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MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. 

Directed by Steve Loveridge

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is in theaters September 28th.


JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS

Directed by Susan Lacy

Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all in the public eye. Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, is an intimate look at her singular journey. Premieres September 24th on HBO.


HAL

Directed by Amy Scott

Hal Ashby’s obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby’s uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce. Hal is in theaters September 7th.


A WHALE OF A TALE

Directed by Megumi Sasaki

The camera delves into the lives of local whalers, global activists and an American journalist in the “whale and dolphin killing town” of Taiji, Japan, revealing not everything is as black and white as it seems.

A Whale of a Tale will be screening in New York on Wednesday, August 8th and Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 14th.


RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS

Created by Terence Nance

A fluid, stream-of-conscious response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode of Random Acts of Flyness features a handful of interconnected vignettes, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent. The show is a mix of verité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation. Nance and his collaborators weave together such themes as ancestral trauma, history, death, the singularity, romance and more, creating a television show like nothing seen before.

Random Acts of Flyness premieres on HBO Friday, August 3rd at midnight ET/PT.


93QUEEN

Directed by Paula Eiselt

93QUEEN follows RACHEL “RUCHIE” FREIER, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

93Queen opens on 7/25 at NYC’s IFC Center and in LA on August 14th! Check out theaters and dates HERE.


GENERATION WEALTH

Directed by Lauren Greenfield

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Generation Wealth opens in NY and LA Friday, July 20th with special screenings including a Q&A from director Lauren Greenfield.


EIGHTH GRADE

Directed by Bo Burnham

A teenager tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.

Eighth Grade opens Friday, July 13th.


THE 2000s

Executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog


The 2000s premieres Sunday, July 8th at 9 PM ET/PT on CNN.


LEAVE NO TRACE

Directed by Debra Granik

         

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. 

LEAVE NO TRACE opens Friday, June 29th in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix, London, and throughout the UK.


NOSSA CHAPE

Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist

NOSSA CHAPE tracks the rebuilding of the Chapecoense football club in Brazil after an airplane carrying the team crashed on November 28th, 2016, leaving all but three of the players dead. With exclusive access to the new team, families of the deceased, and three surviving players, this documentary shows a team and a city divided about how to handle tragedy – should they focus on keeping the memory of the dead alive or moving on with their own lives? As the team flies the same fated route to play the final championship game that last year’s team would have played, they must unite around a common identity.

Watch on Saturday, June 23rd at 4:15 pm ET on FOX Sports, immediately following the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ coverage.


LOVE MEANS ZERO

Directed by Jason Kohn

At 85 years old, Nick Bollettieri is a living legend. At his tennis academy in Florida, he raised a generation of champions. Courier. Seles. Agassi. No other coach has matched his success, his dominance or his fame. His greatness, though, came at a terrible price – broken marriages, financial ruin and a fractured relationship with his surrogate son and most cherished student, Andre Agassi. This documentary tells his story and explores the cost of his all-consuming drive for greatness. Directed and produced by Jason Kohn.

Watch on SHOWTIME and On Demand starting June 23rd.


HALF THE PICTURE

Directed by Amy Adrion

HALF THE PICTURE is a documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to successful women directors about their career paths, struggles, inspiration and hopes for the future.

Opening in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Monica Film Center on June 22nd!  

Available OnDemand, DVD and Blu-Ray on July 24th. Pre-order on iTunes.


ALONE IN THE GAME

Directed by Natalie Metzger and Michael Rohrbaugh

ALONE IN THE GAME exposes the outdated ideas and outright prejudices that make competitive sports one of the gay rights movement’s final frontiers.


JOHN MCCAIN: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

Directed by Peter Kunhardt

Produced and directed by six-time Emmy winner Peter Kunhardt (HBO’s Jim: The James Foley Story, King in the Wilderness), along with Emmy winners George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt, upcoming documentary about Senator John McCain is an illuminating, exclusive profile of one of the most influential forces in modern American politics. Serving 31 years, the six-term senior Arizona senator agreed to participate in the film shortly after being diagnosed with brain cancer, providing unprecedented access to his daily life in Washington, D.C. and Sedona, Arizona. 

