In the early days of World War II, Commander Ernest Krause leads an international convey of Allied ships in an effort to cross the North Atlantic while being pursued by a squad of German U-boats. Plagued by self-doubt, Krause fights to prove he belongs on the Greyhound destroyer and survive the conflict.
Writer-director Todd Haynes' documentary explores how the beatnik culture of the '60s produced the avant-garde achievements of American rock and roll band The Velvet Underground. Drawing from rare photographs, home movies, archival footage, and interviews with surviving members John Cale and Maureen Tucker, it traverses the subcultural sites and countercultural forces that inspired their singular body of work.
In 2004, adventurers Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman mounted their BMW R 1150 GS motorcycles and rode from London to New York in Long Way Round; four years later, they were back on their bikes and ready to chase adventure from John O'Groats, Scotland, to the southernmost point of Africa in Long Way Down, cameras loaded and rolling every kilometer of the way. As the two fearless travelers venture across Libya, over the sun-scorched sands of Sudan, through the barren tribal landscapes of Ethiopia, and down into Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Botswana, they encounter a fascinating array of people while experiencing the kind of thrills that one only gets when traveling by motorcycle. Covering a total of 15,000 miles over the course of three months, the pair is accompanied on their travels by executive producers/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian.
Owen Tillerman and his family live a different kind of life inside New York's busy Central Park, which Owen managers. They are forced to fight after a wealthy heiress plots to turn the park into an apartment block.