In 2014, Robin Williams' suicide took the world by surprise. A supremely gifted comedian and actor, Robin's struggles away from the stage finally came to light. He started using drugs in the 70s as a way to mitigate the stress of performing standup, but the constant fear of losing his edge would follow him throughout his career, despite massive success. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind looks at Robin's life and work through archival film and interviews with family and friends. The documentary airs July 16, 2018 on HBO.
For several generations of children, Fred Rogers was the epitome of kindness, showing that no matter how scary or difficult life could be, you always had a friend — and your imagination was your biggest asset. Directed by Acadamy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, Won't You Be My Neighbor takes an intimate look at the man behind the cardigan, with never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with cast and crew members. The film is set for limited release on June 8, 2018.
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 The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary series that chronicles the rise of Jordan, the Bulls, and the NBA.
After a stream of legalization all over the country, marijuana is becoming a big business for many and these nuns want a piece of the action. They call themselves the Sisters of the Valley and after years of abuse, these women have come together to use their plants for the greater good. Directed by Rob Ryan, this documentary explores the world of cannabis farming and the hardships that go along with it. The film will debut at Cannes and is expected for release later this year.
People go on cruises for weeks or maybe even months — not for the rest of their lives. But Mario Salcedo lives his life on the boat. He's spent nearly 19 years cruising nonstop, and he has no plans of stopping until he stops. Mario bills himself as the happiest man in the world — or at least in his world.
One man's trash is another man's treasure. Nick DiMola reminds us how true that saying is. Over the last 30 years, the New Yorker has made a living out of picking up garbage but he's made a hobby out of collecting it. His assortment of trinkets includes anything from vintage toys and signs to a sugar cube corsage. Some may consider it hoarding and others might think it's an obsession, but according to DiMola, his collection is a passion for preserving the past.
You've noticed it — you've got a little less hair than you used to. You're not sure there's a real solution. It turns out, there are two clinically proven, FDA-approved medications that let you keep your hair. Now, these treatments are inexpensive and easy to get. Enter Keeps: for five minutes now and just $1 a day, you'll never have to worry about hair loss again. Getting started is fast. Just answer a few questions and a licensed doctor recommends a personalized treatment plan. The first month is free, and there's no easier way to keep the hair you still have.
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Mastering a basic isn't an easy task but the Mott & Bow Driggs T-Shirts seem to have done it. The tees are constructed from 100% cotton that is made with the perfect ratio of singles and gauges for an ultra-lightweight feel. It then maximizes the comfort level with a fit that is neither too slim or too baggy and they went ahead and preshrunk them so sizing is accurate. Made in Peru, the classic crew necks come in five neutral colors that'll easily transition into your everyday rotation.
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In 2003, Brian Wells walked into a Pennsylvania bank with a home shotgun shaped like a cane and a bomb locked around his neck. This bizarre incident would trigger an investigation that would uncover one of the strangest heists in American history. Evil Genius tells the story of three co-conspirators and a plot to rob a bank to pay for a murder-for-hire that went terribly wrong. Evil Genius comes to Netflix May 11, 2018.
After moving to the United States from Taiwan, Chi-Tien Lui used his background in electronics to open his own shop in Manhattan in 1969. Artist, directors, and musicians flocked to his shop to test out the latest video equipment. Today, Lui uses his decade of knowledge to maintain and repair this vintage machinery to help preserve priceless art for museums like the Smithsonian and MoMA.
The changing of administrations after an election is one of the most chaotic times in government. There can be a total change of policy and personnel involving potentially thousands of people — and the race is on as the outgoing administration tries to cement its policy in the face of an incoming one. HBO had unprecedented access to the last year of the Obama administration as they prepared to hand over the reins of government while trying to keep all their work over the last eight years from being undone.
New York City has an illustrious history of chess, and Imad Khachan is the proprietor of Chess Forum, the last chess shop in town. An immigrant with no family, Imad is "the father of everyone," in his own words. This intimate look inside Chess Forum shows the importance of community in a world where face-to-face gatherings are becoming far too infrequent.
Made from molded plywood and leather, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is one of the most iconic pieces of furniture ever made. The piece was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956 and has been furnishing the living rooms, dens, and even the Museum of Modern Art ever since. Now, 60 years later the set is still in production at factories in Kentwood and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In 1989 a collection of comics was published called Eightball and comics would never be the same. David Clowes turned the comic-staple superhero into ordinary people with a dry wit that became a cult favorite. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, this short doc tells the story of David and his unique perspective on what's possible in comics.
She has 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, and four gold medals. To say Serena Williams has dominated the tennis world would be an understatement. But after a wedding and a baby, the sports icon is working on conquering life off of the court. In this five-part documentary series, Williams opens up her personal life to fans, giving a rare glimpse at her relationship with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., as well as her return to tennis. Being Serena will premiere May 2, 2018 on HBO.
The Pipeline on Hawaii's famed North Shore is the deadliest wave in the world. In 2005, it took the life of surf photographer Jon Mozo. His daughter, Amber Mozo, was only nine years old. Following in her father's footsteps, Amber picked up her own camera and became a photographer in her own right. Now she's venturing out to the Pipeline for the first time — not to say goodbye, but to forgive.
