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.
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
DocumentaryLife off Grid is a two-year journey exploring the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect. Life off Grid is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results.
DocumentaryAward-winning director David Sington presents the story of the 2008 financial credit crisis that brought suffering to millions. Forsaking easy explanations of greedy bankers and incompetent regulators, this investigation goes to the root causes of the USA’s and UK’s deluded belief that everyone could be rich and property prices would rise forever. The question arises: why are the perpetrators of the mess now entrusted with the lucrative task of clearing it up?
DocumentaryThe World's Most Mysterious and Controversial Book Is Now Unveiled! No other book in the Bible has been more misunderstood or misrepresented than Revelation. For ages, its mysterious symbols and ominous predictions have perplexed millions and sparked wild speculation. But now, that all changes with Revelation: The Bride, The Beast & Babylon! Going to the very heart of the Bible's most challenging book, this 90-minute documentary decodes the visions of Revelation 12 and 17 for everyone to understand. Journeying from the birth of Christ through the Christian era, this amazing video pulls aside the veil of hidden history to reveal the rise of Babylon, the persecution of the bride of Christ, and the real-world identity of the beast. Educational and inspiring, Revelation delivers the keys to understanding the epic conflic
DocumentaryThe award-winning film documents the amazing, true-life adventures of Billy Meier, the only proven UFO contactee. Follow Meier's journey from his childhood in Switzerland, through the French Foreign Legion, his life as the "Phantom", a combination of "Indiana Jones", "Lawrence of Arabia" and Luke Skywalker, through 21 assassination attempts - to his role as the true prophet of the New Age.
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.
DramaParkland is the heart-stopping and powerful true story, never before told, of the people behind the scenes of one of the most scrutinised moments in history. Written and directed by Peter Landesman, Parkland recounts the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. The day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
DocumentaryArnold Schwarzenegger stars in this documentary about the 100 days leading up to the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest. Five-time former champion Schwarzenegger is pitted against shy newcomer Lou Ferrigno (TV's "The Incredible Hulk") in a showdown that is as mental as it is physical. With psychological warfare, intense determination, trash-talking, and the easy charm that would later catapult Schwarzenegger to stardom, PUMPING IRON changed the world of bodybuilding forever and launched both men's careers.
DramaNicole Kidman stars as one of the twentieth century's most iconic women – Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier (Tim Roth) in "the marriage of the century." Six years later, she was invited back to Hollywood by Alfred Hitchcock to star in his new film Marnie. But with French President, Charles de Gaulle, threatening to annex the Principality of Monaco, Grace found herself at a crossroads for her family, her marriage and her country. Would she return to Hollywood as a universally loved celebrity icon or remain with her family and take on her new role and identity as a true Princess of Monaco? Also starring Frank Langella, Paz Vega, Sir Derek Jacobi and more, this epic romance was directed by the acclaimed director of La Vie en Rose.
DocumentaryAfter Porn Ends, is a documentary that not only examines the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry; but what happens to them after they leave the business and try and live the “normal” lives that millions of other Americans enjoy. They hailed from the rural South, steel towns, and the San Fernando Valley. As teenagers, and young adults, none of them thought that porn was in their future. They were artists, baseball players, child prodigies, and even Ivy Leaguers. Now, after their lives in porn; they’re TV stars, bounty hunters, writers, and social activists. What happened in between? And now that they’ve moved on, can they really live a normal life after porn?
RomanceDo you remember your first love? Sieger and Marc are part of an all-boys athletics club, training hard for the relay championships. During their lakeside summer days, an innocent friendship develops into something deeper, but coming to terms with these new emotions is a hurdle they have to overcome. At first, Sieger denies his attraction to Marc. But then, they kiss.
DocumentaryFrom Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic, HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
DocumentarySeductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Marina Abramović the Artist is Present follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at The Museum of Modern Art. To be given a retrospective at one of the world’s premier museums is the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more: it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: “But why is this art?”
DocumentaryNarrated by Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects, Vanity Fair, Miller's Crossing), this seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film (Silver Lake Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival) is the most comprehensive and mind-blowing investigation of humankind's relationship with death ever captured on film. Hailed by many viewers as a "life-transformational film," Flight from Death uncovers death anxiety as a possible root cause of many of our behaviors on a psychological, spiritual, and cultural level. Following the work of the late cultural anthropologist, Ernest Becker, and his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Denial of Death, this documentary explores the ongoing research of a group of social psychologists that may forever change the way we look at ourselves and the world. Over the last twenty-five years, this team of resear
SportsReleased in 2009, MOTO The Movie was the first film to truly showcase the complete spectrum of dirt bike riding and racing. No MX movie had ever captured so many of the world’s most progressive riders doing what they do best. From Supercross to Big Mountain Freeriding, Off-road, Woods, Trials, European Extreme Enduro, and Motocross... MOTO The Movie delivered! Our formula for the production of MOTO 2 is simple: instill unrivaled dedication and passion to yield the most progressive MX film of all-time! Along with the most technologically advanced cinematic tools available, we’re working with the biggest names in the sport in the most epic of locations to deliver the next evolution of moto films!
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 includi
DocumentaryInvestment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries. In economic powerhouse Germany, a top banker gives a disturbing insider’s account of his emotions, motivations and predictions. Revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure. A system disconnecting bankers from the outside world, unable to reflect about their work.
