in 2011. Directed by Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, the multi-award winning documentary has recently been selected in the Documentary Feature category for the 86th Academy Awards®.
The Egyption Revolution has been an ongoing roller coaster. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of August 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years.
THE SQUARE is a truly immersive experience, transporting the viewer dee
DocumentaryThis award winning documentary tells the story of four New Zealand police officers who went to Antarctica as part of the police operation to recover the victims of a jet crash. On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours, eleven ordinary police officers were called to duty, to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the victims, an investigation team tried to uncover the mystery of how a jet could fly into a mountain in broad daylight. Did the airline have a secret it wanted to bury? For the first time, an Air New Zealand senior staff member provides the inside story of the airline that was accused of one of the largest corporate cover-ups in New Zealand’s history. Set in the beautiful yet hostile environment of
DocumentaryDarwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalises the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve”, others flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Clashing personalities are aggravated by the island community’s lusty free-love ethos, and when some of the islanders disappear, suspicions of murder hang in the air leaving an unsolved mystery which remains the subject of local lore today.
Documentary"Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree’s Story" follows the man known as The Flying Scotsman on another seemingly insurmountable quest. In his 47th year the world champion and world hour record holder competes at Battle Mountain, Nevada for the Human Powered Landspeed Record. He is up against the best teams, technology and science in the world, with only his hands, eyes, mind and body, a saucepan and a pair of roller blades. Battling with his inner demons and physical setbacks during the preparation for his latest sporting challenge, this is an intimate, emotional and inspiring portrait of a man who time and time again succeeds against all odds.
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 mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits. Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow
DocumentaryLouis Theroux's first theatrical feature documentary, from the Oscar winning producer of Searching For Sugarman and Man On Wire, sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology, one of the worlds most mysterious and powerful religions, in what he regards as 'the Holy Grail of Stories'. With a lifetime of experience dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behaviour, the unassuming Theroux wont take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Churches alleged techniques, and aided by former Scientology members turned whistleblowers, Theroux uses actors to recreate incidents people claim to have experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. However, in a bizarre twist, it becomes clear th
DocumentaryFrom 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 archive 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 analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and pre
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 th
DocumentaryWelcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of the life of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Tyson: The Movie will take you on an incredible journey into the legendary boxer’s life, from his days as a teenage drug dealer and thief in New York to his meteoric rise to fame as the champion of the world and through to his shocking, outrageous decline. For the first time in history, and in his own words, this unparalleled extremist takes you deep into his gritty world of crime, drug addiction and violence. Labelled a "monster" by the media, you’ll witness Tyson fighting for his reputation and his very life while imprisoned for rape, tearing the ear off Evander Holyfield with his bare teeth and tasting painful defeat at the hands of Britain’s Lennox Lewis... The top of the world or the bottom of the ocean... there is
DocumentaryCatfish centres on a riveting mystery that is a product of our times, where social networking, mobile devices, and electronic communication so often replace face-to-face personal contact. Henry Joost, Nev Schulman and Ariel Schulman's compassionate documentary is a remarkable and powerful story of grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
DocumentaryHave you ever wanted to sit on the front row of a catwalk fashion show? The September Issue puts you in the shoes of the world’s most influential woman in fashion, Anna Wintour, icon and editor of U.S. Vogue magazine. Taking us behind her trademark bob and huge sunglasses, The September Issue is a revealing look at the inner workings and glamour of the fashion industry as they prepare the biggest ever issue of the magazine. Exposing the truth behind the pictures, and featuring appearances from some of the worlds most fascinating designers, as well as actress and covergirl Sienna Miller, The September Issue is the must have accessory for all fashion lovers.
Documentary22nd November 2003: The Rugby World Cup Final.
After six weeks of gruelling competition, England is battling reigning champions Australia. The two teams are inseparable after eighty minutes: the game drags deep into extra time with just two minutes left on the clock.
England rumble to within 40 yards of the post. The ball is sent spiralling back to Jonny Wilkinson, the golden boy of English rugby, in a split second he drop kicks for goal and a chance for sporting immortality….
