iTunes Top Documentary Films

Jump to movie: #10 #20 #30 #40 #50

1

MLK/FBI - Sam Pollard Cover Art

MLK/FBI

MLK/FBI

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies like an enemy of the state. In this virtuosic documentary, award-winning editor and director Sam Pollard (Editor, 4 LITTLE GIRLS, MO' BETTER BLUES; Director/Producer, EYES ON THE PRIZE, SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME) lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King's activism throughout the '50s and '60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. In crafting a rich archival tapestry, featuring some revelatory restored footage of King, Pollard urges us to remember that true American progress is always hard-won.

© 2020 Tradecraft Films

2

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain - Morgan Neville Cover Art

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

It's not where you go. It's what you leave behind…Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.

© 2021 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

3

The Kybalion - Ronni Thomas Cover Art

The Kybalion

The Kybalion

In 1908, an occult manuscript would mystify those interested in metaphysics and the unseen world. The Kybalion, penned by a mysterious author known as Three Initiates, presented seven principles of ancient Hermetic philosophy. These principles can be used in everyday life to empower and heighten your understanding of the universe and your relationship to it. Now, in 2022, The Kybalion is presented for the first time as a feature-length film. Directed by Emmy-nominee Ronni Thomas (AMC’s The Broken and the Bad) and hosted by occult historian Mitch Horowitz (“solid gold”—David Lynch), the film explores in detail each of the seven principles. Each principle is then paired with an expert working within the occult space. Psychics, mediums, alchemists, and parapsychologists give their own perspective on each principle and how it relates to their work and search—and what it reveals for all of us. Dramatic live-action sequences and animation symbolize the book’s principles. The film explains how that is possible — and, why, in fact, it is necessary.

© 2022 Gildan First Enterprises, LLC

4

The Alpinist - Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen Cover Art

The Alpinist

The Alpinist

As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Marc-André's approach is the essence of solo adventure. Intrigued by these quiet accomplishments, veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall) sets out to make a film about Marc-André. But the Canadian soloist is an elusive subject: nomadic and publicity-shy, he doesn't own a phone or car and is reluctant to let the film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. As Peter struggles to keep up, Marc-André's climbs grow bigger and more daring. Elite climbers are amazed by his accomplishments, while others worry that he is risking too much. Then, Marc-André embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing. The Alpinist is an intimate documentary of a visionary climber who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.

© 2021 Red Bull Media House. All Rights Reserved.

5

A Cops and Robbers Story - Ilinca Calugareanu Cover Art

A Cops and Robbers Story

A Cops and Robbers Story

In the 1980s, Corey Pegues was embroiled in a life of crime as a member of New York City’s infamous Supreme Team gang. After a near-death gang confrontation, Pegues flees the city, only to return years later as a rising star in the NYPD. When Pegues speaks publicly in support of police reform, he becomes a target within the department and details of his former life are thrust into the spotlight.

© A Cops and Robbers Story 2020

6

The Lost Leonardo - Andreas Koefoed Cover Art

The Lost Leonardo

The Lost Leonardo

The Lost Leonardo tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its cheap restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity. Is this multi-million dollar painting actually by Leonardo - or do certain power players simply want it to be? Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world's richest men and most powerful art institutions, The Lost Leonardo reveals how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary.

© 2021 TLL ApS. All Rights Reserved.

7

The Plot Against the President - Amanda Milius Cover Art

The Plot Against the President

The Plot Against the President

The true story of how Congressman Devin Nunes uncovered the operation to bring down the President of the United States. Following the book The Plot Against the President by investigative journalist Lee Smith, this feature length documentary explores new information and additional interviews as the case unfolds.

© 2020 1AMDC Productions LLC

8

Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light - Giovanni Troilo Cover Art

Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

A journey through the masterpieces and obsessions of the Genius of the Impressionism. From Giverny, Musée D’Orsay, Orangerie and Marmottan. Water Lilies of Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting. His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces. In a war-torn country, the undisputed genius of French Art disrupted the art world and changes it forever.

