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
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.
Special InterestIN COLD BLOOD is the powerful, true story of a callous murder, based upon the best-selling novel by Truman Capote. A prosperous and respected Kansas farmer, his wife and his two teenage children are wantonly and brutally slaughtered. The murderers are two mindless ex-convict drifters: Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and Dick Hickock (Scott Wilson). Neither of the men are sane enough to regret their crime. The story penetrates the inner workings of the criminals minds as it follows their purposeless meandering through Mexico and the United States in evasion of the law. After more than a year of wandering, the hunted men are finally caught, tried and in a dramatic conclusion condemned to hang.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Special InterestSir Ben Kingsley stars as Mohandas Gandhi in Lord Richard Attenborough's riveting biography of the man who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding. A critical masterpiece, Gandhi is an intriguing story about activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom. But at the center of it all is an extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence, and set an entire nation free. Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Attenborough) and Best Actor (Sir Ben Kingsley), Gandhi's highly acclaimed cast also includes Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, Sir John Gielgud, Roshan Seth and Martin Sheen.
DocumentaryAn intimate and provoking portrait of Lord Paul Smith, quirky designer and formidable businessman, through exclusive access to a poet of British fashion. Paul Smith has 400 shops and outlets in 35 countries, 12 clothing lines, 400 million Euros in yearly revenues, sales topping Chanel's, partnerships with Evian, Apple, and Austin, and prestigious bicycle and race car brands. The secret of his success? Who is Paul Smith? How has he managed to get millions of men interested in fashion? How did a modest man from Nottingham become synonymous with elegance in men's fashion?
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.
Special InterestOne of the most popular movie musicals ever made! FUNNY GIRL follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar® for Best Actress. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings the house down with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. The film's many memorable songs include "Don't Rain On My Parade" and the Streisand classic "People."
DramaThe heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, GLORY stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Oscar® - winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.
Action & AdventureThe Remaining is an action-packed supernatural thriller that addresses questions of life, love and belief against an apocalyptic backdrop. A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical endtimes prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in chaos and terror will they choose real life through faith, or just try to survive?
Special InterestAdaptation of Robert Bolt's play about Sir Thomas More, a Catholic statesman in England who rebelled against Henry VIII's self-proclaimed status as the head of the Church of England and paid for his religious beliefs by having his head exhibited on London Bridge.
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
Special Interest"Cadillac Records" chronicles the rise of Leonard Chess' (Adrien Brody) Chess Records and its recording artists including Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Little Walter (Columbus Short), Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Willie Dixon (Cedric The Entertainer) and the great Etta James (Beyoncé Knowles). In this tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in Chicago of the 1950s and 60s, the film follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's greatest musical legends.
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
DocumentaryKnown for cult classics 'The Elephant Man' (1980) 'Blue Velvet' (1986) and 'Mulholland Drive' (2001) and with a revival of cult TV show 'Twin Peaks' (1990-1991, 2017) on the way, David Lynch is one of the most renowned filmmakers working in the industry today. The formative years of his life are explored by directors Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm and Rick Barnes. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, the film, which is narrated by Lynch himself, looks at the events that helped shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic and revered directors. Infusing Lynch's own art, music and films, while shining a light into his unique world, the documentary offers audiences a greater understanding of the artist as well as the man.
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.
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.
DramaInspired by the real life story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the film shines a light on a pastor who was told to close down his tiny, rundown church and instead ended up serving as the host for refugees from Burma in southeast Asia.
SportsMoto 3: The Movie is the next chapter in the most progressive motocross/off-road film series of all time. The Assignment Moving Picture Co. spared no expense during the film's production, and worked with only the biggest and baddest riders on the planet to capture what critics are calling "next level moto cinematography". Like in the first two Moto The Movie features, The Assignment traveled the globe to search for the source of what pushes our beloveed sport into the future, and the result is a film that will leave you aching to ride!
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.
ComedyThe British stand-up king Eddie Izzard has come to conquer France with his show STRIPPED which he performs entirely in French. Influenced by the absurd humour of MONTY PYTHON, he was publicly acknowledged by them when they dubbed him "The Lost Python". Eddie Izzard is a master of switching between subjects with the most unexpected transitions and an unbridled energy. In his elegant and absurd universe he tells us his version of the history of humanity: from the Stone Age to the modern-day man, from the origins of language to Wikipedia, from banjos to helicopters, or even from the creation of the world to... bananas.
