Don Knotts: Tied Up with Laughter (2011)
The beloved, Emmy-winning comic actor Don Knotts, best-known for his roles as the bumbling deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show and the lecherous landlord Mr. Furley on Three's Company, presents a series of side-splitting stand-up routines and skits in rare performances from the 1960s-1970s. A master at playing nervous and neurotic characters, Knotts is also able to milk major laughs with his portrayals of romantically-challenged underdogs possessing oversized egos. In this special comedy collection, he is joined by singer-actress Joey Heatherton, actress Jane Powell, former Dallas Cowboys player Lance Rentzel, comic Jack Burns, Knott's Love God movie co-star Maureen Arthur and the legendary Jimmy Durante.
Bob Mould: Circle of Friends (2007)
Filmed live at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington DC, Bob Mould reaches deep into his songbook for a career-spanning electric band performance. Joined onstage by Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Richard Morel (Morel), and Jason Narducy (Rockets Over Sweden), the show features Bob's compositions from Husker DU, Sugar's Copper Blue, and his most recent solo release, Body of Song. Circle of friends is the first fully authorized live concert release by Bob Mould. This performance is the definitive collection for new and longtime fans alike.
The Co(te)lette Film (2010)
Three women dance in an intimate ambiance, squeezed between desire and satisfaction, without confrontation, rivalry, story, solution or end. Co(te)lette won Holland's prestigious Zwaan award in 2007/2008 for most impressive dance production.
Sipping Jetstreams: An Adventure in Life (2006)
Sipping Jetstreams directed by Taylor Steele. From the markets and souks of Marrakech in Morocco to the blues of the Atlantic in Barbados, from Japan to Cuba, Italy, Hong Kong, and Egypt, Sipping Jetstreams is a photographic journey of discovery and adventure. This two-year odyssey focuses not just on the surfing but the places and the faces of each destination.
The Horror Vault 3 (2010)
Five new stories of grueling horror: A Christmas Haunting, Zombie Office, Undone, Unchangeable and The Psychomanteum - ghosts, zombies and bloody revenge.
Kentucky Kernels (1934)
Kentucky Kernels is a 1934 American comedy directed by George Stevens and starring the comedy duo of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey. The screenplay was written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, and Fred Guiol, from a story by Kalmar and Ruby.
Footsteps is a 2003 television film directed by John Badham based on the Ira Levin play of the same name. It was broadcast on CBS on October 12, 2003.
High Score (2006)
HIGH SCORE follows Bill as he attempts to take down the Atari classic Missile Command and its twenty year-old record. To get the 80 million points he'll have to play the game on one quarter for over two days straight. There is no pause button.
Capoeira Documentary: Mestre Xuxo - Enjoy Yourself (2014)
Mestre Xuxo ("Mestre" means "Master") is the world-known Master of Capoeira (Brazilian martial art). Every year Mestre Xuxo has "Enjoy Yourself" event, where he invites capoeiristas of all levels and groups to Lins, Austria.
This is a documentary video features interviews with world-known capoeira masters, acrobatics, action and fighting scenes with art cinematography view.
Also on video: Mestre Camaleao, Mestre Gil, Mestre Irineu, Contra-Mestre Primo, Contra-Mestre Cabeca, Contra-Mestre Marcelo, Professor Fuba and others.
Adventures in Odyssey: Baby Daze (1998)
An evil scientist! Runaway robots! And kidnapping? Oh, my! When a baby shows up on the doorstep of Whit's End, the place becomes a flurry of splattered food, dirty diapers, and talking sock-puppets! Eugene wants to study the child's behavior in the name of "science." But events force Eugene to decide which is more valuable--the advance of science or a life made in the image of God.
Before the Flood II (2009)
Yan Yu follows his groundbreaking documentary BEFORE THE FLOOD with this profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished by a hydroelectric dam project.
Gongtan, a historic village located on a tributary of the Yangtze, is about to be flooded by a dam project, forcing its residents to relocate. National imperatives displace local lives as authorities make decisions with little regard for village life. Ran Qingsong, a barber, and Ran Si, a cell-phone proprietor, rally the residents of Gongtan to stand against their impending displacement. But the will of the townspeople to save their land and homes soon wavers in the face of external pressure and internal suspicion.
Three years after BEFORE THE FLOOD generated global criticism towards the Three Gorges Dam Project, Yan Yu achieves intimate access again, this time to the Gongtan villagers as they protest official meetings and face off with construction workers eager to tear down their homes for a day's pay. "Yan Yu's long-term commitment to the subject matter (he has spent the last six years working on these films) shines through in this latest effort to chronicle the human cost of a project that has forced 1.4 million people to relocate" (Ling Woo Liu, Time).
Vampire Sunrise (2014)
Vampire Sunrise is a docudrama thriller set on the dark side of Hollywood, California. It follows two undercover police detectives as they track down a cult of killer vampires. Or not?
Vampire Sunrise is the PG version of the Scott Shaw Zen Film Cult Film Classic, Vampire Abstracta. Removed is the nudity that some viewers may find offensive. Replacing it are unused scenes seen in no other version of the film.
