Posts filtered by tags: Documentaries[x]


 

Sundance 2019: My 10 Most Anticipated Films I'm Excited to Watch

Back to Sundance we go for another year of discovery. What's on the line-up this year? Out of the 110+ films showing at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, I've chosen 10 that I'm looking forward to seeing the most. To keep things well balanced, I've chosen 5 feature films and 5 documentaries from the line-up. There are so many films playing at the fest, and so many I'll end up seeing (30+), that this is a quick list to get everyone acquainted with some of the work premiering in 2019 (I just want...
Tags: Movies, Documentaries, Ritesh Batra, Indies, Feat, Lulu Wang, Sundance 19


New Ted Bundy documentary based on deeply creepy unheard jailhouse recordings

If you're into the dark fringes of true crime media... The forthcoming documentary "Conversations With A Killer," about serial killer Ted Bundy, is based on 100 hours of two journalists' unheard audio interviews conducted on death row before Bundy was executed in 1989. From Rolling Stone: The series also explores how Bundy was able to avert capture as he didn’t adhere to the serial killer stereotype; women flocked to Bundy’s trial despite the serial killer’s gruesome “sex crime slayings of m...
Tags: Video, Crime, News, Netflix, Documentaries, True Crime, Bundy, Ted Bundy, Serial Killers


Official Trailer for Hulu's Own 'Fyre Fraud' Doc About the Fyre Festival

"It's a great time to be a con man in America." Well, this just got interesting. Hulu has debuted an official trailer for and already released their documentary Fyre Fraud, a feature-length film about the infamous Fyre Festival disaster. Netflix also released a trailer for their documentary, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, just last week pitting these two films head-to-head. Which is even more peculiar because apparently this documentary calls out the other one for being biased...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, America, Netflix, Documentaries, Hulu, To Watch, Billy McFarland


Official Trailer for 'Gaza' Documentary Premiering at Sundance 2019

"We want to live." The first official festival trailer has debuted for a documentary titled Gaza, premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks. This film is listed as an Ireland/Canada production, though it's actually about modern day Palestine and the Gaza strip in the Middle East. "This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza, as we glimpse behind the walls of this misunderstood land to get...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Gaza, Middle East, Documentaries, To Watch, Ireland Canada


Official Trailer for Illegal Fishing Documentary 'Sharkwater Extinction'

"The only option I have is to not give up." Freestyle Digital Media has debuted an official trailer for a new documentary titled Sharkwater Extinction, the latest doc by Canadian filmmaker / activist Rob Stewart. This follow-up to Stewart's 2006 doc Sharkwater is once again all about sharks, but this time it's about the billion dollar illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it. By exposing the truth behind all the illegal fishing, he also looks at how this industry tha...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Stewart, Rob Stewart, To Watch, Freestyle Digital Media, Sharkwater


Watch this trailer for the new Fyre Festival documentary!

The Fyre Festival documentary premieres on Netflix on January 18 and I can't wait. If you remember the Fyre Festival, you definitely weren't there... because, y'know, it didn't happen. And I'm glad, because if it did, we wouldn't have this fantastically ridiculous story. From NetFlix: Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre Festival was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh a...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Scams, Netflix, Festivals, Documentaries, Bahamas, Chris Smith, Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, Fyre, Jim Andy, Toast And Cheese Slices


Official Trailer for 'Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened' Doc

"Closer to.. Lord of the Flies than Coachella." Netflix has unveiled an official full-length trailer for the new documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, a film about the infamous, disastrous music festival known as the "Fyre Festival". This documentary is the latest from filmmaker Chris Smith, who previously made the fantastic Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond also for Netflix. So the story goes that in 2017, Fyre Media found Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule tried to put toget...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Netflix, Documentaries, Ja Rule, Chris Smith, McFarland, To Watch, Great Exuma, Billy McFarland, Jim Andy, Coachella Netflix


Have a Question? 'Ask Dr. Ruth' in First Trailer for New Documentary

"Say the word 'sex' with more emotion!" Magnolia Pictures has released the first official trailer for Ask Dr. Ruth, a documentary premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in just a few weeks. The film chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. "With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she appr...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, America, Documentaries, Ruth, Ruth Westheimer, Dr Ruth, To Watch


Ask Dr. Ruth: Watch the trailer for the new documentary about the iconic sex therapist

