DocumentaryIn the vein of "Supersize Me," Damon Gameau becomes a human guinea-pig when he puts himself through a grueling 6 week diet consuming the equivalent of 40 teaspoons of sugar a day...the average daily amount consumed by teenagers! This bold, colourful and entertaining film explores all things "sweet" and exposes the damage that fructose (processed sugar) is doing to a generation of addicts.
DocumentaryRising 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru is the ultimate test in the high-stakes world of big-wall climbing. The "anti-Everest," Meru has long defeated the world’s best climbers, earning it the reputation as the most complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas. When alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk embark on an expedition to tackle the Shark’s Fin for the first time, they confront nature’s harshest elements and their own personal limitations in an attempt to achieve the impossible. A breathtaking real-life tale of survival, friendship and redemption featuring best-selling author Jon Krakauer (INTO THIN AIR) and a score by Oscar-nominated composer J. Ralph (CHASING ICE), MERU is “a meditation on life, death and everything in between.” (NEWSWEEK)
DocumentaryFive top baristas find themselves pushing the limits of coffee perfection to win the National Barista Championship – a surreal competition where even one mistake is far too many. Once a year, thousands of baristas square off in competitions around the U.S., but only one will become the National Champion. ”Barista” takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and enlightening look into the unimaginable world of coffee competitions and the passionate, lovable and quirky characters that devote their lives to them. If you think you know coffee – this film will make you think twice. These baristas take this universally beloved beverage seriously. Their passion for it can be felt through every frame of the film. ”Barista” will take you beyond the drink and shine a light on a unique world very few of us ever knew exi
DocumentaryMusician Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. He's played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it's what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can "hate me without knowing me" he takes an interesting line of research. Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan.
DramaWhen atheist philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) plans to forego "dusty arguments" in his class, he insists the new students declare that "God Is Dead." Unable to do this, Josh (Shane Harper) is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God is NOT Dead. With everything on the line, Josh's faith is unwavering…and life-changing to those around him.
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.
DramaFrom Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven) comes the World War II epic "Flags of Our Fathers, produced by Eastwood, Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindlers List), and Rob Lorenz (Mystic River). February 1945. Even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. The inspiring photo capturing that moment became a symbol of victory to a nation that had grown weary of war and made instant heroes of the six American soldiers at the base of
Action & AdventureOn May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico. This film chronicles the story of Mexico's Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico's history. When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio Zaragoza must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men.
Special InterestMoving away from her hometown and family in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer, Gabby Douglas was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, Douglas became the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event.
DocumentaryCapturing the on-stage energy and off-stage hearts of the Australia-based church band Hillsong United, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise spotlights the talent and humility of this group that has become a global phenomenon. Their songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people worldwide. Discover their modest beginnings and astonishing rise to prominence in this captivating movie of unwavering faith and musical inspiration.
ClassicsSalesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.
Comedy“What’s Wrong with People?” asks Sebastian Maniscalco, as he hilariously tries to bridge the Italian-American Old World he grew up in with the contemporary frenetic world we all live in today. Reminiscent of a young Jerry Seinfeld, Sebastian constantly challenges his audience to recognize the absurdities of everyday life in this original, highly relatable stand-up comedy tour-de-force.
ComedyPride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all...
DocumentaryKiller whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants, yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who — unlike any orca in the wild — has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. Blackfish expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.
DocumentaryWelcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. With incredible access to both longtime residents of Leith and white supremacists, the film examines a small community in the plains struggling for sovereignty against an extremist vision.
DramaClint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award®-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic '60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.
DocumentaryANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world. Guided by nature photographer Anthony Powell, we experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth along with the hardy and devoted people who call it home year-round. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of humanity, this one-of-a-kind documentary reveals a close-knit international community of scientists, craftsmen and laborers that thrive in a land few have ever experienced. Filmed over 10 years on the continent, ANTARCTICA combines spectacular photography and a deeply personal adventure to capture the splendor of the frozen planet like no film before it.
DocumentaryEverything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (producer of the Oscar-winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
Documentary"Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising – and often shocking – truths about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation."
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.
ComedyGerman Noble discovers his children are out of control. His daughter is engaged to a 40-year-old named Peter, and one of his sons was expelled. Thus he stages foreclosure and sends them to a poor neighborhood to work. While problems worsen, Peter learns that the move was a set-up by German. Threatening to expose German's plan, Peter takes the kids back home. German is torn between telling them the truth and that he's a liar, or saying nothing and letting his daughter marry Peter.
