Description: An investigation into how the CDC (Centers for Illness Control and Prevention), the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, destroyed informations on their 2004 study that showed a url between the MMR vaccine and autism.
Description: While southern Europe is crumbling, Angola is the world’s fastest growing economy. In Africa’s rapidly developing cities, urban musicians are creating sounds that have come to define the fresh generation. Urban melody like kuduro, coupé-décalé and azonto have arisen out of social change and have come to define a fresh African identity shaped by post-colonial consciousness.
Description: Winter 2007. Two artists from Argentina obtain a grant to develop their work in Montreal (Canada). The only catch? They have to share an apartment. In this method filmmaker Franca González and cartoonist Ricardo Siri Liniers come to know every other. From the moment González becomes the roommate of Liniers, a friendship emerges between them and she makes him the proposal of doing a documentary about him. The movie begins with an argument to receive Liniers permission to chase him with videocameras and ends up becoming one of the most tender portraits ever done of the artist, reflecting the transcendence that ensues from the easy line of his drawings.
Description: Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. Night School follows three adult students living in the city’s more impoverished neighborhoods as they attempt to earn their diplomas while juggling another hard responsibilities and realities. Through their stories, the filmmakers discover many problems that low-income Americans deal with, including unjust minimum wage and working conditions, arbitrary legal hindrances, and race and gender inequality.
Description: How do you place a life into 500 words? Ask the staff obituary writers at the Fresh York Times. OBIT is a first-ever glimpse into the everyday rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history.
Description: There are 100,000 US citizens in solitary confinement across the country, a staggering number prompting comment from both President Obama and the Pope. Situated in rural Virginia, 300 miles from any urban center, Red Onion State Prison is one of over 40 supermax prisons across the US built to keep prisoners in eight-by-ten-foot cells for 23 hours a day. Filmed over the course of one year, this eye-opening movie braids stark prison imagery, stories from correction officers, and intimate reflections from the boys who are locked up in isolation. The inmates share the paths that led them to prison and their everyday struggles to maintain their sanity.
Description: An old Serbian boy communicates with Communist aliens whilst a series of futuristic Yugoslavian fight monuments stand Abandoned & crumbling across a non-existent state. Nostalgia for the unrealised & the unreal simmers in these parallel visions of Yugoslav Utopia lost.
Description: In 1994, four girls were accused, tried, and convicted of the heinous sexual assault of two young girls—as one newscaster puts it, “the modern ver of the witchcraft trials.” Twenty years later, the four girls have maintained their innocence, insisting that the accusations were entirely fabricated, and borne of homophobic prejudice and a late-’90s mania about covens, cults, and kid abuse.
Description: Don’t Look Down is the untold storyline behind Sir Richard Branson’s daring attempts to cross the Atlantic and Pacific in the mid 80s and early 90s in the world’s biggest hot air balloon. Daniel Gordon captures the intensity and passion of the squad that was involved in this ambitious project, as well as the first-hand acc from Branson himself. Branson remembers features of his adventure with remarkable sharpness and clarity. It’s as if the perilous journey he embarks upon, with engineer, and Balloonist, Per Lindstrand, just occurred.
Description: This tribute to the dynamic artist Elizabeth Murray, an intrinsic figure in Fresh York's contemporary art landscape from the 1970s until the early 2000s, highlights her struggle to balance private and family ambition with artistic drive in a male-dominated art world. It also addresses her soon war with cancer, at the peak of her career.
Description: Go behind the scenes in this exclusive documentary short chronicling Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait sessions and the songs collected on Other Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10, featuring exclusive interviews with Self Portrait producer Bob Johnston, guitarist Dave Bromberg, and organist Al Kooper.
Description: An art globe upstart, provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment, until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his zone in the contemporary art canon. Axelrod's equally playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out: who is Maurizio Cattelan?
Description: The documentary focuses on Marco Ferreri and shows an unconventional man, extreme, provocative in ways, everytime a step ahead in its work, and often considered a visionary and experimental. The documentary honors the memory of a filmmaker too later forgot that left an indelible tag in the seventh art.
Description: This documentary movie follows the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling, 19th-century English writer and a Noble Prize-winner. Patrick Hennessey travels to Lahore to reassess Kipling's journeys and their impact on his literature.
Description: The Corrs talk about writing and recording their third studio album, In Blue. Details song performances and interviews. Taken from the Live at Lansdowne Street concert DVD
Description: A short profile doc on road artist MissMe—a sort of Banksy-esque underground figure with a feminist bent. While the short portrait documentary field is certainly overcrowded, director Mohammad Gorjestani’s movie is beautifully shot and quickly paced. It’s got a certain energy that can’t be denied (much like artwork driving the film). Plus, the central hero is an inspiring symbol of artistic authenticity and self-liberation. A former advertising executive, MissMe ditched her high-profile corporate day job to become a counter-voice to the objectification of girls in the mainstream advertising world. Woman power, indeed.
Description: In 1948, when schools were nationalized, a policeman was killed in Pócspetri. The authorities accused the entire village and instigated a hearing. Actually the folks of the village say us all about the happenings of the past.
