HBO PREMIERES GROUNDBREAKING LINEUP OF DOCUMENTARIES
HBO Latin America announced the premiere of a series of groundbreaking documentaries on Monday nights beginning Oct. 7 and running through mid-December. The lineup is composed of 10 titles with diverse themes that resonate worldwide, including: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Casting By, The Invisible War, Me @ The Zoo, Gasland: Part II, Pelotero, Americans in Bed, How to Survive a Plague, Valentine Road and Life According to Sam.
The documentary lineup includes (in chronological order):
Tells the story of Nadia, Masha and Katia of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot. They were accused of religious hatred in a trial that reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society. Directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin.
A fast-paced journey through the last half-century of Hollywood history told from a new, often overlooked perspective: the filmmaking industry’s unsung hero – the casting director. Includes interviews with Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, and other reputable actors. Directed by Tom Donahue.
- The Invisible War (October 21)
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick investigates the troubling epidemic of rape in the military while speaking with courageous victims who have refused to be intimidated into silence. Directed by Kirby Dick.
- Me @ The Zoo (October 28)
Inside the life of controversial “Leave Britney Alone” web blogger and Internet celebrity Chris Crocker. Directed by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch.
- Gasland: Part II (November 4)
Takes a deeper, wider look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring in 32 countries worldwide. Directed by Josh Fox.
Two top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their big league dreams. Directed by Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jonathan Paley.
From the privacy of their own bedrooms, ten couples offer frank, funny and often surprising insights into love, sex and marriage. Directed by Philippa Robinson.
- How to Survive a Plague (November 25)
Faced with their own mortality, an improbable group of young people – many of them HIV-positive young men – broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington, DC and the medical establishment. Directed by David France.
Unravels the school shooting of a young teenager who had begun exploring his gender identity, detailing the circumstances that led to his murder by a fellow student, as well as its complicated aftermath. Directed by Marta Cunningham.
- Life According to Sam (December 9)
Explores the remarkable world of 16-year-old Sam Berns, spotlighting his family’s courageous fight to save their son from the extremely rare and fatal disease Progeria, a progressive aging disorder. Directed by Sean and Andrea Fine.