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.
DocumentaryBuilt around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorised insight. McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
RomanceDo you remember your first love? Sieger and Marc are part of an all-boys athletics club, training hard for the relay championships. During their lakeside summer days, an innocent friendship develops into something deeper, but coming to terms with these new emotions is a hurdle they have to overcome. At first, Sieger denies his attraction to Marc. But then, they kiss.
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."
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.
DocumentaryDear Mom, Love Cher provides a rare peek into Cher’s fascinating family history and features in depth interviews with Georgia Holt, her daughters Cher and Georganne LaPiere Bartylak, and grandchildren Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman. The documentary begins with Holt’s humble beginnings in rural Arkansas, where she first dreamt of stardom as a little girl and continues through her six tumultuous marriages while pursuing a career among Hollywood’s elite as a singer and actress. Holt endures a series of dramatic personal and professional triumphs and setbacks but survived and overcame the odds -- no matter the challenge – to successfully raise two loving daughters. One ofthe daughters would live out the dream Holt could never fulfill for herself and go on to become one of the world’s biggest stars. Dear Mom, Lo
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?
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
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.
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
ComedyThe setting is a Texas college circa 1982 where big hair, loud shirts and cowboy boots are considered high fashion. Here, men are men, women are just future wives and there is nothing gay about helping a guy out! Good ol' fratboy Kevin is straight as an arrow (if you don't count his gay fantasies when intertwined with his girlfriend), but he begins to see things a little queerly when he meets the sexy openly gay César Can a straight guy fall for another dude? And can Kevin continue going down on his old pal (Dylan Vox) under the belief that it is just fratboy hijinks? And will kissing César change him forever? Never has a film featured so many straight men doing so many gay things as beer is guzzled, pants are dropped and playful bed-hopping ensues. Fast, fun and sexy - what more could you want from a film?
DramaAdaptation 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.
DramaJordan (Lily Hall), a 20 year old lesbian athletic university student has added another extracurricular activity to her over-scheduled life—seducing her tutor, Angie (Christina Hallett), while doing research work for Angie’s partner Cameron (Andrew Curry), who is also Jordan's professor. Bi best friend Lucas (Kevin Dee) teases her that she’s an over-achiever, but not even Jordan can keep all these balls in the air indefinitely. The film is set to a propulsive pop beat, while the sparse dialogue and alternately meditative and frenetic editing captures the college experience, where everything seems possible but the plethora of choices becomes its own kind of burden. As the rounds of study, swimming, clubbing, and sex speed faster and faster, Jordan has to make a decision about what she wants out of life—before th
DocumentaryPrepare to go on a dizzying journey around the world – from the streets of Northern California to the mud huts of Africa; from the underground church in China to the Gypsies in Eastern Europe – you will be challenged and encouraged by the extraordinary things God is doing in our world today. Born out of filmmaker Darren Wilson's personal journey of two years and hundreds of hours of footage, Finger of God will show you a world you never knew existed. A world of hope and courage. A world where God's fingerprints are found in the unlikeliest of places.
DocumentaryDoctors, nutritionists, authors and entrepreneurs from 4 countries share why they choose to go against conventional health wisdom to promote paleo. The film also reflects on how they were profoundly transformed by the lifestyle beforehand.
DocumentaryIn the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star and America's boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage Tab Hunter's career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay.
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.
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.
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
DocumentarySearching For The Wrong-Eyed Jesus is an entertaining and thought-provoking road trip with pensive ‘Alt Country’ singer Jim - along with present-day musical mavericks including the Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd, 16 Horsepower and David Johansen. He takes us through the very real contemporary American South, a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truckstops, biker bars and coalmines, as he tries to pin down what it is about this baffling place that inspires so many musicians and writers or, as he puts it, ‘trying to find the gold tooth in God’s crooked smile’.
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.
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.
