Top Movies in Documentary

Generation Iron

Documentary
This critically acclaimed documentary follows seven larger-than-life competitors vying for glory in the 2012 Mr. Olympia, the ultimate bodybuilding contest that catapulted Arnold Schwarzenegger into stardom. From the producer of the acclaimed classic PUMPING IRON and narrated by Academy Award®-nominee Mickey Rourke (THE WRESTLER), this true story of dedication, rivalry, victory, defeat, and triumph follows an array of magnificent bodybuilders as they prepare for, then participate in, the Olympia showdown in Las Vegas. These athletes include 2011 Mr. Olympia winner Phil Heath, Brooklyn underdog Kai Greene, Texas maverick Branch Warren, Japanese expatriate Hidetada Yamagishi, Germany's Dennis Wolf, Curacao-born Roelly Winklaar, and the forward-thinking Ben Pakulski. Featuring Schwarzenegger (THE EXPENDABLES FRANCHISE), Lou Ferrigno (THE INCREDIBLE HULK), and Michael Jai White (THE DARK KNIGHT, FAST & FURIOUS 7).

Unknown Known

Documentary
Available same day as theatrical release. Academy Award winner Errol Morris, using declassified memos, guides the notorious Don Rumsfeld through a historical and provocative discussion examining his career, philosophy and complex legacy.

Justin Bieber's Believe

Documentary
Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight... lies Justin's real story. Get to know Justin Bieber as only the lucky few do -- honest, funny and totally captivating -- through incredible performances and exclusive interviews with the star himself. This is the compelling documentary that goes backstage to reveal Justin's real story: his insights on evolving as an artist, the relationships that matter most to him, and what it's like to come of age in the spotlight. It also includes thrilling never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Pattie Mallette and many more. (Original Title - Justin Bieber's Believe)

A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z

Documentary
On the surface, "A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z" chronicles how hip-hop's most successful rapper of the past two decades reached the top; but at its core, the film attempts to divulge the savvy and cunning business acumen of a mogul who decided being at the top of the charts wasn't enough. This 60-minute unauthorized biography explores the mind of a man who never played by the rules and admits it. This film uncovers the price Mr. Carter paid for his success through recent controversies that include the racial debate of the Barneys deal, the feud with Harry Belafonte, and clashes with community activists over the construction of the Barclay Center. The film also explores rumors of association with the Illuminati, a highly publicized separation from the Roc-A-Fella crew, his estranged relationship with rapping mentor Jaz-O, and his break up with business partner Damon Dash. Through in-depth interviews with friends, former business partners, music industry executives, authors and journalists, this exploratory biopic gives the novice, the fan, the critic and the non-believer an uncensored look at Jay Z's journey from Marcy Projects to Madison Avenue and beyond. As a drug dealer, turned rapper, turned CEO, turned author, turned sports agent, viewers will discover what drove Jay-Z to seek unlimited wealth, how he positioned himself to achieve this wealth, and whether criticism is warranted for someone who successfully pursued the American dream.

Mistaken For Strangers

Documentary
Hailed by Michael Moore as "one of the best documentaries about a band that I've ever seen" and by Pitchfork as "the funniest, most meta music movie since SPINAL TAP," MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS is a truly hilarious and touching film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger. Matt, the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band The National, finally finds himself flush with success. His younger brother Tom is a loveable slacker - a filmmaker and metal-head still living with his parents in Cincinnati. On the eve of The National's biggest tour to date, Matt invites Tom to work for the band as a roadie, unaware of Tom's plan to film the entire adventure. What starts as a rock documentary quickly becomes a crowd-pleasing journey about family, ambition, and the creative process.

Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded

Documentary
The cocaine trade of the '70s and '80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once-sleepy retirement community into one of the world's most glamorous hot spots, the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia's Medellin cartel. By the early '80s, Miami's tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country, for which a TIME cover story dubbed the city "Paradise Lost."

The Armstrong Lie

Documentary
Lance Armstrong was considered one of the greatest sports figures of all time and put competitive cycling into the global spotlight, by beating cancer and winning the Tour de France seven times. That success earned him an immense fortune and worldwide fame. His was also one of the most influential and inspiring sports stories of recent memory and became a pop culture phenomenon, thanks to his Livestrong initiative. Beginning in 2009, Academy Award winning documentarian Alex Gibney followed Armstrong for four years chronicling his return to cycling after retirement, as he tried to win his eighth title. Unexpectedly, Gibney was also there in 2012 when Armstrong admitted to doping, following a federal criminal investigation, public accusations of doping by his ex-teammates, and an investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency, that led USADA's CEO, Travis Tygart, to conclude that Armstrong's team had run 'the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.