© 2018 Nexo Digital

9

Beyond Impossible - Vinnie Tortorich Cover Art

Beyond Impossible

Beyond Impossible

Beyond Impossible exposes the corruption of the fake meat industry and how it ties in with the sinister plans of a global elite. Health expert Vinnie Tortorich breaks asks the intriguing question: what do Harvard University, internet Vegans and the World Economic Forum all have in common? A religious desire for the world to go Vegan.

10

Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains, And the Future of the Internet - Torsten Hoffman & Michael Watchulonis Cover Art

Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains, And the Future of the Internet

Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains, And the Future of the Internet

Five years after his first documentary on the topic, award-winning filmmaker Torsten Hoffmann revisits the big brains and big egos behind Bitcoin, Blockchains, and Web3 in this thought-provoking and entertaining crash course about the controversial technology.

© 2020 3dch media

11

The Jesus Music - The Erwin Brothers Cover Art

The Jesus Music

The Jesus Music

With stirring songs of faith, love, and hope, the Jesus Music movement rose from America’s 1960s counterculture to become a worldwide phenomenon. This fascinating documentary reveals Jesus Music’s uplifting, untold story — from its humble beginnings at the Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California, through its transformation into the multimillion-dollar industry of Christian Contemporary music. Featuring intimate interviews with the genre’s biggest stars — including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, and Kirk Franklin — this love letter to CCM fans reveals the trials and triumphs of the artists who have devoted their lives to sharing their faith through the universal power of music.

© 2021 Believers, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

12

The Aristocrats - Penn Jillette & Paul Provenza Cover Art

The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats

This documentary about the world's funniest dirty joke features over 100 stand-up and performing comedians discussing and telling the joke. Since the joke, which can involve a great deal of improvisation, is so profane, usually only comedians have heard it, and it became legendary as a way for comedians to perform and top each other backstage. The film discusses the camaraderie within the comedy world that inspired the joke in the first place, as well as the role of obscenity within humor.

© 2019 Thinkfilm under exclusive license to Shout! Factory LLC

13

Soros - Jesse Dylan Cover Art

Soros

Soros

Billionaire activist George Soros is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. He is maligned by ideologues on both the left and the right for daring to tackle the world’s problems. With unprecedented access to the man and his inner circle, director Jesse Dylan follows Soros and pulls back the curtain on his personal history, private wealth, and public activism.

© 2020 Vital Pictures

14

Overdosed - Mary Sue Connolly Cover Art

Overdosed

Overdosed

The troubling turmoil of the deadly American opioid crisis unfolds in the small rural town of Petersburg, West Virginia, the state hardest hit by this epidemic. Through interviews with former drug dealers, over-prescribing doctors, DEA agents and local community members, Overdosed uncovers a shocking truth of the pharmaceutical industry’s intentional plan to target opioid sales to an impoverished, under-served community and the resulting addiction, prison and overdose cycles of its citizens.

© 2019 Live Free or Die Production

15

Restrepo - Tim Hetherington Cover Art

Restrepo

Restrepo

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The movie focuses on 15 soldiers based at "Outpost Restrepo," named after a platoon medic killed early in the deployment. Filmed by author Sebastian Junger ("War") and award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, RESTREPO takes viewers on their own 90-minute deployment, without comment or agenda. This is war, full stop. A National Geographic Entertainment release.

© 2010 National Geographic Entertainment

16

Meru - Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Cover Art

Meru

Meru

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

17

Artificial Immortality - Ann Shin Cover Art

Artificial Immortality

Artificial Immortality

If you were able to create an immortal version of yourself, would you? Until recently, that question was the stuff of science fiction, but now artificial intelligence and robotics experts suggest it could be possible. This cinematic documentary explores the latest in cloning and avatar technology as we enter the age of the metaverse. What is the essence of the human mind, and can it be replicated? Or even more unsettling, could we soon meet cloned versions of ourselves which are better, smarter, and immortal? Featuring Deepak Chopra, Nick Bostrom, Douglas Rushkoff, Hossein Rahnama and others.

