Category Archives: Documentary

DRIES (2017): New Trailer For Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten Documentary…

Dries (2017), Dries Van NotenInsight into the life, mind and creative heart of Master Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten is what new documentary Dries is all about. Written and directed by Rainer Holzemer, in Dries we get to witness the creation of four beautiful collections by a man who has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalisation…

I’m one of those people for whom the latest fashion is more art that I appreciate looking at than something I make particular effort to seek out to adorn myself with. I want to watch Dries for the art and also because very creative people are eternally intriguing, to me.

Dries Release Dates

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ELIAN (2017): New Trailer For Documentary About Elian Gonzalez

ELIÁN (2017), Elián Gonzalez
ELIÁN (2017), Elián Gonzalez

Elián is the story of Elian Gonzalez, the 5-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day in 1999. Several others including Elian’s mother are believed to have perished at sea leaving Elian in the middle of a custody battle with his  Cuban father and Miami-based relatives on opposite sides…

The name Elian Gonzalez is one I only really know of because ‘superior comic’ Dave Chappelle mentioned him in of his standup specials. I want to find out what’s happened since that fateful thanksgiving day in 1999; Besides Mr Gonzalez growing up to become a rather handsome young man, of course.

Elian Release Dates

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JULIAN SCHNABEL – A PRIVATE PORTRAIT (2017): New Documentary About American Painter & Filmmaker Julian Schnabel…

Julian Schnabel - A Private Portrait (2017), Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel – A Private Portrait (2017), Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel – A Private Portrait is new Pappi Corsicato directed documentary about the personal life and public career of New York artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino and Schnabel’s children are some of the featured friends and people closest to him…

I have to confess that the name Julian Schnabel is one I only vaguely recognised before now. It’s news to me that Schnabel cast Javier Bardem in his first big film role (Before Night Falls (2000). How interesting it is to think that without Schnabel, we may not have had the pleasure of enjoying the talents of Bardem quite in the same way as we’ve been able to.

I’m disappointed that this trailer makes it seem as though Schnabel isn’t actually alive but he is, thank goodness. Bring on more of the beautiful art at 0:34 in the trailer.

Julian Schnabel – A Private Portrait  Release Dates

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SCORE – A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY (2016): New Trailer Featuring Composers Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Quincy Jones…

Score - A Film Music Documentary (2016), Hans Zimmer
Score – A Film Music Documentary (2016), Hans Zimmer

Score – A Film Music Documentary promises to give us a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy surrounding the film score. Written and directed by Matt Schrader; John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Quincy Jones, Trent Raznor and several more of Hollywood’s premier composers are featured…

I don’t really know many film score composers by name, except Hans Zimmer and the unfortunately late James Horner. Zimmer and Horner created music for Inception (2010) and Titanic (1996) respectively. Two films that have undoubtably helped shape the unapologetic and fully dedicated film lover that I have become. I imagine and hope that Horner (who doesn’t seem to have been mentioned in this trailer) will be featured. After all, the Titanic soundtrack is one of the most recognisable. It’s also the first movie soundtrack I ever purchased, thanks to Horner and James Cameron’s great work.

Score: A Film Music Documentary Release Dates: June 16th, 2017 (US)…

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I AM HEATH LEDGER (2017): New Trailer For Heath Ledger Documentary

I Am Heath Ledger (2017)
I Am Heath Ledger (2017)

You’d think that I’d be more than ready to watch a documentary about the very talented late actor Heath Ledger, nearly ten years after his untimely passing, but you’d be wrong. His deservedly revered performance in The Dark Knight (2008), remains one of the best character embodiments I’ve ever seen on screen; a performance so perfectly measured and mesmerising that I missed him terribly each time the camera pointed elsewhere.

Directed by Adrian Buitenhuis and Derik Murray, I Am Heath Ledger is a new documentary that celebrates Ledger’s life as an actor, artist and icon. Featuring interviews with those who knew him best personally and professionally, I Am Heath Ledger provides an intimate look through Ledger’s own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey…

I know that one day I’ll sit down and watch this documentary. That day will just take a little longer to get here.

Naomi Watts, Emile Hirsch, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Mendelsohn and Brokeback Mountain (2005) director Ang Lee are some of the friends and colleagues featured, along with family.

I Am Heath Ledger Release Dates: April 23rd, 2017 (US)…

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JEREMIAH TOWER – THE LAST MAGNIFICENT (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About Celebrated American Chef, Jeremiah Tower

Jeremiah Tower - The Last Magnificent (2016), Jeremiah Tower
Jeremiah Tower – The Last Magnificent (2016), Jeremiah Tower

Jeremiah Tower – The Last Magnificent is a new documentary about Jeremiah Tower, the American chef who transformed the restaurant industry, helped create the cult of the ‘celebrity chef’ and is a major influence for many of the famous chefs of today…

I’m intrigued by those for whom cooking is a passion because it’s not mine. I want to know about Tower’s influence and the story of the level of greatness he was able to achieve. Unlike the situation when I watched Chef (2014) (my favourite ‘foodie movie’), this time I’ll be sure to have my favourite foods within reach as the movie plays.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent Release Dates: April 21st, 2017 (US)…

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LOVE, SWEAT & TEARS (2017): New Trailer For Documentary About The Menopause, Featuring Joan Rivers, Jenny McCarthy, Dr. Pamela Dee…

Love, Sweat & Tears (2016), Jenny McCarthy
Love, Sweat & Tears (2016), Jenny McCarthy

Love, Sweat & Tears, is a new documentary about Dr. Pamela Dee’s mission to de-stigmatise the menopause. Directed by Scott Jacobs, the documentary features Joan Rivers, Michael Beckwith, Jenny McCarthy and Shannon Brunson-Killian to name just a few…

This looks ideal for everyone who has ever been curious about this definitely inconvenient (for all concerned) part of life. I absolutely welcome hearing about it from the unfortunately late comic, Joan Rivers.

Visit the Love, Sweat & Tears official site for viewing details.

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THE FREEDOM TO MARRY (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About The Campiagn To Legalise Same Sex Marriage In The U.S…

Freedom To Marry (2016), Documentary
Freedom To Marry (2016), Documentary

The Freedom To Marry is a new documentary about the campaign to legalise marriage for same-sex couples. Covering the final frenetic months leading up to the Supreme Court ruling, we get to meet some of the key players. To name just one, Evan Wolfson, attorney and gay rights advocate who has worked tirelessly for many years in the name of equality…

I currently only know the basics about all that it took to get to that fateful day on June 26, 2015. The day when the Supreme Court finally ruled that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. I’m ready for a good audio visual schooling on this topic. What a perfectly cute baby, up top.

The Freedom To Marry Release dates: March 3rd, 2017 (US)…

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