Most Popular Titles With Paul James Zahnley
1. Banshee Chapter (2013)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
Journalist Anne Roland explores the disturbing links behind her friend's sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin.
86 min | Documentary, History
Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
10. Aerial America (2010– )
44 min | Documentary
Helicopter flights above the USA give breathtaking views of the nation's historic landmarks and natural wonders all presented in stunning HD aerial cinematography while narration provides background information and historical context.
Star: Jim Conrad
12. America Is Still the Place (2015)
90 min | History
Black Gold tells the actual events of how one desperate man, armed with only his charm and wits, takes on a racist San Francisco corporation in 1971.
13. I'll Believe You (2006)
PG | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Late-night radio host Dale Sweeney's usual line up of odd-ball, conspiracy-obsessed callers is interrupted by a panicked phone call in an indecipherable language. When FBI agents arrive ... See full summary »
57 min | Documentary
Documentary about transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC.
16. Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)
74 min | Documentary
Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »
17. Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers (2011)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, War
95-year-old Polish heroine Irena Sendler tells the unknown story of a conspiracy of women who outwitted the Nazis and rescued thousands of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during WWII.
18. Trattoria (I) (2012)
82 min | Comedy
This funny and heartwarming dramedy set in the exciting San Francisco culinary scene follows Sal Sartini, a workaholic chef who must repair the bond he had with his son before he risks ... See full summary »
19. All in This Tea (2007)
70 min | Documentary
During the 1990s, David Lee Hoffman searched throughout China for the finest teas. He's a California importer who, as a youth, lived in Asia for years and took tea with the Dali Lama. ... See full summary »
20. The Full Picture (2008)
80 min | Comedy
Like many guys, Mark Foster struggles with commitment, but given his past, he has good reason. Fifteen years ago, his parents' scandalous divorce grabbed the public's attention and ... See full summary »
21. Nice Girls Crew (2012– )
Sophie (Lynn Chen), Leena (Sheetal Sheth), and Geraldine (Michelle Krusiec) have been true "frenemies" since elementary school. All grown up and finding themselves in the city of Los ... See full summary »
22. Green Fire (2011)
73 min | Documentary, Biography
Aldo Leopold is considered the most important conservationist of the twentieth-century. He is the father of the national wilderness system, wildlife management and ecological restoration. ... See full summary »
24. Red Without Blue (2007)
74 min | Documentary
The intimate bond between two identical twin brothers is challenged when one decides to transition from male to female; this is the story of their evolving relationship, and the resurrection of their family from a darker past.
25. Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond (2010 TV Movie)
National Geographic follows a hypothetical team of scientists in the year 2210 as they set out to learn what led to the collapse of our present day society in this theoretical look into the future.
26. Life Tastes Good (1999)
88 min | Crime, Drama
Two San Francisco detectives discover a corpse in an abandoned car. From the dead man's wallet and a tape recorder, they determine the man was a money launderer. The story is then told in ... See full summary »
28. 3 Still Standing (2014)
90 min | Documentary, Comedy
Although the local comedy scene has diminished since the 1980s, Will Durst, Johnny Steele and Larry 'Bubbles' Brown continue to entertain audiences with their stand-up material.
30. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
120 min | Documentary, History
A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National ... See full summary »
31. See How They Run (2001)
58 min | Documentary
A behind the scenes look at a David and Goliath showdown between Mayor Willie Brown (incumbent) and openly gay city supervisor and stand-up comedian, Tom Ammiano.
64 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In the year 2000, Les Blank, along with co-filmmaker Gina Leibrecht, visited Richard Leacock (1921-2011) at his farm in Normandy, France and recorded conversations with him about his life, ... See full summary »
35. One Winter Story (2006)
56 min | Documentary, Sport
Examines the life and legacy of Sarah Gerhardt. In February 1999, Sarah became the first woman to surf Maverick's, the monstrous wave that breaks in the freezing waters off Half Moon Bay in... See full summary »
37. Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution (2008)
57 min | Documentary
Three generations of Tibetan women and His Holiness the Dalai Lama tell the story of one of the great movements of nonviolent resistance in modern history. In 1959, an estimated 15,000 ... See full summary »
39. The Date (II) (2013)
12 min | Short, Drama
New York City, New Year's Eve, 1949: all the elevator operator wants is someone to kiss at midnight. Instead she has a double shift to work and a deaf kid to babysit. Then in struts Frank.
40. Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (2009)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary
The poet and painter, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, is among the world's living monuments to arts and letters. For well over a half century, Ferlinghetti helped shape the currents of poetry and ... See full summary »
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42. Training Rules (2009 Video)
62 min | Documentary, Drama, News
Examines how women's collegiate sports, caught in a web of homophobic practices, collude in the destruction of the lives and dreams of many of its most talented athletes.
46. Swim for the River (2006)
56 min | Documentary
Christopher Swain is the first person to swim the entire length of the Hudson River from the Adirondack Mountains to New York City. Swain's remarkable feat links together stories of the river and the people who are fighting to protect it.
49. Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter (2011)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Journey Of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the challenges of making the celebrated San Francisco Opera production of 'The Bonesetter's Daughter,' composed by Stewart Wallace and written ... See full summary »
50. Columbus Day Legacy (2011 TV Movie)
30 min | Documentary
Columbus Day Legacy explores the quintessential American issues of free speech and ethnic pride against the backdrop of the ongoing Columbus Day parade controversy in Denver, Colorado. ... See full summary »
52. The Demon of the Derby (2001)
76 min | Documentary, Sport
This documentary portrait follows Roller Derby's "Meanest Mama on Skates", Ann Calvello. Now in her 70s, Ann refuses to give up the limelight - she is still bashing heads on the banked ... See full summary »
53. Emile Norman: By His Own Design (2007 TV Movie)
57 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Avant garde artist and bohemian Emile Norman is profiled and his life as an out and proud gay man in Big Sur, California is examined.
57. Smokin' Fish (2011)
81 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit Businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon, nostalgic for his childhood and decides to spend a summer smoking ... See full summary »
59. Tracing Roots (2014)
35 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery
A new documentary that follows master Haida weaver Delores Churchill on a journey to replicate a spruce root hat discovered with the Long Ago Person Found. The 300-year-old traveler was ... See full summary »
65. Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics on Trial (2009)
29 min | Documentary, Short
In 1982, a San Francisco athletic group tries to hold a "Gay Olympics," instigating what will ultimately become a battle at the U.S. Supreme Court and a challenge over the place of gays and lesbians in American society.
67. Knowing Nothing Cold (2015)
91 min | Drama
Knowing Nothing Cold follows a group of teenagers living in the American Midwest of the 1970's as they attempt the impossibility of a graceful entrance into adulthood.
70. Daisy and Max (2015 TV Movie)
53 min | Documentary
Daisy Gomez is a family counselor in South L.A. married to Max, a gang interventionist. They have a baby daughter, Sarah. They are doing what they can to reduce violence in their troubled ... See full summary »
74. The Burning Wigs of Sedition (2010)
10 min | Short, Fantasy, Music
The steamy belly of the rowing galleon is a place of Sisyphean suffering driven by drums and the cracking whip. How long can the Libertine sip his liquor in front of them before they revolt... See full summary »
76. Gideon (2011)
14 min | Short, Horror, Mystery
Born into a long line of powerful empaths, Gideon has had to abide by only one solemn rule. He can only 'pull' other people's feelings into himself, never 'push' his own feelings out into ... See full summary »
77. Special Circumstances (2007)
At 16, Hector Salgado was arrested and tortured by military forces in Chile. By 20, Hector was without a country living in exile in the US. This documentary follows Hector as he returns to ... See full summary »
78. Equinox: The Movement (2008)
In a community where real men are increasingly hard to find, 18 year-old Malachi joins a 'rites of passage' program to learn the true definition of manhood. What he learns is put to the ... See full summary »
79. Cutting the Pattern (2013)
53 min | Drama
Cutting The Pattern is a look into the lives of two eleven year-olds spending a summer weekend fighting off boredom. It was based on my own memories of a cherished childhood in Iowa during ... See full summary »
81. When Medicine Got It Wrong (2009)
54 min | Documentary
When Medicine Got it Wrong is the groundbreaking story of loving parents who rocked the halls of psychiatry, changing how we understand schizophrenia. In the 1970s, a small group of parents... See full summary »
82. Firefall: Road to Burning Man (2004)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
Experience every challenge as an artist tries to realize her surreal vision of a 14-ft copper fountain that flows fire on water.
87. Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders (2012)
57 min | Documentary
This one-hour TV show includes stories about Scottish folk singer Julie Fowlis, Senegal's "voice of Africa" Youssou N'dour, and jazz star Wynton Marsalis, as well as a performance by an Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men.
92. Ku Kanaka/Stand Tall (2016 TV Movie)
30 min | Documentary | Post-production
Becoming quadriplegic from a diving accident at age 15, Kanalu Young learned to heal from trauma. A professor, chanter, activist and leader in the Native Hawaiian struggle for civil rights,... See full summary »
Director: Marlene Booth
93. Retrospectator (2012)
31 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Retrospectator is a daydreamed teen limbo-a waiting game for the character's coming of age that won't come fast enough. Emmalee is a teenager with a gift for pissing off her parents. She ... See full summary »
96. All Men Are Sons: Exploring the Legacy of Fatherhood (2002 TV Movie)
57 min | Documentary
This film follows, over two years, the eventful lives of five diverse young men as they each struggle to come to terms with their fathers and chart a course for their own fathering identity... See full summary »
Director: John Badalament
97. The Dumpster (2011)
4 min | Short, Comedy
There are few things more tempting in life than the lure of an empty dumpster in your neighbor's driveway. But when that neighbor is a jerk, things can get a bit tricky.