Posts Tagged ‘HBO Documentary’

Fall to Grace™ DVD Available Today!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Fall To Grace DVD

 

For Jim McGreevey, August 12, 2004 was, in his words, “a train wreck.” That was the day the New Jersey governor, after his affair with a man was exposed in the media, famously announced his resignation and declared himself “a gay American” on live TV. After his political downfall and the ugly divorce that followed, McGreevey found himself stripped of the trappings of his former life, and at an existential crossroads. In Act One of his life, as he calls it, he married twice, fathered two daughters, and reveled in the power and perks of political office. Fall to Grace® chronicles Act Two, in which an older, grayer McGreevey is living a simpler life, and is in the midst of a spiritual quest that has led him to a deeply rewarding place. For Alexandra Pelosi’s camera, McGreevey opens up about how the political limelight fed his ego and addiction to adoration – an addiction that ultimately “brought no more permanent happiness than heroin provides a junkie,” he says from a large suburban home he shares with his partner and several dogs. People with this need, continues McGreevey, are often drawn to politics, Hollywood or the ministry, which is now where he aspires to be.

 

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Witness™ DVD Available Today!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Witness DVD

 

Some of the world’s most dangerous places are not declared warzones, but cities or regions where drug trafficking, ethnic tensions, poverty, gang violence and political corruption have combined to create the most violent hotspots on Earth. In these areas, the situation is often so volatile that major news organizations have left, or dare not to go at all. Only a handful of photojournalists remain, armed with just their cameras, to document the horrors and attempt to make sense of complicated factors that perpetuate the conflicts. HBO Documentary Films’® Witness, a four-part series executive produced by filmmaker Michael Mann and director David Frankham, follows three combat photographers into conflict zones in Mexico, Libya, South Sudan and Brazil. In following these photojournalists, their relations with the people on the ground and their closeness in battle, Witness shows how, even when everyone else seeks cover, the war photographer stands.

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Order Ethel™ on DVD Today!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Ethel DVD

 

Ethel celebrates the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, through a treasure trove of revealing and little-known anecdotes from those who know her best: her family. Directed by her Emmy® -winning daughter Rory Kennedy (HBO®’s The Fence® and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib®), this personal portrait contains Ethel’s first extended interview in more than 20 years. An official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary highlights the remarkable life of the Kennedy matriarch, and the decades-long love story between Ethel, now 84, and her late husband. Described by one of her daughters as “the most fiercely competitive person I’ve ever met,” Ethel comes across as a force of nature in the film, but also self-effacing and modest. Given the Kennedys’ place at the forefront of many events in modern history, the film’s narrative sweep is vast: from the McCarthy hearings and the Civil Rights movement, to Vietnam and the anti-war movement, to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and beyond. Intimate, funny, and deeply moving, Ethel offers a rare look inside a political dynasty strengthened by family bonds, a compassion for others, a commitment to service, and a wisdom forged from both hardship and triumph.

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In Vogue: Inside the Editor’s Eye™ DVD Available for Pre-Order!

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

In Vogue: The Editor's Eye DVD

 

HBO Documentary Films® presents an exclusive 60-minute documentary profiling the world’s most influential fashion magazine – told through the eyes of several of its most iconic fashion editors. Drawing on Vogue®’s exceptional archives, the film explores Vogue’s cultural impact since its launch in 1892, and features behind-the-scenes interviews with editors who have contributed to the magazine’s legacy, including current editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and fashion editors Babs Simpson, Grace Coddington, Tonne Goodman, Phyllis Posnick, Jade Hobson, Carlyne Cerf, Polly Mellen, and Camilla Nickerson. In addition, Vogue subjects Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker, industry icon Hamish Bowles, and designers Nicolas Ghesquière and Marc Jacobs each recall their experience collaborating with the top photographers and image makers of the day. Spanning well over a century of changing trends in fashion, photography and feminism, In Vogue is an engrossing look at how Vogue pictorial spreads have shaped and been shaped by the times, through the artistic vision and dedicated work of its talented fashion editors.  Pre-order this documentary on DVD today!

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Saving Face® Now Available on DVD!

