Biography

THE YIN AND YANG OF GERRY LOPEZ

From award-winning documentary filmmaker Stacy Peralta comes Patagonia’s THE YIN AND YANG OF GERRY LOPEZ, a film that lifts the veil on one of surfing’s most enigmatic heroes. While “Mr. Pipeline” is famously known for his calm demeanor in the tube, Gerry built his career with aggressive surfing that left behind a trail of blood …

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WILDCAT

Harry, a British Afghan war vet crippled by depression and PTSD, arrives at an animal rescue program deep in the Peruvian jungle and finds solace while nurturing an orphaned baby ocelot whom he is preparing for reentry into the wild. He’s assisted by the project’s creator Samantha—-a brilliant, academically trained American conservationist with her own …

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WHINA

For nearly a century, Dame Whina Cooper’s voice never stopped asserting the rights of her people – land rights, women’s rights, education rights – and striving for unity between Māori and Pākehā (New Zealand Europeans). In 1975, Whina (Rena Owen), frail but still sharp as a knife, is roused to unite Māori to fight not …

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TURN EVERY PAGE

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Caro and legendary editor Robert Gottlieb have worked and fought together for 50 years, forging one of publishing’s most iconic and productive partnerships. Now 86, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Gottlieb, 91, waits to edit it. The task of finishing …

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THROUGH THE DOGGY DOOR

THROUGH THE DOGGY DOOR revolves around the story of Sheldon Paishon, a talented surfer who was born and raised on the rugged shores of Oahu’s Westside. Far from an idyllic Hawaiian paradise, the community has been ravaged by drugs, poverty and the long reverberations of colonialism. At the age of 12, Sheldon’s parents lost their …

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LYNCH/OZ

The themes, images, and cultural vernacular of Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz continue to haunt David Lynch’s art and filmography — from his very first short, The Alphabet, to his latest series, Twin Peaks: The Return. Arguably, no filmmaker has so consistently drawn inspiration — consciously or unconsciously — from a single work. Is …

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EM & TRINH

EM AND TRINH (Em và Trinh) tells the life story of Trinh Cong Son (1939-2001), one of Vietnam’s greatest songwriters. Often dubbed as Vietnam’s Bob Dylan, Trinh lived a prolific career that stretched through the latter half of the 20th century, during which he composed hundreds of love songs, revered by generations of Vietnamese, as …

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