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Apollo 11 (2019) - Todd Douglas Miller Cover Art

Apollo 11 (2019)

Apollo 11 (2019)

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.

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They Shall Not Grow Old - Peter Jackson Cover Art

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

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.

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Iron Cowboy the Story of The 50-50-50 - Jacob Schwarz Cover Art

Iron Cowboy the Story of The 50-50-50

Iron Cowboy the Story of The 50-50-50

When James Lawrence (aka the Iron Cowboy) announced his plan to complete 50 Ironman distances in 50 consecutive days in all 50 states, the only person who believed that he could pull it off was James himself. An Iron Man distance consists of a 2. 4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26. 2-mile run. completing one race is considered a lifetime achievement. With the support of his wife, Sunny, and their five children in tow, Lawrence pushes himself to the point of breaking. This is an unbelievable mental and physical journey that redefines the limits of what is humanly possible.

© 2019 50-50-50 Documentary LLC

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Combat Obscura - Miles Lagoze Cover Art

Combat Obscura

Combat Obscura

Just out of high school, at the age of 18, Miles Lagoze enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was deployed to Afghanistan where he served as Combat Camera — his unit's official videographer, tasked with shooting and editing footage for the Corps’ recruiting purposes and historical initiatives. But upon discharging, Lagoze took all the footage he and his fellow cameramen shot, and he assembled quite simply the very documentary the Corps does not want you to see. Combat Obscura is a groundbreaking look at the daily life of Marines in a war zone as told by the Marines themselves. More than a mere compilation of violence, the edit ingeniously repurposes the original footage to reveal the intensity and paradoxes of an ambiguous war from an unvarnished perspective.

© 2018 Miles Lagoze

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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.

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Meow Wolf: Origin Story - Morgan Capps & Jilann Spitzmiller Cover Art

Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Meow Wolf: Origin Story

When a group of young DIY artists in Santa Fe can’t find a door into the art world, they blow open an entirely new portal with their grit, passion, and tenacity. Within just a few short years - and with a little help from George R.R. Martin - this group called Meow Wolf ultimately hits a cultural nerve and garners massive, unexpected success with their exhibit, House of Eternal Return.

© 2018 MW DOC, LLC

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Chernobyl's Café - Mike Baudoncq Cover Art

Chernobyl's Café

Chernobyl's Café

Thirty years after the famous nuclear reactor explosion, Chernobyl is once more showing signs of life. As the fears of older generations are replaced by the fascination of the new, Chernobyl is emerging as a popular tourist destination, and local industry is on the rise. However, with radiation levels still dangerously high, serious questions remain over whether the region can ever truly recover from its past.

© 2016 3M production

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For All Mankind - Unknown Cover Art

For All Mankind

For All Mankind

In July 1969, the space race ended when Apollo 11 fulfilled President Kennedy’s challenge of “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” No one who witnessed the lunar landing will ever forget it. Al Reinert’s documentary For All Mankind is the story of the twenty-four men who traveled to the moon, told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences. Forty years after the first moon landing, it remains the most radical, visually dazzling work of cinema yet made about this earthshaking event.

© 1989 Appollo Associates

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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

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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

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Sexology - Gabrielle Anwar Cover Art

Sexology

Sexology

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

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Calum Von Moger: Unbroken - Vlad Yudin Cover Art

Calum Von Moger: Unbroken

Calum Von Moger: Unbroken

To many in the bodybuilding world, Calum Von Moger is seen as the future of the sport. A two time Mr. Universe champion who has proven himself to have one of the greatest physiques currently on the professional stage; Calum was catapulted into social media stardom. Known for his resemblance to Arnold Schwarzenegger and dubbed Arnold 2. 0. But a sudden and tragic bicep tear brought his training and goals to a grinding halt. Losing dozens of pounds of muscle and unable to train until fully recovering – Calum was forced to reassess his bodybuilding path and find a way to fight back up to the top. Calum Von Moger: Unbroken chronicles his rise, fall, and now recovery as he moves into a promising career in television and film. Showcasing a man with an indomitable will that overcomes all the hurdles in his path and taking him to a place that both skeptics and doctors thought was impossible.

