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  • August 17, 2018 - 11:44am
    marye
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    Shinyribs, Brokedown Palace
  • October 3, 2017 - 1:12am
    martin.george
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    A movie from the Sundance
    A movie from the Sundance Channel about an Irish cop named Sgt. Boyle. The opening scene is really good with a bunch of kids partying in a car going down a country road passing around a bottle of whisky.
  • July 28, 2017 - 7:35am
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    Inuto Imago
    Inuto Imago Setouchi Triennale 2016 Inujima Performing Arts Program Kazuhisa Uchihashi Inujima Sound Project “Inuto Imago” Improvise music and musical workshop program held in Inujima Island Japan August 22 (Mon) - September 4 (Sun), 2016 Artists: Kazuhisa Uchihashi (JP) Rully Shabara (ID) Wukir Suryadi (ID) Iman Jimbot (ID) Featuring Artists : Samm Bennett (US/JP) Isabelle Duthoit (FR) Masaharu Sato (JP) Mikagami Koichi (JP) Hannoda Taku (JP) Yumiko Tanaka (JP) Concept: Kazuhisa Uchihashi Film by Gigi Priadji Produce & Production Management: Akane Nakamura Yoko Kawasaki (SAYATEI) Mihoka Kawamura Hikaru Tsuchiya Megumi Mizuno http://gigipriadji.net
  • June 8, 2017 - 5:41pm
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    I liked it. I watched all episodes in one sitting, so some of the details are blurry.Overall, I agree that Parrish got too much air time, even if everything he said was straight up true. (Side note...watch Wayne's World 2, the expert they bring on to help get Waynestock going seems to be modeled after Parrish). I don't think I necessarily learned anything startling or new, because I've read some of the books and articles, and was there for a tiny part of the scene, but I think the overall project was done and presented well. Hearing Jerry's own words and voice about the impact of his dad's death was compelling. I have read (Bill's book for one) and now have seen/heard about the quantity and frequency of drugs ingested, and wonder how they functioned at all. I'm sure some would say that is how they managed to function in their own particular way. My only (small) disappointment was their using the Winterland footage from the Grateful Dead Movie as if was a news feel or personal movie or something. Maybe they figured we all I knew it, so why even comment? Anyway, I give it 2 thumbs up, as someone used to say. I'll watch it again at some point, because I did watch it all in one night, so I'm sure I missed details.
  • June 8, 2017 - 10:30am
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    I'm still digesting it. I really liked parts, and I was "glad" they didn't gloss over Jerry's struggles with stardom and drugs at the end. As well as how their finally reaching fame sort of was their undoing. I was disappointed at the screen time Parish got. Having read his book, I was already somewhat jaded against his version of their history. He kind of tries to glorify the transition to hard drugs and rationalizes his enabling of Jerry's heroin addiction. I suppose I would have preferred more content like Trixie or Barbara, who gave heartfelt interviews behind the scenes. Parish seemed more to glamorize the wrong things. As for the cinematography and such, I'm not sure. I liked how they weaved songs into the narrative, but the quick stock clips to literally show things said was not my favorite. A specific example is eluding me, but they would have been like, if the speaker said "and we took off like a rocket", we would cut to video of a NASA rocket taking off. Sometimes done, could be quirky, but it seemed like every analogy was done. I did, however, really like how they wove Frankenstein in. That was cool. But all in all, I'm glad it was made and that I got to see it. Peace, -Dave
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    Dave, I liked it a lot. It wasn't comprehensive but it was real. Like a Shakespeare tragedy with a kickass soundtrack. What did you think?