Music DocumentariesActor Michael Rapaport turns documentary filmmaker with this look at the turbulent career of progressive New York hip-hop outfit A Tribe Called Quest. Interviews with such fans and contemporaries as the Beastie Boys, De La Soul, Ludacris, Kanye West and Common reveal how the group helped steer collective hip-hop consciousness in an exciting new direction by combining divergent styles and penning positive lyrics before deciding to call it quits back in 1998. Additional interviews with members Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip and Phife Dawg during their 2008 reunion tour offer added insight into their glory days as hip-hop pioneers and life after A Tribe Called Quest.
DramaJordan (Lily Hall), a 20 year old lesbian athletic university student has added another extracurricular activity to her over-scheduled life—seducing her tutor, Angie (Christina Hallett), while doing research work for Angie’s partner Cameron (Andrew Curry), who is also Jordan's professor. Bi best friend Lucas (Kevin Dee) teases her that she’s an over-achiever, but not even Jordan can keep all these balls in the air indefinitely. The film is set to a propulsive pop beat, while the sparse dialogue and alternately meditative and frenetic editing captures the college experience, where everything seems possible but the plethora of choices becomes its own kind of burden. As the rounds of study, swimming, clubbing, and sex speed faster and faster, Jordan has to make a decision about what she wants out of life—before th
DocumentaryREQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that po
DocumentaryInRealLife takes us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, to find out what exactly the internet is doing to our children? Filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. In Real Life asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net?
DocumentaryKathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.
DocumentaryRise of the Sufferfests is the first documentary about Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and the global obstacle course phenomenon. The film asks why millions of people are suddenly paying to suffer through ice, fire, electricity, barbed wire, mud and more… and what it says about the world we’re living in. It features a colorful cast of characters from the cultish “OCR” community, as well as sharp—and often funny—social commentary from thought leaders like Morgan Spurlock, Tim Ferriss, A. J. Jacobs and Hanna Rosin. It also follows the misadventures of journalist-turned-filmmaker Scott Keneally, a self-proclaimed “beta male” who wanders deep into the crucible, tackling some of the world’s most brutal sufferfests. Far from just a movie about mud, it’s a smart, entertaining film about modern life and the jour
RomanceIt's a classic case of opposite attraction: Handsome Ben Bennet (Ethan Sharrett) is a gay, affluent, stylish attorney at the top of the genteel social set in southern Virginia, while Lee Darcy (Chase Conner) is a rough-hewn welder with a secret that he nightly tries to blot out with an excess of liquor. When Lee is wrongly accused of domestic abuse, he overhears a derogatory comment made about him in court by Ben. Soon after, the men inadvertently come face to face and, surprisingly, find common ground when hiking with a group of friends in the gorgeous nearby wooded ridges. A quiet friendship slowly forms that is complicated when Ben discovers that he has a secret of his own - he has fallen in love with Lee. Byrum Geisler's cinematically gorgeous directorial debut is a modern day variation on Jane Austen's classic nov
DocumentaryIn the wake of the breakup of NWA, Death Row Records exploded on the music scene in 1993 with a “gangster rap” sound that took world by storm. Yet despite its unprecedented success with stars such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac, it quickly unraveled in a firestorm of rivalries, greed, violence and scrutiny by the government and the media as Marion “Suge” Knight’s unconventional business methods increasingly mirrored the violent, hard-edged themes of its music. This is the complete and untold story of this unique enterprise, told entirely in the words of the people who were there. It is an inside look at the American Dream gone insane. This summer's Straight Outta Compton was developed by the producers as a follow up to Welcome to Death Row.
Special InterestMoving away from her hometown and family in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer, Gabby Douglas was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, Douglas became the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event.
DramaAcademy Award-nominee Helena Bonham Carter stars in this beautiful and challenging biography of famed children’s author Enid Blyton, whose prolific output made her one of the most successful and widely-read writers of the 20th century. Telling the story of a wife and mother who often struggled to balance those roles with her career, Enid Blyton puts at its center a fascinating historical figure whose complex character stood in powerful contrast to the simplicity of her beloved stories. James Hawes directs.
DocumentarySeptember 11th, 2001. An event and a day many will never forget. However, for a growing population this event did not occur during their lifetime, but is merely a footnote in a new history book. Loose Change 9/11 serves as an alternate history book, setting out to ask the hard questions from that fateful day. Combining the four existing editions into one and incorporating new footage released to the public, this high definition version will hopefully leave you looking at September 11th, and the world, differently. Narrated by Daniel Sunjata of FX's "Rescue Me" with an original score by Mic Cartier.
DocumentaryIn the 50 year of the Cuban Revolution, this is one of the most intimate access films ever made in the Communist state. Access has rarely, if ever, been granted to film freely in a state institution. SONS OF CUBA is set in the legendary Havana Boxing Academy, and this is no ordinary institution: this is a boarding school that hand picks 9-year-old boys, and turns them into the best boxers in the world. The results have been stunning: Cuba has dominated Olympic boxing for the past quarter of a century. The boys duties extend far beyond the ring: They are groomed not only as world-class fighters, but also to be international symbols for their country, dubbed by Castro: "the standard bearers of the Revolution". SONS OF CUBA follows the stories of three young hopefuls through 8 dramatic months of training and schooling as
Special InterestFilmmaker Todd Verow abandons his home base New York City for the City of Light, Paris, in this sexy drama of two very different men thrown together by fate. The story begins one evening when Claude (Yann de Monterno) happens upon a young man passed out on a side alley. With no ID, he decides to take him to his apartment to safely sleep it off. This begins the unconventional relationship between forty-something Claude and twenty-something Brad, an American actor. An accomplished, serious gay romance featuring an especially touching performance by de Monterno as a man whose stable life is upended by the presence of either the love of his life or just a sex-filled mistake.
