Trailer: ‘Springsteen & I' - July 22nd

Directed by Baillie Walsh, produced by Ridley Scott.

(Source: youtube.com)

Trailer: ‘Broadway Idiot

So I just learned that a documentary was made about the creation of ‘American Idiot’ on Broadway and Billie Joe Armstrong’s journey to performing in it. AND that it will be premiering at SXSW.

(by Broadway Idiot)

NOW HEAR… NOW. HERE. THIS. - A Documentary on Making the Original Cast Recording of Now. Here. This. (by Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records)

For fans of ‘[Title of Show]’ and Broadway in general. Many lengthy song clips included. (Also it’s 40 min long.)

Teaser: Beyonce’s HBO Documentary

The doc will take the ‘Life in a Day’ approach by stringing together fan-submitted video of how Bruce Springsteen has affected their lives. 

Your dad will love it.

zachdionne:

I know you’ve caught things about the new documentary Marley in the New Yorker and Slate and other cool places. They’re mostly brief, albeit well-written and thoughtful, reviews—just reviews (which is fine!). I tried to write a deeper dive that incorporates a long talk I had with director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) as well. I love the documentary and am very proud of this piece. Hope you read and have fun and also see the movie. The article is over at Fast Company’s Co.Create.
(PS: This is Cool Thing One for today. Cool Thing Two is coming in a sec. It’s different and even more awesomer.)

zachdionne:

I know you’ve caught things about the new documentary Marley in the New Yorker and Slate and other cool places. They’re mostly brief, albeit well-written and thoughtful, reviews—just reviews (which is fine!). I tried to write a deeper dive that incorporates a long talk I had with director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) as well. I love the documentary and am very proud of this piece. Hope you read and have fun and also see the movie. The article is over at Fast Company’s Co.Create.

(PS: This is Cool Thing One for today. Cool Thing Two is coming in a sec. It’s different and even more awesomer.)

Trailer: Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

Directed by Morgan Spurlock, produced by Joss Whedon and Stan Lee, with appearances from Kevin Smith, Seth Rogen, and Eli Roth. 

(via Collider)

sandboxwarrior:

Brooms Up! - Quidditch World Cup IV

This is a 30 minute documentary about the creation of Muggle Quidditch and the 2010 World Cup.  I can not recommend it enough. 

Back when I was a freshman at Syracuse University in 2007, I read that Quidditch teams were forming at colleges around the east coast.  I decided to make a facebook page to see if other students at SU were interested.  Although the facebook group grew in size, it never gained enough momentum to actually launch and I quickly lost interest.  The facebook page still exists, and still has the goofy logo I made for it, although I am no longer the admin.  

Watching this documentary and reading about the IQA, I wish that I had worked harder to Make ‘CUSE Quidditch Happen.  Luckily, someone else took up the cause and today Syracuse has it’s very own IQA Quidditch team.  This past month they made it to the quarter finals in the 2011 World Cup.

nprfreshair:

David Bianculli explains why the new four-part documentary series called America in Primetime, which premieres this Sunday on PBS, is “the smartest TV show about television I’ve seen in about 20 years.”

nprfreshair:

David Bianculli explains why the new four-part documentary series called America in Primetime, which premieres this Sunday on PBS, is “the smartest TV show about television I’ve seen in about 20 years.”

Trailer: 6 Days to Air, the South Park Documentary

Airing Oct 9th at 10 pm on Comedy Central.

(via Splitsider

Trailer: Marc Maron: The Voice of Something

Directed by Jodi Lennon, the documentary short follows Maron in NYC in the days after 9/11. It details his visit to memorials as well as his comedic approach at the Comedy Cellar.

(via Splitsider)

awards-season:

/Film is reporting that Sundance hit Being Elmo will hit theaters in NYC on October 21 and expand in the subsequent weeks. The documentary, directed by Constance Marks, tells the story of puppeteer Kevin Clash and how he successfully realized his dream of becoming a puppeteer, while also detailing the rise of Jim Henson and the Muppets.
BEING ELMO will be distributed through Submarine Deluxe as follows:
October 21                    New York, NY             IFC CENTER November 4                   Los Angeles, CA         Laemmle Theaters November 4                   Seattle, WA                 Landmark Varsity November 4                   Larkspur, CA               Lark Thetater November 11                 San Francisco, CA      The Roxie November 11                 Baltimore, MD              Charles Theater November 11                 Maitlin, FL                    Enzian Theatre November 11                 Washington DC           Landmark E Street Cinema November 16                 Boston, MA                 Brattle Theatre Novmeber 18                 Boston, MA                 Coolidge Corner Theater November 18                 West Newton, MA       West Newton, MA November 18                 Philadelphia, PA           International House of Film November 18                 Atlanta, GA                 Landmark Midtown Art November 18                 Minneapolis, MN          Landmark Lagoon or Edina November 18                 Santa Fe, NM               CCA Santa Fe November 25                 Tucson, AZ                 The Loft Cinema November 25                 Portland, OR                Living Room Theaters November 25                 Coral Gables, FL         Living Room Theaters November 25                 Hartford, CT                Real Art Ways November 25                 Ann Arbor, MI              Michigan Theater November 25                 Hudson, NY                 Time and Space Limited December 2                   St. Louis, MO               Landmark Tivoli or Plaza Frontenac December 27                 Houston, TX                MFA Houston

awards-season:

/Film is reporting that Sundance hit Being Elmo will hit theaters in NYC on October 21 and expand in the subsequent weeks. The documentary, directed by Constance Marks, tells the story of puppeteer Kevin Clash and how he successfully realized his dream of becoming a puppeteer, while also detailing the rise of Jim Henson and the Muppets.

BEING ELMO will be distributed through Submarine Deluxe as follows:

October 21 New York, NY IFC CENTER
November 4 Los Angeles, CA Laemmle Theaters
November 4 Seattle, WA Landmark Varsity
November 4 Larkspur, CA Lark Thetater
November 11 San Francisco, CA The Roxie
November 11 Baltimore, MD Charles Theater
November 11 Maitlin, FL Enzian Theatre
November 11 Washington DC Landmark E Street Cinema
November 16 Boston, MA Brattle Theatre
Novmeber 18 Boston, MA Coolidge Corner Theater
November 18 West Newton, MA West Newton, MA
November 18 Philadelphia, PA International House of Film
November 18 Atlanta, GA Landmark Midtown Art
November 18 Minneapolis, MN Landmark Lagoon or Edina
November 18 Santa Fe, NM CCA Santa Fe
November 25 Tucson, AZ The Loft Cinema
November 25 Portland, OR Living Room Theaters
November 25 Coral Gables, FL Living Room Theaters
November 25 Hartford, CT Real Art Ways
November 25 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
November 25 Hudson, NY Time and Space Limited
December 2 St. Louis, MO Landmark Tivoli or Plaza Frontenac
December 27 Houston, TX MFA Houston