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For the Love of Spock - The Life of Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy
A one-of-a-kind documentary sure to unite trekkies worldwide, FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK tells the life of Star Trek's Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years. The film's focus began as a celebration…
To Be Takei - Actor and Activist, George Takei
Oh my! This award winning documentary features Star Trek legend, marriage equality advocate, and spokesperson for racial justice; superstar George Takei. Best known for his groundbreaking role of Hikaru Sulu on a certain epic starship and its multi-ethnic crew, Takei…
Discovering Katharine Hepburn
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Katharine Hepburn's, who's movie career covered over 60 years, was known for playing empowered, intelligent and sophisticated women. Born in Connecticut, Hepburn turned to acting soon after her graduation and after receiving some positive reaction from her time on Broadway…
Chris Olsen - The Boy Who Cried - The Life and Career of A Child Actor
In the movies since he was an infant, Chris Olsen appeared in films by some of the best directors of the fifties. Even though he never became a famous child actor, he was in a handful of the most iconic…
Discovering Audrey Hepburn
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Always the epitome of style, Audrey Hepburn fittingly started out as a model before being spotted by a movie producer. Her first major film, Roman Holiday, won her an Academy Award for Best Actress and catapulted her to stardom. Further…
Dying Laughing - What it Takes to be a Stand-Up Comedian
Featuring Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Bob Saget, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Lewis, Steve Coogan, Bobby Lee, & the late Garry Shandling, DYING LAUGHING is a candid look inside the agony and ecstasy of making people…
Discovering Charlotte Rampling
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
Filmmaker Jack Bond, spends a beautiful Spring day in Paris getting to grips with the stunning and enigmatic actress, Charlotte Rampling. She reveals her passion for French cinema, her work with Francois Ozon in The Swimming Pool and Under the…
Discovering Sophia Loren
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
A film industry phenomenon with an unparalleled cross-over appeal in both European and American cinema, Sophia Loren was equally at home playing gritty realism, in Two Women, as delivering frothy comedy opposite Cary Grant on a Houseboat. Loren's remarkable talent…
Discovering Brigitte Bardot
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
This incredible, almost mythical beauty exploded on to the world scene in the early 1950's. But who was this star, this icon, this democratically elected honorary sex-goddess of the decade? This documentary tells the story of Brigitte Bardot's incredible rise…
Bing Crosby - Rediscovered
PBS
Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Bing…
Jackie Chan
Part of the Series: ICONS: Big Star Profiles
An incredible acrobat, Jackie Chan has been wowing audiences since the 1970's with his improvisational martial arts' fighting style and comic timing. He still manages most stunts himself, a fact that has endeared him to fans of action films worldwide.…
Discovering James Stewart
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
James Stewart achieved stardom for his portrayal of the ordinary man who battles against the throes of adversity as highlighted in two of his most loved films, Mr Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life. Stewart was to…
Discovering Marlon Brando
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Widely considered the greatest actor ever, Marlon Brando's performances were as dazzling as his own larger-than-life personality. He exploded onto the screen as Stanley Kowolski in A Streetcar Named Desire and embodied the original rebel-without-a-cause in The Wild One. His…
Discovering Elizabeth Taylor
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
After becoming a movie star at the age of just 12 in National Velvet, Dame Elizabeth Taylor emerged as a beacon of the Hollywood studio system. Taylor took on the eponymous role in the lavish production of Cleopatra and delivered…
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries And Mentors Of Ricky Jay
Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. DECEPTIVE PRACTICE…
Actor? A Documentary
We take a look at what it means to be an actor, what it takes to be an actor and ways to make it as an actor. We do this through the use of interviews across the country with striving…
Discovering Bette Davis
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Known as the 'first lady of the screen' Bette Davis' is one of the Hollywood greats. Her striking presence, paved the way for future female leads. As her career developed Bette was desperate for a great film role, and unlike…
Tony Curtis - Driven To Stardom
Trapeze, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success, The Boston Strangler, Some Like It Hot. Tony Curtis, the man who influenced Elvis Presley and James Dean, was one of the very first teen idols and one of the last real movie stars.…
Discovering Rita Hayworth
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Initially talent spotted while dancing underage in a Tijuana nightclub act, it wasn't until Margarita Cansino changed her name to Rita Hayworth that her Hollywood career really took flight. Seductive turns in early hits such at The Strawberry Blonde, Blood…
Charlotte Rampling: The Look
A biographical study of legendary actress Charlotte Rampling, told through her own conversations with artist friends and collaborators, including Peter Lindbergh, Paul Auster, and Juergen Teller. Intercut with footage from some of Rampling's most famous films, this "self-portrait through others"…