A unique acting class in Hollywood create a movie based on their lives.
Oscar nominated short film from 1970
When Mario "Mr. Devious" van Rooy, a fiery hip-hop mc from Beacon Valley, Mitchell's Plain, is killed in the prime of his life, it seems all hope is lost. But out of the darkness a strong voice emerges, as Natalie, his wife, and mother of their three children picks up his spear, and makes meaning of his legacy.
During the 30 years of the Baath ruling under Sadam in Iraq thousands of Iraqi Kurds and Shiites were either killed or disappeared. Around 182,000 people lost their lives when 4500 villages and townships were destroyed in Kirkuk, Soleimanieh, Dahouk and Erbil regions with the aim to exterminate the Kurds and to arabize Kurdistan. Having found one of the mass graves after 24 years in the southern deserts of Iraq, became the basis of a movie describing the living conditions of these villages inhabited by mostly mothers, daughters, wives or sisters of those victims.
Ex flower child goes looking for revolutionary hero and finds a brilliant no-quitter with a good appetite.
The life and wanton times of Errol Flynn
British soul diva Dusty Springfield wears her heart on her sleeve in this collection of television performances that includes commentary about the artist and her life by Petula Clark and B.J. Thomas. Springfield brings an immediate emotional connection to songs like "I Only Want to Be With You," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "What's It Gonna Be," "The Look of Love" and more. The program also includes an on-screen text bio of Springfield.
Master songwriter and cultural icon Bob Dylan confounded his fans -- though not for the first or last time -- when he embraced Christianity in his music and personal life. This documentary captures some of Dylan's most fervent religious statements.
In a dark, eerie cave near the farm, a brood of spooky ghosts are scaring the daylights out of anyone that comes near as they guard over a mysterious secret. The courageous Ugly Duckling as his pal Nico are the only ones brave enough to face the spirits and solve the cave mystery in this playful adventure.
Documentary on Mozambican music, and the role it played in the country's rediscovering its national identity after centuries of colonial rule.
Directed by Mohammed Hammami.
Directed by Byul-Byul Mamedov.
Rock My Religion is a provocative thesis on the relation between religion and rock music in contemporary culture. Graham formulates a history that begins with the Shakers, an early religious community who practiced self-denial and ecstatic trance dances. With the "reeling and rocking" of religious revivals as his point of departure, Graham analyzes the emergence of rock music as religion with the teenage consumer in the isolated suburban milieu of the 1950s, locating rock's sexual and ideological context in post-World War II America. The music and philosophies of Patti Smith, who made explicit the trope that rock is religion, are his focus. This complex collage of text, film footage and performance forms a compelling theoretical essay on the ideological codes and historical contexts that inform the cultural phenomenon of rock 'n' roll music.
"Babel / Letter to my Friends who Stayed in Belgium" narrates the day-to-day existence of a filmmaker wandering through his city (Brussels) and who has a notion to follow in the footsteps of dramatist Antonin Artaud and visit the Tarahumara people of Mexico. This is a film about intimacy and friendship. Written in the first person, it places Boris and Brussels in the center of the universe, here represented by the crazy, vertiginous, endless spiral of the biblical Tower. It is Boris's diary and self-portrait. He plays himself on screen (as do the cast of a hundred who also allowed themselves to be "Babelized")
Internet TV pioneer Josh Harris' 1993 premonition of the Singularity.
A young woman bruised by the city, seems incapable of escaping her destructive lifestyle. But when she gets beaten up, the experience leaves her shaken and forces her to rethink what she's doing and how far she has strayed from the freedom and innocence of her childhood.
Three college students all fall in love with a stripper.
Documentary about people who work on illegal allotments near the airport for more than 30 years, but soon the allotments should be destroyed, because of technical progress and development of the area.