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‘HUEY’ or Black Panthers (46 minutes, 1968)

Posted on April 24th, by admin in Biography, Civil Rights. No Comments

Acclaimed Belgian documentary filmmaker Agnes Varda directed this film about Huey Newton, a leader of the Black Panther movement, which started in 1966 in Oakland, Calif.

Dolly Parton on Getting Dirty (5 minutes, 2015)

Posted on April 17th, by admin in Biography, Popular Music. No Comments

“Mama just always said, ‘you be what you are and you don’t have to worry about nothing’” – Dolly Parton as told to Lawrence Grobel on March 13, 1978

The Bull Rider (8 minutes, 2015)

Posted on April 14th, by admin in Biography, Sports. No Comments

This short documentary profiles the champion bull rider Gary Leffew, whose insights on rodeos apply far beyond the sport.

The Last Gladiators (97 minutes, 2012)

Posted on April 11th, by admin in Sports. No Comments

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney takes an unprecedented look at the National Hockey League’s most feared enforcers, and explores the career of Chris “Knuckles” Nilan. The role of a “goon” is simple: protect your teammates no matter the cost. For Nilan this meant a shattered body, drug addiction and harming the people closest to him. In the process he also won the love of hockey’s most holy city—Montréal—and helped that team win the Stanley Cup. Through interviews with hockey’s toughest guys, the film explores what it means to enforce the unspoken code of the NHL.(description via SnagFilms)

Constant Comedy with Barry Crimmins (25 minutes, 1982)

Posted on April 5th, by admin in Biography, Comedy. No Comments

Produced and directed by Bill Drake. Shot on location at The Ding Ho at Inman Square, Cambridge in 1982. Starring Barry Crimmins, Barry Neigrug, Mike Donavan, Don Gavin, and Mike MacDonald.

Nina Simone: The Legend (54 minutes, 1992)

Posted on April 4th, by admin in Biography, Blues, Popular Music. No Comments

A very personal documentary about the legendary singer and pianist Nina Simone, directed by Frank Lords.

‘The Staircase’ is Cold-Blooded, Brilliant and Eight Episodes Long (Trailer, 2004)

Posted on April 2nd, by admin in Crime, Family. No Comments

Director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade grabs you and doesn’t let go in “The Staircase.” Did a writer from North Carolina named Michael Peterson kill is wife, or did she fall down the stairs and end up a bloody mess on her own? Once you finish this addictive crime series, there’s more. De Lestrade also directed “The Staircase II” and “Murder on a Sunday Morning,” both of which are available in the SundanceNow Doc Club along with hundreds of other award-winning film festival selections.

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An Interview with Lawrence Wright, Author of ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief’ (64 minutes, 2013)

Posted on April 1st, by admin in Crime, Religion, Writers. No Comments

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Lawrence Wright talks about his book, “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,” now an HBO documentary by Alex Gibney. Wright conducted over 200 interviews of current and former members of the Church of Scientology for the book.

Wright goes into some of the details of the inner workings of the Church of Scientology, including how the church pursues celebrities (Tom Cruise, John Travolta) and uses them to further the church’s mission/goals. Wright also focuses on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige, Hubbard’s successor.

Most Insane Ski Line Ever (2 minutes, 2014)

Posted on March 31st, by admin in Daredevils, Sports. No Comments

Cody Townsend rips in Alaska through a dangerous chute, a line he calls “the scariest thing I’ve ever done.” World famous snowboarder Travis Rice had ridden the line first about a week earlier. Read a conversation between Rice and Townsend about their ventures here.

The Confessions of Bernard Goetz (77 minutes, 1987)

Posted on March 30th, by admin in Biography, Crime. No Comments

Bernhard Goetz, the “Subway Vigilante,” sparked nationwide controversy and debate in 1984 when he shot four men on a New York City subway train after he said that they tried to rob him.

A Snowboarder’s Unbelievable Tiny House (6 minutes, 2015)

Posted on March 25th, by admin in Biography, Environment, Sports. No Comments

Pro-snowboarder, Mike Basich, tours his self-built 225-square-foot home in the middle of his 40 acre snow covered property near Truckee, CA – and shows how being close to nature drives his most creative decisions.

Monica Lewinsky: The Price of Shame (22 minutes, 2015)

Posted on March 21st, by admin in Biography, Politics. No Comments

In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — and demands a different way.