Action & AdventureSit on the edge of your seat and enjoy master storyteller Ray Bradbury's classic adventure of four youths who try to save the spirit of their friend Pip from the ghosts of Halloween past. The four encounter a mysterious character, Moundshroud who takes them on a magical journey that sweeps them back as far as 4,000 years and touches down in exotic places all over the world like Egypt, England, France and Mexico. Along the way they discover the magic and meaning of Halloween - and friendship. This enchanting adventure features the voice talents of Leonard Nimoy as Moundshroud and the animation wizardry of Hanna-Barbera. It's a story as timeless as Halloween itself - a bubbling cauldron of thrills and suspense that will stir the imagination of the entire family. Bradbury's popular story is destined to become a perennial Halloween favorite.
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.
DocumentaryOne hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. It is the dominant institution of our time. A complex, sobering, yet darkly amusing documentary, The Corporation takes its audience on a graphic and engaging quest to reveal the corporation's inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures. Mark Achbar, co-director of the influential and inventive Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, teams up with co-director Jennifer Abbott and writer Joel Bakan to examine the far-reaching repercussions of the corporation's ascent. Based on Bakan's best-selling book, "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power", the film has achieved international critical and box office success. Winner of 10 audience awards, including Sundance, and 26 awards in total from prestigious festivals around the world, it stands as the top-grossing Canadian
DocumentaryIn this groundbreaking cult documentary from 1985, director Kirby Dick (This Film is Not Yet Rated, Derrida) weaves a fascinating study of the curious role of a sex surrogate in the (then) recently established discipline of sexual therapy. Maureen Sullivan and two of her clients agreed to have the entire progression of their therapy taped, and what emerges is a disarming and compassionate look at the struggles people face in connecting with one another. Twenty-five-year-old Kipper is a virginal grad student who gets nervous just talking to a girl, let alone touching her; and John, at 45, is newly divorced and suffering from the revelation that his ex-wife was silently dissatisfied with their sexual relationship for twenty years. As Maureen attempts to build up their confidence, she exposes her own doubts in this touching film that eschews a clinical approach to sex.
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"!
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.
DocumentaryThe 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.
DocumentaryAyrton Senna was a racing driver and triple Formula One world champion. A passionate athlete who was revered and feared by his contemporaries, Senna's life and career (although cut short) is one that is etched into the history books. He was born into a wealthy Brazilian family. He competed in 161 Grand Prix over 10 years. And he took 64 pole positions, winning a massive 41. He has been described as charismatic, single-minded and totally focused, as well as lauded by his peers as "An extraordinary driver and an extraordinary person". Ayrton Senna was the idol for millions of Formula One fans, one of them being champion Lewis Hamilton. We take you on a chronological journey of the personal and professional life of this amazingly gifted sporting champion.
DramaFoxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral.
DocumentaryA century of illegal UFO secrecy has cost humanity hundreds of years of spiritual, cultural and technological development. Dr. Steven Greer presents "The Lost Century", which will expose the cost of the coverup to the planet, and the human race, and how we can reclaim control of our collective destiny.
Special InterestIn Cold Blood is the powerful, true story of a callous murder, based upon the best-selling novel byTruman Capote. A prosperous and respected Kansas farmer, his wife and his two teenage children are wantonly and brutally slaughtered. The murderers are two mindless ex-convict drifters: Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and Dick Hickock (Scott Wilson). Neither of the men are sane enough to regret their crime. The story penetrates the inner workings of the criminals minds as it follows their purposeless meandering through Mexico and the United States in evasion of the law. After more than a year of wandering, the hunted men are finally caught, tried and in a dramatic conclusion condemned to hang.
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.
ThrillerTwo young women discover the power of sex to get what they want in the male-dominated business world. Nathalie, a performance artist-stripper, instructs her new friend, the beautiful but inexperienced Sandrine, on the art of seduction. Without delay, they put their skills to use at a Parisian bank, where both rise to the top. But they meet their match in the ruthless son of the bank's president - a vain, unbridled, power hungry monster.
