The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river
broke out of its banks in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles to a depth of up to 30 feet. Part of it enduring legacy
was the mass exodus of displaced sharecroppers. Musically, the Great Migration of rural southern blacks to Northern cities
saw the Delta Blues electrified and reinterpreted as the Chicago Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll. Using
minimal text and no spoken dialog, filmmaker Bill Morrison and composer - guitarist Bill Frisell have created a powerful
portrait of a seminal moment in American history through a collection of silent images matched to a searing original
Anita tells the story about young, brilliant African American Anita Hill who accuses the Supreme Court nominee Clarence
Thomas of unwanted sexual advances during explosive Senate Hearings in 1991 and ignites a political firestorm about sexual
harassment, race, power and politics that resonates 20 years later today.
From the Producers of “Blood Diamond” and “The Last Samurai,” this dramatic war thriller follows soldier Jack Farmer (Luke
Moran) from small town America to Iraq’s most infamous prison, Abu Ghraib, where he’s tasked with guarding the Army’s
highest priority detainees. Pressured by his superior (Sean Astin) into using harsh techniques on a seemingly innocent
detainee (Omid Abtahi), the seductive allure of war quickly turns to a haunting reality that threatens to break him. Based on
the true events that shocked the world in 2004.
he Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite
group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. The film culminates
with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile
enemy in the country's complex terrain where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before. Two embedded journalists, a
father and son, bravely followed the troops through the fiercest and most blood-soaked battlegrounds of the conflict. What
resulted is an intensely raw feature film experience that will give audiences a deeply emotional and authentic view of the
heroism at the center of this gripping story. (c) Freestyle
Jason Osder makes an impressive feature film debut through his unbiased and thorough account of the incidents leading up
to and during the 1985 standoff between the extremist African-American organization MOVE and Philadelphia authorities. The
dramatic clash claimed eleven lives and literally and figuratively devastated an entire community. Let the Fire Burn is a
real-life Wild West story absent the luxury of identifying its heroes by the color of their hats.
Why We Ride is a story about who we are. Individuals with a desire to dream, discover and explore. Seeking a life outside
our daily confinements and sharing those moments together. It’s a story about the journey, not the destination. Motorcycles
represent the milestones of our lives. From a kid’s dream come true, to a retiree’s return to freedom. From a family riding
together on the sand dunes, to hundreds of choppers carving through the canyons – the bond is the same. It’s about the
passion of the riders and the soul of their machines. Your senses will heighten as the world rushes in, your heart will beat to
the pulse of the engine, your mind will race and set you free. Once you let a motorcycle into your life, it will change you forever.
The event begins with a very special welcome from the red carpet premiere in Hawaii with music by Kaukahi featuring Jack
Johnson, Paul McCartney & Youth, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and many others. Following the presentation of A Deeper Shade of
Blue, Director Jack McCoy will be joined by world-renowned surfing legends as they discuss the evolution, the culture and the
impact of surfing from its beginnings to today's billion-dollar-a-year global industry. Panelists include surfing movie star
Gidget and legendary surfing sensations Jamie O'Brian, The Marshall Brothers, Derek Hynd, Marty Paradisis, Terry Chung,
Jordy Smith, and others. And shortly after the panel discussion, we have a special video premiere from Sir Paul McCartney
and Jack McCoy.
Hava Nagila (The Movie) is a documentary romp through the history, mystery and meaning of the ubiquitous Jewish
standard. Funny, deep and unexpected, the film follows the long, surprising around the world journey of this hit from Ukraine
A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, EMPEROR tells the story, inspired by true events, of
the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy
Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, EMPEROR brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the
perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones)
suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture - General Bonner
Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped
by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?
Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove
that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands.
After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000
kilometers, all while the world was watching. KON-TIKI tells about the origin of Heyerdahl’s idea and the events surrounding
the group’s voyage.
They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the
customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of
female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present
day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to
persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today a new breed of gifted young women
are taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film Twenty Feet From Stardom,
award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the
greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the
unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a
career spent harmonizing with others.
In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit
Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration.
Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice.
Compelled by the inheritance of a mysterious box of letters, American aesthete Felix Pfeifle begins the journey of a lifetime to
reach the source of the correspondence: the last heir of the Holy Roman Emperors, aging Archduke Otto von Habsburg. The
quest takes Felix across America , over the Atlantic and beyond. But time is running out on another end--Felix's father is dying
of Huntington's Disease, an incurable genetic disease that Felix has a fifty percent chance of developing. Ultimately, FELIX
AUSTRIA! is a universal story about a person's life-defining passions, fears, and triumphs when one dares to dream.
Natan tells the remarkable story of Bernard Natan, a Romanian immigrant who came to Paris in 1905 and was involved
almost immediately with French cinema. He took control of the Pathe film group in the late 1920s and went on to produce
epic films such as Les Miserables. But Natan has become largely written out of French film history for various different
reasons. I will not go into details here as the story is an excellent one, suffice to say that his ethnicity and subsequent
rumours plagued Natan almost from the start of his career. His ‘comeuppance’ for his alleged transgressions is at the heart
of this devastating documentary.
On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful
army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the
murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the
adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins.
'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the
island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795. 'Tula The Revolt' tells the true story of a man who dared to stand up against his
oppressors leading his people in a peaceful march for freedom, equality and brotherhood. An action movie, but at the same
time a character movie, giving the audience the insights of a reluctant leader, his hopes, his fears, his values, his love, his
faith, but also his inevitable destiny.
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