Whether you plan to be on the ground or following along at home, we’ve got the ultimate guide to what’s happening at this year’s SXSW Festival.
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See images of Russell Brand smoking smack in actual footage from his junkie days.
Play ball with a master documentarian in this exhaustive 18.5-hour examination of America’s favorite pastime (no, the other one).
Kevin MacDonald’s look at the life, times and legacy of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists is rousing, fascinating and perhaps a little too reverential.
Arnold and Elaine Friedman were a typical couple living in Great Neck, NY in the 80s. Arnold was a schoolteacher who also ran a computer school out of their home while Elaine cared for the three boys Jesse, Seth and David. All was happy until 1987, when Arnold and Jesse were accused of multiple counts of child abuse. A police raid revealed a sizable collection of child pornography, and Arnold confessed to some charges; Jesse, however, firmly insisted he was innocent.
One of the hardest rocking bands in history, Led Zeppelin crafted epic songs of grace and fury influenced by the American blues tradition. This documentary chronicles the band’s history from their 1968 formation to their reign as 1970s hard-rock giants, through rare photographs, archival footage and interviews with the band and those who were close to them: managers, sound engineers, groupies and fellow rockers.
An alien invasion musical? Yes. When three aliens (Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans and Jeff Goldblum) crash-land in LA’s San Fernando Valley a manicurist (Geena Davis) and her boss befriend the threesome, give them makeovers and show them the town. Watch the entire film here.
Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that needs Christian youth to assume leadership roles. Follow Levi, Rachael, and Tory at Kids on Fire summer camp in Devil’s Lake, ND, where kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become soldiers in God’s Army. A look into a training ground that recruits Christian children to become an active part of America’s political future.
Crazy Love tells the astonishing story of the roller-coaster relationship between Burt and Linda Pugach which shocked the nation in 1959. Burt, a 32 year-old married attorney and Linda, a single 20 year-old living in the Bronx had a whirlwind romance which ended in a violent act that landed the pair on the cover of endless newspapers and magazines.
Billy Corben reveals Miami to be a city built out of white powder in this exhausting documentary that chronicles the illegal drug trade of the 1970s and ’80s.
Since his tragic death from cancer at age 32, comedian Bill Hicks’s legend and stature have only grown. This documentary tells his story, blending live footage with interviews and animation to fill in the details of a life cut short. Watch the film here.