© 2020 Fathom Film Group Inc.

18

Free Solo - Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin Cover Art

Free Solo

Free Solo

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.

19

Paris is Burning - Jennie Livingston Cover Art

Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza—Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

© 1990 Jennie Livingston and Off White Productions

20

Studio 54 - Matt Tyrnauer Cover Art

Studio 54

Studio 54

For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Rubell was the bon vivant who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the behind-the-scenes creative mastermind who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise. With unprecedented access to Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure-trove of rare footage, director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood) constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows.

© 2018 Kino Lorber

21

Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness - Frauke Sandig & Eric Black Cover Art

Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness

Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness

What is consciousness? Is it in all living beings? Why are we predisposed for mystical experience? And what happens when we die? With haunting cinematography, AWARE follows six of the world’s most brilliant researchers approaching the most mysterious of enigmas, consciousness, from radically different perspectives, from within and without: through high-tech brain research and Eastern meditation, by scientifically exploring inner space through psychedelic substances and delving deep into the consciousness of plants. Scientists are arriving at new insights – some which have been integral to Indigenous knowledge for millenia.

© 2021 Umbrella Films

22

March of the Penguins - Luc Jacquet Cover Art

March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love.

© 2005 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2005 Bonne Pioche Productions / Alliance De Production Cinematogr aphique

23

K2: Siren of the Himalayas - Dave Ohlson Cover Art

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

Four world-class alpinists including National Geographic's Explorer of the Year Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering in the breathtaking documentary K2: Siren of the Himalayas. The film follows an attempt to reach the summit of the world's most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark K2 expedition. K2 also explores the history and geography of the legendary Karakoram Mountain Range, 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, one person has died trying. As Ernest Hardy wrote in The Village Voice, "K2 offers great beauty while capturing something of what pulls the adventurous to try to reach the world's second highest peak."

© 2012

24

River's End: California's Latest Water War - Jacob Morrison Cover Art

River's End: California's Latest Water War

River's End: California's Latest Water War

River's End reveals California’s complex struggle over who gets fresh water, and how moneyed interests game the system. Constant battling over uncertain water supplies heralds an impending crisis—not just in California, but around the world.

© 2021 Thin Ice Entertainment LLC

25

The Game Changers - Louie Psihoyos Cover Art

The Game Changers

The Game Changers

Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, The Game Changers follows James Wilks — elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter — whose world is turned upside down when he discovers a group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie. Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers mixes real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet — and it’s backed by them too — with additional EPs including Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, and Chris Paul. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.

© 2019 Game Changers Film, LLC.

26

Resurgence - Heber Cannon & Marston Sawyers Cover Art

Resurgence

Resurgence

To be called the Fittest on Earth, one would have to be capable of conquering a number of both physical and mental challenges. In the year of 2020, those challenges were plentiful. "Resurgence" captures all the drama as the organization of CrossFit pivots to pull off an in-person event amidst a world pandemic. Developing a new competition format to narrow a large field of athletes to only 5 men and 5 women. These athletes descend on a small ranch in California to take on whatever challenges are necessary to be crowned the Fittest on Earth.

© 2021 Crossfit LLC.

27

Hitler: A Career - Joachim Fest & Christian Herrendoerfer Cover Art

Hitler: A Career

Hitler: A Career

“Hitler: A Career” is Joachim Fest's controversial German documentary film about the inevitability of Hitler and Fascism within Germany. Narrated by Stephen Murray, it tells the story of Hitler's rise to power from a German perspective; and Hitler's uncanny ability to satisfy the German people's emotional and psychological needs. But how did this unknown Austrian boy seduce the German people into becoming a Nazi state? Why did Germany follow Hitler to the brink of destruction? Fest's documentary film answers these questions by tracing the roots of fascism to Germany's historical heritage. Using unseen footage from the German war archives, “Hitler: A Career” presents a compelling picture of the rise and fall of Hitler and the Nazi empire. It was not Hitler who created Nazi Germany; but Germany itself that created Hitler.

