FILMWORKER
2017, Kino Lorber, 94 min, USA, Dir: Tony Zierra

After his acclaimed performance as Lord Bullingdon in Stanley Kubrick’s BARRY LYNDON, young actor Leon Vitali surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick’s loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. Their complex, interdependent relationship was founded on devotion, sacrifice and the grueling, joyful reality of the creative process. This new documentary enters their unique world and shows how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless cinema is brought to life at its most practical and profound level.


LADDIE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES
2017, Dir: Amanda Ladd Jones

Alan Ladd, Jr., known to friends and colleagues as Laddie, is the understated studio chief and Oscar-winning producer behind STAR WARS, ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, POLICE ACADEMY, BRAVEHEART, THE OMEN, THELMA AND LOUISE, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, GONE BABY GONE, and a staggering 154 more. During his 50-year career garnering 50 Academy Award wins and over 150 nominations, Laddie worked with world-famous filmmakers and actors (many of whom became household names on his watch) and brought to life some of the most influential films of our time. In this new documentary, Amanda Ladd-Jones endeavors to better understand her father - to see him not just as “Dad” or a man who spent the majority of her childhood at the office - but the way his collaborators do: as a doyen of modern American cinema.


CLIMATE WARRIORS
2018, fechnerMEDIA,, 86 min, Dir: Carl-A. Fechner, Nicolai Niemann

This inspiring documentary on activism and energy transition presents people from diverse backgrounds fighting the adverse and devastating effects of climate change on our planet. These climate warriors are well aware that energy production and consumption must change soon to preserve the environment and foster human rights. Raising voices of resistance to lobbyists and inhuman social realities, advocates on both sides of the Atlantic offer solutions with cutting-edge technologies and inspiring activism. From victims of pollution to kid activists and revolutionary politicians including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bernie Sanders, the engaging personalities of CLIMATE WARRIORS motivate viewers to join the movement and point the way toward a livable future for everyone.


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