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What makes a film score unforgettable? Featuring Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Leonard Maltin, and the late James Horner and Garry Marshall, SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most international music genre: the film score. A film composer is a musical scientist of sorts, and the influence they have to complement a film and garner powerful reactions from global audiences can be a daunting task to take on. The documentary contains interviews with dozens of film composers who discuss their craft and the magic of film music while exploring the making of the most iconic and beloved scores in history: “James Bond”, “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Titanic,” “The Social Network,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Psycho.”

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FAT tells the far-fetched but completely true history of how our country became so unhealthy. In 1970, just over 1. 5 million people had been diagnosed with Diabetes in the United States. Now over 30 million have Diabetes. What's even more alarming is that 100 million people, 1 in 3, have Diabetes or are Pre-Diabetic. This is not to mention the 40% of the population that are obese. How is this possible with the non-stop flow of new diets, exercise machines and our general obsession with health and weight loss? We're as unhealthy as ever. The truth is that we have pretty much had everything completely upside-down and backwards. FAT traces a detailed history spanning 150 years to show how misinformation and outright lies have become "truth. "

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Fat: A Documentary 2 is the sequel to the international sensation that delves deeper into the lies and myths surrounding the age old question: "What should I be eating?" "Common knowledge" regarding healthy eating has grown more and more confusing seemingly by the day. Vinnie Tortorich and a host of health experts talk about the conflicts between plant eaters and meat eaters and how hidden machinations in the food industry are the reasons why we believe what we do about food and optimal health.

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How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.

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In S.R. Bindler’s 1997 cult classic, Hands On a Hardbody, two-dozen small-town Texans compete for a brand-new "hardbody" pickup truck at a local car dealership. The event is a contest of endurance and sleep-deprivation. Whoever can remain standing the longest with one hand on the truck will get to drive it home. Capturing several days of lunacy, laughter, struggle and heartbreak, Hands On a Hardbody is more than a documentary about winning a truck. It is a remarkable study of competition, camaraderie, faith and determination. It is the ultimate human drama. Available for the first time in ten years, this new edition of Hands On a Hardbody has been digitally re-mastered from the original Hi8 analog tapes. Hands On a Hardbody continues to be a cult hit a decade after its initial release. It won AFIʼs Best Documentary Award, numerous film festival and critics' honors and was a smash hit to sold-out audiences from coast to coast during its theatrical run.

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With beloved cult classic Galaxy Quest reaching its 20th Anniversary, this star-studded anniversary documentary unveils how the film turned fans in to true heroes and predicted a future where geeks would rule the world! The cast and crew recall how a fire on set, the loss of a powerful director and an unconvinced studio couldn't stop the film that would never give up and never surrender!

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The Try Guys, four mega-viral internet celebrities willing to try anything, reveal the secrets behind their fame, their private relationships with each other, and their dramatic split from media giant BuzzFeed in 2018. Over the course of their first-ever national live performance tour, Keith, Ned, Zach, and Eugene confront the tension between their personal aspirations versus their collective goals and attempt to redefine what it means to be a YouTuber. Behind The Try is a never-before-seen look inside their tour bus & backstage where four very different creative individuals each wonder: is this the start of a new future or the last hurrah?

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CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY is a remarkable portrait of an artist, an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact, influence and transform people’s lives around the world.

