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Fire in Paradise
On 9/8/18 a fire broke out in California near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century. Through first-hand footage of the disaster and interviews with survivors and responders, FIRE IN PARADISE retells the survival stories from that day.
No Safe Spaces
Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager examine the reality of life and discourse on college campuses in modern America.
Jesus is King: A Kanye West Film
An IMAX documentary capturing the Sunday Service performances done by Kanye West and the Sunday Service crew throughout the course of 2019.
In this timely and fearless personal documentary, director Ofra Bloch engages with the people she was raised to hate and dismiss. Seen as a victim in one context and a perpetrator in the next, the film points towards a future – an “afterward” – that attempts to live with the truths of history in order to make sense of the present.
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
A portrait of the lives of a disparate group of patrons and employees at an American watering hole today.
Little Miss Westie
Ren & Luca chronicles a year in the life of two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, a local beauty pageant, and transitioning in the Trump era.
Wrinkles the Clown
In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.
The Art of Political Murder
An investigation into the truth behind the murder of Guatemalan Bishop, Juan Gerardi, who was killed in 1998 just days after trying to hold the country's military accountable for the atrocities committed during its civil war.
An Officer & His Holiness: The Dalai Lama's Secret Escape into Exile
Told in his own words on film, the documentary reveals how in 1959, His Holiness the Dalai Lama escaped from Tibet into India on foot over the Himalayas. This perilous trek took 13 days, with the Dalai Lama only able to travel at night to evade detection. This singular event has influenced the lives of millions worldwide.
Meat the Future
Meat the Future ushers the viewer into a world vexed by the impacts of modern day industrial animal agriculture and zeros in on a solution-focused story. Revealing challenges and breakthroughs and posing a myriad of questions about the future, this 90-minute character-driven documentary explores the advent of real meat without the need to raise and slaughter animals. Spanning three years, Meat the Future chronicles the potentially game-changing birth of a new food industry referred to as “cell-based” “clean” and “cultured” meat – a term hotly debated as the industry approaches commercialization
Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast
In the late 1990s, iconic photographer Bruce Weber managed to convince Robert Mitchum to appear before his camera for a filmed portrait. Weber shot Mitchum in 35mm and 16mm black and white, hanging with friends and cronies in restaurants and hotel rooms and singing before a microphone at Capitol Records, recording standards for a projected album. When Mitchum passed away in 1997, Weber parked his beloved project and it was some time before he went back into his footage, picked up the camera again to continue, and complete, his tribute to Mitchum.
The late director Sydney Pollack's behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin's best-selling album Amazing Grace finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot.
Stallone: Frank, That Is
An inside look into the fascinating life, career and survival of the most unknown famous entertainer in Hollywood.
Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf
A newly produced, feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more
Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. Kossakovsky's film travels the world, from the precarious frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal and Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma, to Venezuela's mighty Angel Falls in order to paint a portrait of this fluid life force in all its glorious forms. Fragile humans experience life and death, joy and despair in the face of its power.
Disco Confessions: John Morales, a Life in the Mix
John Morales, one of the most influential producers of the disco and dance music scenes, was responsible for more than 700 mixes and productions during the 1970s and 1980s, and was the creator, along with Tom Moulton, of “club mixes” and the extended 12-inch single. Filmed in New York, Ibiza and Lanzarote, the film is a biographical portrait that includes Morales discussing music and life with his friends and collaborators Louie Vega, Danny Krivit, DJ Spinna and DJ Spen. Now in his sixties, we see him here more passionate than ever about playing and making music and sharing it with the world.
Solid outtakes and a few rehearsal moments from the original Elivs ‘68 special with never before seen footage on the big screen of a charming side of Elvis for 70 minutes intertwined with some what promises to be some amazing newly created footage for 30-40 minutes of added value featuring Randy Lewis, Dennis Quaid and others.
David Crosby: Remember My Name
You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.
Everything That Could Have Been
After touring for years with Sirkus Eliassen, one of Norways biggest pop stars escapes into solitude, trying to find joy in his music again. In the tranquility of Lofoten Islands, bigger questions in life emerges, as he prepares to record his album in Los Angeles.
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright
Jenny Slate's first stand-up special is a mix of stage time, funny stories about adulthood and conversations with family in her childhood home.
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.
Using two decades of intimate home video, the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
Margaret Atwood - A Word after a Word after a Word is Power
Poet, novelist, essayist, CanLit champion, environmental activist. Over a career spanning sixty years Margaret Atwood has never been more relevant than she is today.
The Biggest Little Farm
The successes and failures of a couple determined to live in harmony with nature on a farm outside of Los Angeles are lovingly chronicled by filmmaking farmer John Chester, in this inspiring documentary.
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, this film captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year.
The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti
The story of Pro Football Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, whose resume encompasses turns as a linebacker, lawyer, sports agent, broadcaster, executive and philanthropist.
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch
Post-finale feature-length documentary about the making-of the hit HBO TV show.
Framing John DeLorean
A documentary interspersed with acted scenes, this portrait of John DeLorean covers the brilliant but tragically flawed automaker's rise to stardom and shocking down fall.
People who hear voices talk about their daily inner and social struggles. The film deals with “madness” through an acute awareness of reality and echoes our secret suffering.
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters
The documentary that tells us the full story from where it all started through to the future of the Ghostbusters franchise.
Follow leading scientists around the world and to the edge of the universe on their quest to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the universe, the mysterious invisible “dark matter.”
Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn
Documentary on the making of the 2019 movie.
After the Screaming Stops
Brosettes rejoice! Matt and Luke Goss take on the big screen - and each other - in this candid documentary charting the twin pop sensations' stormy reunion.
CNN Original Series explores American cinema through the decades and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed its evolution. Combining archival footage and interviews with leading actors, directors, producers, critics and historians, the series showcases the most pivotal moments in film that have stirred the imagination and influenced our culture.
Infuriated by the lack of professionalism of the Malaysian Ice Hockey Federation, the young passionate star players suffer under its iron fist.
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Documentary on psychedelic potash mines, expansive concrete seawalls, mammoth industrial machines, and other examples of humanity’s massive, destructive reengineering of the planet.