Stripped

Documentary
"Stripped" is a feature-length documentary on comic strips, how they're created, and the people behind them - featuring the first-ever recorded interview with Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes. The film sits down with over 60 of the world's best cartoonists to talk about comic strips, where the art form's going, and what happens to it as newspapers die and digital takes off. Featured interviews include: Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Mike & Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant) and Patrick McDonnell (Mutts). Set to original music by Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, the film is a must-see for comics fans.

Narco Cultura

Documentary
For Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, there is no music more popular today than narcocorridos. These bloodthirsty and explicit odes to the exploits of narco traffickers and drug lords of Mexico openly glorify violence, narcotics and money. Like gangsta rap in the nineties, 'Narco' is a movement threatening to burst into the mainstream. Featuring powerful footage from the front lines of the drug wars and performances from some of the hottest Narcocorrido artists (including El Komander and Buknas de Culiacan) Narco Cultura takes viewers behind the scenes of the most explosive and violent music subculture in America.

Waiting for "Superman"

Documentary
From the Academy Award-winning Director of An Inconvenient Truth comes the groundbreaking feature film that provides an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. Waiting For "Superman" has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Waiting For "Superman" will leave a lasting and powerful impression that you will want to share with your friends and family.

An Inconvenient Truth

Documentary
Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. An audience and critical favorite, An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don't act now. Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way: often humorous, frequently emotional, always fascinating. In the end, An Inconvenient Truth accomplishes what all great films should: it leaves the viewer shaken, involved and inspired.

Murph: The Protector

Documentary
On June 28th, 2005, during an infamous mountainside battle with Taliban forces, Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy was killed while trying to protect his Navy SEAL team. In 2007, he was posthumously awarded the Medal Of Honor for his bravery, the first ever given for combat in Afghanistan. This powerful documentary features interviews with Lt. Murphy's friends, family, and teammates, and reveals the remarkable life of the son, brother, neighbor, and warrior known to all as Murph, a man who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and the cause of freedom to become a true American hero. This is the story and legacy of MURPH: THE PROTECTOR.

Stand and Deliver

Documentary
Edward James Olmos's Oscar-nominated performance energizes this true- life story of a Los Angeles high school teacher who drives his students on to excellence at calculus. MPAA Rating: PG (c) 1988 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

March Of The Penguins

Documentary
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love. MPAA Rating: G (c) 2005 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

More Than a Game

Documentary
Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in this remarkable true-life coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity. Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player's father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the "Fab Five's" improbable seven-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship. Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested—both on and off the court—as James' exploding worldwide celebrity threatens to destroy everything they've set out to achieve together. More Than A Game combines a series of unforgettable one-on-one interviews with rare news footage, never-before-seen home videos, and personal family photographs to bring this heart-wrenching and wholly American story to life.

Lean on Me

Documentary
Based on the true story of New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark, who wins the support and respect of his students for his controversial methods in ridding the school of violent students and drug dealers. MPAA Rating: PG-13 (c) 1989 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

2016 Obama's America

Documentary
Just in time for this year's Presidential election, don't miss the must-see documentary that has the entire country talking. Best- selling author Dinesh D'Souza takes viewers on a journey into Barack Obama's past and present and suggests how his experiences will affect our country's future. D'Souza uncovers how "Hope and Change" became radically misconstrued in 2008 election, how Obama's decisions in office point to a greater hidden agenda, and how America's place in global affairs hang in the balance. A captivating story that crosses four continents and reveals shocking secrets, D'Souza proves that, love him or hate him, you don't know the real Barack Obama.

I'm A Porn Star

Documentary
I'm a Porn Star follows the lives of guys in the neighborhood who are likely a lot more famous than you - at least on the Internet. There are an estimated 370 million pornographic websites online. Porn is now a thirteen billion dollar business. So who's doing all this moonlighting? Turns out probably some people you know.

DisneyNature: Oceans

Documentary
Nearly three-quarters of the earth's surface is covered by oceans. This film captures the full expanse of these waters that have played such a crucial and constant role in the history and sustenance of man. The deep and abundant oceans are places of great mysteries and dangers that this film will explore.

Spirit of the Marathon II

Documentary
From the producers of the award-winning documentary Spirit of the Marathon, this highly-anticipated sequel follows seven runners from around the world as they journey to the starting line of the Rome Marathon.

