The documentary follows four salesmen as they travel across New England and southeast Florida trying to sell expensive Bibles door-to-door in low-income neighborhoods and attend a meeting in Chicago. The film focuses in particular on the struggles of salesman Paul Brennan, a middle-aged Irish-American Catholic from Jamaica Plain, Boston, who struggles to maintain his […]
A fascinating, little behind the scenes look at one of the greatest horror films ever made. Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Vivian filmed this 35 minute gem with, appropriately enough, a 35mm camera. Vivian focuses not so much on her celebrated father’s process, but his effect on the people under his command. You’ll see Jack Nicholson’s brilliance as […]
Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. The title “Koyaanisqatsi” is a Hopi Indian word meaning “life out of balance.” Personally speaking, this is one of the most mesmerizing works of art I’ve ever seen. The film consists […]
Here’s one of the best documentary films you’ll see… Donald Crowhurst was a British businessman and amateur sailor who died while competing in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, a single-handed, round-the-world yacht race. Crowhurst had entered the race in hopes of winning a cash prize from The Sunday Times to aid his failing business. […]
“So many people in America think this does not affect them. They’ve been convinced that these programs are only targeted at suspected terrorists. … I think that’s wrong. … Our programs are not perfect, and it is inevitable that totally innocent Americans are going to be affected by these programs,” former CIA Assistant General Counsel […]
Countdown to Zero is a documentary film released in 2010 which argues that the likelihood of the use of nuclear weapons has increased since the end of the Cold War due to terrorism, nuclear proliferation, theft of nuclear materials and weapons, and other factors.
Interesting insight into one of the great minds of film-making, Frederico Fellini. Here he discusses making motion pictures and his unorthodox methods. He describes his artistic inspirations and takes us to one of those, the Colisseum at night. We also go with him on a subway ride past Roman ruins, to the Appian Way, to […]
Scratch is a documentary film, directed and edited by Doug Pray. The film explores the world of the hip-hop DJ. From the birth of hip-hop, when pioneering DJ’s began extending breaks on their party records (which helped inspire break dancing and rap), to the invention of scratching and beat-juggling vinyl, to its more recent explosion […]