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Description: According to Harun Farocki, today's photographers working in advertising are, in a way, continuing the tradition of 17th century Flemish painters in that they depict objects from daily life - the "still life". The filmmaker illustrates this intriguing hypothesis with three documentary sequences which present the photographers at work creating a contemporary "still life": a cheese-board, beer glasses and an expensive watch.
Description: A look at typical activities taking zone in the Peek Frean factory: First, the workers receive up steam, as supplies of milk and flour arrive. Sheets of dough are rolled, then cut, shaped, and readied for baking. The camera then continues to present further happenings throughout the work day.
Description: On the street with experienced journalist Sergio Haro from the Mexican magazine Zeta. Risking his own life, the reporter of the Mexican weekly magazine tirelessly wars corruption and the drug cartels.
Description: The Fairest Island is in fact called "Grönsö" and located in the Swedish southeast archipelago. It includes a piece of special Swedish countryside, a meadow still listening to the sea and pretty flowers in fairytale splendor. In the storyline we follow Pelle Gräslund in his quest to turn over the meadow care for his kids and grandchildren.
Description: Using experimental narrative structure as his vehicle, Benning recreates the sensationalized and controversial circumstances surrounding Lorencia Bembenek, aka "Bambi", former "Playboy bunny" turned cop, turned accused and convicted assassin who disappeared after a daring escape from prison. The movie shows the evolution of Benning's and Bembenek's relationship presented through their current letters read in voice over which depict the filmmaker's curiosity with the topics as it evolves from intrigue to a love obsession.
Description: The movie documents the beginning of the punk rock movement in Fresh York Town at CBGB's, a punk night club, and the lifestyle that revolves around this scene. It presents a sometimes shocking look at the attitudes and motivations behind the movement through interviews with outspoken club-goers and band members of the Ramones, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and the Dead Boys.
Description: Debord’s eighteen-minute Critique of Separation directs its experimental attentions to “the documentary.” Debord draws from a catalogue of newsreel footage and ebook covers, rephotographed photographs, views of Paris and its neighborhoods, and a catalogue of disabused, seemingly offhand footage of him and his mates in the porous territory comprising the cafe and the street.
Description: Mystical, ephemeral and nearly lost to time, alchemy was a "magical theory of nature" widely held in pre-Enlightenment Europe. Creator Terence McKenna portrays John Dee, court wizard to Queen Elizabeth I, in this history of the discipline. McKenna discusses the role of the science as he travels to key websites in alchemic lore throughout Eastern Europe, including Heidelberg, home to the world's only contemporary alchemy lab.
Description: A moving, sobering reconstruction of the time spent in hiding in the Netherlands by Jewish baby Anneke Kohnke (b. 1940), who actually lives in the United States. After the war, her life was marred by feelings of guilt, a devastating silence and lack of memories. Using interviews, archive movie of life in the Netherlands during the German occupation, old family images and voice-over narration, filmmaker Deborah van Dam takes us on an exciting search, presenting one revelation after other about the first four years of Anneke's life.
Description: Surrounded by swamps, bugs and impassable mountain ranges, the small outpost city of Tigil in north-easternmost Russia is as rugged as the folks who live there. Filmmaker Denis Klebleev delivers a keenly observed glimpse into their coarse—and rather scandalous—world of hard, easy living. Struggling along an unforgiving dirt path, drivers Yura and Vitalik haul supplies to waiting villagers in an aging tank made of spare parts. At the another end waits Yura’s wife Sveta, a brash, foul-mouthed girl who guidelines the roost and their delivery business. Their difficult labour whets voracious appetites for cursing, drink, rampant sexism and literal variety of hauled food. Beautifully composed shots reveal a rough romanticism for a method of life so foreign to most, and so passionately lived by the several who take it on. 31st Haul is an original and rarely seen study of human relationships.
Description: Documentary about Ben Wilson, a good-natured and beloved teenage basketball phenom from Chicago's South Side whose life was tragically slash short by violence in November 1984.