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.
DocumentaryFixed gear cycling has become hugely popular in recent years. In cities and towns across the nation, young and old are riding "fixies" for transportation, work, sport, and just pure enjoyment. FIXATION captures the excitement and popularity of this growing sport from all perspectives. While multiple speed bicycles are commonplace, the freedom and simplicity of a single speed bike brings the rider back to the basics - though because the gear is "fixed", or locked, riding a fixie is not without its challenges. The best riders don't use brakes and can do unimaginable moves and tricks. With the resurgence of this original form of cycling, a vast range of riders - from professionals to casual commuters - have embraced this simple, efficient machine, and the lifestyle behind it. This award-winning documentary explores the
DocumentaryREQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that po
DocumentaryDriven by Empire, torn by love, George Mallory disappeared in 1924, a mere 800 feet from his goal of summiting Mount Everest. Now Conrad Anker returns to Everest to recreate Mallory's climb and to solve a mystery that has spanned generations. Obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest, George Mallory was last seen before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world. 75 years later, climber Conrad Anker's life became intertwined with Malloryís when he discovered his frozen body with belongings intact. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance.
Narrated by Liam Neeson (The Grey, Taken, Non-Stop, Run All Night).
Kids & FamilyNavigate number skills on a pirate adventure with Tad, Lily, and Scout! Tad and Lily need a little number sense to help them get through a complicated game, so their magical firefly friend, Edison, takes them on a fantastical journey under the sea! When their cute puppy pal, Scout, is mistakenly captured by a pirate, they must use their new understanding of numbers, counting, and estimation to rescue him. Join them as they navigate the deep and face foes such as sharks and crab henchmen—even Pirate Pythagoras himself—and begin to see numbers in a whole new way!
DramaDive into the color and lush textures of the incredible life of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent. Explore the mind of a creative genius, the intricacies that turned the haute couture label into a worldwide phenomenon and the glamour and decadence that followed Saint Laurent’s footsteps of fame and fortune.
Music DocumentariesI Dream of Wires is a new documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of the machine that shaped electronic music: the modular synthesizer. Exploring the synthesizer’s history, the film reveals how innovators like Robert Moog helped build the foundation for the machine. It shows how cheap foreign imports destroyed the synthesizer’s reputation. And it tracks the phenomenal resurgence of high end modular synthesizers being used today by a new generation of musicians, many of them at the forefront of EDM – the electronic dance music genre. Inventors, musicians and enthusiasts talk about their all-consuming passion for the modular synthesizer. Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Numan, Morton Subotnick, Carl Craig and John Foxx show off their systems and give insight into why they are inspired to use this volatile
DocumentaryWinner of the Oscar for Best Documentary film in 1943, Prelude to War was the first film in Frank Capra's Why We Fight series, and one of the most important films of WWII. Hailed as a propaganda masterpiece, the passage of time has done little to dissipate its power. Intended to "give factual information as to the causes, the events leading up to our entry into the war and the principles for which we are fighting", Prelude to War was originally intended to be shown only to draftees. It proved so successful that it was soon released in theaters to generate support for the war effort. The film dramatically portrays the events leading up to WWII, including Japanese aggression in Manchuria, the rise of Hitler and Mussolini, and the isolationist attitude that prevailed in the United States. A key component in the narrative
DocumentaryImagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.
For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.
As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we re
DocumentaryIn this follow-up to the 1981 punk rock documentary "The Decline of Western Civilization," filmmaker Penelope Spheeris dissects the world of heavy metal. Through live performance footage and interviews that feature popular hard rock musicians, Spheeris examines the metal genre and the opulent Los Angeles music scene of the late 1980s; highlights include Ozzy Osbourne discussing the tedium of sobriety over breakfast and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler claiming to have spent a small fortune on drugs.
DocumentaryIn 1985, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, young and skilled climbers, set out to climb the west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes, a feat that had previously been attempted but never achieved. Disaster strikes when Joe falls a short distance and breaks several bones in his leg. With no hope of rescue, the men decided to attempt the descent together with Yates lowering Simpson 300 feet at a time in a slow, painful process that could have potentially been deadly for both. When Joe goes out over an overhang with no way of climbing back up, and certain they were about to be jointly pulled to their deaths, Yates makes the decision to cut the rope and let his friend fall. An unforgettable experience directed by Kevin Macdonald (Oscar-winner One Day In September).
