Tag: 1980s

April 7, 2020 / Documentary

A documentary filmed in secret during the 1985 state of emergency in South Africa, exploring the problems of police violence and repression in South African townships via the testimonies of the victims and witnesses of these occurences, with particular focus on the effects of apartheid on children. The program also shows interviews with white South Africans and their own conflicting opinions of the situation. Included is an interview with Bishop Desmond Tutu.

March 29, 2020 / Documentary

A documentary on youth gang violence in Los Angeles and the special police detail which is designated to fight it.

March 23, 2020 / Drama

Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she’s killed someone, but isn’t sure, and now she’s wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory.

March 19, 2020 / Biography
March 19, 2020 / Adventure

A tale of passion and betrayal in which Samson, a judge of Israel who fled with his tribe during the Great Exodus from Egypt, uses his herculean strength in the fight against the Philistine oppressors. He is seduced by Delilah, a Philistine courtesan, who uses her cunning to discover the secret of her lover’s great power and then betrays him.

March 15, 2020 / Biography

The story of Ernie Kovacs, a talented radio and TV presenter and entertainer ahead of his time, who tried to make his shows as innovative and quirky as budget and censorship would allow. Ignored during life, celebrated after death.

March 14, 2020 / Comedy

Leo and Loree are a young couple and aspiring actors trying to succeed in show business. Leo’s career is hampered by his attitude, and Loree’s career is helped by her mother – an Oscar-winning actress – who has opened doors for her. In spite of their feelings for each other, the ups and downs of the couple’s professional lives affect their relationship.

March 14, 2020 / Foreign

This idiosyncratic view of Tokyo begins with a live mannequin in a store window and French actress Arielle Dombasle chatting with Marker as they wander around Tokyo. After Dombasle departs, the tape continues with footage from the Tokyo subway and an indoor market. Marker punctuates the tape throughout with playful visual and sound edits.