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Description: This fascinating fresh cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai, is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive personal view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Nice Wave. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the movie focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo. Introduced by arts presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon, and featuring artists David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling, this is the first UK biography of Japan’s best artist. Using extraordinary close-ups and pioneering 8K Ultra HD video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by globe experts who are at the forefront of digital art history.
Description: In September 1987, for the first time in U.S. history, replacement football users took the field amidst a union strike. Seen as a second possibility for these "scab" players, the '87 season became a memorable one for the Washington Redskins.
Description: Full-length documentary about the storyline of John Penton. An American icon and motorcycle pioneer who along with his family and a band of loyal followers, changed off-road motorcycling forever.
Description: Jamie Roberts' documentary filmed over the course of two years, which takes an intimate look at the folks spreading extremist fundamentalism in Britain. In 2014 Roberts filmed Islamic extremist Abu Rumaysah, who is actually one of the world's most wanted boys and is suspected of being the British jihadi in the recent IS execution video. This movie gains extraordinary access to a fresh wave of extremists, including Rumaysah, who are radicalising and grooming young British Muslims, and asks whether they really have non-violent aims, as they claim, or are a genuine threat to society.
Description: Art dealer Salvatore Viviano and director Angela Christlieb embark on a find for the lost artist collective Gelitin, which since the 1990s has shattered the borders of "good taste" again and again with extravagant actions and installations. Interviews with old companions and artist mates in the U.S., Europe, and Asia are linked with anarchically montaged Gelitin archive material: intense, transgressive, experimental, gaudily colorful, funny, and virulent.
Description: Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feistein, and wife Kathryn Crosby celebrate the voice and singing style of crooner Bing Crosby through clips from his theatrical shorts from the 30s and 40s and archival footage from his tv appearances from the 60s and 70s. Such Crosby standards as «Aren't You Glad You're You», «June in January», «Learn to Croon», «True Love» and «White Christmas» are heard.
Description: Featuring stunning archive footage and expert interviews, NASA's 10 Best Achievements chronicles the inspirational moments of NASA's zone tool that have captivated and inspired generations around the world.
Description: This MPL documentary is about Paul McCartney's Globe Tour '90. It focuses on all the organization which was set up for this tour and also details some live performances by Paul and his band. Some interviews are given by Paul, Hamish, Wix and another members of the crew. The documentary starts with the recalling of the concert at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil on April 21st, 1990. Two days before, a torrential rain has begun to fall, and nobody can yet ensure that the present of tonight will really happen. The rain is so powerful that the team has tremendous difficulties to place up the stage. A previous date (April 19) has already been cancelled because of the rain. But that night, at the very moment when Paul and his band come on stage, the rain stops by a miracle. The present is finally attended by 184.000 people, thus establishing a fresh globe record for the biggest concert given in the history of rock'n'roll.
Description: Uses first-person accounts from Missourians who went to the Fair in 1904, interviews with historians, archival motion pictures, and photographs to situate the St. Louis Fair in the social, political, and cultural context of American society in 1904. Covers American civilization at the turn of the century; the representation of history; authenticity; modernity; dress and body language; oral history and childhood memories; globe fairs as experiences; and receiving notification through visual symbols, words, and exhibits.
Description: A documentary movie that follows two young boys on a 3-year odyssey, through tiny triumphs and large set-backs, as they train to become professional magicians – the unconventional career they hope will lift them past poverty and old mistakes - and create them rich and famous!
Description: Meal in the 21st century has become much more than “meat and potatoes” and canned soup casseroles.” Chefs have gained celebrity status; recipes and exotic ingredients, once impossible to find, are actually just a mouse click away; and the country's major towns are better known for their gastronomy than their art galleries. This meal movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard. His name graces the highest culinary honor in the American meal globe today—the James Beard Foundation Awards. And while chefs all around the country aspire to victory a James Beard Award, often referred to as the “culinary Oscars,” many of those same chefs know very tiny about the boy behind the medal. Respected restaurateur Drew Nieporent summed it up when he said, “Everybody knows the name James Beard. They may not know who he is, but they know the name.”
