Famed American comedian and musician Bill Hicks died of cancer in 1994. He was 32. His memory and artistry live on in this documentary featuring archival footage of his childhood. as well as of his irreverent stand up routines. There are also cleverly animated family photos, plus tributes from friends and colleagues.
Anvil! The Story of Anvil is about the Toronto-based heavy metal group Anvil! and the two musicians -- Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner -- who've been best friends, played together since they were in their teens and are ready for a replay of their life on the road.
In this documentary about English playwright Andrea Dunbar, filmmaker Clio Bernard has actors lipsynch audio interviews with Dunbar's friends and family to present the short and dramatic life of the gifted and troubled dramatist who died at age 29 of an alcohol-related brain hemorrhage.
A stirring biodoc about Benazir Bhutto, one of history's most fascinating and tragic political leaders, the first woman to head the government of a Muslim nation.
When during a sold out concert, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines made an impromptu disparaging remark about then US President George W. Bush, masses of country music fans decried the singing group. This film, directed by Barbara Kopple, chronicles their come back.
Up close and personal with Joan Rivers, whose life is much larger than standup -- although standup is a big part of it!
Chronicling the life of American environmentalist John Muir, and presenting his long lasting but now endangered wilderness legacy.
Documenting the lasting love affair and business partnership of Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Berge.
A dramatic account of how French aerialist and stuntman Philippe Pettit suspended a tightrope wire between NYC's (now fallen) Twin Towers, walked across it and, as a consequence, faced criminal charges.