A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings.
Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the screen tests of the would-be actors.
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
A queue at the ATM machine, a displaced family after a seismic shock that has half-washed their home, a tour within an art gallery, moments of everyday life that become the cues for the emergence of comic, farce, paradoxical situations – trademarks of one of the most successful Italian comic groups.
In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. CINEMA VERITE tells the behind-the-scenes story of the groundbreaking documentary "An American Family," which chronicled the lives of the Louds in the early 1970s and catapulted the Santa Barbara family to notoriety while creating a new television genre: the reality TV series.
Short film about a spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as it rotates. The messages, in French, feature puns and whimsical rhymes and alliteration. The final message comments on the spiral motif itself.
Having portrayed the Cinema Snob for years, Craig Golightly releases his own theatrical film. When it flops, Craig, the film's drunken director and two other YouTube celebrities set out on a cross country trip to save their careers.
In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an unsuccessful filmmaker, spots a beautiful young woman, and recognizes her : she is the main actress in the film he has just seen. The life of this wavering and distressed young man strangely echoes the one of the young man from the beginning...
A Mexican-American filmmaker living in the city of Los Angeles, and in search of his identity, decides to travel to Mexico City, where he senses that he will find the muse he needs as a key to finish his movie.
Cinema Novo is a movie-essay that investigates poetically the most important movement of Latin America cinema, through the thoughts of its main auteurs: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Glauber Rocha, Leon Hirszman, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Ruy Guerra, Walter Lima Jr., Paulo César Saraceni, among others.
An animation short by Viktor Kubal.
A man prepares an old ritual in a temple abandoned by its followers.
A chronological look at films by, for, or about gays and lesbians in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, Kenneth Anger's "Fireworks" to "Brokeback Mountain". Talking heads, anchored by critic and scholar B. Ruby Rich, are interspersed with an advancing timeline and with clips from two dozen films. The narrative groups the pictures around various firsts, movements, and triumphs: experimental films, indie films, sex on screen, outlaw culture and bad guys, lesbian lovers, films about AIDS and dying, emergence of romantic comedy, transgender films, films about diversity and various cultures, documentaries and then mainstream Hollywood drama. What might come next?
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema offers an introduction into some of Žižek's most exciting ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality, subjectivity, desire, materiality and cinematic form. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humour.
Tenor Andrea Bocelli pays tribute to songs from movies with accompaniment by David Foster.
1942, in the middle of Northeastern Brazil, two very different men meet along the road: Johan, an aspirin salesman avoiding the German draft, and Ranulpho, a rural Brazilian seeking escape from the drought.
A short film in which the story of a boy and a priest in Amsterdam is told.
Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.
Mark Kermode reveals the film-making tricks and techniques behind classic movie genres, from romcoms to horrors.
Children's Cinema is a Canadian children's film television series which aired on CBC Television from 1969 to 1975.
13 episode series created by PBS to commemorate 100 years of movie-going.
Given: 1976-1999: The French society of movie directors (SRF - Société des Réalisateurs de Films) boycotts the awards ceremony to express their disapprobation on the future agreement Canal+ - Murdoch like on the legal decision on the business TPS-Channel+, bringing the system of financing in French cinema into question. 2006: The ceremony is delayed for about 20 minutes by a demonstration of film workers. About 200 protesters make their case outside while a dozen activists seeking more rights for temporary employees are rushing the stage.
Bloodsucking Cinema is a 2008 documentary about vampire movies and it has horror directors talking about the genre. It is an Anchor Bay Entertainment film and it aired on Starz fear fest. It was released on September 23, 2008.
Canadian Cinema is a Canadian film television series which aired on CBC Television in 1974.
Cinema Cool is an American talk show that was co-created by Travis Baker, Richard Tanne and Joe Lindquist. Baker writes and produces, Lindquist edits and directs, and Tanne hosts.
Cinema AZN was a weekly half-hour program, hosted by Marie-France Arcilla, broadcast on AZN Television until that network ceased broadcasting in April 2008. With AZN's closedown, the program's fate is unknown. Cinema AZN mixed popular entertainment, informed reporting, and featured some of Asia's biggest stars such as Tony Leung, Stephen Chow, Amitabh Bachchan, Zhang Ziyi and Joan Chen; and major filmmakers such as Wong Kar-wai, Hayao Miyazaki, Jackie Chan, Zhang Yimou and Im Kwon-Taek. Cinema AZN was produced by Woo Art International, a New York-based production company, in association with Asian CineVision, a non-profit media arts organization.
Deadly Cinema is an award-winning television series which aired on NTTV from 2003 to 2005.
Casino Cinema is a Spike programming block hosted by Steve Schirripa and Beth Ostrosky. The show, which was played around the commercial breaks of a film, featured the hosts teaching the audience how to play a casino game.
Cinema Insomnia is a nationally syndicated American television series presented by horror host Mr. Lobo.
Cinema Varieties was a television program on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network which was shown on Sunday nights at 8:30pm ET from September 1949 to November 1949. Clips from old movies were shown on this 30-minute program.