Priority Pictures

We're very honored to welcome two incredible filmmakers to the Front Row to talk about their new documentary. Nelson and Maxx have spent the last 4 years compiling, interviewing and editing this never-before-seen look at the street-level courage and hardships of the unending pro-democracy protests in Venezuela. We discuss the remarkable way they gathered this footage, the incredible stories within and how each of us can help make a difference.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Nelson Navarrete & Maxx Caicedo

Priority Pictures

Documentaries have a wondrous power to beam directly into our hearts and minds. Sure movies are, in their most basic form, just wonderfully produced stories but when those stories come with the intensity of real-life issues in the world, those stories are able to penetrate barriers and give us an understanding and empathy we might otherwise never experience.

An Interview with Leslie Iwerks about her new film "Selling Lies"

Oct 8, 2020

The 2020 election is fast approaching, and voters are not only deciding whom to vote for, but also, what to believe. According to filmmaker Leslie Iwerks, understanding the truth in media can be “tricky.”

Iwerks has been researching fake news for her new short documentary “Selling Lies,” which is available to stream on Oct. 9, on ShortsTV, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vimeo on Demand just a few short weeks before Election Day.

50 Eggs

The new documentary "A Most Beautiful Thing" is a tale that is very prescient in our current world. Director Mary Mazzio and subject Arshay Cooper took some time to sit down with the Network's Jeremy Goeckner to talk about making the film and the various messages it deals with.

The film chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in the nation (made up of young men from the West Side of Chicago, many of whom were from rival gangs, all coming together to row in the same boat.) Based on Arshay Cooper’s self-published memoir.

© 2019 Clayton Hauck. Courtesy of 50 Eggs Films

“Rowing is as old as time itself. And for so long the terrain of favorite sons of famous families in places far, far away from the West Side; light years away.” Mary Mazzio’s new documentary A Most Beautiful Thing is about the first African American high school rowing team in the US. At least that’s what you would think at first glance. As the film slowly unfolds it becomes very clear that what this film is up to runs much, much deeper. 

Amanda Vinicky

The Girl on the Train. Suicide Squad. Bridget Jones's Baby.  

These are the movies showing now at a theater near you.

Throughout October, a handful of theaters are taking one night each to screen a smaller-budget film with much narrower appeal, starring Michael Madigan. Amanda Vinicky went to a screening last week at the Legacy Theater in Springfield.

(This post has been updated to reflect that a parody of the film is back online)