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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.'
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 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.