The Pusher (1960)
The Pusher is a 1960 American crime film directed by Gene Milford and written by Harold Robbins. The film stars Kathy Carlyle, Robert Lansing, Felice Orlandi, Douglas Rodgers and Sloan Simpson. The film was released in February 1960, by United Artists.
A suspended Los Angeles vice detective (Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs) works a stolen-diamonds case with his repo-man buddy (Dan Haggerty).
Black Diamond (2010)
Black Lizard is a criminal mastermind with her eye on the priceless Star of Egypt diamond. She has plans to kidnap the jeweler's daughter and hold her for ransom--but the jeweler has other plans. He hires Akechi, Japan's most brilliant detective, to protect his daughter. Akechi tries to outsmart Black Lizard, but she escapes to her secret lair. There, we learn she keeps a strange and grotesque collection of human dolls. Now it's up to Akechi to find the secret island hideout before it's too late. Black Lizard (original title Kuro Tokage) is a campy and creepy Japanese detective film.
The Bubble: A Documentary Film About Celebration, Florida (2013)
Murder, Sex, Disney. This town has it all. Built on the southern edge of Walt Disney World by the Disney Company in 1994, Celebration, Florida is now home to over 10,000 people attempting to live the perfect life under what they call, 'The Bubble'. For 15 years the peaceful town grew under scrutiny from outsiders and in November of 2010 they had their first murder when a man was beaten with an axe in his own home. In the following investigations, one resident was quoted as saying, 'I never met so many swingers until I moved to Celebration'. Murder. Sex. Disney. This film has it all.
Gekijouban Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (2012)
In the metropolis of Stern Bild, there are heroes who wear the logos of sponsors and protect the city from danger. Their exploits are broadcast on the popular HERO TV.
Wild Tiger (Kotetsu T. Kaburagi) is a veteran superhero past his peak who is ordered by his company to team up with the rookie hero Barnaby Brooks Jr. Can these two mismatched superheroes overcome their differences to protect the city?
EXTENDED CUT WITH MORE UNSEEN FOOTAGE
Six contestants win a competition to appear on a LIVE reality TV show at a secret location in rural England. The next ten hours will be spent on a paranormal Investigation with a TV crew searching for the truth behind ghost stories that haunt an old railway station museum. Something Evil awaits them! They will all discover the truth, that we are not alone.
Colorado is a 1940 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Roy Rogers.
The Maritime Silk Road (2011)
Maritime Silk Road is a 2011 Iranian film about a man called Soleiman Siraf who, according to historical documents, was the first sailor to cross the Indian Ocean to China. His route was then called the Maritime Silk Road and many merchants took that route to get their merchandise to China. One of the passengers in this film is a young man named Shazan Ibn Yusof who keeps a log of the voyage. The Maritime Silk Road started in The Persian Gulf and continued into India, Thailand and China. Shooting for some scenes in the film took place in Kanchanaburi, Thailand and used elephants from the Taweechai Elephant Camp.
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriters Peter & Bobby Farrelly (2007)
THE DIALOGUE: Learning From the Masters is a groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes of the fascinating craft of screenwriting. In these extensive in-depth discussions with savvy industry interviewers, 27 of today's most successful screenwriters share their work habits, methods and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and eye-opening stories from life in the trenches of the film industry. Each screenwriter discusses his or her filmography in great detail and breaks down the mechanics of one favorite scene from their produced work. These incisive discussions are essential viewing for anyone wanting to learn the screenwriting trade, film lovers of all types, and industry professionals in other fields. The writers' insights about the screenwriting life are rare and indispensable tools for how to make your screenplays better and crack the Hollywood code: the hard-earned practical and tactical wisdom of those already thriving in the industry. It's powerful knowledge - straight from the source. Peter and Bobby Farrelly have single, or rather double-handedly reinvented the comedy. Their films Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Shallow Hal and Me, Myself & Irene combined shocking-but-hilarious gross-out humor with a sweet love story, and became blockbuster hits in the process. And in this interview, you'll learn why their writing methods of painting themselves into a corner and not wanting to know where a screenplay is going, can seem a...
The Forsaken Promise (2007)
In November, 1917, the British government made a pledge to the Jewish people through the Balfour Declaration to help establish a Jewish National Homeland in the territory then known as Palestine. After World War I ended, the League of Nations awarded Britain the Mandate for Palestine with the proviso that the Balfour Declaration was implemented along with "close Jewish settlement in the Land." As difficulties arose, Britain gradually watered down her original commitment until the MacDonald White Paper of 1939 virtually closed the borders of Palestine to Jewish immigration.
The Forsaken Promise documents the failure of Britain and her appointed institutions and officials, whether military, administrative or political, to fulfill her pledge under the Balfour Declaration and her legal obligations under the Mandate. It highlights a number of tragic events that took place during that period, mainly through the testimonies of people who were victims of those events, participant in them, or eye-witnessed to them. They speak of Britain's political expediency and even treachery towards the Jewish people in appeasing the militant Arab nationalist movement, as well as causing the wholesale misery of many thousands of Jewish people who were turned away from the shores of Palestine in the 1930s and 40s. Through the 1939 White Paper, the British government also made inevitable the deaths of an untold number of Jews who could have escaped Hitler's Final Solution, had they been able to find refuge in their ancient homeland.
