Plaster Caster is an intimate documentary portrait of legendary artist and groupie, Cynthia Plaster Caster famous for plaster casting the penises of rock stars, including, most notoriously, Jimi Hendrix. The film explores how Cynthia developed her unique pursuit, follows the ups and downs of casting sessions with a shy guitarist and an extroverted glam rocker, and goes along for the ride as Ms. Caster prepares for her first gallery show in New York City. Featuring candid interviews with \"castees,\" candidates, and commentators Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Jello Biafra (The Dead Kennedys), Eric Burdon (The Animals), Pete Shelley (The Buzzcocks), Jon Langford (Mekkons), Wayne Kramer (MC-5), Paul Barker (Ministry), as well as author Camille Paglia and artist Ed Paschke Plaster Caster goes beyond the mythology and asks the question, \"is it really art?\"
Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, DO NOT RESIST - the directorial debut of DETROPIA cinematographer Craig Atkinson - offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers in the center of the action - from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of \"righteous violence\" to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments - before exploring where controversial new technologies including predictive policing algorithms could lead the field next.
Rockabilly is a subculture whose members operate as if they are living in the 1950\'s. From the music to the tattoos, pin up girls, hot rod cars and vintage fashion, this lifestyle gives ...
Documentary seeks to answer why the majority of the German people were so willing to follow Hitler, even as he led them into war.
Narrative digressions on sex, race, politics, and more from comedienne Sarah Silverman.
This official U.S. Civil Defense film describes the dangers of an atomic bomb blast, and instructs the public on how to prepare for, and survive, an atomic attack.
A ski documentary showcasing modern freeskiing, free riding and snowboarding.
National Geographic The Scorpion King: Archaeologists and scholars investigate the real Scorpion King whose achievements may have layed the foundations of Egypt.
A look at female Japanese wrestling.
Legend of the Holy Spear: When Christ was crucified 2,000 years ago a Roman guard thrust a spear in his side to see if he was still alive. In that moment a central tenet of Christian faith was realised: Jesus was dead, he was thus able to be resurrected. In that moment the spear that pierced him became a powerful holy relic. What happened to the Spear thereafter is a heady mix of myth, half truth and fact. To confuse matters further, today there are three Spears claiming to be the Holy Spear. Legend of the Holy Spear follows two investigators attempting to discover if any of them could have been present at the crucifixion. Scrutinizing each spear and closely analysing the stories and legends behind them, the film reveals astonishing clues as to their provenance.
Runaway follows the stories of five young girls who arrive at a refuge in Irans capital city Tehran, having run away from abusive or neglectful families.
Recordings of various royal weddings throughout the 20th century.
An intimate journey of a 37 year old Cristina, as fate brings to her life both a new love and an unbeatable challenge. Determined to pass on a message of hope and of \'live in the now\', ...
The Internet is under attack. This award-winning documentary explores the threat Internet censorship imposes on free speech, innovation, and democracy.
This new and exciting documentary will build on the successes of \'State of Mind: The Psychology of Control\' - Free Mind Films\' follow up to the multiple award winning documentary exposé \'A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995\' . Free Mind Films has decided to work with international best-selling author - James Perloff to tell the virtually unknown story of the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) and how that organization is the key to understanding how our world has become what we see today. Mr. Perloff literally wrote the book on the CFRs existence more than 20 years ago and now he\'s back with a new book titled \"Truth is a Lonely Warrior\" which he is used as the research platform to write the script for \'ShadowRing\'. ShadowRing will entertainingly unfold the events that led to the creation of the CFR, the important players who were instrumental in the council\'s success within American politics, and how the CFR wields unimaginable influence over the geo-political agenda of the United States and consequently the events that have shaped our world for the last 100 years. Expert witnesses and testimony will be weaved together with a historical visual landscape designed to present the inherent complexity of this subject in a way that is palatable for someone who has no prior knowledge of the CFR or what power it has over our lives. Source documents will give credibility to these incredible and life shattering revelations. By providing the audience with the facts and avoiding opinions or conjecture, ShadowRing will break down the dis-information and unlock the secrets of the CFR providing fertile ground to encourage a new public debate on the ethical and moral implications of allowing such a small group of individuals to command such power and influence over our lives.
Rescue dogs save a man from an avalanche. A look at what happened during the rescue.
