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HBO Documentary Summer Film Series [video]

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 05/24/2012

HBO Documentary Film SeriesHBO will be premiering the HBO Documentary Summer Series, with a wide array of documentary films never before seen on television.


Being a lover of documentary films, I was very excited to learn about the wide offering of documentary films that HBO will be premiering in its HBO Documentary Summer Series. A new video trailer from HBO Documentary Films ties all of the films together (posted below).

HBO Documentary Summer Series Line-Up:

About Face, The Supermodels, Then and Now: This documentary film, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, premieres on Monday, July 30th at 9 p.m. The documentary film follows the stories of legendary Carol Alt, Cheryl Tiegs, Isabella Rossellini, Christie Brinkley, and more. In the film they discuss physical appearance, the business of beauty, and their changing roles in defining beauty over time.

The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom: This documentary film premieres on Monday, July 16th at 10 p.m. It follows the stories of survivors following the March 2011 tsunami in Japan. The film depicts the tragedies behind the tsunami, but also the blooming, beautiful cherry blossoms. The magnificent cherry blossoms providing healing to the survivors.

Vito: This documentary film premieres on July 23rd at 9 p.m. It covers the live of Vito Russo, one of the founding fathers of the gay liberation movement. Vito Russo was an active lecturer and the writer of “The Celluloid Closet.” He passed away in 1990.

Hard Times: Lost on Long Island: This documentary film premieres on Monday, July 9th at 9 p.m. “Hard Times” follows the lives of four families who struggle with long-term unemployment. The film shows the struggles of families searching in vain for employment.

One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal: This documentary film is broken into three parts (fear, loss, and betrayal) and follows eight case studies of canines. The film highlights are society’s conflicted relationships with canines.

Also in the HBO Documentary Summer Series:

Marina Abramovic The Artist, Birders The Central Park Effect, Me @ The Zoo


HBO Documentary Film Me @ The Zoo


View the HBO Documentary Summer Series Trailer:



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