© 1977 Interart / Werner Rieb Produktion / daredo

28

Fantastic Fungi - Louie Schwartzberg Cover Art

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world. Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

© 2019 Fantastic Fungi, LLC

29

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road - Brent Wilson Cover Art

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Join The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson on an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine. Featuring a new song written and performed by Wilson and interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel and Al Jardine.

© 2021 Leyline Entertainment

30

The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley - Alex Gibney Cover Art

The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley

The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley

Riveting look at the now-defunct company Theranos and its enigmatic founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, whose ambition to revolutionize blood testing through biotechnology spawned one of the biggest frauds in Silicon Valley.

© 2019 Home Box Office, Inc.

31

The Biggest Little Farm - John Chester Cover Art

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm

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.

32

The Truffle Hunters - Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw Cover Art

The Truffle Hunters

The Truffle Hunters

Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation. They're guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They're untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community. The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters' secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.

© 2020 Go Gigi Go Productions , LLC. All Rights Reserved.

33

APEX: The Secret Race Across America - JF Musial Cover Art

APEX: The Secret Race Across America

APEX: The Secret Race Across America

A fast-paced ride through the illegal, underground world of U.S. transcontinental racing. The true story of what happened after the Cannonball Run ended in 1979, the rise of the U.S. Express, and the seemingly unbreakable NY to LA 32 hour record set in 1983, when law enforcement scrutiny forced an end to the secretive races. Or did it? Decades later, two men get in a car and attempt to break the unbreakable record.

© 2019 TangentVector, Inc.

34

Try Harder! - Debbie Lum Cover Art

Try Harder!

Try Harder!

Seniors at one of the best public high schools in the country face the pressure of applying to elite colleges.

© 2021 DEBBIE LUM, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

35

Senna - Asif Kapadia Cover Art

Senna

Senna

The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brazil as a Saint.

© Producers Distribution Agency

36

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time - Robert B. Weide & Don Argott Cover Art

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Experience the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut, through the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.

© 2021 B Plus Productions, LLC. All rights reserved.

37

2018: The Ultimate Test - Mariah Moore Cover Art

2018: The Ultimate Test

2018: The Ultimate Test

Just before the 2018 CrossFit Games, a new direction was handed down from the leadership team, instigating an overhaul of the sport. Big changes were on the horizon for 2019, and the focus now turned to making the 2018 Games the best yet.

© 2021 CrossFit, LLC

38

Show Me the Father - Rick Altizer Cover Art

Show Me the Father

Show Me the Father

An inspiring, emotional journey, the first documentary from the creators of War Room features amazing, true stories.

© 2021 Faithstep Films, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

39

Borrowed Future - David DiCicco Cover Art

Borrowed Future

Borrowed Future

There’s a massive student loan crisis in America. Millions have found themselves buried beneath a mountain of debt. Entire generations are trapped. Borrowed Future uncovers the dark side of the student loan industry and exposes how the system is built to work against you. We meet a group of high school students as they’re about to make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives, and then the other side: the reality for adults living with student loan debt.

© 2021 Lampo Licensing, LLC.

40

Blackfish - Gabriela Cowperthwaite Cover Art

Blackfish

Blackfish

Killer whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants, yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who — unlike any orca in the wild — has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. Blackfish expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.

© 2013 Our Turn Productions, LLC

41

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary - John Scheinfeld Cover Art

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY is a remarkable portrait of an artist, an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact, influence and transform people’s lives around the world.

