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Description: Philo Bregstein says us this movie looks at Pasolini's life and art to explain why he died. The movie traces Pasolini's life chronologically - family roots, hiding during Globe Fight II, teaching, moving to Rome, being arrested and acquitted many times, publishing poems, getting into film, being provocative, and being murdered. Interviews with Alberto Moravia, Laura Betti, Maria Antonietta Macciocch, and Bernard Bertolucci are inter-cut with readings of Pasolini's poems and with clips from four movies - primarily the Gospel According to St. Matthew - to illustrate his changing concepts and points of view. Bregstein makes a situation for Pasolini's being lynched.
Description: Dorjee Sun, a young Australian Entrepreneur, believes there's cash to be made from protecting rainforests in Indonesia, saving the orangutan from extinction and making a true impact on climate change. Armed with a laptop and a backpack, he sets out across the world to search investors in his carbon trading scheme. It is a war vs time. Achmadi, the palm oil farmer is ready to set fire to his land to plant more palm oil, and Lone's orangutan centre has reached crisis mission with over 600 orangutans rescued from the fires. The Burning Season is an eco-thriller about a young boy not scared to confront the largest challenge of our time.
Description: In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to deliever emergency medical care under extreme conditions. With various lvls of experience, every volunteer gotta search their own method to face the challenges, the tough choices, and the limits of their idealism. "Living in Emergency" is a window into the seldom portrayed and less-than glamorous side of humanitarian aid work. It explores a globe that is challenging, complex, and fraught with dilemmas - the struggles, both internal and external, that aid workers face when working in fight zones and another hard contexts.
Description: Master climbing movie maker Al Lee, does it again with his movie of Leo Houlding's ascent of The Prophet on the East Face of Yosemite's El Cap. This is the main detail and is 43 mins long. Also contains deep water soloing with Neil Gresham and Liam Cook, Mary Jenner (Dave Birkett's Mrs) on Bleed in Hell - the hardest female trad leed in the UK, Dave Pickford on Dusk till Dawn in Pembroke and Leo again, large wall climbing in Africa.
Description: A look at the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" situation that occurred in Alabama in 1931, in which nine young black boys were arrested, tried and quickly convicted in the rape of two white women, despite overwhelming evidence that showed their accusers had falsely accused them and the fact that one of the girls soon admitted that no rape had in fact occurred (although both had had sexual relations with their boyfriends on the day prior to the "rape"). The situation was one of the first that shined a spotlight on what many named the "legal lynchings" that occurred in the South whenever blacks were accused of crimes, especially vs whites and most especially vs white women.
Description: In his 51 BIRCH STREET, one of the most highly praised private documentaries of newest years, Doug Block took a difficult look at his parents marriage and his own relationship with his father. With his recent film, Block turns in the another direction, offering an exceptionally moving movie about his relationship with his only child, Lucy. THE KIDS GROW UP is a chronicle of Lucy's emotionally-fraught last year at home before leaving for college. Moving fluidly between past, show and the fast-approaching future, Block uses a lifetime of footage to craft not only a loving portrait of a woman transitioning into womanhood, but also an incredibly candid look at modern-day parenting, marriage, and what it means to allow go.
Description: Jeffrey Dahmer was indicted on 17 murder charges, soon reduced to 15. Dahmer was not charged in the attempted murder of Edwards. His trial began on January 30, 1992. With evidence overwhelmingly vs him, Dahmer pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The trial lasted two weeks. The court found Dahmer sane and guilty on 15 counts of murder and sentenced him to 15 life terms, totaling 957 years in prison. At his sentencing hearing, Dahmer expressed remorse for his actions, and told that he wished for his own death.
Description: NESHOBA says the storyline of a Mississippi city still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. Although Klansmen bragged openly about what they did in 1964, no one was held accountable until 2005, when the State indicted preacher Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old notorious racist and alleged mastermind of the killings. Through intimate interviews with the families of the victims, candid interviews with black and white Neshoba County Citizens, and exclusive, first time interviews with Killen, the movie explores whether healing and reconciliation are possible without saying the unvarnished truth.
Description: Filmmaker Richard P. Rogers tried for twenty years to create a documentary about his own life. He died in 2001, leaving the project unfinished, until his widow, acclaimed photographer Susan Meiselas, commissioned his former student Alexander Olch to create a movie out of the pieces. Starting in the Hamptons, in the city of Wainscott, the movie weaves Rogers' footage into a adventure through childhood memories, a less than encouraging mother, a family background of privilege, and Rogers' persistent, dogged attempts to document his own life. Rogers' friend, actor and writer Wallace Shawn, joins in the process, as the movie investigates the differences between documentary and fiction, and says the tragic storyline of Rogers' life.
