Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Documentary, Adventure, Biography, Family

Release Year: 2014

Country: Canada | USA | Madagascar

Runtime: 39 min

Languages: English

Director: David Douglas

Tagline: A real place you could never imagine. Strange creatures you will never forget.

 

Cast: Morgan Freeman
Patricia Wright

 

Plot: Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers – lemurs. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. Directed by David Douglas and written and produced by Drew Fellman, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment. Written by Anonymous

Bears

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: John C. Reilly

 

Plot: In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting-but risky-as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food-ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run-while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses-Alaska! Written by Walt Disney Studios

For No Good Reason

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, History, Music

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English

Director: Charlie Paul

Tagline:

 

Cast: Johnny Depp
Terry Gilliam
Patrick Godfrey
Richard E. Grant
Ralph Steadman
Hunter S. Thompson
Jann Wenner
Hal Willner

 

Plot: Johnny Depp pays a call on his friend and hero Ralph Steadman and we take off on a high-spirited, raging and kaleidoscopic journey discovering the life and works of one of the most distinctive radical artists of the last 50 years. Written by Anonymous

Justin Bieber’s Believe

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English

Director: Jon M. Chu

Tagline: Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight, lies the real story.

 

Cast: Justin Bieber
Scooter Braun
Ryan Good
Usher Raymond
Jeremy Bieber
Mike Posner
Max Martin
Will i Am
Rodney Jerkins
Alfredo Flores
Kenny Hamilton
Ellen DeGeneres
Ryan Seacrest
Kuk Harrell
Jon M. Chu

 

Plot: A backstage and on-stage look at Justin Bieber during his rise to super stardom.

The Armstrong Lie

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 122 min

Languages: English

Director: Alex Gibney

Tagline:

 

Cast: Reed Albergotti
Betsy Andreu
Frankie Andreu
Lance Armstrong
Johan Bruyneel
Daniel Coyle
Michele Ferrari
George Hincapie
Phil Liggett
Steve Madden
Bill Strickland
Jonathan Vaughters
Emile Vrijman
David Walsh

 

Plot: A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong’s improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Muscle Shoals

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, History, Music

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director: Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier

Tagline: The incredible true story of a small town with a big sound.

 

Cast: Gregg Allman
Bono
Clarence Carter
Jimmy Cliff
Aretha Franklin
Donna Godchaux
Rick Hall
Roger Hawkins
David Hood
Mick Jagger
Jaimoe
Jimmy Johnson
Alicia Keys
Ed King
Spooner Oldham

 

Plot: Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the ‘Singing River’ as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions upon millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the ‘Muscle Shoals Sound’ and ‘The Swampers’. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential today. Written by Anonymous

Salinger

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 120 min

Languages: English

Director: Shane Salerno

Tagline:

 

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Edward Norton
John Cusack
Martin Sheen
Tom Wolfe
Gore Vidal
Danny DeVito
Judd Apatow
David Milch
Robert Towne
Stephen Adly Guirgis
John Guare
E.L. Doctorow
A. Scott Berg
Elizabeth Frank

 

Plot: An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Cutie and the Boxer

Friday, August 16th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 82 min

Languages: English

Director: Zachary Heinzerling

Tagline:

 

Cast: Noriko Shinohara
Ushio Shinohara

 

Plot: This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband’s assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

One Direction: This Is Us

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Tagline:

 

Cast: Harry Styles
Niall Horan
Louis Tomlinson
Zayn Malik
Liam Payne

 

Plot: An intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it’s really like to be One Direction. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary, Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Tim Story

Tagline:

 

Cast: Dwayne Brown
Tonya George
Kevin Hart
Justine Herron
William Horton
Na’im Lynn
Michelle Alvarado Martins
David Jason Perez
Harry Ratchford
Nate Smith
David Terrell
Joey Wells

 

Plot: Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart delivers material from his 2012 “Let Me Explain” concert tour.

Stories We Tell

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2012

Country: Canada

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English

Director: Sarah Polley

Tagline:

 

Cast: Pixie Bigelow
Deirdre Bowen
Geoffrey Bowes
John Buchan
Susy Buchan
Tom Butler
Andrew Church
Peter Evans
Justin Goodhand
Cathy Gulkin
Harry Gulkin
Alex Hatz
Rebecca Jenkins
Robert Macmillan
Victoria Mitchell

 

Plot: In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, OscarĀ®-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the … Written by The National Film Board of Canada

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2012

Country: Sweden

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English | Swedish

Director: Göran Olsson

Tagline:

 

Cast: Erykah Badu … (voice)
Harry Belafonte
Elaine Brown … Herself (archive footage)
Courtney Callender … Himself (archive footage)
Mable Carmichael … Herself (archive footage)
Stokely Carmichael
Eldridge Cleaver … Himself (archive footage)
Kathleen Cleaver … (voice)
Angela Davis
Emile de Antonio … Himself (archive footage)
Louis Farrakhan … Himself (archive footage)
Danny Glover
Martin Luther King … Himself (archive footage)
Talib Kweli
Lewis H. Michaux … Himself (archive footage)

