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Flawed Geniuses

“A story of art-making and mental illness and the sometimes thin line between both.” - Variety ... The haunting account of the life and times of performer and monologist Spalding Gray, leading up to his death in 2004, And Everything is Going Fine represents the first documentary outing from ... Read more
Crackpot. Conspiracy theorist. Genius. ... Investigative journalist and former policeman Michael Ruppert has been called many things - from ‘conspiracy theorist' to ‘batshit insane' - but there's no denying that his predictions of the imminent advent of peak oil, and the chaos that will follow ... Read more
A fascinating look at a legend in the classical music scene, which delves into the man behind the carefully cultivated public persona. ... Renowned for his interpretations of Bach, pianist Glenn Gould burst onto the performance scene to great fanfare before shunning public performance for the rest ... Read more
“It just gets weirder and weirder.” - Mark Hogancamp ... After a vicious bashing left him brain damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp sought recovery in ‘Marwencol' - a 1/6th-scale World War II-era town he created in his backyard. ... Barbie dolls, G.I. Joes and model army figures represent the ... Read more
A loving tribute to the poor man's Alfred Hitchcock. ... Remember when a movie producer could ride on a smile and a shoeshine and ballyhoo was as American as apple pie? This was when William Castle - the last of the great American showmen - transformed watching schlock-horror B-movies into an ... Read more
'So many people knew their songs, but not many people knew the boys.' - Julie Andrews ... Their award-winning work brought success to some of the most memorable films of all time, from Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to The Jungle Book. But while the films and ... Read more
'How could such a brilliant man be so deluded?' - Independent ... The youngest person ever to graduate from Harvard Medical School, D. Carleton Gajdusek was a brilliant mind who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on degenerative neurological disorders. Studying diseases in ... Read more
“My brain is very important.” - Dr Yoshiro Nakamatsu ... “The brain reaches maximum activity 0.5 seconds before death, then I can suddenly create a breakthrough!” So says Dr Nakamatsu, a Japanese Willy Wonka of random invention, regularly starving his brain of oxygen underwater to get new ... Read more
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