Topic is the boundary-pushing streaming service from First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural political drama (The Miracle), or a mind-blowing paranormal mystery from Russia (Dead Mountain), Topic expands your view of the world.
2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature and winner of the Grand Jury documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival - follows the efforts of the White Helmets, ordinary citizens who rush into Syrian battlefields hoping to save lives.
A chronicle of the life and death of one of the 20th century's most inspiring, and controversial, leaders, whose overthrow by an American-backed military destroyed not only his dream of Chilean socialism, but all those he inspired.
An unexpected response to Pinochet's 1973 coup d'etat in Chile, as seen in footage apparently found in an embassy, where political activists had taken refuge during the coup. But the events—and their setting—are not what they first appear to be.
Winner of the 1991 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, American Dream captures working men and women of Austen, Minnesota making tough choices about survival during a time of economic crisis in the American Midwest.
Through interviews with the passengers, tells the story of those Americans who were stranded in various airports throughout Canada on September 11, 2001 - and the kindness of the Canadian citizens who went out of their way to help them.
The story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda. Horrifying and hilarious, this is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, revealing a fake news empire and its information warfare tactics.
A group of street-smart students, who are outcasts at an elite Ivy League university, band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. They film their journey through the streets of Havana and Santiago.
Academy Award nominated filmmaker explores life in 1960s Mississippi and the momentous impact of "Booker" Wright, a black man who voiced opinions on race relations on network TV, and the subsequent ensuing fallout.
In this gritty psychological thriller, three teenage boys have a rude awakening when they end up in a juvenile detention center. Facing attacks by hardened criminals and ruthless guards, they are forced to do whatever it takes to survive.
Set in French Colonial Algeria, the film follows Daru, a reclusive, pacifist teacher (Viggo Mortensen) tasked with delivering Mohammad, a docile Algerian murder suspect into the hands of French authorities as the Algerian War of Independence ignites.
A mild-mannered government worker charged with finding the family members of those who have died alone is assigned to his final case. He finds himself on a liberating journey that allows him to finally start living his life to the fullest.
Featuring Tony Hawk, Bones Brigade is a very personal story of a group of young, dorky, straight laced American kids who did the impossible through a combination of work, skill, passion, and the belief that anything is possible
An underdog story of how one of the most gifted teams in sporting history triumphed against all odds. A celebration of the power of sports as a vehicle for social change set to a reggae beat featuring Bob Marley and others.
Four women set out to row across the Pacific Ocean, from America to Australia. As they row over 8,000 miles during their nine months at sea, they must overcome extreme mental and physical challenges to make history.
Enter the unexplored realm of professional esports as told through the eyes of two of the world's best StarCraft II players, "MMA" and "MC." Go behind the scenes and experience the high pressure, high stakes lifestyle of professional esports.
The story of an unwitting hero. Marshawn Lynch is known for refusing to talk to reporters. This doc uses more than 700 clips to create a haunting montage of his resistance against the American sports-media complex and its racial oppression.
In Kumare, filmmaker Vikram Gandhi impersonates a wise guru from India and gains real followers, asking the question, “Can a fake guru teach real enlightenment?” Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at SXSW 2011
Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turned their lives into a play. But with an aging population, the town’s 50th–anniversary performance just might be its last.
Tim Heidecker stars as an aging Brooklyn hipster who, as he’s set to inherit money from his dying father, begins testing the limits of acceptable behavior with his like-minded friends in this provocative character study.
In small-town Texas, a much-loved mortician goes to extreme ends to extract himself from the controlling relationship with a wealthy widow. Starring Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine. From director Richard Linklater. Based on a true story.
In this modern adaptation of a Henry James novel, a young girl in New York City is caught in the middle of her neglectful parents’ nasty custody battle. With Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan and Onata Aprile.
In this award-winning film, a boy growing up in Astoria, New York in the 1980s watches as his friends die, go to prison, or ruin their lives with drug use. The all-star cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Shia LaBeouf.
Twenty filmmakers write the ultimate love letter to Paris with this anthology of vignettes, following diverse characters across the city. Featuring Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, and Steve Buscemi, and films by the Coen Brothers and Alfonso Cuaron.
