Slamdance 2015: 20 YEARS OF MADNESS Clip

A new clip for the upcoming documentary 20 Years of Madness, which takes a look at the popular ’90s Detroit cable access show 30 Minutes of Madness, and catches up with the cast to see where they are now in their lives. The



Have you ever seen those cheap martial arts DVDs in the bargain bin at the drug store that looks like an old Bruce Lee film but says “Bruce Li” at the top? Well, during the martial arts movie craze of the ’70s


Ernie’s Top 10 Documentaries of 2014

Although I wouldn't say this was a breakout year for docs, a number of notable and though-provoking films were released in 2014. Below you'll find Film Pulse contributor Ernie Trinidad's top 10 documentaries of 2014.


Kickstart Sunday: CARTOON CARNIVAL

Are you a fan of animation? Of course you are, so you should check out this week’s Kickstart Sunday pick, Cartoon Carnival. This documentary takes a look at the early silent days of animation, and aims to showcase some of the early



Drafthouse Films has released a trailer for Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence, his follow-up to the Oscar nominated documentary The Act of Killing, which looks at the Indonesian genocide which left over a million people dead at the hands of kill

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OUT OF PRINT (2014) Review

Think back on the last movie you watched. Where and how did you watch it? On your laptop? On your phone? On Blu-ray or DVD? In a movie theatre? Regardless of how films are ultimately distributed they are always meant to be seen on the big screen with an audience. Good or bad, ultra-low or sky-high budgeted, recent release or over a century old, movies were meant for movie theaters. When films are out of circulation that is where the repertoire theaters come in. Revival theaters, as they are also referred to as, screen films that are no longer in circulation. Often these theaters will screen a film in whatever format is available to them, on film, via Digital Cinema Package (DCP) or even off a blu-ray if necessary. Nearly all the films screened are readily available on some home format. So this begs the question, why would you want to see something in a theatre when you can just watch it in the comfort of your own home? Julia Marchese’s entertaining documentary looks to answer that question and more as she examines the revival cinema culture, film preservation and the palpable impact of recent developments in film exhibition.

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Before first reading about the Mike Myers-directed documentary Supermensch, I was previously unfamiliar with Shep Gordon. After seeing the film, I’m very thankful to now know this incredible story about one of the most influential and well-liked managers to possibly ever exist. From kickstarting the career of Alice Cooper to single-handedly creating the concept of the celebrity chef, Gordon’s career is only half as fascinating as the man himself.


Kickstart Sunday: SHOOT THE MOON

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us form director Benjamin Ahr Harrison with his upcoming documentary Shoot the Moon. The film takes a look at a group of dedicated individuals planning to create the tallest structure known to man-


Kickstart Sunday: ANDREJ(A)

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is the upcoming documentary Andrej(a), which follows the journey of trans model Andreja Pejic’s journey from a refugee camp to the runway. This feature length doc is directed by Michael Hirschorn and is already


Kickstart Sunday: LOST IN AMERICA

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is the upcoming documentary Lost in America, directed by Rotimi Rainwater. The film profiles America’s homeless youth by interviewing kids across the country who are forced to live on the streets.  Although this looks like

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Stories about cross-town rivals are nothing new.  We’ve all read about them or seen TV shows or movies about them.   The same can be said about the profound impact of city financial budget cuts that affect thousands of teachers’ jobs and the education of countless children and teenagers.   You only need to look at your nightly local news to see a story about a violent flair up between rivals or how yet another school had its doors closed due to budget cuts.   It’s an unfortunate sign of the times that always seems to paint such a negative picture but when it’s turned into an unexpected positive that is something to take notice of.   Such is the case of the teachers and students at Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia, PA and they are the subject of Judd Ehrlich’s documentary We Could Be King.