Tag: documentary

Interview: SAMMY-GATE, Noel Lawrence and Darius James Talk Their Psychedelic History Film and Sammy Davis Jr. Himself

"When I found out Sammy worshiped the devil while serving as an advisor to President Nixon at the same time, I knew I had a film," says director Noel Lawrence about his latest project, a biopic turned psychedelic history docu-fiction.

Interview: SUZI Q, Rock Icons Suzi Quatro and Cherie Currie on 50+ Years of Blasting Industry Rules

“All my life I wanted to be somebody - and here I am! I know what I've got and there ain't nobody gonna take it away from me!”    So goes the intro to “The Wild One,” a song that’s...

ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING Trailer: The Great Joe R. Lansdale, Recognized

Like a bag of candy that looks good, tastes great, and somehow also improves your mental health, Joe R. Lansdale writes words good. He spins tales that captivate and surprise, whatever their length and form, so it's no wonder that...

Exclusive BEYOND DRIVEN: THE STORY OF LEILA LOMBARDI Clip: First Emirati Female Racers

The very first Emirati female racers in history are featured in our exclusive clip from Beyond Driven: The Story of Leila Lombardi, out today. Amna Al Qubaisi and Hamda Al Qubaisi speak with great enthusiasm about the thrill of driving...

Review: SUZI Q Rocks and Rolls the Male Establishment

Directed by Liam Firmager, the documentary charts the trail-blazing career of influential rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter and musician Suzi Quatro.

Now Streaming: WALT & EL GRUPO, Disney Vacation With the Boss

Theodore Thomas directed the documentary, now streaming on Disney Plus.

CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK N' ROLL MAGAZINE Trailer Rocks, Of Course

Hey, kids, here's a rock doc that's as much about the doc as the rock! (Yes, dear reader, I am probably much, much older than you.) First published in 1969 and billing itself as "America's only rock n' roll magazine,"...

Doomsday Doc ME AND THE CULT LEADER: First Trailer, Poster

Set to enjoy its world premiere at the upcoming Sheffield Doc/Fest, Me and the Cult Leader tells the story of the 1995 sarin gas attack in Tokyo from the point of view of one of its victims. But the documentary...

SLEEZE LAKE Trailer: The Greatest Party You Never Heard Of

"Set among the foggy memories and ephemera of the world's largest custom van club, Sleeze Lake tells the story of a wild van party thrown in the middle of a fictitious resort town and the people who dreamt it up."...

Review: BE WATER, Bruce Lee, Exposed

Bao Nguyen's documentary explores the life and philosophy of the martial arts star who was so much more than that.

Friday One Sheet: ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA

The HotDocs film festival in Toronto opened yesterday, in its virtual edition, and it seems fitting to offer key art from a documentary. The poster for Once Upon A Time In Venezuela simply frames a still from the film, two...

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Trailer: What Art Reveals

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, followed shortly thereafter by its screening at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Benjamin Ree's documentary The Painter and the Thief will shortly be available everywhere. So what makes the film...

MAN IN CAMO Trailer Celebrates An Indie Artist and a Strange Process

It's probably fair to say that visual artist, writer, and filmmaker Ethan Minsker works far from the mainstream, as one glance at the trailer for the upcoming Man in Camo makes abundantly obvious. Thus, it only seems right to quote...

THE INFILTRATORS Trailer: Young Immigrants Head for Legal Release in Virtual Cinemas

If you are in the habit of watching trailers without knowing (or remembering) what the movie is about, as I am, then you may be just as surprised as I was when I laid my eyes upon the trailer for...

SPACESHIP EARTH Trailer: Science Fiction Blurs Into a Nightmare

Filmmaker Matt Wolf delivered uncommon insight in Teenage (2014) -- reviewed by Dylan Sharp for our site here -- and again in Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019), as well as several doc shorts, and it looks like he's done...

Visions du Réel 2020: Swiss Documentary Festival Goes Online and Free of Charge

The Swiss festival to premiere original documentary films online.

Now Streaming: HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE, Rather Disturbing Reality

Jon Schnitzer's documentary, now streaming on Shudder, is rather riveting to watch.

FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH Trailer: Martial Arts Comedy Heads to Home Video

After the tragic death of Bruce Lee in 1973, a flock of films emerged to capitalize on his fame, a trend that has continued to this day. At the tail end of the 1970s, Fist of Fear, Touch of Death...

Sundance 2020 Dispatch: Strong Docs Look to Launch Awards Bids

Sundance has increasingly become a very important place for documentary filmmakers to launch their movies -- and not just for the typical dice roll of a big money acquisition. With big players like Netflix and Amazon seeing the benefits from...

Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

Our apologies to our friends from the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival. Some crossed wires at our end resulted in a double posting, double deleting (After you. No, after you. I insist, after you. But you were here first. No,...