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A Man Named Pearl
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Balanced gracefully on a ladder, deftly carving with his electric hedge trimmer, Pearl Fryar has the elegance and strength of a dancer. Instead, he is a topiary sculptor, an artist whose medium is discarded plant life and whose canvas is his magical and fantastical garden.
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A Small Act
2010 Documentary, Independent, Drama
A testament to the rippling effect of a single act of kindness, A Small Act follows a rural Kenyan student-turned-Harvard-grad as he tracks down the woman whose sponsorship changed his life.
Sing Your Song: Harry Belafonte
Susanne Rostock's inspiring biographical documentary SING YOUR SONG surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte.
Let's Get Lost
1989 Documentary, Independent, Music
Traveling with the elusive jazz vocalist and trumpeter Chet Baker, the filmmaker Bruce Weber weaves together the life story of a jazz great. The film uses excerpts from Italian B movies, rare performance footage and candid interviews with Baker, musicians, friends, battling ex-wives and his children in what turned out to be the last year of his life. Winner of the 1989 Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award, Let's Get Lost has become an important document in the career of the filmmaker on the life of a jazz legend. Since its release in 1989, Let's Get Lost has introduced a whole new generation of jazz enthusiasts to the timeless talent of the late Chet Baker.
Lena is the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn is a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West Australia. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport.
In San Francisco's poverty-stricken Tenderloin district, would-be artist Ricardo Papa is trying to make ends meet as a petty drug dealer.
This Oscar-nominated film follows a blind musician and the art of tuva, or throat-singing, a seemingly impossible form of singing using multiple vocal tones simultaneously.
Meanwhile concerns Joe Fulton, a man who can do anything, from fixing your sink to arranging international financing for a construction project. He produces online advertising and he’s written a big fat novel. He’s also a pretty good drummer. But success eludes him. Having just broken up with his girlfriend in Brooklyn, Joe walks over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan and has a troubling encounter with a women whom he suspects might jump. As he goes about his day, taking care of his own business and helping various strangers with their everyday hassles, he hears on the radio that someone has, in fact, jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge. With his bank account temporarily frozen on account of unpaid taxes, he must traverse the entire length of Manhattan to get the keys to a friend’s apartment, giving away the few dollars he has along the way. Is Joe Fulton responsible and selfless to a fault? Maybe. He is certainly the all time hardest working unsuccessful over-achiever in New York.
Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that treating such a patient would hurt their reputations. By the time Eads received treatment, the cancer was too advanced to save his life. Filmmaker Kate Davis follows Robert and a group of trans-gendered Southerners in this captivating and truly touching documentary.
Sons of Perdition
Sons of Perdition follows three teenage boys after they escape from a secretive FLDS polygamist sect and must fend for themselves in mainstream America.
2009 Documentary, Biography, Music
Still Bill is an intimate portrait of soul legend Bill Withers, who has written some of the most beloved songs of our time and who truly understands the heart and soul of a man.
The Shane MacGowan Story: If I Should
This unflinching, music-driven documentary provides the first real insight into the background and career of this legendary Irish artist who, as lead singer and songwriter for the Pogues, became a worldwide punk icon.
Angel On My Shoulder
A mobster (Paul Muni) is sent to Hell after he is gunned him down by his double-crossing partner. Determined to bust out and even the score, he strikes a bargain with The Devil (Claude Raines) to return to Earth, but is incapable of any evil deeds when he falls in love.
The Art of Travel
After discovering his fiance is having an affair with his best friend, he heads off on his honeymoon alone. He meets a friendly couple who are planning a dangerous trip across the Darien Gap. Conner joins them for the quest of a lifetime.
Butch Walker: Out of Focus
You may not know his name, but Butch Walker is known as the "musicians musician" and producer to some of todays biggest artists like Pink, Train, Fall Out Boy, and Taylor Swift to name a few.
A Russian classic. Natasha gets lost in busy 1930s Moscow after leaving home to chase her cat. She meets friendly strangers along the way -- many of them children -- and unintentionally changes their lives. A fascinating glimpse of Moscow prior to WWII.
Just Like Us
Comedian Ahmed Ahmed hosts a celebration of culture through comedy, by sharing his experience through the Middle East.
Funny, hard hitting neo realist fable of two homeles men struggling through a wintery day and night as they try and exploit the only possession they have, an electric space heater.
Henry Miller: Asleep & Awake
Filmed when the author was 81, Henry Miller Asleep & Awake is a voyage of ideas about life, writing, sex, spirituality, nightmares, and New York.