Film On Film

Film on Film is all about making movies. Who makes them, how they make them, who's in them...and how did all this crazy light fantastic get started? This is a great section for anyone interested film, it's beginnings, it's personalities, it's ups and downs and it's future. Look behind the red velvet curtain and discover the machine behind the screen. Pictured: The tumultous life of film maker Ed Wood is explored in 'Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora'

The Celluloid Closet (1995)

Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein
Starring: Narrated by, Lily Tomlin

Illustrated by movie clips and on-screen interviews with actors, directors, producers and writers, we take a fascinating look at the way Hollywood has... Read more

The Five Obstructions (2003)

Director: Lars von Trier, Jorgen Leth
Starring: Jorgen Leth, Lars Von Trier, Jacqueline Arenal, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez, Patr...

Idiosyncratic director Lars von Trier has pulled out all the stops in this virtually unclassifiable film as he challenges his mentor, director Jorgen... Read more

Kurosawa (2000)

Director: Adam Low

The man regarded by many as Japan's greatest filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa, is the focus of this retrospective documentary. Kurosawa's family and colleagu... Read more

Shaolin Kung Fu (1994)

Starring: Jet Li

Shaolin Kung Fu is the quintessence of Chinese martial arts. This documentary features martial arts superstar Jet Li as he talks about his early caree... Read more

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Director: Marina Zenovich

Roman Polanski's life has been marked by tragedy. His mother was killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust and his fairy-tale love affair with his wife... Read more

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

Director: Richard LaGravenese, Ted Demme

"The 70's Films That Changed Everything." A love letter to an amazing period in film, "A Decade Under the Influence" enlists a cast of pioneering dire... Read more

Cinemania (2001)

Director: Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak

There are film buffs and there are film buffs...and then there are the movie-obsessed New Yorkers - four men and one woman - who are the focus of this... Read more

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

Director: Brett Morgen, Nanette Burstein
Starring: Robert Evans

Rules are made to be broken. And Robert Evans has broken them all. He was the first actor to ever run a major Hollywood studio, Paramount Pictures. In... Read more

Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans (2015)

Director: John McKenna, Gabriel Clark
Starring: Steve McQueen

By the end of the 60s Steve McQueen was amongst Hollywoods highest paid and most powerful stars  and the coolest dude behind the wheel of any vehicl... Read more

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2001)

Director: Bruce Ricker
Starring: Clint Eastwood

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, 'Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows' is a look at the actor/director himself, the make or break moments of his career/lif... Read more