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American Murder: The Family Next Door
American Murder: The Family Next Door
Using raw, firsthand footage, this documentary examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.
American Murder: The Family Next Door 2020
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky
Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky 2020
The Mothman Legacy
The Mothman Legacy
One of the most frightening of American urban myths is the legend of The Mothman, a red-eyed creature seen by some as a harbinger of doom in 1960s rural West Virginia, where sightings of the winged demonic beast were first documented near an old munitions dump known by locals as TNT. Many believe the Mothman to be a 1960’s phenomenon, an omen only appearing before tragedy, and disappearing after a flap of sightings and the subsequent Silver Bridge collapse in 1967. But what if there’s more? What if the origins of this omen trace back much further and go much deeper than anyone realized? And what if…the sightings never ended?
The Mothman Legacy 2020
Fernando Torres: The Last Symbol
Fernando Torres: The Last Symbol
A look at the life and career of Spanish football star Fernando Torres.
Fernando Torres: The Last Symbol 2020
The Swamp
The Swamp
A look behind the curtain of Washington politics following three "renegade" Republican Congressmen as they bring libertarian and conservative zeal to champion the President’s call to “drain the swamp.”
The Swamp 2020
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
He knows our natural world like no other, and there’s never been a more urgent time to hear his story and vision for our future.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet 2020
Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert
Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert
A concert performance by Stevie Nicks filmed over the last two shows of her 24k Gold solo tour in 2017.
Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert 2020
Totally Under Control
Totally Under Control
This documentary puts a spotlight on the White House’s failed response to the global pandemic and how it could have been prevented. Featuring damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, director Alex Gibney reveals a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of presidential leadership.
Totally Under Control 2020
Mi chiamo Francesco Totti
Mi chiamo Francesco Totti
Mi chiamo Francesco Totti 2020
537 Votes
537 Votes
Documentary chronicling the political machinations that led to the unprecedented, contested outcome of the 2000 presidential election, including the chaotic voter recount in Florida that ended with George W. Bush winning by a razor-thin margin.
537 Votes 2020
Ahead of the Curve
Ahead of the Curve
With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and a title that called to mind a certain French film star, Franco Stevens launched the best-selling lesbian lifestyle magazine ever published, connecting her community in an unprecedented way. AHEAD OF THE CURVE is a new feature documentary about the extraordinary woman who started Curve magazine, and by doing so helped accelerate the political and social evolution of the nation.
Ahead of the Curve 2020
We Are One
We Are One
Activists around the world fight injustice and drive social change in this documentary that follows their participation in the music video "Solidarité."
We Are One 2020
Denise Ho: Becoming the Song
Denise Ho: Becoming the Song
This timely documentary explores the singer's remarkable journey from Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, putting her life and career on the line in support of HongKonger's struggle to maintain their political freedom.
Denise Ho: Becoming the Song 2020
The Movies
The Movies
CNN Original Series explores American cinema through the decades and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed its evolution. Combining archival footage and interviews with leading actors, directors, producers, critics and historians, the series showcases the most pivotal moments in film that have stirred the imagination and influenced our culture.
The Movies 2019
Aurora
Aurora
Everything starts in a dream in which I told my mother that I was going to look for the hundreds of children that my grandmother helped coming into life. She was a midwife and a healer for over forty years in the deep desertic Sertão of Northeast Brazil. Her name was Aurora. I did not get to know her. From one encounter to another, with the alive and the dead, the film follows the traces of Aurora’s ghost and confronting the structural violence, gender and racial wise, present in Brazil’s historical formation.
Aurora 2020
Break the Silence: The Movie
Break the Silence: The Movie
With unprecedented access, Break the Silence: The Movie travels with BTS throughout the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour, exploring each band member behind the curtain. Off stage, we see another side of BTS. The seven members begin to candidly tell personal stories they have never voiced before.
Break the Silence: The Movie 2020
Last Meal
Last Meal
This documentary hybrid interrogates capital punishment through death row inmates’ final meal requests. Through mesmerising cinematography, food becomes a larger than life symbol to explore the life and crimes of incarcerated individuals sentenced to death. This captivating film unveils the neglected truths of execution and legal justice.
Last Meal 2020
The Eagle Huntress
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The Eagle Huntress
Follow Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.
The Eagle Huntress 2016
Looking for Richard
Looking for Richard
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."
Looking for Richard 1996
The Plot Against The President
The Plot Against The President
Based on Lee Smith's 2019 best-seller of the same name. This feature length documentary explores new information and additional interview as the case unfolds. The book debuted October 29th, 2019 and instantly became the number one best seller on Amazon across all topics, not just in political non-fiction, where it continues to top charts today.
The Plot Against The President 2020
LIBRA
LIBRA
Investigating autumn, temporal alterations, and their effect on movement
LIBRA 2020
Anelka: Misunderstood
Anelka: Misunderstood
Bad boy or football genius? Famed French footballer Nicolas Anelka's controversial legacy is examined in an unflinching documentary.
