A behind-the-scenes documentary by George Lucas about 29-year-old Francis Ford Coppola and his crew creating the 1969 film "The Rain People."
Soon after the fall of Baghdad in 2003, a young and charismatic film student, Muthana Mohmed, stands in the rubble of the city's film school and explains to an American television audience that his dream of becoming a filmmaker has been destroyed - first by Saddam Hussein, then by American bombs. This brief, fortuitous appearance on MTV changes Muthana's life forever. Watching in the United States, actor/director Liev Schreiber stops channel surfing, utterly captivated. Feeling guilty about a war he opposed, Schreiber decides to extend to the unknown Iraqi the opportunity of a lifetime - to come to Prague to work on an American movie, Everything Is Illuminated. On set, frustrated expectations complicate the relationship between Muthana and his American benefactors in what becomes a cross-cultural endeavor gone awry. Filmmaker Nina Davenport becomes increasingly entangled in the young Iraqi's life as his visa is about to expire and the threat of returning to Baghdad looms...
An expressionistic visual poem of one filmmaker's reaction to being a filmmaker.
A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.
The dark epic story of, how an emotionally unstable filmmaker conquers his dream, and no one will get in his way.
Shortfilm from the Mr. Prokouk series. Mr. Prokouk wants to be a filmmaker, but the making of a film has more complications than he expected.
Sandra Davis' short film is an ode to a "reverence of moment and passion of place." Overlapping layers of voices (in French and English) accompany Davis' mesmerizing cinematographic technique, emphasizing light-infused qualities of the photographic frame. Reminiscence of her time spent in Paris as an au paire and her youth in Salinas join a chorus, mingling with an outdated record of French instructions and Catherine Denueve reading Rainer Maria Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet." - Stela Jelincic
A biography of Darryl F. Zanuck, mogul and the power behind 20th Century Fox throughout the Golden Age.
Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.
A documentary looking at the life and films of Francesco Rosi.
From Star Trek to The Sound of Music, award-winning director Robert Wise was dedicated, inventive, and ready to tackle any genre. He helmed everything from B movies to award-winning blockbusters, all while managing to live a quiet life amid the scandal of Tinsel Town.
The director returns to super 8 mm & 16mm footage that he shot as a film student years ago but did not edit until now, in this personal expression on filmmaking.
Documentary tracing the filmmaker’s work in Poland, from his days as a student through The Double Life of Véronique.
This documentary, hosted by actor Burgess Meredith, explores the life and career of movie director Otto Preminger, whose body of work includes such memorable films as Anatomy of a Murder, Exodus, Laura, Forever Amber, Advise and Consent, In Harm's Way, The Moon Is Blue, The Man with the Golden Arm, and many other movies made from the '30s through the '70s. Interviews with actors Frank Sinatra, Vincent Price, James Stewart, Michael Caine, and others who worked with the flamboyant and sometimes control-obsessed director add information and insight to the story.
TV documentary about American film director Wes Anderson
JEAN ROUCH, THE ADVENTUROUS FILMMAKER features archival interviews with Rouch, a wealth of excerpts from his films, and interviews with an array of West African commentators: Rouch’s longtime collaborator and sound engineer Moussa Hamidou, filmmakers Sani Magori, Aïcha Maky, and Abdoulaye Boka, ethnologist and filmmaker Mariama Hima, teacher and researcher Antoinette Tidjani Alou, and author and illustrator Sani Djibo.
See and hear how the acclaimed director brings his unique vision to the screen with technologies that are now within easier reach for the independent filmmakers. Interspersed with behind the scenes footage from a recent project, Lynch muses on the art of filmmaking, offers wisdom to aspiring filmmakers, and shows you the power of today's tools to give you Room To Dream. Then take a closer look at how digital technologies can transform your approach to production. Using an Avid Xpress Studio HD system plus associated Digidesign and Softimage products, Room To Dream presents on-screen demonstrations--featuring clips from Lynch's project--that walk you through the pre and post production, editing, color correction, visual effects, tilting, final output, and more.
A documentary on the director’s career, featuring interviews with friends, collaborators, and filmmakers.
An overview of the life and work of legendary Japanese filmmaker Kijû Yoshida, a notable figure of the Japanese New Wave.
The film is put together as a collection of autonomous images which, once combined, make up van der Keuken's mental universe: family happiness, fragments of some of his earlier films, a homage to the saxophonist Ben Webster, two poems by the great contemporary poets Remco Campert and Lucebert, a portrait of the director's grandfather, who taught him photography at the age of twelve... "One of those small masterpieces one encounters by surprise..." Jean-Paul Fargier, Cahiers du Cinéma, 1975