• Silver Tongues

      Silver Tongues presents to you - two of the most remarkably twisted and evil characters you will ever have seen in cinema. Two lovers (Lee Tergesen and Enid Graham) travel from town to town, inventing new personalities to play wild and sophisticated games on the people they meet. They cruelly ruin the lives of strangers, leaving a path of psychological destruction in their wake, like emotional serial killers. In each town the couple raise the stakes, until the game spirals out of control and they turn on each other - desperately trying to escape their victims, the police, and death. A deliciously dark and thrilling film with incredible performances, you will never forget Simon Arthur's SILVER TONGUES.

    • Disturbing the Peace

      In a world torn by conflict—in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned—an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them?

      DISTURBING THE PEACE is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants - Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison - who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough." The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace.

      At a time in our world when societies are becoming more polarized and painfully few people are speaking of nonviolent solutions to our conflicts, popular movements like Combatants for Peace have the potential to capture the public’s imagination and shift the conversation from the inevitability of conflict, to the possibility and process of establishing lasting peace. While based in the Middle East, DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world.

    • Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... and More

      A celebration of the musical legacy of Memphis' best-known secret - Big Star - and their legendary THIRD album. Performed by a collective featuring members of Big Star, the dB's, Let's Active, the Old Ceremony, the Posies, R.E.M., Semisonic, Wilco, and Yo La Tengo with Kronos Quartet, Skylar Gudasz, Brett Harris, Robyn Hitchcock, Jessica Pratt, Luther Russell and others. Following the untimely death of Alex Chilton two days ahead of Big Star's planned SXSW performance in 2010, famous friends and fans came from far and wide to play the gig in his honor. Much of that spontaneous ensemble, along with other musical titans, return to the stage in this triumphant film.

    • Is Genesis History?

      Is Genesis History? is a fascinating new look at the biblical, historical, and scientific evidence for Creation and the Flood. Learn from more than a dozen scientists and scholars as they explore the world around us in light of Genesis.

    • Silver Skies

      Silver Skies chronicles a group of working-class residents whose lives are turned upside-down when their apartment complex threatens to be sold out from under them. Director Rosemary Rodriguez (The Good Wife, The Walking Dead) has assembled a high-profile cast to play some very complicated roles. With humor and compassion, she brings these old-timers to a place of fear, a little romance and deep caaring for each other's well-being. The story is easily relatable, as our aging population confronts a downturn in health, money, and self-esteem. Now in their twilight years, facing the unknown, these underdogs will have you rooting for them all the way.

    • Easter Mysteries - Deluxe Edition

      Easter Mysteries is a faithful yet daring original musical interpretation of the last days of Jesus’ life filmed on stage before a live audience in New York City with a veteran Broadway cast including Tony and Drama Desk nominees.
      Get the film, the 22 minute Easter Mysteries Interfaith Panel Discussion and access to bonus features including a ten-part series! Episodes include:

      Easter
      Episode 1 - Powerful Moments
      Episode 2 - Hope and Love
      Episode 3 - Transcending Religion
      Episode 4 - Open Your Eyes
      Episode 5 - Forgiveness
      Episode 6 - Music and Lyrics
      Episode 7 - Humanizing Icons
      Episode 8 - Cast and Crew
      Episode 9 - Directing Easter Mysteries
      Episode 10 - Choreography and Movement

    • Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana!

      Ronald McFondle, Eddie Van Glam, and a band of like-minded social misfits make up Seattle Semi-Pro (“SSP"), a family of rock-and-roll wrestlers who revel in spoofing the pros. By day they are chefs, hairdressers, and delivery men, but by night these “cabaret combatants” put on raunchy matches while rabid fans chant obscenities and hurl beer cans at their heads. And that’s just the way they like it!
      It’s all fun and games until new recruit Paul a.k.a. "The Banana” joins up and plays the role of villain far too well. Banished from the group, he swears revenge and uses the law to try to shut SSP down. McFondle and Van Glam must rally their troops and use every trick in the book to save their family. Full of raucous humor, profanity, gratuitous male nudity and copious helpings of heart, this hilarious documentary will surprise you every step of the way.

    • Population Zero

      In 2009 three young men were killed in a remote part of Yellowstone National Park. Authorities Never Found the Murderer. He Found Them. Only hours after three young men were gunned down in cold blood, Dwayne Nelson walked into a ranger station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession, Dwayne Nelson was allowed to go free because of a loophole in the American Constitution. Documentarian Julian T. Pinder travels to Yellowstone in a cinematic and compelling chase for truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation. How did the United States Constitution, the supreme law of the United States of America, let a guilty man go free? In POPULATION ZERO we come to find the only thing more shocking than the crime itself are the bizarre events that followed.

    • Easter Mysteries

      Easter Mysteries is a faithful yet daring original musical interpretation of the last days of Jesus’ life filmed on stage before a live audience in New York City with a veteran Broadway cast including Tony and Drama Desk nominees.

    • Sandbar

      In the freewheeling dark comedy Sandbar, Rick Rossovich (Top Gun, Terminator) stars as Ronnie McCubbing, a haunted ex-Marine who spends the day with his estranged 22-year-old son (Mike Dwyer) in an attempt to salvage their splintered relationship. Together they are launched on a wild road to nowhere that will push the ties that bind them to the limit. Along for the ride is the father's young and uninhibited girlfriend (Katie Keene), who threatens to unravel all his plans. In a series of wild misadventures they cross paths with a drug dealer, a dead man, and a vicious gang bent on violence. But will they go too far to ever come back?
      Set against the stark backdrop of an Ohio winter, Sandbar is a one-of-a-kind approach to age-old stories of fathers and sons, the blurred line between civilian and military life, and the search for meaning in a cold world.

    • Lost Cat Corona

      Dominic, a blue-collar guy from Corona Queens, NY likes to play it safe. But, Dom’s M.O. is tested when his wife’s cat goes missing and he sets out on a quest to find him -- encountering a parade of wacky characters in sometimes funny, and oft times threatening situations. Unfolding over the course of one day and through a series of intersecting storylines Dom endures neighborhood mayhem at every turn! He encounters a deranged psychopath, endures a sideshow of a wake, and becomes unwittingly involved in the exchange of illegal knock-off handbags, ending up with a gun pointed in his direction. Not to mention, finding a man’s sliced off bloody ear in bag, only later to have it snapped away by snarling Rottweiler, who devours it! And, with timely flashbacks we come to learn more about Dom and it is revealed, that his play-it-safe M.O is rooted in his fear of violence that can be traced all the way back to his own violent father’s murder years ago. It’s a fear that Dom’s kept hidden from everyone, but himself. As the day nears the end, it’s a confrontation with a pair of badass teens that forces Dom to face the issues that have been holding him hostage his entire life in order to save his wife’s cat and so much more.

    • Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism

      One of history’s greatest examples of the triumph of spiritual power over violence and oppression is vividly recounted in Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, a new documentary film that poignantly captures the intricate role played by John Paul in the collapse of communism and the liberation of Central and Eastern Europe. Featuring the unique insights of intellectual and cultural leaders such as papal biographer George Weigel, esteemed Polish historian Norman Davies, Pontifical John Paul II Institute Vice President Carl Anderson, John Paul’s lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Reagan National Security Advisor Richard Allen, and many others, this inspiring film gives an inside look at the improbable downfall of one of history’s most brutal regimes. Narrated by Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest) and with original music by Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher) this is the incredible story of one man’s unwavering faith born of deep personal suffering, his steadfast defense of the dignity of the human person amidst the horrors of Nazi and Soviet Occupation, and his unyielding belief in the spiritual unity of Europe. Liberating a Continent convincingly reveals how these convictions toppled an evil empire and how they remain today the moral foundations for a prosperous and free Europe.

    • Blood on the Mountain

      Blood on the Mountain is a searing investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from coal company control in West Virginia. This feature documentary details the struggles of a hard-working, misunderstood people, who have historically faced limited choices and have never benefited fairly from the rich, natural resources of their land. Blood On The Mountain delivers a striking portrait of a fractured population, exploited and besieged by corporate interests, and abandoned by the powers elected to represent them.

    • Running From Crazy

      Running from Crazy examines the personal journey of model and actress Mariel Hemingway, as she strives for a deeper understanding of the suicide and mental illness that have afflicted so many of her family members, including her supermodel sister, Margaux Hemingway and her oldest sister, artist Joan "Muffet" Hemingway. Intimate verite footage and raw, emotional interviews with Mariel herself are interwoven with stunning, rarely seen archival footage of the three Hemingway sisters and their parents. Audiences are taken back in time to revisit the famous family and their remarkable, though often heartbreaking legacy, and see how it resonates today.
      "Running From Crazy" is a true testament of the sheer power of the human spirit and our ability to rise above the sadness of our past to find a better, happier tomorrow.

    • Robert Kelly Live at the Village Underground

      Clever, abrasive, yet refreshingly vulnerable, Robert Kelly takes on himself, his relationships and that time he farted in a baby's face.

    • Pleased to Meet Me

      Rocker Pete Jones (legendary "X" front man John Doe) is in trouble. He's solo in his personal and professional life and he can't seem to finish his long-awaited album. Threatened with bankruptcy and a lawsuit from his label, Pete turns to his lost love and former producer turned radio reporter Laura Klein (Academy Award nominee Aimee Mann) for help.
      Together, they form an eclectic group of musicians who have never met to create a band, for one day and one day only. Their 24-hour experiment will be recorded by Laura for the syndicated radio show 'World Cafe' and provide her an opportunity to establish a life out from under Pete's shadow. For Pete, it's a chance to re-mix his personal and creative life, provided he can get his ego out of the way. For the unknown band, it's a time to see if they have what it takes to realize, or say goodbye to, the dream of making it in the music business.

    • Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

      The invention of synthetic plastic created an era of disposable products. Watertight and endlessly malleable, plastic is the perfect invention yet, its miraculous durability is also its curse because it never goes away. In the early 21st Century, rumors about an island of garbage somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, started to rise. TV host and filmmaker Angela Sun, decided to investigate. Her journey takes her thousands of miles from human civilization. There, in what should be a remote tropical paradise, she discovers an ecosystem inundated by plastic waste. Exposed to seawater and sunlight, tons of discarded plastics are breaking down into smaller fragments resembling food to fish and birds. The images Angela uncovers, combined with the latest evidence from researchers, shows that the truth behind the myth is much worse than imagined. A growing toxic confetti is transforming the oceans and is also working its way up the food chain that humans depend on. Angela returns from Midway with even more questions. She seeks out scientists and health experts who reveal that chemicals in many of the plastic products we take for granted are harmful. She encounters environmental activists trying to raise awareness and legislators struggling to address the problem. She uncovers the hidden truth about recycling and attempts to contact the leaders of an all-powerful petrochemical industry in control of our limitless production and consumption of plastic. Angela's journey is one that everyone living in a disposable society needs to see.

    • An Act of Love

      Rev. Frank Schaefer never set out to be an activist, but after officiating the same-sex wedding of his son, the United Methodist Church put him on trial, igniting a media firestorm. Schaefer’s act of parental love for his gay son thrust him to the forefront of a decades-long movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination. This gripping documentary plays out like a courtroom drama, chronicling the Schaefer family’s struggle and the divide in a mainstream church facing cultural shifts.

    • Pershing's Last Patriot: The Frank Buckles Story

      This unique and insightful documentary tells the story of Frank W. Buckles – America's Last surviving Veteran of World War I. Through his experiences growing up in rural America, to his enlistment in "The War to End All Wars," to his WWII capture and imprisonment in a Japanese POW camp and eventual rescue from death, Pershing's Last Patriot is the true story of America's last witness to the First World War and brings the American twentieth century to life.

    • Paul Kelly: Stories of Me

      “Paul Kelly: Stories of Me” charts the many lives, loves and losses of Paul Kelly, one of Australia's most gifted singer-songwriters. Kelly has been marking out the Australian landscape and its people through words and music for almost 40 years. The sixth of nine children, a former altar boy, dux of his school, sports champion and grandson of two famous opera singers, Kelly began playing guitar at the age of 12. Since then, he has penned over 350 songs on themes of love, sex, death, family, friends and places, drawing on an enormous number of heroes – literary, musical, artistic and sporting – for his inspiration, and begging, borrowing and stealing from all of them. His songs are landscapes; charting not just the physical terrain but also the emotional landscapes he and his contemporaries have walked through. He is a storyteller, a poet, and has the unique ability to communicate with all Australians, across all age groups and gender. Collaborating with indigenous musicians, young performers, artists of all genres, Kelly has created some of the most important songs of our times. Paul Kelly has lived through failure and success, two marriages, countless lovers, three bands, drug problems, four cities, three volumes of Proust and the two Testaments. And he has the songs to show for it. Although a very private person in a public career, “Stories of Me” digs deeply into what makes Paul Kelly tick, revealing the man and his music for the first time (And the poet who lurks inside all of us).

    • Paper Clips

      When the students of Tennessee's Whitwell Middle School began studying the Holocaust as a way to learn about intolerance and diversity, nobody could have predicted the results. In 2001, the Paper Clip Project culminated in a unique memorial that changed the lives of those who created it, as well as touching Holocaust survivors and countless communities. Because Norwegians invented the paper clip and used it as a symbol of solidarity against the Nazis, students started collecting them to help visualize such vast numbers of victims. As word spread online and in the media, paper clips poured in from around the world, 11 million of which are enshrined in an authentic German railcar standing in the schoolyard. "Patiently told and lovingly made" (Variety), this inspiring, award-winning documentary shows how even small-town students and educators can teach the world powerful lessons.

    • Paradise Is There, A Memoir by Natalie Merchant, The New Tigerlily Recordings

      Twenty years ago Natalie Merchant recorded her first solo album - 'Tigerlily' - which sold five million copies and launched her post-10,000 Maniacs career. In those two decades both she and the songs from 'Tigerlily' have matured. Last summer Natalie re-recorded the 11 songs and is releasing them under the album titled, ‘Paradise Is There.’ The accompanying film – ‘Paradise Is There, A Memoir by Natalie Merchant, The New Tigerlily Recordings' was produced by Oceans 8 Films. Natalie’s entire musical life is encapsulated in this very personal film, which digs deep into the music through live performances, archival footage, and interviews. Her fellow musicians, friends and impassioned fans share how the songs of ‘Tigerlily’ have influenced them over the past 20 years, and speak to how the power of music itself affects us in profound, lasting, and uplifting ways.

    • OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine

      The DeLorean Time Machine is the most famous movie car in the world. But decades of harsh weather, souvenir hunters and wild animals nearly sent it to the junkyard. OUTATIME tells the incredible comeback story of this legendary vehicle. Join Bob Gale, Universal Studios, and a group of dedicated "Back to the Future" fans, as they work together to save this cinema icon.

    • Out of the Clear Blue Sky

      On September 11, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald became famous for the worst of all possible reasons; 658 of their employees were missing in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Though Cantor suffered more casualties than any other organization, their story was soon pushed aside as the media ambushed CEO Howard Lutnick, who went from face-of-the-tragedy to pariah within weeks. A true stranger-than-fiction account, unfolding over months and years, the film captures what it feels like to be caught in the crosshairs of history.

    • One Nation Under God

      Austin, Lawson, Michael, and Will are four college-aged Christians who have grown up in the bubble of Christianity. They realize that their faith is more religion and less relationship. Because they have been in the rut of mindless faith, they decide to expand their views on God, the world, and eternity by traveling by car around the United States for the summer. They depart from Texas and head west until they reach California, after stopping at The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. They then head up to Portland and Seattle before turning east. On their journey through northern America, they pass through Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Chicago, and Toronto. The last leg of the journey includes Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and New Orleans. Along the way, they meet all kinds of people including beach bums, hippies, suburbanites, a clown, and a congresswoman, who each give them a unique perspective of eternal things. The trip is narrated with commentary by the four guys in a studio, and the footage cuts back and forth from studio to trip throughout the movie. As they come to the end of their journey, they conclude by stating that the most important thing they learned from the experience is to "never stop asking questions."