  • June 8, 2017 - 8:44am
    dwlemen
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    Long Strange Trip
    Just finished watching the new documentary last night. Was curious what everyone else's thoughts were on it? Peace, -Dave
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    Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow
    Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow Directed by Michael W. Dean, Kenneth Shiffrin Edited by Ryan Brown Producers: Michael W. Dean, Ryan Brown Executive Producers: Suzanne Selby, Kenneth Shiffrin Narrated by Robert Downey, Jr. Narration written by Michael W. Dean Featuring: Hubert Selby Jr. & Alexis Arquette, Amiri Baraka, Anthony Di Novi, Arthur Boyars, Carmine "Tony" DeFeo, Darren Aronofsky, Desmond Nakano, Ellen Burstyn, Gilbert Sorrentino, Henry Rollins, James R. Giles, James Ragan, James Remar, Jared Leto, Jem Cohen, Jerry Stahl, John Calder, Kaytie Lee, Kenneth Shiffrin, Lou Reed, Luke Davies, Matt Polish, Michael Lally, Michael Silverblatt, Nick Tosches, Nicolas Winding Refn, Richard Price, Susan Anton, Susan Compo, Uli Edel
  • April 26, 2017 - 7:42am
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    Rising Tones Cross
    Rising Tones Cross Direction, Camera: Ebba Jahn Editing: Jeanette Menzel Sound: Jost Gebers, Karola Michalic Ritter, Renate Sami 2nd Camera: Brian Denitz Featuring: Charles Gayle, William Parker, Patricia Nicholson, Peter Kowald Quartet, Peter Kowald Trio, John Zorn Duo, Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet, William Parker & Patricia Nicholson Ensemble, Charles Tyler Quintet, Don Cherry & The Sound Unity Festival Orchestra, Jemeel Moondoc Sextet, Iréne Schweizer Duo, Peter Brötzmann Ensemble The early 1980s were a period of transition for the avant-garde in New York. The loft scene - the days in which Ornette Coleman's home on Prince Street and Sam River's Studio Rivbea provided workshops for experimenters to develop their art - was drawing to a close, and the arrival of the Knitting Factory and it's explosive impact on the Downtown scene was still a few years away. It fell to the artists themselves to create new opportunities. As chronicled in Ebba Jahn's 1984 documentary, Rising Tones Cross, two such motivated visionaries were bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson. The film centers around the Sound Unity Festival, a precursor to the couples' current Lower East Side bash, the Vision Festival. This film is a documentary composition of new jazz, New York as the city that generates it, and the musicians playing it. The thoughts of the saxophonist Charles Gayle and the bass players William Parker and Peter Kowald from Germany accompany the film.
  • April 25, 2017 - 7:51am
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    Freedom Riders
    Freedom Riders Directed by Stanley Nelson Producer: Laurens Grant Editors: Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil In 1961, during the first year of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, more than four hundred Americans participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed “Freedom Riders” challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act. Traveling together in small interracial groups, they sat where they pleased on buses and trains and demanded unrestricted access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, even in areas of the Deep South where such behavior was forbidden by law and custom. Their efforts were met with extreme violence and brought international attention to the fight against segregation, exploitation and racism known as the Civil Rights Movement. Freedom Riders chronicles the story behind this courageous group of civil rights activists.
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Okay, saw "The Master" last night and absolutely loved it. Fascinating all the way through and great cinematography. I'd vote best film of 2012, with Moonrise Kingdom coming in second...
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Won the Oscar for best documentary and my favorite movie in quite some time. If you're on this site, then you like music. And if you like music, you'll LOVE the movie. Best to see it if you know nothing about it. It's a well-crafted film that really celebrates the elegance of the human spirit.
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Nice action thriller. Keeps you glued to the screen if you like that kind of thing. In this movie the White House is taken by terrorists. Boy, Morgan Freeman is looking old these days... The thing about these kind of films is it makes you wonder if it's all propaganda to make you scared as hell of the latest enemy of the moment. In this case the North Koreans. Warning: Action means a lot of violence.
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America is so rich! We had two Bob Dylan's and threw one away. Excellent movie! Thanks Bolo.
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Directed by F.W. Murnau1927 Adapted from the short story 'Die Reise nach Tilsit' by Hermann Sudermann
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For Sugarman again. Good for the deadhead soul.
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the new On the Road movie yet?
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Slices - Pioneers of Electronic Music Vol. 1: Richie Hawtin

Slices Special Issue Richie Hawtin from johny calo on Vimeo.