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.
Kids & FamilyIn this gospel-driven drama, poor Faith is ready to give up hope. Her struggling small-town theater is about to get foreclosed by the bank—when her charming Uncle Donny convinces his famous friends to play live and save the business. But when a local developer decides to sabotage the concert, it’ll take a miracle to make the show go on. Includes music by Donny Richmond and Sunday Drive and appearances by Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Phil Vassar, and members of the Gatlin Brothers and Rascal Flatts.
SportsThe Complete History of the Minnesota Vikings chronicles the Vikings' 17 division titles, four conference championships, and nine alumnae in the pro football hall of fame. With legendary players such as Fran Tarkenton and the purple gang of the 1970's to Adrian Peterson and the Vikings of today, no one loves to watch them more than their most loyal fans. With award-winning footage, get an inside look at great moments throughout history, including the Vikings first championship season of 1969 to the offensive display in 1998 to the unforgettable 2009 season. The Complete History of the Minnesota Vikings recounts the living history of one of the greatest franchises in the National Football League.
DramaA secret HUNT for the man of MYSTERY four nations HAD to find! Based loosely on the true story of story of Lieutenant Colonel Peter Ortiz, an American World War II veteran who also served in the French foreign legion. With such a sterling record, it comes as a shock when Ortiz is accused of the murder of a French resistance leader. Believed killed in action himself, a trial begins against Ortiz. As the courtroom drama draws to a close, however, Ortiz bursts into the courtroom and identifies the real killer, clearing his name and preserving his reputation.
DocumentaryGlobal poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries. Renowned actor and activist, Martin Sheen, narrates The End of Poverty?, a feature-length documentary directed by award-winning director, Philippe Diaz, which explains how today’s financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Consider that 20% of the planet’s population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate. At this rate, to maintain our lifestyle means more and more people will sink below the poverty line. Filmed in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America, The End of Poverty? features expert insights from: Nobel prize winners in Economics, Amartya Sen and Joseph
Drama“12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), are chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans——accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare——must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.
DramaProducer David O. Selznick’s acclaimed screen adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel tells of the romance between the tempestuous Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) and the dashing Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), against the tragic backdrop of the Civil War. This legendary classic earned 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, (Leigh) Best Director (Victor Fleming), and Best Supporting Actress to Hattie McDaniel, the first Oscar ever awarded to an African American performer. One of the highest-grossing films of all time (when adjusted for inflation), it is also very much a product of its time, and unfortunately reflects depictions of characters and themes which are offensive and problematic when viewed by contemporary audiences. The film is presented here as originally released in 1939, because to do otherwise would be the equivalent of stating the prejudices and attitudes never existed.
DramaDirector Stanley Kubrick rips the skin from the face of war to expose the dehumanizing effect of the military on the people fed to its emotional meat grinder in Full Metal Jacket. Through the eyes of an 18-year-old recruit--from his first days in the seeming hell of Marine Corps boot camp as his superiors try to strip of him his individuality and re-create him as a Marine, to the hell of the 1968 Tet offensive, Kubrick reveals the damage done to the collective human soul by the inhumanity of war. Based on the novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford.
DramaBased on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.
DramaIt's the song that brings ultimate hope to so many…often in the midst of life's most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft. Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn't easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury-combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential-set Bart on a musical pathway. Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe-named for his grandmother's favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined. A gripping reminder of the powe
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.
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."
Action & AdventureFrom the Lilly and Lana Wachowski and Joel Silver, the masterminds behind The Matrix trilogy, comes another intriguing, action-packed fantasy-thriller. Great Britain has become a fascist state. Now, a shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" (Hugo Weaving) begins a violent guerrilla campaign to destroy those who have embraced totalitarianism. In his quest to liberate England from its oppressive ideological chains, "V" recruits a young woman (Natalie Portman) he's rescued from the secret police to join him on an epic adventure to execute a seemingly impossible task.