DocumentaryNikola Tesla transformed the world with technology that was ahead of its time. Claiming to be in contact with aliens, he was ultimately prevented from pursuing his greatest inventions by a ruling elite concerned he would derail their systems of mass control.
DocumentaryNow in theaters! Academy Award winner Errol Morris, using declassified memos, guides the notorious Don Rumsfeld through a historical and provocative discussion examining his career, philosophy and complex legacy.
DocumentaryA delicate, funny and often poignant documentary portrait of bicycle-riding octogenarian Bill Cunningham, the beloved New York Times style photographer who is world famous for his weekly "On the Street" column.
ComedyMadea's neighborhood takes a turn for the worse when a foster mother moves in with her unruly kids. Suspicious activity leads Madea to take justice into her own hands. With Aunt Bam by her side, Madea uses her unique wit and wisdom for unforgettable results.
DocumentaryNarrated by Oscar-winner Russell Crowe, this stunningly shot and wildly entertaining documentary chronicles the history and changing nature of the French wine industry. For centuries Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a symbol of wealth, power and influence. Prices for its prestigious red wines have been breaking records with the emergence of an ever-growing Chinese market that is changing the nature of wine in the 21st century. Featuring interviews with collectors, connoisseurs, and winemakers, the film presents an eye-opening exploration of the complexities and unpredictability of the global market and the economic effects and influence of the voracious wine-obsessed collectors of China. For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to this new, infinitely wealthy client. A Film
DocumentaryIn the timeless tradition of films like Winged Migration and Koyaanisqatsi, the theatrical phenomenon RIVERS AND TIDES depicts the magical relationship between art and nature while painting a visually intoxicating portrait of famed artist Andy Goldsworthy. Gorgeously shot and masterfully edited, the film follows the bohemian free spirit Goldsworthy all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his unique creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leave chains and multicolored pools of flowers, Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of matierials found in Mother Nature--who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his artwork, sometimes before it is even finished. With over ten four-star reviews from the nation's top critics, R
DocumentaryThe waves are monsters. The dangers are epic. The competitors are insanely gutsy. Or maybe just insane. But every winter, when breakers the size of office buildings topple onto the North Shore of Oahu, the world’s top-ranked extreme surfers risk injury and worse to win surfing’s fabled Triple Crown. With jaw-dropping rides from big-wave warriors like seven-time world champion Kelly Slater, 2003 Surfer of the Year Andy Irons, the fearless Malik Joyeaux and 13-year-old phenom Jon-Jon Florence, it’s the ultimate, adrenaline-fueled battle of surfing’s mega-stars. And it’s a battle not all will survive. Captured by acclaimed director Dana Brown (Step Into Liquid), HIGHWATER is “…a breathtaking celebration of surfing excellence.” (Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times)
DocumentaryIf not for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, it might never have happened, but the gunshots that rang out in the Ambassador Hotel kitchen in June of 1968 started a music revolution. Sample This chronicles the story of the unexpectedly brilliant musical collaboration that led to the birth of the Incredible Bongo Band's famous “Apache,” an album widely revered as the national anthem of hip hop and one of the most influential recordings in history.
Special InterestGurmukh and Snatam Kaur guide you into a mystical world of yoga and music in this incredible Kundalini Yoga class for the nervous system. Gurmukh teaches this kriya with her signature depth and spunk, making 70 years old look like the new 30! Incredible live music by Snatam Kaur, Todd Boston, Matthew Schoening and Jason Parmar with a special live Gong relaxation with Gurushabd Singh.
This class focuses on healing and reactivating the power of the body`s central nervous system, the central channel, called the Sushmana. It also focuses on balancing the 2 hemispheres of the brain and the 5 Tattvas (the elements of the body). This invigorating kriya will activate the flow of energy through your central nervous system and create new connections in your brain`s neurons to direct the energy`s movement. You will feel your bo
DocumentaryA documentary produced in 1979 by WGBH and the BBC to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein. Narrated and hosted by Peter Ustinov and written by Nigel Calder, the author of the accompanying book of the same title, the film takes place at the University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory where a staff of renowned scientists and physicists take both Ustinov and the viewer through a hands-on experience of the various facets of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Action & AdventureAfter two years on the run, bushranger Ben Hall considers surrendering to the law when his old friend John Gilbert entices him back into the game. Taking on fresh recruit John Dunn, the gang rides again, and before long they become the most wanted men in the country. When they are declared outlaws, the three decide to flee forever. As Hall seeks to make peace with his tortured past, a trusted friend becomes an informant. The law sets a cunning trap for the outlaws, and on the cold morning of May 5th 1865, Hall emerges alone from his camp... and walks into legend forever.