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a German-born Jewish Holocaust survivor who emigrated to the United States in 1956 and eventually became arguably the world's best known sex therapist. She's hosted multiple radio and TV shows and written dozens of books about sex. Now, the 90-year-old is the subject of a new documentary titled Ask Dr. Ruth that will premier at the Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks. Directed by Ryan White with distribution by Hulu, the film will be in theaters later this year and pres...
Tags: Video, News, Sex, United States, Documentaries, Hulu, Ruth, Ryan White, Ruth Westheimer, Sex Therapy, Sex Therapists


Watch: Short Doc 'Styrofoam' About a Styrofoam Scavenger in China

"I can only see forward when the cart is full." Think about all the random waste and leftover filler product drifting around out there. What happens to all of it? Styrofoam is a short film by a photographer named Noah Sheldon, based in Shanghai, who made this as part of a video series on work in modern China. The doc is about a woman named Wo Guo Jie, who is a styrofoam collector. She roams the streets scavenging and hunting for leftover styrofoam - boxes and other various shapes. She collec...
Tags: Movies, China, Shanghai, Documentaries, Short Film, Guo Jie, To Watch, Noah Sheldon


First Trailer for Cinema Doc 'Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror'

"Black films hold a mirror up to society, but – at the same time, give an audience an escape." Shudder has debuted the first trailer for a new feature-length documentary titled Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, directed by Xavier Burgin. Inspired by the book "Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present" by Robin R. Means Coleman, the film is exactly as the title says - an examination of black horror. The doc features interviews with people like Jordan Peele...
Tags: Movies, Mississippi, Trailer, Documentaries, New York Los Angeles, To Watch, Xavier Burgin, Tina Mabry, Robin R Means Coleman, Jordan Peele Ernest Dickerson Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker, Ken Foree Dawn


Watch Mr. Rogers' wonderful show for adults from 1978

In 1978, Mr. Rogers hosted a television show for adults called "Old Friends...New Friends" in which he interviewed interesting musicians, artists, athletes, teachers, and others "about their search for meaning in life." A clip of the show appeared in last year's documentary about Fred Rogers, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?." Above is that complete episode, titled "Inner Rhythms" and featuring classical pianist Lorin Hollander. There are 19 other episodes profiling the likes of composer Hoagy Carmic...
Tags: Video, Music, Television, News, Interviews, Documentaries, Rogers, Fred Rogers, Hoagy Carmichael, Milton Berle, Lorin Hollander, Nancy Acosta


Documentary about Moby-Dick devotees

David Shaerf, a professor of English and cinema studies at Michigan's Oakland University, is fanatical about Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. He's so fanatical that he made a documentary about Moby Dick fanaticism. The film is titled "Call Me Ishmael" and in it, Shaerf joins the devotees who gather annually in New Bedford, Massachusetts to read Moby-Dick aloud, without stopping. He interviews the likes of Frank Stella who spent 15 years making a piece of art for each of the book's chapters. He talk...
Tags: Video, Movies, News, Kickstarter, Documentaries, Michigan, Whales, Dick, Laurie Anderson, Herman Melville, Frank Stella, Oakland University, Ishmael, New Bedford Massachusetts, Matt Kish, Dick He


Watch: Josh Brolin's Short Making Of Doc on 'No Country for Old Men'

"The truth of the matter is: [the Coen Brothers are] the most pleasant, collaborative, incredibly creative guys I've ever worked with. There's nothing I would say no to…" Hollywood studios usually release pre-packaged, publicity-designed behind-the-scenes featurettes for every movie. The sound bites, the clips, the interviews, the footage is all carefully designed to help with promotion. But this behind-the-scenes video is a raw, real, unfiltered look at what it's like to be on set making a ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Documentaries, Josh Brolin, Short Film, Coen Brothers, To Watch


Official Trailer for 'Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me' Documentary

"Sammy Davis, Jr's whole life was about confronting obstacles." PBS has debuted an official trailer for the documentary Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me, a feature-length documentary about legendary Rat Pack member Sammy Davis, Jr. While this is premiering on TV in February, the film originally premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and a number of other film festivals last year, so we're happy to feature it anyway. Described as the "first major film documentary to examine Davis' vast tale...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Davis, Documentaries, Pbs, Sammy Davis Jr, Kim Novak, To Watch, Sammy Davis Jr While


