Keyword: filmmaking

King Kong

King Kong (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 180 minutes Release date: 12/13/2005
It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a...
Bowfinger

Bowfinger (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/12/1999
Bobby Bowfinger, a nearly bankrupt aspiring movie producer-director, is about to take one last shot at fame and fortune. Desperate to hit the big time, the hapless dreamer recruits a motley crew of aspiring misfits, including an eager nerd, an ambitious ingenue and an over-the-hill diva. With their help, Bowfinger embarks on a radical, ingenious scheme to trick the biggest name in the movies into...

The New Erotic (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/19/2014
Focuses on the alt porn movement and the erotic artists that create pornographic films that eschew conventional eroticism.
Argo

Argo (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 10/11/2012
During the Iran hostage crisis, the CIA and Hollywood collaborated in a life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans. Their role in these events was little-known until information was declassified many years later. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos...
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.
This Is The End

This Is The End (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 06/11/2013
Six friends are trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
Artist

The Artist (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/24/2011
It's the late 1920s in Hollywood and handsome George Valentin is a silent movie idol. During the premiere of his latest film, Valentin meets Peppy Miller, a star-struck extra and aspiring actress. The two are attracted to each other and Peppy is given a small dancing role in his next picture. As their romance progresses, Valentin's producer has to cope with a love-struck star who is distracted on...
Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 08/12/2008
A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the biggest war film ever. After ballooning costs (and the out of control egos of the pampered cast) threaten to shut down the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia for "increased realism," where they inadvertently encounter real bad guys.
Scream 3

Scream 3 (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 02/03/2000
After surviving numerous attacks by knife-wielding maniacs, Sidney lays low as a telephone crisis counselor in a secluded Northern California compound. Meanwhile, a killer is on the loose on the set of horror movie "Stab 3," a film based on the brutal events of Sidney's life. As the body count rises, Sidney is eventually lured out of hiding and back to Los Angeles to help the police track down...
Ed Wood

Ed Wood (1994)

Rated: R Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 09/27/1994
Ed Wood, the brains behind 1959's "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and 1953's "Glen or Glenda?" gathers together a group of strange friends to make movies so terrible they have become classics.

Loin De Sunset Boulevard (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/06/2008
Taking place in the 1930s Soviet cinema world, centers on Constantin Dalmatov, a young assistant director who returns to Moscow from a long journey in the United States with his lover Mansourov, a famous homosexual film director. The Russian political police exerts loathsome blackmailing pressure on Dalmatov; and though he's allowed to realize his dreams of filming musicals, Dalmatov feels his...
Junk

Junk (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 03/13/2014
Kaveh and Raul are two B-movie co-writers who have suffered a bitter falling out. Kaveh lost his girlfriend, and spends his days getting high in his apartment, while Raul is off studying at Columbia University. But when one of their films, Islama-rama 2, is accepted by a film festival, the two ex-friends are forced to tentatively re-connect in order to pitch their script to the mysterious producer...

Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 11/29/2004
Explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years. Moving beyond "cult classic" and over several different generations, the film unearths countless people gathered under the banner of 'Ringer'--academics, musicians, movie stars, authors, filmmakers, and a plethora of pop junkies.
Congress

The Congress (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 07/02/2013
Stuck with a stalled career and two eccentric children to support, 43-year-old actress Robin Wright signs a lucrative contract with Paramount Studios to have herself scanned into a computer, enabling the studio to permanently own and control her image.
Baadasssss!

Baadasssss! (2004)

Rated: R Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 05/27/2004
Melvin Van Peebles stunned the world for the first time, with his debut feature, "The Story of a Three Day Pass." Filmed in France and selected as the French entry in the San Francisco Film Festival, Melvin's film was awarded the top prize. Saying it was controversial would be an understatement. In 1968 for a black man to walk up to the podium and accept the top festival award for a film he had to...
Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 03/31/1952
In 1927, dashing actor Don Lockwood and blonde bombshell Lina Lamont are one of Hollywood's favorite romantic teams, though Lina mistakenly believes that their on-screen love is for real. Don and his less famous partner Cosmo have worked their way to the top the hard way, through vaudeville, stunt work etc. When "The Jazz Player" arrives and sound changes everything in the movie business, Don is...

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006)

Rated: None Runtime: 240 minutes Release date: 08/31/2006
A portrait of one of the 20th century's most influential, controversial, and paradoxically mystifying artists. Andy Warhol, born in 1928, died in 1987 at age 58. As a newcomer to New York in the 1950s, he worked in fashion and advertising, illustrating shoes for I. Miller. His earliest paintings, inspired by advertising, reproduced Campbell soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, Superman comics and other...

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

Rated: R Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 04/24/2003
The 1970s was an extraordinary time of rebellion, of questioning every accepted idea: political activism, hedonism, protests, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, the civil rights movement, the music revolution, rage and liberation. Every standard by which we set our social and cultural clocks was either turned inside out or thrown away completely and reinvented. For American cinema, the...

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...

Kurosawa's Way (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2010

DGA Moments in Time (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014
In 1936 a small group of prominent screen directors pledged to work together to protect the economic and creative rights of filmmakers. Risking their careers, they came together to form the Screen Directors Guild, which later became the Directors Guild of America. The Guild struggled to receive formal recognition in Hollywood faced an internal battle over the Communist scare in 1950.
I Am Divine

I Am Divine (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/24/2013
Chubby Harris Glenn Milstead had always liked musicals, feminine pursuits and privately played "dress-up games" in his mother's clothes. After meeting a crowd of gay hipsters and freaks, Glenn began camping it up and met the man who was about to change his life - John Waters. Both obsessed with movies, they bonded over the films of Russ Meyer and Jayne Mansfield, and began to forge a new character...
He's Way More Famous Than You

He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
When former "Squid and the Whale" starlet, Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop, she realizes that something in her life has to change she has to become "way more famous!" So, armed with a stolen script and two pitchers of sangria, Halley enlists the help of her brother Ryan and the "gay guy from Ugly Betty" to make her own movie, starring herself and any...
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.

Creep (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013