A unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down…
Director: Josh Greenbaum
Starring: George Lazenby, Josh Lawson, Kassandra Clementi, Jeff Garlin, Jane Seymour, Jake Johnson, Dana Carvey
Awards: SXSW 2017 Audience Award
East Los Angeles lies in the crossfire of debate about American identity—this is home to the largest Latino immigrant population in the U.S. Yet every November, East L.A. hosts a distinctly American event, when one of the country’s fiercest high school football rivalry games draws more than 25,000 proud locals. THE CLASSIC follows the lives of four students seeking glory on the field, while making sense of their community’s vital place in today’s America.
Director: Billy McMillin
Premiere: Los Angeles Film Festival
After winning Tribeca’s Best Documentary Feature Award in 2011 for her unclassifiable nonfiction debut, Bombay Beach, Alma Har’el returns with the premiere of her hotly anticipated sophomore feature, the lyrical, genre-bending nonfiction film LoveTrue, executive produced by Shia LaBeouf. Using an atmospheric blend of follow-along footage, artful camerawork, and imaginative scenes depicting the past, present, and future of her subjects, Har’el explores the idea of “True Love” by charting the three complicated, dysfunctional real-life relationships as they unfold in distinct corners of the country. Alaskans Blake and Joel pursue a promising romance, in spite of his physical limitations and her uneasiness with her career as a stripper. In Hawaii, free spirit Coconut Willie discovers another side of true love after realizing his son is not biologically his own. And, in New York City, singer/songwriter Victory philosophizes on faith and faithfulness as she and her siblings perform in the streets accompanied by their father John, who abruptly separated from his wife many years prior for reasons that remain mysterious. Set to a hypnotizing score by Flying Lotus and using non-actors to play each’s subject’s younger and older selves LoveTrue is a fascinating exploration about how our past and present experiences shape the decisions we make when the fantasy of “True Love” dissipates.
Director: Alma Har’el
Executive Producer: Shia Labeouf
Premiere: Tribeca Film Festival
The Green Prince
A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he’s interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel’s security service, and sent to prison. But shocked by Hamas’s ruthless tactics in the prison and the organization’s escalating campaign of suicide bombings outside, Mosab agrees to spy for Israel. For him, there is no greater shame. For his Shin Bet handler, Gonen, there is no greater prize: “operating” the oldest son of a founding member of Hamas.
Director: Nadav Schirman
Premiere: Sundance Film Festival
Awards: Sundance Audience award 2014
The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have a deep rivalry and a darker secret: One night a year they close their doors for a bloody fist fight. Blue Blood is a hard hitting documentary which frames the psychology and inspiration of 5 young students desperate to contend in the worlds oldest boxing rivalry.
Director: Stevan Riley
Premiere: Tribeca Film Festival 2007
Soundtrack: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, The Beastie Boys, Metallica, Moby and more.
No Place On Earth
In 1942, 5 Jewish families descended into a pitch black cave in the Southern Ukraine. With no safe place to go, a total of 38 people silently slid down a muddy hole to escape the Nazis. NO PLACE ON EARTH tells the amazing adventure story of the longest recorded uninterrupted survival underground.
Director: Janet Tobias
Premiere: Toronto Film Festival 2012
Awards: Hamptons Film Festival 2012 Grand Jury Prize
The Short Game
Each year, the world’s best 7 year-old golfers descend on Pinehurst, North Carolina to compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. THE SHORT GAME is a feature documentary that follows eight of these very young athletes on their quest to become the sports next phenom.
Director: Josh Greenbaum
Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh
Executive Producers: Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Timm Oberwelland, John Battsek, David Frankel
Awards: SXSW 2013 Audience Award, Maui FF 2013 Audience Award, Hampton’s FF 2013 Audience Award, La Costa FF 2013 Grand Jury Prize
Can You Dig This
Can You Dig This follows 4 improbable gardeners as they join a movement that uproots the status quo in one of the most notorious places in the country: South LA.
Executive Producer: John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, Ron Finley
Awards: Jury Prize Los Angeles Film Fest 15′