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Description: For over 30 years, the so-called First Transmission video from Psychic TV, has been the items of, well, “snuff film” legend. First advertised in the back pages of Thee Grey Ebook , The First Transmission was an ultra weird touchstone of the underground VHS tape trading stage of the 1980s.
Description: Sarah Khoshjamal, a 20-year-old Taekwondo superstar, is the first female professional athlete from Iran to qualify for the Olympics. This skillful vérité portrait follows the unassuming Khoshjamal in the nine months leading up to the 2008 Beijing games. Living in an Islamic country, she is needed to wear a hijab at all times and, unlike her fellow competitors around the world, cannot train with men; however, the power in her fighting resoundingly breaks down stereotypical barriers. Khoshjamal’s experience as a world-class athlete may be familiar, but captured here is the importance of the coach-athlete relationship. The bond she shares with her feisty and much-admired female coach is revealed through daily moments as both struggle through inequality to create their mark—in sport and society. Though it’s still the male athletes who are ultimately celebrated in her country, Khoshjamal’s accomplishments and lasting influence on scores of women in Iran are undeniable.
Description: Michael Cimino's "Heaven's Gate" stands as one of the most influential and necessary movies of all time; one that changed the film industry in methods nobody ever expected. "Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate" is a captivating, cutting, and thorough look at the long production and crushing failure of the epic movie that destroyed a nice motion picture studio.
Description: Using original interviews with director John Carpenter, stars Jamie Lee Curtis and P.J. Soles, and team members, Halloween: A Slash Above The Rest unveils the production of the horror classic and how the ingenuity of Carpenter and his team, coupled with the shoestring budget of $325,000, drove the filmmakers to make one of the most influential horror movies of all time.
Description: Following the immense success of The King of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson directs Lord Kong (2005). This documentary follows him, and the immense project from begin to finish. It turns out that this one movie may now be a larger task to finished than all 3 of the King of the Rings movies together.
Description: "Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful movie franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that redefined the horror category in the late 1970s. Viewers will learn how writer and director John Carpenter made film magic on a shoestring budget and how the costume department created one of the most iconic horror villains in film history by spray-painting a mask of Captain Kirk. It's an inside look at Michael Myers and the Halloween terror he unleashes on the terrible teenagers of Haddonfield, Ill.
Description: Through the remarkable and highly private storyline of lifelong friends, Three Comrades depicts the downfall of the Soviet Union and the devastating impact of Chechnya's struggle for independence and protracted fight upon the lives of its innocent citizens
Description: Even after 60 years, there is much to be explored and shared about the Holocaust. Scores of documentaries valiantly record survivors' harrowing testimonies or uncover a surprising fresh angle through archival research. But it's still possible to feel numb to the unspeakable photos and stories from this diabolical chapter of human history. Propelled by this observation, Rex Bloomstein brings us KZ, a groundbreaking, haunting movie that looks at emotional repression and confrontation today in relation to the Nazi atrocities. Bloomstein examines the spiritual shadow cast on visitors, tour guides, and local residents by Mauthausen, a concentration camp ("KZ" for short) on the banks of the Danube.
Description: In September 2005, Afghanistan held its first parliamentary elections in 35 years. Among the candidates for 249 assembly seats was Malalai Joya, a courageous, controversial 27-year-old girl who had ignited outrage among hard-liners when she spoke out vs corrupt warlords at the Grand Council of tribal elders in 2003. Opponents of Happiness is a revelatory portrait of this extraordinary freedom warrior and the method she won the hearts of voters, as well as a snapshot of life and politics in war-torn Afghanistan.
Description: Driving a wedge into famous thinking about Tibet, Luc Schaedler says the nice storyline of a boy who did the same. Gendun Choephel was a Tibetan Buddhist monk in the early twentieth century. Well before the Chinese occupation, during a time of deep religious conservatism and national isolation, he formed a conviction about the importance of Tibet's engagement with the globe and modernity. With this impetus, he undertook extended travels throughout Tibet, India, and Sri Lanka, seeking experiences and conducting research to construct a historical vision of a more internationally engaged Tibet. Unearthing forgotten texts demonstrating past military engagements with China, and publishing a groundbreaking newspaper from India for a widely dispersed Tibetan diaspora, Choephel sealed his own tragic fate of persecution and imprisonment by the Chinese.
Description: For 20 years Blue and Grapes have been bringing difficult hitting hockey. Blue thinks this year is the best. They have all the greatest plays from the NHL, the nice saves, goals, hits, bloopers and of course a tussle or two. They also take a look back at the 2008 Staley Cup Playoffs, and don't forget they have the greatest of this years Coaches Corner too! Over one hour of the greatest NHL action. What else can you ask for?
Description: The movie follows the tracks of a master fraudster, impersonator and Ponzi schemer who, among another exploits, coached the Hungarian ladies' swimming squad to success at international championships without being able to swim himself and, a several years later, claimed to be an archbishop and buyer of antique paintings for the Vatican Museum. In both cases, he made many acquaintances, came across as engaging and useful but finally vanished with millions in cash. Interviews with folks who encountered the boy and were duped by him, though despite this and despite losing money, many of them retain a humorous feeling about what happened.
