The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987) 2h 01min.
This documentary was five years in the making, and revolves around 62-year-old Okuzaki Kenzo, a survivor of the battlefields of New Guinea in World War II who gained notoriety by slingshooting steel pinballs at Emperor Showa to protest against what he considered to be the ruler’s war crimes. Setting out to conduct interviews with survivors and relatives, he finds the truth of the past to be elusive, achieving a breakthrough only when he confronts ex-Sergeant Yamada, who grudgingly admits the occurrence and instructional source of certain atrocities.
Vermeer: Master of Light (2009) 57min.
A visual quest in search of what makes a Vermeer a Vermeer. It is a journey of discovery, guiding the viewer through an exploration of Vermeers paintings and examining the secrets of his technique. Narrated by Meryl Streep.
The Quantum Indians (2013) 52min.
The Quantum Indians is a compelling new film by Raja Choudhury that tells the story of 3 forgotten Indian scientists Satyendra Nath Bose, CV Raman and Meghnad Saha who revolutionized physics and Indian Science in the early part of the 20th century by giving the world Bosons, the Raman Effect, the Saha Equation and India’s first and only Nobel for Science.
Big Pun: The Legacy (2008) 1h 30min.
His rhymes caught the attention of millions. His flow is un-matched by any. His story is captivating and triumphant. “Big Pun: The Legacy” chronicles the life of the Grammy Nominated artist “Big Pun” aka Christopher Rios, a Puerto Rican from the Bronx who made history by becoming the first Latino rapper to sell over a million records. Experience his rise to stardom, the extraordinary weight gain, the legendary TS Crew and resounding legacy through a series of interviews with today’s Hip Hop heavyweights and those who knew him best. Includes never-before-seen footage. Discover the true story behind one of the most influential artists of our generation.
Pump Up The Volume: The History of House Music (2001) 2h 26min.
Rest in peace, Frankie Knuckles :—(
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? (1998) 1h 34min.
An examination of the career of the late comedian Sam Kinison.
Cropsey (2009) 1h 24min.
Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.
I Am Bruce Lee (2012) 1h 30min.
Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee’s flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago. The greatest martial artists, athletes, actors, directors, and producers in the entertainment business today will share their feelings about the one who started it all. We will interview the people whose lives, careers, and belief systems were forever altered by the legendary “Father of Martial Arts Cinema”. Rarely seen archival footage and classic photos will punctuate the personal testimonials. Prepare to be inspired.
The Price of Gold (2013) 1h 19min.
The world couldn’t keep its eyes off two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer -
Keep It Kool: The Kool Keith Story (2014) 32min.
From the early days of Hip Hop in his native Bronx, to his pioneering work with Ultramagnetic MCs, to re- defining underground Hip Hop with his Dr. Octagon album, hip hop’s most illusive Icon tells his life story. Filmed in the Bronx and Delaware (complete with rare performance footage, and new music) Keep It Kool: The Kool Keith story, is a unique view into the mind of hip hop’s original mad genius. Kool Keith along with his group Ultramagnetic MCs, changed Hip Hop production forever with their pioneering style of meshing samples together. From his influence on KRS-One, up through his cult classic work with Dan The Automator, Kool Keith has managed to stay relevant on a global scale by being 100% unique. Finally, fans and hip hop historians alike can hear his life story from the tours with The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, back to his humble beginnings in the New York City housing projects. Directed by hip hop artist, producer and film maker Marcus “Marchitect” Watkins, Keep It Kool: The Kool Keith story is a must see for any music lover.