DocumentaryThe full 86 miute version of the Animal Planet broadcast. Dennis Hill has been breeding and selling tigers from his backyard in Flat Rock, Indiana for over 15 years. Tigers are both an occupation and an obsession for Hill - he claims to know exactly what his animals are thinking by the look in their eyes. But now, after a surprise government inspection, he's lost his license to keep exotic animals, and the state is threatening to shut him down. The Tiger Next Door tracks Hill over the months that follow as he fights to keep the animals he claims to love. It also uncovers the intricate web of commerce and government laxity that keep breeders like Hill in business. What finally becomes exposed is the widespread attitude that humans are indeed lords of the animal kingdom.
DocumentaryInvestigate how the Global Elite who comprise the New World Order, strive relentlessly to form a One World Government, pulling the strings of deception through manipulation of the media and mechanisms that control our very thoughts and actions.
Documentary"As relevant as SUPER SIZE ME and as important as AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH." - The Austin Chronicle
KING CORN is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast food nation where one ultra-industrial, pesticide-laden, heavily-subsidized commodity dominates the food pyramid from top to bottom – corn. Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naivete, two college buddies return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa to figure out how a modest kernel conquered America. With the help of some real farmers, oodles of fertilizer and government aide, and some genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hilarious absurdities and scary but hidden truths about America’s modern food system in this engrossing and eye-opening documentary.
DocumentaryI AM STEVE McQUEEN is narrated by Robert Downey Jr. and told through the eyes of the people that knew Steve McQueen best, including much of his family who followed his path into acting such as his son Chad ("The Karate Kid"), his grandson Steven ("Vampire Diaries"), grand-daughter Molly ("Carjacked"); and former wives Neile Adams McQueen ("This Could Be The Night"), Ali MacGraw ("Love Story"), and his widow, former model, Barbara Minty McQueen. Also featuring an array of Tinseltown luminaries including Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Miller, Robert Vaughn, Randy Couture, John Gilmore, Zoe Bell, Norman Jewison, Kristin Kreuk, Ben Mankiewicz, and more. Known as the "King of Cool", McQueen will forever be known in cinematic lore by his rugged good looks, bad-boy persona, and searing charisma. He grew from a small-town
ComedySchool’s out and Fred Figglehorn’s (Lucas Cruikshank) dreams of waterslides, Clydesdales and waffle bars turn to nightmares of gruel, poisonous berries and Crocobearimoose when his mom signs him up to the wrong camp! Stuck at Camp Iwannapeepee, Fred is convinced his cabin mates are being poisoned and fed to camp director Floyd (Tom Arnold) -- who's really a Rat Monster in disguise! GHAAAA!!! Not even Fred's uber-cool Dad (WWE superstar John Cena) can help him escape! Luckily, Fred makes new friends, and together they battle Kevin's Camp Superior in the 70th Annual Summer Camp Games. Will a rousing speech and an epic musical number be enough to win the competition?
DocumentaryDrako Oho Zaraharzar can remember modelling for Salvador Dali and hanging out with The Stones. But he can’t remember yesterday. This “beautifully intimate and utterly unique piece of cinema” gained 4 star reviews from The Times, The Guardian and The Independent in the UK. Filmed over four years, The Man Whose Mind Exploded attempts to understand and accept the worldview of someone with serious brain damage, and it resonates for anyone who’s tried to care for someone who may not be great at caring for themselves. Following a severe head injury, Drako Zaraharzar suffers from terrible memory loss, he can access memories from before his accident, but can’t imprint new ones. As he puts it, “the recording machine in my head doesn’t work”. Consequently, and as an antidote to depression he chose to live “comp
Special InterestBased on the true story of Bill W., James Woods - in an Emmy award-winning performance - plays the successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 1920's. As a result Bill W. and his loving wife Lois (JoBeth Williams) must come to grips with his depression and downward spiraling alcoholism. In Bill's quest for recovery, he forms a support group with fellow alcoholic, Dr. Bob (James Garner), which eventually leads to the formation of Alcoholics Anonymous. In this inspiring portrayal, My Name is Bill W. movingly depicts the trials, trauma and triumph of people and loved ones coping and recovering from substance abuse.
DocumentaryOnly a handful of people have come through major plane crashes alive and alone. Sole Survivors examines four of those stories: The toddler, the "Miracle Girl," the co-pilot and the seeker. They survived when no one else did.
