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Description: Marlon Riggs, with assistance from another gay Black men, especially poet Essex Hemphill, celebrates Black boys loving Black boys as a revolutionary act. The movie intercuts footage of Hemphill reciting his poetry, Riggs saying the storyline of his growing up, scenes of boys in social intercourse and dance, and different comic riffs, including a visit to the "Institute of Snap!thology," where boys take lessons in how to snap their fingers: the sling snap, the mission snap, the diva snap.
Description: This is multifaceted look at the landscape and history of Utah (or Deseret, as the Mormon Church prefers to call it). Benning condenses 93 news stories from the Fresh York Times from 1852 to 1992 (read offscreen by Fred Gardner) and sets them vs contemporary Utah landscapes, the shots changing with every sentence.
Description: Weaving together fact and fiction, this docudrama performs a portrait of the often seamy underside of the town of Naples.Ferrara traveled to Italy to interview the inmates at the Naples Pozzuoli State Prison, a high safety lockup for women, and with the support of a translator he allows a number of girls doing time to talk about their lives before and after they were convicted. Ferrara chose to expand the short profile of the prisoners into a detail by offering a look at life in the slums of Naples and the actions of a number of law enforcement officers and social workers struggling to improve conditions for the poor, as well as adding three short fictional segments shot of digital video gear.
Description: Sisters doing it for themselves in Amsterdam's Red Light District. Louise and Martine Fokkens are identical twins. For over fifty years they were working as prostitutes. They freed themselves from the control of their pimps, ran their own brothel, and set up the first informal trade union for prostitutes. They are familiar faces in Amsterdam's Red Light District, but later they will bid their farewells. The Ladies Fokkens is a portrait of these remarkable women, as well as a history of the Red Light District over the past fifty years.
Description: Of all my uncles, Rodolfo was the only one who didn't wish to be a blacksmith like my grandfather: He wanted to be a dancer. The find for the traces of his life leads to the discovery that in the eighties in Paraguay, under Stroessner's dictatorship, Rodolfo was included in one of the "108 lists of homosexuals", arrested and tortured. Rodolfo's storyline reveals a part of the hidden and silenced history of my country. In "Cuchillo de palo" two generations come face to face in a confrontation that ultimately allows every of us to understand our zone in the world.
Description: Documentary about women's experiences of labour, in factories, mines and dockyards, in the USA during the second Globe Fight and how it affected their work and career aspirations once they were encouraged to give up such employment in peacetime.
Description: Hollywood has a long history of crafting terrifying fictional tales as well as exaggerating real stories in order stroke the fears of moviegoers. Fortunately, for us there is no need for any of that in this film; the truth alone is enough. Warning this documentary will enlighten you! The Rite of Exorcism - Myths, Mystery and Hope says the real storyline of the Catholic Church's most mysterious, yet misunderstood ritual, the Rite of Exorcism. Featuring globe renowned experts and clergy, the Rite of Exorcism - Myth Mystery and Hope explains the phenomenon of Exorcism and lays to rest the theory that fiction is better than reality.
Description: Documentary about an unknown episode of the 20's: the cooperation between Spain and Germany to manufacture in secret the most sophisticated weapons of the time. This movie recovers an extraordinary character, Horacio Echevarrieta, one of the most influential boys in high political and economic convulsed Spain in the early S.XX. With a fortune inherited by family, this Basque businessman and banker spread the tentacles of power to the mining, fleet of merchant ships, land speculation (creation of the Gran Via in Madrid or Barcelona Metropolitan), newspapers and companies as Iberdrola, Iberia and Cementos Portland, and risked his whole empire to realize his dream of building the greatest boat that had ever sailed.
Description: "Pictures from the late eighties in the GDR on up to the instant show in the year 2008 in Germany. What has been left over besieges my mind. All these pictures hold reassembling themselves to create up something which they were originally not made for. They are still in motion. They are becoming history." (Thomas Heise)
Description: Zen Master Seung Sahn’s teaching documentary is a professional and entertaining movie that captures Zen Master Seung Sahn’s energy while presenting the core of his teaching. Wake Up! is not only a rare portrait of an unusual and provocative teacher, but also an introduction to Zen Buddhism today. Wake Up! was shot on zone during a teaching trip in Europe by award-winning independent filmmaker Brad Anderson from Boston.
