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Showing posts with label Biography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Biography. Show all posts

Aug 25, 2019

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)


Archival footage and interviews highlight the life and career of singer-songwriter Janis Joplin, from her musical rise in the 1960s to her battle with alcohol and heroin addiction.

Il solengo (2015)


A documentary about the story of Mario de Marcella, a hermit that lived in the woods near Rome. He was called by hunters "Il Solengo" because that's how they call the lone boar that is cut off from the rest of the pack.

Aug 24, 2019

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream (2013)


A look at the life and music of singer Beyonce Knowles.

Barista (2015)


Filmmaker Rock Baijnauth follows competitors at the World Barista Championship as they try to prepare the perfect cup of coffee.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality (2019)


A look at how Alabama attorney Bryan Stevenson struggles to create more fairness in the legal system.

Aug 23, 2019

Lauda: The Untold Story (2014)


In 1976 Niki Lauda survived one of the most famous crashes in Formula One history. Using previously unseen footage, Lauda: The Untold Story explains what happened on that fateful, and near fatal day at the Nurburgring, then follows Lauda's courageous journey to recovery culminating in a miraculous comeback in Monza just weeks later. The film also investigates the impact that his crash had not just on his own life but on the sport as a whole, looking at the safety developments from the 1900s to the present day. Featuring exclusive access to Mercedes HQ and interviews with Lauda, his family, and motor-sport legends past and present including Sir Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard, Marc Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Jochen Mass. Lauda: The Untold Story is a must-see for all motor-sport fans.

Aug 21, 2019

General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974)


Uganda's dictator, General Idi Amin Dada, accepts a foreign crew's request to interview and film him. He talks to the camera about his outreach to Arab nations, his goal of eradicating Israel, his views on economic policy, and his views of Nixon, Kissinger, and other world leaders. We also see him dressing down his ministers at a cabinet meeting (two weeks after this meeting, the foreign minister, whom Amin criticizes here, is murdered), supervising a war-game simulation of an invasion of Israel, visiting a village, and addressing a conclave of Ugandan physicians.

Dreaming the Quiet Man (2010)


This documentary looks at John Ford's efforts to create an idealized version of his homeland as the setting for his classic film The Quiet Man, and explores how his personal attachment to his parents' native Ireland informed the themes of the beloved film.

This Is Home: A Refugee Story (2018)


Four Syrian families struggling to find their way in America.

Harmontown (2014)


A documentary that follows Dan Harmon on tour for his podcast series after he was fired from Community in 2012.

Being the Brontes (2016)


A documentary on the lives of the Bronte family produced to mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte's birth.

I Am JFK Jr. (2016)


I Am JFK Jr. - A Tribute to a Good Man is an homage to America's fallen prince and the Kennedy legacy. It is the story of a young man destined for greatness, but determined to be good in a world filled with high expectations. Featuring cinematically shot interviews with John's friends ranging from the famous, like Robert De Niro and Cindy Crawford, to the controversial, like Mike Tysonand Larry Flynt; from media stars like Christiane Amanpour, Chris Cuomo, Paul Begala, and Ann Coulter, to close friends like Grateful Dead songwriter John Perry Barlow and New York restaurateur Richie Notar, John's former Chief of Staff RoseMarie Terenzio, and colleagues at John's pioneering George Magazine Gary Ginsberg and Matt Berman.President Ronald Reaganâ€TMs son Michael Reagan and author Doug Wead talk about the destinies of presidential children, actor Kristoffer Polaha talks about the man he played on screen, while authors Christopher Andersen and Laurence Leamer offer background on the life of America's most famous family. In addition to personal photos from John's closest friends, I Am JFK Jr. features vintage footage of young John in the White House, on vacation with his family, and rare footage of him in the years after his famous father's assassination.

Aug 19, 2019

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)


A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Aug 18, 2019

Owaranai hito: Miyazaki Hayao (2016)


A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013.

For the Love of Spock (2016)


Documentary about Leonard Nimoy's portrayal of the iconic Star Trek character Spock. Directed by Leonard's son Adam, this film celebrates the famous character and the man who played him for so many years.

The Great Alone (2015)


The Great Alone is a feature length documentary shot in the arctic of Alaska that captures the inspiring comeback story of champion dog sled racer, Lance Mackey. From his sunniest days as a boy by his famous father's side to cancer's attempt to unseat him, The Great Alone pulls viewers along every mile of Lance's emotional journey to become one of the greatest dog sled racers of all time.

Aug 16, 2019

Life, Animated (2016)


The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.

Murph: The Protector (2013)


MURPH: The Protector is a feature-length documentary based on LT Michael Murphy's life of honor, courage and commitment, as told by his friends, family and teammates. Michael was raised in Patchogue, New York, attended Penn State University and then joined the U.S. Navy to serve in the SEAL Teams. Well-known for his selflessness, Michael gave his life for his men in 2005 and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007. His legacy now lives on in this moving portrait of a real American hero.

Bettie Page Reveals All (2012)


Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori's BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL is an intimate look at one of the world's most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the first time. In Mori's alluring documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumor via audio interviews taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With earthy, razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story -- from humble beginnings as one of six children in an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to scandalous 50s pin-up model, to shocking retirement in 1957 at the peak of her modeling career. Sharing rare details about her short-lived first marriage and many torrid affairs, this keen insider's glimpse follows Bettie through decades of broken marriages, born-again Christianity, and bouts of mental illness, before her ultimate return to the public eye in the early 90's, unaware of her cult status. Ranked by Forbes in 2012 as one of the top ten posthumous celebrity earners, Bettie and her enduring legacy continue to flourish.

Aug 15, 2019

I Am Bolt (2016)


Benjamin and Gabe Turner directed this documentary look at the legacy of the fastest man ever timed, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Featuring interviews with famous athletes like Pelé, Neymar, and Serena Williams, the film examines multiple world-record holder Bolt's rise to dominance.


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