Category Archives: Documentary

In Theatres: TOM PETTY: SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, October 20:
TOM PETTY: SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE

Director:
Mary Wharton

World Premiere:
SXSW 2021

Select Festivals:
Boulder, Melbourne

About:
An intimate view of a musical icon, drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film showing Tom Petty at work on his acclaimed 1994 album WILDFLOWERS.

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Streaming: INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR

Coming to Discovery+ tomorrow, Thursday, October 21:
INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR

Director:
Rachel Fleit

World Premiere:
SXSW 2021

Select Festivals:
Hamptons

About:
In a quest to take control of her personal health after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, actor Selma Blair adapts to new ways of living while pursuing an experimental medical procedure.

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Streaming: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

Coming to HBO Max today, Tuesday, October 19:
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

Director:
Judd Ehrlich

World Premiere:
Tribeca 2021

About:
A deep dive into American gun culture and the increasing force of political influence played by the NRA to challenge gun control legislation.

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On DVD: TIGER

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, October 19:
TIGER

Director:
Matthew Hamachek, Matthew Heineman

World Premiere:
HBO/HBO Max (January 2021)

About:
A revealing look at the rise, fall, and epic comeback of global sports icon Tiger Woods.

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On VOD: MOTHERS OF THE REVOLUTION

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, October 19:
MOTHERS OF THE REVOLUTION

Director:
Briar March

World Premiere:
BFI London 2021

About:
The story behind the Greenham Common Peace Camp, a group of women who came together in 1981 to protest over nuclear weapons, inspiring millions.

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Streaming: FOUND

Coming to Netflix today, Tuesday, October 19:
FOUND

Director:
Amanda Lipitz

World Premiere:
Hamptons 2021

Select Festivals:
Mill Valley, Savannah

About:
Three American teenage girls, each adopted from China, come across a life-changing discovery after a commercial DNA service informs them that they are cousins. 

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On TV & Streaming: FOUR HOURS AT THE CAPITOL

Coming to HBO and HBO Max tomorrow, Tuesday, October 19:
FOUR HOURS AT THE CAPITOL

Director:
Jamie Roberts

World Premiere:
HBO/HBO Max (October 2021)

About:
An immersive chronicle of the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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On DVD: ON BROADWAY

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, October 19:
ON BROADWAY

Director:
Oren Jacoby

World Premiere:
Hamptons 2019

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, New York Jewish, RiverRun, Atlanta Jewish, Miami Jewish, Sedona, Boulder Jewish

About:
A history of and love letter to Broadway.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On TV: BECOMING HELEN KELLER

Coming to PBS’s American Masters tomorrow, Tuesday, October 19:
BECOMING HELEN KELLER

Director:
Michael Pressman

World Premiere:
American Masters PBS broadcast (October 2021)

About:
An exploration of the complex life and legacy of the author, advocate, and human rights pioneer, Helen Keller, who used her celebrity and wit to champion rights for women, people with disabilities, and people living in poverty.

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On TV: LA CASA DE MAMA ICHA

Coming to PBS’s POV today, Monday, October 18:
LA CASA DE MAMA ICHA

Director:
Óscar Molina

World Premiere:
Cartagena 2020

Select Festivals:
Philadelphia Latino, Slamdance Miami, North Carolina Latino

About:
Decades ago, Mama Icha migrated to the United States to help her daughter with the care of her grandchildren; now, she feels near the end of her life and only thinks about one thing: going back to her native Colombian hometown.

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