A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. CINEMA VERITE tells the behind-the-scenes story of the groundbreaking documentary "An American Family," which chronicled the lives of the Louds in the early 1970s and catapulted the Santa Barbara family to notoriety while creating a new television genre: the reality TV series.
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.
A queue at the ATM machine, a displaced family after a seismic shock that has half-washed their home, a tour within an art gallery, moments of everyday life that become the cues for the emergence of comic, farce, paradoxical situations – trademarks of one of the most successful Italian comic groups.
Short film about a spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as it rotates. The messages, in French, feature puns and whimsical rhymes and alliteration. The final message comments on the spiral motif itself.
A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings.
An eccentric cinephile hijacks a melodramatic student film.
An animation short by Viktor Kubal.
A man prepares an old ritual in a temple abandoned by its followers.
Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the screen tests of the would-be actors.
Cinema Novo is a movie-essay that investigates poetically the most important movement of Latin America cinema, through the thoughts of its main auteurs: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Glauber Rocha, Leon Hirszman, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Ruy Guerra, Walter Lima Jr., Paulo César Saraceni, among others.
High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth. As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.
Well over a decade in the making, this eight-part, 265-minute video is Jean-Luc Godard’s magnum opus, but it’s never been widely seen… Daunting, provocative, and very beautiful, this meditative essay looks at the history of the 20th century through cinema and vice versa, mainly through a rich assortment of clips (sometimes superimposing more than one), sound tracks (sometimes paired with visuals from other films), poetic commentary (with plenty of metaphors), and captions.
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema offers an introduction into some of Žižek's most exciting ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality, subjectivity, desire, materiality and cinematic form. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humour.
A collection of single static shot, mute, showing a view of the cinema facades where Cinematons have been screened.
Mark Kermode reveals the film-making tricks and techniques behind classic movie genres, from romcoms to horrors.
Given: 1976-1999: The French society of movie directors (SRF - Société des Réalisateurs de Films) boycotts the awards ceremony to express their disapprobation on the future agreement Canal+ - Murdoch like on the legal decision on the business TPS-Channel+, bringing the system of financing in French cinema into question. 2006: The ceremony is delayed for about 20 minutes by a demonstration of film workers. About 200 protesters make their case outside while a dozen activists seeking more rights for temporary employees are rushing the stage.
Children's Cinema is a Canadian children's film television series which aired on CBC Television from 1969 to 1975.
Tim Heidecker reviews the latest movies in theaters with a special guest.
Revered critic David Stratton tells the glorious story of Australian cinema, focusing in on the films that capture the nation’s true nature with candour, emotion and humour.
Casino Cinema is a Spike programming block hosted by Steve Schirripa and Beth Ostrosky. The show, which was played around the commercial breaks of a film, featured the hosts teaching the audience how to play a casino game.
Cinema Varieties was a television program on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network which was shown on Sunday nights at 8:30pm ET from September 1949 to November 1949. Clips from old movies were shown on this 30-minute program.
Cinema Insomnia is a nationally syndicated American television series presented by horror host Mr. Lobo.
Deadly Cinema is an award-winning television series which aired on NTTV from 2003 to 2005.
Cinema AZN was a weekly half-hour program, hosted by Marie-France Arcilla, broadcast on AZN Television until that network ceased broadcasting in April 2008. With AZN's closedown, the program's fate is unknown. Cinema AZN mixed popular entertainment, informed reporting, and featured some of Asia's biggest stars such as Tony Leung, Stephen Chow, Amitabh Bachchan, Zhang Ziyi and Joan Chen; and major filmmakers such as Wong Kar-wai, Hayao Miyazaki, Jackie Chan, Zhang Yimou and Im Kwon-Taek. Cinema AZN was produced by Woo Art International, a New York-based production company, in association with Asian CineVision, a non-profit media arts organization.
13 episode series created by PBS to commemorate 100 years of movie-going.
Bloodsucking Cinema is a 2008 documentary about vampire movies and it has horror directors talking about the genre. It is an Anchor Bay Entertainment film and it aired on Starz fear fest. It was released on September 23, 2008.
Canadian Cinema is a Canadian film television series which aired on CBC Television in 1974.
Cinema Cool is an American talk show that was co-created by Travis Baker, Richard Tanne and Joe Lindquist. Baker writes and produces, Lindquist edits and directs, and Tanne hosts.