Learn more about the documentary here, and stream on HBO!


THE TALE

Directed by Jennifer Fox

An unforgettable meditation on elusive nature of memory, The Tale is the first narrative feature from Sundance Grand Prize Winner and Emmy nominated writer-director Jennifer Fox, whose documentary films have earned international acclaim for their groundbreaking artistry and unflinching honesty. Based on Fox’s own life story, The Tale sees the filmmaker bravely pushing forward the boundaries of conventional storytelling, creating a dialogue between past and present to illustrate the interplay between memory and trauma.

Watch On HBO Demand


BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Directed by Alexandra Dean

Produced by Reframed Pictures in association with American Masters, the new documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story explores how Lamarr’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer.

The film premieres nationwide May 18, 2018, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps.


ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE

Directed by Matthew Miele

In the works for more than three years, ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE offers an exclusive and provocative peek into the pop culture history of the renowned hotel, all from the mouths of The Carlyle’s own guests and employees. George Clooney, Anjelica Huston, Tommy Lee Jones, Vera Wang, Anthony Bourdain, Roger Federer, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Jon Hamm, Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Elaine Stritch join the more than 100 personalities sharing their favorite stories and unique insights in this exposé of New York City’s legendary hotel. 

Q&A with director Matthew Miele at the Monica Film Center on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, after the 7:10 PM shows. Get tickets here!


LOVE AND BANANAS

Directed by Ashley Bell

 

 LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY is a heartwarming and hopeful story about a team of elephant rescuers, led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert, as they embark on a daring 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to rescue a 70-year old captive blind Asian elephant and bring her to freedom.

Find your local screenings here!


 THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH

Directed by William Friedkin

 

 Years after he changed the landscape of American filmmaking with 1973’s The Exorcist, director, co-writer and legendary storyteller William Friedkin moves from fiction to fact with his new documentary, The Devil and Father Amorth. Combining Friedkin’s past memories and present observations with archival footage and new interviews – as well as also presenting what may be the only real exorcism ceremony captured on film – The Devil and Father Amorth is a startling and surprising story of the religion, the ritual and the real-world victims involved in possession and exorcism.

Check out the Los Angeles and New York City screenings!


KING IN THE WILDERNESS

Directed by Peter W. Kunhardt

King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. While the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness, and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible, Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.

Watch on HBO


RAPTURE

Directed by Sacha Jenkins, Ben Selkow, Geeta Gandbhir, Steven Caple Jr., Marcus A. Clarke, & Gabriel Noble

Groundbreaking artists share their life stories in this vibrant documentary series that captures hip-hop’s impact on global culture. 

Stream on NETFLIX


IN SEARCH OF FELLINI

Directed by Taron Lexton

In this coming-of-age adventure, Lucy, a small-town girl from Ohio, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of the legendary Italian filmmaker, Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him.

Stream on NETFLIX  March 19, 2018


TAKE EVERY WAVE

Directed by Rory Kennedy

 

TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon—an athlete who has refused to compete professionally yet has dominated big wave surfing as no other figure in history has ever done.

Now Available on iTunes


WHEN WE FIRST MET

Directed by Ari Sandel

 

Using a magical photo booth that sends him back in time, Noah relives the night he met Avery over and over, trying to persuade her to fall for him.

Watch on Netflix!


SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON

Directed by Matthew Cooke

You’re more likely to go to prison in the United States than any other country in the world, so in the unfortunate case it happens to you, this is the SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon, the nonstop film chronicles the stories of two men who spent decades behind bars for murders they did not commit. With additional narration by activist celebrities like Patricia Arquette, Jesse Williams, Ice T, RZA, Busta Rhymes, Tom Morello, Macklemore, B-Real, Deepak Chopra, Warren G and more joining forces to change this broken system, the “Survivors Guide” exposes a failed “punishment model.”

