A young girl uncovers a disturbing secret about her twin sister, who committed suicide just a few months before.
A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Summer Solstice is a collection of love stories about, and for, people of all different ages and generations. Each character's tale connects, weaving in and out of the others, mirroring and countering them so that, as the long hot summer draws to its close, each is forced to examine their lives and decide to whom their loyalties lie or else risk loosing everything they hold so dear.
An election re-orders the natural world.
Summer solstice, the shortest night in a year, is celebrated by a jolly bunch of family, who hasn't seen each other for a long time.
For some people, the coldest, loneliest night of the year falls on Christmas Eve. "Solstice" tells the story of one of those people, Nick Allman (Mike Kelley), a disillusioned young man who has lost touch with the true spirit of the holidays. Set in Chicago on Christmas Eve, it follows his day from morning till midnight as he encounters a variety of characters who help renew his belief in a season where everyone's expectations run high.
A woman finds herself in unfamiliar territory when she is faced with verbal and physical abuse from her once loving beau.
Someone attempts to find Oobieland. The realm of artificial sound encountered in the first film (INTRODUCTION TO OOBIELAND) is left behind; there is a terrible silence. The television studio of the second film (UBI EST TERRAM OOBIAE?) is also left behind; big trees and snow populate the visible world in SOLSTICE. Somewhere a boundary is crossed; the viewer is caught up in a cycle of meetings with strange inhabitants of that short space of time we call winter solstice.
Coming of Age Drama in rural Poland in the summer of 1943.
A ritual performed by women to invoke the gods to grant the blessing of fertility by dancing around a Balete tree that was already a century old.
Shot at a steel mill, Winter Solstice is full of outpourings of fire, of smoke, of sparks, of molten metal — all erupting against an otherwise black background in an activated pictorial space.
When Elfrida Philips abandons London for a country village, she settles in quickly. She is very poor, but has a tiny cottage, her four-legged friend Horace, and friendships of good neighbors. Tragedy upsets her newfound tranquillity, and she takes refuge in a rambling house with a new gentleman friend in Corrydale. But the group proves to be greater than the sum of its ill-fitting parts, and as the solstice passes, and as Christmas approaches, the healing power of love, begins to work its magic. (Filmed at Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Sutherland)
A woman sits around at home.
Mapping a Seattle landscape as the season turns, this film is an optical print of original handmade frames. Featuring hydrangea, geranium, nandina, camillia, oregano, vinca, snapdragon, cyclamen, violet, linden, clematis, linaria, birch bark and daphne. Music by Bay Area composer, arranger, and jazz bassist Chuck Metcalf used with permission.
An old man lives out the final years of his half-century marriage by living and remembering.
The operations that dislocate a film like Summer Solstice–I hope irreparably–from being a movie about the locomotion and eating habits of cows, a dairy farm document, or what have you, are finally of a whole lot less concern to me than the following things: how it looks, the sense that probably it was done deliberately, the pleasure or displeasure–the intrigue, possibly–of attempting to retrieve the manner in which it was done while one is watching.
Recorded over three days during the 2010 Summer Solstice at Penmaenau Farm, Builth, Wales. The headlining Hawklords (featuring Nik Turner & Ron Tree of Hawkwind) are here in all their glory as well as some tracks from support acts Gunslinger, Litmus, Pre-Med, Dr Has Been, Quintessence, Darxtar, Anubis and more. Four hours of Sonic Rock!
Recorded live at the Stonehenge Festival during the solstice on 21st June 1984, this was the last year the festival took place before it was broken up and banned by the authorities.
A-ha, the multi-platinum selling legendary Norwegian trio, will release a 15 track Acoustic Hits MTV Unplugged album on October 6. This is the first time in the band’s 30 year history that they have recorded an acoustic album. The set list includes a carefully picked selection of trademark hits, tracks not often performed live and two brand new songs, This Is Our Home and A Break In The Clouds. Guests on the album include Alison Moyet, Ian McCulloch, and Lissie. Their Unplugged concert was filmed in Norway, each artist in the series chose a location that held a special meaning to them. a-ha’s MTV Unplugged album will enhance the bands credibility, they are one of a select few artists that have been chosen to appear in the series alongside acts such as Shawn Mendes.
Ali Akbar Khan was one of the first Indian musicians to introduce Hindustani classical music to non-Indian audiences, swiftly building a reputation as master of the sarode (an Indian hybrid of the banjo and ode). This compilation of live concert clips captures Khan in his musical element in a variety of venues, and includes bonus footage of the making of Khan's Grammy-nominated "Legacy" album with singer Asha Bhosle.
Summer Solstice is a 2005 German-produced two-part television film, a sequel to the novel Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher, which was made a TV film in 2004. This film, however, is not based on a novel, but was written by Pilcher directly for the screen. It stars Jason Durr, Jacqueline Bisset, Sinéad Cusack, Honor Blackman and Franco Nero.