Description: One third of the mega singing group Destiny's Child, a film star, and actually a successful solo artist, the multi-talented Beyonce Knowles is headed for supa dupa stardom. But fame and fortune have come at a price. See the highs and lows of super stardom in this unauthorized biography.
Description: A movie that looks at life in a tiny paper-mill city in Québec where most of the 6,500 inhabitants derive their livelihood from the one industry. Day after day, the same work, the same hours, the same machines, the same product, until the whole routine of living becomes but a reflection of the dominant routine of the mill.
Description: Shows ten horses hitched to fashionable carts driven past the judges and grandstand to present their style, action and high-stepping movements. Among the drivers, Charles F. (Fatty ) Bates, the noted whip, shows up very prominently. The horses are all of very high class, and the action is of the very best. The movie is clear, sharp and catchy.
Description: Following the 1884–85 Berlin Symposium resolution on the partition of Africa, the Portuguese units uses a talented ensign to register the effective occupation of the zone belonging to the Cuamato people, conquered in 1907, in the south of Angola. A STORY FROM AFRICA enlivens a rarely seen photographic archive through the tragic tale of Calipalula, the Cuamato nobleman essential to the unfolding of happenings in this Portuguese pacification campaign.
Description: The protagonist of Picturesque Epochs is Mária Gánóczy (1927-), a painter and a movie aficionado who comes from a family of female artists as far back as her great-grandparents. She brought up nine kids with her husband József Breznay (1916-2012), a fellow painter. Gánóczy's movies and paintings immortalised the checkered history of Central Europe.
Description: Cuba has some of the richest wildlife in the Caribbean: 3,700 km of pristine coastline, mountain ranges still draped in primeval forest, swamps teeming with moisture-loving monsters - and much of it thrives because of Cuba's revolution. Decades of socialist government, U.S. embargoes and minimal development have left the island virtually unchanged.
Description: Short movie about the experience of taking psychoactive drugs. ‘I wanted to create a short documentary-style movie about marijuana and hashish, psychoactive drugs that in 1955 were still relatively unknown to the general public. They were mainly used by a tiny group of artists, jazz musicians, intellectuals, and North Africans. I wanted to visualize the ritual of rolling and lighting up a joint, and then place a series of seemingly unrelated photos next to every another to represent the feeling of being high. When the film was finished, we took it to the festival for 16mm movies at Cannes, and won the Golden Lion for ‘Best Test of Movie Language’. (Shinkichi Tajiri, Tajiri, 1993)
Description: Enter the Samurai is a documentary movie which follows the making of the detail movie "Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance". It follows the movie team and artists as they deal with clashes of generations, taste and approach to sanity while attempting to finished production of the film.
Description: One year after the death of Simone de Beauvoir (14 april 1986) Delphine Seyrig pays homage by visiting her grave. which she finds still covered with flowers and letters from all over the world.
Description: Known as the last dictatorship of Europe, you wouldn’t think Belarus would be home to some of the most ground breaking and provocative theatre productions currently being produced. However, in the outskirts of Minsk, near forgotten villages, in abandoned derelict houses, that’s exactly what is happening. Going deep into the controversial and risky globe of the Belarus Gratis Theatre company, this documentary follows stories of passion,expression, risk and reward and discovers how this organisation has become one of the most strong underground movements on the planet today.
Description: One week every year Iranians stay out all night. Girls abandon legal curfews. Boys weep. Communities gather to mourn their saint's death, ask that wishes be granted, give thanks for prayers answered. While this week showcases Iran's most restrictive religious elements, it offers openings for this culture's most intimate connections. Is a change in the perception of love inherently political because it affects individuals and their view of the world? As we follow three couples negotiating love, we learn freedom is not what we assume it is and love is more than we imagine it to be.
Description: In the first century, after the death of Herod the Great, Judea goes through a long period of turbulence due to the actions of the corrupt Roman governors and the internal struggles, both religious and political, between Jewish factions, happenings that later lead to the uprising of the population and a cruel fight that lasts few years and causes thousands of deaths, a catastrophe described in feature by the Romanized Jewish historian Titus Flavius Josephus.
Description: Follows Pikilina, a Dominican-born girl of Haitian descent, and her family. Racial and political violence erupt when the country of her birth, the Dominican Republic, reverses its birthright citizenship law and she is left stateless, along with 250,000 others.
Description: The two hour documentary Elton John: Ten Days That Rocked lifts the lid on one of the most iconic singers, songwriters and performers of all time with a look at the most strong moments that molded his career and identity. Highlighting every moment are Elton's own words from his writings and interviews as he reflects on every major milestone that altered the trajectory of his life.
Description: Ilmārs Blumbergs (1943-2016) is a idea in life than can be classically proven if we analyze his work in set design, poster art, painting and multimedia work. The personality of Blumbergs, however is a shifting and intangible material which ensures superior value, wonderfulness and intimacy to all that he created. Those who analyze his art and globe perceptions, recognize the work as seeming to come from antiquity, but it can never be catalogued or recorded in bookkeeping. How fortunate that it also cannot be consumed.
Description: Documentary short depicting night workers in an armament factory making tank components for the fight effort, the commentary largely being supplied by the workers themselves.
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