Gripping testimony from inmates, guards, staff, police, analysts, lawyers and reformers lend further credibility as documentarian Matthew Cooke examines the system cell by cell and by contrast, the dramatic programs proven to work.

Pre-Order on iTunes


THOM PAIN

Directed by Oliver Butler

 

Thom Pain is just like you, except worse. One night, he finds himself on a stage, in the dark, in a theatre. In the audience are people who, just like him, were born and will die. Thom is going to try to make sense of it all. He’s going to try to save his life, to save their life, to save your life – in that order. A camera crew captures the night, as various forces align to produce a reckless and accidentally profound event.

Watch on BROADWAY HD!


THE TOYS THAT MADE US

Directed by Tom Stern

The minds behind history’s most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise — and sometimes fall — of their billion-dollar creations.

Watch Season 1 on NETFLIX!


DIFFERENT FLOWERS

Directed by Morgan Dameron

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere.
On the day of her big Midwestern wedding, Millie, a persnickety bride, jilts her fiance at the altar with the help of her spunky younger sister, Emma, and embarks on an unexpected journey.
Starring and produced by Shelley Long, and first feature from writer and director Morgan Dameron, DIFFERENT FLOWERS is a love letter to the heartland.
Filmed entirely on location in Dameron’s hometown of Kansas City, DIFFERENT FLOWERS is about learning to follow your heart.

Now available on SHOWTIME


HAPPENING

Directed by James Redford

Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

AVAILABLE MON, DEC 11 AT 5:00PM PT

ON HBO


THE PROBLEM WITH APU 

Directed by Michael Melamedoff

Comedian Hari Kondabolu, the creator and star of this feature-length documentary, confronts his long standing “nemesis” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – better known as the Indian convenience store owner on The Simpsons. Through this comedic cultural exposé, Kondabolu questions how this controversial caricature was created, burrowed its way into the hearts and minds of Americans and continues to exist – intact – twenty-eight years later.

Sunday, November 19 at 10PM ET/PT on truTV.


JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND 

Directed by Chris Smith

In 1999, Jim Carrey portrayed his idol Andy Kaufman in “Man on the Moon.” For twenty years, the behind-the-scenes footage has been withheld…until now. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton premieres November 17th, only on Netflix©.


OBEY GIANT

Directed by James Moll

 

Obey Giant is a documentary profiling the life and work of artist Shepard Fairey, following his roots in punk rock and skateboarding to his creation of the iconic Obama HOPE poster and the controversy that surrounds it. From Director James Moll and Executive Producers James Franco and Elysium Bandini Studios.

Stream on Hulu©!


HOT GREASE

Directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas

 World Premiere – DOC NYC November 12th, 2017

Over the past decade, biodiesel has developed from a curiosity to a growing industry with the potential to undercut the dominance of Big Oil and fuel America’s transportation needs — and it all starts with recycled cooking oil. Once considered waste, fast- food grease is now a hot commodity, supporting a cottage industry of grease collectors and even grease thieves. HOT GREASE profiles biodiesel’s innovators, entrepreneurs and influential supporters like Senator Al Franken, working to ensure the future of this green energy source. 

Purchase tickets here!


DEALT

Directed By Luke Korem

Winner of the SXSW Audience Award for Documentary Feature, DEALT is the inspiring story of sixty-two year old Richard Turner who is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. In this documentary, Richard traces his journey from his troubled childhood, when he began losing his vision, to present day as he relentlessly pursues perfection while struggling with the reality that his biggest weakness might also be his greatest strength.

Special Q&A with Subject Richard Turner and Director Luke Korem at Arena Cinema October 27th  and October 28th 2017 – Purchase Tickets Here!

