Biography, Documentary, Economics & Politics: Documentary follows Greta Thunberg, a teenage climate activist from Eastern Europe on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world's environmental problems.
Biography, Documentary: Robin's Wish is the final word in the story of what really happened to Robin Williams at the end of his life, it reveals the beauty and power behind the mind of one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
Economics & Politics, History, Science : The world once watched Apollo 11's journey on TV. Now, 50 years later, we can finally see it the way the astronauts did.
Documentary, History, War: Heroism. Horror. World War I’s brutal trenches and terrible new technologies buried romantic notions of combat forever.
Documentary, Faith & Spirituality, Society: Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.
Biography, Documentary, Sports: In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. This is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.
Crime, Economics & Politics, Society: In 2015, a fire at Bucharest's Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.
Biography, Documentary, Drama: An emotional rollercoaster ride. Astonishing plot twists. It's hard to believe this is a documentary.
Biography, History, Music: The story of the iconic trio and the triumphs and hurdles of their career, with insight from many musicians including oldest brother Barry.
Documentary: Yes, we have your order. You're all set. One more question, though: Would you like your submarine with missiles or without?
Biography, Crime, Documentary: Unforgettable, chilling and emotional, The Imposter tells the gripping true story of a Texan boy who went missing in 1994 and was miraculously found three and a half years later thousands of miles away in southern Spain. Despite glaring inconsistencies in his physical appearance, the boy's family brought their long-lost "son" home to restart his life in Texas. Questions soon arise: how could the Barclay’s blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so dramatically? Truth soon proves stranger than fiction as the real story emerges. Universally critically acclaimed and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this is a jaw-dropping story about the lies we want to believe and the truths we choose to construct.
Documentary: A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free solo climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: scaling the face of the world’s most famous rock — the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park — without a rope. Renowned filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork.
Documentary: Desperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.
Arts & Culture, Comedy, Documentary: When indie comic character Pepe the Frog becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator, artist Matt Furie, fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness and navigate America's cultural divide.
Documentary: From the acclaimed producers of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Water. It's the Earth's most valuable resource. Our cities are powered by it, agriculture and other industries depend on it, and all living things need it to survive. But instead of treating it with care, we've allowed it to become polluted with toxic chemicals and agricultural and industrial waste. And it's very possible that in the near future, there won't be enough to sustain life on the planet.
Documentary, History, Thriller: Plot for Peace is a thrilling documentary, that tells an untold story behind the secret events leading up to the end of apartheid and ultimately the release of Nelson Mandela. To some, such as South Africa’s former President Thabo Mbeki, Jean Yves Olliver (alias “Monsieur Jacques”) was either a mysterious businessman and sanctions buster or a French spy. For others, such as Winnie Mandela and Mozambique’s former President Joaquim Chissano, he was a trusted friend and a man of bold vision. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how Monsieur Jacques positioned himself to be the improbable key to Mandela’s prison cell. Stepping out of the shadows Monsieur Jacques navigates us through a rugged landscape of moral dilemmas, as he bears vivid testimony to the behind-the-scenes bargaining, intrigue and crises that he engineered and which were instrumental in bringing about regional peace and the end of racial discrimination in South Africa. “I shake the hand I cannot sever”, says Jean Yves Olliver. He was the first man in history to be given South Africa’s highest honour “Grand Officer In The Cape Of Good Hope” by both the leader of the apartheid regime President P.W. Botha, as well as Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected President of the new South Africa.
Biography, Documentary, Drama: AFTER TILLER intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique look at one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they’ve done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way.
Documentary: Marrying stunning visuals with social advocacy, Rahul Jain's debut documentary — winner of the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival — takes audiences into the labyrinthine passages of an enormous textile factory in Gujarat, India. Jain's camera wanders freely between pulsating machines and bubbling vats of dye to create a moving portrait of the human laborers who toil away there for 12 hours a day to eke out a meager living for their families back home. Interviews with these workers and the factory owners who employ them reveal the stark inequality and dangerous working conditions brought about by unregulated industrialization in the region. This political message is delivered amidst the unsettling beauty of the factory's mechanical underworld and the colorful, billowing fabrics it produces.
Biography, Comedy, Documentary: An inspiring, triumphant and poignant portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures, CALL ME LUCKY tells the story of Barry Crimmins, a beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins’ gru , hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child – a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena. Featuring intimate interviews with both comedians and activists alike, director Bobcat Goldthwait’s ( World’s Greatest Dad, God Bless America ) CALL ME LUCKY bravely tells Crimmins’ incredible story of transformation from a rage-fueled funnyman into an acclaimed proponent of justice who personi ed the healing power of comedy.
Documentary: The award-winning documentary GAME FACE tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMAs first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a young, ambitious and talented college basketball player in Oklahoma, who happens to be gay. Both realize that coming out will be necessary for their own sense of integrity and peace of mind, but the lack of a clear roadmap and the unpredictable consequences instill understandable anxiety and caution. Both Fallon and Terrence generously shed light on the struggles they deal with in their quest of finding their true selves. Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, shines as a supportive mentor to Terrence.
Documentary, History: The rebuilding of the World Trade Center is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal project in American history. 16 Acres tells the dramatic inside story of the monumental collision of interests at Ground Zero in the decade after 9/11. As with all great urban projects, from the Pyramids to Rome’s Coliseum to Rockefeller Center, a small group of powerful people will dictate how the World Trade Center is rebuilt. And at the heart of their story is the dramatic tension between noble intentions, the desire of everyone involved to “get it right, ” and the politics, hubris, ego and ideology that is the bedrock of New York City. Three thousand workers are now building four of the tallest skyscrapers in America, a train station, a performing arts center and a sacred memorial and museum. What will emerge in downtown Manhattan over the next few years will redefine the city – and the country – for generations.
Comedy, Documentary: Delivery is a hilarious journey into the world of stand-up comedy, told from the perspective of Mark Myers, an anxious expectant father. The film follows Mark and three friends as they prepare to attempt stand-up for the first time, amid the chaos of their personal lives. The four take comedy classes, crash Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, interview world renowned comedians, and spend sleepless nights penning punch lines in the hope that they don't fall flat on their face. But what begins as an examination of the art and craft of stand-up, quickly becomes a story about life, loss, hope and regret - as the four men discover more about themselves, and the people around them, than they ever could have expected.
Action, Documentary, History: From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate, visceral portrait of one man's personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where Harris confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life with the love and support of his wife, Ashley. Masterfully contrasting the intensity of the frontline with the unsettling normalcy of home, HELL AND BACK AGAIN lays bare the true cost of war.
Crime, Documentary, Mystery: Over a span of two years, dozens of children went missing on a 100-meter stretch of road in an inconspicuous suburb of New Delhi, India. In a plain, ordinary house nearby, unimaginable acts of violence and murder were taking place. When eventually a small town beat cop broke the case, both culprits were sentenced to death under sensational media coverage and pressure from the government to instill swift justice. The gruesome case is told through by all of the players involved in the case: police investigators, the families relentlessly searching for their daughters, criminal prosecutors from both sides, the press that nearly brought down the Indian government, and the killers themselves: businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant, Surender Koli.