On June 3, 2017, Alex Honnold made history. The rock climber became the first person to make a free solo ascent of El Capitan. He climbed the 3,200-foot granite monster in just under four hours and he did it all without a rope. The incredible feat and the days of preparation leading up to it were documented by fellow climber Jimmy Chin and will be shown in select theaters this fall.
The neon signs that illuminate the streets of Hong Kong are as iconic as any landmark in the city. At the hands of craftsmen like Master Wu, the vibrant cityscape has been featured in films like Blade Runner and Chungking Express. Sadly, the rise of LEDs has brought the end of an era as Hong Kong's signature glow slowly begins to fade.
On July 29, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was founded by an act of Congress during the Eisenhower administration. In a unique move, NASA was established as a civilian agency outside of military control and was tasked with exploring space as a human, not military, endeavor. In this short documentary, NASA shows how it all began, from explosions on the launchpad to reaching out to the stars.
To most of us, he was the face of the Face and Furious franchise. But to his friends, family, and castmates, Paul Walker was much more. Paramount Network goes behind the camera to showcase the life of legacy of the actor, father, and humanitarian for their "I Am" series. Featuring vintage recordings, movie clips, and interviews with the people that knew him best, the documentary will air August 11, 2018.
Before Joan Jett had a number one hit with "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and became a staple of MTV's first wave, she put her dues in leading The Runaways. During the halcyon days of 70s punk, Joan Jett was out to shatter glass ceilings and make her mark in the boys club of the hard rock scene. It wasn't easy, but she made it — and changed music forever. Bad Reputation comes the theaters and streaming services September 28, 2018.
Castle Rock, the mythical town that is the epicenter of so much of Stephen King's work, has elements of many real small towns throughout the United States. From a bustling main street to places that are whispered to have haunting connections, Castle Rock feels like home. In this short documentary, Hulu looks at the real-life places and events that inspired King's fictional town.
Oris has always had an affinity for aviation, and their second partnership with Swiss air rescue foundation Rega, an independent group that provides emergency medical aid via helicopter and jets, is another beautiful example. The limited timepiece features a 45mm matte gunmetal-grey case made from PVD plated stainless steel, and is covered by domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The black dial boasts a second time zone indicated by a 24-hour central hand with a pointer that is tipped with a red airplane, a nod to Rega pilots. The timepiece is powered by an automatic movement, is limited to 2,000 pieces, and is finished with a grey strap with red leather and stainless steel folding clasp shaped like an airplane seatbelt buckle.
Presented by Oris.
Discovered by Nobel Prize-winners, graphene is one of the most incredible materials known to man. Ten layers stacked on to each other are more bulletproof than steel, and Vollebak has acquired some of this revolutionary material and coated jackets with it for this experimental prototype. Each black Graphene jacket is part coat, part science experiment, and an opportunity to wear what could easily become the world's next super material.
Presented by Vollebak.
The Leatherman multi-tool seems ubiquitous now, but before it became a household name, creator Tim Leatherman thought he might never get it to the public. Years of design in Tim's garage and hundreds of rejections were almost enough to make him give up — but he didn't, and the Leatherman tool is now known the world over as a must-have for the outdoors, military, and everyday carry.
Scott Storch was one of the top producers in pop music and had a fall that was as meteoric as his rise. Born in Nova Scotia, Scott began his career playing keys in The Roots and would go on to produce platinum hits and have a few of his own. And then Hollywood happened. Director Rollo Jackson talks with the man himself for his own perspective on his life and work.
One of the most consequential companies to come out of Silicon Valley is one you've probably never heard of. The story of General Magic starts in 1989 at Apple, when Marc Porat convinced then-CEO John Scully that the future of computing was in a device that would marry communications, computers, and consumer electronics — the germ that would spawn the smartphones we know today. When Apple lost interest, General Magic was created by some of Apple's project members. Those people would go on to start some of the websites and design the devices we know today, like eBay, the iPod, and Blackberry. General Magic premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will have a broader release later this year.
Pale complexions, dark eye makeup, leather and metal — these are the well-known tropes of the goth subculture. Since its emergence in England in the early 80s, goths have been ostracized for being loners and keeping to themselves, wary of anyone outside of their ethos. This short documentary from NOWNESS explodes the notion of goth as a closed-off subculture and reveals it as one of the most inclusive subsets of society.
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.
Created by the scientist who named the mycobiome, the BIOHM Gut Report helps you find out what is going on in one of the most important areas of the body. Gut health affects your overall well-being, and the report gives an analysis of the germs in your gut via a simple at-home test. Once the test is complete, a report is delivered to your door that will tell you exactly which foods to eat, what supplements to add or remove, and what lifestyle changes to make to improve your digestive health.
Presented by BIOHM.
Crafted from pebble-grain Italian leather, Courant's CATCH:3 Charging Station will keep your most important device juiced up while keeping the rest of your EDC kit organized. Its 3-coil, Qi-compatible platform supports fast charging of both iPhone and Android devices, powered by an included nylon USB-C cable that connects discreetly in the back. A recessed, bowl-like area sits alongside, holding your watch, wallet, keys, and any other essentials you'd like to keep handy. A weighted matte aluminum alloy base keeps it from sliding around, and an additional USB-A output lets you charge a second device if desired.
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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.
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.
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.