Longform & Documentaries
Trailers : Documentaries
The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
Academy Award Nominee - Best Documentary
Winner Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Meet six surviving former heads of Israel's secret service, the Shin Bet, who served as the primary source of intelligence and counterterrorism measures in Israel. For the first time, these men discuss the challenging truths and consequences of their counterterrorism mission.
Featuring a dazzling panoply of stars, celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur gives an all access pass to life behind the velvet rope and the paparazzi who stalk the famous.
Winner Audience Award - SxSW Film Festival
Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
Directed by Morgan Spurlock
From Morgan Spurlock comes a look at what it means to be a man in the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and the abundance of male grooming products. Celebrities - Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Paul Rudd, and Zach Galifianakis - to everyday people weigh in on the look of the modern man.
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness
Discover the man behind the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" in this biography of Sholem Aleichem. Vintage photographs, film clips and interviews with historians reveal Aleichem's world and how he parlayed turmoil into a new Jewish cultural identity.
It's About You
Photographer Kurt Markus makes his first foray into film by chronicling the recording of John Mellencamp's T-Bone Burnett-produced album "No Better than This," which took place during the rocker's 2009 tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.
If a Tree Falls
Academy Award Nominee -
Winner Jury Prize -
Sundance Film Festival
If a Tree Falls examines the case of Daniel McGowan, a member of the radical environmental group Earth Liberation Front who was arrested for committing arson against two timber companies. The film also explores the ramifications of the FBI's decision to classify these environmentalists as terrorists.
Award-winning documentary examines the career of infamous New York club owner Peter Gatien, whose run-ins with the NYPD and the DEA eventually had him deported to Canada.
When director Frank De Felitta was filming a documentary on racism in Mississippi in 1965, he ended up changing the life of an African-American waiter and his family forever. More than 40 years later, Frank's son Raymond ("City Island") returns to the location of his father's film to examine the long term repercussions.
Sing Your Song
Hoping to inspire a new generation of activists, entertainer Harry Belafonte allows director Susanne Rostock intimate access to his life to document his many decades as a performer and as a tireless advocate for human rights around the world.
The Devil & Daniel Johnston
Winner Best Director -
Sundance Film Festival
Daniel Johnston is a reclusive musical genius now in the throes of manic depression. Blending up-to-date footage with home movies, archival material and rare audio, director Jeff Feuerzeig creates a dizzying -- and heartbreaking -- portrait of a man whose inner demons are taking over, one delusion at a time.
Tracing punk-rock music's turbulent history from 1980 to '86, this retrospective documentary celebrates the hundreds of influential hard-core bands. Archival footage includes performances from the Circle Jerks, Flipper, Gwar, Jerry's Kids, the Replacements, the Teen Idles and Wasted Youth.
Harvest of Empire
A powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.
A witty, poignant and humorous exploration about the universal stages of love, depicted through five real stories over the course of one year in New York City.
The Thorn In The Heart
Directed by Michel Gondry
Acclaimed director Michel Gondry turns the camera on his own family in this documentary about his Aunt Suzette, a teacher in rural France from 1952 to 1986.
Directed by Spike Lee
Spike Lee's comedy-drama rock musical of the award-winning Broadway musical Passing Strange about a young African Americn’s artistic journey of self-discovery in Europe.
My Enemy's Enemy
Directed by Kevin MacDonald
The story of Klaus Barbie: Nazi torturer, American spy, tool of repressive right wing regimes. The film explores the real relationship that the Western governments had with fascism and how Barbie often found himself at the center of these maneuvers.
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall
Nick Nolte No Exit
In a surprising and brutally honest auto-documentary, veteran actor Nick Nolte answers probing questions from someone who knows him best: himself. A dapper and composed Nolte (filmed separately) grills a disheveled and less-made-up reflection of himself.
The Shock Doctrine
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on best-selling author Naomi Klein's proposition that capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.
Acclaimed documentarian Chuck Workman raids the vaults for this tribute to legendary filmmaker Jonas Mekas and the (mostly) American history of avant garde and experimental cinema.
Official Selection at the 2009 Silverdocs Film Festival
A group of documentary filmmakers chronicle the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
From acclaimed documentarian Kirby Dick, Outrage explores the hypocrisy of right-wing politicians who promote anti-gay legislation and who are, themselves, purported to be closeted homosexuals.
Heartbroken after his beloved leaves due to his polyamorous lifestyle, Baba Dez, a sacred sexual healer, manifests her back by doing Sex Magic with other women.
Takes a hard look at the framework of our democracy and how it provides our politicians a perfectly legal way to control electoral outcomes.
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