With so many movies crowding the distribution pipelines, the Cause Cinema Podcast will guide you to the best of social impact films. In addition to offering commentary and playing audio clips from the movies, we will tell you where you can find these engaging new releases.
This week, we present another gem from Sony Pictures Classics - Puzzle, a new release about independence and self discovery, followed by an incredible story of brothers – 3 Identical Strangers, where shocking discoveries are made. And we close with a festival award winner from a few years back, a tribute to our Habits of Heroes series – Slingshot, on the life and innovation of Dean Kamen.
The Science of Leadership
For today’s program, we focus on themes of Leadership.
Which leads to our first movie. Get Me Roger Stone. Stone's career is a window into a half century of politics that led to the greatest upset in political history. We follow this movie with a real gem, Leave No Trace, where A father does his best to guide his daughter, living in a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon. And we wrap up with Bill Nye: Science Guy, as we see a man go from a science guru for kids to more of a science Statesman.
American Heroes: Sons, Rockstars and Gangsters
This week, we feature 3 incredible documentaries. The rise and fall of rock star hero with The King, a hard to believe true crime story in the entertaining Operation Odessa, and heartbreaking family storylines with A Dangerous Son. All 3 movies present social commentary on our American culture, for better and for worse.
This week, we bookend with strong documentaries, one that tackles the controversial issue of prescription drugs in America, with Take Your Pills, and we take a trip into outer space with The Farthest. In between, we present a terrific narrative, another confronting social issues. This time, power and prejudice with Beatriz at Dinner.
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This week, we will celebrate World Water Day, with a shout out to one of the great docs from Participant Media, Last Call at the Oasis (which came out in 2011), and we’ll present two new theatrical releases, both crowd pleasers that will surely make you smile. One of the best docs of the year, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, and Heart Beats Loud, a buzz title from the fest circuit, where our heroes connect and grow through music.
Go After the Truth: Be your own Superhero
We bookend the show with two projects where are heroes are looking for the truth, dealing with shady public figures. Without even knowing it, a group of moms became activists, fighting federal agencies, in Atomic Homefront. And Washington post editor Ben Bradlee shines the light on dishonest public officials, in The Newspaper Man - The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee The third movie, presents a different kind of hero, a rockstar chef, with a bit of an ego who has to learn to face his own music, in 42 Gra