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Description: Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This movie depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the tools he founded for kids during the last eighteen months of his life.
Description: Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a detail length documentary work which will show a situation for a required transition out of the actual socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the whole globe society. This topics matter will transcend the problems of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and transport to relate the core, empirical "life ground" attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a fresh sustainable social paradigm named a "Resource-Based Economy".
Description: Peter Whitehead’s disjointed Swinging London documentary, subtitled “A Pop Concerto,” comprises a number of various “movements,” every depicting a various theme underscored by music: A early ver of Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” plays behind some arty nightclub scenes, while Chris Farlowe’s rendition of the Rolling Stones’ “Out of Time” accompanies a young woman’s description of London nightlife and the vacuousness of her own existence. In other segment, the Marquess of Kensington (Robert Wace) croons the nostalgic “Changing of the Guard” to shots of Buckingham Palace’s changing of the guard, and recording act Vashti are seen at work in the studio. Sandwiched between are clips of Mick Jagger (discussing revolution), Andrew Loog Oldham (discussing his future) – and Julie Christie, Michael Caine, Lee Marvin, and novelist Edna O’Brien (each discussing sex). The greatest part is footage of the riot that interrupted the Stones’ 1966 Royal Albert Hall concert.
Description: Diana is not the only one for whom the monthly period is no fun at all. Headaches, nausea, depression -- why is it so widely agreed that girls all over the globe could feel so lousy on a regular basis? And why is the topics still not openly discussed? With a keen sense of perspective, humor, and self-mockery, Diana goes in find of answers in this documentary.
Description: In March 1977, six activists of the Movement for the Liberation of abortion and contraception (MLAC) were tried for the illegal practice of abortion. Around the trial, the movie reveals the lives of this group of girls proposing to appropriate medical knowledge associated with childbirth and abortion.
Description: An urban mystery unfurls as one boy pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in town roads across the U.S. and South America.
Description: Pc programmer/beekeeper Jacob gets a "television" implanted in his brain by a race of telekinetic bees, which causes him to experience severe hallucinations. (Includes: Mesopotamian bees, souls living inside weapons, the land of the dead in the Moon, Cain, the Trinity site, the turret of Babel, and a planet TV transmitting the dead of the future inside the Garden of Eden Cave which are giant bees, a Supranormal Movie Society trying to capture the dead on movie in the 1920's, the letter X, missiles turning into flying saucers, a beekeeper who is murdered by his own bees, and the towns of the dead)
Description: The sensational follow-up to "London in the Raw," "Primitive London" sets out to reflect society's decay through a sideshow spectacle of 1960s London depravity—and manages to outdo its predecessor. Here, we confront mods, rockers and beatniks at the Ace Café, slash some rug with obscure beat band The Zephyrs, smirk at flabby boys in the sauna and goggle at sordid wife-swapping parties as we explore a pre-permissive Britain still trying to transport on from the post-war depression of the 1950s.
Description: While silent-film star Charlie Chaplin may have charmed American audiences with the onscreen antics of his lovable "Tramp" character, the actor's personal life was marred by a series of public scandals that eventually pushed him into exile. In addition to his penchant for much younger women, Chaplin was unjustly hounded by Senator Joe McCarthy's notorious anti-Communist witch hunts, for which the U.S. revoked his visa in 1952. A bitter and disenchanted Chaplin responded by moving his family to Switzerland, where he remained until his death in 1977. This documentary chronicles Chaplin's life and career during those so-called "forgotten years" (during which he became a prolific and highly respected film-score composer) through previously unreleased archival footage and intimate interviews with his mates and family, including his kids Geraldine, Michael, and Eugene.
Description: A documentary about the myth of clean coal. The movie reveals the true, hidden environmental and social costs of the 'cheap' nineteenth century technology that still provides more than half the electricity powering today's digital age.