    • My Run

      After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day 'Forrest Gump,' Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. He just kept running - each day, every day. Narrated by Billy Bob Thornton.

    • Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

      Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve is a documentary film (made by a team of AFI, Sundance, and Academy Award winners) that seeks to unveil America’s central bank and its impact on our economy and our society. Current and former Fed officials, top economists, financial historians, and famed investors take viewers behind the curtain to question the future of the world’s most powerful financial institution. Digging beneath the surface of the 2008 crisis, Money For Nothing is the first film to ask why so many facets of the financial system seemed to self-destruct at the same time. For many economists and even senior Fed officials, the answer is clear: the same Fed that put out 2008’s raging financial fire actually helped light the match years before. As the global economy continues to falter, join current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, former Fed Chair Paul Volcker, and many of the world’s best financial minds as they debate the decisions that led the global economy to the brink of collapse – and ask whether we might be headed there again.

    • Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video

      Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video is a rip roaring look at the past, present and future of the music video. From The Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, 2Pac, Madonna, Bruce, U2, R.E.M., Nirvana, Jay Z, Lady Gaga and everyone in between, Money for Nothing is the most comprehensive film of its kind and a refresher course on the last 60 years of popular music and the unforgettable images that accompanied them.

    • Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

      Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life.

    • Marilyn in Manhattan

      An exclusive look at Marilyn Monroe just before her tragic end. Set in New York City in the 50's - It's a surprising documentary that captures the movie legend as she runs with Broadway pals from the Actors Studio. Ben Gazzara and Susan Strasberg tell of their nights studying with her while she tried to shake the Hollywood "dumb blonde" image.
      She befriends singer Ella Fitzgerald and goes to Harlem for jazz, In the "Village" Marilyn and Brando find young actors to share coffee and movie tales. Home movies give us rare footage into her marriage to Arthur Miller. And, Milton Greene's black and white still photos are a collector's delight.
      But, at its heart this documentary is filled with stories told by people who've spoken for the first time about a Marilyn "conspiracy..."
      Secret midnight plane flights from LA to NYC . . .
      Studio contracts dumped . . . Powerful men challenged.
      In the end, the film discovers a desperate Marilyn unable to sustain a new life without Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra and JFK.

    • The Only Real Game

      THE ONLY REAL GAME is a fighters’ and dreamers’ story about the magic of baseball for people in a remote and troubled place. Once princely Manipur, a strife-torn border state in northeast India, defies civil war, drugs, gun traffic, and HIV/AIDS through love of our national pastime. Dreams chase reality in this ancient region when a small group of baseball-loving New Yorkers, and two Major League Baseball Envoy coaches, team up with Manipuri men, women and children to “Play Ball.” It’s a far away story that brings us to the heart of the great American Game, or as Babe Ruth put it, “the only real game in the world.”

    • Not Yet Begun to Fight

      Retired Marine Colonel Eric Hastings remembers flight missions 'high above the death and destruction' in Vietnam. From the cockpit, he traced meandering ribbons that cut through the jungle. He recognized the shapes of the trout streams of home. Every night, he dreamed about fly-fishing. When he returned home to Montana in 1969, to a nation decades from diagnosing PTSD, he went to the water. He tied a fly onto a line and cast. The river, he says, healed him. For months, Captain Blake Smith lived in a delirious purgatory. Certain that he died when his helicopter fell nine hundred feet from the black of night in Helmand Province, he navigated frightening hallucinations. When he finally woke in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, he faced another nightmare: amputation, paraplegia and shame. Navy Seal Elliot Miller was blown up twice. He can't walk. He can't speak. But he still wants to be a dad. Sergeant Mark Hupp has disassembled hundreds of bombs. His injury is invisible. The only view of humanity he can conjure is 'vile and cruel.' NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT offers an intimate and compelling view of the human cost of war, as the Colonel reaches out to five men, a new generation returning from combat. He brings them to the river and shares his secret: there are places where you can still be consumed by a simple act, find joy in a fight, and be redeemed as you gently release another creature, unharmed, into quiet waters.

    • Bible Idiots

      A family of stand-up comedians tours the country while talking to people about their thoughts on the Bible. From the educated elite to the man on the street, they ask the question, "Are we idiots for believing the Bible? Or would we be idiots not to?"

    • Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs

      Christo Roppolo claims to have been videotaping and communicating with UFOs around Monterey, CA for several years. He contacted filmmaker, Justin Gaar, in 2013 to begin creating a film about his sightings. Skeptical of the footage but intrigued by Christo's eccentricities and wild stories, Justin begins spending time with Christo hunting UFOs along California's beautiful central coast. When a crop circle appears in Monterey County and becomes international news, Christo is validated in his belief of alien contact and Justin, shocked, begins investigating the source of the crop circle and how Christo knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he's being contacted by his 'brother's from space'. The two travel up and down the central coast and through the central valley hunting for UFO activity. Christo is like a traveling UFO preacher, explaining the sightings to passersby, asking about their own experiences with the unknown, spreading his gospel of extraterrestrial salvation. In their journey together Justin finds that sometimes aliens from space can tell us more about our own humanity on Earth.

    • Mysteries of the Unseen World

      MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD transports audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Mysteries of the Unseen World reveals phenomena that can’t be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale. Viewers experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception; They “see” the beauty, drama, and even humor of phenomena of that occur in the flash of a microsecond; They enter the microscopic world that was once reserved only for scientists, but that Mysteries of the Unseen World makes accessible to the rest of us; They begin to understand that what we actually see is only a fraction of what there is TO see on this Earth. High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology are just a few of the advancements in science that now allow us to see a whole new universe of things, events, creatures, and processes we never even knew existed and now give us new “super powers” to see beyond what is in front of us. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in complete thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see, a world that exists in the air they breathe, on their own bodies, and in all of the events that occur around them minute-by-minute, and nanosecond-by-nanosecond. And with this understanding comes a new appreciation of the wonder and possibilities of science.

    • Look At Us Now, Mother! Deluxe Edition

      Get the film and more than 40 minutes of bonus content!

      A humorous, moving, intimate and courageous film following the transformation of an abusive mother and tumultuous mother-daughter relationship to that of acceptance and love as we follow the personal story of the filmmaker.

    • JOSH: Against the Grain

      Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, has her life shattered when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Though her friends and family beg her not to disturb the status quo and confront the powerful feudals in Nusrat's village, Fatima travels there to investigate. Will the trials and tribulations deter Fatima's resolve? Will the quest challenge an already complicated romantic relationship? Josh (Against the Grain) is the story of Fatima's search for a dangerous truth in Nusrat's feudal village. It is the story of the biggest challenge to Pakistan's still reigning feudalism: the country's youth.

    • The Last Play at Shea

      Two New York icons meet for one final time in The Last Play at Shea, which chronicles the intersecting histories of the landmark Shea Stadium and the legendary performer Billy Joel. An engaging look at the highs and lows of the New York Mets and the music career of Joel, The Last Play at Shea interweaves interviews with player and performers with exclusive concert footage from the goodbye performances in July 2008. New York City serves as a background for those who were there - including Sting, Christie Brinkley, John Mayer, Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett and others - to share their stories of these electric summer nights. The film, narrated by New Yorker Alec Baldwin (TV's "30 Rock"), also highlights a special performance by Paul McCartney.

    • I Am JFK Jr

      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 Reagan’s 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.

    • Breaking and Entering

      Some say that to embrace one's greatest talent is to make the world a better place. Others see a grown man spinning a twelve-foot hula hoop and snicker about trivial obsessions. Breaking world records is a mysteriously seductive tradition, alternately inspiring, reckless, and bizarre. Follow a joggler, a grape catcher, and a man who cycles nowhere as they battle the odds and their respective nemeses in pursuit of global dominance. Since when is it trivial to dream?

    • Kiss the Water

      In a cottage in northern Scotland, Megan Boyd twirled bits of feather, fur, silver and gold into elaborate fishing flies -- at once miniature works of art and absolutely lethal. Wherever men and women cast their lines for the mighty Atlantic salmon, her name is whispered in mythic reverence, and stories about her surface and swirl like fairy tales. With breathtaking cinematography and expressive, hand painted animation, Kiss the Water adheres to and escapes from traditional documentary form, spinning the facts and fictions of one woman’s life into a stunning film about craft, devotion, love, and its illusions.

    • The Hollywood Shorties

      THE HOLLYWOOD SHORTIES is a documentary on the birth of organized sports in the American dwarf community. Beginning in the 1950s and rising to prominence in the 1980s, the Hollywood Shorties were a basketball team, the first of their kind and unique in the history of dwarf athletics. Formed from an insular community of recognizable-but-typecast actors in—wait for it—Hollywood, the team began simply as a rare outlet for little people to gather publicly. As the team’s athletic skill increased, so did its membership and so too its popularity. By the early 1980s, the Shorties had created a niche in entertainment akin to the Harlem Globetrotters, playing exhibitions from Gladstone High to the Fabulous Forum with their signature blend of comedy and basketball prowess. Simultaneously, they found themselves the vanguard of a revolutionary movement to bring little people into the public eye as something other than objects of curiosity. But, in a bittersweet turn, the very popularity that the Shorties singlehandedly created would eventually phase the team out of the sport they pioneered. But their legacy stands without peer and is recounted here by original team members and the generation they inspired.

    • Lord Save Us From Your Followers

      Whether someone is Atheist, Agnostic, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish - or yes, even Christian - all can identify at times with the cry, "Lord, Save Us From Your Followers!" Fed up with the divisive bumper sticker mentality overtaking America, director (and follower) Dan Merchant donned his Bumper Sticker Man suit and set out on the daring search for meaningful dialogue and the true face of faith.

    • Lunopolis

      When two documentary filmmakers find evidence of a hidden base on the moon, they quickly become entangled in uncovering a secret history of earth that was meant to be long forgotten. After a threatening encounter with the dangerous and reclusive 'Church of Lunology,' they flee their homes only to encounter David James, a man who unravels the truth behind every conspiracy theory - from UFOs and time travel to immortality and life on the moon. The cameras continue rolling as they discover earth's secret history, and a makeshift time-machine that could unlock the very gateway to eternal life. Time is almost up, but their story cannot end until they face head-on the most powerful and dangerous religious cult in the history of the world.

    • Lucky

      Lucky Torres masks a lifetime of abuse and abandonment behind an angry, tattooed exterior. Growing up in foster care, Lucky and her sister Fantasy have been searching for stability all their lives. While her sister has settled down, Lucky still hasn't found her way. But despite being homeless, unemployed and a single mother, jumping from girlfriend to girlfriend, the compelling Lucky still dreams of true love and success. Journalist Luara Checkoway spent more than six years following Lucky and has captured an experience rarely depicted onscreen. The film's executive producer, award-winning filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself), recognizes the power in this unvarnished documentary. "I see perseverance in telling a difficult story about a fascinating but difficult person," James says. "There are not enough of these kinds of stories being told today."

    • Christmas Ranch

      Strong-willed but moody teenager Lizzy is sent to live on her grandmother’s ranch after an incident at school gets her suspended. Her parents are optimistic that the new atmosphere and laid-back lifestyle in the country will help bring her a more peaceful existence. Although reticent at first, Lizzy finally starts to unwind with the help of a nameless pony whom she calls Hope, one of the last remaining animals on the ranch. A sick horse and not eating properly, Hope responds to Lizzy who vows to learn everything she can to try and help nurse him back to health. One day while looking through the mail, Lizzy learns the unfortunate news that the ranch is about to be foreclosed. Not wanting to end her newly found friendship, she devises a plan that will not only save her grandmother’s property but also help Hope in the process. Christmas Ranch is a heart-warming story that shows what the power of love and family can do. It is a film about redemption, faith, fighting for your beliefs, and of course, hope!

    • Expedition to the End of the World

      An adventure film for the 21st century, EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD takes an irreverent, philosophical look at humanity and our effect on the world around us. On a three-mast schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, a crew sets sail for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of Northeast Greenland. It is an epic journey, with the brave explorers on board encountering polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their meetings with these new and unknown parts of the world, the crew is also confronted with the existential questions of life.

      Feature is in English and Danish with English subtitles

    • Don't Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and The Rumour

      Before there was punk, before there was new wave, there was Graham Parker and the Rumour. The genesis of the seventies attitude, the band was lost in time. This film, ten years in the making, offers a heartfelt look at the lives of all the members, focusing on the elusive recluse lead singer and songwriter Graham Parker. Contributions come from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Nick Lowe, and Joe Jackson.

    • Dislecksia: The Movie

      Get on board with Emmy award-winning filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V and his crew as they explore the unique nature of how each of us learn. Join Hubbell, dyslexic superstars Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano, world-renowned brain scientists and researchers, students and advocates as they join a movement to revolutionize education. Find out what it’s like to have your brain scanned inside an fMRI and visit with a group of dyslexic researchers in the jungles of Costa Rica, all the while following Hubbell through his days of growing up dyslexic before many had even heard of the word. Through the non-linear brain of Hubbell, his lens captures the otherwise complex issues of learning differences in a manner that allows the audience to recognize the differences and honor the gifts in all of us. This is social awareness with a heart.

    • Dr. John featuring Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys "Locked Down Live" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

      Dr. John is joined by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, featured guitarist and producer of the album Locked Down, and the handpicked band featured on the recording, for a one-time-only concert of the co-composed album material - plus some Dr. John favorites - at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House, filmed on March 31, 2012.

    • Confessions of a Superhero

      CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO is a feature length documentary that chronicles the lives of three mortal men and one mortal woman who make their living working as superhero characters on Hollywood Boulevard. The Hulk sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to LA; Wonder Woman was a mid-western homecoming queen; Batman struggles with his anger, while Superman's psyche is consumed by the 'Man of Steel.' This deeply personal view into their daily routines reveals their hardships and triumphs as they pursue and achieve their own kind of fame.

    • Do You Like My Basement?

      Do You Like My Basement? tracks how one man's creative frustration bore a need to make the perfect horror film. Stanley Farmer was rejected universally by the film world. His frustration provoked a darker side and soon cunning, guile, devilish charm and a sociopath's streak compelled him to produce a home-made magnum opus. A film that blurs the lines between reality and fiction and demands the attention of the very world that spurned him.

    • Death By China

      From best-selling author and filmmaker, Peter Navarro, comes DEATH BY CHINA, a documentary feature that pointedly confronts the most urgent problem facing America today - its increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with a rapidly rising China. Since China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized products in 2001, over 50,000 American factories have disappeared, more than 25 million Americans can't find a decent job, and America now owes more than 3 trillion dollars to the world's largest totalitarian nation. Through compelling interviews with voices across the political spectrum, DEATH BY CHINA exposes that the U.S.-China relationship is broken and must be fixed if the world is going to be a place of peace and prosperity.

    • The Dark Matter of Love

      A documentary film that follows three children from Russia and the family that adopted them. The reality of bonding with adopted children who have grown up in institutions turns out to be more difficult than the Diaz family had ever imagined. They hire two of the world's best developmental psychologists to help them rebuild their family - through science.

    • Crime After Crime

      CRIME AFTER CRIME tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her.
      Her story takes an unexpected turn two decades later when two rookie attorneys, with no background in criminal law, step forward to take her case. Through their perseverance, they bring to light long-lost witnesses, new testimonies from the men who committed the murder, and proof of perjured evidence. Their investigation ultimately attracts global attention to victims of wrongful incarceration and abuse, and takes on profound urgency when Debbie is diagnosed with cancer. Filming in and out of prison for over five years, filmmaker Yoav Potash methodically documented this story as it unfolded. With exclusive access to Debbie Peagler and her attorneys, CRIME AFTER CRIME tells an unforgettable story of a relentless quest for justice.

    • Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues From Hell

      Definition:'Celluloid' - Motion picture film, cinema film.
      'Bloodbath' - Savage, indiscriminate killing, a massacre.
      Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell – the long-awaited sequel to 1987's horror cult classic, Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell. An awesome collection of 61 over-the-top horror movie prevue’s, from the golden Grindhouse age, spanning the 1960's through the 1980's! Also features commentary from filmmakers, actors, critics and fans, that makes this a true, incredibly entertaining, one-of-a-kind movie-going experience!

