Description: This fresh documentary by the father-and-son directing squad of Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte pays tribute to the 11 journalists of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo who were killed in the January 2015 attack by radical Islamic extremists.
Description: The Madness of Maximum is a feature-length documentary on the making of arguably the most influential film of the past thirty years. With over forty cast-and-crew interviews, hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs and never-before-seen movie footage of the shoot, this is without a doubt the last word on Angry Maximum (1979).Interviews include: George Miller, Byron Kennedy, Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Roger Ward, Joanne Samuel, David Eggby, Jon Dowding and many more. From the Producers to the Bicycle Designers to the Traffic Stoppers, this is the storyline of how Angry Maximum was made.
Description: Helena Rubinstein is rightly seen as one of the pioneers of a store worth millions - the female beauty market. Born in Krakow, Rubinstein started her career in the early years of the twentieth century in Australia, from where she quickly went on to defeat Europe and the United States. What began with twelve jars of her mother's beauty cream was to develop into a company with 100 branches in 14 countries and a workforce of 30,000 employees.
Description: Fanarchy explores the rise of fanatic culture and methods in which fanatics are threatening the Hollywood system by becoming a constructive force in their own right. With affordable technology at their fingertips, fanatics are producing more fresh content per month than studios or networks combined. Whether it's an original concept or a private spin on a favourite movie or TV show, fanatics are taking the reins and blurring the line between amateur and professional. Written and directed by Halifax’s own Donna Davies, Fanarchy exposes the burgeoning media landscape and the problems that complicate it – copyright, intellectual property and the idea of originality in a remix culture.
Description: Angela Hartlin, a 24 year old student and advocate from Dartmouth, NS, Canada, who suffers from Dermatillomania (aka, Excoriation Disorder) invites us into her globe for an intimate portrait of her everyday struggles as she deals with this chronic condition that has been a part of her life for over a decade. Many individuals with this condition live with it in isolation and shame, and the honesty and courage with which Angela speaks about living with this silent and misunderstood disorder is moving as she exposes how deep Dermatillomania can affect an individual’s quality of life.
Description: No Ward is a short documentary about the forced migration of Fresh Orleans residents to towns in Texas. The movie juxtaposes the migrations that occurred as a effect of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Gustav in 2008.
Description: "Dan više" is about a mudbath near the tiny Serbian city of Bujanovac that is popular for healing illnesses. Folks cover themselves from head to toe in mud and then float on the water: Vlatko Gilić created a ghostly, surrealistic scenario, whose daily quality is concentrated into an allegory of human suffering and quest.
Description: Gordon Welchman was one of the original elite codebreakers crucial to the allies defeating the Nazis in Globe Fight II. He is the forgotten genius of Bletchley Park. Filmed extensively at Bletchley Park, the centre for codebreaking operations during Globe Fight II, this documentary details the abandoned buildings where thousands of folks worked tirelessly to crack the codes. Post-war, Welchman moved to the US to be at the centre of the pc revolution. Recently released top secret documents reveal that the situation of Gordon Welchman reached the desk of the British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, and then led to questions being asked in the House of Commons after Welchman's untimely death. Welchman's legacy continues to this day. Welchman's pioneering work in the field of traffic analysis led directly to the modern secret surveillance state, and particularly the test of metadata - as revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Description: In August 1991 a failed coup d'état attempt (known as Putsch) led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow, ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. The USSR collapsed later after, and the tricolour of the sovereign Russian Federation flew over Kremlin. As president Gorbachev was detained by the coup leaders, state-run TV and radio channels, usurped by the putschists, broadcast Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" instead of news bulletins, and crowds of protestors gathered around Moscow's White House, preparing to defend the stronghold of democratic opposition led by Boris Yeltsin, in the town of Leningrad thousands of confused, scared, excited and desperate folks poured into the roads to become a part of the event, which was supposed to change their destiny. A quarter of a century later, Sergei Loznitsa revisits the dramatic moments of August 1991 and casts an eye on the happening which was hailed worldwide as the birth of "Russian democracy".
Description: Undoubtedly one of Britain's best ever sportsmen, the storyline of AP McCoy's final season is a fascinating mix of sacrifice, doubt, decisions, triumphs and failures, injury and ultimately, finding a method to leave the stage. With unprecedented access to a top athlete, the movie tracks all the elements that create up McCoy's life.
Description: An original, spectacular adventure through the most sensational exploits of the local underworld. Thirty years of violent stories sanctioned by news and films. A gallery of faces, testimonies and period footage. A many-voiced portrayal following the trail of the main exponents of Italian crime that becomes a tumultuous tale of the social transformations running throughout the history of our country.
