Nesibe lives with her parents on the outskirts of Istanbul; the family is poor, and her consistently unemployed father often takes out his frustration on the rest of the family. Nesbibe knows that there has to be something more to life, and she finds it—at the movies. As she recalls her childhood and adolescence, her own memories merge with scenes from the dozens of musicals, melodramas and romances she saw to fill her days and to escape the desperation of her home life. But as she moves into adulthood, the contradiction between Nesbibe’s cinematic dream life and everyday reality starts to affect her in unexpected ways. Based on a novel by co-director Füruzan, My Cinemas avoids sentimentality and movie nostalgia to show how, in its own way, the cinema can become a kind of trap.
Ross Lipman's new film frames an act of self-archiving within a larger, essayistic mediation on the relationship between experimental practice and independent arthouse cinema.
A poetic documentary about the lost film culture in the small villages on the Croatian islands during the second half of the last century.
In recent years, horror cinema has become an unavoidable phenomenon whether in America, Asia or Europe. Zombies, viruses and apocalypses have become familiar elements of popular culture. What do the horror films of the 2000's reveal about our world, about our politics, about ourselves? Why such a revival of horror today?
2013. Athens is in the midst of a financial crisis. The camera documents mournful images of dereliction, desolation, and decay in the city center and the suburbs. The open air cinemas of Athens resist; they thrive as landmarks and touristic attractions; they recover their initial traveling form and activity by filling backyards, parks, central squares, and becoming the connecting tissue of a terrified society in crisis. Will the open air cinemas of Athens, a cherished form of communal entertainment, keep on creating an oasis and an escape amidst the bleakness of everyday life, or will they suffer heavy blows from the recession?
A documentary directed by Oliver Schwehm.
All the major DC superheroes are starring in their own films, all but the Teen Titans, so Robin is determined to remedy this situation by getting over his role as a sidekick and becoming a movie star. Thus, with a few madcap ideas and an inspirational song in their hearts, the Teen Titans head to Hollywood to fulfill their dreams.
Sion Sono's Venice70: Future Reloaded short about the future of cinema.
A short video produced for Toho Cinemas featuring Minions from the Despicable Me franchise and Godzilla. The Minions interact with the Toho logo.
Eight hundred German filmmakers (cast and crew) fled the Nazis in the 1930s. The film uses voice-overs, archival footage, and film clips to examine Berlin's vital filmmaking in the 1920s; then it follows a producer, directors, composers, editors, writers, and actors to Hollywood: some succeeded and many found no work. Among those profiled are Erich Pommer, Joseph May, Ernst Lubitsch, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, and Peter Lorre. Once in Hollywood, these exiles helped each other, housed new arrivals, and raised money so others could escape. Some worked on anti-Nazi films, like Casablanca. The themes and lighting of German Expressionism gave rise in Hollywood to film noir.
Documentary - After starting his career producing religious film shorts, J. Arthur Rank went on to become Britain's first and only movie mogul with his establishment of the legendary Pinewood Studios. Narrated by Michael Caine, THE GOLDEN GONG chronicles Pinewood's rise to success. - Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde, Betty E. Box
An autobiographical documentary of myself and how I got started making movies. This is my own retrospective on how I got started making films and how my hobby evolved. It happens to be my 200th film so I thought the idea would be appropriate.
1952, Quebec -- Alys Robi, chanteuse au sommet de sa popularité et reconnue mondialement, est internée, malgré elle, par son père. Les autorités médicales lui prescrivent le seul remède pour une guérison possible: la lobotomie. Sous les lumières aveuglantes de la salle d'opération, Alys voit ses 28 ans de vie défiler sous ses yeux. À cinq ans, Alice Robitaille fait déjà fureur à Québec, sa ville natale. À 13 ans, elle part seule pour conquérir la grande ville, Montréal, sous le nom d'Alys Robi. Elle travaille d'abord au théatre National avec "La Poune" qui la prend sous son aile puis se joint à la troupe de Jean Grimaldi. Elle y rencontre Olivier Guimond, son premier grand amour. Ambitieuse, elle le quitte pour vivre une relation professionnelle et amoureuse avec Lucio Asgotini qui finira par lui briser le coeur.
A collection of unrelated sequences featuring people in various situations.
When a classmate is accidentally killed, real-life sisters Misty and Chelsea Mundae have to work together to try and hide the body. At a remote cabin in the hills they encounter Juli, who tests their loyalty.