Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing. . . . .
Two years in the making, “The Art of FLIGHT” gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches, accidents, and wrong-turns strike. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
A documentary on an underdog football team who look to reverse their fortunes with coach Bill Courtney. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
From the Academy Award-winning producers of The Last King of Scotland and One Day in September comes the incredibly captivating story of the glorious domination of the West Indian cricket team who, with a combination of phenomenal skill and fearless spirit, became the longest reigning winning team in sports history. Told in the words of legendary and revered players of the time, FIRE IN BABYLON illustrates how this exceptional team fundamentally changed the sport forever. Read more at IMDB or support this site and the filmmaker by buying it at Amazon.
Meet Martin Strel, an eccentric Slovenian endurance swimmer – an “eco-superhero” who traverses rivers to raise awareness about pollution. While he and his motley crew battle predators, pollution, rapids, and psychological distress, Strel flouts his failing health – refueling on wine, whiskey, and car batteries. Dark, humorous, and stunning, Big River Man is the surreal portrait of an extraordinary man who knows no limits. Read more at IMDB or support this site and the filmmaker by buying it at Amazon.
This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James’ journey to fame. Read more at IMDB or support this site and the filmmaker by buying it at Amazon.
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
This documentary tells the story of a group of Australian and South African surfers who revolutionized their sport in Hawaii during the winter of 1975. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
A feature documentary following three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Association’s National Pavement Series. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, juggler, and street performer days shy of his 25th birthday, spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire he and friends strung between the rooftops of the Twin Towers. Uses contemporary interviews, archival footage, and recreations to tell the story of his previous walks between towers of Notre Dame and of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, his passions and friendships, and the details of the night before the walk getting cable into the towers, hiding from guards, and mounting the wire. It ends with observations of the profound changes the walk’s success brought to Philippe and those closest to him. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
In the early 1980s, legendary Billy Mitchell set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years. This documentary follows the assault on the record by Steve Wiebe, an earnest teacher from Washington who took up the game while unemployed. The top scores are monitored by a cadre of players and fans associated with Walter Day, an Iowan who runs Funspot, an annual tournament. Wiebe breaks Mitchell’s record in public at Funspot, and Mitchell promptly mails a video tape of himself setting a new record. So Wiebe travels to Florida hoping Mitchell will face him for the 2007 Guinness World Records.
Panoramic shots of exquisite snow clad mountain top terrain and men on skis speeding through velvet powder and hurtling off cliffs in wildly energetic somersaults through the crisp cold air make this documentary film about extreme skiing´s pioneers and pros a thrill for armchair adventurers. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Follow six diverse trainers as they jockey for position along the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Quad rugby as played by the US team, between 2002 games in Sweden and the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. Young men, most with spinal injuries, play this rough and tumble sport in special chairs, seated gladiators. We get to know several and their families. They talk frankly about their injuries, feelings in public, sex lives, competitiveness, and love of the game. There’s also an angry former team member gone north to coach the Canadian team, tough on everyone, including his viola-playing son.
A semiserious, often rollicking, multigenerational insider’s look at the origins of surfing, the colorful and subversive birth of surf culture, and the mythology and lure of the big wave. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
In the mid-80’s two young climbers attempted to reach the summit of Siula Grande in Peru; a feat that had previously been attempted but never achieved. With an extra man looking after base camp, Simon and Joe set off to scale the mount in one long push over several days. The peak is reached, however on the descent Joe falls and breaks his leg. Despite what it means, the two continue with Simon letting Joe out on a rope for 300 meters, then descending to join him and so on. However when Joe goes out over an overhang with no way of climbing back up, Simon makes the decision to cut the rope.
Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Sub-titled “The Birth of Extreme”, this documetary takes a look at the transformation of skateboarding from its former image as a land-bound pastime for surfers to its status today as an extreme and acrobatic sport in its own right. Starting from the California surf community of Dogtown, the film follows the evolution of modern skateboarding through it’s 70’s heyday, its decline during the 80’s, and its eventual (and highly lucrative) return in the 90’s. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee’s last (unfinished) film, Game of Death, Little paints a textured, complex portrait of the world’s most famous action hero. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
This documentry focuses on the lives of professional wrestlers Terry Funk, Mick Foley (Mankind), Jake Roberts (Jake the Snake), and Darren Drozdov (Droz). Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
It’s 1974, Muhammed Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Forman is ten years younger and the Heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire and the “Rumble in the Jungle” is set. A musical festival, featuring the America’s top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King, is also planned.
This documentary follows two inner-city Chicago residents, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they follow their dreams of becoming basketball superstars. Beginning at the start of their high school years, and ending almost 5 years later, as they start college, we watch the boys mature into men, still retaining their “Hoop Dreams”. Both are recruited into the same elite high school as their idol, former Detroit Piston superstar Isaiah Thomas. Only one survives the first year; the other must return to a high school closer to his home. Along the way, there is much tragedy, some joy, a great wealth of information about inner city life, and the suspense of not knowing what will occur next.
The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.