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.
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.
Action & AdventureFearing the power-hungry Napolean, the kings and queens of Europe pressure him to step down as the emperor of France. He bids a touching farewell to his soldiers before departing for exile in Elba. That exile doesn't last long, however, and soon Louis XVIII and his court learn that Napolean has fled the small island and is already gathering some of his loyal men in an attempt to take control once more. The troops arrive in Paris and occupy the city without a shot being fired or a sword wielded. Napolean again becomes emperor, prompting much political maneuvering by the leaders of Russia, England, Austria, and Prussia, who unite to put an end to his ambitions once and for all.
Special InterestThis is the horrifying true account of John Reginald Christie, whose crimes and subsequent trial summarily ended capital punishment in Britain. After savagely murdering a woman and her newborn baby, Christie was able to convince a jury that the woman's husband was the actual perpetrator. Years later, Christie admitted his guilt and a shocked nation learned an innocent man had been put to death.
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
DocumentaryMichael Jackson’s THIS IS IT is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London’s O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through June 2009, this film was produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his planned final London shows.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
ComedyDylan Moran, star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary, is back with his new stand up show. Expect a master class in comedy when Dylan Moran takes his new show, Off The Hook, out on the road in 2015. Moran, who has been referred to as The Oscar Wilde of comedy, has recently been sharpening his deceptively rambling stand-up in unusual places including Kiev, Moscow and Kazakhstan--making him the first western comic to perform in St Petersburg. He has spent much of the last year touring the US whilst working on a TV pilot for ABC and an appearance on Letterman. This new show, Off The Hook, his first UK tour for three years, promises to deliver more of Moran’s unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life all delivered with poetical panache. For any lover of comedy, this is the must
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?
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
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.
DocumentaryAcclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
DocumentaryJust in time for this year’s Presidential election, don't miss the must-see documentary that has the entire country talking. Best- selling author Dinesh D’Souza takes viewers on a journey into Barack Obama’s past and present and suggests how his experiences will affect our country’s future. D’Souza uncovers how "Hope and Change" became radically misconstrued in 2008 election, how Obama’s decisions in office point to a greater hidden agenda, and how America’s place in global affairs hang in the balance. A captivating story that crosses four continents and reveals shocking secrets, D’Souza proves that, love him or hate him, you don’t know the real Barack Obama.
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?”
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 InterestNewly paraplegic Morgan Oliver just wants his life to be like it was before the accident. A chance encounter with Dean Kagen on a basketball court makes Morgan more determined that being in a wheelchair will not change him. Dean supports Morgan when he decides to enter as a wheelchair competitor in the same bike race that took his ability to walk. But when Morgan risks his life to win, he is pushed to the brink, teetering between what he wants and what he needs. Morgan is a powerful story of perseverance, determination and, of course, love.
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.
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.
DocumentaryDoes God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? These questions and more are answered in this award-winning documentary, which brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture – and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American families – including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson – we discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member. Offering healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity, this landmark film “bo
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
DramaPier Paolo Pasolini's masterpiece comes to life in color for the first time in this beautifully told film about the life of Jesus Christ according to St. Matthew. The story begins with his birth and illustrates how his teachings attracted not only his disciples, but crowds of believers. When the Pharisees, chief priests and elders learn of Jesus, they conspire to have him arrested, beaten, tried and crucified on the cross. This classic film is a beautiful interpretation of the greatest story ever told.
DocumentaryEnter the dark and foreboding world of Chet Zar, where apocalyptic industrial landscapes are inhabited by disturbing yet beautiful monstrosities. Sometimes gruesome, occasionally funny, but always thought-provoking, Zar’s art is as enigmatic as it is frightening. But who is Chet Zar, and why does he like to paint monsters? These are the questions at the heart of this new documentary by Michael Correll.Zar is an influential figure in the Dark Art Movement. Born in 1967 in San Pedro, California, Zar was the family prankster. With a passion for horror films, an innate urge to create bizarre artwork, and a superhuman work ethic, Zar seemed to be made for the special effects industry.During his time in the film industry, he designed and created creatures and make-up effects for such films as Darkman, The Ring, Hellboy I &
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?
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 Cineflex-camera, developed by US secret services, brings razor sharp aerial close-ups and breathtaking panoramic images to life. Filmed exclusively with aerial shots, this is a unique cinematic expedition from the peaks of Mont Blanc to the Dolomites and traces the history and geography of the Alps.
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.
