Documentary

BEST OF ENEMIES Wins 2015 SummerDocs Audience Award | TRAILER

BEST OF ENEMIES Wins 2015 SummerDocs Audience Award | TRAILER

BEST OF ENEMIES, directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon, is the winner of the 2015 SummerDocs Audience Award.  The award-winning film chronicles the groundbreaking series of televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr., during the 1968 presidential conventions. The film was released by Magnolia Pictures this summer. Directed with consummate skill by filmmakers Robert Gordon and Academy Award-winning Sundance Film Festival alum Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom), Best of Enemies unleashes a highbrow blood sport that marked the dawn of pundit television as we […]

Pharrell Williams + Daft Punk Documentary DAFT PUNK: UNCHAINED to Screen at Doc’n Roll Film Fest

Pharrell Williams + Daft Punk Documentary DAFT PUNK: UNCHAINED to Screen at Doc’n Roll Film Fest

Doc’n Roll Film Festival will screen the French documentary Daft Punk: Unchained, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, and the first film to be made about the pop culture phenomenon. The often elusive duo have sold 12 million albums worldwide and won awards around the globe without ever compromising their vision or sound. Between fiction and reality, magic and secrets, future and reinvention, theatricality and humility, The Robots have built a unique world. The documentary shows Thomas […]

Doc’n Roll Film Festival to Host Preview Screening of Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain | VIDEO

Doc’n Roll Film Festival to Host Preview Screening of Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain | VIDEO

Doc’n Roll Film Festival which runs from September 25 until October4, at Picturehouse Central in London, will screen a special advanced preview of the crowd-funded new music documentary Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain, a film shot on Sleaford Mods’ 2015 UK tour about the band, the fans and the state of modern Britain. Directed by Nathan Hannawin and Paul Sng, Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain follows Sleaford Mods on their recent tour of the UK and visits […]

The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Doc to Get Spring 2016 Release | VIDEO

The new documentary film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble set to World Premiere at the upcoming 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) have been acquired by The Orchard and HBO for release in the U.S. The Orchard is planning a theatrical release in the Spring of 2016 with an HBO premiere to follow. From Morgan Neville, the director of the Oscar®-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-acclaimed Best of Enemies, the […]

Laurie Anderson’s HEART OF A DOG to be Released by Abramorama and HBO Documentary Films

Laurie Anderson’s HEART OF A DOG to be Released by Abramorama and HBO Documentary Films

Laurie Anderson’s HEART OF A DOG which will world premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival, has been acquired by Abramorama and HBO Documentary Films for release in the U.S.  Abramorama will release Heart of a Dog in theaters on October 21 in New York, followed by a national release, while HBO will air the film in 2016. In addition to Telluride Film Festival, Heart of a Dog is set to screen at most of the upcoming major […]

Official Poster + Watch 2nd Trailer for Documentary HE NAMED ME MALALA | TRAILER

Official Poster + Watch 2nd Trailer for Documentary HE NAMED ME MALALA | TRAILER

Fox Searchlight has released the official poster and second trailer for the documentary HE NAMED ME MALALA from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman). HE NAMED ME MALALA opens in select theaters on Friday, October 2nd 2015. HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus […]

Jewish Doc “THE PRIME MINISTERS: Soldiers and Peacemakers” Sets Release Date

Jewish Doc “THE PRIME MINISTERS: Soldiers and Peacemakers” Sets Release Date

THE PRIME MINISTERS: Soldiers and Peacemakers, the follow up to the critically acclaimed “The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers”,  will open at the AMC Empire in New York on Friday, October 9, and at the Royal in Los Angeles and Town Center in Encino on Wednesday, October 14. A national release will follow. Directed by Richard Trank, the documentary film, THE PRIME MINISTERS: Soldiers and Peacemakers, the fourteenth production of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s two-time Academy […]

UK’s Music Documentary Festival, 2015 Doc’n Roll Film Festival Unveils Lineup | TRAILERS

UK’s Music Documentary Festival, 2015 Doc’n Roll Film Festival Unveils Lineup | TRAILERS

Doc’n Roll Film Festival, the UK’s music documentary festival, returns to London for its second edition from September 25 to October 4, 2015. The 2015 Doc’n Roll Film Festival will open with the UK premiere of Morphine: Journey of Dreams, the story of the unique and genre-blurring trio Morphine told through rare performance footage and tour journals, plus a Q&A with the film’s director Mark Shuman. Ten days later the festival will come to a close […]

53rd New York Film Festival Lineup for the Spotlight on Documentary Section Incl. Laura Poitras, Nora Ephron, Ingrid Bergman

