Description: Documentary about 13-year-old Deborah Drapper, who, unlike another British teens has never heard of Britney Spears or Victoria Beckham. She has been brought up in a deeply Christian family and her parents have tried to create sure she and her ten brothers and sisters have grown up protected from the sins of the outside world. Deborah is a bright, confident woman who has large ambitions for her life and the movie spends a summer with her as she ventures out in the globe to see what life outside her family should be and begins putting her beliefs forward to a wider audience.
Description: The documentary explores the enigmatic life and melody of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to respond the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?" The movie contains fresh and archive audio and movie including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz. "Who is Harry Nilsson?" uses promotional films, melody videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of Son of Schmilsson (Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?); and excerpts from Nilsson's rare TV appearances in his BBC specials, the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "Playboy After Dark", and in an episode of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir".
Description: Extraordinary behind-the-scenes access reveals a drug company's fevered race to develop the first FDA-approved Viagra for girls - and offers a humorous but sobering look inside the cash-fueled pharmaceutical industry.
Description: In the magical globe of La Nouba, dreams become reality and talent turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. La Nouba is, literally, a waking dream come real – clowns, ballerinas, trapeze artists, an wonderful BMX bike act – and much more.
Description: What is music? Many of today's top artists and scholars grapple with the question in this cinematic look at a uniquely human obsession. The Heart is a Drum Machine is a fresh detail documentary movie project from the producers of Moog.
Description: Just weeks after being diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cancer, 31-year-old actress Kris Carr turned the camera on herself as she embarked on the war of her life. The effect is this moving and funny inspirational documentary. In need of experimental treatment, Carr travels the country seeking experts on alternative medicine and, along the way, meets another cancer-stricken girls driven to survive.
Description: Romm's "Ordinary Fascism" pulls out all the stops in its selection of documentary material to draw the viewer not only into absolute horror about fascism and nazism in the 1920s-1940s Europe, but also to a firmest of convictions that nothing of the sort could be allowed to happen again anywhere in the world.
Description: Hailed by one melody reviewer as "the grooviest, wildest, slickest hit ever to pound the screen," "The T.A.M.I. Show" is an unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the best pop performers of the 60s. These top recording idols - representing the musical moods of London, Liverpool, Hollywood and Detroit - packed the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with 2,600 screaming fanatics and virtually brought down the house. This is the cinematic record of that electrifying event.
Description: This documentary by Theo Kamecke from 1970 gives an indepth and profound look at the Apollo 11 point to the moon. NASA footage is interspersed with reactions to the point around the globe as the movie captures the intensity as well of the philosophical significance of the event. Won unique award at Cannes. Written by Adam Bernstein .
Description: A scientific movie essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the zone of every frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of the whole known universe, the camera gradually zooms in until we are viewing the subatomic particles on a man's hand.
Description: This unconventional documentary follows the struggles of five infamous graffiti artists as they create the transition from the road to the globe of commercial success. Applying spray paint to some of the unlikeliest of territories and materials -- including metallic town rooftops, sandy deserts, smelly sewers and wood-filled forests -- these maverick artists can't support but reveal their true, defiant colors, despite their professional ambitions.
Description: If it weren't for a series of cataclysmic events, a comet impact being first on the list, our planet should well still be the domain of dinosaurs. Following Pr Rodolfo Coria, a world-reknown Argentinian paleontologist, we visit websites of major discoveries he has contributed to in Patagonia and travel back in time to see these nice beasts come to life in 3D...
Description: Werner Boote presents an up-close and private view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its method into each facet of our everyday lives: plastic. He takes us on a adventure around the globe, showing that plastics have become a threat for both environment and human health.
Description: In 1908, the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn launched one of the most ambitious projects in the history of photography. A pacifist, internationalist and utopian idealist, Kahn decided to test his personal fortune to improve understanding between the nations of the world. To this end, he created what he named his Archive of the Planet. For the next two decades, he dispatched professional photographers to document the daily lives of folks in more than 50 countries all around the world. Kahn's wealth enabled him to supply his photographers with the most advanced camera technology available. They used the autochrome - the first user-friendly camera system capable of producing true-colour photographs.
Description: In the valleys of Appalachia, a war is being fought over a mountain, the consequences of which affect each American; it's a war that has taken innocent lives and threatens to take more. It is a war over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Large Coal. Mining and burning coal is at the epicenter of America's struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental and health concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a tiny but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Large Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal.
Description: Shot mainly using spy cameras, this movie gets closer than ever before to the world's best land predator. As the movie captures its intimate portrait of polar bears' lives, it reveals how their intelligence and curiosity support them cope in a globe of shrinking ice.
Description: Over four decades, Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has registered an immeasurable impact on melody history. Nearly 65, he remains the living embodiment of the rock and roll lifestyle, and this feature-length documentary says his story, one of a hard-living rock icon who continues to play the life of a boy half his age.