Slices - Pioneers of Electronic Music portrays the life and work of prominent artists or 'pioneers' within the global electronic music scene. The first edition is a documentary film based on electronic producer, performer and industry icon, Richie Hawtin. The film draws from the important stages and events in Richie Hawtin's personal and artistic life, revealing the journey of an introverted and transplanted computerminded teen that develops by way of Detroit's radio and records fueled by pure driven passion into a successful techno-entrepreneur and global DJ entertainer. Assembling an extensive archive of both new and unreleased photos, video and exclusive interviews, the film provides an extraordinary insight into the life and career of Richie Hawtin.
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I finally watched this film through to the end. Pretty weird movie. I'm surprised Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt bit on this script. There is a lot of stuff in this movie that says deadheads had a hand in it, including one "Charles Miller" who was the Assistant Production Manager. Can you spot the dancing bears? Crisp! This film has been reviewed and talked about before on this site.
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Peter Vogel - The Sound Of Shadows

Peter Vogel - The Sound of Shadows (2011) from Jean Martin on Vimeo.

Pre-published part of the documentary about Peter Vogel explaining his work in his atelier in Freiburg i.B., South-West Germany, by Jean Martin and Conall Gleeson. Physicist, medical equipment and cybernetic model designer, painter and sound artist. http://www.petervogel-objekte.de/
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Practical Electronica - The Sound World Of F.C. Judd

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A trailer for Ian Helliwell's 2011 Documentary about an important and previously untold link in the history of early British Electronic Music. If you are interested in hosting a screening for Practical Electronica please contact : ianhelliwell@yahoo.co.uk ianhelliwell.co.uk/ http://www.ianhelliwell.co.uk/practical_electronica.htm http://vimeo.com/channels/helliwell http://lightcone.org/en/filmmaker-794-ian-helliwell.html
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Way Of The Morris

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For These Are The Lands Of My Forefathers And These Are The Dances Of My Ancestors

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A heartfelt ode to agrarian roots and rural brotherhood, 'Way Of The Morris' follows award-winning filmmaker Tim Plester on a journey from the English village greens of his childhood to the killing fields of the Somme, as he searches for a connection with the much-maligned native dances that run deep in his blood. Written & Presented by Tim Plester Directed & Produced by Tim Plester & Rob Curry Director of Photography Richard Mitchell Editor Jono Griffith Composer Adrian Corker Sound Design & Mix by Reelsound, Pinewood Studios Executive Producer Colin Teague Featuring Billy Bragg / Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) & The Adderbury Village Morris Men http://www.wayofthemorris.com/ http://www.adderburymorris.org.uk/Adderbury.Morris/Adderbury.html
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And Jerry I; II; III. Opened up an Amazon Visa and got the 4 for $44. What a deal!
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Maja S. K. Ratkje Sculpting With Sound VOICE – SCULPTING SOUND WITH MAJA RATKJE is not only a portrait of the singular musician and singer, but also explores the sound and nature of the human voice in all its facets. The film accompanies Ratkje as she composes and improvises in various constellations, in the studio, for example, while recording the next album of her quartet Spunk and new CDs of her compositions, which are being produced for Rune Grammofon and for John Zorn’s famous Tzadik record label. There will also be footage from concerts such as Passing Images in Bruges or with the trio Poing in Oslo. In addition, Biermann wants to give an insight into the work Ratkje does on her own back home in Norway, as well as including family moments with her two small children. Citing directors Thomas Riedelsheimer and Claire Denis as inspirational for the making of this film, Biermann explains that he is aiming to make 2a sensual film, with images for the big screen. Images one can dive into. A film about this woman, her overwhelming creative spirit and her passion which appeals and touches us all. A sensual and unexpected journey into the world of voices and sounds with the complex means of cinema.” Apart VOICE and NOCTURNE, Biermann is also currently working on a third documentary, ZEHN FRAUEN, which portrays ten women artists. Director Ingo J. Biermann Screenplay Ingo J. Biermann Director of Photography Kai Miedendorp Cast Maja Solvei Kjelstrup Ratkje, Frode Haltli, Spunk, Kathy Hinde, Trondheim Sinfonietta, Garth Knox, Arve Henriksen, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori Producer Andreas Louis Co-Producers Solveig Arnesen, Ingo J. Biermann Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in co-production with Genesis Film/Hausgesund, IJB/Berlin Original Version English, Norwegian Shooting Dates March 2010-Summer 2011 With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmkraft Rogaland http://www.ratkje.com/
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An excellent film available on the net for viewing. It shows how Marrion Barry, former mayor of Washington DC got set up by the Feds for smoking crack with a ho. The film chronicles Marion Barry's comeback bid for re-election as mayor. Topical in the sense of Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford now in similar circumstances.
