In just under an hour, "$lOO & a T-Shirt" brings zine culture to life! Using broken and borrowed equipment, Joe Biel illuminates the world of self-publishing. He gives us glimpses of the Portland Zine Symposium, takes us on a a zine-themed bicycle tour around Portland, and interviews local zinesters. The documentary answers a wide array of questions, including: what are zines, why do people make zines, where did zines come from, how d...Read More
We take a look at what it means to be an actor, what it takes to be an actor and ways to make it as an actor. We do this through the use of interviews across the country with striving actors as well as actors who have "made" it.
Over 100 collectors, filmmakers, producers, and video store owners express how VHS changed their lives. Some see VHS as worthless plastic, but Adjust Your Tracking shows a vibrant world of collectors and movie fans who are keeping the format, and the movies, alive. Travel back to the days of video rental stores with those who still buy, sell, rent and trade the format that will not die - VHS.
For many, Peter Anton's house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: the utility companies long ago shut off the heat and electricity, the floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. But for the filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden, Anton's home is a treasure trove, a startling collection of unseen and fascinating paintings, drawings, and notebooks, not to mention Anton himself...Read More
From the UK streets, DocoBanksy finds the truths and explores the impact that the world's most famous graffiti artist has had on the art world, on the expression of protest and satire, and on the perception of what you can do with a spray can and a stencil. Plus, take a look inside the highly active art collector's world and the shocking influence of celebrit
Hunter S. Thompson meets Barry McKenzie in this dark nonfiction comedy about a real-life, legendary but down-and-out tabloid television journalist who heads to Hawaii to film a marijuana travel series, only to become lost in a fog of drugs, sex and paranoia as he uncovers a secret government war to control the marijuana trade. The film touches on the controversial federal prosecution of marijuana advocate Roger Christie and his THC Mi...Read More
Join HIGH TIMES for the world's biggest pot party in Amsterdam judging the world's top strains. The 20th Anniversary Cannabis Cup DVD is loaded with over 60 minutes of performances (exclusive Redman performance), interviews and non-stop smoking and judging of the biggest and best buds in the world. The Cannabis Cup is a week long celebration of marijuana in all forms. People of all walks of life from many different and diverse countri...Read More
On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists entered a Selective Service office in suburban Catonsville, Maryland, dragged stacks of Draft Board records out into the parking lot, and set them on fire with homemade napalm. They then prayed, and waited to be arrested. In doing so, they kindled a wave of similar protests against the Vietnam War across the country that swept up dozens of participants and inspired thousands, and then millions....Read More
This is a documentary filmed over 1 1/2 years between 2010-2012 about what it means to be a horror fan. Several celebrity interviews including Sid Haig, Tom Savini, Doug Bradley, Bill Moseley, Dee Wallace, and many others regarding their work in horror films and their experiences with fans
Over the last fourteen years, Plan-it X Records helped foster a huge cultural revolution -- uniting geographically divided DIY punk communities under one umbrella. With a united ethic and common goals, this scene has grown to a critical mass while some bands flirted with mainstream success and others choose to remain firmly rooted in the basement punk scene. This original documentary climaxes in the 2006 Festival where punks from all ...Read More
It begins with early and rare back stage dressing room footage where the band is putting on make up, and a good conversation from ACE and Stanley arises. Also featured is an AJ Hammer interview looking back on KISSTORY aspects, a 20-minute press conference with the band from 1996, a MAD TV advert for KISS toys, surprise TV appearances by KISS, a KISS documentary, footage from Ace's birthday party at a bowling alley in 1996, and Ace's ...Read More
A mesmerizing CSI-caliber quest for proof of life after death. Four NY Times best-selling authors, three science professors and three mediums investigate astonishing evidence in the true case of "After Death Communication" (ADC) from Sci-Fi luminary Forrest J Ackerman. Airing on SYFY in May 2013.
Black Nationalist pioneer and First Hero of Jamaica, Marcus Garvey is discussed by contemporaries, historians, family and friends. The film traces his early successes in organizing West Indian contract labor, to the phenomenal rise of his Universal Negro Improvement Association, which took America by storm in the 20s. Garvey was a victim of his own success - he threatened the establishment enough for the FBI to infiltrate the organiza...Read More
Muhammad Ali's brilliant ring moves and colorful rhetoric are the focus of this entertaining documentary. Narrated by Bert Sugar, the greatest boxing sportscaster of our time, this one-hour documentary captures Ali's "moves and mouth" and the legend they engendered. Not only is there rare footage of Ali's colorful rhetoric, his "pearls of wisdom," but also highlights of Ali's greatest fights
Following the journey of a small group of covert North Korean filmmakers, this documentary reveals how brave North Koreans, both in and outside the country, are breaking down the barriers between the oppressed and the outside world through a secret trade in USBs, cell phones and DVDs.