DocumentaryAt the dawn of the ‘80’s, Gary Numan found himself to be one of the world’s biggest selling recording artists – “Cars” and “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” were huge hits and no one had heard, or seen, anyone quite like Gary Numan. But the Asperger’s syndrome that helped forge Numan’s tunnel-like ambition, informing his music and image, also brought problems. At a time when the public knew little about the condition, the press labeled him a freak. Depression, anxiety, near-bankruptcy and a long period in the wilderness followed. Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan, Gemma, who helped him rediscover his passion for music.
Now, the Godfather of electronic pop music has embarked on a one-way trip to California, in search of a new life in the sun and new challenges in Hollywood.
DocumentaryFollow the lives of the Royal British Princes, with insightful interviews from Royal biographers. Learn how each generation of princes are groomed for duty in our ever-changing world from the insiders who know them best.
DocumentaryFrom Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic, HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
DocumentaryThe story of three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community. A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another.
DocumentaryIn this richly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next strip-mall discovery—whether Oaxacan grasshopper soup, hand-cut tonkotsu ramen, or a particularly unctuous pad see ew. As piping-hot platters are served up, so are stories of immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings pledged for the opportunity to build their American Dream. With eternal curiosity, razor-sharp intellect, and existential longing, Gold is a culinary geographer taking us where no critic has gone before.
DocumentaryFor Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, there is no music more popular today than narcocorridos. These bloodthirsty and explicit odes to the exploits of narco traffickers and drug lords of Mexico openly glorify violence, narcotics and money. Like gangsta rap in the nineties, "Narco" is a movement threatening to burst into the mainstream. Featuring powerful footage from the front lines of the drug wars and performances from some of the hottest Narcocorrido artists (including El Komander and Buknas de Culiacán) Narco Cultura takes viewers behind the scenes of the most explosive and violent music subculture in America.
DocumentaryCalvin & Hobbes took center stage immediately when it appeared in newspaper comics across the country in 1985. The funny pages were a big part of popular culture, and it was hard to find a comics reader who didn’t like Calvin & Hobbes.
A decade later, when Bill Watterson retired his strip, millions of readers felt the void left by the
sudden departure of Calvin and his tiger, and many fans would never find a satisfactory
replacement. In his retirement, as he did during his career, Mr. Watterson has steadfastly declined to license his beloved Calvin and Hobbes characters for any wider commercial purposes, a principled decision that left perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars on the table.
It has now been 18 years since the end of the Calvin & Hobbes era. Bill Watterson has kept an
extremely low profile during this
DocumentarySpirit of the Marathon is the first film to capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon. Intimate, fascinating portraits of six runners from all walks of life unfold as the film follows seasoned athletes and amateurs alike in their preparation for the big race. See why the Los Angeles Times said "Even if you've never run for anything but a bus, you'll...get swept up in this movie's inspiring journey"!
DocumentaryAdolf Hitler did not have children, but what of the families of Hermann Goering, Heinrich Himmler and Hans Frank, to name a few? What is it like for the descendants of these top Nazi officials to deal with the legacy left behind by their notorious families? Hitler's Children introduces us to the children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews of these infamous men. Among them, Niklas Frank, son of Hans Frank and godson of Hitler, who despises his father's past so much that he has spent his entire adult life researching and writing negatively about him, often touring around Germany to lecture against his father and the Nazi regime. And Bettina Goering, the great-niece of Hitler's second in command, Hermann Goering, who lives in voluntary exile in Santa Fe, NM and together with her brother decided to get sterilized so as
DramaBased on a true story. Vanessa Hudgens gives the best performance of her career in this uplifting film about one girl's struggle to find love, acceptance and redemption. Co-starring: James Earl Jones, Brendan Fraser and Rosario Dawson.
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.
DramaGary Busey gives an electrifying, Oscar® nominated performance (Best Actor-1978) as Buddy Holly, the musical genius from Lubbock, Texas, who changed the tune of rock n roll history. With a groundbreaking combination of country music and rhythm & blues, Buddy Holly and the Crickets (Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith) catapulted to national stardom in just three short years with such hits as "That'll Be the Day," "It's So Easy," and "Peggy Sue." By the age of 22, Holly had it all: chart-topping singles, a beautiful wife, and international acclaim until tragedy ended a brilliant career but not his music. In an Academy Award® - winning score adaptation, Busey sings Holly's greatest hits in thisdynamic tribute to one of the most influential rock n rollers of all time and the legacy he left behind.
