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Description: "Shot live for TV by the legendary German melody present “Rockpalast” this DVD represents the earliest example of a finished Fahey concert performance. The multi-camera filming details detailed close-ups of Fahey’s testing style giving fanatics a rare insight into what Pete Townsend has named the William Burroughs of the guitar. Fahey’s 1978 visit to Europe saw him in fine wild form performing an 11 track set and as an incredibly rare premium a short interview with the maverick iconoclast.
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Description: The Seventies Folks is a 1975 tv docu-drama that was produced by Danmarks Radio. The movie explores the high suicide rate in Denmark, the many factors behind it and how the average citizen deals with the stress of life, work, school and family.
Description: An hour-long discussion between Fritz Lang and Jean-Luc Godard in which they discuss a tons of art forms, the role of the cinema, their collaboration together, and much more. (Filmed in 1964 but released for TV in 1967.)
Description: A riveting expose about the personalities of murderers and their motives. This 72 minute movie covers the McDonalds' restaurant massacre, President Reagan's assassination attempt, serial murderer Henry Lee Lucas and others.
Description: Documentary about Brazilian samba songwriter and singer Paulinho da Viola, one of the most sophisticated musicians of the genre. The movie shows his biography, influences, masters and friends, as well his easy and peculiar method of life, with activities like restoring old cars, working with wood, testing billiards.
Description: A portrait of village life in South Thailand, home of retired Malay-Muslim members of the communist party of neighboring Malaysia. Recollections of the decades-long guerrilla fight are interspersed with a Thai radio soap opera.
Description: Many are overly familiar with the eerily prescient foretellings of 16th Century French prophet Michel de Nostradame, (1503-66). But several may realize that an early 21st century equivalent of Nostradamus began making prophecies comparable to those of the Middle Ages' most prominent seer - with the aid of a pc -in the late 1980s. Dr. Bueno de Mesquita's prophecies (unlike Nostradame's) were concrete enough that they now enabled observers to predict happenings before those happenings occurred, including the second Intifada and the crackdown at Tianamen Square by the Chinese government. Then, de Mesquita emerged with a host of much darker and more foreboding prophecies including famine, Globe Fight III, and the comeback of the Antichrist.
Description: Neil Hamburger is a two-bit stand-up with a terrible comb-over--an aging, phlegmy jokester with a penchant for cheap celebrity jabs. He's also the brilliantly odd creation of Gregg Turkington, a decidedly more gifted comedian who has found a loyal cult following for his Tony Clifton-esque character. In this concert release, Hamburger performs a handful of twangy country tunes alongside the Too-Good-For-Neil-Hamburger Band, a name that speaks the truth: the back-up group contains veteran rockers Prairie Prince, David Gleason, and Atom Ellis.
Description: Documentary examining the life and career of producer/director Roger Corman. Clips from his movies and interviews with actors and team members who have worked with him are featured.
Description: A series of 13 videos made between 2000 and 2009 shown together for the first time. Starting with the “musical” writings of Pier Vittorio Tondelli, Ancarani retraces the changes that have come to Romagna’s ‘riviera’ in newest decades: immigration and petrochemical plants amidst timeless landscapes.
Description: From the early race to build gliders to the D-Day invasion at Normandy and Nazi Germany's final surrender, "Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of WWII" narrated by Hal Holbrook, reveals the critical role gliders played in Globe Fight II offensives. Through rare archival footage and photographs, the movie territories the audience right at the center of the action in the risky globe of the American glider pilot. During WWII, 6000 young Americans volunteered to fly huge unarmed cargo gliders into battle. For these glider pilots each point was do-or-die. It was their task to repeatedly risk their lives landing the boys and softwares of fight deep within enemy-held territory, often in finished darkness. Thousands of lives were saved and wars won because of their efforts. In fact, one pilot interviewed told - the 'G' in their emblem didn't stand for glider; it stood for 'guts.' Details include: - Virtual walk-through tour of the Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, Texas
Description: All American High is a documentary movie directed by Keva Rosenfeld that chronicles the life of the 1984 senior class at Torrance High School. The movie is narrated by the Finnish exchange student “Rikki” Rauhala and observes 1980’s high school culture from a foreigner’s perspective.