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Thousands of people are waiting in the dark. Behind his DJ booth Robbert van de Corput is checking his tracklist one more time. As he stands the stage lights up. He spreads his arms, lasers make their way through the stadium and the first track thrills the delirious audience. He is DJ Hardwell: chosen as #1 DJ in the world in 2013. He kicks off his first concert of the I AM Hardwell tour in Amsterdam, but fame travels faster than he can. Bookings are added, venues become bigger and shows are sold out sooner. The pressure is rising and Hardwell wants to prove he is worthy of his #1 position. This results in an extraordinary journey, on stage as well as off stage, as he visits 34 cities. The highlight is the sold out concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. Experience Hardwell even closer, personal and more spectacular than ever before! The documentary ‘I AM HARDWELL’, in which the then 25 years old DJ/producer was followed during his journey from upcoming talent to #1 DJ in the world, gave us an intriguing glimpse of Hardwell’s life. His all-encompassing motto ‘If you can dream it, you can do it’, is about the childhood dream of the once 16 years old Robbert van de Corput, to become the world’s best DJ one day. The documentary “Living the Dream”, defines how the life of the now 27 years old talent was turned upside down, since he was elected the #1 DJ in the world, both in 2013 and 2014. We follow Hardwell for 14 months, from his coronation as the #1 Dj in the world, to his legendary show at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Hal

Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s—Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Coming Home, Being There—he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott’s exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist. Ashby was a Hollywood director who constantly clashed with Hollywood, but also a unique soul with an unprecedented insight into the human condition and an unmatched capacity for good. His films were an elusive blend of honesty, irreverence, humor, and humanity. Through the heartrending and inspiring HAL, you feel buoyed by Ashby’s love of people and of cinema, a little like walking on water.

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1 month. 80 breweries. 5000 miles. 1 state. This is Craft: The California Beer Documentary. From director Jeff Smith (The Arrested Development Documentary Project) comes an all new documentary highlighting the undisputed king of craft beer, California. With over 600 breweries and a $6.5 billion economic impact, California has been leading the charge for many years. The film explores California’s important place in the world of craft beer told from the masters of the industry including Sierra Nevada, Stone and Lagunitas. Starting with America’s first craft brewery, Anchor Steam, the film explores topics ranging from the environmental concerns of running a brewery in a state with a serious water shortfall, the potential for a craft beer bubble and micro vs. macro beer. This is Craft: The California Beer Documentary.

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When it comes to loveable rogues throughout history, Pirates have always been in a class of their own, and the world of literature, closely followed by Hollywood, certainly knows how to tell a terrific Pirate tale — complete with swashbuckling heroes, fair damsels in distress and the pre-requisite number of scurvy sea dogs to stand on a poor unfortunate dead man’s chest! Take to the High Seas for a true celebration of the greatest Pirate adventures, from the pages of such classics as “Treasure Island” and “Peter Pan”, right through to the spectacular movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Step back in time and sort fact from fiction and discover the real magic of Pirates, investigating the stories of Blackbeard, Sir Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd and many more, including the notorious women Pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. For Pirate enthusiasts of all ages, this documentary really offers something for everyone, and whether you want to know the difference between a Pirate and a Buccaneer, what a piece of eight is, or where a Pirate’s distinctive manner of speaking comes from, the answers are all here, as these seafaring dead men really do tell their tales.

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Rem

Over four decades, 'starchitect' and master provocateur Rem Koolhaas has shaken up the field of architecture, and redefined the role of the architect in the world. Filmmaker Tomas Koolhaas spent 3 years following his father around the globe, playing witness to Rem's extraordinary creativity, as well as exploring his works through the eyes of those who actually inhabit them. REM is a rare and unique insight into the mind of a genius.

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UnSlut: A Documentary Film features the stories of girls and women who have experienced sexual shaming, including Rehtaeh Parsons, a Canadian teenager who took her own life after being gang-raped and subsequently labeled a 'slut' by her classmates; Samantha Gailey Geimer, who was shamed by the media at age thirteen after director Roman Polanski sexually assaulted her in 1977; Gina Tron, who was shamed by defense attorneys out of pursuing charges against a serial rapist; N'Jaila Rhee, who coped with her sexual assault and the subsequent loss of support from her family and church by reclaiming her sexuality; and Allyson Pereira, who was ostracized in her New Jersey town after texting a photo of her breasts to an ex-boyfriend.

