From all of us at newportFILM, thank you for your incredible support during this time. We hope to be back in full swing soon… but, in the meantime, while practicing social distancing, we encourage you to get your fill of docs through this list of newportFILM alums available on streaming services. Please stay healthy and happy until we see you next!
In the late ’80s, surfing was still in the early stages of its ascent to broad popularity and entrenched professionalization. On the north shore of O’ahu, a ragtag group of teenage surfers congregated in a small house with easy access to the infamous surfing spot known as the Pipeline. Some, having already built careers surfing smaller waves in Florida and California, were there to prove themselves against the best surfers in Hawaii, while others were young locals looking for a group of guys to surf with—and all sought a community of people on whom they could depend, in ways they never found in their own volatile home lives. This younger generation, living together like canned sardines, would go on to become the most influential contingent of athletes the sport had seen. They were the Momentum Generation, and they brought surfing to unprecedented heights.
Directors: Jeff Zimbalist + Michael Zimbalist
Run time: 103 minutes
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper
Born into a family whose name is synonymous with wealth, Gloria Vanderbilt has lived in the unsparing glare of the public eye for more than 90 years. In this poignant, feature-length documentary, Vanderbilt and her youngest son, Anderson Cooper, look back at her extraordinary life in a series of candid conversations, setting the record straight on her many tragedies and triumphs. Directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Liz Garbus, Nothing Left Unsaid features rare and personal footage showing Vanderbilt as never seen before.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
A look at the life and work of music producer, Clive Davis.
Echo In The Canyon
A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.
The Game Changers
A UFC fighter’s world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.
The Great Hack
The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.
Searching For Sugar Man
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
In August 1969, 500,000 people gathered at a farm in upstate New York. What happened there was far more than just a concert. Woodstock tells the story of a legendary event that defined a generation through the voices of those who were there.
Showtime on Demand:
An extraordinary look into the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, this documentary tells a cautionary tale of a powerful female leader whose questionable sense of reality divided a nation.
Love Means Zero
Nick Bollettieri coached a generation of tennis champions, but his relentless desire to win cost him the relationship he valued most.
2040 (available for rent on Google Play, YouTube, and Apple iTunes)
Practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker’s daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.
The Biggest Little Farm (available on hulu)
Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.
First Position (available for rent on Amazon, YouTube, Apple iTunes, and Google Play)
A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.
The Short Game (available on Netflix)
The best 7 year old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf’s next phenomenon.
Science Fair (available on Disney+ or for rent on Amazon)
Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named “Best in Fair.”