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.
Made as a tribute to the poet-painter Henri Michaux who died in 1985, this animated short film is inspired by one of his books, Mouvements (Gallimard, 1951), and offers an unusual rapprochement between an exceptional practice of writing and painting and the art of animation and cinema. Techniques: real shots and engraving on film.
An interpretation of The Confessions of Saint Augustine, featuring an ordinary middle-aged man who undergoes a conversion experience while watching an experimental film. The film is by Al Rutcurts (think about it) and Earl is so bored that his mind starts to wander.
A little manikin (made of a few twists of stubby wire) juggles balls around him, always preferring the biggest and brightest and overlooking a plain white one, the oddball. It is only when the other balls turn fickle and elude his grasp that he discovers the worth of the little white ball.
Using rear-screen process plates from classic Warner Bros. film noirs, a young man (in color) searches for his past through black-and-white scenes from classic Hollywood movies like “The Big Sleep,” “Mildred Pierce,” and “Strangers on a Train”. Filmmaker Mark Rappaport evocatively plays with the themes of noir while contemporizing the stakes involved by utilizing extensive rear projection to remarkable effect (actors — in color — against black-and-white backgrounds photographed in high definition).
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.
Depicts the quality of life in a small American town in Iowa, which is representative of thousands of such towns across the United States. Illustrates an old farm couple’s memories of play, work, family life, courtship, and marriage.
A compelling examination of the lives of three artists forced to work in secret while living in Nazi death camps during WWII: Jan Komski, Dinah Gottliebova, and Felix Nussbaum, who more than fifty years ago witnessed and painted the horrors of the Holocaust.