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 –
Here we have an exclusive clip from the upcoming documentary You See Me, produced and directed by Linda Brown and making its world premiere at this year’s Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles. In the film, Brown compiles photos, Super 8 and
A24 has released the official trailer for the upcoming documentary Amy, looking at the life of singer Amy Winehouse. The film is directed by Asif Kapadia (SENNA) and features extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks from Winehouse.
One of the most intriguing and fascinating films I’ve seen this year is Crystal Moselle‘s The Wolfpack, a documentary about six brothers kept in a small apartment in New York’s Lower East Side by their controlling father, never being allowed to leave
Caroll Spinney may not be a household name, but his iconic Sesame Street characters surely are. For the last 48 years Spinney has been the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, two of the most well known characters in Disney’s Muppet universe. Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker’s film I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story takes a look at the man behind these characters and paints a lovingly crafted portrait of him, both in his professional career and his personal life.
The Orchard has released a new trailer for The Yes Men Are Revolting, the third documentary in which the socially conscious pranksters The Yes Men lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run
A documentary created with the approval of his family, Kurt Cobain’s only authorized biopic, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, manages to elevate itself well above most standard rock docs due to the quality and wealth of its content. Even as someone who wasn’t a huge fan of Nirvana, I found myself hanging onto every moment of this gripping and expertly crafted film by Brett Morgen.
Gravitas Ventures has released a new trailer for Room 237 director Rodney Ascher’s latest documentary, The Nightmare, which looks at eight different people who suffer from night terrors and sleep paralysis, trapping them in states of semi-consciousness, where they witness horrific visions, but
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Lego documentary, titled A Lego Brickumentary, which takes a look at everyone’s favorite building blocks and the history behind what would become one of the most successful toy brands in the
There was some concern that Amy Berg‘s latest documentary, An Open Secret, would have a tough time getting distribution considering the film aims to expose the sexual abuse of young males in Hollywood, perpetrated by some powerful figures within the industry. Rocky
Just after announcing it will be the centerpiece film at this year’s Nantucket Film Festival, Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, which chronicles the life of famed singer Nina Simone.