2017 Documentary Movies

Bill Nye: Science Guy

    • 101 min
    • Documentary

    A famous television personality struggles to restore science to its rightful place in a world hostile to evidence and reason.

    Born in China

    Born in China

      • G
      • 76 min
      • Documentary

      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.

      Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

        • 95 min
        • Documentary

        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.

        Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe

        Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe

          • 76 min
          • Documentary

          Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe is a documentary feature about the passion and personalities at the heart of today’s new wave of burlesque. On stage and in candid conversation, twelve of today’s hottest performers reveal the naked truth about an exotic world where artifice is a route to authenticity and pretending to be someone else is the ultimate journey to become yourself. These burlesquers put it all on the line in performances that are sexy, funny, elegant and outrageous – and they bare more than just their bodies as they discuss their artistic vision, their financial struggles, the misconceptions that infuriate them and the community that sustains them.

          Casting JonBenet

          Casting JonBenet

            • 80 min
            • Documentary

            Over 15 months, the filmmakers traveled to the Ramseys’ Colorado hometown to elicit responses, reflections and even performances from the local community. In doing so, Casting JonBenet examines how this crime and its resulting mythologies have shaped the attitudes and behavior of successive generations of parents and children.

            Dixie Chicks - DCX MMXVI - In Concert

              • Musical

              Multiple Grammy Award–winning and multi-platinum selling band, Dixie Chicks, is coming to U.S. movie theaters for an exclusive one-night music event this summer. Innovators, renegades and music superstars, the Dixie Chicks returned to the road with their DCX MMXVI World Tour. Now, fans across the nation can relive, or experience for the first time, their highly-anticipated sold-out tour with Dixie Chicks - DCX MMXVI - In Concert. This sold-out concert event was taped live and features a full set of hits, such as “Wide Open Spaces,” “Goodbye Earl,” and “Not Ready to Make Nice.”

              Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)

              Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)

                • 86 min
                • Documentary

                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.

                I Am Not Your Negro

                I Am Not Your Negro

                  • R
                  • 95 min
                  • Documentary

                  Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

                  Jackass 4

                    • R
                    • Comedy

                    The fourth installment of the popular stunt series.

                    Last Men in Aleppo

                      • 101 min
                      • Documentary

                      Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders – Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud – as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee or stay and fight for their country.