Hip Hop artist Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion, travels to Jamaica, emerges himself in Rastafarian culture and produces his first reggae record.
Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr. In the late ‘80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title “Father of Trash Television.” ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE dissects the mind and motivation of television’s most notorious agitator.
Filmed with the startling immediacy of unfolding history, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney’s We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is a riveting, multi-layered tale about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth. Detailing the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history, the film charts the enigmatic Assange’s rise and fall in parallel with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the brilliant, troubled young soldier who downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents from classified U.S. military and diplomatic servers.
The long-awaited behind-the-scenes look at this legendary concert, D’Angelo’s first appearance in the U.S in 12 years, with Bonnaroo’s HD master footage and never-seen-before backstage rehearsal material.
“Backed by an all-star lineup, the once reclusive singer and multi-instrumentalist was confident, friendly and in top form, giving his first U.S. concert in nearly 12 years…the happy return of one of the most compelling and occasionally tortured artists of our time. When all was said and done,
Questo hopped on the mic, as excited as the rest of us:
‘You were here! You saw it!’”
The documentary takes a look at how Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld and others created a company that challenged Marvel and DC.
Founded in Sweden in 2003 as a search engine to facilitate file sharing via BitTorrent, The Pirate Bay quickly grew into the go-to website for illegal file sharing in the post-Napster download world. Ultimately, the site’s founders were put on trial in Sweden and found guilty of facilitating the downloading of copyrighted material – resulting in short-term prison sentences, fines of more than $3.5 million USD and the subsequent blocking of The Pirate Bay’s ISPs in countries around the world. Now, filmmaker Simon Klose is set to shed light on the history of the site and its founders with his documentary, The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard. Focusing on the trial itself and founders Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredik Neij and Peter Sunde, Klose’s documentary also looks to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of The Pirate Bay and Hollywood’s fight to bring it down. The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard will debut soon with a release date set to be announced later this month.