THE PANAMA PAPERS
2018, Epix, 96 min, USA, Dir: Alex Winter

This documentary charts the story of the massive data leak that exposed the largest global corruption scandal in history. Hundreds of journalists around the globe worked in secret, at great personal risk, to reveal a scheme involving power brokers, the uber-rich, elected officials, dictators, cartel bosses, athletes and celebrities who had used the Panamanian law firm of Mossack Fonseca to hide money for them. Through a rigged system of tax evasion, fraud, cronyism, bribery, election meddling and even murder, at least $32 trillion was secreted in more than 80 tax havens in 2010 alone. But breaking the story was only the beginning; there was immediate blowback from many of the named and accused, who have used every tactic imaginable to silence the investigation. “A lively and level-headed exposé” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety.


SAD HILL UNEARTHED
2017, Zapruder Pictures, 86 min, Spain, Dir: Guillermo de Oliveira

Few movie locations are as iconic and memorable as the graveyard in which Sergio Leone’s epic Western THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY reaches its grand conclusion. Shockingly this 5,000-grave movie set located in the Spanish countryside was abandoned after the film, unprotected for nearly five decades. In this inspiring documentary, a group of fans sets out with shovels and wheelbarrows to restore the sacred space and create the ultimate destination for the movie’s devout followers across the world. Featuring interviews with legendary composer Ennio Morricone, director Joe Dante and Leone superfan James Hetfield of Metallica - along with a special appearance by the Man With No Name himself - SAD HILL UNEARTHED is a beautiful tribute to Leone’s masterpiece and a moving portrait of the collective nature of fandom. Best Motion Picture winner at the Sitges International Film Festival.


THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD
2018, Netflix, 98 min, USA, Dir: Morgan Neville

When Orson Welles returned to America after a self-imposed exile in the early 1970s, he began working on what he felt would be his magnum opus, The Other Side of the Wind. The film wasn’t completed in his lifetime, and in this documentary Morgan Neville follows the movie’s near 50-year journey to the screen, interviewing many of the actors and filmmakers who accompanied Welles on his adventure, as well as those who sought to bring his masterpiece to completion. The result is a portrait of both a great, flawed genius and the labyrinthine aesthetic, economic and political problems that plagued what should have been Welles’ last great triumph.


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