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 DIVE! Living Off America's Waste

97 minutes, documentary, color, 2010

A film by Kenneth Bowser

Featuring Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Peter Yarrow, Christopher Hitchens & more

Special Features • 5.1 Audio • Photo Gallery • Director Biography

UPC: 7-20229-91474-1
Catalog #: FRF 914741D
SRP: $27.95 / CAN. $29.95

Street Date: July 19


As our country continues to embroil itself in foreign wars, PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE is a timely and relevant tribute to an unlikely American hero. Over the course of a meteoric music career that spanned two turbulent decades, Phil Ochs sought the bright lights of fame and social justice in equal measure - a contradiction that eventually tore him apart.

From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, the arch of Ochs' life paralleled that of the times, and the anger, satire and righteous indignation that drove his music also drove him to dark despair. In this brilliantly constructed film, interview and performance footage of Ochs is illuminated by the ruminations of Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Peter Yarrow, Christopher Hitchens and others.


“A terrific documentary. Ochs was an uncompromising artist who believed in the power of music as a tool for social and political change. His songs provide a stirring soundtrack throughout the film vitally important story.” - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“Excellent! A strong and forceful documentary, beautiful and melodic as well as pointedly political.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Powerful! Filled with passion, humor, idealism, intelligence and perfect songs.”
Michael Simmons, LA Weekly

“A-! This fine, deeply researched documentary, filled with commentary from unusual suspects, is at once an unsentimental portrait of the ambitious singer who thought himself bound for glory, and an affecting elegy for a time when song was a form of revolution.”
- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“An electrifying look into the political climate of the 1960s and the ability of certain popular musicians (Ochs, Baez, Seeger, and Bob Dylan) to inspire the people. It's rare to encounter a documentary about a folk musician that is so politically inspiring and musically rich. For those unfamiliar with Ochs and his music, the sheer beauty of his voice can be shocking.”
- George Heymont, Huffington Post



82 minutes, documentary, color, 2011

A film by Mary McDonagh Murphy

Featuring Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Wally Lamb, Richard Russo, Oprah Winfrey, Scott Turow, Andrew Young, & more

Special Features • Extended Interviews with Mary Badham, James McBride and Oprah Winfrey • Director Interview & Biography

UPC: 7-20229-91475-8
Catalog #: FRF 914758D
SRP: $24.95 / CAN. $27.95

Street Date: July 19


After more than half a century, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved bestseller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th Century. Nearly one million copies are sold each year and the novel has been translated into more than forty languages. The film version, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, won a trio of Academy Awards.

Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said that all she wanted to be is the Jane Austen of South Alabama. HEY, BOO explores Lee's life and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding her, including why she never published again.

Containing never-before-seen photos and letters and a rare interview with Lee's sister, Alice Finch Lee, the film also brings to light the context and history of the novel's setting in the Deep South and the social changes it inspired.

Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young and others reflect on the novel's power, influence, and popularity, and the many ways it has shaped their lives.


“Affecting...fascinating. Ms. Winfrey gives the most eloquent reading of all.”
Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

“A fitting tribute to Nelle Harper Lee, an American treasure.” - Jennifer Merin,

“Completely fascinating.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

- Joe Neumaier, NY Daily News



55 minutes, documentary, color, 2009

A film by Jeremy Seifert

Special Features • Dumpster Bros SHORTS: The Beast / Wad Scientist / Kobrakoff / The Boa / Dumpster Chef / Der Cammer / Abu Finn • Eat Trash Campaign: What You Can Do / Campaign Video • DIVE! Trailer

UPC: 7-20229-91476-5
Catalog #: FRF 914765D
SRP: $24.95 / CAN. $27.95

Street Date: July 19


Every year in America we throw away 96 billion pounds of food - 263 million pounds a day!

Inspired by a curiosity about society's careless habit of sending good, edible food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets.

In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food - resulting in an eye-opening documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action.

Winner of 21 Awards in Festivals Worldwide!


DIVE! is one of those rare films that's socially and environmentally smart, personal, warm, funny, and inspirational all at the same time.” - Frederick Marx (Hoop Dreams)

“A poignant, and at times humorous, essay on American food waste and a rallying cry against the hunger crisis in the USA - everyone in North America should see this film.” -

“An eye-opening expose on the excesses and waste of the American food industry.”
The News Tribune

DIVE! provides plenty of food for thought about how much we waste.” - The Denver Post

“One of the film's great strengths is that it offers a solution.” - Biocycle Magazine

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