Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (2007) Documentary filmmaker Ben Niles chronicles the creation of Steinway pianos and the vanishing breed of craftsmen who build them. Follow the journey of these beautifully handcrafted, unique instruments from the factory to great concert halls. Interviews with such world-famous artists as Lang Lang, Harry Connick Jr., Hank Jones and many others highlight how Steinway grand pianos are selected by musicians.
Beautiful Losers (2008) "In this absorbing documentary, filmmaker Aaron Rose explores the world of a group of underground artists who began influencing areas from fashion and film to music and pop culture in the early 1990s. With outsider art elements such as graffiti, skateboarding and street music, these mavericks redefined creativity. Interviews with Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Jo Jackson and others shed light on this remarkable movement."
Monty Python: Almost the Truth 2009NRSeason 2 The legacy of British comic royalty Monty Python -- whose irreverent and influential brand of humor tickled the ribs of millions -- is explored in this Emmy-nominated documentary highlighted by interviews with the surviving Python members.
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011) "For three decades, strange plaques with messages about resurrecting the dead have mysteriously appeared on streets throughout North and South America, prompting director Jon Foy to seek out the story of their origin."
"Dive! (2010) Digging into the hidden recesses of the American food industry, this eye-opening documentary reveals the appalling amount of edible, nutritious goods that are thrown away -- wasted -- every day in a nation where millions of citizens still go hungry."
Witness to Jonestown (2008) Rare footage shot inside the People's Temple gives an insider's look at the tragic Jonestown Massacre that occurred in Guyana in 1978. Interviews with survivors attempt to shed light on how and why 900 Americans would follow one man to their deaths.
Kurosawa: A Documentary on the Acclaimed Director is a great documentary about the legendary director, Akira Kurosawa. It's difficult to do a complete documentary on the director with just one movie but this one definitely is a good production about his work. I am a huge fan of Kurosawa and I learned even more about his life watching this one. A must see for a fan.
Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downie Jr, Whoopi Goldberg and an amazing supporting cast, what's not to love!! Not to mention a campy script about an aging actress in Hollywood surrounded by sharks and one gorgeous transvestite!!