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Oscar-winning Filmmaker Luc Jacquet’s Latest Documentary Film on Global Warming

ANTARCTICA: ICE AND SKY

Opens in New York City, January 20th

A spectacular portrait of Claude Lorius, the legendary French explorer who foresaw global warming

 

 

With the remarkable ANTARCTICA: ICE AND SKY, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) tells the inspiring story of Claude Lorius, the 82-year-old glaciologist and explorer who has dedicated his life to studying the icescapes of Antarctica. Lorius’s groundbreaking discoveries over the decades would ultimately sound the alarm for the global warming crisis and expose humankind’s devastating impact on the Earth’s climate.

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Resurrecting Women’s Lib thru Mary Dore’s documentary on Women’s History Month

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

A PROVOCATIVE AND INSIGHTFUL ACCOUNT OF THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN
WOMEN’S LIBERATION MOVEMENT

 

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is an insightful, rousing and often humorous account of the birth and rise of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium.

Directed by Mary Dore, SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY combines rarely-seen archival footage, a classic soundtrack of the era and the first-person stories of the protests, poetry slams and community meetings that engineered the women’s liberation movement and the meaningful social change it sought. Embracing the grassroots movement that proclaimed “the personal is political” and the women who dared to get furious about it, SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is not only a tribute to past bravery and determination, but also a warning and urgent rallying cry to the next wave of those determined to ensure equal rights for all.

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Joe Angio’s How To Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) is a glorious commemoration of Melvin Van Peebles

How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It)

A FIRST-RATE CHRONICLE OF THE REMARKABLE LIFE AND CAREER OF ARTIST/PROVOCATEUR MELVIN VAN PEEBLES, CREATOR OF THE LEGENDARY 1971 FILM SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG

 

Melvin Van Peebles’ extraordinary life story reveals an artist and a man whose groundbreaking impact on film, politics and pop culture remains as relevant as ever. On the 45th Anniversary of his landmark 1971 film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song—the most successful independent film of its time and a watershed in African-American cinema—Melvin Van Peebles’ life and career are celebrated in a DVD re-issue of filmmaker Joe Angio’s 2005 documentary How To Eat Your Watermelon In White Company (and Enjoy It).

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A RACY JOURNEY INTO THE COLORFUL, UNIQUE AND RISQUÉ WORLD OF EROTIC COMIC STRIPS

 Sex in the Comix

Hosted by renowned New York comic artist and burlesque performer Molly Crabapple

 

SEX IN THE COMIX embarks on a revealing voyage into the heart of erotic comic strips, the enticing art form that serves to unleash and expose society’s collective, if taboo, fantasies.

SexinComix_PosterHosted by erotic comic creator, burlesque performer and VICE contributing editor Molly Crabapple, SEX IN THE COMIX navigates the history of the art form, from special editions by masters of the genre to provocative new works from a younger generation of artists. The documentary features legendary comic creators R. Crumb, Milo Manara and Ralf König, as well as work from new wave and mainstream artists, including the impact of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, the game-changing graphic memoir which was adapted into last year’s Tony-winning Broadway musical. SEX IN THE COMIX serves as a stimulating and charming exploration into a one-of-a-kind medium.

Doppelgänger Releasing will release SEX IN THE COMIX on digital VOD for the first time in the United States on October 13, 2015, where it will be available on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu and Vimeo On Demand

Filled with an array of alluring comic strip panels and equally beguiling segments featuring animation by graphics stylists Thomas Fage and Yann Deval, SEX IN THE COMIX is a delightful dip into the realm of comic strip eros—the perfect pick for those interested in animation, for those interested in erotica, and for anyone intrigued by the intersection of the two.

Uncovering The Dark Tale Behind The Penn State Scandal Which Rocked The Nation

HAPPY VALLEY

A film by Amir Bar-Lev

 

Respected documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (Fighter, The Tillman Story) takes an unflinching look at an iconic American institution with his award-winning expose HAPPY VALLEY. In the wake of an unthinkable child sex abuse scandal in 2011, HAPPY VALLEY examines a wounded community and the role college football played in both the crimes and their aftermath.

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Best Doc Feature at LA Film Fest and Hamptons International Film Fest Must Be Seen On Demand

CODE BLACK

AN UP CLOSE LOOK INSIDE OUR BUSIEST EMERGENCY ROOM THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUNG DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING

Code Black (courtesy of Music Box Films)
Code Black (courtesy of Music Box Films)

“Electrifying. A remarkably candid and kinetic documentary about emergency medicine that could probably only have been made by an ER doctor.” – John Anderson, WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Riveting! McGarry has created something that feels personal, vital and revelatory.” – Los Angeles Times

“Very moving! An absorbing documentary.” – Village Voice

 

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WATCHERS OF THE SKY examines the life and legacy of human rights pioneer Raphael Lemkin

WATCHERS OF THE SKY

 

A PASSIONATE DOCUMENTARY ILLUMINATING THE POWERS OF GLOBAL ACTIVISM AND LOBBYING EFFORTS TO END TO GENOCIDE

 

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We Are The Giant, an insightful portrait of six young activists determined to crush popular uprisings

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We Are The Giant

  A REMARKABLE CHRONICLE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARAB SPRING AND THE EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AT ITS HEART WHO STRUGGLED FOR JUSTICE AND FREEDOM …BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

 Coming to VOD on February 10, 2015

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THE GREEN PRINCE, a documentary based on best-selling novel Son of Hamas

Music Box Films
Music Box Films

 

The Green Prince

 

THE HARROWING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SON OF A PALESTINIAN HAMAS LEADER WHO WAS RECRUITED AS A SPY FOR ISRAEL, AND THE ISRAELI AGENT WHO RISKED IT ALL TO PROTECT HIM

 

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