Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

The End of the Line

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

The End of the Line, the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. Sundance took place in Park City, Utah, January 15-25, 2009.

In the film we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food. It examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand for sushi; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world with no fish that would bring certain mass starvation.

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Super High Me

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Determined to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the drug for 30 days. More than just an amusing story of one man’s quest to get superhigh, this documentary also examines the hotly contested debate over medical marijuana use.

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Tougher Than Iron

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Enter a world in Central Austria where 1300 extreme motocross riders line up to put themselves through an agonizing thrill ride of physical and mental endurance on a dirt bike. This is TOUGHER THAN IRON. An account of the toughest single-day motocross race in the world.

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The Brothers Warner

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

An intimate portrait and saga of four film pioneers—Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack who rose from immigrant poverty through personal tragedies persevering to create a major studio with a social conscience.

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OceanWorld 3D

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

A tribute to the ocean, “Oceans 3D” takes viewers on a voyage through, among others, Californian kelp forests, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and Roca Partida Island off the coast of Mexico, which is home to thousands of sharks. Audiences will witness some of the most spectacular and unforgettable scenes of life beneath the waves ever captured in 3D: the manta ray’s enchanting ballet; the noble procession of hammerhead sharks; the lion fish’s relentless hunt; a group of young dolphins playing algae-football; the astonishing beauty of the Spanish dancer sea slug; and a unique encounter with the largest cetaceans on the planet.

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An Inconvenient Truth

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change.  A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way.  “Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message,” said Guggenheim.  An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share.  “It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely,” said Gore.  

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SuicideGirls: Guide to Living

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Through a series of titillating vignettes, the infamous SuicideGirls create a useful guide to their edgy lifestyle. These segments show how the provocative SuicideGirls handle life’s challenges such as performing a strip tease, faking an orgasm and skinny dipping. Also included is a never-before-seen sneak peek at the Girls’ first theatrical release, SUICIDE GIRLS MUST DIE!

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The People Speak

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

A look at America’s struggles with war, class, race and women’s rights. based on Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States.”

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Crude

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

One of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case, CRUDE is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking as it examines a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.

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Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

An impressive roster of experts is assembled to provide a generally withering commentary on the quality of evidence and possible motivations of the Neo-conservatives who provided the momentum and muscle behind America’s venture into preemptive war. Among them are veteran CIA analysts and operatives, military officers, diplomats, politicians, arms inspectors, and U.S. and British government officials. The fig leaf of the possibility of an honest mistake on the matter of WMDs is stripped away; what is left is the stark and disturbing anatomy of deliberate deceit.

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