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Showing posts with label Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Media. Show all posts

Aug 15, 2019

Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)


Page One: Inside The New York Times deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism's metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent. Meanwhile, their editors and publishers grapple with existential challenges from players like WikiLeaks, new platforms ranging from Twitter to tablet computers, and readers' expectations that news online should be free. But rigorous journalism is thriving. Page One gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the "daily miracle" of a great news organization.

Aug 13, 2019

Geek, and You Shall Find (2019)


After attending a local comic book convention, three filmmakers are so moved by the stories shared with them by cosplayers that they decide to investigate geek culture even further. Attending other conventions across the country and speaking with legendary creators such as Kevin Eastman, Stan Lee and George R.R. Martin, the trio not only begins to find answers to why people gravitate towards superheroes and stories about superheroes, but how being a geek could help them live deeper, richer lives. Geek, and You Shall Find tells the stories behind the creation of several popular stories including Superman, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In sharing how these characters and their worlds came to be, creators reveal how often they have been inspired by real-life social ills. Most importantly, by continuing to speak with fans who have been inspired by these creations, this film reveals how superheroes have the potential to combat these social issues as well.

Aug 10, 2019

Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000)


A documentary primarily focusing on the filming and release of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Aug 8, 2019

COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages (2016)


An exciting documentary about the world of comic books told through interviews of the creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, indie publishers, and the passionate fans who have made it the phenomenon that it is today. Starring Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Mark Waid and more!

Aug 6, 2019

The Walkers Among Us (2015)


With The Walking Dead franchise at the peak of it's popularity, Documentarians Cris Macht and Ian Vacek explore and examine why humanity is obsessed with the "zombie apocalypse". Cris and Ian interview fans that have been there since the comic book debuted in 2003 to the living rooms of the casual fan of the TV show across America, as well as everything in between including Cosplayers, Collectors, A fan that built his own Daryl Dixon Motorcycle, A pilgrimage to the filming locations in Georgia, The Convention Circuit, Cast and Crew members, and more! The film also explores that fans of the show are more than just crazy zombie lovers, it examines that community and friendships are formed over their love for the series as well as that fans have hope that humanity will always prevail in the worst case situations.

Jul 29, 2019

Obit. (2016)


Obit is the first documentary to look into the world of newspaper obituaries, via the obituary desk at The New York Times. Arguably the best obituary writers in the world, the staff, led by longtime editor William McDonald, honour lives lived, with great variety, humor and pathos.

Jul 27, 2019

Game of Thrones: The Story So Far (2019)


Catch up on events from the first seven seasons of Game of Thrones, as fans and cast members past and present take you through the story so far.

The Laughter Life (2018)


A look at a week in the professional life of several young comedians who write and star in a popular sketch comedy television show entitled, "Studio C," which has already garnered over one billion views on YouTube. The documentary explores the tension in creating comedy that will satisfy the demands of the network.

Jul 26, 2019

Vlogumentary (2016)


Directed by Matthew Testa and executive produced by Morgan Spurlock and Shay Carl Butler, VLOGUMENTARY is a feature-length documentary that explores the media revolution of vlogging by following some of YouTube's top vloggers to find out what really happens behind the camera. Step into the world of vlogging and see how their passion to share has changed their lives, their fans, and invented an entirely new entertainment genre. Featuring Shay Carl, Charles Trippy, Gaby Dunn and Mikey Murphy, along with interviews with leading industry experts and some of YouTube's biggest stars today, including GloZell, Grace Helbig, Hank Green, Joey Graceffa, sWooZie and more.

Gold Blooded (2018)


Dakota Fred Hurt, Dustin Hurt and the Richardson brothers battle nature, time, and death itself to strike gold under a huge waterfall. This epic documentary covers what Fred and Dustin were up to since they left the reality TV show that made them famous, and before their latest reality TV show.

Jul 24, 2019

The Bandit (2016)



Burt Reynolds and other crew members from the 1977 classic "Smokey and the Bandit" share their experiences with the late director and stuntman Hal Needham.

Jul 22, 2019

Birth of the Living Dead (2013)



In 1968 a young college drop-out and aspiring filmmaker named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low-budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and invented the modern movie zombie, which has spawned legions of films, books, comics, and video games, generating billions of dollars. Night of the Living Dead is not only internationally recognized as an art film, revered for its groundbreaking treatment of American race relations and allegorical references to the Vietnam war, the film still maintains its cult status as a classic horror masterpiece. The film made history when it simultaneously screened at MOMA and the notorious grind-house theater circuit on 42nd Street. Since its release Night of the Living Dead has been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress and the National Film Registry. Rob Kuhns' feature documentary BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD goes beyond just being a tribute to director George Romero's work, to explore a critical moment in the American experience and the notion that horror acts as a reflection of national anxiety. The film details how Romero gathered an unlikely team of real Pittsburgh citizens -- police officers, iron workers, teachers, housewives and a roller-rink owner -- to shoot in a revolutionary guerrilla style that became a cinematic landmark and one of the most visceral and influential horror films ever made.

Notfilm (2015)



In 1964 author Samuel Beckett set out on one of the strangest ventures in cinematic history: his embattled collaboration with silent era genius Buster Keaton on the production of a short, titleless avant-garde film. Beckett was nearing the peak of his fame, which would culminate in his receiving a Nobel Prize five years later. Keaton, in his waning years, never lived to see Beckett's canonization. The film they made along with director Alan Schneider, renegade publisher Barney Rosset, and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman, has been the subject of praise, condemnation, and controversy for decades. Yet the eclectic participants are just one part of a story that stretches to the very birth of cinema, and spreads out to our understanding of human consciousness itself. NOTFILM is the feature-length movie on FILM's production and its philosophical implications, utilizing additional outtakes, never before heard audio recordings of the production meetings, and other rare archival elements.

Jul 19, 2019

Doc of the Dead (2014)



An EPIX Original Documentary from the makers of The People vs. George Lucas that delves deep into the evolution of the zombie genre in Film, Television and Literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture. Featuring George Romero, Simon Pegg, Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks and many others.

The Bits of Yesterday (2018)



In this panoptic documentary on the niche culture of the retro video game collector, follow gaming enthusiasts and fans as they relive their childhood memories, make new ones and champion to keep an antiquated media format alive.

Shirkers (2018)



Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique--or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona. More than two decades after Cardona disappeared, Tan, now a novelist in L.A., returns to the country of her youth and to the memories of a man who both enabled and thwarted her dreams. Magically, too, she returns to the film itself, revived in a way she never could have imagined.

Sad Hill Unearthed (2017)



A documentary following film fans working to restore the set of the climatic graveyard scene from the iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

Jul 14, 2019

Side by Side (2012)



Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in Side by Side. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.

Jul 2, 2019

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)



Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Jul 1, 2019

World of Darkness (2017)



An in-depth look into how the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade created a phenomenon in the 1990's - a zeitgeist that helped shape film, literature, fashion, club culture, and ultimately fans, whose lives it forever altered.


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