This documentary by Theo Kamecke from 1970 gives an indepth and profound look at the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. NASA footage is interspersed with reactions to the mission around the world as the film captures the intensity as well of the philosophical significance of the event. Won special award at Cannes.
Despite restrictions beginning under the regime of Fidel Castro, heavy metal band Zeus became icons of the Cuban music scene. Over the decades, the band and their front man, Diony Arce, have challenged the status quo under threat of government suppression. As the bandmates approach their 30th anniversary together in a shifting political and social climate, they embark on a national tour while contemplating the cultural influence of metal as a genre and music as their life's purpose.
Filmed in Lisbon, Portugal, the film captures the pop icon's rare and rapturous tour performance, hailed by sold out theatrical audiences worldwide. The unprecedented intimate streaming experience will take viewers on a journey as compelling and audacious as Madonna's fearless persona, Madame X, a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom and bringing light to dark places.
Cast: Diahann Carroll, Daphne Reid, Tim Reid, Norman Lear
An analysis of the evolution of television's earlier unflattering portrayal of African-Americans from 1948 until 1988, when they are depicted as prosperous and having achieved the American Dream, a portrayal that is inconsistent with reality. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco, and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." Revisiting the programs "Beulah," "The Nat King Cole Show," "Julia," "I Spy," "Good Times," and "Roots," viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into non-controversial series.
In 1996, Marcello Mastroianni talks about life as an actor. It's an anecdotal and philosophical memoir, moving from topic to topic, fully conscious of a man "of a certain age" looking back. He tells stories about Fellini and De Sica's direction, of using irony in performances, of constantly working (an actor tries to find himself in characters). He's diffident about prizes, celebrates Rome and Paris, salutes Naples and its people. He answers the question, why make bad films; recalls his father and grandfather, carpenters, his mother, deaf in her old age, and his brother, a film editor; he's modest about his looks. In repose, time's swift passage holds Mastroianni inward gaze.
Canvassing six decades of Ella Fitzgerald's astonishing trajectory from a teenager living on the streets of Harlem to her life changing appearance at the Apollo Theatre, JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS illustrates her sublime transformation, reconstructing the stale stock narrative into a well-rounded examination of her mixed fortunes.
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we'll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. The film presents seven portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Naomi Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
The documentary follows the life of Mitch Mustain, a young and talented quarterback from Springdale, Arkansas. Mustain gained widespread attention and acclaim as a high school football star, breaking numerous records and leading his team to championships. His achievements made him a highly sought-after recruit by major college football programs.
Mustain's journey took him to the University of Arkansas, where he began his college football career with high expectations. However, his college experience was marked by challenges, including a coaching change and intense competition for the starting quarterback position.
As the film unfolds, viewers gain insight into the pressures and scrutiny faced by Mustain, both on and off the field. It explores his struggles with identity, personal growth, and the weight of expectations that came with his early success. Mustain's experiences serve as a reflection on the nature of fame, ambition, and the pursuit of one's true self.
"The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain" offers a poignant and introspective exploration of the human side of sports and the complexities of young athletes navigating the demands of their chosen careers. It provides a unique perspective on the highs and lows of a promising football talent and the personal journey he undertook to find his true identity.
The documentary is notable for its honest portrayal of Mitch Mustain's life, offering viewers a glimpse into the challenges faced by young athletes in the world of competitive sports. It highlights the broader themes of identity, ambition, and self-discovery, making it a compelling watch for both sports enthusiasts and those interested in personal narratives.
The documentary provides a comprehensive look at the life and work of Hubert Butler (1900–1991), a remarkable figure in Irish literature and activism. Through interviews, archival footage, and dramatic reenactments, the film retraces Butler's journey from his childhood in Ireland to his extensive travels across Europe and the Balkans.
Hubert Butler was known for his passionate and incisive essays, which covered a wide range of topics, from literature and culture to politics and human rights. He was an outspoken critic of totalitarian regimes and was particularly vocal about the atrocities committed during World War II and the Holocaust. His commitment to justice and his willingness to speak out against injustice, even at personal risk, set him apart as a courageous intellectual.
The documentary explores Butler's involvement in humanitarian efforts, including his work to rescue Jews during World War II and his advocacy for the rights of marginalized communities in Eastern Europe. It also delves into his interactions with notable figures of his time, such as W.B. Yeats, George Orwell, and Sean O'Casey.
"Hubert Butler: Witness to the Future" not only serves as a tribute to Butler's life and writings but also highlights the enduring relevance of his work in today's world. It underscores the importance of bearing witness to human rights abuses, advocating for justice, and standing up against oppression, making it a compelling and thought-provoking documentary for those interested in history, literature, and social activism.
For over 40 years Ashur Shamis was Colonel Gadaffi's enemy number one in exile with a $1m bounty on his head. His dream of a 'free' Libya almost cost him his life and his family. Ashur's son uncovers a dangerous past and questions the choices his father made to inherit the mess Gadaffi left.