Inspired by a true story, this Sundance Now exclusive three-episode comedic miniseries follows bored French film director Mathieu Stannis, who while filming his latest mindless action movie, is abducted by an Asian dictatorship. The brief from the regime’s Great Leader is simple: shoot his movie – a unique reimagining of King Kong, written by the dictator himself – or they shoot him. Hampered by an inept crew, Cold War-era kit, and the erratic demands of the all-powerful tyrant, Mathieu’s very life now hinges on the success of the film. And what a film it is – a giant gorilla, awakened by the US Government, is turned to the People’s cause by a simple farm girl and the undying flame of socialism.
Linda is sent to serve time in Iceland's only women's prison for a vicious assault that leaves her father in a coma. But no-one knows that she harbors a dark secret that could tear her family apart, a secret that could set her free.
In scope, this multi-generation, globe-trotting saga covers not only the entire gamut of wine making, but wine's place in a treacherously globalized and hyper-marketed world. From the billionaire power brokers of Napa Valley, to the aristocratic rivalries of competing Florentine dynasties, to the efforts of three generations of a Burgundian family fighting to preserve their few acres of land, MONDOVINO: THE SERIES brings to life the human drama (and comedy) of wine making. Shot over several years and in five different languages, the series features numerous intimate encounters with the wine world's most iconic and controversial figures, including critic Robert Parker, legendary wine mogul Robert Mondavi, zany art collector Jan Schrem, and the noble proprietor of the mythical Romanée Conti vineyard. From Florence to Burgundy, New York to Argentina, each hour-long episode stands alone as a passionate and hilarious piece of documentary filmmaking.
As chronicled in Truman Capote's landmark book, "In Cold Blood," this docuseries takes a fresh, in-depth look at the legendary murder case of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, a crime seemingly without motive. The four-hour event uses firsthand accounts of relatives, family friends, townspeople and law enforcement -- some of whom are speaking publicly about the murder for the first time. There's also never-before-seen details such as original photographs, audio recordings, and documents from the case, as well as memoirs and letters from the murderers and their families. Acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger directs and co-produces.
The Northern Lights have intrigued and mystified mankind since the dawn of time. IN SEARCH OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS joins romantic couples and enthusiasts from all over the world as they converge on Tromso, one of Norway's northernmost towns, to marvel at this awesome sight. This mini-series is lavishly illustrated with imposing views of the Lights never before seen on television. Renowned photographer Ole Christian Salomonsen, who has specialized in the Northern Lights, takes us on an exciting quest for the ultimate picture of this unique phenomenon. Trine is determined to find out if one can make a living from the Northern Lights. Chris from England plans to propose to his girlfriend in the Lights' eerie glow. Every year, Kjetil assists people who wish to propose to their loved ones beneath the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights have long been enveloped in an aura of mystery, and we also learn some of the ancient myths and traditions attached to this natural extravaganza.
In TAKE 5: JUSTICE IN AMERICA, a Sundance Now original series, we delve into some of today’s hot-button issues: the working poor, bail reform, voting rights, gun control, and gentrification. In an election year more heated than most, these 5-minute documentaries offer a personal look at what’s at stake. You’ve heard from the candidates, now hear from real people about how these issues have permeated their lives and continue to touch individuals across America.
Dealing with work, romance and family drama is never easy. But BFFs Kate and Michael, who are both deaf and live in Los Angeles, are about to face new challenges - including a bad breakup, being tokenized at work and a troubling secret - all of which test their bond in surprising ways. If they want to survive the rough road ahead, they’ll have to be there for each other - no matter what. Thrilling, smart, funny and uncompromising, this groundbreaking new series created by-and-starring deaf actor-writer duo Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, also features acclaimed actors Cheryl Hines (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM) Academy Award-winner Marlee Matlin and Zach Gilford (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS).
Agnes tries every avenue to contact Tom Dawkins and share her information about what brought down the Prime Minister's plane. When MI6 brief Dawkins about the cause of the crash, the true intentions of those around him become clear.