From Director James Erskine (The Battle of the Sexes, Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist) and producer Victoria Gregory (Senna, Man on Wire) Building Jerusalem combines scintillating match action, extraordinary original interviews with the key players including Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward, Martin Johnson and Matt Dawson,
DocumentaryIn 2017 the fittest athletes on Earth took on the unknown and unknowable during four of the most intense days of competition in CrossFit Games history. “The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth” captures all the drama as top athletes resembling chiseled Grecian gods descend on Madison, Wisconsin, to face a series of trials. Hercules faced 12; they take on 13. Emotions run high as a throng of Australian athletes rise to the top. By the end of the competition, some learn tough lessons—that all that glitters isn’t gold, or even bronze—and some learn that they’re even stronger than they realized. The best among them enter the pantheon of CrossFit giants and earn the right to call themselves the “Fittest on Earth.”
DocumentaryOne man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Actor Damon Gameau (Underbelly) embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’ but which are in fact laden with hidden sugars - eg low-fat yoghurt, muesli bars, juices and cereals. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. That Sugar Film will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.
DocumentaryThe BAFTA award winning true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Stunning docudrama about a 1985 mountaineering expedition that went horribly wrong, told in the words of the survivors. From the director of the Oscar-winning One Day In September.
SportsMotorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. A sport in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads. Roads that on any other day service cars, buses and tractors, roads that are lined with trees, telegraph posts and stone walls, unforgiving obstacles when struck by the human body. It is a sport that has claimed many lives over the years – and continues to do so to this day. Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places in the world where the sport still survives. Narrated by Liam Neeson, Road is the heartbreaking and adrenaline-fuelled tale of a family who have dominated road racing for over thirty years. Robert and Joey Dunlop are quiet men from a rural village in Northern Ireland - but racers who risked everything to win. Robert’s sons, William and
DocumentaryChasing Great follows All Black Rugby legend, Richie McCaw, through his final season as he attempts to guide New Zealand to an unprecedented, back-to-back double of World Cup victories.Woven through that final season, this astonishing documentary film tells the story of Richie’s life. With unique access to Richie and a remarkable family video archive, Chasing Great is the story of how a shy farm boy went on to become one the greatest and most respected Rugby Union players of all time. It takes the audience inside Richie’s world, that of a dedicated professional sportsman. What emerges is a very personal insight into high level competition, and a psychological profile of the mind of a champion.
DocumentaryIn 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia - a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions - the saviour of professional cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap Italian hotel room. This film is not just about cycling but an emotional exploration of what drives athletes to compete; man versus mountain, athlete versus the system, Marco Pantani versus himself.
SportsFrom his humble beginnings in his hometown of Sheffield, England, Steve Peat has established himself as one of the worlds most iconic cyclists. Peaty has been competing at the top level in his chosen sport of downhill mountain bike racing for the past 23 years, longer than the lifetime of many of his current competitors. Through 20 years of archival footage and photos and intimate interviews with Steve, his family, close friends and competitors, Won’t Back Down takes viewers on a captivating tour of the history of the sport of downhill mountain bike racing and offers a never-before-seen view into the life and legacy of this enduring icon.
DocumentaryLance Armstrong was considered one of the greatest sports figures of all time and put competitive cycling into the global spotlight, by beating cancer and winning the Tour de France seven times. That success earned him an immense fortune and worldwide fame. His was also one of the most influential and inspiring sports stories of recent memory and became a pop culture phenomenon, thanks to his Livestrong initiative. Beginning in 2009, Academy Award winning documentarian Alex Gibney followed Armstrong for four years chronicling his return to cycling after retirement, as he tried to win his eighth title. Unexpectedly, Gibney was also there in 2012 when Armstrong admitted to doping, following a federal criminal investigation, public accusations of doping by his ex-teammates, and an investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agenc
IndependentCITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving unprecedented access to Edward Snowden as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass incriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.
DocumentaryUnforgettable, chilling and emotional, The Imposter tells the gripping true story of a Texan boy who went missing in 1994 and was miraculously found three and a half years later thousands of miles away in southern Spain. Despite glaring inconsistencies in his physical appearance, the boy's family brought their long-lost "son" home to restart his life in Texas. Questions soon arise: how could the Barclay’s blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so dramatically? Truth soon proves stranger than fiction as the real story emerges. Universally critically acclaimed and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this is a jaw-dropping story about the lies we want to believe and the truths we choose to construct.
