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Teenage Paparazzo

Teenage Paparazzo (2010)

Starring: Alwy Visschedyk, Henry Jenkins, Austin Visschedyk

After several years of playing a famous actor on the HBO series Entourage, Adrian Grenier has become a celebrity in real life, and just as his show often explores the nature of fame in our culture, Grenier profiles a young man who is a unique product of our star-struck society in this documentary. One evening, while being pursued by a handful of celebrity photographers, Grenier noticed that one of them looked like a boy barely in his teens, and he later discovered that the paparazzo in question, Austin Visschedyk, was indeed just thirteen years old, but already working as a free lance photographer and earning up to $2,000 a shot for pictures of the right star. Home schooled by divorced parents who often give in to their young son's demands, Visschedyk prowls the streets of Hollywood at nights, keeping his eye peeled for a A-list personalities whose images are in demand from the tabloids and celebrity press, and while not all of his older colleagues care for Visschedyk, some admit that his youth makes it easier for him to find a cooperative subject. In Teenage Paparazzo, Grenier interviews Visschedyk, joins him for a night of stalking the famous and learns more about the nature of the celebrity press. But by turning a spotlight on his thirteen-year-old subject, is he only making his youthful ego more problematic? Teenage Paparazzo was an official selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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Celebrity

Celebrity (1998)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenneth Branagh, Hank Azaria

Nuts!

Nuts! (2016)

Starring: Gene Tognacci, Andy Boswell, John Causby

Inventive and wildly fun, NUTS! recounts the mostly-true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovered that he could cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. From there, the story only gets more bizarre. Mixing hand-drawn animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a highly unreliable narrator, NUTS! traces Brinkley's rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth, and influence.

Maps to the Stars

Maps to the Stars (2014)

Starring: Julianne Moore,John Cusack,Mia Wasikowska,Robert Pattinson,Olivia Williams

With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, director David Cronenberg (EASTERN PROMISES, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture. Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in a sun-soaked Southern California rife with money, dreams, fame, envy, angst, yearning - and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist, whose "Hour of Personal Power" has brought him an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13.

Saving Mr. Wu

Saving Mr. Wu (2015)

Starring: Andy Lau,Ye Liu,Qianyuan Wang,Wu Ruofu

SAVING MR. WU is an action-packed crime thriller based on the true story of China's famous celebrity kidnapping case. Mr. Wu is kidnapped in Beijing by Zhang Hua and three accomplices, all disguised as cops. In the ensuing 20 hours, the Chinese detectives led by Chief Xing quickly form a task force and sweep the city. Time is of the essence though as Mr. Wu is ordered to be killed at 9pm regardless of whether the money is collected or not. The police eventually apprehend Hua alone and a dangerous mental showdown develops between police interrogators and Hua. As the deadline rapidly approaches, the detectives and captors collide in a dramatic battle.

$ellebrity

$ellebrity (2013)

Starring: Elton John, Kid Rock, Jennifer Aniston

Renown Rock & Roll photographer Kevin Mazur has pulled together an impressive team for his first feature-length documentary about the changing face of celebrity and the many ways that the media has conveyed, defined and even demeaned what it means to be famous today. Taking a historical ride through the early days of Hollywood and the rise of the paparazzi, Sellebrity explores how fame has changed from the highly-structured studio system to the current free-for-all press and paparazzi frenzy. Candid interviews with Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Sara Jessica Parker and Kid Rock among others, help to give a glimpse into the lives of those on the front lines of our increasingly obsessive world of pop culture celebrity. Fame is now a national pastime, it is what millions of us follow, believe in and seemingly what we care about most - as well as a billion dollar-a-year industry. But what does our intense fascination with celebrity say about us? And how much is too high a price to pay for our own curiosity run rampant? Sellebrity captures the free-for-all of pop culture today and the ever-changing face of fame.(c) Official site

$ellebrity

$ellebrity (2013)

Starring: Elton John,Kid Rock,Jennifer Aniston,Jennifer Lopez,Sarah Jessica Parker

Renown Rock & Roll photographer Kevin Mazur has pulled together an impressive team for his first feature-length documentary about the changing face of celebrity and the many ways that the media has conveyed, defined and even demeaned what it means to be famous today. Taking a historical ride through the early days of Hollywood and the rise of the paparazzi, Sellebrity explores how fame has changed from the highly-structured studio system to the current free-for-all press and paparazzi frenzy. Candid interviews with Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Sara Jessica Parker and Kid Rock among others, help to give a glimpse into the lives of those on the front lines of our increasingly obsessive world of pop culture celebrity. Fame is now a national pastime, it is what millions of us follow, believe in and seemingly what we care about most - as well as a billion dollar-a-year industry. But what does our intense fascination with celebrity say about us? And how much is too high a price to pay for our own curiosity run rampant? Sellebrity captures the free-for-all of pop culture today and the ever-changing face of fame.(c) Official site