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.
DramaFrom acclaimed director Geoffrey Wright (Romper Stomper) comes this contemporary take on the Shakespeare classic. Set in the violent criminal underworld of Melbourne, Australia, the story follows Macbeth (Sam Worthington), a loyal henchman to his crime boss, Duncan. Macbeth is told he will one day assume great power and driven by this prophecy he plots with his wife to kill his boss and gain control of the organisation. But Macbeth knows that to maintain power he must remain ruthless, and with his remaining enemies uniting in a bid to destroy him, the end is bound to be bloody. Destined to do for the Scottish play what Baz Luhrmann did for Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth is a sexy, all action, guns blazing ride of awesome proportions!
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
DramaLuke (Mike Dytri) is a rootless hustler who's determined to "live fast, die young, and make a beautiful corpse," while Jon (Craig Gilmore) is a freelance writer whose life and stability are devastated when he finds out he's HIV positive. They meet by chance (or is it fate?), and when Luke kills a cop, they take to the road, embarking on a wild odyssey with devastating consequences.
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.
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
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
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
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.
DocumentarySTAR WARS isn't just a series of films. It's an indelible part of the last thirty years of American culture, going far beyond mere entertainment. For some, its become a way of life. Join us as we profile a unique group of individuals whose love of STAR WARS goes well beyond mere movie fan. JEDI JUNKIES is a fun, affectionate and funny look at a series of people whose personal and professional lives were changed forever by this incredible franchise.
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
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?
DocumentaryThis groundbreaking feature-length documentary traces the history of one of the most powerful stories of our time, the UFO phenomenon, from the dawn of the modern era all the way up to present day. Includes an examination of the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis - the notion that some UFO reports are probably explained by extraterrestrial visitation and why visitation might not include contact or how an advanced culture might strategize contact with an emerging civilization. Also includes an in-depth examination of the abduction phenomenon, the most detailed ever to be put on film. Packed with bonus features, expert analyses and interviews with leading UFOlogists.
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
DocumentaryIn the early ‘90s, writer John Healy was a star, on international TV, in the national press, constantly being interviewed about his first book, The Grass Arena. There was much about him that made him appealing to the media, not least a sense of danger. John Healy wasn’t just another award-winning author. He had a history of violence. And it seemed destined to follow him. The son of Irish immigrants, Healy lived rough on the streets of London for fifteen years, fighting and stealing to survive; a slave to alcohol, any alcohol – wine, strong cider, surgical spirits. Then he discovered chess. This became his new addiction. Alcohol was left behind. He became a rated chess player and a famous writer, for a time the darling of the British media. Then John Healy disappeared. Stories emerged to fill the vacuum, dark stor
DramaLove makes the world go round. At least that's what Marcel and Kyle believe until they suddenly discover that love can alternatively flip the world upside-down. When certain elements are set into motion, they tend to stay in motion. If tampered with, they can spin out of control. Marcel and Kyle are in love at first sight, and even though they can't legally marry, they will find a way to make it work. French Marcel marries their lesbian friend Sarah so he can stay in the US with Kyle. Together they can overcome any obstacle and hurdle any barrier. Together they cannot be stopped. Enter Kyle's sister April, a former prostitute. She needs a place to crash, but for how long? Taking a quick dislike to Marcel, April methodically drips poison into their happiness. Where Marcel sees a conniving woman with a not-so-hidden agen
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.
