Documentary

Documentary HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE to Debut on HBO in January 2014 | TRAILER

Documentary HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE to Debut on HBO in January 2014 | TRAILER

HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE

HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE, directed by Michael Stevens (HBO’s “Thurgood”) will debut Monday, January 27, 2014 on HBO.  The film traces the life of Herbert L. Block, who started cartooning in his teens in Chicago and went on to win four Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his 55 years at the Washington Post.

“Dog Day Afternoon” Documentary Sets Summer 2014 Release Date | TRAILER

“Dog Day Afternoon” Documentary Sets Summer 2014 Release Date | TRAILER

THE DOG documentary

THE DOG, directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival is set to be released in Summer 2014 by Drafthouse Films and Cinedigm.  THE DOG is described as a documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for the classic Al Pacino film “Dog Day Afternoon”.

Watch TRAILER for Pakistani Street Children Documentary THESE BIRDS WALK

Watch TRAILER for Pakistani Street Children Documentary THESE BIRDS WALK

These Birds Walk directed by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq

THESE BIRDS WALK directed by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, documents the struggles of street children in Karachi, Pak­istan, and the samaritans looking out for them. The film which had its world premiere at the 2013 True/False Film Festival and an Official Selection at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and hot DOCS Canadian international documentary film festival, opened at the Village East Cinema in New York City on Friday November 1, 2013, with other cities to follow.

Roman Polanski & Director Frank Simon’s WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION, Gets A November 2013 Release Date | TRAILER

Roman Polanski & Director Frank Simon’s WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION, Gets A November 2013 Release Date | TRAILER

 WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION

Frank Simon’s documentary WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION, described as an entertaining vérité look at world champion driver Sir Jackie Stewart as Roman Polanski follows his attempt to win the Monaco Grand Prix will be released in the US by Submarine Deluxe. WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION which had its world premiere at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival, will be released theatrically across the country beginning November 22nd in NYC, with a nationwide rollout to follow.

Puerto Rican Documentary THE GREAT FALLACY to Open in NYC on November 15 | TRAILER

Puerto Rican Documentary THE GREAT FALLACY to Open in NYC on November 15 | TRAILER

LA GRAN FALACIA The Milking of the Puerto Rican Colony (THE GREAT FALLACY)

THE GREAT FALLACY, The Milking of the Puerto Rican Colony, (LA GRAN FALACIA), a new film by Paco Vázquez will open at the Quad Cinema in NYC on Friday, November 15, 2013.  THE GREAT FALLACY is a documentary about the politics, economics and the social fabric of Puerto Rico today, especially as it relates to Law 7 and its impact on labor unions and the public sector.

IT’S BETTER TO JUMP Gets November 2013 Release Date | TRAILER

IT’S BETTER TO JUMP Gets November 2013 Release Date | TRAILER

IT'S BETTER TO JUMP

IT’S BETTER TO JUMP, a documentary film about the ancient walled city of Akka in northern Israel, inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha’i, and focuses on the aspirations and concerns of the Palestinian inhabitants who call the Old City home, opens in NYC on November 22, 2013 at The Quad Cinema. The film, directed by Patrick Alexander Stewart, Gina M. Angelone, and Mouna B.Stewart, will also be featured in a number of film festivals including the Boston Palestine Film Festival on October 21st and the Other Israel Film Festival in New York on November 19.

Documentary MEDORA Sets November 2013 Release Date

Documentary MEDORA Sets November 2013 Release Date

documentary film MEDORA

The documentary film MEDORA which premiered at the 2013 SXSW Festival, will open in theaters on November 8 and on VOD on November 12.  MEDORA is directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, and focuses on the members of the Medora Hornets, a rural Indiana high school basketball team fighting to end their losing streak, as their dwindling town faces the threat of extinction. 

WATCH First Trailer for Lance Armstrong Documentary THE ARMSTRONG LIE

WATCH First Trailer for Lance Armstrong Documentary THE ARMSTRONG LIE

THE ARMSTRONG LIE,

The first trailer is released for Alex Gibney’s documentary THE ARMSTRONG LIE, which World Premiered at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and scheduled to be released in limited theaters on November 8th, 2013 by Sony Classics. In THE ARMSTRONG LIE Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney masterfully explores the fall of  disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong, following the 2009 Tour de France, making use of his extraordinary access to attain rare interviews with former teammates, alleged doping mastermind Dr. Michele Ferrari, and Armstrong himself.

