SALESMAN
1969, Janus Films, 85 min, USA, Dir: Albert Maysles, David Maysles

This landmark American documentary captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Good Book, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses - then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair.


12 O’CLOCK BOYS
2013, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 76 min, USA, Dir: Lotfy Nathan

The 12 O’Clock Boys are a notorious urban dirt-bike pack in Baltimore - popping wheelies and weaving at excessive speeds through traffic, the group always manages to evade the hamstrung police. In Lotfy Nathan’s wild, dynamic documentary (three years in the making), their stunning antics are envisioned through the eyes of young adolescent Pug – a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks. Premiering to critical acclaim at the SXSW and Hot Docs film festivals (where Nathan won the HBO Emerging Artist Award), 12 O’CLOCK BOYS provides a compelling and intimate personal story of a young boy and his dangerous, thrilling dream.


AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER
2017, Paramount, 98 min, USA, Dir: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes - in moments both private and public, funny and poignant - as he pursues the inspirational idea that, while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.


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