53rd New York Film Festival Lineup for the Spotlight on Documentary Section Incl. Laura Poitras, Nora Ephron, Ingrid Bergman

The 53rd New York Film Festival taking place September 25 to October 11, 2015, revealed the complete lineup for the Spotlight on Documentary section. The Spotlight on Documentary section will launch on Sunday, September 27, with a program highlighting episodic, short-form nonfiction, which will include a preview of new work by Laura Poitras, who follows up her Oscar-winning CITIZENFOUR (which had its World Premiere at NYFF last year) with the series Asylum, an intimate look at one of the […]

Poster and Funny Trailer for Severed Leg Documentary FINDERS KEEPERS

Poster and Funny Trailer for Severed Leg Documentary FINDERS KEEPERS

The Orchard has released the poster and official trailer for the lost severed leg documentary FINDERS KEEPERS that premiered earlier this year at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and opening in select theaters on September 25th. FINDERS KEEPERS is directed by Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel. When his amputated leg is discovered in a grill sold at a North Carolina auction, John Wood finds himself at the center of a worldwide media frenzy. Believing the new-found […]

CMT to Premiere Original Documentary JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN REBEL on September 12

CMT to Premiere Original Documentary JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN REBEL on September 12

CMT will air the original documentary, Johnny Cash: American Rebel that celebrates the life and artistry of the late Man in Black as captured through the unique perspective of his greatest songs. The film combines original interviews with his family and friends featuring John Carter Cash,Rosanne Cash, Carlene Carter, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Rodney Crowell, Clive Davis, Merle Haggard,Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp, Kid Rock, Rick Rubin,Willie Nelson and more. For the first time, Cash’s children, John […]

Slamdance to Release the Wrestling Doc THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE | TRAILER

Slamdance to Release the Wrestling Doc THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE | TRAILER

Slamdance will partner with the filmmakers of The Resurrection of Jake the Snake for the multi-city theatrical release of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival favorite documentary beginning in Portland, Oregon on September 2nd. The Portland Film Festival will host the film’s release with a special event screening of the documentary and a Q&A session moderated by UFC superstar Chael Sonnen with Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page and director Steve Yu. The event format is a key element of the […]

Hip Hop Fashion Doc FRESH DRESSED to Premiere on CNN | TRAILER

Hip Hop Fashion Doc FRESH DRESSED to Premiere on CNN | TRAILER

FRESH DRESSED, director Sacha Jenkins’ exuberant chronicle of hip hop and urban fashion – and their global influence on pop culture – will premiere as a CNN Films broadcast with limited commercial interruptions on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S., the network announced today. Produced by Peter Bittenbender, Nasir Jones, and Marcus Clarke for Mass Appeal, FRESH DRESSED traces how fat-laced sneakers, Kangol hats, Cazal sunglasses, and graffiti jackets inspired the style and […]

‘Back to the Future’ Documentary BACK IN TIME Eyes Future Release | TRAILER

‘Back to the Future’ Documentary BACK IN TIME Eyes Future Release | TRAILER

“Back to the Future” fans will love this. Gravitas Ventures will release the documentary Back in Time, which takes a look at the very real impact the Back to the Future movies have had on our culture. Back in Time will receive a limited theatrical and VOD release later this year in October. Directed by Jason Aron the documentary film Back in Time is, described as at its heart, a look at the very real impact the Back […]

PALIO,””Rocky” on Horseback”, Documentary Official Trailer, Sets US Release Date

PALIO,””Rocky” on Horseback”, Documentary Official Trailer, Sets US Release Date

The official trailer is released for the Italian horse racing documentary Palio directed by Cosima Spender, that premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Editing.  The NY Times in a glowing article, noted “Cosima Spender’s “Palio” takes an equally offbeat subject, the brutally competitive semiannual horse races in the piazza of Siena, Italy, and treats it as if it were a classic sports movie — “Rocky” […]

Inspirational Documentary ZEMENE to Close 2015 Harlem International Film Festival | TRAILER

Inspirational Documentary ZEMENE to Close 2015 Harlem International Film Festival | TRAILER

The Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) celebrating its 10th Anniversary, will take place September 9-13 featuring MIST Harlem as its primary 2015 theatrical venue. Wednesday, September 9 at 7 PM Hi kicks off its lineup with award-winning Stories of Our Lives  chronicling the hidden struggles of lovers, fighters and rebels that characterize the criminalized LGBT community in Kenya. Other highlights include the East Coast Premiere of the award-winning America is Still the Place, based on the unbelievable true story of Charlie […]

