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When Eliaichi's retired father moves back to Tanzania, she begins a film journey that examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents.
Filmmaker Pan Nalin travels to the Kumbh Mela, one of the world's most extraordinary religious events. There, he encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation, some facing an inextricable dilemma: to embrace the world or to renounce it. FAITH CONNECTIONS explores such diverse and deeply moving stories such as those of a young runaway kid, a Sadhu, a mother desperately looking for her lost son, a yogi who is raising an abandoned baby, and an ascetic who keeps his calm by smoking cannabis, all connected by one faith against the spectacular display of devotion.
March 1989: two respected chemists from the University of Utah stand in front of a wall of reporters. Flashbulbs pop as they announce they have solved the world's energy problems using seawater, batteries and a mysterious glass contraption. 'Cold Fusion' is born. Within days, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann are on the cover of Time Magazine. But three short months later, their careers in tatters and their reputations ruined, they flee the US as Cold Fusion becomes synonymous with 'bad science.' Twenty-two years later, despite continued disdain from mainstream science, a group of scientists, entrepreneurs and one high school student are confident that Cold Fusion will save the world, and that we're closer than ever to the Holy Grail of civilization. They're The Believers.
TWO: The Story of Roman & Nyro documents the 12-year journey of legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his lifelong partner Curtis Shaw, and the extraordinary way they met and connected with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world. From pre-conception through the boys' first 10 years, TWO is the personal and powerful story of these unique individuals whose lives become inextricably woven together in magical and unexpected ways. TWO is testament to the universal power and ultimate triumph of love - that it is love that makes a family, affirming modern families may be modern in their making, but timelessly human at their core.
The inspiring story of head football coach, Jeremy Williams, who, terminally ill with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) refuses to retire, deciding instead to coach for one last season. Rick Cohen's cameras follow him as his resilient Greenville Patriots high school team battles a tough Region 4 schedule in their quest for the Georgia state championship. A father figure to his underprivileged players, Coach Williams is also a loving husband to his high-school sweetheart, and a loving father to two kids, one who is also stricken with a debilitating disease. Family and faith are the driving inspirations that enable Coach Williams to strive toward the impossible, making it truly a 'Season of a Lifetime.'
Broke* begins with the question, “Is it possible for an artist to break?” Following on-the-verge artist Will Gray through the recording of his debut album, “Honeysuckle Wine” (featuring production oversight by Grammy Award-winning producer, T Bone Burnett), Broke* chronicles the stories of artists and executives searching for ways to thrive in the face of today’s music industry challenges. The film digs beneath the clichés and standard story lines to reveal an industry struggling to find a new identity and an artist who’s simply trying to establish one. Featuring candid interviews with industry insiders and intimate profiles of some of the brightest emerging musical talent in the country. With appearances from John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Isaac Slade of The Fray, Seth Godin, and Buddy Miller. The question Broke* asks evolves throughout the film, as does Will’s definition of “breaking.” After Will’s passing in 2013, his team worked to tell the rest of his story, sharing his journey as an artist. Can a new act be “broken” and what does “breaking” mean to the industry, the artist, and the fan?
A moving exploration of one of today's most incendiary topics, the film thoughtfully & compassionately documents the only 4 remaining doctors in the US who risk their lives daily to provide women with the late abortion services they need.
Drawing Dead: The Highs and Lows of Online Poker is a documentary film about the highs and lows of online poker from two very different perspectives: a professional poker player worth millions, and a gambling addict.
This is the story about a small film production company who fought against fruit giant Dole when the film BANANAS!* was to be stopped at any cost. From lawsuits to bullying scare tactics and media control, altogether a dreadful eye-opener about what a big corporation will do in order to protect its brand.
This award-winning film chronicles the story of Jim Tracy, the deeply dedicated, brutally honest and tough-love coach of the San Francisco University High School cross-country team. Jim and his team gained international attention when 16 year-old captain Holland Reynolds collapsed and crawled across the finish line at the 2010 California state championship race. Running for Jim explores how Jim, once a competitive runner, now faces the greatest challenge of his life: battling Lou Gehrig's disease.
Better Than Something is an exciting and intimate portrait of Memphis-based punk musician Jay Reatard, who toured the world and released dozens of records over the course of a 15 year career that began in his mid-teens. Original and never-before-seen footage documents his self-made journey to iconic garage rock star, with colleagues, friends, and family speaking candidly about Jay's vibrant and complicated life. Jay Reatard himself - filmed just nine months before his untimely death at the age of twenty-nine - shares his experiences both on and off stage, with all the humor, savvy, and pathos one can expect from such a prolific and vital artist. A FilmBuff Presentation. MPAA Rating: NOT RATED
Despite medical forecasts, Joseph Kibler, who was born HIV+ and physically disabled, has gone from a wheelchair to walker - walker to crutches - and at the age of 18 took his first steps with a cane. WALK ON documents Joseph's lifelong goal of attempting to complete an AIDS Walk (6.2 miles,) while educating about disabilities and HIV. Assisting him along the way are a Quadriplegic Stand-up Comic, an Amputee Paralympic Sprinter, a Disabled Purple Heart Veteran, and actors Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2 / Chocolat) and Regina Hall (Think Like A Man / Scary Movie.) Invited to 18 film festivals, Winner of 2 Best Documentary Feature awards, 10-time nominee for Best Documentary Feature, and brought to you by Executive Producers Steve Carell, Nancy Carell, Alfred Molina & Emma Thompson, the critically acclaimed WALK ON is a film that continues to educate and inspire audiences across the world. But most of all, it is a film that proves you can take that next step – no matter what struggles you face in life.
One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing any more about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images. 2008 Bridgit Folman Film Gang, Les Films D'ici, Razor Film Produktion, Arte France and Noga Communications-Channel 8. All Rights Reserved.
Tyson (Ashley Chin), an east Londoner in his 20s, looks after his sister by day, and robs luxury flats at night. But his sister’s classroom encounters with an inspirational teacher (David Harewood) suggest that even very difficult lives can be turned around. Meanwhile, Tia (Ashley Madekwe), a girl from the other side of the tracks, enters Tyson’s life and allows him to glimpse another way of life.
Two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell deliver unforgettable performances in this incredible true story that co-stars Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis and Peter Gallagher. Swank plays Betty Anne Waters, a young woman whose world is shattered when her beloved brother Kenny (Rockwell) is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Steadfastly convinced of his innocence, Betty Anne embarks on an 18-year journey to set Kenny free, using state-of-the-art forensic technology. The unshakable bond between a brother and sister, at the heart of this real-life drama, will stir your emotions and inspire you.
She was known as 'the Little Sparrow.' But behind Edith Piaf's tiny stature was a larger-than-life voice that captivated a generation. Marion Cotillard gives an Oscar(R)-winning performance in this film about the tragic life of the famed French singer.