Friday, April 8, 2011

Theatrical Releases

Every Friday we update you all with the week's theatrical documentary releases. Now, this is not a perfect process as our beloved genre prefers the rolling/limited release schedule instead of a big nationwide or international-wide release. So apologies if a film isn't out in your area or if you are a filmmaker and we missed the boat on announcing your documentary's big day (if that is the case, please let us know and we'll correct the mistake).Now, with that introduction out of the way, here's this weekend's releases with their current rating on the amazing website

American: The Bill Hicks Story - (rating - 75%) 15 years after his death, Bill Hicks is now more popular than ever, and is widely seen as one of the best comedian of the modern era. However, in America, where he challenged institutions and accepted ways of thinking, he suffered censorship and was never truly recognized by a wide audience. In the country which enshrines freedom of speech in its constitution his story is truly about what it means to be an American. (

Born to be Wild - (rating - 96%)
an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, Born to be Wild is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rain forests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savanna with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. (

Monday, April 4, 2011

Trailer: Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon

I know absolutely nothing about the Kings of Leon other than they make darn good music. Normally I don't post stories about band documentaries but when a story tries to transcend a mere 'public relations' release for die hard fans I try to at least take note.

Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon appears to be a documentary to pursue. Covering the band's struggles between their past religious upbringing and current rock and roll lifestyle, the film gives every impression of being an introspective and reflective work any audience can appreciate.

But if you don't believe me, head on over to Vimeo's website where a trailer has been posted. And if that doesn't convince you, check out the documentary when it releases at the Tribeca film festival later this month.