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Captures 14-year-old singing sensation, Miley Cyrus, in concert at several venues on her 2007 54-city tour. She performs as both a solo artist and as her popular television character, Hannah Montana.
Go deep into the underworld of hip-hop groupies and video vixens where sex is the backstage pass and young ladies use their bodies as a way to promote themselves and further their own careers. Jump Off takes a provocative look at the seedy side of the music business where hip-hop groupies pay a high price to get a taste of the celebrity lifestyle. Hear the real, raw truth about the groupie lifestyle from the scene's biggest stars. Get the inside story from one of hip-hop's most notorious femmes, Karrine: Superhead Steffens. Reenactments show how Karrine sexed her way through the hip-hop world, climbing her way up the ladder before crashing to the bottom. Now a bestselling author, she's still kissing and telling, but the huge stars she allegedly bedded are telling their side of the story.
Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating insights in "Tales from the Script," the most comprehensive documentary ever made about screenwriting. By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in one of the world's most competitive industries. They also reveal the untold stories behind some of the greatest screenplays ever written, describing their adventures with luminaries including Harrison Ford, Stanley Kubrick, Joel Silver, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg. The film was produced in tandem with the upcoming HarperCollins book of the same name.
 
Director Johan Grimonprez casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor, unwittingly caught up in a double take on the cold war period. Subverting a meticulous array of TV footage and using 'The Birds' as an essential metaphor, DOUBLE TAKE traces catastrophe culture's relentless assault on the home, from moving images' inception to the present day.
 
Biography (1987)
aka: A&E Biography
Documentary show that profiles the lives of notable figures in the history of entertainment, sports, arts, science, politics and warfare. Known for its in-depth research, which often provides viewers with little-known information about well-known people.
 
In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie aimed at a whole new generation of teenage movie-goers. Though premiering at a time when horror movies were in decline and plagued with an array of start up problems, Scream went on to shatter box-office records for horror films, earning well over $100 million in domestic box office receipts, revived Craven's career and turned first-time screenwriter Kevin Williamson and a group of hot young television actors (among them Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich and Rose McGowan) into overnight stars. The film became a huge success, spawned three sequels and single-handedly revived the horror genre. "Scream: The Inside Story" features all-new interviews with Wes Craven, Neve Campell, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan and Matthew Lillard along with the many other cast and crew.
Derren Brown is a new and unique force in the world of magic and illusion – he can seemingly predict and control human behaviour. Whether he’s convincing a medical student to push a needle through his own flesh, scamming a London casino, touching table dancers without going near them, or making a bookie pay out on a losing ticket… Derren’s unparalleled performances will amaze and unsettle you.

He doesn’t claim to be a mind-reader, instead he describes his craft as a mixture of psychology, misdirection and showmanship. Derren is even prepared to share some of his techniques with you. So, sit back, turn down the lights, and open your mind to this extraordinary man.
Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 1 The Magic Begins
 
On the northwest side of Milwaukee, Mark Borchardt dreams the American dream: for him, it's making movies. Using relatives, local theater talent, slacker friends, his Mastercard, and $3,000 from his Uncle Bill, Mark strives over three years to finish "Covan," a short horror film. His own personal demons (alcohol, gambling, a dysfunctional family) plague him, but he desperately wants to overcome self-doubt and avoid failure. In moments of reflection, Mark sees his story as quintessentially American, and its the nature and nuance of his dream that this film explores.
 
aka: Anneliese The Exorcist Tapes
Documentary covering the famous 'demonic possession' case of Anneliese Michel. The film features authentic footage of 'exorcisms' and other shocking events, considered to be the inspiration of the film The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005).
A feature length documentary on the life and creations of Stan Lee. Stan Lee is the co-creator of Spider-Man....
 
In the middle of a harsh desert valley sits the bizarre Salton Sea.
 
This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment.
In 1989, unwitting Utah actors starred in the undisputed Worst Movie in History: "Troll 2". Two decades later, the legendarily inept film's child star unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of an Alabama dentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure.
The special will document how the world sees The Simpsons and how the Simpson family has seen the world for two decades. It will be directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, star of “Super Size Me” and “30 Days”
Ten ordinary women learn the art of the striptease when they dive into the glamorous world of burlesque in this musical documentary of diva proportions.
Crumb (1994)
An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.
 
