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Description: The diaspora of millions of Italian emigrants marked a powerful nutritional influence of this nation on the American continent. The documentary collects the similarities and differences between the dishes adapted to the American taste and his native Italy.
Description: Utilizing survivor interviews, re-enactments, and police body cameras, this documentary examines the Orlando Night Club shooting, one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
Description: This is a movie made by the some of the 48% who voted Remain. The movie is of the 48% and for the 48%. It is their story, feelings and reasons for remain, made fully from their perspective.
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Description: Christmas Island, Australia is home to one of the biggest land migrations on earth—that of forty million crabs journeying from jungle to sea. But the jungle holds other secret: a high-security facility that indefinitely detains individuals seeking asylum.
Description: In 2007, the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy painted a series of political works around Palestine, only to have them slash down and sold off to the highest bidder. A ellegant examination of public zone and the commodification of road art, narrated by Iggy Pop.
Description: In the 1990s, a motley band of teen surfers from the north shore of Oahu brought professional surfing to fresh heights. But as their stars rose, the tournament threatened to tear their group apart.
Description: This documentary is not a straightforward portrait of Armenian movie director Sergei Paradjanov's life, but rather a fluid celebration of his talent and creativity. Focusing on the collages he produced during his years in prison, and featuring interviews with the director himself, Cazals' movie demonstrates the scope of Paradjanov's artistic vision, lovingly commemorating this rebel of art cinema.
Description: A misty midnight. Melody plays in one house, in the other, a boy brushes his teeth. More and more sounds are heard yet the darkness hardly reveals where it's all coming from. It's midnight. Isn't anybody asleep?
Description: "..the pieces of the mosaic depicting a ver of the contemporary Greek society characterized by solidarity, by the need to enhance cooperation and reflection on our lives in order to claim a more spiritual each day life.."
Description: The documentary seeks to understand, through its characters’ testimonies and meaningful events, how Rio de Janeiro’s military police became a demoralized, violent and corrupt institution. Without denying the police’s importance, but aware of the difference between restraint and police brutality, the film will relive the largest happenings from the last decades in which those who tried to bring the military police closer to the law collided with those who transformed it into a feared symbol of urban violence.
Description: So you think you know Sherlock Holmes? Well, keep on to your deerstalker hats because this fresh fast-paced documentary directed by Gary Lang, provides compelling evidence that the popular fictional sleuth has influenced the 21st century in methods that several should possibly imagine.
Description: Where are you? is a find that began five years ago when José Merino died. José was the most necessary left-wing leader of Costa Rica, and also the father of Maricarmen, the director. The movie is a dialogue between a man’s public political life, and the intimate universe of his family, where his youngest daughter decides to live her grief accompanied by a camera.
Description: The movie is a travelogue of sorts. Ostrovsky’s private family footage meets the archives of Soviet propaganda footage. The effect is a type of Khruschev-era mix with a collage of Soviet melody and a voice-over of my reminiscences of the Cold Fight era.
Description: After his retirement, french philosopher and bullfighting enthusiast Francis Wolff decides to embark on a adventure to France, Spain and Mexico joined by two mexican filmmakers who hardly know anything about bullfighting, a culture whose days seem to be numbered. During their street trip, they encounter numerous personalities with whom they reflect on mankind’s relationship with animals and nature, but most importantly on our relationship with death and the meaning of the ultimate journey: life itself.
Description: Gibraltar as a true zone – and an imagined geography and history. In the first part, the camera travels around West Berlin picking out touristic monuments and describing them in terms of their significance to military history… In the second half (in which the commentary also charts the escalation of land frontier sea and air restrictions), a ferry leaves a quayside and sails into the launch Strait. It is an photo of freedom but also a melancholy photo of parting.
Description: A movie on Saint Teresa that leads us through an unnervingly authentic extreme state of religious and sexual ecstasy. With the central photo of the statue of Saint Teresa of Avila in Rome, together with glimpses of colour-saturated flower gardens, the Crucifixion and Baroque plasterwork, we listen to the gulping and frenetically clipped voice of the ‘saint’ pouring out her rapturous lament, attempting to express the unsayable. The film’s soundtrack combines a spoken voice by Nina Danino and performed vocals by Fresh York experimental singer Shelley Hirsch.
Description: A Length of Time is a portrait of Anthony Bruegger, a young stock vehicle racer. He is the filmmaker’s nephew and also appears in some of her another films. The film’s game refers to time in film, which can be measured in lengths of movie material (100ft, 300ft, etc), and which Anne Rees-Mogg compares and contrasts here to lived time.
Description: True Time is a reflexive documentary essay on time and a private evocation of the filmmaker’s childhood and her feelings towards ageing and death. Conceived as patchwork of photographs, re-enacted memories and recorded conversations, the movie is structured around a vehicle adventure from London to the Rees-Mogg family home in Temple Cloud, Somerset.
Description: The Pushouts focuses on the alarming rate of high school dropouts and the critical state of public education through the storyline of Victor Rios. Rios was a gang member in West Oakland who was headed for a life of incarceration when he met an inspirational teacher. Actually a professor at UC Santa Barbara, he and his mentor dedicate their lives to motivating young Mexican and African-American teens to realize their potential.
Description: Two men escape from slavery, spend a year in a rehabilitation shelter, and eventually reunite with their families. Meanwhile, the boy who rescued them launches other point to liberate more children.
Description: Tre, Maison, and Dasan are three men who all share something in common – one of their parents is in jail. Following their separate lives through boyhood and weaving their stories together, Denali Tiller observes every youngster's life, as the children come to understand more about the globe around them.
Description: In this delightful fresh documentary, Filipino-American filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdo follows the rise of Filipino meal via the award-winning chefs crossing over to the center of the American table. ULAM: Main Dish stages this fresh culinary movement as not only a remarkable achievement for American restaurateurs, but also as a validation of Filipino culture. The movie confronts problems inherent in representing both Filipino and American identity, and challenges from both the Filipino community and the globe at large. Ultimately, ULAM is a celebration - and confirmation - that Filipino food, and Filipinos, are here to stay.
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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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