A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings.
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Short film about a spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as it rotates. The messages, in French, feature puns and whimsical rhymes and alliteration. The final message comments on the spiral motif itself.
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the screen tests of the would-be actors.
In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. CINEMA VERITE tells the behind-the-scenes story of the groundbreaking documentary "An American Family," which chronicled the lives of the Louds in the early 1970s and catapulted the Santa Barbara family to notoriety while creating a new television genre: the reality TV series.
A queue at the ATM machine, a displaced family after a seismic shock that has half-washed their home, a tour within an art gallery, moments of everyday life that become the cues for the emergence of comic, farce, paradoxical situations – trademarks of one of the most successful Italian comic groups.
Venice Film Festival 1979
A man prepares an old ritual in a temple abandoned by its followers.
An animation short by Viktor Kubal.
Soviet propaganda cartoon from WW2. Hitler, introduced by Charlie Chaplin, is ridiculed in three short skits.
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema offers an introduction into some of Žižek's most exciting ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality, subjectivity, desire, materiality and cinematic form. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humour.
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.
Part 3 of Godard's 8 part examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century.
Sybille, an accomplished actress, is given the chance to direct a film based on her own screenplay. Everything seems to go well at first. Her producers, two sisters, are two wacky but lovable characters, and Sybille dives into the adventure with them, putting aside her family life. But, from the unlikely choice of actresses, the successive rewrites of the script and the financial issues, the wonderful dream turns into a nightmare. Ever the optimist, Sybille will realise too late that her whimsical and totally crazy producers are going to drag her in their madness ... One thing is certain, nothing will happen as planned.
This eye-opening and bittersweet chronicle of the Yugoslavian film industry recounts how the cinema was used—often with direct intervention from President Josip Broz Tito—to create and recreate the young nation’s history, replete with heroes and myths that didn’t always hew closely to reality.
Tim Heidecker reviews the latest movies in theaters with a special guest.
Mark Kermode reveals the film-making tricks and techniques behind classic movie genres, from romcoms to horrors.
Children's Cinema is a Canadian children's film television series which aired on CBC Television from 1969 to 1975.
Cinema AZN was a weekly half-hour program, hosted by Marie-France Arcilla, broadcast on AZN Television until that network ceased broadcasting in April 2008. With AZN's closedown, the program's fate is unknown. Cinema AZN mixed popular entertainment, informed reporting, and featured some of Asia's biggest stars such as Tony Leung, Stephen Chow, Amitabh Bachchan, Zhang Ziyi and Joan Chen; and major filmmakers such as Wong Kar-wai, Hayao Miyazaki, Jackie Chan, Zhang Yimou and Im Kwon-Taek. Cinema AZN was produced by Woo Art International, a New York-based production company, in association with Asian CineVision, a non-profit media arts organization.
Casino Cinema is a Spike programming block hosted by Steve Schirripa and Beth Ostrosky. The show, which was played around the commercial breaks of a film, featured the hosts teaching the audience how to play a casino game.
Cinema Varieties was a television program on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network which was shown on Sunday nights at 8:30pm ET from September 1949 to November 1949. Clips from old movies were shown on this 30-minute program.
Bloodsucking Cinema is a 2008 documentary about vampire movies and it has horror directors talking about the genre. It is an Anchor Bay Entertainment film and it aired on Starz fear fest. It was released on September 23, 2008.
Cinema Insomnia is a nationally syndicated American television series presented by horror host Mr. Lobo.
Deadly Cinema is an award-winning television series which aired on NTTV from 2003 to 2005.
Canadian Cinema is a Canadian film television series which aired on CBC Television in 1974.
Cinema Cool is an American talk show that was co-created by Travis Baker, Richard Tanne and Joe Lindquist. Baker writes and produces, Lindquist edits and directs, and Tanne hosts.
13 episode series created by PBS to commemorate 100 years of movie-going.