Category: biography

Bill Evans: Time Remembered (2015) 8

Bill Evans: Time Remembered (2015)

a biographical film featuring the music and times of Bill Evans with interviews from Tony Bennett, Jack Dejohnette, Billy Taylor, Paul Motian, Jon Hendricks, Orin Keepnews, Bobby Brookmeyer, Pat Evans and more, includ...

Adrian Street Story: You May Be Pretty, But I Am Beautiful (2019) 7.7

Adrian Street Story: You May Be Pretty, But I Am Beautiful (2019)

Before David Bowie and Boy George there was Adrian! An iconic British cult icon that went on to even inspire audiences internationally, even the look of Elton John and Marc Bolan! So prepare, for an unconventional tru...

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan (2020) 8

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan (2020)

A look at the life of Irish singer/songwriter and Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan.

Ring of Fire (TV Movie 2013) 5.9

Ring of Fire (TV Movie 2013)

This is the story of the decades-long love affair between June Carter and her husband, Johnny Cash, a love that was stretched to the breaking point by Johnny's addiction to pills.

Permanent Midnight (1998) 6.3

Permanent Midnight (1998)

Comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor...

Tony Parker: The Final Shot (2021) 6.8

Tony Parker: The Final Shot (2021)

Examines the background and the career of the french basketball player Tony Parker.

Sex and Broadcasting (2014) 6.8

Sex and Broadcasting (2014)

SEX AND BROADCASTING is a feature length documentary about New Jersey's WFMU, the world's strangest and most unique radio station, and one man's attempt to keep it alive in the face of recession, the persistent threat...

Rey (2017) 6.7

Rey (2017)

In 1860, a French adventurer established a kingdom in an independent region of southern Chile, uniting the native Mapuche. The Chilean army's response was devastating. At least, that's one version of this true story. ...

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie 1999) 7.1

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie 1999)

This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best Actress Nomination in 1954 ...

Phil Spector (TV Movie 2013) 6.2

Phil Spector (TV Movie 2013)

Record Producer Phil Spector (Al Pacino) hires Bruce Cutler (Jeffrey Tambor) to defend him when he's accused of murder. Cutler persuades Linda Kenney Baden (Dame Helen Mirren) to advise him. While the prosecution's st...

Fear Strikes Out (1957) 7

Fear Strikes Out (1957)

Jim Piersall is groomed by his loving but hard-driving father (living vicariously through his son) to play major league baseball. His desire to succeed to please his father leads to mental illness and a nervous breakd...

Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage (2008) 6.4

Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage (2008)

Necessity is the mother of invention. In the weeks leading up to Christmas 1977, Maryanne Kinkade has fallen behind in her mortgage payments and is about to lose her small house in Placerville, a town in California's ...

Embrace of the Serpent (2015) 7.9

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Juarez (1939) 7

Juarez (1939)

The newly-named Emperor Maximillian, the only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, arrives in Mexico in the early 1860s with his wife Carlotta to face popular sentiment favoring Benito Juarez and popular demand for d...

Chopper (2000) 7.2

Chopper (2000)

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a murder sentence in prison. His book, From the Inside, upon which the film is based, was a best-s...

Madame (2019) 7.3

Madame (2019)

MADAME takes us onto an intimate journey where Caroline, a flamboyant 90-year-old grandmother and her filmmaker grandson Stéphane explore the development and transmission of gender identity in a patriarchal environmen...

Hostage to the Devil (2016) 5.4

Hostage to the Devil (2016)

A child possessed. An exorcist locked in combat with an ancient evil. In the battle for saving a soul, just who really is the 'Hostage to the Devil'?

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (2016) 7.4

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (2016)

SIDEMEN - Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sid...

Holden On (2017) 6.9

Holden On (2017)

Holden Layfield helps audiences through his harrowing tale in this film set in the early 1990s. After succumbing to a secret battle with mental illness, 17-year old Holden devolves from a gregarious, small-town Georgi...

The Beaches of Agnès (2008) 8

The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

At nearly 80, Agnès Varda explores her memory - growing up in Belgium, living in Sète, Paris, and Noirmoutier, discovering photography, making a film, being part of the New Wave, raising children with Jacques Demy, lo...

Sexocracy: The man of Bunga Bunga (2012) 6.4

Sexocracy: The man of Bunga Bunga (2012)

'The man of Bunga Bunga' used to be an influential entertainment industry's agent, worldwide. His name is Lele Mora. He organized big events and speeches for Gorbachev and Clinton; he met Fidel Castro and Pope Wojtyla...

The Mad Phoenix (1997) 8

The Mad Phoenix (1997)

The legendary life story of Cantonese opera playwright "Mad Phoenix" Kiang Yu-kou.

My Gal Sal (1942) 6.3

My Gal Sal (1942)

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. Despite his egotistical beha...

Unfortunate Brothers: Korea’s Reunification Dilemma (2014) 7.4

Unfortunate Brothers: Korea’s Reunification Dilemma (2014)

'Even though I live in South Korea, my heart is in North Korea. The North Koreans are not strangers, but my brethren'. These words spoken by Mr. Lee, the film's main character, reveal an internal conflict in the natio...

The Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie 2002) 7.4

The Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie 2002)

A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

A Night to Remember (1958) 7.9

A Night to Remember (1958)

A successful attempt at an even-handed portrayal of the White Star Line's (later part of Cunard) luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic's sinking from the standpoint of 2nd Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, himself the most se...

Romeo Is Bleeding (2015) 7.6

Romeo Is Bleeding (2015)

A fatal turf war between neighborhoods haunts the city of Richmond, CA. Donté Clark transcends the violence in his hometown by writing poetry about his experiences. Using his voice to inspire those around him, he and ...

Kilroy (2021) 4.9

Kilroy (2021)

True redemption story of one of the most powerful mob bosses in California history.

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (TV Movie 2010) 7

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (TV Movie 2010)

In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully - unaware that she is a lesbian. Anne is recording her thoughts and exploits in a c...

I Am Your Father (2015) 6.6

I Am Your Father (2015)

David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader at the first Star Wars Trilogy, never revealed his face during the films. He could have done it only once at "Return of the Jedi", but something happened. Another actor d...