From his first film "Fists of Fury" to his crowning achievement "Enter the Dragon", this documentary chronicles Bruce Lee's fighting techniques and acting skills leading up his mysterious death, including interviews with those who knew him best and long-lost screen tests and outtakes.
Jason Scott Lee and Lauren Holly star in this unforgettable glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhood of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered by a Hollywood producer (Robert Wagner) and begins a meteoric rise to fame and an-all-too-short reign as one of the most charismatic action heroes in motion picture history. Hailed as "an immeasurably entertaining movie" by CBS-TV, Dragon is ablaze with comedy, touching romance and spectacular martial arts sequences.
I Am Bruce Lee is the amazing story of one of the greatest icons ever to enter the public consciousness, the first film to truly tell Bruce Lee's story in his own words and actions, as well as through the eyes of the international stars from the worlds of film, television, music and sports.
Featuring original interviews with UFC President Dana White, NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant, boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, actor Mickey Rourke, The Black Eyed Peas' Taboo, legendary martial artists Dan Inosanto, Richard Bustillo, Bob Wall (Enter the Dragon) and Gene LeBell, and unprecedented conversations with Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and his wife Linda Lee Cadwell, plus the best of Bruce Lee's ground-breaking martial arts action films and rare archival footage, I Am Bruce Lee is the definitive story of a man whose legacy will endure forever.
This film focuses on how a group of African American pioneers became respected masters in a subculture dominated by Chinese and white men. Their stories illustrate how kungfu was -- and still is -- a unique crucible of the black experience, which is less about flash and style, kicks and punches, than it is about community, identity, and cross-cultural bridges.
Winston Churchill - Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime.
Design history was born in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, California, where Charles and Ray Eames set up their Renaissance-style studio in the optimistic flush of American victory during World War II. Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey's definitive cinematic foray into the world of the Eames is the first film to be made about Charles and Ray since their deaths - and the only one that peers deeply inside the link between their artistic collaboration and sometimes tortured love for one another. Insightfully narrated by James Franco, the film brings to light a virgin cache of archival material, visually stunning films, love letters, photographs and artifacts produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles and Ray with their talented staff during the hyper creative forty-year epoch of the Eames Office. Interviews with family members and design historians guide the viewer on an intimate tour of the Eames era, while junior designers who were swept into the 24-7 world of "The Eamery," as they called it, flesh out a fascinatingly complex blueprint of this husband-and-wife powerhouse.
Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Bette Midler and Norah Jones are just a handful of the iconic artists produced by 12 time Grammy Award-winning producer/arranger Arif Mardin. The Grammy nominated film, The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story, chronicles the life and career of the man who produced more than 50 gold and platinum records with sales topping 50 million units. The film chronicles Mardin’s incredible life from his childhood in Turkey to record industry fame through rare footage, photos and chart-topping music. Featuring interviews with music luminaries including Quincy Jones, Sir George Martin, Carly Simon, Phil Collins and Norah Jones and others, this is a must-see documentary for any music lover.
This rich portrait tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, perhaps the greatest blues, ragtime and gospel musician of the 20th century. Tracing his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural South to the streets of Harlem, the film is a loving biography of an artist whose unique style and remarkable skills on guitar made him an icon of the 1960s New York folk scene and inspired a generation of musicians. Harlem Street Singer celebrates the beauty and spirituality of his music as well as the human qualities that made Reverend Davis a much beloved teacher and minister. Featuring performances and interviews with musicians he influenced and taught, including Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, David Bromberg, Stefan Grossman, John Cohen, Happy Traum, Woody Mann, John Hammond, Roy Book Binder and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, this is the story of an American master whose legacy continues to live on in today’s music scene.