In 1989, a breakthrough in "advanced parasitic research" on Cuttyhunk Island gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising, as subjects experienced heightened physical and mental strength and awareness. But - something in the experiment went horribly wrong, and the island mysteriously lost three quarters of its population.
The rise and downfall of a family over the course of 20 years, in one living room, in a single shot.
'Growth" is an exploration of the universality of growing up through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. Captured entirely from above and featuring over 75 unique individuals, this short meditative documentary explores the complexity, subtlety, and beauty of growing up.
16mm film (b&w/color)
Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian's neglected bathroom, works to win Ian's trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. With The Mold's help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he's been ogling through his peephole, Leah, and he manages to find a slice of happiness despite his unnatural circumstances. But Ian starts to receive strange messages from his old and broken down TV set that make him realize that The Mold may not be as helpful as it seems to be, and strange characters combined with stranger events cast Ian's life in the shadow of an epic battle between good and evil that Ian is only partially aware of.
Carinthia, Slovenia, in the 18th century. Ozbej, having finished school, returns to Krnice Manor, where Father tells him that now he is to stay at home because he has decided to make him the future master of the whole estate. Meta, a new and attractive maid, comes to Krnice and Ozbej falls in love with her. Meta becomes pregnant but Ozbej's mother curses her and his father has her tortured and chases her away from the manor. Ozbej cannot forget Meta; he meets her in the forest and tells her that, just because of her, he is willing to give up the Krnice estate. Soon Meta becomes pregnant again. In the meantime, Father finds a bride for his son, who, on the wedding day, runs away. Ozbej goes to see his children in Meta's cottage. Soon afterwards he visits his father and tells him that he has given up Krnice. Still, Father would not allow him to get married to Meta. Then the court orders Meta to be whipped again but she would still not give up Ozbej and Krnice. Meta and Ozbej go on...
A middle school boy, who likes to snap photos of things he fancies, and then draws pictures of them. On his usual route home, he spots the girl he likes with another boy. The balance between his delusions and reality is in constant flux.
An old man's daily routine and the things he encounters.
Amid the arboreal giants and temperate organisms of a primeval rain forest lurks an elusive luminous force.
Winemaker son, Charlie Marshall left Burgundy to become a Parisian renowned winemaker, author of a successful guide whose notes are annually tremble vineyards. But in Côte-d'Or, his father lost the taste of wine and mistakes the family winery rush towards bankruptcy. At first reluctant, Charlie returns to Burgundy. It must his boots and shoes back up his sleeves and become winemaker confront a profession he does not know, under the skeptical gaze of his father. Between unpredictable weather and a delicate variety, Charlie will have to prove to his father that he is worthy of this land passed from generation to generation in their family. It is easy to note a wine, but how do we do a great wine?
A sex education film produced for children in US schools.
One of the first to use the techniques of cinematography to study biological phenomena, Comandon accelerated his films, originally shot frame by frame, to depict a detailed view of nature only visible through the mechanical eye of the camera.
Tells about two children who eagerly await the birth of a family of kittens. Covers an eight-week span, showing the kittens being born, learning to crawl, drinking milk, and eating meat. For primary and elementary grades.
Explains the natural influences affecting the location and growth of cities. Describes with animated maps, the gradual growth of American cities from trading centers to modern metropolitan areas. Points out the advantages of decentralization and city planning.
Made at what is now Imperial College School of Medicine, this film was intended to document the effects of Glaxo’s Griseofulvin drug on a ringworm-infected thumbnail (although to the untrained eye it looks distinctly like a toe!) over a period of six months. Out of context, the gruesome close-up and mesmerising time-lapse photography evoke an art installation or avant-garde body horror film.
When a shy young man arrives on her doorstep, Alice Hartley grabs the chance to escape from her loveless marriage. She and Michael open a Growth Centre with a difference - offering sex, drugs and personalised water births.
Children from infancy to six years of age perform tasks designed by Jean Piaget and his collaborators which reveal how intellectual thought develops and manifests itself in early childhood. Dr. Celia Stendler Lavatelli narrates.
Water shortages, hunger, peak oil, species extinction, and even increasing depression are all symptoms of a deeper problem – addiction to unending growth in a world that has limits. GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth goes way beyond prescribing Band-Aids to slow the bleeding. This film examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from reacting rationally to the evidence current levels of population and consumption are unsustainable.