Description: The globe of environmental direct action has been a secretive one, until now. With unprecedented access, Emily James spent over a year embedded in activist groups such as Climate Camp and Plane Stupid, documenting their clandestine activities. Torpedoing the tired cliches of the environmental movement, Just Do It introduces you to a strong cast of mischievous and inspiring characters who place their bodies in the way. They super-glue themselves to bank trading floors, blockade factories and attack coal power stations en-masse all despite the very true threat of arrest. Their journeys will entertain, illuminate and inspire.
Description: An intimate portrait of the legendary bass guitarist for The Who. This documentary contains the last footage ever recorded with John Entwistle, and details interviews with Pete Townshend, as well as another major figures in rock history.
Description: THE BIBLE UNEARTHED is a four-part series based on the best-selling ebook The Bible Unearthed by Israel Finkelstein (Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University) and Neil Silberman (Director of the Ename Centre for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation).
Description: National Geographic: Wonderful Human Machine takes viewers on a two-hour adventure through an ordinary, and extraordinary, day-in-the-life of the human machine. With stunning high-definition footage, radical scientific advances and strong firsthand accounts, Wonderful Human Machine plunges deep into the routine marvels of the human body. Through 10,000 blinks of an eye, 20,000 breaths of air and 100,000 beats of the heart, see the nice and surprising, even phenomenal inner workings of our bodies on a typical day. And discover striking feats of medical advancement, from glimpses of an open-brain surgery to real-time measurement of rocker Steven Tyler's vocal chords.
Description: The Captains is a detail length documentary movie written and directed by William Shatner. The movie follows Shatner as he interviews the another actors whom have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.
Description: This short documentary is about Fresh Zealand melody duo, Kingrow. It covers their past, the show (2009, in this case), and the future plans they had at the time. Filmed in 2009, it was to accompany the release of their "7-Sided Parallel" album. A webcam was used to create this film, which explains the grainy quality.
Description: Saying a tale of six months of sun, snow, and rain, over a dozen of skiing’s most talented athletes, hundreds of thousands of miles traveled, tens of thousands of vertical feet hiked, hundreds of quarts of 2-stroke snowmobile oil, a dozen speeding tickets and at least as many missed connecting flights, this year’s Lvl 1 movie is indeed a VERY long story, short.Shot in high-definition across the frozen globe, from remote powder stashes of Hokkaido, Japan, to the bent metal and concrete of the East Coast of North America, and the fabled kicker zones of Austria, and everywhere in between. Lvl 1 furthers their innovative vision of skiing, continuing their tradition of captivating cinematography, inspired details and locations, and mindblowing skiing exploits in what will be THE storyline of the ’06 ski season.
Description: "The oldest profession in the world" shows no signs of slowing down today. But in the age of AIDS the nature of the business has changed, and sex for pay is taking on many new, semi-legal guises. AMERICAN JUSTICE takes an unflinching look at the state of prostitution in America today, from high-class call women to the traditional streetwalker. See footage of current busts, and explore how the emphasis has shifted to contain the "John" as well as the prostitute. Prostitution experts reveal the little-known facts of the criminal sex-for-pay industry, including the "networks" that ensure there are everytime new prostitutes hitting the streets, often runaways lured by false promises and held captive by vicious pimps. And in exclusive interviews, the women, the Johns and the police say their tales of SEX AND THE LAW.
Description: Tourfilm (1990) is a documentary-style concert movie by American rock band R.E.M. The movie chronicles the band's 1989 Green tour of North America. Produced by frontman Michael Stipe and director Jim McKay, the black-and-white movie details aspects of avant-garde and experimental filmmaking, including handheld camera shots and stock footage.
Description: The folks at the centre of this movie are lawyers, civil servants, housewives, managing directors and mothers. They are also alcoholics. In her documentary, Carolin Schmitz explores the protagonists’ stories and their tactics for survival: the tiny tricks they employ in order to test and receive through their everyday lives – lives which become increasingly hard to manage the stronger the addiction becomes. Their fear of losing control and being exposed as a drinker make their need to conform, but the protagonists can only cope with this pressure by increasing their alcohol intake.
Description: At the annual Vent Haven Convention in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, ventriloquism capital of the world, director Tag Goffman discovers five extraordinary characters straight out of a Christopher Guest mockumentary. But in this delightful, it's-all-true documentary, the characters are real, and so are the emotional attachments that they have with their "dummies."
Description: Everyone is familiar with certain types of Aboriginal architecture. Traditional igloos and tepees are two of the most enduring symbols of North America itself. But how much do we really know about the types of structures Native Peoples designed, engineered and built? For more than three hundred years, Native communities in North America have had virtually no indigenous architecture. Communities have made do with low-cost government housing and community projects designed by strangers in far away places.