Description: When the Rev. Christopher Fike was ordained in the Episcopal Church he was a straight, married mother of two. Five years soon he had finished his transition and actually identifies as a man. 'Too Cold Out There Without You' is a post-transition storyline that looks beyond the act of transitioning and instead focuses on the transformations that take zone in Chris's relationships and the church as a effect of his transition.
Description: Ten years after Mondovino, his analysis of the increasingly standardised wine production in France, wine expert Jonathan Nossiter picks up the thread again and shows what it means to be rooted in the soil you're working on. During walks through the vineyards and relaxed gatherings with a group of alternative Italian wine growers, he trades experiences and arguments. What looks like a bucolic paradise, where clever folks produce wine according to time-honoured and organic methods, is now revealed to be a battleground. The DOC association, which is supposed to look after the interest of independent vintners, promotes winemakers who produce vast amounts in a standardised quality; and the agricultural industry with its hygiene regulations excludes traditional ways of production. The only thing saving the landscape from being fully destroyed is affluent foreigners using the old vineyards as summer vacation homes.
Description: In the almost six decades that Bown worked for The Observer, she became renowned for insightful, highly individualistic portraits of the famous. Some of these portraits are actually regarded as classics of the category - Samuel Beckett, Queen Elizabeth II, The Beatles, Bertrand Russell, Mick Jagger and Margaret Thatcher. For the first time, she spoke candidly about her career and revealed how her very private approach to the taking of portraits is informed by a deep sense of loss and abandonment. This personal portrait is enhanced by a series of insightful interviews with Jane’s peers, family, colleagues, friends, and of course some of her subjects.
Description: A documentary based on the ebook Umbanda no Brasil by the scholar Mata e Silva, who is interviewed by the director. The ebook studies the Brazilian religion known as spiritism, a syncretism of African beliefs and magical rites, Indian beliefs and images, and Catholic symbols.
Description: Ride along with All German Motorsports, Letner Racing and the COPS Racing Squad as they war the desert, themselves and another racers. Search out what it takes to compete at the toughest off-road race in the world.
Description: For decades, American touring ice shows dominated family entertainment with their dazzling production and tons acts. This documentary honors them through interviews and archival footage, and depicts one skater's quest to hold this history alive.
Description: When a financially suffering city turns to an unlikely source -- its water plant -- for hope, no one expects $10,000 water bills and worse. This doc reveals the drastic disclaimers enacted by an emergency financial manager, and their shocking effects.
Description: Sylvia Kristel – Paris is a portrait of Sylvia Kristel , greatest known for her role in the 1970’s erotic cult classic Emmanuelle, as well as a movie about the impossibility of memory in relation to biography. Between November 2000 and June 2002 Manon de Boer recorded the stories and memories of Kristel. At every recording session she asked her to speak about a town where Kristel has lived: Paris, Los Angeles, Brussels or Amsterdam; over the two years she spoke on few opportunities about the same city. At first glance the collection of stories appears to create up a sort of biography, but over time it shows the impossibility of biography: the impossibility of ‘plotting’ somebody’s life as a coherent narrative.
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This turned out to be a lot more interesting that I might have thought. I remembered the "Renee Richards" controversy back in the '70s but hadn't heard anything in years and have a neutral opinion about the entire episode, frankly. What I'm referring to is a man, an perfect amateur tennis player, who had a sex-change operation and then, one day, decided to enjoy professional tennis as a woman."He" was Richard Raskind, a ranking national junior tennis user from Fresh York Town who also served in the Navy and became a noted eye surgeon/opthomologist. To create a long-story-short, Richards led an back-and-forth existence as a boy who really wanted to be a woman. When he did finally change to a "she," newly-named "Renee Richards" was content to be live a entire fresh life anonymously out in California. That changed once she entered, and won, a tennis tourney.The entire storyline is fascinating. Seeing Dr. Richards' appearance today, and then back in the '70s and then as a younger boy is just astonishing. You can't trust it's the same person.Like a lot of 30-for-30 specials, it's just an interesting human story.