Special InterestThe moviemaker's career comes into sharp focus in this compelling documentary narrated by Tom Cruise. Fascinating footage glimpses Kubrick in his early years, at work on film sets and at home, augmented by candid commentary from collaborators, colleagues and family.
DocumentaryDrako Oho Zaraharzar can remember modelling for Salvador Dali and hanging out with The Stones. But he can’t remember yesterday. This “beautifully intimate and utterly unique piece of cinema” gained 4 star reviews from The Times, The Guardian and The Independent in the UK. Filmed over four years, The Man Whose Mind Exploded attempts to understand and accept the worldview of someone with serious brain damage, and it resonates for anyone who’s tried to care for someone who may not be great at caring for themselves. Following a severe head injury, Drako Zaraharzar suffers from terrible memory loss, he can access memories from before his accident, but can’t imprint new ones. As he puts it, “the recording machine in my head doesn’t work”. Consequently, and as an antidote to depression he chose to live “comp
Special InterestTHE HAPPIEST BABY reveals a secret used for centuries by the world's top parents...the calming reflex. It is almost an "off switch" for your baby's crying and an "on switch" for sleep. With just a little practice, you'll calm most crying fast...and add 1-3 hours to your baby's sleep! For over 30 years, Dr. Karp has taught his remarkable techniques to over a million parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna!
DocumentaryAs the youngest Member of Parliament and sole heir to his family's 7,000-acre English estate, Lord Edward Montagu's life was one of riches and privilege. However, in 1954, Edward Montagu, then aged twenty-five, became England's most infamous aristocrat when he was arrested for homosexual offences and became the focus of a landmark trial known as “The Montagu Case”. His guilty verdict sent shock waves through British society and became the catalyst to overturn a centuries old law. Edward’s once pristine reputation and career were all but ruined. After serving a year in prison, Montagu re-emerged into the spotlight when he boldly transformed his private estate and family home into a public tourist attraction in a bid to save it from financial ruin. Creating Britain's first motor museum, he pioneered a new form of
DocumentaryBased on the best-selling book, "Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?" by Dr. Timothy George. Words unfamiliar to most Americans are now heard daily on the evening news: jihad, Islam, Allah, Quran, fatwa, imam, ummah, Ramadan. Today, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, with more than 13,000 mosques in North America alone. Now that Muslims are our neighbors, how do we talk to them about Christ? What do Muslims think about Jesus? Which beliefs do we share in common with Muslims and where do we differ from them? Do we worship the same God they worship? Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? Noted theologian, best-selling author, Dr. Timothy George, teams with T N Mohan, producer-director of the award winning films, "Hanged on a Twisted Cross," "Here I Stand," "For One English Officer," to answ
ComedyHistory was made...by these guys? Zed (Jack Black) and Oh (Michael Cera) are cavemen who stumble out of the mountains into an epic journey of biblical proportions. One’s a bumbling hunter, the other’s a gentle gatherer; together, they become unlikely participants in history’s most pivotal moments. Directed and co-written by comedy legend Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Analyze This), Year One is rude, crude, wildly absurd, deliciously tasteless and laugh-out-loud funny!
DocumentaryAn intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', Fire in the Blood tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths - and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back. Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, Fire in the Blood is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save millions of lives in the process. As the film makes clear, however, this story is by no means over. With dramatic past victories having given way to serious setbacks engineere
DocumentaryNever-before-seen collection of insane animal encounters, from the creators of "Jackass" and "Wildboyz." Manny "The Shark Man" Puig and camera operator Mark Rackley engage nature's perfect killing machines: sharks, alligators, bears, venomous snakes, and more. Manny and Mark are world-renowned for their ability to get closer than anyone to the largest apex predators in the wild, and this footage proves it. Features chilling and hilarious experiences retold by "Jackass" cast members Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius.
DocumentaryGoing behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, the innovative California start-up Tesla Motors and an independent car converter named Greg “Gadget” Abbott to find the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. When electric cars first appeared on the market in the 1990s, mass production and commercialisation was abruptly and dubiously shut down, a story told in Chris Paine’s first documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? Just a few short years later, the race is back on to develop an affordable, stylish electric car and win over a sceptical public. Revenge of the Electric Car goes behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, the innovative California start-up Tesla Motors and an independent car converter named Greg “Gadget” Abbott to find the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. This new generation
DocumentaryNarrated by Peter Coyote, OUT OF THE BLUE is widely considered the best documentary ever made about Unidentified Objects. The producers travelled around the world to investigate some of the most famous UFO events on record. Through exclusive interviews with high-ranking military and government personnel, this award-winning film supports the theory that some UFOs are of extraterrestrial origin.
ComedySchool’s out and Fred Figglehorn’s (Lucas Cruikshank) dreams of waterslides, Clydesdales and waffle bars turn to nightmares of gruel, poisonous berries and Crocobearimoose when his mom signs him up to the wrong camp! Stuck at Camp Iwannapeepee, Fred is convinced his cabin mates are being poisoned and fed to camp director Floyd (Tom Arnold) -- who's really a Rat Monster in disguise! GHAAAA!!! Not even Fred's uber-cool Dad (WWE superstar John Cena) can help him escape! Luckily, Fred makes new friends, and together they battle Kevin's Camp Superior in the 70th Annual Summer Camp Games. Will a rousing speech and an epic musical number be enough to win the competition?