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
DocumentaryI'm Fine, Thanks follows a documentary crew of 5 around the United States as they interview everyday people on how they got trapped in complacent, dull lives and careers - and the steps they took to change their lives forever. Told through a collection of intimate, hilarious and at times heartbreaking stories from a cross section of America, I'm Fine, Thanks is a 'coming of age' movie for the already 'of age.' It's a rallying cry for personal empowerment and a wake-up call to anyone who is driving through life asleep at the wheel. Stars noted empowerment writers Chris Guillebeau and Man vs. Debt guru Adam C. Baker.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
DocumentaryNearly two decades after the release of Star Wars: Episode I, Star Wars fans still heatedly debate the merits and the shortcomings of the controversial prequel films that brought to the world Jar Jar Binks, Darth Maul, midichlorians, and a purple lightsaber. Unsure what to make of the films, a Star Wars fan treks across country interviewing dozens in search of answers. Are the prequel films masterpiece or disaster? Is George Lucas an inconsistent hack or a champion of a singular vision? And most important of all, is there a way to bring balance to the dark and light sides of fandom? As our hero discovers, much to learn, he still has. The Prequels Strike Back was made possible through the generous contributions of time and money from fans all across the world. What resulted was a documentary that Star Wars fans deserve
DocumentaryOn the verge of achieving his dream career, Tomás allows his older brother Martín Farina an inside look at his life as a professional football player. Martín, never able to fulfill his own dream of playing football, steps into the world of Tomás and his teammates through the lens of his camera. However, the rest of the club has their own opinions some viewing Martín as an intruder, as he exposes their most vulnerable moments, and their concerns for the future after the game has ended. Fulboy offers an uncensored, confessional look at how the athletes behind the most popular sport in the world behave during their time off the field. At the same time, Fulboy reflexively interrogates Farina's aesthetic choices and point-of-view as well as the viewer's gaze at the male form.
DramaIs there anything more complex than a gay man's relationship with his mother? When writer Lorenz returns from Berlin to his native small town home he expects an uneventful break - maybe even a chance overcome his writers block. But when he arrives he finds his fiercely independent, gregarious mother needs more than a little attention. And when a one night stand with a hot young local man begins to get seriously complicated, it becomes clear that this isn't going to be anything like a normal trip home! Heartwarming, refreshingly honest and genuinely funny, the award-winning A Man, His Lover and His Mother is a true gem.
DocumentaryThe fifth and longest film in Frank Capra's acclaimed "Why We Fight" WWII propaganda series, "Battle of Russia" portrays the bitter fighting on the Eastern Front 1941-1943. It also attempts to justify the new alliance among the democratic Allies and Soviet Russia. Here, the Nazi invasion of Russia is framed in historical terms, with references to previous failed invasions by the Teutonic Knights in 1242, Charles of Sweden in 1704, and Napoleon in 1812. The tenacity and determination of the Russian people is emphasized, along with the nation's vast natural and human resources. (Communism, interestingly enough, is never mentioned.) While the film can be described as blatantly pro-Soviet, many aspects of it are accurate. Even today, few people grasp the scale of the sacrifice of human lives on the Eastern Front. Over 20 m
DocumentaryScientists, researchers, military personnel and astronauts have been talking about UFOs for years. Some people swear they've seen, photographed and filmed them. But all too often government documents remain secret. Recently, however, some major governments have begun to make their files on UFOs public. France, England and Ecuador have all released documents to the public. Even the Vatican has recently stated that the existence of UFOs does not go against the Catholic faith. Of the secret documents that are now available to the general public, the information from the Ecuadorian Government is the most significant and fascinating. Get the facts about these amazing discoveries as we investigate UFOs in South America and UFO/ET disclosure by governments around the world.
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.
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.
DocumentaryChina is the first country to label “Internet addiction” a clinical disorder. With extraordinary intimacy, Web Junkie investigates a Beijing rehab center where Chinese teenagers are deprogrammed, focusing on three teens, their parents and the health professionals determined to help them kick their habit.
DocumentaryImagine a world where the trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences we hold in our bodies are the source of everything that ails us. That’s the world we live in. Now imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each of us. Imagine a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity and loving relationships abound. Imagine emotion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity. Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose, a divine purpose.
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
DocumentaryThis feature documentary tells the epic love story of an American and an Iranian gay couple. Alex, a former Peace Corps volunteer, spent a decade living in Iran (1967 - 1977). While there, he met and fell in love with Ali, an Iranian whom Alex considers his soul mate. When the Islamic revolution erupted in the late 70’s, Alex was forced to leave Iran - and Ali. But the two men kept their relationship alive through letters, phone calls, and emails. In May 2012, documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate Malachi Leopold followed Alex to Istanbul, where Alex and Ali reunited for the first time in 35 years, hoping to rekindle their relationship. The film follows the men as their best-laid plans are turned upside down, revealing emotionally painful twists and turns that transform their lives forever.