Here is an excellent resource, thoroughly researched and documented and beautifully produced that sets fourth the perspective of many Israelis on the historical grievances and current tensions in the Holy Land.
In the aftermath of a massive viral epidemic, a doctor and a military man wander across the American countryside in an attempt to reach their home base.
A Bit Of Scarlet (1997)
A Bit of Scarlet excavates clips from Britain's cinema archives to create a moving and humorous testament to the closeted gay and lesbian images from filmmaking's earliest days. Following gay characters as they go from being the butt of jokes to full-blown leading characters, Weiss has captured a playful, occasionally melodramatic, insight into on-screen queer representation. With Ian McKellen as narrator and witty graphics to introduce each theme, A Bit of Scarlet reveals to what lengths the film industry went to include and yet ridicule gay characters. Both well-known portraits - like John Hurt's performance in The Naked Civil Servant and Dirk Bogarde in Victim- and many more obscure finds, make for a telling post-modern look at British queer cinema.
Poova Thalaya (1969)
Poova Thalaiya is a 1969 Tamil language comedy film directed by K. Balachander. The film features Gemini Ganesan, Jaishankar, Rajasree, Vennira Aadai Nirmala and S. Varalakshmi in lead roles. The film, produced by M. L. A. Rama. Arangakannal, had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan and was released on May 1969.
Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Bailey learns about a Native American brave who might make his Christmas wish come true. When his actions threaten to ruin his family's plans, Bailey has to make a decision that might make him understand the true meaning of Christmas.
Murder In Mind (1997)
Murder in Mind is a 1997 crime film directed by Andrew Morahan.
Vamps, Blood & Smoking Guns (2012)
A private detective (Martha Harms) must save her client (Ian Sinclair) from a vampire cult that wants to drink his blood.
Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House (2002)
Set deep in working class Jewish Brooklyn - this vérité documentary follows two very funny, if rather traditional housewives. First, like so many young women in the 1950's, they got married. Then, like so many young women in the 1970s, they got divorced. Unlike most, however, they both left their husbands for another woman: each other. They had fallen madly and passionately in love. For Connie, it was liberating. For Ruth, it was wrenching. And for the community that loved them so much, it was the scandal of the century. In a landmark case in 1988, they sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic partner benefits. Overnight, they became national heroines - and after a five-year struggle, they made history again when they won those benefits not only for themselves, but for all New York City employees, straight and gay. The suit, the first of its kind, helped pave the way for what has now become the LGBT community's crusade for full civil rights and marriage equality. Yet, RUTHIE & CONNIE is much more than a film about two activists and their gut wrenching coming-out story. It's about taking risks and challenging values; it's about two women who spent much of their lives doing "the right thing" - until they discovered that it just wasn't right for them. Framed by the feminist movement and gay liberation, RUTHIE & CONNIE dares the world to take a new look at traditional "apple-pie" values: family, community, religious beliefs, justice - and above all, love. Whether marching in the Gay Pride Parade, or dancing on the Coney Island boardwalk, they are clever, passionate, angry - and always entertaining. They talk. They argue. They swim. They cook. They dance. They laugh. They rage against injustice. They cry. They sing old tunes. They are unabashedly romantic. They also dearly want this film, as they put it, "to continue to help people think and act differently." Today, Ruthie and Connie are now legally married after decades of shar
Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect (2010)
THE LITTLEST SUSPECT is the third one hour stand-up special by Kevin Pollak. Although best known for his award-winning work as an actor in over sixty films (A Few Good Men, Casino and The Usual Suspects), Kevin started out as a stand-up comedian, and was recently named on of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central. Kevin is also the host of an award-winning talk show, Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, which streams live online.
Celebrity Trials in the Media (2012)
View some of the most talked about celebrity trials without entering a court room. From Michael Jackson to OJ Simpson, you will see why the celebrities were on trial and how the case ended for the defendant. Some of the people involved were on trial for murder, and others were in front of a judge for child abuse and drinking while driving.
Better This World (2011)
Better This World is a 2011 documentary film that was directed by Kelly Duane and Katie Galloway. It had its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 23, 2011, where it won two Golden Gate Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary Feature.
The documentary follows activists Bradley Crowder and David McKay as they plan to protest the 2008 Republican Convention. The film recounts their journey from boyhood friends growing up together in Midland, Texas, to the convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, and ends soon after their trials.
Dead Eyes Open (2008)
A group of twenty-somethings drive across the German countryside in search of adventure, but when they run out of gas they find themselves stranded in the wilderness. They have no idea where they are and are unable to defend themselves from the bloodthirsty lunatic who sends them running for shelter in an isolated farmhouse.
Venus of Mars (2004)
"VENUS OF MARS"
The eye-catching transgender singer of a Minneapolis glam rock band and hi/r wife negotiate the frontiers of love and gender.
On stage, wearing a vinyl corset and stiletto boots, s/he's Venus, lead singer of the glam rock band "All The Pretty Horses". At home in Minneapolis with Lynette, her wife of twenty years, s/he's Steve. Born male, Venus is transgender. S/he's "in between" -- taking female hormones, but not planning to have sexual reassignment surgery. To some, s/he's a pioneer, courageously exploring a brave new world of gender identity, free of categorization. To others, s/he's a freak. "VENUS OF MARS" is both the unique coming out story of Venus' gender-redefining journey, and the truly contemporary love story of a couple weathering dramatic changes in uncharted relationship territory.