Spirit of the Marathon II weaves the compelling stories of each runner - the trials and the triumphs -- that paved their road to Rome. The documentary also features insightful interviews with marathon greats such as Stefano Baldini, Paula Radcliffe, Frank Shorter, and many others, as they offer perspective and insight into this legendary race.

Good Hair

Documentary
Chris Rock visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community in this exposé of comic proportions that only he could pull off. A raucous adventure prompted by Rock's daughter approaching him and asking, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?", GOOD HAIR shows Chris Rock engaging in frank, funny conversations with hair-care professionals, beauty shop and barbershop patrons, and celebrities including Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Dr. Maya Angelou, Salt-N-Pepa, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton - all while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter's question.

DisneyNature: Earth

Documentary
The first film in the DisneyNature series, EARTH, narrated by James Earl Jones, tells the remarkable story of three animal families and their amazing journey across the planet we call home. EARTH combines rare action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of our planet's wildest and most elusive creatures. Directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Lindfield, the acclaimed creative team behind the Emmy Award (R) winning "Planet Earth," combine forces again to bring this epic adventure to the big screen.

The Cove

Documentary
In this pulse-pounding eco-thriller, a crack team of divers, activists and special effects experts infiltrate a secret cove in Japan to expose one of history's most shocking and unimaginable crimes against nature. Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Hungry for Change

Documentary
From the creators of the best-selling documentary Food Matters® comes another hard-hitting film certain to change everything you thought you knew about food and nutrition.

Hungry for Change exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what's keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever.

New Releases in Documentary

Generation Iron

Documentary
This critically acclaimed documentary follows seven larger-than-life competitors vying for glory in the 2012 Mr. Olympia, the ultimate bodybuilding contest that catapulted Arnold Schwarzenegger into stardom. From the producer of the acclaimed classic PUMPING IRON and narrated by Academy Award®-nominee Mickey Rourke (THE WRESTLER), this true story of dedication, rivalry, victory, defeat, and triumph follows an array of magnificent bodybuilders as they prepare for, then participate in, the Olympia showdown in Las Vegas. These athletes include 2011 Mr. Olympia winner Phil Heath, Brooklyn underdog Kai Greene, Texas maverick Branch Warren, Japanese expatriate Hidetada Yamagishi, Germany's Dennis Wolf, Curacao-born Roelly Winklaar, and the forward-thinking Ben Pakulski. Featuring Schwarzenegger (THE EXPENDABLES FRANCHISE), Lou Ferrigno (THE INCREDIBLE HULK), and Michael Jai White (THE DARK KNIGHT, FAST & FURIOUS 7).

Unknown Known

Documentary
Available same day as theatrical release. Academy Award winner Errol Morris, using declassified memos, guides the notorious Don Rumsfeld through a historical and provocative discussion examining his career, philosophy and complex legacy.

Justin Bieber's Believe

Documentary
Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight... lies Justin's real story. Get to know Justin Bieber as only the lucky few do -- honest, funny and totally captivating -- through incredible performances and exclusive interviews with the star himself. This is the compelling documentary that goes backstage to reveal Justin's real story: his insights on evolving as an artist, the relationships that matter most to him, and what it's like to come of age in the spotlight. It also includes thrilling never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Pattie Mallette and many more. (Original Title - Justin Bieber's Believe)

Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded

Documentary
The cocaine trade of the '70s and '80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once-sleepy retirement community into one of the world's most glamorous hot spots, the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia's Medellin cartel. By the early '80s, Miami's tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country, for which a TIME cover story dubbed the city "Paradise Lost."

Mistaken For Strangers

Documentary
Hailed by Michael Moore as "one of the best documentaries about a band that I've ever seen" and by Pitchfork as "the funniest, most meta music movie since SPINAL TAP," MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS is a truly hilarious and touching film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger. Matt, the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band The National, finally finds himself flush with success. His younger brother Tom is a loveable slacker - a filmmaker and metal-head still living with his parents in Cincinnati. On the eve of The National's biggest tour to date, Matt invites Tom to work for the band as a roadie, unaware of Tom's plan to film the entire adventure. What starts as a rock documentary quickly becomes a crowd-pleasing journey about family, ambition, and the creative process.

I'm A Porn Star

Documentary
I'm a Porn Star follows the lives of guys in the neighborhood who are likely a lot more famous than you - at least on the Internet. There are an estimated 370 million pornographic websites online. Porn is now a thirteen billion dollar business. So who's doing all this moonlighting? Turns out probably some people you know.

