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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hofmann's Potion (LSD documentary)



In 2002 Concepta Film finished a film called "Hofmann's Potion: The Early Years of LSD". Written and directed by Connie

Littlefield and Produced by Kent Martin for the National Film Board of Canada. The documentary delves into the little known early history of the world's most notorious psychedelic.

Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to "turn on, tune in and drop out," lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, was being

used by researchers trying to understand the human mind. This documentary is a fascinating look at the story of "acid" before it hit the streets.

Featuring interviews with many LSD pioneers, Hofmann's Potion is much more than a simple chronicle of the drug's early days.

With thoughtful interviews, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, it is an invitation to look at LSD, and our world, with a more open, compassionate mind.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

La Coquille et le Clergyman (1926, Germaine Dulac)



The Seashell and the Clergyman (French: La Coquille et le clergyman) is considered by many to be the first surrealist film. It was directed by Germaine Dulac, from an original scenario by Antonin Artaud, and premiered in Paris on 9 February 1928. The film follows the erotic hallucinations of a priest lusting after the wife of a general.

Director: Germaine Dulac
Writer: Antonin Artaud
Stars: Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou and Lucien Bataille

Sunday, July 17, 2011

OUTFOXED : Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism



Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism is a 2004 documentary film by filmmaker Robert Greenwald that criticises the Fox News Channel, and its owner, Rupert Murdoch, claiming that the channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. The film says this pervasive bias contradicts the channel's claim of being "Fair and Balanced", and argues that Fox News has been engaging in what amounts to consumer fraud.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

NYC PUNK


John Peel narrates this '95 doc on the late 70's NYC Punk scene, made by Peter Frame of Rock Family Tree fame

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Werner Herzog et Avital Ronell - Conférence


Werner Herzog et Avital Ronell - Conférence... by centrepompidou

Avital Ronell & Werner Herzog meet @ Centre Pompidou, dec. 2009 / “body no / body” lab : thought / eng. / german & french

Monday, July 04, 2011

TECLOPOLIS



There once was flapping magazines, a Super 8 camera crawls on a table as an old blanket comes and goes. Suddenly a mouse. Then, run to your destination as civilization is inevitable. Plastic pollution has reached such a point that even the most remote beaches are unsafe.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Wiki Rebels: A Document on Wikileaks



Exclusive rough-cut of first in-depth documentary on WikiLeaks and the people behind it!

From summer 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following the secretive media network WikiLeaks and its enigmatic Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange.

Reporters Jesper Huor and Bosse Lindquist have traveled to key countries where WikiLeaks operates, interviewing top members, such as Assange, new Spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson, as well as people like Daniel Domscheit-Berg who now is starting his own version – Openleaks.org!

Where is the secretive organization heading? Stronger than ever, or broken by the US? Who is Assange: champion of freedom, spy or rapist? What are his objectives? What are the consequences for the Internet?

Friday, July 01, 2011

Medieval Lives - The Minstrel


Watch Medieval Lives - The Minstrel, chapter four in Educational | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Screening Thought: Slavoj Zizek and Paul Taylor



Continental philosopher Slavoj Žižek and Paul A. Taylor (author of Žižek and The Media) explore the difficulty of conveying philosophical ideas within today's media.

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii 1971


Watch Pink floyd live at pompeii 1972 in Music  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Conceived by the French director Adrian Maben as "an anti-Woodstock film," Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii was shot in October 1971 in a vacant, 2,000-year-old amphitheater--a venue chosen to accentuate the grandeur and spaciousness of the band's Meddle-era music. Maben's cut goes to great lengths to lend the film a more contemporary feel, but it's the earlier version that makes this disc such a gem, being more focused on the music and more wholistic in vision. The anamorphic, 16:9 director's cut interweaves the Pompeii performances with fascinating but distracting interviews and music snippets filmed later (mostly during the recording of Dark Side of the Moon). The movie was originally prepared in a 4:3 aspect ratio, however, and the widescreen version crops perfectly framed images like the nine-square mosaic of drummer Nick Mason in "One of These Days." The original offers plenty of closeups of fingers on frets and keys, with shots that are often luxuriously long in duration. And the picture quality from Pompeii is revelatory: outstandingly sharp and clear, rich in subtle grades of light and color.

You can buy the entire package with lots of extras here.

Product Description
1 Echoes (Part 1)
2 Careful With That Axe ...
3 A Saucerful Of Secrets
4 Us And Them
5 One Of These Days I'm ...
6 Mademoiselle Nobs
7 Brain Damage
8 Set The Controls For T...
9 Echoes (Part 2)
10 Interview With Adrian ...
11 Introduction
12 Echoes (Part 1)
13 Careful With That Axe ...
14 A Saucerful Of Secrets
15 One Of These Days I'm ...
16 Set The Controls For T...
17 Mademoiselle Nobs
18 Echoes (Part 2)