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It’s About You (2010)

Title: It's About You (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 86 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-01-04 (Theater)
Cast: John Mellencamp Kurt Markus
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

IT'S ABOUT YOU is a new musical documentary that offers a rare and intimate look at the life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp.

Splinters (2011)

Title: Splinters (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-03 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Sports & Fitness
IMDB: IMDB Link

Splinters is the first feature-length documentary film about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea. In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo. Twenty years on, surfing is not only a pillar of village life but also a means to prestige. With no access to economic or educational advancement, let alone running water and power, village life is hermetic. A spot on the Papua New Guinea national surfing team is the way to see the wider world; the only way. -- (C) Official Site

Hot Flash Havoc (2012)

Title: Hot Flash Havoc (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-30 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

When the U.S. government-sanctioned Women's Health Initiative Study was released in 2002, a nationwide panic resulted - causing women to flush their hormone medications down the toilet. As a direct result in the United States alone, tens of thousands of women have died from heart attacks. This is an insightful documentary that reveals fact vs. fiction surrounding menopause and the controversy around it through the world's leading experts. The medical information contained in this film could save your life... or the life of someone that you love. -- (C) Official Site

Payback (2012)

Title: Payback (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-25 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Margaret Atwood's visionary work Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is the basis for this riveting and poetic documentary on "debt" in its various forms-societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal, and of course, economic. Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal strikingly interweaves these (sometimes surprising) debtor/creditor relationships: two families in a years-long Albanian blood feud; the BP oil spill vs. the Earth; mistreated Florida tomato farm workers and their bosses; imprisoned media mogul Conrad Black and the U.S. justice system. With stunning cinematography and insightful commentary from renowned thinkers Raj Patel, Louise Arbour and Atwood herself, Payback is a brilliant, game-changing rumination on the subject -- (C) Zeitgeist

Life 2.0 (2011)

Title: Life 2.0 (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-16 (DVD)
2011-05-20 (Theater)
Cast: Asri Falcone Philip Rosedale Amie Goode Rowan Barnett
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Every day, across all corners of the globe, millions of users log onto Second Life, a virtual online world not entirely unlike our own. They enter a new reality, whose inhabitants assume alternate personas in the form of avatars - digital alter egos that can be sculpted and manipulated to the heart's desire, representing reality, fantasy, or a healthy mix of both. Within this alternate landscape, escapism abounds, relationships are formed, and a real-world economy thrives effectively blurring the lines between reality and "virtual" reality. First time feature director Jason Spingarn-Koff digs deeply into the core of basic human interaction in the documentary film "LIFE 2.0" by assuming his own avatar and immersing himself in the worlds of Second Life residents - whose real lives have been drastically transformed by the new lives they lead in cyberspace. -- (c) Official Site

Whores’ Glory (2012)

Title: Whores' Glory (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 119 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-27 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Whores' Glory, the third film in Michael Glawogger's globalization trilogy (following Megacities, Workingman's Death), is an explicit and unflinching expose of global prostitution. Glawogger's latest larger-than-life documentary is an audacious, non-judgmental study of sexuality, politics, human behavior and the effects of capital and religion on both women and men from starkly different cultures. -- (C) Kino Lorber

The Lost Reunions (2012)

Title: The Lost Reunions (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-05-31 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Lost Reunions documentary focuses on the PT Boaters of World War II and offers the unique experience of hearing the history straight from the veterans themselves. 60,000 Navy men served on PT Boats, bravely seeking out and destroying enemy ships. They played a vital role in both the Pacific and European theaters. Only a handful of these men remain with us today.

Patagonia Rising (2012)

Title: Patagonia Rising (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-08 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Western Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

This film investigates a plan to build five large hydroelectric dams on two of the World's purest free-flowing rivers in Patagonia, Chile. Tracing the hydro-logic cycle of the Baker River from ice to ocean, Patagonia Rising brings voice to the frontier people caught in the crossfire of future energy demands. Juxtaposing the pro-dam business sector with renewable energy experts, the documentary brings awareness and solutions to this global conflict over water and power.

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain (2012)

Title: They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 70 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-06 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Shot clandestinely over a 2-year period by best-selling novelist and filmmaker, Robert H. Lieberman, this film provides a rare look at the second-most isolated country on the planet. It lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years. This unique feature length documentary, culled from over 120 hours of striking images, is an impressionistic journey. Interviews and interactions with more than 100 people throughout Burma, including an interview with the recently released Aung San Suu Kyi, are interwoven with spectacular footage of this little seen nation and its people. -- (C) Official Site

A Second Knock At The Door (2012)

Title: A Second Knock At The Door (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2012-03-13 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A Second Knock at the Door is an award-winning documentary that offers a rare glimpse into the lives of military families dealing with the loss of loved ones to friendly fire. Through interviews and investigative reports, this film explores key incidents that forced families of the fallen to embark on individual but integrally linked quests for the truth after the Army attempted to bury the truth within the "fog of war." Unwilling to allow these soldiers to be defined by their death, A Second Knock at the Door explores the men outside of their uniforms through the eyes of the communities that saw them not only as heroes but as sons, husbands, fathers, fiances, and friends. Directed by Christopher Grimes

Most Valuable Players (2010)

Title: Most Valuable Players (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-21 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Mark Stutz Amanda Kostalis John Andreadis Jennifer Wescoe Ali Mosser
Genre: Documentary Drama Musical & Performing Arts Comedy Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS is a documentary that follows three high school theater troupes on their journey to the Freddy Awards ceremony - the Tony Awards for high school musicals. The film demonstrates that arts education encourages the same teamwork, camaraderie and confidence as sports.

