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In the Balkan town of Shutka, the Romani (Gypsy) population is thriving and everyone is considered a champion at something. Manic's self-assured documentary introduces us to a variety of Shutka's colorful champions, from the boxer and the lovemaker to the grave robber and the vampire hunter. | Read MoreComedy, Documentary, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. But, as Sing Your Song proves in a most stirring way, Belafonte has had a significant and lasting impact on the ongoing worldwide struggle for human rights. This powerful documentary reveals Belafonte's multifaceted contributions to the arts, the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the fight against Apartheid, ending starvation in Ethiopia, and much more.
Acclaimed director Fatih Akin's (The Edge of Heaven, Head-On) latest is a lively and delicious romp centered on hapless young restaurant owner Zinos, who's juggling a working-class clientele alienated by his new gourmet chef, a larcenous brother, tax inspectors, health officers, and real estate sharks… but his biggest concern aside from pleasing palates is mending the broken heart he was left with when his girlfriend moved to Shanghai. | Read MoreComedy and Music
Kinshasa, 1974. As Ali and Foreman fought their legendary "Rumble in the Jungle," an equally epic music festival united the hottest African American and native African soul musicians for an electrifying display of ethnic empowerment. Cameramen charted everything from the life on the streets to the haps backstage, but the footage sat unedited… until now. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
In a world where religions often drive people apart, Sound of the Soul offers a joyfully welcome reminder that spirituality can also bring us together. The film explores Morocco's historic heritage of tolerance, and showcases a stunning array of brilliant musicians at the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, whose profound expressions of love and longing are unforgettable. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
In Iran, where half the population is under 30, Western music is banned, and the solo female voice has not been heard singing in public since the Revolution. But as this film reveals, young men and women in burgeoning underground bands are defying the system by using the Internet to get their music heard. In Farsi. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
A timeless film about the American civil rights movement told through the soul-stirring music that birthed and fortified the fight from picket lines and mass meetings to paddy wagons and jail cells. This powerful doc, crafted by Oscar® winner Guttentag and Sturman (Nanking), pairs modern renditions of freedom songs by Wyclef Jean, John Legend, Joss Stone, The Roots, and others with a retelling of this important moment in history. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Lindsey's father George has a secret. He's always down in the basement, putting on makeup and listening to old records. Lindsey has suspicions... But when his music teacher threatens to fail him, George must overcome the tragic secret in his past, and wear the spandex and lipstick he vowed to leave behind, to teach his son how to rock hard. | Read MoreComedy and Music
Like the weekly pansexual party it pays tribute to, SqueezeBox! immortalizes the no-holds-barred, anything-goes attitude that its denizens embodied. The legendary club where the Toilet Boys and Hedwig were born gets the ultimate rock-and-roll tribute where all are welcome. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
For rapper-turned-filmmaker Ice Cube, the emergence of gangster rap will be forever linked to the Oakland Raiders' move to Los Angeles in 1982. Ice Cube turns the camera on himself to tell how his genre-defining group NWA forged an unlikely relationship with the Raiders, a team whose swagger and style captivated LA during their troubled 13-season stay. | Read MoreSports, Documentary, Music