Description: Linguists investigate why some languages become global and others disappear and how language and identity are connected. They also discuss the state and fate of Livonian, Dogon, Mlabri, Changsha Hua, Naqxi, Pitjantjatjara, Pintupi, and Tutunaku
Description: Punk rock devotees will welcome director Lech Kowalski's reflective video portrait of late bassist Dee Dee Ramone and his life as a melody industry icon -- including his self-destructive bouts with heroin. The centerpiece of the hourlong documentary -- which is peppered with vintage performance clips -- is a 1991 interview with a clean Dee Dee, who talks at length about his storied career and penchant for living on the edge.
Description: A diverse group of full-of-attitude Fresh Yorkers reveals how a hidden globe of pretty wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives.
Description: A documentary look at the changing interpretations of the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution - laws and court situations that have alternatively broadened and narrowed the amendment's security of gratis speech and assembly. The film's thesis is that post-9/11 the government has seized unprecedented license to surveil, intimidate, arrest, and detain citizens and foreigners alike. The movie also looks back to the Pentagon Papers' situation and compares it to situations since 9/11 dealing with high school students' speech and protesters marching in Fresh York Town during the 2004 Republican convention. Comment comes from a range of scholars, pundits, and advocates.
Description: Documentary movie about visual results master Emilio Ruiz del Rio. From his early works on movies at 1942, to his last contribution at 2007, Emilio Ruiz talks on his movie experiences and traditional trickery, using foreground miniatures, glass shots, and painted slash out miniatures. It shows interviews with some of the specialists he has worked with, like, Rafaela de Laurentiis, Ray Harryhausen, Guillermo del Toro, or Enzo Castellari
Description: In Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party film-makers Robert Brinkmann and Andrew Putschoegl follow Stephen on his birthday and document a performance he gives for the cameras and a group of friends, during which he says stories about his experiences in Hollywood. Instead of his regular role as a helping actor, Stephen takes the scene in Birthday Party and shows that he has the charisma to keep the audience’s attention without the support of a script.
Description: For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his ver of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz's storyline went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent movies have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a globe popular haunting and while Daniel's facts may be other's fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable. Documentary filmmaker, Eric Walter, has combined years of independent research into the Amityville situation along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving method to the most private testimony of the topics to date.
Description: There are more gyms and tanning salons per head in Liverpool than anywhere else in the UK. We meet the eccentrics that define Europe's capital town of beauty, including: tan-obsessed Carolyn, who's willing to inject herself with chemicals to darken her skin, Liverpool's "King of Bling", a celebrity hairdresser, and many more.
Description: In 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use, and it's visible on the city's streets. Early one morning we meet a young, homeless couple called Amy and Cornelius in a town centre alley. As heroin-addicted alcoholics, they're smack in the middle of two of South Wales's most harrowing epidemics. An award-winning look at a generation lost to heroin, as said through the tragic love storyline of Amy and Cornelius.
Description: From the experience of the fight in Nicaragua in the 80's, the last director of notification and analysis of the KGB, Nikolai Leonov, General Cuban intelligence, Fabian Escalante, and the Sandinista intelligence chief, Lenin Cerna, explain the role played in the operations, covert activities and the results of the crisis in the USSR in the conflict, along with another evidence such as Eden Pastora, Boris Kolomiakov, Juan Jose Ubeda and Vincent Chavez.
Description: Venus and Serena takes an honest and unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of sisters and tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. Through the prism of one year in their lives, the movie says the untold storyline of how these two nice stars came to be and how they struggle to stay on top.
Description: Rare footage shot inside the People's Temple gives an insider's look at the tragic Jonestown Massacre that occurred in Guyana in 1978. Interviews with survivors attempt to shed light on how and why 900 Americans would follow one boy to their deaths.
Description: Filmed in India over six years and narrated by Academy Award winning actor, Helen Mirren, YES MADAM, SIR is a ‘David and Goliath’ epic storyline profiling Asia Nobel Prize winner, Kiran Bedi – India’s first girl police officer.
Description: “He’s precious, and gifted, a Matakite – a wiseman… but really he’s just a child.” A coming-of-age movie profiling future leader Ngaa Rauuira, railing vs his people’s stats of uneducated youth, 40% of prisoners, and alarming suicide rates. Ngaa’s storyline reveals a family of eight on a modest income, committing to a US$35,000 Yale bill; a weighty tribal expectation that he will be the voice of his folks AND bring success in fight dance competitions; laughing and crying with greatest friends, approaching adulthood and diverging pathways. What if we should turn back the clock and watch the minds forming of those who would make political zeitgeist shifts in the future?
Description: After being one of the most successful filmmakers in Europe in the sixties, Vojtech Jasny (Czech Republic, 1925) lives in a tiny apartment in Fresh York. For Jasny, life and cinema are inseparable concepts. By visiting mates who still live in Life and Movie Jasny first person will have their own history and some decisive happenings in his life: the Nazi invasion and subsequent Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, exile and his comeback in Fresh York years later.