Watch on iTunes


32 PILLS: MY SISTER’S SUICIDE

Directed by Hope Littoff

 

She’s beautiful, artistic, loved, and can’t stand to be alive. 32 PILLS is a feature length documentary that traces director Hope Litoff’s efforts to piece together the life, mental illness, and suicide of her sister, New York artist and photographer Ruth Litoff.

Woodstock Film Festival (Woodstock, NY) on October 12th and 14th
Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival (Glasgow, Scotland) on October 15th
Au Contraire Film Festival (Montreal, Canada) on October 26th

Limited Theatre Release in Los Angeles 10/20/17, purchase your tickets here!


PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN

Directed by Angela Robinson

In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940’s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her ‘sexual perversity’, he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research — while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.

 Check out the Deadline review!

In Theaters October 13th, 2017 | Purchase Tickets Here!


HUMAN FLOW

Directed by Ai Weiwei

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

U.S. Release October 13th, 2017

Purchase tickets here!


SPIELBERG

Directed by Susan Lacy

One of the most famous filmmakers in the world, Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before in the exclusive HBO presentation Spielberg. Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, this unprecedented feature-length documentary examines the filmmaker’s filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time.

Available October 8th, 2017 on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals. More info on the documentary here!


ON YOUR MARC

Directed by Matthew Klickstein

Find out just what it meant to be the messiest man in show business, the challenges Marc faced along the way, the triumphs he achieved to get to where he is today with supportive family, friends and at least two generations of fans.

Featuring interviews with Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Seacrest, Guy Fieri, Seth Green, Robin and Harvey from Double Dare and plenty more special guests and surprises throughout, you’ll finally get a taste of the sometimes slimey but always sweet life of one of television’s favorite friendly faces, both in front of and behind the camera … with ON YOUR MARC. Now with 23% more pie fights!

Learn more about the film here, and get your tickets to the live-event Los Angeles premiere on October 8th, 2017 here!


CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES

Directed by Chris Perkel

 

Documentarian Chris Perkel catalogues the life and successes of iconic music executive Clive Davis, from his miraculous start at Columbia Records through his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records, with a heavy dose of outstanding music sprinkled in between.

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives will be available exclusively via Apple Music starting on October 3rd, 2017.


TAKE EVERY WAVE

Directed by Rory Kennedy

National Premiere Friday September 29th, 2017 | Los Angeles Nuart Theatre 

TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon—an athlete who has refused to compete professionally yet has dominated big wave surfing as no other figure in history has ever done.

Learn more about the film and check out tickets for local screenings here!


THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

Directed by Jennifer Kroot

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Jennifer Kroot’s documentary about the creator of TALES OF THE CITY moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. Read the SF Review here!

Click below for information on upcoming screenings:

The Roxie in SF 9/22
The Rafael in Marin 9/28
Metrograph in NYC 9/29
ArcLight in Santa Monica 10/1 


TEACH US ALL

Directed by Sonia Lowman

Teach Us All is a documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America’s schools continue to represent the key battleground of the Civil Rights Movement. Teach Us All demonstrates powerful lessons from history within a timely context, emphasizing the need for unity and collective action to rectify the disparities among America’s children.

Netflix Premiere on September 25th, 2017 

Teach Us All will be shown in Seattle, Philadelphia, Gary and Bloomington, Indiana, Memphis and L.A, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the barrier shattering actions of the Little Rock Nine.

The California African American Museum will host a FREE screening of the film on 9/25/17, RSVP here!


IN SEARCH OF FELLINI

Directed by Taron Lexton

 

A sheltered, small-town Ohio girl, is suddenly faced by harsh reality. Desperate for answers, she discovers hope in the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him. Along the way she discovers far more than she ever expected.

Read The New York Times review here!

The film will be in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on September 15th, 2017. Filmed on location in cities across Italy, this coming-of-age adventure cannot be missed. Learn more about In Search of Fellini here!