DocumentaryOn August 7th 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire connecting New York’s twin towers. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, then brought to jail and finally released. This is his story. Following six and a half years of dreaming, Petit spent eight months in NYC planning the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit had to find a way to bypass the WTC’s security; to smuggle the steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; to pass the wire between the two rooftops; to anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and swaying of the buildings. James Marsh’s documentary brings Petit’s extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself and some of the co-conspirators who helped him creat
DocumentaryFrom acclaimed directors Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time. Whitney Houston was the epitome of a superstar, an “American Princess,” the most awarded female artist ever. Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognized as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn't free to be herself and died from a drug overdose. She was only 48 years old. Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive recordings, Whitney 'Can I Be Me' tells Whitney Houston's incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.
SportsIt was billed Mission Impossible, beating double World Champions New Zealand in a test series in their own back yard, a feat only done once before in the Lions' 129 year history. Few gave them a chance against the mighty All Blacks, not beaten at home since 2009 - a run of 47 matches and 2849 days. Yet the strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire and the 2017 Lions showed their mettle to draw the series and do the iconic jersey proud. Lions Uncovered tells the story of a team of rivals, the best of the best from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who came together with a single purpose under head coach Warren Gatland. Charting the tour in graphic detail, this is the inside account of how the Lions took on the most successful sports team in history 10,000 miles from home, against all odds. Witness the real life,
DocumentaryHawking is the extraordinary story of the planet’s most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Stephen Hawking’s private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into his world, both past and present. An inspirational portrait of an iconic figure, Hawking relates his incredible personal journey from boyhood underachiever, to Ph.D. genius, to being diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease and given just two years to live. Despite the constant threat of death, Hawking makes amazing scientific discoveries and rises to fame and superstardom. A remarkable man, a remarkable movie.
DocumentaryThe Academy Award-winning producer of Man on Wire unveils the incredible and mysterious story of Rodriguez, a ‘70s U.S. rock icon who disappeared into oblivion and rose from the ashes decades later as a megastar on another continent. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is not just about a musician, but about a humble man’s unbelievable and inspiring journey through an extraordinary life that he loves.
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
DocumentaryMeet Jackie and David Siegel and their eight children; Jackie is a former beauty queen and David is the billionaire “Time-Share King” of the world, and they are building their dream home – the USA’s largest single domestic home - modeled on the Versailles palace in France. And then the economic crisis hits. The Queen of Versailles is their story and how, in the face of the worst economic crisis in 100 years, Jackie, David, their children, maids, dogs, employees and business associates struggle to keep the time-share business afloat and finish their dream-home: Versailles, Florida. The Queen of Versailles is a deft and surprisingly subtle piece of filmmaking; Lauren Greenfield’s knowing camera not only interviews but captures private moments in the Siegels’ lives, and she constructs metaphors to create portr
DocumentaryFrom a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working tirelessly to improve the lives of his people, “Manny” explores the many triumphs and tribulations of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao, the greatest pound for pound fighter the world has ever seen. Narrated by Liam Neeson, directed by Ryan Moore and Academy-Award® winner Leon Gast, Manny is an inspiring, action-packed story of the life of one of the world’s greatest sportsman inside and outside the ring.
DocumentaryA unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, Mountain is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Why, then, are we now drawn to mountains in our millions? Mountain shows us the spellbinding force of high places - and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.
DocumentaryFeaturing brand new music from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Massive Attack's Robert del Naja and Elbow's Guy Garvey and narrated by Dominic West (The Wire), journalist Mark Donne has put together a fascinating documentary exposing the tax avoidance industry operated by the highly secretive, centuries-old institution, The City of London. 'The UK Gold' takes a powerful swipe against the British Empire and tells the story of a contemporary crisis and an ancient practice, which shows how deep deception is ingrained in our proudest institutions and traditions.
