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Alex Gibney, one of the most important documentary directors of our time, has fascinated audiences for years with films such as Freakonomics and the Oscar Award-winning Taxi to the Dark Side. But Going Clear is Gibney’s latest bombshell that has people talking. As an in-depth investigation into group psychology and cult abuse within the Church of Scientology, Going Clear is astonishing in its salacious detail. From the notorious ‘auditing’ and the crazy ramblings of the Church’s founder L. Ron Hubbard to details of the Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman divorce, Gibney opens up the mystery surrounding this aggressive and paranoid organisation and analyses the roles played by star Scientologists, Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
20 years on from the most important moment in his career, Jonah Lomu is still global rugby’s first true superstar. Jonah took the world by storm in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final, smashing England with a 4-try steamroll, despite being anaemic, exhausted, and suffering from kidney disease. The most recognisable All Black ever and one of the most iconic rugby players of all time, he went down in history during South Africa’s Rugby World Cup, and still remains the legend of international rugby.
Ever since Hiroshima we’ve known the dangers of radioactivity. Its atomic potential, its deadly leakage, and the difficult issue of waste disposal, amongst other crucial detracting considerations. But could nuclear power in fact be the solution to global warming? Sundance Film Festival hit “Pandora’s Promise” makes a convincing argument supporting the view that nuclear energy, such as uranium, is in fact Earth’s greenest choice for an energy source. In “Pandora’s Promise”, director Robert Stone and his team of experts including Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens and Mark Lynas set about proving that nuclear power is much more clean, and less dangerous, than traditional fossil fuels.
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Our latest release ‘A Hero’s Choice’ is a light-hearted and darkly comedic parable directed by Bogdan Dreyer. A night of misadventure and immorality ensues after a young boy finds a soldier’s dead body near a village in Nazi-occupied Romania. The German authorities demand that the guilty party confess else the town’s leaders will be executed the following morning regardless of the perpetrator’s identity.
Just in time for the Rugby League grandfinal, beamafilm is bringing back the popular documentary Footy Chicks. An alternative look into the sport where sex, fame and relationships are explored. Check it out before the game this afternoon!