Yo-han is the son of a Christian minister. Following his father's career, he joins the seminary without much enthusiasm, then drops out. After doing his military service as a KATUSA, he teaches at the U.S. educational center. When he is given a job teaching in America, he hastily marries in preparation for the move. He is suddenly struck blind, then begins contemplating suicide. Instead he has a religious vision and dedicates himself to the ministry, and opens a church for the blind.
From Life of Brian to Rev, our country holds a strong tradition of Christian based comedy. Meanwhile, over on the stand-up circuit, comedians from Bill Hicks to Ricky Gervais have helped to establish Christianity as a favorite subject for atheists. To mark Holy Week, Ann Widdecombe looks at some of our favorite comedies to see why Christianity is such ripe material for comedy.
Elvis: The Complete Story is a unique look at all 33 feature films made by the one and only ‘King of Rock and Roll’. The familiar history takes on a new and vibrant feel as the words and thoughts of Elvis guide you through his meteoric rise to worldwide fame. From his dirt-poor childhood in the rural south, to his gift to the world of a new kind of music. We ride the souped up Cadillac of success from the backroads of Memphis to the gold paved streets of Hollywood. Film Clips and scenes from his pictures highlight Presley’s rise to fame and provide a look at the real Elvis behind the mask of the superstar.
Mr. Parto gambles away his house and then dies, but his spirit continues to "help" his doctor son by causing him as much misfortune as possible.
The film tells the story of His Holyness the Dalai Lama
"Comping (an abbreviation of accompanying) is a term used in jazz music to describe the chords, rhythms, and countermelodies that keyboard players (piano or organ) or guitar players use to support a jazz musician's improvised solo or melody lines. The term is also used for the action of accompanying, and for left hand part of a solo pianist."
Experimental computer imagery
Includes geysers, wildlife, seasons, history, 1988 fires and more
A short film by Joe Christ
The Yoshinkan Complete Set of Techniques is regarded as the most complete collection of Aikido techniques on any video set. Techniques are demonstrated by Soke Gozo Shioda and instruction is performed and explained by top Yoshinkan instructors: Tsutomu Chida, Hitoshi Nakano, and Tsuneo Ando. Full English narration.
bonus live DVD included with the limited edition of Midnight's Satanic Royalty cd
Jan Oxenberg’s charmingly raw, politically-charged and remarkably funny celebration of the American lesbian experience validates the nuanced voice of a community otherwise underrepresented in the Wild West of mid-’70s independent filmmaking. In an attempt to combat the pervasive misconception of the “humorless, angry feminist,” the vignettes in A Comedy in Six Unnatural Acts experiment with self-aware yet playful depictions of common stereotypes, such as the “Stompin’ Dyke” or the butch-femme couple. In the process, Oxenberg’s short film reclaims those insults and assumptions as newfound, loaded weapons—to deploy on her own terms, of course. (UCLA Film & Television Archive)
April 1994 in the Lacandona Jungle, Chiapas, México. The Zapatista women talk about the living conditions of Mexican indigenous populations and the life of peasant women. They explain the reasons for their struggle and their uprising.
The rescue of a real character from the work of Mario de Andrade. Chico Antônio is a singer and poacher of the interior of Rio Grande do Norte. As he climbed the stems to reach the fruits, he sang and enchanted those who passed by. And Mário de Andrade was one of those spectators, because he loved the warm climate of the equatorial lands
TOTAL COMEDY proudly presents: Sami Hedberg!
Amongst fragmentary recollections of friendship and the sublime, two friends explore changing priorities in a world that is quickly slipping away.
In 'Sunday Morning Coming Down', two twin brothers head to the seaside town of Hastings where one of them has arranged to meet a man. Set in 1994, it is a story of brotherly love, which addresses homosexual exploration and the nature of fetish in a pre-online world.