Description: Unlimited Space, a documentary detail film, traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to make “architecture that has no beginning and no end.” It is the storyline of brilliance and of a complicated life – and the most sensual architecture of the 20th century.
Description: 10,000 B.C. was a time of cataclysmic change on Earth. Extreme climactic fluctuations hurled the planet into a minor ice age; megafauna like the saber-toothed tiger and woolly mammoth were suddenly becoming extinct; and early humans began to inhabit North America. Cold and hungry, their fragile communities undertook perilous hunting expeditions. The slaughter of a single mammoth, weighing nearly ten tons, should be the difference between survival and death. Adventure to 10,000 BC. brings this special and thrilling period to life, and investigates the geologic and climate changes that scientists are just beginning to understand. In a major forensic investigation, History visits early human archaeological websites to uncover fossilized bones, ancient dwellings, and stone weapons, and uses state-of-the-art CGI to recreate the treacherous mammoth hunts and the devastating impact of a comet colliding with Earth.
Description: 'An Ecology of Mind' is a filmic portrait of anthropologist, biologist, and psychotherapist Gregory Bateson. Bateson believed that, 'The major issues in the globe are the effect of the difference between the method nature works and the method folks think.' Seen through the relationship between father and daughter, this documentary is an invitation into 'systems thinking' and interrelationships in the natural world. 'Looking at what holds systems together is a radical step toward sewing the globe back together, from the inside.'
Description: Klitschko says the captivating storyline of the boxing worlds most popular brothers: Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. From the socialist drill of their childhood in the Ukraine, and their first successes as amateurs, to their transport to Germany and subsequent rise as international stars on the verge of holding the championship games of all five boxing federations (Wladimir secured this with his unanimous Globe Boxing Association victory vs David Haye on July 2nd, 2011). Along the method they experience defeats and setbacks, weak points and triumphant comebacks as well as conflicts with every other. Exciting conversations with companions and opponents, including the very first with the Klitschkos parents, give insight into their private lives, plus never-before-seen footage of the draining preparations for a fight, and the spectacular boxing matches. Director Sebastian Dehnhardt composes an intimate and fascinating portrait of two exceptional athletes who are, before all else, brothers.
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For fanatics of his work, this movie about Bill Plympton's work is a definite must-see. It celebrates his work and gives you some insights into the man's formative years (though nothing about his life today). However, for people who are NOT familiar with it, perhaps it isn't the greatest introduction. Part of it is because you only receive tiny snippets of his movies and part of this because the sexual drawings might scare you (though if you saw them in their entirety, most are cute innocent). I'd watch a several of his movies first, such as "Guard Dog", "Guide Dog" or "One of Those Days". And, part of it might be because without knowing Plympton's sense of humor, they may not realize that many of the interviews are fake! For instance, there are some funny ones with Ed Begley Junior and Terry Gilliam in which they tell NOTHING great about the man! There's also a funny bit with a bald bearded guy who HATES Plympton's work--and it's all a place on.Well worth seeing and I like the film's unusual style. Intelligent and unique--just like Plympton! And, probably NOT a movie for the kids!
Bill Plympton is probably one of the world's most necessary animators alive. He has been nominated twice to the Academy Awards, and the list of trophies in festivals is nothing less than amazing: more than 30, including the top prize in Annecy four times, between 1998 and 2013. His special style is an inspiration to young filmmakers that find for beauty, humor and significance on their work.The documentary 'Adventures in Plymptoons!' gives us the occasion to search out more about his life and work, filling one's hunger for this true master. Alexia Anastasio, the director, conducts us in a film that each independent animation lover could watch at lest once, and not only because all informations and artist's curious facts. The film itself is full of jokes that reminds the audience about Plympton's singular style of directing. The interviews both inform and amuse ranging from fans, colleagues and movie critics. Excerpts from many of the director's films are there to be appreciated. And Plympton himself is just as eccentric as admirable.For sure, an inspiring documentary to each person linked to animation worldwide. A movie not to be missed, that proves itself as inspiring as any of the director's animations.
I was blown away by how much I learned about Bill from this documentary. From how he started out to where he ended up, Bill Plympton's storyline is said using humor, sarcasm and the occasional animation that Bill is known for. Alexia Anastasio brings a refreshing look at a persons life by interviewing the boy himself ( Bill Plympton) as well as many others who have worked with him in the past. With the vibrant drawings and concepts Bill has created as well as photographs from his youth, you really receive to know why Bill does what he does. If you love documentaries, animation, or just love Bill Plympton, this is the movie for you. It is not often that you receive to meet a personality like Bill and Alexia is fierce enough to dive in and receive to know everything that makes him tick and then share what she finds in a brilliantly edited masterpiece.
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