The lost treasure of Sydney Pollack’s observational footage from 1972 has finally surfaced; witness the sonic brilliance of Aretha Franklin as she recorded her bestselling album Amazing Grace in an L.A. Baptist Church.
Chris Sievey became a legend as Frank Sidebottom, a bizarre enthusiastic figure with an over-sized papier-mâché head. Beneath the head was a brilliant musician and comedy genius, remembered here by figures including former band member Mark Radcliffe and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.
In its eighty year history, the iconic American record label Blue Note has repeatedly pushed creative boundaries. Founded in 1939 by Jewish German refugees, who simply loved the new type of music called jazz, the label became a game changing platform for African Americans.
Ella Fitzgerald was 15 years old when she won a talent contest at the Apollo Theater and rose to meteoric success. With access to never-before-seen archives, this is an intimate account of the incredibly innovative musician.
The photography of Harold Feinstein spans six decades and celebrates the diversity his native city, New York. His striking images serve as a love letter to the Big Apple and its people.
Juggling motherhood, activism and filmmaking, Merata Mita was a trailblazer and a dynamic figure in New Zealand politics. Her film archivist son Heperi Mita delves into her story to create this rich and personal portrait of the first female Maori filmmaker.
Forty-six million Americans live in rural, small town America. These towns were once the backbone of American life. In this poetic observational film, documentary master Frederick Wiseman takes us to one such place, Monrovia, Indiana, immersing us in the rhythms and daily life of the place.
Director Margarethe Von Trotta builds a rich tapestry of Ingmar Bergman’s legacy. Bubbling with anecdotes and insight into the breadth of his influence, this is a film for both fans and newcomers to Bergman’s work.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s celebrated philosophical children’s book The Little Prince, is one of the world’s most widely translated literary works. Around the world passionate translators share their love for the values of the book, and the fight to preserve endangered languages.