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Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential singers of all time, Patsy Cline, in her brief but extraordinary career, made a colossal impact on country and pop music. Cline’s remarkable life and enduring legacy will be honored in When Patsy Cline Was… Crazy, a new release that collects the acclaimed PBS documentary, Patsy Cline: American Masters, and a wealth of exclusive bonus material comprised of themed additional interview footage and rare vintage performances. With exclusive access to the Cline estate, the film, hailed by Yahoo! as “a beautifully assembled salute to one of the most important singers in country-music history” and “a work of fresh scholarship that’s also highly entertaining,” features rare performances of such Cline classics as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray,” “Come On In,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Crazy,” “You Made Me Love You” and more, alongside exclusive archival interviews with Cline’s contemporaries, and new interviews with a wide range of artists who have been influenced by Cline: Reba McEntire, Wanda Jackson, LeeAnn Rimes, Kacey Musgraves, Beverly D’Angelo, Bill Anderson, Rhiannon Giddens, Callie Khouri, Mickey Guyton, Terri Clark, and more. The bonus material contains nearly an hour of additional interviews as well as Willie Nelson performing his original version of “Crazy” and Clark, unplugged in her living room, playing a verse of “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Narrated by Rosanne Cash and produced by TH Entertainment LLC., When Patsy Cline Was… Crazy examines the roots of Cline’s impact in both personal and cultural terms to illuminate how she arrived at a pivotal moment in the evolution of American culture and, with Decca Records producer Owen Bradley, synthesized country, pop and rock in a new way to create the Nashville Sound.Cline boldly bucked female conventions of the 1950s with her fashion sense, her decision to divorce, her support of fellow female artists, and her assertive ambition to get opportunities equal to those of her male Nashville peers, such as the same kind of headliner billing and radio airplay, particularly after breaking free of her unfavorable contract with Four Star Records. Six years after her national breakthrough on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts (CBS, 1957), she died in a plane crash returning home from a benefit performance. In 1973, ten years after her death, she became the first female solo artist inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Her many posthumous honors include a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a U.S. postage stamp. She was also portrayed in the Oscar-winning feature film Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980) by D’Angelo and in Sweet Dreams (1985) by Jessica Lange.

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Professional skateboarder Amelia Brodka examines the skateboarding industry's approach to how it markets, promotes and supports women in its sport. Underexposed explores the past, present and future of women's skateboarding. It focuses on the current uprise of female skaters by featuring footage of girls ripping all over the world. The film couples skate footage with interviews from the top marketing and media professionals of the skateboarding industry. Interviews include the heads of Thrasher, TransWorld, Etnies, Toy Machine, SkateOne and Hoopla. By exploring the business side of skateboarding, Underexposed seeks to figure out how to generate more opportunities for women in skateboarding.

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This film takes an intimate look at Jack Johnson’s music and tour greening initiatives. When Jack goes on the road, he doesn’t just show up and play music. The tour partners with local non-profits, local food vendors and strives to leave a lasting positive impact. The entire tour is an extension of the environmentally conscious and socially engaged life he leads along with his wife, Kim. After years on the road, playing venues around the globe, the Johnson’s have established an inspiring way of touring with a focus on creating as little impact on the earth as possible. Along the way, the tour gives a platform to dozens of local non-profits working to educate and inspire others to make choices that benefit our communities and the greater global environment. While following Jack’s 2014 west coast tour, this film highlights the Johnson‘s Kokua Hawaii Foundation, the All At Once campaign, and several non-profit partners and businesses focusing on plastic free initiatives and sustainable local food systems. Additionally, the film highlights the unique way in which tour is run. From traveling on biodiesel-powered buses, to sourcing organic and locally grown meals to carefully disposing of waste created along the way. The goal of the tour and this documentary is to inspire people to get involved, make the right choices, and enjoy the music along the way.