 

Plot: Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Power  Black Power  United States  1970s  Structural Racism   See »

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: Japanese

Director: David Gelb

Tagline:

 

Cast: Jiro Ono … Himself
Yoshikazu Ono … Himself

 

Plot: In the basement of a Tokyo office building, 85 year old sushi master Jiro Ono works tirelessly in his world renowned restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. As his son Yoshikazu faces the pressures of stepping into his father's shoes and taking over the legendary restaurant, Jiro relentlessly pursues his lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi. Written by anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Sushi  Name In Title  Subject Name In Title  Sushi Restaurant  Food Name In Title   See »

Knuckle

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2012

Country: UK | Ireland

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Ian Palmer

Tagline: Twelve years. Three clans. One war.

 

Cast: James Quinn McDonagh
Michael Quinn McDonagh
Paddy Quinn McDonagh
Ian Palmer … Narrator

 

Plot: An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Taglines: Twelve years. Three clans. One war.

To the Arctic 3D

Friday, April 20th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Greg MacGillivray

Tagline: A story of love, family and survival in the harshest place on Earth.

 

Cast: Meryl Streep … Narrator (voice)

 

Plot: A journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: 3 D  IMAX  3D In Title  Digit In Title  3 Dimensional   See »

Chimpanzee

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2012

Country: Tanzania | USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Tim Allen … Narrator (voice)

 

Plot: Oscar, a baby chimpanzee is enjoying his life with his mother in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Without warning, young Oscar is tragically orphaned during an attack from a rival group of chimpanzees. Afterwards, he attempts to survive on his own, and to be accepted by the other chimps. But Oscar struggles, until he is surprising adopted by the Alpha Male of his group. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Chimpanzee  Animal In Title  One Word Title

Marley

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Music

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 144 min

Languages: English

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Tagline:

 

Cast: Bob Marley … Himself (archive footage)
Ziggy Marley … Himself
Rita Marley … Herself
Jimmy Cliff … Himself
Cedella Marley … Herself
Lee Perry … Himself
Cindy Breakspeare … Herself
Danny Sims … Himself
Constance Marley … Herself
Chris Blackwell … Himself
Lee Jaffe … Himself
The Wailers … Themselves
Bunny Wailer … Himself (as Neville Bunny Wailer Livingston)
Carlton Fraser … Himself (as Dr. Carlton Pee-Wee Fraser)
Peter Marley … Himself

 

Plot: A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Bob Marley  Reference To Bob Marley  Name In Title  One Word Title  Reggae   See »

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Friday, January 20th, 2012

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Comedy, Music

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Dori Berinstein

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dori Berinstein, Adam Zucker

 

Cast: Loni Anderson … Herself
Mary Jo Catlett … Herself
Marge Champion … Herself
Carol Channing … Herself
Tyne Daly … Herself
Phyllis Diller … Herself
Betty Garrett … Herself
Sam Harris … Himself
Tippi Hedren … Herself
Jerry Herman … Himself
Angela Lansbury … Herself
Rich Little … Himself
Bob Mackie … Himself
Margaret O'Brien … Herself
Lee Roy Reams … Himself

 

Plot: If Carol Channing didn't exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion, Carol , at 89, remains an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo. Broadway diva extraordinaire is just the icing. Carol Channing hovered at the pinnacle of the entertainment world from the late-1950's through the 1960's and beyond, living life sensationally large. As Carol has observed, '…if you're lucky enough to have two hit shows, the world passes through your dressing room'. At 89, she remains irrepressible. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Diva  Photographer  Male Female Relationship  Singer  Marriage   See »

Unraveled

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Marc H. Simon

Tagline: An Ambitious Man, An Immoral Plan.

 

Cast: Marc Dreier … Himself

 

Plot: Just days before Bernard Madoff captured headlines as the largest ponzi schemer in U.S. history, Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, was arrested for orchestrating a massive fraud scheme that netted over 700 Million Dollars from hedge funds. Brazen forgeries and impersonations branded the white collar crime spree remarkable. "Unraveled" is set in the "purgatory" of house arrest, an upper East Side penthouse, where the Court has ordered Dreier confined until his sentencing day. The film weaves Dreier's struggle to prepare for the possibility of life imprisonment with first-person flashbacks, which reveal his audacious path of destruction. Destroyed by his own hubris, Dreier attempts to grasp his tragic unraveling. With unprecedented access, "Unraveled" exposes a mastermind of criminal deception. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Taglines: An Ambitious Man, An Immoral Plan.

Sarah Palin: You Betcha!

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: 100% Not Authorized

 

Cast: Nick Broomfield … Himself
John McCain … Himself (archive footage)
Bill O'Reilly … Himself (archive footage)
Sarah Palin … Herself (also archive footage)

 

Plot: Nick Broomfield goes in pursuit of Sarah Palin, interviewing her family and friends, for a decidedly unauthorized perspective on this growing force in American politics. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Politics  Sarah Palin  Governor  Prank Telephone Call  Documentary Subject's Name In Title   See »