Gamers rejoice, this project is coming closer to life: 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience, Brad Crawford’s historical documentary about the evolution and culture of Japanese arcades.
A documentary by Doug Nichol about John Benet, an American ad man working in Shanghai, whose empty gaze betrays the price of his lucrative job. A bit like Lost in Translation meets Mad Men.
All about Pagani’s latest car. It’s worth watching just to hear how “Huayra” is actually pronounced. How hilarious would it be if low-end cars like the Smart Fortwo had pompous making-of videos?
A documentary by Tim Pierce about pro freeskier Jossi Wells and his “ski-obsessed” family. The camera work is as mesmerizing as the Wells’ skills and the scenery. Song is Jet Plane by The Checks.
A documentary that takes a look at the unbelievable resurgence of poker and the troubles it attracted in the process. Features interviews with pros like Phil Hellmuth and Howard Lederer.
Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen made Bully to provide “an honest, gutsy film” and speak up for kids who are being bullied. Learn more about the film or join the Bully Project on their website.
We’ve seen a periodic table of tables, but this one’s more impressive. Wolfram Research co-founder Theodore Gray made this wooden table and filled each drawer (and his office) with element samples.
Departure Arrival Films came upon what seemed to be an antique shop, only to find out that it was actually one man’s home, and that the trinkets inside are not his greatest treasures.
A documentary by Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland) about the legendary musician Bob Marley. Drops 4/20, but you already knew that.
The final installment of Kirby Ferguson’s excellent documentary series covers the sickening mutation of copyrights and patents into an abomination that threatens creativity and stifles growth.
Sophie Blackall paints images of loves lost and found. Her art can be found in New York’s subway trains, in her book Missed Connections inspired by Craigslist, or in poster form on Etsy.
The third installment in Ben Wu and David Usui’s This Must Be The Place documentary series takes a look at the employees of the Primeburger Restaurant, a famous burger joint in Manhattan.
Another touching gem from StoryCorps. Because of their initials, Ruben P. Salazar and Rachel P. Salazar ended up with similar email addresses. A mistakenly sent email brought them together.
A documentary about the need for darkness. Ian Cheney’s The City Dark interviews scientists and philosophers on the overabundance of light, and its impact on humans and our environment.
(NSFW: Language) Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky’s video game documentary has garnered favorable reviews after its Sundance debut. HBO now has plans to make a series based on the film.
A documentary by Bart Saric, chronicling his son’s introduction to skateboarding from when he was a baby. Odin may not be as skilled as this little fella, but he’s learning and he’s having fun.
A new documentary about the legendary martial arts master. We’re hopeful I Am Bruce Lee isn’t just a VH1/MTV-style documentary, and will tell us something we didn’t already know about the man.
The Converse China skateboard team checks out the exotic locales of Mongolia, where they grind some tricky rails, ride some camels and get pelted with rocks. An entertaining short by Patrik Wallner.
A documentary about LCD Soundsystem’s final show – aka “the best funeral ever” – with additional focus on frontman James Murphy, who was the one who decided to break up the band.
If you want to see what the Nikon D4 is capable of, check out this clip by Corey Rich shot using the new camera. Keep in mind that the video file was compressed when it was uploaded to Vimeo.
Korehira Watanabe is a swordsmith, a dying breed of craftsmen. He has dedicated his life to his profession and passion and desperately hopes that the art of sword making will continue to live on.
A video documenting daily life in Afghanistan by Augustin Pictures. It’s an enlightening – and necessary – counterpoint to the scenes of war, drugs and poverty that we see in the news.
(NSFW: Language) Joel Bukiewicz is the owner and operator of Cut Brooklyn, a lucky and talented man who makes a living doing something he loves. From the new, awesome web series Made by Hand.
Think you have crazy neighbors? These guys moved in next to a pair of loudmouth, borderline insane men who fought all the time, and recorded the best arguments through their paper-thin walls.
The title could use some work, but other than that this documentary by Sebastien Montaz-Rosset seems like a winner. It’s about the Skyliners, thrill seekers who practice highlining and BASE jumping.
Step inside the blazing-hot and thankless world of fire-fighting in Detroit with this incredible POV footage shot with a Contour HD helmet camera. Help fund the completion of the documentary here.
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