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and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
May 302019
 

AVAILABLE JUNE 3rd 
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland  (Digital Download)

On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically engaged and vibrant 28-year-old African American from Chicago, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. After three days in custody, she was found hanging from a noose in her jail cell. Part legal thriller, part parable about race in America, SAY HER NAME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND follows the Bland family and legal team from the first weeks after her death as they try to find out of what really happened in that jail cell in Hempstead, Texas.

AVAILABLE JUNE 10th
Barry Season 2 (Digital Download)
Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But getting out is messy. While Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren’t the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place?

My Dad Wrote a Porno (Digital Download)
The wildly popular British comedy podcast MY DAD WROTE A PORNO hits the stage for an HBO exclusive presentation at the Roundhouse in London. This comedy special features host Jamie Morton reading a chapter from the “Belinda Blinked” series of “erotic” novels, written by his real-life father under the pseudonym “Rocky Flintstone.”  Friends of Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine join on stage, providing uproarious commentary. Hailed as a “global word-of-mouth sensation” by the Hollywood Reporter, the podcast has been described as “addictive and instantly engaging” by Indiewire and “gratuitously mucky and achingly funny” by the Financial Times.

AVAILABLE JUNE 17th
Momentum Generation (Digital Download)

In the 1960s, surfing in America was known primarily as a California- and Hawaii-based phenomenon associated with surf instrumentals and Beach Boys songs. Although equipment and skills evolved, the public’s perception of surfing remained constant until the 1990s, when a group of punk rock-loving teens found its way to a house on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. In MOMENTUM GENERATION, the core members of that legendary crew – including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Benji Weatherley, Kalani Robb, Ross Williams, Taylor Steele, and Pat O’Connell – tell their story together for the first time.

My True Brilliant Friend (Digital Download)
This companion documentary follows young actresses Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace during the filming of the HBO series MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name.   This unique film captures what it was like for the actresses and crew as they filmed in Italy.

Home Videos (Digital Download)
Jerrod Carmichael returns to HBO for HOME VIDEOS, an exploration into the aspects of the black experience through interviews with his family. In the first of two specials, Carmichael focuses on the strong black women in his life, returning home to North Carolina, featuring informal, intimate conversations with his family and friends, who speak candidly about subjects such as sex, confidence, beauty standards and feminism.

AVAILABLE JUNE 24th
Chernobyl (Digital Download)

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion resulting in one of the worst human-made catastrophes in history. CHERNOBYL tells the story of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation.
The digital release also includes the companion bonus content piece PIVOTAL MOMENT – THE TRIAL,  exclusively from HBO Home Entertainment. The climactic trial scene in “Chernobyl” is explored in this short special featuring interviews with director Johan Renck, writer/executive producer Craig Mazin and stars Emily Watson and Jared Harris.
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