Director/Producer/Editor: Emily Goldberg
Soundtrack: Venus de Mars & All The Pretty Horses.
Initial release: May 2004
"Venus Of Mars" was funded in part by a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation.
Dead Flesh (2001)
The movie Dead meat is a movie focused around the occurrence of A zombie apocalypse. This movie is focused around a group of 5 people who are trying to stay alive after tainted animal meat turns the humans who eat it into flesh eating zombies.
Cirque du Soleil: Hatching (2013)
A Documentary on the Creation of OVO, by Cirque du Solei, is an intimate observation of artists and the supporting cast hard at work building an original show, inspired by the beauty and movement found in the world of insects. At first glance insects might seem to be an odd source of inspiration. Undeterred, the creation team gathered at the Montreal headquarters of Cirque du Soleil and set to conceptualize a performance accessible to one and all, "insectophobes" included. All the while the cameras rolled, revealing the amazing metamorphosis of artist to insect. The result is a touching observation of the original approach taken by Deborah Colker, the first woman to ever direct a Cirque du Soleil show. Her collaborators arrived from all corners and cultures of the world, and brought with them varied and disparate backgrounds. They each took the creative "leap" of faith and together landed with collective wings.
Abraham's Desert (2015)
When a Canadian man decides to visit his family in their new home in Israel, he discovers a different world. His plans are simple, rent a car, see the sights and grab the feeling of adventure while making his six-hour journey to the city of Eliat. A trip of pleasure turns into a detoured nightmare that is everyday life in a land steeped with conflict and turmoil. One mans journey to the Holy Land, is another mans fight for the land.
US Festival 1983 Days 1-3 (2009)
The ultimate concert took place on Memorial Day Weekend 1983. Curated by Steve Wozniak (Apple computers), the 3 days of New Wave, Heavy Metal and Rock are legendary. Features performances from U2, the Clash, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, Scorpions, INXS, Men at Work, Stray Cats, Triumph, Missing Persons and more
Finger of God (2007)
Hundreds rise from the dead. Manna appears in the Pentagon. Gemstones fall from the sky. Teenagers heal perfect strangers on the street. This isn't old time religion. This is a spiritual revolution.
Great Adventurers: Ernest Shackleton - To the End of the Earth (1999)
This is the incredible story of explorer Ernest Shackleton's heroic attempt to lead the first expedition across the last unknown continent of Antarctica in 1914-16. With historical photos and rare film footage, this astonishing story explores the limits of unparalleled human courage.
Silent Valley (1935)
Silent Valley is a 1935 American western film directed by Bernard B. Ray and starring Tom Tyler, Al Bridge and Nancy Deshon.
476 A.D. Chapter One: The Last Light Of Aries (2014)
After General Flavius Aëtius frees the Roman Empire from the clutches of Attila the Hun, Rome is once again secure. However, this assurance is short-lived, as the growing power of General Flavius becomes a threat to the Senate and the Emperor of Rome, hence Flavius becomes a victim of assassination by the political hierarchy. This sets the Empire for the next two decades of intense corruption and turmoil, and brings Rome to its inevitable demise. While the Barbarians are finally free to fulfill their 400 years dream of Roman destruction.
Son of a Seahorse (2009)
From an audacious opening scene that runs over 22 minutes (before the credits!) to an ending that is as quiet as it is disquieting, SON OF A SEAHORSE is an unusual (and unusually satisfying) comedy from the Russells. It's a very funny film about a very angry man. That conflicted and explosive man is played by David Schonscheck in a star-making performance that is contrasted and complimented by Adrienne Patterson's smart and stylish performance as his no-nonsense, sharp-edged wife. The film features creature effects by Steampunk Legend Jake Hildebrandt, a supporting performance by filmmaker Joe Swanberg, and awesomeness, as always, by the Russells. It's DIY filmmaking at its boldest, brassiest, and funniest in a disc that's jam-packed with extras. BONUS FEATURES: Three episodes of the zombie sitcom Ned and Sunshine; the full version of suicidal children's story Bernard the Lonely Snail; "Indoor Voices", a discussion of the film with Mary Russell, Tom Russell, David Schonscheck, and Adrienne Patterson.
A Survey of Open Space (2013)
Beginning at the Mexican border, two urbanites embark on a 4,000-mile bicycle trip to find the last wild place in America.
I Lived (2015)
i-Lived is an American thriller/mystery written and directed by French director Franck Khalfoun.
The Waterkeepers (2000)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. leads the nation's fastest-growing grassroots environmental organization, the Waterkeeper Alliance. Like an environmental "Neighborhood Watch" program, waterkeepers take polluters to court, respond to citizens' compaints about water pollution, identify problems that affect rivers, bays, lakes and streams; devise appropriate remedies and act as living witnesses to the condition of local ecosystems. Waterkeepers have helped to clean up and protect hundreds of water bodies around the world from pollution and dirty industries. "The Waterkeepers" chronicles the heroic efforts of river, bay and soundkeepers from Alaska to North Carolina. Their hands-on public advocacy environmentalism has become a model for ecosystem protection: citizens defending the ecosystems in which they live.