9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry". It depicts their stories, each one different, unadorned and authentic, without glorification or prejudice. It delivers deep insight into their personal lives - from glamorous to grotesque - strange, fascinating, offensive, absurd and sometimes funny moments all at once.
A documentary about the junior version of the annual Eurovision song festival.
An Evening With Kevin Smith documents the director's 2001/2002 speaking tour through 5 stops, including Cornell University, Indiana University, Kent State University, University of Wyoming, and Clark University. Students from all 5 schools ask Kevin about anything ranging from his takes on religion to his relationship with Jason Mewes
A documentary based on Cheech and Chong's "Light Up America" reunion tour.
A captivating, intense tailing that continually questions the sense of making art against a system that excludes and destroys: the diary of an isolated, clandestine creator menaced by a sense of threat and fatality. The unexpected tragic ending transforms his life into an alarming message.
The art of modern animation is brought to life by a perfect storm of art, business and circumstance.
A worldwide television exclusive, John sits down with Kim Dotcom. Kim speaks about his extravagant lifestyle and why he has become a target of the FBI.
 
aka: Katy Perry: Part Of Me
A documentary that chronicles Katy Perry's life on and off-stage.
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A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living Dead.
 
Rolled (2012)
Documentary filmmaker returns to his hometown to track down the secret club of kids who toilet paper houses that he was a part of in the late nineties. After meeting with the three members he was in the group with, and finding the guy who started it all 1979 - he tracks down the current group of kids only to discover that the tradition hasn't been carried out as expected.
 
Everything Or Nothing focuses on three men with a shared dream Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming. Its the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema
 
The programme uses CGI rendering of Michaelʼs face to highlight how dramatically it changed throughout his life.
A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.
On a trip to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia in January 2000, filmmaker Anne Bass came across a 16 year old boy who moved her immensely with his amazing and seemingly natural charms and grace as a dancer. Having been a longtime devotee to the world of dance herself back in the United States, Anne felt compelled to give this young boy the opportunity to leave his home and follow a dream that she felt he hadn't even yet seen for himself. From the serene countryside of Southeast Asia to the halls of the New York's School of American Ballet to the stage of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, DANCING ACROSS BORDERS peeks behind the scenes into the world of dance and chronicles the intimate and triumphant story of a boy who was discovered, and who only much later discovered all that he had in himself.
Loot (2008)
During WWII, Darrel was stationed in Europe. Andrew was fighting in the Philippines. In the chaos of combat, each stole valuable treasures and hid them overseas before returning to civilian life in America. Sixty years later, back in America, neither man seems remorseful about their war crimes. Both want to recover the treasures they perceive as their own. They don't know each other but they both happen to know Lance, an inventor, used-car salesman, and amateur treasure-hunter, who, against all odds and better judgment, attempts to help them find their lost looted goods.
 
Video Games: The Movie, a feature length documentary, aims to educate & entertain audiences about how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers. The film is not just another film about the games industry, but attempts something much more ambitious; the question of what it means to be a 'gamer', a game maker, and where games are headed. Storytelling and the art of the video game medium are also explored in this first of it's kind film about the video game industry & the global culture it has created.
 
This is a voyage into the world of Jules Verne, the father of science fiction. In this film we dissect the most famous of tales and discover the truth behind them. From 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' to 'Around the World in Eighty Days' and 'Journey to the Center of the Earth,' this film scrutinizes both the author and the meaning of his work.
A documentary film about the impact of the newspaper comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, created by Bill Watterson.
 
"50 Years of Star Trek" explores the series with those who know it best. The documentary features interviews with cast members and creators from all Star Trek television series and films....
Documentary that explains about the life of one of Country Music's most famous musicians, Johnny Cash.
DIRTY OLD TOWN is a day in the life of Ted Leo and his band, the Pharmacists, as they descend on Coney Island, New York, for the 3rd Annual Siren Music Festival on July 19th, 2003.

Mixing a powerful live set with personal interviews and images of one of the most unique places in New York, Justin Mitchell--director of SONGS FOR CASSAVETES, the acclaimed portrait of the west coast punk underground--takes a deeper look at the man behind the critically praised albums TYRANNY OF DISTANCE and HEARTS OF OAK (Lookout!).

Blending High Definition digital video, 16 mm, miniDV and digital stills, DIRTY OLD TOWN seamlessly cuts between different mediums and shows a powerful live set on a swelteringly hot day at Coney Island, symbol of both An old-fashioned Brooklyn and its recent resurgence. Through interviews, emotive storytelling, lyrics and blistering guitar work, DIRTY OLD TOWN examines Ted Leo's position in the rock world, one of an artist who strives to remain independent while steadily gaining a more mainstream audience.

