Category: Documentary

May 6, 2022 / Documentary

Mark Rappaport completed his concise portrait of the legendary John Garfield in 2002, comprised (like much of his filmed essays) from existing film footage of the actor. Exceptionally engaging, Rappaport’s extraordinary short contains more insightful observations of its subject than many feature-length biographical documentaries.

May 5, 2022 / Documentary

An intimate portrait of actor-writer-director John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to his genius for studying and depicting the human character. In-depth, candid interviews with his wife and muse Gena Rowlands as well as his most trusted friends and co-workers like Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, Seymour Cassel, etc. Clips from Cassavetes’ greatest films, and many rare photos illustrate this touching documentary.

May 5, 2022 / Documentary

Sam Phelps, a New York State farmer takes a stand against the possible destruction of a nearby watershed, pointing out the need for thoughtful planning and careful land management.

April 21, 2022 / Documentary

A pictorial history of Washington D.C. through old prints, daguerreotypes and photographs as well as contemporary footage to depict the turbulent history the U.S. capital and the building of the Capitol.

April 15, 2022 / Documentary

A two-part collection of mostly European T.V. commercials directed by a variety of well-known directors from across Europe and the U.S. Compiled and produced by Jean-Marie Boursicot.

April 8, 2022 / Documentary

A witty, feature-length drama documentary in which Marcel Duchamp, who once compared his own mind to that of a master criminal, is investigated by Sherlock Holmes. Holmes comes out of retirement, and with the assistance of Dr. Watson, proceeds to delve into the mystery of Duchamp’s major work, the once notorious Large Glass (The Bride Stripped Bare by the Bachelors, even) 1915-23.

April 8, 2022 / Documentary

In the small fishing towns of Ghana the photographer’s studio is the place to go and get “snapped”. Here you can wear the latest fashion or pose in a grand setting with a long lost friend. So everybody will remember you at your best and later the photograph might be used to help create a cement tomb sculpture or a life-size painting on your grave. The studio is an essential part of people’s life and reputation.

March 31, 2022 / Documentary

Samoa consists of two major islands. Western Samoa is inhabited by a very proud race of people who don’t particularly like Westerners so tourism is not really encouraged. Catherine and John try to understand Fa Samoa, the source of intense pride in their culture. They visit Robert Louis Stevenson’s house. They witness the Samoan art of tattooing, covering most of body. Charlie is of chiefly caste. He introduces us to Samoan culture and finds the most beautiful seascapes – the sort of sights that shape our image of the South Pacific.