date: 30th Dec 2013

tags: Biography, News, Politics


Last Friday, the 27th of December, the world commemorated the 6th anniversary of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Bhutto, who was elected twice as Prime Minister of Pakistan but never saw out a term, is one of the most well-known and controversial political figures of our time. This documentary tells her story.

date: 26th Dec 2013

tags: Fiction Film


An extraordinary contemporary re-imagining of the 1897 Henry James novel, “What Maisie Knew” is the powerful story of a girl’s struggle for grace and belonging in the middle of her parents’ bitter custody battle.


date: 23rd Dec 2013

tags: Crime, News, Politics, Society


For over forty years, America’s “War on Drugs” has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs in America are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.

date: 20th Dec 2013

tags: News

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Happy Holidays from the beamafilm team!


date: 19th Dec 2013

tags: Environment, News, Politics, Society


The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong?


date: 16th Dec 2013

tags: Art, Biography


A maverick, a dreamer, an artist: Philippe Petit is all of these things and more. On a slightly windy day in the summer of 1974, a lone figure appeared high above the heads of the people of Manhattan, balancing perfectly on a high wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.  “Man on Wire” is his story.


date: 12th Dec 2013

tags: Documentary, Film


With the silly season upon us, we know our subscribers don’t always have time to watch a feature film – but that’s no reason not to use your Beamafilm subscription! If you’re looking for a quick hit, we have some great titles under thirty minutes. Watch them at lunchtime, on the train on the way home, or when you just feel like a short break.

date: 12th Dec 2013

tags: Biography, Culture


Three years in the making, “American: The Bill Hicks Story” brings the tale of one of modern culture’s most iconic heroes to the big screen. Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. This is his story.

date: 9th Dec 2013

tags: History, News


The last manned lunar landing was in 1972 – over forty years ago. But between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world.

date: 5th Dec 2013

tags: Art, Biography, Culture


A naked John Lennon curled up next to Yoko Ono on a bed; Demi Moore, nude and pregnant, gracing the cover of Vogue Magazine: photographer Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years. “Annie Leibovitz: Life through a Lens” reveals a woman who has become as iconic as the people she has photographed.


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