Ping Pong

Ping Pong (2013)

Starring: Les D'Arcy,Rune Forsberg,Sun Lao,Terry Donlon,Dorothy DeLow

Les D'Arcy is a living legend. At 89 years old, he's obviously not received the memo about slowing down, and is going for gold, literally. He's headed to China to compete in the over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. A seven time world champion, he still lifts weights to train -- something he's been doing for decades, after surviving a sickly childhood. Of course, compared to some, Les is a spring chicken. Australian legend Dorothy deLow is 100, and finds herself a mega celebrity in this rarefied world. She'd better watch out though -- Texan Lisa Modlich is fifteen years her junior and is determined to do what it takes to win her first gold.

Ping Pong

Ping Pong (2012)

Starring: Les D'Arcy,Rune Forsberg,Sun Lao,Terry Donlon,Dorothy DeLow

Les D'Arcy is a living legend. At 89 years old, he's obviously not received the memo about slowing down, and is going for gold, literally. He's headed to China to compete in the over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. A seven time world champion, he still lifts weights to train -- something he's been doing for decades, after surviving a sickly childhood. Of course, compared to some, Les is a spring chicken. Australian legend Dorothy deLow is 100, and finds herself a mega celebrity in this rarefied world. She'd better watch out though -- Texan Lisa Modlich is fifteen years her junior and is determined to do what it takes to win her first gold.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Starring: Aaron Swartz, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties. (c) FilmBuff Participant

Winnebago Man

Winnebago Man (2010)

Starring: Jack Rebney, Keith Gordon, Ghyslain Raza

Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - an RV salesman whose hilarious, foul-mouthed outbursts circulated underground on VHS tapes in the 90s before turning into a full-blown Internet phenomenon in 2005. Today, the "Winnebago Man" has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide, and is regarded as one of the first and funniest viral videos. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes in search of Rebney - and finds him living alone on a mountain top, unaware of his fame. Winnebago Man is a laugh-out-loud look at viral culture and an unexpectedly poignant tale of one man's response to unintended celebrity.

A Brony Tale

A Brony Tale (2014)

Starring: Ashleigh Ball, Mike Bernstein, Jordan Downs

Vancouver-based voice artist Ashleigh Ball has been the voice of numerous characters on classic cartoons such as Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Cinderella and more. When Ashleigh was hired as the voice of Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash on the 4th generation installment of Hasbro's My Little Pony series, she had no idea she was about to become an internet phenomenon and voice celebrity among a very unique type of fan...The Bronies. The subculture of middle aged men who are obsessed with the show My Little Pony. The documentary "A Brony Tale" not only gives us an inside look into the incredible niche world of these men, but also an intimate look into the courage it takes to just be yourself...even if that means liking a little girls cartoon.

Cupcakes

Cupcakes (2013)

Starring: Dana Ivgy,Efrat Dor,Dana Ivgi,Ofer Shechter,Keren berger

When a group of best friends in Tel Aviv gather to watch Universong, they are less than impressed by the official Israeli entry. Believing that they can do better, they spontaneously create and record their own song on a mobile phone. Little do they know, their performance is seen by the Universong judges and soon they are reluctantly thrown into the spotlight as Israel?s next official entry. After initial reservations about their new found celebrity status, they decide to just go for it and find themselves on the road to international stardom. They embark on a flamboyant journey that brings about hilarious end results as they go head to head with the Russian entry in the Universong final.

Whitney

Whitney (2015)

Starring: Yaya DaCosta,Arlen Escarpeta,Deborah Cox,Yolonda Ross,Suzzanne Douglas

"Whitney" chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston and singer and songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Houston's meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both. -- (C) Lifetime

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2010)

Starring: Michael Duchaussoy, Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier

Now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number 1 and is eventually condemned to a maximum-security prison where he writes his memoirs, establishing himself as a household name and the anti-hero across France. Mesrine stages another daring escape and disappears into the lawless underworld, taunting the police and reinventing himself as a celebrity criminal through his savvy manipulation of the media. After such a monumental rise, comes the inevitable fall as the police close in, bringing the life of Jacques Mesrine to full bloody circle. -- (C) Music Box Films

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