Monday, January 27, 2020

Tag: Documentary

American Factory (2019)

Title: American Factory
Rating: TV-14
Directed by: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Starring: Junming ‘Jimmy’ Wang, Robert Allen, and Sherrod Brown
Release Date: 8/21/2019
Running Time: 115 minutes

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End 2008, GM closes a plant in Ohio. A Chinese billionaire/Fuyao Glass buys the plant 2014 and invests in auto glass production. There are 2000 jobs there by late 2016. USA meets PRChina.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Gorillaz: Reject False Icons (2019)?

Title: Gorillaz: Reject False Icons
Rating: NR
Directed by: Denholm Hewlett
Starring: Seye Adelekan, Damon Albarn, and George Benson
Release Date: 12/16/2019
Running Time: 95 minutes

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Focused on the life of the band and their collaborators over the 3 vital years in which they developed critically acclaimed albums, ‘Humanz’ and ‘The Now Now’, and undertook their most ambitious world tour to date.


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Cunningham (2019)?

Title: Cunningham
Rating: PG
Directed by: Alla Kovgan
Written by: Alla Kovgan
Release Date: 12/13/2019
Running Time: 93 minutes

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CUNNINGHAM traces Merce Cunningham’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944-1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. The 3D technology weaves together Merce’s philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into his innovative work. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material, CUNNINGHAM is a timely tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.


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63 Up (2019)?

Title: 63 Up
Rating: NR
Directed by: Michael Apted
Starring: Lynn Johnson, Nicholas Hitchon, and Tony Walker
Release Date: 11/27/2019
Running Time: 180 minutes

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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.


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Midnight Family (2019)?

Title: Midnight Family
Rating: NR
Directed by: Luke Lorentzen
Written by: Luke Lorentzen
Starring: Juan Ochoa
Release Date: 12/6/2019
Running Time: 81 minutes

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In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of 9 million. This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances often run by people with little or no training or certification. An exception in this ethically fraught, cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police pushes the family into greater hardship, they face increasing moral dilemmas even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services.


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Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary (2019)?

Title: Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary
Rating: NR
Directed by: Jack Bennett
Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Justin Long, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub, Missi Pyle, Rainn Wilson, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, Wil Wheaton, Brent Spiner, Greg Berlanti, and Damon Lindelof
Release Date: 11/26/2019
Running Time: 95 minutes

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By all accounts, it was a movie that beat all odds: Surviving a set fire, the loss of a powerful director, and a studio that didn’t understand what it had, “Galaxy Quest” turned into a pop-culture phenomenon that would “never give up, never surrender.” As the cult classic nears its 20th anniversary – premiering on December 25, 1999 – “Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary” explores how the science-fiction comedy became an enduring fan favorite, a movie that helped launch the sci-fi- and fantasy-driven movie and TV industry that dominates global entertainment today.


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Citizen K (2019)?

Title: Citizen K
Rating: NR
Directed by: Alex Gibney
Written by: Alex Gibney
Starring: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, and Leonid Nevzlin
Release Date: 11/22/2019
Running Time: 128 minutes

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The strange case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, who rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, served a decade in prison, and became an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement.


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When Lambs Become Lions (2018)?

Title: When Lambs Become Lions
Rating: NR
Directed by: Jon Kasbe
Release Date: 4/20/2018
Running Time: 79 minutes

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In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he propositions his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline. The plummeting elephant population in Africa has captured the attention of the world, and as the government cracks down, both poachers and rangers face their own existential crises—what is the value of elephant life relative to human life? And can we understand these hunters who will risk death, arrest, and the moral outrage of the world to provide for their families?


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Shooting the Mafia (2019)?

Title: Shooting the Mafia
Rating: NR
Directed by: Kim Longinotto
Starring: Letizia Battaglia
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Running Time: 94 minutes

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Sicilian Letizia Battaglia began a lifelong battle with the Mafia when she first dared to point her camera at a brutally slain victim. A woman whose passions led her to ditch traditional family life and become a photojournalist, she found herself on the front lines during one of the bloodiest chapters in Italy’s recent history. She fearlessly and artfully captured everyday Sicilian life—from weddings and funerals to the grisly murders of ordinary citizens—to tell the narrative of the community she loved forced into silence by the Cosa Nostra. SHOOTING THE MAFIA weaves together Battaglia’s striking black-and-white photographs, rare archival footage, classic Italian films, and the now 84-year-old’s own memories, to paint a portrait of a remarkable woman whose whose bravery and defiance helped expose the Mafia’s brutal crimes.


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Spirits in the Forest (2019)?

Title: Spirits in the Forest
Rating: NR
Directed by: Anton Corbijn, Pasqual Gutierrez, Anton Korbijn, and John Merizalde
Starring: Bismarck, Daniel Cassus, and Depeche Mode
Release Date: 11/21/2019
Running Time: 83 minutes

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Across 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows across the globe. This new visually-striking film, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives.

Through the deeply emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans, the film shows not only how and why the band’s popularity and relevance has continued to grow over the course of their career, but provides a unique look into music’s incredible power to build communities, enable people to overcome adversity, and create connections across the boundaries of language, location, gender, age, and circumstance.


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