Description: By 1941, Hitler’s Nazi regime had seized wonderful control over the German people, dictating what they read, what they said-even what they believed. A whispered criticism of the Nazi Party should lead to a Gestapo interrogation and prison. In this environment, a young man, sixteen years old, took action that some considered foolhardy, and others viewed as treacherous and morally wrong. What he did was certainly dangerous. Today many consider his actions heroic. This is the storyline of Helmuth Hubener. Helmuth Hubener led a resistance group composed of himself and two of his childhood mates from his LDS Church branch. The three of them carefully distributed flyers throughout Hamburg that denounced Hitler and his propaganda machine. This documentary chronicles what happened to these young men, and the ultimate price paid by those who dared to stand up for the truth.
Description: Krishna Das is on a adventure to India to explore legendary spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba, through drug addiction and depression, to his eventual emergence as a world-famous Kirtan singer.
Description: Explains how an atomic powered submarine operates. Contains scenes at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady and the submarine reactor use website at West Milton, Fresh York.
Description: The french choreographer Mathilde Monnier and her preparation for her next performance is the main focus of this documentary. The choreography's practices and the bodies, everything is registered in some sort of anthropological method by the filmmaker's camera.
Description: Blowing Up Paradise uses color archival footage to chronicle France's explosion of different nuclear devices, in violation of the international use ban treaty, from the first use in 1966 to the last in 1995. Interviews with former and actual French government officials, scientists, and nuclear advisors.
Description: "The United States and Britain are preparing to wage fight on Iraq, for its undisclosed weapons of mass destruction. Israel's nuclear, biological and chemical capabilities have remained un-inspected. Meanwhile Mordechai Vanunu has been imprisoned for 16 years for exposing Israel's secret nuclear bomb factory to the world. Vanunu is seen as a traitor in his own country. He has been abandoned by most of his family and has spent 11 years in solitary confinement. Today only an American couple, who have legally adopted him, are among the several visitors he is permitted. This movie is the storyline of the bomb, Vanunu and Israel's wall of silence."
Description: An atypical family portrait, directed by 34-year old Stéphanie Argerich, the daughter of pianists Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich. The filmmaker follows her mother in particular, during concerts and in moments of greater intimacy, searching for answers that might shed light on the personal territories of a family that has everytime lived in the limelight of the international stage, where gaiety and madness rub shoulders with an absolute and overwhelming passion: music.
Description: Africa: the primal and savage slumbers in the heart of this mysterious continent. Amidst the risky beauty of the paradoxical diversity of jungles and everything scorching deserts is the cradle of humanity. Join us on a adventure that will lead you from the unlimited sandy seas of the North into the green valleys of the south. The unbelievable and varied landscape of seemingly lifeless desert, the vast savannah, the humid tropics and stately mountains are actually incorporated in stereoscopic 3D. Hot as giraffes, lions, reptiles and birds special welcome at home and experience Africa in a fresh species.
Description: Paris interdit follows the pattern of the Italian mondo style documentaries which began in 1962 with MONDO CANE. The movie jumps from one strange scenario to the next, including a girl who goes publicly nude on a bet, a family boy wearing an anti-radiation suit in fear of the end of the world, a orgy-indulging cult with a kissing fetish, a role-reversal wedding of performing transvestites, a middle-aged boy who gives striptease lessons to housewives, a self-absorbed loner who believes he’s a vampire, a ritualistic funeral procession involving the burning of a mannequin, a mass swimming pool baptism, etc. Probably the most fascinatingly grotesque bit, which at the same time is strangely touching, is when a girl has her beloved deceased medium sized dog stuffed by a pipe-smoking taxidermist (shown in graphic detail) and installed with an electronic barking device!
Description: During the 1958 presidential elections General Humberto Delgado is received by the town of Porto with an unprecedented and wonderful demonstration of 200 thousand citizens that bravely and boldly displayed their help to the candidate that dared challenge the fascist regime of Salazar. This documentary says the storyline of the 14th of May 1958, of the reasons for such a public display of civil disobedience and of the consequences thereafter.
Description: In Celestial Subway Lines/Salvaging Noise its storyline is said by director Ken Jacobs but without the conventional storyline. Using a modified magic lantern, an early kind of photo projector developed in the 17th century, he morphs, flickering photos that look like photo-negatives.
Description: Movie collage with documentary material from the time of the German economic miracle. The "Golden" 50s run in a serene potpourri of weekly clips, old cinema, and party advertising, demonstrate the attempts of the revived industry to change consumer habits. In between, pictures of the politicians of the first hour. All this in the nostalgia touch of a time when nylons triumphed.
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