DocumentaryVisually luscious and drenched with the big beats of classic cuts and freestyle rhyming by some of the masters of the music, SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Hip-Hop. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is Ice-T, who takes us on a personal journey into the asphalt roots of the music that saved his life. This film is not about stardom, bling, or beef; it's about the craft and skill - what goes on inside the minds and erupts from the lips of rap legends. Ice-T travels from coast to coast, engaging intimately with the likes of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, KRS-One, Afrika Bambaataa, and Run-DMC. The film features original rapping and some classic never heard before a cappellas from the mouths of the creat
DocumentaryThis is a remarkably revealing documentary about Robert Crumb, the creator of such underground comics as "Fritz the Cat." Director Terry Zwigoff, an old friend and colleague, links the hilariously rendered and rather peculiar obsessions of Crumb's graphic work to the artist's fantastically dysfunctional family.
DocumentaryWinston Churchill: Walking with Destiny focuses on Winston Churchill's years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. The film also focuses on his return to government by the demand of the British people and his ascension to the Prime Minister's office in 1940. As historian John Lukacs explains in the film, Winston Churchill did not win the war in 1940. The war was won once the Americans and the Soviets entered the battle in 1941. But Lukacs points out that in 1940, the war could have been lost if it was not for Churchill. Sir Martin Gilbert, historical consultant for the film and Winston Churchill's official biographer, theorizes that Western Civilization as we know it was saved by Churchill during the period when he, alone
DocumentaryIn the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group Move came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a Move-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated—and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes. It was only later discovered that authorities decided to “…let the fire burn.” Using only archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Osder has brought to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten c
DocumentaryAn unprecedented look into the life of conceptual artist and sculptor Chris Burden. Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in the 1970s with a series of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances. After having himself shot in Santa Ana, confined to a locker for five days in Irvine and crucified on the back of a VW bug in Venice, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of truly mesmerizing installations and sculptures, from a suspended gigantic flywheel that seemingly spins on its own to an assemblage of illuminated, antique streetlights outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Urban Light (2008), which has become one of Los Angeles’ most photographed and iconic symbols. In Burden, Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey look at the artist’s work and private life with an innovative mix of
Documentary"Conceptual artists leap to conclusions logic cannot reach," Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) said in a rare audio-interview from 1974. Notoriously camera-shy, Lewitt refused awards and rarely granted interviews. In the first ever documentary about the artist, made by Chris Teerink with the blessing of LeWitt's estate, the pioneering conceptual American artist comes alive. Sol LeWitt's artwork often involved simple ideas, communicated simply (he often simply faxed instructions to a museum or gallery as to how they were to create a piece) yet LeWitt's instructions generate astounding visual and intellectual complexity. For example, to create Wall drawing Number 801 - Spiral, a white line spiraled down the black wall of a cupola 3.2 miles long. Sol LeWitt documents the piece's 2011 installation in Maastricht, the Netherlands, whic
DocumentaryShot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock is an odyssey into the colorful and bohemian world of rock 'n' roll's history. A cinematic adventure that delves deep into the mind of one of rock's greatest living photographers: Mick Rock. Through the compelling lens of rock 'n' roll mythology; icon-maker, psychedelic explorer, poet, and custodian of dreams Mick Rock navigates his story from the glam rock shimmer of London to the snarl of NYC punk, and deep into the new millennium. Mick's now infamous images of the likes of David Bowie, Queen, Syd Barrett, Blondie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are imprinted on our collective psyche forever and generations to come.