DocumentaryIsrael is under attack - not only by terrorists who deny its basic right to exist, but also in the court of world opinion, which seeks to marginalize Israel as a human rights pariah that sanctions apartheid. Rising in vigorous defense of the Jewish homeland in this landmark documentary, Alan Dershowitz, distinguished Harvard Law School professor and outspoken champion of human rights, presents evidence from leading diplomats, historians, legal experts and government officials on both sides of the political spectrum to make the definitive case for Israel's legitimacy and right to self-defense. Dershowitz argues forcefully that real peace in the Middle East can only occur when the Palestinians, Arabs, and their allies finally value the creation of a Palestinian homeland more than they oppose the presence of a Jewish stat
DocumentaryBy 2050, the world population will grow to ten billion people. In the middle of the heated debate about food security, comes this broad and analytic look into the enormous spectrum of global food production and distribution - from artificial meat, insects, industrial farming to trendy self-cultivation. Director, best-selling author and Food Fighter Valentin Thurn seeks for solutions worldwide and gives place for innovation and visions for our future.
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
DocumentaryTry going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out funny film, we follow "everyman" Job Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right Now.
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
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.
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?
DocumentaryIdaho: The Movie is an Emmy Award-winning documentary featuring the well known and the hidden treasures of Idaho. From the Sawtooths to the Tetons, from the big lakes of North Idaho to the deserts of the Southwest, from unique landscapes like Craters of the Moon and Thousand Springs to Mesa and Shoshone Falls, to the rivers large and small - Idaho: The Movie shares them all. Written and narrated by veteran Idaho writer, Tim Woodward, Idaho: The Movie showcases one of America's most scenic and least known states in stunning high definition.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
DocumentaryIn the eighties, video games were synonymous with arcades, and games were bringing in enough quarters to fill the Rose Bowl. This endless possibility led Iowa entrepreneur Walter Day to declare himself the sole authority on high scores. In 1982, Walter launched his Twin Galaxies International Scoreboard and the rest, as they say, is history. Teenage superstars came from all over North America to join Walter in a LIFE Magazine feature spread, which recognized them as video game world champions. This led to nationally televised competitions, a touring National Video Game Team, and the promise of fame, fortune … and groupies. The participants came from throughout the continent with one common goal: To be the ultimate player. Feather-coiffed Bill Mitchell could plunk one quarter into a Pac-Man cabinet, conduct a veritabl
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 ?
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.
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.
DocumentaryDonald J Trump’s first few weeks in office have been as turbulent as he promised; banning visitors from seven Muslim countries, reiterating plans for a border wall, falling out with the media and asserting intentions to align more closely with Russia. ABC Four Corners embarks on an incisive exploration of how Donald Trump will govern the United States, asking if this is only the beginning of an American revolution. As Trump advisor Michael Caputo says, “we’re all in for a helluva ride. My best advice for everyone is to strap in.”
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.
DocumentaryA Zen priest from Fairfax, California. Wise, clever and often surprisingly wrathful: Edward Espe Brown. Author of the famous Tassajara cookbooks, philosopher, Zen teacher and master chef. Doris Dorrie met with Edward Brown and he told her about his life. She participated in his lectures, watched the master in the kitchen and in his cooking classes. Under Edward Espe Brown's guidance, cooking is more than just providing food. Cooking, or better, knowing how to cook, is a matter of caring for yourself and others. Without romanticizing Edward Espe Brown and his work, Doris Dorrie succeeds in capturing the magic moment where practical advice unlocks wisdom and deepness.
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.