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.
Special InterestHistory comes alive in this supremely entertaining film that garnered eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture. Oscar-winners Robert Redford ("Up Close and Personal," "Indecent Proposal") and Dustin Hoffman ("Outbreak," "Rain Man") play Woodward and Bernstein, the intrepid newspaper reporters who broke open the Watergate scandal and toppled a President. The screenplay by William Goldman ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Indecent Proposal") won an Oscar, as did Jason Robards ("Philadelphia," "Parenthood") as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Featuring an all-star supporting cast, including Hal Holbrook ("Evening Shade"), Jane Alexander ("Kramer vs. Kramer"), Meredith Baxter ("Family Ties"), Ned Beatty ("Roseanne"), Martin Balsam ("Psycho"), Jack Warden ("Heaven Can Wait"), Polly Holliday ("Alice"), Stephen Collins ("Sisters"), Robert Walden ("Lou Grant") and many others.
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.
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.
Special InterestFilmmaker Spike Lee, star Denzel Washington (the New York, Boston and Chicago Film Critics' choice as 1992's Best Actor) and other talents vividly portray the life and times of the visionary leader. "One of the decade's best and most important films." (Arch Campbell, WRC-TV/Washington D.C.) One of the most charismatic and politically controversial voices in history, Malcolm X burst into the public consciousness with a radical perspective on race relations in America. His inspiring and enlightening ideologies touched and continue to influence the lives of millions. The New York Film Critic's Circle awarded Denzel Washington Best Actor for his role in what Newsday calls "an extraordinary movie...powerful and compelling. Denzel Washington's performance is a tour de force!"
DramaIn 36 days, 21,000 Japanese and 6,800 Americans died, and the course of world war and world history changed. He worked in one team, Academy Award Winner, Stephen Spielberg, with another Academy Award winner, Clint Eastwood, to tell us the unforgettable story of the Second World War battle in Jizzy
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.
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 the flag, some of whom would die soon after, never knowing that they had been immortalized. But the surviving flag raisers had no interest in being held up as symbols an
DramaIn this Academy Award winner for Best Picture, two very different men on the same team vie to win Olympic gold to demonstrate to the world the worth of their deeply held--and strongly opposing--convictions. Yet a friendship builds between the two in this true story that is as strong as their desire to win in Chariots of Fire. Paris Olympics, 1924. Scotsman Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson--Gandhi) competes to prove the superiority of this Christian faith, while his teammate, Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross--Exorcist: The Beginning), a Jewish Englishman, is driven to win to show the world that Jews are not inferior people. But as different as they two competitors are, the bond that develops between them reveals to both how complex their true motives are . . . and how much they really have in common.
ComedyWhen a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world in Columbia Pictures’ comedy Year One. Harold Ramis directs. The screenplay is by Harold Ramis & Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg ("The Office") from a story by Harold Ramis. The film is produced by Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, and Clayton Townsend.
DramaStarring Irish-born Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn, and AlanRickman, this extraordinary historical epic was directed by celebratedNeil Jordan and received two Academy Award nominations. Michael Collins,one of Ireland's most controversial patriots and revolutionary heroes,leads his countrymen in their fight for independence. Having come of agein the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression andbloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, Collins was arrestedduring the 1916 Easter Uprising, when Irish revolutionaries surrenderedto the overwhelming military power of the British forces after a six-daystandoff at Dublin's General Post Office. Upon his release, he tookleadership of the Irish independence movement and strove to create afree and peaceful country. Irish pop singer/activist Sinead O'Connorprovides haunting vocals in the Oscar-nominated score.
Action & AdventureAcademy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman light up the screen in one of the most enduring romances in movie history--Casablanca. Rick Blaine (Bogart--The African Queen, The Caine Mutiny) owns a nightclub in Vichy-controlled Casablanca, frequented by refugees desperate to escape German domination. Despite the ever-present human misery, Rick manages to remain uninvolved in World War II now raging across Europe and Northern Africa. But all that changes when Ilsa Lund (Bergman--Gaslight, Notorious) walks through the front door of Rick's club--Rick must now choose between a life with the woman he loves and becoming the hero that both she and the world need.
