American soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery, a group known as the “Gunners,” tell of their experiences in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Holed up in a bombed out pleasure palace built by Sadaam Hussein, the soldiers endured hostile situations some four months after President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in the country.
Jamás leí a Onetti (I have never read Onetti) is a documentary-homage to this great Uruguayan writer, which is enacted with testimonies, words, drawings and music, all part of the Onettian legacy. With the link between different kinds of writing as a starting point, the movie also asks about the means and the ends of all creative process.
Joseph Haydn is the composer whom Mozart and Beethoven revered, yet he is too often overshadowed by his younger contemporaries. Director Phil Grabsky hopes to redress the balance in this biographical account of Haydn’s life and work.
In Search of Chopin (2014) Phil Grabsky, Juliet Stevenson, David Dawson, Leif Ove Andsnes, Documentary, Biography, Music
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.