Keyword: cinema

Nine

Nine (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 12/17/2009
World famous film director Guido Contini reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and costume designer, a young American fashion journalist, the whore from his youth and his mother.

Reverse Angle: Rebellion of the Filmmakers (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 11/29/2007
Deals with the origins, development and crises of the Filmverlag der Autoren, a filmmakers' cooperative in Germany that nurtured legendary Teutonic auteurs such as Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Wim Wenders during the 1970s.
Dir: Dominik Wessely
With: N/A
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/30/2009
Legendary auteurs examine the idea that horror films reflect the times and places in which they are made. They also illustrate how classic monster movies exploited the anxieties of war-time generations, and how more savage modern horror films stem from the psychic fallout of America's counterculture movement. The documentary explores the timeless, universal appeal of horror movies by examining the...

40X15: Forty Years of the Directors' Fortnight (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 11/29/2007
A history of Cannes Film Festival's "Director's Fortnight" selection.
Women in Film

Women in Film (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 11/29/2000
An emotional look at three women in contemporary cinema: independent producer Phyllis Wolfe is in the midst of a breakdown; casting director Sara Radisson-Stein has just given birth to a blind infant; and sociopathic masseuse Gina Tolk steals energy from her celebrity clients.
Chacun son cinema

Chacun son cinema (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/29/2007
A collection of 33 short films made by a group of 35 directors, hailing from 5 continents and 25 different countries. The participants each made their own three-minute film on the theme of the movie theatre, a place sacred to the world's film buffs.
Dir: Wong Kar Wai
With: N/A

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 10/12/2004
A look at Jerry Harvey and his creation, the Z Channel, the first pay cable network. The Z Channel launched in 1974 as California's first pay-TV service, showing two movies a week, and quickly became required viewing for Hollywood's elite and cinephiles alike.

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 11/29/2007
Follows the lives of renowned cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond, from escaping the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary to present day. As film students in Hungary, they shot footage of the Russian invasion of Budapest and subsequently volunteered to smuggle it out of the country. Barely escaping with their lives, they fled to America and settled in Hollywood, eventually saving enough...

For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 11/29/2008
About the rich history of American film criticism, while providing an insider's view of the critics' profession.

Hollywood Don't Surf! (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 04/29/2010

Face (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 141 minutes Release date: 04/29/2009
A Chinese director comes to the Louvre to shoot a film that turns on the Salome myth.

The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/21/2014
Two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and becoming the most powerful independent film company in the world. Here, we examine the complex relationship between two contradictory personalities whose combined force fueled their success and eventual collapse.
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 07/30/2009
Examines Australian "Ozploitation" genre cinema from the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the auteurs and actors who brought the films to life. In 1971, with the introduction of the R-certificate, Australia's censorship regime went from repressive to progressive virtually overnight. This cultural explosion gave birth to art house classics, such as "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and "My Brilliant Career." As...
Reel Paradise

Reel Paradise (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 08/16/2005
John Pierson is a noted independent film maven and author of the widely celebrated book "Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes," who together with his wife Janet created the IFC cable show "Split Screen." On one story for the show, John and his family went to Fiji in search of the 'world's most remote movie theater.' John fell in love with Fiji's 180 Meridian Cinema when he saw the wild enthusiasm of...

Becoming John Ford (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
Portrait of film director John Ford, perhaps best known for re-inventing the Western, and generally considered one of America's greatest directors.

Person (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/09/2007
The life and work of Brazilian filmmaker Luiz Sergio Person through his oldest daughter, Marina Person.
Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/28/2012
Writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allows filmmaker Robert Weide unprecedented access into his personal life and creative process. Filmed over the course of a year and a half, long-time collaborators and peers also weigh in on Allen's life and legacy.

Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/29/2004
Maria De Medeiros examines the role critics play in films and filmmaking. Interviews include David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Elvis Mitchell, Wim Wenders, Pedro Alomodvar and others.

Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 09/17/2008
The least known massively influential person in international cinema, Pierre Rissient is a samurai warrior on behalf of the films he believes in. Instigator of the Cercle MacMahon, assistant director on "Breathless," champion of blacklisted filmmakers, confidant of Ford and Walsh, Hawks and Lang, Pierre was the first to detect the potential of Clint Eastwood, director, brought Chinese cinema to...
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater

Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 07/17/2014
Filmmakers James Benning and Richard Linklater have been friends and colleagues for decades. Here, we follow the two iconoclasts over the course of a few days in Austin and Bastrop, Texas, as the two filmmakers present Benning's films at the Austin Film Society, play baseball at Linklater's home, visit old shooting locations and talk about their respective filmmaking trajectories over long meals...
Dir: Gabe Klinger
With: N/A

The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/14/2007
Like many young dreamers before him, immigrant son John A. Alonzo moved to Hollywood to be an actor. He found his true calling, however, behind the camera and became one of the premiere cinematographers of post-1960 Hollywood. Through interviews with stars, directors, and fellow cinematographers, the documentary looks at how he broke the mold--on and off screen. Overcoming the old boy network to...

Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Film (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 05/01/2008
A multi-faceted look at American cinema, from the early 1900s up to the present day, through the lens of the Chinese American experience, and through films from an industry that was often uninformed about issues regarding race, but at times surprisingly sensitive.

Murch: Walter Murch on Editing (2005)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 76 minutes Release date: 11/29/2005
Portrait of famous film editor Walter Murch, one of the original members of American Zoetrope Studios.
Cinéman

Cinéman (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/27/2009
Régis Deloux, a bumbling mathematics teacher in Montreuil-sous-Bois just outside Paris, suddenly finds he has the power to travel into films where he'll at last meet the woman of his dreams.

Guest (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/29/2009
A travelogue following a director as he goes to international film festivals. The documentary chronicles the encounters and events that occur in Vancouver, Havana, Jerusalem and many other cities over the span of one year.
Dir: Jose Luis Guerín
With: N/A