Keyword: bio


54 (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 08/27/1998
Shane O'Shea was a 19-year-old, good-looking guy living with his severe dad and two siblings in a small, boring town in New Jersey... until he crossed the river into New York City and entered a world overflowing with luxury, sexual desire and decadence. A nightclub that was nothing less than the center of the universe - Studio 54. Shane's fast rise from busboy to the 'glamorous' job of being a...
Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 10/19/2006
When betrothed to King Louis XVI, the naïve and beautiful, Austrian-born Marie Antoinette enters the opulent French court, which is steeped in conspiracy and scandal. Without guidance, adrift in a dangerous world, the young girl rebels against the isolated atmosphere of Versailles and becomes France's most misunderstood monarch. Stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned, and ultimately...

Dick (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/03/1999
After taking a wrong turn on a White House tour, teens Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo stumble across a room packed full of presidential secrets. In an effort to find out exactly what the girls know, Richard Nixon himself appoints them as official White House dog walkers. Suddenly and accidentally, the two girls are swept up in the political intrigue of the world's most famous break-in: Watergate...
Imagine: John Lennon

Imagine: John Lennon (1988)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 10/06/1988
A portrait of John Lennon making use of extensive archival footage, interviews, and a narration by Lennon himself.

The Duchess (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 09/18/2008
Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer, was the original "It Girl." Like her direct descendent Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affairs of the world, she proved that she could out-gamble, out-drink and outwit most of the aristocratic men who surrounded her. She helped usher...

The Lady (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 12/01/2011
The daughter of a martyr for Burmese independence, Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Burma from England in 1988 to see her ailing mother but ended up serving as General Secretary of the newly formed National League for Democracy. Although the NLD won in the 1990 general election, Suu Kyi was held under house arrest for the following fifteen years by a military junta.

Eat the Kimono (1988)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 60 minutes Release date: 11/29/1988
Film is about Hanayagi Genshu, a progressive and feminist performer in Japan.
Dir: N/A
With: Hanayagi Genshu

Creation (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 01/21/2010
A world-renowned scientist, and a dedicated family man struggling to accept his daughter's death, Charles Darwin is torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place. He finds himself caught in a battle between faith and reason, love and truth. This is the story of Charles Darwin and how his master-work "The Origin of Species" came to...

Lansky (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 02/26/1999
Based on the true story of Meyer Lansky, a young Jewish immigrant who grew up on the streets of New York at the turn of the century and embarked on a life of crime. Graduating from gambling to theft to murder, Lansky partnered with childhood friend Ben "Bugsy" Siegel and earned notoriety that eventually made him the object of FBI pursuit, as well as congressional hearings.

Flynn (1995)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/1995
Account of the wild earlier years of Tasmanian superstar and legend, Errol Flyyn, before his arrival in Hollywood.

Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (1991)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 60 minutes Release date: 03/08/1991
A documentary tracing the career and life of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Waldo Salt, who overcame the stigma of the 1950s blacklist to write "Midnight Cowboy," "Serpico," and "Coming Home."
Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 10/31/1984
The life story of the visionary and charismatic political activist Harvey Milk. Milk was the first openly gay candidate ever elected to political office in California, but after only serving eleven months as city supervisor of San Francisco, Milk, along with the popular mayor George Moscone, was assassinated by deranged ex-supervisor Dan White. White's unusually lenient sentencing for double...

Une journee d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2001)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 50 minutes Release date: 06/13/2001
An informative tribute to the late Andrei Tarkovsky. The format here is simple. Marker intercuts copious clips from Tarkovsky's films, backed by insightfull commentary, with two documentary sequences, one filmed when Tarkovsky was mortally ill in Paris and the other, more familiar, when he was filming "The Sacrifice" in the Swedish countryside.
Dir: Chris Marker
With: N/A

Raga (1970)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 11/29/1970

Infinity (1996)

Rated: PG Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 10/03/1996
From the first moment Richard Feynman, the brilliant young scientist from Far Rockaway, New York, saw Arline Greenbaum, he was utterly entranced and challenged by her. She was the most popular girl around--beautiful, socially adept, a talented artist who possessed a great gift for life. Together, the two shared a rare complicity and utter honesty which they felt made their relationship unique and...
I'm The One That I Want

I'm The One That I Want (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 06/29/2000
Based on her experiences as the first Asian-American to star in her own sitcom--All American Girl--this is a performance documentary which chronicles Margaret Cho's meteoric rise to fame and her near fatal demise after the cancellation of her groundbreaking series. After ABC's abrupt cancellation of the show, Cho descended into a highly publicized bout of depression and drug/alcohol addiction...

Ingrid (1984)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 11/29/1984
A career-biography and tribute to the late sweedish actress Ingrid Bergman.

Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits (1994)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 07/14/1994
Documentary essay on the life and career of French film director and critic Francois Truffaut (1932-1984), featuring film clips and interviews with his many associates.

Frank Capra's American Dream (1996)

Rated: PG Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 12/31/1996
Documentary focusing on the life and film production of Frank Capra revealing an artist whose arrogant manner won the loyalty of several collaborators, producing films that conveyed an enduring vision of what America aspired to be.

Southpaw (2000)

Rated: None Runtime: 77 minutes Release date: 04/06/2000
Francis Barrett was just another anonymous contender until he carried the Irish flag in the opening ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In an instant of global media attention, the young boxer from Galway became a national hero, the first Traveller (gypsy) ever to make it to the Olympics. Two extraordinary years in Francis' life are laid bare as filmmaker Liam McGrath follows him from his...

Bronson (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 10/08/2009
In 1974, a hot headed 19-year-old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawed-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. After making off with only £26.18, he was swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to seven years in jail. Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been...

Sade (2002)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 04/25/2002
In 1794, while French aristocrats are beheaded daily as part of Robespierre's 'Reign of Terror,' the Marquis de Sade is being held at Saint Lazare prison. Cheerful despite the circumstances, Sade's lover Marie-Constance Quesnet, whom he calls 'Sensible,' manages to get him transferred to Picpus, a former convent. While at Picpus, Sade occupies himself with the sexual awakening of 16-year-old...

Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 62 minutes Release date: 08/21/2008
Arne Glimcher, one of the great tastemakers of the art world, presents some of today's leading artists, intellectuals and curators, who examine the relationship between film and the visual arts
Finding Joe

Finding Joe (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 09/29/2011
An exploration of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell's studies and their continuing impact on our culture. Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields interwoven with enactments of classic tales by a sweet and motley group of kids, the film navigates the stages of what Campbell dubbed The Hero's Journey: the challenges, the fears, the dragons, the battles, and the return home as a...

Mesmer (1993)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 12/31/1993
Biographical film based on the life of the 18th-century medical radical, Franz Mesmer, who ventured into such uncharted areas as hypnosis and harmonics.