Description: Cane Toads: The Conquest is a comic yet provocative acc of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunder from filmmaker Tag Lewis.Shot vs the harsh and pretty landscape of northern Australia, Cane Toads: The Conquest tracks the unstoppable adventure of the toad across the continent. Director Tag Lewis (Cane Toads: An Unnatural History, The Natural History of the Chicken) injects his trademark irreverence and humor into the storyline as he follows a trail of human conflict, bizarre culture and extraordinary close encounters.Filmed with high-resolution 3D technology, Cane Toads is the first Australian digital 3D detail film. Custom designed equipment allows viewers to receive up close and private with these curious monsters like never before. The special viewing experience is like being immersed in the globe of the toad.
Description: On an overcast morning in 1999, William Gibson, father of cyberpunk and creator of the cult-classic novel Neuromancer, stepped into a limousine and set off on a street trip around North America. The limo was rigged with digital cameras, a computer, a television, a stereo, and a cell phone. Generated entirely by this four-wheeled media machine, No Maps for These Spaces is both an acc of Gibson’s life and work and a commentary on the globe outside the vehicle windows. Here, the boy who coined the word "cyberspace" offers a special perspective on Western culture at the edge of the fresh millennium, and in the throes of convulsive, tech-driven change.
Description: A documentary on the life of painter Frank Frazetta, who revolutionized science fiction, fantasy and comic art with breathtaking realistic paintings of wonderful heroes, most famously Conan the Barbarian.
Description: Says the storyline of Justin Bieber, the child from Canada with the hair, the smile and the voice: It chronicles his unprecedented rise to fame, all the method from busking in the roads of Stratford, Canada to putting videos on YouTube to selling out Madison Square Garden in Fresh York as the headline act during the My Globe Tour from 2010. It details Usher, Scooter Braun, Ludacris, Sean Kingston, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Boyz II Men, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith, Justin's family members and parts of his team and large fanbase in a mix of interviews and guest performances. It was released in 3D in theaters all around the globe and is the highest grossing concert film of all time, beating the previous record held by Michael Jackson's This Is It from 2009.
Description: Each day, the globe over, huge amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storage, which is vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and to societal changes. In Finland the world’s first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock – a large system of underground tunnels - that gotta last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.
Description: Since the End of Globe Fight II, the Folks of Tanna, a remote island in the south Pacific in the archipelago of Vanuatu, idolize an American prophet. His name is John Frum. The islanders trust he is an American pilot that returned to the United States after the war, and will come back to Tanna with riches from the US that they call "the cargo". They pray to an American flag, awaiting his return. One man, Isaac the Last One, chief of the "Cargo Cult", claims he is Frum's Son. He has formed an units of GI's to celebrate the return of the prophet John Frum.
Description: "China Blue" is an engrossing documentary that says the storyline of 3 teenage women who leave their rural homes in China to come work for a factory that makes blue jeans.
Description: The movie starts as a private adventure of filmmaker, Mary Healey, who was also a Catholic. She movies a series of historic happenings where we meet key users involved in the sexual abuse scandal, including victims, whistle-blower priests and a senior ranking US Cardinal who is named upon by the Vatican to control a waxing maelstrom.
Description: Forty summers ago on a windswept island just off England's southern coastline, a young Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist called Leonard Cohen delivered the performance of a lifetime.
Description: This documentary offers a rare glimpse of the legendary Soviet filmmaker, Andrei Tarkosvky, at work. Tarkovsky made only seven movies in his brief, but brilliant, career; Michal Leszczylowski's respectful film chronicles him at work on his last film, The Sacrifice. Offering insight into Tarkovsky's working ways and transcendental aesthetics, the film is a compelling acc of the difficulties of movie production. In the situation of an uncompromising and visionary filmmaker like Tarkovsky, the practical issues of filmmaking are only magnified, as cast and team struggle to realize the ambitious ideas in Tarkovsky's mind.
Description: In 1974, a serial assassin terrorised Wichita, Kansas. Known as the BTK Assassin due to the way in which would Bind, Torture and Slay his victims, his killing spree lasted for 7 years in which time he murdered 8 victims indiscriminately. Although he regularly communicated with police via a series of letters, BTK mysteriously disappeared in 1979 and has not been heard from in over 25 years. Incredibly, in March 2004 he suddenly returned. This movie says the extraordinary storyline of one of the longest running serial assassin situations in history.
