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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protÃ©gÃ©. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
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.
After The Storm captures the lives of the kids and crew as they turn a gym into a theater, come together as a company, and create hope and purpose in the midst of devastation and despair.
In January 1942, Papua New Guinea became the battleground for nearly 2 million foreign soldiers. This film documents the experiences of Papua New Guinea's population during this violent campaign.
Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years. Life through a Lens reveals a woman who has become as iconic as the people she has photographed.
Tokyo - January 2015: The world’s number one restaurant, the Copenhagen based NOMA and its renowned chef-owner René Redzepi relocate the restaurant and its entire staff to the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo for 5 sold-out weeks of spectacular meals.
On Australia Day 1988, over 20 film crews across the country filmed from midnight to midnight, searching behind the curtain of the official Bicentennial celebrations to reveal the thoughts and attitudes of ordinary Australians.
A unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond.
Natalie Dessay prepares to take on the role of Violetta in this documentary about the staging of Verdi's masterwork at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.
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.
The exploits of Ned Kelly, Australian icon and notorious outlaw regularly raise questions amongst historians and social commentators of injustice and oppression.
One of the most brutal conflicts in Australian war history, the Kokoda Campaign was a powerful victory that directly saved Australia from the threat of Japanese occupation.
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.
Coal, Corruption and community resistance of one of Australias most controversial mining projects Whitehavens Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest.
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.
A disgraced sports star and gambling addict attempts to turn his life around with the support of his number one fan.
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.
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 rise and smash success of Elite modeling agency founder John Casablancas is chronicled in this biography of the man who invented the supermodel.
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
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.
A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.
Tiffany & Co. has captured the aspirational dreams of the world with its legendary jewels, signature blue box, and timeless elegance and sophistication.
Filmmaker Steven Cantor examines the life and career of ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, from his early days in the Ukraine to his performances in the United Kingdom, Russia and America.
An inspirational and life-affirming rags-to-riches true story of a barmaid who bred a champion racehorse.
Daughter is an exploration of gendered violence and victim blaming, as shown through the experiences of three different women on a Friday night out in St Kilda.
David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life.
Robert Frank revolutionised photography and independent film.
A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage.
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers.
Behind the scenes of the blockbuster exhibition of paintings by the Indigenous artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye which toured Japan attracting record crowds.
Director: Douglas Tirola
Country: United States
From the streets of New York to the trails of the Swiss Alps, from Sao Paolo to Paris, Peking or Sydney, men and women, champions or regular people millions of us run every year. And yet, just 50 years ago, this activity was reserved uniquely for men
Trapped in “the world’s largest open-air prison” and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean.
A wild community of outcasts fight for their right to live rough in a "designated scenic area" in West Auckland, New Zealand.
Graceful Girls: Live to Dance, Dance to Win
Dr Helen Caldicott, firebrand anti-nuclear campaigner, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is too alarmed to retire. Certain that the White House's War on Terror is escalating the global nuclear arms race.
An intimate and deeply personal portrait of comic genius Spike Milligan through the eyes of his brother, three daughters and third wife.
In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives.
The first truly comprehensive feature length cinema documentary ever made about Beethoven.
Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of one of the world's favourite composers, Fryderyk Chopin.
Filmmaker Phil Grabsky examines the great composer's life and music.
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface.
Mark finds his first real love and tries to escape all the bad things in his life with her.
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.
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.
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.
The search for the perfect red. With an off beat sense of humour, LIPSTICK looks at the politics and glamour of lipstick and the dilemmas of the modern woman in a marketed world.
Filmmaker Werner Herzog examines the past, present and future of the Internet and how it affects human interaction and modern society.
A Texas oil billionaire attempts to buy out a remote Scottish fishing village for an oil refinery, and sends ace dealmaker Mac (Peter Riegert) to secure his property rights.
Incomparable British broadcaster Louis Theroux is hilariously provocative in his first feature documentary, LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE.
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.
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.
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer join forces with Shawn “JAY Z” Carter to create MADE IN AMERICA, an electrifying and inspiring behind-the-scenes documentary about last year’s multi-genre Budweiser Made in America music festival in Philadelphia.
In 2004, when Magnus was 13 years old he made a decision: he would become the World Chess Champion.
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.
From Executive Producers Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, NATIONAL BIRD is the story of courageous whistle-blowers who break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war; a decision that will change their lives forever.
A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.
From the makers of AMY and SENNA. Director Mat Whitecross's film uses rare, unseen footage and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Oasis in all its intense and volatile glory.
The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we've got nuclear power wrong?
She’s Fed Up and She’s Back… PAULINE HANSON: Please Explain! charts the rise of the fiesty fish monger from Ipswich who went on to become one of the most divisive politicians in Australian history.
Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.
8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, a twentieth century tragedy.
Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the "in" crowd who dominate the Greenhill beach.
A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo.
Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired.
As many irreplaceable seeds near extinction, SEED reveals the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage a David and Goliath battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000 year food legacy.
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.
Based on John M Brinnin's account of his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas', first visit to New York in 1950.
Sherpa, tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.
Show me the Magic takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine.
Acclaimed Artistic Director and Choreographer Stephen Page brings Bangarra Dance Theatres outstanding dance work SPEAR to the screen.
This dazzling wildlife spectacle propels us into the very private world of some of our most endearing critters. Set across a global stage, a parade of four legged talent struts its stuff against the backdrop of some great classical works.
Equal parts love story, film noir, brainy B-movie and demented fairy tale, Tabloid is a delirious meditation on hysteria, both public and personal, from a filmmaker who continues to break down and blow open the documentary genre.
Where there is imagination, there is darkness and from within that darkness lurks a being of unfathomable terror.
It’s a tough life trying to make people laugh. It might be fun for some but utter misery for others – it is a journey nonetheless into the unpredictable existence of the jobbing comedian.
John Pilger reveals that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on the road to war.
The Extraordinary Tale of William Buckley tells the remarkable true story of the escaped convict who lived with Wathaurong, an Aboriginal tribe in south-eastern Australia long before white colonization.
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.
In 1967 a group of Victorian AFL (VFL) stars jetted off to challenge the All-Ireland champions, County Meath, at their own game. The players were, and are, household names - Barassi, Skilton, Jesaulenko, Davis, Hart, Nicholls, Mann, Dugdale, Fraser.
For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.
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.
Mixed martial arts megastars Ronda Rousey and Jon “Bones” Jones are joined by a number of the sport’s biggest names in The Hurt Business.
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.
The Killing Fields is the true story of one man's heroism and the struggle for two men to reunite.
FLAMBOYANT, TALENTED, CHARMING... A TRUE INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY - WHO IS MICHAEL WHITE?
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.
This beautifully-layered, insightful and very funny documentary feature is the latest in Nick Torrensâ?? long-term Hong Kong-China series.
This is the celebratory story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
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.
Director: Morgan Neville
Country: United States
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.
Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.
Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an in-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our planet.
Following the publication of a study forecasting the possible extinction of mankind by 2100, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent travelled through 10 countries to understand the reasons of this upcoming catastrophe and, most of all, how to prevent it.
Fun, disarming and musically provocative, the Topp Twins are New Zealand's finest lesbian country and western singers and the country's greatest export since rack of lamb and the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
Two Hands is a classic Aussie crime tale about a young man coming of age in a tough world of crooks and villains.
Wendy sets out one day on a long drive north to Alaska. Accompanied only by her dog, Lucy, and buoyed by thoughts of employment at her destination.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief), ZERO DAYS tells the story of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer malware.