2007 Biography Movies

Natural Born Star

Natural Born Star

    • Unrated
    • 70 min
    • Documentary

    This is the story of your greatest dream and worst nightmare. It's a story about visions and dreams, about sailing and wreckage. Natural Born Star is the story of Fred Robsahm.

    Nightwatching

    Nightwatching

      • NONE
      • 141 min
      • Biography

      Outride the Devil: A Morning with Doc Holliday

        • Unrated
        • 87 min
        • Biography
        Piano, Solo

        Piano, Solo

          • Unrated
          • 104 min
          • Biography

          A biopic of jazz pianist Luca Flores.

          Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman

          Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman

          • 77%
          • R
          • 90 min
          • Biography

          Following in the footsteps of his father and uncle before him, Albert joins the "family business" in 1934. He rises through the ranks to become the most feared and respected executioner in the country, hanging over 450 people before his sudden resignation in 1956. Living a double life as a master craftsman hangman, and as a grocery deliveryman and loyal husband, Pierrepoint's obsession to become the "Number One" executioner in the country results in him exececuting some of Britain's most infamous murderers and Nazi war criminals. But this also shatters Pierrepoint's jealously guarded anonymity turning him into a minor celebrity. As his two lives collide, and 1950's public opinion turns against capital punishment, Pierrepoint troubled by his notoriety is ready to give it all up, but fate has other plans in store for him.

          Self-Medicated

          Self-Medicated

            • R
            • 107 min
            • Biography

            On the outskirts of Las Vegas, far from the bright lights of the Strip, 17 year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Powerless to intervene as he backslides into drugs, alcohol, and violence, his mother decides to hire a private company to forcibly kidnap Andrew and take him to a locked-down (and corrupt) psychiatric center for teens. As Andrew is subjected to the physical and emotional abuses of the program, something inside of him is re-awakened, and he decides the only way to get back on track is to face his demons head-on.

            Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story

            Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story

            • 100%
            • Unrated
            • 82 min
            • Documentary

            Documentary on famed Hollywood director and producer - and supreme showman - William Castle. Castle made his mark in the decade from the mid-1950s to the mid 1960s with a series of low-budget but highly popular and profitable horror films. The list includes Macabre (1958), House on Haunted Hill (1959), Homicidal (1961) and many others. Castle always had to have a gimmick to go with his movies. These included having nurses on duty in the lobby should anyone need medical assistance or giving everyone a $1000 insurance policy should anyone die of fright. Castle's greatest success came as he producer of Rosemary's Baby (1968). All in all he is fondly remembered by those who knew and worked with him. Written by garykmcd

            Talk to Me

            Talk to Me

            • 82%
            • R
            • 118 min
            • Biography

            "Talk to Me" is the powerful real-life story of Ralph Waldo "Petey" Green (Cheadle), an outspoken ex-con who talked his way into becoming an iconic radio personality in the 1960s, in Washington, D.C. Sparked by both the era's vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness, Petey openly courted controversy at a white-owned station. Relying on his producer Dewey Hughes (Ejiofor) to run interference, Petey's unprecedented "tell it like it is" on air style gave voice and spirit to the black community during an exciting and turbulent period in American history.

            Henson plays Petey's supportive lover Vernell. Cedric plays Nighthawk, an established radio personality with a more traditional style than Petey's. Epps plays Milo, Dewey's prison-inmate brother.

            Terror's Advocate

            Terror's Advocate

              • NONE
              • 132 min
              • Documentary

              A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

              Communist, anti-colonialist, right-wing extremist? What convictions guide the moral mind of Jacques Vergès? Barbet Schroeder takes us down history's darkest paths in his attempt to illuminate the mystery behind this enigmatic figure in this riveting documentary. Vergès was the defense lawyer to terrorists of all kinds, from Magdalena Kopp and Anis Naccache to Carlos the Jackal. He represented historical monsters such as Nazi lieutenant Klaus Barbie. From the lawyer's Inflammatory and provocative cases to his controversial terrorist links, Barbet Schroeder follows the winding trail left by this 'devil's advocate', as he forges his unique path in law and politics.

              The Alchemy of Art: David Mack

                • Unrated
                • 107 min
                • Documentary

                The movie features the most in-depth interview ever conducted with David Mack. Special features include David's commentary on a complete issue of Kabuki, a look at David's never before seen early work, interaction between David and other artists and lots more. Written by Sherri Jurls