In a new film from the director of award-winning and critically acclaimed trilogy In Search of Mozart, In Search of Beethoven & In Search of Haydn Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of one of the world’s favourite composers, Fryderyk Chopin.
The Girls of Surrender Cinema (1997) Cybil Richards, Jacqueline Lovell, Sindee Coxx, Venesa Talor, Documentary, Erotic
This is a highlight package of Surrender Cinema’s best girl-on-girl scenes. The gorgeous Jacqueline Lovell goes on an erotic excursion into the very private lives of her closest friends in this sex film. It includes probably the hottest non-hardcore lesbian scene you’ll ever see between Jacqueline Lovell (aka Sara St James) and Vanessa Taylor.
Driving Me Crazy (1988) Nick Broomfield, André Heller, Graciela Daniele, Mercedes Ellington, Documentary
Both uproaringly funny and unerringly cautionary, Broomfield’s behind-the-scenes document of the making of a musical becomes a ceremonious unmaking-of as egos, budgets and general calamity conspire to ruin the best efforts of all involved in the New York rehearsals for an extravangant, glitzy production.
Has Matthew been wasting his life? He’s 29 years old with 4 memberships at adult video stores, 55 tapes of compiled porn, and absolutely nothing to show for it: no girlfriend, no ambition, only a big stack of porn.
The Surire Salt Flat is placed at an altitude of 4300 m in the Chilean High Plateau and one of the very last places in the world, keeping the treasure of untouched nature with all its beauty, but also holds an allurement: a huge amount of borax, promising the mining industry profits in unknown levels.
Blood on the Reel (2015) Johnny Daggers, Bianca Allaine, Jessica Sonneborn, Nick Somers, Documentary, Horror
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the ’70s (2012) Mike Malloy, Franco Nero, John Saxon, Henry Silva, Documentary, Action, Crime
A documentary concerning the violent Italian ‘poliziotteschi’ cinematic movement of the 1970s which, at first glance, seem to be rip-offs of American crime films like DIRTY HARRY or THE GODFATHER, but which really address Italian issues like the Sicilian Mafia and red terrorism. Perhaps even more interesting than the films themselves were the rushed methods of production (stars performing their own stunts, stealing shots, no live sound) and the bleed-over between real-life crime and movie crime.
This is not a joke. Karlheinz Stockhausen dreamt of it and he did it. He wrote a score for a string quartet whose musicians (in this instance the Arditti Quartet) would each play in a helicopter, while their music would be mixed on the ground by Stockhausen and broadcasted in the concert hall. The helicopter rotors are naturally present.
Documenting the work of one of the most groundbreaking and seductive composers of the Twentieth Century, this film also shows Luc Ferrari’s “extremely libertarian personality: his spontaneity, his inclination towards hedonism and sensuality, his curious and open character, his rejection of all kind of power and of all stable position within institutions, his pronounced taste for jeux, his sense of self-derision and his ferocious refusal of all dogmatism”.