    • Carole King: Natural Woman

      A celebration of the legendary singer-songwriter's life and career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of 70s LA to the present. Carole King joins collaborators and family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the tapestry.

    • Back in the Day

      Set in both the late 80's and current day, Back in the Day is a gritty tale about Anthony Rodriguez (William DeMeo), a half Italian - half Puerto Rican teenager growing up on the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, then a racist neighborhood filled with bullies, big shots and social clubs where all of the neighborhood shots were called. Anthony had to endure an abusive, alcoholic father but was blessed with a nurturing, hard-working mother whom he loses at a very early age. In spite of the odds, he struggles to uphold the morals his mother taught him and retain his dignity. Anthony is taken under the wing of a local mob boss, Enzo DeVino (Michael Madsen), who along with his boss, Gino (Alec Baldwin), supports Anthony's wish to escape his demons through the sport of boxing. Enzo unites Anthony with a trainer, Eddie 'Rocks' Trevor (Danny Glover), who turns Anthony into a contender. As Anthony journeys into adulthood with the nearly impossible goal of achieving a successful professional boxing career, he manages to not only go pro, but to fight his way to the Middleweight Championship. Love and loss, humiliation and retaliation, all play major roles in his journey, but when he finally makes it to the top he realizes that the real fight was outside the ring.

    • Bridgend

      More than 99 young people have been found hanged in Bridgend, South Wales, a small town just two hours west of London. Most of the victims knew each other. They were found hanged the same way. None of them left notes. They were friends, neighbors, family. The striking similarities between the deaths have confounded authorities and struck fear into the hearts of all who live there. Many residents believe the deaths are the result of a clever serial killer. Others believe it’s a suicide pact. Headlines splashed across the UK have earned Bridgend the nickname "Death Town”.

    • Bridegroom

      On May 7th, 2011 a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, Tom, to an accident. Because they weren't married or prepared for the unexpected, Shane lost all legal claim to Tom after he died. Tom's family banned Shane from the funeral and he was unable to say goodbye. On May 7th, 2012 Shane posted a video on YouTube, entitled "It Could Happen to You." He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people are legally barred from having equal rights and equal protections under the law to marry. Shane's partner was named Tom Bridegroom.
      The video went viral, passing two million views within seven days.

    • Breaking Free: The Shale Rock Revolution

      Breaking Free introduces the subject of hydraulic fracturing in an easy-to-understand way, enhanced by stories of the people living in the towns, sharing the good and the bad, with the goal of informing and educating in a nonpartisan way the benefits of becoming energy independent in our lifetimes.
      The focus of the film is on the Shale Rock Revolution, and how hydraulic fracturing has affected the local, state and national communities at large. Its goal is to lower the temperature on the heated discussion about hydraulic fracturing which is being fueled by both sides of the issue.

    • Born Rich

      Twenty-year old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical empire JAMIE JOHNSON turns his camera on himself and ten of his friends, offering a remarkably personable documentary about one of the smallest and least-likely-to-agree-to-be-interviewed minorities on the planet: the children of the vastly rich.

    • Beware of Christians

      Alex, Matt, Michael, and Will have grown up as Bible-believing Christians who did all the right things. As they’ve grown older, they’ve realized that the Jesus in the Bible doesn’t exactly look like the healthy, wealthy, American Jesus they’ve been trained to know and love. They soon realize that their biases and allegiances to worldly things have determined their views on Christianity. So, they decided to leave the United States for a while and reexamine what Jesus says about certain topics. Their travels feature 10 European cities including Barcelona, Rome, Budapest, and Munich. Beginning in London, they narrate from a roundtable in a studio city by city, tackling topics such as materialism, sexuality, alcohol, and entertainment. As the journey progresses, they build a deep bond with each other and discover a new meaning for the words, “trusting in Jesus.” By the end of their adventure, they truly begin to understand the joy and redemption that comes from giving up the world to follow Jesus.

    • Bible Quiz

      BIBLE QUIZ follows seventeen-year-old Mikayla Irle as she memorizes books of the Bible on her quest to win the National Bible Quiz Championship and the heart of JP, her quiz team captain. The film explores coming of age in the face of faith, doubt, fierce competition, sexuality and teen love. It is director Nicole Teeny's first feature length documentary.

    • Bela Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto

      Bela Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto follows banjo trailblazer Bela Fleck through one of his most challenging musical journeys so far, into the world of the Symphony Orchestra. Bela is commissioned to compose a major banjo concerto, possibly the first of its kind, for banjo and 80 piece symphony orchestra. It begins before he has written a note, and concludes a year later, with the sold out premiere concert with the Nashville Symphony. A very intimate look at the process of composition and collaboration, "How to Write a Banjo Concerto" features Earl Scruggs, Chick Corea, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Zakir Hussain, Abigail Washburn and other close musical friends of Bela's. The film also digs into "father issues", with Bela being named after classical composers by an absentee father. Composing this piece forces Bela to confront these issues.

    • An Irish Exorcism

      In her final year at school, Anthropology student Lorraine decides to film her final project - the subject of exorcism within the Catholic Church. Recording interviews with priests from the local diocese, she stumbles upon Fr. Byrne, an older priest who is currently helping a young mother whose daughter is apparently possessed by a demonic force. The curiosity of Lorraine, along with her camera operator, Cathal, leads them down a dark path of discovering the terrifying truth, and things go from strange to worse as all involved become entangled into a frightful journey to save a little girl's life.

    • Bayou Maharajah

      BAYOU MAHARAJAH explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." This roller coaster portrait traces Booker’s life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, his star-studded years playing as a sideman, through to his outrageous solo career characterized by onstage performances in his underwear, dishing out drug-fueled conspiracy theories. Featuring interviews with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint and a generous helping of archival footage, the film brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician.

    • Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

      DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA'S LOST ROCK AND ROLL tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. This documentary film provides a new perspective on a country usually associated with only war and genocide.

    • Erik Myers Dopeless Romantic

      Erik Myers is a fast-paced, high-energy comedian with a machine gun delivery that barely gives the audience a chance to catch their breath. He began comedy twelve years ago in Baltimore, Maryland and has since been touring all over the country, exciting crowds with his unique brand of upbeat lovable humor. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the business and his crowd pleasing act is definitely a must see!

    • Becoming Bulletproof

      Experience the movie Jamie Lee Curtis calls “Simply the best film you and your family might ever get to see.” MORGAN SPURLOCK PRESENTS BECOMING BULLETPROOF documents the making of the Western film Bulletproof, which features actors with and without disabilities who meet every year at Zeno Mountain Farm (ZMF) to write, produce, and star in original films. ZMF’s philosophy is to create a truly inclusive community that builds genuine friendships that transcend stigma and stereotypes. For them, their films aren’t about making a statement; “It’s all about making awesome movies.” Inside the whirlwind filmmaking process of mastering lines, pushing through take after take and grappling with high expectations, BECOMING BULLETPROOF chronicles the genesis of a riveting film and a personally and socially transformative experience. The film captures the essence of artistic expression through vibrant human bonds and powerful insights. As one of the actors says: “I do not want pity because I have a disability, I just want to be understood. I want disability to have a seat at the table in pop culture.”

    • Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

      Actor Don Cheadle narrates this insightful documentary that explores the life and times of Petey Greene, the bombastic radio DJ-activist who rose to national prominence in the 1960s via his groundbreaking show, "Rapping with Peter Greene." Fearless and provocative, Greene galvanized audiences with his frank and often humorous commentaries on topics like race, religion, poverty, sex and corruption.

    • The Drop Box

      One frigid winter, a pastor finds an abandoned infant on his church steps and builds a heated hatch to rescue any others. The Drop Box documentary tells the true story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect abandoned children. It is a story about the forgotten, the disabled, the discarded, and the man who gives everything to protect them.

    • All American High Revisited

      In 1984, a young filmmaker named Keva Rosenfeld set out to make a film about the experience of being in high school. He spent a year following the senior class at a typical California school and edited the footage into a short, 59-minute documentary, "All American High."
      The footage was locked away in a storage vault until Rosenfeld came upon it three decades later. In that vault, Rosenfeld also uncovered a review that said the film captured "the values and attitudes of middle-class teenagers who will lead America into the 21st century." Wondering if this prediction came true, the director set out to locate those once 17 year-old students he'd met 30 years earlier.
      After many phone conversations and much planning, Rosenfeld began to film the very same people he profiled thirty years ago. Bringing this story full circle, a generation later the new feature "All American High Revisited" was born.
      This case study of former students looking back on the exuberance of their youth highlights the differences between being a teenager now and one from a pre-digital era. The poignant interviews and humorous memories remind us that life can be fleeting, and full of surprises.

    • Meet the Hitlers

      Meet the Hitlers is a feature documentary that examines the relationship between names and identity, by exploring the lives of people who are linked by the name 'Hitler.' The film raises important questions about the meaning of names, and explores complex issues like immigration, racism and tolerance. Yet it's ultimately a character-driven story, offering an intimate portrait of its subjects, whose reactions to their name span the spectrum of human experience, from tragedy to comedy, and heartbreak to hope.

    • Cyber-Seniors

      A humorous and heartwarming documentary feature, which chronicles the extraordinary journey of a group of colorful senior citizens, as they discover the world of the Internet, through the guidance of teenage mentors.

    • Addiction Incorporated

      ADDICTION INCORPORATED tells the amazing story of Victor DeNoble, one of the most important and influential whistleblowers of all time. In the 1980s, DeNoble was a research scientist at Philip Morris, where he was tasked with finding a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks. His quest was to find out whether it would be possible to create a cigarette that would be safer for smokers... though not necessarily less addictive. DeNoble succeeded, but in the process, produced something that had been denied and avoided for years: scientific evidence that nicotine was addictive. After his lab was shuttered and his research pulled from publication and locked in a vault, DeNoble took his findings public in what was nothing less than an act of modern-day heroism, testifying about his research in the infamous 1994 Congressional hearings--the same ones that produced the now-famous video of the seven heads of the major tobacco companies declaring, under oath, that they believed nicotine was not addictive. In the end, an unprecedented alliance of journalists, politicians, attorneys, and whistleblowers banded together to achieve what was once considered impossible: the first-ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry.

    • Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me

      This film documents Glen's amazing "Goodbye Tour" as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of his progressing Alzheimer's disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.

    • 7E

      Clyde (Brendan Sexton III) travels to an old New York City apartment to care for his traumatized younger cousin, Kate, (Antonella Lentini) after she discovers her roommate dead. He begins to suspect that other tenants were involved after encountering two neighbors (James Russo, Armando Riesco) who have an unusual amount of interest in Kate's well being. As his exploration into the roommate's death continues, Clyde's perception of what is real and imagined begins to blur.

    • Morphine: Journey of Dreams

      The band Morphine blazed like a comet across the global music scene in the 1990s with its innovative "Low Rock" sound. Fronted by two-string bassist/vocalist/songwriter Mark Sandman, the trio rose from local Boston clubs to indie and major label record deals, international touring, and wide critical acclaim until their tragic and untimely demise in 1999. In "Morphine: Journey of Dreams," the group's surviving members and associates tell their story intercut with passages from saxophonist Dana Colley's vivid tour journals. Rare live performances from throughout their career woven into the story display why their unique and mesmeric sound continues to resonate with music lovers today. This artfully delivered documentary doesn't just get behind but rather inside the music and the soul of the group to honor Morphine's notable artistic achievements and the creative bond the musicians shared.

    • It's a Rockabilly World!

      Rockabilly is a subculture whose members operate as if they are living in the 1950's. From the music to the tattoos, pin up girls, hot rod cars and vintage fashion, this lifestyle gives creative people a place where they feel empowered. Rockabillies don't fit the mold of what American culture says is 'normal.' This scene makes invisible people visible. Simple as that. A Rockabilly's greatest fear is not being noticed.

    • A Brony Tale

      Canadian voice-over artist, Ashleigh Ball, has been the voice of numerous cartoon characters. However, when she was hired as the voice of Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash on the 4th generation installment of Hasbro's 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' series, she had no idea she was about to become an internet phenomenon and voice celebrity among a very unique type of fan, the Bronies. Bronies, or 'Bro' Ponies', are a subculture of adult men who are fans of the show 'My Little Pony.' It is a craze that has taken the United States by storm but how does this fit with a culture that has told these boys how to act since childhood: Lego, not Barbies! Play soldiers, not fairies! Why are so many men embracing this? Are these men just abnormal; or is there something more? 'A Brony Tale' is a documentary that follows Ashleigh into this unknown world and challenges some deep felt preconceptions. When Ashleigh wraps Season 3 of the show she receives an invite from the Brony community to attend BroNYCon (The Brony Convention in New York City). Initially wary of accepting the invitation Ashleigh begins to learn that there is more to this community than meets the eye.

    • The Hunting of the President - Redux

      There can be no doubt that we live in one of the most tumultuous political climates of the nation’s history, a climate where politicians can be toppled on a whim, election results disputed in the country’s highest courts, and governors unceremoniously recalled. It’s enough to leave even the most cynical voter asking, how did this happen? Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry’s incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason, offers a glimpse at the genesis of these partisan vendettas and explores the myths and truths behind the more than 20 year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of the Clintons.

    • A River Between Us

      A River Between Us tells the story of the oldest and most bitterly disputed water war in the West and chronicles efforts to achieve the largest restoration project in American history.

    • They Grow Up Fast

      With the birth of his first child, Independent filmmaker Darren Doane picked up his camera and began documenting the process of becoming a family. Ten years in the making, THEY GROW UP FAST is a profound and entertaining documentary for the entire family. From mud puddles and family road trips to backyard parties and the birth of their third child in the front seat of their truck, Doane captures all of the amazing adventures one has becoming a family. Good friend and best selling author ND Wilson crafted the script and brought new eyes to what it means to be a father and mother and the high calling of faithful parenting. THEY GROW UP FAST will entertain kids and inspire parents as they travel along with the Doane's on their grand adventure of growing as a family.

    • The Mask You Live In

      The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's limited definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer groups, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become "real" men.
      Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the "boy crisis" and tactics to combat it.
      The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

    • Isn't it Delicious

      A fractured family of misfits finds and tries to fix themselves in this hilarious and heartbreaking story of a mother who seeks understanding.

    • See the Keepers: Inside the Zoo

      See the Keepers is a documentary portrait of the personalities and work of zookeepers shot with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the Memphis Zoo. The film is a bittersweet, nonjudgmental look at what it means to find a place for yourself, working a job that you love. The Keepers follows four different zookeepers and takes viewers behind the scenes, into zoo areas that are forbidden to the general public. In addition to learning more about these fascinating people, you will meet the big cats, giraffes, penguins, snakes, and Komodo dragons up close, on the other side of the zoo exhibits. The main animal character is Kofi, a five-year-old male giraffe who has not been on exhibit for the past three years. Kofi's story illustrates the complexity of caring for animals in captivity and shows the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them. The film is produced and directed by two Memphians, Sara Kaye Larson and Joann Self Selvidge, and shot entirely at the Memphis Zoo. It is an exclusively Memphis story with universal appeal, telling the larger stories of our relationships to work and animals.

    • A Film About Coffee

      A Film About Coffee is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee. It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.” The film whisks audiences on a trip around the world, from farms in Honduras and Rwanda to coffee shops in Tokyo, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York. Through the eyes and experiences of farmers and baristas, the film offers a unique overview of all the elements—the processes, preferences and preparations; traditions old and new—that come together to create the best cups. This is a film that bridges gaps both intellectual and geographical, evoking flavor and pleasure, and providing both as well.

    • Irreplaceable

      Irreplaceable follows host Tim Sisarich (former Executive Director of Focus on the Family New Zealand) as he consults with experts around the globe to determine whether the concept of the traditional family is meaningful, or in fact outmoded. In the documentary, renowned experts and commentators speak on a range of topics, including not only marriage, but also the rise of “anything goes” sexuality, the dramatic increase in fatherlessness, the decline in the perceived value of having children, and the importance of male and female. Contributors to Irreplaceable include Michael Medved, Eric Metaxas, Dr. Roger Scruton, Dr. Anne Moir, Helen Alvaré, Jonathan Last, and Carey Casey, among others.

