The Summit is a 2012 documentary film about the 2008 K2 disaster directed by Nick Ryan. It combines documentary footage with dramatized recreations of the events of the 2008 K2 disaster. On the way to and from the summit, eleven climbers died during a short time span creating one of the worst catastophes in climbing history. Much of the documentary footage was captured by Swedish mountaineer Fredrik Sträng. Sträng was planning to do a Documentary ..
Natan tells the remarkable story of Bernard Natan, a Romanian immigrant who came to Paris in 1905 and was involved almost immediately with French cinema. He took control of the Pathe film group in the late 1920s and went on to produce epic films such as Les Miserables. But Natan has become largely written out of French film history for various different reasons. I will not go into details here as the story is an ..
Jerry McGill slipped from a rock’n’roll career into a life of crime, robbing banks and running from the FBI while touring with legends of country music and appearing in movies. After three jail sentences (under two different names), aged 70 and suffering from terminal cancer, he announced his return to recording. We followed a heavily armed McGill and his fiance Joyce through four states as he stole whatever’s not nailed down and charmed his way ..
The remarkable story of John Healy’s rise from wino and street thief to chess master and award-winning author
Child bullfighters in Mexico, where kids as young as eight are trained to kill bulls ten times their weight. The film follows three children who are fighting not just the bull but their own demons every time they step into the ring. Michelito is ten and already a star. The adored son of a matador, Michelito has killed over two hundred bulls. ‘Picasso was born to paint, Mozart to make music – and Michelito to ..
Medal of Honor Recipient George Sakato said with tear, ‘ I am not a hero. I just killed a lot of people. It’s not good. This medal is for the people who couldn’t return their homes, not for me.’ Even many soldiers who received the decoration still have deep scars in their hearts now. He is the veteran of 442nd Regimental Combat Team in WW2 composed of Japanese Americans, who were at first seen as ..
Previously untold story of the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenom
Documentary about the life of wrestler Ian Hodgkinson, “Vampiro”, detailing his biggest international tour as well as his life outside the ring
A concert movie on an unprecedented scale, Rattle And Hum captures U2 – on and off the stage – during their triumphant Joshua Tree tour. From the giant technicolour stadium celebrations to the black-and-white intensity of the indoor shows, this is U2 at their best. Follow the group across America, exploring new influences, playing with the legandary B.B. King from Dublin to Graceland
When Anton O’Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970’s Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil unrest has spilled south of the border to his beloved home in County Cavan. Blinded by hatred and misguided patriotism ‘Anton’ is led into an illicit world of violence and is forced to choose between his family and his country. Hunted and ..