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The movie intimately covers 2013's Asian and European legs of their aptly titled world tour, "Who are you?? Who are we??" Spanning over a month a half, the movie follows the footsteps of the group though 12 shows in 11 countries; France, Germany, England, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Korea, Thai, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Taiwan. Performing for local fans in packed venues, the band is giving it their all and the fans give it right back in return. Backstage footage shows the nervousness and drama that comes with touring. Although already hugely successful in there home country, the band goes back to their indie roots as they travel across Europe and Asia. Experiencing different cultures and seeing new sights, this film shows their fight and hunger to get to the next stage, the world. The director of the film, Hiroyuki Nakano, is known for directing various music videos as well as having a long career in feature films. Working with many different musical acts in his impressive carrier, he successfully manages to capture the here and now of the current state of music through ONE OK ROCK.

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Solve the mystery of how Clue, a film based on a board game, was murdered at the box office but, in a shocking twist, found a fanbase with a passionate appreciation for the movie’s hilarious dialogue and incredible cast.

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Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary is an extraordinary piece of horse racing history. This "lost" original documentary was made in 1939 by Seabiscuit's owner, Charles Howard, in honor of Seabiscuit winning the coveted title of "Horse of the Year." You'll see Seabiscuit's birth, his early life at the stables, and Seabiscuit's first race where his fourth place finish earned him $50. This action-packed film chronicles Seabiscuit's most thrilling races including the heart-stopping photo finish at the Santa Anita Handicap, and the legendary match race with War Admiral. You've read the best-selling novel and seen the major motion picture - now you can experience a rare authentic journey back to the 1930's when the sensational Seabiscuit was in his prime. Expertly restored in the original black-and-white format, and expanded to include a vibrant color version, this fast-paced film will appeal to horse racing aficionados, history buffs, and anyone who's ever loved a champion.

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Featuring contributions from some of Football Manager’s creators and famous fans from the worlds of football and entertainment, 'An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary' will examine the game’s enduring appeal and how it has seeped into and influenced the culture of the world’s favourite game.

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This award-winning film explores themes of creativity and success through the lens of street music. It raises fascinating questions about the nature of context and how it can affect our perception of artistic worth. Using a richly woven fabric of raw footage, insightful interviews and a compelling soundtrack, Find your Way prompts audiences to become more aware of how their own pre-conceptions of "what's good" can prevent them from appreciating something's natural beauty. Featuring Grammy winning violinist Joshua Bell, Pulitzer Prize winning author Gene Weingarten, 90's rocker Chris Ballew (The Presidents of the United States), and some of Seattle’s finest busking talent—this film will forever change the way you think about creativity in our culture.

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In July-August 1987, after 100 shows around the world on The Bridge Tour, Billy Joel accepted the Kremlin’s invitation to the U.S.S.R. for six fully-staged rock shows in Moscow and Leningrad, fulfilling a long-time desire to perform in Russia. During their stay, Billy and his family, along with musicians, staff, and a huge press entourage spent their days interacting with the Russian people, forgingtrue bonds of friendship wherever they went. For the first time A Matter Of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: A Documentary presents an expanded version of what fans saw and heard over a quarter-century ago. The brand-new 90-minute film takes a fresh look at the groundbreaking trip, painstakingly incorporating some of the documentary material from 1988, both released and unreleased. But the heart and soul of this new film comprises up-to-date interviews with nearly 20 U.S. and Russian participants, including Billy, Christie Brinkley, band musicians, crew, and many others. There is a passion and intimacy to their interviews that underscores the historical significance of what these fellow travelers all witnessed, and the warmth that the Russian people showered on them. Billy has always considered that going to Russia was the most important thing he’d ever done as a performer. The freedom and excitement of his presence permanently affected the country and played a role in the ultimate dissolution of the U.S.S.R. in 1991. This new deluxe box set A Matter Of Trust – The Bridge To Russia also includes newly commissioned essays and previously unseen photography.

