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Description: Using rare photos of the artist filmed at work in his studio, exclusive interviews with his family and close friends, photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, and unpublished artwork, this award-winning detail documentary highlights the painter’s complex constructive process. Acclaimed as the definitive movie portrait of the master, Balthus through the Looking-Glass was shot on Super 16 over 14 months in Switzerland, Italy, France and the Moors of England by the director of Fellini, I’m a Born Liar. (Arte)
Description: Side by Side; Searching for a relationship that defines the states of belonging; The zone in the middle. Questioning the power of the image… the photo that tutorials us. The photo that lies. “Something is of course everytime lost when we receive to see only one side. It is for the exact same reason that one gotta have the courage to confess the pain of the coma-like contrast of life and cinema. In this scenario, somehow we gotta place it all together to see the large picture; While in the state of unconsciousness, we are stuck at the thin edge of a screen where two worlds, two countries, and two towns separate for the sake of it. I feel helpless standing in the middle. In this chain of accidents, in this war of guns and bombs, in the pile of my notes, thoughts, and nostalgic memories of Texas and Tehran, the globe lacks believe in common sense.”
Description: The greatest squad never to victory the College Globe Series? It might have been the 1985 Mississippi State Bulldogs, who produced four Major League Baseball All-Stars. Two of them, Bobby Thigpen and Jeff Brantley, became Relievers of the Year, while the another two, Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro, formed the imposing one-two hitting punch known as "Thunder and Lightning." The brash and bold Clark was born in Fresh Orleans, the son of a pool hustler, while the soft-spoken and shy Palmeiro was a son of Cuban immigrants who did his talking at the plate. As teammates at Mississippi State, they nearly propelled the Bulldogs to a College Globe Series title. Thirty years later, director Rory Karpf revisits those fabled Bulldogs, tracks the complicated relationship between Clark and Palmeiro, and brings closure to boys who could be remembered for what they did, and not for what they didn't do.
Description: A short form video essay which allows the characters of the Coen Brothers to speak to every other, exposing possibly overlooked thematic connections between the movies of the Coen Brothers.
Description: This polemical documentary-using rare authentic photos and newsreels from both sides-justifies the erection of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961. It represents West Berlin as the front line of neo-fascism, terrorism and neo-colonialism-against which the peaceful town of East Berlin requires an "antifascist defense." Made at the behest of those responsible for GDR propaganda, Gass' trademark fast-paced editing and montage make a seamless, if skewed, rendition of the post-WWII history of Berlin. Notably absent, for example, are the Berlin Blockade and Airlift of 1948-49-that gave rise to the impassioned speech of West Berlin Mayor Ernst Reuter, from which the documentary's game is taken. The movie details the caustic text of journalist and propagandist Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler, soon a commentator on East German tv and host of the agitation tool "The Black Channel."
Description: Go behind the scenes to witness the magic of the Muppets in this compilation of rare footage of the tons of puppetry created by Jim Henson. Through a combination of documentary clips, interviews, and rare behind the scenes footage, this tool offers an insider’s look at the folks behind the Muppets and the difficult work it takes to create it all look so easy.
Description: Phong grew up in a tiny city in the center of Vietnam - the youngest of six children. From the time he was a young boy, Phong felt like he was a woman with a mismatched boy's body. Not until he moved to Hanoi to attend university at age 20 did Phong explore that he was not the only one in the globe with this predicament. His dream to 'find herself' by physically changing sex becomes a reality few years later. The film follows Phong's struggle during these years, with excerpts from an intimate video journal, along with encounters with family, mates and doctors - all of whom gotta come to terms with Phong determination to become a finished girl.
