The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.
Two escaped convicts (Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell) are on the run in an unnamed Latin American country. But everywhere they go, they are followed and hounded by a menacing black helicopter.
Two best friends, Red and Blue, risk everything to find the greatest treasure of all time.
Action Figures 2 is the sequel to Travis Pastrana’s hit action-sports movie, Action Figures. The Nitro Circus founder and 17-time X Games medalist does it again with a film he directed and produced alongside his best friends, and in association with Nitro Circus. Travis leaves nothing on the table for this sequel and pushes boundaries even further for this action-packed film. The cast are real-life action figures and have all contributed to filming and editing their sections of the film. Action Figures 2 is a fun-fueled, high-octane, wild ride of a film.
Part of BFI boxset Ration Books and Rabbit Pies: Films from the Home Front.
Action Figures is the directorial debut of Travis Pastrana, Nitro Circus founder and 17-time X Game medalist, a film he wrote, directed, and produced alongside his best friends from the world of action sports and in association with Nitro Circus.
Warner lives in a cramped townhouse with his wife, Claire, and their two children. While buying a house in Calgary's competitive real estate market, he learns his job isn't as secure as he'd like, and when he asks Claire to reconsider, they fight. On the same afternoon, Claire is attacked; Warner emerges as the prime suspect.
Although Seated Figures is characteristically confined by a specific placement of the camera — in this case, fixed to the rear of a pickup truck and aimed at the ground — the result is one of Snow's most visually compelling films. As Snow drives the truck over all kinds of terrain — he has offhandedly described the film as a "history of roads" — we see a variety of textures flowing in front of the camera as this road movie unfolds: asphalt, gravel, dirt roads, sand, grass, flowers and shallow creeks. The imagery moves between abstraction and representation as different travelling speeds affect the legibility of the visuals, and as manmade surfaces give way to the beautifully variegated patterning of nature.
Five hundred years ago, to practice witchcraft, a bat elf forces her sister, Siu-chu to lure strong men so that she can suck their blood. A priest stops Siu-chu from killing two guards by using his supernatural powers. After fighting, both parties are wounded. To help the guards cope with bat elves, the priest gives them string instruments, swords and thousand-year-old snow pearls. Unexpectedly, the guards swallow the snow pearls and it takes them five hundred years to resurrect……
A comedy short with Frank Alexander, Jack Cooper & Violet Palmer from the J.R. Bray Studios.
A man does not know what fear is. His good friend dares him to spend one night in a scary place. A house of wax will get the job done.
A Hank Mann Arrow comedy.
Ten works commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council were broadcast, unannounced, by Scottish TV in August/September 1971. Later, seven were compiled as TV Interruptions (7 TV Pieces).
Figures of Speech is a feature-length documentary that follows a group of high school students from all over the country as they vie for glory in the little-known world of competitive acting, otherwise known as Speech or Forensics. It is a coming-of-age story wrapped inside a quirky sub-culture competition doc, that will remind you what it feels like to be on the edge of adulthood, fighting to become whoever it is you’re meant to be.
1977 Czech experimental short by Petr Skala
In 1999 we got a contract from ITVS to make a series of animated short documentaries in the vein of Snack and Drink. The twelve segments of Figures of Speech feature subjects interviewed in Austin and on the road between there and San Francisco.
A film about three of our leading visual artists, Bhupen Khakar, Nalini Malani and Vivan Sundaram. It takes, as its point of departure, a glass mural on which all three were working, then zeros into each of them. It links them to their physical and mental worlds through cinematic devices like associative sounds, variable light and montage. Compositionally, the visuals aim to link with the styles of each artist, as well as the larger narrative traditions of India.
2011, 3 minutes, 16mm double projection, color, silent
Dick Figures is an American adult animated web comedy series created and written by Ed Skudder and Zack Keller. The series, featuring two stick figures named Red and Blue who are best friends, aired for the first time on November 18, 2010. Episodes, which are typically under 4-minutes in length, are distributed on YouTube by Mondo Media. The series is aimed at mature audiences. In 2012, Zack Keller was nominated for an Annie Award in the Directing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production category for the episode titled Kung Fu Winners. Most episodes are rated TV-MA with a select few having been given a TV-14 rating. The series, comprising 40 episodes, has been viewed over 250 million times. After raising $313,000 on KickStarter, a feature-length Dick Figures film has been produced at Six Point Harness and distributed by Mondo. The 73-minute film became available on all major digital platforms on September 17, 2013, including the new independent movie streaming site, Yekra.
Rubbery Figures was a satirical rubber puppet series that screened in Australia in various forms from 1984 to 1990. It appeared on TV comedies like The ABC's Rubbery Figures and Fast Forward. It featured puppets of major political and social characters.