In the second installment of this groundbreaking documentary, viewers are reintroduced to a group of children at age fourteen, seven years after their initial interviews. The film chronicles the lives of fourteen students from England who come from various social backgrounds. Topics include secondary education, hobbies and free time, personal beliefs and financial ambitions. Directed by Michael Apted. Categories: Documentary. Year: 1970.
7 Plus Seven
This documentary chronicles the air guitar sensation that has swept the globe. Contestants from New York to Los Angeles compete in the first ever US Air Guitar Championships for the right to represent their country and possibly become the first American world champion. Using creativity, enthusiam and invisible guitars, competitors rock out for the chance to be named the best air guitarist in the world. Directed by Alexandra Lipsitz. With David S. Jung and Dan Crane. Categories: Documentary, Music. Year: 2006.
Air Guitar Nation
A critically acclaimed documentary about the fascinating creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean, this film uses state-of-the-art technology to show the mysteries of the depths. It takes you more than two-and-a-half miles into the ocean to investigate a world that it has only recently become possible to see. A movie designed for audiences of all ages. Directed by Steven Quale. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2005.
Aliens of the Deep
Two Muslim stand-up comics (Azhar Usman and Mohammed Amer) plus a Christian minister (Preacher Moss) take their comedy routine on the road. The three poke gentle fun at each other and their cultural and religious differences. The trio will be familiar from their many appearances of television talk shows. Directed by Andrea Kalin.. Categories: Documentary, Comedy, Talk-Show. Year: 2008.
Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert
This documentary chronicles the birth and development of the underground hardcore punk scene from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys reveal the heroes behind the music. Directed by Paul Rachman. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2006.
Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza invite some of thebiggest names in entertainment to give their take on the world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque routine, too extreme to be performed in public. Comedians, including George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Carey, Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser and Sarah Silverman, reminisce, analyze, deconstruct the joke before delivering their own raunchy versions. Directed by Paul Provenza. With Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Howie Mandel, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams and many more. Categories: Documentary, Comedy. Year: 2005.
Documentarian Ken Burns delves into the rich history of America's pastime. Using old-time photos and illustrations depicting the game's early years and newsreels and video clips to highlight more recent developments, Burns shows the impact the sport has had on the nation and how it has changed over the years. Players and participants speak in their own words, and sports writers and broadcasters offer commentary on the sport and events they witnessed. With Bob Costas, Billy Crystal and George Plimpton. Categories: Documentary, History, Sports. Year: 1994.
In this documentary, director Chris Bell explores America's steroid culture and the pressure to be bigger and better than your competition. Following his two brothers, Mark Bell and Mike Bell, who became users of steroids in an effort to achieve their athletic dreams, Chris sheds light on steroid's pervasive presence not only in major sports and body building, but in high schools, colleges and neighborhood gyms. Directed by Chris Bell. With Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hulk Hogan. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2008.
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
Before his death in 1993, Comedian Bill Hicks incorporated irreverent rants, diatribes, social criticisms and philosophies into his stage act. Never afraid to step on toes or point out stupidity, Hicks is remembered as one of the greatest live comedians of all-time. Compiled here are "One Night Stand," "Revelations," "Relentless" and "Just a Ride," a featurette covering Hicks's career with testimonials from Brett Butler, Jay Leno and David Letterman. Categories: Comedy, Documentary. Year: 2004.
Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian
During WWII, Hungarian poet Hannah Senesh (Meri Roth) leaves the safety of Palenstine to become a resistance fighter and joins a mission to rescue Jews in her native country; the only mission of its kind carried out during the war. After parachuting behind enemy lines, Senesh is captured, torture and executed by the Nazis, while her mother (Marcela Nohynkova) becomes her personal advocate and tries desperately to save her daughter's life. Directed by Roberta Grossman. With Zdenek Kozakovic, Zdenek Astr, Jindrich Hinke and Monika Malacova. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2008.
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
Controversial documentarian Michael Moore explores the incredible level of gun violence in the world's most powerful democracy. No one factor, from violent entertainment to ease of availability to powerful gun lobbyists, is enough to explain the culture of fear, prejudice and freedom of choice that makes the streets of America a battleground. With thousands of people killed each year, firearms are the number two killer of Americans aged 15 to 24. Directed by Michael Moore. With Charlton Heston. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2002.
Bowling for Columbine
In the Sydney suburb of Maroubra, a notorious gang known as the Bra Boys combine surfing, hard partying, rebellion and brotherhood to deal with the realities of larger society. This documentary chronicles the evolution of the gang's tough, close-knit culture and how the stigma of their surf community has contributed to their social displacement. The film focuses on the Abberon brothers (Koby Abberton, Sunny Abberton, Jai Abberton), who pursue their dream of professional surfing while one of their own is on trial for murder. Directed by Sunny Abberton and Macario De Souza. Narrated by Russell Crowe. Categories: Documentary, Foreign Film, Independent Film. Year: 2007.