DocumentaryLaced with a refreshing self-irony, this doc is a tour-de-force story of lesbian love. Provocative animated sequences, colourful archive and a dynamic soundtrack lead an intelligent exploration of life as a lesbian in Denmark. Travel from the secrecy of the straight-laced 1950s to the gender-bending queer community; from a nuclear family with two mums to the summer camps waging war on make-up and men; and finally to Ena, a Muslim and pro MC of 'Fagget Fairy', doing battle with prejudice.
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
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.
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.
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.
ComedyAll Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation... a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong?
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.
Special InterestThe Low Impact 50-minute video which contains a warm up, cool down, and Aerobic activity will jump start your metabolism, and improve your overall physical fitness without being too stressful on the joints and muscles. Beginners will enjoy the stabilizing easy to follow movements and those more advanced will enjoy the challenge of doing the workout with weights. The positive results of exercise are now well known, with benefits ranging from better food choices, and necessary weight loss, to improved mood. My own decision to exercise regularly has helped me maintain an active and productive lifestyle.
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.
Action & AdventureProducer Irving Allen’s 1965 production, Genghis Khan, was clearly intended to rank with the epics of the day, with its location production (Yugoslavia, rather than Asia), stars (including Omar Sharif, James Mason, and Eli Wallach), and high production values (Cinemascope and Technicolor), but the film didn’t quite live up to its ambition. Perhaps because of its revisionist approach to the subject matter (“no woman will be taken against her will,” declares Sharif, as Genghis), or the cross-cultural casting (Robert Morley as the Chinese Emperor) the film never really found an audience. Despite missteps, there are many things to recommend it: the beautiful cinemascope photography (by Geoffrey Unsworth), an excellent cast (including Stephen Boyd, Telly Savalas, Woody Strode, and Francoise Dorleac), and a compellin
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.
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
DocumentaryWhat is art and how does it relate to society? Is its value determined by its popularity or originality? Is the goal profit or expressing one's personal vision? These are some of the questions raised as we follow fiercely independent New York artist Robert Cenedella in his artistic journey through decades of struggling for creative expression. A student, protégé and friend of German artist George Grosz, Cenedella is now passing on the legacy of Grosz's approach to art, in the very same room where Grosz taught. In portraying Cenedella's determination to buck the system of what's popular while critiquing that popularity in his attempt to turn the art world upside down, ART BASTARD is a funny, touching, and insightful look inside the maverick mind of a true original.
DocumentaryIn the frontlines of the war against ISIS, Seyyed Ahmad and Seyyed Jafar lead a group of Shia volunteer fighters in action at the battle for Jorf al-Sakhar, 60 km southwest of Baghdad. These under-equipped but determined volunteers manage to liberate in two days of intense fighting an area that the American forces had all but conceded to Al-Qaeda for over a decade. Majed Neisi, a documentarian of war who has worked extensively in the region took his camera and joined a group of Shia volunteer fighters who were involved in the eventual liberation of Jorf al-Sakhar. The camera follows hour to hour activities during the days leading to the assault on Jorf al-Sakhar, the battle itself and the immediate after. The film depicts ordinary volunteers who are literally fighting for the survival of their homes and families. The c
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
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
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.
DocumentaryLakewood, Ohio has two high schools with very different wrestling teams. The public school, Lakewood High, dominated during World War II but hasn't had a state champion since 1959. This may change with senior Matt Curley. Matt, who is naturally strong and wrestles with an unorthodox style, lives with his single mother in a small apartment and dreams of becoming a champion. Placing in the state as a junior, Matt will do anything to win, including training all week on a diet of just three oranges. Unfortunately, natural talent isn't enough in wrestling. To be a state champion in Ohio requires dedication, discipline and time. The greatest challenge to being an Ohio champion, however, is right in Matt's home town: St. Edward High School. For two generations, St. Edward has dominated Ohio high school wrestling. So many bra
DocumentaryGirlfriend In A Coma: Former Economist Editor Bill Emmott explores Italy's political, economic and social decline over the past 20 years, the product of a moral collapse unmatched anywhere else in the West.
Kids & FamilyWhen a storm makes a mess of the neighborhood, everyone lends a helping hand. In the meantime, Grover is invited to a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem. Come join Matisyahu and Oofnik as they beat box the Hava Nagila.
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!
DocumentaryA radical leftist and legendary bon vivant, documentary filmmaker Emile de Antonio has made some of the most important and powerful films of the past century. In addition to innovative works such as Millhouse: A White Comedy, Underground and 1990 Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee Mr. Hoover and I, Films of the Radical Saint includes the Oscar-nominated Vietnam War chronicle In the Year of the Pig — arguably his most controversial and de Antonio's personal favorite. This long-overdue collection of celebrated films amply shows why de Antonio is considered a revolutionary and inspirational figure in the development of post-war American cinema.