Description: Tokyo Women is a candid adventure into the globe of four young Canadian girls who work as well-paid hostesses in exclusive Japanese nightclubs. Lured by journey and simple money, these modern-day geisha search themselves caught up in the mizu shobai - the complex "floating water world" of Tokyo clubs and bars. Drawn by quick money, some girls become consumed by the lavish lifestyle and forget why they came. One hostess calls it "losing the plot." With a pulsating visual style, Tokyo Women captures the raw energy of urban Japan and its fascination with the new. Shot in Canada, Osaka and Tokyo, this is a riveting inside look at the impact of the "economy geisha." Desired mainly for her looks, the hostess is rapidly replacing the cultural institution of geisha - girls trained in the ancient art of traditional entertainment.
Description: When Pete Carroll took over the football tool at USC after the 2000 season, the once-great Trojans were under siege. But thanks to his football knowledge, upbeat personality and recruiting skills, Southern Cal was later back atop the college football globe as home attendance skyrocketed, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush won Heismans and the Trojans place together a 34-game winning streak. As it would be soon discovered, though, the tool was committing sins that would effect in lost scholarships, victories and one of those Heismans. But those revelations didn’t come until after the national championship minigame in the 2006 Rose Bowl between USC and the University of Texas. Featuring interviews with Carroll, Leinart and others inside the USC tool at the time, “Trojan War” looks at Carroll’s nine-year USC reign through the prism of that game, considered one of the best in college football history. It was also the beginning of the end.
Description: With his outsized personality and ferocious punches, Mike Tyson cast a commanding shadow over boxing in the 1980s and ’90s. Meanwhile, Evander Holyfield endured years of delay for the occasion to take down Tyson. The prevailing view of the mild-mannered Holyfield was that he was a journeyman – the heavyweight champion, but never a truly nice one. Though Holyfield dramatically lost and recaptured the heavyweight crown, and then lost it again, even he understood that his career would ultimately be defined by how he stood up to Tyson – if he ever got his chance. By the time of their much-hyped and oft-delayed heavyweight game bout in November of 1996, Holyfield was 34 and considered past his prime. Four years younger, Tyson was heavily favored to be standing over other meek and easy vanquished enemy at the end. Instead, we got two of the sport’s most memorable wars – but for very various reasons.
Description: Rob Krikke (33) has Down’s syndrome and is an actor with a theatre company. Since his sister died in an accident, that happening won’t allow go of Rob anymore. A decision is taken to create a enjoy about her death. Documentary maker Didderiëns follows this process closely, shunning neither poetry nor confrontation.
Description: In the early 1960s, Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari went to fight on the battlefield of Le Mans. This epic war saw drivers lose their lives, family dynasties nearly collapse, and the development of a fresh vehicle that changed racing.
Description: The documentary says the storyline of the making of The Clash's 'London Calling' album and included in a unique 25th Anniversary edition re-release of the original album. Directed by Don Letts and including interviews with Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon and othey key figures, this also contains previously unreleased home footage of The Clash recording London Calling in Wessex Studios.
Description: The unlikely storyline of 106-year old Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, and how he overcame poverty and racism in America to become a celebrated modernist painter, Hollywood sketch artist, and “Disney Legend” for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film, Bambi.
Description: This performance by the Backstreet Men in Saitama, Japan was one of over 140 shows held around the globe as part of the In a Globe Like This Tour celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary. It was their first tour as a quintet in seven years after Kevin Richardson rejoined the group in 2012.
Description: Relive the glory moments of John F. Kennedy's life as A&E's award-winning "Biography" series presents the compelling storyline of this unforgettable leader and the rich dynasty he left behind. John F. Kennedy will everytime be remembered as the youthful president who inspired America, a charismatic leader who gave the nation a sense of pride and confidence. His sharp mind, fast wit, and boundless determination won him friends, confidantes, and devoted followers. A Globe Fight II hero, respected senator, and creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Profiles in Courage," Kennedy regarded life as a race vs boredom. Through archival footage and interviews with friends, popular journalists, Hollywood actors, and former staffers- including ex-cabinet member John Kenneth Galbraith- "JFK: A Private Story" revisits pivotel moments of Kennedy's life and presidency with clarity and insight.
Description: Shot in 1987 in high contrast 16mm, action : study marks the genesis of Kerr’s forays into a process he actually refers to as ‘digital sketching’. Action: Study depicts Kerr’s daughter testing on the shores of Georgian Bay, but should easy be mistaken as a work of abstract animation. Kerr combines innovative hand-held techniques with the ultra-sensitivity of the movie stock to make a startling wash of jagged, erratic, and constantly dynamic compositions of black and white. Indeed, at times reality seems to melt in front of us.
Description: Partly staged long documentary about the Zaan region. As far back as the 17th century, the local council in the Zaan region developed the zone with an eye towards labour and people, and the mills were the machines that enabled productivity and prosperity. Since that time, the Zaan has developed into an necessary industrial centre. In this nearly two-hour film, we see most of the region’s towns and towns, as well as its key industries.
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