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).
Action & AdventureFrom Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone ("Any Given Sunday," "Platoon") comes this epic story of Alexander the Great, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, who over an eight year period managed to conquer 90% of the known world of his time by age 25. This story chronicles Alexander's path to becoming a living legend, from a youth fueled by dreams of myth, glory, and adventure, to his intense bonds with his closest companions, to his lonely death as a ruler of a vast empire - an incredible story of a life that united the Known World and proved that, if nothing else, fortune favors the bold. Starring Colin Farrell ("S.W.A.T.," "Minority Report"), Academy Award-winners Angelina Jolie ("Tomb Raider" 1&2, "Girl, Interrupted") and Anthony Hopkins ("Hearts in Atlantis," "Hannibal"), Val Kilmer ("Spartan," "Heat"), Jared Leto ("Panic Room," "Fight Club") and Rosario Dawson ("Sin City," Men In Black II").
DramaTestament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
DocumentaryWith unfettered access to the Zappa Vault and all its archival footage, Zappa explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.
DocumentaryFirst-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured façade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community - a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, Some Kind of Heaven invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents - and one interloper - who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act.
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?
Special InterestFor the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.
DocumentaryThis mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso's chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the country. But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine? Director Ian Cheney (King Corn) journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish, turning up surprising revelations and a host of humorous characters along the way. Told with the verve of a good detective story, The Search for General Tso is as much about food as it is a tale of the American immigrant experience.
DocumentaryA behind-the-seams look at the world of high fashion. Supermodels and glamorous celebrities are all just part of the scene in Unzipped - a hilariously revealing look at the high-powered world of fashion! With exotic styles and featuring the world's sexiest models Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and more! - it's the movie critics are calling one of the year's funniest!
DramaIn this powerful drama directed by acclaimed filmmaker Abel Ferrara, a young priest, Padre Pio (Shia LaBeouf), begins his ministry at a remote Capuchin monastery in Italy’s San Giovanni Rotondo. WWI has ended and Italian soldiers — broken but victorious — are returning to the impoverished village ruled by wealthy landowners. As events surrounding the first free election in Italy threaten to tear the village apart, Padre Pio struggles with his own personal demons, ultimately emerging from his spiritual anguish to become one of Catholicism’s most venerated figures.
DocumentaryFrom Steve McQueen, "I think Bruce Brown's motorcycle film "On Any Sunday" is the best thing that has ever happened to motorcycling. The audience is taken on a visual ride in what I believe is finally the definitive film on motorcycling. To me it is an unforgettable film, and I was very happy to be a part of it in some small way." Writer, producer and director Bruce Brown explores this dizzying and intoxicating world of rugged road riders where cycles hit incredible speeds. Segueing into the grueling excitement of a muddy and murderous motocross race, we then move on to the tortuous mayhem of the Mexican 1000 off-track trial race down the Baja Peninsula. An exhilarating experience that puts you in the driver's seat.
DramaBecause she was beautiful ...At the far end of the earth, a woman finds a reason to live and a reason to fight ... in the movie Gorillas in the Mist.Sigourney Weaver plays the lead role in this true story that embodies the wonderful life of Diane Fossey, the woman who loved the great apes, the cute giants who live in mountains fogged in the depths of Africa between Uganda and Rwanda. Fossey's research shows the world that these animals that everyone fear are only kind, smart, and social animals. Her love of apes drives her to risk everything to protect her from poachers, abandoning civilized comforts and sacrificing romance for the sake of those creatures she adores.
DramaThe life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death. Loving Vincent features 120 of Vincent van Gogh's greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, leads us to the significant people and events in the time prior to his unexpected death. Every shot is painted just as Vincent himself painted.
