Pennebaker’s first movie; a 1954 New York subway ride scored with Duke Ellington’s eponymous song.
Pennebaker’s first cinéma vérité film with daughter Stacy at the Central Park merry-go-round.
A 1959 color film of the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, site of the famous Nixon-Khrushchev “kitchen debates”, and a rare look at daily life in Moscow.
Artist Jean Tinguely deconstructs his famous kinetic sculpture in the garden of The Museum of Modern Art.
Ricky Leacock and Joyce Chopra’s 1965 cinéma vérité portrait of a teenage girl’s first jazz dance audition in a Greenwich Village studio.
How the birth of the Fischer quints affected their hometown, Aberdeen, South Dakota, and above all, Mrs. Fischer.
Counter culture guru, Timothy Leary, marries a beautiful Baroness-model (Uma Thurman’s mother).
Dave Lambert, of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, with his newly formed quintet auditioning for RCA in 1964.
Follows young Republican campaign manager, John Grenier as he plots the 1964 presidential primaries for candidate Barry Goldwater.
The Robert F. Kennedy, his family, and Sammy Davis Jr. celebrate Christmas 1964 with New York City school children.
The composer discusses creativity and his work. A film by Richard Leacock.
Cinema verite portrait of Bob Dylan on tour in England in 1965 with Joan Baez, Alan Price, and Bob Neuwirth.
Jean-Luc Godard at NYU on filmmaking and politics.
Police chiefs at their 1968 convention in Waikiki, discuss Black Panthers, the Chicago Democratic Convention, and the latest weaponry.
Merce Cunningham Ballet. Music by David Tudor. Set Design by Andy Warhol.
George Plimpton attends the 1968 annual spring pet show, emceed by Art Buchwald, at the Robert F. Kennedy estate in Virginia.
Summer of Love, the first Pop Music Festival featuring Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Otis Redding, the Mamas and Papas and others.
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band at the 1969 Toronto Rock n Roll Revival Festival.
The 1970 debutante-queen of Apollo, an exclusive New Orleans Mardi Gras ball, on her big night.
“Company” documents the grueling 1969 recording session for the Stephen Sondheim musical. Features Elaine Stritch’s show-stopping “Ladies Who Lunch.”
Alice Cooper and band’s first performance, organized by Frank Zappa, at the 1969 Toronto Rock and Roll Revival.
Norman Mailer and Germaine Greer’s legendary 1971 Women’s Lib debate at Town Hall theater in NYC.
1 PM, or One Parallel Movie, was shot by Leacock and Pennebaker in 1969 during Jean-Luc Godard’s never completed One American Movie (1 AM).
John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival in 1969.
London 1973, Bowie’s last performance as Ziggy Stardust.
A three-part PBS special, this political soap opera follows combatants on all sides during the fierce legislative battle over President Carter’s energy policy.
Renowned composer Elliott Carter rehearses and conducts his acclaimed masterpiece “The Double Concerto” performed by Ursula Oppens.
Actress Billie Whitelaw in Alan Schneider’s production of a Samuel Beckett play.
DeLorean and team move from boardroom to assembly line creating his stainless steel gull-wing-door sports car in Northern Ireland.
A historic 1971 performance of Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape” directed by Alan Schneider and starring Jack MacGowran.
Brooklyn Academy of Music’s three-day festival celebrating the roots of Black Dance.
Hendrix’s complete 1969 Monterey Pop Festival performance introduced by archival footage of his debut in the U.K. with his new band The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Otis Redding’s complete, electrifying performance at the historic Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.
A musical portrait of singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega at home, rehearsing in New York, and on tour in England.
On the road with the pioneer synth/pop band in 1988 followed by a bus load of fans as they perform across America en route to their final 101 concert at the Rose Bowl in California.
A 1969 musical portrait of Jerry Lee Lewis, the most electrifying and talented artist in Rock and Roll history.
The entire original performance of Little Richard at Toronto’s Rock and Roll Revival in 1969.
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding company recording “Cheap Thrills” and performing at Martin Luther King’s memorial and the Monterey Pop Festival.
Brandford Marsalis on tour with Jeff Tain Watts and Bob Hurst, in the recording studio, teaching, and jamming with Sting and the Grateful Dead.
James Carville and George Stephanopoulos and the War Room team during the 1992 presidential election campaign.
A feature-length documentary following Marius Muller-Westernhagen as he tours for his 1994 platinum album, “Affentheater.
A musical portrait of Victoria Williams singing her 1987 debut album “Happy Come Home” in Los Angeles and her hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Portrait of beloved choreography teacher Bessie Schonberg teaching at Juilliard, Dance Theater Workshop and Jacob’s Pillow.
A backstage view of TV legend Carol Burnett’s return to Broadway in the 1995 farce “Moon Over Buffalo” written by Ken Ludwig.
Startup.com follows the adventures of schoolmates Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman, creators of govWorks.com, during the boom and crash of the first dot com mania.
Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch and others from the Coen Brother’s film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” perform in Nashville in 2000.
A Celebration of Soul Music with Sam Moore, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett, Isaac Hayes, and more.
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, on stage and off, remembers her life in the theater in her Tony winning show.
Franken transforms from political satirist to political pundit on Air America Radio.
James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Mary Matalin, and others from the Perot and McCain campaigns reflect on the 1992 Presidential election and how campaigns have changed.
16 chefs. 3 days. 1 chance. It’s not a dream; it’s an obsession. The 2007 Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.