The top documentaries to buy or rent at the iTunes store. To purchase, download, and watch the films you must have Apple's iTunes player installed on your system. The chart of the most popular and best selling documentary films on iTunes is updated daily.
The iTunes chart of the top documentary films was last updated: Wednesday, August 21 2019, 2:14 am
The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature's call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.
© 2018 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (Mamas & the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and slightly younger followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his last film interview) as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music such as Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.
© 2019 Echo In The Canyon, LLC
I Am Patrick Swayze is a feature documentary film exploring the 1980’s most recognizable leading man, who challenged Hollywood’s very notions of masculinity and redefined what it meant to be the Sexiest Man Alive. Featuring never-before-seen home videos, photographs and original interviews with those who knew Patrick best—including the illustrious costars of his biggest films—this documentary dives beyond his status as a sex-symbol to reveal the complexities of an often misunderstood movie star. From his ferocious drive, to his most iconic roles and off camera battles with alcohol and cancer, Patrick’s family, friends and collaborators reflect on the life and legacy of the man they endearingly called Buddy. Whether he was leading a pack of outsiders, performing acrobatics 10,000 feet in the air, strutting in full drag, or sweeping women, literally, off their feet, he approached every role with vulnerability and fearlessness. I Am Patrick Swayze channels the same tenderness and strength that defined not only Patrick’s beloved characters, but the remarkable man he was—a man who was born to be either a Texas cowboy, prolific dancer, all-star athlete or a true artist, who instead decided to be all of them. I Am Patrick Swayze features a star-studded cast including Patrick’s widow, Lisa Niemi, brother, Don Swayze, co-stars Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Sam Elliott, Jennifer Grey, C. Thomas Howell, Marshall R. Teague, Kelly Lynch and Lori Petty, director Roland Joffe, agent Nicole David, manager Kate Edwards, personal assistant Rosemary Hygate, stuntman Cliff McLaughlin, and bodyguard Frank Whiteley.
© 2019 Network Films Sixteen Inc.
A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album Amazing Grace at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
© 2019 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Employing state-of-the-art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the conflict, Jackson sets out to explore the day-to-day experience of its combatants.
© 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
America’s first superstar designer, Halston rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Reaching beyond the glitz and glamour, acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng reveals Halston’s profound impact on fashion, culture, and business. HALSTON captures the epic sweep of the life and times of the legendary designer Roy Halston Frowick, the man who set women free with his unstructured designs and strove to “dress all of America." Framing the story as an investigation featuring actress and writer Tavi Gevinson as a young archivist diving into the Halston company records, Tcheng expertly weaves rare archival footage and intimate interviews with Halston’s family, friends and collaborators including Jacqueline Kennedy, Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol and Iman. What results is a behind-the-headlines look into the thrilling struggle between Halston’s artistic legacy and the pressures of big business.
© 2019 Halston Real, LLC
From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
© 2019 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Centuries old and enjoyed by millions worldwide, golf is seen by many as more than a sport. Yet what do we know about the person behind the player carrying the bag? In a documentary unlike any other, Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk explores the incredible personal bond between golfer and caddie. It is often said that a good caddie does 3 things: show up, keep up and shut up, but these stories will make you rethink the role of great caddies. The film unveils the working dynamic between famous partnerships like Tom Watson and caddie Bruce Edwards. It also delves into the making of a caddie’s career with stories like caddie Greg Puga from East LA who fought his way to Augusta to play in the Masters. Loopers is a visual tour de force shot on iconic courses across the U. S. and Scotland. Crafted in the spirit of documentaries like “20 feet from Stardom”, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and “Step into Liquid”, it is a must-watch story of the game of golf as you’ve never seen it before.
