2008 September Movies

Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived

Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived

  • 78%
  • 80 min
  • Documentary

First-time filmmaker Koji Masutani and Brown University professor James G. Blight ask: "Can a president make a decisive difference in matters of war and peace... or, are the forces that drive a nation into war a lot more impersonal, out of the control of any single human being, even a president?" In 1963 the US had 16,000 military advisors in Vietnam . By 1968, President Lyndon Johnson had sent 500,000 troops. "Virtual JFK" rethinks Kennedy's legendary 1,000-day presidency, selecting from more than 250 hours of archival material some of the brightest, funniest moments from his press conferences, as well as some of the scariest ones, when the Cold War threatens to turn hot.

Water

Water

    • NONE
    • 87 min
    • Drama

    Water - the most common substance on earth. It is with us every moment of everyday, but do we know the secrets of this amazing element. From agriculture, to factories and hydropower, we put water to work in a million different ways every day. And yet water acts outside all known physical laws of nature. At a time of global climate change, understanding the mysteries of water is critical. Every living thing needs it to survive Our ignorance of its function and capacities has lead us to abuse its quality and forget its potential. Witness WATER's capacity and challenge historical assumptions. Unveil enlightened information and new scientific discoveries that create new possibilities for water's use in every field of endeavor. These new discoveries go beyond human reckoning - beyond the solar systems and galaxies to the Source of life itself. Featuring breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Israel, the USA, Britain, Austria, Japan, Argentina, China and Tibet.

    Whaledreamers

    Whaledreamers

    • 50%
    • 90 min
    • Documentary

    With the current concerns over global warming and the future of humanity seemingly hanging in the balance comes a story of hope, awakening and reconciliation. "Whaledreamers" is the story of how an ancient whale dreaming Aboriginal tribe from Southern Australia comes back from the edge of extinction.

    Winter Journey

    Winter Journey

      • Unrated
      • 99 min
      • Drama

      Despite advancing age, rural businessman Franz has remained fit and energetic, but serious mental illness and financial problems mean that this hitherto ordinary man one day finds himself on a journey to Nairobi to get his money back, and perhaps his human dignity as well.

      Winter Silence

      Winter Silence

        • Unrated
        • 70 min
        • Drama

        A man, a woman and their four daughters live in a log cabin in a snowed-in village that lies jammed between high rocky mountains. The catholic belief and strong belief in sagas has a great influence on their daily lives. After an accident whereby the man dies, the woman and their adult daughters are left behind in mourning. At that moment the atmosphere of the film becomes dreamy. A sort of winter sleep. Deermen appear. They are figures who determine the duration of the mourning period. The widow wants to be remarried for quite some time, because a life in the mountains is too difficult for a woman alone with four daughters. The deermen have no intention to end the mourning period, as they have a secret affair with her daughters. And as soon as they would "release" the widow, would the daughters be allowed to marry. Separate from the other characters is an 11 year old girl. She symbolizes innocence. The girl lies asleep in a simple room. A snow owl sits in the open window and looks into the room. The owl symbolizes the witness, who sees and knows everything, but says nothing, and at the same time symbolizes femininity. In another scene the girl stands in a valley between the snow covered mountain tops. She stands still and holds her hands open. The skies slowly fills with birds, which take off out of her hands, while we hear a song, sung by a soprano voice. The song is about a girl that is tormented by her conscience because she had given a boy a kiss. In another room of the log cabin, the four daughters are embroidering a table cloth together, which is meant for the trousseau. They each embroider a deer and the embroidering is done in a synchronized rhythm. Later they sit next to each other at the edge of a bed and whisper and giggle with each other, while they roll eggs with their bare feet. They do this in such a way which can not be distinguished from another daily routine. Their mother, the widow, looks detached out of a window at the night and moon sky. She sees a group of men in long black clothes with hoods. Each carries an antler on his head. The deermen walk by her house and further into the mountains. She thinks about her wedding, far in the past. At the end everything appears to have been resolved. After the long winter sleep, the first sun rays reach the village. The mythical figures have gone, only the antlers lie in the beds of the daughters. The four daughters stand on top of a mountain, above the misty lake and sing. The mother is outside and looks at the mountains. She bends over, carefully brushes the top layer of snow away. Snowdrops appear. She smiles. Written by Anonymous

        Yes Madam, Sir

        Yes Madam, Sir

          • PG
          • 95 min
          • Documentary

          Filmed in India over six years and narrated by Academy Award winning actor, Helen Mirren, YES MADAM, SIR is a ‘David and Goliath’ epic story profiling Asia Nobel Prize winner, Kiran Bedi – India’s first woman police officer.

          Yeti: A Love Story

          Yeti: A Love Story

            • Unrated
            • 70 min
            • Comedy

            Five college students go on a camping trip that leads them to a horrible secret. With no way home after the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group must battle an evil cult and a ravenous gay yeti. But the yeti might not be so bad after all... Written by Anonymous

            Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

            Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

              • NONE
              • 82 min
              • Comedy