Description: Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Assassin (1993) is a documentary movie about Aileen Wuornos, made by Nickname Broomfield. It documents Broomfield's attempts to interview Wuornos, which involves a long process of mediation through her adopted mother Arlene Pralle and lawyer, Steve Glazer.
Description: In Europe, they speak of him in holy whispers. In America, he's a mysterious footnote. Poised for large commercial success, Jeff Buckley's untimely death kept him on the periphery of famous music. "Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley", a passionately crafted documentary, sets out to investigate the extraordinary phenomenon of Jeff Buckley, a deceased musician of modest commercial success, with only one full-length album, who has become a veritable tour de force of inspiration for artists across the globe. Interviews contain all four of the Jeff Buckley Band members, friends, family, colleagues, critics, DJ's, producers, and fans. From Sydney, Fresh York, and London to Memphis, Montpelier, and Los Angeles, the movie takes viewers on an expansive yet incredibly intimate trip through the globe of Jeff Buckley, and explores how he continues to inspire his fanatics - from classical composers to rock n' roll superstars and everyone in-between.
Description: Using original movie clips and interviews, this movie illustrates the 1950s social movement termed the Beat Generation. Disillusioned with post-World Fight II America, Beat Generation writers and painters came together because they felt mainstream America was becoming out of touch with humanity and the individual. In their interviews, characters such as 'Allen Ginsberg' , Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and Gregory Corso express their disdain for a society that defines success and happiness in terms of superior technology, cars, and clothing. Those individuals discuss the false conventionality of society and the risky globe of shock treatments and conformity in which they found themselves. Their target is to redefine this globe to reflect the unlimited chances that characterize America.
Description: The Charles Bukowski Tapes are an altogether more than four hours long collection of 52 short-interviews with the American cult creator Charles Bukowski, sorted by subject and every between one and ten mins long. Director Barbet Schroeder (Barfly) interviews Bukowski about such themes as alcohol, violence, and women, and Bukowski answers willingly, losing himself in sometimes minute-long monologues. Amongst another things, Bukowski leads the tiny camera squad through his parents’ house and his former neighbourhood, but the biggest part of the interviews takes zone in Bukowski’s flat or backyard. The documentary contains a stage in which Bukowski reacts violently toward his wife Linda Lee.
Description: The late-'60s avant garde rock band CAN gets a feature-length tribute with this affectionate documentary chronicling its odd inception and subsequent career. In CAN -- The Documentary, the remaining band members are interviewed amidst culled together archival footage from talk shows, concerts, and tv appearances to paint a portrait of a band who everytime remained happily on the sidelines of mass appeal, mixing road music, jazz, folk, and rock into a sometimes poppy, sometimes abstract stew. The band's influence on such seminal acts as Sonic Youth and Talking Heads is also analyzed.
Description: Virginia Woolf told that Homer's epic poem the Odyssey was 'alive to each tremor and gleam of existence'. Following the magical and strange journeys of fighter lord Odysseus, inventor of the concept of the Trojan horse, the poem can claim to be the best storyline ever told. Actually British poet Simon Armitage goes on his own Greek adventure, following in the footsteps of one of his own private heroes. Yet Simon ponders the question of whether he even likes the guy.
Description: Narrated by David McCullough, this tool examines the infamous Entartete Kunst (degenerate art) exhibition mounted by the Nazis in Munich in 1937 and their far-reaching attacks on avant-garde art in Germany. Witness compelling footage of Nazi ebook burnings, and of the exhibition itself. Contains interviews with historians, art critics, and eyewitnesses to the happenings that dramatize this strong storyline of the Nazis' assault on modern culture.
Description: Aleister Crowley was the most well known and influential occult wizard of modern times. His admirers saw him as the prophet of a fresh age. His detractors denounced him as a Satanist, a drug addict and a sex maniac. The Nice Beast, as he named himself, continues to be an influence on the spiritual globe today.
Description: Robert Thurman focuses on the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha in this three-part lecture series. He explains the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching and the Sangha as the historical and actual community of learners. Robert Thurman is professor of Indo-Tibetan studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University and one of the West's foremost scholars of Tibetan Buddhism.
Description: The Old, Weird America tracks the history of the Anthology of American Folk Melody from its initial compilation of 78 records from rural Americana to its 1952 release on Folkways Records, the urban folk revival of the 1960s, and its continuing influence on contemporary music.