DocumentaryThis is Hamlet is a feature-length introduction to the world of Shakespeare's great tragedy, Hamlet, using 'Larry King' style interviews with the characters in character and an 'on the scene' reporter for updates in the wings as the play progresses. Funny, informative and entertaining, you'll understand Hamlet as you never have before.
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
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
DocumentaryEvery twenty years the sacred Japanese temple of Ise Jingu is rebuilt entirely from scratch. Its creation involves both huge scale and absolute attention to detail - and it takes the full twenty years to build. It's an endless cycle, time slowed down, classic Japanese. This doc contrasts traditional Japanese wisdom against the impact of modern life as celebrated photographer Masaaki Miyazawa brings his theme to life with riveting panache.
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
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.
DocumentaryWhat is it about online reviews that encourages us to trust the opinions of people we’ve never met? Follow Friday, is a documentary about the strangers we trust to help us make day-to-day decisions. The film follows Erin on an 11,000-mile journey across the United States, meeting and interviewing 140 of the strangers she interacts with everyday on Twitter. Along the way, Erin will make as many decisions as possible based on the recommendations of strangers from social media and websites. She also seeks out and speaks with experts in the field of social media to discuss the power of online reviews, and how these interactions are changing the way businesses and consumers communicate.
SportsSevere Kart Racing is the latest work from Severe Racing Films. Scott Tugel, the producer and director of the best selling movie, Kart Attack, puts rubber to the road in the most wicked kart racing film yet. Intense battles topping 100 mph, one inch off the track. Get pumped on 3 Gs of pure adrenaline, with the coolest racing from the hottest events in the country. A killer soundtrack backs the very best Drivers at the best races, driving the fastest Go Karts.
David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell & Bennett Singer
DocumentaryAfter making the eye-opening discovery that the right to vote is missing from the Constitution, political humorist Mo Rocca sets out on a road trip to see how voting works - and doesn't work - in America. Irreverent, engaging and nonpartisan, Electoral Dysfunction is for voters across the political spectrum who want their votes to count. Set against the backdrop of the historic 2008 election, the film is hosted by Mo Rocca, a correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning," a panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!," and a former correspondent for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
DocumentaryIt's easy to donate a few dollars or a moment of your time to those in need, but devoting your life to it is another story. Jack Viorel is a father, teacher, and innovator. He has made it his mission to travel the world with his 9 year-old daughter teaching disabled children to surf. As he journeys to all four oceans of the world, his wife Aileen stays behind to take care of the family and manage their life. But beneath the surface of this yearlong adventure are the pains and problems of everyday life. Over the course of a year Jack quits his job, adopts a child, and yet still continues his trek across the globe. Each success of his charity is met with a new problem at home, and his marriage begins to suffer. With bills piling up and his family struggling to find time together, something has to give. And for Aileen, th
DocumentaryDiscover the hidden secrets of a timeless mystery in this award winning film about the greatest Crop Circle formations ever created. The creators of these paranormal formations still remain a mystery. After years of painstaking research, scientific evidence still points to alien influences that are responsible for this phenomena. One thing is certain, what you are about to see in this amazing film can only be described as miraculous evidence of a secret art form that continues to defy explanation. Includes spectacular cinematography of the latest, greatest and most up to date Crop Circles and a fascinating series of spellbinding interviews with researchers, experiencers, and the best known, most credible Crop Circle authorities in the world today.
DocumentaryToday food is consumed more for pleasure than nutrition but what if we can learn how to satisfy our pleasure receptors with nutrient dense raw plant foods? The good news is that we absolutely can! We will show you how to easily replace even the strongest food addictions such as cheese and bread, with delicious raw vegan alternatives. It’s time to begin a new loving and healthy relationship with food by saying yes to nature’s garden to re-establish this natural synergy that promotes health over illness. Serving Love shares the stories of people who have experienced the profound health benefits of following a high raw plant based lifestyle, including overcoming illness and depression through nourishing their bodies at a cellular level and reawakening the vital life force within.