© 2019 The Vladar Company

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1 Billion Orgasms - Terence Mickey & Brent Kinetz Cover Art

1 Billion Orgasms

1 Billion Orgasms

Aaron was raised to be special. An only child of two loving parents, he excelled at science and matured believing he could accomplish anything in work and in love. Early results were on track. He earned an engineering degree and married his high school sweetheart. Then life revealed its predictable temptations and dealt its cruel blows. At 50, he now finds himself a twice-divorced single father to two teen daughters, facing dead-end career prospects and substantial debt. But far from discouraged, he’s invented and patented a device that helps couples trigger female ejaculation. "1 Billion Orgasms" follows Aaron to Las Vegas to promote his invention at the world’s largest adult novelty expo. Will this passion make up for his past failings and bring fulfillment? The story that unfolds reveals a man at odds with what he says he wants and the consequences of that conflict for both him and the people around him.

© 2018 Ekklyzo, LLC

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K2: Siren of the Himalayas - Dave Ohlson Cover Art

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

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

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Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story - Chas Smith Cover Art

Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story

Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story

Lisa Andersen is one of surfing’s few transcendent stars. She is grace and beauty coupled with tenacity and fearlessness. A 4x world champ and inductee into the Surfer Hall of Fame, she is a true icon. She discovered surfing when she was 13, though it was not what her parents wanted. They felt the beach was dangerous. Lisa did nothing to ease their concerns and eventually wound up in juvenile hall. Her father smashed her surfboard, so Lisa hatched an escape plan. She decided to go to Huntington Beach, leaving a note behind that read, “Going to California to become world surfing champion.” She was homeless before being taken in by an abusive local. Unlucky in relationships, she was abused often, and had to runaway time and again. Especially when she felt trapped. In the water, she was something else, and surfed like a gorgeous disaster. But she could never quite put it all together, until career suicide presented itself. An unexpected pregnancy. Over objections, she decided to have the child and in so doing broke through and became a champ. Trouble follows Lisa on her human journey. Surf is a beautiful backdrop but the real story is the epic poem of her life. It is the story of a self-made, American woman. It is a story of today.

© 2019 BeachGrit Films

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IMAX: Hubble - Toni Myers Cover Art

IMAX: Hubble

IMAX: Hubble

IMAX®: Hubble, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen flights through the farthest reaches of the universe, and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA's history. In May 2009, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, the world's first space-based observatory, 350 miles above the Earth. On board was an IMAX camera, operated by the shuttle astronauts. It captured stunning sequences of the five intricate spacewalks required to make those repairs, as well as close-up images of the effort to grasp the orbiting telescope with the shuttle's mechanical arm at 17,500 mph, and one unexpected problem that threatened to sabotage the entire mission.

© 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Kill Team - Dan Krauss Cover Art

The Kill Team

The Kill Team

Equal parts infuriating and illuminating, THE KILL TEAM looks at the devastating moral tensions that tear at soldiers’ psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield’s pleas went unheeded. Left on his own and with threats to his life, Private Winfield was himself drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever.

© 2013 f/8 Filmworks Ltd.

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Psychonautics: A Comic's Exploration of Psychedelics - Brian Bellinkoff Cover Art

Psychonautics: A Comic's Exploration of Psychedelics

Psychonautics: A Comic's Exploration of Psychedelics

Comedian Shane Mauss sets out on a mission to prove psychedelics are not as scary as they seem… by doing all of them. While describing the indescribable, he explores the beauty and mystique of psychedelics. He also brings in the added perspectives of some of the top scientists, researchers, and experts in this fascinating field. This film shows the enormous potential that psychedelics have to treat disorders, improve our health, and open us up to amazing experiences. However, they can also lead to a month-long manic state and a trip to the psych ward… if not done responsibly. This is a journey that takes Shane to the highest euphoria and the lowest depression, it opens him up to enlightenment, and it kicks him in the balls. With moments of both confusion and clarity, this is as an honest account of a genuine Psychonaut.

© 2018 Partnership Entertainment

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American Gospel: Christ Alone - Brandon Kimber Cover Art

American Gospel: Christ Alone

American Gospel: Christ Alone

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

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The River and the Wall - Ben Masters Cover Art

The River and the Wall

The River and the Wall

Five friends embark on a 1, 200-mile mountain bike, horse, and canoe expedition down the Rio Grande to document the borderlands before construction of a wall and to explore how it would impact wildlife, immigration, public lands, border security, and landowners. Told through stunning cinematography, the film will take you on an adventure down the US-Mexico border to see the 1, 000 foot high canyons, vast mountains, vibrant cities, and lush forests in the path of Trump’s proposed border wall. During the three month journey, the team meets the team meets with Democrat Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Republican Congressman Will Hurd, Border Patrol agents, wildlife biologists, immigration experts, and landowners to better understand how a wall would work and where it would go. As the vast wilderness of the Big Bend gives way to the more populated Lower Rio Grande Valley, the team comes face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enters uncharted emotional waters.

