Friends and family of the late actor Heath Ledger remember his life and career.
Are there limits to your love for your family? One family’s acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces they’re transitioning from male to female and invites their YouTube followers along for every moment. It’s a story about unconditional love and finding the courage to be yourself.
In a never-before-seen interview filmed a few years before his death, Sidney Lumet guides us through his life and work.
Director: Nancy Buirski
Star: Sidney Lumet
Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.
Director: Steven Cantor
Stars: Jade Hale-Christofi, Sergei Polunin
Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond. Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.
Director: Brendan Toller
Writer: Brendan Toller
Stars: Justin Bond, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Judy Collins
Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.
Director: Kirsten Johnson
Writers: Doris Baizley (consulting writer), Lisa Freedman (consulting writer)
Star: Kirsten Johnson
Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress.
Director: Otto Bell
Stars: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv
SlingShot focuses on noted Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world’s water crisis. An eccentric genius with a provocative world view, Kamen is an inspiration for future scientists. His inventions help people in need and ease suffering. SlingShot is about an indomitable man who just might have enough passion and innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis affecting billions. Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. Kamen reminisces about improving home dialysis technology and choosing to forgo parenthood while lamenting he has only one lifetime for inventing. SlingShot is both an inspirational character study and a look at Kamen’s vapor compression distiller from its earliest development through recent trials in rural Ghana and beyond.
Director: Paul Lazarus
Star: Dean Kamen
Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples’ message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.
Director: Jessica Edwards
Writer: Jessica Edwards
Stars: Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Adam Ayres
An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Writer: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Iggy Pop, Mike Watt