Category: Biography

Missing Mom (2016) 6

Missing Mom (2016)

Filmmaker Rob McCallum hits the road with his brother Chris Byford in search of their Mom who's been missing for almost 25 years.

The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) 7.2

The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Biography of Charles Lindburgh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in ...

Amplify Her (2019) 6.4

Amplify Her (2019)

By combining ecstatic energy and artistry, Amplify Her follows talented young women in the electronic music scene as they come-of-age amidst the emerging cultural renaissance of the feminine.

Pavarotti (2019) 7.6

Pavarotti (2019)

A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.

The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) 6.5

The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)

Portrait of an American innocent. In 1955, Bettie Page (1923-2008 ) waits to testify before a Senate subcommittee investigating the effects of pornographic material on American adolescents and juveniles. In flashbacks...

Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958) 7.9

Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)

His wife dead from poisoning and his chief warrior, Kurbsky, defected to the Poles, Ivan is lonely as he pursues a unified Russia with no foreign occupiers. Needing friendship, he brings to court Kolychev, now Philip ...

I Am Secretly an Important Man (2010) 6.6

I Am Secretly an Important Man (2010)

'I Am Secretly an Important Man' is a portrait of writer and poet Steven J. Bernstein (aka Jesse Bernstein), one of Seattle's most celebrated and troubled voices. His angry, surprisingly fresh, lyrical writings are ab...

Sister Aimee (2019) 5.6

Sister Aimee (2019)

In 1926 America's most famous evangelist is a woman. And she's looking for a way out. Fed up with her own success, she gets swept up in her lover's daydreams about Mexico and finds herself on a wild road trip towards ...

Gentleman Jim (1942) 7.6

Gentleman Jim (1942)

Because boxing is a considered an illegal and disreputable enterprise in 1880's San Francisco, wealthy and influential members of the prestigious Olympic Club vow to make the sport a "gentlemanly" one. They sponsor a ...

Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944) 7.8

Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)

In 1547, Ivan IV (1530-1584), archduke of Moscow, crowns himself Tsar of Russia and sets about reclaiming lost Russian territory. In scenes of his coronation, his wedding to Anastasia, his campaign against the Tartars...

Riot on the Dance Floor (2014) 7.7

Riot on the Dance Floor (2014)

Riot on the Dance Floor: The story of Randy Now and City Gardens is a documentary from director Steve Tozzi, that features the stark and iconic photography of Thrasher Magazine's Ken Salerno. It is told through an ora...

Queen Elizabeth II – The Diamond Celebration (2013) 6.8

Queen Elizabeth II – The Diamond Celebration (2013)

Produced in High Definition, with rare archive footage. Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 60 years as the Queen of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The Queen, who has witnessed incredible social, political and cul...

Tyson (TV Movie 1995) 6.3

Tyson (TV Movie 1995)

The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his ...

Diego Maradona (2019) 7.7

Diego Maradona (2019)

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Nightwatching (2007) 6.5

Nightwatching (2007)

The year 1642 marks the turning point in the life of the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt, turning him from a wealthy respected celebrity into a discredited pauper. At the insistence of his pregnant wife Saskia, Rembra...

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008) 7.7

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008)

The Murrow, Polk, and IDA Award-winning documentary Boogie Man is about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. He mentored George W. Bush an...

Private Parts (1997) 6.9

Private Parts (1997)

Having always wanted to be a disc-jockey, Howard Stern works his way painfully from radio at his 1970's college to a Detroit station. It is with a move to Washington that he hits on an outrageous off-the-wall style th...

Sacco & Vanzetti (1971) 7.8

Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

In 1920, the anarchist Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco (Riccardo Cucciolla) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Gian Maria Volonté) are sentenced to death, falsely accused of a robbery and murder. Indeed they are condemned due t...

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) 8.1

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

In the early 1980s, legendary Billy Mitchell set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years. This documentary follows the assault on the record by Steve Wiebe, an earnest teacher from Washington who took up t...

The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story (2010) 7.1

The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story (2010)

A documentary and testimonial to producer Arif Mardin's life. It encompasses interviews with many of the stars that he helped create as well as photographs, home footage and a story that built the hits that are now kn...

Beware the Slenderman (2016) 6.2

Beware the Slenderman (2016)

Lurking in the shadows of the Internet, a faceless modern-day bogeyman has attracted the attention and fear of a young generation who whisper his name online. Slenderman lives on the dark pages of the web, where impre...

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) 6.5

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

It's the early twentieth century New York City. There exists a high level of animosity by Harry Thaw, a wealthy Pittsburgh businessman, toward renowned architect Stanford White for Harry feeling those dealing with the...

Starring Adam West (2013) 7.2

Starring Adam West (2013)

Whether you know him from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox's Family Guy, Adam West is sure to have made an impression. But few people know the m...

Neruda (2016) 6.9

Neruda (2016)

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

A Cry in the Dark (1988) 6.9

A Cry in the Dark (1988)

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain. During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claimed that she witnessed a dingo stealing her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body wa...

Danny Says (2015) 6.7

Danny Says (2015)

Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy...

Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008) 6.6

Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008)

Via computer conferencing, a clean-shaven journalist, in crisp blue shirt, expensive cream jacket, and matching wide-brimmed hat, played by Nick Nolte, interviews a florid-faced underdressed, slightly unkempt Nick Nol...

Kiss and Cry (2017) 6.8

Kiss and Cry (2017)

A truly touching story consisting of a smart, talented girl whose dreams come to a stop because it is discovered she has a rare form of throat cancer. Her family and her boyfriend John help her through every step of t...

Aterro (2011) 7.5

Aterro (2011)

Landfill is a documentary that emerged from the perception of a paradox in relation to litter. While most people want to get rid of it, I met some ladies, pioneers of recycling, that they miss the trash from others in...

Trumbo (2007) 7.5

Trumbo (2007)

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. Trumbo was one of several wri...

Subedar Joginder Singh (2018) 7.1

Subedar Joginder Singh (2018)

It is a biographical feature film on India's Highest Wartime Gallantry Award - Param Vir Chakra winner Subedar Joginder Singh. He fought three wars (as per records) for India before achieving martyrdom in the Sino-Ind...

Jeanne Eagels (1957) 6.3

Jeanne Eagels (1957)

A largely fictionalized account of the career of actress Jeanne Eagels, whose fame was both on stage and on the screen in the 1910s and 1920s, is presented. After losing in a rigged carnival beauty pageant, winning wh...