Category Archives: Documentary

24×36 – A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About The Illustrated Movie Poster…

24X36 - A movie About Movie Posters (2016)
24X36 – A movie About Movie Posters (2016)

24X36 – A movie About Movie Posters is Kevin Burke directed documentary about the birth, death, and resurrection of the illustrated movie poster. Film director Joe Dante, artists Orlando Arocena, David Byrd,  Matt Tobin and Andrea Alvin are among those featured…

As I go about my days away from home, encountering a movie poster for a film I’m looking forward to seeing has always been a highlight. In fact, it never fails to put a smile on my face. Sadly though, that’s probably the only time when I actually care about movie posters. Even then my interest is never really about the artistry; unless it’s amazing or the opposite extreme.

I want to see this documentary to find out what I may be missing. Perhaps I’ll encounter an illustrated movie poster I just have to have. Since I’m not into comic books either, the likelihood isn’t great; in which case I’ll probably be happy to settle for an education.

24X36 – A movie About Movie Posters Release Dates

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MANOLO – THE BOY WHO MADE SHOES FOR LIZARDS (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About Shoe Designer Manolo Blahnik…

Manolo - The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2016)
Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2016)

Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards is a new Michael Roberts directed documentary about Manolo Blahnik, the man regarded by those who know as ‘the best shoe-maker of the 20th and 21st centuries’. Roberts’s film offers an in-depth portrait of Blahnik, the self confessed ‘cobbler’ whose work is adored by the likes of Anna Wintour, Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Iman – to name just a few…

To say that I’m shoe obsessed would be a lie, but I am ever curious about creative people and I’ll watch this to take in the beauty and art of Blahnik’s designs.

Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards Release Dates: September 15th, 2017 (US)…

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CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About Typewriters, Featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer…

California Typewriter (2016), Tom Hanks
California Typewriter (2016), Tom Hanks

California Typewriter is a documentary about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. Featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and more, the film covers the subject of creativity and technology…

I completely understand the tactile pleasure thing but I find it incredibly hard to believe that the future will be, ‘the self sufficient over the efficient’. I’m going to watch this to find out how much the documentary will change my mind, if at all.

California Typewriter Release Dates:

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DAUGHTERS OF DESTINY – THE JOURNEY OF SHANTI BHAVAN (2017): New Trailer For Vanessa Roth Documentary About Rural India’s Free School For Disadvantaged Children…

Daughters Of Destiny (2017)
Daughters Of Destiny (2017)

Founded by Abraham George, The Shanti Bhavan School provides free education for some of India’s most impoverished and underrepresented children. In writer / director Vanessa Roth’s documentary, Daughters of Destiny: The Journey of Shanti Bhavan, we learn more about the school that has changed the lives of so many for the better…

I’m tuning in to see the difference the school has made on the lives of those with few to no other options. I looking forward to the particular way this story will remind me to remain grateful for all my relative abundance.

Daughters Of Destiny – The Journey Of Shanti Bhavan Release Dates: July 28, 2017 (US)…

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SANTOALLA (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About The Disappearance Of  Martin Verfondern…

Santoalla (2016), Martin Verfondern
Santoalla (2016), Martin Verfondern

Documentary / Mystery, Santoalla is the story of Martin and Margo Verfondern, a Dutch couple who moved to the remote Spanish village of Santoalla to start a new life. A conflict between the couple and the village’s Spanish residents eventually results in Martin’s disappearance…

I’ll be watching to see what is hopefully a relatively satisfactory resolution. I’m also really interested to find out precisely what the conflict was about.

Santoalla Release Dates: July 28th, 2017 (US)…

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MACHINES (2017): New Trailer For Documentary About Life & Work In A Gigantic Textile Factory In Gujarat, India…

Machines (2017)
Machines (2017)

Telling us a story of inequality, oppression, the huge divide between rich, poor and the perspectives of both; director Rahul Jain’s documentary, Machines is set in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India. A factory where dehumanising physical labor and intense hardship are the rhythm of life…

I’m in for the visuals, memorable images and interviews with the workers. This trailer reminds me of one of my favourite documentaries, The True Cost (2015) –  which like this one, also featured Livia Firth and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

Machines Release Dates: August 9th, 2017 (US)…

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IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About Silence & The Impact Of Noise…

In Pursuit Of Silence (2015)
In Pursuit Of Silence (2015)

Directed by Patrick Shen, In Pursuit Of Silence is a documentary about our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives…

The first 19 seconds of this trailer was very blissful indeed; not just because of the ‘rude manner in which it was interrupted. I’d be quite happy to sit and watch from 0:04 to 0:17 for as long as I want each day. That’s of course assuming that the visuals and sounds of nature in the trailer are not readily available to me whenever I need – in the real world. For me personally, there’s only so much silence I can take before I have a strong urge to be ‘where things are happening.’ Maybe this documentary will change that, a little… perhaps.

In Pursuit Of Silence Release Dates

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CHASING CORAL (2017): New Trailer For Documentary About Vanishing Coral Reefs…

Chasing Coral (2017)
Chasing Coral (2017)

In the new Jeff Orlowski directed documentary Chasing Coral, a team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure. Their purpose is to pinpoint why Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate…

I don’t exactly have a passion for the ocean but I respect it, admire its beauty and the contents within. I sometimes forget that corals are living breathing creatures. In fact, part of me looks at them as ‘flowers of the ocean’. The idea that they may be eradicated one day makes me think of a world above the ocean sans flowers; a rather scary thought indeed.

I’ll be watching Chasing Coral to learn a few things. In the most part though, I’m tuning in to appreciate the beauty of the ocean, corals and all else that lies beneath.

Chasing Coral Release Dates: July 14th, 2017 (US)…

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