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New Trailer for MARKIE IN MILWAUKEE – Slamdance 2019 Doc / Heart-wrenching journey of Transition and Transitioning Back

Markie in Milwaukee, which was a 2015 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program selection, tells the engrossing story of a 7 foot tall transgender woman from Wisconsin who transitions back to a man because of her faith. It is a heart-wrenching journey. Wenzel, a former Baptist minister, is a dynamic force that is a truly inspiring.…

Sundance 2019 / New Trailer – STIEG LARSSON: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (about author of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”)

NEW TRAILER LAUNCHES FOR SUNDANCE DOC ‘STIEG LARSSON: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE’ (ABOUT THE FAMED AUTHOR OF THE MILLENIUM SERIES) The doc details “Millennium” (“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”) trilogy author Stieg Larsson, and his pioneering work in fighting right wing extremists and neo-Nazis up until his death – an obsession that ultimately had fatal…

BLACK SHEEP – Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short by The Guardian / Powerful Look at Racism and Identity / Free To Watch

BLACK SHEEP follows the story of Cornelius Walker whose mother moved him and his family out of London to Essex after ten-year old Damilola Taylor was killed in what became one of the UK’s most high-profile killings. Now living on a predominantly white estate run by racists, Cornelius became a target of extreme verbal and physical…

Oscar-nominated ‘Minding the Gap’ to premiere on PBS doc series POV

POV DOCUMENTARY ‘MINDING THE GAP’ RECEIVES ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE ‘MINDING THE GAP’ WILL HAVE ITS NATIONAL TELEVISION DEBUT ON PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES POV ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 9 P.M. POV Shorts film ‘A Night at the Garden’ from director Marshall Curry also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short…

Throat Singing in Kangirsuk – Short Film by Two Teenage Inuit Girls from the Quebec Arctic Premiering at Sundance 2019!

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Premieres Canadian Short Throat Singing in Kangirsuk *** A Wapikoni Production *** Produced by Wapikoni, Throat Singing in Kangirsuk, a Canadian documentary by first-time Indigenous filmmakers, Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland makes its World Premiere as part of the Shorts Selection at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In this short film, Kaukai and Chamberland practice the art of throat…

Now Streaming: Hulu’s Original Documentary FYRE FRAUD About The Failed Music Festival

CONTAINING EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH EVENT ORGANIZER, BILLY MCFARLAND, HULU’S ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE FAILED MUSIC FESTIVAL THAT SWINDLED THOUSANDS IS NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM The Fyre Festival was the defining scam of the millennial generation, at the nexus of social media influence, late-stage capitalism, and morality in the post-truth era. Marketing for the 2017 music…

Final Additions to 2019 Sundance Film Festival Lineup

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Documentary Premiere and Special Event Features Join Robust Slate of Independent Work Park City, UT — Sundance Institute rounds out this year’s 2019 Sundance Film Festival program with today’s additions to the Documentary Premieres and Special Events sections. The Festival will take place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 24-February…

AVICII: TRUE STORIES – Powerful Look at the Life and Career of the late producer, songwriter and artist Avicii

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SF Bio and Black Dalmatian Film Presents In Association with OPA People AVICII: TRUE STORIES The Untold Story Behind The Artist A Film By Levan Tsikurishvili AVICII: TRUE STORIES, a compelling new documentary film by Levan Tsikurishvili, reveals the unvarnished truth behind the success of Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter and artist Avicii (A.K.A. Tim Bergling). One of the world’s…

ABRAMORAMA SETS HISTORIC GLOBAL SCREENING EVENT FOR WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY ON JANUARY 27

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ABRAMORAMA SETS HISTORIC GLOBAL SCREENING EVENT FOR WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY ON JANUARY 27 – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST RED CARPET PREMIERE IN NEW YORK CITY JANUARY 17; NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL RELEASE STARTS JANUARY 18 ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FROM DIRECTOR ROBERTA GROSSMAN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER NANCY SPIELBERG Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum…

“DENIAL” – 1st Trans CEO, Christine Hallquist’s Efforts to Transition Herself & Energy Industry’s Future

DENIAL is a dynamic and fascinating documentary of the first American CEO to transition in office. What starts as a son filming his father’s fight to transform the Energy Industry, uniquely morphs and parallels into the extraordinary story of his father’s fight to transition into Christine Hallquist (Vermont energy CEO and first Transgender Candidate for Governor). Synopsis:  Before…

Interview with Dylan Avery, Filmmaker behind BLACK AND BLUE, Documentary on Police Brutality Featuring Method Man, Charlie Murphy, and Flavor Flav

Black & Blue is by acclaimed filmmaker Dylan Avery – director of the renowned 911 documentary Loose Change. Black & Blue is a documentary about police brutality that follows a DJ beat up by off duty DEA agents, a man arrested for filming a police officer, and many others as they fight for justice for their loved…

Alex Winter’s TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN -> Opens this Friday in LA!

