Description: Popular Creature takes a fast-paced, colourful look at the life of science fiction's best fanatic - Forrest J. Ackerman, whose 85 year love affair with the category helped bring it into the mainstream and shape the method we view science fiction today.
Description: As skateboarding starts to embrace the importance of it's own history, Plan B's second release, Virtual Reality, quickly establishes itself as one of skateboarding's most significant video productions of all time. Only one year after their inaugural release (Questionable Video 1992), Plan B stepped to the fold under the guidance of Mike Ternasky and convincingly shrugged off the sophomore video jinx. In today's heavy era of skateboard prominence, Virtual Reality remains a flick that's just as significant for its representation of the period's for and style, as it is for the bar raising development and progression it depicts.
Description: There is no zone on the planet like the Everglades. This installment of the National Parks Exploration Series takes you to where two nice biomes of life meet: the tropical and the temperate mid-latitude, which makes up much of the continental US.
Description: In 1901, a group of divers excavating an ancient Roman shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, off the southern coast of Greece, found a mysterious object - a lump of calcified stone that contained within it few gearwheels welded together after years under the sea. The 2,000-year-old object, no bigger than a modern laptop, is actually regarded as the world's oldest computer, devised to predict solar eclipses and, according to newest findings, calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. Following the efforts of an international squad of scientists, the mysteries of the Antikythera Mechanism are uncovered, revealing surprising and awe-inspiring features of the object that continues to mystify.
Description: Die Nacht ("The night") is a 1985 West German installation movie directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg. It consists of a six hours long monologue performed by Edith Clever, who reads texts by Syberberg and many various authors, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich von Kleist, Plato, Friedrich Hölderlin, Novalis, Friedrich Nietzsche, Eduard Mörike, Richard Wagner, William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and chief Seattle. The movie was screened out of tournament at the 1985 Cannes Movie Festival. (from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Nacht)
Description: Can the Holy Spirit direct a movie? In this fast-paced documentary from the director of the famous movies Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to create a film that is fully led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no security net--just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to test and explore the journey God has for him. Whether it's the riches of Monte Carlo, a massive metal concert, or the oldest town in the world, the effect is a movie that not only challenges and excites, but also reveals a God who is far more alive and active than you ever imagined.
Description: LIMITED PARTNERSHIP is the love storyline between Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan, who, in 1975, became one of the first same-sex couples in the globe to be legally married. After applying for a green card for Tony based on their marriage, the couple received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, 'You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.' Outraged at this letter, and to prevent Tony's impending deportation, the couple sued the U.S. government, filing the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history. This tenacious storyline of love, marriage and immigration equality is as precedent setting as it is tiny known... until now.
Description: At the age of 97 Riefenstahl returns to Sudan for one final farewell to the Nuba that she lived with for 8 months and photographed and filmed extensively. Müller documents her return after 23 years away and her reaction to the collapsing culture that she once celebrated so avidly in her photographs.
Description: “The Nightcleaners” is set in the context of the campaign (1970-1972) to unionize the girls who cleaned office blocks at night and were being victimized and underpaid. Intending at the outset to create a campaign film, the Collective was forced to turn to fresh forms in order to represent the forces at work between the cleaners, the Cleaner's Action Group and the Unions - and the complex nature of the campaign itself.
Description: Having spent over a year in the city of Jiasian in Kaohsiung to shoot this documentary, Golden Horse award-winning director Yang Li Chou (The Long Goodbye, Young at Heart) puts together an inspirational post-catastrophe documentary with Bridge Over Troubled Water. Capturing the emotional adventure of kids through a national tug-of-war competition and the difficult lives of foreign brides in the region, the documentary says of the determination and bravery shown by the survivors of a calamitous typhoon that struck Taiwan in 2009. A group of young kids volunteer to take part in a nationwide tournament in order to restore hope in their town, while a huge number of foreign mothers in the zone hope to revive the land that they love through exotic cuisine.
Description: Shirley has left the large town to live in a tiny seaside city and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock melody and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the small coastal village. She is involved with Jeison, who also works on the coconut farm and who gratis dives for lobster and octopus in his spare time.
