Tag: 1960s

September 18, 2021 / Peplum

The events that culminated with the Passion of Christ seen from the perspective of Pontius Pilate, the Procurator of Judea who unwillingly condemned Christ to death. Based on the biblical Gospel of John.

September 18, 2021 / Drama
September 18, 2021 / Epic

Adaptation of the poem about the gaucho Martín Fierro by Argentine writer José Hernández. When Martín Fierro returns to the family ranch, he finds it abandoned. He then remembers his peaceful life until he was forcibly recruited to serve in the border army, from which he ended up deserting. A voice-over recites Hernández’s verses, recounts the confrontations with the Indians and denounces the social injustices and authoritarianism that prevail with the most humble.

September 3, 2021 / Drama

Three Truman Capote stories are presented in this anthology: In “Miriam,” a heartbroken nanny is told she isn’t needed to care for a new child. In “Among the Paths to Eden,” a lonely old woman visits a cemetery and meets a widower placing flowers on his late wife’s grave. In “A Christmas Memory,” a boy and his aunt prepare for Christmas by making fruitcakes for their family in small-town, pre–World War II Alabama.

September 1, 2021 / Arthouse

The story of a man who finds himself in a hospital with a suspicion of a serious illness. He is rethinking his life so far, and his encounters with close and foreign people also create the image of the society of the 1960s, full of hope and disillusionment. The author raises here the basic problems of human existence, questions of freedom, loneliness, non-communicativeness, the search for the heroes’ own identity and their place in society. 

September 1, 2021 / Biography

Trying to shake his troubled past and start a new honest life, Floyd loses his job because of that past. With nowhere to go but back home in Oklahoma he gets news that his father’s been murdered and the local sheriff lets the killer off with a self-defense plea. Bent on revenge, Floyd does what he must which leads him down a dark road littered with robbing banks and loose women. Floyd’s final days are anything BUT pretty!

August 27, 2021 / Documentary

While on assignment to document poverty in Brazil for Life magazine, African American photographer Gordon Parks encountered one of the most important subjects of his career: Flávio da Silva. Parks featured the resourceful, ailing boy, who lived with his family in one of Rio’s working-class neighborhoods known as favelas, in his 1961 photo essay “Freedom’s Fearful Foe: Poverty.” His reportage resulted in donations from Life readers but also sparked controversy.

August 14, 2021 / War