2013 Documentary Movies

August: Osage County

August: Osage County

  • 64%
  • R
  • 130 min
  • Comedy

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

  • 22%
  • PG-13
  • 118 min
  • Documentary

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s epic and searing tale of love, is revitalized on screen by writer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and director Carlos Carlei (The Flight of the Innocent). An ageless story from the world’s most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend. With an all-star cast including Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti and Stellan Skarsgaard, it affords those unfamiliar with the tale the chance to put faces to the two names they’ve undoubtedly heard innumerable times: Romeo and Juliet. Every generation deserves to discover this lasting love.

Love Steaks

Love Steaks

    • Unrated
    • 89 min
    • Romance

    A luxury hotel. Steaks frizzle, muffintops getting massaged. Clemens (rare) joins the wellness area as a rookie. Lara (well-done) needs to assert herself in the kitchen pack. The elevator brings the two of them together. Hanging in dependence. They encounter each other, until they clash.

    - Written by

    FOGMA

    Paradise

    Paradise

    • 21%
    • PG-13
    • 87 min
    • Comedy

    The comedy follows a sheltered young woman (Hough) who loses her faith after a plane crash and decides to go to Las Vegas to experience the wild side of life. On her journey, she meets an unlikely companion (Brand) who inadvertently helps her find her true self.

    $ellebrity

    $ellebrity

    • 57%
    • NONE
    • 89 min
    • Documentary

    Renowned Rock & Roll photographer Kevin Mazur has pulled together an impressive team for his first feature-length documentary about the changing face of celebrity and the many ways that the media has conveyed, defined and even demeaned what it means to be famous today. Taking a historical ride through the early days of Hollywood and the rise of the paparazzi, $ellebrity explores how fame has changed from the highly-structured studio system to the current free-for-all press and paparazzi frenzy. Candid interviews with Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Sara Jessica Parker and Kid Rock among others help to give a glimpse into the lives of those on the front lines of our increasingly obsessive world of pop culture celebrity.

    100 Man Fight Film

      • Unrated
      • 57 min
      • Documentary

      In mid 2011, Judd Reid was invited by the World Kumite Organization (WKO) to attempt the 100 Man Kumite. The 100 Man Kumite is an intimate event steeped in tradition where a person attempts to fight 100 black belts consecutively taking almost 3.5 hours to complete. Very few people have ever attempted, let alone completed what must be the toughest mental and physical challenge in the world. Journey to the 100 Man Fight tells Judd's incredible story of life long dedication to martial arts and and his attempt at the 100 Man Kumite. It follows his training as he explains what lead him to decide to undertake such a difficult challenge. There are interviews with his teachers, colleagues, family, friends and training partners who paint a picture of just who Judd is. How did a fresh faced kid from Melbourne, Australia end up living in Japan in his formative years training under his idol. How does Judd live, what are his inspirations and motivations and what is the real meaning of what he is about to attempt. And now that he has accepted this challenge, what sort of physical preparation and mental training is required to undertake such a dangerous and extreme martial arts event. Watch Journey to the 100 Man Fight and follow Judd's incredible journey as he prepares to take on what is considered by many martial arts elders the ultimate challenge of the spirit.

      - Written by

      Anton Cavka

      12-12-12

      12-12-12

      • 64%
      • R
      • 105 min
      • Documentary

      On December 12th, 2012, a concert at Madison Square Garden raised over $50 million for the Robin Hood Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. The fund was able to create grants from the proceeds for 390 organizations that are helping the hurricane victims and the tri-state area rebuild and recover. Profits from the theatrical run of this behind-the-scenes concert film will also be donated to the relief fund.

      20 Feet from Stardom

      20 Feet from Stardom

      • 99%
      • NONE
      • 90 min
      • Documentary

      Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film Twenty Feet From Stardom, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.

      These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, Twenty Feet From Stardom boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.

      31st Haul

      31st Haul

        • Unrated
        • 60 min
        • Documentary

        Surrounded by swamps, bugs and impassable mountain ranges, the tiny outpost town of Tigil in north-easternmost Russia is as rugged as the people who live there. Filmmaker Denis Klebleev delivers a keenly observed glimpse into their coarse—and rather scandalous—world of hard, simple living. Struggling along an unforgiving dirt path, drivers Yura and Vitalik haul supplies to waiting villagers in an aging tank made of spare parts. At the other end waits Yura’s wife Sveta, a brash, foul-mouthed woman who rules the roost and their delivery business. Their hard labour whets voracious appetites for cursing, drink, rampant sexism and literal tons of hauled food. Beautifully composed shots reveal a rough romanticism for a way of life so foreign to most, and so passionately lived by the few who take it on. 31st Haul is an original and rarely seen study of human relationships.

        365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley

        365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley

          • Unrated
          • 99 min
          • History

          A journey into the heart of State College, one of the world's most beloved university towns, to reveal whether the crimes of Jerry Sandusky will redefine not only the way the world views it, but how those who live there or cherish it feel about how they are perceived. The film explores the quest for justice, the role of the media in shaping public perception, and the collateral damage of a rush to judgment. Emotionally engaging, 365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley will leave you contemplating complex issues about the search for truth. The film also explores the concept of forgiveness as a way for individuals to heal from unimaginable adversity.

          - Written by

          Filmmaker