Long careers are drawing to a close for John and Amanda, who teach Latin, English, and guitar at a stately home-turned-school, where they are legends with a mantra: "Reading. 'Rithmetic. Rock 'n' roll!" But leaving is the hardest lesson.
This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores ... See full summary »
Laird John Hamilton
Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world's greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic's greatest hidden treasures.
California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.
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Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. "Spettacolo" is a portrait of this 50-... See full summary »
Chiara Del Ciondolo,
Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.
Trophy is a startling exploration of the evolving relationship between big-game hunting and wildlife conservation that will leave you debating what is right, what is wrong and what is necessary in order to save the great species of the world from extinction.
The main problem is that it kicks off on a false assumption. That wild animals are a "nuisance". Quite simply - in 90% of countries that do not allow hunting wild animals are no more of a nuisance that noisy car stereos.
Total waste of time to see it. No spoilers here.
Game farms reduce biodiversity by killing off all snakes, alarm birds, predators, moles, aardvark and any other animal that may spoil a luxury trip for amateur hunters - while keeping only specially bred animals - not found in actual nature.
The film is best summed up in the film's own social media pages that showcases captive breeders and horn traders. It is a glorification of Single-Specie breeding farms such as John Humes dusty breeding facility where he breeds tame rhino without a single thought given to biodiversity.
While the filming is indeed beautiful - Mr Schwarz is very talented - he could have covered other angles too.
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