Stripped

Documentary
"Stripped" is a feature-length documentary on comic strips, how they're created, and the people behind them - featuring the first-ever recorded interview with Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes. The film sits down with over 60 of the world's best cartoonists to talk about comic strips, where the art form's going, and what happens to it as newspapers die and digital takes off. Featured interviews include: Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Mike & Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant) and Patrick McDonnell (Mutts). Set to original music by Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, the film is a must-see for comics fans.

Interior. Leather Bar.

Documentary
Inspired by the mythology surrounding the highly controversial 1980 film, CRUISING, starring Al Pacino - in which, 40 minutes of sexually explicit material was forced to be cut out - filmmakers James Franco and Travis Matthews set out to re-imagine the lost footage. Assembling a mix of gay and straight men, including Val Lauren (THE SALTON SEA, LIVE FROM BAGHDAD) in the lead role, the result is a provocative exploration of the importance of the radical and transgressive in society and the value of engaging with the unfamiliar.

Spirit of the Marathon II

Documentary
From the producers of the award-winning documentary Spirit of the Marathon, this highly-anticipated sequel follows seven runners from around the world as they journey to the starting line of the Rome Marathon.

Spirit of the Marathon II weaves the compelling stories of each runner - the trials and the triumphs -- that paved their road to Rome. The documentary also features insightful interviews with marathon greats such as Stefano Baldini, Paula Radcliffe, Frank Shorter, and many others, as they offer perspective and insight into this legendary race.

The Organic Life

Documentary
Sweat, sun, rain, tears, and green thumbs are all part of the challenge for a young couple attempting to become full-time organic farmers in this illuminating doc.

Apocalypse

Documentary
Shot on the US leg of Bill Callahan's 2011 tour, APOCALYPSE is an impressionistic collection of live performances and scenes from the road. Filmmaker Hanley Banks explores the changing landscape through the windows of Bill's tour van through California, the Midwest, and back to the Big Apple, in a psychedelic tapestry of footage from one of the most talked-about tours of Callahan's long career.

Lorrie Morgan: Beyond the Interview

Documentary
This exciting ninety-minute documentary DVD about country music legend Lorrie Morgan includes segments of her childhood, growing up backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, her road to stardom, and her much publicized personal life. Also included are interviews with Lorrie's closest confidants, celebrities whose lives she has influenced, and a candid look behind the scenes of her life. In addition to Lorrie's mother, siblings, and children, some of the other people interviewed for the documentary include artists Kellie Pickler, Mike Love from the The Beach Boys, and Barbara Mandrell; industry executives Joe Galante, James Stroud, Steve Moore, and Tony Conway; and music industry veterans Robert K. Oermann and Ralph Emery. Also features unique photos from Lorrie's personal collection.

Genetic Roulette

Documentary
This seminal documentary exposes the link between Monsanto, the US Government, GMOs and the rise of serious illness worldwide...Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives offers an intelligible solution for protecting oneself, oneÕs children and the future of this planet. Directed by Jeffrey M. Smith, International best-selling author and leading spokesperson on the health dangers of GMOÕs. From a plague of farmer suicides in India to hundreds suffering with GM crop-related illnesses in Brazil, the toll of debt, destruction and death from GM technology mounts. This timely film unveils shocking revelations detailing MonsantoÕs blatant suppression of data, manipulation of science, and clandestine influence over the U.S Government. The Gamble of our Lives offers an extraordinary line-up of physicians, nutritionists and scientists, farmers, activists and parents. Together they point to genetically modified foods as a major contributor to the alarming surge in gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, infertility, and inflammatory diseases such as AlzheimerÕs, Autism, Cancer and Diabetes. Genetic Roulette educates, empowers and provides actionable steps that we all can take to save ourselves from this global injustice and create a tipping point of change.

History of Jazz: Oxygen For The Ears

Documentary
HISTORY OF JAZZ is an award-winning documentary chronicling the rise of jazz music, its players, its followers, its past, and its possible future. Told from the landmark of Washington, D.C., the film shows how jazz history was made and continues to be made in the capital today. Featuring rare recordings and revealing interviews with jazz giants like Esperanza Spalding, Billy Taylor, Buck Hill, Butch Warren, Eric Lewis, Chuchito Valdes, among many others, HISTORY takes an emotional journey through historic and present-day jazz moments.

