Serial's Adnan Syed is again the subject of a documentary, this one set to air on HBO. Directed by Amy Berg, the four-part series will once more reopen the case of Hae Min Lee to investigate further into the death of the Baltimore student and her convicted ex-boyfriend. The series premieres March 10, 2019.
James Safechuck and Wade Robson get to do something few kids ever get to do — meet their childhood hero. At age ten and seven respectively, Safechuck and Robson were befriended by Michael Jackson at the height of his fame. Both men spent time with Jackson at his Neverland Ranch, and neither would ever be the same. The two-part documentary series Leaving Neverland is now available on HBO.
The 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon is nearly here. National Geographic is celebrating the event with a documentary by Tom Jennings that follows the Apollo program from JFK's famous speech to one of the most momentous events in the history of mankind. Apollo: Missions to the Moon premieres on the National Geographic channel during their upcoming Space Week programming.
Richard Pryor broke into stand-up comedy and changed the game forever with his burning criticism of racism, social commentary, and contemporary issues. With his trademark delivery, wit, and unflinching vulgarity, Pryor redefined what it meant to be a comedian and threw open the doors for the comedians that came after him. I Am Richard Pryor follows his career from the beginning to becoming an American icon on TV and in film.
50 years ago, one of the greatest moments in the history of mankind happened — humans set foot on the moon. Started nine years before in 1960 by President John F. Kennedy, the race to the moon captured the imaginations of generations and made Armstrong and Aldrin into household names. Created from a newly discovered cache of 65mm film and 11,000 hours of audio recordings, this is the story of Apollo 11 from the people who made it happen.
In this four-part docu-series, director Sacha Jenkins pays homage to Wu-Tang Clan. The documentary will go back to group's beginning in Staten Island and follow their over 25-year run with archival footage and interviews from members like Method Man, RZA, Raekwon, and Ghostface Killah. After a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the series will be released on Showtime this spring.
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No matter how big you get, you'll always be from home. Marshall Mathers, AKA Eminem, made his name in Detroit, the epitome of the Midwest industrial wasteland. Cutting his teeth in local rap battles, Mathers would go on to make a fortune in the music business — but he still has a home and presence in his native city. Marshall From Detroit, by Felix & Paul Studios and director Caleb Slain, looks at the city through Mathers' eyes in a VR documentary that puts you in the car for a nighttime cruise around Detroit.
On the 30th anniversary of Ted Bundy's execution, Netflix is releasing a docu-series following one of America's most notorious serial killers. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes will use over 100 hours of death row interviews with Bundy himself along with archival footage to profile what some have called "the very definition of heartless evil." The four-part series will begin streaming on January 24, 2019.
When Alex Honnold free solo climbed El Cpaitan — with no ropes or safety equipment — he raised the bar for climbing. Filming the monumental event wasn't nearly as challenging, but had its own set of problems, like finding experienced climbers that could also operate a camera, and overcoming the logistics of shooting a climb on a nearly-vertical, 3,000-foot rock face. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the directors of Free Solo go into detail about how they shot one of the biggest feats in athletic history for the world to see.
The world of sports had never seen anything like Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. Arguably the greatest dynasty of all time, Jordan brought the NBA to a new level of popularity, wowing fans and non-fans alike and becoming the most well-known sports figure ever. ESPN and Netflix join together for a 10-part documentary series that chronicles the rise of Jordan, the Bulls, and the NBA. The Last Dance will premiere on ESPN in 2020 and will be followed by a release on the steaming platform later that year.
Kanye West has been a pop icon, as much for his outspoken views on culture and politics as his music. The BBC's Ben Zand is an unabashed fan of Ye, both for his musical prowess and his larger-than-life personality. Zand crossed the Atlantic in search of Ye, talking to friends, family, and business partners to find out what made Ye the person he is today.
Photographer and artist Jay Maisel sold his New York City home in February of 2015 — and even for New York, it was a home unlike any other. Called The Bank, Maisel's house was a six-story, 35,000 square foot building he lived in for 48 years and housed a lifetime of photography and art. When the time came to move, it seemed like a nearly impossible task, requiring a small army of people and vehicles to make it happen. more than just the story of moving, Jay Myself: Photography, the Bank, and Me is the story of one of the best American photographers and his philosophy on art and life.
In a three-part essay, The Royal Ocean Film Society examines UPA — the animation rebels that took the talking animals and singing bullsh*t out of cartoons. The first installment starts at the beginning and how a fallout with Disney eventually led to their edgy style. The final two parts will be released later this year.
There was a time when the $8 billion Blockbuster behemoth looked like it couldn't be toppled — and then came Netflix. Starting with rentals by mail, then streaming, and now a full-fledged production house, Netflix is one of the darling disruptors of the digital age. Netflix vs the World looks at the 20-year history of the company and how it changed not just content delivery, but the makeup of the entertainment industry itself.
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Perhaps the most iconic piece of clothing worn by James Bond in Skyfall, the traditional peacoat from then under-the-radar Alabama-based Billy Reid developed a story and cult status of its own. After learning Daniel Craig had purchased the same coat for himself prior to filming Skyfall, a small, in-house team at Billy Reid began an effort to have the coat placed organically in the upcoming Bond film. Successful in that mission, the peacoat went viral in the 007 community, selling out countless times, backordered for over 2 years, before finally being placed in the brand's core collection. Now available again in the same heavy 80% wool / 20% nylon blend as used in the film, it's not quite bulletproof, but you might feel that way slipping it on. Ideal for clandestine missions and polar vortexes alike.
