A revealing look into the lives of students who put it all on the line to be selected, proving that a free education is never without a cost. \'Selected\' is a documentary about the challenges of public urban education. Through unprecedented access in a Chicago public school, \'Selected\' explores leadership, triumphs and losses in one of the most culturally and economically diverse schools in the country. \'Selected\' investigates the impact of being educated in a true melting pot environment and the effect it has on education, acceptance, tolerance and a worldview. It illustrates what is possible when great leadership, diverse cultures and extraordinary minds come together. These interwoven stories highlight the benefits, and unintended consequences, of select schools and society\'s constant struggle with urban education.
On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon\'s murder, the first public hearing of newly-released taped interviews with his killer by the respected journalist Jack Jones.
In a country famous for its success in international beauty pageants, three young women are fighting to participate in their nation\'s most celebrated cultural institution. But obtaining a place in the Miss Venezuela contest is no easy task. Women must endure grueling diets, consent to intensive plastic surgery, and find the resources necessary to transform themselves from ordinary citizens into famous and illustrious Misses. To Be a Miss is a character-driven documentary that takes the viewer through the inner workings of Venezuela\'s renowned beauty factory, revealing the risks and rewards associated with this multi-billion dollar industry while exposing what nationalism, personal ambition, and the influence of mass media has meant for women in the country.
Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.
Janis Little Girl Blue: Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.
Water & Power: A California Heist uncovers the alarming exploits of California\'s most notorious water barons, who profit off of the state\'s resource while everyday citizens, unincorporated towns, and small farmers endure debilitating water crises. The film peels back the layers of a manipulative, backroom rewrite of California\'s water contracts in the 1990s, and investigates today\'s rise of luxury crops and illicit water transfers, all in the face of record drought. As the divide between water haves and have-nots grows, we face a humbling reality: water is the new oil, and as it becomes less accessible, it is rapidly growing more valuable.
CODE documentary exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that ...
As though life is imitating art, actor and sex-symbol, Andy Whitfield, had just become a star as the lead in the hit television series,\'Spartacus,\' when he is faced with his biggest personal challenge - life-threatening cancer. \'Be Here Now\' is a feature documentary that follows him on his dramatic journey to cure himself. Confirmed in matching affirmative tattoos, he and his charismatic wife and their two children, commit to taking Andy\'s healing into their own hands and living life fully, not in the shadows of the disease. Each step tests their limits and strength of character, while revealing their tenderness, humor and determination. And, as each person goes through their own transformations, the film becomes an inspiring and universal story of courage, love and resilience.
The film is set on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College during the 2002 Tiger football season. Walter Simms has lived on the campus of H-SC for 28 years and has been an integral part of the community, the college and their football team. He is an icon at the prestigious, all-male Virginia school, where he has touched the lives of generations of young men and inspired an entire community. This season in particular is very special to Shorty. His beloved Tiger football squad is poised to make the playoffs for the first time in 26 years, he is being inducted into the Hampden-Sydney College Athletic Hall-of-Fame and he is celebrating his birthday on the day of the final game of the regular season against the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets - a 107-year rivalry known simply as \"The Game\". What makes this year particularly memorable is that the life expectancy for someone with Down syndrome is 55. Walter Simms will be 56. The film\'s climax takes place on November 16th, 2002 at \"The Game\". The 108th meeting between the oldest archrivals in the South: Hampden-Sydney vs. Randolph-Macon. After weeks of rain the field is in barely playable muddy conditions. After three hard fought quarters, the game is knotted at a zero-zero tie going into the game\'s final fifteen minutes. Will the Tigers beat the Yellow Jackets to make Shorty\'s birthday wish come true?
National Geographic Finding Anastasia: Did Romanov Princess Anastasia survive a Bolshevik firing squad or did she and her brother Crown Prince Alexis perish with their father, Tsar Nicholas II, before another firing squad in 1918? The chance find of human remains in a Siberian forest brings forensic anthropologist Dr.Anthony Falsetti in search of the truth. Marshalling DNA, ballistics and the very latest forensic analysis, an international team works to dispel the greatest myth of the 20th century and tell a real story more remarkable than any fiction.
A documentary on the hate crime assault and subsequent death of a Latino man in Shenandoah Pennsylvania, including the alleged cover-up and shocking court verdicts.
The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye\'s journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men\'s Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today\'s gender war and asks the question \"what is the future of gender equality?\"
Classic Soul at the BBC: Performances from the BBC archive by acclaimed soul singers, including Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Dusty Springfield, Solomon Burke and Percy Sledge.
A small Palestinian village bought 18 cows and stopped buying Israeli milk.
Fans both old and new have cause for celebration with the release of \"Sam Kinison: Family Entertainment Hour HBO Special.\" Along with being voted onto Comedy Central\'s All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up Comedians list and VH-1\'s Top Comedians list, Sam was in a class by himself. This comedy special will blow away the Kinison fan, and is a must-have collectible. \"Sam was the cuddly anti-Christ.\" - Robin Williams. \"Sam scared the hell out of you...and was the funniest comedian.\" - Jay Leno. \"Sam took no prisoners.\" - Richard Pryor. \"Sam was an absolute comic genius.\" - Rodney Dangerfield. \"Sam\'s humor was based on truth and pushed the envelope like no other.\" - Larry King. \"Sam\'s voice was the voice of outrage.\" - Tim Matheson. \"Sam was one of our generation\'s greatest stand-up comics.\" - Howard Stern. \"Sam was one of my all time favorite comics.\" - Johnny Carson. \"Sam was outrageous, bright and absolutely screamed the truth.\" - Tom Lykis
On-ice enforcers struggle to rise through the professional ranks of the world\'s most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new found fight for the existence of the role itself.
