or


[01/13/05 - 12:00 AM]
Cinemax Sets Diverse Lineup of Cinemax Reel Life Documentaries for the First Half of 2005

[via press release from Cinemax]

CINEMAX SETS DIVERSE LINEUP OF CINEMAX REEL LIFE DOCUMENTARIES FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2005

-------- Presentations include Liz Garbus' XIARA'S SONG, Joe Berlinger's GRAY MATTER, SISTER ROSE'S PASSION And THE CHILDREN OF LENINGRADSKY --------

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2005 - Top documentary filmmakers will explore a wide range of timely issues in CINEMAX Reel Life presentations during the first half of 2005. From Liz Garbus ("The Farm: Angola") comes XIARA'S SONG, the story of a young girl's struggle to stay connected to her imprisoned father; in GRAY MATTER, Joe Berlinger (HBO's "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills") searches for Dr. Heinrich Gross, a former Nazi, and the alleged murderer of over 800 children "euthanized" in a Vienna hospital during World War II. Among the other documentaries are SISTER ROSE'S PASSION, the story of a nun's tireless crusade against anti-Semitism, and THE CHILDREN OF LENINGRADSKY, a look at the thousands of homeless children who live in Moscow's train stations.

Upcoming CINEMAX Reel Life documentaries include:

LOVING & CHEATING (debuts Feb. 14), which debuts on Valentine's Day, explores conflicting views on commitment and infidelity, touching on universal issues that are rarely discussed so frankly. A former male stripper and his wife discuss the effects of their mutual affairs; a young engaged couple confront their differing views on cheating; a Baptist minister and his wife reflect on the success of their 50-year marriage; and a middle-aged couple who call themselves "poly-amorous" explain how they opened up their marriage. Directed by Thom Powers.

A DOG'S LIFE: A DOGAMENTARY (March 15), a humorous and poignant portrait of a dog's life in New York City, exploring the positive effects of the intense bond between dogs and humans. Told through the eyes of director Gayle Kirschenbaum's Shih Tzu, Chelsea, who sports a "doggiecam," the film examines Chelsea's role in her owner's life, and how it touches others when Chelsea is certified as a therapy dog after 9/11, offering comfort and companionship to humans in distress. Directed by Gayle Kirschenbaum.

THE POWER OF GOOD (April) tells the story of Englishman Nicholas Winton, who saved the lives of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, bringing them across Hitler's Germany to his native Britain. For nearly 50 years, he did not tell anyone about his extraordinary rescue mission -- not even his wife. The story surfaced in 1988 when the BBC broadcast a show about the first meeting of approximately 100 of the rescued children with their "secret" rescuer. Today, there are more than 5,000 descendants of the Winton children. Directed by Matej Minac.

GRAY MATTER (April) attempts to track down Dr. Heinrich Gross, a former Nazi who rose to prominence after the war as Vienna's leading forensic psychiatrist. In April 2002, a funeral was held to bury the brains of more than 800 children "euthanized" in a Vienna hospital - allegedly by Dr. Gross -- during World War II. The search for Dr. Gross, now 86 and living as a free man in Austria, explores the difficulties of coming to grips with a society's past. Directed by Joe Berlinger.

SISTER ROSE'S PASSION (May) is a portrait of Rose Thering, who, as a Catholic girl growing up in America's heartland, read in her religion books that Jesus was killed by the Jews. When she joined the sisterhood, Sister Rose began to examine why so few in her religion had responded to the plight of the Jews during the Holocaust. Subsequently challenging the doctrine that blamed Jews for the death of Jesus, she took a leading role in Vatican II, which officially changed the Catholic Church's position on their relationship with Jewish people. This documentary follows Sister Rose today, at age 84, as she continues her crusade against anti-Semitism. Directed by Oren Jacoby.