    • Just Around the Corner

      Being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at 38 was quite a blow to Bob Benjamin. But instead of letting the diagnosis take him down, Bob chose a different path... He recruited his friends - many of them musicians whom he had worked with in the past - to help him fight the disease. In 2000, Bob, Joe D'Urso, and concert promoter and former Asbury Juke, Tony Pallagrosi founded the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation, whose main source of fundraising comes from the annual music festival that originated along the Jersey Shore and has grown into a worldwide series of concerts and has raised over one million dollars for research.
      This film takes you through Bob's life, from before his diagnosis to the beginnings of his incredible foundation. His story is accompanied by the music of many of the artists who have so generously donated their time and talent over the year, including "THE BOSS" himself, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, in support of Bob and his fight for a cure

    • I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song

      I HOPE YOU DANCE: the power and spirit of song is the first full length documentary film to explore how one extraordinary song has transformed people’s lives in profound, meaningful and sometimes startling ways. It is a film about hope, faith, optimism and the power of music to inspire and heal. By weaving together true stories of how Lee Ann Womack’s #1 Grammy winning hit, “I Hope You Dance,” has motivated real people to transform their lives, to chase their dreams, to overcome obstacles and to persist in the face of extreme adversity, I HOPE YOU DANCE: the power and spirit of song will inspire and empower people to achieve more, to live their best lives. The film highlights true stories of Love, Inspiration, Second Chances, Forgiveness and Miracles: A father who honors his daughter’s memory by saving four lives through organ donation; a homeless shelter that teaches ballroom dancing, literally getting people back on their feet; a woman who miraculously recovers from a devastating spinal cord injury that should have killed her instantly; a couple who overcome the pain of their respective pasts to find love and redemption; two Nashville songwriters whose life experiences combine to create breathtaking piece of music for the ages. Featuring insightful commentary from Pastor Joel Osteen, singer-songwriters Brian Wilson (who performs his classic song, “God Only Knows”), Graham Nash (who performs his worldwide standard, “Teach Your Children”), Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, the late Dr. Maya Angelou along with the co-writers of the song, Tia Sillers and Mark D Sanders. Directed & Written by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (THE U.S. vs. JOHN LENNON and WHO IS HARRY NILSSON…? amongst other highly regarded projects) and Produced by award winning music & media producer, Spencer Proffer (“Gods & Monsters”,”It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues” ), and executive produced by Phillipa Sledge, I HOPE YOU DANCE: the power and spirit of song, is an entertaining, inspirational, uplifting, and passionate film that will provide audiences around the world with an unforgettable and lasting viewing experience.

    • Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams

      Rock legend Stevie Nicks in collaboration with musical wizard Dave Stewart have co-produced and co-directed "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks", a documentary portrait of the illusive Nicks as they embark on a musical journey to write and record the critically acclaimed album "In Your Dreams."

    • The Heart of Bruno Wizard

      Bruno Wizard is a London punk musician who became an underground legend for his original performances and 'mystery man' status in the mid 70's. He performed at the Roxy club alongside The Jam, Generation X and The Wire, and was part of the ‘Blitz kids’ scene, squatting with the Warren Street mafia. His loathing of the establishment and conventional music industry made him reject record company contracts and follow his own heart and principles at any cost, a roller coaster journey that led to drug addiction, imprisonment and eventually homelessness. In 2012 we find Bruno moving into an empty council estate flat in East London and attempting to get back to pursuing his life mission of performing. What follows is an amazing true story with blasts from the past and a future full of surprising twists and turns. Is Bruno just a nihilistic punk, or is he an important advocate of love, art and freedom of expression?

    • Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

      Is the Bible fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament – the Exodus of Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt?
      Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus is an in-depth 12-year investigation by documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney. Follow his journey as he searches for answers to these questions while uncovering an amazing pattern of evidence that matches the Bible’s account every step of the way. But will these startling new finds change traditional views of history? And why are so many unwilling to even consider the possibilities?
      Enter the debate, between the Bible’s account and the majority of the world’s most prominent archaeologists and historians who proclaim that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus.
      Mahoney decides to tackle this issue with a deliberate scientific approach. After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand. The result is the most comprehensive archaeological investigation into the Exodus ever captured on film.

    • iSteve

      You'll see the rest, now watch the first. Justin Long stars in the first biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Also starring Jorge Garcia, James Urbaniak, and Michaela Watkins.

    • Miss Representation

      Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
      In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
      Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

    • Infliction

      “Infliction” is the actual assembled footage taken from the cameras belonging to two brothers, who documented a murder spree in North Carolina in 2011. The footage reveals in disturbing detail their actions and motives. It details the effects of people’s actions or inactions and its long-term effects on other’s lives. “Infliction” presents in cold detail a hard look at the blurred line between society’s criminals and victims.

    • Legends of the Knight

      Legends of the Knight weaves together the uplifting true stories of individuals who have overcome devastating obstacles, unselfishly given to the community, and embraced their inner superhero because of their love of Batman.
      Through the deeply personal tales of Batman fans, writers, and filmmakers, this feature-length documentary explores the power of heroic stories and encourages viewers to find their own unique path to heroism.
      Funded by over 1,100 people from around the world, Legends of the Knight is a return to our childhood dreams of being a hero.
      Put on your cape, and be inspired!

    • I Know a Woman Like That

      I KNOW A WOMAN LIKE THAT brings to its audience interviews with 17 exceptional and vigorous women who share an extraordinary attitude about how to live the upper decades of one's life. Each of them exercises an unexpected passion for their unique individual choices at a time when society expects them to disappear. These women were carving out unique paths before the social revolution had a name. Roger Ebert called the documentary "transformational."

    • I Am Santa Claus

      Everyone thinks of Santa Claus as a magical figure without flaws, but the men who keep his legend alive, real-bearded professional Santa's, are nothing like the jolly ol' Saint Nick we've all grown up knowing. In reality, the mall Santa in your cherished children's photo has problems just like the rest of us. Even the jolliest of men fall victim to divorce, job loss, insecurity and even the occasional hangover. I AM SANTA CLAUS (featuring Hall of Fame Wrestler, Mick Foley) is a documentary that follows the lives of five real-bearded professional Santa Clauses as they anticipate and prepare the coming holiday season while showing them for who they actually are; flawed, flesh and blood men who feel an overbearing responsibility to protect the integrity of the spotless, untarnished reputation of the "Red Suit."

    • Israel Through the Looking Glass

      The greatest weapon Israel’s advocates have is the truth. Darkness cannot exist in the light. That’s why Christians United for Israel produced Israel Through the Looking Glass a movie that confronts the accusations against Israel with the reality on the ground. Witness with your own eyes and ears the contrast between Israel’s accusers and the true stories you’ve never heard. Israel Through the Looking Glass shatters myths and empowers Christians with an engaging tool to combat the sinister lies and distorted truths often told about the nation of Israel and her people.

    • Chow Down

      Root for Charles, John, and Garnet as they try to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their heart disease and diabetes. When their doctors inform them that they can't get better, our intrepid trio tells the doctors to think again. With lighthearted animation, piercing expert interviews and a feisty attitude, CHOW DOWN is the moving story of the success you can achieve when you rewrite the recipe for a healthy life.

    • Hellbound?

      "Hellbound?" is a feature-length documentary that seeks to discover why we are so bound to the idea of hell and what our views on hell reveal about how we perceive God, justice, the Bible and, ultimately, ourselves.

    • Father Joseph

      Father Joseph established Haiti’s largest micro-credit bank for the poor (Fonkoze), which has given literacy training and financial opportunity to hundreds of thousands of peasant women and their families. He also founded a 700-student K-14 school, an orphanage, a clean water project, a reforestation program, a health clinic, and a radio station; he has built dozens of homes, and he created the University of Fondwa, Haiti’s first rural college. Along the way, several of Father Joseph’s friends and colleagues were murdered because of their work for the poor. Almost all of Father Joseph’s 25 years of work was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, but he is rebuilding with an inspiring humor and determination.

    • Hope for Steve

      A love story about a bond that cannot be broken, even while facing death. A couple battling ALS travel the country and live their lives unencumbered until ALS nearly claims the husband's life, changing their lives as they know it.

    • A Tale of Two Thieves

      August 1963. Sears Crossing, Buckinghamshire, England. Fifteen men pull off "The Great Train Robbery," netting today's equivalent of almost $70 million. THAT WE ALL KNOW. We've read the books, seen the TV specials. We've heard Ronnie Biggs and Bruce Reynolds reel off their usual spiel. We think we know the full story by now. But the truth is, we've never heard the actual INSIDE STORY because no one's ever learned the identity of the missing mastermind - the elusive and mysterious "Ulsterman." UNTIL NOW... In A TALE OF TWO THIEVES, we are transported back to a bygone era when criminals lived by a code, a time when the life of a thief was ALMOST honorable and every day held the potential for a new caper. Over 50 years after the heist, one of the robbers, Gordon Goody, has finally agreed to go fully on record and reveal all the unknown facts about that fateful night and his life of crime, including the identity of the "mythical" Ulsterman.

    • Christmas with the Karountzoses

      Michael Karountzoses is expecting a life-changing promotion at work and his wife has invited his entire family over for Christmas Eve dinner to share the big news. However, right before the dinner, Michael learns he didn't receive the promotion and realizes he will have to spend the evening with his crazy relatives and some unexpected guests; dodging their questions, putting up with their antics and dealing with losing the promotion. After a late night visit to church, Michael is reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and just how lucky he is. Christmas with the Karountzoses is a fun comedy about family, tradition and faith that will entertain everyone.

    • Hank: Five Years From the Brink

      For three weeks in September 2008, one person was charged with preventing the collapse of the global economy. No one understood financial markets better than Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. Yet Paulson wasn’t quite the pinstriped banker he appeared to be. A devout Christian Scientist with left-leaning politics, he’d refused two previous offers to be Secretary of the Treasury before finally accepting. In Hank: Five Years From the Brink, Paulson tells the complete story of how he persuaded banks, congress, and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion in bailouts, even as he found the behavior that led to the crisis, and the bailouts themselves, morally reprehensible. Directed by Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Some Kind of Monster), the film features Paulson and his wife of 40 years, Wendy. It’s a riveting portrait of leadership under unimaginable pressure, and a marriage under unfathomable circumstances.

    • American Bear

      Armed with curiosity and a camera, road-tripping couple Sarah and Greg explore trust, fear, and American culture by relying on the kindness of strangers for a home each night.

    • The Girls in the Band

      They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers... and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late '30s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.

    • JACO

      "JACO" tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who single-handedly changed the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar.

    • The Frontier

      Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand. Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but knowing he should see his aging father, he decides to go home. Tennessee arrives just as Nina, Seanʼs personal trainer fresh off a bad breakup, accepts Seanʼs offer to move in and help him write his memoirs. The tension between father and son is ever-present. As Sean and Nina work, Tennessee avoids his overbearing father with fix-up projects around the house. One evening after Nina has gone out, Sean and Tennessee find themselves alone in the house for the first time.

    • I Am Chris Farley

      I Am Chris Farley is a documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedic actors who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death from a drug overdose at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely bold, energetic, and in-your-face comedic style, Chris Farley's off the charts talent cemented his place as a key player in a movement that evolved and redefined the comedic genre. Although he was only in the spotlight for a short time, Chris nevertheless left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry through his groundbreaking work at The Second City, on Saturday Night Live and in several feature films and improv theaters across the country.

    • Four Blood Moons

      Four Blood Moons explores the supernatural connection of certain celestial events to biblical prophecy, the future of Israel, God’s chosen people and to the nations of the world. From the genesis of time God has controlled the sun, the moon, and the stars to send every generation a divine signal that something historic is about to happen. The question is: Are we watching and listening for His message?

    • I Am Evel Knievel

      The Inside story of the original daredevil, Evel Knievel. Weaving archival footage along with celebrity interviews, get to know the one who gave birth to the culture of extreme with his death defying feats which astonished the world.
      Interviews include Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Rock, Guy Fieri, Robbie Maddison and a host of family, friends and collaborators.

    • First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

      In the summer of 2012, the most talented young athletes from around the world responded to the call to compete in the London Olympic Games. This is the story of 12 of them. In the final weeks before the Games, we meet them at their homes in Britain, Ireland, the USA, Kenya, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, France, Kosovo and India. This uplifting, sometimes whimsical story describes the humanity of young people whose dreams and determination have led them to the greatest sporting event in the world. “First” does not overtly ‘follow’ their stories, but captures and reflects their personal experiences. It seeks to offer a glimpse of how these extraordinary athletes are really just very ordinary young people - except at the moments of competition that exalt or expose them. Scored by Sacha Puttnam with a stunning contemporary soundtrack that re-imagines the summer of 2012, “First” captures the London Olympic Games as a recollection, evoking the emotion and magic of the greatest Olympic Games ever.

    • Give Me Shelter

      Give Me Shelter is a film that raises awareness for important animal issues around the world. It uncovers the work that many different individuals and animal organizations do in a way that has never been done before. The film illustrates what is really going on with the underground black market trade of wild and exotic animals, puppy mills, poaching, animal abuse and neglect, conservation, the food we consume, the fur industry, the pet industry and so on. The movie is about the people who dedicate their lives every day to helping rescue, save, rehabilitate and take care of domestic, wild and exotic animals and the hardships that they face to support their passion. Give Me Shelter has the capability of changing the lives of so many different species of animals around the world whose issues otherwise would not be exposed.

    • Earth Made of Glass

      On August 6th, 2008, against the backdrop of the world's deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame released a report detailing French government's hidden role in planning the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Three months later, his closest aide, Rose Kabuye, is arrested by France on charges of terrorism.

    • Foreclosure

      Bill Landopolous (Michael Imperioli), his son Steven (Spencer List) and father-in-law Ray (Bill Raymond) arrive at the home of their recently deceased relative Cal who took his own life. They are greeted by Officer Wright (Matt Servitto), who points out the numerous foreclosures, bank owned properties and short sales that have depopulated the neighborhood he patrols. At first, moving into a new house is a tonic for Bill's worries: he cleans out Cal's rank old refrigerator and spit shines his business shoes, Bill even manages to tolerate the half medicated racist ranting of his nearly-senile father-in-law. But the rants, which begin as complaints about Bill's Greek heritage, becomes a kind of inherited reverie when young Steven, exploring the dank basement, discovers a dark history of the house's haunted past.

     
     

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    • Silver Tongues

      Silver Tongues

      Silver Tongues presents to you - two of the most remarkably twisted and evil characters you will ever have seen in cinema. Two lovers (Lee Tergesen and Enid Graham) travel from town to town, inventing new personalities to play wild and sophisticated games on the people they meet. They cruelly ruin the lives of strangers, leaving a path of psychological destruction in their wake, like emotional serial killers. In each town the couple raise the stakes, until the game spirals out of control and they turn on each other - desperately trying to escape their victims, the police, and death. A deliciously dark and thrilling film with incredible performances, you will never forget Simon Arthur's SILVER TONGUES.

    • Disturbing the Peace

      Disturbing the Peace

      In a world torn by conflict—in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned—an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them?

      DISTURBING THE PEACE is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants - Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison - who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough." The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace.

      At a time in our world when societies are becoming more polarized and painfully few people are speaking of nonviolent solutions to our conflicts, popular movements like Combatants for Peace have the potential to capture the public’s imagination and shift the conversation from the inevitability of conflict, to the possibility and process of establishing lasting peace. While based in the Middle East, DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world.

    • Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... and More

      Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... and More

      A celebration of the musical legacy of Memphis' best-known secret - Big Star - and their legendary THIRD album. Performed by a collective featuring members of Big Star, the dB's, Let's Active, the Old Ceremony, the Posies, R.E.M., Semisonic, Wilco, and Yo La Tengo with Kronos Quartet, Skylar Gudasz, Brett Harris, Robyn Hitchcock, Jessica Pratt, Luther Russell and others. Following the untimely death of Alex Chilton two days ahead of Big Star's planned SXSW performance in 2010, famous friends and fans came from far and wide to play the gig in his honor. Much of that spontaneous ensemble, along with other musical titans, return to the stage in this triumphant film.