New Trailer for 'Zen for Nothing' Doc Inside a Japanese Zen Monastery

"Whatever you may think… It's gone already…" Zeitgeist Films, in association with indie distributor Kino Lorber, have debuted an official US trailer for an indie documentary titled Zen for Nothing, from Swiss filmmaker Werner Penzel. This already opened in Switzerland (and some of Europe) back in 2016 but is just now getting a small US release for those interested. The documentary shares the experiences of Sabine Timoteo from Switzerland, arriving as a "Zen novice" inside a Japanese zen mona...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Trailer, US, Switzerland, Documentaries, Kino Lorber, Fred Frith, To Watch, Werner Penzel, Sabine Timoteo


Official Trailer for Funny Musical Theater Doc 'Bathtubs Over Broadway'

"This stuff is bizarre and hilarious." Focus Features has debuted a new official trailer for Bathtubs Over Broadway, a fascinating, fun musical theater documentary that is already playing in select theaters now. Comedy writer Steve Young's assignment to scour bargain-bin vinyl for a "Late Show with David Letterman" segment becomes an unexpected, decades-spanning obsession when he stumbles upon the strange, hilarious world of industrial musicals in this comedic music documentary. Young discov...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, David Letterman, America, Xerox, Broadway, Documentaries, Young, Steve Young, Focus Features, To Watch, Anthony DiLorenzo, General Electric McDonald, Ford DuPont


The Bleeding Edge: a terrifying, enraging look at the corrupt, deadly world of medical implants

Prior to 1976, the FDA did not regulate medical implants, and so shoddy and even deadly devices proliferated, inserted into Americans' body. When the FDA finally decided to regulate implants, they were reluctant to subject the devices already in the field to regulation -- after all, these were already in peoples' bodies. So they enacted rule 501(k), which grandfathered in any devices in the market, and any devices that were "substantially similar" to those devices. This is a loophole that ...
Tags: Videos, Post, Happy Mutants, Video, Usa, Movies, News, Youtube, Bbc, Documentaries, Fda, Johnson, British Medical Journal, Dick, Bayer, Kirby Dick


The First Word Podcast - Documentary Love, feat. Amirose Eisenbach

We love documentaries! And we hope to encourage more love for them. Our latest episode of The First Word podcast is a discussion about documentaries, including a chat about the doc films we love the most. Our discussion begins with a conversation between Alex and TFW co-host Mike Eisenberg, who made a documentary this year titled To Err Is Human, and guest Amirose Eisenbah, who is in post-production on a documentary titled Equal Playing Field. We talk about the challenges of making docs and ...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Documentaries, Alex, The First Word, Mike Eisenberg, Amirose Eisenbach


Official Trailer for 'Third Eye Spies' Documentary About Real Psychics

"I say - 'no more secrets.'" "Let this information out…!" The Orchard has debuted an official trailer for an appealing new documentary titled Third Eye Spies, a film that is supposedly going to reveal that psychics and ESP are real. From director Lance Mungia, Third Eye Spies tells the story of two Stanford physicists who discover that psychic abilities are real, only to have their experiments co-opted by the CIA and their research silenced in the name of secrecy. The film contains a few com...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Stanford, Documentaries, Cia, To Watch, Stanford Research Institute, Lance Mungia, Russell Targ


Meet a Survivor in US Trailer for Wang Bing's 8-Hour Doc 'Dead Souls'

"A monumental achievement: as a documentary, as a humanist tribute and as a [great] effort at historical rectification." Grasshopper Film + Icarus Films has released an official US trailer for a documentary titled Dead Souls, the latest from prolific Chinese doc filmmaker Wang Bing (Father and Sons, Ta'ang, Bitter Money, Mrs. Fang). This documentary runs a total of 495 minutes, which comes out to about 8 hours, 15 minutes in total, and first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Documentaries, Cannes film festival, Communist Party, To Watch, Claude Lanzmann, Wang Bing, Grasshopper Film Icarus Films, Wang Bing Father, Anti Rightist


Official Trailer for Matthew Testa's Climate Doc 'The Human Element'

"We depend on the stability of the fundamental forces of the world." The Orchard has released the first official trailer for The Human Element, a powerful new documentary about the climate change crisis. This premiered at the Boulder International Film Festival earlier this year, and will be released on VOD in January. We've seen a bunch of climate change docs over the last decade, but this one focuses on the impact on humanity, as seen through the eye (and lens) of a world renown photograph...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, James Balog, To Watch, Matthew Testa, Boulder International Film Festival


