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Showing posts with label Media. Show all posts

Jul 19, 2019

Doc of the Dead (2014)



An EPIX Original Documentary from the makers of The People vs. George Lucas that delves deep into the evolution of the zombie genre in Film, Television and Literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture. Featuring George Romero, Simon Pegg, Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks and many others.

The Bits of Yesterday (2018)



In this panoptic documentary on the niche culture of the retro video game collector, follow gaming enthusiasts and fans as they relive their childhood memories, make new ones and champion to keep an antiquated media format alive.

Shirkers (2018)



Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique--or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona. More than two decades after Cardona disappeared, Tan, now a novelist in L.A., returns to the country of her youth and to the memories of a man who both enabled and thwarted her dreams. Magically, too, she returns to the film itself, revived in a way she never could have imagined.

Sad Hill Unearthed (2017)



A documentary following film fans working to restore the set of the climatic graveyard scene from the iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

Jul 14, 2019

Side by Side (2012)



Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in Side by Side. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.

Jul 2, 2019

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)



Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Jul 1, 2019

World of Darkness (2017)



An in-depth look into how the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade created a phenomenon in the 1990's - a zeitgeist that helped shape film, literature, fashion, club culture, and ultimately fans, whose lives it forever altered.

You're Invited: The Making of Night of the Demons (2014)



Retrospective documentary on the making of the low-budget horror cult favorite Night of the Demons (1988).

Jun 27, 2019

Fyre (2019)



An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival. Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises.

Jun 26, 2019

Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary (2016)



A documentary exploring the deep personal connection between podcasters and fans that doesn't exist in any other medium.

Seduced and Abandoned (2013)



Actor Alec Baldwin and filmmaker James Toback explore the culture of cinema by canvassing the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for financial backing for their update of "Last Tango in Paris" set in Iraq in the 21st century, pitching their idea to industry big shots such as Mark Damon and Avi Lerner, and interviewing Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and others about their love of film.

Jun 23, 2019

Filming 'Othello' (1978)



This documentary chronicles the extraordinary efforts that went into Orson Welles' movie production of the Shakespearean play, Othello. For reasons which must remain unknown, though friendship and admiration surely played a part, scores of actors and filmmakers contributed freely to Welles' budgetless effort, which began in 1948 and culminated with the film's winning a Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) from the Cannes Film Festival in 1952. Welles had to take other paying work during the filming of Othello, because he frequently ran out of money. Also, due to the protracted shooting schedule, it was shot in a wide variety of locations. The makers of this 1978 documentary interviewed Welles and as many others as they could find in order to uncover as much information as they could about this legendary production. Because of its high-toned subject matter and production peculiarities, the film was never more than a critical success, but film devotees arranged for a fully restored version to be made available in 1992.

Jun 20, 2019

The American Meme (2018)



With support from social media moguls DJ Khaled, Hailey Baldwin and Emily Ratajkowski, THE AMERICAN MEME explores the journeys of four distinct social media disruptors, Paris Hilton, Josh Ostrovsky (@TheFatJewish), Brittany Furlan & Kirill Bichutsky (@slutwhisperer), as they hustle to build empires out of their online footprints, redefining the paradigm for the American Dream.

Apr 15, 2019

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)


The Canadian documentary Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media presents a lengthy, detailed look at the political beliefs of celebrated intellectual Noam Chomsky.

Casting only passing glances at Chomsky's groundbreaking work in the field of linguistics and his eventful life, filmmakers Mark Achbar and Peter Witonick instead focus on his activities as a political dissident and media critic.

Particular attention is paid to his contention that the American mass media serves as a form of thought control in a democratic society, with major news organizations systematically bending the truth to support the status quo.


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