Clicky

Documentary Films

 

Cast The First Stone Documentary
Directed by Jonathan Stack
documentary HD 93 min.
Cast The First Stone directed by multiple Emmy Award-winning and two-time Academy Award® nominated documentary filmmaker Jonathan Stack takes us deep inside Louisiana’s Angola Prison and Correctional Institution for Women, where 75 inmates come together to perform the largest prison production of The Passion Play ever.

CANNES MARKET PREMIERE SCREENING – WED MAY 21- GRAY 5  -14h – 2pm

Last Safari
Directed by Matt Goldman
documentary HD
The Last Safari is a provocative and genre defying documentary about rapidly changing culture of traditional Africa.

CANNES  MARKET  PREMIERE SCREENING  – WED MAY 21- GRAY 5 – 16h – 4pm

Land of Amber Documentary
Leiticia Agudo & Paul McGrath / Feature Documentary
The Land of Amber, Leiticia Agudo & Paul McGrath / Feature Documentary / Ireland / 2014 / 52 min / Colour / HDCAM -52 min. HDHave you ever wondered where amber comes from?Mexican amber comes from the “entrails of the earth” in Northern Chiapas and is extracted by hand. It has always been valued by foreign collectors for its transparency, the preservation quality of insects and plants trapped inside and its range of natural colours.
City Wild Documentary
Leiticia Agudo & Paul McGrath / Feature Documentary
City Wild, Leiticia Agudo & Paul McGrath / Feature Documentary / Ireland / 2014 / Colour / HDCAM – 84 & 52 min. HD
The Phoenix Park is the largest walled park in Europe: 707 hectares of human, plant and animal life in Dublin city. Its human residents range from the President of Ireland to 40 families.
Boxing With Her documentary
Latifa Robbana Doghri, Salem Trabelsi / Feature Documentary / Tunisia / 2011 / 52 min / Colour / HDCAM – 72 & 52 min

This revealing documentary explores the world of female boxing in Tunisia, a society where the body of a woman is considered a sacred place for procreation. Through interviews with women boxers, the film asks why a female body in the pugilistic arena is so confronting, even taboo, in Arab society.

Haiti Untold
Directed by Isabelle Depelteau, Dan Shannon
documentary 78 min and 52 min. HD
Haiti Untold last month had its USA premiere at Palm Beach Film Festival in April, after its world premiere at Bahamas International Film Festival Dec 2012. Featuring exclusive access to Sean Penn, HAITI UNTOLD chronicles the personal journey of a few famous and not-so-famous individuals who have put their heads and hearts to the task of effecting radical change in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake of 2010.
Sweet 16 documentaryDirected by Dan Shannon
documentary 76 and 52 min. HD
Part road movie, part filmed diary, Sweet 16 is a frank human portrayal of what it takes to challenge health issues during critical rites of passage into adulthood.
Sweet 16 underscores World Diabetes Day, November 14 when each year the world highlights this event, as put forward by a United Nations declaration in 2007.CANNES MARKET SCREENING PALAIS D – SAT MAY 18 – 20:00
NursesDirected by Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA
documentary 92 & 52 min. HD
“Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now”offers a rare look into the complex, exciting and challenging world of being a nurse. It explores what it means to be a nurse, the many different roles that nurses play, from the bedside to the board room, and the realities of nursing – its joys and sorrows and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others. Over 100 nurses from across the USA were interviewed for this film. Their stories will move you to laughter and to tears. (Worldwide rights, less USA available)

Carone
58 minutes/4:3 Camera & edit by Bill Page Produced by Bill Page Productions
NICOLAS CARONE – Pushing TraditionIn the 1940’s & 50’s, NICOLAS CARONE then in his twenties was among the artists associated with the art period Abstract Expressionism (Pollock, De Kooning, Kline, Passlof) . This was an important worldwide art period, affecting all artists that followed.
williamtucker
53:00/4:3 Camera & edit by Bill Page Produced by Bill Page Productions
WILLIAM TUCKER – Shapes – the Human Figure Among the most acclaimed sculptors in the artworld, this documentary of William Tucker follows the process of him working on his large scuptures. Filmed in Tucker’s New England studio and his New York City Gallery, this is the only footage ever permitted to be shot in his studio, which was over a five year period. This is a first-hand look.
williamtucker
57:00/4:3/color & b/w Camera & edit by Bill Page Produced by Bill Page Productions
LARRY POONS & MICHAEL GOLDBERG – 21st century Master Artists While Abstract Expressionism (1945-1960) was an important art period, artists who were part of it (Goldberg) or influenced by it (Poons) continued to push into newer styles and ideas. This documentary features two of these artists, each world acclaimed for their different ways of painting.
Passlof
53:00/4:3 Camera & edit by Bill Page Produced by Bill Page Productions
PAT PASSLOF – Unexpected Conversation Pat Passlof is considered to be one of the more important painters of the ABSTRACT EXPERSSIONIST period. Passlof attended Black Mountain College, the highly acclaimed school in Ashville, North Carolina USA, where she first studied with William de Kooning. She had her studio on the noted 10th Street which was one of the few New York City locations where artists gathered in the late 1940’s/50’s. Together with noted artist Pollock, de Kooning, Kline, Carone and others, they helped form the basis of the New York Art World.