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When Charlie Chaplin was born in London on the 16th of April 1889, no one could have predicted what his future would be. Charlie’s meteoric rise to fame in the pioneering days of the film industry is truly one of the most dramatic rags to riches stories ever told, and the enduring charm of his instantly recognizable “Little Tramp,” continues to thrill film enthusiasts the whole world over to this very day. Chaplin’s life was full of contrasts, from his poverty-stricken childhood in the London slums, right through to his millionaire status as one of the first great celebrities of Hollywood. The treasured black and white silent movies that made Charlie his fortune give a fascinating insight into the character of this great comedian, but to really understand the nature of his genius you need to step back in time. This program will transport you back to Chaplin’s London at the turn of the 20th century and you can see for yourself the influences that were to shape his later work on the silver screen. Trace his footsteps to the workhouse and the lunatic asylum where his beloved mother struggled to overcome poverty and illness, and see the school where Charlie first faced the injustice of authority. Follow the story further with Charlie’s departure for America, as his phenomenal success is charted in precise detail with extracts from his movies providing a stunning backdrop. Every aspect of Chaplin’s life and work, triumphs and disasters, are all explored in order to bring you the real man behind the “Little Tramp’s” mask.

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In 2015 filmmaker Themistocles Lambridis set off on an adventure to shed light on a side of Greece that few are aware of. With his camera in hand and snowboard under foot, he shredded a vast playground of snow, explored fresh tracks and revealed a backcountry unlike any other. From the island of Crete to Mount Olympus, “The Thing About Greece” is an epic documentary that will forever alter your perception of this coastal country.

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There are few characters from literature that take on a life of their own, but Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, is definitely one of them. From his first appearance in 1887 in the “Strand Magazine”, Sherlock Holmes and his constant companion Dr. Watson delighted every reader who came into contact with them, and when Conan Doyle, tiring of his masterly creation, killed him off in 1893, there was such a public outcry that he was forced to devise a complex story line to bring him back to life. This program has been designed to explore not only the legend of Sherlock Holmes, but also take you on a journey of discovery through the life and times of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Beginning with the medical establishments of Edinburgh, where Conan Doyle trained as a Doctor, we will travel to London and Baker Street. Today you'll find that 221b Baker Street, the fictional home of the great detective is in fact the Sherlock Holmes Museum. After enjoying the hustle and bustle of the metropolis it will be time to head off on a detective’s trail of our own around Great Britain. Visit if you dare Dartmoor at the dead of night, inspiration for the blood curdling “Hound of the Baskervilles” and follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and the brilliant Conan Doyle to discover why this fictional character has endured through the ages to thrill readers and film goers of the past, present, and without any shadow of doubt, the future.

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Being BeBe intimately charts 15 years-in-the-life of drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet, an immigrant from homophobic Cameroon, first winner on iconic LGBTQ+ reality show RuPaul's Drag Race, and legendary artist celebrating Queer Black Excellence today.The film follows BeBe's remarkable journey with unprecedented access: A portrait of an artist who chooses to live a creative life against all odds.

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Cancer is a dreaded disease, plaguing society. It has claimed the lives of millions of men, women, and children and has resulted in needless suffering and heartache to individuals all around the globe. Currently in the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death. Studies estimate that if trends continue, cancer is expected to overtake heart disease and become the leading cause of death by the year 2030. Are there missing pieces in this cancer puzzle that can help us to reduce or even change this devastating trend? The Cancer Documentary sheds light on this all important key that can help revolutionize how we perceive cancer. From extensive interviews with doctors, nurses, cancer patients and survivors, The Cancer Documentary focuses on an often overlooked aspect of cancer - diet and lifestyle. Drawing from current research in the field, this documentary explores what cancer is, how it develops in the body, and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

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Independently owned video game stores specializing in used media can be found in small towns and big cities all across North America. However, these shops and their owners face an uncertain future. Internet-dependent consoles, rising data speeds, and the cost-heavy path to retail has lead most games to be sold exclusively in digital storefronts. Directed by Kevin J. James (Computer Fighters; Guaranteed* Video; The Creed), Not For Resale examines the sea change in video gaming from physical media to the digitally distributed future, featuring interviews with store owners, game developers, journalists, and preservationists about what lies ahead for the world of physical media and how it affects more than just video games. When there are no more physical games to sell, what gets left behind?

