George Jung spent his life indulging in the chase; the high of the chase shaped every decision in his path. Obsessively tempted, George pursued more in everything he did; more money, more love, more adventure, More substance, all wrapped in an Outlaw Persona designed to feed the ego of an untouchable. George’s life was SEX DRUGS ROCK N ROLL with the rich and dangerous. Running alongside an unknown (at that time) Pablo Escobar, no one saw the kid from Massachusetts making and losing 100 million dollars before the age of 30. George now 76 and still on federal probation, broke financially and emotionally, George finds himself dependent on the legacy of a movie about his life, Blow, to squeak out enough money for his next pack of unfiltered cigarettes and pint of Scotch. As it stands today, George Jung has to live embraced in his mistakes, continuing to fight a life long addiction of the same vices that turned his existence in to chaotic disarray.
When a fire destroys Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, defiant owner Tom Sawyer and his crew of comedians rebuild it, hoping to revive the struggling local comedy scene. As a breeding ground for young comedians, Cobb's could not be equaled. Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Bob Saget, Ellen DeGeneres, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bill Maher, Kevin Pollak and more developed at this small club. David C. Schendel (Yank Tanks, 2003) documents the roller coaster ride to re-open the legendary independent venue and keep it open against all odds.
This is a cross-genre story of crime, nature and adventure. It centres on two environmentalists Sir Peter Blake and eco-warrior Pete Bethune, who were brutally attacked in the Brazilian Amazon on separate expeditions 16 years apart. One was murdered and the other survived.
The Garden of Evil explores the possibility that the attacks might have been connected to powerful criminal organisations involved in lucrative but highly illegal logging and the trafficking of drugs and endangered animals.
Three investigative journalists and Pete Bethune seek the truth about who was behind the murder of Sir Peter Blake, a world-renowned yachtsman turned environmentalist. Together they unravel the connections between corruption, organised crime, and violence in one of the most dangerous cities on the Amazon.
Irish journalist & professor of criminology Donal MacIntyre leads the investigative team for eight weeks filming in the Amazon. Brazilian Caio Vilela and British journo Sam Cowie meet up with victim Pete Bethune, who faces his own demons at a crime scene he vowed never to return to.