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

Oct 8, 2019

Bending the Light (2014)


The art of filmmaking and photography and the link between the artisans who create camera lenses and the masters of light who use them. A Michael Apted documentary that honors the artisans and craft of still and motion photography and in particular the glass that captures it all.

Oct 7, 2019

Zulu Summer (2019)


“The Zulus are coming,” Dark Sevier, a local DJ for public radio in Butte, Montana, announces to listeners one evening in May, 2017. By this point, everyone in the small town had been eagerly following the strange and curious series of events that would eventually bring a Zulu prince from Nongoma, South Africa, to their town of 30,000-some-odd people.

Trumbo (2007)


Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. Trumbo was one of several writers, directors, and actors who invoked the First Amendment in refusing to answer questions under oath. They were blacklisted and imprisoned. We follow Trumbo to prison, to exile in Mexico with his family, to poverty, to the public shunning of his children, to his writing under others' names, and to an eventual but incomplete vindication. Actors read his letters; his children and friends remember and comment. Archive photos, newsreels and interviews add texture.

Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008)


A frank and unconventional view of the life and work of actor Nick Nolte.

Hergé: In the Shadow of Tintin (2016)


A complex and complicated artist, Georges Remi created one of the most famous characters in the world, Tintin, for young readers. With exceptional access to the archives of Studios Hergé and Moulinsart, this program looks at Remi's life and the way he changed the art of comic strips.

Escapes (2017)


A documentary chronicling the life of actor and Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher.

Heiress of the Wind (2017)


Gloria's parents are revolutionary Sandinistas, fighting to liberate Nicaragua from dictatorship. In 1979, they finally succeed, plunging the nation into civil war. Living life on the front line, the greater good forever takes centre stage. But what about young Gloria? Now an adult, her reflections pave the way for searing debates regarding torture, tragedy and the importance of parental love.

Oct 6, 2019

The Queen of Versailles (2012)


The 2008 global economic crisis threatens the fortune of Florida billionaires David and Jackie Siegel just as they are in the middle of building a 90,000 square-foot estate.

Starring Adam West (2013)


Whether you know him from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox's Family Guy, Adam West is sure to have made an impression. But few people know the man behind the mask. Documentary filmmaker James Tooley spent three years following the legendary actor, meeting his legions of fans, and trying to understand what keeps the 85 year old actor as passionate as ever. Starring Adam West is a fan funded documentary about the creative and turbulent life of Adam West and the fan supported quest to recognize the beloved actor with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)


Traces the meteoric rise, fall, and rise again of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. Adapted from Mr. Evans's tell-all autobiography, the movie takes the audience on an intimate journey into the mind of this Hollywood legend. "The Kid Stays in the Picture" shares gripping anecdotes about Evans's unusual friendships and follows the thread of his tumultuous love life.

The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story (2010)


A documentary and testimonial to producer Arif Mardin's life. It encompasses interviews with many of the stars that he helped create as well as photographs, home footage and a story that built the hits that are now known as international classics.

Danny Says (2015)


Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to "punk pioneer" and beyond. Danny's taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.

Oct 5, 2019

Biography: JFK Jr. The Final Year (2019)


Reframing the last year of John F. Kennedy's life in an entirely new way.

Oct 2, 2019

JFK Jr. and Carolyn's Wedding: The Lost Tapes (2019)


An inside glimpse at the fairy tale wedding of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette in 1996, including never-before-seen footage from the private event.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2016)


After rising to prominence in California cuisine in the 1970s, Jeremiah Tower becomes one of America's first celebrity chefs.

Elvis: The Rebirth of the King (2017)


The widely accepted Elvis narrative is that the Vegas period was the nadir of his career, but this film argues that Elvis reached his peak both as a singer and performer in the first few years of his Vegas period. He became, in those short years, the greatest performer on earth. The film tracks this five-year renaissance with some of his key musical and artistic collaborators of the period, including the creator of his most memorable jumpsuits, to celebrate the greatest pop reinvention of all time.

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story (2013)


This documentary highlights the more the 40 movies that Clint Eastwood has made. It explores his style of direction and features comments from people with whom he has worked.

Oct 1, 2019

Vessel (2014)


A fearless sea captain and doctor navigates through loopholes in international law to provide abortions on the high seas leaving behind her a network of emboldened activist and womens rights movements.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (2011)


A portrait of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, including his time as lead singer of Black Sabbath, his solo career and his struggles with substance abuse.

Sep 30, 2019

The Bastard (2018)


Ethiopian Daniel Hoek has no doubt in his mind that if his Dutch father had not abandoned him he would never have turned to crime. His Dutch father, Joop Hoek, has no doubt in his mind that if his Dutch-Indonesian father had not abandoned him he would have grown up to be a different person. In The Bastard two separate stories of an adult child and an elderly father are inextricably intertwined. Together they tell a harrowing tale about fate and DNA and about how the lack of a father influenced these lives.


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