Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.
Life of Crime
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film\'s director and interviewer Ice-T. Taking us on a deeply personal journey Ice-T uncovers how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets a whole spectrum of Hip-Hop talent, from founders, to new faces, to the global superstars like Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting many of its most famous protagonists, studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal \'The Art Of Rap\'. This extraordinary film features unique performances from the entire cast, without resorting to archive material, to build a fresh and surprising take on the phenomenon that is Rap.
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as \'A Tribe Called Quest\' have kept a generation hungry for more of their groundbreaking music since their much publicized breakup in 1998. Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows the band to this day. He explores what\'s next for, what many claim, are the pioneers of alternative rap.
I’m Still Here
I\'m Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip-hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
Next Day Air
The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America\'s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin\' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Be Kind Rewind
A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend\'s video store. In order to satisfy the store\'s most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" But when a rival French driver coasts onto the track to challenge their records, they'll have to floor it to retain their top-dog status.
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of \"The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy.\"
Something the Lord Made
Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a \"prison for profit\" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds herself in prison after being falsely convicted of murder, and who is told that her baby has been murdered, sparking her to lead her fellow inmates in the protest
The Italian Job
Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn\'t plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase that careens up, down, above and below the streets of Los Angeles.
Sidney is a writer who\'s just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York. They\'ve known each other since they met as children, when both discovered hip-hop for the first time. Now that they\'re back together, they should be perfect for each other, except that Dre\'s about to marry lawyer Reese and Sidney claims not to be interested in Dre romantically. Meanwhile, Dre is growing increasingly restless with his company\'s focus on profit over artistry, which leads to signing the gimmicky duo Ren and Ten while ignoring the talented Chris
Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia\'s husband. Hank and Leticia\'s inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
TV producer Pierre Delacroix becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a 21st century minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it becomes a smash hit.
The Hard Way
Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and learn how to act like a real cop. But when Nick drives John crazy with questions and imitating him, he gets in the way of John\'s pursuit of a serial killer.