Description: The Santa Semana, the week before Easter, is a major celebration in Malaga, Spain. Variety of processions transport through the roads with pretty floats. During this annual ritual, the Cofradía Jesus El Rico y Maria Santissima Del Amor Brotherhood has the right on Holy Wednesday to give one of three prisoners selected in advance his freedom. The movie shows the three prisoners speculate about their release, while the brotherhood decorates the floats. (filmcommission.nl)
Description: Documentary about the last four seasons on the farm run by the director's parents. The movie begins on 1 January 1992, at 6 am and ends in a misty landscape at the end of that year. Het is een schone dag geweest (It's been a pretty day) shows the end of a farm venture for which no successor has been found, but also the disappearance of a traditional method of life. Modern agriculture is ruled by fresh regulations, largely made in Brussels. Lonely work on a noisy machine replaces difficult but communal work on the land. In a disciplined style, the movie shows the disappearance of a traditional lifestyle in part of Holland. Het is een schone dag geweest was ïn 2007 admitted to the "Canon van de Nederlandse Film", a list of the most necessary Dutch films. (filmcommission.nl)
Description: Comedy Dynamics sits down with Bill Hicks’ brother, Steve, who says old stories, squashes old rumors and reveals the brother and son behind the late comedian. Said amidst old and rare footage, it’s a gotta watch for any fan.
Description: No film-maker has ever before been given permission to follow a Dutch election campaign with the camera. On the basis of a several contractual conditions, film-maker Niek Koppen was given a glimpse into the 'kitchen' of the Labour Party election campaign in 1998. From the making of the publicity images by Anton Corbijn to the celebration of the election win on 6 May 1998. In the Prime Minister's residence, Koppen recorded how decisions were taken during intimate discussions, smartphone calls and meals. The movie focuses on the arduous cooperation between the veterans Wim Kok and Jacques Wallage and the much younger campaign director Karin Adelmund. De keuken van Kok (Working for Labour) provides a picture of the emotions, ambitions, strategies and the ups and downs of a long and tiring process. (filmcommission.nl)
Description: Along an overgrown rail track south of the Zairean city Kisangani, a UN expedition together with a handful of journalists explore “lost” refugees. They are eighty thousand Hutus from far away Rwanda, the last survivors of three years of hunger and armed persecution that transpired throughout the vast Congo basin. The Hutu-refugees leave the forest, gathering in two large camps. Hundreds of refugees die each day from diseases and malnutrition The Rwandans are promised repatriation with airplanes out of Kisangani. The movie traces those refugees into the heart of the rainforest, and the hopeless attempts to support them.. But only four weeks later, the unprotected UN-camps are again attacked by machine-gun fire, deliberately massacred by factions of the rebel units (AFDL) of today’s Democratic Republic Congo. Eighty thousand men, girls and kids disappear once again back into the jungle. (jedensvet.cz)
Description: The film follows Rajai, a Ford Transit driver which is the most famous transportation in the Palestinian occupied spaces (occupied by Israel). While taking a ride with Rajai, we experience the frustrating case the Palestinian need to deal with. On our trips from the roadblock in Ramallah to the roadblock in Jerusalem, we receive to hear analysis of the case by all kinds of random transporters, folks from various religions, origins, and lvls of class.
Description: 'Hands of Eros' illuminates the sensuous and personal globe of Milton Hebald, master sculptor, whose hands have molded the human spirit from terracotta into bronze for over eighty years. This movie reveals the personal thoughts and skills of a boy who, even at 94, enlivens his sculptures with beauty and innate eroticism. This non-linear short documentary maintains an historical thread, interweaving nearly a century of experiences and the unquenchable constructive appetite of this bold artist. Milton Hebald, master sculptor - his hands are 'The Hands of Eros'.
Description: When director Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon's wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents' marriage, and their family, survived intact.
Description: FAMILIA is the storyline of the Peruvian Barrientos family trying to hold together through 35 years of continuous struggle vs poverty. Love and cohesion is place to the ultimate use when 50 year old Nati Barrientos leaves her family for immigrant work in Spain. Will she be able to fulfill her dreams without destroying what is most precious to her - FAMILIA.
Description: Pretty documentary about a community who refuse to abandon the cathedral of Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the earthquake in Haiti. "An outlook on the reconstruction of the country and of the Haitian soul."
Description: Documentary filmmakers assert that Anthony Porter - a former death-row inmate who was spared the death penalty thanks to the efforts of a college journalism tool - was now guilty, and an innocent boy was sent to prison.
Description: Having lived only twenty years, they are sentenced to other thirty in prison. The Island of Lost Kids is the storyline of ten young inmates who participate in a video course inside the biggest prison in Nicaragua
Description: An Indian family decide to stay at home and drown rather than create method for the Narmada dam Three choices. Transport to the slums in the city, agree a zone at a resettlement website or stay at home and drown. The folks of Jalsindhi in central India gotta create a decision fast.