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Using original 100-year-old footage of World War I, Peter Jackson is giving soldiers the cinematic tribute they deserve. The film has pulled over 600 hours of BBC archival interviews and clips from the Imperial War Museums' archives and remastered it using today's state-of-the-art restoration, colorization, and 3D technologies to give an authentic look at The Great War from the perspective of the British soldiers. The documentary will be in select theaters December 17th and 27th.
Yves Rossy invented the Jetman in 1996, a pair of wings powered by four small kerosene-burning jet engines. The former military pilot, airline pilot, and aviation enthusiast has made his Jetman jetpack his life's work and has performed amazing feats to prove it works. In its latest revision, Rossy's Jetman is closer than ever to his dream of a self-contained autonomous flight system, and he and two other brave pilots show off his work in the air above the fjords of Norway.
Once the domain of science fiction and large manufacturing operations, robots have become cheap and dexterous enough to do everything from making food to sorting packages in warehouses. With things like autonomous vehicles and drones just over the horizon, millions of humans could be out of a job. Far from the sci-fi trope of haywire machines rebelling against their creators, this is the way robots might kill large swaths of humans — by taking their livelihoods. The Truth About Killer Robots premieres November 26, 2018, on HBO.
Netflix is about to give the BBC a run for its money — or gorgeous, multi-part nature documentaries. Sir David Attenborough has signed on as the narrator for the streaming company's Our Planet, a stunning look at planet Earth and the environments and wildlife that sustain us all. The series will premiere in April of 2019.
The 20th century saw the rise of art as an investment opportunity, with prices from master artists going in the tens of millions or more. The appetite for art seems insatiable and the supply of money to spend on it limitless. The Price of Everything goes deep into the contemporary art world, talking to artists, auctioneers, and critics — showing that no matter what it is, everything has a price and is for sale. The documentary is available now from HBO.
Free Solo is a documentary following Alex Honnold's 2017 ascent up El Capitan without the use of any ropes or safety equipment. The feat would be historic but also dangerous. In this mini-doc, filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin reflect on capturing the monumental event but also the ethics behind filming the risky and possibly fatal climb.
In 1970, President Richard Milhouse Nixon invited Johnny Cash to perform at the White House. Nixon wanted Cash to play as a publicity attempt to reach Midwest voters in the face of social unrest and the deeply unpopular war in Vietnam. While Cash was as patriotic as you could be, his views on what it meant to love your country were changing — and caused him to take a deep look at himself and what he believed in. Part of Netflix's ReMastered series, "Track 2" looks an important moment in Cash's life on one of the biggest stages in the world.
There are plenty of documentaries that highlight great teams and scorers, but Shut Up and Dribble is more about what players are doing off the court. The three-part special explores how NBA icons have used their notoriety to bring about social change and voice their own political issues. Produced by LeBron James and narrated by Jemele Hill, the series will premiere on Showtime November 3, 2018.
Michel Parbot's The Empire Strikes Back documentary has been somewhat of a Star Wars urban legend. His behind-the-scenes footage was believed to have been lost — until now. Almost 40 years an auction sale later, the entire film has surfaced and it was worth the wait. The video offers nearly a full hour of on-set clips, interviews, and some of the vintage special effects work that brought the movie to life.
Love them or hate them, Coldplay has earned their place in music history. The British band rose to fame with their single "Yellow" and have been selling out arenas ever since. In this documentary, director Mat Whitecross goes back to the very start at the University College London where a brace-faced Chris Martin met up with Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion and follows their entire 20-year career. The film will be in theaters for one day on November 14th and then will stream on Amazon Prime starting November 16, 2018.
Along with The Jinx and Serial, Making a Murderer jumpstarted the true crime genre. The docuseries followed Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey as they underwent the investigation and trial for the murder of Teresa Halbach. Now, nearly three years after its initial release, Netflix is releasing the highly anticipated follow-up. The additional ten episodes will catch up with the pair to document the aftermath that followed their convictions. Season 2 is set to air October 19, 2018.
For four years, Sir David Attenborough traveled across the globe to document the world's five greatest dynasties. Rather than showcasing royal families, these are the clans that rule the animal kingdom. Unfortunately, their legacies are all in danger. The five-part series will follow their fight for survival when it premieres on BBC Earth in 2019.
Born in the small village of Thame, Nepal, Apa Sherpa has lived in the shadows of Mount Everest his whole life. He began working as a porter for mountaineering groups at 12 and until May 2018, he held the record for the most ascents of the iconic mountain, reaching its summit 21 times. After retiring from Everest, the mountaineer and his family moved to Utah but he hasn't forgotten about the people he left behind. Through the Apa Sherpa Foundation, he continues to work to help improve the education and futures of the children of Nepal.
Sam is 27 years old, in a popular punk band, a practicing Buddhist — and mute for the majority of the time. Two operations on his vocal chords have been largely unsuccessful, and Sam is on vocal rest to help with the pain of his condition. Despite this, Sam is a conversationalist, using notes and gestures to communicate with the people around him.