Description: In 2011, photographer Tanja Hollander decided to visit every one of her Fb "friends" (all 626 of them) in their homes and create formal portraits of every of them. Armed with her cameras and iPhone, Tanja traveled throughout the U.S. and around the globe for 5 years, meticulously documenting her experiences in true time and creating a historical narrative, both visual and written, along the way. Her project is an exploration of friendships, the results of social networks, the intimate territories we call home and the communities in which we live.
Description: The 1995 Globe Series featured the two greatest squads in baseball. The Cleveland Indians won 100 minigames in a shortened season, and they made it to the Globe Series for the first time in 41 years. The Atlanta Braves had been here before, twice in the previous four years. With the greatest pitching staff in baseball, they were named the squad of the '90's. Still they required a Globe Series Game to claim that crown. This official documentary of the 1995 Globe Series contains all the dramatic moments of the six-game war between the Indians and the Braves including: Eddie Murray's game-winning single at frenzied Jacobs Field. Orel Hershiser's gutsy performances vs the wonderful Greg Maddux. Dave Justice talking the talk...and then walking the walk. Tom Glavine, the series MVP, pitching one-hit baseball under phenomenal pressure.
Description: Professor Jim Al-Khalili says the electrifying storyline of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity. Until fairly recently, electricity was seen as a magical power, but it is actually the lifeblood of the modern globe and underpins each aspect of our technological advancements. Without electricity, we would be lost. This series says of dazzling leaps of imagination and extraordinary experiments - a storyline of maverick geniuses who used electricity to light our cities, to communicate across the seas and through the air, to make modern industry and to give us the digital revolution.
Description: Highlights from the nice musicals of the 1940s. Stars featured contain Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Danny Kaye, Jimmy Durante and Frank Sinatra.
Description: For half of a millennium, First Nations girls have been at the forefront of aboriginal peoples' resistance to cultural assimilation. Today, Native girls are still fighting for the survival of their cultures and their peoples--in the rain forest and the city, in the courts and the legislatures, in the Longhouse and the media. Keepers of the Fire profiles Canada's Native 'warrior women' who are protecting and defending their land, their culture and their folks in the time-honoured tradition of their foremothers.
Description: 25th September, 2010. AFL Grand Final, Collingwood Magpies Versus St Kilda Saints. Final score: Collingwood 9.14 (68) - St Kilda 10.8 (68) For Just the third time in AFL history scores were lvl as the final siren brought down the curtain on one of the most dramatic Grand Finals we have witnessed. In 2010 Collingwood and St. Kilda should not be separated. Ironically, 44 years after St. Kilda won their first and only flag defeating the Magpies by one solitary point, courtesy of a wobbly Barry Breen punt, the fanatics of both squads were left in nail-biting anticipation. Relive the excitement of one of the most talked about Grand Finals ever seen.
Description: This documentary short is an introduction to the Bella Bella Indians of Campbell Island, 500 km North of Vancouver on the Pacific Coast. Since the coming of settlers, these fishing folks have watched their ancient Heiltsuk culture and their independence all but disappear. Today, in an energetic attempt to become self-sufficient, they are regaining both - successfully combining economic development with cultural revival.
Description: Filmmaker Paul Wolffram immerses himself in the spiritual globe of the Lak folks in the rainforests of southern Fresh Ireland, Papua Fresh Guinea in this heady combination of ethnography and lyrical expressionism.
Description: This warm and humorous doco about Kobi Bosshard, widely regarded as the grandfather of contemporary Fresh Zealand jewellery, explores his philosophy of life and work, as captured by his daughter Andrea Bosshard.
Description: 50 years ago this week, on 1 June, 1967, an album was released that changed melody history - The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In this film, composer Howard Goodall explores just why this album is still seen as so innovative, so revolutionary and so influential. With the support of outtakes and studio conversations between the band, never heard before outside of Abbey Road, Howard gets under the bonnet of Sgt Pepper. He takes the melody apart and reassembles it, to present us how it works - and makes surprising connections with the melody of the last 1,000 years to do so.