RAT FILM

Directed by Theo Anthony

Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. “Rat Film” is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat—as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them–to explore the history of Baltimore. “There’s never been a rat problem in Baltimore, it’s always been a people problem”.

For more information on Rat Film, click here! Limited release across the U.S., including New York, Baltimore, and San Francisco


GAGA: FIVE FOOT TWO

Directed by Chris Moukarbel

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Chris Moukarbel (Banksy Does New York) pulls back the curtain to introduce the woman behind the performer, the costumes, the glitz and the glamour. Off-stage, in the studio, unplugged and at home, audiences get an unguarded glimpse at Gaga through a series of personal highs and lows and the culmination of a year’s emotional journey. From struggles with relationships to health issues, from finding solace in her inner circle to conquering her insecurities, “Gaga: Five Foot Two” navigates the divide between life as a superstar and life as an everyday woman.

The documentary was selected to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival on Friday September 8th, 2017 and will launch simultaneously in all 190 countries in which Netflix is available on September 22nd, 2017.


AMERICAN MASTERS: TYRUS

Directed by Pamela Tom

 

TYRUS is the first in-depth portrait of the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong. The film takes the audience on a remarkable journey – from his birthplace of Guangzhou, China in 1910 to the boarding houses of LA’s old Chinatown and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The film explores his formative years as a young WPA artist and the influence of Sung Dynasty art on his work. At 105, Tyrus continues to live the life of an artist. We see him today, still vibrant, flying his magnificent creations high above the Pacific Ocean – the same waters he crossed as a young boy over 95 years ago.

 

Nationwide Premiere September 8th, 2017 on PBS – Check your local listings here.

The documentary will be available to stream the following day via PBS and PBS OTT apps.


BORG/MCENROE

Directed by Janus Metz

Gala Presentation Premiere – Toronto International Film Festival

September 7th, 2017

Nordic major SF Studios´ feature film Borg/McEnroe will officially open the Toronto Film Festival on September 7th, the first Swedish film ever to open TIFF.

Borg/McEnroe is a film about one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe and their legendary duel during the 1980’s Wimbledon tournament. It’s a story about two men who changed the face of tennis and who became legends and the price they had to pay.

Read more about the sports drama here.


GOOD TIME

Directed by Josh and Ben Safdie

In Theaters Nation Wide August 25th, 2017

Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, GOOD TIME is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Ben Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten. 

Learn more about the film here.

Now in theaters, buy tickets here


BEACH RATS

Directed by Eliza Hittman

In Select Theaters August 25th, 2017

On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Struggling with his own identity, Frankie begins to scour hookup sites for older men. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he begins meeting men at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences.

Eliza Hittman’s award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.

Learn more about the film here, and purchase tickets here!


INGRID GOES WEST

Directed by Matt Spicer

U.S. Release on Friday, August 11th, 2017

Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing “likes” for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) is an Instagram-famous “influencer” whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid’s latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star’s life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF. Built around a brilliantly disarming performance from Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West (winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance) is a savagely hilarious dark comedy that satirizes the modern world of social media and proves that being #perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

The great reviews are in, and this festival favorite is now screening across the U.S. so buy tickets here!


ICARUS

A Film by Bryan Fogel – Now Streaming on Netflix 

A chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms filmmaker Bryan Fogel’s personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death, and Olympic gold…exposing the biggest scandal in sports history. 

For more info, click here! Stream on Netflix here!


CHASING CORAL

Now Streaming on Netflix 

CHASING CORAL: AN EXPOSURE LABS PRODUCTION
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. 

For more info, click here! For tickets to the Los  Angeles screenings, click here!


THE DEFIANT ONES

Now Exclusively on HBO

Set amid many of the defining events of the past four decades, The Defiant Ones tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre — one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton — and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. From director Allen Hughes (Menace II Society) this revealing, compelling and often-gritty story takes place in recording studios, in humble homes and massive mansions, in criminal courts and in the highest corridors of corporate power.

