Courtney Michelle Love is an American rock musician and actress. Love is primarily known as lead singer, guitarist and lyricist for alternative rock band Hole.
Following a turbulent childhood, Love made her debut in the entertainment industry with a bit part in Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy (1986). Eventually finding her passion in rock music rather than acting, Love formed Hole in 1989 with guitarist Eric Erlandson. Hole released several albums throughout the 1990s, Live Through This (1994) being most prolific — a critical and commercial success upon its release.
Love would return to acting with a Golden Globe-nominated role in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), and gain even more commercial attention with Hole's third album, Celebrity Skin (1998) before disbanding the group several years later. In 2009 Love reformed Hole with an entirely new lineup, and released Nobody's Daughter (2010).
A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be a transgender writer named JT Leroy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.
Runtime: 105 min.
Directed by: Justin Kelly
CBC is proud to present a musical celebration in tribute to Leonard Cohen, the Montreal-born writer, composer, performer and man of letters.
Runtime: 90 min.
Directed by: Jack Bender
Rural Tennessee in the 1940's: a young man unwittingly goes to work building a honky-tonk for the charismatically diabolical bootlegger who murdered his father ten years earlier and runs into conflict when he falls for the young woman the bootlegger is grooming to be a prostitute.
Runtime: 96 min.
Directed by: James Franco
Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.
Runtime: 94 min.
Directed by: Chris Smith
Four young lovers head into the woods to pursue their romantic desires, however, their plans are soon jeopardized when terrifying forces attack, using their own fantasies and secrets against them.
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Director Francesco Carrozzini creates an intimate portrait of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the legendary editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue. From the ridiculous to the sublime, her astonishing but often controversial magazine covers have not only broken the rules but also set the high bar for fashion, art and commerce over the past 25 years. From the legendary “Black Issue" and the “Plastic Surgery issue" ...
Runtime: 80 min.
Directed by: Francesco Carrozzini
New York magazine’s October 2005 issue sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about his sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was dreamed up by 40-year-old San Francisco punk rocker and phone sex operator, Laura Albert.
Runtime: 110 min.
Directed by: Jeff Feuerzeig
The authorized documentary on late Guitar/lead singer Kurt Cobain from his early days in Aberdeen Washington to his success and downfall with Grunge band Nirvana.
Runtime: 145 min.
Directed by: Brett Morgen
As: The Head Bitch In Charge
The members of Fall Out Boy undergo kidnappings, torture, and murder, among other events, in this compiled film of the 11 music videos making up their 'Save Rock and Roll' album.
Runtime: 50 min.
When Nirvana burst onto the scene in 1991, the music they played spoke directly to an angry and disenfranchised generation. As grunge took over MTV and radio, the music industry was transformed overnight. But just three years later, the drug-related deaths of several musicians, capped by the suicide of Kurt Cobain, closed the books on an all too brief era. Hit So Hard follows the rise to fame ...
Runtime: 103 min.
Directed by: P. David Ebersole
Six years in the making, this documentary film follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in the US today. BOB AND THE MONSTER crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with archival performances and personal videos from Bob's past ...
Runtime: 87 min.
Directed by: Keirda Bahruth
A short animation clip where the star Courtney Love is trying to become dignified and elegant. Her friend tells her she must lose her kook. She has troubled sleep and she chants for help. The next morning she wakes up with a Birkin bag and her prayers are answered. The short features music from Hole's album Nobody's Daughter.
Runtime: 6 min.
Directed by: Michael Mouris
The story of Straight to Hell Returns revolves around a group of hapless bank robbers (Sy Richardson, Joe Strummer, Dick Rude) who bury their loot and attempt to hide out in a deserted desert town. They quickly discover that the town is not deserted which doesn't stop a whole long of feasting, singing and overall decadence...followed by a slew of inevitable deaths.
Runtime: 91 min.
Directed by: Alex Cox
This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male characters and vice-versa.
Runtime: 5 min.
Directed by: Francesco Vezzoli
As: Cheryl Hickey
When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Runtime: 106 min.
Directed by: Luis Mandoki
Steven Cantor's award-winning documentary chronicles of the lives of bouncers - the burly boys who guard both sides of the door in nightclubs across America. The film takes an inside look at the mindset of these frequently ridiculed, but always feared enforcers of the night and examines whether they are skilled experts in security, hired to anticipate trouble, or just hired thugs meant to intimidate. ...
Runtime: 71 min.
Directed by: Steven Cantor
A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of realizing one's potential and being willing to turn one's life upside down to take a chance on finding happiness. Claire, Julie's best friend, goes along with ...
Runtime: 93 min.
Directed by: Bob Gosse
After rocker Kurt Cobain's death, ruled a suicide, a film crew arrives in Seattle to make a documentary. Director Nick Broomfield talks to lots of people. Portraits emerge: a shy, slight Kurt, weary of touring, embarrassed by fame, hooked on heroin; an out-going Courtney, dramatic, controlling, moving from groupie to star.
Runtime: 95 min.
Directed by: Nick Broomfield
As: Althea Leasure
Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.
Runtime: 129 min.
Directed by: Miloš Forman
As: Rhonda the Waitress
Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with Jiaks (Keanu Reeves), Sam's brother, and the pair tries to escape the situation together. It isn't long before both Sam and Red catch up with them, resulting ...
Runtime: 99 min.
Directed by: Steven Baigelman
As: Big Pink
Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the biography of Basquiat are the artists and the art scene from early 1980’s New York.
Runtime: 107 min.
Directed by: Julian Schnabel
David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The Ramones and Gumball.
Runtime: 99 min.
Directed by: David Markey
A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee.
Runtime: 86 min.
Directed by: Alex Cox
Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the couple's turbulent relationship strains the patience of bandmate Johnny Rotten and manager Malcolm McLaren, while plunging Sid and Nancy into the depths of ...
Runtime: 112 min.
Directed by: Alex Cox