Using the words and ideas of great filmmakers, from archival interviews with Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Bresson to new interviews with Mike Leigh, David Lynch, and Jonas Mekas, ...
Tracing the roots of Heavy Metal music within the UK.
In 1976, British Rail introduced an iconic new train, the HST (High Speed Train) 125, which was capable of travelling at up to 125 mph. A marketing campaign fronted by Jimmy Savile using ...
Chronicles 7-weeks in the lives of 12 emotionally disturbed children and their therapist\'s experimental method of treatment at the Toronto-area Warrendale facility.
Fifteen year old Georgiana is left to raise her 6 siblings in Bacau (Romania), since mother has to work abroad to get by. Torn between adolescence and heavy responsibilities, the teenage girl struggles to keep everyone afloat.
Widely recognized as the planet\'s worst film director, Uwe Boll embarks on a quest to conquer Hollywood and take vengeance upon the film fanatics striving to destroy him. Filmed over three years on and off the set, \'Raging Boll\' is a walk in the shoes of a man people love to hate.
In April 2009 three young men were killed in a remote part of Yellowstone National Park. Authorities Never Found the Murderer. He Found Them. Only hours after three young men were gunned down in cold blood, Dwayne Nelson walked into a ranger station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession, Dwayne Nelson was allowed to go free because of a loophole in the American Constitution. Award Winning Canadian Documentarian Julian T. Pinder (Trouble in the Peace, Land, Jesus Town) travels to Yellowstone in a cinematic and compelling chase for truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation. How did the United States Constitution, the supreme law of the United States of America, let a guilty man go free? In his hunt for answers Pinder breaks the first rule of documentary film making by allowing himself to become a subject in the story; risking his life and others when he finds evidence that could re-open the case of the Yellowstone Murders years later. In Pinder\'s POPULATION ZERO we come to find the only thing more shocking than the crime itself are the bizarre events that followed.
Liverpool music from the post war years to the present day. Liverpool is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. The film puts into context the musical outpourings of nearly 60 years of world conquering music and the hundreds of bands who have contributed to a musical scene that produced the world\'s greatest band - The Beatles. What might not always be understood is that in that golden period of 1956 - 1964, Liverpool played host to over 1000 bands and hundreds of venues. It was the home of the UK\'s largest Country & Western scene, of a hundred skiffle bands, jazz bands and folk. Toxteth was the centre of the black music scene and influences poured in from the docks and the nearby US Airbase. A melting pot of energy and talent - something had to give and it did - bigger than anything that had gone before. How do you follow that? Well, with some years of quiet waters, Liverpool was ready to set sail again to conquer the world. Matthew Street was at the heart of things again and another scene was created out of yet another cellar - Eric\'s nightclub - with bands such as Deaf School, Echo and the Bunnymen and OMD leading the charge. But the City hadn\'t finished there. Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Farm and the La\'s. There was Cream and Biscuits - well half a biscuit, and half a man - dance and surrealism and still it hasn\'t stopped. With Wombats, Zutons and Coral, the Liverpool scene keeps on reinventing itself. There are many featured bands, not named here.
Inside Her Sex: Inside Her Sex shares the intimate stories of three women from different walks of life, each brave enough to candidly share information and ideas that are often considered taboo.
Spirit Unforgettable is the powerful, devastating and inspiring story of the iconic Canadian Celtic rock band Spirit of the West, and their charismatic frontman John Mann, who in 2014, at the age of 51, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer\'s.
On 1 May 1928, LNER locomotive 4472 \'Flying Scotsman\' made the inaugural run of a non-stop service from London King\'s Cross to Edinburgh Waverley. Now, exactly forty years later on 1 May 1968, Alan Pegler, owner of the locomotive Flying Scotsman since British Railways sold her in 1963, attempts to recreate the run. Various passengers, including Rev W Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, talk about their memories of the locomotive.
The film does an outstanding job of laying out the many ways women are disadvantaged in the United States under the Constitution. Using facts, figures, interviews, colorful graphics, news footage and occasional humor, the audience is led through current challenges to wage parity, legal protections, maternity leave, ending violence and poverty. The argument is clear and compelling. It\'s provocative but avoids man-bashing as it makes the case for why men and women should be fighting to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed.
This documentary takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight Goliath. From a family business owner in the Midwest to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, dozens of film crews on three continents bring the intensely personal stories of an assault on families and American values.
When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, \"Jammin\' In New York.\" The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he...
Ticked off comic Denis Leary talks honestly about subjects ranging from smoking, red meat, drugs, his family, rehab, and yes, cancer.
Wolves tells the remarkable story of one of the world\'s most tenacious species and our closest fellow predator. The film follows these elusive subjects across remote landscapes in an effort...
A303: Highway to the Sun: The A303 is the road that passes Stonehenge on the way to the beaches of Devon and Cornwall. On the way, it whisks drivers through 5,000 years of remarkable moments in British history.
Micky Flanagan: Back in the Game Live: Recorded live at London\'s Hackney Empire, join one of the nation\'s best-loved comedians performing to his home crowd in this hilarious brand new DVD packed full of guaranteed laughter.