DocumentaryGaming in Color exists for anyone who believes that the pixelated world can be a better place for everyone, no matter who they are. It is not too uncommon a tale where a bullied, abused youth seeks solace in a video game, only to find that their one hope of sanctuary, their escape into a virtual universe, is plagued with floods of more vitriol and hatred. This exists doubly so for anyone who is a minority, including people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. A lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer gamer has a higher chance of being mistreated in a social game. The power dynamic of a geek society tips against them. Diverse queer themes in story lines and characters are still mostly an anomaly in the mainstream video game industry. However, the gaming community is far more colorful than
ComedySet in the heart of Cajun Louisiana, YOU’RE IN CHARGE begins on the day Eddie Guidry gets out of prison. Brimming with New Age optimism, he reinvents himself as a “doctor” of alternative medicine, and sets out to redeem himself in the eyes of his family. With the help of the latest technology in urinalysis and a positive attitude, he convinces Dicky, his recently unemployed brother-in-law, to come on board. Eager to turn his own fortunes around before his wife gives birth to their first child, Dicky secretly uses their precious nest egg to fund this questionable business venture, and it’s not long before the whole family is embroiled. Desperate times call for drastic measures in this comedy about mistakes, high stakes, and never giving up – even when maybe you should.
DocumentaryWith such a ridiculous name and premise, a low-budget movie about a “shark-filled tornado destroying Los Angeles” was considered career suicide, but when Sharknado finally touched down, the Twitterverse exploded, and the filmmakers were asked to create lightning in a bottle again and again. What began as another Syfy creature feature has now become a major Hollywood franchise and an important piece of pop culture – poised to take over the entire world.
DocumentaryKing Me explores the surreal world of competitive checkers play as seen through the eyes of South African township resident, Lubabalo Kondlo. With the help of some sympathetic Americans and under the radar of oppressive forces in his homeland, Kondlo, traveled to the U.S. to compete in the U.S. National Championship of Checkers. A relative unknown in the legitimate checkers world, Kondlo crushed the competition and earned the right to challenge 20+ year reigning World Champ, Ron 'Suki' King for his title. King Me tells the story of a game that struggles for respect, the men and women who love it and how a seemingly meaningless game can change everything for one man who lives life on the fringes.
DocumentaryFollow a group of talented snowmobilers on an intense journey as they travel the world in search of new terrain. Watch their story unfold as they ride the legendary deep snow of Japan, venture far into the backcountry of British Columbia with Chris Brown & Kalle “KJ" Johansson, and finally to the epic glacial environments of Norway in middle of summer.
SportsFrom director Rory Owen Delaney and producer Wm. Wade Smith comes The Rivalry: Red V. Blue, the first movie to document college basketball's ultimate rivalry - University of Louisville vs. University of Kentucky. The film weaves current events, including back-to-back national championships in 2012 and 2013, with the intriguing history of a rivalry game that didn't even exist for decades. From 1959 to 1983, the two basketball teams refused to meet on the hard court! Red V. Blue features interviews with coaches, players and personalities, including Denny Crum, Joe Hall, Derek Anderson, Luke Whitehead, Jim Host and John Y. Brown, among many others. The movie also documents the real lives of super fans such as Mark Wagner and Robert Boone, two rival barbers whose hilarious banter epitomizes what makes this rivalry the most
DocumentaryThe ability to visualize same-sex parent families is one of the critical issues facing our society. Education is the first step in a cultural struggle to liberate people from a tradition that has denied them basic rights based on their sexual orientation. This is the motivation behind this documentary - to demystify and eliminate the fears and prejudices so that our children will be born in a more just and free society.
DocumentaryThe seventh and final film in Frank Capra's epic Why We Fight WWII series, War Comes to America is one of history's greatest propaganda movies. The film traces America's isolationist history while showing how public belief in that idea was eroded by the aggressive actions of the Fascist powers. While in 1936 nearly 95% of Americans told a Gallup poll that they would not want America to intervene in a European war, by 1939 nearly 70% of Americans were in favor of aid to Britain. Similarly, in 1937 only 43% of those polled showed sympathy for China's struggle against Japan, but by 1939 nearly 74% of Americans registered an anti-Japanese sentiment. As Capra demonstrates, these sea changes in public opinion enabled embargoes against Japan, and led to the Lend-Lease program for the British. America was still struggling with
ComedyWhat You Will is a tragi-comedy drama shot as if it is a fly-on-the-wall documentary. Co-produced with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter Theatre's extraordinary production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is featured live in this backstage road movie. Interviews with Romola Garai and Dominic West are deviously mixed with behind-the-scenes filming, where the actors' off-stage shenanigans reflect their onstage characters and the real and unreal meld into inglorious technicolor.
DramaA young black man searches for his identity in the aftermath of a fatal shooting in South Side, Chicago. Inspired by a true story, this timely and important film tackles the issue of racial injustice and what it takes to overcome grief under difficult circumstances. Anchored by powerful performances from an amazing cast, led by up and comer Jerod Haynes, this raw and powerful portrait of life within the black community is both moving and eye opening in its reflection of humanity.
