Documentary, Music: On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London's O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band's signature blues-infused rock 'n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir" and "Stairway To Heaven." A film of the show, Celebration Day, is now available and includes the entire 16 song concert.Celebration Day, directed by Dick Carruthers, is an incredible document of the now legendary concert which has been described as possibly the greatest rock and roll concert ever.
Biography, Documentary: The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brasil as a Saint.
Biography, Documentary: It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood -- and all children could be his neighbors. Love was at the heart of it.
Documentary, Music: A motion picture essay which takes a revealing and shocking look at modern life and its imbalances. The first film in a trilogy which was followed by Powaqtsi.
Documentary: Sequel of "Fastest", this is the story of the battle for supremacy in the MotoGP world championship, the fight for number one status among the fastest riders in the world. What are we really witnessing when we watch the world's top motorcycle racers fighting it out at over 200mph. At its heart, the movie is driven by an intense rivalry and a great friendship between the greatest MotoGP riders in the world: Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Stoner, Marquez and Simoncelli.
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.
Music: Shot on February 21 and 22 of 2011 in her hometown of New York City, Five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga’s first concert film, “Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden,” spotlights the pop sensation on her sold-out world tour. The concert event features “Born This Way”, “Yoü and I”, “Bad Romance”, “Just Dance”, “Poker Face” and more, as well as pre-concert and backstage footage. As first seen on HBO®, the special was nominated for four Emmy Awards.Lady Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which included the hits "Just Dance," "Poker Face," and "Bad Romance" and sold over 16 million copies worldwide. The album earned her six Grammy nominations and two wins as well as a slew of other awards recognition, including a record setting thirteen MTV Video Music Award nominations. Gaga is the first artist in history to claim four #1 hits from a debut album ("Just Dance," "Poker Face," "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi"). She is also the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits. Gaga broke the record when her single "Poker Face" reached 5 million in sales after her debut single "Just Dance" accomplished the same feat the year before. Her third studio album, Born This Way, was released on May 23, 2011. The first single from the album, title track "Born This Way", set a music industry record by becoming the fastest single in history to reach sales of 1,000,000 copies (five days after its February 11th release). Only the 19th single to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (issue date February 26,2011), the recording was Lady Gaga's third #1 on the chart. On iTunes, the song debuted at the top spot in 14 countries, including the U.S., and hit #1 in all 23 iTunes stores worldwide its first week out. “Born This Way” was Gaga’s 7th single to hit #1 at Top 40. The singles from the album, including “Born This Way,” “Judas,” “The Edge of Glory” and “Yoü and I” have sold a combined total of more than 8 million copies in the US alone.Gaga is well-recognized for her outré sense of style as a recording artist, in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst twelve nominations, two Guinness World Records and the estimated sale of 23 million albums and 60 million singles worldwide. Billboard named her both the "2010 Artist of the Year" and the top selling artist of 2010 ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Gaga has been included in Time's annual "The 2010 Time 100" list of the most influential people in the world as well as Forbes' list of the "The World's Most Powerful Celebrities" in the world. Forbes also placed her at number seven on their annual list of the world's "100 Most Powerful Women."
Crime, Documentary: Greed, corruption and ridiculously cheap mortgages helped tank the world economy in 2008. Have we learned anything?
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: The History of the Eagles is a 2-part documentary about one of the biggest rock bands in history. Following them from their earliest musical memories to rock superstardom, and then from their breakup to reunion. This film details everything; the highs and lows, all told from the band members’ themselves – in their own words.
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!"
Biography, Documentary: Two men. 3000 vertical feet. They set their sights high -- really high. Now, make the near-impossible ascent with them.
Documentary, Drama: They're hunted, herded and forced to dance. Meet a 15,000-pound slave -- on the edge of a psychotic break.
Documentary: The 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.
Documentary: A cinematic and inspiring film charting one of the most amazing sports stories of our era: the meteoric rise of six working class boys from diverse backgrounds who came together to play for Manchester United Football Club, became the spine of the most lauded team in world football and who, throughout their period of unparalleled success, remained best mates. Capturing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of these six supremely talented young footballers, The Class of '92 brings David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes back together to tell the story and share their memories. With unprecedented access to all six players, The Class of '92 has new insights about each individual and this special period in British football. Includes fantastic archive footage and extended interviews with Sir Alex Ferguson, Zinedine Zidane, Eric Cantona and Danny Boyle. A treat for all football fans, regardless of their chosen team.
Documentary, Music: Twenty-five years after Michael Jackson's visionary BAD album and tour left an indelible mark on pop culture, BAD25 takes you back inside the recording sessions, film shoots and sold-out stadiums for an intimate look at the King Of Pop's creative genius. Poignant and candid, the documentary directed by Spike Lee goes beyond paying homage to the record-setting album featuring such iconic songs as "Bad" and "Man In The Mirror." Using never-before-seen footage and candid interviews with subjects ranging from Martin Scorsese, Mariah Carey and Sheryl Crow to Stevie Wonder, Questlove and Kanye West, Lee chronicles what became not only a watershed moment in Michael Jackson's growth as an artist but in popular music as well. The New York Times called BAD25 "filled with oh-wow moments," while Time lauded the film as "an intimate view of a performer at his peak in the intense splendor of creativity.
Biography, Documentary, Music: This film details the rise of British rock group Oasis and the creativity and chaos that brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher brought to the iconic band.
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.
Crime, Documentary: An examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen befor..
Documentary: Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.
Biography, Documentary, Music: A startling and powerful new film derived from 200 hours of footage, stills & heretofore unpublished music from John Lennon's and Yoko Ono's personal collection. A moving and revealing look at a man who was a musician, artist, writer, poet, and whose fame lives on.
Documentary, History: Tim's Vermeer, directed by Teller of Penn & Teller fame. Produced by Teller's stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler, the film follows Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, as he attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all of art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ('Girl with a Pearl Earring') manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Jenison's epic research project ultimately succeeds as he uses 17th century technology -- lenses and mirrors -- to develop a technique that might have been used by Vermeer, supporting a theory as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces; on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney; and eventually even to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen's Vermeer.
Biography, Documentary: In this mesmerizing new film, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell, who lived unarmed among grizzlies for 13 summers.
Documentary, Music: Directed by Dave Grohl of Nirvana and The Foo Fighters, Sound City tells the story of rock 'n roll's greatest recording studio and the musical magic it continues to inspire.