Incredible Trailer for Doc 'Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski'

"What's going on in this guy's head must be vast." Netflix has debuted a trailer for a new art documentary titled Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski, a Searching for Sugar Man-esque story about a forgotten Polish artist, directed by Ireneusz "Irek" Dobrowolski. Don't know who this Szukalski is? That's the point of the film. The doc is about Polish painter and sculptor Stanisław Szukalski, an artist that not many people are familiar with. The story goes that in 1968, pop culture col...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Netflix, Leonardo Dicaprio, Documentaries, To Watch, Szukalski, Ireneusz Irek Dobrowolski Don, Stanisław Szukalski, Glenn Bray, Nick Tate


Trailer for 'Drugs as Weapons Against Us' Doc About CIA's Experiments

"Much of it remains classified for 'national security' reasons." Gravitas Ventures has released a trailer for an indie documentary titled Drugs as Weapons Against Us, made by first-time filmmaker John Potash. The full title is actually Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA War on Musicians and Activists, and it's an examination of the CIA's nefarious past when they manipulated musicians & activists to promote drugs for social control, particularly with the Civil Rights and anti-war movements....
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Cia, Potash, Gravitas Ventures, To Watch, John Potash, SDS Black Panthers Hendrix Lennon Cobain Tupac


First Trailer for 'Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché' Doc

"How could such an important figure in the birth of cinema not be known?" Zeitgeist Films, in association with Kino Lorber, has released an official trailer for the documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Don't know who Alice Guy-Blaché is? That's what this film is all about! Alice Guy-Blaché was, as we now know, the very first female filmmaker. She started out making films in France in the 1890s, then moved to America and st...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, France, America, Documentaries, Jodie Foster, Kino Lorber, To Watch, Alice Guy Blaché, Guy Blaché, Alice Guy Blaché Doc, Cannes Film Festival Don


10 Great Documentaries About Strange Subjects

10 great documentaries about strange subjects Every year there are countless documentaries that make their way into theaters or on to the various streaming services.  When most people think of documentaries, they usually think of specific kinds. There are many historical, concert, and true crime documentaries that always seem to populate the awards circuit.  However, if you dig deep enough, there is a myriad of options out there for extremely unique kinds of non-fiction filmmaking. Over th...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Movies, Colorado, Stephen King, Disney, America, Tennessee, New Jersey, Wwf, Documentaries, Drew Barrymore, Stanley Kubrick, Brian, Kubrick, North America


Showtime's Trailer for 'American Dream / American Knightmare' Doc

"If you come from that ghetto, all you got is a dream." Showtime has unveiled a trailer for a documentary film titled American Dream / American Knightmare, which will be premiering on the streaming TV service later this month. The film delves deep into the life and storied exploits of iconic Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight Jr., as well as the volatile and highly influential era in gangsta rap he presided over. It's said to be an inside look, with actual stories from Suge hi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Netflix, Showtime, Documentaries, Death Row Records, To Watch, Suge, Knightmare Doc, Marion Suge Knight Jr


Meet the proprietor of the last chess supply store in New York City

Imad Khachan is proprietor of Chess Forum, the last chess shop in New York City. “When no other place will welcome you, you have a seat [here],” Khachan says. Khachan is the subject of King of the Night, a short documentary above by Molly Brass and Anne Hollowday. (The Atlantic)
Tags: Video, Games, News, New York City, Documentaries, Chess, Imad Khachan, Khachan, Molly Brass


Paul Walker Tribute Film Releases On Fifth Anniversary Of Actor’s Passing [New Trailer/Clip]

A new film pays tribute to the late Fast & Furious star. Read more >>> [Author: TheMovieWaffler.com]
Tags: Video, Movies, Documentaries, New Releases, TheMovieWaffler.com


Official Trailer for Netflix's Film Version of 'Springsteen on Broadway'

"I wanted to know my story, your story, where are we going together as people." Netflix has released an official trailer for Springsteen on Broadway, a film version of iconic musician Bruce Springsteen's hit Broadway show - which is still goes on every night in New York City (get tickets here). The autobiographical show is a solo acoustic performance written & performed Bruce - an intimate evening with him, his guitar, a piano, and his own stories—including a special appearance by Patti Scia...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Movies, Trailer, New York City, Netflix, Broadway, Documentaries, Springsteen, Bruce, Patti Scialfa, To Watch



Skip ADS