Baron's touching documentary about the Harlem Blues & Jazz band, formed 30 years ago to honor jazz's underappreciated living legends. The Last of the First is not only an engrossing history lesson but also a loving behind-the-scenes look at the band members' everyday lives and at the swingin' music that has kept them going well into their golden years. | Read More
In this witty character-driven comedy, writer-turned-security guard Travis Hall hopes his new job will enable him to pay the bills and give him time to finish his novel. The problem? He has to make it through his first night. A look inside a nocturnal world where grown men wear clip-on ties and get paid to stare at blank walls for hours on end.
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Nine years ago Laura (Petra Wright) was a vivacious aspiring actress engaged to a talented young writer. But after her fiancé's senseless death, Laura married an insurance man, had a son, and began living the perfect suburban-mom life. Now she is growing distracted, withdrawn, dissatisfied, and needs more than just an affair. | Read More
The bewildering elements that sparked the powder keg of LA street gang violence are meticulously uncovered in the film, Lay Down Old Man. A two-film-in-one documentary about the history of the Bloods and the Crips, it provides a connecting a history of the rival gangs as told by two of its respective founding members. | Read MoreDocumentary
This stylized noir thriller from the U.K. burns with the unsentimental intensity of a Jim Thompson novel and seethes with the effortless cool of a Mike Hodges film. A bad man navigates a labyrinth of drug deals, double-crosses and hired hits that he hopes will lead to his salvation. A Sony Pictures Classics release. | Read More
Four modern-day professional bowlers' lives are interrupted when three retired Microsoft executives purchase their dying. Along the way, the film delves into the history and culture of professional bowling from the 60's and 70's to the beer gut and mullet-infested depths of the 80's and 90's that precipitated the Microsoft takeover in 2000. | Read More
In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. In this quintessentially American documentary, filmmaking brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach. | Read MoreSports and Documentary