Documentary

YOGAWOMAN Documentary Narrated by Annette Bening to Open in NYC on October 19 and LA on October 26

YOGAWOMAN Documentary Narrated by Annette Bening to Open in NYC on October 19 and LA on October 26

YOGAWOMAN, the award winning documentary (narrated by Annette Bening, a keen yoga advocate)will open at Angelika Film Center in NYC on October 19 and at Laemmle Monica 4-Plex; NoHo 7 and Playhouse 7 on October 26, 2012.  A national release will follow.

The film is described as … “Through rich personal stories, YOGAWOMAN reveals how yoga has utterly transformed the lives of thousands of over-stimulated, over-scheduled, and multi tasking modern women. From the buzzing streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya, from the golden beaches of Australia to the serene piazzas of Italy, the film follows the heart-rending stories of women who have found a lifeline through this magical and mystical practice.

China Heavyweight from 2012 Sundance Film Festival Gets a US Release

China Heavyweight from 2012 Sundance Film Festival Gets a US Release

Zeitgeist will release in the US, Yung Chang’s latest film ‘China Heavyweight’ that premiered earlier this year at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. A Summer 2012 release date is planned. In southwestern China, a Master coach recruits poor rural teenagers and turns them into Western-style boxing champions. Through hard work and discipline, these boys and girls come of age, trained in the art of boxing and the game of life. They are filled with Olympic […]

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS Doc to be Released for One-Night-Only this Summer

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS Doc to be Released for One-Night-Only this Summer

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS, directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, which documents the final days of LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, will be released in special one-night-only engagements in theaters nationwide this summer. SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and an encore presentation at last month’s SXSW Film and Music Festival. Described in the press release with the line “If it’s a funeral… let’s have the […]

MARINA ABRAMOVIC THE ARTIST IS PRESENT to be released in June

MARINA ABRAMOVIC THE ARTIST IS PRESENT to be released in June

Matthew Aker’s film MARINA ABRAMOVIC THE ARTIST IS PRESENT will be released in the U.S. by a partnership with Submarine Entertainment and Music Box Films. The film which is co-directed by Jeff Dupre is expected to be released in theaters in June 2012. Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining performance art for nearly 40 years. Using her body as a medium, and pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits, Abramović creates […]

Documentary SAMSARA from BARAKA Filmmakers to Be Released in Theaters This Summer

Documentary SAMSARA from BARAKA Filmmakers to Be Released in Theaters This Summer

Oscilloscope Laboratories will release the documentary SAMSARA, the third feature from filmmakers Mark Magidson and Ron Fricke, which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.  The film will be released in theaters nationally this summer. Fricke and Magidson previously collaborated on the award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS, which brought a new visual and magical artistry to theaters. Filmed over a period of more than four years in twenty-five countries on five continents, SAMSARA […]

The Invisible War, Winner of 2012 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Award To Be Released in The Summer

The Invisible War, Winner of 2012 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Award To Be Released in The Summer

“The Invisible War”, winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s “U.S. Documentary Audience Award.” was just picked up for distribution by Cinedigm Entertainment Group and entertainment distributor New Video, with a summer theatrical release planned. “The Invisible War” marks the first acquisition under the partnership between the two companies. Described as .. An emotionally powerful investigative documentary, “The Invisible War” reveals the profound personal and social consequences of the rape epidemic in the U.S. military. […]

Sony Pictures Classics to Release High Profile Documentary WEST OF MEMPHIS from Sundance Film Festival

Sony Pictures Classics to Release High Profile Documentary WEST OF MEMPHIS from Sundance Film Festival

Sony Pictures Classics have acquired worldwide rights to Academy Award®nominated filmmaker Amy Berg’s (DELIVER US FROM EVIL) high profile documentary WEST OF MEMPHIS, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.  WEST OF MEMPHIS is a powerful documentary that chronicles the new investigation surrounding the “West Memphis Three,” which ultimately broke the case open and led to the freedom of three innocent men: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. Beginning with […]

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY from 2012 Sundance Film Festival to be released in the Summer

