Biographies

BANG! The Bert Berns Story

About the Film 

The story of the maverick of crossover ‘60s rock and soul music that helped define an era, is filled with a rousing jukebox of classics like “Twist and Shout” and “Under the Boardwalk.”

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
95 minutes

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

About the Film 

Compiled from newly discovered talks with Israel’s founding father, this rare and significant bit of cinematic archeology offers riveting hindsight on Zionism, Ben-Gurion’s reflections on his legacy and hopes for Middle East peace, and prophetic implications for Israel’s future.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
70 minutes

Big Sonia

About the Film 

A diminutive Holocaust survivor with an indomitable spirit dispenses life lessons in this warm and affectionate winner of two prizes at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
93 minutes

Eva Hesse

About the Film 

The landmark painter-turned-sculptor who created wildly imaginative abstract art and pioneered the use of industrial materials, is profiled in this poetic biography. Overcoming gender barriers to redefine her medium, Hesse’s brief career helped usher in the 1960s post-minimalist movement.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
108 minutes

Finding Babel

About the Film 

Readings by actor Liev Schreiber, and stylized illustrations combining archival imagery and impressionistic animation, augment this account of a grandson’s search for the legacy of the greatest prose writer of Russian Jewry. Babel’s subversive works confronted a turbulent history that echoes through to the dark political climate of today’s Russia.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

Mr. Gaga

About the Film 

An eight-year collaboration between filmmaker Tomer Heymann and his complex subject Ohad Naharin, led to this exuberant feast for the senses, which illuminates the creative process of a bold Israeli choreographer known as a prickly taskmaster and charismatic genius, but hailed as an icon of modern dance. Documentary Audience Award winner at the SXSW Film Festival.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
100 minutes