MusicalsDavid Byrne's American Utopia brings the Talking Heads front man's critically acclaimed Broadway show to a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar® and Emmy®-winner Spike Lee. Recorded during its late 2019 to early 2020 run at Broadway's Hudson Theatre in New York City, Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dream world where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount. The special includes performances of songs from Byrne's 2018 solo album of the same name, in addition to popular Talking Heads favorites such as "Once in a Lifetime" and "Burning Down the House." The musical numbers accompanied with brief monologues allows Byrne to address various sociopolitical topics from police brutality, immigration, climate change to the 2020 presidential election.
DocumentaryCelebrate the 120th anniversary of 'Vogue' with this profile of fashion's most influential magazine. Told through the eyes of its most iconic editors, the film explores the cultural impact of 'Vogue' over a century of changing trends in fashion, photography and feminism. Interviews include current editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others.
DocumentaryKon-Tiki is the Academy Award-winning film of an astonishing adventure, a journey spanning 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, Norwegian biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by the mythical hero Kon-Tiki. Heyerdahl knew that the trade winds and ocean currents off the South American coastline bear in the direction of Polynesia. Ridiculed by the scientific establishment, who had concluded that a voyage by aboriginal balsa raft from Peru to Polynesia was impossible, he decided to prove the possibility of his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage. The ensuing expedition was hailed as one of the most fantastic feats of daring and courage of its time. On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and his five crew members embarked from Peru on their daring voyage to the Marquesas Islands, on a balsa wood raft which was built according to the tradition
HorrorThe debut film from writer-director Rose Glass, Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul, but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.
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.
DocumentaryIn this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses ("Sex Sells," "The Van") exposes the controversy and culture in the world of high priced artwork. When a 73-year-old former truck driver with an eighth grade education buys a thrift shop painting for five dollars, she has no idea that it would pit her against the highest and mightiest denizens of the art world. But when the painting in question might possibly be the work of American art icon Jackson Pollock and worth over $50 million, she's off on a rollicking adventure and a 15 year fight with the art world that paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.
ForeignSensual and elegant, Catherine Corsini’s SUMMERTIME follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole. An enlightening tale about the infatuation of first love and its universal themes.
DocumentaryThe first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, NO END IN SIGHT is a jaw-dropping insider's tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness, and venality. Based on over 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003, and examines the manner in which the principal errors of U.S. policy largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today.
DocumentaryIn 2012, "Nature" published a study led by more than 20 researchers from the top scientific institutions in the world predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. It also said that it could be avoided by drastically changing our way of life and take appropriate measures. Shortly after giving birth to her first child, French actress and director Mélanie Laurent became increasingly aware of the dangers and the state of urgency that her son will face in the future. Along with friend and activist Cyril Dion and their crew, she decided to travel the world in search of solutions that can help save the next generations. The result is Tomorrow, an inspiring documentary that presents concrete solutions implemented throughout the world by hundred of communities. From the US to the UK and through Finland and India, together they traveled to 10 countries to visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects and community-owned renewable initiatives to highlight people making
DocumentaryVia London, Versailles, and Instagram, Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles follows famous chef Yotam Ottolenghi on his quest to bring the sumptuous art and decadence of Versailles to life in cake form at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He assembles a team—a veritable who's who of the dessert world, including Dominique Ansel and Dinara Kasko—to help bring his vision to life. The pastry chefs create a true feast of Versailles complete with a cocktail whirlpool and posh jello shots, architectural mousse cakes, chocolate sculptures, swan pastries, and an edible garden. Ottolenghi acts as our guide throughout, disassembling pastries to give us the history of ingredients that we now take for granted, like sugar and chocolate. Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles perfectly captures the heights of human achievement and the frailty of decadence, adding taste as one more sense with which to experience the Met.