© 2019 Caddy Doc, LLC
"Woodstock," the concert, gave voice to the spirit of a generation, offering the world a three-day microcosm of the turbulent '60s, set to the music of the era's greatest rock performers. "Woodstock," the film, captures it all, now with more than 40 minutes of added material and masterfully remixed sound. This Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature shows in spectacular detail how and why the legendary "Summer of Love" festival was an historical event, and now features additional interviews, memorable footage and, of course, more of the music that brought this "happening" together. The Hollywood Reporter calls this "inspiring and dramatic... With the terrific new sound, gorgeous new prints and overall high quality of filmmaking, the entire film feels as fresh and vital as when it first burst on the scene in 1970." This ground-breaking documentary also offered an early career boost to a young Martin Scorsese ("GoodFellas," "The Aviator"), who served as an editor and assistant director. In 1996, the film was inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
© 1994 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
FAT tells the far-fetched but completely true history of how our country became so unhealthy. In 1970, just over 1. 5 million people had been diagnosed with Diabetes in the United States. Now over 30 million have Diabetes. What's even more alarming is that 100 million people, 1 in 3, have Diabetes or are Pre-Diabetic. This is not to mention the 40% of the population that are obese. How is this possible with the non-stop flow of new diets, exercise machines and our general obsession with health and weight loss? We're as unhealthy as ever. The truth is that we have pretty much had everything completely upside-down and backwards. FAT traces a detailed history spanning 150 years to show how misinformation and outright lies have become "truth. "
© 2019 Fat Squirrel Films, LLC
On May 30, 2017 an image of Griffin holding a mask that resembled the severed head of President Trump was released. The image went global and everything she had worked for in her life vanished overnight. The film chronicles the unprecedented and historic story of an iconic American comedian overcoming a political and media takedown following the release of the controversial photo.
© 2019 Donut Run, Inc.
From the producers of Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room comes a Wall Street heist story about a still-unfolding financial crime so big, it has the power to affect all of our wallets. Investors on the fringes of the financial world feverishly seek new alternatives for high-return investments in the global markets, and have found a goldmine in China. But when one investor discovers a massive web of fraud, everything else is called into question. Jed Rothstein’s documentary rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated financial world by following those working to uncover the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.
© 2017 CH FILMS LLC
A parallel story from the big wave surfers and photographers who witnessed the largest surf ever seen. This story is based on one photographer's journey to capture the wave of a lifetime. In pursuit, three epic swells hit the South Pacific shorelines, providing conditions only madmen could dream of. Hear the story behind these historical days from the men themselves who dared to challenge the 'White Rhino'.
© 2018 White Rhino LLC
In this poignant and beautifully composed portrait of service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characteristic way — respectfully and with genuine concern rooted in a deep trust — about what the animals mean to them. A Critic's Pick in The New York Times, BUDDY is an ode to the fighting spirit of the main characters and a loving portrait of the deep bond between man and dog.
© 2018, VOF Appel & Honigmann / EO
Mosul, Iraq's second largest city is overrun by ISIS fighters and the Islamic State, imposing a reign of terror to the city, as a disgraced and disorganized Iraqi Army retreats to Baghdad. Years later, a revitalized army of Iraqi soldiers and militiamen mobilize to liberate the city. ALI MULA, an Iraqi journalist, joins this army of uneasy allies to find out if they can put aside their sectarian differences and free their country. MULA encounters an unforgettable group of characters ranging from a Sunni tribal leader named "the Crocodile", a militia leader avenging the death of her husband, an Iraqi Army colonel brushing aside sectarian differences, to refugees fleeing from the brutality of ISIS occupation. In the aftermath of Mosul's liberation and back home again in Baghdad, MULA ponders the question: Is the war against ISIS over, or have the seeds of the next sectarian conflict already been sown?
© 2019 Two Rivers Pictures
When compared to the original series and The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine was written off as too dark, edgy, and the black sheep of the Star Trek family; a show that did not fit creator Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future. Now, over 20 years later, fans all over the world are rediscovering Deep Space Nine and embracing the show with an enthusiasm rivaling the affection they feel for any other Star Trek series. Critics are even calling the show the jewel in the crown and the best of the Star Trek franchise. A devoted sci-fi fan might rightly ask themselves; What the hell happened? What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, takes a detailed look at this historic series, including brand-new interviews with members of the cast and crew, and considers the reasons Deep Space Nine went from a family outcast to a Star Trek mainstay
© 2019 What We Left Behind LLC, under the exclusive license to Shout! Factory, LLC
A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free solo climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream:scaling the face of the world’s most famous rock — the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park — without a rope. Renowned filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork.
© 2018 National Geographic Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
In a post sexual revolution world, where you can purchase a vibrator just as easily as a pair of shoes, roughly one-third of all women have never experienced an orgasm. Armed with shocking sexual data, a bunch of insecurities and a determination to unlock the key to feminine sexual energy, filmmakers Catherine Oxenberg and Gabrielle Anwar seek out sexual experts, tantric masters, researchers and everyday women to unearth the full female potential.