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
Special InterestJay Austin wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are repeatedly exposed. Like many men, he becomes disgusted by the masks he wears and the lies he tells. While having a classic convertible repaired, Austin begins a humorous and inspiring journey to win back the hearts of his wife, his son and his community. In every man's life, there can be a turning point. When Jay Austin makes his turn, he never looks back.
DocumentaryAddo - The African King follows the harsh and competitive life of Addo, a male lion born into a successful pride. In his early days, life in the pride is easy and food is plentiful. In his second year, the rains fail to come and his life changes forever. Food becomes scarce and tension spreads through the pride. Competition is fierce. When two strange males invade, life, as Addo knows it, is over and he is forced to flee. Alone and inexperienced, Addo’s wanderings take him on a journey of life or death. Africa is a cruel teacher, and he must learn to survive in a difficult and dangerous world. After many miles and many fights, Addo comes across another wandering lion and they make a pact. Together they brave the ruthless existence that living in the wilderness brings forth. Addo and his companion are the fortunate on
DocumentaryEgg thieves rob the nests of rare birds while a UK national police initiative named “Operation Easter” tries to stop them. The thieves are motivated not by money but by desire for the beauty of the egg and the thrill of the chase. Thousands of eggs confiscated in police raids have been found strapped under beds, beneath floorboards, and in secret rooms. With unprecedented access to the most notorious and inconspicuous perpetrators, POACHED delves into the psychology of the egg collectors as they confront their obsession.
Documentary‘ADRENALINE’: how a trainee hairdresser and single mum created Europe’s biggest urban sports park and survived the loss of her young son. “I didn’t know a skateboard from an ironing board”! Mandy Young, co-founder of ‘Adrenaline Alley’. In 2014 Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy declared ‘Adrenaline Alley’ - Europe’s biggest and most successful urban sport‘s centre - ‘a triumph out of tragedy’. He publicly paid tribute to Mandy Young who created the centre out of the deserted remnants of an abandoned Corby chicken factory. Mandy’s son John had survived nine years of misdiagnosis before undergoing surgery for a massive brain tumor. His solace became the time he spent on his skateboard and writing songs on his guitar. The chemotherapy and ‘difference’ that followed John’s surgery led to pee
DocumentaryGreece: 2012. Khaos: The Human Faces of the Greek Crisis starting from numerous accounts and stories, Khaos presents without varnish the daily life of the Greek people with Panagiotis Grigoriou, historian and war economical blogger as our recurring character. This road movie is pace by jazz and rap that bring us from Trikala to Kea Island including Athens at the encounter of the Greek citizen from the fisherman to the political tagger.
Documentary“The Magic Life” chronicles the journey of three magician hopefuls: a 17-year-old from Beijing who travels to the U. S. to attend magic school, a 25-year-old trying to make rent by performing on Hollywood Blvd for tips, and a 32-year-old New York University MBA graduate who moves to Los Angeles to perform at the world famous Magic Castle. The film depicts the challenges of following an unconventional career path. Forget about parents, family, or friends who may not understand or support your choices – there’s almost an invisible societal pressure in terms of what types of jobs are acceptable. “The Magic Life” is about those who are willing to risk everything to take the road not normally taken. Sometimes the risk pays off, sometimes it doesn’t.
DocumentaryBetween 1900 and 1920, like Howard Zinn's parents, more than 14 million immigrants arrived in the United States. They came fleeing poverty or war, racism or religious persecution. They dreamed of a promised land, of wealth, or simply of a better life. The New World opened its arms wide to the poor and huddled masses of the Old: its unwanted, its fugitives, and even a few utopians... After all, the rapidly expanding industries of the time required cheap labor, and immigrant workers - men, women and children - were easy to exploit. But the same period also saw the birth of organized labor, with its strikes and conflicts, and the appearance of great figures like Emma Goldman, Mother Jones, Eugene Debs and the Wobblies.
DocumentaryThis rare documentary explores the early days of The Beatles with rare interviews, newsreels, press conferences and TV appearances. This celebration of Beatlemania presents a candid look at the Fab Four detailing their thoughts of fame, the screaming fans and the media's fascination with their hair. The Beatles are charming, honest and clever throughout this insightful documentary film. Highlights include the Beatles' first trip to America, behind-the-scenes of A Hard Day's Night and their hysterical appearance on a British TV show performing Shakepeare, presented in color for the first time!