IndependentWhen we meet David Frank he is a mess. A wounded lion. His spirit shattered by the death of his wife, this formerly successful corporate attorney spends days in his bathrobe with his only real companion, his beloved bulldog, Brutus. But while away on a trip to visit his beloved niece Lucy, just outside of Orlando, a Tornado threatens to destroy his house. David races home in a heroic effort to save poor Brutus, but is stopped by the police and watches helplessly as the dark funnel of destruction sucks up the house, and the dog, like some Wizard of Oz nightmare – the punishing finger of God. Then, adding insult to injury, the Insurance Company tells him they won’t pay because the damage falls under the ‘Act of God’ clause in his policy. David is livid. But then he gets the bright idea to sue God Himself for dama
SportsFollow England’s journey to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. England, managed by Roy Hodgson and with a squad of both experienced and young, exciting players worked tirelessly for the cause, scoring 31 and conceding only 4 goals in their 10 games. The English team improved throughout a dramatic qualifying campaign that saw England undefeated, finally topping Group H and ensuring England’s coveted place at football’s showpiece tournament. Experience all the action and goals from every one of England’s qualifying games, culminating in the must-win confrontation with Poland that saw Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard score the much needed goals that sent them racing to Rio, igniting the hopes and dreams of the nation. Watch highlights from every game, this is the definitive story of England’s ‘Road to Rio’.
DocumentaryWith renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we journey into Portugal’s spectacular Douro Valley to explore the mystery and complexity of the world’s oldest official wine appellation. With ravishing photography, the film tells the story of the four seasons: the first buds of Spring, the festivals of High Summer, the vivid Harvest and the wine-making in Winter.In the world of Port wine, tradition reigns. Workers still stomp the grapes with their feet. Master Blenders reach back through a century of barrels to create the perfect blend. Yet dynamic young winemakers are now bucking tradition with new table wines that, together with Port, are making the Douro one of hottest wine regions to watch.
DocumentaryAmmon McNeely is a Skydiver, Wing Suit Pilot, Skateboarder, Slack Liner, Base Jumper and Big Wall Climber. With over 75 El Capitan ascents by 62 different routes Ammon is one of the fastest and best-known climbers in the world. Holder of 15 speed climbing records on El Capitan. Known as The El Cap Pirate, Ammon is carrying on the tradition of great adventurers and iconoclasts. In July of 2011, Ammon and Kait set out to climb the never repeated route of Wings of Steel on Yosemite’s El Capitan. Wings sat unclimbed since the first ascent in 1982. Shrouded in controversy and with a bounty waiting for the second ascent team, there seemed to be no better person to climb it than Ammon. Logging over 500 feet of falls and a dislocated shoulder, Ammon presses on up the wall. Kait sits anxiously on a portaledge watching the per
Action & AdventureFrom Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone ("Any Given Sunday," "Platoon") comes this epic story of Alexander the Great, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, who over an eight year period managed to conquer 90% of the known world of his time by age 25. This story chronicles Alexander's path to becoming a living legend, from a youth fueled by dreams of myth, glory, and adventure, to his intense bonds with his closest companions, to his lonely death as a ruler of a vast empire - an incredible story of a life that united the Known World and proved that, if nothing else, fortune favors the bold. Starring Colin Farrell ("S.W.A.T.," "Minority Report"), Academy Award-winners Angelina Jolie ("Tomb Raider" 1&2, "Girl, Interrupted") and Anthony Hopkins ("Hearts in Atlant
DocumentaryWorld-renowned magician, Ricky Jay, is embraced by both audiences and fellow magicians alike, provoking astonishment in even the most skeptical of viewers. Featuring rare footage from his 1970s TV appearances (doing 3-card Monte with Steve Martin on The Dinah Shore Show) and told in Jay's inimitable voice, this is a remarkable journey inside the secretive world of magic, and the small circle of eccentrics who are its perpetual devotees.
Action & AdventureWhen the Queen Bear and her daughter, Princess Canue, visit the Eastern Valley an epic war breaks out -- Rogue Wolves versus the Western Pack and the Bear Army. Now, it's up to Stinky, Claudette, and Runt to help Princess Canue return home to regain control of her kingdom.
DocumentaryA reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his artist wife, Noriko. As a rowdy, confrontational young artist in Tokyo, Ushio seemed destined for fame, but met with little commercial success after he moved to New York City in 1969, seeking international recognition. When 19-year-old Noriko moved to New York to study art, she fell in love with Ushio abandoning her education to become the wife and assistant to an unruly, husband. Over the course of their marriage, the roles have shifted. Now 80, Ushio struggles to establish his artistic legacy, while Noriko is at last being recognized for her own art—a series of drawings entitled “Cutie,” depicting her challenging past with Ushio. Span
DocumentaryNarrated by Ms Lauryn Hill, Concerning Violence is both an archive-driven documentary covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, as well as an exploration into the mechanisms of decolonization through text from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. Fanon’s landmark book, written over 50 years ago, is still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the violence and reactions against it.
DocumentaryIn the fall of 2013 the homeless Seegers is playing the streets of Nashville, just as usual. But one day he is suddenly discovered by Swedish country star Jill Johnson and her TV crew. Johnson immediately recognizes the magic of Seegers voice and offers him to record his song “Going Down to the River” in Johnny Cash’s legendary studio The Cabin. When the Doug Seegers episode of the TV series “Jill’s Porch, Nashville” is aired in March 2014 the audience just goes crazy. “Going Down to the River” instantly hits the top spot of the Swedish iTunes-list, and stays there for 12 consecutive days. Doug Seegers now gets to record an album together with Emmylou Harris’ band and to tour Sweden, from north to south. This film tells the unlikely story of Doug Seegers late breakthrough and we get to follow him on h
DocumentaryFrom critically acclaimed producers The Duplass Brothers comes ASPERGER'S ARE US. In this coming-of-age documentary directed by Alex Lehmann, four friends on the autism spectrum whom have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe Asperger's Are Us will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.
