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Description: A 1966 documentary of the Dukes family who have 18 kids and lived in Washington State. The spectator goes through a entire week with the family, the week before the eldest daughter, Bobbi's wedding.
Description: Explores the attempts of the minister of the Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska, to persuade his all-white congregation to reach out to "negro" Lutherans in the city's north side.
Description: Set in Zaire, the movie follows an expedition exploring the crater of the Niragongo volcano of the Virunga chain, whose eruptions are known for their violence and their heavy lava flows.
Description: Dr. Albert Honig, one of the most controversial Doctors of his era, as he demonstrates different techniques he has employed in his treatment of comatose and catatonic patients.
Description: A 1970 American documentary movie biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented in the form of newsreel footage and segments of recordings by Dr. King, framed by celebrity narrators, including Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones, Clarence Williams III, Burt Lancaster, Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, Harry Belafonte, The film was produced by Richard Kaplan and Ely Landau.
Description: The movie is a study of the differences and similarities between human and animal behaviour. The first part of the film focuses on the behaviour of different animal species. The second half is about humans. In the original Dutch ver writer Anton Koolhaas, who also wrote the script, provided the voice-over.
Description: Narrated by Ricardo Montalbán, this documentary examines the history of Mexican murals and their artists. Among the works examined are those by José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Description: This feature-length documentary offers an inside look into the workings of a travelling circus. Filmed in 1976, directors Tony Ianzelo and Torben Schioler followed the Royal Brothers' Circus as they set up their tents and place on their show. Fascinating to watch, the movie captures the 24-hour-a-day brand of magic that the circus evokes while revealing the nature of the folks who run it.
Description: Documentary movie about the anti-war movement in the Madison, Wisconsin zone during the time of the Vietnam War. It combines archival footage and interviews with participants that discover the happenings of the period on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.
Description: This feature-length Oscar®-nominated documentary focuses on Malcolm Lowry, creator of one of the major novels of the 20th century, Under the Volcano. But while Lowry fought a winning war with words, he lost his war with alcohol. Shot on zone in four countries, the movie combines photographs, readings by Richard Burton from the novel and interviews with the folks who loved and hated Lowry, to make a vivid portrait of the man.
Description: This political documentary illustrates the turbulent history of El Salvador from the 1920s-1970s, and the role of the U.S. government in that history. The most comprehensive movie introduction to that country, examines the civil fight there in light of the Reagan administration's decision to "draw the line" vs "communist interference" in Central America. Archival material offers an overview of U.S. military and economic privacy in Central America since 1948, while footage drawn from sources in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe provides extensive background to the actual political and military situation.
Description: 1979 documentary movie written by Brit Hume. The movie portrays environmental and human health results of toxic waste dump-sites in Niagara, Fresh York and another locations.
Description: 1982 documentary movie directed by Michel Chalufour and John Karol. The movie portrays how the energy from the river is used to drive the multitudes of leather belts used to drive the different machines. The movie focuses on the steps one man, Ben, uses to create one of his white pine watering tanks.
Description: A significant number of American kids and teenagers - from all social backgrounds - suffer from mental disorders, schizophrenia, autism and emotional problems, leading them to isolation from society while treating their problems in mental health facilities. But there's no end in sight for those young individuals when they face obstacles and mistreatment in inadequate territories under the supervision of careless and inexperienced professionals. The documentary follows some of those public mental institutions and other personal center dealing with troubled children and reveals what's wrong with their procedures, and the irreparable hurt they cause in those patients.
Description: The Cry of Reason: Beyers Naude - An Afrikaner Speaks Out is a 1988 documentary movie directed by Robert Bilheimer. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Greatest Documentary Feature.
Description: Documentary which aired in 1989 as part of the HBO documentary series "American Undercover". It was filmed in West Palm Beach, Florida over the course of eight weeks and was nominated for an Academy Award for Greatest Documentary Feature. The documentary shows a cross section of abusers who have fallen under the deadly spell of the most addictive and affordable drug in America. Interviews with addicts and their families reveal that crack knows no socio-economic boundaries. Teenagers discuss the desperate measures they have taken to receive the drug. The producers acknowledged the following for their assistance in making this film: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office; West Palm Beach Police Department; Informations House of the Drug Abuse Treatment Association © Half-Court Productions Ltd. 1989
Description: Promises to Hold follows agitator Snyder and the Community for Constructive Non-Violence by showing film-fragments, news-bulletin photos from records, and newspaper headlines about the war to force the government to live up to their promise to deliever the homeless of Washington D.C. with proper shelter.