Meet the badass women of competitive sheep shearing—a world that isn’t split by gender, just by skill. For five New Zealand women, the Golden Shears championship is their Holy Grail. This doc tells their stories of passion, purpose and “shear” will.
The story behind Nas's groundbreaking debut album 'Illmatic,' and a look at the early life of one of the most talented rappers of all time. Featuring Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Q-Tip, and Busta Rhymes.
Forced to join a rebel army during a bloody civil war, a young African girl is kept captive by a brutal warlord. However, she finds hope for survival when her captors believe she's endowed with supernatural powers.
Emma Roberts and James Franco star in this unflinching portrait of adolescent lust, boredom, and self-destruction that centers around a shy young girl on the cusp of an illicit relationship with her soccer coach. From director Gia Coppola.
Imagine your parents being your dating coach. In this real-life “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Indian-American Ravi searches for a wife with the help of his parents, aunts, uncles, and even strangers. Get to know traditional Indian dating.
In Pakistan, the punishment for being gay is up to ten years in prison or death. When gay YouTuber Mawaan Rizwan returns to his country of birth, he finds a growing gay community, where some fight for equal rights in defiance of threats of violence.
Mawaan was brought up in a religious family but no longer practices. He visits religious movements in North and South America which use powerful psychoactive drugs they claim gives them access to the almighty. Will drugs bring him closer to God?
What are you good at? Choosing a doughnut? Spying on other people’s text messages? Touching your toes? Even though you might not have the kind of achievements you believe are worth bragging about, these bright spots are still worth celebrating.
Two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett stars in vignettes in which she portrays 13 different characters—among them a homeless man, a 5th grade teacher, a Russian choreographer and a scientist—in a series of tour-de-force transformations.
In 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death near her Queens apartment. News coverage stated that dozens of people witnessed the crime and did nothing about it. 40 years later, her brother Bill investigates to learn the truth behind the legend.
A mother recalls how her brilliant teenage son came to shatter their idyllic family through one unthinkable act. Now, left to pick up the pieces, the survivors test the boundaries of their newly defined reality in this moving true crime story.
In a never-before-seen interview filmed a few years before his death, Sidney Lumet, the director of such film classics as "Dog Day Afternoon," "Serpico," "12 Angry Men" and Network," guides us through his life and work.
From director Paul Newman comes this 1987 stage adaptation of the classic Tennessee Williams play about a young man’s recollections of the tragically codependent relationship between his aging, often delusional, mother and his painfully shy sister.
From writer/director Ed Burns, comes this crime drama set on Ash Wednesday, 1983. Francis Sullivan discovers that his younger brother Sean (Elijah Wood), who has supposedly been dead, has reappeared. Now, both are in danger as old scores are settled.
Self-destructive twentysomething James White (Christopher Abbott) tries to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. But as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness, James must take control of his life or risk imploding completely.
Takes us into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital where, at first, the subjects are strangers. But soon thereafter, the mothers' stories become absorbingly intimate, rendering their struggles increasingly familiar.
A linguist arrives in a small jungle settlement hoping to record a conversation between two elderly men, the last remaining speakers of the Zikril language. Unfortunately for him, the men are feuding and haven't spoken to each other in 50 years.
Peter McGowan (Kenneth Branagh) is a failing, insomniac playwright who lives in L.A. and finds himself bonding with a new neighbor's daughter (Robin Wright) who has mild cerebral palsy. To top it all off, he oddly meets his doppelgänger.
A Transsiberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers. This award-winning films stars Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer.
Arthur “Killer” Kane, a newly converted Mormon with an alcoholic past, is given a rare opportunity to reunite with his legendary former band, the punk rock icon New York Dolls, for the first time in 30 years.
The story behind the world's most valuable painting, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. The film recounts the struggle of 92 year old Maria Altmann, who sued Austria to recover Klimt paintings stolen from her family in Vienna by the Nazis in 1938.
Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully were the unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s American drug counterculture. United in a mission to save the planet through the power of LSD, this documents their story as they tried to stay one step ahead of the feds.
Funny and moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of a community. Witness the empowerment of three young girls, whose lives have been transformed by their new interest: hobbyhorses.
Documentary | United States • Filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn turns her lens on the pioneers and masters of New York street photography, revealing that these shooters are as colourful and unique as the subjects they’ve documented.