Hip Hop Street Credentials
- 53 min
Street Credentials is a pass to an up-front and personal perspective into the underground Hip Hop scene directly from some of the most unique and diverse personalities in the industry today. From Hip Hop's most outrageous icon, Kool Keith; to the multifaceted and introspective recording artist, spoken word poet, and movie actor, Saul Williams (SLAM, K-PAX); to underground superstar Aesop Rock, they're here. Street Credentials pulls no punches while delivering hard insight into the industry, culture and the careers of some of the most interesting people within the genre. Enter the world of Harlem's Immortal Technique, Hip Hop's most dangerous Emcee. Get insight into the history of New York City's Mixtape game with veteran DJ Silva Sir-Fa. Check out the inside track on running an independent record label from KutMasta Kurt (producer of remixes for Linkin Park and The Beastie Boys). O.G., street basketball legend, and former MTV reality host, Pee Wee Kirkland breaks down his take on the state of the rap industry. While on the streets of Brooklyn, freestyle champ Poison Pen reveals the life of a battle emcee. This is a look at Hip Hop from a purist, independent and entrepreneurial angle. This DVD release continues the decade-long Insomniac tradition of revealing the true and many times unheard ideologies about success, obstacles, and life within the Hip Hop music industry directly from personalities that have all earned their Hip Hop Street Credentials. Written by Anonymous
Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia
- 56 min
The Winter War was an epic life and death struggle that changed the course of World War II, and saved a democracy. Fire and Ice documents this timeless story of courage against all odds by a people united to preserve their freedom.
Who Gets to Call It Art?
- 78 min
Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Henry Geldzahler reflects on the 1960s pop art scene in New York.
Secret Files of the Inquisition
- 50 min
EPISODE 1 - THE LAND OF ERROR - In the 12th century, an upstart Christian sect called Catharism challenges Church doctrine and the absolute power of the Pope. Pope Innocent III declares a Holy War to kill these people. The remote French village of Montaillou is the last stronghold of the Cathars. One man, Bishop Jacques Fournier, becomes one of the most skilled interrogators of the Holy Inquisition. EPISODE 2 - THE TEARS OF SPAIN - Fernando and Isabel proclaim themselves the Catholic Monarchs. In the war to drive the remaining Muslims from the south of the Kingdom their scapegoats become the Conversos, Jews who have converted to Christianity and who are now accused of being traitors and heretics secretly trying to undermine the Church. The Spanish Inquisition is born and a campaign of terror begins. EPISODE 3 - THE SWORD AND THE SHIELD - In 16th century the rise of Protestantism weakens the Church's spiritual control and its political influence. To protect the Roman Church from these threats, Pope Paul III establishes the Roman Inquisition to hunt down all the heretics. Cardinal Giovani Carafa appears unstoppable in his quest to protect the interest and morals of the Church. EPISODE 4 - THE END OF INQUISITION - In 1858, Pope Pius IX orders the Inquisitor of Bologna to take a six-year-old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara, from his family after he learns that the boy had been secretly baptized. In the political turmoil that follows, the Pope becomes a virtual prisoner in the Vatican and the once powerful Holy Roman Empire is reduced to just one hundred acres.
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- 89 min
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The Legend of Lucy Keyes
- 93 min
Guy Cooley moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy, to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. He was hired by the local Samantha Porter, who owns with her relative Jonas Dodd the lands in the woods where the facility will be built. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval of the project, the old woman Gretchen Caswell votes against the construction with many followers and mentions the historic importance of the spot and the name of Martha. Jeanne researches and discloses that two hundred and fifty years ago, a girl called Lucy Keyes got lost in the woods and in spite of the efforts of her mother Martha Keyes and the locals, she was never found. When the ghost of Martha comes to the fields around their property calling for Lucy, Jeanne realizes that the legend is true and that there are many hidden secrets in that location.
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Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 94 min
On Christmas Eve, in the Styxx Club in Paris, the troublemaker Bart and his scum friends, Thaï and Ladj, meet the bartender Yasmine and the customer Eve, and after a fight of Bart in the nightclub, Eve invites the group to go to her house in the country. While on the road near the cottage, they are introduced by Eve to the weird shepherd and housekeeper, Joseph, whose wife is pregnant. Joseph feels a sort of attraction for Bart, and during this Christmas night, Joseph discloses his real intentions
Just Love Me
- 98 min
Modern-day Warsaw shines in this romantic comedy about the love life of a young, hip architect. In his break-out role, popular Polish television star Maciej Zakoscielny plays the handsome young professional, who is torn between two women.
The Quick and the Undead
- 90 min
Eighty-five years ago, a viral outbreak turned three-quarters of the population into the walking dead. Now a lone bounty hunter is on the hunt in this lawless land where the severed fingers of every flesh-eating zombie are worth their weight in gold.
"Four Kings" Elephant in the Room
- 22 min