Justin Mitchell is a New York-based filmmaker and cinematographer. SONGS FOR CASSAVETES, his debut feature documentary, was shown at the London Film Festival where the festival notes proclaimed, "[It] is that all too rare thing: a documentary feature in which form and content are perfectly attuned... A little gem, small but perfectly formed." Born in Hollywood, CA, Mitchell grew up in the Valley and moved to New York City in September of 2001, where he continues his work in independent film and video.

Songs featured:

- Dirty Old Town
- 2nd Ave., 11am
- Timorous Me
- Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?
- Biomusicology
- The Ballad of the Sin Eater
- The High Party
- The Crane Takes Flight
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The Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed on March 9, 1997, two weeks later his album Life After Death was released and went on to sell over 10 million records. Ten years later, Life After Death The Movie chronicles the music family he left behind from 1997-2007 in an epic story of friendship and betrayal.
"Outfoxed" examines whether and how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have an active campaign to misinform people for personal gain. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public?s right to know.

This documentary also reveals the secrets of Former Fox news producers, reporters, bookers and writers who expose what it's like to work for Fox News. These former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a "right-wing" point of view or risk their jobs. Some have even chosen to remain anonymous in order to protect their current livelihoods. As one employee said "There's no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can't be crossed."
 
Amy Winehouse The Untold Story: The unseen story of Amy's life and addictions featuring exclusive interviews including her former husband Blake Fielder Civil who first introduced Amy to heroin.
"The untold story of the real life Mafia’s involvement in the making of Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’"
In 2006, Stroud produced a 90-minute special documenting his family's journey to building an off-the-grid home. The show, Off the Grid with Les Stroud, chronicled the process of buying property and refitting an old farm house with solar and wind power, a raincatcher and well, as well as the adjustments the Stroud family had to make to adapt to this style of living.
The famous 54th Filmfare Awards 2009 was condcuted on 28th February at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai India! The Filmfare Award is a like the Oscars ceremony of Bollywood. The ceremony was hosted by Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. The Filmfare Awards ceremony is one of the oldest and most prominent film events given for Hindi films in India.
Jason Voorhees has carved his place into American pop culture and is one of the most recognizable cinematic killer in horror history. Now nearly, 30 years later, see how it all happened! With over 100 interviews with cast and crew, behind the scenes footage and dozen of film clips spanning the entire Friday the 13th series leading up to the 2/13/09 remake, there is no better way to get up close and personal with one of the most feared icons of our generation. Shut off the lights, lock up the cabin and get ready to learn all about a boy... His Name Was Jason.

HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH is a two disc set loaded with over 4 hours of bonus material. This film is a behind the scenes look at the franchise that broke horror box office records and made Jason a pop culture icon. With over 80 interviews from the cast and crew of the Friday the 13th film franchise, including the new Friday the 13th film, these firsthand accounts of never-before-told stories and rare behind the scenes photographs offer the ultimate look at the history of FRIDAY THE 13TH!
 
Beef 4 (2007)
Beef has expanded from its Hip Hop roots into the entire culture. Skateboarders, ball players, actors and comedians are all getting into their own beefs! Here we reveal the truth about many kinds of beefs inside and outside of Hip Hop.

Beef IV takes an extensive look into what went wrong and who dissed who to cause such animosity, exposing the reasons why some unlikely people are getting caught up in their own beefs.

Separating the real from the fake with a comical twist, Beef IV features interviews with The Game, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Proof, Young Jeezy, Bow Wow, Trina, Jacki-O, Lupe Fiasco, Terry "TK" Kennedy of the Ice Cream Skateboarding Team, Bun B, Slim Thug, Beanie Sigel, Damon Dash, Daz, Kurupt, Obie Trice and much, much more!
A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies
In 1977, Roman Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles on charges he gave drugs and had sex with a 13-year-old girl he was photographing for Vogue. Eleven months later, having pled guilty to one count, he fled to Europe before sentencing. This film examines that year-long period, using archival footage of the media frenzy and of Polanski's life before the charges, clips from his films, and contemporary interviews with many of the principles - attorneys, the victim, and Polanski's friends and associates. Polanski remains enigmatic, but portraits emerge of the machinations of justice and of a judge more interested in his image than his word or the law.

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