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Based on John M Brinnin's account of his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas', first visit to New York in 1950.
The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.
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.
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.
Wayne Lynch burst onto the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no one else.
A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
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.
"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.
A mesmerising, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films.
Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment.
Show me the Magic takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine.
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers.
Documentary follows Bobby Liebling, lead singer of seminal hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram, as he battles decades of hard drug addiction and personal demons to try and get his life back.
The sudden death of dancer/choreographer Tanja Liedtke brought her life into sharp focus. Life in Movement is a portrait of an obsessive artist at work and the impact her life and death has on her collaborator.
BUCK follows the real-life "horse-whisperer", Buck Brannaman, from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses.
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.
â??We all get dressed for Bill,â?� says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The â??Billâ?� in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham.
An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate twenty-seven years after his untimely death.
W. Reich was the last censored scientist in the 20th century. Arrested by the FBI, he died in prison. Now we discover that his findings are true ... the amazing biography of a visionary.
Michael Peterson ruled the surf scene throughout the early to mid-1970s with his savage, groundbreaking surfing. However fame comes with a price...
Filmed during and after his time on the High Court of Australia, this documentary about Justice Michael Kirby explores the personal, moral and spiritual convictions of one of our most compassionate and incisive legal minds.
BHUTTO is the definitive documentary that chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time.
About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein.
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.
Director: David Ridgen, Nicolas Rossier
Country: United States
A portrait of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley, his wife Elizabeth, and their spirit kept alive in the NSW country town of Bathurst for five decades since his death.
Hollywood outcast, best-selling author and chronicler of the rich and famous, Dominick Dunne is one of the world's leading journalists and society commentators. This is his story.
An intimate and deeply personal portrait of comic genius Spike Milligan through the eyes of his brother, three daughters and third wife.