Every year, the beaches of Wildwood, New Jersey go back to the 1930s. The town plays host to The Race of Gentlemen where everything from your hotrod to your attire must be period correct. In this documentary, Daniel Soares captures the spirit of the event with footage of the vintage bikes and roadsters racing across the sand and the people behind the wheel.
Dale Earnhart Jr. is leaving the seat and driving off into the sunset after the 2017 NASCAR season. Which means he needs to be replaced. Thankfully, there's someone perfect for the job — none other than Dewey Ryder, a guy that probably shouldn't be behind the wheel of a minivan, let alone a 205 MPH race car.
Jaw-dropping shots of the ocean. The smooth voice of Sir David Attenborough. Radiohead. We're suddenly hyped for the Big Blue Planet sequel. It has been 16-years of anticipation, and from the looks of the five-minute prequel, it'll be well worth the wait. Iconic composer Hans Zimmer returns to score the series and even worked with Radiohead to create the song "(ocean) Bloom" — an updated version of the band's 2011 single "Bloom". The series will premiere later this year on BBC One.
Wrigley Field is known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall, the iconic red marquee over the main entrance, and its hand-turned scoreboard. First installed in 1937, the scoreboard is one of the last remaining of its kind. Darryl Wilson has been the man behind the board, manually changing the number plates at every pitch, hit, and out. But with the hectic job comes the added perk of having the best seats in the house.
One of the most successful directors of all time, Steven Spielberg transformed the film industry and made some of the most popular movies ever. In interviews with actors, friends, family, and the man himself, HBO's Spielberg gives an intimate portrait of someone we've all seen but don't really know. Spielberg premieres October 7, 2017.
The visuals may tell the story, but the music will make audiences feel it. The Matt Schrader documentary goes even further behind the scenes and into the studios and recording sessions with some of Hollywood' biggest composers to see how they score some of the cinema's greatest films. Featuring interviews with Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, James Cameron, and many more, the film is now available on Amazon and iTunes.
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Netflix is back with what looks to be another binge-worthy true crime documentary. The story goes, in 2003 Juan Catalan was arrested for the murder of a 16-year-old girl. Pleading innocence, he claimed that he had been at a Dodgers game along with 56,000 other people at the time. With no way to prove his whereabouts, the defense called their greatest witness — Larry David. Get the full story when Long Shot starts streaming September 29, 2017.
On June 1, 2009, Conan O'Brien took over the desk of The Tonight Show after long-time host Jay Leno stepped down. What many thought of as a win for the franchise, Conan had successfully hosted Late Night with Conan O'Brien for 16 years and appealed to a younger generation, turned out to be a total failure. After just seven months, O'Brien was bought out of his contract, making it the shortest run in the historic show's history. As we all know, Conan moved on to his current TBS gig and Jay Leno returned to being the most hated man in late-night TV.
Babyface. Heel. You may think professional wrestling is a fake sport, but some view it as a real form of storytelling. One of those people is Cauliflower Brown. In this short documentary, the independent wrestler gets deep on his philosophy behind the craft.
He ran away to Spain at 15 to be a flamenco dancer. He produced and wrote the script for Blade Runner and its sequel Blade Runner 2049. He's lived more of life than many of us could imagine. Escapes is the story of Hampton Fancher, starring the dancer, actor, and writer himself. Directed by Michael Almereyda and produced by Wes Anderson, Escapes comes to select theaters August 2017.
It's a story we've all heard before — a large manufacturer closes down and decimates a small Midwestern city. But this time, the narrative is different. Made In Iowa follows the story of Webster City, who made a comeback with the help of small business, saving itself from the Midwest rust.
It was the first shot in a war that could undermine the most highly prized value in the United States Constitution: Freedom of speech. When Gawker leaked the Hulk Hogan sex tape, billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel saw his chance to get back at the publication for a slight against nine years prior. Thiel financially backed the Hogan in the lawsuit and crushed Nick Denton's Gawker into bankruptcy. Nobody Speak looks at the super rich and efforts among them to stifle speech by buying the press.
Intoxicating. Surprising. Controversial. These have all been used to describe the art of Jeff Koons. His work has had such an impact, the Museum of Contemporary Art held a gala to honor the artist, featuring this Scarlett Johansson-narrated documentary. With commentary from George Condo, Pharrell, Frank Gehry, Larry Gagosian, and Dakis Joannou., the eight-minute film takes a look back childhood and his early days as an artist, while also taking a closer look at what went into some of his most recognizable pieces.
In 1953, the Lesney company of England began producing a miniature replica of the Queen's Coronation Coach. The success of the toy lead to a line of detailed miniature cars, sold under the Matchbox brand name — and the rest is history. This 1965 documentary shows how Matchbox cars were designed and manufactured with a painstaking attention to detail.
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He never sold out arenas. He never made the top of the Billboard charts. You can't stream his records. He won't be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — but he's a rock legend as much as anyone named Lennon, Bowie, or Vicious. Johnny Physical, aka Jonathan Neuman, fronted the New York-based band The Physicals. With Frankie Lines, Danny Animal, and Nick Fiction, The Physicals became a local phenomenon with Johnny fronting the band. But like so much in music, the story has a tragic ending. Johnny was diagnosed with leukemia and succumbed to the disease after a year-long battle. But gone doesn't mean forgotten. Johnny's brother Joshua made this portrait of Johnny, showing the person he was and keeping his memory alive.
Batman's secret identity isn't Bruce Wayne. The real man behind the mask is Bill Fingers. Comics to graphic novels to blockbuster movies, the name most frequently associated with the Dark Night is Bob Kane. But the majority of Batman, his enemies, and Gotham City sprung from the mind of Bill Fingers. Batman and Bill looks at who the real creative force behind one of the most popular superheroes of all time was, and the mission one man had of erasing another's legacy from his own creation. Batman and Bill premieres on Hulu May 6, 2017.
What you see in a documentary isn't always what happened. Like any other film, the magic is in the editing. Since animals aren't actors, a performance can't be caught on demand — it takes weeks, months, or even years to get what you're there to film. And shooting wild animals means putting a safe distance between you and your subject, which means the sound is often added in post production. DLSRguide examines how nature documentaries are humanized and edited for dramatic effect, sometimes with very little bearing on what happens in the field.
Known for his abstract designs, Bjarke Ingels is one of the architectural greats of our time. His company Bjarke Ingels Group, or simply BIG, is responsible for the Google North Bayshore headquarters and the Two World Trade Center building. But as the trailer for the upcoming Kaspar Astrup Schröder-directed documentary shows, being on top can come at a price, as we see Ingels complain of headaches and head in for an MRI. For now, all we can do is speculate until the film debuts at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival on April 26, 2017.
Jordan has produced some of the most sought after sneakers out there. But say what you want, Kanye West's line of Yeezys for Adidas has added some new competition in the shoe game, and one guy is taking advantage of that. Known as 23Penny or Z, Yuanrun Zheng has made it his business to resell these sought after kicks for far more than they retail for, causing them to sell out in a matter of minutes. You may think this is shady or unfair, labeling him as a bad guy, but Zheng will gladly play the villain.
During World War II, the conflict wasn't fought only on battlefields in Europe, but also on the silver screens in the States. With the war half a world away, the best way to bring the seriousness of the conflict home was through film. So the U.S. packed up five directors and sent them into war zones — where they captured the fight and its aftermath for the citizens back home. Narrated by Meryl Streep with appearances by Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, and Lawrence Kasdan, Five Came Back premieres on Netflix March 31, 2017.
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.
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.