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY from 2012 Sundance Film Festival to be released in the Summer

Sundance Selects will release director Alison Klayman’s AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY which just screened as an Official Selection in the Berlinale Special at the Berlin Film Festival following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance.  Sundance Selects is planning a major summer theatrical release which will coincide with Ai Weiwei’s first trip outside of China since his detention. Ai Weiwei is China’s most […]

Documentary The Imposter from 2012 Sundance Film Festival to be Release Later This Year

Documentary The Imposter from 2012 Sundance Film Festival to be Release Later This Year

The Indomina Group will release The Imposter, Bart Layton’s directorial debut which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be shown at the upcoming SXSW festival.  Indomina is planning a theatrical release later this year, 2012. Layton’s documentary, The Imposter, is a chilling factual thriller that chronicles the story of a 13-year-old boy who disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas in 1994. Three and a half years later he is found […]

Sarah Palin documentary to air on Reelz Channel in March

Sarah Palin documentary to air on Reelz Channel in March

It basically bombed at the Box Office but Sarah Palin documentary movie “The Undefeated” is getting a second life and will make its network television premiere on REELZ on Sunday, March 11 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. “The Undefeated” chronicles the rise from obscurity to national prominence of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Starting during the Exxon Valdez disaster of 1989 when Palin worked a commercial fishing boat she owned with her blue-collar husband, “The […]

Documentary RAISING RENEE to Premiere on HBO 2 on February 22

Documentary RAISING RENEE to Premiere on HBO 2 on February 22

The documentary RAISING RENEE will premiere on HBO 2 on February 22.  The documentary is a touching look at two sisters, Renee, who is is a mentally disabled 43-year old named Renee who functions at the level of a third grader and her sister Beverly, a painter who vows to their mother that she will care for Renee.   Filmed over the course of six years, the film takes a look at the lives of Renee […]

Documentary ‘A Life Ascending’ on DVD February 28

Documentary ‘A Life Ascending’ on DVD February 28

‘A Life Ascending’, from director Stephen Grynberg will be available on DVD February 28. More than 8 years after a tragic avalanche took the lives of 7 skiers exploring the Canadian Alps, Ptarmigan Films will release “A Life Ascending”,  a documentary following Ruedi Beglinger, the legendary mountain guide who led that fateful expedition.  Award-winning filmmaker Stephen Grynberg, himself a loyal, longtime client of Beglinger’s Selkirk Mountain Experience, intimately explores the unique lives of Beglinger and […]

HBO to Release Documentary Me @THE Zoo from 2012 Sundance Film Festival

HBO to Release Documentary Me @THE Zoo from 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Just before its premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the U.S. Documentary Competition, HBO Documentary Films has acquired the feature documentary ME @THE ZOO. Directed by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch, ME @THE ZOO is an in-depth exploration of the new phenomenon of internet celebrity. Focusing on the story of Chris Crocker, the video blogger who exploded into the international spotlight after his infamous “Leave Britney Alone” YouTube declaration, ME @THE ZOO explores […]

Pink Ribbons Exposes Breast Cancer Fundraising Marketing Gimmicks

Pink Ribbons Exposes Breast Cancer Fundraising Marketing Gimmicks

Pink Ribbons, Inc., which had its world premiere in September 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival and its European premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, opens theatrically on over 30 screens in cities across Canada, beginning February 3, 2012. In the documentary film Pink Ribbons, Inc.  director Léa Pool talks to women with breast cancer, experts, authors, activists and medical researchers, as well as the leading players in breast cancer fundraising and […]

Five DJ’s Turn The Tables on Music in New Documentary ReGeneration Music Project Set For Feb 16 Release

Five DJ’s Turn The Tables on Music in New Documentary ReGeneration Music Project Set For Feb 16 Release

  Re:Generation Music Project, a new documentary directed by award-winning documentarian, Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That), follows five electronic DJs/producers as they re-imagine music collaborating with influential artists from each genre. In the film, The Crystal Method, DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex use technology to mix musical styles and generations for the creation of five original tracks. Re:Generation Music Project will enjoy a unique nationwide, one-night only […]

