A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The Holy Mountain is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept's intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.
Leni Riefenstahl made her film debut in this "mountain film" by writer/director Arnold Fanck, and went on to appear in five more under his direction. In Der Heilige Berg she plays the professional dancer Diotima who finds herself the apex of a love triangle when she is pursued by two mountain climbers, Vigo (Ernst Petersen) and his unnamed older friend (Luis Trenker).
"In the beginning, my first documentary was meant to be a portrait of the president of the carnival club in my home village. During the filming, it went clear very fast, that my protagonist was wearing a mask not only at Carnival. He lives a double life. I gradually realized that this film project has a lot in common with my own history too. I discovered parallels between the story of the carnival president and mine. The originally planned, straight forward portrait, turned into an essay on home in general and an ethical lesson in film making. The director became the protagonist and the protagonist a director." - Dave D. Leins
Profiles of some of the men who choose to live off the grid in the unspoiled wilderness, where dangers like mudslides, falling trees and bears are all part of everyday life.
Three incoming freshman in a big-time, Midwestern college football program have to juggle football, girls, class and nonstop hazing.
Professional hillbilly hunters search for mysterious creatures that people have claimed to have seen in West Virginia.
A medic lives with his small and strange family between the mountains and every episode he comes across a situation with not only his patients but also his family and friends.
Boundary Mountain is an escapist playground for wealthy tourists and extreme sports enthusiasts, but to the Carver family, it's home. "The Mountain" chronicles the larger-than-life saga of the Carvers, whose colorful patriarch, David Carver, Sr., founded the town and its internationally famous ski resort after winning the land in a poker game. When this legendary man unexpectedly dies, his choice of an heir sends shockwaves throughout the community.
Mountain is a British television series written and presented by Griff Rhys Jones that was originally broadcast 29 July–26 August 2007 on BBC One. The five programmes follow Rhys Jones as he traverses the mountains of Great Britain, from Wales to the Northern Highlands of Scotland. He also looks at the effect mountains have on the people who live near them, and vice versa. The series is an IWC Media production for BBC Scotland. Part of themed season by the BBC entitled 'Ultimate Outdoors', Mountain was produced by Ian MacMillan; the executive producers were Richard Klein and Andrea Miller, and Hamish Barbour. The music was composed by Malcolm Lindsay.
In Humboldt County, California, the big business of legal marijuana brings in visitors from around the world. Some are never seen again.
Phu Pha believes Prai Mai caused his brother to commit suicide and plans to get revenge.
There's no such thing as "a regular day" at Denver's Planned Pethood Plus veterinary clinic. For 80,000-plus clients and their pets, the clinic and its maverick ER vet Dr. Jeff Young represent one last hope and possibly the difference between life and death.
Set around the antics of a ragtag group of Mountain Rescue volunteers, Mountain Goats celebrates the Highlands of Scotland, with proper kilt wearing maniacs fighting disaster on a weekly basis against the stunning backdrop of the Glencoe hills. When our heroes aren't out rescuing people, or being rescued themselves, they spend their time in 'The Old Goat' pub - a place of great warmth and camaraderie, where people come in for a quick pint and never want to leave. The regulars in the pub are Jimmy, an old school mountain goat with a fag burn in his jumper and a glint of mischief in his bloodshot eyes, the wild and mysterious Bill; Bernie, a cheery, hard-working woman, who keeps the others on the straight and narrow; and Conor, a handsome, easy-going young man who is more than a little bit naive. Their HQ is in the local pub, and the landlady is Jules - a formidable force of nature who'll have you out on your ear at the first sign of trouble.
High Mountain Rangers was a weekly television series about a group of highly trained wilderness search and rescue/law enforcement officers in Tahoe, Nevada. It starred Robert Conrad as Jesse Hawkes and also starred his two sons, Christian Conrad and Shane Conrad. Robert's daughter Joan was the executive producer. Only 12 episodes were broadcast, from January 2, 1988 until April 9, 1988 on CBS, before the low-rated show was cancelled. Although the series lasted just one season, it had a spin-off titled Jesse Hawkes. That show was canceled after only six episodes.
The seventh of the 500 Years of Joseon Dynasty series deals with the reigns of Injo, Hyojong and Hyeonjong in the 17th Century. The period in which Injo ruled was marked by General Yi Gwal's rebellion, the two invasions by the Manchu, and subsequent breakdown of the economy. His successors, Hyojong and Hyeonjong, spent most of their time on the throne attempting to restore the kingdom.
Sasquatch Mountain is a 2006 science fiction film produced by Grizzly Peak Productions for the Syfy channel, and directed by Steven R. Monroe.
Pancake Mountain is a children's television show based in Washington, D.C. Created by filmmaker Scott Stuckey, it is notable for featuring many indie rock bands, such as Tegan and Sara, Bright Eyes, Deerhoof, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Shonen Knife, Weird War, The Fiery Furnaces, Thievery Corporation, Arcade Fire, Built to Spill, The White Stripes, Jenny Lewis and Metric. The show is hosted by a goat puppet named Rufus Leaking, the superhero Captain Perfect and his slightly more sensible foil Garnett who serve as interviewers and dance-party impresarios. Interviews have included George Clinton, Juliette Lewis, and Chuck Leavell among others. During an interview with CNN correspondent Heidi Collins, Scott Stuckey had this to say about the origin of the name for the show: "[...] Musician friend, Brendan Canty, had written a song called "Pancake Mountain" and knew I was doing the show, and thought that it would be a good song for the show. And when I listened to it, I was like a name—this—we should name the show that. It was just an amazing song. And so the song kind of came first, then the name." The majority of the show is filmed in Washington DC and Arlington, Virginia, but the crew has been known to be fond of road trips and appear at such music festivals as SXSW, Bonaroo, Lollapalooza and the Virgin Fest.
The story of the world's last mountain gorillas, protected by a dedicated band of humans who watch and care for them. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.
Magic Mountain is an live-action Australian children’s television programme broadcast on the ABC from 1997 to 1998. It was released on video, but there has been no DVD release yet. It is a full-body puppet series aimed at 2-5 year olds. The series was last repeated on ABC1 in January and February 2004. The ABC's Magic Mountain website was removed during September 2010 when the new ABC Kids website was introduced.
Feng Nan Tin leads a group of elite constables who investigate strange mysteries from all across the country. His position gives him authority over local magistrates and even the six ministries. Chu Cheung Seng with his combination of bravery and wit, is Feng Nan Tin's favorite subordinate. However, they go their separate ways after disagreeing on a robbery case. Chu Cheung Seng and his wife Yan Mei Neong disappear for nearly ten years. When the case finally comes to an end, the aging FENG NAN TIN orders MA Cyun Giung, Ngau Dai Lik and Yeung Maau to find Chu Cheung Seng and ask him to rejoin the team. Together, the four constables solve many mysteries together, but conflicts often arise due to their different personalities. Chu Cheung Seng and Yan Mei Neong also experience difficulties and separate because of a misunderstanding. When Chu Cheung Seng meets a prostitute who looks exactly like his wife, he feels lost and delirious. Meanwhile, the Jurchens are preparing to attack the Song Dynasty. Chu Cheung Seng discovers that the Jurchens have planted a spy amongst the constables. His good friend, Hung Sap Gau, is unwittingly used by the Jurchens. Others subsequently fall into danger as well. It becomes difficult to distinguish between friend and enemy, leaving everyone feeling insecure.