Workers Leaving the Lumière FactoryJune 10, 1895
Working men and women leave the Lumière factory, through the main gate. It is often referred to as the first real motion picture ever made, although Louis Le Prince's 1888 Roundhay Garden Scene pre-dated it by seven years. Three separate versions of this film exist. The first version features a carriage drawn by one horse. In the second, the carriage is drawn by two horses or there is no carriage in the third.
Period. End of Sentence.April 5, 2018
In an effort to improve feminine hygiene, a machine that creates low-cost biodegradable sanitary pads is installed in a rural village in Northern India. Using the machine, a group of local women is employed to produce and sell pads, offering them newfound independence and helping to destigmatize menstruation for all.
The Arrival of a Train at La CiotatJanuary 25, 1896
A group of people are standing along the platform of a railway station in La Ciotat, waiting for a train. One is seen coming, at some distance, and eventually stops at the platform. Doors of the railway-cars open and attendants help passengers off and on. Popular legend has it that, when this film was shown, the first-night audience fled the café in terror, fearing being run over by the "approaching" train. This legend has since been identified as promotional embellishment, though there is evidence to suggest that people were astounded at the capabilities of the Lumières' cinématographe.
Night and FogDecember 15, 1955
Filmmaker Alain Resnais documents the atrocities behind the walls of Hitler's concentration camps.
End GameJanuary 21, 2018
Filmed and edited in intimate vérité style, this movie follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death and are dedicated to changing our thinking about both.
Isle of FlowersMarch 23, 1990
A tomato is planted, harvested and sold at a supermarket, but it rots and ends up in the trash. Ends? No. Isle of Flowers follows it up until its real end, among animals, trash, women and children. And then the difference between tomatoes, pigs and human beings becomes clear.
The White HelmetsSeptember 16, 2016
As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
Mysteries of the Unseen WorldNovember 1, 2013
Mysteries of the Unseen World transports audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Mysteries of the Unseen World reveals phenomena that can't be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale. Viewers experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception
Roundhay Garden SceneOctober 14, 1888
The earliest surviving celluloid film, and believed second moving picture ever created, was shot by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince using the LPCCP Type-1 MkII single-lens camera. It was taken in the garden of Oakwood Grange, the Whitley family house in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire (UK), possibly on 14 October 1888. It shows Adolphe Le Prince (Le Prince's son), Mrs. Sarah Whitley (Le Prince's mother-in-law), Joseph Whitley and Miss Harriet Hartley walking around in circles, laughing to themselves and keeping within the area framed by the camera.
Black SheepMay 1, 2018
After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.
The House Is BlackJanuary 1, 1963
Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House Is Black juxtaposes "ugliness," of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.
DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice LeagueJanuary 19, 2016
A documentary special taking a look at the upcoming films making up the DC Universe. Kevin Smith hosts with Geoff Johns, as they take a look at Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League movies.
Seven Up!May 5, 1964
A group of British children aged 7 from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to re-interview them at 7 year interviews to determine how their lives and attitudes have changed.
Hollyweed – nu även i Sverige?June 10, 2019
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Long ShotSeptember 3, 2017
When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from a popular TV show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Ballet mécaniqueSeptember 24, 1924
Ballet Mécanique (1923-4) is a Dadaist post-Cubist art film conceived, written, and co-directed by the artist Fernand Léger in collaboration with the filmmaker Dudley Murphy (with cinematographic input from Man Ray). It has a musical score by the American composer George Antheil. However, the film premiered in silent version on 24 September 1924 at the Internationale Ausstellung neuer Theatertechnik (International Exposition for New Theater Technique) in Vienna presented by Frederick Kiesler. It is considered one of the masterpieces of early experimental filmmaking.
Knife SkillsJuly 29, 2017
Edwin’s Restaurant is determined to become one of America’s top French restaurants, with a staff unlike any other in the country. Brandon Edwin Chrostowski prepares to open his Cleveland, Ohio fine dining establishment with a staff composed nearly entirely of recently released prisoners in search of an opportunity to get their lives back on track. They sign up for a classical French food boot camp to learn the ins and outs of fine wine, sauces, and more. Inspiring and engaging, this documentary emphasizes the enriching and fundamental power of food to bring people together, regardless of circumstance or background.
ZionJanuary 18, 2018
A portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler who was born without legs and grew up in foster care.
The Perfect HumanJanuary 1, 1967
An elegant and humorous film—in the guise of a serious anthropological treatise—spotlights "The Perfect Human," a model of the modern Dane created by our wishful thinking.
A Night at the GardenSeptember 24, 2017
In 1939, New York's Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous––and shocking––gathering of 20,000 Americans celebrating the rise of the Nazi regime across the ocean. Thousands of protested outside at the time, but this Oscar-nominated documentary returns to light an event that has largely been forgotten from our history.