Putin’s Kiss to be released in US by Kino Lorber

Putin’s Kiss to be released in US by Kino Lorber

“Putin’s Kiss” a film by Lise Birk Pedersen, was acquired by Kino Lorber at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), where it had its world premiere in the IDFA Feature Documentary competition.  It will be released theatrically after its North American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (in the World Cinema Documentary competition). “Putin’s Kiss” portrays contemporary life in Russia through the coming-of-age story of Masha, a middle-class, 19-year-old Russian girl and a member […]

Morgan Spurlock’s fanboy documentary COMIC-CON to be released

Morgan Spurlock’s fanboy documentary COMIC-CON to be released

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s fanboy documentary COMIC-CON EPISODE IV – A FAN’S HOPE will be released theatrically in Spring 2012 in conjunction with a multi-city tour of the film by a partnership bewteen Wrekin Hill Entertainment and National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), a movie merchandising company. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV – A FAN’S HOPE takes a behind-the-scenes look at this amazing cultural phenomenon where fans gather by the tens of thousands annually to attend the […]

Drafthouse Films to release documentary on The Wild Untold Stories of Cannon Films

Drafthouse Films to release documentary on The Wild Untold Stories of Cannon Films

Drafthouse Films will release Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films in the U.S. From acclaimed cult film documentarian Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood, Machete Maidens Unleashed), the film centers on the story of two Israeli-born, movie-obsessed cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the “American dream” launched an indie studio that would produce over 120 exploitation films from 1979-1989 turning a renegade outfit into the proclaimed “seventh Hollywood major.” […]

Pipe Dreams documentary about Keystone XL Pipeline Playing in LA

Pipe Dreams documentary about Keystone XL Pipeline Playing in LA

The new documentary, Pipe Dreams from Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated director Leslie Iwerks is playing at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theater in LA, through November 24 at 7:30 pm daily. Narrated by actress/activist Daryl Hannah, the documentary tells the story of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the company TransCanada’s efforts to build a transportation system for tar sands through some of the most environmentally sensitive areas in the region (with a route crossing the Sandhills […]

Two Award Winning Documentaries Premiere on Cable TV This Month

Two Award Winning Documentaries Premiere on Cable TV This Month

Two award winning documentaries will premiere on tv/cable this week.  The Education Of Dee Dee Ricks debuts October 27, exclusively on HBO, in conjunction with national breast cancer awareness month; and Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s Miss Representation premieres on OWN on October 20th. A self-made millionaire living on New York City’s Upper East Side, 39-year-old Dee Dee Ricks seemed to have it all – until she was diagnosed with aggressive stage II breast cancer. Insured and […]

Documentary EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE Opens in LA on October 21

Documentary EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE Opens in LA on October 21

The documentary EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE, which had its World Premiere at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, and went on to screen at Mill Valley and SXSW film festivals, among many others, will open on October 21 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, CA.  Many other cities (including Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, DC) will follow. Directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE is a documentary about the band […]

Crazy Wisdom to open in NY on November 25 and LA on December 2

Crazy Wisdom to open in NY on November 25 and LA on December 2

Crazy Wisdom, a documentary by Johanna Demetrakas will open at the Rubin Museum in New York on Friday, November 25 (for a full week run), and at a Laemmle theater in Los Angeles on Friday, December 2. Crazy Wisdom Productions is proud to announce the US Theatrical release of CRAZY WISDOM, a documentary by Johanna Demetrakas.  After sell out screenings at the Maui, Santa Barbara and Boulder film festivals, the film will open at the […]

Where Soldiers Come From documentary to open in New York on Friday, September 9

Where Soldiers Come From documentary to open in New York on Friday, September 9

Where Soldiers Come From, a documentary by Heather Courtney, and official selection at 2011 SXSW (Winner, Jury Award for Editing), the Los Angeles Film Festival, Silverdocs and many other film festivals will open in New York at the Village East Cinema on Friday, September 9, 2011.  The Los Angeles release (and other cities) will follow. From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM follows […]