Bully (2012)

Title: Bully (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-09 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, The Bully Project is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America's bullying crisis. The Bully Project follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. -- (C) Official Site

Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2012)

Title: Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-02 (Theater)
Cast: Jay Reatard
Genre: Documentary Drama Musical & Performing Arts
IMDB: IMDB Link

Better Than Something is a feature documentary about the controversial and prolific garage rock icon Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, better known to the world as Jay Reatard. This intimate portrait, captured just months before his untimely passing, brings us incredibly close to Jay's complicated punk-rock world in Memphis, Tennessee. Better Than Something eloquently interweaves cinema verite, interviews, and archival concert performances, and features scenes from an insightful and candid week spent with Jay, who reveals personal childhood stories and the struggles of life in Memphis. -- (C) Official Site

Where Are You Taking Me? (2012)

Title: Where Are You Taking Me? (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 71 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-02 (Theater)
Cast: Sam Okello
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

A high society wedding, a movie set, a beauty salon, awomen's weightlifting competition: these are a few of the many places in Uganda visited in Kimi Takesue's feature documentary, WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME? Employing an observational style, Takesue travels through the vibrant streets of Kampala to the rural quiet of Hope North, a refuge and school for survivors of civil war. WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME? offers multi-faceted portraits of Ugandans and their country, exploring the complex interplay between the observer and the observed. This stunningly beautiful cinematic journey challenges notions of the familiar and the exotic. Where are we going... and what will we find?

How To Die In Oregon (2011)

Title: How To Die In Oregon (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-14 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

As medical technology has extended the human life span far beyond what many believed possible only decades ago, a growing number of people face the dilemma of having their lives artificially prolonged beyond a point they regard as necessary or desirable. In 1994, the state of Oregon addressed this issue by enacting the "Death With Dignity Act," which allows terminally ill patients the right to opt for physician-assisted suicide. Filmmaker Peter D. Richardson looks into the philosophical and practical implications of this law in the documentary How To Die In Oregon. Richardson features interviews with journalists, lawyers and physicians as they talk about the efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide, as well as patients and their families as they struggle with the decision of just when is the time to say they've lived long enough, with a special focus placed on Cody Curtis, a woman in her mid-50s fighting an uphill battle with liver cancer. How To Die In Oregon received its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York (2012)

Title: Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 74 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-22 (Theater)
Cast: Campbell Scott
Genre: Documentary Television
IMDB: IMDB Link

Ordinary Miracles is the story of the Photo League (1936-1951), which for fifteen years was the center of the documentary movement in American photography at a time when the camera was held to be, in James Agee's words, "the central instrument of our time." Featuring little-known examples of the work of fifty of the Photo League's leading photographers and supplemented with interviews with still feisty (and active) League veterans, the film features a captivating, period musical score and an incisive narration read by Campbell Scott. Ordinary Miracles is a tribute to the high purpose of photography, a remarkable group and an unmatched panorama of urban life in the neighborhoods of New York City during the 1930's and 40's. -- (C) Official Site

Grandma, a Thousand Times (2011)

Title: Grandma, a Thousand Times (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 48 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-02 (Theater)
Cast: Fatima el Ghoul Mahmoud Kaabour
Genre: Documentary Kids & Family Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

Teta, Alf Marra is a poetic documentary that puts a feisty Beiruti grandmother at the center of brave film exercises concocted by her grandson to commemorate her many worlds before they are erased by the passage of time and her eventual death. -- (C) Official Site

Abendland (2012)

Title: Abendland (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-27 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Characteristically penetrating, tough-minded, and masterfully composed, Geyrhalter's new documentary, Abendland, is a portrait of Europe at night, drawing together glimpses of a wide range of locations, milieus, activities, and themes, under the umbrella of a continent after nightfall. A film of extraordinary beauty but sinister implications - depictions of border controls, surveillance, and forcefully suppressed political protests predominate - Abendland is, both literally and figuratively, a dark vision of 21st-century Europe. -- (C) Official Site

China Heavyweight (2012)

Title: China Heavyweight (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-06 (Theater)
Cast: Yunfei Miao Moxiang Qi Ye Xinchun Master Zhao Zhong Zongli He
Genre: Documentary Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang returns to China for another riveting documentary on that country's ever-changing economic landscape-this time through the lens of sports. In China Heavyweight, Chang follows the charismatic Qi Moxiang, a former boxing star and state coach who recruits young fighting talent from the impoverished farms and villages across Sichuan province. A select few boys (and girls) are sent to national training centers, with the hope of discovering China's next Olympic heroes. But will these potential boxing champions leave it all behind to be the next Mike Tyson? Their rigorous training, teenage trials and family tribulations are expertly intertwined with Coach Qi's own desire to get back in the ring for one more shot at victory. -- (C) Zeitgeist

The Invisible War (2012)

Title: The Invisible War (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-20 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone in the hundreds of thousands. Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of several young women, the film reveals the systemic cover up of the crimes against them and follows their struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. The Invisible War features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military, its history of cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much needed change. -- (C) Official Site

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