Description: The movie had a skirmish to Firefighters from Havana pulling guard barracks pump, reel and carriage for help, two staircases and fire rising up to the roof, carrying hoses.
Description: When she was 9, Zainab’s parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. They set out on a adventure across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the hands of strangers. Across borders, behind bars and onto a smuggler’s boat – the family chased freedom. ‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ says Zainab’s story, and the storyline of many others who have trodden the same path. Jessie Taylor and Ali Reza Sadiqi travelled across Indonesia and met with 250 asylum seekers in jails, detention centres and hostels. Through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and in the words of asylum seekers themselves, the storyline of the ‘refugee’ is told. What pushes folks to leave home? What do they leave behind? What do they fear? Why did they select this path? And what does it take to turn someone into a ‘boat person’? Meet the human faces behind the most controversial trouble of our time.
Description: Part of a triptych of fashion movies edited from Erwin Blumenfeld's original footage by filmmaker Adam Mufti and sound designer Olivier Alary. This movie examines the idea of 'Adertising & Layout' in Blumenfeld's motion photo work.
Description: On 19 July 1965, the South-African poet Ingrid Jonker walked into the sea near Drieankerbaai in Cape City at the age of 31. She left behind a tiny daughter and an oeuvre of three laurelled collections of poems. Jonker's work fell into oblivion, until on 25 May 1994 president Nelson Mandela opened the very first session of the first democratically elected parliament of South Africa with Jonker's poem Die type wat dood geskiet is deur soldate by Nyanga, a poem from 1960 that refers to the demonstrations near Sharpeville. Mandela chose the poem for nice reason; he named Jonker 'both an African and an Afrikaner'. A white person in South Africa cannot receive a bigger compliment. In the documentary Korreltjie niks is my dood, director Saskia van Schaik reconstructs the poet's eventful life, making her strong poetry with its South-African rhythm say part of the story. (filmcommission.nl)
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I saw this nice documentary at a premiere in my hometown, and I didn't know very much about the movie prior to it coming out. I say you, this is one of those movies that makes you rethink your life. I did, and I kept thinking about how one boy made such a crazy impact on the world. Of course, he only revolutionized skiing, but it comes down to so much more than that. Shane McConkey is a character and a legend. I don't think I should ever do half the items he did, but after watching the documentary I am fully inspired to give a lot of crazy fresh things a shot. Watching this in a full theater was thoroughly entertaining when the funny items came up. Many folks were on the floor laughing from McConkey's outlandish and spontaneous behavior, and even though the film ends on a relatively sad note, you can't support but smile when you think back on the larger-than-life personality the last hour and forty mins entertained you with. I highly suggest this venture, especially if you're looking for superb views, intense winter sports, a high-profile bio, and a nice story. Also, one helluva soundtrack.See ya!
Incredibly nice movie/documentary. Prior to watching this I had only heard his name and the longer I watched the more I enjoyed it. Everyone involved in making this movie made it unbelievable to watch. The storyline itself is simply nice and the footage of Shane, his family, his mates and his wonderful life is unbelievably nice to experience. I would love to see this at an IMAX theater! Some of the first person views of his jumps makes you feel like you're there. I had no concept how nice this film and Shane's life was. So glad I saw it and I'll certainly watch it again- it's just that good. You don't have to be interested in skiing or BASE jumping to be blown away by it either. Simply put, watch this film!!
Being a lifelong skier, I knew who Shane McConkey was, but didn't follow his pursuits all that closely. After watching this wonderful documentary about his life, I am so much more enlightened about not only what he did, but just his general approach to life. His target was never to slay himself taking unnecessary risks, but rather hold pushing to the next lvl after next level, well aware of the inherent dangers. The homemade videos throughout the movie deliever a close-up insight into what drove Shane, and I found it deeply inspiring. He loved what he did, period. Some may criticize him for being selfish, that he abandoned a wife and young kid at home, but he wasn't the kind of guy that was going to sit back in the rocking chair and wait for life to pass him by. I absolutely suggest to this anyone, skiers or non-skiers alike, to witness moments with someone who was tapped into the most pure essence of totally living life.
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