Description: She was beautiful, smart, and searching. He was an emerging genius in the globe of photography. When they met, they fell immediately in love. Setting off across the West with camera and typewriter in the depths of the Nice Depression, Charis Wilson and Edward Weston transformed photography, and every other. Actually age 90, Charis Wilson recounts her years with Weston with nice humor, candor, and some regret. Combining insight from leading scholars, rare archival images, and convincingly authentic reenactments, Eloquent Nude presents a remarkable real storyline of love and loss, travel and adventure, and an intimate look at the making of Modern photography. Written by Anonymous
Description: Deli owner Salam Kahil is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur musician, and a sandwich maker to the homeless in Vancouver's poorest neighbourhood but his real passion is talking about blowjobs. This is a 2015 detail movie documentary, not to be mixed up with the 2012 documentary short with the same name.
Description: These real, nice and very human stories reawakened interest in the bizarre and eccentric globe of the circus and carnival sideshow, turning the spotlight on the legendary headliners of yesteryear and their modern-day counterparts who have selected to be sideshow performers and found true happiness in their strange careers. This revealing look takes viewers backstage for an unforgettable glimpse at the world's most fascinating personalities. Narrated by Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld"). An entertaining cult hit co-produced with TLC, one of cable network's all-time, top-rated programs. Details Percilla the Monkey Girl, Jeanie Tomaini (the World's Only Living Half Woman), Melvin Burkhardt (the Human Blockhead), Siamese Twins Ronnie and Donnie Gaylon, the Wolf Men of Mexico, Sandy Allen (the World's Tallest Woman) and others.
Description: In 1908, amateur naturalist and pioneering filmmaker Percy Smith stunned early cinema goers with his footage of the juggling fly. Hailed as the father of Natural History film, Smith was a hugely influential visual pioneer, inventing many techniques that are still used today. Being both a genius and an eccentric, we follow his life from his earliest films, to the collapse of his house from his mould experiment to his ultimate suicide. We also meet Natural History icon Sir David Attenborough, who was so amazed by Smith’s movies in the 1930s that they inspired him to receive into natural history.
Description: 92 competition wins, seven major championships, a Congressional Gold Medal, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. These are just a several of the accomplishments that have solidified the legend of Arnold Palmer. However, for an whole generation the "Arnold Palmer" name might be more synonymous with the lemonade-and-iced tea beverage that has become a piece of Americana. Will Arnett, Peter Jacobsen, Fuzzy Zoeller, Jim Thorpe, Fred Funk, Brad Faxon are fanatics of both the boy and drink, and lend their insight to director Bryan Gordon's exploration of the history, mystery, and industry surrounding "The Arnold Palmer."
Description: Walt Frazier, arguably one of the most illustrious users in the history of the Fresh York Knickerbockers, has emerged in the 21st century as a Large Apple style icon. In the '70s he was "Clyde," a cool-as-ice mission guard with large hats and mutton slash side burns. Today, in his role as Knicks' broadcaster, Frazier's wardrobe (featuring vibrant colors and shocking patterns) and rhyming couplets that Jay-Z envies. We'll talk with the boy at his Manhattan restaurant, Walt Frazier's Wine & Dine, and discover the evolution of his style.
Description: The feats of Muhammad Ali's remarkable life. In 1990, the boxing legend traveled to Iraq to press a plea for peace and negotiate with Saddam Hussein for the release of U.S. civilians taken hostage after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Ali risked his reputation, health and security for the freedom of prisoners held by Hussein as "human shields" to deter U.S. military strikes. Only six weeks after Ali brought 15 hostages back home to their relieved families, Operation Desert Storm bombarded Iraq.
Description: Clint Malarchuk was the "Cowboy Goalie." He grew up riding horses with a severe childhood OCD problem. He would ultimately go down in hockey history for suffering one of the most gruesome injuries in sports when he severed his carotid artery by an opposing player's skate blade. "Cutthroat," will cover the injury, his remarkable physical recovery in under two weeks and his grueling emotional and mental one.
