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10 Towns that Changed America focuses on ten “experimental” towns that did not evolve organically over time, but instead were designed (or redesigned) from the ground up by visionary architects, corporations, and citizens, who sought to change the lives of residents using architecture, design, and urban planning. Some of these visionaries were driven by an ideology, others were trying to serve their own financial interests, but all had one thing in common: they believed in the power of our built environment to change the way we live.
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In just under an hour, "100 and a T-Shirt" brings zine culture to life! Using broken and borrowed equipment, Joe Biel illuminates the world of self-publishing. He gives us glimpses of the Portland Zine Symposium, takes us on a a zine-themed bicycle tour around Portland, and interviews local zinesters. The documentary answers a wide array of questions, including: what are zines, why do people make zines, where did zines come from, how do zine communities function, and what does the future hold for zines?

3. The 100 Years Show [2015]

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From architecture studies in Cuba to New York's Art Students League to Le des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris, Carmen Herrera's life has spanned continents and art movements, and demonstrates a persistent devotion to her work. She was a pioneer and a peer of many male artists who received great recognition in their time.. Her story is just one example of the many great artists whose accomplishments were overlooked because of their gender, ethnicity or nationality. Directed by Alison Klayman, the filmmaker behind the acclaimed documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, THE 100 YEARS SHOW demonstrates the power of artistic vision to sustain itself.. Official Selection at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Winner of Best Short Documentary at the Ashland Independent Film Festival and Best Documentary Short at the Heartland Film Festival.
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Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED (Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann) abounds with irreverent charm.. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya.. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.. Winner of the Audience Award at the Chicago International Film Festival and Audience Favorite at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Nominated for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling at the Academy Awards. “Irreverent and frequently outrageous. Clever and thoroughly crowd-pleasing.” - Peter Debruge, Variety. “An explosive comedy...A hoot and a half.” - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

5. 12 jours [2017]

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Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. 12 DAYS focuses on those who have been involuntarily remanded to a mental hospital, and more specifically documents the hearings that, according to a 2013 law, are required to take place 12 days after each patient has been committed.

6. 17 girls [2011]

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Inspired by events that took place in Massachusetts, Delphine and Muriel Coulin's provocative debut focuses on a group of bored teenage girls who all make an irrevocable pact. When Camille (Louise Grinberg, The Class) accidentally becomes pregnant, she encourages her friends and fellow high school classmates to follow suit. It's only a matter of time before 17 girls in the high school are pregnant and the town is thrown into a world of chaos. Set in the writer/directors' small, seaside hometown of Lorient in Brittany, 17 GIRLS is a reflection on adolescence, body image, friendship and the perplexing realities of growing up.
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The sensuality of Rococo art mirrors 18th-century upper-class lifestyle and sensibility. Explore the evocation of intimate hedonism in Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, and other Rococo masters, specifically through their imagery of lovers, social life, and pastoral pleasure. Then, define Rococo style in its graceful curves and characteristic use of paint and color.
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The culture of the 1920s. America’s economy and the labor force. Prosperity and consumerism vs. abject poverty. Political and cultural conflict: immigration legislation and Prohibition. Harlem Renaissance, the Scopes trial. The three conservative Republican presidents of the era: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.
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Berlin, Germany. August 1936. Hundreds of thousands of spectators gather to watch as Hitler and the Olympic delegates arrived at the opening ceremony. Olympic flags hang cheerfully side-by-side to the banners bearing the Nazi swastika.. What really happened behind-the-scenes at this spectacular international sporting event?. Combined with interviews with specialists and footage from Léni Riefenstahl’s 1938 film, OLYMPIA, the film investigates the secret negotiations and compromises made by the International Olympic Committee to bring the 1936 Olympics to Berlin.
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It’s become the norm to be nipped, tucked and sculpted as more and more of us are going under the knife in an attempt to become younger, thinner and prettier versions of ourselves. But when does going under the knife turn from a life changing decision to a life changing addiction? We meet those whose pursuit of the ultimate body has taken over their lives.
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A spirited look at the first 21 years of writer/director Richard Linklater and his remarkable career in film, featuring interviews with his collaborators: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Billy Bob Thornton, Keanu Reeves, Jack Black & more.
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The film's title, 216 Beach Walk, Waikiki (2018, 30mins), refers to the former address of author Jack London during his period in Hawaii in 1915-16 when he was stimulating interest in the islands through his writings. By chance, the same location is now the back door of Trump Int’l Hotel Waikiki. In the film, high-rise developments serve as magnified totems for a heavily congested urban environment fueled by Waikiki’s fabled touristic appeal. The film questions this interpretation of a paradisiacal paradigm in what could otherwise be termed a post-traumatic site, drawing on the creation and toxicity of the Ala Wai Canal as a potent metaphorical comment. This research project received funding from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.
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Examining the most significant events in America since the turn of the century.. A nation under attack on her own soil, a natural disaster destroying one of her major cities, Americans facing the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the nation's infrastructure - roads, water systems and electrical grids - deteriorating. It is also a decade of hope. The country elected its first African American President, the Internet connected people in ways unimaginable just ten years ago, and mapping the human genome gives the promise of a brighter, healthier future.

