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  • Citizenfour

    Citizenfour

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    verticalCITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
    Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “CITIZENFOUR,” in January 2013.  He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. When Snowden revealed he was a high-level analyst driven to expose the massive surveillance of Americans by the NSA, Poitras persuaded him to let her film.

    CITIZENFOUR places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them.

    CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again

    Official Website – https://citizenfourfilm.com

  • Death of a Gentleman

    Death of a Gentleman

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    dogDeath of a Gentleman is a 2015 documentary about the takeover of the governance of cricket by ICC’s ‘Big Three’. Two cricket journalists set off on a journey to the heart of the game they love, only to stumble upon one of the biggest sporting scandals ever. This is a film about passion, greed, power – and standing up for what you care about.
    It was directed by Sam Collins, Jarrod Kimber and Johnny Blank, and features interviews with takeover architects Giles Clarke and N Srinivasan (the other was Wally Edwards),[1] alongside Ed Cowan, Tony Greig, Gideon Haigh, Michael Holding, Jonathan Agnew, Chris Gayle, Rev.Andrew Wingfield Digby, Haroon Lorgat, Lalit Modi, and Kevin Pietersen.

    Official Website – http://deathofagentlemanfilm.com

  • Life Animated

    Life Animated

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    life-animatedFrom Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires. Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him. LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality. Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks. Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

    Official Website – http://www.lifeanimateddoc.com/film/

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo

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    cristiano-ronaldoRonaldo documents the life of Cristiano Ronaldo (born Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro; 5 February 1985), from his childhood until 2015, through a series of interviews with Ronaldo himself as well as friends and family. Parts of the film also follow Ronaldo’s day-to-day life with family and friends, including his son Cristiano Jr., his mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, his brother Hugo and his sisters Elma and Cátia Lilian.

    Official Website – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3800894/?ref_=nv_sr_2

  • Original Copy

    Original Copy

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    In the heart of Mumbai lives Sheikh Rehman, the city’s last painter of film posters. His studio is run in the old masters’ style – behind the screen of an old Hindi-Film cinema. Here, Rehman is both artist and guru, comedian and philosopher. But Rehman’s world is at risk. Today’s film posters are printed on plastic, and his audiences are being kept away by new high-rise buildings. It’s a hopeless struggle, but Rehman won’t give up … Original Copy – a sensitive portrayal of the magic of film, its transience, and its immortality.

    Official Website – http://www.originalcopyfilm.com

  • Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

    Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

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    haroldAcademy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim (The Man on Lincoln’s Nose) and Executive Producer Danny DeVito (Pulp Fiction, Man on the Moon) present HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY, a fascinating and deeply moving account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his wife, film researcher Lillian Michelson—a talented couple once considered “the heart of Hollywood.”

    Harold and Lillian worked on hundreds of iconic films during Hollywood’s golden age including The Ten Commandments, The Apartment, The Birds, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket and more.

    Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Coppola and others, this heartfelt documentary chronicles their remarkable relationship and two extraordinary careers spanning six decades of movie-making history.

    Official Website – http://haroldandlillian.com

  • Kaagaz Ki Kashti

    Kaagaz Ki Kashti

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    jagjit50 years of singing, over 5,000 concerts, more than 40 countries on music tours … 80 albums, 500 plus ghazals, 300 bhajans and many memorable film songs that will resound loud for eternity … Jagjit Singhwas perhaps the first Independent music star of India.

    With a voice cool as ice and stirring enough to break or mend your heart,Jagjit Singh has been India’s most iconic ghazal maestro by all accounts. Generations have turned to him in their moments of sorrow, pain, anguish, dejection … as much as they have in their times of triumphs & celebrations.

    Kaagaz Ki Kashti … is an evocative account of a down-to-earth small-town boy from Ganganagar, Rajasthan who made it big by adding that extra something in his music … giving it a polish and a soul at the same time … choosing simple but touching urdu poetry, setting them to simple tunes and introducing western instrumentation to make them textured, contemporary and rich. This lyrical feature-documentary uses his music and the poems he chose to sing … to tell his own story … of his exciting life-journey to stardom, of love and loss, of tribulations and triumphs. In the process, the film captures the man behind the visible and the childlike artist behind his creations.

    Shot in Ganganagar, Rajasthan, where he was born and grew up; Punjab where he spent some formative years and finally Mumbai, where he flowered and established himself as a legend, the film promises to be also one of the best visualized accounts of his compositions, so rich in irony and nuances about shades of life.

    Featuring friends and family who knew him well, musicians who played with him in countless concerts and recordings and some fans and well-wishers.

    Featuring

    Chitra Singh, Gulzar, Subhash Ghai, Pankaj Udhas, Ghulam Ali, Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Ashok Khosla, Vinod Sehgal, Roop Kumar Rathod, Harsh Goenka, Daman Sood, Abhinav Upadhyay, Deepak Pandit, Ronu Majumdar, Atul Reninga, Geeta Prem, Ameesha Patel, Juhi Chawla and many others …

    Official Website – http://www.brahmanandsingh.com/mobile/ongoing.html#jagit

  • Pancham Unmixed

    Pancham Unmixed

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    poster_8Brahmanand S Singh, a writer and filmmaker from Mumbai explores Pancham’s personal and musical journey in this captivating and one of its kind documentary film on R D Burman. The documentary features interviews with Pancham’s friends, associates, his contemporary artists, current musicians, and fans. It is easily one of the most remarkable works on any Hindi film music composer. Even if you are not a fan, the film will keep you engrossed despite lacking any singular narrative thread. If you are a fan though, you will find it as enjoyable, moving, and nostagia-evoking as some of Pancham’s music. The Pancham fan community will always be thankful to Brahmanand for this effort.

    Official Website – http://www.panchamonline.com/nerurkar.htm

  • Shukranallah

    Shukranallah

    skDirected by Shakti Hasija, ‘Shukranallah’ is a musical documentary featuring the musical duo brothers – Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, popularly known as Salim-Sulaiman. The film showcases their musical journey around the globe, where they perform live and entertain the crowds with their music compositions. The docu-drama also throws light upon their struggle and tribulations, love for music, preparations that they have gone through, over the years. The film helps us get to know both of them personally as people, their aspirations, struggle and dreams. ‘Shukranallah’ is an ode to their fans and to the Almighty.

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