Description: Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is said through flashbacks as his soul tries to search eternal rest. The flashbacks begin in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating King Mountbatten. Mountbatten then tries to enlist Gandhi & Nehru to persuade Jinnah to stop his efforts. Gandhi sides with Jinnah, which upsets Nehru. However, Jinnah turns down the offer to become prime minister and the movie takes other slide back to 1916, which reveals all of the political implications that have occurred.
Description: Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her method through the Canadian back country she meets the weirdest folks - and learns to drive, what leads to... roadkill.
Description: In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the violence to which the papacy resorts to keep secular power. That night, three rebels blow up the Zouaves' barracks. Colombo learns that a brief liaison with a countess 20 years' before produced a son, one of the rebels arrested for the bombing. He uses his influence to gain the youth's release, hides him, and then engages in doomed wars of wit with the court and with the Black Pope to gratis the another two. Can this priest be a father, blunt power, and live out his faith?
Description: The viscous conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is actually a generation old. For many of the kids of the region, the terrorist fight has been going on for their whole lifetimes, killing their family and friends, and overshadowing their lives. They are the Kids of Rage
Description: Features the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The movie shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Description: In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne gotta wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a kid out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others as her missing husband. He poses as Chillingworth, a doctor, watching Hester and searching out the identity of her lover. His eye later rests on Dimmesdale, a young overwrought pastor. Enmity grows between the two men; Chillingworth applies psychological pressure, and the pastor starts to crack. A ship stops in Salem, and Hester sees it as a providential refuge for her daughter, herself, and her lover. But will Dimmesdale flee with her?
Description: Scientists from the mid-nineteenth century have searched for the fossil remains of the "missing link" in evolution - the half-man, half-ape that would explain where mankind came from. But over the last century and a half, it has been the concept of what a missing url is that has evolved. The history of this scientific quest - peopled with fanatics, frauds, amateurs, professionals, the lucky, the unlucky, the unfairly neglected and the undeservedly praised - is the topics of this documentary. Reenactments depict scientists making their discoveries and then stretch back hundreds of thousands, even millions, of years to depict the typical lives of our human and human-like ancestors. Interviews with leading scientists fill in the details.
Description: While on vacation in Rhodes, Athenian fight character Darios becomes involved in two various plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the another from sinister Phoenician agents.
Description: This is the second part of a projected three-part epic biopic of Russian Czar Ivan Grozny, undertaken by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein at the behest of Josef Stalin. Production of the epic was stopped before the third part should be filmed, due to producer dissatisfaction with Eisenstein's introducing forbidden experimental filming techniques into the material, more evident in this part than the first part. As it was, this second part was banned from showings until after the deaths of both Eisenstein and Stalin, and a change of attitude by the subsequent heads of the Soviet government. In this part, as Ivan the Poor attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a private army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate him.
Description: The movie follows the life of Napoleon from his early life in Corsica to his death at Saint Helena. The movie is notable for its test of zone shooting for numerous scenes, especially at the French estates of Malmaison and Fontainebleau, the Palace of Versailles, and websites of Napoleonic wars including Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Description: A modern-dress adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan tragedy about Lord Edward II's homosexual relationship with the ambitious Gaveston, and his overthrow by the queen and the outraged nobility.
Description: In flashback, fifty years after inventing the light bulb, an 82-year-old Edison says his storyline starting at age twenty-two with his comeback in Fresh York. He's on his method with invention of an early form of stock store ticker.
Description: A movie about the early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of the citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course, the lord Louis XVI, every showing their own tiny problems.
Description: Nina Maria Azara is the pretty and alluring singing spy for Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. Her point is to seduce French Officers, in order for them to reveal Napolean's intentions toward Spain. She is sent to Bayonne, France to gather military secrets. Prior to this, she meets, Don Diego while performing at a club. Unknown to her, Don Diego is now Captain Andre, who is sent to Spain to spy on her. While in France, Nina discovers Diego's real identity, only after she has fallen in love with him. Nina Maria outwits her potential captors and returns to Spain, and goes into hiding. Napoleon's units invade Spain, resulting in Nina's capture. In a strange twist of fate, Nina and Captain Andre are reunited, but, the 2 nations are actually at war... Written by Kelly
Description: This silent melodrama is set vs the 1840s westward migration of the Mormons. Dora, a young woman, and her family are saved from an Indian attack by a Mormon community traveling to Utah. They join the wagon train. Dora is pursued by two men, one a newest convert, the another a scheming elder with a stable of wives. The Mormon elder wants her in his harem. When the mother kills herself from revulsion toward polygamy, the daughter gotta consider her own future and the boy she loves. One of Mae Murray's several surviving films, this was intended by Robert Leonard to be a thoughtful drama about the goods and evils of Mormonism, but today it is generally considered pure anti-Mormon propaganda.
Description: What follows is a black-and-white silent movie set in the 1890s during the brewing Filipino revolution vs Spanish colonialism. A series of tragic and comic sequences says the Three Ages of an Indio (“common man”) as he progresses from man bell ringer in a village church to teenage revolutionary to adult theater actor rehearsing a famous Spanish play.