© 2019 Rio Grande Film, LLC

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The Farthest - Voyager in Space - Emer Reynolds Cover Art

The Farthest - Voyager in Space

The Farthest - Voyager in Space

Over 12 billion miles from Earth, a gangly ship sails through interstellar space. It is, by far, the most distant object made by human hands. In 1977, NASA launched twin Voyager spacecraft. An emotional, cinematic documentary, The Farthest tells their story through first-hand accounts from the passionate men and women who built the ships and guided their journeys. Negotiating a series of perils on its Grand Tour of the outer planets, Voyager beamed back spectacular images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. But their moons offered bigger surprises—volcanoes, geysers, and a liquid water ocean. On the chance of discovery by intelligent aliens, each spacecraft carried a Golden Record with music and spoken greetings. The mission has earned its place in the pantheon of human achievements. Long after our sun has flamed out, the Voyagers are likely to be sailing on, perhaps the only evidence that we ever existed.

© 2017 Crossing the Line Productions. All rights reserved.

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Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers - Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell Cover Art

Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers

Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers

Narrated by Oscar Nominee MICKEY ROURKE - Former Government physicist Bob Lazar made headlines world-wide in 1989 when he came forward with his account of reverse-engineering an alien spacecraft for the US Military. The reason the public even knows the name Area 51 is because Lazar talked about the work he did at the formerly secret military base. Burdened with a revolutionary secret, he had to choose between his oath to his country or his conscience. His wife believes him, his mom believes him, and the closer you get to his inner-circle, the more YOU believe him. His testimony remains the most controversial and important UFO story of all time; especially if it’s true. Lazar blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent.Corbell’s film intimately chronicles the triumphs and travails of a cosmic whistleblower. It investigates Lazar’s groundbreaking claims of our government’s secret program to create a fierce technology based on recovered alien vehicles. It reveals the devastating impact his actions have had on his life over the course of the last thirty years. His public disclosures have turned his life upside-down and he has tried to stay out of the spotlight. For this reason, has never let any journalist or filmmaker into the private world of his daily life - that is - until now.Providing rare and never before revealed footage, Corbell's film will shake the foundations of your beliefs and permanently alter the landscape of the debate.

© 2018 JKLC Productions

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Inside the Edge: A Professional Blackjack Adventure - Chris Buddy Cover Art

Inside the Edge: A Professional Blackjack Adventure

Inside the Edge: A Professional Blackjack Adventure

The documentary film, "Inside the Edge", features the world's elite professional blackjack players who take on casinos for millions while trying to evade casino surveillance and local law enforcement. Director Chris Buddy follows the life of KC, a second-generation professional blackjack player, as he concludes his blackjack career traveling the United States from casino to casino. Through years of unprecedented footage and interviews with the foremost gambling authorities, Buddy pulls back the veil on one of the world's most secretive communities and reveals what it takes to succeed while grinding out a career winning big in casinos.

© 2019 Fat Blue Productions

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Billion Dollar Bully - Kaylie Milliken Cover Art

Billion Dollar Bully

Billion Dollar Bully

Today consumers Yelp everything from restaurants to dentists; plumbers to surgeons. The small business community sees Yelp's sales tactic as extortion. Does Yelp genuinely have an interest in helping people support the best local businesses, or are they a pay-to-play advertising platform?

© 2019 Prost Productions, Inc.

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RBG - Betsy West & Julie Cohen Cover Art

RBG

RBG

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

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The Wrecking Crew! - Denny Tedesco Cover Art

The Wrecking Crew!

The Wrecking Crew!

Music lovers will be astonished at the influence The Wrecking Crew wielded over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early 1970s. These unsung instrumentalists were the de-facto backing band on hit records by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, The Monkees and many more. These dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “West Coast Sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.

© 2014 The Wrecking Crew, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story - Geordie Day Cover Art

Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story

Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story

An intimate portrait of legendary NHL tough guy Bob Probert told through exclusive interviews with his family, friends, teammates and rivals, featuring game footage, news reports, and never before seen home movies.

© 2019 Dark Star Pictures LLC.

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Three Identical Strangers - Tim Wardle Cover Art

Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers

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.