Documentary“Hi all. For those of you who don’t already know, I quit the job at the law firm and am now working for a private security company”, states charismatic young Oxbridge graduate, James. “The contract is huge … there are swarms of other security forces all over the place.” But as James soon discovers, working in Baghdad is; “nothing like body guarding in Milan. Here we can do whatever it takes to protect our targets”. In an intimate video diary, James wryly comments on the situation around him. “The CPA cafeteria is crawling with testosterone. By far the worst wannabes are the Italians. In one case, a guy plucked his eyebrows into two straight lines to make him appear to be permanently frowning.” But the situation around him slowly deteriorates as insurgent attacks increase. “Last night, they attack
DocumentaryWith commentary from soldiers on both sides of the conflict, filmmaker Kevin Booth's incisive documentary wades into the murky waters of the American war on drugs, the longest and costliest war in U.S. history. Taking views from prisons and inner-city streets to the halls of Congress and his own kitchen, Booth attempts to sort out the intricacies of the national drug policy -- and the reasons for its unmitigated failure.
DocumentaryIs there life beyond this life? If we all knew our life on planet Earth is just one in a series of many lives, what would we do differently? What implications does this knowledge have on the everyday, the economy, and the world as we know it? Join filmmaker David Hinshaw as he documents the exploration of these questions and more in a dialogue between Dr. Eben Alexander and Dr. Raymond Moody. Set against the backdrop of Dr. Alexander’s Virginia home and contextualized by his own passionately recounted experience of being brain dead for a week—a near-death experience unlike any other ever detailed—the film invites you to become a part of the conversation as Dr. Alexander and Dr. Moody discuss: Soul School—what it is and why we are here. Consciousness—is it dependent on the brain or a richer, freer state that e
DocumentaryThe Cool School is an object lesson in how to build an art scene from scratch and what to avoid in the process. The film focuses on the seminal Ferus Gallery, which groomed the LA art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant artists, including Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Craig Kauffman, Wallace Berman, Ed Moses and Robert Irwin. The Ferus also served as launching point for New York imports, Andy Warhol (hosting his first Soup Can show), Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein as well as leading to the first Pop Art show and Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective. What was lost and gained is tied up in a complex web of egos, passions, money, and art. This is how L.A. came of age.
DocumentaryThe Sierra Nevada's mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found on the planet. Filled with such notable geographic features including Lake Tahoe, three National Parks, two National Monuments and seemingly endless wilderness areas, the Sierras are truly spectacular in every sense of the word. Enjoy breath-taking aerial views as you soar over its majesty.
DocumentaryIn a boxing camp on the Thai-Burmese border, the children of mostly illegal migrant workers fleeing Burma live and train for prize fights. First of Pride follows Little Tiger and his fellow fighters as their Thai coaches prepare them for the annual Water Festival competition. The film reveals their daily struggles in a region where combat sports have always been a matter of honor and money. Bets are open, and as their hope of winning prize money grows, the young boxers contemplate what a victory could mean for them and their family.
DocumentaryAs the seasons slip by at a centuries-old Dutch estate, an 85-year-old pruning master and the owner work on cultivating crops in the kitchen garden. To do this successfully requires a degree of obsessiveness, the old man explains in this calm, observational documentary. The pruning master still works every day. It would be easier if he were only 60 and young. For fifteen years, the two men have been working on a pear arbour, which this year may finally meet overhead. But how to prune it? And all the other trees, crops and spices that grow here? Once, you could even be a professor in this, but the university abolished the position and now the knowledge is in danger of being lost. Fortunately, the young owner wants to prevent this. While pruning and discussing the weather and the state of the world, he watches the cent
DocumentaryLAST CHANCE by Paul Émile d'Entremont travels the world to tell the stories of five asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. Here in Canada, they face hurdles integrating into society and fear deportation. As they anxiously await a decision in their refugee claims, they remain hopeful their adopted land will show mercy. The five men and women are not alone in their fight for freedom. Friends, lawyers and support groups mobilize to get their cases heard at a time when Canada's tradition of openness is coming under threat. LAST CHANCE gives voice to sexual minorities who refuse to deny their core identity. It brings to light the reality of people who boldly and bravely assert their differences against all odds.
ComedyHow to Beat a Bully is about a 12-year-old boy who moves to a new town and gets picked on by school bullies. When his dad gives him lame fatherly advice, he realizes he has to come up with his own plan. After watching a TV show, the boy gets an idea. He fibs to the bullies, and tells them his dad is hit man for the mob! At first no one believes him. But then through a series of misunderstandings the kids, their families, and the whole town is convinced it's true. That's because his dad is an insurance salesman who keeps telling people they need protection and to take out a contract with him. Adding to the mix-up, the newspaper boy overhears the dad on the phone, yelling that he wants them "Dead and gone" and "If you can't do the killing right, I'll get someone else." The paper boy doesn't realize the dad is talking to
Special InterestFoggy with Whit - Back with a vengeance! The lean, mean, two wheeled racing machine, AKA Foggy is back on track and up to some of his old antics. Only this time he has his old sparring partner, friend and former Superbike adversary, James Whitham, along for the ride...... Two of motorcycle racing's most colourful characters go head to head to see if they still have that brutal winning streak and talent on two wheels ... and as you might imagine, they do! Jamie is best known for his sharp wit and hair-raising antics on (and off) the track... Carl, well what can we say... best known for being... Carl, fearless and fearsome... wind them up and point them in the same direction and it makes for some rather explosive action... From the safety of their Givin' It Gas nation-wide tour to the danger and drama of the Isle of Man
DocumentaryFor five years a group of mediums and scientists witnessed more phenomena than in any other experiment in the history of the paranormal, including recorded conversations with the dead, written messages on sealed film, video of spirit faces and even spirit forms materializing. Can the dead speak to the living via electronic devices such as radios and tape recordings?