2010, 80 min, HD, Turkey, Egypt

 

Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple. India, 12,000 years ago there already was a sacred place on Earth.While challenging common beliefs on the history of civilization, the film takes the audience back to 12 thousand years ago, to Göbeklitepe, an archeological site recently found in SanliUrfa, Turkiye. The construction date of the “World’s First Temple” is thousands of years earlier than the most important symbols of ancient wisdom; such as the Stonehenge monument in England, or the Egyptian Pyramids.
salamDirected by Faramazh Beheshti
documentary 52 min. HDTo purchase this film for home viewing
please visit 411films.com
Salam Rugby is the story of women’s rugby in Iran. The sport is relatively new to the country, though it was played by British oil workers since the 1920’s. Salam Rugby has been recognized by nearly a dozen documentary festivals around the world. The film offers a striking portrait of what might one day be called a turning point in history, for women’s rights in sport in Iran. Or will it? Salam Rugby offers a striking glimpse of sport, the women and the state of Iran, in a time of uncertainty.
salamDirected by Dany Chiasson
documentary 78 min. HDTo purchase this film for home viewing
please visit 411films.com
My Joan of Arc. French-Canadian Director Dany Chiasson’s personal journey breathes new life into the myth of Joan of Arc.Driven by the memory of her grandmother, Chiasson travels by horseback across France, retracing the medieval icon’s first 11-day ride over enemy land to meet the uncrowned King.Along the way, the filmmaker meets local people who animate the myth of the saint and help her to find a skylark. While the film explores the space between earth and sky, past and present, Chiasson uncovers the true nature of a search for heroism, faith, and for the sound of an elusive songbird. 

Documentary 40 min. HDTo purchase this film for home viewing
please visit 411films.com

One Alcoholic to Another: To outsiders, Alcoholics Anonymous is often considered a cult. Eleanor Lanahan and Orly Yadin, two filmmakers of diverse perspectives, demystify an organization that has helped millions to achieve sobriety. They embark on a rollicking road trip, exploring the Vermont childhoods of AA’s pioneers, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. Humorous archival footage, informative interviews and lively arguments combine to examine centuries of religious movements and laws that repeatedly failed to curtail drinking.

The heart of the film is its unique access to the testimony of AA members, their identities masked by hand-drawn animation. They openly discuss their experiences, and through their shared stories we glimpse the inner workings of an organization rarely depicted on film.

Alcoholics Anonymous has been in existence for over 75 years. The film traces the orgnization’s roots in the Oxford Group and provides insight into the way it works today.

 

 

 

salam
Documentary 54 min. HD
Directed by The Erwin Brothers To purchase this film for home viewing
please visit 411films.com
The Cross and The Towers: September 11, 2011 – A day that will never be forgotten. A day when ordinary men and women would face the unbelievable, and experience what few ever dreamed or thought possible: a terrorist attack in the heart of New York claiming nearly three thousand lives and leaving a scene of incomprehensible destruction.As rescue and recovery began, a select group of men and women would be forced to endure their worst nightmare: living and working inside Ground Zero. Day after day they worked to restore the broken city. As weeks turned into months, a feeling if desperation and despair overwhelmed the hearts and minds of these people.Yet in the midst of the devastation, an amazing discovery would bring hope when it was needed most. Some called it a mere phenomenon, others saw it as miraculous. The media noted its appearance. Newspaper and television reporters sought to see it for themselves.Witness through firsthand accounts this stunning story of hope – a story that has never been told.

