10/20/17 | 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide
10/13/17 | Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
10/13/17 | Human Flow
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!
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.
Purchase tickets here!
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!
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.
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!
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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.
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!
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”.
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.
Directed by Janus Metz
Gala Presentation Premiere – Toronto International Film Festival
September 7th, 2017
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
Buy tickets here!
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!
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!
Buy tickets here!
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!
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 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.
Our 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
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, 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
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
Making 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 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.
A documentary by Amy Kohn
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
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.
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.