Documentary

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 […]

Thousands of Youtube Users Create Youtube Documentary “Life in a Day”

Thousands of Youtube Users Create Youtube Documentary “Life in a Day”

One year ago, the challenge went out on Youtube, “Life In A Day is a historic global experiment to create a user-generated feature film shot in a single day. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited into a feature film, produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.” More than 80,000 videos, representing over 4,500 hours […]

Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon Documentary to Premiere on Showtime

Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon Documentary to Premiere on Showtime

TALIHINA SKY, detailing the Grammy® Winners’ rise to fame from Bible Belt beginnings will premieres Sunday, August 21 at 10 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME.  The film premiered this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival. When three teenaged brothers and their cousin rebelled against their strict, religious Southern upbringing to form a rock band named Kings of Leon , their humble back story garnered almost as much attention as their music. Many questioned if they were […]

Martin Scorsese’s “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” to debut on HBO

  Martin Scorsese’s new documentary film, ‘George Harrison: Living in the Material World’ will debut in two parts – on October 5 and 6 – exclusively on HBO. GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD focuses the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema’s most preeminent filmmakers on one of the world’s most influential men. The film takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was George Harrison’s life, much of it told […]

Award-Winning documentary film Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football to open exclusively at select AMC Theatres

Award-Winning documentary film Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football to open exclusively at select AMC Theatres

The award-winning documentary film, Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football, has a release date; the film about high school football and Arab-Americans living in post 9-11 America will open exclusively at select AMC Theatres in 11 cities on Sept. 9, 2011. The 11 cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Dearborn, Mich., Dallas, Houston, Orange County, Calif., Los Angeles, New York, N.Y., Brunswick, N.J., San Jose, Calif., San Francisco, and in the Greater Washington D.C. region, including Gaithersburg, Md., and […]

Paladin takes “The Whale,” narrated by Ryan Reynolds

Paladin takes “The Whale,” narrated by Ryan Reynolds

THE WHALE, a new documentary about a lonely young killer whale who causes upheaval in a small town and amazement around the world when he tries to make friends with humans, will be released theatrically by Paladin, it was announced by company president, Mark Urman. THE WHALE was directed by noted journalist Michael Parfit and veteran producer-cinematographer Suzanne Chisholm, who encountered the young orca whale, nicknamed Luna, at the height of his celebrity and spent […]

KLITSCHKO, boxing documentary from 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, Opens in NYC on October 21

KLITSCHKO, boxing documentary from 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, Opens in NYC on October 21

KLITSCHKO, a documentary directed by Sebastian Dehnhardt, which had its World Premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival will open in New York at Cinema Village on Friday, October 21, and in Los Angeles at the end of October.  Many other cities will follow. Corinth Releasing is proud to present the US Theatrical premiere of KLITSCHKO, a documentary directed by Sebastian Dehnhardt.   KLITSCHKO had its World Premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival to critical […]

Elton John Documentary ‘The Union’ to debut on HBO in Jan. 2012

Elton John Documentary ‘The Union’ to debut on HBO in Jan. 2012

The Elton John documentary film, THE UNION, had its world premiere as the opening night selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, will debut on HBO in Jan. 2012. Directed by Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous,” “Jerry Maguire”), THE UNION takes an unprecedented look at the creative life of Elton John and his remarkable collaborative album with his early-career idol, Leon Russell, produced by award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett.  Never before filmed in his composing […]

Taking Love On The Road, Director David Meiklejohn discusses his new documentary “My Heart Is An Idiot”

Taking Love On The Road, Director David Meiklejohn discusses his new documentary “My Heart Is An Idiot”

“My Heart Is An Idiot” is a new documentary about love that spans two years and over a hundred cities. The film captures the road-tripping lifestyle of Davy Rothbart (creator of “FOUND Magazine,” “This American Life” contributor, author of “The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas”) who looks for love in all the right places, and in all the wrong ways. The film climbs into the tour van, as Davy tours North America promoting his magazine […]

Documentary about punk rock fathers, The Other F Word, in theatres this Fall 2011

Documentary about punk rock fathers, The Other F Word, in theatres this Fall 2011

The documentary movie about punk rock fathers, The Other F Word, which asks the question ‘What happens when a generation’s ultimate anti-authoritarians — punk rockers — become society’s ultimate authorities — dads?‘ is headed to theaters and cable tv, reports The Hollywood Report. Oscilloscope Laboratories will release the film in Fall 2011 and Showtime plan to broadcast the film in 2012. Directed by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, “The Other F Word ” premiered at the 2011 SXSW […]

ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT – documentary film will open in NYC on June 8; and in LA on June 24

ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT – documentary film will open in NYC on June 8; and in LA on June 24

ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT, a documentary film directed by Lisa Leeman and produced by Cristina Colissimo and Jordana Jordana Glick-Franzheim will open at Film Forum in NYC on Wednesday, June 8 and at Laemmle Theaters in LA on Friday, June 24. Ten years in the making, this poignant, compelling saga of Flora the Circus Elephant has screened to enthusiastic audience and critical reception at numerous international film festivals, winning Best Editing Award at the Woodstock Film Festival. […]

‘Queen of the Sun’ documentary opens in NY on June 10 and in LA on June 17

‘Queen of the Sun’ documentary opens in NY on June 10 and in LA on June 17

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?, the award winning documentary by Taggart Siegel, (director of “The Real Dirt on Farmer John”).  QUEEN OF THE SUN will open at Cinema Village in New York on Friday, June 10, and at Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles on Friday, June 17.  Many other cities will follow. QUEEN OF THE SUN is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the […]