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I Am the Blues - Tracing Blues Music Roots
From juke joints to church halls, up the mountain and down to the bayou, I AM THE BLUES travels the back roads with the last of the blues legends. I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey…
Imagine the Sound - Jazz in the 60's
Imagine the Sound brings together interviews and performances with the prime innovators of the once controversial free jazz movement of the 60s. The first feature documentary by Ron Mann (Grass, Comicbook Confidential) is an eloquent tribute to a group of…
Mighty Uke - The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog
From the Redwoods of California through the gritty streets of New York, from swinging London through Tokyo's highrise canyons to Hawaii, ukers tell the story of the people's instrument. In MIGHTY UKE, we discover why so many people of different…
In the Year of the Pig - Origins of the Vietnam War
From French colonialism and rickshaws to the Vietnamese victory at Dien Bien Phu. And then, the origins and nature of the U.S. commitment from the end of WWII through the offensive of 1968. History, death, battle, ideas as only film…
Poetry in Motion
Called the "Woodstock of Poetry" by American Film, and "Dazzling" by the Los Angeles Times, Poetry in Motion is an unprecedented anthology of twenty-four leading North American poets who sing, chant, anything but "read" their work. The result is a…
Hockey Night
Lovingly restored and digitally remastered, HOCKEY NIGHT features Canadian icon Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables) as Cathy Yarrow, a confident and talented young athlete. Having moved to a small town, the bored and under-challenged Cathy straps on goalie pads…
Comic Book Confidential
Comic Book Confidential is a feature-length documentary that profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America today. In an entertaining and informative combination of interviews, historical footage and…
Altman - A Portrait of Robert Altmanʼs Life and Career
Maverick. Auteur. Rebel. Innovator. Storyteller. Rambler. Gambler. Mad man. Family man. Director. Artist. Robert Altman's life and career contained multitudes. This father of American independent cinema left an indelible mark, not merely on the evolution of his art form, but…
Grass - A History of Recreational Marijuana Use in the Late 20th Century
Years in the making... Ron Mann's much-anticipated documentary presents a humorous and surprisingly balanced history of recreational MARIJUANA use in the late 20th century. Those who remain pure will see the degradation you've been missing. Those who have succumbed to…
In the Wake of the Flood - Author Margaret Atwood
On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood . Rather…
Know Your Mushrooms
Mushrooms - we put them on our pizza and steaks and in our soups and salads, we marvel at their variety and are sometimes repelled by their grotesque beauty when encountering them in the bush. And yeah, some have even…
Fly in a Bottle - An American Avant-Jazz-Funk Band
Taking a look into the minds and lives of the band, Medeski Martin & Wood, the drummer and percussionist Billy Martin directed the first feature film in the band's history. Working through a year-long period of personal 16mm film and…
Tales of the Rat Fink
From the award-winning director of COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL and GRASS comes TALES OF THE RAT FINK, Ron Mann's wildly inventive bio about Renaissance man Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, who engineered a shift in mid-twentieth century culture with his customised cars,…
Listen to the City
I see a new world. Do you see it? If you listened to the city back in 1984, here's what it told you: there are dark days coming, and the only way to survive them is by being rich. Made…
Twist - The Evolution of Rock & Roll Dance
Combining rare and often hilarious archival footage with interviews, Twist chronicles the evolution of rock and roll dance. From the time when moving hips marked you as a social degenerate, to a time when shaking your "thing" became the dance-form…
Blue Rodeo: In Stereovision
Directed by renowned Canadian filmmaker, Ron Mann, it features a reunion concert with the original 5 members i.e. Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor, Bazil Donovan, Bob Wiseman and Cleave Anderson! Also includes twelve historic performances; an appreciation written by Paul Quarrington;…
Go Further
GO FURTHER explores the idea that the single individual is the key to large-scale transformational change. The film follows actor Woody Harrelson as he takes a small group of friends on a bio-fuelled bus-ride down the Pacific Coast Highway. Their…