2017 Documentary Movies
- December 31st, 2017
Producer Steven Spielberg reteams with Munich and Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner for this biographical drama based on the book by author David Kertzer, which tells the story of a young Italian Jew who was taken from his parents by the Papal States at age seven, and raised as a Catholic - paving the path for his unlikely future in the priesthood. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
- 60 mins
Sylvester Stallone and John G. Avildsen narrate behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Rocky" to mark the film's 40th anniversary.
- December 31st, 2017
The first in-depth profile of illustrator Richard Amsel, detailing his remarkable body of work while chronicling an enigmatic life of personal heartbreak, celebrity friendships, creative genius, and a tragic end at the age of 37 from AIDS.
- January 23rd, 2017
- 114 mins
A documentary about the Slenderman stabbing in 2014.
- April 22nd, 2017
- 76 mins
Directed by Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, Disneynature’s “Born in China” follows the stories of three animal families, transporting audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery captured in the remote wilds of China, the film is produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and premiere nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.
- January 7th, 2017
- 95 mins
The story of a family's complicated love, this documentary is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity. Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, live in the same Beverly Hills compound. The 83-year-old grand dame still has a Las Vegas act, but performing is taking its toll. Carrie's response is both hilarious and heart-rending. Featuring vintage family films that bring iconic old-world Hollywood to life, as well as extensive vérité footage, the film is directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens.
- February 1st, 2017
- 86 mins
This HBO Documentary Film follows the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal as they recount their experiences before, during and after the tragic terrorist attack at their concert in Paris on November 13, 2015 – a heinous act of violence that claimed 89. The film spotlights the deep bond of friendship between band co-founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme as well as the intensely personal connection that the Eagles of Death Metal has always had with their devoted fans. That relationship, coupled with a profound sense of responsibility to help the Bataclan survivors cope with their physical and emotional wounds, inspired the band to return to Paris: first to perform with U2 at a rescheduled concert three weeks after the attacks, and later to finish the Paris show at the Olympia concert hall in front of their fans, many of whom were survivors of the earlier show.
- February 3rd, 2017
- 95 mins
Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
The fourth installment of the popular stunt series.
A documentary about the failed project that will give an unbiased account of the project's development, preproduction and cancellation, as well as the impact on the Australian film industry.