EVOCATEUR: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie to Premiere Tonight August 13 on CNN

EVOCATEUR: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie to Premiere Tonight August 13 on CNN

The documentary EVOCATEUR: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie will premiere tonight, Thursday, Aug. 13 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S.  The riveting story traces the populist rise and rollercoaster career of the shock host who upended the previously polite and predictable talk show format forever. Before there was Glenn Beck or Geraldo Rivera or Rush Limbaugh, there was Morton Downey, Jr., who ignited the dawn of ‘mad-as-hell and not going to take it anymore’ television with […]

Award-Winning Documentary A SINNER IN MECCA Opens September 4 | TRAILER

Award-Winning Documentary A SINNER IN MECCA Opens September 4 | TRAILER

The award-winning documentary A SINNER IN MECCA, will open in New York on September 4 and Los Angeles on September 11, before expanding to additional markets and VOD. Recently recognized with the 2015 Outfest Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature, A SINNER IN MECCA follows director Parvez Sharma (A Jihad for Love) as the openly gay Muslim filmmaker documents his pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, where filming is strictly prohibited and homosexuality is a […]

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Yo-Yo Ma, Janis Joplin and Ukraine Among Toronto International Film Festival 2015 Documentary Program

The Toronto International Film Festival 2015 documentary program presents a diverse mix of international works featuring a wide array of award-winning directors. The TIFF Docs line-up includes revelatory looks at celebrated performers like Yo-Yo Ma, Arcade Fire and Sharon Jones; fresh global perspectives on Ukraine, Haiti, China, and the Middle East; films about film; and loving attention to horses and dogs. “Emotions run high in this year’s documentaries from passionate performers to angry protestors,” said […]

Kenyan LGBT Award-winning Film STORIES OF OUR LIVES to Open 2015 Harlem International Film Festival

Kenyan LGBT Award-winning Film STORIES OF OUR LIVES to Open 2015 Harlem International Film Festival

Award-winning film STORIES OF OUR LIVES that documents the hidden personal stories of lovers, fighters, rebels and the community histories that characterize the criminalized queer experience in Kenya, will open the 2015 Harlem International Film Festival on September 9. The filmmakers and cast risked their very lives to bring to life this insightful series of vignettes based on true stories collected for the STORIES OF OUR LIVES project. STORIES OF OUR LIVES, Nairobi-based visual artist Jim […]

New Animals Rights Film Program at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival, Includes World Premiere of Michael Vick Doc THE CHAMPIONS

New Animals Rights Film Program at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival, Includes World Premiere of Michael Vick Doc THE CHAMPIONS

A new signature film program devoted to animal rights, called Compassion, Justice and Animal Rights will debut at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival.  The new program will provide a platform for filmmakers to share meaningful information, stories of inspiration, and tools for creating a safe and humane world for animals.  Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights will explore this important movement on film, bringing together animal advocacy, environmental and social justice issues. The Animal Rights platform […]

Documentary WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM to Debut on Netflix After Premiere at Venice Film Fest

Documentary WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM to Debut on Netflix After Premiere at Venice Film Fest

The documentary Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky, will debut on Friday, October 9, 2015 exclusively on Netflix, after making its world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September. Chronicling events that unfolded over 93 days in 2013 and 2014, Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom witnesses the formation of a new civil rights movement in Ukraine. What started as peaceful student demonstrations supporting European integration morphed into a full-fledged violent […]

Sundance Fest Documentary FINDERS KEEPERS Directed by Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel Sets September Release Date

Sundance Fest Documentary FINDERS KEEPERS Directed by Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel Sets September Release Date

The documentary FINDERS KEEPERS directed by Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel, and an Official Selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival will open in select theaters on September 25th.  The documentary film follows the story that took place in 2007, when a severed human foot was discovered in a grill bought at a North Carolina auction. It only gets stranger from there. A few years back, tabloids across the world were thrilled to report how the […]

Documentary KEITH RICHARDS: UNDER THE INFLUENCE to Premiere on Netflix

Documentary KEITH RICHARDS: UNDER THE INFLUENCE to Premiere on Netflix

Academy Award® winning director Morgan Neville’s (20 Feet from Stardom, Best of Enemies) original documentary, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, an unprecedented look into the sounds and influences of rock and roll icon Keith Richards, will premiere on Friday, September 18, 2015, exclusively on Netflix worldwide. “If there’s a Mount Rushmore of Rock ’n’ Roll, Keith’s face is surely on it. He has always represented the soul of rock music—for all of the light and dark […]