© 2016 Shareef Malnik
Could you escape alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote bush, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure either! But that’s what he tried to do with no back-up crew or two-way communications with the outside world, hoping his skills as a survival instructor, adventurer and military pilot would help him survive long enough to traverse the most stunning landscape in Australia. 100% self-filmed with action cameras and drones, this epic modern day adventure places Mike in the historic predicament of two stranded German aviators who survived 43 days before being rescued on the brink of death by local Aboriginal people. Action, drama, humour and crocodiles handled in a very Australian way, Mike’s epic footage and images have aired on prime-time TV, current affairs, newspapers and Australian Geographic Magazine, but until now the full story hasn’t been told. . . . .
© 2019 Michael Atkinson
“Home ownership to me means freedom—strictly. The more and more I evaluate this world, the more and more I understand: when you don’t own anything, you are nothing. ” That’s how Greg Butler, a young black house flipper, sums up his view of the American dream. From derelict inner-city Baltimore to abandoned suburban tracts in Southern California, 'Owned' exposes the realities of the modern American housing economy, challenging audiences to question the way we value homeownership and home itself. Through the stories of a retired New York City cop, an eccentric Orange County realtor and an aspiring real estate developer in Baltimore, 'Owned' explores the promise of postwar housing policies, the systematic oppression in America’s “Chocolate Cities” and the communities they have created. The film suggests that ultimately these communities have more in common than they might suspect.
© 2018 Cpsf Film Llc
Renae Bluitt's first cinematic project, 'She Did That. ' explores the passionate pursuits of Black women and their entrepreneurship journeys. An extension of Renae's In Her Shoes blog, 'She Did That. ' offers an intimate peek inside the lives of Black women entrepreneurs who continuously raise the glass ceiling for future generations. There are approximately 1. 9 million Black women-owned firms that employ over 376, 500 staffers and generate $51. 4 billion in total revenues. What drives Black women to turn their obstacles into opportunities and passions into profit? 'She Did That. ' seeks to answer this question with the goal of inspiring the next generation of change agents. Spotlighting industry leaders through exclusive, never-seen-before footage, 'She Did That. ' features vulnerable conversations with Luvvie Ajayi (New York Times best-selling author), Lisa Price (founder, Carol’s Daughter), Melissa Butler (founder, The Lip Bar), and Tonya Rapley (founder, My Fab Finance) .
© 2019 Renae Bluitt
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. This film brings the concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.
© 2019 WGBH Educational Foundation
Almost a hundred years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born in the city of Weimar; Bauhaus. This is a fascinating look at how it still shapes our world today. Against the background of the 100th anniversary 'Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus' not only tells art history, but also contemporary history. Bauhaus made art, design and architecture political. The result was a spatial art form that wasn't above thinking about the distance between a bathtub and a toilet or the ideal chair. We go back to the beginning and celebrate the cultural history of modern spatial thinking that is as captivating as it is enlightening.
© 2019 Under Exclusive License to Signature Entertainment Ltd.
Heavy Water follows big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of surfing and his relationship with big waves. Tracing his lineage back to his grandfather, one of the pioneers of Oahu's North Shore, Fletcher and other fellow surf and skateboard legends share their personal views on some of the iconic moments of the sport that shaped surfing as we know it today. Heavy Water delves deep into the surfing culture and its roots. The deep ties between surfing and skateboarding show once again when Nathan performs the never before done “Acid Bomb Drop” in big waves, a maneuver borrowed from skateboarding and involving assistance from a helicopter.
© 2019 Red Bull Media House Austria GmbH, MMXVIII
Hunters have been disappearing from North American wildlands for hundreds of years, many without leaving a trace. Former police detective David Paulides was initially brought on to investigate the circumstances around the many mysterious disappearances - here he presents the haunting true stories of hunters experiencing the unexplainable.Missing 411: The Hunted is based on the book by Paulides, which documents 185 cases of missing peoples from four different countries. All 185 cases fit a narrowly defined profile that was refined after researching thousands of missing person reports; these cases are the most difficult, defy common sense, challenge conventional wisdom and remain unexplained.
© 2019 NABS LLC
When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. An inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon).
© 2019 Magnolia Pictures LLC
Academy-award winning director Jonathan Demme beautifully captures Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, Neil Young as he prepares and presents the performance of a lifetime with the help of his wife Peggi and friends country star Emmylou Harris, steel guitarist Ben Keith and more at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
© TM & Copyright 2007 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
Told first-hand by some of Hollywood's leading voices, This Changes Everything is a feature-length documentary that uncovers what is beneath what is one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry- the under-representation and misrepresentation of women. It takes an incisive look at the history, empirical evidence and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and thus reinforce disparity in our culture. Most importantly, the film seeks pathways and solutions from within and outside the industry, and around the world. Pre-order the film and 15% of the proceeds will go to the ACLU's gender-equality initiatives.