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After six-years of absence, the GazettE returned to leave their mark overseas with “the GazettE WORLD TOUR13”. This audio-visual work “the GazettE WORLD TOUR13 DOCUMENTARY” is a complete documentary of the band on that tour, spanning nine solo shows across seven Latin American and European countries to a combined audience of 20,000 fans. This film contains behind-the-scenes footage, selected excerpts of their live performances, and a rare glimpse of the members’ taking time off as they toured across the world inSeptember 2013.

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D Tour: A Tenacious Documentary takes you behind the scenes with Jack Black and Kyle Gass during the making of their feature film, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny! Features more than an hour of on-set footage and jokes you won't see anywhere else.

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This multi-award winning documentary offers a rare and powerful glimpse into the lives of four extraordinarily talented Deaf entertainers (actor Robert DeMayo, singer TL Forsberg, drummer Bob Hiltermann, and comedian CJ Jones) as they strive to cross over into mainstream popular culture. Their intertwined and gripping stories bring to light the universal need to be seen. Director Hilari Scarl, whose involvement with the Deaf community began when she toured with the National Theatre of the Deaf, insightfully captures the many obstacles these performers face daily with equal measures of humor and emotion. The New York Times Critics’ Pick calls it “Complex, candid and all-but essential viewing for hearing audiences” and USA Today raves, "Hilari Scarl's powerful and moving film about the unsung community of deaf entertainers does something few documentaries accomplish: It takes us into a world we know little or nothing about and not only enlightens, but entertains. Scarl has captured the humor, heartbreak and pathos of a world we once viewed only from the outside, if at all.” The film traces a year in the lives of Bob Hiltermann, a drummer in the deaf rock band Beethoven’s Nightmare, who produces the largest show in the band’s 30 year history; CJ Jones (Baby Driver), an internationally-renowned comic in the Deaf community, who produces the first International Sign Language Festival in Los Angeles; Robert DeMayo (Sign With Robert), a brilliant actor who teaches at Juilliard while struggling to survive when he becomes homeless while living with HIV; and TL Forsberg (Switched at Birth), a hard of hearing singer who finds herself caught between the hearing world and the Deaf community when she attracts her first major producer to record her album.

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Queen + Bejart: Ballet for Life directed by Lynne Wake and produced by Simon Lupton tells the story of the creation and subsequent success of the ballet featuring the great and the good of both rock and ballet, including: Brian May and Roger Taylor, and Adam Lambert, Wayne Sleep and Arlene Philips and of course incredible archive footage of Freddie Mercury, Maurice Béjart, Queen and Gianni Versace. This film marks the ultimate fusion of Queen’s sweeping emotional melodies and the timeless ethereal grace and movement of ballet. It is the first and only time a full length ballet has been paired to rock music albeit peppered with some equally well known pieces from Mozart.

