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Description: Ella Bergmann-Michel aborted her last movie "Wahlkampf 1932 (Letzte Wahl)" about the election campaign in Frankfurt because of political reasons. During the shooting of the movie Bergmann-Michel was arrested und parts of the movies were destroyed. The movie only exists as a fragment.
Description: The storyline of the Schofield family, whose daughter January was diagnosed as schizophrenic at five-years old, making her one of only two kids to ever obtain that diagnosis.
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Description: Truck mechanic, husband and father of two, Eddie Hall wants to be the World's Strongest Man. This detail documentary vividly illustrates the sacrifices that this extremely driven boy gotta create to chase his dream. He will stop at nothing. He trains, eats, sleeps and breathes strongman, competing all over the globe and breaking records. He faces not only gargantuan competitors, but his own inner demons as he strives to leave behind the scars of his teenage years. This movie gets under the skin of a boy fully dedicated to becoming the best and offers an engrossing snapshot of an unforgettable character, Eddie - Strongman.
Description: Two American filmmakers travel undercover in China and Tibet during one of the most precarious times in the country's newest history. Their adventure starts in hot-bed territories of Tibetan activism in India and Nepal, before continuing into the most closed off regions of Tibet, during the full scale media blackout that began in 2008 and continues to this day. Their target is to meet with leading Tibetan activists who are risking their lives to peacefully protest vs oppression by the Chinese government's police state in a region kept "in the dark". Traveling undercover, a risky cat-and-mouse minigame unfolds as secret police maintain 24 hour surveillance of the filmmakers. Unable to document their intended subjects, they are forced to turn the cameras on themselves as they become the targets. All their moves are followed, leading to hotel break-ins, equipment theft, and cyber-hacking and spying - ultimately putting the filmmakers' very lives in danger. Forced to flee and return to the US.
Description: Detroit U.S.A.: Once the most prosperous town in America. With a booming manufacturing sector and cultural magnetism, the town had bright horizons after Globe Fight II. But as the 1960′s rolled in, the marriage of Large Business and Large Government overtook Detroit. The central planners in government required the strong corporations, and the strong corporations came to depend on the bureaucracy, too. The marriage worked well for the politicians and for their corporate cronies, but Detroit itself entered a decades-long decline. America watched as Detroit slowly bled people, jobs and revenue. Politicians tried spending money. They tried raising taxes. The more they taxed and spent, the faster the town declined. And most importantly, it asks "What is next for the Motor City?"
Description: In Vietnamese artist Thi Nguyen’s tranquil essay film, a letter exchange unveils the changing uses of zone in different provinces and the various methods its inhabitants remember history.
Description: The decisive years of Swedish soccer user Zlatan Ibrahimović, said through rare archive footage in which a young Zlatan speaks openly about his life and challenges. The movie closely follows him, from his debut with the Malmö FF squad in 1999 through his conflict-ridden years with Ajax Amsterdam, and up to his final breakthrough with Juventus in 2005.
Description: Spending years behind bars changes a person. For Miro and Zlatko, two Slovak inmates, the globe "out there" has slowly lost its enticing luster: "You have to reeducate yourself, they won't do it for you," tells one of them. Will the street to freedom have a satisfied ending or lead back to a gloomy cell?
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Description: After a break of nine years, David Gilmour steps back into the spotlight with a number one album and globe tour. This movie is an intimate portrait of one of the best guitarists and singers of all time, exploring his past and present. With unprecedented access, the movie team have captured and detailed key moments in David Gilmour's private and professional life that have shaped him both as a person and a musician.
Description: In the commune of the Viennese action-ism-artist Otto Muehl the kids could remain 'unspoilt from the nuclear family', in order to be brought up to a fully fresh human being. Setting out as a gratis collective in the early 70ies, later the social experiment emerged as a totalitarian system, which, 20 years later, ended in a dramatic failure. Through the eyes of these children, the movie looks back at the community and examines what has become of the kids of this utopia.
Description: In today’s Ethiopia of 85 million citizens, every year thousands of kids end up in orphanages, handed over by parents who are unable to raise them or found abandoned even a several days after they are born. The movie records everyday life behind the walls of one of these institutions, in which a hard-working staff of nannies, nurses and volunteers take care of about fifty kids aged from a several months to twelve years. Filmed in cinema-verite style and based on observation, it explores the complex fabric of the diverse, transient community that lives isolated in this home away from home.
Description: This is a short movie about how my mom became the owner of a motorcycle for the My Rode Reel competition. More deeply it is about how folks test objects to connect with times, ideas, and people.
Description: In June 2015, forty-five years after OUT 1 was made, the filmmakers went to Paris to interview cast and team members and to revisit some of the film’s most significant locations. THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS details fresh contributions from actors Bulle Ogier, Michael Lonsdale and Hermine Karagheuz, cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, assistant director Jean-François Stévenin and producer Stéphane Tchal Gadjieff, but also rare archival interviews with actors Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Michel Delahaye and, most prominently, illuminating statements by director Jacques Rivette himself from two various archival interviews. Running time is 110 minutes.