Description: A collection of short films, interviews and concert footage of the '60s rock band The Doors. Contains three primary video segments: Dance on Fire, Live at the Hollywood Bowl and The Soft Parade. Every of the videos is directed by Ray Manzarek. The "extras" contain Ray's two UCLA student films.
Description: ArtsmagicDVD's release Interpreting the Lost Symbol is an in-depth analysis of the upcoming and eagerly awaited fresh novel from the bestselling creator Dan Brown which again details his renown protagonist Robert Langdon (Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons) and is set in Washington, D.C. with the main focus on Freemasonry, looking at its history, traditions and practices. Interpreting the Lost Symbol will, along the way, look at problems arising from the novel and study the fascinating and historical struggles of the Masons and their forebears as they exist today and as similar to the themes from the Dan Brown novel!
Description: Frat House is a documentary movie exploring the darker side of fraternity life, largely filmed at Allentown, Pennsylvania's Muhlenberg College; the majority of the movie was shot in the house of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, whose charter was revoked in 2000 and reinstated in 2011. The opening fraternity, that drove the filmmakers out of the college and the town, is the Beta Chi fraternity on the State University of Fresh York College at Oneonta campus in Oneonta Fresh York. Beta Chi is an unrecognized fraternity in Oneonta, and was kicked off the Oneonta campus after reports of severe hazing. It continues to operate as a rogue, unrecognized chapter in the city to this day
Description: Massive Metal Parking Lot documents massive metal melody fanatics tailgating in the parking lot outside the Capital Centre (since demolished) in Landover, Maryland, on May 31, 1986, before a Judas Priest concert (with opening act Dokken).
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Description: The band 'Ebba Grön' is on tour. They were the most successful punkband in Sweden at the time and tried to have a sort of hardline attitude. In one sequence they enjoy one of there songs in a tiny country church. The song is named 'Häng Gud' (Hang God).
Description: On August 9, 1988, the NHL was forever changed with the single stroke of a pen. The Edmonton Oilers, new off their fourth Stanley Cup win in five years, signed a deal that sent Wayne Gretzky, a Canadian national treasure and the best hockey user ever to enjoy the game, to the Los Angeles Lords in a multi-player, multi-million dollar deal. As bewildered Oiler fanatics struggled to create sense of the unthinkable, fanatics in Los Angeles were rushing to buy season tickets at a rate so quick it overwhelmed the Lords box office. Overnight, a franchise largely overlooked in its 21-year existence was suddenly testing to sellout crowds and standing ovations, and a league often relegated to “little brother” status exploded from 21 squads to 30 in less than a decade.
Description: When the night of October 16, 2004 came to a merciful end, the Curse of the Bambino was alive and well. The vaunted Yankee lineup, led by A-Rod, Jeter, and Sheffield, had just extended their ALCS lead to three minigames to none, pounding out 19 runs vs their hated rivals. The next night, in Minigame 4, the Yankees took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, then turned the minigame over to Mariano Rivera, the greatest relief pitcher in postseason history, to safe yet other trip to the Globe Series. But after a walk and a hard-fought stolen base, the cold October winds of change began to blow. Over four consecutive days and nights, this unlikely group of Red Sox miraculously won four straight minigames to overcome the inevitability of their destiny. Major League Baseball Productions will produce a movie in "real-time" that takes an in-depth look at the 96 hours that brought salvation to Red Sox Nation and made baseball history in the process.
Description: n the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball. After leading the Dream Squad to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and taking the Bulls to their third consecutive NBA championship the following year, Jordan was jolted by the murder of his father. Was it the brutal loss of such an anchor in his life that caused the world’s most popular athlete to rekindle a childhood ambition by testing baseball? Or some feeling that he had nothing left to prove or defeat in basketball? Or something deeper and perhaps not yet understood?