28 min.- Sundance 2011

Red Shirley, a 99-year-old formally known as Shumalit Rabinowitz, is the star of this film co-directed by her cousin, none other than former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed. Rabinowitz lived through the devastation of the First World war; and fled Poland for Canada during the Second. At 19, she immigrated illegally to the U.S where she spent 47 years toiling at a New York textile factory. She tracked down her long-lost sisters in Palestine, engaged in union struggles and took part un the Civik Rights March on Washington D.C. Enhanced by its dark soundtrack – courtesy of Mr Reed, naturally – and judicious use of freeze frames, this intimate cousin-to cousin encounter is a fascinating distillation of an individual’s unique experience over a vast expanse of 20th-century history.
Our House: Illegal Squatters. Anarchist Radicals. Devout christians.“Our House” documentary 58 min.-Official Selection Hot Doc 2010On Dan Taylor’s first day out of prison he had nowhere to go, and faced one of the most important choices of his life : to return to his past of drug addiction or to try for something better. Through a chance encounter the next day, he met Derek, a young Christian anarchist, who invited him to move into a new and very unusual comunity in Brooklyn. Called “Our House”, it was an alternative to the impersonal shelter system, providing the homeless a safe place where everyone lived communally (and illegally) in an abandoned Williamsburg warehouse. Besides a roof and healthy food, Dan also found new friends, a spiritual heaven in a makeshift ‘prayer tent and the hope of putting his life back together. But when the building is set for demolition to make way for luxury condos, Dan and the other residents must confront the inevitable end of their community and what that will mean for they futures.CLICK TO SEE “OUR HOUSE” TRAILER
“Yours Truly Miss Chinatown”, USA,documentary 52 min.
-Official Selection New York City International Film Festival 2010
-Official Selection Inner City Los Angeles Film Festival 2010
Synopsis:
Every year, two dozen women compete for the crown of Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, one of the oldest and best known ethnic pageants in the world.
“Yours Truly, Miss Chinatown” uncovers the intimate stories of three young women who vie for the title Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, while struggling to navigate two cultures with conflicting values. The crown is a link to the past, while their lives are a sign of the times. As the spectacle unfolds onstage, so does the drama of their lives – there are no pat beauty pageant answers to real life struggles with love, family, culture, and life as a modern woman.
CLICK TO SEE “YOURS TRULY MISS CHINATOWN” TRAILER
Life for a Child 2008, USA 30 min An award winning documentary dealing with Type 1 diabetes(Nov 14 is official International Diabetes Day worldwide)-Winner Cinequest FIlm Festival 2009, Official Selection Festival de Nouveau Cinema 2009, -Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival 2008, Official Selection Vienna Film Festival 2008, -Official Selection Heartland Film Fest 2008, Official Selection Festival de Nouveau Cinema 2009,-Official Selection Indiana Film Festival 2009Directors statement, Ed Lachman (Oscar nominated DP of Erin Brochovich, Virgin Suicides, Far From Heaven, The Fountain)All films are journeys but this film took me to Nepal, to film three stories about juvenile diabtetes. The lives of the families dealing with this problem are extremely challenging, but to be impoverished and living in a developing country with this disease is even more daunting. Diabetes is emerging as one of the most serious health problems of our time; a global epidemic with devastating human, social, and economic consequences. An alarming fact is that the disease claims as many lives per year as HIV/AIDS. While making the film I realized that diabetes touches everyone – either through family or someone we know. I was humbled by these families’ and children’s great strength and courage in overcoming their obstacles in dealing with diabetes.CLICK TO SEE “LIFE FOR A CHILD” TRAILER
American Savannah/La Savane Américaine 74 and 52 minutes, English and French versions HD”The First humorous film about the environment, “American Savannah” takes a playful yet probing look into America’s fascination with green lawns, and why it is we love them so much…From the gardens of Louis XIV to the deserts of Las Vegas, you will never see grass the same way again!-Special Jury Prize, International Documentary Forum Montreal, 2008-Official Selection Rendez-vous du Cinéma du Québec, February 2009CLICK TO SEE “AMERICAN SAVANNAH ENGLISH” TRAILER
The Way of St-James Germany, 52 min.An inspirational journey along the famed Camino de Santiago trail, a gruelling and breathtaking 500 km. walk/hike, to the historic Santiago Cathedral, where the bones of St-James are purported to lay. This site has been a destination for pilgrams for more than 1200 years, long before eco-tourism became a fad. Expertly narrated by a walker of “The Way”, many stops and discoveries of this timeless heritage site await viewers. 2010 is a special year as a result of special religious calendars, resulting in higher traffic, and culminating in a papal visit for the first time, in November 2010.CLICK TO SEE “THE WAY OF ST-JAMES” TRAILER
Message for the Seven Churches, USA 2010Just what do we really know about the the book called Apocalypse?Just what do we really know about John’s book of Revelation or Apocalypse, one of the most iconic pieces of modern western culture. From the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, to the battle of Armeggedon, the messages are sometimes hard to fully understand.CLICK TO SEE “Message to the Seven Churches” TRAILER
Quest For the Real Paul, USA 2010Did Paul steal Christianity from Jesus to make it a world religion?Journey through the Mediterranean region to the center of the Roman Empire and discover some of the myths and misconceptions that surround the apostle Paul and his teachings. CLICK TO SEE “Quest for the Real Paul” TRAILER
Roughcut Iran, 2009, 26 min.
“An insiders perspective on the question of feminine identity in Iran ” A historic and unusual portrait of the image of the feminine body in Iranian society both historically and in the current regime..
CLICK TO SEE “Roughcut” TRAILER
Frag, USA, 2008, 88 min. theatrical doc, HD (NEW)

