On the verge of depression following the murder of his father, Cory, a nervous, guilt-ridden 12-year-old “altar boy”, is coaxed by his adventurous best friend, Ben, to prove their manhood by embarking on their first overnight fishing trip out in the wild on the Mississippi Bayou’s Wolf River; but their trip goes awry when the hapless “altar boys” become targets of a mob hit in progress by a cold-blooded assassin who is determined to collect on a gambling debt.
The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish-Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world – from Ireland to India.
With astonishingly intimate and unique access, this film tells the dramatic, unfolding story of the demise of one of Britain’s best-known charities and the ultimate fall from grace of its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh.
One of music’s biggest stars returns home to Fayetteville, NC, delivering a riveting performance in the exclusive HBO presentation J. COLE FOREST HILLS DRIVE: HOMECOMING, debuting SATURDAY, JAN. 9 (10:00–11:30 p.m. ET/PT). Part concert film, part backstage pass, the special tells his compelling life story through Cole’s own words and music, and through the observations of those who know him best. Featuring guest appearances by Jay Z and Drake, J. COLE FOREST HILLS DRIVE: HOMECOMING showcases live versions of all 13 songs from his third album, “2014 Forest Hills Drive.” Cole delivers a powerful performance that leaves his fans elated or in tears, connecting with audiences in a way few others can. Songs from “2014 Forest Hills Drive” include “January 28th,” “Wet Dreamz,” “03’ Adolescence,” “A Tale of 2 Citiez,” “Fire Squad,” “St. Tropez,” “Love Yourz,” “G.O.M.D.,” “No Role Modelz,” “Hello” and “Apparently.”
No details about this film (other than the name of the writer/director) were released prior to the sold-out premiere screening at Horror-on-Sea in 2016. No plot synopsis, cast list or trailer was issued. The only image released was the teaser poster. Subsequent to the screening, director Pat Higgins physically destroyed both the master copy and the only back-up live on the stage, effectively destroying that version of the film. Higgins made a new version of the film available to rent through Vimeo On Demand–for only one day– on Halloween 2017.
A group of young men and women in Dublin in 1916 are embroiled in a fight for independence during the Easter Rising.The story begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland’s independence.
Cancer: Few words are more feared. But in her sharply researched, deftly humorous message of hope, survivor Meghan O’Hara (Oscar-nominated producer of “Bowling for Columbine, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” and “Sicko”) changes the way we think about this terrifying disease, showing that it’s time to stop being afraid of cancer and time to make cancer afraid of us. Following her diagnosis, O’Hara met neurologist Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, who was diagnosed with brain cancer while doing cancer research. Together they explore daily Western behaviors that are linked to 70% of cancer deaths: smoking, processed foods, stress, contaminants, and lack of exercise. Narrated and executive produced by Morgan Freeman, “The C Word” is an unflinching look at our complacency with cancer culture, the vibrant cast of characters who are changing the game, and the tools we already have to beat the dreaded scourge of our time. -TCFF database
As 2015 marks a half a century since the Moors murderer was sentenced to life imprisonment, this documentary examines Ian Brady’s 50 years in jail. Among the contributors are prison officers, detectives, relatives of victims, pen pals and inmates who served time with him. They reveal how Brady has shown a psychopathic lack of connection with his crimes. Arrested and charged in 1965, he’s never been considered for parole, nor has he asked to be freed.
A glam rock dilettante’s life takes a dramatic turn when his ex unexpectedly drops their 11-year-old son off for the week.
Ian Harvie is not quite the kind of man you might think. He’s redefining what it means to be a dude through a fresh perspective on sex/sexuality with some seriously funny and new kinds of dick jokes. Proving that laughter cuts across all identities and ultimately unites us all. Oh and, Ian is the world’s first trans man comedian with a stand up comedy special.
The Hope Affair is the story of the fascinating affair between an impassioned woman in the midst of an attack on a conservative male bastion and an éminence grise from that same men’s world. An affair that pitches head against heart. An affair that completely spins out of control. And that can be quite funny.
Thanks to a recent remarkable discovery in the BBC’s Film Vaults, the best of David Attenborough’s early Zoo Quest adventures can now be seen as never before – in colour – and with it the remarkable story of how this pioneering television series was made. First broadcast in December 1954, Zoo Quest was one of the most popular television series of its time and launched the career of the young David Attenborough as a wildlife presenter. Zoo Quest completely changed how viewers saw the world – revealing wildlife and tribal communities that had never been filmed or even seen before.
An animated short based on the game “Star Fox Zero”, that was streamed during a Nintendo Treehouse live presentation on April 20, 2016. The short was produced by Miyamoto, in collaboration with Japanese animation studios Production I.G and Wit Studio.
The Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, perform “Christmas Canticles”and “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah; country singer Sara Evans, who performs selections from her 2014 holiday album “At Christmas”; and actor Robert Morse (“Mad Men”), who reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with musical accompaniment. From Symphony Hall in Boston.
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov (also known as UFC Fight Night 102) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 9, 2016 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.