© 2018 Women In Hollywood, LLC
When TV editor Ramsey Denison was jailed for simply reporting police brutality on the Las Vegas strip, he was inspired to investigate the Las Vegas Police Department. His investigation would lead him right up to the biggest mass shooting in American history. In this damning exposé, he reveals that the police know more than they are letting on about what really happened at the Mandalay Bay Resort, where 59 people were killed. Uncovering a long legacy of cavalier methods and dire consequences, civilian fatalities, unconstitutional arrests and embellished crime reports, this doc paints an incriminating picture of a police department where the officers are above the law.
© 2017 Dead in a Ditch Productions Inc.
Forsaking easy explanations of greedy bankers and incompetent regulators, this investigative doc examines the deluded belief that everyone could be rich and property prices would rise forever.
© 2010 Beak Street Films Ltd
Hailed as one of the most prolific and influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey has become a cult hero in the outdoor world. Eschewing fame, sponsors and family life so his only obligation would be the next summit, this rebel athlete conquered more unclimbed peaks than anyone in history during his 80-year career, staying myopically focused on the mountains until age 94. Spoken in hushed tones around campfires, Fred Beckey’s name has evoked simultaneous adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. He pioneered the freewheeling American “Dirtbag” lifestyle–defined as one who forgoes material comforts and defies societal norms in pursuit of a nomadic life of outdoor adventure–leaving a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. A scholar and author of essential climbing guides, an environmentalist ahead of his time, a polarizing figure and an inspiration to all who yearn to live life on their own terms, this iconic mountaineer has remained shrouded in mystery until now. “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey” explores in cinematic rapture the unmatched drive, superhuman achievements and enigmatic genius of this man who set the bar for what is possible in an uncompromized existence.
© Fred Beckey Film LLC 2018
Featuring interviews with Barbara Sinatra, Trini Lopez and many other friends and associates, and clips from more than 50 movie and television programs, Sinatra in Palm Springs brings to life the bygone charms of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, Frank Sinatra’s primary home for almost 50 years—his playground, his refuge, his favorite place on Earth.
© 2019 Picture Palace Inc. under the exclusive license to Shout! Factory, LLC
The award-winning documentary about the fascinating and harrowing making of Apocalypse Now, one of the most celebrated films in American cinema.
Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children’s literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times.
© 2019 Wild Eye Releasing
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
© 2018 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.
Two female directors hold an open casting session for an erotic film based on real sexual experiences. 100 curious women turn up, but the auditions take on a life of their own. As the women begin to take control, the casting couch becomes an intimate arena for self-reflection. From an unexpected chorus of honesty comes the potential to rethink the language of female sexuality.
© 2019 Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Does Christianity mean Christ + the American dream? American Gospel examines how the prosperity gospel (the Word of Faith movement) has distorted the gospel message, and how this theology is being exported abroad. This feature-length film is the first in a series.
© 2019 American Gospel Motion Picture, LLC
Three Identical Strangers tells the astonishing true story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of 19, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio’s joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives – a secret that goes to very heart of all human behavior.
© 2018 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Featuring: Roberto Durán, Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Don King, Oscar De La Hoya, Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard. Roberto Durán is a boxing behemoth, a titanic figure with a career straddling five epic decades who is regarded as one of the most entertaining and skilled fighters of all time. I Am Durán tells his story, inextricably interwoven with the story of the nation of Panama. As Roberto Durán rose, fell, and rose again, staggering between glory and disaster, buffeted by the brutal blows of his opponents and of life itself – so did his beloved Panama. A country brought to its knees as a pawn in violent regional and international politics and suffering from the harsh yoke of dictator Manuel Noriega's ruthless regime, in its darkest hour Panama needed a hero, a voice, and an identity. Roberto Durán's impact transcended boxing and politics. Born a fighter, his success inside the ring transformed him into an icon, yet it was his flaws and failures outside the ring that made him a hero and continue to ensure that his universal appeal and popularity endure to this day.
© 2018 Duran Films Limited. All Rights Reserved.