    • Is Genesis History?

      Is Genesis History?

      Is Genesis History? is a fascinating new look at the biblical, historical, and scientific evidence for Creation and the Flood. Learn from more than a dozen scientists and scholars as they explore the world around us in light of Genesis.

    • Silver Skies

      Silver Skies

      Silver Skies chronicles a group of working-class residents whose lives are turned upside-down when their apartment complex threatens to be sold out from under them. Director Rosemary Rodriguez (The Good Wife, The Walking Dead) has assembled a high-profile cast to play some very complicated roles. With humor and compassion, she brings these old-timers to a place of fear, a little romance and deep caaring for each other's well-being. The story is easily relatable, as our aging population confronts a downturn in health, money, and self-esteem. Now in their twilight years, facing the unknown, these underdogs will have you rooting for them all the way.

    • Easter Mysteries - Deluxe Edition

      Easter Mysteries - Deluxe Edition

      Easter Mysteries is a faithful yet daring original musical interpretation of the last days of Jesus’ life filmed on stage before a live audience in New York City with a veteran Broadway cast including Tony and Drama Desk nominees.
      Get the film, the 22 minute Easter Mysteries Interfaith Panel Discussion and access to bonus features including a ten-part series! Episodes include:

      Easter
      Episode 1 - Powerful Moments
      Episode 2 - Hope and Love
      Episode 3 - Transcending Religion
      Episode 4 - Open Your Eyes
      Episode 5 - Forgiveness
      Episode 6 - Music and Lyrics
      Episode 7 - Humanizing Icons
      Episode 8 - Cast and Crew
      Episode 9 - Directing Easter Mysteries
      Episode 10 - Choreography and Movement

    • Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana!

      Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana!

      Ronald McFondle, Eddie Van Glam, and a band of like-minded social misfits make up Seattle Semi-Pro (“SSP"), a family of rock-and-roll wrestlers who revel in spoofing the pros. By day they are chefs, hairdressers, and delivery men, but by night these “cabaret combatants” put on raunchy matches while rabid fans chant obscenities and hurl beer cans at their heads. And that’s just the way they like it!
      It’s all fun and games until new recruit Paul a.k.a. "The Banana” joins up and plays the role of villain far too well. Banished from the group, he swears revenge and uses the law to try to shut SSP down. McFondle and Van Glam must rally their troops and use every trick in the book to save their family. Full of raucous humor, profanity, gratuitous male nudity and copious helpings of heart, this hilarious documentary will surprise you every step of the way.

    • Population Zero

      Population Zero

      In 2009 three young men were killed in a remote part of Yellowstone National Park. Authorities Never Found the Murderer. He Found Them. Only hours after three young men were gunned down in cold blood, Dwayne Nelson walked into a ranger station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession, Dwayne Nelson was allowed to go free because of a loophole in the American Constitution. Documentarian Julian T. Pinder travels to Yellowstone in a cinematic and compelling chase for truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation. How did the United States Constitution, the supreme law of the United States of America, let a guilty man go free? In POPULATION ZERO we come to find the only thing more shocking than the crime itself are the bizarre events that followed.

    • Easter Mysteries

      Easter Mysteries

      Easter Mysteries is a faithful yet daring original musical interpretation of the last days of Jesus’ life filmed on stage before a live audience in New York City with a veteran Broadway cast including Tony and Drama Desk nominees.

    • Sandbar

      Sandbar

      In the freewheeling dark comedy Sandbar, Rick Rossovich (Top Gun, Terminator) stars as Ronnie McCubbing, a haunted ex-Marine who spends the day with his estranged 22-year-old son (Mike Dwyer) in an attempt to salvage their splintered relationship. Together they are launched on a wild road to nowhere that will push the ties that bind them to the limit. Along for the ride is the father's young and uninhibited girlfriend (Katie Keene), who threatens to unravel all his plans. In a series of wild misadventures they cross paths with a drug dealer, a dead man, and a vicious gang bent on violence. But will they go too far to ever come back?
      Set against the stark backdrop of an Ohio winter, Sandbar is a one-of-a-kind approach to age-old stories of fathers and sons, the blurred line between civilian and military life, and the search for meaning in a cold world.

    • Lost Cat Corona

      Lost Cat Corona

      Dominic, a blue-collar guy from Corona Queens, NY likes to play it safe. But, Dom’s M.O. is tested when his wife’s cat goes missing and he sets out on a quest to find him -- encountering a parade of wacky characters in sometimes funny, and oft times threatening situations. Unfolding over the course of one day and through a series of intersecting storylines Dom endures neighborhood mayhem at every turn! He encounters a deranged psychopath, endures a sideshow of a wake, and becomes unwittingly involved in the exchange of illegal knock-off handbags, ending up with a gun pointed in his direction. Not to mention, finding a man’s sliced off bloody ear in bag, only later to have it snapped away by snarling Rottweiler, who devours it! And, with timely flashbacks we come to learn more about Dom and it is revealed, that his play-it-safe M.O is rooted in his fear of violence that can be traced all the way back to his own violent father’s murder years ago. It’s a fear that Dom’s kept hidden from everyone, but himself. As the day nears the end, it’s a confrontation with a pair of badass teens that forces Dom to face the issues that have been holding him hostage his entire life in order to save his wife’s cat and so much more.

    • Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism

      Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism

      One of history’s greatest examples of the triumph of spiritual power over violence and oppression is vividly recounted in Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, a new documentary film that poignantly captures the intricate role played by John Paul in the collapse of communism and the liberation of Central and Eastern Europe. Featuring the unique insights of intellectual and cultural leaders such as papal biographer George Weigel, esteemed Polish historian Norman Davies, Pontifical John Paul II Institute Vice President Carl Anderson, John Paul’s lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Reagan National Security Advisor Richard Allen, and many others, this inspiring film gives an inside look at the improbable downfall of one of history’s most brutal regimes. Narrated by Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest) and with original music by Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher) this is the incredible story of one man’s unwavering faith born of deep personal suffering, his steadfast defense of the dignity of the human person amidst the horrors of Nazi and Soviet Occupation, and his unyielding belief in the spiritual unity of Europe. Liberating a Continent convincingly reveals how these convictions toppled an evil empire and how they remain today the moral foundations for a prosperous and free Europe.

    • Blood on the Mountain

      Blood on the Mountain

      Blood on the Mountain is a searing investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from coal company control in West Virginia. This feature documentary details the struggles of a hard-working, misunderstood people, who have historically faced limited choices and have never benefited fairly from the rich, natural resources of their land. Blood On The Mountain delivers a striking portrait of a fractured population, exploited and besieged by corporate interests, and abandoned by the powers elected to represent them.

    • Running From Crazy

      Running From Crazy

      Running from Crazy examines the personal journey of model and actress Mariel Hemingway, as she strives for a deeper understanding of the suicide and mental illness that have afflicted so many of her family members, including her supermodel sister, Margaux Hemingway and her oldest sister, artist Joan "Muffet" Hemingway. Intimate verite footage and raw, emotional interviews with Mariel herself are interwoven with stunning, rarely seen archival footage of the three Hemingway sisters and their parents. Audiences are taken back in time to revisit the famous family and their remarkable, though often heartbreaking legacy, and see how it resonates today.
      "Running From Crazy" is a true testament of the sheer power of the human spirit and our ability to rise above the sadness of our past to find a better, happier tomorrow.

    • Robert Kelly Live at the Village Underground

      Robert Kelly Live at the Village Underground

      Clever, abrasive, yet refreshingly vulnerable, Robert Kelly takes on himself, his relationships and that time he farted in a baby's face.

    • Pleased to Meet Me

      Pleased to Meet Me

      Rocker Pete Jones (legendary "X" front man John Doe) is in trouble. He's solo in his personal and professional life and he can't seem to finish his long-awaited album. Threatened with bankruptcy and a lawsuit from his label, Pete turns to his lost love and former producer turned radio reporter Laura Klein (Academy Award nominee Aimee Mann) for help.
      Together, they form an eclectic group of musicians who have never met to create a band, for one day and one day only. Their 24-hour experiment will be recorded by Laura for the syndicated radio show 'World Cafe' and provide her an opportunity to establish a life out from under Pete's shadow. For Pete, it's a chance to re-mix his personal and creative life, provided he can get his ego out of the way. For the unknown band, it's a time to see if they have what it takes to realize, or say goodbye to, the dream of making it in the music business.

    • Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

      Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

      The invention of synthetic plastic created an era of disposable products. Watertight and endlessly malleable, plastic is the perfect invention yet, its miraculous durability is also its curse because it never goes away. In the early 21st Century, rumors about an island of garbage somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, started to rise. TV host and filmmaker Angela Sun, decided to investigate. Her journey takes her thousands of miles from human civilization. There, in what should be a remote tropical paradise, she discovers an ecosystem inundated by plastic waste. Exposed to seawater and sunlight, tons of discarded plastics are breaking down into smaller fragments resembling food to fish and birds. The images Angela uncovers, combined with the latest evidence from researchers, shows that the truth behind the myth is much worse than imagined. A growing toxic confetti is transforming the oceans and is also working its way up the food chain that humans depend on. Angela returns from Midway with even more questions. She seeks out scientists and health experts who reveal that chemicals in many of the plastic products we take for granted are harmful. She encounters environmental activists trying to raise awareness and legislators struggling to address the problem. She uncovers the hidden truth about recycling and attempts to contact the leaders of an all-powerful petrochemical industry in control of our limitless production and consumption of plastic. Angela's journey is one that everyone living in a disposable society needs to see.

    • An Act of Love

      An Act of Love

      Rev. Frank Schaefer never set out to be an activist, but after officiating the same-sex wedding of his son, the United Methodist Church put him on trial, igniting a media firestorm. Schaefer’s act of parental love for his gay son thrust him to the forefront of a decades-long movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination. This gripping documentary plays out like a courtroom drama, chronicling the Schaefer family’s struggle and the divide in a mainstream church facing cultural shifts.

    • Pershing's Last Patriot: The Frank Buckles Story

      Pershing's Last Patriot: The Frank Buckles Story

      This unique and insightful documentary tells the story of Frank W. Buckles – America's Last surviving Veteran of World War I. Through his experiences growing up in rural America, to his enlistment in "The War to End All Wars," to his WWII capture and imprisonment in a Japanese POW camp and eventual rescue from death, Pershing's Last Patriot is the true story of America's last witness to the First World War and brings the American twentieth century to life.

    • Paul Kelly: Stories of Me

      Paul Kelly: Stories of Me

      “Paul Kelly: Stories of Me” charts the many lives, loves and losses of Paul Kelly, one of Australia's most gifted singer-songwriters. Kelly has been marking out the Australian landscape and its people through words and music for almost 40 years. The sixth of nine children, a former altar boy, dux of his school, sports champion and grandson of two famous opera singers, Kelly began playing guitar at the age of 12. Since then, he has penned over 350 songs on themes of love, sex, death, family, friends and places, drawing on an enormous number of heroes – literary, musical, artistic and sporting – for his inspiration, and begging, borrowing and stealing from all of them. His songs are landscapes; charting not just the physical terrain but also the emotional landscapes he and his contemporaries have walked through. He is a storyteller, a poet, and has the unique ability to communicate with all Australians, across all age groups and gender. Collaborating with indigenous musicians, young performers, artists of all genres, Kelly has created some of the most important songs of our times. Paul Kelly has lived through failure and success, two marriages, countless lovers, three bands, drug problems, four cities, three volumes of Proust and the two Testaments. And he has the songs to show for it. Although a very private person in a public career, “Stories of Me” digs deeply into what makes Paul Kelly tick, revealing the man and his music for the first time (And the poet who lurks inside all of us).

    • Paper Clips

      Paper Clips

      When the students of Tennessee's Whitwell Middle School began studying the Holocaust as a way to learn about intolerance and diversity, nobody could have predicted the results. In 2001, the Paper Clip Project culminated in a unique memorial that changed the lives of those who created it, as well as touching Holocaust survivors and countless communities. Because Norwegians invented the paper clip and used it as a symbol of solidarity against the Nazis, students started collecting them to help visualize such vast numbers of victims. As word spread online and in the media, paper clips poured in from around the world, 11 million of which are enshrined in an authentic German railcar standing in the schoolyard. "Patiently told and lovingly made" (Variety), this inspiring, award-winning documentary shows how even small-town students and educators can teach the world powerful lessons.

    • Paradise Is There, A Memoir by Natalie Merchant, The New Tigerlily Recordings

      Paradise Is There, A Memoir by Natalie Merchant, The New Tigerlily Recordings

      Twenty years ago Natalie Merchant recorded her first solo album - 'Tigerlily' - which sold five million copies and launched her post-10,000 Maniacs career. In those two decades both she and the songs from 'Tigerlily' have matured. Last summer Natalie re-recorded the 11 songs and is releasing them under the album titled, ‘Paradise Is There.’ The accompanying film – ‘Paradise Is There, A Memoir by Natalie Merchant, The New Tigerlily Recordings' was produced by Oceans 8 Films. Natalie’s entire musical life is encapsulated in this very personal film, which digs deep into the music through live performances, archival footage, and interviews. Her fellow musicians, friends and impassioned fans share how the songs of ‘Tigerlily’ have influenced them over the past 20 years, and speak to how the power of music itself affects us in profound, lasting, and uplifting ways.

    • OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine

      OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine

      The DeLorean Time Machine is the most famous movie car in the world. But decades of harsh weather, souvenir hunters and wild animals nearly sent it to the junkyard. OUTATIME tells the incredible comeback story of this legendary vehicle. Join Bob Gale, Universal Studios, and a group of dedicated "Back to the Future" fans, as they work together to save this cinema icon.

    • Out of the Clear Blue Sky

      Out of the Clear Blue Sky

      On September 11, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald became famous for the worst of all possible reasons; 658 of their employees were missing in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Though Cantor suffered more casualties than any other organization, their story was soon pushed aside as the media ambushed CEO Howard Lutnick, who went from face-of-the-tragedy to pariah within weeks. A true stranger-than-fiction account, unfolding over months and years, the film captures what it feels like to be caught in the crosshairs of history.

    • One Nation Under God

      One Nation Under God

      Austin, Lawson, Michael, and Will are four college-aged Christians who have grown up in the bubble of Christianity. They realize that their faith is more religion and less relationship. Because they have been in the rut of mindless faith, they decide to expand their views on God, the world, and eternity by traveling by car around the United States for the summer. They depart from Texas and head west until they reach California, after stopping at The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. They then head up to Portland and Seattle before turning east. On their journey through northern America, they pass through Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Chicago, and Toronto. The last leg of the journey includes Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and New Orleans. Along the way, they meet all kinds of people including beach bums, hippies, suburbanites, a clown, and a congresswoman, who each give them a unique perspective of eternal things. The trip is narrated with commentary by the four guys in a studio, and the footage cuts back and forth from studio to trip throughout the movie. As they come to the end of their journey, they conclude by stating that the most important thing they learned from the experience is to "never stop asking questions."

    • My Run

      My Run

      After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day 'Forrest Gump,' Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. He just kept running - each day, every day. Narrated by Billy Bob Thornton.

    • Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

      Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

      Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve is a documentary film (made by a team of AFI, Sundance, and Academy Award winners) that seeks to unveil America’s central bank and its impact on our economy and our society. Current and former Fed officials, top economists, financial historians, and famed investors take viewers behind the curtain to question the future of the world’s most powerful financial institution. Digging beneath the surface of the 2008 crisis, Money For Nothing is the first film to ask why so many facets of the financial system seemed to self-destruct at the same time. For many economists and even senior Fed officials, the answer is clear: the same Fed that put out 2008’s raging financial fire actually helped light the match years before. As the global economy continues to falter, join current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, former Fed Chair Paul Volcker, and many of the world’s best financial minds as they debate the decisions that led the global economy to the brink of collapse – and ask whether we might be headed there again.

    • Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video

      Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video

      Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video is a rip roaring look at the past, present and future of the music video. From The Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, 2Pac, Madonna, Bruce, U2, R.E.M., Nirvana, Jay Z, Lady Gaga and everyone in between, Money for Nothing is the most comprehensive film of its kind and a refresher course on the last 60 years of popular music and the unforgettable images that accompanied them.

    • Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

      Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

      Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life.

    • Marilyn in Manhattan

      Marilyn in Manhattan

      An exclusive look at Marilyn Monroe just before her tragic end. Set in New York City in the 50's - It's a surprising documentary that captures the movie legend as she runs with Broadway pals from the Actors Studio. Ben Gazzara and Susan Strasberg tell of their nights studying with her while she tried to shake the Hollywood "dumb blonde" image.
      She befriends singer Ella Fitzgerald and goes to Harlem for jazz, In the "Village" Marilyn and Brando find young actors to share coffee and movie tales. Home movies give us rare footage into her marriage to Arthur Miller. And, Milton Greene's black and white still photos are a collector's delight.
      But, at its heart this documentary is filled with stories told by people who've spoken for the first time about a Marilyn "conspiracy..."
      Secret midnight plane flights from LA to NYC . . .
      Studio contracts dumped . . . Powerful men challenged.
      In the end, the film discovers a desperate Marilyn unable to sustain a new life without Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra and JFK.

    • The Only Real Game

      The Only Real Game

      THE ONLY REAL GAME is a fighters’ and dreamers’ story about the magic of baseball for people in a remote and troubled place. Once princely Manipur, a strife-torn border state in northeast India, defies civil war, drugs, gun traffic, and HIV/AIDS through love of our national pastime. Dreams chase reality in this ancient region when a small group of baseball-loving New Yorkers, and two Major League Baseball Envoy coaches, team up with Manipuri men, women and children to “Play Ball.” It’s a far away story that brings us to the heart of the great American Game, or as Babe Ruth put it, “the only real game in the world.”

    • Not Yet Begun to Fight

      Not Yet Begun to Fight

      Retired Marine Colonel Eric Hastings remembers flight missions 'high above the death and destruction' in Vietnam. From the cockpit, he traced meandering ribbons that cut through the jungle. He recognized the shapes of the trout streams of home. Every night, he dreamed about fly-fishing. When he returned home to Montana in 1969, to a nation decades from diagnosing PTSD, he went to the water. He tied a fly onto a line and cast. The river, he says, healed him. For months, Captain Blake Smith lived in a delirious purgatory. Certain that he died when his helicopter fell nine hundred feet from the black of night in Helmand Province, he navigated frightening hallucinations. When he finally woke in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, he faced another nightmare: amputation, paraplegia and shame. Navy Seal Elliot Miller was blown up twice. He can't walk. He can't speak. But he still wants to be a dad. Sergeant Mark Hupp has disassembled hundreds of bombs. His injury is invisible. The only view of humanity he can conjure is 'vile and cruel.' NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT offers an intimate and compelling view of the human cost of war, as the Colonel reaches out to five men, a new generation returning from combat. He brings them to the river and shares his secret: there are places where you can still be consumed by a simple act, find joy in a fight, and be redeemed as you gently release another creature, unharmed, into quiet waters.

    • Bible Idiots

      Bible Idiots

      A family of stand-up comedians tours the country while talking to people about their thoughts on the Bible. From the educated elite to the man on the street, they ask the question, "Are we idiots for believing the Bible? Or would we be idiots not to?"

    • Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs

      Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs

      Christo Roppolo claims to have been videotaping and communicating with UFOs around Monterey, CA for several years. He contacted filmmaker, Justin Gaar, in 2013 to begin creating a film about his sightings. Skeptical of the footage but intrigued by Christo's eccentricities and wild stories, Justin begins spending time with Christo hunting UFOs along California's beautiful central coast. When a crop circle appears in Monterey County and becomes international news, Christo is validated in his belief of alien contact and Justin, shocked, begins investigating the source of the crop circle and how Christo knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he's being contacted by his 'brother's from space'. The two travel up and down the central coast and through the central valley hunting for UFO activity. Christo is like a traveling UFO preacher, explaining the sightings to passersby, asking about their own experiences with the unknown, spreading his gospel of extraterrestrial salvation. In their journey together Justin finds that sometimes aliens from space can tell us more about our own humanity on Earth.

    • Mysteries of the Unseen World

      Mysteries of the Unseen World

      MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD transports audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Mysteries of the Unseen World reveals phenomena that can’t be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale. Viewers experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception; They “see” the beauty, drama, and even humor of phenomena of that occur in the flash of a microsecond; They enter the microscopic world that was once reserved only for scientists, but that Mysteries of the Unseen World makes accessible to the rest of us; They begin to understand that what we actually see is only a fraction of what there is TO see on this Earth. High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology are just a few of the advancements in science that now allow us to see a whole new universe of things, events, creatures, and processes we never even knew existed and now give us new “super powers” to see beyond what is in front of us. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in complete thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see, a world that exists in the air they breathe, on their own bodies, and in all of the events that occur around them minute-by-minute, and nanosecond-by-nanosecond. And with this understanding comes a new appreciation of the wonder and possibilities of science.

    • Look At Us Now, Mother! Deluxe Edition

      Look At Us Now, Mother! Deluxe Edition

      Get the film and more than 40 minutes of bonus content!

      A humorous, moving, intimate and courageous film following the transformation of an abusive mother and tumultuous mother-daughter relationship to that of acceptance and love as we follow the personal story of the filmmaker.

    • JOSH: Against the Grain

      JOSH: Against the Grain

      Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, has her life shattered when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Though her friends and family beg her not to disturb the status quo and confront the powerful feudals in Nusrat's village, Fatima travels there to investigate. Will the trials and tribulations deter Fatima's resolve? Will the quest challenge an already complicated romantic relationship? Josh (Against the Grain) is the story of Fatima's search for a dangerous truth in Nusrat's feudal village. It is the story of the biggest challenge to Pakistan's still reigning feudalism: the country's youth.

    • The Last Play at Shea

      The Last Play at Shea

      Two New York icons meet for one final time in The Last Play at Shea, which chronicles the intersecting histories of the landmark Shea Stadium and the legendary performer Billy Joel. An engaging look at the highs and lows of the New York Mets and the music career of Joel, The Last Play at Shea interweaves interviews with player and performers with exclusive concert footage from the goodbye performances in July 2008. New York City serves as a background for those who were there - including Sting, Christie Brinkley, John Mayer, Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett and others - to share their stories of these electric summer nights. The film, narrated by New Yorker Alec Baldwin (TV's "30 Rock"), also highlights a special performance by Paul McCartney.

    • I Am JFK Jr

      I Am JFK Jr

      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 Reagan’s 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.

    • Breaking and Entering

      Breaking and Entering

      Some say that to embrace one's greatest talent is to make the world a better place. Others see a grown man spinning a twelve-foot hula hoop and snicker about trivial obsessions. Breaking world records is a mysteriously seductive tradition, alternately inspiring, reckless, and bizarre. Follow a joggler, a grape catcher, and a man who cycles nowhere as they battle the odds and their respective nemeses in pursuit of global dominance. Since when is it trivial to dream?

    • Kiss the Water

      Kiss the Water

      In a cottage in northern Scotland, Megan Boyd twirled bits of feather, fur, silver and gold into elaborate fishing flies -- at once miniature works of art and absolutely lethal. Wherever men and women cast their lines for the mighty Atlantic salmon, her name is whispered in mythic reverence, and stories about her surface and swirl like fairy tales. With breathtaking cinematography and expressive, hand painted animation, Kiss the Water adheres to and escapes from traditional documentary form, spinning the facts and fictions of one woman’s life into a stunning film about craft, devotion, love, and its illusions.

    • The Hollywood Shorties

      The Hollywood Shorties

      THE HOLLYWOOD SHORTIES is a documentary on the birth of organized sports in the American dwarf community. Beginning in the 1950s and rising to prominence in the 1980s, the Hollywood Shorties were a basketball team, the first of their kind and unique in the history of dwarf athletics. Formed from an insular community of recognizable-but-typecast actors in—wait for it—Hollywood, the team began simply as a rare outlet for little people to gather publicly. As the team’s athletic skill increased, so did its membership and so too its popularity. By the early 1980s, the Shorties had created a niche in entertainment akin to the Harlem Globetrotters, playing exhibitions from Gladstone High to the Fabulous Forum with their signature blend of comedy and basketball prowess. Simultaneously, they found themselves the vanguard of a revolutionary movement to bring little people into the public eye as something other than objects of curiosity. But, in a bittersweet turn, the very popularity that the Shorties singlehandedly created would eventually phase the team out of the sport they pioneered. But their legacy stands without peer and is recounted here by original team members and the generation they inspired.

    • Lord Save Us From Your Followers

      Lord Save Us From Your Followers

      Whether someone is Atheist, Agnostic, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish - or yes, even Christian - all can identify at times with the cry, "Lord, Save Us From Your Followers!" Fed up with the divisive bumper sticker mentality overtaking America, director (and follower) Dan Merchant donned his Bumper Sticker Man suit and set out on the daring search for meaningful dialogue and the true face of faith.

    • Lunopolis

      Lunopolis

      When two documentary filmmakers find evidence of a hidden base on the moon, they quickly become entangled in uncovering a secret history of earth that was meant to be long forgotten. After a threatening encounter with the dangerous and reclusive 'Church of Lunology,' they flee their homes only to encounter David James, a man who unravels the truth behind every conspiracy theory - from UFOs and time travel to immortality and life on the moon. The cameras continue rolling as they discover earth's secret history, and a makeshift time-machine that could unlock the very gateway to eternal life. Time is almost up, but their story cannot end until they face head-on the most powerful and dangerous religious cult in the history of the world.

    • Lucky

      Lucky

      Lucky Torres masks a lifetime of abuse and abandonment behind an angry, tattooed exterior. Growing up in foster care, Lucky and her sister Fantasy have been searching for stability all their lives. While her sister has settled down, Lucky still hasn't found her way. But despite being homeless, unemployed and a single mother, jumping from girlfriend to girlfriend, the compelling Lucky still dreams of true love and success. Journalist Luara Checkoway spent more than six years following Lucky and has captured an experience rarely depicted onscreen. The film's executive producer, award-winning filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself), recognizes the power in this unvarnished documentary. "I see perseverance in telling a difficult story about a fascinating but difficult person," James says. "There are not enough of these kinds of stories being told today."

    • Christmas Ranch

      Christmas Ranch

      Strong-willed but moody teenager Lizzy is sent to live on her grandmother’s ranch after an incident at school gets her suspended. Her parents are optimistic that the new atmosphere and laid-back lifestyle in the country will help bring her a more peaceful existence. Although reticent at first, Lizzy finally starts to unwind with the help of a nameless pony whom she calls Hope, one of the last remaining animals on the ranch. A sick horse and not eating properly, Hope responds to Lizzy who vows to learn everything she can to try and help nurse him back to health. One day while looking through the mail, Lizzy learns the unfortunate news that the ranch is about to be foreclosed. Not wanting to end her newly found friendship, she devises a plan that will not only save her grandmother’s property but also help Hope in the process. Christmas Ranch is a heart-warming story that shows what the power of love and family can do. It is a film about redemption, faith, fighting for your beliefs, and of course, hope!

    • Expedition to the End of the World

      Expedition to the End of the World

      An adventure film for the 21st century, EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD takes an irreverent, philosophical look at humanity and our effect on the world around us. On a three-mast schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, a crew sets sail for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of Northeast Greenland. It is an epic journey, with the brave explorers on board encountering polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their meetings with these new and unknown parts of the world, the crew is also confronted with the existential questions of life.

      Feature is in English and Danish with English subtitles

    • Don't Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and The Rumour

      Don't Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and The Rumour

      Before there was punk, before there was new wave, there was Graham Parker and the Rumour. The genesis of the seventies attitude, the band was lost in time. This film, ten years in the making, offers a heartfelt look at the lives of all the members, focusing on the elusive recluse lead singer and songwriter Graham Parker. Contributions come from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Nick Lowe, and Joe Jackson.

    • Dislecksia: The Movie

      Dislecksia: The Movie

      Get on board with Emmy award-winning filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V and his crew as they explore the unique nature of how each of us learn. Join Hubbell, dyslexic superstars Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano, world-renowned brain scientists and researchers, students and advocates as they join a movement to revolutionize education. Find out what it’s like to have your brain scanned inside an fMRI and visit with a group of dyslexic researchers in the jungles of Costa Rica, all the while following Hubbell through his days of growing up dyslexic before many had even heard of the word. Through the non-linear brain of Hubbell, his lens captures the otherwise complex issues of learning differences in a manner that allows the audience to recognize the differences and honor the gifts in all of us. This is social awareness with a heart.

    • Dr. John featuring Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys "Locked Down Live" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

      Dr. John featuring Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys "Locked Down Live" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

      Dr. John is joined by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, featured guitarist and producer of the album Locked Down, and the handpicked band featured on the recording, for a one-time-only concert of the co-composed album material - plus some Dr. John favorites - at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House, filmed on March 31, 2012.

    • Confessions of a Superhero

      Confessions of a Superhero

      CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO is a feature length documentary that chronicles the lives of three mortal men and one mortal woman who make their living working as superhero characters on Hollywood Boulevard. The Hulk sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to LA; Wonder Woman was a mid-western homecoming queen; Batman struggles with his anger, while Superman's psyche is consumed by the 'Man of Steel.' This deeply personal view into their daily routines reveals their hardships and triumphs as they pursue and achieve their own kind of fame.

    • Do You Like My Basement?

      Do You Like My Basement?

      Do You Like My Basement? tracks how one man's creative frustration bore a need to make the perfect horror film. Stanley Farmer was rejected universally by the film world. His frustration provoked a darker side and soon cunning, guile, devilish charm and a sociopath's streak compelled him to produce a home-made magnum opus. A film that blurs the lines between reality and fiction and demands the attention of the very world that spurned him.

    • Death By China

      Death By China

      From best-selling author and filmmaker, Peter Navarro, comes DEATH BY CHINA, a documentary feature that pointedly confronts the most urgent problem facing America today - its increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with a rapidly rising China. Since China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized products in 2001, over 50,000 American factories have disappeared, more than 25 million Americans can't find a decent job, and America now owes more than 3 trillion dollars to the world's largest totalitarian nation. Through compelling interviews with voices across the political spectrum, DEATH BY CHINA exposes that the U.S.-China relationship is broken and must be fixed if the world is going to be a place of peace and prosperity.

    • The Dark Matter of Love

      The Dark Matter of Love

      A documentary film that follows three children from Russia and the family that adopted them. The reality of bonding with adopted children who have grown up in institutions turns out to be more difficult than the Diaz family had ever imagined. They hire two of the world's best developmental psychologists to help them rebuild their family - through science.

    • Crime After Crime

      Crime After Crime

      CRIME AFTER CRIME tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her.
      Her story takes an unexpected turn two decades later when two rookie attorneys, with no background in criminal law, step forward to take her case. Through their perseverance, they bring to light long-lost witnesses, new testimonies from the men who committed the murder, and proof of perjured evidence. Their investigation ultimately attracts global attention to victims of wrongful incarceration and abuse, and takes on profound urgency when Debbie is diagnosed with cancer. Filming in and out of prison for over five years, filmmaker Yoav Potash methodically documented this story as it unfolded. With exclusive access to Debbie Peagler and her attorneys, CRIME AFTER CRIME tells an unforgettable story of a relentless quest for justice.

    • Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues From Hell

      Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues From Hell

      Definition:'Celluloid' - Motion picture film, cinema film.
      'Bloodbath' - Savage, indiscriminate killing, a massacre.
      Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell – the long-awaited sequel to 1987's horror cult classic, Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell. An awesome collection of 61 over-the-top horror movie prevue’s, from the golden Grindhouse age, spanning the 1960's through the 1980's! Also features commentary from filmmakers, actors, critics and fans, that makes this a true, incredibly entertaining, one-of-a-kind movie-going experience!