Documentary"Without Mama, we just die" A young cheetah talks about his carefree childhood on the Serengeti plains in Tanzania, thanks to his wonderful mother. Lesson one: Catching a calf, Lesson Two: How to finish the kill, Lesson three: Catching a calf yourself. The Cheetah mother lets her cubs practice on a gazelle calf that she has captured for them. One day the young cubs will have to fend for themselves, without their mother's help.
ComedyReefer Madness is a campy cult favorite first released in 1938 as a propaganda film meant to scare America’s youth away from drugs. In this quintessential classic, innocent teens partake of the “demon weed” only to find that one puff plunges them into a hilarious web of murder, sex, lunacy, and jazz music. This cautionary tale has since become the height of camp entertainment among today’s high school and college crowds. You may think you’ve experienced this mind-altering “hit” before, but you’ve never seen it like this – in color for the first time and presented in an over-the-top way that’ll leave you rolling… with laughter. So fire up the film and enjoy!
Special InterestDirk Bogarde plays legendary composer/pianist Franz Liszt in this sweeping biography in which he is torn between his two passions--composing music and playing it. The women in his life are Capucine as Princess Carolyne (whom he adores but who proves to be unattainable) and Genevieve Page as Countess Marie.
DocumentaryAlvaro Longoria partners with Academy Award® winner Javier Bardem for his directorial debut, Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony. This compelling documentary brings to light the political and human rights issues facing the people of the Western Sahara and the responsibility of Western powers in the effort to restore peace to the region. The film examines the current political turmoil and the failed policies, namely realpolitik, which has generated tremendous instabilities. A personal journey for Bardem, the film focuses on the bleak reality of the Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony that is now occupied, in part, by Morocco and has resulted in almost 200,000 refugees living in camps in the desert.
Kids & FamilySo you’re either thinking of getting a new pet hamster and want to know more, or already have one and need some advice about how to best take care of your furry little friend, or perhaps you’d rather skip the mess and have a virtual hamster experience – well look no further because this program meets all these needs. Having a pet, no matter how big or small can be a daunting experience. What are the best kinds of food for him? What kind of shelter do they prefer? What kinds of toys will keep them happy? These questions and more will be answered for you by our certified hamster expert, Mister Cookie. He’s had many years experience living in coconut shells, frolicking in cedar chips, and running in hamster wheels to know a thing or two about what a hamster really wants and needs. And when you’re done finding o
DocumentaryResearchers discover that Aliens from another world assisted in the evolution of man and were the genesis of a very real bloodline that remains intact today. The Aliens left Earth millennia ago, but the signs are growing daily that the prophecy of their return is imminent. "Startling insight into our forbidden past." - OH Krill.
DocumentaryTraditional circuses might be a dying art, but the members of the Rosaire family are holding the line. Descended from nine generations of circus animal trainers, the Rosaires were born with sawdust in their veins. At the height of their fame, they headlined shows for kings, presidents and legions of fans with their spectacular feats. Today they are struggling to survive in a business that is rapidly disappearing. As declining audiences and fewer gigs begin to add up, the Rosaire’s livelihood and future are at risk as they attempt to carry on the family tradition. Filmed over a five-year period, CIRCUS ROSAIRE is both heartbreaking and hilarious as it takes an intimate, behind the scenes inside this quintessential circus family.
DocumentaryThe wild 1970s. A quest for higher consciousness, spirituality and sexual freedom. In his Ashram in Poona, Bhagwan (Osho) urges his disciples to meditate and practise tantric sex in order to reach a higher level of consciousness. Hugh, the guru’s bodyguard, watches his ascent on people. Sheela becomes his secretary and the powerful boss of Bhagwan’s community in the mountains of Oregon. The guru, decried as sex-guru by the Western media in the 1970s, is now making headlines with his Rolls-Royces. The dream turns into a nightmare, for Hugh into a mental breakdown, for Sheela into a prison sentence. Where did it all begin to go wrong ?
ClassicsMeet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world’s first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. In his documentary film Tosca’s Kiss, which has developed an underground cult following over the years and is a favorite among opera and music lovers worldwide, director Daniel Schmid has captured a world in which these wonderful singers (many of whom had significant careers on the opera stage) re-live and re-enact their triumphant roles of the glorious past. Tosca’s Kiss is a touching and often hilarious film on the subject of aging and the power and timeless capacity of music to inspire.
