The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.
It's name means "city of peace." But as a focal point of three major world religions, and home to some of those faiths' holiest sites, Jerusalem has witnessed 3,000 years of bloody conflict, intrigue and passion. National Geographic, with exclusive access, intimately explores locales held sacred by Christians, Jews and Muslims. From footage filmed inside the magnificent Dome of the Rock to the vast underground expanse of Solomon's Stables to the traditional sites of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection, it's a spellbinding journey into this ancient, multilayered urban landscape of war, worship and timeless wonder.
Bringing to life the everyday details of the ancients Egyptians - bizarre, hilarious or shocking - this wonderfully entertaining and factually revealing film is packed full of surprises. With Jones throwing informed yet sometimes crazed light on the subject, a previously hidden world of the ancient Egyptians is wonderfully brought to life.
State Your Name: New York City, the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps 9-11 survivors… There are a million stories to be told about New York City. This one is about the outlaw art form called Graffiti (bombing) where your name and the crew you rep is key. To society it’s vandalism, to graffiti writers it’s a part of everyday life. The late nights, the rattle of a spray can being emptied of its paint, running subway tunnels dodging the iron giants, the dangerous city nights, the chase from the law, the beef, the battles, and the rush. That’s what every graffiti writer experiences during his/her graffiti career. The purpose of putting "State Your Name" together is to show the true essence of graffiti, it’s not the watered down shit you see on the music videos or on trucker hats. To the old school cats this is a shout out for paving the way, to the newer generation of Graff writers pay your dues and learn your history...
Based on his New York Times best-selling memoir and featuring exclusive archival footage, this authorized music documentary of Duff McKagan - founding member and bass player for Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and other bands - chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and fortune, his near-fatal struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his remarkable life transformation.
Details the making of Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic, from conception through to completion.
In Defense of Food tackles a question more and more people around the world have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? Based on award-winning journalist Michael Pollan's ...
When Jack Tramiel invented Commodore in the 1970's, he envisioned computing for the masses and not just the upper classes. Spearheading the personal technology revolution and combatting giants like Apple and IBM, Commodore became a household name by changing the way in which we interact, create and play with computers. From the advent of the groundbreaking Atari and Tetris games to the evolution of contemporary technological design, 8 Bit Generation dives into the home computer explosion and explores Commodore's key role in shaping the future in which we now live.
The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games were a 5 day, 13 event, grueling test to find the fittest male and female on earth. "Fittest on Earth" follows the dramatic story of the top athletes who qualified and competed. A behind the scenes look into what it takes to be among the worlds elite athletes. Athletes find out the events they are going to test themselves weeks, sometimes days and even minutes before they take the competition floor. The film follows 8 of the worlds top athletes as they compete.
In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance in this documentary that contemplates the value of pain.
Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr.
The life of Robert Gagno, an autistic pinball player.
"APEX: The Story of the Hypercar" spotlights a new class of exotic sports cars designed to blast from zero to 200 miles per hour in seconds. Rocket science meets the auto industry as "APEX" follows a thread that starts in the design studios and R&D labs where these "fighter jets of the street" are created, and leads to a perilous racetrack in Germany where drivers can reach new heights of speed and performance -- if they dare. Equal parts human drama and speed, "APEX" follows Swedish entrepreneur Christian von Koenigsegg, a lifelong sports car enthusiast on a personal quest to build a "mega" car whose golden ratio defies all expectations for a hypercar's velocity and power, while competing against the biggest names in motorsports for space on the world stage. With insights from top engineers and designers, "APEX" pulls back the curtain on the top-secret development facilities at Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren and Pagani, where awe-inspiring hypercars are imagined and built, and puts you inches from the action, as top drivers shake down the latest hypercars, flat-out on some of the world's greatest racetracks.
A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.
An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.
The Wedge, located at the end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California, is a world famous, man-made beast of a wave. Since its creation, people have flocked from all over to see it in its mythical form. Wedge waves can be as powerful as any on Earth. It is a place where injuries are common and where even deaths have occurred. Dirty Old Wedge is a documentary film that will showcase the history of the Wedge starting from its creation in the 1930's. A unique assemblage of body surfers which has come to be known as the "Wedge Crew" will be one of the focal points of this film, highlighting their relationships with the wave and with one another.
The story of CIA officers John T. Downey and Richard G. Fecteau is a story about remarkable faithfulness. Shot down on a clandestine mission into communist territory, Downey and Fecteau survived two decades in Chinese prisons. They refused to become victims, they never lost hope and they knew the agency would never abandon them.
Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most ...
Over the course of one year, this film follows the life of an ordinary Pyongyang family whose daughter was chosen to take part in one of the famous Korean "Spartakiads". The ritualized ...
This film chronicles the bizzare story behind the making of the all time cult classic "Forbidden Zone", as well as providing a brief history of the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo that ...
On several Shuttle missions, Earth has been portrayed from places that nobody else could reach. We also get shown the different locations and the environmental problems mankind created there because of our wish to exploit our planet for our own benefit.
Faces of Death: A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means.
A history of rat infestations in major cities throughout the world.
Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.
When Ryan and Amy Green learned that their baby son Joel's rare cancer was terminal, Ryan, an indie game developer, found solace in the only creative outlet he knew: a video game, the critically acclaimed "That Dragon, Cancer."
Secret Path: Follows the escape of Charlie Wenjack from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School and the brutal winter conditions he faces on the outside.A streaming of Gord Downie's The Secret Path and a post-show CBC Arts live panel on the road to reconciliation.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.
Three somewhat skeptical friends take a road trip in a haggard RV reenacting an ancient Biblical pilgrimage. In the gospel of Luke, the resurrected Jesus is said to appear to two travelers ...
A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.
Hemplands Conspiracy - The Story of America's Most Controversal Crop: From its introduction into our nation's Colonial cornucopia, to its sinister criminalization in more recent times, this two part series tells the shocking story of the most amazing and maligned member of the plant kingdom, Cannabis sativa. This series features a rich archive of rare historic images and insightful observations by Ken Kesey, Dr. Thomas Clark, Gatewood Galbraith, Jack Herer, Woody Harrelson, Bill Maher and many others who follow the warp and weave of this fascinating, true story of how a simple green plant went from important cash crop to sinister outlaw, to subsidized war hero, to counterculture dropout and may yet return as an environmentally friendly economic force once again. Includes two spellbinding full-length programs, rare photos, film and video, along with an unprecedented collection of interviews and appearances with the best-known, most credible Hemp and agriculture authorities in the world today. Includes two feature length programs: Hemplands and The Hempire Strikes Back.
The film bears witness to German artist Anselm Kiefer's alchemical creative processes and renders in film, as a cinematic journey, the personal universe he has built at his hill-studio ...
YouTube is not just an amateur video site. The third most trafficked site on the Internet is among of a handful of mediums building the careers of independent artists who are making over six figures a year by just uploading videos to the internet. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE is a feature-length documentary that gives an exclusive look and explores the phenomenon behind of some of the most influential and unique content creators currently taking the world of online entertainment by storm.
"This video series boldly, clearly, and winsomely sets forth the glorious, saving grace of God in its splendor and will help thousands to understand the gospel better and so to be filled with praise for their Savior." Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Associate professor of historical theology and social ethics, Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, prompting us to rethink our attitudes toward the "oldest profession."