“The Beach Boys” Documentary Official Trailer Released

The-Beach-BoysDisney+ has release the trailer for “The Beach Boys”, giving a first look at the new documentary premiering on May 24th.

“Play hard and strong, all the way,” heard on the trailer as it stars, with footage showing the group in the studio.

A celebration of The Beach Boys—the legendary band that revolutionized pop music—and the iconic, harmonious sound they created that personified the California dream, captivating fans for generations and generations to come.

The documentary traces the band from humble family beginnings. It also features never-before-seen footage and all-new interviews with The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, Bruce Johnston and other artists including Lindsey Buckingham, Monáe, Ryan Tedder and Don Was.

The Beach Boys was directed by Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny, and is set to stream on the platform May 24.


Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg Trailer Debut

catching-fireDirected by Alexis Bloom and Svetlana Zill, CATCHING FIRE: THE STORY OF ANITA PALLENBERG is a vital portrait of the charismatic and fierce rock ‘n’ roller, actress, muse, and mother who rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s after a chance encounter with the Rolling Stones. Scarlett Johansson voices Anita (based on the words of her unpublished memoir) and the film includes her children, Marlon and Angela Richards, and their father, Keith Richards.

Anita Pallenberg was at many points in her life a newspaper headline: a “rock n’ roll goddess,” a “voodoo priestess,” and an “evil seductress.” She was accused of trying to break up the Rolling Stones, among other things. But those who loved her considered her an exciting cultural force, and a loving mother – and innocent of the accusations.

Never-seen-before home movies and family photographs explore life with the Rolling Stones and tell a bittersweet tale of both triumph and heartbreak. From Barbarella to the Swiss Alps, and the Lower East Side to London, Anita Pallenberg was a creative force ahead of her time.


Generation Iron Unveils New Trailer for Original Documentary ‘Code Red: Diaries of Madness’

Code-Red--Diaries-of-MadnessGeneration Iron​ has unmveiled a new trailer for original documentary “Code Red: Diaries of Madness”.

The feature documentary by award-winning filmmaker Vlad Yudin follows retired champion boxer and celebrity nutritionist Cristy “Code Red” Nickel’s remarkable comeback to competitive bodybuilding at 46 years old.

The film explores her intense preparation, struggles, and relearning of the sport, delving into her inspiring journey from poverty to millionaire and analyzes the contrast between bodybuilding and general weight loss. Simultaneously managing her thriving fitness and wellness company, the film showcases Cristy’s dedication to transforming lives, providing a powerful testament to resilience and empowerment.


“To Kill A Tiger” To Release Globally On Netflix On Oscar Sunday

Academy Award Nominated Documentary Feature ‘To Kill A Tiger’ will release globally on Netflix on Sunday, March 10th, Oscar Sunday, director Nisha Pahuja and Notice Pictures Inc. has announced.

To Kill A Tiger follows the story of Ranjit, a farmer in Jharkhand, India, who takes on the fight of his life when he demands justice for his 13-year-old daughter, the victim of sexual assault. The documentary highlights Ranjit’s unwavering support for his daughter and the bravery of a family willing to risk everything for justice.

“It’s been a long, fascinating 9 year journey with To Kill a Tiger and to be here at this juncture–to announce we’re releasing globally on Netflix on March 10th, Oscar Sunday, we simply couldn’t have asked for anything better,” said Director Nisha Pahuja. “I’m filled with gratitude for all the partners along the way–our co-Producer the National Film Board of Canada, our Canadian Broadcasters TVO and the Knowledge Network, and our supporters Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds. We’d not be here without them or without the support of an extraordinary group of Executive Producers. All of us who have made this film could not be happier than to be showcasing this epic labour of love and the story of Ranjit and his family on Netflix.”

‘To Kill A Tiger’ is produced by Notice Pictures Inc. & the National Film Board of Canada with Dev Patel, Mindy Kaling, Rupi Kaur, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas on board as Executive Producers.


Reading Rainbow Documentary, Butterly In The Sky Announces Release Plans

Reading-Rainbow-DocumentaryDirectors Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb announced the theatrical and digital release plans for the feature documentary Butterfly in the Sky. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at dozens of festivals, winning fourteen awards in total.

For 26 seasons, Reading Rainbow met young viewers in their living rooms, whisking them away on far-off adventures into the boundless world of books. Inspiring and nostalgic, Butterfly in the Sky takes audiences behind the scenes of this beloved PBS children’s series and tells the story of its iconic host LeVar Burton, giving an inside look at the challenges he and the show’s creators faced in cultivating a love of reading through television. Reliving the show’s legacy is a refreshing return to the written page. But you don’t have to take our word for it.

“Thomason and Whitcomb are terrific storytellers,” said LeVar Burton. “To take a look at Reading Rainbow through their lens and share this story with audiences everywhere is very special. I hope audiences walk away with the same warm, fuzzy feeling I did when I watched this documentary for the first time.”
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“A Thousand Pines” Adds Film Festival Dates Before PBS Broadcast on Independent Lens

A-THOUSAND-PINES-Adds-Film-FestivalA Thousand Pines, a co-production with ITVS and Latino Public Broadcasting, is a vérité documentary that depicts the day-to-day lives of migrant workers laboring in America’s lucrative timber industry.