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Special When Lit rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon - pinball. The American invention made more money than Hollywood through the 50s and 60s. Its success swept the world making it the epitome of ‘cool’. But now pinball is all but forgotten. This is the definitive story of the rise and fall of pinball as told by the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe. Its history is charted with a series of uniquely stark and entertaining interviews with some of pinball’s greatest names. A game, a sport, a lifestyle – pinball takes this eclectic bunch back to their youth. It seems at times like an emotional and sensitive area, with the fans describing the game like a relationship, their faces lighting up as if they were recounting their first kiss. Archive footage of former US news anchorman Dan Rather opens the film from a 1977 60 Minutes segment on pinball. ‘I spent an incredible amount of time at gas stations, honky tonks and other off the beaten path places trying to appear cool...while obsessively following the descent of a steel ball down the playing surface of a garishly lit machine...a pinball machine". Pinball was everywhere. But now pinball is virtually nowhere. Kids don’t even know what a pinball machine is. Their world is online, not at the arcade or corner store. The fate of pinball seems decided yet there exists a passionate sub culture keeping the dream alive. Roger Sharpe, pinball authorative, tells the story of Pinball’s early rise to prominence in the Depression era, its eventual banning by the US Government for 30 years, the boom time in the 1970’s, and eventual defeat to video games. Living through the industry ups and downs, legendary game designers Steve Kordek, Steve Ritchie and Pat Lawlor reveal the inner workings of a game that fuses the mechanical and electrical ages. From a primitive steel ball rolling around on a flat piece of wood, designers craft a game based on the simple premise - easy to play, but hard to beat. And crucially, the collectors who feed off the designer’s handywork all crave one thing - more space. But pinball is a game with a score. And where there are scores there are competitions. ‘The Storm’, a stockbroker from New York City, confesses that you have to ‘build up your pinball muscles’ in order to compete at the highest level. From the European championships in Amsterdam and Sweden, to the World Pinball Championships in Pittsburgh, and a smattering of amateur backyard tournaments in between, Special When Lit shares the tension, dreams and disappointments of pinball’s tournament players. Rick Stetta, former World Champion, entertains with his flamboyant playing style, while current legend Lyman Sheats Jr. counters with ice-cool precision. Each to his own in a contest that is as much a mental game as physical. But it is in the final story of former arcade owner, Steve Epstein, who ran the famous Broadway Arcade in midtown New York City, that sets the inevitability of pinball. Describing pinball as a ‘universe in a box that is a lot like life - you never know what is around the corner’. Pinball was more than coins in the slots for Epstein, it became his whole social life. In a time where we can instantly access any song or movie from our past, pinball offers a throwback to a tactile physical experience that can’t be digitally reproduced. We now share our fun in a different way, but have we lost something in the process? Special When Lit recounts an alternative love for a game which brought out a wealth for memories for many generations but also the sad dissolution of what could be described as a certain way of living and playing. Perhaps pinball deserves a better fate than simply a nostalgic footnote. Whatever the future, Special When Lit will leave you searching for an arcade to line up your coins and master the silver ball.

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Against the backdrop of the United States’ latest music festival surge, “Festival” captures a moment in time. It follows the stories of Jill, Travis, Austin, Kenneth, Barbara and Tracy as they navigate their demons, relationships, dilemmas and a 3-day Chicago festival weekend. When 100K people descend on a music festival weekend, these are the stories they bring.

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From the makers of the critically acclaimed documentary "The Old, The Young and The Sea," comes Beyond. An African Surf Documentary. Beyond explores the unique board-riding cultures found in Morocco, Mauritania, Gambia and Senegal. Dropping into some of the most isolated coastlines in the world, the travelers spent three months on the road filming, photo-graphing and interviewing a host of fascinating characters that have all found ways to adapt to the harshness of their respective environs while still carving out surfing and other adventurous lifestyles. Dealing with thematic issues such as individualism in traditional societies, the potential conflicts that arise when 21st century ambitions collide with time honored traditions, and the quest for personal fulfillment.

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From producers of Jesus Christ Superstar, "Superstars", a feature length documentary about the making of the original "Jesus Christ Superstar" theatrical movie. This 90 minute documentary features making of footage and original "on set" interviews with cast members and Norman Jewison.

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A documentary detailing the International Love that Dj Stephen received from around the world.

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Complementing the book Being the Change, this feature documentary film delves into the life of Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory atmospheric scientist Peter Kalmus, showing how a change in life philosophy and mind frame enabled Kalmus to cut his fossil fuel use to 1/10th of the average American. All while boosting his happiness and raising a family in a typical California suburb. Inspirational, hopeful, and doable by anyone, the message is clear: we can all change our minds and actions and live happier, more satisfying lives while reconnecting with ourselves, our communities, and the biosphere that sustains us all. And in the process we might just spark a climate revolution that truly changes everything.