For more info on the four part documentary series, click here!


GOOD FORTUNE

Showing at the Santa Monica Laemmle 6/30/17 – 7/6/17

GOOD FORTUNE reveals the success secret of one of America’s most celebrated entrepreneurs: giving back. A modern day Robin Hood (without the stealing), JP spends his life creating back-to-work programs for the homeless, fighting whale poachers in the Arctic and working on over 100 other philanthropic ventures. His motto is “Success unshared is failure.” The son of Greek immigrants, JP is a pioneer of “conscious capitalism” (also known as “the triple bottom line” – people, planet and profit). GOOD FORTUNE tells his inspiring life story and shows how he uses business to make the world a better place.


CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP: A BAD BOY STORY

Exclusively on Apple Music Sunday June 25th, 2017

A behind-the-scenes look at the prolific label’s legacy and an in-depth look at the two-night anniversary extravaganza that took place last May at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in honor of the late rap great, The Notorious B.I.G. 

Buy tickets for the Los Angeles limited-engagement showing here!


F(L)AG FOOTBALL, THE MOVIE

F(L)AG FOOTBALL is a feature length documentary that follows a group of competitive gay athletes on their journey to the National Gay Flag Football Championships. With everything on the line, some teams will come together and others will show their cracks, but everyone will have a chance to play out, play proud, and show the world that being gay is not a limitation in any arena, and certainly not in sports. 

F(L)AG FOOTBALL will run June 16th through the 22nd at the Cinépolis – Chelsea, located at 260 West 23rd Street in Chelsea. To purchase tickets in advance, CLICK HERE!


TICKLING GIANTS 

June 13, 2017 | Online Release

Tickling Giants tells the story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, who decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. The movie is about how he finds creative, non-violent ways to protect free speech and fight a president who abuses his power.

Directed by Sara Taksler

Now available online world-wide here


FROZEN AMBROSIA

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

Sunday June 11, 2017

When people think of Greece, few realize that the country has high mountains and a winter season, with skiing and snowboarding. Determined to change this perception, Greek-American filmmaker Constantine Papanicolaou sets out on an adventure to make a ski film that will show the magic of winter in Greece. 


HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS

Sunday June 11, 2017

Airing on National Geographic at 9/8C

Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Emmy winner Nick Quested chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State. Pulling from nearly 1,000 hours of visceral footage, they capture the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and human toll, while painting an alarming picture of the west’s role in the creation of ISIS.

Learn more here!


A NETFLIX ORIGINAL – SHIMMER LAKE

Friday June 9, 2017

Streaming on Netflix

An inventive crime thriller told backwards — reversing day by day through a week — following a local sheriff’s quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

Written and Directed by Oren Uziel. Starring: Benjamin Walker, Rainn Wilson, Stephanie Sigman, Wyatt Russell, Rob Corddry, and Ron Livingston. Produced by Footprint Features and Writ Large.

Learn more here!


WELCOME TO MY LIFE

June 8, 2017 | Select Theaters

Chris Brown – Welcome to My Life – Trailer from Riveting Entertainment 

This compelling one-night event moves beyond the spotlight and past the attention-grabbing headlines to give the pop superstar a chance to tell his own story. New interviews with international phenomenon reveal long-awaited answers about his passion for making music, his tumultuous and much publicized relationships, and the pitfalls of coming of age in the public eye. Also included is new concert footage, behind-the-scenes access, and special interviews from Usher, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Mary J Blige, Mike Tyson, Rita Ora, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Jenkins and more.

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CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY 

Friday, April 21st, 2017 | IFC Center, 323 6th avenue, New York, NY 10014 and

Lincoln Plaza Cinema, 1886 Broadway New York, NY 10023

Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Newart Theater, 11272 California Route 2, Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyranuer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) vividly brings to life Jacobs’ 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood.

Learn more here!

Buy tickets for the Los Angeles screenings here!