THE CHILDREN OF LENINGRADSKY (June) explores the plight of the more than 30,000 homeless children who live in Moscow's train stations. Sleeping in stairways, garbage containers and underground tunnels, they panhandle or prostitute themselves for money, and sniff glue to curb hunger and to escape the violent world around them. Still, many of them consider life on the streets preferable to what they experienced at home. Directed by Hanna Polak & Andrzej Celinski.

XIARA'S SONG (June) documents a young girl's struggle to stay connected to her father through their mutual love of music, and a mother's battle to keep her daughter from following in her father's dangerous footsteps. Seven-year-old Xiara's father Harold has been in and out of jail throughout her life, and his current sentence will keep him locked up until she's 17. Combining present-day footage with home movies to explore a father-daughter relationship under extraordinary circumstances, this is a moving portrait of one of the ten million American children with a parent in prison. Produced and directed by Liz Garbus; produced by Rory Kennedy.





  [january 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[08/21/14 - 01:35 PM]
GSN Greenlights Season Four of Emmy(R) Nominated Hit Series "The Chase" and Season Two of Matchmaking Show "It Takes a Church"
Both seasons - of 20 and eight episodes, respectively - will air in 2015.

[08/21/14 - 12:54 PM]
WE tv Is Getting in the Box - The "Sex Box" - Network Greenlights First-Ever Extreme Relationship Therapy Series for 2015 Premiere
The first season will feature nine, one-hour episodes.

[08/21/14 - 12:08 PM]
It's Manzo Mania! Caroline and Family Return with Series Premiere of Bravo Media's "Manzo'd with Children"
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" spin-off will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/21/14 - 11:18 AM]
The Hub Network's App Is Honored with the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
In its review of the Hub Network's app, The National Parenting Center praised the app for its wholesome entertainment, interactivity and the manner in which it is organized.

[08/21/14 - 11:11 AM]
The Search for the Next "MasterChef" Begins with Open Casting Calls Starting Saturday, September 13
Calls are set for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland, San Diego, San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans in the coming weeks.

[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sets Nine-Week Highs in 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 11-15.

[08/21/14 - 11:06 AM]
Breeders' Cup Challenge Series Features Travers Stakes on Saturday at 4:30 PM ET on NBC and TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday at 8 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The Travers and the Pacific Classic will be the sixth and seventh shows, respectively, of 11 programs in the Challenge Series leading to the Breeders' Cup World Championships on NBC and NBCSN, October 31-November 1.

[08/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
Video: "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" - Trailer (HBO)
The eight-part documentary series premieres Friday, October 17 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/21/14 - 10:45 AM]
Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett Star in "Big Driver" - Original Movie Based on Short Story by Stephen King - Premieres October 18 on Lifetime(R)
The film tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime.

[08/21/14 - 10:42 AM]
Go Under the Covers with Discovery Fit & Health for Sextember, A Month-Long Exploration of Sex in America
Every weeknight at 10:00/9:00c beginning September 1, the network will encore provocative programming from Discovery's complete library of content.

[08/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
"Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" Premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane... hilarious - featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars.

[08/21/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center" - Marcus Robinson's Poignant Film Chronicles 8 Years of Construction; Premieres Thursday, September 11, at 6 p.m. on History
The two-hour special - eight years in the making, from laying of the first foundation to triumphantly topping the gleaming new 104-story One World Trade Center with its spire - focuses on the construction workers who performed the Herculean task.

[08/21/14 - 10:08 AM]
Showtime 2014 Fall Programming Overview
Dramas "Homeland" and "The Affair" will spearhead said lineup on Sunday nights.

[08/21/14 - 10:02 AM]
Spike TV Announces More Leading Characters for "Tut" Event Series
Nonso Anozie, Sibylla Deen, Kylie Bunbury, Alexander Siddig, Peter Gadiot and Iddo Goldberg are among the latest to join the project.

[08/21/14 - 09:02 AM]
TNT Lands Rights to Lionsgate's Hunger Games and Divergent Franchises
The Hunger Games is slated to air on TNT for the first time in winter 2015, and the network will add the second installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in winter 2016.