Documentary"The detainee was blindfolded, beaten about the feet and head, electricity was applied to his genitals, and he was sodomized with a water bottle". These secret US military files from 2004-2009 capture 300 acts of torture of Iraqi prisoners. Far from winning the hearts and minds of the people, coalition forces have killed so many civilians, that insurgency has sky-rocketed. George Bush said, "In the new Iraq there will be no more torture chambers, the tyrant will soon be gone, the day of your liberation is near". But the files show that rather than being the driving force for occupation, Al Qaeda flourished under the alienation bred by coalition troops. A handful of references to Al Qaeda in 2003 rises to 8000 in 2008. Troops manning checkpoints or riding convoy shoot at anything that moves: killing a doctor taking a pr
DocumentaryDOOMED! explores the circumstances surrounding the legendary cult classic Roger Corman film, THE FANTASTIC FOUR. In 1994, Mr. Corman was asked to produce this classic story on a small budget. The film was ultimately shelved prior to distribution, but a VHS copy was mysteriously leaked and the movie became a 'must have' by all. All of the fascinating stories around this 'lost' film are told through in-depth interviews with the cast and crew.
DocumentaryOver a period of 10 years, filmmakers Joachim Schroeder and Tommy Sowards hit the streets to follow a group of teenagers from L.A.'s Rollin' 20s Bloods documenting the violent and troubled lives of one of the toughest gangs in the country.
DocumentaryJust who is changing the world? Who Cares? answers that question by traveling the globe in search of the most innovative social entrepreneurs currently imagining a better planet. This eye-opening documentary introduces us to the people with simple solutions to the hard questions that affect us all, like Bill Drayton (founder of Ashoka), Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize), Mary Gordon and Rodrigo Baggio, among others: brilliant oddballs who are making changes, bringing solutions to the problems we face, generating huge social impact and, most of all, inspiring people to do the same.
DocumentaryTwo years after the death of Elvis Presley, Sun Records began promoting a masked singer named Orion whose uncanny voice led many to believe ‘The King’ was still alive. The stranger than fiction, true story of that mysterious masked man is revealed in Jeanie Finlay’s moving and wildly entertaining new film.
DocumentaryWith an opening by Richard Gere and featuring the Dalai Lama, the official Artist For Amnesty award winning Tibet: Beyond Fear, hailed by the New York Times as emotional, riveting and compelling, documents a remarkable story of courage and the power of positive thinking. This film, which has been broadcast around the world on television follows Ngwang, a Buddhist Nun and Bagdro, a Buddhist Monk, at the ages of 13 and 20 years old. They led freedom demonstrations against the Chinese repression in Tibet and were arrested, imprisoned and endured years of horrific torture. Through the power of the positive mind and inspired by the Dalai Lama, they find a way beyond fear and even forgive their former torturers.
DocumentaryUFO and Alien Disclosure! The government cover-up finally exposed! MJ-12 refers to an elite TOP SECRET military group called into action by United States presidential order to investigate and conceal real alien and UFO encounters. This story and the trail of scientific discovery that followed proves that the official US government position on UFOs has been, and still is, a carefully orchestrated deception designed to hide the most extraordinary secret in recorded history. Includes the shocking facts behind this amazing story and features video, photos, and secret government documents, along with a fascinating series of spellbinding interviews with investigators, witnesses, researchers, scientists, astronauts and the best known, most credible UFO stories in the world today. Written by Jim Marrs, New York Times best-sell
Special InterestA US Army sergeant who participated in the First World War now leads a rifle squad in the same division in which he's served, the First Infantry. The squad participates in combat action from storming Vichy French Africa into the long seige of Sicily and Italy, into D-Day at Omaha Beach, and onward through the push to Germany.
DocumentaryBecause of their position as Britain’s most infamous criminals, much has been said about the Kray Twins and their criminal empire. Using rare archive footage this film takes you behind the headlines and paints a vivid picture of the London crime scene of robbery, extortion and police corruption. It tells the story of how two men from humble beginnings became the nation’s most feared criminals, then celebrities and ultimately prisoners.
DramaThis is the FIRST EVER filmed version of The King James Version of the Gospel of John verbatim, as it was actually written. The Gospel of John is the initial film in the series of 4 Gospels which will be made available over the coming months. The film is beautifully shot, wonderfully performed and something to be enjoyed and treasured with family and friends particularly during the Holiday season.