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I just bought the John Grisham Box set and glad I did. I never saw the theatrical release of this movie until now. This is an excellent movie about the gun industry and the dirty tricks they engage in to keep themselves absolved of responsibility of irresponsible gun proliferation in this country. The scenes where Gene Hackman, as a jury specialist for the gun lobby, raises millions of dollars from the CEOs of the major gun-makers who explicitly know they are buying a jury and the scene where the opposition lawyer, Dustin Hiffman, asks Hackman how he will feel at the end of his days when he is surrounded by the ghosts of dead gun victims are not in the expurgated TV versions and are especially poignant. Hackman's answer to Hofman about the ghosts is revealing: "I know I'll be surrounded by those ghosts but I don't give a shit and I never did." I write this today because in another part of this site somebody wrote yesterday that everybody should receive a Remington shotgun for Christmas this year, any make, any model. Their intent was to say there is bonding that goes on between father and son or elder and younger. I understand that. But I also understand that, living in the North Woods as I have for 25 years, there are around 100 death-resulting hunting accidents that happen every year in NY-NJ-New England States, not to mention the problem of hunter's hunting on posted land. That movie and that comment has me thinking about walking in the woods again this deer season. Don't just think twice, don't do it if you know it is hunting season and you value your life. Wal-Mart is just itching to sell you that Remington and ammo at a dirt cheap price and gun makers will never be held responsible.
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There is a constant theme in Science Fiction that I am noticing these days. The plot goes something like this: Human beings have used up the natural resources on the Earth until it is a wasteland due to different circumstances such as global warming. In Elysium a paradise in the form of space satellite/station with lush vegetation and artificial environment and robots serve an upper class population who have between able to make the hop between the two bodies. There is strict immigration control and homeland Security for the Space Station. Life on Earth is a somewhat less than an apocalyptic hell, but almost there. This theme is quite old, it just has different wrinkles in it these days. This version gets a B- for the updates.
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I really think that this has been a great year for movies. I can't remember the last time I felt that way. I saw "Inside Llewelyn Davis", "Nebraska", "Her", "Blue Jasmine", and "American Hustle" and I loved all of them. Come on peeps, cynicism aside, it's been a great year for movies!
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(sorry, couldn't help it :) Had to go see this with Dolby Surround 7. Saw the 2D show and the special effects were spectacular. I loved this story when I saw it originally as a little kid and the story in this updated version is definitely worthy of admission. As usual, Godzilla is a total badass and in this episode he(?)wakes from the depths to wreak havoc on two other freaks of nature. Good stuff! Spoiler alert: Insurance policies are pointless and property owners in Honolulu and Oakland really take it in the shorts, so to speak.
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Saw "Boyhood" this afternoon. Great movie. Probably Linklater's best movie, which is saying a lot. This one lives up to the hype. Don't miss it.