Description: John Tuggle, the 1983 NFL draft's Mr. Irrelevant, was anything but irrelevant to legendary coach Bill Parcells. The normally tough and gruff coach will tutorial us on an emotional adventure as he recounts his own rookie season as the head coach of the Fresh York Giants and the year he came to know this very unique athlete who made his squad vs all odds. But only one year later, a rare and unbeatable form of cancer would change both John's and Coach Parcells' destinies leaving behind a lasting impact on teammates and the life of the coach who understands just how fragile life can be.
Description: An intimate, funny and compelling take on the special relationship and shared legacy of Tommy John, the chatty Indiana lefty who won nearly 300 Major League games, and Dr. Frank Jobe, the unassuming L.A. Orthopedist who conceived and performed a revolutionary elbow operation on John in 1974.
Description: The T206 Honus Wagner is the most popular baseball card in the world. Purchased and sold many times over, the card has actually appreciated to nearly $3 million dollars. But, this gem may have been doctored. From mere speculation, the accusations of alteration have risen all the method to federal indictments. But this is still 'just' a baseball card. It is a tiny square in the tapestry of our national pastime. And, as the art globe readily illustrates, it may be that no matter what was done or not done to 'The Card,' its value really does lie in the eye of the beholder.
Description: In the 1980's, powerboat racing was to Miami what polo was to Palm Beach: a sport for the rich with an insatiable appetite for speed and adventure. To this day, the most popular brand names associated with power boating were the creation of Don Aronow - Cigarette, Formula, Donzi, Blue Thunder. Aronow was a handsome family boy who moved to Miami after making a fortune in Fresh Jersey construction, but later became globe popular as a winner boat racer and international businessman, selling boats and fostering close private relationships with some of the most strong boys in the world. But in Miami in the 1980's, the most formidable group with a need for speed on the water who also should afford the astronomical sticker prices on Don Aronow¹s Go-Fast boats were drug smugglers. "Collision Course: The Murder of Don Aronow" recounts the rarely said quick life and times of one of the world¹s most intriguing adventurers and explores, Don Aronow.
Description: In this exclusive first person account, Johnnie Ashe will relay this previously unknown chapter of his brother Arthur's legacy. Johnnie, five years Arthur's junior, returned from his first tour in Vietnam with the Marines. At the time, Arthur Ashe was a lieutenant in the Units working at West Mission in informations processing while quick becoming a rising star in the tennis world. When Johnnie was sent home however, Arthur suddenly became in danger of being sent to Vietnam. Johnnie volunteered to be sent back to the fight in his brother's zone so that Arthur should continue his budding tennis career. Johnnie would return home, and Arthur would go on to victory the inaugural 1968 U.S. Launch en route to a Hall of Fame career in tennis, made possible by his brother's selflessness.
Description: From 1979 to 1986, Barry Bremen, a Detroit-area novelty goods salesman, became known in the sports globe as The Nice Imposter. Playfully seeking the spotlight, Bremen posed as a user in the Major Leagues and NBA, PGA golfer, NFL and NHL referee, and even Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. In doing so Bremen not only became known as sports ultimate fanatic but also managed to live out the dreams of legions of failed high school all-stars and armchair quarterbacks across the nation.
Description: This short will discover the origins and nuances of the high five, bringing to life the special legacy of the gesture and the storyline of one of its unsung originators. The filmmakers will say the storyline of Glenn Burke and his origins as a baseball prodigy, his time in the majors and spontaneous "invention" of the gesture. Using this moment, the storyline then pivots to chronicle the simultaneous spread of the high five as both celebratory and political gesture alongside the professional and private decline of Glenn Burke.
