2017, Netflix, 93 min, United States, Dir: Jeff Orlowski

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching” - a sign of mass coral death - has been accelerating around the world. This new documentary from filmmaker Jeff Orlowski (CHASING ICE) taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense and startling emotion, CHASING CORAL offers a dramatic look at the troubling transformation below the waves.

2017, 90 min, Ireland, Dir: Maurice Fitzpatrick

By harnessing the political influence of the Irish-American diaspora in Washington, John Hume addressed the legacy of colonial division in Ireland to help achieve peace. This compelling documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, shows how one man with courage and charisma, inspired by Martin Luther King, mobilized Irish-Americans and America to bring an end to years of bloody violence in his homeland. Featuring dramatic footage from the conflict in Northern Ireland, stirring accounts by U.S. presidents and congressmen, and a musical score by Bill Whelan (Riverdance), this timely film highlights creative leadership and the need for steady international cooperation to overcome hatred and division.

2016, RandomMedia, 88 min, Uin, Dir: Peter Brosnan

For his 1923 biblical epic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, director Cecil B. DeMille re-created ancient Egypt on the central California coast with one of the biggest movie sets of the silent era, which was buried on location in Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes after the film was completed. And there it lay, forgotten, for the next 60 years.... the "lost city of Cecil B. DeMille." In 1983, a group of determined film buffs -- inspired by a cryptic clue in DeMille's posthumously published Autobiography -- located the remains of the set. Director Peter Brosnan’s 30-year quest to unearth the site - and, through numerous interviews, its secrets - makes for one of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes documentaries ever. “For anyone who cares about Hollywood history - or, for that matter, California history - THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE is an irresistible detective story, told with a sense of wonder, a sense of humor and a mild exasperation over the ‘permit people,’ as Brosnan wryly calls them.” - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter.

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