The Orchard has released a new trailer for the upcoming documentary The Devil and Father Amorth from director William Friedkin. In the film, Friedkin revisits his 1973 classic The Exorcist by following the film’s subject, Father Gabriele Amorth, on one of his
As the titles implies, this is an absolutely wild story, filled with constant intrigue, and for someone like myself who was completely unfamiliar with the events that took place, I was hanging on every twist and turn, gobsmacked at the next bit of craziness that was revealed.
The full list of nominees have been announced for this year’s Cinema Eye Honors, New York’s nonfiction film awards. The nominees include 37 features and 5 shorts, with Raoul Peck‘s I Am Not Your Negro and the ESPN 30 for 30 feature OJ: Made
There are few people in this world who could be classified as true heroes – those who selflessly help others in need without asking for anything in return, many times at the detriment to their own wellbeing. Gennadiy Mokhnenko, the subject of director Steve Hooper’s latest documentary, Almost Holy (formerly titled Crocodile Gennadiy), seems to handily fit that bill. Spanning over a decade, the film looks at Mokhnenko’s work as a pastor and the founder of the Pilgrim Republic rehabilitation center, protecting the youth of Ukraine from addiction and the streets.
Mark Craig’s The Last Man on the Moon is the story of Eugene “Gene” Cernan, an American astronaut, who, among other things, reached the fastest speed ever attained in a manned vehicle (24,791 MPH) with two of his fellow astronauts, and he was the last person to walk on the surface of the moon.
It’s an unfortunate thing, but some of you younger readers may only know The National Lampoon as that company that made a couple good movies a long time ago and a slew of straight-to-video garbage since then. In actuality however, The National Lampoon was one of the biggest comedy institutions of the late ’60s and ’70s and helped kickstart the careers of some of the biggest names in the world of humor.
If I told you that there was a premise for a movie about seven children who were locked in a Lower East Side apartment for their whole lives who then finally decide to break out and see the world, you might think that it sounds like a lovely piece of fiction. But the kicker about Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack is that it is a factual documentary that is truly stranger than fiction.
In Jon Long’s visually stunning new documentary The Search for Freedom, we explore the lives and philosophies of some of the world’s most successful action sports athletes. Rather than presenting a film just about skating or surfing, Long attempts to cover a wide array of sports, including mountain biking and climbing, snowboarding, motocross, base jumping and more.
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from directors Justin Schein and David Mehlman and their upcoming documentary Left on Purpose: The Disruptive Life of Mayer Vishner. The film profiles anti-war activist Mayer Vishner, his work with Abbie Hoffman, and his last political act –