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Movie: Dior and I

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand's past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons' vision. [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Dec 12, 2015 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Message: Season 1 - All Episodes

The Message is a new podcast following the weekly reports and interviews from Nicky Tomalin, who is covering the decoding of a message from outer space received 70 years ago. Over the course of 8 episodes we get an inside ear on how a top team of cryptologists attempt to decipher, decode, and understand the alien message. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Nov 30, 2015 - 16 comments

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 5: Scarecrow

Deirdre Wells, Limetown survivor and Max Finlayson's ex-wife, reveals what incited The Panic. [more inside]
posted by yasaman on Nov 23, 2015 - 9 comments

Podcast: Limetown: The central question

After the death of Max Finlayson, Lia Haddock questions whether or not to continue the program.
posted by noneuclidean on Nov 17, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: What Happened, Miss Simone?

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."
posted by latkes on Nov 16, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 4: DDoS

Max Finlayson, Missing Male #4 from Limetown, divulges the purpose of the doomed research facility to APR journalist Lia Haddock. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Nov 2, 2015 - 11 comments

Podcast: Limetown: The 911 Call

APR's Lia Haddock responds to a leaked 911 call involving her and a survivor from Limetown.
posted by noneuclidean on Oct 31, 2015 - 8 comments

Movie: The Nightmare

Something as rare as a very scary documentary: A look at sleep paralysis and accompanying hallucinations, with dramatic recreations. By the director of Room 237. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Oct 25, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 3: Napoleon

APR journalist Lia Haddock speaks with the second known survivor from Limetown, inching closer to discovering what the true purpose of the infamous research facility was.
posted by yasaman on Oct 16, 2015 - 20 comments

Movie: My Winnipeg

Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba. [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 12, 2015 - 9 comments

Movie: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.
posted by latkes on Oct 5, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: Limetown: A quick apology

A quick apology from American Public Radio's Lia Haddock.
posted by Cash4Lead on Sep 28, 2015 - 21 comments

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 2: Winona

American Public Radio journalist Lia Haddock shares the first interview in recorded history with a survivor from Limetown. [more inside]
posted by yasaman on Sep 23, 2015 - 23 comments

Podcast: Limetown: Episode 1: What We Know

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?" [more inside]
posted by yasaman on Sep 21, 2015 - 25 comments

Movie: Burden of Dreams

Burden of Dreams is a 1982 "making-of" documentary film directed by Les Blank, shot during and about the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, and filmed on location in the jungles of South America. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 10, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Dogs on the Inside

Filmed in a Massachusetts prison, Dogs on the Inside follows the birth of a relationship between abandoned rescue dogs and prison inmates as they work together toward a second chance. [more inside]
posted by meese on Aug 16, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: 21 Up

3rd in the series of Michael Apted's "Up Series" documentaries, this episode tracks our more mature and insightful protagonists as they enter adulthood, exploring both their lives and their thoughts about the two earlier films. Lynn is married and running a bookmobile, Simon works as a meatpacker, Sue seems happy as a travel agent, Paul the same as a bricklayer, Bruce studies advanced math and calls himself a Socialist, wealthy Suzy smokes and seems quite world-weary, Charles (making his last appearance) waxes philosophic, no-longer-so-shy Nick studies physics at Oxford, Neil squats in poverty, Peter lives in a dump with college roommates and taxi driver Tony and posh John argue about who came off worst in the earlier films. Spoilers for the entire series allowed as we continue weekly every 7 years to 56 Up. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Aug 3, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: Amy

A documentary on the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 19, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: Seven Up!

“Why do we bring these children together? Because we want to catch a glimpse of England in the year 2000. The union leader and the business executive of the year 2000 are now seven years old. ‘Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man.’” The 30-minute 1964 documentary Seven Up! profiles fourteen British seven-year-old boys and girls from across the class spectrum. It's the first documentary in the Up series, which continues to revisit the children (now adults) through the present day. Now, let's meet the kids! [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jul 2, 2015 - 13 comments

Steven Universe: Rising Tides/Crashing Skies  Season 2, Ep 10

Ronaldo Fryman EXPOSES the SHOCKING TRUTH about the Crystal Gems in a SHOCKING NEW INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY!!!
posted by Small Dollar on Jun 16, 2015 - 17 comments

Movie: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

The authorized documentary on late Guitar/lead singer Kurt Cobain from his early days in Aberdeen Washington to his success and downfall with Grunge band Nirvana. Official site/HBO PAGE. [more inside]
posted by Artw on May 10, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: Into the Abyss

Conversations with a death row inmate and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on May 6, 2015 - 0 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: What the Hell Did I Do?  Season 1, Ep 6

Present day: Nearly a decade has passed since the filmmakers began investigating Robert Durst and his alleged crimes. They have spoken to more than 100 participants in Robert’s story, including family, friends, police, lawyers, jurors and journalists in an attempt to get at the truth.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 17, 2015 - 21 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Family Values  Season 1, Ep 5

