Upside Down: The Creation Records Story
- 101 min
Alan McGee was a British rock fan who had played in bands, managed artists and booked clubs, and next wanted to start a record company to help upstart acts being their music to the world. In 1983, McGee co-founded Creation Records, which would become one of the most important and influential independent records labels of the '80s and '90s; McGee's signings read like a who's who of cutting-edge British rock of the era, including the Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, the Boo Radleys and Swervedriver, while also helping to promote the rise of Acid House. In 1993, Creation signed Oasis, who would become far and away the biggest British band of the '90s, but what should have been a triumph for Creation proved to be the beginning of the end. McGee had a keen eye for talent, but he wasn't as capable as a businessman, and he and many of his partners at Creation had an appetite for drugs that added to the company's chaotic reputation; McGee left the label in 1999, and a year later they were out of business. Filmmaker Danny O'Connor offers a look at the music and the behind the scenes madness behind one of the UK's most celebrated record companies in the documentary Upside Down: The Creation Records Story. The film received its world premiere at the 2010 BFI London Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Ways to Live Forever
- 90 min
Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody will answer. Written by Anonymous
- 98 min
Apropos Films is producing the project, a drama about a suburban high school teacher that loses his wife and his moorings during a summer break
What in the World Are They Spraying?
- 95 min
By now everyone has seen crisscrossing streaks of white clouds trailing behind jet aircraft, stretching from horizon to horizon, eventually turning the sky into a murky haze. Our innate intelligence tells us these are not mere vapor trails from jet engines, but no one yet has probed the questions: who is doing this and why. With the release of this video, all of that has changed. Here is the story of a rapidly developing industry called geo-engineering, driven by scientists, corporations, and governments intent on changing global climate, controlling the weather, and altering the chemical composition of soil and water - all supposedly for the betterment of mankind. Although officials insist that these programs are only in the discussion phase, evidence is abundant that they have been underway since about 1990 - and the effect has been devastating to crops, wildlife, and human health. We are being sprayed with toxic substances without our consent and, to add insult to injury, they are lying to us about it. Do not watch this documentary if you have high blood pressure.
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William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible
- 55 min
"William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible" gives viewers an intimate look into the mind and creative process of William Kentridge, the South African artist whose acclaimed charcoal drawings, animations, video installations, shadow plays, mechanical puppets, tapestries, sculptures, live performance pieces, and operas have made him one of the most dynamic and exciting contemporary artists working today. With its rich historical references and undertones of political and social commentary, Kentridge's work has earned him inclusion in Time magazine's 2009 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. This documentary features exclusive interviews with Kentridge as he works in his studio and discusses his artistic philosophy and techniques. In the film, Kentridge talks about how his personal history as a white South African of Jewish heritage has informed recurring themes in his work-including violent oppression, class struggle, and social and political hierarchies. Additionally, Kentridge discusses his experiments with "machines that tell you what it is to look" and how the very mechanism of vision is a metaphor for "the agency we have, whether we like it or not, to make sense of the world." We see Kentridge in his studio as he creates animations, music, video, and projection pieces for his various projects, including Breathe (2008); I am not me, the horse is not mine (2008); and the opera The Nose (2010), which premiered earlier this year at New York's Metropolitan Opera to rave reviews. With its playful bending of reality and observations on hierarchical systems, the world of The Nose provides an ideal vehicle for Kentridge. The absurdism, he explains in the documentary's closing, "...is in fact an accurate and a productive way of understanding the world. Why should we be interested in a clearly impossible story? Because, as Gogol say s, in fact the impossible is what happens all the time."
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WWE Hell In A Cell 2010
- 180 min
Hell in a Cell (2010) was a PPV that took place on October 3, 2010 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. It was the second annual Hell in a Cell event. Like the 2009 event, the event featured the Hell in a Cell match. The main event featured Kane defending the World Heavyweight Championship against The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match. Randy Orton also had to defend his title, the WWE Championship, in a Hell in a Cell against Sheamus. In a special stipulation match, Wade Barrett fought John Cena with the caveat that Cena would join the Nexus if he lost and The Nexus would disband if Barrett lost. Daniel Bryan defended the US Championship in a triple threat submissions count anywhere match against The Miz and John Morrison.
- 93 min
A retro-futuristic steam-punk thriller, about two men in two time periods, whose search for the same grand conspiracy leads them to question their own humanity.
- 97 min
"Seven Days in Heaven" covers the 7 days of the Taoist morning ritual after the death of Lin Guo Yuan (Po Tai). The movie examines the effects of his death on his children, nephew, and sister-in-law ...