Description: The end of the Indian Fights in the US concluded with the horrific happenings at Wounded Knee in December, 1890. After Custer's conquer at Tiny Large Horn and Chief Sitting Bull's subsequent surrender and execution, the Lakota Sioux set out on a 300-mile walk southward through South Dakota. Along the method they were joined by Chief Large Foot's band of Minneconjou Lakota and pursued by the Calvary, ending up at Wounded Knee where 350 Lakota were massacred. In The Ride we are witness to the annual Chief Large Foot Memorial Ride, a tradition since 1986 where young Lakota retrace part of the route on a 300-mile horse ride in late December.
Description: It's time to receive to know Jenn Shelton, one of the most outspoken voices in running. Known for her shenanigans featured in the bestselling ebook Born to Run, Shelton is both a runner and an creator in her own right; far more complicated than appears at a casual glance. She makes her home in a tiny van, known originally as Hi-C (for its initial inclination to high center), owning only what it can carry. She travels around the Mountain West spreading her special approach to the wilderness. This is an insider's view in black & white. Filmed towards the end of summer in the nice American West. Featuring Jenn Shelton with a cameo by Anton Krupicka. This is the second production from The Wolpertinger which, in 2013, produced In the High Country, vimeo.com/ondemand/inthehighcountry
Description: In the short movie "Sharunas Bartas: where am I now" director looks for an respond to the question retrospectively and with a perspective towards the future. Reflections on meaning of life and cinema blends in as do autoportrait and portrait genres. In laconic manner director Sharunas Bartas gives quintesense of his thoughts and ideas, more importantly, his feelings and experiences. The movie was initiated by Pompidou Art Centre, which recently organized Retrospective of Sharunas Bartas.
Description: After divorce, fathers war to see their kids while lawyers and psychologists do everything possible to stop families from reuniting. The large business of kid custody where suffering equals profits.
Description: “PRO” takes viewers on an unforgettable ride into the ultra-elite globe of the superstars of professional bicycle racing: Bobby Julich, Chris Horner, Freddie Rodriguez, Mike Sayers, Gord Fraser, Henk Vogels, Tag McCormack, Jonas Carney, Trent Klasna, Michael Creed, Erik Saunders, Tim Johnson and more. These superstars and their squads star in “PRO”, director Jamie Paolinetti’s follow up movie to the cult phenomenon, The Difficult Road.
Description: Prison Dogs is a storyline of redemption, strength, fear, love, and dedication. In this wonderfully human tale, prison inmates, along with veterans suffering with PTSD, search a path to a second possibility at life through their love and care of a puppy.
Description: Filmed in the Pernambuco backlands (Brazil), the movie wanders through ten years in the life of Evangelista Ignacio de Oliveira, an amateur scientist, artist and inventor.
Description: 20 Moves is the storyline of how the best-selling puzzle toy came to store and the impact it had on the globe around it. Tom Kremer stumbled upon an unwanted, unpatented puzzle minigame at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 1979. It had been invented in Hungary in 1974 by Professor Erno Rubik who used it as a pedagogical aid for his architecture students and would go on to be played with by 1/5th of the world's population. We discover the cube's storyline - from its creation behind the Iron Curtain to the role it played in the fall of communism and the creation of gratis store trading in the former communist nations. We present how the cube was brought to the west - how it was introduced and marketed and what caused it to be the largest fad of the 1980's. The cube would go on to symbolize an whole generation like nothing before it. The many faces, layers, and sides of 20 Moves is exactly like the cube. With every act our audience discovers other twist, other turn, other solve in the history of the Cube.
Description: Legendary melody photographer Mick Rock is greatest known for his iconic photographs of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, and countless others. In a documentary as rock-n-roll as its subject, Mick Rock tutorials us through his psychedelic, shambolic first-hand experiences as the visual record-keeper of these myths and legends.
Description: Vivid-Ed and Tristan Taormino are back to support you achieve real expertise in all your back-door encounters! With a diverse, all-star cast of anal experts who chose their own preferred activities, toys, and partners, and who perform anal acts with both girls and boys as receivers, this movie will ensure you're ready for just about any derriere adventure. Also contains notification about fresh toys, including wooden butt plugs and stainless steel dildos; hints for wearing a butt plug for an extended period of time; butt plug bondage; advanced anal sex positions; G-spot & P-spot orgasms, plus male anal pleasure and strap-on sex.
Description: "Each of my movies is the exploration of a zone that I urgently wish to understand", Allan Lord states in this elegantly structured and inspirational biography of one of Canada's most significant filmmakers. King's work has been central to the development of documentary movie and direct cinema around the world, and he continues to create strong movies that confront and transport us with the painful and pretty understanding of what it is to be human. A beautifully constructed homage to the work and life of this accomplished filmmaker - Official Selection, 2006 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Description: Donald Trump has emerged as the clear front runner for the Republican Presidential Nomination. Matt Frei investigates whether "The Donald" should create it all the method to the White House.
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