"History" Movies

Fear No Fruit (2015)

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Fear No Fruit: The film chronicles Frieda Caplan's rise from being the first woman entrepreneur on the L.A. Wholesale Produce Market in the 1960s, to transforming American cuisine by introducing over 200 ...

The Big Short (2015)

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Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

The Emperor of Time (2016)

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The story of the first motion pictures ever photographed as told by the son of Eadweard Muybridge.

Gramsci 44 (2015)

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Gramsci 44: Between 1926 and 1927, the Italian intellectual and Communist political figure Antonio Gramsci spent 44 days imprisoned on the island of Ustica, off the northern coast of Sicily. Together ...

Miss Hokusai (2015)

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Miss Hokusai: The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig (2015)

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Glory Daze The Life and Times of Michael Alig: A review of the wild New York City nightlife of the 90s. The cast of characters who made up the infamous Club Kids speak candidly about that era, culminating with Alig's release from incarceration.

Barry Seal: Only in America (2017)

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The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Auf Treu und Glauben (2016)

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Confirmation: Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her.

Alive and Kicking (2016)

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Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society.

I Called Him Morgan (2017)

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An exploration of the relationship between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who was implicated in his murder in 1972.

Gangsta Walking the Movie (2015)

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GANGSTA WALKING THE MOVIE! First collaborative movie about Memphis Hip Hop and Dance culture, EVER!...

The Codebreaker Who Hacked Hitler (2015)

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The Codebreaker Who Hacked Hitler: Meet Gordon Welchman, a key member of the British team that took on the Nazis, decoded the Enigma machine, and changed the course of World War II. An outcast in the very world he helped to build, the true legacy of his contributions to military intelligence are only now emerging. Discover his story told through recently released interviews from coworkers and letters from "The Forgotten Genius of Bletchley Park" himself.

Remembering the Man (2016)

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At a prestigious Catholic boys school in Melbourne in the seventies, Tim Conigrave and John Caleo fell madly in love...

Get Back (2015)

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Liverpool music from the post war years to the present day. Liverpool is one of the most vibrant cities in the world...

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015)

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Women and girls in computing science discuss the lack of diversity and gender equality in the industry and strategies to change this.

Barry Seal: Only in America (2017)

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A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

My Fathers Vietnam (2015)

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A personal documentary about a public subject, My Father's Vietnam personifies the connections made and unmade by the Vietnam War...

Batalon (2015)

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Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

The Color of Fire (2015)

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The Color of Fire: First hand witness to the infamous World War II fire bombing and destruction of his hometown, Dresden, Germany, 15-year-old Diether Warneck lost his girlfriend and bicycled to the front-lines of the war, enlisting in the German army under Hitler's rule. This single decision would haunt him for the rest of his life. Recalling the series of events that lead to his survival, Diether shares the extreme guilt he hid for seventy years while experiencing a life filled with love, family, intrigue, art and personal accomplishment.

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)

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All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records: 'All Things Must Pass' is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Tower Records, and its legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

Sinatra Being Frank (2015)

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Sinatra Being Frank: We see him from a singing waiter to a movie star at MGM.

Selma (2014)

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Selma: A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

American Sniper (2015)

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American Sniper: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media (2016)

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VHS Massacre Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media: This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it's ...