Buy tickets for the New York screenings here and here!

 


BURN MOTHERF*CKER, BURN!

Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 29th

Airing on SHOWTIME

On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles exploded when four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. But the city had been smoldering for years. This provocative documentary looks at how decades of racial tensions, injustice and a troubled relationship between the LAPD and the African-American community led to the uprising. Local residents, artists and community organizers share firsthand accounts of police brutality, the ‘65 Watts riots, the rise of LA street gangs and the ‘92 incident.

 

Learn more here!

 


TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Co-presented by The Theatre at Ace Hotel

933 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Broad is pleased to present the West Coast premiere of Tyler Hubby’s documentary film, Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present. The film examines the pioneering life and work of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad, and this special iteration of The Un-Private Collection series highlights both his extraordinary career and his influence on the work of Broad collection artists including Mike Kelley, Robert Longo, and Tony Oursler. Since the early 1960s, Conrad’s vast, inter-disciplinary repertoire has created and influenced major film and compositional movements. He performed in and recorded the soundtrack to Jack Smith’s legendary Flaming Creatures; he defied conventions of cinema with The Flicker, an experimental structuralist film composed of a precise pattern of alternating black and white frames; he developed and practiced Just Intonation and Minimalism with Stockhausen and La Monte Young; and he even played a part in the formation of The Velvet Underground. (Still from Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, 2016, dir. Tyler Hubby. DCP, color, stereo surround, 96 min.)

A post-screening conversation with Tyler Hubby and Tony Oursler (whose work is on view in the collection installation, Creature, at The Broad through March 19) will be moderated by Henry Rollins. Iconic artist and musician, Kim Gordon, who collaborated with Tony Conrad, will perform to close out the night.

Learn more here!

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SPEED SISTERS

FEBRUARY 10TH – 16TH

Cinema Village 22 East 12th street
New York, 10003

The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.

Learn more here!

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KEDI Playing at the Laemmle Royal Theatre FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH

Kedi is a documentary about the impact cats have on the city of Instanbul.

Learn more here !


SOPHIE AND THE RISING SUN Playing at the Laemmle Music Hall TONIGHT JAN. 27TH

Sophie and the Rising Sun tells the story of an interracial couple and their struggle to stay together during World War II.

Learn more here !


Check out the Brillo Box 3 Cents Off film about filmmaker Lisanne Skyler’s personal history with one of Andy Warhol’s famous works!

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Additional screening of: Brillo Box 3 Cents Off Washington, D.C. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 4:00 p.m. The National Gallery 6th & Constitution Ave NW Washington, D.C. Free and open to the public!

 


Documentary SWIFT CURRENT is now available on iTunes

On average, one out of four people will be sexually abused/assaulted in their lifetime. Even fewer will ever disclose and get the help they need. SWIFT CURRENT tells the story of the long term effects and recovery from sexual abuse trauma, and shares the life experience of former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy.

To buy the film on iTunes, click here

To learn more about the documentary, click here


Loving 

Loving is a feature film based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving whose interracial marriage in the 1950s was declared illegal. Their case led to the Supreme Court’s declaration of all anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, featuring Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton


Client Film Kicks Opens in LA tomorrow

Brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they’re stolen by a local hood, causing Brandon and his two friends go on a dangerous mission through Oakland to retrieve them.

Purchase NY tickets here, LA tickets here, and East Bay tickets here!


WHITE GIRL LA OPENINGOur client’s film WHITE GIRL opens this weekend in Los Angeles. 

Friday, Sept. 9th and Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2016 | Laemmle Santa Monica, | at 7:20pm PT (both nights)

Friday, Sept. 9th and Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2016 | Laemmle NoHo7,  | at 7:20pm PT (Friday) and 7:40pm (Saturday)

Director Elizabeth Wood will be present after the shows in Santa Monica. Stars Morgan Saylor and Brian Marc will be present after the shows in Noho.