Description: This movie is about Japanese women, escape, glamour and dreams. The Takarazuka Revue is an enormously successful spectacular where the all-women cast make fantasies of erotic love and sensitive men. It is also a globe for young women desperate to do something various with their lives. In return for living a highly disciplined and reclusive existence, they will be adored and envied by many thousands of Japanese women. They will look, act and behave like young boys while having no true boys in their lives. Dream Women explores the nature of sexual identity and the contradictory tensions that face young girls in Japan today.
Description: This wrestling documentary covers one of the most controversial managers and figures in WCW, ECW and WWE history! For the first time ever, fanatics receive the full storyline of the life and career of Paul Heyman. From his beginnings as a ringside photographer at Madison Square Gardens, to becoming a manager at WCW, then heading up the infamous ECW, Paul has his own special brand of over-the-top, in your face entertainment that has developed him a cult-like following across the globe. Since joining WWE, Paul has gone on to nice heights, including managing Brock Lesnar when he finally broke The Undertaker's WrestleMania Streak in 2014.
Description: In Vancouver, Alex, from the Nisga’a Nation, talks about the abuse and violence that drove him to take his first drink. Paula, a Woodland Cree woman, started shooting up at age 11; soon, the only method to help her habit was as a sex worker. As a five-year-old girl, Desirae was place into foster care; actually as an adult with her own kids, she struggles to break the generational cycle of addiction. Aboriginal writer/director Dennis Allen’s raw and honest exploration of substance abuse among First Nations communities starts in his own childhood, when, according to him, “people were drinking hairspray, they were drinking solvents. I understand it too, because I’m an alcoholic.... How can anyone understand us, if we don’t say our story?”
Description: From 1971 to 1973, Richard Nixon secretly recorded his personal conversations in the White House. This movie chronicles the content of those tapes, which contain Nixon's conversations on the fight in Vietnam, the Pentagon Papers leak, his Supreme Court appointments, and more--while also exposing shocking statements he made about women, folks of color, Jews, and the media.
Description: This nostalgic sports documentary captures the Fresh York Knicks at the height of their golden era during the 1970s, revealing in the process a singularly gifted and inspired squad revered by its fans.
Description: The "unsinkable" Titanic was a dream come true: four town blocks long and a passenger list worth 250 million dollars. But on her maiden voyage in April 1912, that dream became a nightmare when the giant ship struck an iceberg and sunk in the cold North Atlantic. More than 1,500 lives were lost in one of the best disasters of the 20th century. Now, using newsreels, stills, diaries, and exclusive interviews with survivors, Titanic: The Finished Storyline recounts the sensational history of the premier liner. In Part I: Death of a Dream, the biggest ship ever built is christened in Ireland before a cheering crowd of 100,000. Witness the disaster this trek becomes as numerous iceberg warnings go unheeded and the ship sinks in the icy North Atlantic. In Part II: The Legend Lives On, over-packed lifeboats edge away from the crippled liner as a futile SOS signals flare into the night--leaving 1,500 passengers to a watery grave.
Description: "Come and see this globe end!" - wrote the the priest António Fontes, father of folk medicine and "burning witches" in Vilar de Perdizes, a desperate plea in his precious monograph of the Barroso region. And I (João Botelho) went. Then I saw the folks and the land. Haunting on discovery. Heart sank. "God is nice but the devil is not so bad!" - We learned from this Community habits and that is great, tough and generous. And I also learned that no fairer zone for a demand of life and even the elusive happiness there, I assure you, it is everytime possible.
Description: In this film, Paul Tomkowicz, Polish-born Canadian, talks about his job and his life in Canada. He compares his fresh life in the town of Winnipeg to the life he knew in Poland, marvelling at the freedom Canadians enjoy. In winter the rail-switches on streetcar tracks in Winnipeg froze and jammed with freezing mud and snow. Keeping them clean, whatever the weather, was the job of the switchman.
Description: At midnight, travel to the small country of Monaco and watch residents riding on a gondola on a pretty summer night. By 12:05 a.m. you are transported to Canada to watch a gaggle of geese forage for meal on a grassy knoll. Seem impossible? Not when the photographs are provided by the International Zone Station as it orbits the Earth. Around the Globe in 90 Mins says the spectacular storyline of what happens around the world during one 90-minute voyage through a series of high definition photos broadcast from thousands of miles away.
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