Watch a clip from the film below
Last year I came upon a You Tube video that was made by a man named Shane Bitney Crone titled It Could Happen To You. In the video, Shane explained how the love of his life, Tom, was killed in an accident and because Tom‘s family doesn’t approve of homosexuality, Shane was barred from seeing his partner in the hospital nor was he allowed to attend the eventual funeral (which never would’ve happened had Shane and Tom been allowed to marry). Shane‘s original video spread all around the world and found so much support that a documentary was made to further tell Shane and Tom‘s tragic story. Click the embed above to watch the trailer for this new documentary titled Bridegroom (which is out on DVD and digital today) and then click below to watch a clip from the film made available to PITNB readers. I can honestly say that Bridegroom will be one of the most important, one of the most emotional films you’ll see all year. More »
Mark Your Calendars
A few weeks after our dear Britney Spears releases her 8th album and a few days before she kicks off her Las Vegas residency Britney: Piece of Me at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, E! will air a 90-minute documentary titled I Am Britney Jean that will chronicle the lead up to the release of Britney‘s new album and the start of her concert residency. E! issued a press release regarding the upcoming documentary (including the air date), which you can read below. More »
A Film by Beyoncé Knowles
Earlier this year, Beyoncé debuted her documentary film Life is But a Dream on HBO and today we learn that the film is going to be released on DVD next month. To promote the DVD release, a video trailer has been released that features a portion of a new song titled God Made You Beautiful. As I understand it, this song is exclusive to this release and is only available to folks who purchase the DVD. Check out the embed above to hear a portion of God Made You Beautiful and be reminded of just how entertaining Bey‘s documentary film still is. Are you planning to pick up a DVD copy of Life is But a Dream?
"I can be exactly what I want to be, who I want to be"
MTV has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming docuseries based on the recent life of Miley Cyrus titled Miley: The Movement and if you click the embed above, you can watch the trailer in full. The footage seen in this special was filmed well before her infamous performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards last month and features cameo appearances by a few famous folks … including our dear Britney Spears. It looks like Miley: The Movement will be Cyrus‘s chance to tell her side of her own story to the MTV audience. Check out the trailer above and see what you think. Does this look like something that you might be interested in watching? Miley: The Movement premieres on MTV on Wednesday October 2.
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Brought To Us By 'Showtime'
Jay Z has been doing big things lately, but this isn’t news to anyone. He’s just everywhere… doing everything. Everyone’s still talking about the Holy Grail video he just released with Justin Timberlake, and now he’s sharing the trailer for his new documentary Made In America. Jigga teamed up with director Ron Howard and they’re bringing us footage from the epic Made in America festival. Peep the video for more!
The documentary will air in its entirety on October 11 on Showtime.
Detroit, MI was in the running to be the host city of the X-Games next year and, unfortunately, it didn’t end up being chosen … but there is a bit of good sports news to share out of Detroit Rock City. A new skateboard skate park has been built due to a generous grant funded by the Tony Hawk Foundation and last week, Hawk himself paid a visit to the skatepark in Hamtramck to christen the space in person. Click the embed above to watch a short video showcasing the Ride It Sculpture Park skatepark in Detroit and then click below to watch a video interview with Tony that was filmed last week. More »
Kickstarter My Heart
For the past 10 years, Detroit filmmakers James R. Petix and Sarah Biblia have been working tireless on a new music documentary about the Detroit garage rock scene titled It Came From Detroit and at long last the film is ready for release. Starting today, YOU can make a donation on the film’s Kickstarter page to help get the documentary into production. The filmmakers themselves can better explain the documentary than I ever can but in a nutshell, it’s an exciting inside look at the Detroit music scene that has given birth to bands like White Stripes, Von Bondies, The Detroit Cobras, Gore Gore Girls and many, many more. I think it’s no secret that Detroit and it’s thriving and exciting music scene is very near and dear to my heart so I’m really hoping to do all that I can to help get this film into the hands of fans. Click below to learn more about It Came From Detroit and learn how YOU can help get the film released. More »
It's Not Too Late!
Yesterday I had the chance to check out This Is Normal, a new documentary from award-winning director Derek Watson. I was absolutely blown away by the short film, which highlights the global water crisis, and presents new solutions to one of the biggest (and yet, least-publicized) problems for our neighbors in developing countries. Today, March 22, is World Water Day and I’m participating by sharing the trailer for This Is Normal with y’all. Celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and even Beyoncé are joining the movement. Peep the trailer above, and go to the Water4 website to learn more about how you can help.
I think we can all agree that something as simple as clean water should be a right, and not a privilege.
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The Follow Up To 'Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired'
Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski is one of the greatest examples of society’s need to separate art from the artist. His sex abuse scandal took Hollywood and the world by storm in 1977 (and continues to be an issue since Polanski has fled the United States), even as his films are critically-acclaimed, celebrated, and beloved (Carnage is one of my personal favorites). Back in 2008 director Marina Zenovich made the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired, which I still have yet to see. But now that she’s got a follow-up film coming out, I’m very interested in the story she’s trying to tell. Peep the video above to see the trailer for her latest documentary about one of the most controversial filmmakers of our time, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out.
And By 'Blue Ivy' I Mean 'Baby Jigga'
As we all know, last night was a big deal for Beyoncé and for Beyoncé fans. Hell, it was a big deal for non-Beyoncé fans, ’cause even if you don’t love the Queen, you kinda gotta love Blue Ivy! I’m in the middle of watching her full HBO documentary now and it is… um… pretty much what I expected. Like, not a documentary at all… unless you define ‘documentary’ as ‘one person talking about themselves for an hour and a half,’ LMAO. So yeah, it’s all about Bey in Life Is But A Dream, and some of it is just plain wack… but I’m still totally watching! And the best part is, we get more
Baby Jay-Z Blue Ivy! Yesterday we saw that awesome picture of Blue and Bey from the doc and now you can watch a whole clip chock-full of baby Blue (who continues to steal directly from her father’s gene pool with little-to-no remorse). I mean, this baby is just the cutest little version of Jay-Z; I can’t deal. Peep the clip above and go HERE to watch the full documentary!