Purchase tickets at: http://www.whitegirl.nyc/


HOLY HELL Premieres on CNN

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Our client, Director Will Allen filmed Buddhafield for more than 20 years and turned it into the documentary known as Holy Hell. Our very own Michael Donaldson, an Executive Producer on the film, had the pleasure of attending the world premiere at Sundance this year. You can see it too on CNN on September 1st, 2016 at 9pm ET and repeat at 11pm ET.

See the trailer below:

 


Tune in this Friday night June 10th at 10pm EST/PST for the premiere of Matt Ogens’ new documentary “Meet the Hitlers,” presented by Morgan Spurlock.

More info at: MEET THE HITLERS


WEINER

Weiner, co-directed by Josh Kreigman and Elyse Steinberg, is a documentary about  New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign and the landscape of today’s political environment.  The film was awarded the US Grand Jury Prize: Documentary by the Sundance Institute.  Weiner premieres on May 20th 2016 in New York and Los Angeles. 

Come see the film!
Date: Friday, May 19th Time: 7:45pm Location: Landmark Theatre (on Pico)


Actors of Sound Extended Trailer from Gustavo Bernal on Vimeo.

ACTORS OF SOUND

Premieres at 2016 LA Film Festival

Come see the film!
Date: Saturday, June 4th Time: 5:40 pm Location: ArcLight cinema, Culver City
Check out the LA Film Festival line-up here

 


MAKING A MURDERER

makingamurdererMaking A Murderer, co-directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, is a docuseries about Steven Avery, Wisconsin’s first DNA exoneree. It premieres on NETFLIX on December 18, 2015.

Read “Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’ is the Documentary Event of the Fall” by Eric Kohn, Indiewire 

 


straight talk

Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.

Listen here

 


A COURTSHIP
A documentary by Amy Kohn

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A Courtship, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, tells the story of Kelly who is following Christian Courtship. Kelly is saving herself for marriage and relying on her parents and God to find her husband, but Kelly’s own parents think Courtship is crazy, so she finds “spiritual parents” who will search for her spouse. What could go wrong?

View the trailer here: A Courtship

Purchase the film here


Morgan Spurlock presents

BECOMING BULLETPROOF

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Friendship and creativity is exhibited when a group of diverse actors gather in Los Angeles to film a comedy Western complete with saloon brawls, vintage Hollywood sets, and scheming villains. Shot on-set, the film incorporates set-piece interviews and film clips that bring us into a dynamic, humorous and inclusive world of filmmaking, addressing the question why do we rarely see actors with disabilities on the big screen?

View the trailer here: Becoming Bulletproof


Pre-order: QUIET RIOT: WELL NOW YOU’RE HERE, THERE’S NO WAY BACK


 
Focusing on a man whose ambition, adaptability, principle, and relentless determination help him navigate successfully through a series of daunting obstacles, the alternately tragic and hilarious Quiet Riot: Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back proves far more compelling than just another story of getting the band back together.

Pre-order now!


 

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WINNER OF THE TITANIUM, GOLD, AND SILVER AWARD AT CANNES LIONS

Titanium – Titanium & Integrated

Gold – Viral Film

Silver – Original Branded Digital or Social Media

 


 

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Airing on CNN and HLN

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me will premiere on CNN on Sunday, June 28th at 9pm and 10:48pm ET/6pm and 7:48pm PT. It will also air on HLN on Monday, June 29th and Friday, July 3rd at 9pm.

 


 

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE Takes Audience Award at AFI Docs ’15

The film also premieres on Netflix on June 26, 2015

What Happened, Miss Simone? Liz Garbus’ portrait of the iconic American singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone – has picked up the best feature audience award at AFI Docs…Garbus’ doc traces the jazz musician’s life from her early days in North Carolina to becoming a leading voice in the U.S. civil rights movement, and going on to live a secluded life in Liberia and France. Finish reading the Reelscreen article written by Manori Ravindran by clicking here.