DocumentaryWith Prince William and bride Kate Middleton’s destiny set and all eyes upon them, fans around the world will enjoy this intimate look at the royal heir and his love. Fully aware of the role he is to play as the future King of England, handsome Prince William displays a strong sense of duty and loyalty to the Royal Family—his destiny and upbringing carefully managed by the monarchy since birth. With the poised, young woman he met at university and courted for eight years at his side, royalists pray that their marriage will survive the pressures of the monarchy … unlike those that have gone before them. Going beyond the love affair to explore royal destiny, A Royal Romance: William & Kate.
DocumentaryChapters 1-3: Birth Of The Cinema, The Hollywood Dream, and The Golden Age of World Cinema.
The opening of THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY shows the birth of a great new art form: the movies. We see how Hollywood became a glittering entertainment industry and how star directors like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton emerged in the roaring twenties. Then we visit Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Shanghai and Tokyo to discover the places where movie makers were pushing the boundaries of the medium.
DocumentaryBrand: A Second Coming chronicles actor/ comedian/ activist Russell Brand on his journey from addict, self-proclaimed narcissist and Hollywood star living in the fast-lane to his current, and unexpected, role as political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Criticized for egomaniacal self-interest, Brand injects his madness in to the world and calls for revolution. He stays the course with an irreverent courage that inspires a new generation of activists to rise up against the ever-increasing world engorged in consumerism. Can Brand rise against the roar of criticism from the very system that built him? Does he have the fortitude, resilience and commitment to keep up the fight? Will he find true happiness, which has eluded him since childhood? Brand: A Second Coming takes audiences behind the scenes of this wildly complex man for an intimate look at what drives Russell Brand as he continues to be the consummate disruptor. Brand: A Second Coming is a feature documentary produc
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.
DocumentaryFor more than six decades, doctors, nutritionists, and public health officials have been waging a war against high cholesterol in an effort to fight heart disease. It’s a war that has seen the demonization of saturated fats, the rise and fall of hydrogenated oils, and the introduction of several generations of “miracle” drugs.
But what if the basic premise linking cholesterol and heart disease is wrong?
CHOLESTEROL, THE GREAT BLUFF convincingly argues that the link between cholesterol and heart disease is tenuous – and that its persistence results from a potent mix of bad science, entrenched interests, and pharmaceutical profits
Special InterestThe world will never be the same as a result of the horrific events that transpired on September 11, 2001. ‘Remembering 9/11’ goes beyond the facts and explores the background of the perpetrators and the Government’s response. From the debris, stories of courage and survival emerged. This captivating program reminds us of those at Ground Zero who witnessed first hand the chaos, tragedy and suffering, including rescue workers, survivors and victims families;to one perpetrator who through his own faith and beliefs committed the unthinkable.‘Remembering 9/11’ is a powerful mix; a visual timeline of the events together with moving stories of courage and conviction.
Russell Michaels, Simon Ardizzone & Michael Russell
DocumentaryPLEASE NOTE: This documentary was created using a wide variety of media, including sources such as off-air and amateur recordings. We feel that the importance of the information more than compensates for the occasional lapse of image quality. The disturbingly shocking HBO documentary Hacking Democracy bravely tangles with our nation's ills at the heart of democracy. The film the Diebold corporation doesn't want you to see, this revelatory journey follows tenacious Seattle grandmother Bev Harris and her band of extraordinary citizen-activists as they set out to ask one simple question: How does America count its votes? From Florida and California to Ohio and Washington State, filmmakers Simon Ardizzone, Robert Cohens, and Russell Michaels starkly reveal a broken system riddled with secrecy, incompetent election officials, and electronic voting machines that can be programmed to steal elections. Equipped only with a powerful sense of righteous outrage, the activists take on voting machin
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 “boldly takes on a loaded topic and examines it both intellectually and emotionally; the result may well leave you blinking away a few tears.” - Seattle Times.
Action & AdventureAn elite team of paratroopers lands deep behind Japanese lines in the jungles of Burma--only to find its escape route blocked. Now, the brave survivors of the original mission must fight their way through 150 miles of enemy held jungle.