When you feel like a queen, even a laundromat can be a palace. Marie \"Mimi\" Haist defied her adulterous husband and moved onto the streets in her 50s, living in parking lots and doorways until finding her \"home\" one stormy night between rows of washers in a Californian laundromat. Encouraged to stay by a more than generous laundry owner, Mimi\'s \'the past is the past\' philosophy endeared her to regular fluff and fold clients and, after more than 20 years, Mimi has made some unlikely friends, ranging from local loves to Hollywood A-listers Zach Galifianakis and Renee Zellweger. Filmed over 5 years by barista/actor/director Yaniv Rokah while he worked at a cafe across the street, Queen Mimi is the story of an unlikely hero. Now 89, Mimi reminds us to never give in and never give up, and that if you ever find yourself in the gutter, to never stop looking at the stars.
Montreal actor/comedian Mike Paterson's health is no joke. The normally high-energy comic is desperate to overcome his debilitating sciatica back pain that conventional medicine hasn't been able to remedy. Mike obtains a legal medical marijuana prescription for his chronic pain and embarks upon an unconventional marijuana and hemp-infused diet that he supplements with exercise, vegetarian eating, no booze and sheer determination - all in an attempt to turn his health around and lose 50 lbs in the four months before his destination wedding in Mexico. As part of his adventure, Mike hits the road to pot meccas California and Colorado to immerse himself in their blossoming 'edibles' scenes and learn from local chefs, dispensary owners, advocates, and fellow patients how cannabis edibles are made and how they provide relief from pain. Medicine never tasted so good.
An Indian family decide to stay at home and drown rather than make way for the Narmada dam Three choices. Move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at home and drown. The people of Jalsindhi in central India must make a decision fast. In the next few weeks, their village will disappear underwater as the giant Narmada Dam fills. Bestselling author Arundhati Roy joins the fight against the dam and asks the difficult questions. Will the water go to poor farmers or to rich industrialists? What happened to the 16 million people displaced by fifty years of dam building? Why should I care? Drowned Out follows the Jalsindhi villagers through hunger strikes, rallies, police brutality and a six year Supreme Court case. It stays with them as the dam fills and the river starts to rise...
What really happened is a long way removed from the Hollywood movie. This is the story of hardship almost beyond belief that was suffered by the Allied soldiers at the hands of their Japanese captors.
Small is Beautiful is a documentary following four people as they build their own tiny houses in pursuit of a mortgage free lifestyle, discovering that living tiny is about so much more than just the house.
The film chronicles Frieda Caplan\'s rise from being the first woman entrepreneur on the L.A. Wholesale Produce Market in the 1960s, to transforming American cuisine by introducing over 200 exotic fruits and vegetables to U.S. supermarkets. Still an inspiration at 91, Frieda\'s daughters and granddaughter carry on the business legacy.
\"La Rabbia\" employs documentary footage (from the 1950\'s) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question, Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, ...
Sol is a feature documentary that explores the mysterious death of a young Inuit man, Solomon Uyurasuk. As the documentary investigates the truth to Solomon\'s death it sheds light on the underlying social issues of Canada\'s North that has resulted in this region claiming one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world.
Beep is a documentary history of game sound, from the Victorian penny arcades through pinball and the video games right up to 2015.
The story of immigrant Harry DeLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter.
Orange Sunshine is the never-before-told story of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love - a spiritual group of surfers and hippies in California, which became the largest suppliers of LSD during ...
A detailed documentary telling the complete story of the great Christian Crusades into the Holy Land.
The Official history of Celtic Football Club: This is brillant football, it charters celtic\'s founding by an irish catholic priest to their double success of 1988 in celtic\'s centenary year.It goes through celtics highs and lows but mainly highs like the nine in a row and the lisbon lions in 1967.
Director Fergus Daly profiles Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian creator of movies such as Taste of Cherry and ABC Africa. Through an interview with Kiarostami in the Aran Islands and interviews with film critics and scholars at Cannes, the director examines Kiarostami\'s themes and methods. The director also profiles Kiarostami as a poet and still photographer.
Ghostheads is a documentary that explores the extreme side of the Ghostbusters fandom, and looks back at the impact the franchise has had on the world over the past three decades. Through interviews with key cast and crew, including Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson and many more, as well as with Ghostbusters fans all over the world, Ghostheads presents countless humanizing stories that will connect with audiences about comradery, overcoming obstacles, and that no one should ever feel alone or isolated. Ghostheads will show what really separates a fandom from the rest. Every Ghosthead is unique. Every Franchise is its own.
The grim woes that surrounded famed director Peter Bogdanovich and his film, \"They All Laughed.\"
January, 2013. A secretive transfer deal transported two Muslim players into the heart of Israel and the Jewish oriented Beitar Jerusalem F.C., leading to the most racist campaign in Israeli sport. One season and one football team in crisis, as power, money and politics fuel a club spiralling out of control.
The world\'s most successful diamond thieves take us into the dark world of the international jewel trade.