Documentary+ is described as a global nonfiction streaming platform with content from Spike Jonze, Werner Herzog and others.
Documentary+ is now available globally with full-feature documentaries and shorts. It can be accessed from apps on Apple TV, Amazon, Roku, and mobile devices or through a web browser on docplus.com.
- "There has never been a more exciting time for nonfiction -- we're seeing visionary new directors emerge and streaming has given documentary films wide new global audiences," said Bryn Mooser, co-founder of Documentary+ and CEO of XTR. "With Documentary+, not only are we building a home for some of the best documentary films of our time, but we're giving filmmakers another option for distribution as competition continues to increase. The COVID pandemic created this great digital acceleration and we are building Documentary+ to be a key cornerstone in the future of the industry."
Documentary+ is available on Apple TV, Amazon, Roku, mobile and the web
The company did not comment on its long terms plans for Documentary+ so it is unclear if video commercials will be added later on or if there are any plans to switch to a paid subscription structure sometime in the future.
More information on the content slate is included below.
In the company's own words:
Documentary+ launches with a highly curated selection of critically-acclaimed films and features award-winning and nominated filmmakers including Spike Jonze, Kathryn Bigelow, Terrence Malick, Brett Morgen, Andrea Nevins, Roger Ross Williams, Zana Briski, Davis Guggenheim, and Werner Herzog, as well as up-and-coming filmmakers including Lana Wilson (Miss Americana), Ramona S. Diaz (A Thousand Cuts), Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation), Clay Tweel (Gleason), Kareem Tabsch (Mucho Mucho Amor), and Laura Gabbert (Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles).
The library includes classics like The Imposter, Born into Brothels, Cartel Land, My Best Fiend, and Life, Animated, and features pop culture icons like Michael Jordan (One Man and His Shoes), Christian Dior (Dior and I), Evel Knievel (Being Evel), Janis Joplin (Festival Express), and Pearl Jam (Hype!) alongside important political and historical figures like Cory Booker (Street Fight), Elian Gonzalez (Elian), and Neil Armstrong (Armstrong).