Robert Downey Jr. interviews Bill Clinton, Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, Spike Lee, Christian Slater, and G. Gordon Liddy as he searches for answers about politics and politics. Taking to the streets of the 1992 Presidential Campaign from a youthful perspective. The Last Party exposes and entertains with its irreverent point of view of what really goes on during the campaign process.
Acclaimed filmmaker Marc Levin explores the effects of hyper-gentrification and rising economic disparity in the NYC neighborhood of West Chelsea in the final film of his documentary trilogy with producing partner Daphne Pinkerson.
Are tourists destroying the planet-or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, “Gringo Trails” traces stories over the course of thirty years to show the dramatic long-term impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment.
From Tribeca Film. Keanu Reeves takes an in-depth look at the future of digital cinema, featuring interviews with cinematic masters James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh and more.
Author Colin Beavan, in research for his next book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no long avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption...no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray.
Traveling with the elusive jazz vocalist and trumpeter Chet Baker, the filmmaker Bruce Weber weaves together the life story of a jazz great. The film uses excerpts from Italian B movies, rare performance footage and candid interviews with Baker, musicians, friends, battling ex-wives and his children in what turned out to be the last year of his life. Winner of the 1989 Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award, Let's Get Lost has become an important document in the career of the filmmaker on the life of a jazz legend. Since its release in 1989, Let's Get Lost has introduced a whole new generation of jazz enthusiasts to the timeless talent of the late Chet Baker.
Inspired by true-life events, this ground-breaking documentary stars Hollywood icon, Mickey Rooney. These first-hand accounts from real-life victims create a stirring examination of the financial exploitation and victimization of the elderly. As the world faces the largest transfer of wealth from one generation to the next in history, the time for to acknowledge and respond is now. Four different families face this issue head on and expose the broad spectrum of these crimes. Victimization of the elderly transcends social position, geography, occupation, race, or nationality.
After we made the documentary and web series “North of the Sun” in 2011, I was more than ready for a new adventure. This time it was me and my brothers, Markus and Håkon. We wanted to explore new waves and nature and it was the Bear Island, south of Svalbard, that tempted and challenged us. This expedition was more extreme, but for us it was important to focus on the good life one can have in harmony with nature. Our goal was to follow a dream. Explore the island and ourselves as three brothers. We knew that there had to be waves out there, and this was truly a place few or no one had ever surfed before. The surfing was our main motivation for going there, but we also wanted to have the opportunity to wake up each morning and do exactly what we felt like. And on a place like that it is the weather that decides what to do. To give something back to the island we collected all the trash we found on all the beaches we camped on. Probably many tons of plastic and other things that floats ashore every year. This shows how much garbage we have in our oceans, and how it is a threat to the animals and all the beautiful places on earth. At home to prepare for the trip, we started collecting out of date food, and we dried it at home. We also got clothes that the shop were going to throw away because they had minor damages like broken zippers or similar. We wanted to show that equipment and food that is not good enough for selling in a shop, can be good enough for a two month expedition in the arctic. We were on the island from April to June. We tried to capture every moment that was important for us and the story. There is a lot of sports and adrenaline, but more importantly we captured our thoughts and meetings with ourselves and nature. A little before we left mainland for the Bear Island we found out that I was going to be a father. That influenced me in many ways on the trip, and being away from my wife, friends and family was even harder than expected. - Inge Wegge
In 2010, Joe Cross took viewers on his journey from overweight and sick to healthy and fit via a 60-day juice fast in the award-winning Fat ,Sick & Nearly Dead. And now he’s back with Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, where Joe examines how to make healthy habits last for the long-term, and how lifestyle choices impact overall health. Throughout this story, Joe meets with experts who present realistic solutions and viable strategies to make and maintain long-term sustainable improvements to eating behaviors and overall health.
The filming of the ill-fated 1996 version of H. G. Welles’ The Island of Dr. Moreau is the stuff of legend. For the first time since he was unceremoniously escorted off his longtime dream project, Richard Stanley reveals in detail his spectacular original vision and how it was all ripped apart at the seams. Cast members including Fairuza Balk, Marco Hofschneider and Rob Morrow, executives and producers Robert Shaye, Edward R. Pressman and Tim Zinnemann, concept artist Graham Humphreys, members of the Stan Winston Makeup Effects team as well as a host of cast and crew members recall the stories first hand of colossal egos run amok, a production way out of control, and how the original filmmaker was banished from the set but wouldn't let go. Directed by David Gregory, this is the sensational story of what could have been a science fiction masterpiece which became a huge creative and financial disaster; the story of the outsider artist versus Hollywood machine.
Three people on a unique Pacific Island face the devastating effects of climate change. As an enormous flood threatens to engulf their paradise, who will decide to flee and leave their culture behind forever? And who will stay, hoping only that God will save them?
Patty Schemel, the hard hitting drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band Hole, is not only a master of the sticks, but a true survivor. After growing up as an outsider near Seattle she shot to stardom in the early 90's and was engulfed by the music scene. Patty casually documented her life as a rock star - at band practice, on the road, backstage and in front of millions of people. She captured rare, precious moments behind the scenes with Hole and Kurt Cobain and the intense highs and lows of these dynamic relationships often shaped by an addiction that consumed her and almost killed her.
Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at its vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.