Description: Filmmaker Simon Ogston hits the street with NZ writer, poet, indie-rocker Bill Direen as he explores the cultural landscape and presents a series of strikingly diverse live performances.
Description: Thuten Kesang, Fresh Zealand’s first Tibetan refugee in 1967, recounts his fascinating and inspiring storyline and the environmental and political problems that have made him a tireless advocate of the Tibetan cause.
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VHS MASSACRE is a fun, appropriately low-fi documentary that explores the glory days of video collecting and renting in the 1980s and 1990s. It has a rather narrow remit, focusing on weak budget horror and cult movie production mainly during the 1990s and exclusively in America. While the documentary has virtually no material from back in the day, it does fill the running time with plenty of incident and discussion, including many interviews with leading figures in the field.The main emphasis of this documentary is to be fun and it's certainly that. It's designed for like-minded people, not to convert the non-fans. The interview footage is very interesting and explores how the store has changed in the face of streaming films and illegal downloading. Cult figures like Lloyd Kaufman, Debbie Rochon, and Joe Bob Briggs are all featured here and they all have plenty to say. There are several clips from a handful of films, but mainly this is about showing video box covers and the collecting culture. It's light, breezy, and amusing.
VHS Massacre: Cult Movies and the Decline of Physical Media (2015) *** (out of 4)This here is a nice documentary that tries to do a bit too much but if you remember renting videos back in the 80's and 90's then you'll still wish to check it out. The main target of this documentary is to present what the lack of "mom and pop" video shops means for low- budget horror and cult movies.If you grew up "back in the day" then you remember how nice it was going into video shops where there were a nice number of games on the shelf and more arriving weekly. This documentary does a nice job at looking back at this era and then talking about how Blockbuster eventually killed them off. Blockbuster would then be killed off by Netflix and streaming, which takes us to the final aspect of this documentary. With streaming killing off so many tiny companies, is there a method for low-budget movies to survive?At just 73-minutes there are a several too many subject that tried to be covered here but for the most part this is still an entertaining look at how the home video fights have changed over the decades. The impact on tiny films like PSYCHOS IN LOVE is discussed as well as how illegal downloads are making it nearly impossible for filmmakers to create cash anymore. Joe Bob Briggs, Lloyd Kaufman, Juliette Danielle, Deborah Reed, James Nguyen and Carmine Capobianco are just a several of the cult names that are interviewed.
What did the death of VHS films and video minigame rentals mean to the low-budget, independent filmmaker? A lot, surprisingly. "Mom and pop" video shops around the country, neighborhood institutions for decades, began shutting their doors in the 2000s, taking a hit from Blockbuster, which took a hit from competitor Hollywood Video, which took their hits from the internet, Netflix and "free" downloading and streaming (i.e., piracy). What goes around comes around: VHS killed Beta because it was less expensive, consumers preferred quantity over quality, and adult films were exclusive to the VHS format. But, as Carmine Capobianco, co-owner of Funstuff Video, says, "The sell-through (the ratio of the quantity of goods sold by a retail outlet to the quantity distributed to it wholesale) dropped the value of the VHS. Walmart killed the video business. Netflix killed the video business. Computers killed the video business." But how many of us are mourning the loss of our VCRs? I can name few favourite games of mine that never made that adventure from VHS to DVD (which, along with Blu-ray, is also slowing in sales). I can also name many instances where the VHS cover-art was superior to that of comparable DVDs. Are VHS tapes collectible like vinyl records? I never thought so. I don't like the picture quality of VHS, I everytime hated the occasional tracking issues, and they take up too much valuable space. But the fans, film makers, actors, distributors and radio personalities brought together in this entertaining documentary obviously feel different, as they reflect on the home-viewing store of the '80s with pride, discussing how independent filmmakers flourished during that time having different outlets for their products. For filmmakers today, starting out tiny and hoping to build a following, there is no cash to be made from streaming. Depressing, yes, but...the VHS may create a arrival yet! And if the industry rallies, watch out "Toxic Avenger"! I'll be the first to purchase a brand-new VCR, one with a remote to adjust the tracking from my living room sofa. **1/2 from ****
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