DocumentaryIsrael is under attack - not only by terrorists who deny its basic right to exist, but also in the court of world opinion, which seeks to marginalize Israel as a human rights pariah that sanctions apartheid. Rising in vigorous defense of the Jewish homeland in this landmark documentary, Alan Dershowitz, distinguished Harvard Law School professor and outspoken champion of human rights, presents evidence from leading diplomats, historians, legal experts and government officials on both sides of the political spectrum to make the definitive case for Israel's legitimacy and right to self-defense. Dershowitz argues forcefully that real peace in the Middle East can only occur when the Palestinians, Arabs, and their allies finally value the creation of a Palestinian homeland more than they oppose the presence of a Jewish stat
DocumentaryIf Sigmund Freud was the father of Psycholanalysis then C.G. Jung was perhaps its' uncle. But was he something more? Acclaimed esoteric author Gary Lachman presents compelling evidence that Jung was also a mystic; a disciple of Hermes Trismegistus and a student of ancient, occult wisdom who explored paths of consciousness within the human psyche...and beyond. It's perhaps unfair for anyone to have two glittering careers, but this precisely describes Gary Lachman. In a former life he was one of the original members of New Wave rock band, Blondie. Today he is an acclaimed esoteric and occult author.
DocumentaryHave you always wanted to learn more about wine, but didn’t know where to start? “An Introductory Guide to Wine” gives you the basics you need to understand and appreciate this intriguing beverage. Through interviews and demonstrations with leading sommeliers, winemakers, wine educators and other industry professionals, you will discover what you like and how to describe your preferences to waiters and retailers. Learn how to find quality wines at value prices. Enjoy the beautiful California wine country over the course of three seasons and visit premium wineries for an inside look at how grapes are grown and wine is made. Experience the excitement of harvest at Clos LaChance, tour Robert Mondavi Winery, Franciscan Oakville Estate and Blackstone Sonoma. Visit the historic estate and underground caves of Schramsbe
Documentary1 Way Up tells the inspirational story of Tre and Quillan, two teenage boys on the road to the BMX World Championships. They hope to escape one of the toughest gang neighborhoods in London with the only thing they have – a bike. The film follows them on their path – from early preparations, to victories and defeats on the race track, to relationships with their friends and families, and finally to the championship race.
DocumentaryFor fixed-gear cyclists, Los Angeles is a city that has it all. From the neon glow of Hollywood to the sun-drenched boardwalk of Venice Beach, fixed-gear has evolved into a vibrant street culture that is uniquely L.A. From director David Rowe (Fast Friday) comes a new documentary feature that explores a side of L.A. few outsiders have ever seen. From races through rush-hour traffic to midnight loft parties, To Live & Ride in L.A. is a fast paced-trip through the busy streets and back-alleys of one of the world's largest cities. To Live & Ride in L.A. features talented local riders tearing up the streets with first-time visitor Keo Curry (Fast Friday, Macaframa) - one of the living legends of the sport. Bike to hidden spots off the map, race a midnight alley-cat, keep pace with the riders from Wolfpack, and hang with th
Music DocumentariesThink of a ukulele and you probably imagine grass skirts, slide guitar and kitschy lyrics, but far from being just a Hawaiian novelty instrument, the uke has a rich history and has profoundly affected music around the world. Born in Hawaii in the 1880's, the ukulele was so easy to play that by the 20's it was the most popular instrument in the American home. But then the rise of the rock and roll guitar pushed the uke into nerdy obscurity. UNTIL NOW! In the Internet age, the instrument is making a comeback, and a new generation is rediscovering a unique musical voice. MIGHTY UKE travels the world to chronicle the amazing comeback of a musical underdog.
DocumentaryA documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture. This can be achieved through a personal and global change of consciousness and the systemic implementation of ecological design.
DocumentaryFilmmaker Peter McCarthy was randomly attacked on a night out in Galway City (Ireland), leaving him badly scarred and threatening the vision in his left eye. During his recovery, Peter came across an article on Muay Thai boxing in a newspaper and decided to leave Ireland for Thailand and learn how to defend himself. FIGHT OR FLIGHT documents Peter's journey over several years in Thailand as he goes from novice in Muay Thai to fighting in semi-professional bouts in arenas full to capacity around Thailand. Through the course of his experiences in Muay Thai, Peter learns that behind his compulsion to fight lies fear and ultimately a deep-seated anger that has driven him to risk his body in the ring.
DocumentaryThe American craft beer industry is unlike any industry ever seen before in America. It began its rise during the worst economic crisis in America since the Great Depression. In 2012, as the craft beer movement was sweeping the country, a team of visionary young filmmakers with a passion for both documentary film and craft beer, set out to tell the story of how the American Dream is alive and well. The feature-length documentary film, Crafting A Nation, is the result.
DocumentaryUsing old 16mm cameras, artist Ben Rivers creates work from stories of real people, often those who have disconnected from the normal world and taken themselves into wilderness territories. TWO YEARS AT SEA won a prize at the Venice Film Festival, and was Time Out's number one pick of the London Film Festival. The title refers to the work Jake did in order to finance his chosen state of existence. The film extends Ben's relationship with Jake, a man first encountered in his short film THIS IS MY LAND. He lives alone in a ramshackle house, in the middle of the forest. It's full of stuff that might come in useful someday. Jake has a tremendous sense of purpose as he works around the house and surrounding forest and moorland. Rivers' witty and gracefully-constructed film creates an intimate connection with an individual w
DocumentaryMath always bored you, you always thought that being useless at math was inevitable, in short, you always loathed math! Through a journey to the four corners of the world in the company of the greatest mathematicians, including Cédric Villani (2010 Fields Medal), Comment j’ai détesté les maths recounts how mathematics have changed our world for the better... and sometimes for the worst.
IndependentThe story of a journey through the Tibetan region located in the current Chinese province of Sichuan. The silent shout of culture that progressively expires. The portrait of a civilization that is special and vulnerable, and that still retains its extraordinary mystical essence.