14. 24 Days [2014]

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When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because he's Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".. Winner of the Lia Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.. "As a suspenseful true crime story, 24 Days succeeds. As a warning against the ever present dangers of anti-Semitism, it is eloquent and disturbing." - The Boston Globe. "A real-life Taken. Tremendously gripping Paris police procedural." - The Boston Herald

15. The 24 Hour War. [2016]

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The Ford versus Ferrari rivalry at Le Mans is one of the most famous battles in racing history. It started in 1963 when Henry Ford II tried to buy Ferrari to save the ailing Ford Motor Company, which was being crushed by GM and the Corvette on the track and at the dealerships. Ferrari was the most successful racing team in the world at that time.. After months of intense negotiation, Enzo Ferrari said no — refusing to allow Ford to interfere with what he loved the most: racing. Henry Ford II was furious, and vowed to build a racecar that would dethrone Ferrari. Ford engineered a revolutionary racecar called the GT40. The battle would be at the most famous race in the world, The 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Ferrari had reigned supreme for decades. In the 1960s only two teams ever won Le Mans, Ford and Ferrari — Cementing dynasties that would last for generations.. "THE 24 HOUR WAR doesn't just tell us the story of an incredible rivalry... it puts us in the driver seat." - Kristian Harloff, Schmoes Know
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October 30th, 1988. Madrid. Spain. The famous entrepreneur Emiliano Revilla has been kidnapped for 249 days by the terrorist group ETA. María José Sáez, a recent journalist graduate, and ex-news intern is the first person to see Revilla released.. She knows the news story of the year is hers for the taking, so she will need to keep the big exclusive secret. María, Revilla's family and the entrepreneur are in for a night of action, suspense and tension, while the rest of the country is asleep, not knowing that they will wake up to the most important news in Spanish democracy.

17. 25 To Life [2014]

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An award-winning documentary about William Brawner, a young man who kept his HIV status a secret for over twenty-five years. Now, William seeks redemption from his promiscuous past, as he embarks on a new phase of life, with his wife, who is HIV Negative. We watch as he struggles to carve out an open and honest future.. 25 TO LIFE is a startlingly fresh look at HIV and AIDS in America. It tackles the tough social issues of sex, race and manhood. Exploring the pains and triumphs of William’s life and those around him, his story illuminates the ability of the human spirit to rise above devastating circumstances and discover why life is always worth fighting for.. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the American Black Film Festival.

18. 3 Misses [2000]

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This Oscar-nominated short features three interlocking tales of damsels in distress and their would-be saviors, who aren't very good at being heroes.. An urban scene: a man sees a woman fall off the roof of the neighboring apartment building. A Western scene: a cowboy hears a woman tied to the railroad tracks and an approaching train. And a fantasy scene: seven dwarfs, reading the tale of Snow White, sense a witch passing by with a poison apple. Each hero races to save their respective "miss" (and sometimes get involved with the stories of the others); each runs into a staggering number of obstacles along the way (including a steadily dwindling supply of dwarves). Who will succeed?. "Unique and remarkable!" - Animation World Network
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What could have been? What might have been? Reunions can be exciting, frustrating, exhilarating, nostalgic, a life given over to practicality while another chases lost dreams. Set against the majestic landscape of the desert, three estranged friends and former bandmates “celebrate” turning 30, carrying their hopes and unresolved wounds, their intertwined romantic baggage, in this funny and poignant look at lost loves, forgotten dreams and missed opportunity.. Starring SAG award winners Wes Bentley and Vincent Piazza and Golden Globe nominee Amber Tamblyn, this exciting, romantic road movie was featured at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

20. 500 years [2017]

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This new documentary tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history from the genocide trial of former dictator General Rios Montt to the popular movement that toppled sitting President Otto Perez Molina. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 YEARS tells the story from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population, and their struggles in their country's growing fight against impunity. This is the third chapter of the trilogy of documentaries on Guatemala, led by Pamela Yates, and follows the films WHEN THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE (1983) and GRANITO DE ARENA (2011).