FIVE CAME BACK
2017, Netflix, 180 min, USA, Dir: Laurent Bouzereau

Hollywood did its part during WWII as performers entertained troops and filmmakers covered the war. This unforgettable documentary profiles five of the latter - Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens and William Wyler - who were profoundly changed by their wartime experiences. Interviews with contemporary directors including Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and Guillermo del Toro add perspective to the lives and work of the “five who came back.”


RACING EXTINCTION
2015, The Film Collaborative, 90 min, USA, Dir: Louie Psihoyos

Director Louie Psihoyos’ follow-up to Oscar winner THE COVE is an equally urgent look at environmental crisis. With pressure mounting on endangered species from the illegal wildlife trade and greenhouse gas emissions, we may be on the brink of another mass extinction. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a team of artists and activists capture never-before-seen images that illustrate the extent of the problem and point toward solutions. “If a documentary can be both alarming and oddly reassuring, it's the gripping splash of cold cinematic water RACING EXTINCTION.” - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News.


SICK BIRDS DIE EASY
2013, Gravitas Ventures, 100 min, USA, Dir: Nicholas Fackler

A drug-addled conspiracy theorist, a love-drunk musician, and an American film crew head deep into the jungles of Western Africa searching for Iboga, an extremely potent psychedelic plant said to have the ability to heal drug addiction; what initially begins as a trip towards enlightenment then becomes a desperate attempt at maintaining sanity. Director Nicholas Fackler provides a mad mix of compellingly hilarious characters and an array of expertly wielded lo-fi and hi-fi cameras to explode the fiction/non-fiction divide in this mind-bending social experiment.


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