A journey of self-discovery through a series of repeated vignettes that dissect physical space and personal history
The Bowery becomes a nexus of shattered dreams when a merchant has 72 hours to pay his rent.
Kalle Magnus Berg is a kind bailiff in Gamla Stan (Old Town) in Stockholm. He helps out "clients" by supporting them with money from his own pocket. His neighbor is a jazz musician who plays at a restaurant for a living.
Narrator John Nesbitt reminisces about his hometown and childhood in this short film.
In one of the narrow streets of the Old town of Stockholm lies hotel City. It's inhabited by mysterious characters such as 'Greven', 'Blomman' and others. The police inspector Göransson is chasing a jewel thief, 'Diamond-Lasse'.
Dirty Old Town is a day in the life of Ted Leo, with the Pharmacists, as he descends on Coney Island, NY. Ted Leo mixes his punk politics, intricate songwriting and blistering guitar work and spits them out as earnest catchy-as-hell rock. The full-length concert film is mixed with in-depth interviews with Ted Leo and images of one of the most unique places in America.
A drunk mouse dances out of a newspaper office and posts leaflets advertising a Hot Time.
This wartime public information film combines impressive shots of industrial poverty with inspiring words scripted by Dylan Thomas, proffering new housing and better lives after the war.
Travelogue by Andre de la Varre from 1938 of towns and historic sites along the French Normandy coast. Cathedrals and religious ceremonies in towns along the River Seine, such as Fecamp, Rouen, Les Andelys, and Lisieux.
Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in a bad part of town, and chased by a pack of vicious dogs. Last, we have Helgenberger confronting a stalker at the answering service where she works the night shift.
The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town was a serial written by Spike Milligan and Ronnie Barker that ran every week on The Two Ronnies sketch show in 1976 on BBC One. It featured a Jack the Ripper style madman stalking the streets of Victorian London, who killed or stunned his victims by blowing them a raspberry. The title was preceded by the words "Chopper Films Presents", a parody of Hammer Films, and the writing of the serial was credited to "Spike Milligan and a gentleman". The 'Gentleman' listed as the co-writer was Gerald Wiley, the pseudonym used by Ronnie Barker as a comedy writer. The story originated in an episode of Six Dates with Barker, broadcast on 15 January 1971, with Alan Curtis playing the role of The Phantom. The voice providing the raspberry of the title is attributed to David Jason who starred with Barker in Open All Hours although some sources claim the noise effect was supplied by Milligan himself. One episode featured Ronnie Corbett as the diminutive yet domineering Queen Victoria and Barker as her browbeaten son "Edward, Prince of Wales", which was a parody of the recent TV series starring Timothy West.