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2010 documentary, independent
Part mystery, part travelogue, and part banjo showdown, Oscar-nominated Gasland documents filmmaker Josh Fox's cross-country odyssey to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing-or fracking-is actually safe.
Boogie Man: The Lee Altwater Story
This documentary from director Stefan Forbes examines the political and personal life of the late Lee Atwater, notorious for his no-holds-barred strategies that powered the campaign of George H.W. Bush. Forbes analyzes Atwater's pivotal role in the rise of the Republican Party in the 1980s, and also documents a decidedly less partisan side of the strategist, including his passion for playing the blues.
In 1969, Larry Hillblom founded his global courier company DHL. In 1995, the entrepreneur vanished in a plane crash off his Micronesian island home, leaving his billion-dollar estate to a university -- or so he thought. Directed by Alexis Manya Spraic, this engaging documentary tells Hillblom's story through the legal battle that ensued when would-be heirs began popping up all over the place to lay claim to the billionaire's bucks.
Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2011 documentary, biographies
A fresh look at Chogyam Trungpa, known for making Buddhist concepts accessible to Westerners and facing adversity from the Tibetan establishment.
2009 documentary, biography
TRANSCENDENT MAN gets inside the mind of the award-winning scientist and A.I. specialist Ray Kurzweil through extensive interviews with him and revealing conversations with friends and colleagues.
2009 Documentary, War, History
By late 2006, attacks on US troops and Iraqis reached nearly 5,000 per month and 2,500 to 3,000 Iraqis were being killed each month. Then came The Surge. Those in command were charged with the responsibility of making Iraqi citizens safe and restoring order but they didnt have a clue as to how theyd pull it off. In December, 2006, Gen. Petraeus put his head down on his desk and wondered what he was doing there. Never-before-interviewed military personnel tell the story of what they found when they arrived in Iraq, and how they reacted. No history of the Iraq war is complete without this story, and the strategies employed by these men will likely be used elsewhere.Includes interviews with: General David Petraeus, General Nasier Abadi, Colonel Mike Garrett, Brigadier General John Campbell.
Is college worth the cost? Ivory Tower explores the current education crisis from the halls of Harvard, to community colleges, to online learning, providing an astonishing look at the American university landscape.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Focusing on two men whose bodies have been trashed by steroids, obesity and illness, this documentary chronicles the rigorous healing path -- including a two-month diet of fruits and vegetables -- that both attempt in a bid to rescue their health.
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
Sure to please both die-hard Cohen fans and the newly initiated, this film is full of captivating music and offers an intimate portrait of a truly singular artist, poet, songwriter, and cultural icon.
In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist.
Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare
A powerful and thought-provoking documentary that exposes the U.S. healthcare system as one designed to profit on disease rather than health. The film interweaves personal stories with the efforts of leaders battling to transform it.
2015 Documentary, Independent
Doctors, nutritionists, chefs, bloggers, authors and entrepreneurs from 4 countries share why they choose to go against conventional health wisdom to promote paleo. Documentary, Love Paleo reflects on how real-life people were profoundly transformed by their new way of life and became passionate about promoting the Paleo lifestyle through their business as a means for others to achieve optimal health." This film intends to spread the message about the paleo movement and raise public awareness about this healthy alternative to the Standard American/Western Diet (SAD). The features also presents the basic tenets of the lifestyle through the eyes of medical doctors, nutritionists, authors, business owners, chefs and personal trainers who have adopted this way of life and have thrived ever since thus also addressing some misconceptions about it.
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers took to the media to expose government wrong-doing and abuse.
Two men discover the perils of going into business with their friends as they observe the rise and fall of their Internet firm over the course of its first (and only) year in this documentary produced by D.A. Pennebaker.
Murder in Paradise
A glamorous docu-drama about one of the most scandalous murder mystery of all time.Royalty, the worlds richest men and an exotic location.
Each year, tents in Bryant Park herald New York Fashion Week, whose backstory is as fascinating as the couture on the catwalk. Fashion's biggest names share the sometimes shocking, often funny rags-to-riches evolution of the iconic event.
An Inconvenient Tax
2011 documentary, political
An Inconvenient Tax sheds light on one of America's messiest problems - a fundamentally broken tax code that affects every part of people's lives.
London: The Modern Babylon
From musicians, writers, artists, and dangerous thinkers comes the story of London's immigrants and bohemians, and how together they changed the city forever.