Although he passed away at just 32-years-old, only 12 of those were spent racing, Bruce McLaren's impact on the auto world is unsurpassed. Not only did he dominate the track as a driver, but his Formula One team is one of the most successful in history and his cars have seen the checkered flag in three Indianapolis 500 races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 12 Hours of Sebring. This documentary follows his life and legacy through interviews with Mario Andretti, Jackie Stewart, his Le Mans co-driver Chris Amon, and his wife Patricia Broad.
In 2006, BBC broke boundaries with their documentary series Planet Earth. Ten years later, they hope to surpass its success with a sequel using the latest film techniques. Executive producer Mike Gunton, creative director Neil Nightingale, and producer Elizabeth White describe how they used ultra-high-definition, motion tracking, and other modern technologies to turn the nature documentary into a full-fledged cinematic experience.
Since its inception in 1962, racers and spectators have made their way to the Daytona International Speedway for one of sports' most grueling endurance races. The 24-hour event takes place over an entire day, pushing drivers and their crews to not only battle their competition but also their own physical limits from sunrise to sunset. In this short documentary, those who know best describe what it takes to survive 24 Hours of Daytona.
A lot goes into choosing the right beer, and that unique lever behind the bar may play a bigger role than you think. From Budweiser to microbrews, AJS Tap Handles has been crafting unique works of art for 30 years. All of their pieces are made in the U.S. at their Random Lake, Wisconsin shop and include over 30,000 unique tap handles, ranging from snow globe-topped grains of wheat to intricate hand-painted kings.
Syracuse University was looking to revamp their brand and enlisted the help of Pentagram. After finding a historical connection between the college's School of Journalism and famed type designer Frederic Goudy, the firm decided to start with a font he created in 1910 for publisher Fredrick Sherman. Using Sherman as a base, Brooklyn type designer Chester Jenkins revived the century-old typeface to live in the 21st century.
Just a kid from Omaha, Warren Buffett is now worth over $70 billion. But beyond the piles of cash, the master investor is also one of the most generous philanthropists in history, having pledged away 99 percent of his fortune to various charities. This HBO documentary goes behind the billions to chronicle the life and success of one of the richest men in the world. Premieres January 30, 2017 at 10 PM.
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The process of making suo noodles dates back hundreds of years, originating in the Nanshan Village of China. For over 30 years, Lin Fagan and his family have kept the ancient tradition alive. They hand-pull the nine foot thread-like noodles every day in their home, taking 16 hours to make a single batch. With the town's senior resident holding the secret to these delicate noodles, the practice may soon become only a memory.
On November 13, 2015, a group of terrorists opened fire in the Bataclan Concert Hall during an Eagles of Death Metal concert, killing 89 people. Just three months later, the band returned to Paris to finish the set. This documentary recounts the tragic events that took place that day, as well as what followed. Directed by Colin Hanks, the film will premiere February 13, 2017 on HBO.
Dead rockstars, dead astronauts, dead actresses, dead civilians, the most bizarre election in US history — the highlights of 2016 weren't very high. This year has killed more music, killed more hopes, broken more dreams, and been more generally disgusting than few years in recent memory. But Vox put together this retrospective anyway, hitting all of the mostly low points of a year we'd all rather forget.
Ric Flair ruled the ring with his flashy gear and over-the-top persona for over 40 years, and his success and popularity has remained unsurpassed. Although it was announced over a year ago, ESPN is finally giving the first look at its long-awaited Nature Boy special. The documentary will look back at the life and career of the two-time WWE Hall of Famer, with interviews with the man himself. There's no official release date yet, but the Rory Karpf-directed 30 for 30 is scheduled for sometime in 2017.
On the Island of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, over 170 freelance weavers are keeping the Harris Tweed alive. The centuries-old tradition of hand-weaving the material was originally called "big cloth" and is even protected by its own act of parliament. In this short documentary, you get to see the colorful characters that make the famous fabric and the strong heritage behind it.
On May 31, 2014 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a 12-year-old girl was lured into the woods and stabbed 19 times by two of her peers. Their reasoning — the Slender Man. The tall, faceless man in black has spawned panic and fear across the internet since his creation in 2009, even causing believers to experience amnesia and paranoia. In this documentary, Directer Irene Taylor Brodsky explores this internet folklore through interviews with the families of the victim and the perpetrators of this real life horror film, airing on HBO in January 2017.
Bellerby & Co Globemakers is one of the last remaining globemakers in the world. Run by Peter Bellerby, the London studio hand-crafts every piece, taking anywhere between two to eight months to complete. From carpenters to painters, meet the 15 individuals that are keeping this lost art alive.