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As a film buff (I keep a little notebook / lol), not only do I look forward to RL's ambitious and protracted production, but agree with you in spades regarding the comprehensive strength of 2013's catalogue of big-screen releases across all genres from horror to documentary! As a transplanted southerner, the most adept analogy I can invoke is to say that last year's roster is the cinematic equivalent of the SEC's football programs: a lot of premium talent with relatively few stinkers! Aside from those you've listed (except for LLD, which eluded me entirely - though, having read Dylan's Chronicle Vol.1, I understand the significant milieu writers and producers were aiming at) and among larger releases that some might reasonably recognize, I loved Mud; The Way Way Back; Osage County; Dallas Buyer's Club; Philomena; The Iceman (big year for the awesome Michael Shannon (Mud)); Ain't Them Bodies Saints; Frozen; The Spectacular Now; Parkland; and The Place Beyond the Pines. Also very good were, The Co. You Keep; Old Boy; Wish You Were Here (not Floyd); Fruitvale Stn.; The Sapphires; Jobs; The Butler; Enough Said; Prisoners; Lone Survivor; Gravity; Cpt. Phillips; 12 Years...; The Counselor; Mama (very good horror); Black Rock (suspense); The East (Page adds another line to an impressive resume); and the Conjuring. Also a banner year for documentaries, especially those critical of the hegemony of extreme wealth in national and global politics./k
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Thanks for those recommendations katky. I missed many of those and will track some of them down.As for Boyhood, it will probably be the kind of movie that people will either love or hate. It's almost 3 hours long and not much happens. The things that do happen might seem like cliches. But for me it didn't matter: it all just worked. I saw it yesterday and have been mulling it over ever since. It was a great, strange experience.
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I enjoyed this Nicolas Cage flick. Joe.
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Forgive me if this was covered somewhere, but is there anywhere I can view, or buy Bob Weirs movie the Other One? Peaceful Day, and thank you!
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I was about to ask the same question!!!
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The Finishing Line Directed by John Krish Written by Michael Gilmour & John Krish A British Transport Film
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So many new.....nothing is familiar....I was too long without decent access and a screen large enough to see and read.....the new chat seems empty when I'm there....names in the forums are unknown to me.....
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there are still friendly folx on the forum! most activity is focused on 50th Anniversary and such...
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we've got a lot of new folks coming in with all the anniversary excitement. It's good to have you back. The new chat crashes a good deal less often, which is why more folks are hanging out there, I think.
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No doubt, I'll be around helping to pick up after everyone's gone. It's who I am.
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The Birthday Party Directed by William Friedkin Written by Harold Pinter Starring: Robert Shaw, Dandy Nichols, Patrick Magee, Sydney Tafler, Moultrie Kelsall, Helen Fraser
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Onibaba Directed by Kaneto Shindo Written by Kaneto Shindo Starring: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satō
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Threads Directed by Mick Jackson Written by Barry Hines Starring: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierley, Rita May, Henry Moxon, June Broughton, Harry Beety
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Lilja 4-ever Directed by Lukas Moodysson Written by Lukas Moodysson Starring: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharsky
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Wattstax Directed by Mel Stuart Starring: The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Jimmy Jones, Rance Allen Group, The Emotions, William Bell, Louise McCord, Debra Manning, Eric Mercury, Freddy Robinson, Lee Sain, Ernie Hines, Little Sonny, Newcomers, Eddie Floyd, Temprees, Frederick Knight, Bar Kays, Albert King, Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, Mel & Tim, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Luther Ingram, Issac Hayes, Richard Pryor, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and the black people who made themselves heard.
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Blind Eye Sees All Gibby Haynes - vocals, saxophone, guitar, bass Paul Leary - guitar, vocals, bass King Coffey - drums Teresa Nervosa - drums Trevor Malcolm - bass, sousaphone
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Grenada: The Future Coming Towards Us https://vimeo.com/113974019 Camera / Editing: John Douglas Direction / Script: Carmen Ashhurst, John Douglas, Samori Marksman Narrator: Vinie Burroughs On 13 March 1979, while Eric Gairy was out of Grenada, "the real revolutionaries" of the New Jewel Movement (NJM) under the leadership of Comrade Maurice Bishop masterminded "a successful armed takeover of the True Blue army barracks and the island's sole radio station." On that day, the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada (PRG) was born. Complete just months prior to the fall 1983 U.S. invasion, this documentary examines the aims and accomplishments of the New Jewel Movement led by Maurice Bishop and the reasons for the American military action. The filming was completed shortly before the tragedies of October 1983 in this colorful work produced by the Caribbean Research Institute. John Douglas produced, filmed and edited the full-color work, and was co-directed by Carmen Ashurst and Samori Marksman and Douglas. Vinie Burroughs is the narrator of this 55-minute film. The film is listed as a documentary on the Grenadian Revolution, traces Grenada’s early history, analyzes the impact of European colonialism and explain the evolution of modern Grenadian society. Much footage of Grenadians - [the executed] Maurice Bishop, Caldwell Taylor, Dessima Williams, Valerie Cornwall, Candia Alleyne, Bernard Coard, Phyllis Coard, [the murdered] Fitzroy Bain, George Nurse, Brian Beggs, Claudette Pitt, [the late] Dorcas Braveboy, among others. The film is distributed by Cinema Guild.
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The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution https://archive.org/details/the-black-panthers-vanguard-of-the-revoluti… Directed by Stanley Nelson Produced by Laurens Grant, Stanley Nelson Edited by Aljernon Tunsil Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.
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A related documentary, "Heartbreak Ridge", tells the compelling story of Clint Eastwood's little known parallel 30-year career as a Gunny Sergeant, under whose gruffly stern (sternly gruff? bear stearns?), but loving, tutelage Mario Van Peebles - following washout from acting and modeling jobs - comes of age against the high drama of the D-Day-like Grenada invasion. I wish Hollywood would make movies half this exciting! Of course, "Heartbreak" is filmed without concern for the geopolitical, socioeconomic, or cultural nuances that are likely addressed by "The Future...". But all that stuff is probably fake liberal news anyway./peace,K
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Freedom Summer Directed by Stanley Nelson Screenwriter: Stanley Nelson Producers: Stanley Nelson, Cyndee Readdean Edited by Aljernon Tunsil Over ten memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi, the nation’s most segregated state. The summer was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of thirty-five churches, and the bombing of seventy homes and community centers. In the face of this violence, these organizers, volunteers, and Mississippians worked together to canvass for voter registration, create Freedom Schools, and establish an alternative challenge to the State Democratic Party — the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Borne of Freedom Summer, and in response to the challenges of registering voters directly within hostile Mississippi, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party registered its own voters outside of the discriminatory system, ultimately sending a delegation of 68 members to attend the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City to confront and unseat the all-white delegation. FREEDOM SUMMER highlights an overlooked, but essential element of the Civil Rights Movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters — even in the face of intimidation, physical violence and death. The Freedom Summer story reminds us that the movement that ended segregation was far more complex than most of us know.
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Freedom Riders Directed by Stanley Nelson Producer: Laurens Grant Editors: Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil In 1961, during the first year of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, more than four hundred Americans participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed “Freedom Riders” challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act. Traveling together in small interracial groups, they sat where they pleased on buses and trains and demanded unrestricted access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, even in areas of the Deep South where such behavior was forbidden by law and custom. Their efforts were met with extreme violence and brought international attention to the fight against segregation, exploitation and racism known as the Civil Rights Movement. Freedom Riders chronicles the story behind this courageous group of civil rights activists.
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Rising Tones Cross Direction, Camera: Ebba Jahn Editing: Jeanette Menzel Sound: Jost Gebers, Karola Michalic Ritter, Renate Sami 2nd Camera: Brian Denitz Featuring: Charles Gayle, William Parker, Patricia Nicholson, Peter Kowald Quartet, Peter Kowald Trio, John Zorn Duo, Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet, William Parker & Patricia Nicholson Ensemble, Charles Tyler Quintet, Don Cherry & The Sound Unity Festival Orchestra, Jemeel Moondoc Sextet, Iréne Schweizer Duo, Peter Brötzmann Ensemble The early 1980s were a period of transition for the avant-garde in New York. The loft scene - the days in which Ornette Coleman's home on Prince Street and Sam River's Studio Rivbea provided workshops for experimenters to develop their art - was drawing to a close, and the arrival of the Knitting Factory and it's explosive impact on the Downtown scene was still a few years away. It fell to the artists themselves to create new opportunities. As chronicled in Ebba Jahn's 1984 documentary, Rising Tones Cross, two such motivated visionaries were bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson. The film centers around the Sound Unity Festival, a precursor to the couples' current Lower East Side bash, the Vision Festival. This film is a documentary composition of new jazz, New York as the city that generates it, and the musicians playing it. The thoughts of the saxophonist Charles Gayle and the bass players William Parker and Peter Kowald from Germany accompany the film.