ComedyWhen transgendered Adam helps his baby-crazy ex-girlfriend Miriam artificially inseminate, they wind up in bed together— and they both get pregnant. Now Adam must grapple with his identity, feelings for Miriam, and learn what it means to be a man.
DocumentarySHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY is a provocative and rousing look at the birth and legacy of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s, and a tribute to the outrageous, often brilliant women behind it, taking us from the founding of the National Organization for Women (NOW), when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions such as WITCH (Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell!). Using never-before-seen archive footage and directly confronting issues of race, sexual preference and leadership within the movement, this thrilling, scandalous, and frequently hilarious documentary brilliantly captures the spirit of the time and the ongoing struggle for equality.
DramaMike's cop brother is murdered by a convict he had personally arrested. Vowing never to become a victim again, Mike joins the LAPD. He goes through intensive training at the most vigorous police academy in the world. Mike is broken down physically, psychologically, and emotionally. The question is will he last through the training to be built back up again into an officer?
DocumentaryIn the fall of 1973, a cocktail party was given by Charles Pollock, a West Hollywood designer, for his house guest Bette Davis and her guest Mae West. Bette and Mae had never met, but each held the other in high regard. Miss West was accompanied by her two escorts, Stan Musgrove and Glenn Shahan, who were eager to meet Miss Davis. Also present were Vik Greenfield, who had been Miss Davis's personal assistant, and Wes Wheadon, a neighbor and friend of the host and Miss Davis. That night, Wes was the bartender, and he tape recorded the evening as he served drinks. The conversation was kept lively thanks to questions posed by the guests. Nothing was sacred, and alcohol loosened tongues as the evening progressed. The conversation covered a multitude of topics. The ladies discussed their careers, how they crafted their uniq
DocumentaryThe first definitive portrait of this 20th century American icon and inventor of the mobile, this program shows Calder at work in his studio, and features never-before-seen archival films and photographs. It includes contemporary shooting of dozens of works, seen as Calder meant them to be viewed, in dynamic motion. Interviewees include: Arthur Miller, Ellsworth Kelly, I.M. Pei, Brendan Gill, Marla Prather, David Ross, Calder’s daughters and grandson, Sandy Rower, and others.The film received rave reviews, including Pick-of-the-Week status in People and an A in Entertainment Weekly.
Music DocumentariesJust before Christmas 1985, 19-year-old James Vance watched his best friend Ray Belknap shoot himself to death with a .12 gauge shotgun in a churchyard outside Reno, Nevada. Then Vance pulled the trigger on himself. He survived but was severely disfigured. Vance later claimed his actions had been influenced by the heavy metal music of Judas Priest, prompting his family to sue the band. The drama of the ensuing trial provides the framework for David Van Taylor's disturbing look at teenagers today.
DocumentaryFilmed over the course of a year, THE CHOCOLATE FARMER bears intimate witness to one man's struggle with the forces of globalization. In a remote corner of southern Belize, Eladio Pop organically farms cacao in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors. Now faced with the realities of a cash economy and his children's desire to participate in the modern world, Eladio tells a cautionary tale and bares his soul to remind us of the precarious balance between human beings and the environment. This film adds a unique perspective to the debate around green politics and challenges our deeply held assumptions about progress.