Documentary"A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, First Position paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow” -METACRITIC
The Youth America Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, where entrants compete for potential scholarships, funding and future roles with world famous dance companies. Bess Kargman’s award-winning documentary follows six aspiring dancers, aged between 14 and 17, from locations as diverse Colombia and Sierra Leone, through their intense training regimes as they prepare to finally perform in front of the judges. Displaying these young performers’ immense levels of commitment in insightful, revealing detail, FIRST POSITION is a breath-taking, heart-rending and truly inspirational account of what it takes t
DocumentaryBody and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation presents a comprehensive examination of the broad and deep connections between the Jewish people and the land of Israel. World-renowned historians, archaeologists, political scientists, religious leaders, and experts in international law and media trace the evocative evolution of the relationship between the Jewish people and their homeland that is over 3,000 years old. Designed to refute the still pervasive arguments employed by anti-Zionists that Israel is illegitimate and has no right to exist, Gloria Z. Greenfield's documentary delivers its passionate case with convincing cogency and a wealth of scholarly information. In just over an hour in duration, Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation sweeps over thousands of years of Jewish history in the land of Israel and
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!
ComedyHow to Beat a Bully is about a 12-year-old boy who moves to a new town and gets picked on by school bullies. When his dad gives him lame fatherly advice, he realizes he has to come up with his own plan. After watching a TV show, the boy gets an idea. He fibs to the bullies, and tells them his dad is hit man for the mob! At first no one believes him. But then through a series of misunderstandings the kids, their families, and the whole town is convinced it's true. That's because his dad is an insurance salesman who keeps telling people they need protection and to take out a contract with him. Adding to the mix-up, the newspaper boy overhears the dad on the phone, yelling that he wants them "Dead and gone" and "If you can't do the killing right, I'll get someone else." The paper boy doesn't realize the dad is talking to
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
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?
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
DocumentaryAs a potential US default ominously looms over the nation, this timely doc explores the increasingly bitter divide between Republicans and Democrats. The combined forces of Tea Party conservatism, Fox News' ideological "mystification" and the obstinacy of the Norquist tax pledge have all come to define politics on the hill. How did it get to this point? And whatever happened to the Republican Party?
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.
DocumentaryDry land's misfits find purpose and direction twenty-eight days at a time as the steady hands of a towboat due for the port of New Orleans. From a green deckhand following his father and grandmother into the family business, to a former convict working his way to First Mate, job by job - as long as the boat's moving, they're making money.
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
Documentary2012 was heralded as a momentous spiritual turning point in our species' development. In this audience from that pivotal year, probably her best and one of the very last she gave before her passing in 2014, grand matriarch of metaphysics and past-life regression, Dolores Cannon, in her own inimitable, kind, mirthful way explains life and death, reincarnation and manifestation, and the meaning of existence itself.
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
SportsFighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC takes you behind the scenes like never before for one of the most revealing looks at the fastest growing sports organization in the world. For the hardship the UFC faced in its early years to its meteoric rise into a global combat sports powerhouse, this riveting documentary traces the UFC's history with compelling interviews, rare footage and captivating insight from those who shaped the organization. In addition to interviews with some of the sport's most recognizable names, Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC features emotional commentary from former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, Senator John McCain, rock musician Anthony Kiedis, actor David Spade, pro skateboarder and TV star Rob Dyrdek and more. This is the ultimate documentary for any true UFC fa
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.
DocumentaryThe moon-landing of July 1969 remains an iconic event in human history and one of mankind's greatest achievements. First released in 1970, Moonwalk One is a philosophical and poetic account of humanity's unique ambition. Remastered for the digital age, and utilising previously undiscovered footage, this film offers a new generation the chance not only to see the first lunar expedition, but to sense the excitement of a world on the brink of history.
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
Special InterestOctober 1944, and a US Army regiment is surrounded by Nazis, high in the Vosges Forest of France. They are labelled "lost", another casualty of war. The 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team are ordered to reach them no matter the cost. Made up entirely of 2nd generation Japanese-American volunteers, this brave band of brothers have already fought immense prejudice to be recognised as a fighting unit. Fiercely courageous they break through the German lines but at a tremendous price. The unit suffers over 800 casualties to save 211 soldiers of the 275 strong "Lost Battalion" in what is regarded today as one of the most significant battles of World War II. This is their true story. A story of true patriotism.
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.
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
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