A satire on movie newsreels combines with humorous narration of silent screen footage in this one reel comedy short.
The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent directors and independent film. The film features Janeane Garofalo, Max Perlich, and cameos by Anne Meara, Ron Howard, Roger Corman, Peter Bogdanovich, John Lydon, Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Fred Dryer, Jonathan Katz, Fred Williamson, Karen Black, Nick Cassavetes, Julie Strain and adult film actress Ginger Lynn. The fictional career of Morty Fineman (Stiller) is said to have made 427 films. It is not specified as to whether he directed them all, or if it refers to films produced or written by the Fineman character.
Isabell Suba, ambitious up-and-coming director, has made it – one of her short films is in the line-up of the most important film festival of the world! When she arrives at the 65. Cannes film festival, she has face the accomplished facts: David, her incompetent producer, has kindly sublet their cosy joint apartment to other festival guests. The other bad news: There is not a single movie in the competition directed by a woman! This affirms Isabell’s qualms: The film business demands women to gear up instead of dressing up low cut! Moreover, the chauvinistic remarks of her comrade-in-arms David who feels comfortable around the clichéd gender stereotypes from the Stone Age seemingly prevalent in Cannes infuriate Isabell. As if this wasn’t enough already, a shattering feedback on her new film project by a potential investor finally causes her to doubt herself. Before she can live her dream up at the Olympus of film business, she must first find out who really believes in her.
In Rio de Janeiro, after an altercation with his father and mother, a young man named Bebeto kills his family and goes to a movie theater, where he watches four weird vignettes. The first one is about a wealthy woman, Márcia, bored with her marriage, who decides to spend a couple of days alone in her house in Petrópolis. When her best friend Renata unexpectedly arrives to stay with her, they get drunk and something tragic happens. The second one is about a loser who arrives home upset and drunk, and kills his family. The third one is about a tragic repressed lesbian relationship. The last one is about a man addicted to stealing women's underwear.
Fifty lesser-known horror flicks hailed by critics and genre fans as "absolute must-sees" are given the spotlight with fun, engaging commentary from journalists, directors, actors and critics in a countdown like no other. Stalkers, monsters, slashers, evil dolls, terrorized babysitters, holiday maniacs, mannequins, eerie motels, even giant rats... they're ALL featured in "The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen!"
Neil, a self proclaimed film geek and owner of Gumshoe video, has always been content to live vicariously through his favorite films noir. But when he meets Violet, a real-life femme fatale, his mundane world gets turned upside down and the line between reality and the movies quickly begins to blur. Will Neil step up and embrace a life full of adventure or retreat back to his comfortable couch?
In 1915, Kansas theatre usher Merton Gill is a rabid silent-movie fan. When he brings Mammoth Studios free publicity by imitating star Lawrence Rupert's heroics, they bring him to Hollywood to generate another headline; he thinks he'll get a movie contract. Disillusioned, he haunts the casting offices, where he meets and is consoled by Phyllis Montague, bit player and stunt-woman. When Merton finally gets his "break," though, it's not quite what he envisioned.
In response to the legend that the "Manson Family" may have filmed themselves in some of theirs exploits, this film is a re-creation as to what a film of their may have been like. The film, shot in a piecemeal fashion, is an intentionally amateurish faux "home movie" of the events leading up to, and including, the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders.
A travelogue in the Gaza strip.
A short, introduced in Pennsylvania when the state had laws disallowing the screening of films on Sunday, to sway voters on a referendum to allow such screenings.
A comic short filled with fake news and a fake movie trailer made up of clips from silent movies.
"Vancouver Midnight Movies" are a patriotic music video tribute to the city and people of Vancouver; for being the most glamorous, peaceful and party oriented city in Canada. Local actors and dancers parade over Surrey, New Westminster, Burrard Street, Robson Street, Davie Street and all over downtown Vancouver in a celebration of the city's happiness and fancy life style. The videos explore multiple themes based on sex, religion, fashion, glamour, dance , music, cityscapes and fantasy life. A compilation of endless music videos by Omer Pasha as leading vocalist/singer takes you on an endless voyage of eccentric ecstasy of dance, animation, sexuality, religion, spirituality, crazy fun, fashion, vogue all over Vancouver that can be called the craziest fun of your entire life.
This film features what is believed to be the oldest known home movie footage of Elvis Presley to date. Shot by Eddie Bellman in 1956, these home movies show us how Elvis lived just as his popularity and music exploded across America. His closest friends share their personal stories and rememberances.
Made from a collection of home movies, news footage and photos gathered from a residency in Belgrade in memory of a country that no longer exists.
A "March of Time" presentation of the evolution of movies compiled primarily from film clips of silent movies through the early sound pictures to the present (1939) date. Industry executives such as Jack and Harry Warner, Walt Disney, Cecil B. DeMille, et al are seen taking bows in the live (non-archive) footage.
Through film trailers and newsreel footage, this program pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe's silver screen legacy -- and The Misfits director John Huston goes behind the scenes to examine her tumultuous personal life.
A hilarious and heartfelt look "behind the scenes" as a group of college kids spend their summer making a movie for their town's Film Festival. Cameras chronicle the tumultuous ups and downs (mostly downs) as an egotistical student Director rounds up his friends (and some bystanders) to help make his masterpiece: a movie that blends together all the greatest films ever made.
The Brady Bunch Home Movies was aired on CBS, May 24, 1995. It is hosted by several former cast members and is a collection of clips from Super 8 camera's as well as selections from the television show. Each cast member of the 'Brady Bunch' received a camera from Robert Reed and some of the footage is of their trips abroad.
Grampa Munster introduces some of the best and worst horror trailers from Universal's classic horror films.
This Pete Smith Specialty short shows newsreel clips of people performing strange stunts. Among those featured are a motorcyclist driving through a pane of glass, a car being driven up a ramp and crashing on top of other cars, a human loop-the-loop, and a man who has a cannonball shot at his abdomen at close range.