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Scotch: A Golden Dream - Andrew Peat Cover Art

Scotch: A Golden Dream

Scotch: A Golden Dream

Set amongst the backdrop of the breathtaking Scotland countryside, Scotch: A Golden Dream follows the creation of whisky through the eyes of master distiller and the Godfather of scotch, Jim McEwan. Moving from sweeping the floor of a distillery as a teenager to becoming one of the most well-known and respected people in the industry, Jim leads a life full of love and devotion to his craft. Concurrent with Jim’s story, the film reveals what it takes to bring whisky from barley to barrel, showcasing the care and patience that goes into the creation. From million dollar insured sniffing noses, to grunt work, to badass women of whisky, we go on a journey of what whisky means to enthusiasts on a personal level and an exploration of the worldwide growing appeal and fanfare that starts in a crisp glass, maybe on the rocks... depending how you take it.

© 2017 Island Productions LTD

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CERN - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Cover Art

CERN

CERN

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

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Leaving Neverland: Part 1 - Dan Reed Cover Art

Leaving Neverland: Part 1

Leaving Neverland: Part 1

When allegations of abuse by Michael Jackson involving young boys surfaced in 1993, many found it hard to believe that he could be guilty of such unspeakable acts. This film explores the experiences of two young boys who were both befriended by Jackson. Through gut-wrenching interviews with two of the accusers, now in their 30s, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, “Leaving Neverland” crafts a portrait of sustained abuse and explores the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after each had a young son of his own. Warning: This film contains explicit descriptions of sexual abuse that may be disturbing to viewers.

© 2019 Home Box Office, Inc.

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The Last Man On the Moon - Mark Craig Cover Art

The Last Man On the Moon

The Last Man On the Moon

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped on the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss. Cernan’s burning ambition carried him from a quiet Chicago suburb to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space, and ultimately, to the moon. Five years in the making, The Last Man on the Moon unveils a wealth of rare archive, and takes Cernan back to the launch pads of Cape Kennedy, to Arlington National Cemetery and to his Texas ranch, where he finds respite from a past that refuses to let him go. Sharing home movies, scrapbooks and intimate moments with his closest friends and family, he brings his spine-tingling experiences to the big screen more vividly than any moonwalker has done before.

© 2015 Mark Stewart Productions

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The Jeffrey Dahmer Files - Chris James Thompson Cover Art

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

Watch while in theaters! A dark and disturbing exploration of America's most infamous serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, as seen through the eyes of the arresting officer and his next door neighbor.

© 2012 OPPRESSED CITIZENS OF MILWAUKEE, LLC

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Bolden - Dan Pritzker Cover Art

Bolden

Bolden

Bolden, directed by Dan Pritzker, imagines the compelling, powerful and tragic journey of Buddy Bolden, the unsung American hero who invented Jazz. With little biographical information known and no found recordings of his music, the film’s narrative is comprised of fragmented memories of his past, against the political and social context of New Orleans in the early 1900s, in which his revolutionary music was conceived. Starring Gary Carr as Bolden with original music written, arranged and performed by Wynton Marsalis, Bolden invites you to experience a world fueled by passion, greed and musical genius, in early 1900s New Orleans.

© 2018 King Bolden

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New England Patriots: 3 Games to Glory VI - Unknown Cover Art

New England Patriots: 3 Games to Glory VI

New England Patriots: 3 Games to Glory VI

For the sixth time in 18 years, the Patriots are Super Bowl Champions. To commemorate this historic achievement, the Patriots, in conjunction with NFL Films, present 3 Games to Glory VI. Watch every play from all three games - the Divisional round dominance, outscoring the league's best offense on the road in the AFC Championship, and becoming world champions by holding the Rams to a mere 3 points in the Super Bowl. This three-film set also includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage shot during the playoff run, a complete breakdown of Super Bowl 53 by head coach Bill Belichick and Super Bowl MVP, Julian Edelman, wired for sound in Atlanta. A must-have for any Patriots fan, 3 Games to Glory VI captures perhaps the best three-game playoff stretch in Patriots history. Relive all the best moments in this action-packed series. We are all Patriots indeed!

© 2019 NFL Films. All Rights Reserved

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In Search of Greatness - Gabe Polsky Cover Art

In Search of Greatness

In Search of Greatness

IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS is a groundbreaking documentary that reveals the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. Through a series of intimate conversations and captivating footage, award-winning filmmaker Gabe Polsky leads viewers on an entertaining, thrilling, and inspiring personal journey. The film features original interviews with iconic athletes Wayne Gretzky, Pelé, and Jerry Rice as well as other greats like Muhammad Ali, Serena and Venus Williams, Rocky Marciano, Einstein and David Bowie.