Public Figure is an exploration of our society's increasing obsession with social media. The insightful documentation of social media use and addiction invites the viewer to question if what we see online is reality or complete delusion. As it closely examines the addictive tendencies caused by social media, the film follows the lives of our established Instagram influencers around the globe. Beginning in New York and continuing through Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, and South Africa. Throughout our travels our influencers show us how they've transformed their lives into enterprises, while voicing their concerns on the addiction. Clinical psychologists and counselors inform us about the short and long term effects of social media. While some use their social media success to inspire, promote a cause, or market their business. Public Figure allows us to reflect on our personal social media use, while questioning how our society perceives reality.
© 2019 Red Button Films, LLC
The music… the memories… the unforgettable sound of Peter, Paul and Mary. Eighteen iconic performances by the legendary folk trio of Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers await you in this collection of timeless songs. Filmed at their Newport Folk Festival concerts from 1963 to 1965, this compendium of early hits and folk standards is a joyful, tuneful document of an era in American music and history and reveals the artistry and beauty of one of the most beloved recording acts of the folk music revival of the sixties.
© 2019 The Newport Venture under exclusive license to Shout! Factory LLC
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. From Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
© 2018 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved
Exploring some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth, The Serengeti Rules follows scientists as they make surprising discoveries that flip our understanding of nature on its head and offer new hope for restoring our world.
© 2018 Tangled Bank Studios, LLC
This breathtaking film follows an historic attempt to summit the world's most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark K2 expedition in 1909. World-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering. The documentary also examines the history and geography of the Karakoram mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map. The second highest peak on Earth at 8,611 meters, K2 is also one of the most dangerous mountains to climb - for every four people who have reached the summit of K2, one person has died trying.
© 2012 Ursus Films, 2R Productions, Roped In Productions
Multi-awarded Nikolaus Geyrhalter delivers stunning images from inside the immense CERN apparatus. Alternated with interviews with the experts who devised and operate this gigantic big bang machine, the film gives an insight into the complex experimental research institution.
© 2013 Arte
Time is either spent wisely, or it is just spent. Second after second; minute after minute; moment after moment... they’re all there for the taking. All you need is a simple machine that that defies boundaries and knows no limits. This is Return to Earth, the ninth feature from award-winning adventure filmmakers Anthill Films. A cinematic journey that will immediately transport you into that feeling of total immersion you get on a bike ride. Fly through the lush coastal jungles of Oahu. Feel the dust from Utah’s otherworldly landscapes. Lose yourself in the untouched mountains of Patagonia. Connected by true to life examples set by some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth proves that when we lose track of time, we can make the most of it.
© 2019 Anthill Films
Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three never before seen interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 88 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, the former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, is still gently but resolutely pushing towards his goals. Herzog celebrates Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years! Herzog and Singer explore pivotal moments in history through a series of exclusive one on one interviews with the man who ended the Cold War.
© 2018 Spring Films Ltd. and Werner Herzog Film GmbH
Armageddon has never been so darkly funny as in The Atomic Cafe. This 1982 cult classic juxtaposes Cold War history, propaganda, music and culture, seamlessly crafted from government-produced educational and training films, newsreels and advertisements. Taken together, these sources cheerily instruct the public on how to live in the Atomic Age, how to survive a nuclear attack (!) ... and how to fight and win a nuclear war. As a U.S. Army training film advises, "Viewed from a safe distance, the atomic bomb is one of the most beautiful sights ever seen by man." The Atomic Cafe is an absurdist blast from the past that would be downright laughable if it weren’t so eerily relevant to our fake news present.
© 2018 Kino Lorber
Rising 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru is the ultimate test in the high-stakes world of big-wall climbing. The "anti-Everest," Meru has long defeated the world’s best climbers, earning it the reputation as the most complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas. When alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk embark on an expedition to tackle the Shark’s Fin for the first time, they confront nature’s harshest elements and their own personal limitations in an attempt to achieve the impossible. A breathtaking real-life tale of survival, friendship and redemption featuring best-selling author Jon Krakauer (INTO THIN AIR) and a score by Oscar-nominated composer J. Ralph (CHASING ICE), MERU is “a meditation on life, death and everything in between.” (NEWSWEEK)
© 2015 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films
Writer/director Alex Gibney examines the rise and fall of an infamous corporate juggernaut in Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Based on the book by Fortune Magazine reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, the film explores the lengths to which the company went in order to appear incredibly profitable, and reveals how Kenneth Lay, Jeff Skilling, and other execs managed to keep their riches, while thousands of lower-level employees saw their loyalty repaid with the loss of their jobs and retirement funds.