On DVD: A-HA: THE MOVIE

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, May 10:
A-HA: THE MOVIE

Director:
Thomas Robsahm

Co-Director:
Aslaug Holm

World Premiere:
Tribeca 2021

Select Festivals:
Reykjavik, New Horizons, Doclisboa, Nordisk Panorama, BAFICI, In-Edit, In-Edit

About:
A portrait of the band behind “Take On Me,” following their creative adventures and challenges after reaching global superstardom—all set to their catchiest synth hooks.

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On TV: WATERMAN: DUKE: AMBASSADOR OF ALOHA

Coming to PBS’s American Masters tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10:
WATERMAN: DUKE: AMBASSADOR OF ALOHA

Director:
Isaac Halasima

World Premiere:
Hawaii 2021

About:
A portrait of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, the trailblazing father of modern-day surfing and five-time Olympic medalist.

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On TV: WHEN CLAUDE GOT SHOT

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens tonight, Monday, May 9:
WHEN CLAUDE GOT SHOT

Director:
Brad Lichtenstein

World Premiere:
SXSW 2021

Select Festivals:
Milwaukee, Hot Springs Doc, St Louis, Portland

About:
Three strangers’ lives become inextricably entwined by a weekend of gun violence.

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Special Screening: HOLD YOUR FIRE

Coming to NYC’s Rooftop Films tonight, Monday, May 9:
HOLD YOUR FIRE

Director:
Stefan Forbes

World Premiere:
Toronto 2021

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Palm Springs

About:
Captives, cops, and robbers in New York City’s longest hostage siege reflect in this suspenseful and enlightening take on an event long misunderstood.

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On TV: SHERYL

Coming to Showtime tonight, Friday, May 6:
SHERYL

Director:
Amy Scott

World Premiere:
SXSW 2022

About:
An intimate story of song and sacrifice—musically gifted superstar Sheryl Crow navigates an iconic yet arduous musical career battling sexism, ageism, depression, cancer, and the price of fame, before harnessing the power of her gift.

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Streaming: LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES

Coming to Netflix today, Friday, May 6:
LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES

Director:
Suzanne Joe Kai

World Premiere:
Tribeca 2021

Select Festivals:
Los Angeles Asian Pacific, San Diego Asian, Heartland

About:
An intimate profile of the Rolling Stone writer and editor, who defined the cultural zeitgeist of the 1960s and ’70s.

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On VOD: JANE BY CHARLOTTE

Coming to VOD today, Friday, May 6:
JANE BY CHARLOTTE

Director:
Charlotte Gainsbourg

World Premiere:
Cannes 2021

Select Festivals:
New York, Deauville, Jerusalem, San Sebastian, Doclisboa, São Paulo, Warsaw, Jihlava, Tallinn Black Nights, Torino, Taipei Golden Horse, Stockholm

About:
The filmmaker makes a portrait of her famed mother Jane Birkin.

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On DVD/VOD: WORKHORSE QUEEN

New to DVD and VOD this week:
WORKHORSE QUEEN

Director:
Angela Washko

World Premiere:
Slamdance 2021

Select Festivals:
Calgary Underground, San Francisco Doc, DocEdge, Florida, Milwaukee, LGBT fests in Austin, Tel Aviv, Vancouver

About:
After being cast on RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, 47-year old suburban telemarketer Ed Popil leaves his job to pursue a full-time entertainment industry career as his drag queen alter ego, 1960s era housewife Mrs Kasha Davis. 

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On TV: REVOLUTION FROM AFAR

Coming to The WORLD Channel’s AfroPoP series tonight, Thursday, May 5:
REVOLUTION FROM AFAR

Director:
Bentley Brown

World Premiere:
Sudan Independent 2020

Select Festivals:
DC Black, Cinemambulante, New York African, Zanzaibar, Hip Hop, Denver

About:
Through performance and conversation, Sudanese-American poets and musicians explore third culture identity and the revolution in Sudan.

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Streaming: THE BIG CONN

Coming to Apple TV+ this Friday, May 6:
THE BIG CONN

Director:
James Lee Hernandez, Brian Lazarte

World Premiere:
SXSW 2022

About:
A docuseries revealing the unbelievable true story of the larger-than-life attorney, Eric C Conn, who stole over half a billion dollars in the largest Social Security fraud case in history.

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