ComedyThe shaggy-maned idol rips into his song – and the audience screams with excitement. Some ecstatic fans storm the stage, wanting simply to touch him. Some want to bear his child. One adoring woman announces she already has. And outside the hall, a horse-drawn carriage waits to whisk the performer away. Meet Franz Liszt (Roger Daltrey), rock star, circa 1840. And great ready for all the glitter, groupies and gaudy good times of Lisztomania. The incredible list of frenzied delights goes on and on in this splendiferous extravaganza from writer/director Ken Russell, whose works include Women in Love, Altered States and Crimes of Passion. He takes you where no one else does. Or dares. Brace yourself for Lisztomania. Viewers expecting a polite gathering of people neatly posed on Louis XVI furniture are going to be blown ou
DocumentaryPaul Longgrear was sent to Vietnam to command an elite combat unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces. At home, his wife tended to their newborn daughter and dutifully kept her promise to pray for her husband at war. The prayers never really meant much to Longgrear until the early morning hours of February 7, 1968. Trapped in a concrete bunker with seven other Green Berets and surrounded by a determined enemy using tanks for the first time in the war, Longgrear retreated to a corner of the shattered bunker and prayed his first real prayer. He knew death would come for him, so he prayed that God would take care of his wife and child. He counted his last 19 rounds of ammunition. Eighteen were for the enemy. The last was for him. Longgrear miraculously survived the battle, but he knew his life would never be the same - becau
DocumentaryIn this heartfelt and patriotic documentary, we follow twelve veterans on their motorcycles as they make a very special journey from Sacramento, CA to Washington D.C. Through wrong turns, terrible weather and horrific accidents, the bikers ride on, each with their own reasons for heading to the nation's capital for 'Rolling Thunder,' the annual bike fest that sees one million bikers descend upon the capital for the cause of POWs and MIAs. The solitude of the open road and the unbreakable bond between those that have served, help to fuel all of these wonderful characters as they cruise the 'Road to Thunder' - It's not the destination, it's their journey.
ClassicsSanta Claus goes on a covert mission to rescue hostages with the aid of a fairy princess and a couple of automatic weapon toting child soldiers. Kris Kringle nearly gets devoured by an alligator. Simon, our hero, nearly gets devoured by the ogre, in this great Christmas classic!
DocumentaryIn 1959, a government employee named Richard Oyler, living in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine, California, asked world-famous modern architect Richard Neutra to design his modest family home. To Oyler’s surprise, Neutra agreed. Thus began an unlikely friendship that led to the design and construction of an iconic mid-century modern masterpiece. Considered the “father of California Modern Architecture,” Time Magazine put Richard Neutra on their cover in 1949, ranking him second only to Frank Lloyd Wright among America’s greatest architects. The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat explores how Neutra came to befriend this modest, small-town family, and how he was inspired by the site’s stunning desert setting, which Neutra compared to the grandness of the mystical Gobi Desert. Now owned by the actr
Regional IndianThe plot of the movie is based on simple aspirations, the undying urge in the human race to live and to live against all odds. The film is about the life of a farmer Kisna (Girish Kulkarni), who is trying to get a good crop in the drought-stricken Vidarbha region, which has been notorious for farmer suicides. It also allegorically tells about how lack of information and education amongst the farmers, can ruin them, despite their indefatigable spirit. After, the debt-ridden neighbour Bhaskar Deshmukh commits suicide, amongst many other farmers of the region, Kisna's wife Alka (Sonali Kulkarni) observes Kisna's aloofness and interprets that Kisna is contemplating suicide too. She asks their 6-year old son Dinu (Aman Attar) to keep a watch on Kisna, and report any irregular behavior. Kisna is however imbued by the thought
DocumentaryThis volume of UFOs the Best Evidence focuses on The Government Cover Up - examines how governments, especially our own, have been hiding the truth about secret UFO studies, astronaut encounters and military battles with alien craft. We also take viewers along with us on our unprecedented trip to Russia, where we investigate UFO secrets from behind the once Iron Curtain.
Foreign“Out Loud” is a tale of unusual friendship and love in Lebanon, a nation that has been plagued by civil war for decades and where untraditional relationships and ideas are reacted to with violence and hatred. Jason, an innocent young Lebanese man, befriends five young wanderers, who, like himself, are lost between traditional morals and their beliefs in what is truly right. Their taboo alliances and “Out Loud” statements result in tragedy and heartache, but in the end their commitment to one another and to a life of tolerance and equality allow them to persevere, changing their lives, and the lives of those around them forever.
DocumentaryAt a time of unprecedented global challenges, the under-30 “millennial” generation has every reason to be fatalistic and disengaged. Yet in fields ranging from public health to education, plenty of millennials are engaged. Call it the empathy revolution. Extreme By Design brings this revolution vividly to life by capturing the experience of 40 students from Stanford University’s Institute of Design (aka the d.school) as they create products that may save thousands of lives in Bangladesh, Indonesia and other developing countries they visit. The students apply the freewheeling “Design Thinking” approach, tapping previously undiscovered creativity and draw on methods from engineering and industrial design, and combine them with ideas from the arts, tools from the social sciences, and insights from the business w