© 2017 Creativity and Sport Doc LLC

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Adam Carolla: Not Taco Bell Material - Nate Adams Cover Art

Adam Carolla: Not Taco Bell Material

Adam Carolla: Not Taco Bell Material

Not Taco Bell Material is Adam Carolla’s first ever stand up special based on his New York Times best-selling autobiography. It spotlights Adam’s witty improvisational humor as we learn about his life growing up, told through stand-up comedy and photos from his early life. It’s hilarious, poignant, and even inspiring.

© 2018 Chassy Media, LLC

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Enron: The Smartest Guys In the Room - Alex Gibney Cover Art

Enron: The Smartest Guys In the Room

Enron: The Smartest Guys In the Room

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.

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Bathtubs Over Broadway - Dava Whisenant Cover Art

Bathtubs Over Broadway

Bathtubs Over Broadway

In this award-winning, feel-good documentary, a comedy writer for David Letterman stumbles upon a secret musical world starring tractors and bathtubs and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, Chita Rivera, Don Bolles, and more. Winner: Best Documentary Screenplay (WGA Awards) & Best New Documentary Director (Tribeca Film Festival)

© 2018 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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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

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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo - David Fairhead Cover Art

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

At the heart of the Apollo space program and a remarkable decade of achievement was the team who worked in Mission Control.They were born against a backdrop of economic turmoil and global conflict. Some came from a rural lifestyle little changed from the 19th century. Others grew up in a gritty, blue-collar America of mines and smoke stacks. They ranged from kids straight out of college to those toughened by military service. But from such ordinary beginnings, an extraordinary team was born. They were setting out on what JFK called: “The most hazardous, dangerous, and greatest adventure upon which mankind has ever embarked” and through their testimony – and the supporting voices of Apollo astronauts and modern NASA flight directors – the film takes us from the faltering start of the program through the Mercury and Gemini missions, the tragedy of the Apollo 1 fire to the glories of the Moon landings.

© 2016 Mission Control Productions Ltd

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Muscle Shoals - Greg 'Freddy' Camalier Cover Art

Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals

The incredible story of a tiny Alabama recording studio that produced some of greatest hits of all time. Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Alicia Keys, Bono and more bear witness to its magic.

© 2012 Ear Goggles Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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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

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Mommy Dead and Dearest - Erin Lee Carr Cover Art

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Things are not always as they appear, especially in the case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard. In this true-crime documentary that follows a bizarre case involving one of psychology's most controversial conditions--Munchausen by proxy syndrome--a treacherous web of lies, child abuse, mental illness and forbidden love is untangled in provocative fashion. Dee Dee and her wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose, were beloved residents of Springfield, MO. But after Dee Dee was found murdered, Gypsy was tracked to Wisconsin and implicated in her death--but what began as a grisly tale of matricide morphed into a bizarre story of deception and abuse.

© 2017 Home Box Office, Inc.

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Somm 3 - Jason Wise Cover Art

Somm 3

Somm 3

Three of the greatest legends in wine meet to drink the rarest bottles of their careers, while the best blind tasters of today gather to settle an age-old argument. The results could change the world of wine forever.

© 2018 Forgotten Man Films

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Food, Inc. - Robert Kenner Cover Art

Food, Inc.

Food, Inc.

"Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising – and often shocking – truths about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation."

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Inside Job - Charles Ferguson Cover Art

Inside Job

Inside Job

Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary Feature "INSIDE JOB" from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), comes Inside Job, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Inside Job was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore and China.

© 2010 Sony Pictures Classics Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Screwball - Billy Corben Cover Art

Screwball

Screwball

They say South Florida is a sunny place for shady people and this is certainly true of steroid peddler Anthony Bosch and his most notorious client, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. While Bosch's medical credentials may be lacking, his storytelling skills are first rate as he hilariously details the rise and fall of his “health clinic” and one of the biggest scandals in MLB history.

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Mosul - Daniel Gabriel Cover Art

Mosul

Mosul

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

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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land - Steve Read & Rob Alexander Cover Art

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

At the dawn of the ‘80’s, Gary Numan found himself to be one of the world’s biggest selling recording artists – “Cars” and “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” were huge hits and no one had heard, or seen, anyone quite like Gary Numan. But the Asperger’s syndrome that helped forge Numan’s tunnel-like ambition, informing his music and image, also brought problems. At a time when the public knew little about the condition, the press labeled him a freak. Depression, anxiety, near-bankruptcy and a long period in the wilderness followed. Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan, Gemma, who helped him rediscover his passion for music. Now, the Godfather of electronic pop music has embarked on a one-way trip to California, in search of a new life in the sun and new challenges in Hollywood.

© perfectmotion 2016

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