The Timex Waterbury Classic Chronograph is named for the Connecticut city where the iconic company got its start in 1854. The timepiece is a standout in the Waterbury line, featuring a highly visible dial with chronograph function and date window along with quartz analog movement that keeps impeccable time. Each timepiece includes a 40mm polished stainless steel case, croco-pattern leather strap, and INDIGLO Night-Light to keep you updated in low light conditions. The Waterbury Classic Chronograph is also available with a matte black case and black or white dial, and a polished case with rose-gold accents and black dial.
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A good pillow can be the difference between a night of restful sleep and a literal pain in the neck. The team at Casper knows this and designed a pillow that provides comfort and support regardless of your sleeping position. They've invented a unique pillow-in-pillow with a firm inner core and a soft outer shell. Thanks to the even fill distribution of silky fibers, the pillow won't lose its shape. It's also finished with breathable percale cotton to keep airflow moving and your pillow cool. It's even machine washable. Take advantage of the 100-night trial, and if you don't love it, Casper will give you a free refund.
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Pro wrestling prides itself one epic matches. Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan had some of the most epic brawls in wrestling history — and the Giant had to make sure Hogan remembered what he was there to do. Hogan talks about what he learned from Andre when he brought a girl to a match in this deleted clip from HBO's Andre the Giant documentary.
Sudan, the last male white rhino, died in March, leaving only two females alive — the last of the entire species. Before Sudan died, scientists collected DNA from him in order to try and save the rhinos. The Last Male Standing tells of Sudan and his last days and the team of caretakers that were with him to the end.
In the North Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Iceland are the Faroe Islands. Made up of rocky, volcanic land, they're home to one of the world's largest sea cliffs. You might say it's a climbers paradise. Cedar Wright, James Pearson, and Yuji Hirayama journey to the small archipelago to tackle Cape Enniberg and end up leaving with a greater respect for the region and its locals.
You might think Manhattan is congested but that's because you've never been to Santa Cruz del Islote. Just two hours off the coast of Colombia, the island has packed over 1,200 people within its borders, which is roughly the size of two soccer fields. Although space may be limited, they have managed to make room for a school, a couple of shops, and even a restaurant.
The Class 11 at the Baja 1000 is full of vintage Volkswagens ripping through the Mexican desert. But of all the pre1982 Beetles, one reigns supreme. In this documentary, Eric Solorzano explains how he became known as the King of Class 11.
Steve McQueen was the face of a generation, became one of the highest-paid actors of his day, and died well before he'd finished his career. From his rough childhood in the LA streets to an off-screen persona like one of his starring roles, McQueen has become an American icon. Through interviews with the people who knew and worked with him and clips from his most famous roles, Steve McQueen's life is retold in this documentary.
When Disney announced that Rian Johnson was signed on to write and direct Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it was a surprise choice. Taking the helm of one of the biggest and best-loved franchises in film history was no small task and threw Rian into the upper echelons of movie-making. This documentary goes behind the scenes to show just exactly what goes into making a Stars Wars movie for a newcomer to the universe.
The WWE is known for creating larger than life characters and none was bigger than Andre The Giant. Born André René Roussimoff, he was notoriously in one of the most iconic feuds in wrestling history with Hulk Hogan, which lead to the company's most legendary match at WrestleMania III. After his death in 1993, André became the first person to inducted it the WWE Hall of fame. In this documentary, HBO Sports, WWE, and the Bill Simmons partner up to highlight the life and career of the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. Set to air April 10, 2018.
On the 50th anniversary of his death, HBO is tributing the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The documentary will focus on last few years of the legendary civil rights activist's life, starting with his involvement in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to his assassination in 1968. The film will premiere April 2, 2018.
Gangolf Ulbricht is one of the last papermakers left in Europe. From his basement studio in Berlin, Ulbricht hand-crafts artisan tree-free paper using techniques he learned from Germany, Japan, France, and England. This short documentary highlights the process behind his craft which includes one of the thinnest papers in the world.
Elvis. The name says it all: Music, movies, the first genuine American pop icon. The man that paved the way for the superstars that were to follow. HBO's two-part, three-hour documentary follows the legend from birth to the final recording sessions in 1976 and Elvis' death. Elvis Presley: The Searcher premieres April 14, 2018.
Everyone remembers their first pair of Jordans. The iconic sneakers not only revolutionized the industry but created a culture of its own. In this documentary. director Dexton Deboree goes back to where it all started with the AJ1 to explore the brand's controversial beginnings and how it has become the phenomenon it is today. The film is set for release July 13, 2018.
2017 was supposed to be McLaren's year. A year of returning to its legendary championship form, with its partner during one of the most successful periods in racing history, Honda back to providing the engines. The 2017 F1 season was a disaster. Grand Prix Driver follows McLaren through the miserable 2017 season, looking at the drivers, engineers, and crew that compete at the highest level in motorsport.
In 1999, friends Marilyn Wagner and DJ Ginsberg bought boxes of letterpress blocks and plates for $2,000. These letterpresses and plates were advertisements made to run in newspapers, and spanned the history of film — from silent movies to Star Wars. The Marilyn and DJ have spent years cleaning and cataloging the collection, which was appraised at over $10 million — but have yet to find a buyer.