DocumentaryMystical death curses, visions of Messiah, an important world political figure under threat, religious leaders in shock, a cryptic kabbalistic death note . . . The story is shocking – the story is true – the story is still unfolding . . . In the fall of 2005, a 108-year-old rabbi, the most venerated rabbinical Jewish leader in Israel, proclaimed that he knew the name of the real Messiah. He insisted that he knew where the Messiah was and when He was going to reveal Himself to the world. Rabbi Kaduri claimed that he had personally seen the Messiah in a vision. But . . . there were just a couple catches: Kaduri declared that a particular and famed world leader had to die before the Messiah appeared publicly. Also, the name of the Messiah was to be mysteriously sealed in a message. Instructions were given to lock the
DocumentaryIs there life beyond this life? If we all knew our life on planet Earth is just one in a series of many lives, what would we do differently? What implications does this knowledge have on the everyday, the economy, and the world as we know it? Join filmmaker David Hinshaw as he documents the exploration of these questions and more in a dialogue between Dr. Eben Alexander and Dr. Raymond Moody. Set against the backdrop of Dr. Alexander’s Virginia home and contextualized by his own passionately recounted experience of being brain dead for a week—a near-death experience unlike any other ever detailed—the film invites you to become a part of the conversation as Dr. Alexander and Dr. Moody discuss: Soul School—what it is and why we are here. Consciousness—is it dependent on the brain or a richer, freer state that e
DocumentaryScorching temperatures. Melting ice caps. Killer hurricanes and tornadoes. Disappearing polar bears. The end of civilization as we know it! Are emissions from our cars, factories, and farms causing catastrophic climate change? Is there a genuine scientific consensus? Or is man-made “global warming” an overheated environmental con job being used to push for increased government regulations and a new “Green” energy agenda? CLIMATE HUSTLE answers these questions, and many, many more. Produced by CFACT and CDR Communications in the one-of-a-kind entertaining and informative style that has made CFACT’s award-winning ClimateDepot.com one of the world’s most sought after sources for reliable, hard-to-find facts about climate issues, this groundbreaking film tears the cover off of global warming hype, and exposes t
ComedyThe honeymoon is definitely over for newlyweds Nelson and Todd in the fifth season of this hit worldwide comedy mystery series when one of the grooms vanishes without a trace from a male only clothing optional resort only to turn up after an intense manhunt with a shocking confession! This time around America’s favorite gay bears find themselves thrust into a dangerous world of international intrigue chasing clues that take them to the non-stop party town of Palm Springs to the Downtown LA hipster bar scene and ultimately to a wild west shoot-em-up showdown in a deserted ghost town right in the heart of Mexico!
IndependentThe Seeker is the story of Grace (played as an adult by Alex McKenna, What Women Want), a daughter whose idyllic life with her family is turned upside down by tragedy while camping with her father (Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Mother, Mercy Street). As she grows older, her life of cynicism and apathy is confronted by a reminder from her past, setting her on a pilgrimage that will define her. Through award winning cinematography, storytelling, and production design, this impressionistic, nearly wordless narrative set to the music of Cloud Cult resonates with a grounded hope and resilience that is carried to its surprising end.
DocumentaryThey are some of the biggest questions that baffle humans: How was the universe created? Are we and everything around us somehow connected as one? Why do we have a consciousness and what is its effect on reality? Physicists have spent their careers trying to crack the codes. Albert Einstein's theory of Relativity explains creation, gravity, and space-time-- but a theory of how everything is unified eluded even him. Now, building on Einstein's work, Nassim Haramein, author of the award winning paper “The Schwarzschild Proton,” has developed a Unified Field Theory that unveils a specific geometric array to explain creation and the vacuum that connects all things. Is Haramein the first to make this revelation? Remarkably, Haramein found evidence all across the globe in ancient text and tradition -- in Egypt, China, an
Special InterestWilliam H. Macy plays Bill who, despite crippling cerebral palsy, uses humor, initiative and warmth to make his way as a salesman and to make a difference in the lives of his customers.
Action & AdventureWhen the Queen Bear and her daughter, Princess Canue, visit the Eastern Valley an epic war breaks out -- Rogue Wolves versus the Western Pack and the Bear Army. Now, it's up to Stinky, Claudette, and Runt to help Princess Canue return home to regain control of her kingdom.
ClassicsMeet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world’s first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. In his documentary film Tosca’s Kiss, which has developed an underground cult following over the years and is a favorite among opera and music lovers worldwide, director Daniel Schmid has captured a world in which these wonderful singers (many of whom had significant careers on the opera stage) re-live and re-enact their triumphant roles of the glorious past. Tosca’s Kiss is a touching and often hilarious film on the subject of aging and the power and timeless capacity of music to inspire.
Special InterestSculpt long, lean muscles with this ballet-inspired full body workout! Targeted power toning and elongating stretches build strong, sleek ballet muscles and increase flexibility. Tighten and tone the abs, butt, legs, arms, and upper body and feel that full body burn!
DocumentaryAndy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina is in many ways the REAL Mayberry. Meet the people who live there and relive some magic moments from "The Andy Griffith Show" in an exploration of how small town America can survive and keep its heart and soul.
DocumentaryAn action-packed, award-winning film exploring human struggles, hope and personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds.
From executive producer Denis Leary ("The Amazing Spider-Man", TV's "Rescue Me", "The Thomas Crown Affair") this riveting and inspiring film spends a year with Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city many have written off as dead.
