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Showing posts with label History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label History. Show all posts

Sep 20, 2019

Steal a Pencil for Me (2007)


A Hollander shares barracks with both his wife and his mistress in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus (2014)


Filmmaker Tim Mahoney travels the globe in search of archaeological evidence that the Exodus, as told in the Old Testament, actually occurred.

Sep 17, 2019

The Waldheim Waltz (2018)


Filmmaker Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim's wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, and the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election.

The Lost World of Mr. Hardy (2008)


Discover an amazing lost world from angling's golden days. The Hardy's were fishing tackle makers to Kings, Queens and Maharajahs. A movie about a love of fly fishing and a passion for craftsmanship told over 100 years.

Sep 16, 2019

My Life in China (2014)


In America, everyone has a family story of immigration. Every family, at some point, has had somebody leave their native country behind to search for a better life. How did they hold onto their identity? How did they adapt to their new life? Every family has a special story. In my case, it's my Chinese-American story. My father would always tell us his story about walking for 7 days and 6 nights, before swimming for 4 hours to Macau to escape communism in 1966. His story would fall on my deaf ears until I returned to China with him.

AeroPress Movie (2018)


AeroPress Movie is a documentary revealing the story of AeroPress - from its inventor's workshop in California to the stages of the AeroPress Championships around the world. It explores what makes people so excited about this odd looking yet iconic coffee maker.

Sep 15, 2019

Germany in Autumn (1978)


Nine fictitious documentaries and films that reflect the mood of Germany in the late 1970s, particularly the two month period in 1977 when a businessman was kidnapped by the RAF (Red Army Faction). The kidnap had been made to orchestrate the release of the original leaders of the RAF, also know as the Baader-Meinhof.

Sep 13, 2019

The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel (2015)


"The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel" examines the creation of the State of Israel, covering a time period from early Jewish settlers and philanthropists in the 19th century to the Israeli declaration of statehood in 1948.

The Address (2014)


A Ken Burns documentary about the Greenwood School, a small school in Putney, Vt., where students memorize, practice and recite Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address every year. Included: the history, context and importance of the speech.

16 Acres (2012)


16 Acres is a 2012 documentary film directed by Richard Hankin which provides an account of the recovery effort following the September 11 attack, specifically the reconstruction process of the World Trade Center site.

Sep 12, 2019

St. Christopher (1967)


An affecting observational documentary about the education of youngsters with learning disabilities at two Rudolph Steiner schools, in Bristol and Yorkshire. An extra on the BFI Flipside DVD Private Road.

Sep 10, 2019

Inside Alcatraz: Legends of the Rock (2015)


New and revealing interviews from those who know the truth about The Rock.

Come Back, Africa (1959)


In apartheid-era South Africa, a black farmer leaves the countryside and tries to make a living in Johannesburg.

Sep 8, 2019

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)


Governor George Wallace will not let two black students into an Alabama school, against the wishes of President Kennedy. Loud shouts come from both sides of the issue as JFK stands by his decisions.

Primary (1960)


This landmark documentary chronicles the 1960 Wisconsin primary between the two Democratic front runners vying for the presidential nomination -- John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey. Featuring work by iconic documentary filmmakers Albert Maysles (who produced) and D.A. Pennebaker (who edited), the film captures Kennedy and Humphrey amid crowds and in more isolated settings using what was then a groundbreaking technique for documentaries: extensive hand-held camera work.

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)


Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman is a 2006 documentary film from executive producers Bryan Singer and Kevin Burns which details the history of the Superman franchise, from comic book, to television, to the big screen.

Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)


In 1978 Canada, a bulldozer digs up a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s.

American Experience Walt Disney - Part 1 (2015)


Walt Disney's life and legacy, from "Cinderella" to "Mary Poppins" and his vision and realization of Disneyland.

Sep 7, 2019

Who by Water (2007)


“Who By Water” draws on archival footage in which ship passengers are depicted staring wordlessly into the camera’s lens, through a veil of deteriorating emulsion. We examine these anonymous faces: rich, poor, young, old, celebrated or incidental. In staring back at them, we contemplate our own fate.

Sep 5, 2019

Diaries Notes and Sketches (1969)


Underground filmmaker Jonas Mekas presents a collection of home movies, outtakes and unfinished projects. A picnic in Central Park with friends is shown, as are Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer in an anti-war protest march. John Lennon and Yoko Ono are shown in their celebrated honeymoon where they answer questions from the media in a Toronto hotel room to promote peace. Timothy Leary, Andy Warhol and Nico also appear. Color process is not credited.


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