SportsSteel City Media and Creative Concept bring you the much anticipated new feature film 'GAMBLE', bringing some of Downhill Mountain Bike racing's most talented and charismatic riders together and releasing them from the confines of the tape. Narrated by the infamous Alan Ford from ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock, Stock’, the top dogs of downhill have been united round the table and they ain’t here to mess about. Filmed all across the World in locations such as Argentina, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa and featuring a powerhouse lineup including Greg Minnaar, Josh Bryceland, Steve Peat and Loic Bruni and more, this mob of reprobates are not afraid to get loose. With the chips well and truly on the table, get ready to go all in with raw speed, a heavy hitting soundtrack and virgin locations. GAMBLE is tailored fo
SportsSee the sport of surfing as it’s never been captured before in John Florence and Blake Vincent Kueny’s second signature release, this time in association with the award-winning film studio Brain Farm. The first surf film shot in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal —
DocumentaryThis award-winning, thrilling story is about a group of discarded kids who revolutionized skateboarding and shaped the attitude and culture of modern day extreme sports. Featuring old skool skating footage, exclusive interviews and a blistering rock soundtrack, DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing.
DocumentaryA Very British Gangster is an all access guide into one of Britains most dangerous crime families. For the very first time, a group of hardened criminals open their lives to reveal a brutal world and an underclass which relies upon gangsters for justice, rather than police. Britains best-known investigative journalist turned director, Donal MacIntyre, presents a close-up view of a world embroiled in kidnapping, torture, narcotics and murder. But behind the mach bravado, a poignant world is revealed where a community struggles with poverty, violence and drugs. The film follows the trials and tribulations of mob boss Dominic Noonan over three years, as he lurches from criminal trial to criminal trial. Dominic, head of the Noonan crime dynasty, a second generation family of Irish stock, legally changed this name to Lattla
DocumentaryThe extraordinary life and career of Welsh-Italian Boxer, Joe Calzaghe, and his father and trainer, Enzo. The film charts Joe's life from impoverished beginnings in industrial Wales and a child-hood of gruelling training and horrendous bullying, to Joe and Enzo taking on the vicious world of Boxing, beating the best fighters that America could throw at them and getting out with their lives, relationship and fortune in tact. Mr. Calzaghe is a real life Rocky tale of incredible sporting challenges and triumphs and an emotional study of a unique father and son team.
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.
Music DocumentariesKaty Perry is living proof that if you just be yourself, you can be anything! Get an inside look into the real Katy Perry and find out how this regular California Girl with big dreams became one of the biggest stars in the world. This “undeniably irresistible” film is your chance to experience Katy Perry’s teenage dream come true* Elizabeth Weitzman, NY DAILY NEWS
DocumentaryThe life of famed East End luminary Lenny McLean gets a touching, personal treatment in The Guv’nor. Famous (and infamous) as a bareknuckle boxer, bouncer, enforcer, and doorman from the late ‘60s, McLean’s journey from unlicensed fighter to best-selling author and star of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels is also the story of a working class man from Hoxton weathering the changing decades before his untimely death in 1998. Director Paul Van Carter follows his son Jamie as he explores his father’s story, from troubled upbringing to stardom, on the way meeting a variety of East London characters to director Guy Richie. What emerges is a picture of a complex, troubled and driven family man.
DocumentaryA mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
DocumentaryThe First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, China: Through The Looking Glass - an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence as well as fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano.
DocumentaryFormer Vice President Al Gore presents an eye-opening and compelling view of the future of our planet - and our civilization - in the Must-See documentary of the year. This is a wake-up call that cuts through myths and misconceptions to deliver the message that global warming is a real and present danger. An Inconvenient Truth brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we must act now to save the earth. Each and every one of us can make changes in the way in which we live our lives and Become Part of the Solution..
DocumentaryMany politicians have seen their careers careen off the tracks, but few instances have been captured so completely on film as the incisive and painfully funny Weiner. With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, his family, and his campaign team as they mount his New York City mayoral campaign, the film documents the impending political meltdown of epic proportions. What begins as an unexpected comeback from a disgraced ex-congressman takes a sharp turn once Weiner is forced to admit to new sexting allegations. As the media descends and rips apart his every move, Weiner tries desperately to forge ahead, but the increasing pressure and crippling 24-hour news coverage halts his political aspirations dead in their tracks. Weiner deftly teeters the line between political farce and personal tragedy, exposing the ex-congress
DocumentaryThe Unbelievers follows renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world - encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues. Blasphemous to some, heroic to others - the weight of their message is impossible to ignore.