Meteor and Shadow (1985)
A documentary about the rise and fall of Greek's most esteemed poet, Napoleon Lapathiotis.
Station wagons were America's "workhorses on wheels." Today, they conjure images of outdated family photos, over-sized hairdos and unfashionable wooden siding. In 2011, Volvo - the leading premium wagon manufacturer - will discontinue the sale of its last wagon model in the United States. There are some, however, who still cling to these vehicles and what they stand for in American culture. Wagonmasters, a full-length documentary film, offers glimpses into the lives of such wagon enthusiasts, and tells the story of the station wagon as it represents a changing America over the last one hundred years.
America's Parking Lot (2012)
Two die-hard fans of the Dallas Cowboys face a difficult and costly choice when their team moves to an expensive new stadium.
Elmo's Musical Adventure: Peter and the Wolf (2001)
Elmo and all your favorite Sesame Street characters get together to show how music and imagination can tell a story in this delightful Sesame Street special! The fun begins when Baby Bear goes to hear the Boston Pops Orchestra play the musical story of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," where he imagines Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar and the rest of his Sesame Street friends as characters who help bring the story to life. The result is sheer Sesame Street magic, as Baby Bear and Elmo both learn the secret to making beautiful music!
30 Years from Here (2011)
30 Years From Here is an American made-for-television documentary about the 30 years war on the HIV and AIDS pandemic. The documentary was directed by Josh Rosenzweig for the LGBT cable network here!. The documentary debuted on November 25, 2011.
To coax a confession, a man threatens to sever the limbs of his captive (Timothy Muskatell).
Christian Finnegan: Au Contraire! (2009)
Feeling blue? Down in the mouth? Has your get up and go got up and went? Well settle back and enjoy some good old-fashioned stand-up comedy buffoonery, courtesy of CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN! Recorded live at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, AU CONTRAIRE! is an evening of awkward personal revelations and hypocritical assaults on your character! This is mandatory viewing for: Manly Irish types, girly high-fivers, chihuahua owners, video game and/or sex toy enthusiasts, married people, and those related by marriage to violent felons! One of America's fastest rising comedians, Christian Finnegan is best known for his work on VH1's Best Week Ever and in Chappelle's Show's "Mad Real World" sketch. He's a fixture on Comedy Central and has appeared countless times on The Today Show and MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann. He also thinks you're cool. It's hilarious! It's thought-provoking! It's mildly disturbing! It's...AU CONTRAIRE!
Dead Men Walk (1943)
Dead Men Walk is a 64-minute, 1943, United States, black-and-white horror film produced by Sigmund Neufeld for Producers Releasing Corporation (aka PRC). It is an original story and screenplay by Fred Myton, starring George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young and Dwight Frye, directed by Sam Newfield. It was originally distributed by PRC and reissued in the USA in 1948 by Madison Pictures Inc..
Ween Live in Chicago (2004)
Live in Chicago documents two nights of a show the group did in Chicago in support of their album Quebec. The DVD features a wide variety of Ween songs, covering nearly every Ween album and even features a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "All of My Love". Also, the DVD contains alternate camera angles for three of the performances, and a bonus music video for the song "Transdermal Celebration."
Brave New Souls: Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century (2014)
BRAVE NEW SOULS is a documentary detailing the thoughts, goals and inspirations of a new generation of Black creators in graphic novels, television, cinema, literature and digital media.
Producer/director Brandon M. Easton - himself an acclaimed comic book and animation writer - wanted to shine much-needed light on new Black writers whose contributions and market awareness have been buried under the onslaught of the myriad of entertainment options in the 21st century.
Brandon also wanted to provide a window into their creative process and expose both aspiring writers and potential fans to incredibly imaginative, witty and sophisticated storytelling that challenges your perception of reality.
I'm Your Man (2011)
A man cheats on his new girlfriend with the old one.
On April 26, 1986, a security test at Chernobyl's nuclear power station triggered the greatest civilian nuclear catastrophe in history. Radiophobia was the smoke screen that the government created to mask the fact that they had lost control.
Within the affected zone sits the city of Pripyat, only 3 kilometers from the power station. Pripyat was to be a model city for the Soviet regime. In June 2004, a group of survivors returned to the ghost city that it is today.
What lessons have we learned from Chernobyl? Today radiophobia does not exist. Officially, you will not find the meaning of the word in a dictionary... Over twenty years later, we still don't know the truth. We still suffer from radiophobia.
Carlo Goldoni: Venezia, Gran Teatro del Mondo (2008)
In the mid 1700s, young Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni risked his career and rejected the conventions of traditional theater and ushered in the era of modern drama we still enjoy today.
Best of Havoc 1 (2001)
There's metal curling madness in all its forms, trucks doing the monster mash, Formula Fordsters taking up aeronautics, mud-wrestling quads, the Formula 2 'take-off' at the Nurburgring, Bike GP rodeo riders, Paris-Dakar dune-busters, manic motocrossers and the 10 out of 10 performances of the nutty Norwegian rally brigade. These are just a few of over 200 megaprangs that have crashed their way into the Havoc hall of fame!
