Based on newly declassified files, the film explores the US government’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
‘Lady Day’ was one of the greatest jazz vocalists the world ever heard. In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Before her mysterious death in 1978, Lipnack Kuehl had taped over 200 hours of interviews. The tapes have never been heard. Now they form the basis of an atmospheric, multi-layered documentary that captures the many complex facets of a proud black woman, violent drug addict, loyal friend, vindictive lover and unforgettable singer of ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Saddest Tale’ and the haunting ‘Strange Fruit’.
More Brains! A Retur
Ai Weiwei: Never Sor
Ai Weiwei is known for many things – great architecture, subversive in-your-face art, and political activism. He has also called for greater transparency on the part of the Chinese state. Director Alison Klayman chronicles the complexities of Ai’s life for three years, beginning with his rise to public prominence via blog and Twitter after he questioned the deaths of more than 5,000 students in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The record continues through his widely publicized arrest in Beijing in April of 2011. As Ai prepares various works of art for major international exhibitions, his activism heats up, and his run-ins with China’s authorities become more and more frequent.
Do Not Resist
Cutie and the Boxer
This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.
What's in the Basket
Grazing the Sky
An intimate look at the lives of modern circus performers in and out of Cirque Du Soleil. The film follows the stories of several different performers and gives viewers an unprecedented ...
The Oasis: Ten Years
In 2008, feature documentary, The Oasis, shocked Australia with its gritty insight into the lives of homeless teens at a notorious youth refuge in inner city Sydney. An outpouring of social and political goodwill followed, with the then Prime Minister pledging to halve homelessness by 2020. A decade later, with social inequality and homelessness worse than ever, the original participants reflect on where their lives have taken them.
Martin Clunes & a Li
Clunes joins a mission to make wildlife history by returning endangered lions to Kora National Park, the Kenyan nature reserve of “Born Free” fame. The effort begins with Mugie, a lion cub orphaned at just three weeks old, but Clunes soon finds out why for lions there is now no “free” left.
From the "George W. Bush Dictionary" entries to the Top Ten Bushisms roundup, this DVD covers some of the more memorable malaprops from George W. Bush. Includes the actual video clips, audio clips, musical interpretations by The George W. Bush Singers, and animated segments from Chris "Sketchboy" Routly. Host Brian Unger takes us on a guided tour through the forest of foibles with commentary from Jacob Weisberg and Al Franken.
Kati with an I
An intimate portrait of Kati, a teenage girl about to graduate high school, who endures a moment-by-moment emotional transformation over the course of three tumultuous days that leave her future in doubt.
Meet the Fokkens
Sisters doing it for themselves in Amsterdam's Red Light District. Louise and Martine Fokkens are identical twins. For over fifty years they were working as prostitutes. They freed themselves from the control of their pimps, ran their own brothel, and set up the first informal trade union for prostitutes. They are familiar faces in Amsterdam's Red Light District, but soon they will bid their farewells. The Ladies Fokkens is a portrait of these remarkable women, as well as a history of the Red Light District over the past fifty years.
Chicago at the Cross
The Punk Rock Movie
The Invisible String
THE INVISIBLE STRING tells the fascinating love story between human beings and flying plastic. The documentary takes the audience on a trip from the very beginning of pie pin tossing at the Frisbie's Pie bakery in Connecticut back at the turn of the century to the Rose Bowl World Championships in the late 1970s up to the hottest spots of today. It's a journey into the heart and mind of the people that started it all by inventing games, skills, and creating a global family. Rare archive footage of the 1970s and 1980s, when playing Frisbee grew to become a major alternative sport just as popular as skateboarding or surfing, alters with Monty Pythonesque animations on the joy of throwing flying objects. The most influential people give their personal accounts as remarkable stories are told revolving around living with flying discs.
Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen.
Hell on Earth: The S
"The Story of Hellrasier III" offers a half-hour discussion of the overhaul involved in the making of the delayed third film in the Hellraiser franchise, in which a cult horror format was consciously transformed into a mass-market product with an eye on the teen market and a sense of disappointment from the British crew of the first two films. - Frank Harrison
You've Been Trumped
In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.
Don't Panic: The Tru
Our world is profoundly changing in ways most of us simply don#39;t realize - much of it for the better. Infographic documentary extravaganza with world famous Swedish statistician and showman Hans Rosling. His main message - that our world is profoundly changing in ways most of us simply don't realize - much of it for the better.
The Trans List
The Trans List explores the range of experiences lived by Americans who identify as transgender (an umbrella term for people whose gender identity does not conform to that typically ...