DocumentaryWARREN ELLIS: CAPTURED GHOSTS dives into the mind of "Internet Jesus" Warren Ellis, the futurist / philosopher / comic book writer / alt culture thinker behind the groundbreaking comics “FreakAngels,” “Transmetropolitan,” “Iron Man: Extremis, Planetary,” and “RED” (adapted into the blockbuster film starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker, and John Malkovich). Featuring the most extensive interview Ellis has ever given, the film spans from his first memory watching the moon landing as a child to the boffo success of “RED.” Along the way, Ellis's acerbic wit and core belief in humanity come across like never before, revealing the unique point of view that has made him such a pivotal and influential figure. Featuring interviews with friends and collaborators including He
HorrorThe line between art and sex gets blurred in this erotic thriller. Lilly, a wanna-be model, falls in love with Johanna, an up and coming New York City painter. Louise, another model, enters the picture and a threesome spins things out of control and into dangerous new heights.
DocumentarySongbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, and a number of species face imminent extinction. The film explores the wonder of these tiny globe- flying marvels, millions of which are unlawfully slaughtered each year for large sums on the black market, and follows an intrepid squad of pan-European birdlovers who risk their lives waging a secret war against poachers, disrupting illegal trapping and freeing as many birds as possible.
DocumentaryMMA meets religion in this provocative confluence of Christianity and Mixed Martial Arts, including ministries which train fighters by Academy Award winning director Daniel Junge (Saving Face).
DocumentaryA documentary film about army cooks and how the everyday needs of thousands of armed stomachs affect the victories and defeats of statesmen. About the field kitchen as a model of a world where food preparation becomes a fight strategy; a fight for great ideals standing on strong legs of the kitchen table. The film is based on eleven recipes of the cooks since the Second World War till the war in Tchechenia; from France through the Balkans to Russia.
DramaReturning home from his mission overseas, Levi Savage was called to help lead members of the Willie handcart company safely to the Salt Lake Valley. He feared, however, that leaving so late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there are multitudes of miracles. Based on unbelievable actual events, and brought to you by filmmaker T.C. Christensen (Praise to the Man, The Work and the Glory), 17 Miracles will open your eyes to the stories of the Mormon Pioneers as you have never seen them before. Something extraordinary is about to happen.
Documentary"Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball" is a documentary that tells the story of Pinball 2000, a mind-blowing attempt at resuscitating pinball that failed just at the moment many people thought it might succeed. A "Soul of a New Machine" for the pinball world, "Tilt" is a compendium of interviews with legends of the pinball industry, photos, and film of the best games the industry has produced. Though nominally about pinball, the film is many things: a story of innovation, a business case study, a nostalgia trip, a story about personality and passion, of unlikely teamwork and cooperation in a workplace traditionally driven by ego. It's a story of a bold success dizzyingly followed by stunning failure. From its nostalgic opening jaunt through pinball history to its heartbreaking ending, employing remarkable animation through
DocumentaryA Zen priest from Fairfax, California. Wise, clever and often surprisingly wrathful: Edward Espe Brown. Author of the famous Tassajara cookbooks, philosopher, Zen teacher and master chef. Doris Dorrie met with Edward Brown and he told her about his life. She participated in his lectures, watched the master in the kitchen and in his cooking classes. Under Edward Espe Brown's guidance, cooking is more than just providing food. Cooking, or better, knowing how to cook, is a matter of caring for yourself and others. Without romanticizing Edward Espe Brown and his work, Doris Dorrie succeeds in capturing the magic moment where practical advice unlocks wisdom and deepness.
DramaA beautifully affecting love story that has rightly earned comparisons to Brokeback Mountain, Haim Tabakman's potent yet impeccably restrained tale has won awards and accolades at film festivals the world over. Aaron, a pillar in Jerusalem's Orthodox community is respected by friends and family. However, when he hires handsome runaway student Ezri to assist with his business, sexual tensions bristle and the pair cautiously embark on a love affair. Meanwhile, a neighbouring shopkeeper persists in seeing a man of her own choosing, even though she's been promised by her father to another. As forbidden truths come to the fore, these lovers are forced to either confront or relent in the face of a centuries old religious community, with startling results.
Special InterestLooking to find the real Nemo and Dory? Well look no further than this unique program. In “Children’s Aquarium, ”you get your very own personal aquarium experience without all the work. Be swept away with soothing music while falling into a state of deep relaxation as you watch vibrant orange and pink anthias, electric yellow tangs, and serene butterfly fish glide and flutter about gloriously tuberous sea anemones and fancy frilly corals. In addition, witness the clownfish perform its elaborate dance with an anemone before making it his home, delicately rubbing the anemone’s tentacles until he is acclimated with his host. Children will love watching teams of clownfish play with one another in a lively game of chase - and they will certainly revel in the stamina and activity of the blue tang as it roams in and o
DocumentaryEvery day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. LA CAMIONETA follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.
DocumentaryWhen Harvard psychiatrist John Mack approached filmmaker Laurel Chiten (Twist and Shout, The Jew in the Lotus, Twisted) asking her to make a movie about encounters with aliens, she thought he was crazy. But after meeting some of the so-called "experiencers" she was intrigued; they seemed rather normal yet spoke about feelings of connection and their longing for these uninvited intruders to return. She had stumbled into a world filled by people who had been touched by something ... and had their lives blown apart because of it. In Chiten’s words, “I realized I could not figure out the origin of these bizarre stories, nor could I prove or disprove the existence of aliens. Instead, I wanted to explore the human drama: who are these people, what has happened to them, and why does this distinguished Harvard professor be