A&E IndieFilms - Season 1

A&E IndieFilms

Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon

Premiere Date: September 20, 2014 TV14 D-L

Shep Gordon is the consummate Hollywood insider. Though he isn’t a household name, Gordon has become a beacon in the industry, beloved by the countless stars he has encountered throughout his storied career... Learn More

The Imposter

Premiere Date: Sep 27 2013 TV14 L

In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a horrifying story of kidnap and torture... Learn More

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Paul Simon's Graceland Journey: Under African Skies

Premiere Date: May 25 2012 TVPG

Travel with Paul Simon back to South Africa for the 25th anniversary of his renowned South African Graceland album... Learn More

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Nicknamed “The Sheriff of Wall Street,” when he was NY’s Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country... Learn More

The Tillman Story

Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002 and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately far more heroic, than the caricature created by the media... Learn More

The September Issue

Premiere Date: Sep 25 2010 TVPG

Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine for 20 years, is the most powerful and polarizing figure in fashion. Hidden behind her trademark bob and sunglasses, she has never allowed anyone to scrutinize the inner workings of her magazine. Until now... Learn More

American Teen

“American Teen” intimately captures the lives of four teenagers in one small town in central Indiana through their senior year of high school. Through cinema verite footage, interviews, and animation, “American Teen” presents a candid portrait of being 17.

My Kid Could Paint That

In the span of only a few months, four-year-old Marla Olmstead rocketed from total obscurity to international renown -– and sold over $300,000 worth of paintings doing so. Likened to Kandinsky, Pollock and Picasso, she was the subject of media intrigue from outlets from NPR to Good Morning America, and fielded sponsorship bids from The Gap and Crayola. But not all of the attention was positive.

Jesus Camp

Premiere Date: Dec 30 2007 TVPG L

Movie. Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady take their cameras to pastor Becky Fischer's "Kids on Fire" camp where children as young as six are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in "God's army." We follow Levi, Rachael, Tory, and other children as they hone their "prophetic skills" and learn how to "take back America for Christ." This Academy Award-nominated film is a first-ever look at how born-again Christian children are being recruited and trained to become take part in American politics. (2006)

Street Thief

In 2005, two documentary filmmakers embarked on a journey to peer into the daily lives of ordinary career criminals. What they didn't expect was to end up spending a year in the life of Kaspar Carr, a reclusive man, whose skills have made him one of Chicago’s most prolific and elusive burglars.

She's My Brother

The film focuses on a year and a half of dramatic change in the life of an enigmatic and outrageous Hollywood character as Alexis' journeys toward becoming male-to-female. Well known as an actor, drag persona ('Eva Destruction') and one of a family of celebrity siblings, Alexis struggles with the concerns of her family, the skepticism of the gay and drag community and the conventional wisdom of the medical-transgender industry.

Murderball

"Murderball" features fierce rivalry, stopwatch suspense, dazzling athletic prowess, larger-than-life personalities, and triumph over daunting odds. But “Murderball,” the original name for the full-contact sport now known as quad rugby, is played by quadriplegics in armored wheelchairs.

Abused

Premiere Date: May 1, 2006 TV14 S-L

Movie. A compelling documentary that examines the case of Susan Greenberg, who shot and killed her boyfriend after living in constant fear of his abuse and beatings. Without "battered woman syndrome" as an available defense when she was first tried in 1987, Susan pled guilty to murder and was sentenced to 25 years to life. But with new laws enacted in 2002, Susan got a chance at another trial. This is the story of Susan's retrial and its surprise ending.

Rock School

"Rock School" welcomes viewers to the hallowed halls of The Paul Green School of Rock Music, an after-school institution in Philadelphia. Here, kids ages 9 to 17 learn the how-to’s of rock under the tutelage of self-proclaimed rock "uberlord," Paul Green, an unorthodox mentor who put himself through an Ivy League university after leaving home at just 16. A far cry from your typical after-school tutor, Green rants, harangues, begs and pleads – anything to get through to his students. "Rock School" follows a semester of Paul readying his ragtag group of pupils for a final "kick-ass concert," chronicles his unorthodox methods of teaching and seeks to answer the question, is Paul a genuine rock legend in the making, or is he more of an overgrown Peter Pan?

Bearing Witness

Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbara Kopple (“Harlan County, USA,” “Wild Man Blues,” “The Hamptons”), three-time Emmy Award winner Bob Eisenhardt and Marijana Wotton create yet another powerful documentary as they chronicle five female journalists into the line of fire during the War in Iraq and other perilous assignments. This revealing cinematic tale examines one year in the personal and professional lives of five women journalists at different stages of their careers as they attempt to put a human face on otherwise impersonal tragedies, taking risks along the way to cover the world’s hot spots. Images and words have the power to shape public conscience; journalists bear witness to the weight of history, reminding us that the world extends beyond our backyards.

One Strong Arm

The inspiring and often funny portrait of Cody Wagner, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was just 18 months old. Cody suffered paralyzing strokes while undergoing surgery for the tumor, and doctors said he would never recover. But 16 years later, Cody has found a sport that will make him whole again - arm wrestling!

Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating

When "Crazy Legs" Conti, eccentric New York window washer, nude model and sperm donor, casually broke the world oyster eating record in New Orleans he decided to dedicate himself to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a professional competitive eater. "Zen and The Art of Competitive Eating" chronicles his experiences in a world where eating is the highest art form.

The Imposter
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Under African Skies
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The September Issue - Grace Coddington
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Supermensch: Official Trailer​
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