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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
Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro
Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro
A rare glimpse into the legendary career of wrestling icon, Vampiro, as he grapples with his demons and life after fame. Straight from one of wrestling's most outspoken characters, this is a candid look beyond the ring.
Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro 2020
Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne
Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne
For over five decades, Ozzy Osbourne has personified rock and roll, from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting metal band Black Sabbath, a successful solo career and a lovable 21st century television dad.
Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne 2020
Feels Good Man
Feels Good Man
When indie comic character Pepe the Frog becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator, artist Matt Furie, fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness and navigate America's cultural divide.
Feels Good Man 2020
Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President
Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President
This rockumentary-style presidential portrait shows how Jimmy Carter reinvigorated a post-Watergate America—with the music of the counterculture, including the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Jimmy Buffett.
Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President 2020
Lost Pyramids of the Aztecs
Lost Pyramids of the Aztecs
For centuries, archaeologists have been trying to understand the Aztec empire and reveal the truth about their origins. Now, new excavations could reveal astonishing secrets about how they lived and what life was like inside one of the greatest empires in history. Where did this group of nomadic people originate from? How did they undertake building their towering pyramids and other ambitious engineering feats using manpower alone? And how was such a powerful empire wiped out after just 200 years of power?
Lost Pyramids of the Aztecs 2020
Hopper / Welles
Hopper / Welles
Captures a 1970 meeting between the movie industry titan Orson Welles and the then-rising star Dennis Hopper, who had just made Easy Rider.
Hopper / Welles 2020
All In: The Fight for Democracy
All In: The Fight for Democracy
Examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States in anticipation of the 2020 presidential election. With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the film offers an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know is a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.
All In: The Fight for Democracy 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
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
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams
In the early 20th century, impoverished teenage Italian cobbler Salvatore Ferragamo sailed from Naples to America to seek a better life. He settled in Southern California, and became Hollywood's go-to shoemaker during the silent era. In 1927, he returned to Italy and founded in Florence his namesake luxury brand. This feature-length documentary recounts his adventures.
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams 2020
Guerra e pace
Guerra e pace
Guerra e pace tells the story of the relationship between cinema and war, one that has lasted for over a century, from the time of their first encounter, way back in 1911, on the occasion of the Italian invasion of Libya, to our own day. Guerra e pace raises questions about the consequences of war and about the meaning of history and the preservation of its memory for the benefit of future generations.
Guerra e pace 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
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
Narcissus Off Duty
Narcissus Off Duty
Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso reflects on his imprisonment in 1968, during the military dictatorship.
Narcissus Off Duty 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
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
Adolescents
Adolescents
Emma and Anaïs are best friends and yet everything in their life seems to set them apart, their social backgrounds but also their personalities. From the age of thirteen to eighteen, Adolescentes follows the two teenagers during these years where radical transformations and first times punctuate daily life. Through their personal stories, the film offers a rare portrait of France and its recent history.
Adolescents 2020
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
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
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
David Byrne's American Utopia
David Byrne's American Utopia
A filmed version of David Byrne's Broadway show, a unifying musical celebration that inspires audiences to connect to each other and to the global community.
David Byrne's American Utopia 2020
Celles qui chantent
Celles qui chantent
From an Iranian village to the Palais Garnier, from a hospital in Villejuif in the South of Algeria, voices are raised ... Four filmmakers, Julie Deliquet, Karim Moussaoui, Sergei Loznitsa and Jafar Panahi film songs of women and evoke in their own way, the world in which each of them lives.
Celles qui chantent 2020
Free Solo
Free Solo
Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
Free Solo 2018
Father Soldier Son
Father Soldier Son
When Sgt. First Class Brian Eisch is critically wounded in Afghanistan, it sets him and his sons on a journey of love, loss, redemption and legacy.
Father Soldier Son 2020