A comedy about families, the elements that bind them together, and about hope in the face of hardship.
Springtime along the Mid-Atlantic seaboard, hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs spawn on beaches under the glow of the full moon. LIVING FOSSIL is a brief glimpse of a 450 million year old ritual.
When she was 16, Benning stopped going to high school for three weeks and stayed inside with her camera, her TV set, and a pile of dirty laundry. Living Inside mirrors her psyche during this time. With the image breaking up between edits, the rough quality of this early tape captures Benning’s sense of isolation and sadness, her retreat from the world.
Living memories is a community documentary project: the result of a unique collaboration between a group of older women from Melbourne's Jewish community and twelve Media students from RMIT University. Over a six-month period in 2008 nine women told stories from their lives to the students, who in turn fashioned these tales into video documentary portraits. These are stories of survival of the Holocaust, of loss and strengh; of great love, marriages, friends and children, travels and adventures; memories fond, sad and funny. Living memories also bring to life the history of the National Council of Jewish Women in Australia (Victoria), in the video oral history'Something wrth doig'. Anecdotes weave together to paint a picture of a community.
Fagbug Films presents, 'Living Proof.' Twelve urban GLBT youth from Baltimore, Maryland come together to write & perform a play based on their real life stories with the theme being to outlast storm or danger in order to discover truth. Directors Kalima Young & Erin Davies base the 6-month improvisation writing sessions on the Hero's Journey, teaching each young person to see themselves as the hero in their own lives. Together they come across allies, mentors, tricksters, shapeshifters, shadows, and ultimately reach a higher self.
Sit back and relax with this program that turns your TV into a virtual aquarium, complete with four unique underwater environments to choose from, each accompanied by natural sounds and peaceful music. Crisp computer animation brings the colorful marine scenes to life, and programmable options allow you to loop one scene over and over, or play all the scenes sequentially for nearly two hours of gentle entertainment.
Director Jan Nickman's extraordinary film takes you on a sacred journey deep into the American Southwest, where the landscape's beauty, transformation and flexibility under extreme geographical conditions serves as a reflection on the human soul. Shots of spectacular vistas dotted with canyons, cliffs and cacti are accompanied by the atmospheric music of noted composer David Lanz and flutist Gary Stroutsos.
Rhona, a yoga instructor committed to a vegan lifestyle, must entertain Leo, her red meat-loving, blue collar father-in-law, as she waits for her husband to join them for dinner. When Leo attempts to apologize for a past insult, he instead opens up a debate that challenges her belief system. Their conversation quickly escalates into a heated argument that scrutinizes animal cruelty, climate change, health, morality, and spirituality. Endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and reminiscent of the classic film My Dinner With Andre, Living Things presents a compelling dialogue about humanity and the benefits of a healthier, environmentally-conscious lifestyle.
An abbey owes its soul to monks living there. They are the 'living stones' of it. The choices made in the construction of the new abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren turned to be the expression of spirituality of the Cistercian monks and an invitation to inject new life into the monastic spirit.
LIVING WATERS: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth is a fascinating exploration of life in the liquid universe that covers more than 70% of our planet. Filmed in Canada, Bermuda, Polynesia, Mexico, and the United States, this remarkable documentary celebrates the beauty and brilliance of the biological systems that make life in the oceans possible. A spectacular tour of a dolphin’s internal sonar system—a mechanism so powerful and precise, the animals can locate and capture small fish buried in the sand. The magnetic compass embedded in the head of a sea turtle—a biological wonder that guides these long-distance travelers as they journey across thousands of miles of open sea. A Pacific salmon’s amazing sense of smell—an elaborate navigational aid that leads the fish back from years in the ocean to the gravel stream bed where it was born. The power and majestic grace of a humpback whale—a creature whose existence defies the theory of Darwinian evolution.
A lighthearted look at the weird and wonderful world of doll collectors. The film features individuals whose lives are ultimately shaped by their obsession. It taps into why the subjects would risk everything just to spend their best time all dolled up. Some are loveable, others you may love to hate, but we delight in watching all the collectors and their passions come to life in this off-the-doll-centric universe.
An interview with a WWII Red Cross official who wrote a glowing report on a Jewish ghetto-cum-death camp.
A mentally unstable man, who has been kept in isolation for years, escapes and causes trouble for his identical twin brother.
Leonardi's film about the Living Theatre is less concerned with a straight documentary presentation of the exile theatre group from New York, but rather is concerned with the specific atmospheric factor which is indicated by their name, and which constitutes the highly suggestive effect of their playing. Cutting, for Leonardi, is the most decisive aesthetic device. The result is a wonderfully composed furioso of pictures. The hand-held camera catches rehearsals, conversations without sound, bits of theatre and daily life actions (which, for Living Theatre people, is very often intermixed).
In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks of life take part in a series of short, deadpan vignettes that rush past. Some are just seconds long, none longer than a couple of minutes. A young woman (Jessica Lundberg) remembers a fantasy honeymoon with a rock guitarist. A man awakes from a dream about bomber planes. A businessman boasts about success while being robbed by a pickpocket and so on. The absurdist collection is accompanied by Dixieland jazz and similar music.
Militia Colonel Kornilov is leading a complex investigation related to multiply carjackings.
A funny, charming faux-fairy tale about ogres, knights and maidens.
A film about the dramatic lives ofthe people of the village of Ráztoka during WW I. Women are left without husbands, families fall apart, finding themselves on the verge of poverty. Eva, the main heroine, is going through difficulties after her husband was drafted to the army. Her defilement and her tragic death cause a rebellion by which the village inhabitants finally stand up against their unbearable situation.
Film about two sisters, Morana and Ela.
Rio de Janeiro, May, 2012. João waits for Bia in front of the women’s restroom. However, she mysteriously disappears. Now, he doesn’t know if she died, was raptured or just fell in love with somebody else.