Description: Dance and prostitution enjoy the same role for Cristhian’s body. Virtuosity, desire, technique, and sex intertwine, granting coherence to a method of life that offers many answers to several questions. A leitmotiv that reconciles opposites and contradictions. Answers that are sometimes painful, like all truths.
Description: The camera records in a state of flux while encased within The Camera Wheel Mechanism. The constantly changing photo of the Lagos Island coast offers a poignant narrative for its occupants. Immigrants perch near the water in trepidation. They build fleeting homes which the Lagos government will later force down in a bid to clean up the City. The atmosphere is tense and fraught. And although the Camera Wheel Mechanism brings an element of play, its ephemeral nature is highly emotive and telling.
Description: Twenty-two-year-old Oleg doesn’t live up to his mother Marina’s concept of a true man. She thinks he’s an autistic loafer. He’s enrolled at the University of Nizhny Novgorod and is supposed to be watching online lectures, but his mother tells all he now does is hang around watching TV. Oleg doesn’t have any need for friendships, either. Marina wants him to improve his life and topics him to a series of unconventional treatments. In one particularly uncomfortable scene, we see the therapist riding him as if he were a horse. Other psychiatrist says Oleg how useless he is and that he will everytime be alone. Strangely enough the camera seems to be welcome everywhere, and it closely follows these dramatic developments.
Description: Within the framework of the “Half a Century of Locarno, Thoughts on the Future” project, seven directors, Idrissa Ouedraogo among them, have the possibility to express their vision of the future of the movie industry by means of a short film. “The state of the movie industry the globe is a vast issue,” tells the director from Burkina Faso. “I would rather speak about my films, about African movies and their relationship with the world”.
Description: Annabel's has long been the playground for the rich and famous, and actually its storyline comes to life in this 50-year history of the most celebrated nightclub in the world. Renowned for its discretion, and as a haunt of some of our best celebrities, the movie offers a hitherto unseen glimpse into the rarefied worlds behind the doors of 44 Berkeley Square. As London's very first members-only club, Annabel's remains the only nightclub visited by the Queen, and once courted infamy for refusing entry to the Beatles. The documentary provides a cultural biopsy of London since the Second Globe War, and the club's history from inception through to the show day.
Description: A conceptual bicentennial movie dealing with spatial and temporal relationships between two travelers, their car, and the geographic, political, and social changes from NY to Los Angeles.
Description: Isabel, a young girl from the sierra mountains of Guanajuato, is motivated by the love of her family and has learned that to achieve her dreams she gotta sacrifice her present, to be able to value tomorrow's success.
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he titular "Happy Valley" that director Amir Bar-Lev's fascinating documentary about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal focuses on sits right in my back yard. Growing up the son of a rabid college football fanatic (go Temple!), I spent variety of freezing cold Saturday afternoons watching my father's pitiful Temple Owls receive their asses handed to them. Few of those beatings came at the hands of Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions (that's pronounced "Nit-knee"). My father hated Joe Paterno. "He's an a**hole," he would say my 10 year old self. My grandfather, a Temple alumni and highly regarded high school football coach, now knew Joe Paterno personally. He was much more diplomatic. "He thinks he's God," is how he place it, if I recall correctly. And so, my opinions on Joe Paterno, Penn State and their fanatics have been likely influenced since the day I was born, making me an simple tag for Bar-Lev's slyly biased documentary.For those unfamiliar with the horrific happenings that surround Satisfied Valley, it goes like this: in 2011, Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was accused and convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse to minors that occurred between 1994-2009. Sandusky met his victims through a non-profit charity for wayward youths he funded named "The Second Mile," earning their believe through different predatory means (free games, meals, attention they weren't getting at home). As if that weren't horrible enough, it was eventually revealed that someone had caught Sandusky raping a man in the showers, alerted head coach Joe Paterno who in turn alerted his superiors. And then nothing. No police. No disciplinary actions. No justice. And that's what Satisfied Valley takes aim at. We can all accept that Jerry Sandusky is a monster, but what of the revered boy who played a part in just letting the creature roam free, enabling him to hurt more lives than he already had? Shouldn't he have to respond for his part in all of this? The answer, if you're a Penn State football fan, is a resounding, "NO!"Bar-Lev populates his documentary with people who are varying degrees of pro-Paterno. From his own instant family who will defend their father's legacy and hero to their own graves right down to the flustered Penn State football fanatic sitting in front of his bedroom wall scrapbook of Penn State pendants, posters and plaques complaining about everyone getting bent out of shape about this entire thing and not focusing on what really matters: football. Rather than force a reaction from his subjects, a la Michael Moore, Bar-Lev takes a page right out of The Everyday Present with Jon Stewart's ebook and simply lets them talk and talk and talk until they hang themselves with their own words, not even realizing it in most cases. It's a funny trick, for sure, but after the 5th time you see it unfold you type of receive the point. These folks are blinded by their fandom, biased by their own admiration for Joe Paterno. From the fanatics who traveled to take a image with the since removed bronze Joe Paterno statue to the fanatics who rallied and then rioted when Paterno was fired from his head coach position in the aftermath of the FBI report that detailed his involvement in Sandusky's web of nightmares, these folks will not stray from St. Joe's side.But who is Joe Paterno and why does he have this result on people? Satisfied Valley does its due diligence to give a tiny bit of history on Paterno and his nice deeds throughout the years. That juxtaposed with video of the frail, fragile coach during his last several months create a situation that he was a nice man, flawed, but rooted in nice intentions. Of course, we all know the old adage about nice intentions and where the street they're paved in lead to. I trust they lead to the Orange Bowl, according to this gentleman with the Penn State logo painted on his naked torso.In the end, Satisfied Valley is a fascinating look at this culture of fandom that even my own football-obsessed father can't reconcile. To be so blinded by winning at all costs that you'd sacrifice the innocence of a child it's tragic and infuriating. And that's the feeling you'll receive while watching this film. I only want that it wasn't as one-sided, albeit ever so subtly, so that the another side's situation wasn't presented in the condescending tone it is. Of course, how are you supposed to defend someone embroiled in a conspiracy of this nature without looking like a finished asshole? These are the kinds of issues us Temple fanatics never have to worry about.
