Investigates the secret crimes of Father Lawrence Murphy, a Milwaukee priest who abused more than 200 deaf children in a school under his control. The film documents the first known public protest against the pontiff himself. The investigation helped uncover documents from the secret Vatican archives that show the Pope, who must operate within the mysterious rules of the Roman Curia, as both responsible and helpless in the face of evil.
It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. The rules of the game and of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners across the globe, killing untold numbers of civilians. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC "kill list," not even U.S. citizens.
Nearly 750,000 elderly Americans are spending their later years in for-profit assisted living facilities. This loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by one company: Emeritus Senior Living. In a year-long investigation, Frontline and ProPublica raise questions about fatal lapses in care, understaffing, and a quest for profits.
In June 1964, following one of the most significant political trials of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki (father of former President Thabo Mbeki) and four others were sentenced to life imprisonment for planning the overthrow of the apartheid government by military means. This feature documentary recounts the untold story of the Rivonia Trial.
The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.
A character-driven documentary film that goes behind the doors of an American public hospital (Oakland, Ca.) struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. The film weaves the stories of several patients--as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them--as they cope with the complexity of the nation's public health care system, while dealing with a national recession.
When you've clawed your way to the top of the food chain, you have to fight to stay there. Experience this harsh reality through the eyes of the determined predators that rely on skill, instinct, and evolution to survive. But while they may be masters of their domains, that doesn't mean things always go their way, and with young mouths to feed, the pressure is on.
This exercise system is designed especially for those who suffer from arthritis. Renowned Sports Medicine specialist Vijay Vad, MD, created these exercise programs to help reduce pain, enhance mobility, and decrease dependence on medication, regardless of current fitness levels. Includes three levels of workouts based on yoga and Pilates and is led by expert instructor Stephanie Culen.
A candid examination of the life of 'The Buffalo King', James (Scotty) Philip, who overcome countless years of this nation's wanton buffalo slaughter to become a recognizable leader in the preservation of our iconic American bison.
Rock and roll legend Levon Helm is at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight.
Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor, as well as a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. Trace Jay's achievements and influences, from his apprenticeship at age four with his grandfather, to such now-forgotten legends as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini and his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller. Featuring rare footage from his 1970s TV appearances, this is a remarkable journey inside the secretive world of magic.
Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big-- the Beatles. Freda had faith in the Beatles from the beginning, and the Beatles had faith in her. As many people came in and out of the band's circle, Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As the Beatles' devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded, witness to the evolution of the greatest band in history.
Between 1961-1973, musicians in the Village banded together to sing about the radical social upheaval of the time, sparking everlasting political, social, and cultural changes. For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors, and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became the voice of a generation. Through poignant interviews, rare archival footage, and new live performances, they tell a story about community, courage, and, most importantly, music.
A unique feature music documentary celebrating a rock 'n' roll icon: Bruce Springsteen. Working with the filmmakers, Springsteen's fans have helped create a film that reflects on their personal insights and experiences to explore what this timeless artist means to them. Their stories are at times touching, at times humorous, at times extraordinary and they all come from the heart. Combined with previously unseen archive footage of performances throughout Springsteen's career, this is a film by the fans and for the fans.
Examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. On this creative journey, viewers will get an intimate glimpse of an artist at work on what he considers might possibly be his 'final epic'.
Grammy nominated film that chronicles the life and career of Arif Mardin, the man who produced more than 50 gold and platinum records and won twelve Grammys. Featuring interviews and/or studio footage with Willie Nelson, Carly Simon, Jewel, Daryl Hall, Phil Collins, Norah Jones, and many others, The Greatest Ears in Town is one of the most insightful, inspirational, and enjoyable documentaries about how hits are created.
Fifty years after the tragic shooting of President John F. Kennedy, this program chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite's emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later. The title is taken from the time the President was declared dead at the hospital. Included in the program are moving memories from men and women who were there on the day-- in Dallas and New York.
Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread
Re-evaluates three of the most famous figures of the American West. Colonel Custer's last stand at Little Bighorn, Billy the Kid, and the role that Wyatt Earp played in the gunfight at the OK Corral. Wild West presents the facts, uncovering secrets and twists, proving that once and for all, fact can be a lot more interesting than fiction. Includes dramatic re-enactments.
Examines the legendary life of Iceberg Slim. a notorious pimp and author of seven ground-breaking books. Insightful interviews with well-known artists, scholars, friends and family members create a riveting tapestry as colorful as the subject himself. The autobiographical work of Iceberg Slim is considered to be the genesis of Blaxploitation films and Gangster rap and it continues to influence artists today.
This film explores Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history.