Intriguing, perplexing, and challenging, this portrait of jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman has to be seen to be believed. Shirley Clarke crafted a one-of-a-kind documentary which turned out to be her final feature.
Shirley Clarke's landmark 1967 arrives on Blu-ray, fully restored and boasting a variety of extras. Before-and-after demo makes Milestone Films' efforts to provide the best audio/visual presentation abundantly clear.
Ken Burns is perhaps the single best purveyor of a certain type of Americana, namely the long, detailed look at specific turning points in the history of these United States that illuminates how we got where we are today even as it sheds light on the specific workings of our cultural past.
When Rosenthal was asked to travel to Russia to advise its people how best to adapt his show to their culture, he never anticipated the challenges he would face. In Exporting Raymond, his film documenting the experience, we are given a firsthand look at how how difficult translating certain truths to another culture can be.
Writer/producer Ken Bowser talks to The Morton Report about his American Masters documentary, "Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune," which takes an unflinching look at the singer's life, art, and the tumultuous era of the '60s in which he lived.
Jerry Lewis has worn a multiplicity of hats over his eight decades in the entertainment business. In the Encore channel's documentary Method To the Madness of Jerry Lewis, filmmaker Gregg Barson takes us on a journey through it all: from Lewis's early years with Dean Martin to his solo career as an actor, filmmaker, and comedy legend.
Despite his success, the subject he most wanted to profile remained elusive for over 20 years. With no small amount of perseverance, Weide finally managed to persuade Woody Allen to agree to be interviewed and filmed, providing the basis for Weide's fascinating documentary premiering this week on PBS.
To most people, the brand name Pepsi brings to mind cola wars with its arch rival Coca Cola. In CNBC’s documentary Pepsi's Challenge, we learn that the company's interests are surprisingly diverse, and battling it out for the soft drink crown is a mere fraction of what they do.
The DVD The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 - 1975 is the first official documentary film covering the career of the band, and one that was issued with the Hollies full cooperation. The band's story is interesting, and it's nice to hear it told by the ones who lived it, but the real stars of this show are the historical footage and videos.
Good news for movie fans out there with good taste. It appears that all of the disgusted laughter of disbelief that accompanies the ridiculous Battleship trailer whenever it's screened has actually got the attention of Universal Studios.