Description: In 1980, Terry Fox continued his war vs bone cancer with the pursuit of a singular, motivating vision: to run across Canada. Three years after having his right leg amputated six inches above the knee after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, Fox set out to cover more than a marathon’s distance every day until he reached the shores of Victoria, British Columbia. Anonymous at the begin of his journey, Fox steadily captured the heart of a nation with his Marathon of Hope. However the 21-year old BC native's target was not fame, but to spread awareness and raise funds for cancer research. After 143 days and two-thirds of the method across Canada, with the eyes of a country watching, Fox’s adventure came to an abrupt end when newly discovered tumors took over his body
Description: Several athletes in Olympic history have reached such heights and depths as Marion Jones. After starring at the University of North Carolina and winning gold at the 1997 and '99 Globe Track and Field Championships, her rise to the top culminated at the 2000 Summer Minigames in Sydney, Australia. There, she captivated the globe with her beauty, style and athletic dominance, sprinting and jumping to three gold medals and two bronze. Eventually, though, her accomplishments and her reputation would be tarnished. For years, Jones denied the increasing speculation that she used performance-enhancing drugs. But in October 2007, she finally admitted what so many had long suspected -- that she had indeed used steroids. Jones was sentenced to six months in prison for lying to federal investigators and later saw her Olympic achievements disqualified. Actually a gratis woman, Jones is running in a fresh direction in life and taking time to reflect.
Description: In October of 1980 Muhammad Ali was preparing to war for an unprecedented fourth heavyweight game vs his mate and former sparring partner Larry Holmes. To tell that the nice Ali was in the twilight of his career would be generous; most of his admiring fans, mates and war scribes considered his bravado delusional. What was left for him to prove? In the weeks of training before the fight, documentarians Albert and David Maysles took an intimate look at Ali trying to convince the globe and perhaps himself, that he was still “The Greatest.” At the same time, they documented the mild-mannered and undervalued winner Holmes as he confidently prepared to place an end to the career of a boy for whom he had an abiding and deep affection
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BBC4 has a bit of a reputation for making extremely nice melody documentaries. A varied array of artists and categories have been covered in entertaining and informative ways. With this high standard in mind I have to tell that Synth Britannia may very well be my favorite of the lot. It's not that I am a rabid fanatic of synth pop – I play it and think it has considerable merit but am certainly no fan of it. But I felt this movie simply says us about this topics in a manner that makes it extremely interesting. So interesting it turned out that I instantly went out and purchased an extensive compilation of synth-based pop from the 80's. You know a melody doc has been successful when it makes you seek out more music.It begins in the early 70's with the advent of experimental electronic music, exemplified by the likes of the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange by Walter Carlos. This bit of hugely influential melody was cute ground-breaking in 1971 and created a soundscape using electronic melody that was both sterile, haunting and ominous; which of course perfectly sound-tracked Stanley Kubrick's dark film. The next major event was the emergence of the West German band Kraftwerk who were for many the real progenitors of electronic pop music. Throw in punk melody with its DIY approach and the availability of cheap synthesizers to the public and there was a scenario for the first time where electronic based melody should flourish. From this, many synth pop groups emerged. The movement began as resolutely uncommercial, with some acts being practically avant-garde in approach. As the category developed more and more acts began to create an impact on the charts and synthesizers later became inextricably linked with the fresh wave. By the mid 80's it had become overly commercialised and began to become irrelevant but in its time it produced some commendably forward looking melody which genuinely was fresh melody in the truest sense.There are many reasons why this documentary is excellent. For one, the musicians interviewed seem to be more clever than you normally get. In fact, a considerable number of them seem quite bookish. This leads onto a further strength of the movie in that it urls in the influence of the novels of J. G. Ballard whose strange form of contemporary urban psychological sci-fi provided a heavy source of material for many of the bands. The late 70's synth melody in particular synthesized Ballard's bizarre concepts into a musical form which seemed to suit it perfectly. These bleak sounds were a excellent accompaniment to the concrete high-rises of a Britain at the time which was going through many social issues and ills. But in other way, this shows the genesis for what would go on to be electronica and dance melody which would start to rise to prominence in the late 80's and beyond. The influence of synth pop is therefore cute incontestable and this documentary very successfully says its storyline in a logical manner which covers all of the large hitters of the time. This is the definitive documentary on this topics and is suggested to all melody fans; even if you are not a fanatic of synth pop this is still a nice watch.
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