Following acclaimed screenings at numerous film festivals, including New York Latino, Workers Unite, Indie Memphis, DocsMX, Morelia, Green Film Festival of San Francisco, Hot Springs Documentary, and Buffalo International—where it won the Best Documentary Award, this insightful documentary continues its successful film festival run.

Additional in-person screenings are scheduled during February and March at the Alameda, Ocean City, San Diego Latino, and Houston Latino Film Festivals before its broadcast premiere on April 1, 2024, on PBS’s acclaimed series Independent Lens.

Directed by Noam Osband and Sebastián Díaz, A Thousand Pines is set in the beautiful and sometimes unforgiving landscape of the United States’ national forests. The first documentary to tell the story of workers in the US timber industry follows Raymundo Morales, the foreman of a crew of migrant workers from Oaxaca, Mexico, who depend on the controversial guest worker visa program. Filmed over the course of a year, between their hometown and the US, they must make the decision every year if they will leave their families in rural Mexico, or if they will return for another eight-month season of planting commercial pine forests.

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“Lost Angel: The Genius Of Judee Sill” Official Trailer And Poster Released

LOST-ANGEL-The-Genius-Of-Judee-SillGreenwich Entertainment announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill directed by Andy Brown and Brian Lindstrom (Alien Boy: The Life & Death of James Chasse).

The Onwards and Upwards, Batterymarch Films, and Submarine Deluxe production had its World Premiere at DOC NYC and Greenwich will release the film in theaters on April 12.

An intimate portrait of a one-of-a-kind singer-songwriter from 1970s Los Angeles, the documentary charts the life of Judee Sill from a troubled adolescence that included armed robbery and prison through her meteoric rise in the music world and tragic early death.

In just over two years, Judee went from living in a car to a deal with Asylum Records and the cover of Rolling Stone . As told by Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, David Geffen and JD Souther — along with Judee herself — the film explores Judee’s unique musical style and the inspiring recent rediscovery of her singular music by a new generation of musicians including Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Adrianne Lenker and Buck Meek of Big Thief, Shawn Colvin and Weyes Blood.

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Sundance 2024: “Sugarcane” Sets Online Screening


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The documentary “Sugarcane” is now screening online from January 25-28 during 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Julian Brave NoiseCat and Emily Kassie, the film is stunning tribute to the resilience of Native people and their way of life- SUGARCANE, the debut feature documentary from Julian Brave NoiseCat and Emily Kassie- is an epic cinematic portrait of a community during a moment of international reckoning.

Set amidst a ground-breaking investigation into abuse and death at an Indian residential school, the film empowers participants to break cycles of intergenerational trauma by bearing witness to painful, long-ignored truths – and the love that endures within their families despite the revelation of genocide.

In 2021, evidence of unmarked graves near an Indian residential school run by the Catholic Church in Canada sparked a national outcry about the forced separation, assimilation, and abuse many children experienced at this network of segregated boarding schools designed to slowly destroy the culture and social fabric of Indigenous communities.
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“Luther: Never Too Much” Doc Premies at Sundance 2024

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Directed by Dawn Porter, “Luther: Never Too Much,” the documentary film, chronicles the story of a vocal virtuoso. Using a wealth of rarely seen archives, Luther tells his own story with assistance from his closest friends and musical collaborators including Mariah Carey, Dionne Warwick, Valerie Simpson and Roberta Flack.

The film relives the many stunning moments of Luther’s musical career, while exploring his unrequited love life, health struggles, and a lifelong battle to earn the respect his music deserved.

It features Fonzi Thornton, Robin Clark, Carlos Alomar, Danyel Smith, Jon Platt, Ava Cherry, Seveda Williams, Nile Rodgers, Valerie Simpson, Deborah McDuffie, Marcus Miller, Nat Adderley Jr., Jamie Foxx, Lisa Fischer, Kevin Owens, Richard Marx, Clive Davis, Mariah Carey, Dionne Warwick, Max Szadek

“Luther: Never Too Much” is set to premiere today at 2024 Sundance Film Festival
and arrives nearly 20 years after the eight-time Grammy winner died in 2005 at age 54


Sundance 2024: DIG! XX’ by Ondi Timoner Returns to Sundance 20 Years Later

DIG-XXDIG! XX is the 20th anniversary expanded, remastered and reimagined edition of the rock doc DIG!, which looks at the collision of art and commerce through the eyes of two dueling rock bands — The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre — now over 27 years on, which adds new narration by The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Joel Gion and features 40+ minutes of never-before-seen footage.

“Twenty years ago, we had 2,500 hours of footage and a five-hour cut, so a lot of really great stuff hit the cutting room floor,” said DIG! XX director and producer Ondi Timoner.“A lot of those tapes are over a quarter century old — so if we wanted to share more of this crazy story, it was now or never…” says Ondi Timoner

Shot over seven years, DIG! (2004) won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance FIlm Festival. It intimately explores the star-crossed friendship and bitter rivalry between Anton Newcombe, leader of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, leader of The Dandy Warhols.
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