In GREY GARDENS we meet Big and Little Edie Beale—mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.—thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion.
FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, degenerative diseases can be controlled, or even reversed, by switching to a diet that is free of animal-based and processed foods.
THE INTERRUPTERS tells the moving and surprising story of three brave people who aim to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. This film is an intimate view of violence, its causes, and its interrupters.
TRICKED is an intimate and definitive portrait of human trafficking in America today. Meet the pimps, the victims, families, the johns who fuel the business, and the cops who fight to stop it.
STORIES WE TELL is a highly original documentary that explores how we construct our own reality through stories. Sarah Polley’s family and friends weave different narratives into a complex portrait of her mother who died when Sarah was eleven.
U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce takes a near-fatal crash. THE CRASH REEL is the story of his recovery, which exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports.
PROJECT NIM tells the story of a chimpanzee who was the focus of a 1970’s landmark experiment to prove that an ape could learn to communicate through sign language if raised and nurtured like a human child.
A comprehensive analysis of the 2008 global financial crisis. Through exhaustive research and interviews with key insiders, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.
In GRIZZLY MAN Werner Herzog explores the life and death of Timothy Treadwell who lived among the grizzly bears of Alaska for 13 consecutive summers until being attacked and eaten by a bear in 2003.
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN follows two fans seeking the truth about their hero – folk musician Sixto Rodriguez, who had a short lived career in the states but – without the knowledge of Rodriguez himself – became a pop music icon in South Africa.
MAN ON WIRE explores tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between the twin towers of New York City’s World Trade Center in what some consider “the artistic crime of the century”.
RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a U.S. soldier platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, revealing extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of hard labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie.