Biographies

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

About the Film 

Hedy Lamarr, known in the 1930s and ‘40s for her glamour and sex appeal, narrates her trailblazing story to reveal her thwarted ambitions as a brilliant inventor who impacted today’s wireless technology.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

Gilbert

About the Film 

Behind the profane comic stylings, and fame as the voice of the Aflac Duck and parrot Iago in Aladdin, filmmaker Neil Berkeley finds an unexpectedly tender side of one of comedy’s most iconic figures, the brash, boundary-pushing Gilbert Gottfried, as revealed in this laugh-packed, sometimes vulgar, and poignant profile of a man belied by his course exterior.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
98 minutes

Itzhak

About the Film 

This impressionist, fly-on-the-wall portrait, including an intimate view of his family at home, examines the life and glorious music of Israeli-born Itzhak Perlman, widely considered the greatest living violinist.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
83 minutes

The Mighty Atom

About the Film 

A loving tribute to a role model for Jewish athletes at a time when there was none, this inspiring profile tells of unlikely, yet real-life superman, Joseph Greenstein, born in 1893 Poland before coming to America, who dazzled audiences with his remarkable feats of strength, daredevil stunts and an unshakable faith in the power of mind over matter. He was later featured in the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
74 minutes

Playing God

About the Film 

A fixture of America’s most tragic events, the charismatic and controversial lawyer charged with the monumental task of calculating the value of a human life following events like the 9/11 attacks and Sandy Hook massacre, is the subject of this perceptive account. Defenders, critics and the families—and Ken Feinberg himself—weigh in on the thorny legal, financial and moral dilemmas of this polarizing figure who at times seems virtually omnipotent.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
95 minutes

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

About the Film 

A rousing tribute to the iconic song-and-dance man in all his complexities and contradictions, this thrilling, enlightening and redemptive look at the lesser known aspects of Davis' life remembers the chameleon entertainer who blazed a trail across the shifting tides and flashpoints of 20th century America.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
100 minutes

Spielberg

About the Film 

This insightful and surprisingly intimate portrait, enhanced by an abundance of film clips, chronicles the extraordinary life and career of a movie titan whose commercial and artistic triumphs forever changed Hollywood. The normally private Spielberg talks candidly about his filmography and heartbreaks, to reveal the evolution of a wunderkind to visionary storyteller.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
147 minutes