    • Carole King: Natural Woman

      Carole King: Natural Woman

      A celebration of the legendary singer-songwriter's life and career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of 70s LA to the present. Carole King joins collaborators and family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the tapestry.

    • Back in the Day

      Back in the Day

      Set in both the late 80's and current day, Back in the Day is a gritty tale about Anthony Rodriguez (William DeMeo), a half Italian - half Puerto Rican teenager growing up on the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, then a racist neighborhood filled with bullies, big shots and social clubs where all of the neighborhood shots were called. Anthony had to endure an abusive, alcoholic father but was blessed with a nurturing, hard-working mother whom he loses at a very early age. In spite of the odds, he struggles to uphold the morals his mother taught him and retain his dignity. Anthony is taken under the wing of a local mob boss, Enzo DeVino (Michael Madsen), who along with his boss, Gino (Alec Baldwin), supports Anthony's wish to escape his demons through the sport of boxing. Enzo unites Anthony with a trainer, Eddie 'Rocks' Trevor (Danny Glover), who turns Anthony into a contender. As Anthony journeys into adulthood with the nearly impossible goal of achieving a successful professional boxing career, he manages to not only go pro, but to fight his way to the Middleweight Championship. Love and loss, humiliation and retaliation, all play major roles in his journey, but when he finally makes it to the top he realizes that the real fight was outside the ring.

    • Bridgend

      Bridgend

      More than 99 young people have been found hanged in Bridgend, South Wales, a small town just two hours west of London. Most of the victims knew each other. They were found hanged the same way. None of them left notes. They were friends, neighbors, family. The striking similarities between the deaths have confounded authorities and struck fear into the hearts of all who live there. Many residents believe the deaths are the result of a clever serial killer. Others believe it’s a suicide pact. Headlines splashed across the UK have earned Bridgend the nickname "Death Town”.

    • Bridegroom

      Bridegroom

      On May 7th, 2011 a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, Tom, to an accident. Because they weren't married or prepared for the unexpected, Shane lost all legal claim to Tom after he died. Tom's family banned Shane from the funeral and he was unable to say goodbye. On May 7th, 2012 Shane posted a video on YouTube, entitled "It Could Happen to You." He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people are legally barred from having equal rights and equal protections under the law to marry. Shane's partner was named Tom Bridegroom.
      The video went viral, passing two million views within seven days.

    • Breaking Free: The Shale Rock Revolution

      Breaking Free: The Shale Rock Revolution

      Breaking Free introduces the subject of hydraulic fracturing in an easy-to-understand way, enhanced by stories of the people living in the towns, sharing the good and the bad, with the goal of informing and educating in a nonpartisan way the benefits of becoming energy independent in our lifetimes.
      The focus of the film is on the Shale Rock Revolution, and how hydraulic fracturing has affected the local, state and national communities at large. Its goal is to lower the temperature on the heated discussion about hydraulic fracturing which is being fueled by both sides of the issue.

    • Born Rich

      Born Rich

      Twenty-year old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical empire JAMIE JOHNSON turns his camera on himself and ten of his friends, offering a remarkably personable documentary about one of the smallest and least-likely-to-agree-to-be-interviewed minorities on the planet: the children of the vastly rich.

    • Beware of Christians

      Beware of Christians

      Alex, Matt, Michael, and Will have grown up as Bible-believing Christians who did all the right things. As they’ve grown older, they’ve realized that the Jesus in the Bible doesn’t exactly look like the healthy, wealthy, American Jesus they’ve been trained to know and love. They soon realize that their biases and allegiances to worldly things have determined their views on Christianity. So, they decided to leave the United States for a while and reexamine what Jesus says about certain topics. Their travels feature 10 European cities including Barcelona, Rome, Budapest, and Munich. Beginning in London, they narrate from a roundtable in a studio city by city, tackling topics such as materialism, sexuality, alcohol, and entertainment. As the journey progresses, they build a deep bond with each other and discover a new meaning for the words, “trusting in Jesus.” By the end of their adventure, they truly begin to understand the joy and redemption that comes from giving up the world to follow Jesus.

    • Bible Quiz

      Bible Quiz

      BIBLE QUIZ follows seventeen-year-old Mikayla Irle as she memorizes books of the Bible on her quest to win the National Bible Quiz Championship and the heart of JP, her quiz team captain. The film explores coming of age in the face of faith, doubt, fierce competition, sexuality and teen love. It is director Nicole Teeny's first feature length documentary.

    • Bela Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto

      Bela Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto

      Bela Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto follows banjo trailblazer Bela Fleck through one of his most challenging musical journeys so far, into the world of the Symphony Orchestra. Bela is commissioned to compose a major banjo concerto, possibly the first of its kind, for banjo and 80 piece symphony orchestra. It begins before he has written a note, and concludes a year later, with the sold out premiere concert with the Nashville Symphony. A very intimate look at the process of composition and collaboration, "How to Write a Banjo Concerto" features Earl Scruggs, Chick Corea, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Zakir Hussain, Abigail Washburn and other close musical friends of Bela's. The film also digs into "father issues", with Bela being named after classical composers by an absentee father. Composing this piece forces Bela to confront these issues.

    • An Irish Exorcism

      An Irish Exorcism

      In her final year at school, Anthropology student Lorraine decides to film her final project - the subject of exorcism within the Catholic Church. Recording interviews with priests from the local diocese, she stumbles upon Fr. Byrne, an older priest who is currently helping a young mother whose daughter is apparently possessed by a demonic force. The curiosity of Lorraine, along with her camera operator, Cathal, leads them down a dark path of discovering the terrifying truth, and things go from strange to worse as all involved become entangled into a frightful journey to save a little girl's life.

    • Bayou Maharajah

      Bayou Maharajah

      BAYOU MAHARAJAH explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." This roller coaster portrait traces Booker’s life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, his star-studded years playing as a sideman, through to his outrageous solo career characterized by onstage performances in his underwear, dishing out drug-fueled conspiracy theories. Featuring interviews with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint and a generous helping of archival footage, the film brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician.

    • Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

      Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

      DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA'S LOST ROCK AND ROLL tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. This documentary film provides a new perspective on a country usually associated with only war and genocide.

    • Erik Myers Dopeless Romantic

      Erik Myers Dopeless Romantic

      Erik Myers is a fast-paced, high-energy comedian with a machine gun delivery that barely gives the audience a chance to catch their breath. He began comedy twelve years ago in Baltimore, Maryland and has since been touring all over the country, exciting crowds with his unique brand of upbeat lovable humor. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the business and his crowd pleasing act is definitely a must see!

    • Becoming Bulletproof

      Becoming Bulletproof

      Experience the movie Jamie Lee Curtis calls “Simply the best film you and your family might ever get to see.” MORGAN SPURLOCK PRESENTS BECOMING BULLETPROOF documents the making of the Western film Bulletproof, which features actors with and without disabilities who meet every year at Zeno Mountain Farm (ZMF) to write, produce, and star in original films. ZMF’s philosophy is to create a truly inclusive community that builds genuine friendships that transcend stigma and stereotypes. For them, their films aren’t about making a statement; “It’s all about making awesome movies.” Inside the whirlwind filmmaking process of mastering lines, pushing through take after take and grappling with high expectations, BECOMING BULLETPROOF chronicles the genesis of a riveting film and a personally and socially transformative experience. The film captures the essence of artistic expression through vibrant human bonds and powerful insights. As one of the actors says: “I do not want pity because I have a disability, I just want to be understood. I want disability to have a seat at the table in pop culture.”

    • Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

      Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

      Actor Don Cheadle narrates this insightful documentary that explores the life and times of Petey Greene, the bombastic radio DJ-activist who rose to national prominence in the 1960s via his groundbreaking show, "Rapping with Peter Greene." Fearless and provocative, Greene galvanized audiences with his frank and often humorous commentaries on topics like race, religion, poverty, sex and corruption.

    • The Drop Box

      The Drop Box

      One frigid winter, a pastor finds an abandoned infant on his church steps and builds a heated hatch to rescue any others. The Drop Box documentary tells the true story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect abandoned children. It is a story about the forgotten, the disabled, the discarded, and the man who gives everything to protect them.

    • All American High Revisited

      All American High Revisited

      In 1984, a young filmmaker named Keva Rosenfeld set out to make a film about the experience of being in high school. He spent a year following the senior class at a typical California school and edited the footage into a short, 59-minute documentary, "All American High."
      The footage was locked away in a storage vault until Rosenfeld came upon it three decades later. In that vault, Rosenfeld also uncovered a review that said the film captured "the values and attitudes of middle-class teenagers who will lead America into the 21st century." Wondering if this prediction came true, the director set out to locate those once 17 year-old students he'd met 30 years earlier.
      After many phone conversations and much planning, Rosenfeld began to film the very same people he profiled thirty years ago. Bringing this story full circle, a generation later the new feature "All American High Revisited" was born.
      This case study of former students looking back on the exuberance of their youth highlights the differences between being a teenager now and one from a pre-digital era. The poignant interviews and humorous memories remind us that life can be fleeting, and full of surprises.

    • Meet the Hitlers

      Meet the Hitlers

      Meet the Hitlers is a feature documentary that examines the relationship between names and identity, by exploring the lives of people who are linked by the name 'Hitler.' The film raises important questions about the meaning of names, and explores complex issues like immigration, racism and tolerance. Yet it's ultimately a character-driven story, offering an intimate portrait of its subjects, whose reactions to their name span the spectrum of human experience, from tragedy to comedy, and heartbreak to hope.

    • Cyber-Seniors

      Cyber-Seniors

      A humorous and heartwarming documentary feature, which chronicles the extraordinary journey of a group of colorful senior citizens, as they discover the world of the Internet, through the guidance of teenage mentors.

    • Addiction Incorporated

      Addiction Incorporated

      ADDICTION INCORPORATED tells the amazing story of Victor DeNoble, one of the most important and influential whistleblowers of all time. In the 1980s, DeNoble was a research scientist at Philip Morris, where he was tasked with finding a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks. His quest was to find out whether it would be possible to create a cigarette that would be safer for smokers... though not necessarily less addictive. DeNoble succeeded, but in the process, produced something that had been denied and avoided for years: scientific evidence that nicotine was addictive. After his lab was shuttered and his research pulled from publication and locked in a vault, DeNoble took his findings public in what was nothing less than an act of modern-day heroism, testifying about his research in the infamous 1994 Congressional hearings--the same ones that produced the now-famous video of the seven heads of the major tobacco companies declaring, under oath, that they believed nicotine was not addictive. In the end, an unprecedented alliance of journalists, politicians, attorneys, and whistleblowers banded together to achieve what was once considered impossible: the first-ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry.

    • Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me

      Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me

      This film documents Glen's amazing "Goodbye Tour" as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of his progressing Alzheimer's disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.

    • 7E

      7E

      Clyde (Brendan Sexton III) travels to an old New York City apartment to care for his traumatized younger cousin, Kate, (Antonella Lentini) after she discovers her roommate dead. He begins to suspect that other tenants were involved after encountering two neighbors (James Russo, Armando Riesco) who have an unusual amount of interest in Kate's well being. As his exploration into the roommate's death continues, Clyde's perception of what is real and imagined begins to blur.

    • Morphine: Journey of Dreams

      Morphine: Journey of Dreams

      The band Morphine blazed like a comet across the global music scene in the 1990s with its innovative "Low Rock" sound. Fronted by two-string bassist/vocalist/songwriter Mark Sandman, the trio rose from local Boston clubs to indie and major label record deals, international touring, and wide critical acclaim until their tragic and untimely demise in 1999. In "Morphine: Journey of Dreams," the group's surviving members and associates tell their story intercut with passages from saxophonist Dana Colley's vivid tour journals. Rare live performances from throughout their career woven into the story display why their unique and mesmeric sound continues to resonate with music lovers today. This artfully delivered documentary doesn't just get behind but rather inside the music and the soul of the group to honor Morphine's notable artistic achievements and the creative bond the musicians shared.

    • It's a Rockabilly World!

      It's a Rockabilly World!

      Rockabilly is a subculture whose members operate as if they are living in the 1950's. From the music to the tattoos, pin up girls, hot rod cars and vintage fashion, this lifestyle gives creative people a place where they feel empowered. Rockabillies don't fit the mold of what American culture says is 'normal.' This scene makes invisible people visible. Simple as that. A Rockabilly's greatest fear is not being noticed.

    • A Brony Tale

      A Brony Tale

      Canadian voice-over artist, Ashleigh Ball, has been the voice of numerous cartoon characters. However, when she was hired as the voice of Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash on the 4th generation installment of Hasbro's 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' series, she had no idea she was about to become an internet phenomenon and voice celebrity among a very unique type of fan, the Bronies. Bronies, or 'Bro' Ponies', are a subculture of adult men who are fans of the show 'My Little Pony.' It is a craze that has taken the United States by storm but how does this fit with a culture that has told these boys how to act since childhood: Lego, not Barbies! Play soldiers, not fairies! Why are so many men embracing this? Are these men just abnormal; or is there something more? 'A Brony Tale' is a documentary that follows Ashleigh into this unknown world and challenges some deep felt preconceptions. When Ashleigh wraps Season 3 of the show she receives an invite from the Brony community to attend BroNYCon (The Brony Convention in New York City). Initially wary of accepting the invitation Ashleigh begins to learn that there is more to this community than meets the eye.

    • The Hunting of the President - Redux

      The Hunting of the President - Redux

      There can be no doubt that we live in one of the most tumultuous political climates of the nation’s history, a climate where politicians can be toppled on a whim, election results disputed in the country’s highest courts, and governors unceremoniously recalled. It’s enough to leave even the most cynical voter asking, how did this happen? Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry’s incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason, offers a glimpse at the genesis of these partisan vendettas and explores the myths and truths behind the more than 20 year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of the Clintons.

    • A River Between Us

      A River Between Us

      A River Between Us tells the story of the oldest and most bitterly disputed water war in the West and chronicles efforts to achieve the largest restoration project in American history.

    • They Grow Up Fast

      They Grow Up Fast

      With the birth of his first child, Independent filmmaker Darren Doane picked up his camera and began documenting the process of becoming a family. Ten years in the making, THEY GROW UP FAST is a profound and entertaining documentary for the entire family. From mud puddles and family road trips to backyard parties and the birth of their third child in the front seat of their truck, Doane captures all of the amazing adventures one has becoming a family. Good friend and best selling author ND Wilson crafted the script and brought new eyes to what it means to be a father and mother and the high calling of faithful parenting. THEY GROW UP FAST will entertain kids and inspire parents as they travel along with the Doane's on their grand adventure of growing as a family.

    • The Mask You Live In

      The Mask You Live In

      The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's limited definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer groups, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become "real" men.
      Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the "boy crisis" and tactics to combat it.
      The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

    • Isn't it Delicious

      Isn't it Delicious

      A fractured family of misfits finds and tries to fix themselves in this hilarious and heartbreaking story of a mother who seeks understanding.

    • See the Keepers: Inside the Zoo

      See the Keepers: Inside the Zoo

      See the Keepers is a documentary portrait of the personalities and work of zookeepers shot with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the Memphis Zoo. The film is a bittersweet, nonjudgmental look at what it means to find a place for yourself, working a job that you love. The Keepers follows four different zookeepers and takes viewers behind the scenes, into zoo areas that are forbidden to the general public. In addition to learning more about these fascinating people, you will meet the big cats, giraffes, penguins, snakes, and Komodo dragons up close, on the other side of the zoo exhibits. The main animal character is Kofi, a five-year-old male giraffe who has not been on exhibit for the past three years. Kofi's story illustrates the complexity of caring for animals in captivity and shows the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them. The film is produced and directed by two Memphians, Sara Kaye Larson and Joann Self Selvidge, and shot entirely at the Memphis Zoo. It is an exclusively Memphis story with universal appeal, telling the larger stories of our relationships to work and animals.