A true treat for true fans of any genre, Otaku no Video ("Fan's Video") is an outrageous mockumentary that combines the superb animation that made GAINAX one of Japan's best-loved animation studios with truly strange interviews with "real animation fans." The result is a thinly fictionalized history of GAINAX that segues into a truly strange SF adventure. Sit back and enjoy as a small band of Otaku (fans) set out to "Otakunize" th...Read More
Part of the "Outsiders" series: The Skin Horse (1983) - 52 mins - Focusing on the Outsiders Club, a dating agency for disabled people, it deconstructs popular imagery of the handicapped to show how they are either abused or patronised, portrayed as monsters or as children
This film explores the emotional lives of 22 of the biggest Adult Film Stars through their interaction with various family pets. Airforce Amy, Brittany Andrews, Violet Blue, Kim Chambers, Jessica Drake, Ron Jeremy, Caressa Kisses, Rebecca Lord, Mr. Marcus, Bill Margold, Sharon Mitchell, Kitten Natividad, Anastasia Sands, Jeremy Steele, Scott Styles, Sunset Thomas, Taylor Wane, Teri Weigel.
In less than three years, Pussy Riot has morphed from a little-known feminist protest band to an international cause celebre. As its two jailed members are freed from prison under an amnesty, we chronicle the group's story so far; Pussy Riot was founded in 2011, but shot to greater prominence after appearing in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in February of 2012, to perform an obscenity-laced song called Punk Prayer which atta...Read More
This documentary investigates the phenomenon of Qaddafi's elite female bodyguard corps and the tensions these women embody: tensions between Islam, modernization in a nomadic society, militarist feminism and an urban dictatorship. What sort of life do these women lead, what is their political position, and how has it evolved? The female guards in Libya are unique as modern Islamic women that challenge Western stereotypes of the rep...Read More
When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of their prize-winning film to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. In STYLE WARS, New York's ramshackl...Read More
Documentarian Lech Kowalski, while visiting Krakow, met one of his film's fans, a Polish punk-rocker-turned-entrepreneur named Lukasz Siska. Instantly inspired, Kowalski followed Siska back to the Cockney Underground Boot Factory -- the aforementioned boot factory -- in order to look into the lives of people whose existences revolve around hard music, hard partying, and serious capitalism.
The Nasty TERRIBLE T-KID 170: Julius Cavero, chronicles his coming of age as a poor latino from the Bronx in the 70's where a young boy named Julius would be forced into New York gang life. His canvas of choice, subway cars. He would channel the anger & pain from being disregarded by society & even his family spraying it out onto the subway cars for the public to see. Until now the story of T-Kid 170 has been kept within the sub cultu...Read More
Journalizing his final year before dying of cancer in May 1996, this documentary takes a sentimental walk down memory-lane to honor a man whose place in history is surely guaranteed. Probably best known for his oft-quoted (and misunderstood) 1960s phrase wherein Dr.Leary encouraged everyone to "turn on, tune in and drop out", the filmmakers sought to capture the real man behind the legend; vox-pops with friends, colleges and family pe...Read More
This fascinating documentary takes a look at modern computer game design and development, focusing on small but significant explorations of the interactive experience. In interviews that span San Francisco, New York, Austin and Copenhagen, an array of developers, programmers and designers—including Jason Rohrer, Alexander Bruce, Die Gute Fabrik, thatgamecompany and Zack Gage—share their motivations, design processes and executions of game ideas.
What "Paris is Burning" was to drag balls - "What's the T'" is to transgender life -- a documentary that explores the challenges, successes and lives of five transgender women; a multi-character study and an introduction to the uninitiated.
Commissioner Of Sewers combines interview and archival material, paintings, and clips of William S. Burroughs' film appearances (including "Decoder" and Gus Van Zant's "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Thanksgiving Prayer") with footage from Burroughs' last European reading in Berlin on May 9th, 1986 to create a witty and intriguing portrait of the man described by Norman Mailer as "the only American novlist living today who may conceivably be...Read More
Wisconsin was a testing ground for the nation in 2011 as big money attempted to undo basic workers' rights when newly-elected Republican Governor Scott Walker suddenly stripped collective bargaining power from the state's public employees. Wisconsin Rising catapults the viewer into the days, weeks, and months when Wisconsinites fought back against power, authority, and injustice.