This next chapter in the flagship Generation Iron film series explores the controversial world of professional natural bodybuilding by following top pros competing for the Natural Olympia title in a league dedicated to ensuring all competitors are free of performance enhancing drugs. With drug use evolving at a rapid pace across sports and entertainment, natural bodybuilding as a whole has been criticized and questioned. Can the league guarantee that these competitors are truly natural?
Set in a rough neighborhood of Istanbul, where hip-hop subculture has become the voice of the youth, When I’m Done Dying follows Fehmi, a 19-year-old aspiring rapper. Fehmi is addicted to bonzai, a cheap and deadly drug that jeopardizes his dreams of making a rap album. When Fehmi crosses paths with Devin, an affluent DJ, they fall hard for each other and find the inspiration they were lacking. But the flaming love of this unlikely duo soon becomes toxic. Fehmi’s rap dreams drift further away but he takes refuge in his passion for music and keeps chasing.
Faced with a documentary film that included an interview with a young girl forced into prostitution, Michael Kranz asked himself the apparently banal question of “what can be done?” He travelled to Bangladesh and began to search for the girl. A film that is both self-critical and critical of society about the desire to at least do something and not to simply and passively give in to the injustices in this world.
Documentary about Don Letts who played a leading role in pop history. Letts injected Afro-Caribbean music into the early punk scene and shot over 300 music videos including for Public Image Ltd. and Bob Marley, but also for teen sensations Musical Youth’s reggae smash ‘Pass The Dutchie’. Besides his enduring relationship with The Clash, the constant factor in Letts’ eventful career as a DJ, manager, film director, musician and radio maker is that, from the 1970s on, he continued to draw attention to cultural issues, as he does today with his radio programme for BBC 6, Culture Clash Radio.
A young film director returns to Venezuela, inspired to make a film based on his father’s life in the Amazon jungle (La Fortaleza, Jorge Thielen Armand). He casts Father to play himself. What starts as an act of love and ambition — filmmaking to more deeply understand the self, and the other — spirals into a process which confronts Father’s struggles with addiction and his life devoid of his son. EL FATHER PLAYS HIMSELF holds a steady lens to the way the act of cinema unearths, binds, heals and destroys.
The best players from around the world are gathered to be Russell’s lab rats on his new game, anything could happen. Everyone has their eyes on the prize, which will give them a second chance at life. Greed will take over friendship, allies will become enemies and the unexpected will come with every move you make in this made-up world infested with dinosaurs. Only one can come up triumphant.
Stand-up comedian Kate thinks her life has no meaning and is not worth continuing. When she’s diagnosed with breast cancer, even the universe seems to agree with her. However, a close encounter with death – and four other women on the chemo ward – might just change her mind and even her life.
An exotically beautiful Sotho actress, Kedibone Manamela, chooses to live her youth on the fast lane. Veiled from her loyal childhood boyfriend’s eyes, she bounces between being a good girl in the township and the ‘it’ girl on the high end of Johannesburg streets. A dark threat looms over the day when the news of Kedibone’s escapades reaches the young man.
It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluorescent colors, peroxide hair and radical male egos. “Girls Can’t Surf” follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more, “Girls Can’t Surf” is a wild ride of clashing personalities, sexism, adventure and heartbreak, with each woman fighting against the odds to make their dreams of competing a reality.
In the 1980s, and after the death of his mother, Sam is struggling with family, friends, school, and the most evil being he can imagine – The Bloody Man, who is unknowingly summoned and will stop at nothing to destroy everything Sam holds dear.
Carrie Lowstein and Hannah Rosen have been inseparable for as long as they can remember. When their former Hebrew school classmate, Samantha Goldstein, commits suicide, the two girls go to her funeral as well as the “Teen Talk-back” session designed to be an opportunity for them to understand grief through their faith. But, after an innocent kissing exercise turns Carrie’s world inside out, the best friends find themselves distracted by the teenage complications of lust, social status, and wavering faith.
In 1961, a 60 year old taxi driver stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. What happened next became the stuff of legend.
The latest comedy special from everyone’s favorite unblinking raconteur, Randy Feltface, offers a rare glimpse behind the curtain of Randy’s 2019 missionary tour of Australia, intercutting between live performance and tour footage as Randy travels from town to town, spreading the message of a self-invented religion in an attempt to inspire collective belief and spiritual evolution.
After a man’s beloved dog passes, he embarks on a backpacking trip with his brother to bury his dog where he found him. Along the way they encounter a stranger on the run who turns their world upside down. The brothers must unite in order to survive and finish the mission.
The award-winning feature documentary That’s Wild tells the inspiring journey of three teenage boys at-risk from Atlanta attempting to climb four 12,000 ft snowcapped peaks in the heart of the Colorado wilderness, all while overcoming their own personal mountains.
Best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana spend their summer hanging out with the other neighborhood teenagers. At night, they have fun sharing scary stories and urban legends. But when Amélie is assaulted by her ex, she remembers the story of Kandisha, a powerful and vengeful demon found in Moroccan folklore. Afraid and upset, Amélie summons the spirit. The next day, her ex is found dead. The legend is true, and now Kandisha is on a killing spree.
Tess (Ruth Kearney – Flaked, The Following, Primeval) is an ambitious lawyer with a bright future. Henry (Dylan Edwards – High-Rise, Wanderlust, Pramface) is a charismatic artist whose career is in decline. Despite their obvious differences, a chance encounter leads to Tess and Henry falling for each other. What follows are periods of joy and romance as we are granted intimate access to the couple’s journey together. Soon the obstacles of life begin to surface and Tess and Henry are forced to endure a wind of change. Realising that love is about compromise and commitment, how far are both willing to go in order to save their relationship?
Set in the crime underworld of South Florida, Jacqueline is used as a pawn by her Miami crime boss father Jimmy Bombay. To expand his crime empire and join forces with an international drug cartel, Jimmy has arranged for Jacqueline to marry Dante Calivari, the son of a foreign drug lord. As Jacqueline fights for her freedom, her only solace is found in the counsel of a priest. But in this world of lies and deception, all is not as it seems as a journey down the aisle turns deadly.