Modern tattooing methods aren't exactly pain-free, but ancient techniques look downright unbearable. After nearly losing traditional methods when missionaries colonized their communities, Artist Marjorie Tahbone is trying to revive the traditional Inuit tattooing practices. In this mini documentary, she demonstrates hand-poking and skin stitching and explains the importance of these markings to her heritage.
Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has teamed up with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens to bring to the forefront the dangers of our changing climate. The documentary follows their three-year journey to pick the brains of global leaders who are working to prevent further damage being done to our planet, before it is too late. Now more than ever, sharing is caring because 21st Century Fox and National Geographic are going to donate $1 for every Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram share to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Peru-born Larry Cavero moved to Toronto, which couldn't be any less like the warm beaches of South America. With surfing running deep in his veins, Cavero had to find a way to ride the waves in an ocean-less city. Making lemonade out of lemons, he took advantage of the neighboring Great Lakes and found his own surf scene in the frigid waters.
Originally a fallout shelter for the U.S. president during the Cold War, this old underground nuclear bunker in Culpepper, Virginia is now home to the history of American film. The Library of Congress Packard Campus restores and preserves everything from Casablanca to Gigil and even stores negatives that are over 100 years old. In this mini-documentary, Archivist George Willeman takes you into the vaults to tour some of the oldest and most fragile films to ever come out of Hollywood.
During his youth, Adolfo Kaminsky helped thousands of innocent lives during the Nazi regime by forging passports. Hiding their operations disguised as painters, he even managed to create 900 documents in one night to save 300 children. In this documentary, Kaminsky describes how his humble beginnings as a clothes dryer lead him to become one of the world's most important forgers.
Blockbuster officially went bankrupt in 2010, leaving online streaming as the dominate way to get your movie fix. Well one lucky guy in south Texas got to relive the nostalgia of walking the isles of plastic boxes when he discovered a Blockbuster video store completely intact. Every shelf was full of cases. Even the candy and ice cream was completely stocked. But just like any good movie, you're not going to want to miss this ending.
"It's not art unless you can sell it for lots of money". When a Banksy hits the streets, it garners worldwide attention. The police consider it vandalism and collectors consider it a goldmine. With interviews from noted graffiti artists Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, and Niels Mueman, this documentary follows one man's struggle to keep Banksy's art safe from destruction and the auction block.
On March 27, 2015 , astronaut Scott Kelly left the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. Along with Mikhail Korniyenko, the pair left their families, friends, and Earth for 340 consecutive days to test the waters for future missions around the moon, an asteroid, and ultimately Mars. In this 13-minute documentary, they make their return and get reacquainted with the Big Blue Planet and everything on it.
Spotify is honoring the band Metallica in the latest installment of their Landmark series. Starting with their awkward formation in 1981, the four-part documentary uses candid interviews, rare footage, and Anthony Schepperd's animations to relive the birth of one of rock's most influential bands. Don't make plane this Thursday because the entire thing will be released at once on August 18, 2016, for your binging pleasure.
What started as a hobby, is now the world's largest model railroad. Bruce Williams Zaccagnino began his miniature world in the basement of his home, slowly adding bridges and track until it grew into the 52,000-square-foot installation it is today. In this documentary, the man behind the model describes how Northlandz came to be.
Reclaimed lumber is being used for tables, headboards, and floors, but now Rick Kelly is using it to make guitars. His shop Carmine Street Guitars is handcrafting custom made guitars from historic materials taken from all over New York City. In this mini-doc, Kelly explains the process behind creating his one-of-a-kind pieces used by artists like Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Steely Dan.
After testing positive for marijuana, former Heisman Trophy and first-round draft pick Ricky Williams was facing hefty fines and suspensions. In 2004, he stood his ground against the NFL and walked away from his all-pro career. After over a decade, Sports Illustrated catches up with the running back as he travels the globe in search of wisdom and weed.
By now, you're all probably familiar with Michael Vick's rise to NFL great and his unfortunate fall from grace. In their first documentary attempt, Bleacher Report features the quarterback's turbulent life and career in this Johnny Sweet-directed five-part series. For the first chapter, Vick relives his rough beginnings in Newport News, Virginia and his journey to Virginia Tech.
With plans to become Zero Waste by 2020, San Francisco is requiring all residents and business to recycle and compost their waste. Having already diverted 80% of its waste from landfills, the city is gaining national attention for their efforts. Lisa Ling heads to The Golden Gate to get and in-depth look at their state of the art recycling and composting facilities they're using to help implement their plan.
The luxury of living in modern times is that we now have access to heavy construction equipment and power tools. It's hard to even imagine building a large structure in the 13th century. On the outskirts of Paris, a team of master builders and archeologists is making that visualization easier by constructing a castle using only medieval techniques and materials.