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Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow Directed by Michael W. Dean, Kenneth Shiffrin Edited by Ryan Brown Producers: Michael W. Dean, Ryan Brown Executive Producers: Suzanne Selby, Kenneth Shiffrin Narrated by Robert Downey, Jr. Narration written by Michael W. Dean Featuring: Hubert Selby Jr. & Alexis Arquette, Amiri Baraka, Anthony Di Novi, Arthur Boyars, Carmine "Tony" DeFeo, Darren Aronofsky, Desmond Nakano, Ellen Burstyn, Gilbert Sorrentino, Henry Rollins, James R. Giles, James Ragan, James Remar, Jared Leto, Jem Cohen, Jerry Stahl, John Calder, Kaytie Lee, Kenneth Shiffrin, Lou Reed, Luke Davies, Matt Polish, Michael Lally, Michael Silverblatt, Nick Tosches, Nicolas Winding Refn, Richard Price, Susan Anton, Susan Compo, Uli Edel
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Just finished watching the new documentary last night. Was curious what everyone else's thoughts were on it? Peace, -Dave
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Dave, I liked it a lot. It wasn't comprehensive but it was real. Like a Shakespeare tragedy with a kickass soundtrack. What did you think?
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I'm still digesting it. I really liked parts, and I was "glad" they didn't gloss over Jerry's struggles with stardom and drugs at the end. As well as how their finally reaching fame sort of was their undoing. I was disappointed at the screen time Parish got. Having read his book, I was already somewhat jaded against his version of their history. He kind of tries to glorify the transition to hard drugs and rationalizes his enabling of Jerry's heroin addiction. I suppose I would have preferred more content like Trixie or Barbara, who gave heartfelt interviews behind the scenes. Parish seemed more to glamorize the wrong things. As for the cinematography and such, I'm not sure. I liked how they weaved songs into the narrative, but the quick stock clips to literally show things said was not my favorite. A specific example is eluding me, but they would have been like, if the speaker said "and we took off like a rocket", we would cut to video of a NASA rocket taking off. Sometimes done, could be quirky, but it seemed like every analogy was done. I did, however, really like how they wove Frankenstein in. That was cool. But all in all, I'm glad it was made and that I got to see it. Peace, -Dave
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I liked it. I watched all episodes in one sitting, so some of the details are blurry.Overall, I agree that Parrish got too much air time, even if everything he said was straight up true. (Side note...watch Wayne's World 2, the expert they bring on to help get Waynestock going seems to be modeled after Parrish). I don't think I necessarily learned anything startling or new, because I've read some of the books and articles, and was there for a tiny part of the scene, but I think the overall project was done and presented well. Hearing Jerry's own words and voice about the impact of his dad's death was compelling. I have read (Bill's book for one) and now have seen/heard about the quantity and frequency of drugs ingested, and wonder how they functioned at all. I'm sure some would say that is how they managed to function in their own particular way. My only (small) disappointment was their using the Winterland footage from the Grateful Dead Movie as if was a news feel or personal movie or something. Maybe they figured we all I knew it, so why even comment? Anyway, I give it 2 thumbs up, as someone used to say. I'll watch it again at some point, because I did watch it all in one night, so I'm sure I missed details.
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Inuto Imago Setouchi Triennale 2016 Inujima Performing Arts Program Kazuhisa Uchihashi Inujima Sound Project “Inuto Imago” Improvise music and musical workshop program held in Inujima Island Japan August 22 (Mon) - September 4 (Sun), 2016 Artists: Kazuhisa Uchihashi (JP) Rully Shabara (ID) Wukir Suryadi (ID) Iman Jimbot (ID) Featuring Artists : Samm Bennett (US/JP) Isabelle Duthoit (FR) Masaharu Sato (JP) Mikagami Koichi (JP) Hannoda Taku (JP) Yumiko Tanaka (JP) Concept: Kazuhisa Uchihashi Film by Gigi Priadji Produce & Production Management: Akane Nakamura Yoko Kawasaki (SAYATEI) Mihoka Kawamura Hikaru Tsuchiya Megumi Mizuno http://gigipriadji.net