Uncle Sam's docs


Created in 2003, the Uncle Sam's Docs selection allows us to better understand American society through documentaries that bear witness to its time and era.

BELUSHI by R. J. Cutler

Notably famous for his role in John Landis' Blues Brothers, John Belushi died prematurely in 1982 at the age of 33. Through never-before-seen recordings and archival footage, personal films and animated sequences, this documentary traces the unexpected journey of an extraordinary actor and a man consumed by his inner demons.
In English with French subtitles
Year: 2020
Duration : 1h48
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher, Jim Belushi, Candice Bergen, Michael Apted, John Landis, Ivan Reitman

BODY PARTS by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

This documentary traces the evolution of the representation of sex on screen from a female perspective, revealing a disturbing reality through iconic scenes from film history and celebrating the bold creators who are working to change attitudes. 
In English with French subtitles
Year: 2022
Duration : 1h26
With : Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, Alexandra Billings, Emily Meade, David Simon

BONNIE by Simon Wallon

Legendary casting director Bonnie Timmermann takes the spotlight in this documentary revealing for the first time extensive never-before-seen audition footage of all of today's biggest stars, an immersion into the craft of acting and what makes a movie. From Bruce Willis to Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson to Sigourney Weaver, meet the woman who shaped television and film today, a pioneer who transformed society by giving minorities a chance before anyone else and creating new faces to worship.
Year: 2022
Duration : 1h22
With : Paul Auster, Steve Buscemi, Brian Cox, Benicio Del Toro, Laurence Fishburne, Melissa Leo, Laura Linney, Michael Mann, Liam Neeson, Mark Ruffalo, Sigourney Weaver


At the end of the 1960s, Leonard Cohen signed with Columbia, like Bob Dylan, and became a legend. But his career took an unexpected turn. Discover the story that will lead him to rebuild himself and to assert himself as one of the most important artists of our time. An unforgettable journey through the song "Hallelujah", which marked our lives.
In English with French subtitles
Year: 2021
Duration: 1h56
Starring: Jonathan Dana, Morgan Neville, Robert Kory, Mike Drews, Robin Sagon, Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine

HOLLYWOOD BUSINESS by Pascal Mérigeau, Bruno Icher & Jérémy Leroux

For the vast majority of spectators throughout the world, there is only American cinema. One can deplore it or rejoice in it, the cinema is embodied in Hollywood. But how did American cinema become worldwide? Invented by the Lumière brothers, the rise of cinema was initially European. So how did Hollywood quickly crush its European competitors? From the pioneers to Netflix, this five-part documentary tells the story of how Hollywood became the world's leading producer, despite the obstacles.
In French & English with French subtitles
Year: 2022
Duration : 5 X 52 minutes

LYNCH / OZ by Alexandre O. Philippe

An evocation of one of the most fascinating enigmas in the history of cinema: the enduring symbiosis between the seminal cinematic tale of American culture, The Wizard of Oz, and the singular work of David Lynch, through the testimony of seven contemporary American filmmakers who explore their own theories on the relationship between Lynch and Oz.
In English with French subtitles
Year: 2022
Duration : 1h48


A cinematic odyssey through the creative and musical work of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Unveiling never-before-seen footage, this documentary was five years in the making, with the support and complicity of Bowie's family and collaborators.
In English with French subtitles
Year: 2022
Duration : 2h20


This documentary looks at the height of the Cold War through the lens of a television network that produced, against all odds, the most watched and controversial TV movie to date: Nicholas Meyer's The Day After Tomorrow. This futuristic film, which shows the devastating effects of a nuclear attack on the United States, created an emotional shock for the more than 100 million people who saw it when it was broadcast in 1983, but also a national debate that forced Ronald Reagan to change his tune on the use of nuclear weapons.
In English with French subtitles 
Year: 2020
Duration : 1h30
Starring: Nicholas Meyer, Ted Koppel, Stephanie Austin, Ellen Anthony, Stu Samuels, Robert A. Papazian

THE WILD ONE by Tessa Louise-Salomé

A little boy from the Carpathians who survived the Shoah, a successful director, the lungs of the Actors Studio, a protégé of Hollywood, but also exiled, reviled, forgotten, Jack Garfein has lived many lives. The Wild One gives us the vision of a man whose entire life has been focused on the idea that artistic creation is an act of survival.
In English & French with French subtitles  
Year: 2022
Duration : 1h34
With : Jack Garfein, Blanche Baker, Peter Bogdanovich, Patricia Bosworth, Dick Guttman, Geoffrey Horne, Foster Hirsch, Irene Jacob, Kate Rennebohm, Bobby Soto

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