DocumentaryKorengal picks up where Restrepo left off, the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. Korengal explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. As one cheers when they kill an enemy fighter, another looks into the camera and asks if God will ever forgive them for all the killing. As one grieves the loss of his friend in combat, another explains why he missed the war after his deployment ended and he would go back in a heartbeat if he could. Every bit as intense and affecting as Restrepo, Korengal goes a step further in bringing the war into peoples living rooms back home.
DocumentaryIn this mesmerizing new film, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell, who lived unarmed among grizzlies for 13 summers.
Sports'Kenny' tells the unique story of a man whose life and career have become entwined with the fortunes of his adopted city. Tragedy and triumph have been shared over more than thirty years, cementing Kenny Dalglish's place in the hearts of everyone who lives in the city. Known as 'The King', Kenny Dalglish was revered by fans during his time at Liverpool FC, where as a player and manager he won thirty trophies. However, arguably his greatest challenge came in the aftermath of Hillsborough, when he became a beacon of hope and strength in the fight for justice that followed. In 1985, following the Heysel Stadium disaster, Kenny was appointed Player-Manager of Liverpool Football Club. Already lionised for his feats on the pitch, this intensely private 34-year old was now the public face of Liverpool, making the leap from pl
DocumentaryInspired, inspiring, tender and touching, ‘Stories We Tell’ is a brilliant documentary portrait of a complicated yet deeply loving family from Oscar®-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley.
Taking her cue from a family joke about not resembling her father, Polley sets out to uncover the truth about her mysterious mother and her own uncertain lineage. Playfully yet pointedly interrogating a cast of blood relatives and family friends, she slowly pieces together a puzzle of conflicting stories, myths and memories until she makes a discovery that will shake her family to the core.
At once an exploration of the function of storytelling, the elusive nature of truth and what it means to be part of a family, ‘Stories We Tell’ is funny, profound, poignant and one of the most original films of the year.
DocumentaryJake “the Snake” Roberts was among the most famous professional wrestlers in the world. Millions of fans were compelled by his intense and believable persona, and fans were always transfixed by the gigantic snakes he threw atop his opponents within the “squared circle”. His wit and skill on the microphone captured the attention of audiences around the world. His talent in the professional wrestling industry was undeniable. 30 years later, Roberts has lost nearly everything to his inner demons. His struggle with drugs and alcohol was highly publicized in tabloids and films. The millions of dollars he earned wrestling are gone. After two failed marriages, his 8 kids hardly know him. Barely able to afford rent of his small home, Jake waited for a lonely death. Along with everyone else, he had given up on his life.
DocumentaryDirector Kelly Noonan Gores' documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all. HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers, but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspir
DocumentaryBritain, 1975: Brian Clough is sacked as manager of Leeds United after just 44 days in charge. Seemingly impossible to work with, Clough's only offer of work comes from a run-down second division club called Nottingham Forest, who are going nowhere fast. Set to a fantastic 70s soundtrack, using unseen footage of games and the great man himself, and including interviews with every player from Clough's European Cup-winning side, I Believe in Miracles is the untold story of how the team nobody believed in and the manager nobody wanted, went on to beat the world's best and become one of the greatest sides in British football history.