Renee (2011) *** 1/2 (out of 4) Even though ESPN's "30 for 30" series ended it hasn't stopped the company from delivering some difficult hitting stories. This one here takes a look at Dr. Richard Raskin who in the 70s was a highly respected surgeon but after getting married and having a kid he had a sex change and became Renee Richards. At first as Renee she wanted to stay out of the limelight but this all changed after she attempted to enjoy professional tennis. I watch quite a bit of tennis and have done so for well over a decade but I had never heard this storyline so all of the happenings here were fresh to me. I guess everyone is going to have an opinion on whether or not it was fair for a former boy to be testing in the women's league but in my own private opinion, just from seeing the clips here, there's no question that Renee had an advantage. However, as the movie also points out, she never became a superstar, never won a major game and in the end it really cost her a entire lot more than it ever got her. I think it's fair to tell that the only thing she did victory was being able to do what she wanted without having to bow down to anyone else. The documentary covers her life as a man, the eventual sex change, the controversy with testing tennis and it also shows where she is now. I will admit that at times I was shocked by the topics matter, at times disgusted but at the end of the movie I couldn't support but feel some sympathy for Renee and everything she went through. Of course, there's no method to deny the fact that she harm a lot of the folks around here and this contains her son who was abused by children at school over his "dad" being a girl and it's had a lasting impact on him to this day. Seeing the two brought together at the end was just downright depressing. Director Eric Drath does a very nice job at showing all sides of this story. I thought he did a very nice job at not only saying the storyline but being able to be down the middle and look at it from all directions. The likes of Billie Jean King, Mary Carillo, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova are all interviewed and share their thoughts about the ordeal and how those in tennis reacted to it. RENEE includes a topics matter that I'm sure is going to turn off many viewers even today but I think fanatics of the sport could really give this documentary a shot.
I first heard about Renee - and transsexuals in general - back in the '70s when she hit the tennis courts and fought to be allowed to enjoy on the women's circuit. I didn't pay much attention to the tennis part of her storyline only the transgender part. I read her ebook 'Second Serve' some years soon to learn more about her.I found this documentary so interesting, but yet so sad too. Her son still has a lot of problems with her and what she did by abandoning him to go off and enjoy women's tennis. Her sister tells she still feels what Renee did by changing her gender was a mistake and she could have never done it. That's interesting I thought because I once read an article about Renee and the interviewer told that he felt it was the male, Richard, was the one raging to come out not the female, Renee. I assume this meant that she still talks and acts stereotypically like a male. So obviously it's not only her sister that feels that way. Cute much the same thing that folks are actually telling about Caitlyn Jenner.I gotta admit some of the things Renee told was rather bizarre or maybe you would call it delusional. At one mission she mentioned how when she would return home to Fresh York to visit her son when he was young she would wear a cheap wig and test to look male. Telling how ridiculous she thought she looked and folks would notice this too and apparently stare because of her appearance. It's weird because she never tells that about attempting to 'pass' as Renee even when it was stated by the reporter, Dick Carlson, who outed her that he, and a neighbor of his, saw Renee testing in a tennis match on T.V. and thought instantly she was a boy wearing a tennis dress. He did a tiny investigative work and discovered what they already suspected being true. Renee seems to ignore all of this and continues to speak as if folks would never guess that she's biologically a male despite what happened to her.As someone else stated the ending was so very said. After visiting her son, Nicky, it's mentioned he got evicted from his apartment and he appears to be homeless but nothing else was ever told about that. I was curious enough that I looked him up on Fb and he supposedly is actually living in south Florida selling true estate (I trust he was doing that in Fresh York too, so I'm not sure why he lost that job and was homeless another than the drug issues he has). I would highly suggest this doc for everyone despite how they feel about the subject. Renee's life was fascinating for sure.
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