Description: Documentary is about the life and work of American screenwriter Waldo Salt who won two Academy Awards and was place on the Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s. The storyline is said through interviews with collaborators and mates such as Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jon Voight, John Schlesinger and with clips from Salt's films, chiefly Midnight Cowboy.
Description: Academy Award®-nominated DOING TIME: LIFE INSIDE THE BIG HOUSE takes a hard-edged look at life inside the walls of Lewisburg, a max safety federal penitentiary where the notion of rehabilitation and parole have all but been abandoned. After gaining unprecedented permission from the Justice Department, Emmy® Award-winner Alan Raymond spent five weeks inside Lewisburg. With access to the whole prison, the Raymonds captured the stories of corrections officers as well as the inmates, including drug lords, "lifers" with no chance of parole, and prisoners convicted of leading prison riots. Detailing a globe where prisoners carry "shanks" and officers reply to violence in full riot gear, this candid documentary reveals what life inside "the large house" is really like. A rare, unprecedented look at the prison subculture, DOING TIME: LIFE INSIDE THE BIG HOUSE will challenge the method you look at incarceration in America.
Description: The life and work of the girl described as "The Rosa Parks of Gay Rights". During the repressive 1950's, Dr. Evelyn Hooker undertook ground breaking research that led to a radical discovery: homosexuals were not, by definition, "sick." Dr. Hooker's finding sent shock waves through the psychiatric community and culminated in a major win for gay rights - in 1974 the weight of her studies, along with gay activism, forced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its official manual of mental disorders. Startling archival footage of the medical procedure used to "cure" homosexuality, photos from the underground gay globe of the McCarthy era and home films of literary icon Christopher Isherwood bring to life history which we gotta never forget. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.
Description: Documentary movie about life in the slums of Palermo, Sicily. Revisiting the family featured in a 1961 documentary from Michael Roemer, and Robert Young (the father/ father in law of this film's directors).
Description: Martin travels to Itbayat island, of the Batan group, on the far north of the Phillipines, to record the customs of its inhabitants and their life away from modern civilization. Itbayat is launch to visitors only in the summer; the storms raging in the region fully isolate the islanders for the rest of the year. The camera gives them the possibility to say their stories. “I was interested in understanding the characteristics of the community beyond its practices and traditions”, tells the director. Champion of the Greatest Documentary award at the .MOV, Manila’s alternative festival dedicated to digital film.
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The negatives comments this movie has received create me think that the commentators haven't taken a college literature course before (or at least not in a while). I don't mean this in a mean way; it's simply that one sitting in a classroom while twenty folks write twenty papers about one work of literature with twenty various takes on it can be a sobering & educational experience. Short of the creator writing other ebook after his or her first ebook & explaining the previous work, there's really no method to state with certainty what the mission of it all was. (& even then, some folks would distrust the author's explanation.) The same goes for music, art, poetry, & of course film.What Rappaport has done here is written a paper, using the approved standard of evidence most college-level courses require, theorizing about the life & work of actress Jean Seberg. That he sometimes casually throws out theories as fact is standard for such essays, papers, what-not. It may seem a tiny crass to think of someone's life as being launch to interpretation, but surely one can understand that there is everytime something social or political about presenting the storyline of one's life in, say, cable TV's "Biography" method, which tends to leave out or just touch on the gruesome sexual encounters or the public humiliations, or VH1's "Behind the Music" style, which focuses on nothing but.Rappaport does something various than both of those. Seberg's life is explained through the movies she's in, which, he suggests, is inextricably linked to the boys she loved, which is inextricably linked to the times she was living in, the political role she chose to play, & the another actresses whose careers ran parallel to hers. Is it all factual? More or less - facts are lined up to help the thesis, which is basically a feminist commentary on the role of girls in film, backed up with some fascinating (if maybe not entirely tenable) connections with things as various as Russian formalist silent cinema & Spaghetti Westerns. & lots of interpretation - Rappaport has written words for Mary Beth Hurt, as Jean Seberg, to comment on her looks, her acting style, the roles she played. To trust that he had access to some true "journals" of Seberg is somewhere between silly & gullible.See, it's not even pretending to be objective truth. If it were, why would it be narrated by an actress testing Jean Seberg, who's nearly twenty years dead by the making of the movie? It's a thesis, an idea, something thrown out for you to chew on & think about. You are of course gratis to disagree with the filmmaker, & it's eminently healthy to question or criticize such undertakings, as one could criticize a Ken Burns or an Errol Morris. Negative reactions to movies such as this one create me feel a tiny sad, because I think the mission has been missed. This is an especially engaging film, about a good-but-not-necessarily-great actress whose popular roles have captured the minds of those movie buffs geared to become part of this or that cult following. That her life was tragic is a matter of record. Short of asking her, which will require a trip to the another side, Rappaport has place words in her mouth to say you what he thinks about her life & work. Though not making films ourselves, we do much the same thing when we talk about films, books, records, works of art to our friends, co-workers, family, teachers, students.I'm not a professor, but if I were, & if this film were a paper, I'd give it an A. It's a damn nice read, & well documented. So to speak.