Description: Swedish filmmaker Mikael Kristersson directs this austere yet pretty experimental documentary about two European falcons. Shot over the course of two years, Kristersson manages to fashion a narrative without the test of voice-overs or music, showing the falcons as they forage for meal and tend to their eggs. Much of this film, though, is spent viewing the globe from the falcons' vantage mission -- high up on a 13th century church steeple, watching the groundskeeper tending to the village cemetery and the choir men growing tired of a long religious procession. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
Description: Life and work of Antonio Perez, necessary personality of Spanish culture because of its relationship with key artistic and social happenings that occurred in Spain since the early fifties. Special character, Antonio Perez developed an interesting activity as an artist-editor-collector. It is precisely this aspect of "search objects" which he equated with contemporary artists such as Duchamp.
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Narrated by close mate and collaborator Tommy Lee, 'Dear Jack' is a very private acc largely pieced together from home footage taken by Andrew and his family when he was diagnosed with Leukaemia. He realised that documenting his experiences and treatment would be a productive activity and may be of benefit to others in a related situation.I've often wondered why more folks don't know about Andrew and his melody and why his magnificent 'Everything in Transit' album wasn't a bigger hit. This movie explains why, as his disease coincided with the release and he was unable to place in all the promotional efforts that might have otherwise been done. Interestingly many of the album lyrics refer to being ill, the first line of the entire album is "She thinks I'm much too thin, she asks me if I'm sick". It's fascinating to see how this and another lines tip at that he had a feeling he wasn't well long before the diagnosis.The movie documents so much, from March 2005 pre-release gigs to build excitement for the album, through diagnosis and the rapid developments, just a several months soon in June 2005 shaving his hair off, an unexpected transition from rising rock star to patient. We follow all this, learning much about the condition, treatment, and what is involved from a true sufferer's mission of view. As well as Andrew's own footage, there are bits in which his family, girlfriend, even his doctor speaks, both about their observations of how he appeared to them, but also how it made them feel. Hearing their perspectives and how they felt to see this event and doing what they should to support all adds so much to rounding out the full acc of the situation. There are interesting tiny insights that I don't think I had any prior knowledge of, from hearing that pneumonia is now the cause of death for over 40% of folks in his situation, to seeing how he uses a lint roller to accumulate loose hair as it falls out, and even the more serious matters such as deciding if he wants to freeze some sperm so he should have a family soon in life and telling that he's not even sure if he wants a family.At times we see handwritten letters and notes as Andrew's feelings are very honestly documented. At one mission he goes through quite a negative period and hits his lowest point. Even at this time he is still songwriting and writes a pretty song, 'There there Katie' (which has incidentally just come on my headphones) for his sister. Symptoms receive to terrible during this scene of his treatment that he couldn't movie for a while, but as an audience we're not left at a loss to follow happenings as this in itself speaks volumes about the situation.Andrew's record label stuck by him and respected his wishes through the course of his treatment and recovery. I like how much this offers a refreshing contrast to the fictional record executives you often see in movies who are often portrayed as soulless cash grabbers. Andrew's squad supported him, did what they should for the album and then when he was more able they helped arrange a '100 days' milestone present which brings us back to the perfect music. One of the 'silver linings' in a method is how nice it is to hear about the meaning behind these songs I know and love as Andrew touches on how the album came to be. That was also the nicest part of seeing Andrew McMahon live, he explained the background to some of the songs and the lyrics suddenly took on added meaning.Strangely and almost unexpectedly a real love storyline emerges from the midst of everything else. Andrew becomes very reflective on his failed relationship, he ponders over the "Yoga folks tell I've got a broken heart". I don't wish to spoil things, but there's a satisfied ending and it adds such an uplifting aspect to the entire story.I heartily suggest that everyone could give 'Everything in Transit' (now re-released for the 10th Anniversary) a listen, plus for the happenings covered in this movie he wrote songs that appear on the 'Dear Jack EP' which is only a handful of songs but each one of them is brilliant and pretty and so intensely filled with meaning and poignancy after seeing this and understanding what they're about. With a decade of hindsight some of the things told in this film, especially about wanting a family, are able to be seen in a more positive light as Andrew is actually the extremely proud father of a tiny woman Cecilia, who has influenced his more newest music. He also set up the Dear Jack Foundation which does a lot of work for adolescent leukaemia patients.As told at the outset I'm reviewing this actually as it's currently accessible on Netflix and I think it's really worth a look, not just for fanatics of Andrew and his music, but for anyone. It offers a rarely seen insight on being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, not the fictionalised versions we are used to seeing in movies such as '50/50', 'The Fault in our Stars' or 'A Walk to Remember' which in their own method have a zone and something to say, but this is a real- life acc and thankfully one that has a satisfied ending and offers hope and optimism.For more of my reviews visit www.neverkissedagirl.com
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