Gunman of Ave Maria (1969)
The Forgotten Pistolero (Italian: Il pistolero dell'Ave Maria, lit. "The Gunman of Hail Mary") is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western film co-written and directed by Ferdinando Baldi. The film is a western adaptation of the Greek myth of Orestes, subject of three famous drama-plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Ulrich P. Bruckner puts it among the "most interesting and most touching Spaghetti Westerns of the late sixties".
Perilous Assignment (1959)
Behind-the-scenes of the filming of Third Man on the Mountain on location in Zermatt, Switzerland, where the cast and crew endure many hardships.
Caleb's Door (2009)
An endless string of nightmares plague a former Marine (Carl DiMaggio) who returns to his old home.
This Is Berlin Not New York (2008)
Inspiring look at underground artists as they cross the globe to create new work. A group of New York City artists travel to Berlin for 10 days, showing art in a gallery, putting up art on the streets, breaking into an abandoned building to create original artwork and making connections with Berlin artists. Film features Arturo Vega, Artistic Director of the Ramones punk rock group, Ted Riederer, an artist featured at PS1, and Nicole Gladsburn,an artist featured in the Village Voice. Arturo Vega said - This film should be shown at art schools or to anyone passionate about art.
Blue Dream (2013)
Blue Dream is a drama film directed by Gregory Hatanaka. It stars James Duval, Dominique Swain, Pollyanna McIntosh, Kayden Kross, Noah Hathaway, and Walter Koenig and Sal Landi. It premiered at the SF Indiefest and Gold Coast Film Festival in Australia.
The Clown (1953)
The Clown is a 1953 American drama film starring Red Skelton with Jane Greer and Tim Considine, and directed by Robert Z. Leonard. The story is derived from The Champ (1931).
Single Tracks (2008)
The award winning film, Single Tracks, fills an empty niche in the growing narrative of Gay and Lesbian cinema through its depiction of a family bridging the gap between the straight and gay worlds. Many films have deepened our understanding of the coming out story, while narrowly focusing on the drama surrounding the gay protagonist. Little time has been spent on the 'unwilling co-pilot' or straight spouse who is brought along on the emotional roller coaster. An estimated 2 million families in the U.S. have at least one spouse who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered. As the gay spouse comes out of the closet, the straight spouse finds themselves inside the closet. Single Tracks gives a voice to the all too often silent spouse, and gives gay spouses a reference for how living one's truth, even painful truths, can bring closure. After 7 years of marriage, best friends An and Elena hit a major pothole when Elena reveals that she is gay. This unexpected realization knocks them both off their feet and spirals them into examinations of themselves, their relationship, and love in general. They explore other relationships while trying to determine where they now fit into each other's lives. Through conversations with each other and friends, bizarre first dates, and surprising new love interests, An and Elena find their off-center new relationship can somehow endure. Shot with the backdrop of Utah's many landscapes, An and Elena's journey turns tragic comedy into a ...
Jaws of Justice (1933)
Jaws of Justice is a 1933 American Western film directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and written by Joseph Anthony Roach. The film stars Jack Perrin, Robert Walker, Ruth Sullivan, Lafe McKee, Lightnin' Teddy, Gene Toler and Kazan the Wonder Dog. The film was released on December 4, 1933, by Principal Distributing.
At All Cost (2015)
Frank White, a car salesman from Amarillo, Texas is convinced by his friend T-White to move to Houston and jump into the music industry. Once Frank decides that he will move he is confronted with a couple of obstacles making it hard for him to leave His brother, BJ helps him get a job in real estate so he can finance his dream of becoming a successful recording artist. Then Frank meets Kesha, a gorgeous realtor who wants to help out, while his girlfriend has other plans. Watch as this inspirational romantic comedy unfolds to see if Frank achieves his musical stardom.
The Day Hollywood Died (2012)
He just woke up. He's in a hospital. He can't move. He can't remember who he is. Memories begin to flood back to him as he regains consciousness. He was part of a heist gone wrong. One of a crew of six asked to steal a briefcase from a secret vault. But that's all he can remember. He will combat the drugs and the pain and the solitude in a desperate effort to remember what happened to him and why. But once he finally reaches the end of his quest for answers he will wish he never began.
While attempting to change a flat tire on his van in a dimly lit parking lot, a man (Mark T. Lee) is brutally attacked from behind and injected in the neck with a hypodermic needle. Hours later, the man regains consciousness and finds himself inside a small dark room shackled to the floor with both wrists slashed just a few feet away from a complete stranger (Shane Land) in the exact same predicament. Gradually hemorrhaging, the two men get to know one another as they ponder their deadly circumstance and try to keep each other awake for fear of becoming comatose.
Search for the Beast (1997)
Search for the Beast is a 1997 American horror film directed by R.G. Arledge and starring Rick Montana as Dr. David Stone, a scientist searching for a giant man-beast said to inhabit the Okaloosa wilderness. The film is considered by many to be to one of the worst films ever made.
