Documentary

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL Doc Gets a Spring 2014 Release | VIDEO: Watch a Clip

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL Doc Gets a Spring 2014 Release | VIDEO: Watch a Clip

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL

The documentary REMOTE AREA MEDICAL, directed by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman, has set a Spring 2014 release date courtesy of Cinedigm. Remote Area Medical documents three days in April 2012, nearly 2000 Americans waited in the parking lot of Bristol, Tennessee’s massive NASCAR speedway to receive free medical, dental, and vision care provided by the volunteer organization Remote Area Medical, the pioneer of no-cost pop-up health care clinics. 

Pan Nalin Documentary FAITH CONNECTIONS Set for U.S. Release; VIDEO – Watch a Clip

Pan Nalin Documentary FAITH CONNECTIONS Set for U.S. Release; VIDEO – Watch a Clip

Pan Nalin’s feature documentary FAITH CONNECTIONS

Pan Nalin’s feature documentary FAITH CONNECTIONS which had its World Premiere at the 2014 Toronto FIlm Festival, and the U.S. Premiere scheduled for this week at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, will be released in the U.S. by Kino Lorber. In Faith Connections, filmmaker Pan Nalin travels to Kumbh Mela, one of the world’s most extraordinary religious events. There, he encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation, some facing an inextricable dilemma; to embrace the world or to renounce it. FAITH CONNECTIONS explores such diverse and deeply moving stories as a young runaway kid, a Sadhu, a mother desperately looking for her lost son, a yogi who is raising an abandoned baby, and an ascetic who keeps his calm by smoking cannabis – all connected by one faith against the spectacular display of devotion.

VIDEO | Watch Trailer for TOM’S RESTAURANT, Documentary About Famous Diner on Seinfeld

VIDEO | Watch Trailer for TOM’S RESTAURANT, Documentary About Famous Diner on Seinfeld

Tom's Restaurant

Tom’s Restaurant was the locale that inspired Suzanne Vega’s 1987 song “Tom’s Diner” but it is probably more known for its exterior which became famous worldwide thanks to the popular sitcom Seinfeld,  since Jerry Seinfeld’s and his friends regularly gathered to eat and chat at the diner. However, Tom’s Restaurant is a diner located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Frequented by artists, musicians, comedians, students and faculty of nearby Columbia University, it has been owned and operated by the Greek-American family of Minas Zoulis since the 1940s.

WATCH Trailer for Mitt Romney Documentary to Premiere on Netflix

WATCH Trailer for Mitt Romney Documentary to Premiere on Netflix

 Mitt Romney documentary MITT

Netflix has released the trailer for the Mitt Romney documentary, “MITT,” scheduled to premiere exclusively online on Friday, January 24, 2014. The Netflix original documentary,  provides an intimate, rarely seen, behind-the-scenes look at a candidate running for the presidency.

WATCH Trailer for Egyptian Protest Documentary “THE SQUARE”

WATCH Trailer for Egyptian Protest Documentary “THE SQUARE”

 the square-Khalid and Ahmed

Netflix has released the trailer for its original documentary, “THE SQUARE,” described as a riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from director/producer Jehane Noujaim (“Control Room”; “Startup.com”; “Rafea: Solar Mama”) and producer Karim Amer (“Rafea: Solar Mama”). THE SQUARE is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix territories on January 17, 2014.

ArtMattan Films to Release Banned Film JEWS OF EGYPT in U.S. | WATCH Trailer

ArtMattan Films to Release Banned Film JEWS OF EGYPT in U.S. | WATCH Trailer

JEWS OF EGYPT

Amir Ramses’ award-winning controversial documentary film JEWS OF EGYPT from the 21st Annual New York African Diaspora International Film Festival, will be released in the U.S. by ArtMattan Films.  Banned in Egypt for a year by Egyptian authorities, JEWS OF EGYPT is described as a documentary that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of 1956 

Oprah Winfrey Hosts Screening of Hemingway Documentary RUNNING FROM CRAZY | WATCH Trailer

Oprah Winfrey Hosts Screening of Hemingway Documentary RUNNING FROM CRAZY | WATCH Trailer

Sheri Salata, president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios; Oprah Winfrey, chairman and CEO of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios; Barbara Kopple, filmmaker and Mariel Hemingway at the LA premiere screening of "Running From Crazy." 

Oprah Winfrey recently held a private LA screening of a documentary she’s executive producing called RUNNING FROM CRAZY, directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, American Dream). The film, which goes behind the long history of mental illness and suicide in the famed Hemingway family, is currently in theaters in select cities and will air on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2014. 

Jose Antonio Vargas’s Immigration Film ‘DOCUMENTED’ to Air on CNN in 2014 | TRAILER

Jose Antonio Vargas’s Immigration Film ‘DOCUMENTED’ to Air on CNN in 2014 | TRAILER

DOCUMENTED, Jose Antonio Vargas

DOCUMENTED, a feature-length film that explores the life – and journey out of the shadows – led by undocumented immigrant and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, will premiere on CNN/U.S. in the second quarter of 2014 following its World Premiere at the  2013 International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) and its theatrical distribution in the United States.  DOCUMENTED is written and directed by Vargas, with technology entrepreneur Sean Parker, Matthew Hiltzik (“Paper Clips”), Scott Budnick (“The Hangover” series), and philanthropist Liz Simons as executive producers.

LETTERS TO JACKIE: REMEMBERING PRESIDENT KENNEDY to Air on TLC Sunday November 17th | SEE Trailer

LETTERS TO JACKIE: REMEMBERING PRESIDENT KENNEDY to Air on TLC Sunday November 17th | SEE Trailer

LETTERS TO JACKIE: REMEMBERING PRESIDENT KENNEDY, directed and written by Bill Couturié

LETTERS TO JACKIE: REMEMBERING PRESIDENT KENNEDY, the acclaimed documentary about JFK’s presidency which premiered at 2013 AFI DOCS film festival, will air at 9/8c on Sunday, November 17, 2013 on TLC. Directed and written by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Couturié, the film features 18 stars, including Anne Hathaway, Bérénice Bejo, Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Chris Cooper, reading from letters sent to Jacqueline Kennedy in the days following the loss of John F. Kennedy. 

Documentary “WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?” Sets U.S. Spring 2014 Release Date | WATCH Clip

Documentary “WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?” Sets U.S. Spring 2014 Release Date | WATCH Clip

Marc Silver's documentary “WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

Marc Silver’s documentary “WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?”, winner of 2013 Sundance Film Festival cinematography award and an official selection at 2013 New York Film Festival, will be released in the U.S in Spring 2004 by Kino Lorber.  The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.

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.