DramaThis film of Michael Buffong's epic stage production of King Lear starring Don Warrington was shot during a performance at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and directed for the screen by Bridget Caldwell. King Lear is a brutal portrait of a man unravelling - pitted against his daughters, against nature and against the universe. In an ancient Britain, bound by loyalty to the clan and the power of the sword, Lear pledges to give up his crown. As he divides the kingdom between his daughters, family ties disintegrate, order disappears, the land slides into chaos and Lear descends into madness. This is a current,vital and politically relevant interpretation of Shakespeare's most tragic play.
Documentary“GO FURTHER”, explores the idea that the single individual is the key to large-scale transformational change.The film follows actor Woody Harrelson as he takes a small group of friends on a bio-fueled bus-ride down the Pacific Coast Highway. Their goal? To show the people they encounter that there are viable alternatives to our habitual, environmentally-destructive behaviors.
DocumentarySet in three countries, the film is a global story of fearless skills and heart-bounding suspense. In the slums of Mumbai, India, Sandeep, a coach with high dreams and a debilitating case of malaria leads his team to break the record and build India’s biggest human tower at the one-day Dahi Handi Festival. While in Vilafranca de Penedes, Spain, a legendary coach, Melilla, takes his dreams to Santiago, Chile, hoping to share the castellers’ tradition that goes back 400 years. Pressed for time, Melilla needs to prepare the Chilean team for the Universal Forum of Cultures where they will attempt the first seven-level tower in Chile. Helped by Luis, a scholar, they develop a model to unify Chilean society from the bottom up through the human towers. But all it takes is one shaky foot to send hundreds of bodies tumbling
IndependentIn this eye-opening environmental documentary, Paul Watson, captain of The Sea Shepherd, the 'pit bull terrier of the ecology movement', wages war on illegal fishing vessels, ramming ships in a dramatic crusade that he describes as 'just a prelude to the real eco-revolution'.
Kids & FamilyGrover goes to Israel! Join your favorite blue monster and his new pal, Anneliese van der Pol, as they begin to explore this beautiful land. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget - full of fun, friends and flying falafel!
SportsJoin Paula Abdul for the ultimate workout - an hour so fun you'll forget all about the fitness part! Paula's new aerobic dance workout program is unlike anything else out there. It combines both low and high-impact aerobics, with a strong focus on burning all that unwanted fat. It's safe and exciting for beginners, yet challenging enough for pros. Best of all, it's a great time - a workout you'll look forward to. So what are you waiting for... Get Up and Dance!
DramaHold Me is the story of a woman whose job it is to hold and console people who are being voluntarily euthanized. After accompanying a friend’s father through his final hours, Hannah finds herself conflicted and uncertain. She can barely bring herself to do her job any longer and soon, her own mother is hospitalized. Desperate for money to pay for the medical bills, Hannah agrees to the unthinkable—to meet someone before she holds them—to get to know someone before she has to watch them die. As her life spirals out of control, Hannah tries to keep herself together for the sake of those around her. But her judgment falters and her mother’s health suddenly worsens. She can’t escape the path she’s chosen or the memories of all those she’s ushered to death’s door. With no other direction to turn, Hannah face
IndependentDecked in Hamas’ banners, a ‘martyr’ proudly records his final message. “It’s a great honour to kill these people. It’s a great honor.” This could be any one of countless martyr videos. Except the man, Asif Hanif, is speaking in English, with a strong Northern accent. Shortly afterwards, Asif and his friend Omar Sharif, also from England, walked into the packed Israeli bar, Mike’s Place, and detonated their explosives. When Israeli police found two British passports at the scene of the bombing, they didn’t believe they were genuine. “It seemed impossible that someone born in England would come here to carry out a terrorist attack”, stakes Maj, Genm Yosef Sedbon. In Britain, the victims of Mike’s Place were soon forgotten. But Britain’s first suicide bombing was also an inspiration to fellow Ji
DocumentaryIn 1915, Bronislaw Malinowski set out to document the 'exotic' practices of a small group of islanders off the coast of Papua New Guinea. With extensive data on sex, magic and spirits of the dead, his work set the stage for anthropologists for decades to come and brought him fame as one of the founding fathers of anthropology. Four generations and almost one hundred years later, his great grandson travels to the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea and looks at the very controversial legacy Malinowski left behind - within the field of anthropology, within his own family and among the descendants of the people he studied. The film follows a layered landscape of narrative threads - the story of Malinowski's last surviving daughter and her ambivalence towards her father's painful legacy; the Trobriand Islanders surprisin