Documentary About Secret World of Doll Collectors to Premiere on Logo TV in November | TRAILER

Documentary About Secret World of Doll Collectors to Premiere on Logo TV in November | TRAILER

Maureen Judge’s provocative documentary Living Dolls

Maureen Judge’s provocative documentary LIVING DOLLS about individuals obsession with dolls, will have its U.S. Broadcast Premiere on November 4, 2013 on LOGO TV channel.

On a sunny day on a Pennsylvania Interstate, a pleasant middle-aged gentleman named David drives towards Hershey, Pa., with his beautiful travel partner, Bianca.  An unremarkable outing, except that Bianca isn’t real. She’s a life-size, anatomically-correct “living doll,” made of skin-textured latex.

Animal Cruelty Doc THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE To Open in NY Nov 8, LA Nov 15 | TRAILER

Animal Cruelty Doc THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE To Open in NY Nov 8, LA Nov 15 | TRAILER

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE

Director Liz Marshall’s “progressive, consciousness raising” documentary film THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE will open in New York on November 8 at Village East Cinema, followed by Los Angeles on November 15 at Laemmle Music Hall. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE, which tackles the subject of animals used for food, clothing, entertainment and biomedical research, had its world premiere earlier this year at Hot Docs where it was voted a Top 10 Audience Favorite.

Dyslexia Documentary “DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE” Sets Release Date for October, National Dyslexia Awareness Month | TRAILER

Dyslexia Documentary “DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE” Sets Release Date for October, National Dyslexia Awareness Month | TRAILER

DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE, Billy Bob Thorton

DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE, a documentary that seeks to counter popular misconceptions about Dyslexia, opens in NYC on October 4, 2013 and in LA on October 11, 2013, during National Dyslexia Awareness Month – October.  Directed by Harvey Hubbell V, the film features interviews with prominent Dyslexic celebrities including Billy Bob Thorton, Richard Branson and Joe Pantoliano and business leaders such as real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran prolific television producer Stephen J. Cannell and Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson.

See POSTER and Watch TRAILER for “INFORMANT”; to be Released September 13, 2013

See POSTER and Watch TRAILER for “INFORMANT”; to be Released September 13, 2013

informant Directed by: Jamie Meltzer

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming documentary INFORMANT, winner of the DOC NYC 2012 Grand Jury Prize, and described as a fascinating portrait of Brandon Darby, a radical left-wing activist who famously became an FBI informant and is now a darling of the tea-party. Directed by Jamie Meltzer and starring Brandon Darby and Scott Crow , INFORMANT will be released in select theaters and VOD on September 13, 2013.

Six Documentaries You Shouldn’t Miss This Year 2013

Six Documentaries You Shouldn’t Miss This Year 2013

Six Early 2013 Documentaries You Shouldn’t Miss, Hey Bartender, Koch, Room 237, Bending Steel, A Band Called Death, The Project,

With the cost of movie-quality cameras becoming affordable in recent years, there’s hardly anything stopping somebody from picking up a camera and making a documentary about just about anything. In many ways, the last decade or so has really been the golden age of documentaries. With audiences paying more attention to big screen documentaries than ever, the quality of what is coming out from documentary filmmakers is astounding. Of course, that also means that more and more documentaries are being released to theaters than ever before – often unfortunately in limited release – and that means you’ve likely missed some great ones.

Sundance Film Festival Rock and Roll Documentary “MUSCLE SHOALS” Gets a Fall 2013 Release Date | TRAILER

Sundance Film Festival Rock and Roll Documentary “MUSCLE SHOALS” Gets a Fall 2013 Release Date | TRAILER

muscle-shoals

The rock and roll documentary “MUSCLE SHOALS” which premiered earlier this year at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival will open September 27, 2013 at the IFC Center in NY and nationwide on VOD, and October 11th in LA. At the heart of the story is Rick Hall who managed to convince musical superstars like Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Etta James to come to Alabama and record their hit albums. He is responsible for creating the “Muscle Shoals sound” and The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start their own successful studio

Comedy Documentary “THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!” to Get A September Release | TRAILER

Comedy Documentary “THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!” to Get A September Release | TRAILER

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!, directed by comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!, directed by comedians Negin Farsad  and Dean Obeidallah will open in theaters in September, with New York on September 20 at the Quad Cinema. The film follows a band of Muslim-American comedians – “Muzzies” – lead by Farsad and Obeidallah as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia with the only weapons they have:  jokes!