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After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.
A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.
A look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s.
Shipped off to her American dad's ranch for the summer, a teen and her horse Lucky Lass compete for a spot at the National Youth Rodeo.
"Black Beauty," a film centering on a 15 year-old girl who volunteers at a city pound, and convinces her Grandfather in the country to adopt a horse that was rescued from an abusive owner. They spend the summer rehabilitating "Black Beauty."
It is Christmas Eve and the Silberhaus children are excited for the festivities to begin. Marie and Fritz are playing in the children's room when their godfather Drosselmayer arrives and presents them with an early Christmas gift, a Nutcracker.
A retelling of L.M. Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is accidentally sent to a couple looking to adopt a boy instead.
A discontented Sydney teenager travels back in time to 1873, whilst watching an old fashioned children's game.
When an expert horseman (Luke Perry) suffers a traumatic accident with his top horse, he overcomes his injury with the help of a young girl who helps rehabilitate him and the horse.
A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo.
Xuan's estate project involving reclamation of the sea threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who rely on the sea to survive.
Undeniable hero of the Australian TV scene and pop culture pin-up, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo takes a giant leap into his first ever feature film in Skippy and The Intruders.
A group of kids with special powers and their trusted dog are sent back in time on a mission to restore the famous stories and their place in history as the mad President and Minister of Cultural Affairs are trying to change them.
After his home is destroyed by deforestation, Blinky Bill sets out on a quest to find his displaced mother.
In 2004, when Magnus was 13 years old he made a decision: he would become the World Chess Champion.
Through one woman's experience as an adopted person and also as a mother who relinquished her child in 1971, this documentary highlights the many complex issues associated with adoption.
The bizarre true story of Australia's most notorious cult.
THE FARMER’S CINEMATHEQUE interprets a rich archive of films by Relvy and John Teasdale, farmers from the Victorian Wimmera, revealing stories and spirits embedded in the land.
Winner of the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man living with autism whose life is enriched by Disney animated films, and the unconditional love of his family.
Where there is imagination, there is darkness and from within that darkness lurks a being of unfathomable terror.
When CHASING ASYLUM director, Eva Orner relocated to the United States in 2004 she never anticipated The Pacific Solution and offshore processing would still be policy in 2016.
An intimate and deeply personal portrait of comic genius Spike Milligan through the eyes of his brother, three daughters and third wife.
This documentary follows one woman's quest to get justice for her mother, who was violently raped and beaten in her Johannesburg, South Africa, home in 1988.
Tiffany & Co. has captured the aspirational dreams of the world with its legendary jewels, signature blue box, and timeless elegance and sophistication.
The first truly comprehensive feature length cinema documentary ever made about Beethoven.
From the makers of Storm Boy, Blue Fin is another inspirational tale of boyhood adventure and discovery set in the treacherous waters of the Southern Ocean.
In a place almost untouched by time and in an age still blessed by innocence, a father and his two sons struggle to make sense of their changing relationships.
In Australia, during the era of the Stolen Generations, thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families and pressed into domestic servitude by the Australian Government.
Beyond Our Ken gains access to Australia’s notorious cult Kenja – a ‘spiritual awareness centre’ accused of hypnotic mind control, sexual abuse and blamed by families for the disappearance of loved ones.
A man ahead of his time, Eddie Koiki Mabo, left an indelible legacy to the people of Australia, reshaping the landscape and opening up possibilities that many never dreamed of.
Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora is producing a graphic novel about his late father, Georges, widely known in Melbourne as a beloved contemporary art patron and owner of bohemian eateries Mirka Café, Café Balzac and the Tolarno Restaurant.
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into CAMERAPERSON.
The exploration of the traditional, complex, and secretive world of sake, often called Japanese rice wine, through the eyes of three distinctive outsiders who have devoted themselves to sake.
8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
Based on John M Brinnin's account of his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas', first visit to New York in 1950.
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
A hit at the Sundance Film Festival - where it won the Special Jury Prize - BEING ELMO showcases the story behind an oft-forgotten and largely invisible artistry.
A man delivers telegrams to farming families during World War II in a rural community letting them know a husband or son was killed in action.
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface.
Filmmaker Phil Grabsky examines the great composer's life and music.
A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo.
Mark finds his first real love and tries to escape all the bad things in his life with her.
Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.
In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnap and torture.
Follows the journey of enigmatic Australian musician Jeremy Oxley, lead singer of Sunnyboys as he emerges from a 30-year battle with schizophrenia. An inspiring story of hope, survival and the healing power of unconditional love.
On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James "Jim" Foley was kidnapped in Syria, two years before the infamous video of his public execution introduced much of the world to ISIS.
For over forty years, America's "War on Drugs" has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad.
Anthony Weiner was a young congressman on the cusp of higher office when a sexting scandal forced a humiliating resignation. Just two years later, he ran for mayor of New York City, betting that his ideas would trump his indiscretions. He was wrong.
Ten years in the making, the film is an extraordinary eyewitness account of the living traditions of PutuparriÂs people.
"PAUL KELLY - STORIES OF ME charts the remarkable life of one of Australia’s most gifted and beloved singer-songwriters. For almost 40 years, in over 350 songs, Paul Kelly has been mapping out the Australian landscape and its people.
