When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.
Candy and Lonnie Earl are just crazy about each other. The problem: she's married to Roy and he's married to Darlene. So far it's been a secret affair. But that's about to change, because this foursome is driving cross-country and headed for some big surprises.
Ben is about to turn 30 and on his way to what everyone else tells him is a great life. He’s been with his girlfriend Amy for 6 years and is about to propose, and looks to be in line to take over her father’s practice. But a chance meeting with a mysterious and beautiful woman named Nadia changes everything, as Ben and Nadia begin to connect when they fall asleep, going on journeys through their memories together. As they begin to realize they’ve been meeting in their dreams since they were children, Ben must choose between the perfect life on paper, or the girl of his dreams.
In this era of digital communication, 16-year-old Madeleine and her four eclectic friends are negotiating the emotional turbulence of teenage life in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts by creating and posting YouTube video diaries. The diaries are a microscopic look into the contemporary landscape of adolescence; sexual confusion, dubious antics, and existential angst. Mad is the center of her single mother, Iris' struggle to parent and produce a living, as a visual artist. This pursuit often includes Mad and her friends' participation in the creation of Iris' edgy paintings. Iris is the eccentric, breezy mom every kid wants. Mad's reality is shattered when she discovers that Iris has a serious illness. Forced into adulthood, Mad grapples with these harsh circumstances as her friends rally around her. They accompany Mad on her journey, inspired by the links she uncovers to her mother's surprising past.
A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
An artistically shot film that slowly blurs the boundaries between dreams and reality as it builds into an unnerving then touching climax.
By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast ," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.
Chrysis, a Greek priestess, is being fanned by her servant, who helps her get dressed before they both walk off.
In the fall of 2014, Sam Harris staged a series of live events—in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco—to coincide with the publication of his book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. In these talks, Harris discussed a range of experiences that have traditionally been considered “spiritual”—in particular the phenomenon of self-transcendence. Although such experiences tell us nothing about the origins of the cosmos, they confirm some well-established truths about the human mind: Our conventional sense of self is an illusion; positive emotions, such as compassion and serenity, are teachable skills; and the way we think can profoundly influence our lives and the lives of others.
A mysterious, misfit family readies a feast for a group of visiting outlanders. As they shuffle through ritualistic preparations, shadows reveal each creature- one menacing, one wounded, and one worn, stewards of an old tradition.
During a lecture tour to London, an American psychologist decides to look up her hitherto unknown half-sister and find out about her father who died 10 years earlier. But as she delves into the truth surrounding her father's death she encounters a family that has created a wall of secrecy and lies.
If you had a second chance at life, would you take it? Sullivan Daniels (Jeff Allin), an artist known for his harsh religious paintings, chose a bizarre experimental surgery over his faith to save him from terminal cancer. Now his hands can't paint, his wife (Hope Lambert) won't touch him, his mother (Helen Hedman) believes he should be dead, and his best friend (Ray Ficca) keeps trying to get him to re-join the living. Only his beautiful student (Elizabeth Jernigan) can rescue him from his life-saving decision.
A unique story on the discovery of a 40-thousand-year-old, perfectly preserved baby woolly mammoth. Cutting edge science and Arctic adventure come alive in this story of a unique discovery: a perfectly preserved baby woolly mammoth that suddenly appears on a Siberian riverbank, triggering an extraordinary investigation into her life and death at the end of the Ice Age. Solving the mystery of her origins unites men whose lives are worlds apart except for their link to the woolly mammoth.
With the publication of the Ophthalmographia in 1632, the Amsterdam physician Vopiscus Fortunatus Plempius sheds new light on the age-old question of how seeing works. His answer is an invitation to experiment: Enter with me into a darkened room and prepare the eye of a freshly slaughtered cow. He emphasizes that anyone may carry out this experiment, at home, "demanding little effort and expense." “And you, standing in the darkened room, behind the eye, shall see a painting that perfectly represents all objects from the outside world,” promises Plempius. In the short film In Waking Hours we see historian Katrien Vanagt - who studied the Latin writings of this Plempius - cloaked in the skin of a 21st-century disciple of Plempius. Her cousin, filmmaker Sarah Vanagt, is there and captures how this modern "Plempia" meticulously follows her teacher's instructions. Thus, in a dark kitchen in Brussels, they become witnesses at the birth of images upon the eye.
British folk quartet Waking the Witch brews up a potent live show in this concert from their "Boys from the Abattoir" tour, filmed at Leeds's City Varieties. Accompanied by bassist Jon Short and drummer Mick Bedford, the ladies perform "Only Human," "Spring Song," "Through and Through," "Horse to Water," among other tracks. Jon Burr (harmonica) and Fluff (strings) make guest appearances. The program also includes an interview with the band.
A 1925 film directed by James Cruze.
The rock 'n' roll lifestyle of Phil Varone -- former Skid Row and Saigon Kick drummer -- crashes and burns in this riveting documentary from journalist and filmmaker Fabio Jafet. Following the rocker through four years of drug abuse and wall-to-wall sex, Jafet's unflinching lens captures Varone's outrageous highs, hellish lows and the pitfalls on the path to fame. Temple of Brutality, F5 and Fivespeed contribute to the hard-driving soundtrack.
Czech teacher Peter experiences journey into the past to late 80´s to recover his true love Eliška. At present he´s nothing but relationship´s loser so he tries to find his true love at least at the past. During his journey he passes not just through relationship´s problem but thanks to his radical opinions also encounters problems with communists, even if he knows already from the future that totalitarian regime won´t last forever.