DocumentaryThe remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people, Alan Turing. 100 years after his birth, we rediscover the man and the mystery. Codebreaker: The Alan Turing Story recounts this maverick British genius, who played a crucial part in the founding of three new fields of science, as well as breaking the Nazis' Enigma code during World War II. Historians credit his code breaking with helping to shorten the war by two years and saving millions of lives. As the founding father of computer science and artificial intelligence, Alan Turing envisioned our digital world long before anyone else. Turing’s visionary brilliance was overshadowed by his conviction for 'gross indecency' with another man in 1952. He was forced to undergo chemical castration to 'change' his sexual orientation. In despair
DocumentaryIn 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. After ten years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally enjoying wider recognition. Lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother, Tom to join them as a roadie, but Tom has other ideas and his camera comes along for the ride. As he tries to capture the behind-the-scenes action, he winds up the band by poking the camera where it’s not wanted, learns that they aren’t as rock-and-roll as he want them to be and generally fails in his tour duties. Tom’s camera captures his journey as he finds himself living in Matt’s shadow and acting out in a way only a little brother can - drinking, complaining, and struggling to balance his ambition with his responsibilities. An amazingly intimate and spir
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, to
DocumentaryEight months in the life of a fighter, the film provides the opportunity to discover the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) sport in a fresh and striking new light, revealing the life of a dedicated fighter on his way to the top. In times of hard labor and an infamously tough economy, this film inspires the very spirit of our existence... to never give up. A FilmBuff presentation.
DocumentaryThe Final Year is a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, The Final Year offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.
The film revolves around a foreign policy team assembled by Barack Obama nearly a decade ago, during his first presidential campaign: Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Deputy National Security Advisor and presidential confidant Ben Rhodes, as well National Security Advisor Susan Rice and President Obama himself.
The film tracks this team over the course of 2016, as they travel the world attempting to solidify and "lock-in" policies that they believe
DocumentaryA cinematic and inspiring film charting one of the most amazing sports stories of our era: the meteoric rise of six working class boys from diverse backgrounds who came together to play for Manchester United Football Club, became the spine of the most lauded team in world football and who, throughout their period of unparalleled success, remained best mates. Capturing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of these six supremely talented young footballers, The Class of '92 brings David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes back together to tell the story and share their memories. With unprecedented access to all six players, The Class of '92 has new insights about each individual and this special period in British football. Includes fantastic archive footage and e
DocumentaryBlessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal ballet's youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom - his talent more a burden than a gift. Here is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet's 'hottest property'?
DocumentaryTim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.
DocumentaryEver since Venus and Serena Williams emerged onto the professional tennis scene, they've provoked vivid reactions, from admiration and awe to curiosity and debate. They've been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in a demanding sport and breaking new ground for female and African American athletes. The 2011 tennis season proved to be one of the most testing of their careers, with both sisters battling life and career-threatening health problems, personal tragedy and media controversy. In VENUS AND SERENA, we gain unprecedented access into their lives, both in the spotlight and behind closed doors, watching the sisters as they draw their greatest strengths from one another and overcome countless adversities.
DocumentaryThe Startup Kids is a documentary about the growing number of young web dynamos such as the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, and Foodspotting in the U.S. and Europe. Made by two Icelandic entrepreneurs who founded their first company shortly after the economic collapse of Iceland, this doc is an insider's look into what it takes to make it even when everyone is telling you it is impossible.
DocumentaryThe director’s cut of the film is the full culmination of Oppenheimer's seven-year journey making The Act of Killing. It is at once broader and deeper than the shorter versions. It explores the role of propaganda cinema in maintaining anti-communist fervor -- and in soothing the killers' conscience. It reveals more of his unique filmmaking method. More importantly, the enormity of the story unfolds to a more intimate rhythm, giving us more time to get close to the characters, to be immersed in the experience and world of the film. We have have time to get lost with the characters in their evolving nightmares, which grow to embody the horror of living with the stain of mass murder. The fiction scenes take over the film's form, unmooring it and sending it spiralling into a surreal fever dream. Anwar Congo and his frien
DocumentaryIt's a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else's creative vision. Yet, that's exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as Lord Bullingdon in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick's loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. The complex, interdependent relationship between Leon and Kubrick was founded on devotion, sacrifice and the grueling, joyful reality of the creative process. By entering their unique world, we come to understand how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless cinema is brought to life at its most practical and profound level.
DocumentaryAlex Gibney’s Zero Days is a documentary thriller about warfare in a world without rules – the world of cyber war. The film tells the story of Stuxnet, self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. It’s the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyber warfare. Zero Days is a cautionary tale of technology, power, unintended consequences, morality, and the dangers of secrecy.
DocumentaryHow might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.