Description: The war vs drug test in America has been going on since the turn of the last century but the term "War on Drugs" only became part of our national dialogue in 1970 when it was first used by President Richard Nixon. The President soon formed the DEA and started a push to outlaw drugs of all kinds. Among the most discussed drugs in this fight is Marijuana. This unique will look at the storied and strange history of Marijuana in America.
Description: Brilliant, long in-the-works storyline of the life and art of the world's best comedian and the cinema's first genius, Charlie Chaplin. Produced, written and directed by renowned movie critic Richard Schickel.
Description: This compelling Emmy Award winning documentary shows the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.
Description: Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes photos of water and the city with performers and audience. The movie progresses from day to night and from improvisational melody to Gospel. It's a concert movie that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place.
Description: A boy powerful enough to bend a penny with just his fingers, Stanless Steel reaches middle age, career disappointments and hard private relationships that start to use his strengths and force him to struggle with the weaknesses around him -- including his own.
Description: Tornado Alley documents two unprecedented missions seeking to encounter one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring events—the birth of a tornado. Filmmaker Sean Casey’s private quest to capture the birth of a tornado with a 70mm camera takes viewers on a breathtaking adventure into the heart of the storm. A squad of equally driven scientists, the VORTEX2 researchers, experience the relentless strength of nature’s elemental forces as they literally surround tornadoes and the supercell storms that form them, gathering the most comprehensive severe weather informations ever collected.
Description: A look at the disastrous results a rain flood has on a termite community (IMDb). A young couple, a lord and queen termite, settle down and build a grand empire within a heavy mound. When the mound suffers hurt from rain, fire, and a falling branch, the scent from the termite colony is carried off by wind and catches the attention of a swarming driver ant colony led by their "black queen." Actually a fight is waged as ant and termite war a war of minuscule proportions for the survival of their very colonies (kevinxirau)..
Description: L'histoire du groupe le plus controversé du rap français. Pour la 1ere fois, les artistes de l'axe Orly-Choisy-Vitry se livrent dans un documentaire exceptionnel de plus de 2h00, avec des photos live inédites, des clips et des documents remontant jusqu'a 1991.
Description: In Botswana's Okavango Delta, an ostracized lioness and her two cubs gotta war alone to survive - overcoming all manner of hazards. Their only defense is to escape to Duba Island -- and with that, an unknown future. The setting for this epic tale is one of the last regions where lions can live in the wild. Faced with dwindling land and increasing pressure from hunting, lions - like our lone lioness and her cubs - are approaching the brink of extinction.
Description: Unborn in the USA: Inside the Fight on Abortion is a 2007 documentary movie featuring interviews with pro-life activists across the United states. Its tagline is, "How the pro-lifers are winning". The movie was started as a thesis project by students Stephen Fell and Will Thompson of Rice University. The movie chronicles major happenings such as the annual March for Life and the 2004 March for Women's Lives, and details interviews with members of the Units of God and another pro-life activists.
Description: This frenetic documentary about motorcycle daredevil Seth Enslow chronicles his career as a madman on two wheels, focusing on his attempt to set the world's distance record for jumping a motorcycle more than 250 feet from one ramp to another. Enslow's reckless style is portrayed vividly with clips showing him doing things on a motorcycle that no sane person would even envision. He tries to ride up vertical mountainsides, he goes rocketing off cliffs, and in one segment that shows how he literally dropped onto the stage and established himself as an up and coming wild man, he sails through the air and lands on a desert hillside filled with parked motorcycles (whose owners madly scramble to avoid his unexpected landing). Enslow's obsession to set the world's distance jumping record, and even interviews the fellow who designed Enslow's ramp. Footage of the nice jump contains Enslow's rough and bloody landing.
Description: MUSICALLY MAD takes you into the hearts and heads of the singers and soundmen, the backbone of the UK roots reggae sound systems. With them they bring the deepest bass and the highest chants, delivered by heavy stacks of speakers and custom-built sound equipment. For some, attending a sound system dance is a religious experience, channelled through the melody and the message. For others it`s the natural method to connect with the melody they love. Either way, sound system culture is growing and changing.
Description: “Dub Echoes” is a documentary that traces the origins of the Jamaican dub melody and it’s influence on the development of hip hop and electronic music.The movie shows how the Jamaican invention named dub ended up influencing much of the melody we hear today, from electronic melody to hip-hop, transforming the studio in a musical instrument and giving method to all of sonic experiments.
Description: Wild Combination is a visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his death in 1992, Arthur prolifically created melody that spanned both pop and the transcendent chances of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators to say this poignant and necessary story.
Description: THE SPIRIT MOLECULE weaves an acc of Dr. Rick Strassman's groundbreaking DMT research through a multifaceted approach to this intriguing hallucinogen found in the human brain and hundreds of plants, including the sacred Amazonian brew, ayahuasca. Utilizing interviews with a tons of experts to explain their thoughts and experiences with DMT, and ayahuasca, within their respective fields, and discussions with Strassman’s research volunteers, brings to life the nice results of this compound, and introduces us to far-reaching theories regarding its role in human consciousness.
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