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Saving Face DVD

 

Every year in Pakistan, at least 100 people are victimized by acid attacks. The majority of these are women, and many cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred, while many reported assailants – typically a husband or someone close to the victim – are let go with minimal punishment from the state. Saving Face tells the stories of two acid-attack survivors: Zakia, a 39-yearold whose husband threw acid on her after she filed for divorce, and Rukhsana, a 25-year-old whose husband and inlaws threw acid and gasoline on her, then set her on fire. Charting the arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice, the film also follows plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who put his London practice on hold to return to his home country to help Zakia, Rukhsana and other victims. Directed by Oscar® and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Daniel Junge and Emmy®-winning Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Saving Face is a powerful look inside Pakistani society, illuminating each women’s personal journey while showing how reformers are tackling this vexing problem though the passage of a new law that punishes convicted acid attackers with life imprisonment.

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Now Available for Pre-Order – Ethel® on DVD!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Ethel DVD

 

Ethel celebrates the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, through a treasure trove of revealing and little-known anecdotes from those who know her best: her family. Directed by her Emmy® -winning daughter Rory Kennedy (HBO®’s The Fence and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib), this personal portrait contains Ethel’s first extended interview in more than 20 years. An official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary highlights the remarkable life of the Kennedy matriarch, and the decades-long love story between Ethel, now 84, and her late husband. Described by one of her daughters as “the most fiercely competitive person I’ve ever met,” Ethel comes across as a force of nature in the film, but also self-effacing and modest. Given the Kennedys’ place at the forefront of many events in modern history, the film’s narrative sweep is vast: from the McCarthy hearings and the Civil Rights movement, to Vietnam and the anti-war movement, to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and beyond. Intimate, funny, and deeply moving, Ethel offers a rare look inside a political dynasty strengthened by family bonds, a compassion for others, a commitment to service, and a wisdom forged from both hardship and triumph.

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Saving Face™ DVD Available for Pre-Order!

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Saving Face DVD

 

Every year in Pakistan, at least 100 people are victimized by acid attacks. The majority of these are women, and many cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred, while many reported assailants – typically a husband or someone close to the victim – are let go with minimal punishment from the state. Saving Face tells the stories of two acid-attack survivors: Zakia, a 39-yearold whose husband threw acid on her after she filed for divorce, and Rukhsana, a 25-year-old whose husband and inlaws threw acid and gasoline on her, then set her on fire. Charting the arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice, the film also follows plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who put his London practice on hold to return to his home country to help Zakia, Rukhsana and other victims. Directed by Oscar® and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Daniel Junge and Emmy®-winning Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Saving Face is a powerful look inside Pakistani society, illuminating each women’s personal journey while showing how reformers are tackling this vexing problem though the passage of a new law that punishes convicted acid attackers with life imprisonment.

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Now Available – Hard Times: Lost on Long Island™ DVD!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Hard Times: Lost on Long Island DVD

 

Filmed primarily on Long Island – the birthplace of the post-WWII suburban American Dream – this 54-minute film documents the challenges and frustrations facing several unemployed or under-employed people who are trying to land new jobs and make ends meet in the face of increasingly daunting odds. Starting in the summer of 2010, a time which many hoped would usher in an era of recovery, and continuing through the holiday season six months later, Emmy® Award-winning filmmakers Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson chronicle the growing difficulties and despair as several suburban men and women search in vain for employment, their dignity eroding and their plight largely ignored by politicians and businesses. The subjects in Hard Times® put a human face on the shocking national statistics, as the growing number of long-term unemployed Americans impacts consumer spending, home mortgages, and the shrinking middle class.

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One Nation Under Dog® DVD Now Available!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

One Nation Under Dog DVD

 

One Nation Under Dog is available today on DVD, just in time for this holiday!  Americans have had a long love affair with dogs, with many of us referring to our canine companions as best friends, significant others, soul mates, even children.

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God is the Bigger Elvis™ DVD Available Today!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

God is the Bigger Elvis DVD

Recently nominated for Best Documentary Short Oscar®, God is the Bigger Elvis® tells the story of a one-of-a-kind abbey in rural Connecticut — and offers a rare glimpse inside the spiritual journey of a onetime Hollywood movie star who left showbiz behind 50 years ago to become a Benedictine nun. Take home this award nominee now available on DVD!

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