Description: For centuries, a special breed of fishermen has been catching creature catfish with their bare hands in the rivers and lakes of Oklahoma. Today, the tradition of "noodling" still has Okie anglers hooked. This documentary by Bradley Beesley details interviews with hardcore handfishing veterans as well as footage of true noodlers in action. Set vs an original musical score by rock band The Flaming Lips, Okie Noodling offers an anecdotal look at a most unusual piece of Midwest American culture.
Description: Jeremy Clarkson presents two fascinating and informative documentaries focusing on some of the bravest actions of Globe Fight II. THE VICTORIA CROSS: FOR VALOUR “The greatest programme Jeremy Clarkson has ever made… informative and poignant.” the observer In September 1944 at the War of Arnhem, Major Cain won what was described as the "finest Victoria Cross of the entire war". Saying his story, along with another private accounts of staggering bravery, Jeremy Clarkson looks at the history of the highest military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy. THE GREATEST RAID OF ALL “What a storyline it is, straight out of a Commando comic book.” the guardian Jeremy Clarkson says the storyline of one of the most daring operations of Globe Fight II – the Commando raid on the German occupied dry dock at St. Nazaire in France on 28th March 1942. It was an operation so successful and so heroic that it resulted in the award of five Victoria Crosses and 80 another decorations for gallantry.
Description: A look at the careers of Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi who invented the mondo category with MONDO CANE in 1962. It follows their career until their split in following the making of GOODBYE UNCLE TOM in 1971.
Description: Over 14 days, a candidate's real hero is exposed through physical and mental challenges. Discovery Channel was granted unique access to document this grueling use of wills and wits from the inside for TWO WEEKS IN HELL. The Green Berets rely on creative, innovative, and stealthy strategies to destabilize an opponent from within a hostile environment. A Green Beret candidate may think he's the right boy for the job, but the Unique Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) will search out. The selection process is a brutal use designed to mentally and physically smash boys down to their core.
Description: The documentary “Sour Strawberries – Japan’s hidden guest workers” was shot in March 2008 by a German-Japanese movie team in Tokyo. The film shows migrants fighting for their rights as workers and citizens. The persons concerned are everytime at the centre of interest. While describing their situation, they are the protagonists of the movie. Includes interviews with non-Japanese workers on their treatment, with input from folks like migration expert Dr Gabriele Vogt, Dietmember Kouno Taro, Keidanren policymaker Inoue Hiroshi, labor rights leader Torii Ippei, Dietmember Tsurunen Marutei, and activist Arudou Debito, who gives us an animated tour of “Japanese Only” signs in Kabukicho.
Description: If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the method it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American kids into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only method to a 'better' life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's method of learning and understanding the globe with our own? SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the results of modern education on the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures.
Description: One Nine Nine Four is a documentary movie written and directed by Jai Al-Attas, "exploring the birth, growth and eventual tipping mission of punk rock during the 90s" . The bulk of the film's content consists of band interviews and archive footage. The movie is narrated by skateboarder Tony Hawk and details interviews and footage of different bands and figures in the punk stage including Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Dexter Holland from The Offspring, Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz from Terrible Religion, Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman (previously of Operation Ivy) and Lars Fredriksen from Rancid, Fat Mike from NOFX as well as Tag Hoppus and Tom DeLonge from Blink-182 .
Description: A several years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through the contents of about 1,000 boxes of meticulously sorted materials Kubrick left. Ronson finds that most include materials reflecting work Kubrick did after the release of "Barry Lindon " in 1975, when Kubrick's movie output slowed down. Ronson finds audition tapes for "Full Metal Jacket," photographs to search the right hat for "Clockwork Orange" or the right doorway for "Eyes Wide Shut" -- thousands of features that went into Kubrick's meticulous approach. Ronson believes that the boxes present "the rhythm of genius." Interviews with family, staff, and mates are included.
Description: In 1989, a collective of young artists gathered at a non-descript health meal shop in gang-infested South Central Los Angeles. Their mandate? To discover the musical boundaries of hip hop and reject gangster rap. THIS IS THE LIFE chronicles the rise and fall of this "family" of African-American road poets, while examining their obstacles to commercial success. They all took various paths but remain connected by the melody they made, the alternative hip hop movement they developed, and their worldwide influence on the art form.
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