Years before Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino decided to create an homage to 1970s drive in movies (Grindhouse), Rick Montana and David F. Friedman created Search for the Beast. It was their attempt to create a 1970s drive in movie in the late-1990s. David F. Friedman was a famous exploitation film maker who gave us drive in classics like Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs, and Color Me Blood Red. As an homage to exploitation movies in general and specifically drive in movies it was dead on. No one has ever seen it as intended by these two in the Director's cut. Each distributor who sold it degraded the sound and image and edited to their liking to make it appear more 16mm like and more drive in movie like (lower quality). The Director's cut is pristine digital video with sharp, clear sound. If you judge the picture by the standards of today's movies filled with digital special effects and production budgets in the millions it is obvious that it is low budget and does not compare with them. If you judge it as an exploitation picture, faithful to its roots in every way, it is a stunning success. Implied sex scenes and bad acting are requirements for exploitation movies. That and the subject matter - a bigfoot like creature - are what makes it exploitation.
One More Train To Rob (1971)
One More Train to Rob is a 1971 comedy western film directed by Andrew McLaglen. It stars George Peppard and Diana Muldaur.
Omega Cop (1990)
Omega Cop is a 1990 film starring Adam West, Ron Marchini, Stuart Whitman, and Troy Donahue. It was also released under the title John Travis: Solar Survivor. This film was also written and produced by Ronald L. Marchini, and executive-produced by his wife, Jo Anne Marchini. Omega Cop was followed by a sequel, Karate Cop.
The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story (2010)
The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story is a 2010 documentary about the Grammy winning music producer Arif Mardin. The documentary was produced by his son Joe Mardin and was directed by Doug Biro. It was made in the years prior to Arif's death in 2006 from pancreatic cancer.
The Ground Beneath Their Feet (2014)
Two young women become paralyzed after an earthquake and have to find a new place in society when they are unable to fill the traditional roles of being wives and mothers.
The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher (2012)
The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher is an American independent comedy film written by Jack Roberts and directed by Justin Monroe. It stars Jack Roberts as the titular character, Duncan Christopher.
The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher was filmed in and near Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the fall of 2008. It was in post-production for most of 2009. It premiered in 2010 on March 27th at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Low Budget Feature Film and won the award for Best Marketing Campaign. The movie went on to win 10 awards with 7 of them Best Feature, Jury or Audience Awards, including the Best Okie Feature at the 2010 deadCENTER Film Festival. It was an Official Selection at several prestigious film festivals around the world, including Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina, STARZ Denver Film Festival, San Diego International Film Festival, and the Heartland Film Festival.
The Swirl (2014)
There was a time when interracial dating was a taboo practice that could lead to physical harm or even death. Today it seems to be of greater acceptance as with celebrity power couples Kanye West and Kim Kardashian or Ice-T and Coco. The Swirl takes a comedic look at this serious topic by digging into the cultural shift in attitudes around interracial relationships. The Swirl unearths the real-life conversations folks are having in the shadows on the subject that have finally been brought to light in this enlightening and entertaining documentary. Speaking to men and women on both sides of the debate, the feature length documentary delivers honest and hilarious dialogue on interracial dating by comedians such as Esther Ku, Rodney Perry, and Reggie Jackson. The film dares viewers to take a hard look at their own perceptions. Through in-depth interviews, expert commentary, comedic conjecture and surprising statistical data, the film covers everything from self-hate and racism to the concept of love being colorblind. Whether you turn up your nose and wince every time you see someone dating outside his or her race or accept swirling with open arms, this film bravely addresses the realities of race relations in the 21st century. The Swirl forces us to speak openly and honestly about interracial dating in a way not often discussed in public. When the final credits roll, you'll be left with a brand new perspective that will either reshape or reconfirm your views on this taboo topic.
Three of Hearts (1993)
Three of Hearts is a 1993 comedy/romance film directed by Yurek Bogayevicz and starring William Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, and Sherilyn Fenn.
To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey (2009)
To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey is a 2009 docudrama about actress Nancy Kwan. Directed and written by former Warner Bros. executive Brian Jamieson, the film depicts Kwan's meteoric rise to fame when she was selected to star in the 1960 film The World of Suzie Wong and the 1961 film Flower Drum Song. In an era when White people played the Asian roles in Hollywood, Kwan's achievement was groundbreaking. The film portrays Kwan's being cast for inconspicuous roles after her early success.
Tom And Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes is a 2010 animated mystery comedy direct-to-video film starring Tom and Jerry produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is the first Tom and Jerry direct-to-video film to be produced without any of its original creators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. In the city of London, a crook is stealing jewels around the Scotland Yard, and Red, a beautiful singer, is being framed for this crime. Tom and Jerry, as assistants, must help Sherlock Holmes look for clues and track down the real thief to solve this case.
Since its release, it has also aired on Cartoon Network as part of their regular rotation of Tom and Jerry cartoons.
An artist (Nick Cassavetes) and a rich girl (Brenda Bakke) have an off-and-on California relationship confused by fame and a baby.
When Strangers Appear (2001)
WHEN STRANGERS APPEAR is an intense, terrifying psychological thriller starring a hot, young cast including Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black, High Art), Barry Watson (TV's "Seventh Heaven") and Josh Lucas(The Deep End). When Beth (Mitchell) opens her remote roadside diner, she expects another slow day. But almost immediately, Jack (Watson), a handsome drifter bursts in, bleeding and on the run. Within moments, the three surfers Jack claims are chasing him appear and the stage is set for a deadly game of cat and mouse as Beth must decide whom to trust and whom to fear.