16 year old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.
THE HUNTING GROUND takes audiences straight to the heart of a shocking epidemic of violence and institutional cover-ups sweeping college campuses across America.
3 1/2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS dissects the aftermath of the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis and the trial of Michael Dunn who, in 2012, shot him repeatedly at a Florida gas station for playing his music too loudly.
MAVIS! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers.
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.
Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
A feisty and resilient community centre in an industrial seaside town is in the process of setting up a community-based funeral service when they are suddenly faced with the challenge of caring for one of their own.
The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered
This is the story of unsung hero Steve Fairless, a country boy who represented Australia in road cycling at the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
Struggling NSW farmer Chris Rohrlach desperately needs a second income. Fourteen years ago, his pregnant girlfriend Rachel suffered a massive stroke which left her incurably quadriplegic at age 21.
If you dream your own death, can it come true?
In a forbidden valley 100 kilometres from Sydney runs a river where the wild horses run free... Can two very different men work together to save them?
GAYBY BABY is a portrait of four kids - Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham - whose parents all happen to be gay.
Relive the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, arguably the greatest cricket tournament on the planet, from the stunning Opening Ceremony to its exciting climax in Mumbai.
The ground-breaking puppetry and animation technique pioneered by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson is brought to life in this definitive documentary, revealing the passion and dedication behind their process.
Jonah Lomu is without a doubt the most famous rugby player of all time. His outstanding physique, his power, his speed, and determination helped revolutionise the game around the world.
Filmed over two years, JUST A BEGINNING traces the lessons of a pre-school class... but these are no ordinary lessons: these three-to-five year-olds study philosophy.
Once upon a time, during WWII, somewhere in Nazi occupied Romania, a night of comic misadventures ensues when a boy discovers a dead soldier.
Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment.
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf.
A poetic cine-essay about race and Australia’s colonised history and how it impacts into the present. When the filmmaker returns to Tasmania to make a film about her childhood she doesn’t know much about Aboriginal history,culture or colonisation.
The true story of Luna, a young, wild killer whale who tries to befriend people on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island.
In the tribal areas of Pakistan lies a town where the local industry is the handcrafting of firearms. It has been this way since long before the "War on Terror".
Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground.
THE RESCUERS, the latest film from Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Michael King, uncovers the largely unknown stories of 13 heroic and courageous diplomats who, at tremendous personal cost, saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.
The children depicted in this film live in the four corners of the globe and all share the same desire to learn.
Jorn Utzon was awarded the first prize in an international architecture competition to design an Opera House for Sydney.
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Isao Takahata's THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA.
In 1990, paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete T-Rex ever found.
Once the bastion of freedom and civil liberties, the UK is now one of the most advanced surveillance societies in the world - ranked third after Russia and China.
In 1978 Jimmy Graham, a thirty four year old happily married the father of two, scored his dream job with Operation Deepfreeze - training American scientists in survival skills in Antarctica. He left in December of that year.
Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the worldâ??s most controversial composer, Richard Wagner. Can he salvage the music he loves from its dark associations with anti-semitism and Hitler?
Welcome to Kandos - the cementing of an unlikely friendship - is a unique 33min documentary about inaugural contemporary art festival Cementa13.
Gabriel is an award-winning short film about a young boy's imagination about life after death. The film sweetly asks the question “where do we go when we die?” from the innocent perspective of a child.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, ROAD tells the story one family's legacy and two generations of motorcycle road racers. United by their yearning for victory and capacity for thrill seeking, these two sets of brothers engage in the most visceral of sports.
Studio Ghibli, the brainchild of directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki, has captivated audiences the world over with its dreamlike, fantastical animations such as SPIRITED AWAY and HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE.
KATY PERRY: THE GIRL WHO RAN AWAY is a revealing documentary about one of the world's most successful and celebrated pop icons.
KATY PERRY - IN HER OWN WORDS is a brand new documentary featuring numerous filmed interviews with Katy across her career.
Rocky Braat, a young man from a fractured family and a troubled past, went traveling through India without a plan. Then he met a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage - a meeting that changed everything for him.
THE IRISH PUB is a celebration of the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub or more specifically, the traditional Irish publicans who run them.
The man who lived in Hitler's court, working as his telephone operator and bodyguard, tells about the final years of Hitler's life and about his last hours.
More than anything in the world, 60 year-old Cornelia longs for her adult son, Barbu, to reciprocate her affections. But the pair barely speak.
From the producers of THE CONSTANT GARDENER and THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is based on the best selling novel. When civil war breaks out in Nigeria in the late 60s, political lines are drawn and families are forced to scatter.
Julien is 17, has a great sense of humour, bags of charm, and is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy.
It's hard to grow healthy orange trees. It's even harder to kill them.Mick followed his father into orange farming. Now he's running the farm and is forced to make decisions that would make his dad turn in his grave.
At the request of his estranged wife Marie, Ahmad returns to Paris after four years in Tehran to finalise their divorce.
Passionate and tough, Grace is a supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. A formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge, Grace shares her life and work with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason.
MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS is a truly hilarious, unusual, and moving film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger.
Wayne Lynch burst onto the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no one else.
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or the Ramones, there was a band called Death.