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James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Roman Polanski returns to Cannes with a film in contention for the Palme d'Or and a documentary about a sporting legend. ...
The film, 'La Venus a la Fourrure' tells the story of a feisty actress with her eyes on the lead role in a Paris theatrical production and stars Polanski's wife Emmanuelle Seigner. 'Weekend of a Champion' is a different animal -- the 1970 documentary is about Polanski's long-time friend and former Formula One driver Jackie Stewart.
Roman Polanski returns to Cannes with a film in contention for the Palme d'Or and a documentary about a sporting legend. The film, 'La Venus a la Fourrure' tells the story of a feisty actress with her eyes on the lead role in a Paris theatrical production and stars Polanski's wife Emmanuelle Seigner. 'Weekend of a Champion' is a different animal -- the 1970 documentary is about Polanski's long-time friend and former Formula One driver Jackie Stewart. The filmmaker said he had forgotten about the film's existence until a recent call from a processing lab holding the footage prompted him to look at it again. SOUNDBITE: Roman Polanski, director, saying (French): "It sat in the Technicolor lab in London, and it stayed in their basement for 40 years, or nearly, 39 years. One day they called me to ask if they could get hold of the negative. And I said 'Hang on! I would like to see what we did'. And we looked at the film again and I decided to re-edit it, restore it, and add the sequence with Jackie where we talk about that era." Since Polanski last won at Cannes, he has faced renewed legal woes after being arrested in Switzerland in 2009 -- and subsequently released -- on U.S. charges dating back to 1977 of having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The 79-year-old refused to be drawn on how the resurrected legal problems may have affected his work. SOUNDBITE: Roman Polanski, director, saying (English): "I'm going to talk about the documentary I'm presenting tonight." The winner of the Palme d'Or will be announced on Sunday, May 26th.