Description: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the support of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in Fresh Mexico, where the bomb is built. As Globe Fight II draws to a close, Szilard has second thoughts about atomic weapons, and privacy makers debate how and when to test the bomb.
Description: Based on current accounts, this movie portrays the days and hours before and during the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which eventually lead to the Falklands War. As the Argentine forces land on the main island and create their method towards Government House, the handful of British defenders batten down the hatches and prepare to defend the Governor Rex Hunt, his family and their fellow islanders from the invaders.
Description: Pressured by his superiors to disgrace public intellectual Warczewski, a professor and respected writer whom they trust to be a "camouflaged Zionist," rough security-services colonel Rozek enlists his sexy but naive girlfriend, Kamila, to insinuate herself into the distinguished older man's life and report on his each move. Not particularly interested in serving communism but eager to please her domineering lover, Kamila accepts the mission, reporting under the code name "Little Rose." As fast scenes contrast Kamila's crude pleasures with Rozek and her more refined experiences with Warczewski, it becomes clear that the more time the unschooled young girl spends with the professor, the more she comes to have real feelings for him.
Description: This movie is one of the most famous pictures of Slovak cinema and relates the storyline about the legendary folk character and brigand Juro Jánošík [1688-1713] and the social case in Slovakia of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The first part talks about Jánošík's childhood, studies and return to his native village. In the second part Jánošík leaves for the hills, where he organizes his band of brigands and begins an anti-feudal resistance. The movie concludes with Jánošík's execution.
Description: The game "All My Nice Countrymen" is not without irony as this epic tale of Czech village life from shortly after the end of the Second Globe Fight concentrates on the activities of a group of mates who are not beyond reproach in siding with a politically corrupt regime for material advancement. Are these the "good countrymen" of the game or does it refer to the rest of the village who scorn these petty authority figure with silent contempt?
Description: A comic drama about the weird and unbelievable globe of Salvador Dali and the Surrealists. This movie charts Dali's meteoric rise from obscurity to the world's most publicised artist.
Description: Into an era seething with fight and revolution, a boy comes with an wonderful power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the real storyline of one of the most strong and mysterious figures in Russian history.
Description: The movie focuses on life in a Globe Fight II German penal battalion camp somewhere in Russia. The convicts contain a heroic doctor unjustly convicted of avoiding military service, an officer who retreated vs orders, and common criminals. It shows their life in the camp, clearing mines, living in trenches on the front line.
Description: Painter Dora Carrington develops an intimate but extremely complex bond with writer Lytton Strachey. Though Lytton is a homosexual, he is enchanted by the mysterious Dora and they start a lifelong friendship that has strangely romantic undertones. Eventually, Lytton and Dora decide to live together, despite the fact that the latter has fallen in love with military boy Ralph Partridge, whom she plans to marry.
Description: Recounts the 40-year history of building the Salt Lake Temple, shown as if recounted by Wilford Woodruff to a young reporter. It portrays the pioneers' dedication to temple worship.
Description: When the Civil Fight ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and preserved by the Library of Congress. These first-person anecdotes, ranging from the brutal to the bittersweet, have been brought to vivid life in this special HBO documentary special, featuring the on-camera voices of over a dozen top African-American actors.
Description: During the Nazi regime, there was widespread persecution of homosexual men, which started in 1871 with the Paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code. Thousands were murdered in concentration camps. This strong and disturbing documentary, narrated by Rupert Everett, presents for the first time the largely untold testimonies of some of those who survived.
Description: Na fase final da vida de Salazar, o estadista recorda a sua vida, as suas opções, as decisões que tomou e as que podia ter tomado. Dar a conhecer o homem por detrás de quem governou Portugal durante 40 anos foi o grande desafio: Salazar, enquanto estadista, é conhecido do grande público. O mito do estadista estóico, convictamente religioso e assexuado tem o contraponto neste filme.
Description: For more than 100 years, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and refuge for generations of immigrants. In this lyrical, compelling and provocative portrait of the statue, Ken Burns explores both the history of America’s premier symbol and the meaning of liberty itself. Featuring rare archival photographs, paintings and drawings, readings from current diaries, letters and newspapers of the day, the fascinating storyline of this universally admired monument is told. In interviews with Americans from all walks of life, including former Fresh York governor Mario Cuomo, the late congresswoman Barbara Jordan and the late writers James Baldwin and Jerzy Kosinski, The Statue of Liberty examines the nature of liberty and the significance of the statue to American life. Nominated for both the Academy Award ® and the Emmy Award ®, The Statue of Liberty received the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle, the Christopher Award and the Blue Ribbon at the American Movie Festival.
Description: The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been named "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim to the right to rule, but there's only one heir, the Czarina Kseniya Godunova. She has married a Polish military leader who wants to claim the Russian throne in her name so he can rule all of Russia. As the Poles transport in on Moscow in an attempt to install the czarina on the throne, Andrei, a serf with a life-long infatuation of the czarina attempts to save her from her brutal Polish husband.
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