DocumentaryIn a light-hearted take on the culture wars, FLOCK OF DODOS tweaks egos and pokes fun at both sides in the evolution vs. intelligent design debate.Evolutionary biologist and filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson rides along with jargon-impaired scientists and jargon-rebranding intelligent designers as they engage in the comic theatrics that erupt wherever science and religion clash over the origins of life. From the shadowy, well-funded headquarters of the pro-intelligent design Discovery Institute in Seattle to the rarefied talk of Olson's science buddies around a late-night poker table, FLOCK OF DODOS lends a thoughtfully critical ear to the wonderful personalities and passions driving the Darwin wars. By explaining the quirks of evolution with colorful visual aides while respectfully listening to people of faith, FLOCK OF DODOS is "intelligently designed for popular appeal" (VARIETY). And if you find it difficult to determine which side of the issue is the bigger flock of dodos, Olson offers up
DocumentaryChapters 4-6: The Arrival Of Sound, Post-War Cinema, and Sex & Melodrama. With the advent of sound in the 1930s we witness the birth of new types of film: screwball comedies, gangster pictures, horror films, westerns and musicals. The onset of WWII makes cinema more daring and the story shifts from Italy back to Hollywood, to chart the darkening of American film and the drama of the McCarthy era. Sex and melodrama infuses the American movies of the 50s, and we travel to Egypt, India, China, Mexico, Britain and Japan to find that movies there were also full of rage and passion.
DocumentaryFrank Lloyd Wright is an American icon - its most famous modern architect, and probably its most prolific - over 400 buildings in a 60-year career. But his most revealing constructions are his houses, revolutionary in their open plan design, and conceived as an expression of Wright’s philosophy of a perfect harmony between man and nature: ‘organic architecture’ as he called it. Wright’s houses also embody an ideal for living based on calmness and order, but his own life was characterized by public scandal, financial chaos and personal tragedy. The story begins with the most dramatic and terrible event in Wright’s life - the brutal murder in 1914 of his mistress and her two children and a terrible fire that destroyed the house, known as Taliesin, which Wright had built as a private sanctuary. Wright had invested so much of himself in Taliesin that, despite the tragedy, he could not bear to abandon it. He immediately set about rebuilding and over the next forty years the house
DramaScreenwriter Stephane Bouquet and screenwriter/director Sébastien Lifshitz come together again to create the sensual and meditative "Come Undone," which explores a young boy’s homosexual awakening and the turbulence of first love. Taking place at a seaside town near western France, Mathieu (Jérémie Elkaïm), a quiet 18-year-old spending the summer with his troubled family, meets the handsome and aggressive Cédric (Stephane Rideau) who takes an interest in the younger man. Mathieu quickly becomes enraptured by his mature lover, who offers him a different world view as well as an escape from his family – a frequently absent father, an emotionally-ailing mother weighted down by a tragedy, and a distant and bitter sister, all of them barely held together by their housekeeper. However, as the summer comes to an end, Mathieu must decide if he means to continue this intense affair.
RomanceLet the Manhunt begin! When Luke enters the gay bar flanked by his sidekicks, he doesn't know that he is about to meet his match in hot macho man Stephen. Awakening in a twisted heap of naked strangers, Luke heads to work at a Chelsea sex store where he is forced to face his lifestyle by his co-worker Zeke, a confrontational gay crusader who will stop at nothing short of changing the world. Up the street, Peter is moving in with his longtime boyfriend Derek. His restaurant boss Marilyn is maniacally planning her wedding, but when her AA sponsor, Trisha, declares her attraction, Marilyn's sobriety and marriage may be in jeopardy. Smitten with Stephen, Luke considers giving monogamy a chance. He attends a sexual compulsives meeting where he discovers he is not the only nympho in New York. Luke is falling for Stephen, but it soon turns out that Stephen's cash doesn't flow from a trust fund; he works hard for his money as a hustler! A relationship between a playboy and a prostitute depends