The Antics Roadshow (2011)
The Antics Roadshow is an hour-long 2011 documentary film focused on "famous pranks and acts of activism which have become iconic".
The Bamboo Blonde (1946)
The Bamboo Blonde is a 1946 American film directed by Anthony Mann based on an original story "Chicago Lulu" by Wayne Whittaker, and starring Frances Langford and Ralph Edwards in a patriotic War movie.
The Christmas Elves (1995)
The Christmas Elves is a classic holiday morality tale. It is lively and imaginative retelling of The Elves and the Shoemaker through music and animation.
In the country of Rothenberg ruled by the self-centered King Rheinhold, who loves shoes, lives a kind-hearted shoemaker Hans and his wife Ilsa. The townspeople have become impoverished by taxation, and business is slow, but the shoemaker finds work in ingenious and thoughtful ways. Unbeknownst to the shoemaker, he is secretly aided by apprentice elves, until one day he is accidentally awakened and transported to the elves village.
All is not happy for the elves either. It is the height of the holiday season and the Sprites (apprentice elves) deal with bullies and a hard-nosed supervisor, but thanks to the Shoemaker's intervention and a timely visit from Santa the Sprites get a chance to prove themselves worthy to be Santa's helpers. In the meantime, the Shoemaker and his wife decide to show their appreciation for the hardworking Sprites.
The action is fast paced and modern. Not a quaint nostalgia tale, but a plot with the hard edges of the real world. There is International intrigue as the greedy king manipulates his subjects and policy for the sole purpose of getting money to support his lavish lifestyle. The motivation here is toward hard, honest work with compassion for others and creative problem solving. People and Sprites, work together to creatively solve problems.
In the end of course everyone is happy and rewarded for their hard work and thoughtfulness, and the king gets a dose of Elfin medicine (whether he likes it or not).
The Distracted Mind with Dr. Adam Gazzaley (2011)
Hosted by renowned neuroscientist and M.D., Ph.D., Dr. Adam Gazzaley, The Distracted Mind delves deeply into attention, distraction, the myth of multi-tasking, and how to use the latest research to possibly improve our skills and abilities at any point during our lives. While the brain can seem almost boundless in its potential, it has limitations, such as processing speed, attentional limitations, working memory limitations, and sensitivity to interference, which can be both internal and external. Dr. Gazzaley explores the impact that multi-tasking has on our safety, memory, education, careers and personal lives. Most importantly, The Distracted Mind tells us what we can do to improve our attentional abilities and our focus as we age, and as media continues to dominate our landscape. From changing our behaviors, to literally changing our brains, Dr. Gazzaley shares information you need to survive and thrive in the information age.
The Dust Factory (2004)
The Dust Factory is a 2004 film directed and written by Eric Small.
The Fourth World (2012)
Filmmaker Mark Volkers explores the hidden world of slum dwellers on five continents.
Ghost Bride of Dracula (2014)
An investigation at Ms. Dracula's mansion into the disappearance of a local beauty leads a group of characters, pulled from the pages of vampire fiction, on a wild goose chase that results in numerous hijinks and the discovery of new erotic secrets.
Angels in the Snow (2015)
A bickering couple (Kristy Swanson, Chris Potter) learn a valuable lesson when a blizzard forces them to spend Christmas with a loving family.
Anna: Scream Queen Killer (2013)
A young actress is tricked into performing stripteases and carnal acts for a perverted director -- until she takes matters into her own hands.
A Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School (2009)
History of the Bordentown School, which taught values, discipline and life skills to generations of African-American children. Ruby Dee narrates.
April Fool's Day (2008)
Each April Fool's Day, fabulously wealthy young Desiree Cartier hosts the most killer coming-out parties at her to-die-for southern mansion. And thissocial event is never complete without one of her patented pranks. But when this year's joke turns deadly, Desiree, her brother Blaine and five of theirfriends all become the targets of a twisted killer who begins hunting them down one by one in this chilling tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge.
A Proper Violence (2011)
Three strangers become obsessed with a man's dark secret.
Asia: Fantasia - Live in Tokyo (2007)
Asia, featuring members of Yes, ELP and King Crimson, was the first supergroup of the eighties
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years (2014)
Celebrate the music series' anniversary with some of the brightest stars in the show's history.
Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)
Bathory (also released as Bathory: Countess of Blood) is a 2008 historical drama written and directed by Juraj Jakubisko. Filming began in December 2005, and the film was released in July 2008. It was Jakubisko's first English-language film and an international co-production between the cinemas of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.
Black Eyed Children: Let Me In (2015)
A filmmaker embarks on a journey to investigate the nightmarish stories behind the Black Eyed Children phenomenon.
Bloodmarsh Krackoon (2014)
A vicious crack-addicted raccoon commits a series of gruesome murders in a Bronx neighborhood, and the politically ambitious Deputy Mayor Peter Rabbit sees an opportunity to advance his career by capturing the mutant creature.