Description: The movie will say the storyline of Mackey Sasser, a talented catcher for the Fresh York Mets, who should hit, call pitches, block the plate and fire missiles down to second base but he couldn't throw the ball back to the pitcher. Through interviews with Mackey, his sports psychologists and commentators, as well as footage of his testing days and his treatment (which involved using a baseball to search the boyhood traumas underlying his career-ending anxiety), this tool will look at the mental side of sports and probe what takes a user in and out of the "zone".
Description: Director Andrew Jenks will sit former NBA center Shawn Bradley down for a candid interview which will act as the narrative spine for a short movie about expectations, misconceptions, and a promise, which in hindsight may have not been entirely unfulfilled.
Description: In the summer of 2001, a controversy unlike any another led to the disqualification of the Bronx baseball squad from the Tiny League Globe Series. At the center of the bizarre storyline was a quiet, unassuming 14-year-old child called Danny Almonte. Nicknamed "The Tiny Unit," the hard-throwing left-hander was exposed by Sports Illustrated as being too old to have competed in the tournament. The storyline immediately caught national and even international attention, as Danny was pushed into the spotlight and accused of cheating in the most sacred of all amateur sports. Twelve years later, the reclusive Almonte finally says the truth about one of the strangest chapters in youth sports history: a hoax that would forever change the method folks view amateur athletics in America.
Description: In 1989, the biggest trade in NFL history sent Herschel Walker from Dallas to Minnesota. The Vikings destroyed what appeared to be a budding dynasty by selling the farm for Walker. Dallas restored its zone as America's Team, became the squad of the 1990's and won three Super Bowls. Most folks consider it to be the worst trade ever made. Except for Jimmy Johnson. He'd tell it's the best.
Description: The season's schedule for major league baseball affects the lives and moods of millions of Americans. Every year executives and managers ridicule the logic, sportswriters and broadcasters question the sanity, and athletes and fanatics cast blame. Yet not many folks know how it is that the MLB schedule is figured out, and even fewer have any concept what is involved. The masterminds for 25 years behind this heavy logistical undertaking were Henry and Holly Stephenson. A husband and wife duo working out of an upstairs bedroom in their Staten Island home with a computer, a pencil and a nice deal of cooperation. How did this mom-and-pop squad ever end up with the daunting and thankless job of MLB scheduling? This is the storyline of how the Stephensons landed their first MLB contract and became "The Schedule Makers."
Description: How did the economy receive started? Meet Ugg, Glugg and Tugg, three enterprising cave boys who accidentally invented trade, marketing and the base elements of the modern store economy. The first movie in the WE THE ECONOMY series.
Description: We know about the swing. We know about the swagger. But what most Americans don't know about Venus Williams is how she changed the course of her sport. In a stunning situation that captured the European public beginning in 2005, Williams challenged the long-held practice of paying girls tennis users less than their male counterparts at Wimbledon. With a deep sense of obligation to the legacy of Billie Jean King, Williams lobbied British Parliament, UNESCO and Fleet Road for financial parity. And it was her poignant op-ed piece in The London Times that convinced many folks that the Wimbledon competition organizers were "on the wrong side of history." Roland Garros and Wimbledon finally relented in 2007. That year at Wimbledon, Venus became the first women's winner to earn as much as the men's singles champion (Roger Federer). VENUS VS. chronicles Williams' war for pay equality.
Description: C. Vivian Stringer is one of the most prolific coaches in the history of college basketball. She was the first to lead three various schools to the NCAA Final Four (Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Iowa and Rutgers) and received the highest honor of all in 2009 -- a zone alongside Michael Jordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and David Robinson as an inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Coach Stringer became more well known to the non-sports globe in 2007, when the words "nappy headed hoes" were used to describe the group of young girls she led, in spite of tremendous odds, to the National Championship minigame that same year. Perhaps because Stringer is also a mother whose career successes have been intertwined with private tragedy, her response to the 2007 incident showed she wasn't just a nice coach, but the excellent example of grace under fire.
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