A film by Alex Winter In his newest documentary TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN, Alex Winter drills down on blockchain, the decentralized technology that supports cryptocurrencies. Why are banks terrified while UNICEF Ventures embraces it to help refugee children? Winter follows tech innovators striking a raw nerve as banks and network pundits rush to condemn volatile cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. British…

166 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2018 OSCAR® RACE

LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred sixty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow” “Active Measures” “Amazing Grace” “American Chaos” “Andy Irons: Kissed by God” “Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion &…

Robert Townsend’s Soulful Doc, “Making The Five Heartbeats” Sets LA & NY Oscar Qualifying Events

Los Angeles – November 7, 2018 – In the early 90s, actor, comedian, writer and director, Robert Townsend, went against every obstacle in Hollywood, relying on his faith, street smarts, and tenacity to bring his passion project, 1991’s “The Five Heartbeats,” to big screens. It surpassed  all expectation winning accolades, rave reviews and enduring fans as…

World Premiere of ‘INSIDE LEHMAN BROTHERS’ the autopsy of a crime, by those who tried to prevent it from within

World Premiere of ‘INSIDE LEHMAN BROTHERS’ the autopsy of a crime, by those who tried to prevent it from within Inside Lehman Brothers is the autopsy of a crime, by those who tried to prevent it from within. As mortgage brokers for Lehman’s subsidiary BNC, Linda Weekes and her Californian colleagues were at the forefront of the…

TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN Documentary Shows in NY Oct 26th, LA on Nov 16th, and International Premiere on Nov 21st

Alex Winter’s doc TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN has international premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival on November 21st Opening in New York Friday, October 26 at Cinema Village (https://www.cinemavillage.com/Now-Playing/trust-machine.html) Opening in Los Angeles Friday, November 16 at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center (https://www.laemmle.com/films/44214) NEW YORK, Oct 17, 2018​ – Blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV’s first feature-length documentary TRUST MACHINE:…

AWARD-WINNING INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY FAIL STATE REVEALS THE DARK STORY BEHIND THE RISE OF PREDATORY FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES

AWARD-WINNING INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY FAIL STATE REVEALS THE DARK STORY BEHIND THE RISE OF PREDATORY FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES HOW A CABAL OF POLITICIANS AND UNSCRUPULOUS BUSINESS TYCOONS SOLD OUT THE DREAM OF AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the decades of policy decisions in Washington, D.C. that have given rise to…

Interview with Jenni Gold Filmmaker behind CINEMABILITY: THE ART OF INCLUSION,  featuring Jamie Foxx, Ben Affleck, Bill Macy, Geena Davis, and more

Interview with Jenni Gold, filmmaker (Writer, Director, and Producer!) behind documentary CINEMABILITY: THE ART OF INCLUSION,  featuring Jamie Foxx, Ben Affleck, Bill Macy, Geena Davis, and more. It was on Oct. 5th and is available -.  The trailer and more info about the filmmaker are below the Q&A. Enjoy! Q: Do you feel that discluding…

‘DARK MONEY’ Political Thriller Documentary Debuts on PBS TV Series POV Oct. 1: Haunting Truth of Corporate Spending in Politics

The Haunting Truth of Corporate Spending in Politics Revealed in ‘Dark Money,’ Coming to PBS Television Series POV October 1, 2018 Kimberly Reed’s political thriller uncovers intricate schemes of illegal election funding in her home state of Montana, the perfect case study. WINNER of the Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award WINNER of the David Carr Award for…

JUST RELEASED: Emmy® & Sundance winning director Eugene Jarecki’s road-trip ‘THE KING’ on ELVIS PRESLEY as metaphor for America

VOD/DIGITAL RELEASE of Emmy® & Sundance winning director Eugene Jarecki’s road-trip ‘THE KING’ on ELVIS PRESLEY as metaphor for America EUGENE JARECKI’S ACCLAIMED NEW DOCUMENTARY ‘THE KING’ ON ELVIS PRESLEY AS A METAPHOR FOR AMERICA ‘THE KING’ – A MUSICAL ROAD-TRIP EXAMINATION OF THE RISE AND FALL OF ELVIS PRESLEY WITH PARALLELS TO AMERICAN CULTURE & SOCIETY…

TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN by Alex Winter

SingularDTV releases TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN by Alex Winter Blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV is releasing its first feature-length documentary, Alex Winter’s TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN in New York and Los Angeles. Produced by Kim Jackson of SingularDTV, Geoff Clark of Futurism Studios and Alex Winter’s Trouper Productions, the film is financed…

‘SCIENCE FAIR’ IN THEATERS STARTING SEPT. 14th / Winner of Audience Choice Awards at Sundance & SXSW; National Geographic Docu Films

‘SCIENCE FAIR’ IN THEATERS STARTING SEPT. 14 (UPDATES): Winner of Audience Choice Awards at Sundance & SXSW; National Geographic Docu Films “INSPIRATIONAL AND INVIGORATING.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times “FIRST-PLACE JOY.” – Josh Kurp, Uproxx “SUPREMELY ENTERTAINING.” “LIKE A CHRISTOPHER GUEST MOVIE – BUT REAL.” “SCIENCE FAIR is an entertaining, inspirational, and desperately needed spotlight on some of…