The surf documentary has a long and storied history. As seen in The Endless Summer and Riding Giants and dozens in between, surfers and filmmakers have been traveling the globe together for decades, documenting the unique lifestyle and incredibly beautiful sport.
The latest entry into this specific genre is out today. It’s called Strange Rumblings in Shangri-La and was directed by Joe G. The director shot the whole movie on 16mm film, which gives it a classic feel in a modern world. The filmmakers traveled from Iceland to Mozambique, France to Brazil and many places in between, all in the quest for “surfing’s own holy grail.”
Below, read more about the surf documentary Strange Rumblings in Shangri-La, watch the trailer, see the poster and find out how to watch it right now. Read More »
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Showtime has acquired the independent documentary feature Pauly Shore Stands Alone about the life of a struggling and aging comedian. The Pauly Shore film was produced by a /Film reader and recently won Best Documentary Feature at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, and is now set to premiere on the premium cable channel on December 4th 2014. Unlike some of Shore’s recent efforts, Pauly Shore Stands Alone is not a fake documentary or mockumentary and actually seems to be an interesting look at a comic trying to run back into the spotlight after his 15 minutes of fame had ended. The Pauly Shore Stands Alone trailer can be watched after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
With the official start of the 2014-2015 NHL season just around the corner, there’s no better time to revisit a powerhouse force from the sport’s past. Red Army chronicles the tale of the former Soviet Union’s national hockey team through the tumultuous ’70s and ’80s, honing in on moments both tragic and hilarious.
The documentary was one of the most talked-about to come out of this year’s festivals, and the first Red Army trailer has now hit the web. Check it out after the jump.
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Netflix has released the trailer for Print The Legend, Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel‘s documentary about the 3D printing revolution. The streaming company acquired the movie at the SXSW Film Festival this March, where it was met with good reviews (Indiewire called it “a slick documentary with widespread appeal”. Watch the Print The Legend trailer embedded now after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
There’s a funny scene in Neighbors where two drunk dudes argue about which actor is the definitive Batman. For 30something Seth Rogen, it’s Michael Keaton of Batman and Batman Returns. For college kid Zac Efron, it’s Christian Bale from the Christopher Nolan films. And in the future, for kids even younger than that, it could very well become Ben Affleck going up against Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
But for a sizable portion of the population, Batman always has been and always will be Adam West of the ’60s TV series. Though it’s been decades since the show ended, he remains an icon among superhero fans. The new documentary Starring Adam West is all about his career, from its rapid rise to its equally swift decline, and his lasting legacy. Watch the Starring Adam West trailer after the jump.
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Last year, the city of New York went nuts with Banksy fever. The famous, anonymous, Oscar-nominated British artist claimed residence in the city and put up a new piece of art every single day. It became a cultural phenomenon with people rushing all over the city to see the art and react. Some locals stole art, other defaced it and some even charged to view it. The whole thing became an incredibly interesting commentary on art as well as humanity.
Though Banksy himself did release a short film about the entire experience, now HBO is going to air a film of their own. Filmmaker Chris Moukarbel has crowd-sourced footage from people who saw the art first hand and made a documentary about it called Banksy Does New York. It’ll air on November 17. Read more about the Banksy HBO documentary below. Read More »
Ricky Gervais has revealed some new details on his Office spinoff movie, Life on the Road, and it’ll be music to the ears of fans.
Life on the Road is a mock-documentary that’ll revolve around David Brent, the character Gervais played on The Office. It’ll catch up with the former office manager a few years after the show’s conclusion as Brent continues his quest to become a rock star. That much we already knew.
Last week, the comedian/writer/director was on Sirius XM’s Opie and Jim Norton show and described the film as “almost a musical.” He’s currently writing songs and the script for the film with the hopes to have it in theaters in the next 18 months to two years. Read more about the David Brent movie below.
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For some, Joshua Oppenheimer‘s film The Act of Killing failing to win the Oscar for Best Documentary was the biggest travesty of awards season. The fascinating, frightening look inside the minds of the men responsible for the mass slaughter of hundreds of thousands in Indonesia was one of the most jaw-dropping films of the year. Not only because of its subject matter, but because the filmmaker actually got the film made at all. In the end, it definitely felt like there was more to this story. Now the director is returning to the subject, from a different angle.
A companion piece called The Look of Silence is about to hit the fall festival circuit and Drafthouse Films and Participant Media just picked up the U.S. rights. The film, set for 2015 release, will tell the same story as The Act of Killing from the opposite side of the violence — that is, from the perspective of the victims who not only live with the horror, but are forced to live near the people who committed the killings.
Read more about The Look of Silence, executive produced by Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and André Singer, and see the poster below. Read More »
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