A new documentary by Irish director Niall McCann, "Lost In France" explores the rise of Scotland's independent music scene in the '90s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground. Featuring The Delgados, Bis, Mogwai, Arab Strap, Franz Ferdinand and other seminal acts, this is an intimate film exploring friendship, creativity and music. On the journey, we revisit a defining, chaotic trip early in the musicians' careers, re-staging a concert in Brittany that connects the characters in life (and on stage) for the first time in many years.
What is art and how does it relate to society? Is its value determined by its popularity or originality? Is the goal profit or expressing one's personal vision? These are some of the questions raised as we follow fiercely independent New York artist Robert Cenedella in his artistic journey through decades of struggling for creative expression. A student, protégé and friend of German artist George Grosz, Cenedella is now passing on the legacy of Grosz's approach to art, in the very same room where Grosz taught. In portraying Cenedella's determination to buck the system of what's popular while critiquing that popularity in his attempt to turn the art world upside down, ART BASTARD is a funny, touching, and insightful look inside the maverick mind of a true original.
State surveillance. Harassment. Imprisonment. Human rights activist Ye Haiyan, AKA Sparrow, knew she faced these risks when she went to Hainan Province to seek justice for six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal. But the scale and intensity of the government's reaction surprised even the most seasoned activists across China. 'The Road from Hainan' follows Sparrow as she was chased from town to town by local governments, national secret police, and even her own neighbors.
Sharon Osbourne presents the story of pop deals through the decades. She looks at some memorably bad and good deals offered to a range of musicians from Little Richard to NWA.
When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong and one of China's most notorious dissidents.
Thank You For Your Service tackles the mental health crisis in the military and addresses specific solutions to reducing stigma both within the military and within the larger culture. We also tell the story of incredibly resilient veterans whose struggles and triumphs are chronicled in the film. With interviews from the leaders of our military and our government, as well as mental health professionals, non-profit leaders and veterans and their families.
The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.
An affectionate portrait of a group of women who, after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and evacuation, returned to the exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear power plant and have resided there - semi-officially, for years.
The DRS Crew is back with the second DVD with 1 hour runtime. Panels, Wholecars and lots of live action, perhaps even a Wholetrain on Subway? Every wish will be granted for you, grab some stuff - sit back and watch some hot graff action straight from the heart of Berlin to your home cinema.
One Step Beyond, as the name itself already implies, is the movie that will take you out of the ordinary life and daily stereotype. Actors are weird and not too physically fit people. In any city they visit they are interested only in local food, where to get bolt cutters, always have charged grinder, where to steal fridge magnet for their mums and spent as much time as possible tens of meters under the ground. Only there they experience the real sightseeing and unforgettable moments.
For two nights in 2012, Rammstein sold out two consecutive shows at the historic Bercy Arena in Paris. Documented by over 20 cameras, this high energy show from the bands greatest hits tour, called Made in Germany 1995-2011, captures 22 songs with mind bending theatrics such as flame throwers and a mesmerizing light show.
Custom chopper builder and punk rocker Kutty Noteboom builds his working man's chopper from the ground up with the help of good friend Rico and the rest of his biker brothers in this intimate award-winning documentary about renowned hot rod and motorcycle club the Sinners.
David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them."
Full-length documentary about John Penton. An American icon and motorcycle trailblazer who along with his family and a band of loyal followers, changed off-road motorcycling forever. This is an American story about family, competition, ingenuity and business that will tug at the hearts of everyone who sees it. John Penton is a motorcycle icon and pioneer who's life on a farm in Ohio led to a long list of motorcycling accomplishments and global notoriety. What began with a humble motorcycle shop, turned into international off-road racing career leading him to the discovery of the need for a smaller machine which he was soon selling in the US. With his innovative Penton motorcycles he introduced riding to a new generation of riders around the world.
In this verite-driven film following three incredibly talented women chefs - Chef Dakota Weiss, Chef Pink Delongpre and Chef Sarah Kirnon, viewers experience the highs and lows of being a woman and a restaurateur as these three women blaze new paths and aim to revolutionize their industry.
Two young men shoot themselves in a churchyard. Ray Belknap dies; James Vance - severely disfigured - survives. Their parents take heavy-metal icons Judas Priest to court, claiming the band "mesmerized" their sons. The unprecedented trial is the framework for this one-of-a-kind, Emmy-nominated documentary.
For decades some have suspected that there might be others out there, intelligent beings capable of communicating with us, even visiting our world. It might sound like science fiction, but today scientists from across the globe are scouring the universe for signals from extraterrestrials. In 2006, husband and wife team Duncan Lorimer and Maura McLaughlin discovered an enigmatic signal from space, known as a fast radio burst. It was a pulse of radiation so bright, it didnt appear to be caused by any known object in the universe. Explanations ranged from colliding neutron stars to communication signals from an alien civilisation far more advanced from our own. Scientists have been searching the cosmos for strange signals like the Lorimer Burst for more than 50 years. The film ends with scientists latest search for extraterrestial intelligence. Horizon obtained exclusive access to film researchers at the Green Bank Telescope searching for radio signals from Tabbys Star, a star so mysterious that some scientists believe it might be surrounded by a Dyson Sphere, a vast energy collector built by advanced aliens.
Everyone has experienced journeys that have not gone to plan, but this documentary reveals the moments when things go spectacularly wrong.There is shocking footage from a thrill-seeking speed-freak who takes his eyes off the road and finds himself smashing at full throttle into the rear of a car. Finally, a recently engaged British couple take a romantic trip up one of Europe's tallest mountains only to find themselves clinging to each as their cable car grinds to a halt and the weather closes in!
Cute kittens, excitable puppies and professional pets - the advertising industry wants them all. Inspired by the popularity of humorous online videos and internet celebrities like Grumpy Cat, who has lent her face to a range of products including calendars, mugs and T-shirts, pets are now big business. This Cutting Edge documentary tells the story of the animal agents and owners whose job it is to supply a new wave of four-legged stars to appear in some of the world's favorite advertisements.
Degrees North mixes hair-raising action footage of leading freeriders with a story of adventure and discovery. World-renowned freeriders Xavier De Le Rue, Samuel Anthamatten and Ralph Backstrom progress the sport of freeriding through the use new technology to scope remote areas in order to show ski and snowboard action in a way never seen before. The film charts the progress of an idea to use these wings to access areas from the air in a more personal and organic way, with the aim of capturing great action footage. However the realities were not so simple. We see the adventurous spirit of the riders pushing the idea further throughout the film. They begin with the idea of using the wings to scope lines then develop the skills to allow them to be dropped on the top of breathtaking mountains. Finally they take it to the next level by cutting out the climbing altogether and use the wings to drop directly onto the face to ride. Degrees North is an intimate expose of what adventure means ...
This is the extraordinary story of a visionary, public-relations master, recluse and self-destructive optimist who went from the pinnacle of power, worth hundreds of millions of dollars to personal debt in the tens of millions of dollars. Whatever he may have been called, his story is nothing short of spectacular.