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Beware the Slenderman - The Infamous Case Paying Tribute to the Popular Internet Legend
It was a local story that horrified the nation: two 12-year-old girls lured a friend into the Waukesha woods, where they proceeded to stab her 19 times in an effort to appease a faceless mythical entity known online as “Slenderman.”…
Say Her Name - The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a vibrant 28-year-old African American from Chicago, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. After three days in custody, she was found hanging from a noose in her cell. Bland’s…
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures - The Provocative Photographer Who Changed Contemporary Photography
In 1989, on the floor of Congress, Senator Jesse Helms implored America to “Look at the pictures,” while denouncing the controversial art of Robert Mapplethorpe, whose photographs pushed social boundaries with their frank depictions of nudity, sexuality and fetishism –…
Class Divide - Effects of Gentrification in West Chelsea, NYC
Acclaimed filmmaker Marc Levin explores the effects of hyper-gentrification and rising economic disparity in the NYC neighborhood of West Chelsea. On one side of the intersection of 10th Ave. and 26th St. sits Avenues: The World School, an elite, state-of-the…
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind - The World’s Most Beloved and Inventive Actor/Comedian
A love letter to a unique and irrepressible comic talent, who left us far too soon, ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND takes viewers through the one-of-a-kind actor and comedian’s extraordinary life and career, revealing what drove him to give…
A Dangerous Son - Children Suffering From Emotional Disturbances
One in 10 American children suffers from a serious emotional disturbance and over 17 million have experienced a psychiatric disorder. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, A DANGEROUS SON focuses primarily on three families in crisis, each struggling with a…
Jane Fonda in Five Acts - The Life of an Actress/Activist/Cultural Icon
Girl next door, sex kitten, fitness tycoon, high-profile activist, Oscar®-winner: Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she's done it all in the public eye. This exclusive HBO documentary, directed and produced by the…
Student Athlete
An HBO Sports documentary produced in collaboration with LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Steve Stoute, STUDENT ATHLETE examines the complex rules of amateur athletics, and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. Each year, student athletes generate billions of…
King in the Wilderness - The Final Years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From award-winning director/producer Peter Kunhardt, KING IN THE WILDERNESS follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the volatile last three years of his life, from the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to his assassination in April 1968. Drawing on…
Risky Drinking - Investigating the Stages and Risks of Alcohol Abuse
From Oscar® and Emmy® -winning filmmaker Ellen Goosenberg Kent ( Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 ) and journalist/producer Perri Peltz, RISKY DRINKING takes a case-study look at the risks of alcohol use and the ways in which the medical community…
Paycheck to Paycheck - The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert
Filmed in Chattanooga, TN, PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE & TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT is a personal journey that follows a year in the life of Katrina Gilbert, a 30-year-old woman earning just above the minimum wage as a certified…
The Final Year - Following President Obama's Foreign Policy Team During His Last Year in Office
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Greg Barker (HBO’s Manhunt ), this fascinating feature documentary offers viewers a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign-policy team during its last year in office. Featuring unprecedented “fly-on-the-wall” access inside the White House and…
Everything is Copy - Nora Ephron: Scripted and Unscripted
EVERYTHING IS COPY profiles the life of Nora Ephron, the writer/director who was known for her acerbic wit and whose films include such cultural touchstones as Silkwood , When Harry Met Sally , and Sleepless in Seattle . Written and…
Meth Storm - Meth Addiction in Rural Arkansas
With unparalleled access on both sides of the issue, this 90-minute HBO Documentary Film is at once a cautionary tale of meth addiction in rural America, and a high-stakes drama told from inside the war on drugs. In Arkansas, 90%…
Traffic Stop - The Unlawful Arrest of Breaion King
From the two-time Peabody Award-winning team of director Kate Davis and producer David Heilbroner ( The Newburgh Sting , Stonewall Uprising ), this haunting and compelling Academy Award®-nominated documentary short tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American schoolteacher…
Abortion: Stories Women Tell - A Thought-Provoking Look at the Issue of Abortion Today
Though the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade protected a woman’s right to choose, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America today. In the last several years, many states have imposed restrictions on access…
Baltimore Rising - The Struggles of Police and Activists Following the Death of Freddie Gray
In the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, Baltimore was a city on the edge. Peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted in the immediate aftermath of Gray’s death, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities…
Becoming Warren Buffett - The Remarkable Life and Career of Warren Buffett
With a net worth of over $60,000,000,000, Warren Buffett is truly a one-of-a-kind billionaire. Now 86 years old, the legendary investor still lives in a modest home in Omaha, and continues to drive himself to the office every morning to…
Gloria: In Her Own Words - Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem
Produced by Emmy®-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Kunhardt and HBO’s own Sheila Nevins, GLORIA: IN HER OWN WORDS combines recent interviews that showcase Steinem’s sharp sense of humor and compassion with archival footage and photographs from the 1950s to today. What…
Thought Crimes - The Case of the Cannibal Cop
In 2012, Gilberto Valle, a 28-year-old NYC police officer, was labeled "The Cannibal Cop" in the tabloid media after he was charged with conspiracy to kidnap, cook and eat a number of female victims, whose information he had gathered through…