Wow! What a revelation this movie is. It examines the life of Jean Seberg and how it is destroyed by her acting career. It is a complex film, one that really defies explanation. It combines movie clips from her movies and the movies of another film stars with dialogue spoken by Mary Beth Harm as Jean Seberg. From her early career as a poor actress in Preminger's Saint Joan to her fast arrival in Goddard's Breathless to her slow descent into madness after being hounded by the FBI, the movie examines how the happenings affected the actress and also what they tell about the globe of Hollywood. The roles that girls are offered are compared with those that boys get. The function of the closeup is explained with examples dating back to the earliest films. The parallels in the careers of Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, and Seberg are shown. Seberg is also compared with Clint Eastwood and the development of his career through closeups is compared to hers. All of this may sound mundane, but it is not.The movie exposes the assumptions of Hollywood and the results of these assumptions on the audience. An earlier reviewer tells that it is revisionist history, but it is simply an honest look at what Hollywood did then and still does today to women. Who are our large stars? Julia Roberts, who played a hooker to become famous. Demi Moore, who is paid to reveal her fake breasts. And about 8200 men. Calling this movie politically correct or feminist simply allows the reviewer to ignore the facts that it presents. After seeing it, the viewer will never see movie the same method again.
I rented this video essay because I was recently reminded of this nice independent American director, many of whose works I saw a decade ago and loved, and started a fairly useless thread about him that got several replies on an IMDb forum. Apparently, he is still awfully underground and unknown.I don't know if this would change things even if I should magically receive a bunch of folks to see it. Basically, it's a 100-minute deconstruction of the late American actress Jean Seberg's career, with Seberg "played by" narrator Mary Beth Hurt, who (as stand in for both author/director Rappaport and the dead actress) offers a withering feminist critique of the roles, both on and offscreen, that naive small-town Iowa woman Seberg found herself thrust into from the moment she first auditioned for Otto Preminger's movie of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan in 1955 at the age of 17. Questioning the method in which male directors dominate and abuse female stars, the casting by so many boys of their wives as whores and cheats, the pornography of suffering in each rendition of Joan and the choices that girls - but not boys - receive pushed into making as they age, this is a wide-ranging look at both Hollywood and European morality in the movie industry, at the politics of the late 60s and how they impacted Seberg and another star actresses like Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave, and much more.A provoking and pointedly subversive and subjective document, rather than a "documentary", this is I think essential viewing for anyone interested in the politics and sociology of stardom, and for fanatics of Seberg, Preminger, Jean-Luc Godard and Clint Eastwood in particular. Those interested in Seberg's movies could be warned that the endings of "À bout de soufflé", "Lilith" and "Bonjour Tristesse" are given away. I can imagine that many would search the approach here irritating and even offensive, particularly those more wedded to traditional documentary styles, but to me it is a masterpiece and not far off the lvl of Chris Marker ("Sans Soleil") and Orson Welles ("Filming 'Othello'") in this fairly rare cinematic form. Tag Rappaport is not after and probably doesn't trust in some type of absolute "truth", some specific respond as to why Seberg's career and life ended the method they did, indeed he is willing to zone some of the blame on the actress herself; he is interested in provoking discussion and thought, and in that he succeeds entirely.
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