  • Frag is the true story about professional Electronic Sports. Almost everyone in the world has played a video game, but some kids do it for a living. Frag sheds light on the struggles that kids face while trying to break into and maintain success in pro gaming.
  • Official Selection, AFI Dallas, 2008
  • The Gamer market dwarfs the film industry, this title has a build in market for Rental and retail,

CLICK TO SEE “FRAG” TRAILER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pussycat Preacher, USA, 2008, theatrical & TV length documentary digital betacam, (picked up by Channel Four, UK)

    • L.A. stripper or Sunday preacher? — Meet Heather, one time a stripper and hardcore partygirl , who takes her new found faith in Jesus to the strip clubs, trying to bridge the world between clubs and church pews ….but some church members (not to mention club owners) are less than thrilled — can these two extremes be reconciled?
    • “THE BUZZ IS BUILDING!” Pat Saperstein – VARIETY

CLICK TO SEE “PUSSYCAT PREACHER” TRAILER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaving the Fold, Canada, 2008, documentary, 52min, HD

  • From the Hasidic enclaves of Montreal, Brooklyn and Jerusalem come stories of conflict, coercion and struggle. Tinged with pain and unexpected humor, Leaving the Fold documents the process by which our five heroes emerged from a strictly controlled society into a baffling secular world of endless choices: What should I wear? What shall I become? Who will I marry? Once everything was decided for them. Now they must decide for themselves. But the answers don’t always come easily.

CLICK TO SEE “LEAVING THE FOLD” TRAILER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids with Cameras, USA, 2009, 52 min. (Market Premiere)”These kids are heroes and Koepenic their Pied Piper”
-Kevin Spacey”Kids with Cameras” takes us on a whirlwind tour into an unlikely hollywood studio, where a group of kids with Autism in Southern California, explode onto the screen with creative self-expression through the magic of the creative process of cinematic expression.

      “Emotional and intimately revealing”
    – Annie Potts

CLICK TO SEE “KIDS WITH CAMERAS” TRAILER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sound After The Storm, 88 & 52 min, Englishfeaturing:Lilian Boutté, Dr. Michael White, Armand “Sheik” Richardsonand The Next Generation Brass Band Three years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is part ghost town and part third world country. Well known musicians Lillian Boutté, Dr. Michael White and photographer Armand “Sheik” Richardson use jazz as a philosophy and tool to save themselves and their abandoned, crumbling city. The Sound After the Storm tells a story in which this “music born of slavery” is reborn in response to Katrina’s devastation.CLICK TO SEE “THE SOUND AFTER THE STORM” TRAILER
GIFTED 2009
66 min, completed
extreme sports documentary
Featuring some of the world’s champion waterskiers.Death defying jumps and razor precise slalom skiing against the backdrop of a top notch soundtrack in HD.Produced and directed by Brad Priekulis, “Gifted” features extreme water skiiing by Freddie Krueger, WillyAsher, Ryan Fitts, Karina Nowlan, Thomas Moore, Billy Suzy, Tom Asher, Damian Sharman, Trent Finlayson, Ian Trapp and many more.CLICK TO SEE “GIFTED” TRAILER