No Burgers for Bigfoot
- 94 min
A mockumentary about an amateur filmmaker, Michael Justice, who wants to make a short film about Bigfoot. Join him and his cast of clueless characters as they try to bring home 'the message'.
Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years
- 105 min
Before there was Dancing with the Stars, there was Mitzi Gaynor-television's original star dancer! From 1968 to 1978, Gaynor dazzled audiences with her annual, award-winning, network TV variety spectaculars - averaging over 30 million viewers each - showcasing the singing, dancing and comedic talents that made her a star in the theatre, film, television, nightclub and concert worlds. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Gaynor's first televised special (Mitzi, NBC, 1968) and the 50th anniversary of her signature, Golden Globe-nominated performance in the blockbuster 1958 film Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific. The ultimate collection of song and dance performances from Gaynor's classic network television specials - unseen for three decades - MITZI GAYNOR: RAZZLE DAZZLE! THE SPECIAL YEARS is a new documentary that celebrates a landmark career through new interviews with Mitzi and many others that worked with her. A reflective and entertaining glimpse into the television variety show at its zenith, taking viewers on a nostalgic trip through Gaynor's TV years: the groundbreaking performances, glitzy costumes and Mitzi's triple threat talent as illustrated in digitally remastered clips, rare photos and footage from Gaynor's personal archive, which illuminate the behind-the-scenes stories and impact of these 17-time Emmy®-nominated and 6-time Emmy®-winning TV milestones. Memorable moments with special guest stars. Among the classic performances featured in the documentary are numbers choreographed by some of the film and theatrical dance world's most influential choreographers.
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Life in Plastic...
- 45 min
Crossing the Line: Multiracial Comedians
- 56 min
Freedom of Speech: Where are the limits? Who gets to say what? The N-word, Race, Bigotry, Power, Freedom, Denial, Pain...Healing. The day we arrived in LA to begin shooting this documentary, TV's Seinfeld star Michael Richards lost his cool to hecklers and retaliated with the 'N' word. In today's world of race-relations, immigration and entertainment, the ultimate question is: where is the line, and who can cross it? In the midst of heated debates over racial and ethnic identity, and with Obama in the presidential race, Americans consider the choice - to give up ethnic designations, or celebrate co-existing diversity. Caught in the cross-fire are millions of bi-racial and multiracial Americans. Competing against the mainstream on all counts, humorists and comedians provide meaningful insight into what really divides us. Exploring these questions exposes the very nature of where pain and laughter come from in a racially divided world. From the research of Dr. Darby LiPo Price, and multiracial comedian/Producer/Director Teja Arboleda, comes this fascinating discovery of comedy, from the perspective of multiracial/bi-racial comedians. This full-length documentary analyzes how mixed race comedians mediate multiracial identities and humor. Crossing lines of racial, ethnic, and cultural acceptability by their very existence, multiracial comedians reveal that meanings of race vary across ethnic combination, gender, place, and time. The film features the experiences, perspectives, and performances of 14 American comedians of more than one racial ancestry. Written by Teja Arboleda
- 87 min
Having barely escaped with her life over a decade ago, my American-born, 80 year old grandmother returns to Monrovia, Liberia to rebuild her home and community after the devastating Liberian civil war.
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Pioneers of Television
- 55 min
This four-part documentary looks at some of the programs and stars from the early days of U.S. television. The segment on late night focuses on the vaudevillian origins of the genre and the Tonight Show, with its three early stars: Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. The episode on sitcoms focuses on the contribution of several classics from the 1950s and 60s including The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show and the Dick van Dyke Show. The segment on variety shows focuses first on the Ed Sullivan Show and the hosts ability to book acts that the audience wanted to see. Others include Milton Berle's show, Sis Caesar's Your Show of Shows, Red Skelton, Arthur Godfrey and many others. In the final episode, game shows are the focus. Early game shows had their origins in radio but hit a road block during the game show scandals where it was revealed that contestants were being given the answers to questions. The genre eventually re-established itself and made stars of many of the emcees.
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The Real Great Debaters
- 80 min
Paula Peril: Midnight Is the Darkest Hour
While investigating the activities of notorious mob boss Anthony Carleoni, sexy intrepid reporter Paula "Peril" Perillo (Valerie Perez) witnesses an explosion which rips through half the wharf area of Big City. Paula throws herself deep into action and peril to get the truth behind the story. Is Carleoni trying to expand his criminal empire...or does he have more sinister intentions?
We Went to Wonderland
- 76 min
Two old Chinese communists arrive in the West. The man has no voice, but he writes notes: "Water is so good in the West." "Flowers are long dead on Karl Marx's grave." "English trains don't respect people's time." "When Picasso died, my daughter was born." He observes the drifting clouds, his wife looks at the Houses of Parliament. As he wanders in the Vatican, his wife still praises the English parks. This is the first, and maybe the last time, they leave China. He wants to see the whole world before he dies, but her heart longs for home. As Lao Tzu said : "the further you travel, the less you understand". Written by Anonymous
- 120 min
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