Present Day: In the 33 years since Kathie Durst disappeared, no progress has been made in finding out what happened to her, or finding her body. Without answers, her family and friends continue to hunt for the truth.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 16, 2015 - 9 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: The State of Texas vs. Robert Durst  Season 1, Ep 4

2003. With Robert Durst on trial in Galveston, TX for the 2001 murder of Morris Black, many of those involved in earlier investigations – including Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro and Kathie Durst friends Gilberta Najamy and Eleanore Schwank – are convinced that a conviction is all but assured. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 16, 2015 - 4 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: The Gangster's Daughter  Season 1, Ep 3

2000: Susan Berman was the daughter of a famous Las Vegas mobster, Davey “The Jew” Berman, who was a partner with “Bugsy” Siegel in the Flamingo Hotel. Robert Durst’s closest friend since they attended UCLA together, she had a mobster’s mentality and matching code of ethics; people said she would do anything for a friend. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 15, 2015 - 5 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Poor Little Rich Boy  Season 1, Ep 2

2013: Durst’s interview with Jarecki begins with his childhood, when he witnessed his mother’s suicide. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 15, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: Ballet 422

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.
posted by ChuraChura on Mar 15, 2015 - 1 comment

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Chapter 1: A Body in the Bay  Season 1, Ep 1

2001: A dismembered corpse is found floating in trash bags near Galveston TX. Police trace the body back to a grisly crime scene in Galveston, and arrest one Robert Durst for the killing of his neighbor, Morris Black. Durst, detectives soon learn, is the scion of one of New York’s wealthiest families. Soon, he makes bail and goes on the run... [more inside]
posted by raysmj on Mar 8, 2015 - 9 comments

Movie: Making Grace

Ann and Leslie are a lesbian couple in NYC in 2000 trying to have a baby. [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Mar 2, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015: Documentary

Shorts International presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Short Subject. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 14, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar. IMDB (7.9/10); Rotten Tomatoes (99% fresh).
posted by gemutlichkeit on Feb 12, 2015 - 17 comments

Movie: Hoop Dreams

Arthur Agee and Will Gates, two of Chicago's top high school basketball prospects, face pressure on and off the court in this iconic documentary about sports, family and race. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: First Position

This documentary follows several young dancers as they prepare for an international ballet competition. Great dance and impressive tenacity from the kids, and the film gives a humane backstage view of all the hard work and other investment they and their families put in to get them to the world-class level. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 8, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back

The rise, fall and near-resurrection of a 1980s metal band. [more inside]
posted by ob1quixote on Feb 6, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!).
posted by ChuraChura on Jan 28, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: The Search for General Tso

Who was General Tso, and why are we eating his chicken? This feature documentary explores the origins and ubiquity of Chinese-American food through the story of an iconic sweet and spicy chicken dish. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jan 18, 2015 - 12 comments

Movie: What We Do in the Shadows

A low-budget, funny, charming, and silly mock documentary following the post-deceased life of four vampire friends sharing a flat in the suburbs of New Zealand.‎ [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Jan 10, 2015 - 24 comments

Movie: The House I Live In

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. [Documentary]
posted by ellieBOA on Dec 22, 2014 - 0 comments

Movie: Casting By

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung casting director Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 9, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: We Were Here

An intimate and moving documentary about the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, told through interviews with just five people who lived through its beginnings. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Dec 8, 2014 - 1 comment

Movie: How to Survive a Plague

Using yards of archival footage, most shot by activists, How to Survive a Plague documents the work of ACT UP New York and their splinter group, TAG - Treatment Action Group - in their efforts to push the government to increase research into HIV treatment in the 1980s and 90s. Not just an informative and moving historical chronicle, this film uses tight editing and directing to create an exciting and compelling storyline. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Dec 2, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Paul Williams Still Alive

A documentary about legendary songwriter and 70's icon Paul Williams.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 12, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: Finding Vivian Maier

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 16, 2014 - 7 comments

Movie: Particle Fever

The efforts of theoretical physicists around the world come to fruition at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where experimental physicists bring their theories to life on the largest scale possible. Particle Fever tracks passionate scientists from both camps from 2008 to 2012, as the LHC fires up in an effort to discover the Higgs boson -- an elusive particle that may hold the key to our understanding of the universe, not to mention the future of physical science itself. [more inside]
posted by Mothlight on Jul 31, 2014 - 14 comments

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: The Immortals  Season 1, Ep 11

On the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. How meteorites may carry life between worlds, as well as allow earthly life to have survived the scouring of the earth's surface in its early history. The possibility and potential problems of communicating with intelligent extraterrestrial life. How civilizations die, and how ours may survive.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on May 19, 2014 - 18 comments

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: The Electric Boy  Season 1, Ep 10

Michael Faraday, with little formal education, makes incredible discoveries regarding electromagnetism. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on May 13, 2014 - 6 comments

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth  Season 1, Ep 9

We travel through Earth's past, glimpsing at how different the world used to be and learning what processes and events caused (and continue to cause) its changes. [more inside]
posted by meese on May 10, 2014 - 6 comments

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