© 2017 Morling Manor Music Corp. and Jowcol Music, LLC

42

Hermitage: The Power of Art - Michele Mally Cover Art

Hermitage: The Power of Art

Hermitage: The Power of Art

The film treats The Hermitage as a living being. It tells the story of the daily life of the museum today continuously leaving the ‘here and now’ to retrace two and a half centuries.A wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world. St. Petersburg and the Hermitage were a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture.The history of the museum is marked by the acquisitions of the enlightened Empress Catherine II, whose personality has continued to fascinate art historians and critics over the centuries. Toni Servillo leads us on this journey through cultural bridges between places and distant civilizations. Bridges form a symbolic visual element, that will be repeated in the narrative.

© 2019 3D Produzioni, Nexo Digital

43

The Dawn Wall - Josh Lowell & Peter Mortimer Cover Art

The Dawn Wall

The Dawn Wall

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

© 2018 Red Bull Media House Austria GmbH, MMXVIII

44

Koyaanisqatsi - Godfrey Reggio Cover Art

Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi

A motion picture essay which takes a revealing and shocking look at modern life and its imbalances. The first film in a trilogy which was followed by Powaqtsi.

© INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL EDUCATION.

45

Operation Odessa - Tiller Russell Cover Art

Operation Odessa

Operation Odessa

True crime thriller about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who teamed up to sell a nuclear submarine to a Colombian drug cartel. This gangster epic travels from Brooklyn to Miami to Moscow. Meet the three one time friends,who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the a drug cartel, and the DEA for the score of a lifetime. The tale became an international media sensation. But the truth about what really happened has remained an underworld myth - until now.

46

The Last Waltz (1978) - Martin Scorsese Cover Art

The Last Waltz (1978)

The Last Waltz (1978)

On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, The Band gave its farewell concert at Winterland in San Francisco. On hand to help say goodbye to this influential rock group were some of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 1960s and '70s. This film is not only a vibrant documentary of that historic evening, but also a commentary on the rock world at the time. Most of the picture is concert footage of The Band and their guest performers -- highlighted by interviews with members of the group, who eloquently articulate their personal involvement in the history of rock and roll.

© THE LAST WALTZ PRODUCTIONS, INC.

47

Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story - Unknown Cover Art

Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story

Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story

Dear Rodeo recounts country music singer Cody Johnson's real-life journey from the dusty rodeo arenas of rural Texas to some of the biggest musical stages in America. Featuring interviews with Reba McEntire, Taya Kyle (the widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle), and more, this evocative and celebratory film is a love letter to everyone who has had to abandon a dream in order to find true purpose.

© 2021 CoJo Music LLC under exclusive license to Warner Music Nashville LLC.

48

Hell or High Seas - Glenn Holsten Cover Art

Hell or High Seas

Hell or High Seas

Hell or High Seas is a real-life, modern-day odyssey: one man's attempt to sail Cape Horn, raise awareness about veterans' suicide, and calm the storms within.

49

Stoke the Fire - Todd Jones, Steve Jones & Jon Klaczkiewicz Cover Art

Stoke the Fire

Stoke the Fire

Throughout Stoke the Fire, the viewer will be taken from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, all the way to Alaska, and many places between. Along this journey, the viewer is reminded what makes skiing, and the mountains in general so special. They will also see the development of all the different athletes along the way, and the journey that got them to where they are, while also having comedy sprinkled in, to remind everyone that regardless of how intense it can be, at the end of the day, its all about having fun, and being "Stoked".

© 2021 Teton Gravity Research

50

Westside vs the World - Michael Fahey Cover Art

Westside vs the World

Westside vs the World

Westside Barbell is essentially what would happen if the Hell's Angels traded in their Harley Davidsons for squat racks and chalk. It is a collection of some of the strongest and scariest people to ever walk the earth. The atmosphere inside the cinder block walls has been described as a prison yard weight pile. Fights and cussing are part of the charm, as are tattoos and facial hair. The environment is brutal and wears quick on lifters with thin skin. Every day at Westside its dog eat dog. It's a proven recipe for world records (over 140 and counting), but is it worth the price of the pain? When the weights are big enough to kill, how far would you go for a number?

© 2018 Michael Fahey