    • A Film About Coffee

      A Film About Coffee

      A Film About Coffee is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee. It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.” The film whisks audiences on a trip around the world, from farms in Honduras and Rwanda to coffee shops in Tokyo, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York. Through the eyes and experiences of farmers and baristas, the film offers a unique overview of all the elements—the processes, preferences and preparations; traditions old and new—that come together to create the best cups. This is a film that bridges gaps both intellectual and geographical, evoking flavor and pleasure, and providing both as well.

    • Irreplaceable

      Irreplaceable

      Irreplaceable follows host Tim Sisarich (former Executive Director of Focus on the Family New Zealand) as he consults with experts around the globe to determine whether the concept of the traditional family is meaningful, or in fact outmoded. In the documentary, renowned experts and commentators speak on a range of topics, including not only marriage, but also the rise of “anything goes” sexuality, the dramatic increase in fatherlessness, the decline in the perceived value of having children, and the importance of male and female. Contributors to Irreplaceable include Michael Medved, Eric Metaxas, Dr. Roger Scruton, Dr. Anne Moir, Helen Alvaré, Jonathan Last, and Carey Casey, among others.

    • Just Around the Corner

      Just Around the Corner

      Being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at 38 was quite a blow to Bob Benjamin. But instead of letting the diagnosis take him down, Bob chose a different path... He recruited his friends - many of them musicians whom he had worked with in the past - to help him fight the disease. In 2000, Bob, Joe D'Urso, and concert promoter and former Asbury Juke, Tony Pallagrosi founded the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation, whose main source of fundraising comes from the annual music festival that originated along the Jersey Shore and has grown into a worldwide series of concerts and has raised over one million dollars for research.
      This film takes you through Bob's life, from before his diagnosis to the beginnings of his incredible foundation. His story is accompanied by the music of many of the artists who have so generously donated their time and talent over the year, including "THE BOSS" himself, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, in support of Bob and his fight for a cure

    • I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song

      I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song

      I HOPE YOU DANCE: the power and spirit of song is the first full length documentary film to explore how one extraordinary song has transformed people’s lives in profound, meaningful and sometimes startling ways. It is a film about hope, faith, optimism and the power of music to inspire and heal. By weaving together true stories of how Lee Ann Womack’s #1 Grammy winning hit, “I Hope You Dance,” has motivated real people to transform their lives, to chase their dreams, to overcome obstacles and to persist in the face of extreme adversity, I HOPE YOU DANCE: the power and spirit of song will inspire and empower people to achieve more, to live their best lives. The film highlights true stories of Love, Inspiration, Second Chances, Forgiveness and Miracles: A father who honors his daughter’s memory by saving four lives through organ donation; a homeless shelter that teaches ballroom dancing, literally getting people back on their feet; a woman who miraculously recovers from a devastating spinal cord injury that should have killed her instantly; a couple who overcome the pain of their respective pasts to find love and redemption; two Nashville songwriters whose life experiences combine to create breathtaking piece of music for the ages. Featuring insightful commentary from Pastor Joel Osteen, singer-songwriters Brian Wilson (who performs his classic song, “God Only Knows”), Graham Nash (who performs his worldwide standard, “Teach Your Children”), Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, the late Dr. Maya Angelou along with the co-writers of the song, Tia Sillers and Mark D Sanders. Directed & Written by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (THE U.S. vs. JOHN LENNON and WHO IS HARRY NILSSON…? amongst other highly regarded projects) and Produced by award winning music & media producer, Spencer Proffer (“Gods & Monsters”,”It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues” ), and executive produced by Phillipa Sledge, I HOPE YOU DANCE: the power and spirit of song, is an entertaining, inspirational, uplifting, and passionate film that will provide audiences around the world with an unforgettable and lasting viewing experience.

    • Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams

      Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams

      Rock legend Stevie Nicks in collaboration with musical wizard Dave Stewart have co-produced and co-directed "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks", a documentary portrait of the illusive Nicks as they embark on a musical journey to write and record the critically acclaimed album "In Your Dreams."

    • The Heart of Bruno Wizard

      The Heart of Bruno Wizard

      Bruno Wizard is a London punk musician who became an underground legend for his original performances and 'mystery man' status in the mid 70's. He performed at the Roxy club alongside The Jam, Generation X and The Wire, and was part of the ‘Blitz kids’ scene, squatting with the Warren Street mafia. His loathing of the establishment and conventional music industry made him reject record company contracts and follow his own heart and principles at any cost, a roller coaster journey that led to drug addiction, imprisonment and eventually homelessness. In 2012 we find Bruno moving into an empty council estate flat in East London and attempting to get back to pursuing his life mission of performing. What follows is an amazing true story with blasts from the past and a future full of surprising twists and turns. Is Bruno just a nihilistic punk, or is he an important advocate of love, art and freedom of expression?

    • Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

      Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

      Is the Bible fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament – the Exodus of Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt?
      Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus is an in-depth 12-year investigation by documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney. Follow his journey as he searches for answers to these questions while uncovering an amazing pattern of evidence that matches the Bible’s account every step of the way. But will these startling new finds change traditional views of history? And why are so many unwilling to even consider the possibilities?
      Enter the debate, between the Bible’s account and the majority of the world’s most prominent archaeologists and historians who proclaim that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus.
      Mahoney decides to tackle this issue with a deliberate scientific approach. After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand. The result is the most comprehensive archaeological investigation into the Exodus ever captured on film.

    • iSteve

      iSteve

      You'll see the rest, now watch the first. Justin Long stars in the first biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Also starring Jorge Garcia, James Urbaniak, and Michaela Watkins.

    • Miss Representation

      Miss Representation

      Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
      In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
      Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

    • Infliction

      Infliction

      “Infliction” is the actual assembled footage taken from the cameras belonging to two brothers, who documented a murder spree in North Carolina in 2011. The footage reveals in disturbing detail their actions and motives. It details the effects of people’s actions or inactions and its long-term effects on other’s lives. “Infliction” presents in cold detail a hard look at the blurred line between society’s criminals and victims.

    • Legends of the Knight

      Legends of the Knight

      Legends of the Knight weaves together the uplifting true stories of individuals who have overcome devastating obstacles, unselfishly given to the community, and embraced their inner superhero because of their love of Batman.
      Through the deeply personal tales of Batman fans, writers, and filmmakers, this feature-length documentary explores the power of heroic stories and encourages viewers to find their own unique path to heroism.
      Funded by over 1,100 people from around the world, Legends of the Knight is a return to our childhood dreams of being a hero.
      Put on your cape, and be inspired!

    • I Know a Woman Like That

      I Know a Woman Like That

      I KNOW A WOMAN LIKE THAT brings to its audience interviews with 17 exceptional and vigorous women who share an extraordinary attitude about how to live the upper decades of one's life. Each of them exercises an unexpected passion for their unique individual choices at a time when society expects them to disappear. These women were carving out unique paths before the social revolution had a name. Roger Ebert called the documentary "transformational."

    • I Am Santa Claus

      I Am Santa Claus

      Everyone thinks of Santa Claus as a magical figure without flaws, but the men who keep his legend alive, real-bearded professional Santa's, are nothing like the jolly ol' Saint Nick we've all grown up knowing. In reality, the mall Santa in your cherished children's photo has problems just like the rest of us. Even the jolliest of men fall victim to divorce, job loss, insecurity and even the occasional hangover. I AM SANTA CLAUS (featuring Hall of Fame Wrestler, Mick Foley) is a documentary that follows the lives of five real-bearded professional Santa Clauses as they anticipate and prepare the coming holiday season while showing them for who they actually are; flawed, flesh and blood men who feel an overbearing responsibility to protect the integrity of the spotless, untarnished reputation of the "Red Suit."

    • Israel Through the Looking Glass

      Israel Through the Looking Glass

      The greatest weapon Israel’s advocates have is the truth. Darkness cannot exist in the light. That’s why Christians United for Israel produced Israel Through the Looking Glass a movie that confronts the accusations against Israel with the reality on the ground. Witness with your own eyes and ears the contrast between Israel’s accusers and the true stories you’ve never heard. Israel Through the Looking Glass shatters myths and empowers Christians with an engaging tool to combat the sinister lies and distorted truths often told about the nation of Israel and her people.

    • Chow Down

      Chow Down

      Root for Charles, John, and Garnet as they try to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their heart disease and diabetes. When their doctors inform them that they can't get better, our intrepid trio tells the doctors to think again. With lighthearted animation, piercing expert interviews and a feisty attitude, CHOW DOWN is the moving story of the success you can achieve when you rewrite the recipe for a healthy life.

    • Hellbound?

      Hellbound?

      "Hellbound?" is a feature-length documentary that seeks to discover why we are so bound to the idea of hell and what our views on hell reveal about how we perceive God, justice, the Bible and, ultimately, ourselves.

    • Father Joseph

      Father Joseph

      Father Joseph established Haiti’s largest micro-credit bank for the poor (Fonkoze), which has given literacy training and financial opportunity to hundreds of thousands of peasant women and their families. He also founded a 700-student K-14 school, an orphanage, a clean water project, a reforestation program, a health clinic, and a radio station; he has built dozens of homes, and he created the University of Fondwa, Haiti’s first rural college. Along the way, several of Father Joseph’s friends and colleagues were murdered because of their work for the poor. Almost all of Father Joseph’s 25 years of work was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, but he is rebuilding with an inspiring humor and determination.

    • Hope for Steve

      Hope for Steve

      A love story about a bond that cannot be broken, even while facing death. A couple battling ALS travel the country and live their lives unencumbered until ALS nearly claims the husband's life, changing their lives as they know it.

    • A Tale of Two Thieves

      A Tale of Two Thieves

      August 1963. Sears Crossing, Buckinghamshire, England. Fifteen men pull off "The Great Train Robbery," netting today's equivalent of almost $70 million. THAT WE ALL KNOW. We've read the books, seen the TV specials. We've heard Ronnie Biggs and Bruce Reynolds reel off their usual spiel. We think we know the full story by now. But the truth is, we've never heard the actual INSIDE STORY because no one's ever learned the identity of the missing mastermind - the elusive and mysterious "Ulsterman." UNTIL NOW... In A TALE OF TWO THIEVES, we are transported back to a bygone era when criminals lived by a code, a time when the life of a thief was ALMOST honorable and every day held the potential for a new caper. Over 50 years after the heist, one of the robbers, Gordon Goody, has finally agreed to go fully on record and reveal all the unknown facts about that fateful night and his life of crime, including the identity of the "mythical" Ulsterman.

    • Christmas with the Karountzoses

      Christmas with the Karountzoses

      Michael Karountzoses is expecting a life-changing promotion at work and his wife has invited his entire family over for Christmas Eve dinner to share the big news. However, right before the dinner, Michael learns he didn't receive the promotion and realizes he will have to spend the evening with his crazy relatives and some unexpected guests; dodging their questions, putting up with their antics and dealing with losing the promotion. After a late night visit to church, Michael is reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and just how lucky he is. Christmas with the Karountzoses is a fun comedy about family, tradition and faith that will entertain everyone.

    • Hank: Five Years From the Brink

      Hank: Five Years From the Brink

      For three weeks in September 2008, one person was charged with preventing the collapse of the global economy. No one understood financial markets better than Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. Yet Paulson wasn’t quite the pinstriped banker he appeared to be. A devout Christian Scientist with left-leaning politics, he’d refused two previous offers to be Secretary of the Treasury before finally accepting. In Hank: Five Years From the Brink, Paulson tells the complete story of how he persuaded banks, congress, and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion in bailouts, even as he found the behavior that led to the crisis, and the bailouts themselves, morally reprehensible. Directed by Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Some Kind of Monster), the film features Paulson and his wife of 40 years, Wendy. It’s a riveting portrait of leadership under unimaginable pressure, and a marriage under unfathomable circumstances.

    • American Bear

      American Bear

      Armed with curiosity and a camera, road-tripping couple Sarah and Greg explore trust, fear, and American culture by relying on the kindness of strangers for a home each night.

    • The Girls in the Band

      The Girls in the Band

      They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers... and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late '30s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.

    • JACO

      JACO

      "JACO" tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who single-handedly changed the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar.

    • The Frontier

      The Frontier

      Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand. Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but knowing he should see his aging father, he decides to go home. Tennessee arrives just as Nina, Seanʼs personal trainer fresh off a bad breakup, accepts Seanʼs offer to move in and help him write his memoirs. The tension between father and son is ever-present. As Sean and Nina work, Tennessee avoids his overbearing father with fix-up projects around the house. One evening after Nina has gone out, Sean and Tennessee find themselves alone in the house for the first time.

    • I Am Chris Farley

      I Am Chris Farley

      I Am Chris Farley is a documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedic actors who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death from a drug overdose at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely bold, energetic, and in-your-face comedic style, Chris Farley's off the charts talent cemented his place as a key player in a movement that evolved and redefined the comedic genre. Although he was only in the spotlight for a short time, Chris nevertheless left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry through his groundbreaking work at The Second City, on Saturday Night Live and in several feature films and improv theaters across the country.

    • Four Blood Moons

      Four Blood Moons

      Four Blood Moons explores the supernatural connection of certain celestial events to biblical prophecy, the future of Israel, God’s chosen people and to the nations of the world. From the genesis of time God has controlled the sun, the moon, and the stars to send every generation a divine signal that something historic is about to happen. The question is: Are we watching and listening for His message?

    • I Am Evel Knievel

      I Am Evel Knievel

      The Inside story of the original daredevil, Evel Knievel. Weaving archival footage along with celebrity interviews, get to know the one who gave birth to the culture of extreme with his death defying feats which astonished the world.
      Interviews include Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Rock, Guy Fieri, Robbie Maddison and a host of family, friends and collaborators.

    • First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

      First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

      In the summer of 2012, the most talented young athletes from around the world responded to the call to compete in the London Olympic Games. This is the story of 12 of them. In the final weeks before the Games, we meet them at their homes in Britain, Ireland, the USA, Kenya, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, France, Kosovo and India. This uplifting, sometimes whimsical story describes the humanity of young people whose dreams and determination have led them to the greatest sporting event in the world. “First” does not overtly ‘follow’ their stories, but captures and reflects their personal experiences. It seeks to offer a glimpse of how these extraordinary athletes are really just very ordinary young people - except at the moments of competition that exalt or expose them. Scored by Sacha Puttnam with a stunning contemporary soundtrack that re-imagines the summer of 2012, “First” captures the London Olympic Games as a recollection, evoking the emotion and magic of the greatest Olympic Games ever.

    • Give Me Shelter

      Give Me Shelter

      Give Me Shelter is a film that raises awareness for important animal issues around the world. It uncovers the work that many different individuals and animal organizations do in a way that has never been done before. The film illustrates what is really going on with the underground black market trade of wild and exotic animals, puppy mills, poaching, animal abuse and neglect, conservation, the food we consume, the fur industry, the pet industry and so on. The movie is about the people who dedicate their lives every day to helping rescue, save, rehabilitate and take care of domestic, wild and exotic animals and the hardships that they face to support their passion. Give Me Shelter has the capability of changing the lives of so many different species of animals around the world whose issues otherwise would not be exposed.

    • Earth Made of Glass

      Earth Made of Glass

      On August 6th, 2008, against the backdrop of the world's deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame released a report detailing French government's hidden role in planning the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Three months later, his closest aide, Rose Kabuye, is arrested by France on charges of terrorism.

    • Foreclosure

      Foreclosure

      Bill Landopolous (Michael Imperioli), his son Steven (Spencer List) and father-in-law Ray (Bill Raymond) arrive at the home of their recently deceased relative Cal who took his own life. They are greeted by Officer Wright (Matt Servitto), who points out the numerous foreclosures, bank owned properties and short sales that have depopulated the neighborhood he patrols. At first, moving into a new house is a tonic for Bill's worries: he cleans out Cal's rank old refrigerator and spit shines his business shoes, Bill even manages to tolerate the half medicated racist ranting of his nearly-senile father-in-law. But the rants, which begin as complaints about Bill's Greek heritage, becomes a kind of inherited reverie when young Steven, exploring the dank basement, discovers a dark history of the house's haunted past.