Anelka: Misunderstood 2020
Grass and Glass
Grass and Glass
A glacial psychedelic experience exhibiting the abstract images seen by an individual slowly dying on the floor of their home.
Grass and Glass 2019
Class Action Park
Class Action Park
Class Action Park explores the legend, legacy, and truth behind the 1980's water park in Vernon, New Jersey that long ago entered the realm of myth. Known for its dangerous, unsupervised rides and lack of regulation, guests of Action Park expected to walk away with injuries and were lucky if they made it out alive. Shirking the trappings of nostalgia, the film uses investigative journalism, original animations, recordings, and interviews with the people who lived it to reveal the true story of Action Park.
Class Action Park 2020
Bleeding Solar
Bleeding Solar
An experimental landscape film shot across three countries -- the USA, Canada & Sweden -- and collaboration with ambient musician, Arterial Red (silent apart from the composer’s 96 minute score), which explores the abstract essence of space in the context of naturalistic environments, through four chapters and an interlude.
Bleeding Solar 2019
The Perfect Weapon
The Perfect Weapon
Explore the rise of cyber conflict as the primary way nations now compete with and sabotage one another. As fear mounts about how potential cyberattacks will affect 2020 elections in the U.S., the film features interviews with top military, intelligence and political officials and includes on-the-ground reporting from the frontlines of the cyber wars.
The Perfect Weapon 2020
Mad Hot Ballroom
Mad Hot Ballroom
Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way. Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors, from typical urban kids to "ladies and gentlemen," on their way to try to compete in the final citywide.
Mad Hot Ballroom 2005
Zhang Yimou's
Zhang Yimou's "Shadow"
Zhang Yimou's "Shadow" 2018
13th
13th
An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
13th 2016
Какофонія Донбасу
Какофонія Донбасу
Какофонія Донбасу 2019
The Beatles: The Long and Winding Road
The Beatles: The Long and Winding Road
An epic documentary documenting the Beatles’ worst recording sessions, ending with the iconic rooftop concert.
The Beatles: The Long and Winding Road 2018
Making the Witcher
Making the Witcher
Journey into the extraordinary world of "The Witcher" — from casting the roles to Jaskier's catchy song — in this behind-the-scenes look at the series. Go behind the monsters, the ballads and every bit of magic that went into bringing The Witcher's Continent to life.
Making the Witcher 2020
A Florida Melancholy
A Florida Melancholy
At the beginning of the summer of 2018, filmmaker Eli Hayes, who has been struggling with depression for his entire life, fell deep into the inky chasms of the disease. Days later, Hayes was called down to Tallahassee, Florida for a job opportunity. While in Florida, the despondency grew more severe and eventually took complete control of his psychological well-being. Over the course of the summer, good days would occur sparsely and sporadically; on these days, Hayes would bring his camera outside to film the beauty of his environment, despite knowing full well that the dejection would soon return. "A Florida Melancholy" is a landscape film of emotional survival, comprised of the footage that Hayes shot while in Florida throughout the darkest season of his life, during which all that he could rely on for hope & direction were his camera, and his surroundings.
A Florida Melancholy 2019
Brecht
Brecht
Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: adolescent provocations in Augsburg during the First World War, early poetic and amorous flights of fancy in the Munich and Berlin of the 1920s, his escape from Hitler, returning from the US exile, followed by his later years caught in a dilemma between timeless classic and a failing GDR class fighter, an indefatigable free spirit and compromised artist.
Brecht 2019
American Factory
American Factory
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
American Factory 2019
GIMS: On the Record
GIMS: On the Record
Go backstage with beloved rap superstar Gims in the year leading up to his major 2019 Stade de France performance in this up-close documentary.
GIMS: On the Record 2020
You Cannot Kill David Arquette
You Cannot Kill David Arquette
Following his infamous championship as part of a marketing stunt for the film Ready to Rumble, David Arquette is widely known as the most hated man in pro-wrestling worldwide. Nearly 20 years after he "won" the initial title, through ups and downs in his career, with his family, and with his struggles with addiction, David Arquette seeks redemption by returning to the ring...for real this time.
You Cannot Kill David Arquette 2020
Rising Phoenix
Rising Phoenix
The history and current standing of the Paralympic Games, which has grown to become the world's third largest sporting event.
Rising Phoenix 2020
Robin's Wish
Robin's Wish
The final word in the story of what really happened to Robin Williams at the end of his life, focusing on his fight against a deadly neurodegenerative disorder known as Lewy body dementia.
Robin's Wish 2020
Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D is a 3-D film and the third movie of the Jackass series. It follows the same premise as the first two movies, as well as the TV series. It is a compilation of various pranks, stunts and skits. Before the movie begins, a brief introduction is made by Beavis and Butt-head explaining the 3D technology behind the movie. The intro features the cast lining up and then being attacked by various objects in slow-motion. The movie marks the 10th anniversary of the franchise, started in 2000.
Jackass 3D 2010