With vast stretches of abandoned buildings, the highest arson rate in the country, and a budget crisis of epic proportions, these brave men and women risk injury, disablement, and death to try and make a difference for the city they call home.
The firefighters’ worst fears are realized when a charismatic young fireman is devastatingly injured on the job. The brotherhood is tested when the city turns to new a new fire comm
ComedyWhen a judge orders Madea to do 20 hours of community service at a local retirement home, the residents and staff are not ready for her special brand of “the truth.” But all's well that ends well when Madea helps the residents of Easy Rest Retirement Home realize the importance of family, love and forgiveness.
DocumentaryInvestment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries. In economic powerhouse Germany, a top banker gives a disturbing insider’s account of his emotions, motivations and predictions. Revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure. A system disconnecting bankers from the outside world, unable to reflect about their work.
DocumentaryThe next chapter on America’s food crisis from the people that brought you FOOD, INC: 1 in 4 kids don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger is a growing epidemic in the US, and we can fix it. Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio star.
DocumentaryCHASING ICE is a "visually breathtaking" (Variety), Academy Award®-nominated feature documentary about one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. It has been hailed by the public and critics alike as "The most important documentary of the year." (Detroit News)
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment - to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history.
Within months of his first trip to Iceland, Balog conceived the boldest expedition of his li
DocumentaryIn the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota, tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck under the lure of the oil boom. However, busloads of newcomers chasing a broken American Dream step into the stark reality of slim work prospects and nowhere to sleep. The town lacks the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, even for those who do find gainful employment.
Over at Concordia Lutheran Church, Pastor Jay Reinke is driven to deliver the migrants some dignity. Night after night, he converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, opening the church’s doors to allow the “Overnighters” (as he calls them) to stay for a night, a week or longer. They sleep on the floor, in the pews and in their cars in the church parking lot. Many who take sh
DocumentaryThe epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing more and more breathtaking and dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, everything suddenly changes for Kevin when a horrific crash leaves him fighting for his life. When he recovers, all he wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear it could kill him.
Jenny Lee, Richard E. Robbins, Gareth Smith & Chris Wilcha
DocumentaryFrom Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, the award-winning producers of The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, strategic partner, Intel Corporation, and distribution partners CNN Films and Gathr, comes Girl Rising - an innovative feature film about the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and other esteemed actresses contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman and Grammy Award winner Lorne Balfe. The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and
DramaGermany 1958. In those years, "Auschwitz" was a word that some people had never heard of, and others wanted to forget as quickly as possible. Against the will of his immediate superior, young prosecutor Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) begins to examine the case of a recently identified teacher who was a former Auschwitz guard. Radmann soon lands in a web of repression and denial, but also of idealization. He devotes himself with utmost commitment to his new task and is resolved to find out what really happened. He oversteps boundaries, falls out with friends, colleagues and allies, and is sucked deeper and deeper into a labyrinth of lies and guilt in his search for the truth. But what he ultimately brings to light will change the country forever.
SportsWe live for the pursuit of the unknown. The anticipation of what the future holds. The untapped potential of what lies ahead. The finish line is only a starting point for a new adventure. What happens in between is where the real action is. Our mission is to document the future of mountain biking as it unfolds in real time. We capture the true lifestyle that intersects our lives as professional mountain bikers, builders and filmmakers, concocting a unique chemistry of filmic goodness. Many past films, riders, and locations have inspired us. Some of those locations are now our backyards, and some of those riders are now our friends. From the Inside Out is our adventure to the places we've always wanted to ride, and our expression of the lines and styles that have influenced us. This is freeride mountain biking. This fil
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.
DramaWhen Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys) and Steve Zahn (Daddy Day Care) team up as security guards, no one's safe! LAPD reject and major troublemaker Earl (Lawrence) got L.A. cop Hank (Zahn) kicked off the force for brutality. Now, these two guys who can't stand each other, are stuck working together as lowly security guards. And they're playing cops to bring down a smuggling ring if they can stay alive and stay one step ahead of the real cops. Co-starring Eric Roberts (The Specialist), NATIONAL SECURITY will take you on a wild ride with the most unlikely heroes ever to wear a badge!
DocumentaryWe see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized underground trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appre
DocumentaryIn his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200 and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that had made him famous in the first place. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary, but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider inter
Kids & FamilyThe world's favorite snowman, Frosty, has lots of young friends, still he's lonely for another snow-person. The children build him a wife named Crystal, but jealous, cold-hearted Jack Frost plots to keep Frosty and Crystal from finding happiness together in this musical, animated family special.