Documentary, History, War: Heroism. Horror. World War I’s brutal trenches and terrible new technologies buried romantic notions of combat forever.
Biography, Documentary, Drama: An emotional rollercoaster ride. Astonishing plot twists. It's hard to believe this is a documentary.
Crime, Documentary, History: Slavery. Jim Crow. Criminalization. Links in a chain of racial inequality, forged by political and economic motives.
History: In the heat of summer, they built a close-knit community. But what came next changed history — and humanity — forever.
Documentary, History: The Waco Siege of 1993 shook American society to its core. Following a 51-day stand-off with the FBI, the Texas compound of the unorthodox Christian group the Branch Davidians was burnt to the ground, killing most of its inhabitants. The official record stated that the Davidians had started the fire themselves to avoid capture. However, with meticulous and exhaustive investigation this ground breaking film claims to reveal a far more sinister truth. The horrific events of April 19th 1993 live long on the American memory: following a 51-day stand-off between the FBI and the Branch Davidians, the compound of the Davidians eventually burnt down, killing 76 of its members, many of them women and children. The FBI and the ATF have repeatedly asserted their probity in the affair, maintaining that the Davidians were a dangerous cult who were stockpiling illegal weapons and abusing children within the compound, and that they themselves had started the fire in an act of mass suicide. Waco: The Rules of Engagement fearlessly challenges the US government, dismantling their narrative with painstaking detail and presenting a far more troubling account of events.
Biography, Documentary, History: RED ARMY is an inspiring true story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system, paving the way for generations of Russians. From Oscar(r) nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, RED ARMY examines the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. With the demise of Communism came the end of the Cold War, as Soviet players began joining the National Hockey League. The film explores how sport mirrors social and cultural movements in Cold War Russia.
Documentary, History, Music: OSCAR WINNER: Best Documentary 1969 was a year unlike any other. Man first set foot on the moon. The New York Mets won the World Series against all odds. And for three days in the rural town of Bethel, New York, half a million people experienced the single most defining moment of their generation; a concert unprecedented in scope and influence, a coming together of people from all walks of life with a single common goal: Peace and music. They called it Woodstock. One year later, a landmark Oscar-winning documentary captured the essence of the music, the electricity of the performances, and the experience of those who lived it.
Documentary, History: This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest.
Biography, Documentary, History: Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now - for the first time ever - he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world's most powerful military force during this nation's most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War. Featuring newly released Oval Office recorded conversations with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, THE FOG OF WAR received critical acclaim for its up-close and personal insider perspective. See the film that Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) hailed as "a masterpiece!"
Documentary, History: Stark footage traces decades of police brutality and public uprising leading up to the 1992 acquittal of four LAPD officers filmed beating Rodney King.
Documentary, History, Music: Wild nights. Real-world blues. Flights of rock 'n' roll fancy. Bob Dylan took the wheel. Next stop: the stuff of music legend.
Documentary, History: Representatives from both the Catalonian and Spanish societies speak about the complexities of Catalonia's politics and the independentist movement.
History: There was one villainous man on all of their hit lists. Had they succeeded, history could have been very different.
Documentary, Drama, History: In spite of what the so-called experts think, her symptoms and suffering aren't creations of her mind.
Documentary, History: On a train in Mumbai, 20-something Chini witnesses a horrific attack that triggers memories of a dark chapter from her youth. Based on a true story.
Documentary, History: While Apollo astronauts touch outer space, a group on the ground does whatever it takes to keep them safe.
Crime, Documentary, History: The shocking story of the Ashley Madison hacking scandal. In July 2015, Ashley Madison, ‘The Original Extramarital Affairs Site’, was hacked. Pandemonium ensued when the names, details, and fetishes of its members were revealed to the world. Families were torn apart, and some people were even driven to suicide. But the leak also uncovered the true sprawl of the Ashley Madison empire, the fragile and fraudulent foundations upon which it was built.
Documentary, History: The 'Ultra' fans of Istanbul's three biggest soccer clubs are known for their passionate rivalries. Yet after protests in 2012 led to a movement against the AK Party, something remarkable happened: the die-hard fans began fighting side-by-side to protect civilians from police, as 'Istanbul United'. With extraordinary footage from right in the fray, this is a rare insight to a powerful subculture.
Documentary, History, War: Drone is the remarkable story of a secret war. It is a conflict acted out thousands of miles away from its targets. It is a tale of soldiers killing with joysticks, faceless targets and widespread collateral damage. It is the CIA's controversial drone program. Packed with intimate stories from the war on terror, Drone explores what it is like to live under the constant threat of these pilotless, yet powerful aircraft in the remote regions of Pakistan, but also explores the consequences felt by the pilots, the moral stance adopted by the engineers behind the drones and the arguments of politicians who fight to justify its use. From the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions, to the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties, Drone is a thought provoking, cutting-edge insight into the biggest military revolution of our age. Are drones a necessary requirement to secure the safety of a dangerous world, or simply a ruthless tool to enact an indiscriminate killing program? Either way, warfare as we know it is changing forever…
Documentary, History, War: This film follows the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares for a mission. Find out more in the docuseries “Five Came Back.”
Documentary, History: Struggling to come to terms with unfathomable violence, two men of God forge a friendship based on compassion and grief.
History, Lifestyle, Society: Hardcore gay porn — with a side of family values. Welcome to the bookstore that gave life to LA’s gay community.
Documentary, History, War: It's the year 2055 and the world has been ravaged by climate change. London is underwater, Sydney is on fire and nuclear war has ravaged India. An archivist looks back at footage from 2008 to understand why humankind failed to stop this disaster. From the director of McLibel and starring Pete Postlethwaite, this provocative film warns of the dire consequences of our failure to stop climate change.
Biography, Documentary, Drama: 3D printing: a technology that could change the world. Visionaries compete to make fortunes, but who will take the lead?