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A writer with a writer's block is tormented by his lack of inspiration. His girlfriend shows up and talks to him about his writing and her father. After she leaves, her father, an ex officer of the military and ex communist party member, rings the doorbell. After a tense introduction, the father starts to retell his life in order to try to explain why he did things that his daughter hates him for. It is not clear if writer's girlfriend and her father are part of writer's fiction, memories or reality.
In this film a game of poker is played whilst a voice over tells a fascinating tale involving coincidence, political aspiration and improbability, in the context of recent history. There is a Shakespearean feel to this work, with its account of chance events and encounters set on an obscure island.
A boy from Leningrad has his world turned upside down by his parent's separation and World War II. He leaves town amidst the fighting and returns to find a friend in his step-brother. The war is seen through the eyes of children and told in flashback form. The film was a special prize winner at the Venice Film Festival.
Linda is a middle aged woman working as a caregiver at a care home for people with chronic disabilities. One day a young, attractive guy comes to live there and Linda is overwhelmed with sexual desire for him.
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
Using hand-painted film, animation and an inventive soundtrack, INTRODUCTION TO OOBIELAND is an exploration of gateways: a repeated series of movements from the familiar and safe to the unknown and dangerous. Cycles are left incomplete. Chases are never consummated; the day ends with no promise of rebirth. In this way the film touches on our oldest instincts, leaving us saddened and scared by the knowledge of a world that will never know freedom through the completion of action; safety through the sanctification of place.
Geoff Lawton takes you into the world of Permaculture and explains the basic concepts for beginners.
Ethan Hawke directs this intimate documentary portrait of classical pianist, composer, author, teacher and sage Seymour Bernstein.
Filmed in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), An Introduction to Scientology is the only televised interview given by L. Ron Hubbard. In this interview, LRH explains the history of Scientology, its status as a religion and its benefits on human society.
This film was taped at the Lifestyles Convention '98 in Las Vegas.
My first year Humanities class at the San Francisco Art Institute steps before the camera and introduces itself one by one. This film is an appropriate complement to NEAR THE BIG CHAKRA and should be shown immediately after.
Based on Dogen’s Mountains and Rivers Sutra, written in 13th century Japan. Here are a few words of introduction spoken by the artist. Direct-to-camera address in an alternating light current, an establishing shot of language. How should we begin?
Mrs. Gibbs is introduced to the mother of her daughter's fiance.
"Eleven P.M.: An Introduction" reunites with Charles Musser for a brief discussion of the Richard Maurice film.
Beginnings is an informative, gentle introduction to the mechanics, the art, the poetry, the philosophy, the very essence of flyfishing. Mel unravels the mysteries of flyfishing in the same direct, unaffected manner that distinguishes his flycasting instructional videos/DVDs, The Essence of Flycasting I & II.
Dance tutorial presented by Christian Jean-Francois which introduces the Angolan dance Kizomba.
Sum 41’s DVD Introduction to Destruction captures the band early in their career. In addition to a concert it includes a lot of footage the band shot themselves, both just goofing around and also trying to make “films”. Sum 41 has changed in the years following this DVD release, so it gives you a look back at how they used to be.
Pojar’s wickedly humourous satire pokes gentle fun at a speechmaker so enamoured with the sound of his own voice, he is oblivious to the effect he is having on his audience. Pojar details their bafflement, fidgets, whispers and snores with great imagination.
TV legend David Letterman teams up with fascinating global figures for in-depth interviews and curiosity-fueled excursions in this monthly talk show.
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish, also known simply as Destinos, is an educational television program created by Bill VanPatten, who was, at the time, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The show, designed to introduce viewers to the basics of Spanish, had two seasons, beginning in 1992. Its 52 episodes are often used for educational purposes in schools and are still broadcast regularly on many PBS stations, as well as many local channels. Destinos was produced by WGBH Boston and funded by the Annenberg/CPB Project, with additional funding by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.