Coexist

Documentary
Can a person be forced to reconcile with those who killed her or his loved ones? In Coexist, Rwanda's unprecedented social experiment in government-mandated reconciliation is revealed for the first time through the eyes of survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide. Coexist comes into focus as Rwanda's government releases thousands of Hutu perpetrators from prison. They participated in the slaughter of more than 500,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu. Most former prisoners like Jean have little choice but to return to the villages where they raped and slaughtered. To weaken the impulse toward retaliation, the vast majority of Rwandans attend government-sponsored solidarity camps and reconciliation workshops. Jean led a militia of 600 men who attacked their neighbors. He equivocates when asked how many people he killed. When pressed to guess, he says 39 in one area and three in another. Jean apologized to the relatives of the man he claims to have killed but not to the other 41 families. Agnes says the government's reconciliation policy saved her. She is bright with a broad smile that betrays little of the trauma she survived. She narrowly escaped death. She chooses to forgive those who killed her family. Incredibly Grace can still smile. By age ten, she survived genocide, and the murder of her parents and sister. Her extended family took her in but one turned her into a maid, others abused and later shunned her in a bid to steal her inherited land. Then the government urged her to reconcile with the killers, while others mocked her tears. Coexist examines core questions of the human experience: Can any of us be sure we'd never betray our friends and neighbors? Can reconciliation be taught and encouraged? Are former prisoners to be shunned and marginalized, or can they be rehumanized and brought back into the community?

WALTER: Lessons from the World's Oldest People

Documentary
After an encounter with Walter Breuning, the World's Oldest Man, Hunter Weeks and his fiancée, Sarah, embark on an adventure to meet the oldest people in the world, including some of the people born in the 1800s. Capturing the extraordinary lives of people 110 years or older, including World's Oldest Person, Besse Cooper of Georgia, the couple's journey sheds light on what is truly important in life. Traveling across the United States, Cuba, and Italy, Hunter and Sarah explore life's lessons through the stories of several living supercentenarians and the families that support them. Walter connects us to the inspiring lives of our elders and their lessons for living life right.

First Cousin Once Removed

Documentary
Acclaimed filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles the deeply personal story of his mother's first cousin--well-known poet/translator/professor Edwin Honig--on his journey into the depths of Alzheimer's disease.

Mondays at Racine

Documentary
Two Long Island sisters use their beauty salon to aid in the fight against cancer in this Oscar(R)-nominated documentary short.

Ages and Stages: The Story of the Meligrove Band

Documentary
Being in a band isn't all sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll -- get an inside look at the ups and downs of Canada's The Meligrove Band on their quest to break through and make it big. Featuring interviews with members of Tokyo Police Club, F***ed Up, and more.

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story (DVD)

Documentary
Exploring Clint Eastwood's style of direction, this documentary highlights the more than 40 films that Clint Eastwood has made over a truly magnificent career. Told from the firsthand perspective of other legendary filmmakers and stars, interviews include Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Morgan Freeman, Meryl Streep, Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Hilary Swank, and Brian Grazer among others.

Alien Boy: The Life and Death James Chasse

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Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse examines his childhood, his intense involvement in the early Portland punk music scene (The Wipers wrote the song "Alien Boy" about him), the heart-breaking teenage onset of his schizophrenia, and his brave efforts to avoid institutionalization and maintain his independence.

Using interviews, personal writings, archival footage, official documents and videotaped depositions of the involved police officers, the film explores James Chasse's life and the police actions and decisions that led to his death. What emerges is an intimate and complex story of one man's life, the Chasse family's struggle for justice, and a city and a system grappling with accountability.

People of a Feather

Documentary
Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Canada's Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present and future is a unique relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters. Traditional life is juxtaposed with modern challenges as both Inuit and eiders confront changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering New York and eastern North America. Inspired by Inuit ingenuity and the technology of a simple feather, the film is a call to action to implement energy solutions that work with nature.

Journey to Planet X

Documentary
Have you ever dreamed of shooting a sci-fi blockbuster in your backyard? Mild-mannered scientists Eric and Troy do just that in this quirky doc that chronicles the making of a DIY film of epic proportions.

American Grand

Documentary
A vintage Steinway with rusty strings, wood-boring insects, and cat hair clogging the action, is dragged into a workshop and restored over the course of a year by a colorful team of technicians led by Richard Davenport, a renowned Los Angeles piano doctor. American Grand captures the transformation of the 1913 Steinway from wreck to shining beauty. There are setbacks, skirmishes, and heartfelt revelations. Who knew that restoring a piano could be so dramatic? Along the way, the film follows the outside work of Richard Davenport at Twentieth Century Fox, Herb Albert's Vibrato Jazz Club, and other Los Angeles venues, while featuring extracts from the works of composers ranging from Bach to Irving Berlin, as performed by fourteen international pianists. As lively as it's elucidating, American Grand was produced and directed by the owner of a concert grand rebuilt by Richard Davenport. No pianos were intentionally harmed during the making of this film.