I liked this documentary very much. Watching folks involved in the unchecked crimes of Jerry Sandusky give their side of the storyline was much more revealing than reading quotes. Matt Sandusky, Jerry's adopted son, impressed me as thoughtful and sincere. He did his greatest to be fair to Sandusky, telling that ninety percent of the time he spent with the boy was everything a child would want--association with fame, access to football games, etc.--but the another ten percent "would destroy you." I was shocked when Matt, at the end of the film, told that not one single person from the Sandusky family contacted him after he went public about how Jerry molested him. What type of folks are Dottie and her relatives? If they didn't trust him, you would think someone might wish to talk with him and ask him to take back his "lies." But no. That didn't happen.The one thing missing from "Happy Valley" was any mention of the well-known fact that Paterno decided that some of his users who broke into a residence and beat folks could not be place into the legal system. Paterno clearly believed that he and his users were above the law. He decided the law-breaking users would clean up the stadium after some games. It's also known that then-President Spanier and another higher-ups in the Athletics Dept. all accepted that Paterno was in charge of things like this. This piece of history is a large deal. It could have been in the documentary.The behavior of some of the residents of Satisfied Valley was detestable. There's an extended stage in which these idiots don't hesitate to grab a sign from an older boy making his negative view of Paterno known at the statue of the coach. A girl who wants a selfie with the statue pushes the boy aside with her body. Others receive in his face with red-neck-type logic. It's scary to see how conformist the community should be---all worshiping a football program. This movie had to be made, and it was made well.
The crimes of Jerry Sandusky and the facts regarding the cover-up are well known. What this documentary, perhaps unwittingly, uncovers is how football enthusiasm at Penn State had long ago metastasized from from a sport to a full blown cult. The disturbing and unhealthy blind obedience to all that is "football" is on full display. The son of Joe Paterno, who covered for the pedophile, Joe Jr., tells with no sense of irony whatsoever, "If I don't see it, it didn't happen. Some would call that denial, but it works for me". And then he laughs. He is not referring to Sandusky's crimes but rather to criticism of the cover-up. But it clearly speaks volumes to the mentality that created the secure haven for a serial kid rapist and would do it all again given the same set of circumstances. A student fanatic compares Joe Paterno, again with no awareness of inappropriateness, to Jesus. Jesus would never have turned a blind eye to the suffering of a child. I thought that the conviction of Sandusky the reprimand of Penn State by the NCAA would confer a sense of justice and finality to what can only be described as finished moral failure by each individual at each scene of this more than 20 year crime spree and cover-up. After watching this documentary, however, I am disturbingly convinced that something about Penn State football is still rotten at the DNA level, and that ANYTHING should happen again and it would come as no surprise. The disturbing resolution is not the fault of this very nice documentary. It is the fault of the morally bankrupt individuals who still run the town.UPDATE: 6/2/17, Ex-president Spanier, 68, sentenced to 4 to 12 months, with the first two to be spent in jail and the rest under house arrest, athletic director Curley, 63, received a sentence of 7 to 23 months, with three in jail, former vice president Gary Schultz, 67, sentenced to 6 to 23 months, with two months behind bars. None of them will spend more than a several months in current jail. It was reported to these boys by Joe Paterno that Mike McQueary saw Sandusky raping a man in the showers in the Penn State locker room late at night. They did NOTHING!!! Other 10 years would go by before Sanudsky was finally stopped and brought to justice. Who knows how many more kids were abused and raped because these nice boys allowed a creature to his undeserved freedom. Why has it taken 16 years to bring these enablers to justice?
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