Films tagged "Biography"
A New Color: The Art of Being Edyth Boone
Muralist Edythe Boone uses buildings as canvasses to raise awareness about the ongoing and necessary struggles for racial justice and gender equality.
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
This award-winning documentary illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, who has been described as "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement.
A powerful biopic focusing on the life of legendary Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
Opening Film of the 2017 Berlin Film Festival
George Tice: Seeing Beyond the Moment
Long recognized for his deeply penetrating photographic record of America, George Tice shares his life and work spanning six decades and eighteen books projects.
America’s first superstar designer, Halston rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Reaching beyond the glitz and glamour, acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng reveals Halston’s profound impact on fashion, culture, and business.
An Honest Liar
AN HONEST LIAR is a story of cons and deceptions enacted for both good and evil. The film follows the life of James "The Amazing" Randi, a world-renowned magician, escape artist, and master of deception who has entertained and educated the world for over 50 years.
Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz
This 80-minute documentary film captures the lost stories of female jazz musicians in provocatives and often humorous interviews with women musicians, big band leaders, jazz authors, and historians.
Man in Red Bandana
The inspirational story of a true American hero, Welles Remy Crowther, who died selflessly on September 11th guiding strangers from the 104th floor of the World Trade Center in the South Tower to safety.
The Gate: Dawn of the Baha'i Faith
A groundbreaking documentary that tells the amazing, true story of the Prophet-Herald known as the Bab (or "the gate" in Arabic) and the origins of a new era in world religion.
Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro
The remarkable story of WWII infantryman and photographer Tony Vaccaro, who created one of the most comprehensive, haunting, and intimate photographic records of the war.
Art Bastard is both an alternate history of modern art and a provocative portrait of a self-styled rebel who believes that "You can bastardize everything else in your life, but if you compromise your art, why be an artist?"
The remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age, and his codebreaking helped turn the tide of World War II. Instead of receiving accolades, Turing faced terrible persecution.
Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table
The remarkable story of how Ella Brennan became a leading force in the contemporary restaurant business despite the challenges of being a woman in a male dominated field.
GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story
The inspirational life of Christopher Rush, a paraplegic, and national MDA poster child, who lived with muscular dystrophy from birth to death at the age 30, well beyond his predicted two years of life.
Filmed in 1996, Home Page follows pioneering personal blogger Justin Hall over the course of a pivotal, transformational year in his life and in the early life of the internet.
JFK: A President Betrayed
Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, this riveting documentary highlights how President Kennedy was subverted by top US officials and resented by military advisors, all the while considering how the world may be different had he lived.
Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
Legendary makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin arrived in New York City from the small town of Lafayette, Louisiana after spending his childhood expressing himself through drawing, painting, and makeup application.
Man on Fire
An in-depth look at Charles Moore's self-immolation to protest racism in Grand Saline, Texas, in 2014 and the impact it had.
The Rape of Recy Taylor
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang-raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator, Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
An intimate exploration of the life of legendary actress Valerie Perrine. From her Academy Nominated role as 'Honey Bruce' in LENNY, to her iconic role as 'Eve Teschmacher' in the original SUPERMAN - Valerie has been an inspiration for women, fellow actors and the public at large.
The Young Karl Marx
The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London. Together, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.
Ram Dass shares the essence of his core wisdom through his iconic humor, joy and honesty. The film explores the life experiences that helped to free Ram Dass from the attachment to his ‘somebody-ness’- a journey which transformed him into the radiant soul who now inspires a new generation.
An intimate portrait based on the real story of a singer whose 30-year successful career was punctuated by tragic events. Discover the destiny of one of the most modern, liberated, and talented woman of the 20th century.
Fight Hate With Love
Seven years after being released from prison, now married with a pregnant wife and a young son, a dedicated public servant's years of incarceration have left him with invisible scars.
The high-flying story of Pittsburgh brothers Jimmy and Terry Dougherty, who became marijuana smugglers in the 1970's.
In the world of 1970s motor racing, Hurley Haywood was cool, calm, and collected. A five-time 24 Hours of Daytona winner, three-time Le Mans winner and Trans-Am champion, Haywood was a Hollywood archetype: a strikingly handsome man brought up by an affluent Midwestern family.
Josef Mengele: Hunting a Nazi Criminal
He was one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals, infamous for his deadly experiments on twins. But at the end of WWII, he simply disappeared. Despite a global manhunt by Mossad and the allies, he would die a free man, 34 years later, in Brazil.
Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story
Chien-Ming Wang's success as the Ace of the New York Yankees rocketed him into a cult-like status. Now, 35 years old and humbled by devastating injury, former Yankee All-Star Chien-Ming Wang mounts the comeback trail one more time.
No No: A Dockumentary
No No: A Dockumentary brings trailblazing Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis vibrant life to light, burnishing the legend and revealing the man behind it.
Stanless Steel—“The Strongest Man in the World at Bending Steel and Metal”—is the only man alive capable of bending a U.S. penny with his fingers. His is a deeply universal, funny, and poignant story about trying to find a path to a better life through the scraps and dented dreams of our modern times.
You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story
This 60-minute film tells actor Jack Soo’s story through a montage of film and television clips, rare footage, interviews with family members, friends, co-workers, and others who knew him best.